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Joni Ernst: The U.S. Can’t Ignore ISIS in Asia

Joni Ernst: The U.S. Can’t Ignore ISIS in Asia

By Senator Joni Ernst, guest columnist for Time magazine August 23, 2016 As an Iraq war veteran, the horrific rise of ISIS has long been a focus of…

California men busted stealing drill bits in Mason City

California men busted stealing drill bits in Mason City

MASON CITY – Two California roommates faced theft charges after they were caught stealing 7 dollars worth of merchandise from a Mason City business. The incident took place on…

Russ Hardy moves another house in Mason City (photos)

Russ Hardy moves another house in Mason City (photos)

MASON CTY – Another house was moved in Mason City, this time to help clear the way for a road improvement project. The house that moved was formerly…

Oil spill in downtown Mason City leads to road closings (photos)

Oil spill in downtown Mason City leads to road closings (photos)

MASON CITY – A semi sprung a leak in downtown Mason City Tuesday afternoon, causing road closures after oil spilled all over the streets. A Conway semi was…

Prestage slaughterhouse approved in Wright county

Prestage slaughterhouse approved in Wright county

CLARION, IOWA – Monday, the Wright County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan to build a pork processing plant just south of Eagle Grove. The $240 million plant…

Senators prod Department of Defense to address suicide problem plaguing National Guard

Senators prod Department of Defense to address suicide problem plaguing National Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Joni Ernst are urging Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to address the growing rate of suicide among Guardsmen and women. In…

No charges after officer can’t prove man urinated in bushes in broad daylight

No charges after officer can’t prove man urinated in bushes in broad daylight

MASON CITY – A Mason City police officer recently spotted a young man “darting into the bushes” near a church and suspected him of urinating there, but no…

Belmond woman caught with meth in Mason City traffic stop accused of violating probation

Belmond woman caught with meth in Mason City traffic stop accused of violating probation

MASON CITY – A Belmond woman caught with meth in Mason City during a traffic stop who got just a deferred judgement for her crime is back behind…

Mason City to hold “urban deer hunt” starting September 17

Mason City to hold “urban deer hunt” starting September 17

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City will hold a special urban deer management hunt starting September 17, 2016. The intent of this special hunt, city officials…

O’Brien announces campaign committee

O’Brien announces campaign committee

MASON CITY – Andy O’Brien, candidate for the At-Large City Council seat announces his campaign committee. Mark & Donna Holt, Holt Services – Campaign Chairs Eric Levenhagen, Treasurer…

Osage man inspired by “Breaking Bad” TV show convicted of attempted murder

Osage man inspired by “Breaking Bad” TV show convicted of attempted murder

HAMPTON, IOWA – An Osage man who watched the popular TV show “Breaking Bad” and then committed a range of serious felony offenses has been found guilty. Mark…

Robbery on Interstate leads to arrest of Waterloo man

Robbery on Interstate leads to arrest of Waterloo man

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UPDATE: Minneapolis man tried to steal booze from impounded car

UPDATE: Minneapolis man tried to steal booze from impounded car

MASON CITY – A Minneapolis man wanted his booze so badly, he allegedly scaled a barbed wire fence to snatch it out of an impounded car. Emmitt Milton Bility,…

Garner woman sent to jail for having meth at nature center

Garner woman sent to jail for having meth at nature center

MASON CITY – Police discovered a young lady with the powerful, illegal drug meth in a Mason City nature center, leading to her guilty plea and a trip…

Infant dies as Iowa dad’s residence is searched by police

Infant dies as Iowa dad’s residence is searched by police

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Joni Ernst: The U.S. Can’t Ignore ISIS in Asia

Joni Ernst: The U.S. Can’t Ignore ISIS in Asia

By Senator Joni Ernst, guest columnist for Time magazine August 23, 2016 As an Iraq…

Mason City to hold “urban deer hunt” starting September 17

Mason City to hold “urban deer hunt” starting September 17

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City will hold a special urban deer management…

O’Brien announces campaign committee

O’Brien announces campaign committee

MASON CITY – Andy O’Brien, candidate for the At-Large City Council seat announces his campaign…

City of Mason City expense report, August 18, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, August 18, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/18/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————- ADAMS SHARPENING M/E…

Read the $11M incentive package from state of Iowa for Prestage Foods slaughterhouse

Read the $11M incentive package from state of Iowa for Prestage Foods slaughterhouse

Applicant: Prestage Foods of Iowa, LLC Project Sponsor: Wright County Award Date: August 18, 2016…

Masson Announces Candidacy for Mason City’s At-Large Council

Masson Announces Candidacy for Mason City’s At-Large Council

MASON CITY – Joshua Masson is pleased to formally announce his candidacy for the vacant…

