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Clear Lake couple arrested

Clear Lake couple arrested

CLEAR LAKE – A deputy arrested a Clear Lake couple after they showed up where they were not wanted. On the evening of May 25, the Cerro Gordo…

North Iowa couple caught stealing in Mason City

North Iowa couple caught stealing in Mason City

MASON CITY – A couple from a small North Iowa town was caught stealing in Mason City Monday. Mason City police were called to the Hy-Vee west store…

IRS hacked by crooks; data of 100,000 compromised

IRS hacked by crooks; data of 100,000 compromised

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The IRS announced today that criminals used taxpayer-specific data acquired from non-IRS sources to gain unauthorized access to information on approximately 100,000 tax accounts through…

Mason City man sent to jail for 90 days for public drunkenness

Mason City man sent to jail for 90 days for public drunkenness

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested twice this year for public intoxication will spend the next 90 days in jail, even as he attempts to prove…

Free food for the hungry this summer in Mason City

Free food for the hungry this summer in Mason City

MASON CITY – Teens and children who may be hungry have an opportunity to eat free, nutritious meals this summer, courtesy of the federal government. The Mason City…

Some people upset that Mason City pool didn’t open as originally scheduled

Some people upset that Mason City pool didn’t open as originally scheduled

MASON CITY – Some folks were already slightly perturbed that the Mason City pool wasn’t going to open until Monday, Memorial Day. Then, it didn’t open at all.…

Man who faces demolition of house by city hall to be in court this week

Man who faces demolition of house by city hall to be in court this week

MASON CITY – A man who was singled-out by city hall to have his house demolished will be in court this week for trial. Phillip Flinchum, age 68,…

Update: One arrested after cops halt brawl on North Federal (photos and video)

Update: One arrested after cops halt brawl on North Federal (photos and video)

MASON CITY – A Monday afternoon brawl on North Federal left a woman with injuries, and police said Monday that one arrest was made. According to witnesses, the…

Rockford woman enters guilty pleas in shaken baby case

Rockford woman enters guilty pleas in shaken baby case

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford woman will be sentenced after entering guilty pleas in a shaken baby case. Stephanie M. Fatland, age 24 of Rockford, was arrested by…

Child and family nutrition class to be held this week in Mason City

Child and family nutrition class to be held this week in Mason City

MASON CITY – Families interested in improving their diets can register for and attend a class to be held Wednesday in Mason City. The Cerro Gordo County Department…

Seven MCHS students to be inducted into academic hall of fame

Seven MCHS students to be inducted into academic hall of fame

MASON CITY – A ceremony will be held prior to commencement on May 31 for seven seniors who earned 4.0 grade point averages at Mason City High School.…

Truck driver causes $30K damage when he strikes light pole

Truck driver causes $30K damage when he strikes light pole

CHARLES CITY – A truck driver who has been cited four times in the past for unsafe practices drove his semi truck into a light pole in Charles…

Forest City set for Outdoor Adventure Race on Saturday, June 6th

Forest City set for Outdoor Adventure Race on Saturday, June 6th

FOREST CITY – Forest City Parks and Recreation announced that Winnebago Outdoor, the brand that celebrates the heritage of Winnebago RV lifestyle with apparel, gifts, and gear, has signed on…

Mason City woman arrested for public intox

Mason City woman arrested for public intox

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested this weekend for public intoxication and interfering with officers. A Cerro Gordo deputy responded to a disturbance in the…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for drunk driving this weekend. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop early Saturday morning, May 23, at…

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  • Majority in U.S. Now Say Gays and Lesbians Born, Not Made: For the first time, a majority of Americans say same-sex orientation is something people are born with, rather than something primarily determined by upbringing or environment. A new high of 63% say same-sex relations are morally OK.
  • Obama Favorable Rating Up, Best Since September 2013: Americans' favorable ratings of President Barack Obama have recovered to their highest level since September 2013, with 53% viewing the nation's chief executive favorably. This is up four points from 49% in March.
  • The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board has opened the North and South Greenbelt and Preserve to vehicle traffic. A reminder to users is the area is only open to vehicles with a valid license plate, and the speed limit in the Greenbelt/Preserve is 15 mph. The road is planned to remain open for vehicles until late November, barring any unusual weather conditions.
  • For the first time, as many Americans say their views on social issues are liberal as say they are conservative. Americans continue to be more likely to say they are economically conservative rather than liberal.
  • Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S.: The American public estimates that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from the 25% estimate in 2011. These perceptions are many times higher than the actual percentage of the public who identify as gay or lesbian.
  • Interested in making a tax deductible donation to rehabilitate the stone bridge? There is an account set up at City Hall. Cash or check only. Unfortunately, they do not accept credit cards. Make check payable to City of Mason City and be sure to note East Park Stone Bridge. Mail to:City of Mason City, Attn: Finance, 10 1st St. NW, Mason City, Iowa 50401.
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Bill abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska is vetoed by governor

Bill abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska is vetoed by governor

LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB268, a bill which would repeal the…

