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MC man strikes second car as cops pull him over for second drunk driving offense

MC man strikes second car as cops pull him over for second drunk driving offense

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was taken to jail after a citizen called in an auto collision, then located the driver as he struck another vehicle.…

Alleged assault leads to arrest of Mason City man

Alleged assault leads to arrest of Mason City man

MASON CITY – An alleged attack on a person led to the arrest of one Mason City man, with the possibility of more arrests to come as police investigate. The…

Meservey man arrested for domestic assault

Meservey man arrested for domestic assault

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Sen. Ragan talks boosting student achievement

Sen. Ragan talks boosting student achievement

From Senator Amanda Ragan – A new school year is getting under way. I know local educators will provide great opportunities for our students with the resources they…

Branstad infers that new, privatized Medicaid system will prevent millions of dollars in improper payments

Branstad infers that new, privatized Medicaid system will prevent millions of dollars in improper payments

Federal reports show significantly lower rate of improper payments under managed care than under the old fee-for-service model DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad highlighted a Federal…

Two key Medicaid meetings to be held at the Iowa Statehouse on August 29

Two key Medicaid meetings to be held at the Iowa Statehouse on August 29

DES MOINES – As the privatization of Iowa’s Medicaid program churns along, hearings will be held next week at the state capitol to increase awareness of its progress.…

Forest City man arrested trying to return stolen goods

Forest City man arrested trying to return stolen goods

MASON CITY – A Forest City man was taken to jail after attempting to return stolen goods to a Mason City store. The incident took place Monday, August…

Ten people sentenced in methamphetamine conspiracy that stretched from Mexico to Northern Iowa

Ten people sentenced in methamphetamine conspiracy that stretched from Mexico to Northern Iowa

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Scott Peterson announces his candidacy for city council at-large seat

Scott Peterson announces his candidacy for city council at-large seat

MASON CITY – Scott D. Peterson, a native of North Iowa, and a 13-year transplant resident to Mason City filed nomination papers Wednesday afternoon to be placed on…

Cerro Gordo supervisors approved 7 of last 9 hog confinements

Cerro Gordo supervisors approved 7 of last 9 hog confinements

MASON CITY – Last week, the Cerro Gordo county supervisors shot down a new hog confinement, but history shows, the board almost always approves – not denies –…

Prestage family thanks supporters, offers olive branch to opposers

Prestage family thanks supporters, offers olive branch to opposers

From Ron Prestage, DVM, Prestage Farms – On behalf of the Prestage family, our employees, production partners, colleagues in the pork industry and agriculture in general, we thank…

Man found dead outside Hilton Coliseum in Ames

Man found dead outside Hilton Coliseum in Ames

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Grassley seeks answers on EpiPen cost increase

Grassley seeks answers on EpiPen cost increase

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley this week asked the manufacturer of the EpiPen, used for emergency treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions, to explain a steep price increase in the…

Three from Marshalltown convicted of dealing meth in Northern Iowa

Three from Marshalltown convicted of dealing meth in Northern Iowa

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Mason City man nabbed on drunk driving arrest warrant

Mason City man nabbed on drunk driving arrest warrant

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Watercooler

Sen. Ragan talks boosting student achievement

Sen. Ragan talks boosting student achievement

From Senator Amanda Ragan – A new school year is getting under way. I know…

Branstad infers that new, privatized Medicaid system will prevent millions of dollars in improper payments

Branstad infers that new, privatized Medicaid system will prevent millions of dollars in improper payments

Federal reports show significantly lower rate of improper payments under managed care than under the…

Two key Medicaid meetings to be held at the Iowa Statehouse on August 29

Two key Medicaid meetings to be held at the Iowa Statehouse on August 29

DES MOINES – As the privatization of Iowa’s Medicaid program churns along, hearings will be…

Scott Peterson announces his candidacy for city council at-large seat

Scott Peterson announces his candidacy for city council at-large seat

MASON CITY – Scott D. Peterson, a native of North Iowa, and a 13-year transplant…

Cerro Gordo supervisors approved 7 of last 9 hog confinements

Cerro Gordo supervisors approved 7 of last 9 hog confinements

MASON CITY – Last week, the Cerro Gordo county supervisors shot down a new hog…

Prestage family thanks supporters, offers olive branch to opposers

Prestage family thanks supporters, offers olive branch to opposers

From Ron Prestage, DVM, Prestage Farms – On behalf of the Prestage family, our employees,…

