STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Iowa and Minnesota considering stopping the clock on daylight saving time (with viewer poll)

Daylight saving time has been around in one form or another since World War I.

Posted: Feb 18, 2020 10:46 PM
Updated: Feb 19, 2020 8:13 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Mark your calendars. On Sunday, March 8th, we will be springing forward one hour. Yes, daylight saving time is almost upon us.

Lawmakers in both Minnesota and Iowa are debating bills that would keep the states on the same time all year long.

If the bills pass and are signed into law, the Federal government would have to okay the change.

Mason City resident Mallory Wiese says she would be fine with getting that hour of sleep back in the spring.

“Losing that hour, definitely interrupts my sleep schedule sometimes. For the most part I am pretty used to it by now,” said Wiese.

Arizona and Hawaii are the only two states that do not change their clocks. Both California and Florida approved getting rid of daylight saving time, but are still waiting for the Federal government to approve the change.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 54°
Albert Lea
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 54°
Austin
Clear
55° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 55°
Charles City
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 57°
Rochester
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 58°
Warmer air arrives before a big cool down
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Mason City YMCA hosts virtual 5k

Image

Sharing Music During the Pandemic

Image

Make Your Own Disinfectant

Image

Chris' PM Weather Forecast 4/7

Image

Grocery store safety measures

Image

Dr. Brian McDonough talks about Covid-19 anxiety

Image

Two businesses closing due to COVID-19

Image

Keeping relationships health during a pandemic

Image

Food assistance programs & COVID-19

Image

Mayo Clinic prepares for more patients

Community Events