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Mason City, IA - All week people around the area have been doing their part to better the environment.
And one man is looking to help North Iowa go solar.
People are gathering at Lime Creek Nature Center to hear what the state of Iowa is looking to do, to "Go Green".
And one suggestion is to use more solar energy.
Bill Haman, from Iowa Energy Center, says the North Iowa area is perfect to soak up the benefits of solar energy.
And says from businesses to local neighborhoods, everyone can make good use from the switch.
"Solar energy is very easy to capture for your urban setting. Unlike wind turbines that are a little obstructive solar energy offers can fit into a neighborhood a lot easier," said Haman.
Haman says now is the time to switch because prices to install the needed equipment are so low.
He says right now many farmers are looking to make the switch.
Early numbers show that the Minnesota legislature will have a lot of extra money to work with next year.
Cathy Gasteiger is typically a quiet person, but when she's around the residents here at Good Samaritan Society she makes sure to be the friend that they need.
Some people in our area looking to complete their education are getting some financial support.
Fire crews have been busy all morning and into the afternoon taking on a large blaze. They were called to a house fire around 9:30 a.m. in Albert Lea.
In just a matter of moments, millions of email and social media passwords were stolen, according to a new report this released this week.
There's a shortage of school bus drivers in one local district.
December 5th, 2012 a dark day in for two Iowa families as the bodies of their young daughters were found, five months after disappearing.
Area students are learning to stand up and show courage when it comes to bullying.