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Britt man injured in two-car accident

Britt man injured in two-car accident

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Britt man was injured in a two-car accident Friday on Interstate 35. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were…

Mason City man serving time for drunk driving and violating probation

Mason City man serving time for drunk driving and violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail this weekend, serving time for his second drunk driving offense and violating his probation connected to a domestic…

Mason City pleads for state taxpayer dollars in Des Moines

Mason City pleads for state taxpayer dollars in Des Moines

DES MOINES – A contingent of lobbyists from Mason City were in Des Moines Thursday, pleading for state taxpayer dollars to build 5 new structures in the downtown…

Flags to be lowered to honor Iowa native killed while working as Omaha police officer

Flags to be lowered to honor Iowa native killed while working as Omaha police officer

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in…

Things might be getting dicey down at American Realty as another realtor flees

Things might be getting dicey down at American Realty as another realtor flees

MASON CITY – The exodus from American Realty in Mason City continues, after a long-time realtor and wife of a city councilman quit her job there to move…

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 to grow the population of Mason City. We’ve heard the rhetoric, we’ve heard…

Minnesota couple arrested for stealing at Wal-Mart

Minnesota couple arrested for stealing at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A recently-engaged Minnesota couple was caught stealing at Wal-Mart Wednesday afternoon and jailed. Mason City police were called to the Wal-Mart Super Center, 4151 4th…

Accident with injuries reported east of Garner

GARNER – An auto accident was called in Thursday by a law enforcement officer. There call was made around 5 PM, and the officer reported three vehicles involved…

Senator Ernst wants to cap spending by ex-presidents

Senator Ernst wants to cap spending by ex-presidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2015, legislation to reform the system for providing former U.S. presidents certain benefits and…

Kennsett woman arrested after investigation at rental house

Kennsett woman arrested after investigation at rental house

MASON CITY – Police were called to investigate a North End rental house and ended up arresting a woman there. Mason City police officers were dispatched for possible…

Conviction of Worth county man who molested a child is upheld; will get new sentence, though

Conviction of Worth county man who molested a child is upheld; will get new sentence, though

DES MOINES – A Worth county man who pled guilty last year to lascivious acts with a child has his conviction upheld, but will get a new sentence.…

State charges dropped, federal charges brought against Iowa man accused of robbing bank

State charges dropped, federal charges brought against Iowa man accused of robbing bank

DECORAH – A Postville, Iowa man suspected of recently robbing a bank in the tiny community of Calmar, Iowa and caught in Illinois will now face federal charges.…

Law enforcement to ramp up patrols over holiday weekend

Law enforcement to ramp up patrols over holiday weekend

DES MOINES – Buckle up or face a ticket, law enforcement in Iowa warns. This Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Iowa State Patrol…

Seven more Minnesota men caught trying to join ISIL

Seven more Minnesota men caught trying to join ISIL

MINNEAPOLIS – United States officials this week announced an indictment charging seven Minnesota men with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely, the Islamic State…

Drug bust in Spencer sends two to jail

Drug bust in Spencer sends two to jail

SPENCER – An arrest warrant check on a Spencer, Iowa, male led to a search warrant and drug arrests of two Spencer males. At approximately 7:42 AM on…

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  • The White House: "The planet is getting warmer. Glaciers are melting. Sea levels are rising."
  • New York Times: Hillary Clinton, who has been criticized for weeks by Republicans and members of the national news media for her unwillingness to engage with the political press corps, approached journalists and answered five questions after a round-table discussion in Cedar Falls focusing on small business creation.
  • The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is responding to four probable cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in Buena Vista and Sioux counties. With the new announcements, Iowa now has 60 cases of the disease in the state. The Department has quarantined the premises and once the presence of the disease is confirmed, all birds on the property will be humanely euthanized to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • 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.
  • UNSOLVED MURDER: In the early morning hours of Monday, September 7, 1992, Rhonda Annette Knutson was murdered while working the 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM shift at the Phillips 66 convenience store in Chickasaw County. The store was located six miles south of New Hampton on U.S. Highway 63 and one-quarter mile north of the junction of highways 63, #18 and #346. The store was open 24 hours a day, but no longer exists due to road construction. It was determined that the probable cause of death was to have been from severe traumatic head injuries from a beating with a blunt object. The investigation included hundreds of interviews by deputies and agents from the Iowa division of criminal investigation along with the employment of a private investigator and several psychics. The crime remains unsolved and the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office continues to ask for assistance for any information related to this murder.
  • As the Supreme Court prepares to rule next month, 60% of Americans now support same-sex marriage. This is up from 55% last year, and represents a new high in Gallup's polling.
  • Mason City: Due to a water main leak, the right lane of the northbound traffic on South Federal Avenue from S. 8th Street to S. 7th Street will be closed beginning today and will be closed until approximately May 22. Please use an alternate route if at all possible during this time.
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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…

Should state spend “rainy day” fund?

