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Trump budget could lead to greater sale and slaughter of wild horses

Trump budget could lead to greater sale and slaughter of wild horses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s controversial budget has come up with a solution to having too many wild horses roaming free in America: humane euthanasia and unrestricted…

Lib’s shoot to raise minimum wage to $15 again, with new bill

Lib’s shoot to raise minimum wage to $15 again, with new bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Reps. Bobby Scott (D-Va.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), introduced the Raise the Wage Act…

2017 Cerro Gordo Photo Show award winners

2017 Cerro Gordo Photo Show award winners

MASON CITY – Award winners were named in the 37th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum on Thursday, May 18th. Forty-six entries…

Riceville hog farm owner slapped with $4,000 penalty for manure application that caused fish kill

Riceville hog farm owner slapped with $4,000 penalty for manure application that caused fish kill

RICEVILLE, IOWA – A Riceville hog lot owner who applied manure to a field that ran off into a pond causing fish to jump from turbid, brown, manure-laden…

Noodle Cafe in Mason City donates to those in need, will open May 30

Noodle Cafe in Mason City donates to those in need, will open May 30

MASON CITY – Z’Mariks Noodle Cafe – about to open in Mason City – put “practice meals” to good use this past week to mark Red Nose Day.…

Ernst, Gillibrand introduce bipartisan legislation to thwart military sexual assault

Ernst, Gillibrand introduce bipartisan legislation to thwart military sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United States Senators and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation known as the…

Mason City woman jailed in theft case

Mason City woman jailed in theft case

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Johnson, Ernst whistleblower bill passes Senate

Johnson, Ernst whistleblower bill passes Senate

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a combat veteran, issued the following statements…

Eagle Grove man sent to jail for marijuana possession

Eagle Grove man sent to jail for marijuana possession

MASON CITY – An Eagle Grove man who was caught with the illegal drug marijuana was sent to jail. Logan Michael Toillion, age 22 of Eagle Grove, was…

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man was brought to jail for drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop on the evening of May…

Two juvies busted for racing through Floyd county

Two juvies busted for racing through Floyd county

FLOYD COUNTY – Juveniles in a motor vehicle from Cedar Rapids reached speeds of 120 miles per hour as they attempted to elude law enforcement on the Avenue…

What they’re saying: widespread support for Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg

What they’re saying: widespread support for Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg

DES MOINES – Following Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision to appoint Adam Gregg as her new lieutenant governor, support of her decision and her pick is growing around the…

Rockwell man accused of enticing a minor

Rockwell man accused of enticing a minor

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man was jailed on a felony enticing of a minor charge. Jesse Dean Vanness, age 27 of Rockwell, was booked into the Cerro…

Sheffield man guilty in prostitution sting in Albert Lea

Sheffield man guilty in prostitution sting in Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA – A Sheffield, Iowa man was jailed in an Albert Lea prostitution sting, and is now guilty of two crimes. According to a report in…

Mason City man sentenced to prison for lascivious acts with child

Mason City man sentenced to prison for lascivious acts with child

MASON CITY – A Mason City will be sent to an Iowa prison for up to 10 years for lascivious acts with a child. Gregory Scott Courtier, age…



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


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Lib’s shoot to raise minimum wage to $15 again, with new bill

Lib’s shoot to raise minimum wage to $15 again, with new bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Reps.…

Noodle Cafe in Mason City donates to those in need, will open May 30

Noodle Cafe in Mason City donates to those in need, will open May 30

MASON CITY – Z’Mariks Noodle Cafe – about to open in Mason City – put…

What they’re saying: widespread support for Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg

What they’re saying: widespread support for Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg

DES MOINES – Following Gov. Kim Reynolds’ decision to appoint Adam Gregg as her new…

Clear Lake to set rules for use of fireworks in response to new state code

Clear Lake to set rules for use of fireworks in response to new state code

CLEAR LAKE – Firecrackers, bottle rockets and other fireworks are now legal and can be…

Gov. Reynolds names new leadership for three state posts

Gov. Reynolds names new leadership for three state posts

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced new leadership today for three state posts including…

Apologies allegedly given after gay pride flags stolen in Decorah

Apologies allegedly given after gay pride flags stolen in Decorah

DECORAH, IOWA – Gay pride flags were stolen recently in Decorah, but alleged apologies have…

Reynolds selects Adam Gregg as lieutenant governor

Reynolds selects Adam Gregg as lieutenant governor

DES MOINES – Citing his broad knowledge of state government and his proven, innovative governing…

Health department employee earns Registered Environmental Health Specialist Credential

Health department employee earns Registered Environmental Health Specialist Credential

