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Mason City’s Hy-Vee west among top-selling retailers of Iowa lottery tickets

Mason City’s Hy-Vee west among top-selling retailers of Iowa lottery tickets

MASON CITY – Record sales of instant-scratch tickets led the Iowa Lottery to achieve annual results in its Top 4 overall and finish fiscal year 2017 well ahead of…

Iowa man stabs attacking pit bull in self defense, gets ticket

Iowa man stabs attacking pit bull in self defense, gets ticket

DUBUQUE – An Iowa man and his dog were attacked by “Beefy” the pit bull, leading to the pit being stabbed to death and a ticket for the…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for four counties

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for four counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Thursday for Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette and Winneshiek counties in response to severe weather on July 19. The governor’s…

Gun-toting Northern Iowa brothers accused of dealing heroin and fentanyl

Gun-toting Northern Iowa brothers accused of dealing heroin and fentanyl

CEDAR RAPIDS – Gun-toting brothers from a small Northern Iowa town are accused by federal authorities of dealing heroin and the ultra-dangerous drug fentanyl. Brothers Kaleb and Cole…

Iowa State adds grad transfer Zoran Talley of Old Dominion

Iowa State adds grad transfer Zoran Talley of Old Dominion

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team has added Old Dominion graduate transfer Zoran Talley (pronounced Zuh-ran) to its roster, head coach Steve Prohm announced Thursday. Talley,…

Charles City sex offender who pointed a gun at a person accused of violating probation

Charles City sex offender who pointed a gun at a person accused of violating probation

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City sex offender living in low-income housing who pointed a gun at another person and got a deferred judgement is accused of violating…

Charles City man arrested for sex abuse

Charles City man arrested for sex abuse

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested Wednesday night on a sex abuse charge. On Wednesday, July 19 at about 8:42 PM, officers with the Charles…

Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, AlphaBay, which operated for over two years on the dark web…

Suspicious item found at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport leads to FBI response

Suspicious item found at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport leads to FBI response

MINNEAPOLIS – A suspicious item left near a trash can Wednesday at the Minneapolis – St. Paul airport led to the shutdown of a terminal while law enforcement…

Mason City High and Newman baseball teams qualify for state

Mason City High and Newman baseball teams qualify for state

MASON CITY – With victories Wednesday, both the Mason City High School Mohawks and Newman High School Knights have qualified for the state baseball tournament in Des Moines.…

Mercy helps centenarian fulfill dream of flying in helicopter (video)

Mercy helps centenarian fulfill dream of flying in helicopter (video)

MASON CITY – A nurse and others at Mercy Hospital in Mason City helped a 102-year-old man fulfill his wish of flying in a helicopter. On the morning…

Two hurt in Butler county crash

Two hurt in Butler county crash

ALLISON, IOWA – Two women were hurt in a crash just outside of Allison on Tuesday morning. The collision occurred 1 mile east of Allison on Highway 3…

OBIT: Marguerite Mabel Ingram, 88

OBIT: Marguerite Mabel Ingram, 88

Marguerite Mabel Ingram, 88, passed away Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City, Iowa. A memorial service for Marguerite Ingram will be…

Iowa man sent to prison for possession of child pornography

Iowa man sent to prison for possession of child pornography

DES MOINES – An Iowa man will spend 6 years behind bars for sharing child porn through a server. On June 2, 2017, David Ray Nelson, a 31…

Senator John McCain has brain tumor

Senator John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after a blood clot was removed, his office said Wednesday. At the request…



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ERIC BOOKMEYER, MAYOR OF MASON CITY, IOWA, ATTACKS CITIZEN :


Long time civic volunteer to Eric Bookmeyer: "You are nothing but a snake in the grass"

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Mason City’s Hy-Vee west among top-selling retailers of Iowa lottery tickets

Mason City’s Hy-Vee west among top-selling retailers of Iowa lottery tickets

MASON CITY – Record sales of instant-scratch tickets led the Iowa Lottery to achieve annual results…

Iowa man stabs attacking pit bull in self defense, gets ticket

Iowa man stabs attacking pit bull in self defense, gets ticket

DUBUQUE – An Iowa man and his dog were attacked by “Beefy” the pit bull,…

Mercy helps centenarian fulfill dream of flying in helicopter (video)

Mercy helps centenarian fulfill dream of flying in helicopter (video)

