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Farmers having to budget this 2016

MASON CITY, Iowa – The year 2016 is projected to be a little rough for area farmers, as they have to re-evaluate how to budget due to dropping incomes. 132 more words


ISU Extension Regional Director pleads guilty in prostitution bust

MASON CITY, Iowa – There’s one guilty plea in a north Iowa prostitution bust.

Mason City Police, with the assistance of the Iowa Department of Public Safety, arrested seven people on June 18 after a months-long investigation.  164 more words


ISU Extension: fall a good time to burn

ALBERT LEA, Minn. – We have been spoiled with nice temperatures the past couple of days, but soon temps will again drop back to feel more fall-like. 170 more words



The Machine Shed Gardening Book provides many helpful tips about growing a garden.  Growing up in town, we had a garden big enough to provide some fresh vegetables for a few meals.  465 more words

Predicting weather for North Iowa

MASON CITY, Iowa – One thing that’s consistent is that the weather in Iowa is not consistent.

That’s why one local Climatologist is letting us in on what he thinks we should be expecting this year. 96 more words


Davenport's Lincoln School Re-Opens As Community Center

A Quad City school that shut down in April 2012 due to budget cuts is back open.

After being closed for more than a year, Lincoln Academy is supporting the Davenport School District once again. 369 more words


Video: water testing for beef and dairy farmers

There are easy options for beef and dairy farmers who want to test how runoff is affecting nearby water.

Farmers running small and mid-sized operations can now obtain cheap water testing kits from… 30 more words

Water Quality