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Mason City, IA - On nice days like these, it's no surprise to see people out on the playground.
But there are questions as to how safe some of that equipment really is.
From slides to monkey bars, kids can run into all kinds of dangers
Donna Thompson, Executive Director of the National Program for Playground Safety says a lot has changed in the past 18 years with the equipment itself.
Parent Clyde Duke, agrees that more awareness of safety issues has taken a higher priority since he was young.
"Changed a lot actually, there's safety is a lot better than it used to be, due to the fact that they use wood chips and other recyclable things that they've put down for cushioning," said Duke.
The National Program for Playground Safety says more than 200,000 children are injured on America's playgrounds each year.
As the Affordable Care Act continues to build on it's latest updates, in Mitchell and Chickasaw County, services for the mentally ill is in the process of making improvements around the state.
Police are asking for the public's help in the search for a driver who struck someone early Sunday morning.
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Iowa Rep. Bruce Braley is working to make jobs more accessible for unemployed veterans statewide.
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An owner who saw police take 13 dogs and a chinchilla from her home is speaking out.