MASON CITY – Sophia Walsh, Environmental Health Specialist with the Cerro Gordo County Department of…

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Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 29, 2017 in honor of Memorial Day. This order is in conjunction with President Trump’s order that was issued Wednesday, May 24. Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex, and upon all public buildings, grounds, and facilities throughout the state. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

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FISHING REPORT:

Clear Lake
The water temperature is 59 degrees.There is a 14 inch minimum length limit for walleyes on Clear Lake with a daily limit of three fish per person; only one walleye can be greater than 22 inches. Walleye - Fair Boat anglers are trolling with leeches and artificial lure. Shore anglers are using live bait with a slip bobber at docks or public jetties. White Crappie - Good: Use a small jig or live bait with a slip bobber in the cattails. Yellow Bass - Good: Try small jigs tipped with a nightcrawler or cut bait at the docks or jetties. Boat anglers should search for shallow points around the island, Billys reef, and Dodges point. White Bass - Fair: Use hooks or jigs tipped with minnows in shallow water around docks, reefs and the island. Bluegill - Fair: Use a small jig or a hook tipped with a minnow and slip bobber in the cattails. Shore anglers are catching fish at the jetties using live bait.


Crystal Lake
Black Crappie - Good: Use small earth worms or minnows with a slip bobber. Bluegill - Good: Try small jigs or hooks tipped with small minnows in vegetation.

Silver Lake (Worth)
Yellow Perch - Good: Use jigs or hooks tipped with minnows in areas of vegetation.

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The Live Music Series at the Mason City Library 2017 starts next Friday, June 2, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM for performance by local Jazz Trio-Feldspar.

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2017 City Band Concerts
The Mason City Municipal Band will be performing on the following:

TH, 6-1 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

TH, 6-8 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

SA, 6-10 @ 4:00 pm @ MacNider Museum

TH, 6-15 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

TH, 6-22 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

TH, 6-29 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

SU, 7-3 @ 9:00 pm @ Mohawk Field MCHS

TH, 7-6 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

Dates and times are subject to change

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ANNUAL ST. ANSGAR OATMEAL DAYS
Saturday, June 17th
FAMILY FUN DAY
Bike ride, inflatables, eurobungy, bean bag & 3 on 3 tournaments, color 5K run/walk, sidewalk vendors, pork chop feed, crowning Miss St. Ansgar followed by an evening parade.

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The Mason City Alternative School will be celebrating the graduation completions of its senior class and honoring student accomplishments at the 42nd Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mohawk Performance Hall in the FEMA Safe Room located on the Mason City High School campus.

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–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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Mason City woman jailed in theft case

Mason City woman jailed in theft case

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Eagle Grove man sent to jail for marijuana possession

Eagle Grove man sent to jail for marijuana possession

MASON CITY – An Eagle Grove man who was caught with the illegal drug marijuana was sent to jail. Logan Michael Toillion, age 22 of Eagle Grove, was…

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man was brought to jail for drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop on the evening of May…

Two juvies busted for racing through Floyd county

Two juvies busted for racing through Floyd county

FLOYD COUNTY – Juveniles in a motor vehicle from Cedar Rapids reached speeds of 120 miles per hour as they attempted to elude law enforcement on the Avenue…

Rockwell man accused of enticing a minor

Rockwell man accused of enticing a minor

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man was jailed on a felony enticing of a minor charge. Jesse Dean Vanness, age 27 of Rockwell, was booked into the Cerro…

Sheffield man guilty in prostitution sting in Albert Lea

Sheffield man guilty in prostitution sting in Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA – A Sheffield, Iowa man was jailed in an Albert Lea prostitution sting, and is now guilty of two crimes. According to a report in…

Mason City man sentenced to prison for lascivious acts with child

Mason City man sentenced to prison for lascivious acts with child

MASON CITY – A Mason City will be sent to an Iowa prison for up to 10 years for lascivious acts with a child. Gregory Scott Courtier, age…

Iowa criminal caught with stolen car in Charles City

Iowa criminal caught with stolen car in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man with a long criminal past was caught with a stolen car in Charles City recently. On the afternoon of May 15, officers…

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Trump budget could lead to greater sale and slaughter of wild horses

Trump budget could lead to greater sale and slaughter of wild horses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s controversial budget has come up with a solution to having too many wild horses roaming…

Ernst, Gillibrand introduce bipartisan legislation to thwart military sexual assault

Ernst, Gillibrand introduce bipartisan legislation to thwart military sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, United States Senators and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Kirsten Gillibrand…

White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House reported today that Obamacare is a “disaster” and health insurance premiums have increased an average…