Woman faces federal stalking and computer hacking charges for harassment of Kris Jenner and associates

Woman faces federal stalking and computer hacking charges for harassment of Kris Jenner and associates

LOS ANGELES – A Northern California nurse’s assistant was arrested this morning on federal cyberstalking…

Grassley leads Judge in new poll

Grassley leads Judge in new poll

DES MOINES – Incumbent U.S. Senator Charles Grassley holds a comfortable lead in likely voters…

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In recognition of the 15th Anniversary of the Sept 11th attacks, the Clear Lake Fire Department will be hosting a public Open House at the Fire Station from Noon to 4:00pm Sunday, Sept 11th. The Open House will include a display of Emergency and Military Vehicles. The highlight of the event will be a concert by the Iowa Military Veterns Band at 1:30pm followed by a special program conducted at the Fire Departments 9/11 Memorial. Those attending the concert and program may wish to bring a lawn chair.

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FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING:
Friday, September 9 at 3 PM - 6 PM at Mercy Dermatology Clinic 1421 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401

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The City of Garner announced that this Saturday, the Garner Fire Department will be celebrating their 125th Anniversary. Come help celebrate with a Community Lunch at the Fire Station. There will be kids activities, a Beer Garden beginning at 4 pm (must be 21 to enter Beer Garden) with music from R & S Music until 8 pm followed by live music featuring Standing Hampton until midnight.

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Mason City Board of Education/Superintendent Meet 'n Greet planned for Friday, August 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Right before the Clear Lake vs Mason City varsity football game.)
The Board of Directors and Superintendent Mike Penca will be set up in a tent outside of Mohawk Stadium right near the entrance to meet and greet the community. They would like to hear from the community on what they feel the school district is doing well, what could be improved on and get feedback from the community on some of the new initiatives for classrooms and the possible next steps in facilities improvements (a new gym costing several million dollars).
Check out the program here.

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The Iowa State Patrol is warning of TALL CORN creating hazards at intersections. "Slow down at uncontrolled intersections & expect other traffic."

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The Mason City Woman’s Club annual Tour of Homes will be 1 to 3 pm on September 13, 2016.
Addresses of Mason City homes are: 145 Pebble Creek Drive, 415 Hemlock and 1430 North Kentucky.
Club memberships are required for the tour and will be sold at each site for $20. Tea will follow the tour at the Knights of Columbus from 2 to 4 pm at 551 S Taft Ave.

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Crime

California men busted stealing drill bits in Mason City

California men busted stealing drill bits in Mason City

MASON CITY – Two California roommates faced theft charges after they were caught stealing 7 dollars worth of merchandise from a Mason City business. The incident took place on…

Belmond woman caught with meth in Mason City traffic stop accused of violating probation

Belmond woman caught with meth in Mason City traffic stop accused of violating probation

MASON CITY – A Belmond woman caught with meth in Mason City during a traffic stop who got just a deferred judgement for her crime is back behind…

Osage man inspired by “Breaking Bad” TV show convicted of attempted murder

Osage man inspired by “Breaking Bad” TV show convicted of attempted murder

HAMPTON, IOWA – An Osage man who watched the popular TV show “Breaking Bad” and then committed a range of serious felony offenses has been found guilty. Mark…

Robbery on Interstate leads to arrest of Waterloo man

Robbery on Interstate leads to arrest of Waterloo man

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.…

UPDATE: Minneapolis man tried to steal booze from impounded car

UPDATE: Minneapolis man tried to steal booze from impounded car

MASON CITY – A Minneapolis man wanted his booze so badly, he allegedly scaled a barbed wire fence to snatch it out of an impounded car. Emmitt Milton Bility,…

Garner woman sent to jail for having meth at nature center

Garner woman sent to jail for having meth at nature center

MASON CITY – Police discovered a young lady with the powerful, illegal drug meth in a Mason City nature center, leading to her guilty plea and a trip…

World

Woman faces federal stalking and computer hacking charges for harassment of Kris Jenner and associates

Woman faces federal stalking and computer hacking charges for harassment of Kris Jenner and associates

LOS ANGELES – A Northern California nurse’s assistant was arrested this morning on federal cyberstalking and hacking charges related to harassment…

Man and woman who produced “animal crush videos” to spend decades in prison

Man and woman who produced “animal crush videos” to spend decades in prison

HOUSTON, TEXAS – A man convicted of creating and distributing videos depicting the torture and killing of puppies, chickens and kittens…

U.S. Defense marks liberation of key Syrian city

U.S. Defense marks liberation of key Syrian city

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the key Syrian city of Manbij liberated after a months-long battle to expel Islamic State of Iraq…