MASON CITY – A nurse and others at Mercy Hospital in Mason City helped a…

Senator John McCain has brain tumor

Senator John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor…

Mason City council approves special election date for vacant Third Ward council seat

Mason City council approves special election date for vacant Third Ward council seat

MASON CITY – The Mason City council has approved a special election to be held…

Ernst Continues to push For National Global War on Terrorism Memorial authorization

Ernst Continues to push For National Global War on Terrorism Memorial authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As support continues to grow for the bipartisan Global War on Terrorism…

Hawkeye lineman says his toughest opponent is depression

Hawkeye lineman says his toughest opponent is depression

By Sean Welsh My name is Sean Welsh and I’m an offensive lineman for the…

Opinion: Beware of puppets in our city government

Opinion: Beware of puppets in our city government

On Sunday, John Skipper introduced metaphors into to the mix. These were linked to the…

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Elise Obermire is the 2017 North Iowa Fair Queen

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Alliant Energy says Allamakee, Cerro Gordo, Clayton, Dubuque, Fayette and Howard Counties appear to be the hardest hit from Wednesday evening storms. Clear Lake had strong winds push through. There are 11,000 customers without power in Iowa, Alliant says, as of 9 PM.

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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL:

Mason City defeated Ankeny Centennial, 6-3 to secure a 4A tourney slot. Mohawks are in for the 12th time and first since 2011.

Mason City beat Indianola Tuesday night in a substate road game.

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Gallup News‏ reports President Trump's Job Approval: Approve 37% (-1); Disapprove 57% (+1).

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Saturday August 19, 11:00 - 4:00. Pioneer Day at the Floyd County Museum, no admission, lots of 'pioneer' activities.

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MASON CITY: A portion of Manor Drive will be closed beginning Monday, July 17 for approximately 5 days to repair a broken water valve.

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Mason City Public Library Friday, July 21, 2017 11:00-2:00 Live Music Feldspar Jazz Trio

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Mason City Council listening post on Mon, July 24, 7-8 pm at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 2502 S. Jefferson Ave. Public is invited.

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“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

–Thomas Paine

"The secret to success is doing the stuff other people won't do and doing it for a really long time."

-John Jantsch

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."

-JFK

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Gun-toting Northern Iowa brothers accused of dealing heroin and fentanyl

Gun-toting Northern Iowa brothers accused of dealing heroin and fentanyl

CEDAR RAPIDS – Gun-toting brothers from a small Northern Iowa town are accused by federal authorities of dealing heroin and the ultra-dangerous drug fentanyl. Brothers Kaleb and Cole…

Charles City sex offender who pointed a gun at a person accused of violating probation

Charles City sex offender who pointed a gun at a person accused of violating probation

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City sex offender living in low-income housing who pointed a gun at another person and got a deferred judgement is accused of violating…

Charles City man arrested for sex abuse

Charles City man arrested for sex abuse

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested Wednesday night on a sex abuse charge. On Wednesday, July 19 at about 8:42 PM, officers with the Charles…

Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, AlphaBay, which operated for over two years on the dark web…

Three men arrested after incident at Northern Iowa bar

Three men arrested after incident at Northern Iowa bar

GRAETTINGER, IA – Three men were arrested by law enforcement after an incident at Northern Iowa bar this past weekend. Following an investigation into an incident that occurred…

Iowa man sent to prison for possession of child pornography

Iowa man sent to prison for possession of child pornography

DES MOINES – An Iowa man will spend 6 years behind bars for sharing child porn through a server. On June 2, 2017, David Ray Nelson, a 31…

Nineteen Black Hawk county men charged with federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses

Nineteen Black Hawk county men charged with federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses

CEDAR RAPIDS – Nineteen Black Hawk County men have been charged with federal drug trafficking and firearms offenses. The charges are contained in five indictments unsealed today in…

Mason City man guilty of drunk driving

Mason City man guilty of drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to jail for drunk driving. Todd Allen Bitker, age 51, was stopped and arrested by Mason City police…

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Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

Feds shut down AlphaBay, the web’s largest ‘dark market’

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today announced the seizure of the largest criminal marketplace on the Internet, AlphaBay, which operated for…

Suspicious item found at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport leads to FBI response

Suspicious item found at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport leads to FBI response

MINNEAPOLIS – A suspicious item left near a trash can Wednesday at the Minneapolis – St. Paul airport led to the…

Senator John McCain has brain tumor

Senator John McCain has brain tumor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after a blood clot was removed,…