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Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City – INNOVATIVE ENERGY PROVIDES JOBS FOR IOWANS Creating more jobs for Iowans is a priority we all can get behind. Improving…

Northwood recognized for water fluoridation for 50 years

Northwood recognized for water fluoridation for 50 years

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced this week that Northwood, along with two other Iowa communities, have been awarded fluoride certificates by the…

Iowa man must pay $900K penalty for turning over false documents to feds during investigation

Iowa man must pay $900K penalty for turning over false documents to feds during investigation

DES MOINES – A durable medical equipment store owner who provided false documents to the U.S. Attorney’s Office during a civil False Claims Act investigation pled guilty last…

Man arrested after two people stabbed in Spirit Lake

Man arrested after two people stabbed in Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – Two people were stabbed by a man in Spirit Lake this week, leading to his arrest. On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm,…

Nursing home resident abuse on social media gains increased reporting, preventive measures

Nursing home resident abuse on social media gains increased reporting, preventive measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Chuck Grassley continues to investigate abuses of nursing home residents by workers involving humiliating photos on social media such as Snapchat. As a result…

Cyclone’s Burton agrees to join Minnesota Timberwolves

Cyclone’s Burton agrees to join Minnesota Timberwolves

AMES – Iowa State’s Deonte Burton has agreed to join the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Edge Sports International, the agency representing the former Cyclone. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native…

Collision sends man’s car crashing though Estherville HyVee store, injuring two

Collision sends man’s car crashing though Estherville HyVee store, injuring two

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A man drove his car through the front of a HyVee store in Estherville Thursday morning, injuring two people. On the 22nd of June at…

Iowa State’s Morris selected by Denver in NBA Draft

Iowa State’s Morris selected by Denver in NBA Draft

AMES – Iowa State guard Monté Morris was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft with the No. 51 pick. Morris,…

City of Mason City expense report, June 22, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, June 22, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication ReportCity 6/22/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— 1ST INSURANCE OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 24,704.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 611.69 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 3,583.13…

Former President Barack Obama says GOP health bill “will do you harm”

Former President Barack Obama says GOP health bill “will do you harm”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate introduced a new health care bill to potentially replace the beleaguered Obamacare law, former President Barack Obama warned Americans today…

Is your home healthy for you?

Is your home healthy for you?

By: Jenna Willems, MPH, CHES, HUD Program Manager & Healthy Homes Program Coordinator Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health Our health and well-being can feel like a…

Candidate for Iowa governor blasts Trump for perceived attack on wind energy

Candidate for Iowa governor blasts Trump for perceived attack on wind energy

DES MOINES – Yesterday, at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, President Donald Trump allegedly attacked a key source of Iowa’s energy and economic growth, saying, “I don’t…

Two accused of illegal drug possession in Forest City

Two accused of illegal drug possession in Forest City

FOREST CITY – Two people were recently arrested in Forest City for illegal drug possession. On June 1, 2017 at 2:57 AM, Madison Rose Beaupre, age 20 of…

Rochester man caught drunk driving in Forest City

Rochester man caught drunk driving in Forest City

FOREST CITY – A Rochester man was jailed in Forest City after a drunk driving stop. On June 3, 2017 at 3:11 AM, Sadik Abubakar Wallin, age 33…



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Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City – INNOVATIVE ENERGY PROVIDES JOBS FOR IOWANS Creating…

Nursing home resident abuse on social media gains increased reporting, preventive measures

Nursing home resident abuse on social media gains increased reporting, preventive measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Chuck Grassley continues to investigate abuses of nursing home residents by…

City of Mason City expense report, June 22, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, June 22, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication ReportCity 6/22/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— 1ST INSURANCE OFFICE…

Former President Barack Obama says GOP health bill “will do you harm”

Former President Barack Obama says GOP health bill “will do you harm”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate introduced a new health care bill to…

Is your home healthy for you?

Is your home healthy for you?

By: Jenna Willems, MPH, CHES, HUD Program Manager & Healthy Homes Program Coordinator Cerro Gordo…

Candidate for Iowa governor blasts Trump for perceived attack on wind energy

Candidate for Iowa governor blasts Trump for perceived attack on wind energy

DES MOINES – Yesterday, at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, President Donald Trump allegedly…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City – New Laws Hit the Books July 1…

Mason City council approves use of fireworks in town during two holidays only

Mason City council approves use of fireworks in town during two holidays only

MASON CITY – The Mason City council this week approved the exploding of fireworks in…

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Campsites still available for the Fourth of July:
Beed’s Lake, Lake Keomah and Pilot Knob state parks currently have multiple standard electric campsites available for Fourth of July reservations. Other parks may have one or two electric sites left, and dozens of parks still have non-electric sites available to reserve. Time is running out to secure your spot.

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Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank will be accepting donations at the Mohawk / Newman Knights baseball game Sunday. The game starts at 1:30, Roosevelt baseball field. They hope to raise enough money to buy a semi load from the Food Bank of Iowa. An 18,000 pound load is slightly more than $1,400.

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MASON CITY: South Virginia from 7th to 8th Street SE will be closed for 5 days beginning Monday, June 19.

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Currently touring in support of their third studio album and upcoming 2017 release “Into the Looking Glass”, You Knew Me When will perform at The Landing (1603 S Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA) on Saturday, July 1 and Monday July 3, both at 7:30 p.m. No cover.

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

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Crime

Iowa man must pay $900K penalty for turning over false documents to feds during investigation

Iowa man must pay $900K penalty for turning over false documents to feds during investigation

DES MOINES – A durable medical equipment store owner who provided false documents to the U.S. Attorney’s Office during a civil False Claims Act investigation pled guilty last…

Man arrested after two people stabbed in Spirit Lake

Man arrested after two people stabbed in Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – Two people were stabbed by a man in Spirit Lake this week, leading to his arrest. On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017, at approximately 5:00pm,…

Two accused of illegal drug possession in Forest City

Two accused of illegal drug possession in Forest City

FOREST CITY – Two people were recently arrested in Forest City for illegal drug possession. On June 1, 2017 at 2:57 AM, Madison Rose Beaupre, age 20 of…

Rochester man caught drunk driving in Forest City

Rochester man caught drunk driving in Forest City

FOREST CITY – A Rochester man was jailed in Forest City after a drunk driving stop. On June 3, 2017 at 3:11 AM, Sadik Abubakar Wallin, age 33…

Mason City man takes plea deal in sex assault case

Mason City man takes plea deal in sex assault case

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Mason City man sent to prison for up to 30 years

Mason City man sent to prison for up to 30 years

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is guilty of attempted murder and domestic abuse and now faces up to 30 years in prison. A violent domestic incident…

Forest City police announce arrests connected to Tree Town Festival

Forest City police announce arrests connected to Tree Town Festival

FOREST CITY – Not everything was festive at the Tree Town music and camping extravaganza held in Forest City late last month, as police announced several arrests connected…

World

7 Puerto Rican men indicted, arrested on child exploitation charges

7 Puerto Rican men indicted, arrested on child exploitation charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) probe, special agents assigned…

U.S. Navy identifies 7 deceased Fitzgerald sailors

U.S. Navy identifies 7 deceased Fitzgerald sailors

YOKOSUKA, Japan (NNS) – The remains of seven Sailors previously reported missing were located in flooded berthing compartments, after divers gained…

Mother learning to drive in parking lot runs down son, causing his death

Mother learning to drive in parking lot runs down son, causing his death

ST. PAUL, MN – Police in St. Paul, Minnesota are investigating a vehicle crash that killed a 3-year-old boy Saturday, June…