Iowa Bandmasters present outstanding administrator awards

Iowa Bandmasters present outstanding administrator awards

MASON CITY – The Iowa Bandmasters Association is pleased to announce the recipients of its…

Summer reading program for adults offered at Mason City library

Summer reading program for adults offered at Mason City library

MASON CITY – The Summer Reading Program for adults at the Mason City library will begin…

Population estimates show another loss for Mason City

Population estimates show another loss for Mason City

NIT – It’s been the declared goal of Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and the city council…

Obama blasted with hate on new Twitter account

Obama blasted with hate on new Twitter account

NIT – The President is now tweeting, and some of the “tweets” he received weren’t…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Memorial Day is this Monday, May 25. The history of Memorial…

Hillary caved after secretive cash-grab in Mason City

Hillary caved after secretive cash-grab in Mason City

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – Hillary Clinton thought she could sneak into Mason City –…

Tree Town Fest -vs- Band Fest

Tree Town Fest -vs- Band Fest

NIT – Band Fest in Mason City used to be the biggest draw in the…

Obama to ban military-style equipment used by police departments

Obama to ban military-style equipment used by police departments

NIT – That fancy military equipment you see local police using might be a thing…

City of Mason City expense report, May 14, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, May 14, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Expense Report 5/14/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———————– 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING…

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Crime

Clear Lake couple arrested

Clear Lake couple arrested

CLEAR LAKE – A deputy arrested a Clear Lake couple after they showed up where they were not wanted. On the evening of May 25, the Cerro Gordo…

North Iowa couple caught stealing in Mason City

North Iowa couple caught stealing in Mason City

MASON CITY – A couple from a small North Iowa town was caught stealing in Mason City Monday. Mason City police were called to the Hy-Vee west store…

Mason City man sent to jail for 90 days for public drunkenness

Mason City man sent to jail for 90 days for public drunkenness

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested twice this year for public intoxication will spend the next 90 days in jail, even as he attempts to prove…

Iowa man who robbed boys and girls club caught

Iowa man who robbed boys and girls club caught

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who last month robbed a boys and girls club in Cedar Rapids has been caught. Law enforcement used urveillance video of a burglary…

Iowa man arrested on multiple charges

Iowa man arrested on multiple charges

DECORAH – Law enforcement arrested an Iowa man on multiple charges. Ryan Tangen, age 30 of Hawkeye, Iowa, has been arrested and jailed in the Winneshiek County Jail…

Rockford woman enters guilty pleas in shaken baby case

Rockford woman enters guilty pleas in shaken baby case

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford woman will be sentenced after entering guilty pleas in a shaken baby case. Stephanie M. Fatland, age 24 of Rockford, was arrested by…

Charles City man arrested for driving while suspended

Charles City man arrested for driving while suspended

CHARLES CITY – A Chalres City man was jailed for driving with a suspended license. On May 21 at about 5:23 PM, police in Charles City stopped a…

Mason City woman arrested for public intox

Mason City woman arrested for public intox

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested this weekend for public intoxication and interfering with officers. A Cerro Gordo deputy responded to a disturbance in the…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for drunk driving this weekend. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop early Saturday morning, May 23, at…

U.S. Army Sergeant sent to prison for taking bribes while deployed in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sergeant sent to prison for taking bribes while deployed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A sergeant with the U.S. Army was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for accepting bribes from Afghan truck drivers at Forward Operating Base…

World

Bill abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska is vetoed by governor

Bill abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska is vetoed by governor

LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB268, a bill which would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. The bill…

U.S. announces $68 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen

U.S. announces $68 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States is sending millions in aid to a war-torn country in the Middle East. Today in…

Indiana man killed on Iowa interstate highway

Indiana man killed on Iowa interstate highway

IOWA CITY – An Indiana man lost control of his vehicle and struck an overpass, claiming his life. According to the…

Electric outage affects nearly 10,000 in Ames

AMES, Iowa – A large outage affecting nearly 10,000 Ames Electric Services customers began just before noon today and was restored…

Politics

Bill abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska is vetoed by governor

LINCOLN – This afternoon, Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed LB268, a bill which would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska. The bill also attempts to repeal the sentences…

Gov. Branstad signs four bills into law

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following four bills into law: House File 504: an Act relating to insurance, including electronic delivery…

Business

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. has received a hazard control recognition award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council. The award was announced at the safety council’s professional…

Banks banged for over a billion for cheating in markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it will impose fines totaling more than $1.8 billion against six major banking organizations for their unsafe and…

Crime

Clear Lake couple arrested

CLEAR LAKE – A deputy arrested a Clear Lake couple after they showed up where they were not wanted. On the evening of May 25, the Cerro…

North Iowa couple caught stealing in Mason City

MASON CITY – A couple from a small North Iowa town was caught stealing in Mason City Monday. Mason City police were called to the Hy-Vee west…

Business

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. has received a hazard control recognition award from the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council. The award was announced at the safety council’s professional…

Banks banged for over a billion for cheating in markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it will impose fines totaling more than $1.8 billion against six major banking organizations for their unsafe and…