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Catholic leaders: Politicians must address climate change

Details Catholic leaders: Politicians must address climate change ANKENY | Catholics must implore their political leaders to take action on climate change and politicians must possess the courage to act, Iowa Catholic leaders said Thursday....

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Feds to step up bird flu monitoring in fall

Details MINNEAPOLIS (AP) | The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease tha…...

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Clear Lake UMC welcomes new pastor

Details Clear Lake UMC welcomes new pastor CLEAR LAKE | The Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Thompson is the new pastor at Clear Lake United Methodist Church....

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DM woman given suspended sentence for thefts

Details DM woman given suspended sentence for thefts MASON CITY | A Des Moines woman has been given a 10-year suspended prison sentence for cashing counterfeit payroll checks in Mason City....

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Busy Beaches

Details Busy Beaches CLEAR LAKE | The beaches were getting busier Thursday as visitors flocked to Clear Lake for the Fourth of July holiday....

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Swimming not recommended at Beeds Lake

Details HAMPTON | A swimming advisory has been issued for Beeds Lake State Park in Franklin County following recent water tests. ...

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Weed treatment begins July 3

Details MASON CITY | Pending favorable weather conditions, the City of Mason City will be treating Frederick Hanford Park and Norris Youth Complex for weeds on Friday, July 3. ...

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Branstad vetoes Legislature's 'big deals'

Details Branstad vetoes Legislature's 'big deals' DES MOINES | In the end, all the big deals were struck down....

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Meeting planned on 19th Street extension

Details MASON CITY | City officials have planned an informal public information meeting concerning the 19th Street Southeast street and utility extension project. It is scheduled for construction late…...

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Eleven's liquor license may be in jeopardy

Details MASON CITY | The City Council on Tuesday will consider denying the renewal of a liquor license for Eleven, a downtown bar....

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Man given probation for Cerro Gordo drug charge

Details Man given probation for Cerro Gordo drug charge MASON CITY | An Audubon man has been given a suspended prison sentence on a Cerro Gordo County felony drug conviction....

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GOP hopeful Jindal asked not to speak at Sioux City event

Details GOP hopeful Jindal asked not to speak at Sioux City event SIOUX CITY | Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal still plans to meet local residents at a Mardi Gras-style festival in Sioux City, even though city officials now don't want him to formally address the crowd....

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Titonka man faces felony morphine charge

Details Titonka man faces felony morphine charge CLEAR LAKE | A Titonka man was arrested Wednesday night in Clear Lake on a felony drug charge....

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Mason City felon sentenced for federal meth charges

Details CEDAR RAPIDS | A man found in possession of methamphetamine was sentenced July 1 to more than 17 years in federal prison....

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Mason City man gets jail time for bike theft

Details MASON CITY | A Mason City man accused of stealing a custom three-wheeled bicycle has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge and will serve two days in jail....

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Hampton meth dealer sentenced to federal prison

Details CEDAR RAPIDS | A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 1 to more than 10 years in federal prison....

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U of I official to be appointed Clear Lake police chief

Details U of I official to be appointed Clear Lake police chief CLEAR LAKE | University of Iowa Police Capt. Pete Roth is expected to be appointed as Clear Lake police chief by the City Council on Monday, July 6....

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Audit criticizes Iowa agencies over IT contracts, spending

Details IOWA CITY (AP) | Three Iowa executive branch agencies had missteps on major information technology projects that featured questionable dealings with contractors, state auditors reported Wednesday....

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Supreme Court denies franchise fee case attorney fee appeal

Details DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by a team of lawyers who say they're not getting paid enough for winning a class-action lawsuit against the city o…...

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Grassley explores medical marijuana research

Details Grassley explores medical marijuana research DES MOINES | Advocates could not convince state lawmakers to expand Iowa's narrow medical marijuana program, but Hawkeye State help may be coming from the federal level....

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July 4th carnival opens in Clear Lake

Details July 4th carnival opens in Clear Lake CLEAR LAKE | Ronin McGowan, 4, was a lone rider as he clutched the bars of an emerald green motorcycle on a carnival ride Wednesday in Clear Lake....

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Supreme Court to hear cases about Mason City fire, Branstad's legal fight

Details MASON CITY | The Iowa Supreme Court has agreed to hear the cases of the owners of a Mason City restaurant that burned down and Monty Branstad's quest to have the state pay his legal fees....

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Graham urges religious protections

Details Graham urges religious protections MASON CITY | Conservatives should protect religious rights in the wake of last week's Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage rather than fight it with a constitutional amendment, GO…...

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Walker still ahead in Iowa but lead is slipping

Details Walker still ahead in Iowa but lead is slipping DES MOINES | Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin continues to hold the early lead among Iowa’s likely Republican caucus participants....

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State mental health facilities close

Details State mental health facilities close DES MOINES | Two state-run mental health treatment facilities closed their doors and laid off all their workers Tuesday night, according to the union that represents some of the facilities’ workers....

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Britt Chamber, students cooperate on downtown planters

Details Britt Chamber, students cooperate on downtown planters BRITT | Splashes of color brighten Britt's main street....

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Housing market booming in North Iowa

Details Housing market booming in North Iowa MASON CITY | Homes sales are peaking across the state. ...

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State tax receipts top growth projection

Details DES MOINES | State net tax receipts finished the 2015 fiscal year up $376.7 million from the previous year and above the projected annual growth rate set by the state Revenue Estimating Confer…...

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Chicago murder suspect arrested in Charles City

Details Chicago murder suspect arrested in Charles City CHARLES CITY | A man wanted for first-degree murder in Chicago was arrested Tuesday morning in Charles City....

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Wapsi Trail hit hard by torrential rains

Details Wapsi Trail hit hard by torrential rains RICEVILLE | Although last week’s rainfall didn’t cause widespread damage in Mitchell County, it did cause a few headaches for Mitchell County Conservation....

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