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MASON CITY, Iowa - The possibility of a federal government shutdown still looms, and that has many wondering what will or will not be impacted.
If the government does shutdown on Tuesday, the federal court systems in both Iowa and Minnesota will still be open, but employees may be furloughed.
Meanwhile, the state court system will not be affected.
But according to Richard Piscopo, at Yunek Law Firm, everyone needs to be paying attention to what's happening in Washington.
“Again it affects federal cases and there aren’t many of us around that do federal litigation, but even if it did it would just set things back time wise a little bit,” said Piscopo.
Piscopo says one reason the government can't halt the court system is because of constitutional rights.
In Minnesota more than 800,000 federal workers could be affected.
Albert Lea Salvation Army Captain Jim Brickson has finished in a three-way tie in his world bell ringing attempt.
It's a season for giving.
A north Iowa affordable housing program is receiving a grant that will go towards home repairs in Cerro Gordo County.
The different weather conditions has the Minnesota DNR urging people to not let their guard down when hitting the ice.
As the temperature drops, we're all reminded to bundle up this winter and avoid too much exposure.
A grant aimed to combat homelessness in Iowa may not have come at a better time.
The holiday spirit is being felt in southern Minnesota.
When the temps start dropping, going outside to start your car a few minutes before you have to leave becomes a winter routine.