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Quiet Zones project underway in Mason City, two crossings to be permanently closed

MASON CITY | Mark Rahm has been looking at possibly creating a quiet zone at Ninth Street Northwest since he attended a meeting about that topic 15 years ago.

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:45:00 -0500
Wreckage of Waterloo Sullivan brothers' USS Juneau found on St. Patrick's Day (with photos)

SEATTLE Wreckage from the USS Juneau the ill-fated ship on which Waterloos five Sullivan brothers served was found on St. Patricks Day by an expedition backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. News of the find was released…

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:20:00 -0500
Wisconsin antique evaluator to visit Garner for free appraisal event

GARNER | If theres one thing Mark Moran knows well, its antiques.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:35:00 -0500
Battle of the Badges raises $50K for Make-A-Wish Foundation (with photos)

MASON CITY | Local law enforcement officials took back the Battle of the Badges trophy Saturday night, beating local firefighters and EMS workers 4-1 at the North Iowa Ice Arena.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0500
Cerro Gordo County Attorney files for re-election bid

MASON CITY | The Cerro Gordo County Attorney filed for re-election late last week.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 11:30:00 -0500
FarmHer founder keynote speaker at Mason City Chamber's ag breakfast

A few years after giving up her day job to pursue a dream, Marji Guyler-Alaniz got the phone call that changed the game for her project spotlighting the role of women in agriculture.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 07:00:00 -0500
Irrigation ensures better yields during stressed years

OSAGE | For me, irrigation was a curiosity thing. Nobody influenced me to do it," said Myron Friesen, owner Farm Financial Strategies Inc., Osage. "I had a lot of clients in Nebraska who had lighter soils than we do, yet…

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:45:00 -0500
Venturas Renner high on corn promotion

VENTURA | In 1959, a typhoon went through Japan. A man by the name of Walter Goeppinger, Boone, began the Iowa Hog Lift, by sending 30 hogs and the corn to feed them to the devastated area. Out of that…

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:30:00 -0500
Traits advance corn production say North Iowa farmers

OSAGE | The biggest change Ive seen, since I started selling seed, is the changes in technology, said Ben Johnson, who farms and operates Johnson Seed east and south of Osage. Customers have gone to no-till and strip-till farming, with…

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:15:00 -0500
Iowa farm poll shows weed-resistance trends

The 2017 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll asked farmers who planted corn or soybeans the previous year about weed management and herbicide-resistant weeds.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0500
Osage farmer shares knowledge of soybeans in a global setting

OSAGE | Former Iowa Soybean Association President Wayne Fredericks is serving his fourth year as a director on the Board of The American Soybean Association.

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 05:30:00 -0500
City Council asked to amend deal with G8 to offer up to $500K in pre-construction costs without MOU

MASON CITY | Mason City council members will be asked to amend the city's purchase, sale and development agreement with G8 Development the hotel developer for the nearly $39 million River City Renaissance Project along with other items…

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:00:00 -0500
In Business: North Iowa native trades broadcasting career for home staging (with photos)

After a successful career in broadcasting, a family crisis brought Robin Wolfram home to Ventura and a life change of her own.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:00:00 -0500
In Business: Durable 125-year-old Mason City farm stays in one family, adjusts to the times (with photos)

Farming has changed a lot in 125 years, but the fifth-generation Hanson family farm northeast of Mason City is reverting back to practices more familiar to the familys original immigrant ancestors.

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 11:00:00 -0500
In Business: Opportunity exists for women in car sales

When a woman walks into a car dealership in North Iowa, she is most likely to be greeted by a man. Tracy Bryant, sales professional at Hosmer Honda in Mason City who happens to be a woman, says not only…

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 10:00:00 -0500
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Click to search this book in our catalog The Last Black Unicorn
by Tiffany Haddish

Click to search this book in our catalog Limonov
by Emmanuel Carr re ; translated by John Lambert

Publishers Weekly This deft, timely translation of French writer and filmmaker Carrere's sparkling 2011 biography of...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Freakboy
by Kristin Elizabeth Clark

Publishers Weekly Debut novelist Clark uses free verse to write a gripping story about a complex topic: the ...More

Click to search this book in our catalog Before Morning
by Joyce Sidman

Publishers Weekly In a book-length poem, Newbery Honor recipient Sidman (Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the ...More

Click to search this book in our catalog The War that Saved My Life
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

School Library Journal Gr 4-6-Bradley turns her keen historical eye from Monticello (Jefferson's Sons, Penguin, 2011)...More

Click to search this book in our catalog The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle
by David Wroblewski

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