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CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Planting a garden might be the last thing on your mind with these cold temperatures we've been seeing but once it warms up, you might want to consider it.
It's been shown that community gardens can provide nutritional and social benefits, but now there is data to back that up.
The University of Utah is finding that people who participate in community gardens are less likely to be overweight than those who don't.
"We saw the land that we had as an opportunity again for us to give back and use to help and serve our community and we really did want to give people the opportunity to grow their fresh produce that they could grow themselves," says Curtis McGinnis who coordinates the Community Garden at the Church of Christ, in Clear Lake.
He's even seen some other benefits that can come from participating in a community garden.
Come May, folks in Mason City will be able to participate in a new community garden.
The garden is a part of the city's Blue Zones Project.
December is a month involving lots of celebrations, but as folks take part in pre-holiday parties and the Christmas holiday, it's important to remember to be safe.
The Mitchell County courthouse is going to see some big changes coming up in the next couple of months, but there are already changes happening on the grounds.
It has been said before; if you want better food, buy local.
An area city has made it a point to improve their customer service and more and now they are being recognized.
A hearing being held today could change the course of an area murder trial.
An ordinance violation has 13 dogs being moved to the Humane Society of Freeborn County.
Things are heating up for an area organization looking to meet their fundraising goal.