Should state spend “rainy day” fund?

NIT – Democrats are crying foul over House Republicans’ refusal to spend any amount from…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – This week, the Senate voted to improve the quality of…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – This week was another week of debate on appropriations bills.…

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Crime

Britt man injured in two-car accident

Britt man injured in two-car accident

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Britt man was injured in a two-car accident Friday on Interstate 35. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were…

Mason City man serving time for drunk driving and violating probation

Mason City man serving time for drunk driving and violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail this weekend, serving time for his second drunk driving offense and violating his probation connected to a domestic…

North Iowa woman caught drunk driving in Charles City

North Iowa woman caught drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A drunk driver was stopped and arrested in Charles City. A Charles City police officer conducted a traffic stop on May 5, 2010 at 10:30…

Minnesota couple arrested for stealing at Wal-Mart

Minnesota couple arrested for stealing at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A recently-engaged Minnesota couple was caught stealing at Wal-Mart Wednesday afternoon and jailed. Mason City police were called to the Wal-Mart Super Center, 4151 4th…

Kennsett woman arrested after investigation at rental house

Kennsett woman arrested after investigation at rental house

MASON CITY – Police were called to investigate a North End rental house and ended up arresting a woman there. Mason City police officers were dispatched for possible…

Conviction of Worth county man who molested a child is upheld; will get new sentence, though

Conviction of Worth county man who molested a child is upheld; will get new sentence, though

DES MOINES – A Worth county man who pled guilty last year to lascivious acts with a child has his conviction upheld, but will get a new sentence.…

State charges dropped, federal charges brought against Iowa man accused of robbing bank

State charges dropped, federal charges brought against Iowa man accused of robbing bank

DECORAH – A Postville, Iowa man suspected of recently robbing a bank in the tiny community of Calmar, Iowa and caught in Illinois will now face federal charges.…

Seven more Minnesota men caught trying to join ISIL

Seven more Minnesota men caught trying to join ISIL

MINNEAPOLIS – United States officials this week announced an indictment charging seven Minnesota men with conspiracy to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, namely, the Islamic State…

Drug bust in Spencer sends two to jail

Drug bust in Spencer sends two to jail

SPENCER – An arrest warrant check on a Spencer, Iowa, male led to a search warrant and drug arrests of two Spencer males. At approximately 7:42 AM on…

Disturbance leads to arrest of Mason City man

Disturbance leads to arrest of Mason City man

MASON CITY – Cops witnessed a disturbance at a convenience store, and arrested a man. A Cerro Gordo deputy responded to a disturbance at Kum n Go, 418…

World

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…

At least 9 people dead in Texas biker shoot-out

At least 9 people dead in Texas biker shoot-out

WACO, TX – Police in the Central Texas city of Waco are warning people to stay out of a shopping and…

Minneapolis cops discover man, shot, who died later Sunday

Minneapolis cops discover man, shot, who died later Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS – Shortly after 2:00 this morning, Minneapolis Police responded to the area of the 2100 block of N 4th Street…

Politics

Senator Ernst wants to cap spending by ex-presidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2015, legislation to reform the system for providing former U.S. presidents certain benefits…

Branstad appoints Kristin Johnson executive director of Iowa Civil Rights Commission

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today announced that he has appointed Kristin Johnson as the executive director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Johnson…

Business

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…

More than $360,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Story City, Ankeny

DES MOINES – The Vision Iowa Board awarded $366,917 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to an aquatic center in Story City and a park project…

Crime

Britt man injured in two-car accident

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Britt man was injured in a two-car accident Friday on Interstate 35. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies…

Mason City man serving time for drunk driving and violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail this weekend, serving time for his second drunk driving offense and violating his probation connected to a…

Business

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…

More than $360,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Story City, Ankeny

DES MOINES – The Vision Iowa Board awarded $366,917 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to an aquatic center in Story City and a park project…