Grassley seeks answers on EpiPen cost increase

Grassley seeks answers on EpiPen cost increase

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley this week asked the manufacturer of the EpiPen, used for emergency…

Branstad claims more success from “Medicaid Modernization” he implemented

Branstad claims more success from “Medicaid Modernization” he implemented

DES MOINES – Tuesday, Gov. Terry E. Branstad released the most recent data, claiming Iowa’s…

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Due to the recent rainfall and river flooding the Shell Rock Greenbelt and Preserve roads are closed immediately to vehicle traffic. Other users are advised of the high water in the area. The areas will remain closed until conditions are favorable for traffic.

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In recognition of the 15th Anniversary of the Sept 11th attacks, the Clear Lake Fire Department will be hosting a public Open House at the Fire Station from Noon to 4:00pm Sunday, Sept 11th. The Open House will include a display of Emergency and Military Vehicles. The highlight of the event will be a concert by the Iowa Military Veterns Band at 1:30pm followed by a special program conducted at the Fire Departments 9/11 Memorial. Those attending the concert and program may wish to bring a lawn chair.

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FREE SKIN CANCER SCREENING:
Friday, September 9 at 3 PM - 6 PM at Mercy Dermatology Clinic 1421 4th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50401

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The City of Garner announced that this Saturday, the Garner Fire Department will be celebrating their 125th Anniversary. Come help celebrate with a Community Lunch at the Fire Station. There will be kids activities, a Beer Garden beginning at 4 pm (must be 21 to enter Beer Garden) with music from R & S Music until 8 pm followed by live music featuring Standing Hampton until midnight.

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Mason City Board of Education/Superintendent Meet 'n Greet planned for Friday, August 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. (Right before the Clear Lake vs Mason City varsity football game.)
The Board of Directors and Superintendent Mike Penca will be set up in a tent outside of Mohawk Stadium right near the entrance to meet and greet the community. They would like to hear from the community on what they feel the school district is doing well, what could be improved on and get feedback from the community on some of the new initiatives for classrooms and the possible next steps in facilities improvements (a new gym costing several million dollars).
Check out the program here.

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The Iowa State Patrol is warning of TALL CORN creating hazards at intersections. "Slow down at uncontrolled intersections & expect other traffic."

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The Mason City Woman’s Club annual Tour of Homes will be 1 to 3 pm on September 13, 2016.
Addresses of Mason City homes are: 145 Pebble Creek Drive, 415 Hemlock and 1430 North Kentucky.
Club memberships are required for the tour and will be sold at each site for $20. Tea will follow the tour at the Knights of Columbus from 2 to 4 pm at 551 S Taft Ave.

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Don’t try to tackle wild animals by yourself – Hire a Professional. Mohr Wildlife Control can remove the animal(s), fix the damaged area and / or provide solutions to solve the problem so you don’t have a problem again. Some examples: raccoons in your attic or chimney, ground hogs (wood chucks) digging by your foundation and eating your flowers, skunks living under your deck, moles tunneling through your nice lawn, and bats taking over your home. Serving entire North Iowa region!

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Crime

MC man strikes second car as cops pull him over for second drunk driving offense

MC man strikes second car as cops pull him over for second drunk driving offense

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was taken to jail after a citizen called in an auto collision, then located the driver as he struck another vehicle.…

Alleged assault leads to arrest of Mason City man

Alleged assault leads to arrest of Mason City man

MASON CITY – An alleged attack on a person led to the arrest of one Mason City man, with the possibility of more arrests to come as police investigate. The…

Meservey man arrested for domestic assault

Meservey man arrested for domestic assault

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.…

Forest City man arrested trying to return stolen goods

Forest City man arrested trying to return stolen goods

MASON CITY – A Forest City man was taken to jail after attempting to return stolen goods to a Mason City store. The incident took place Monday, August…

Ten people sentenced in methamphetamine conspiracy that stretched from Mexico to Northern Iowa

Ten people sentenced in methamphetamine conspiracy that stretched from Mexico to Northern Iowa

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.…

Three from Marshalltown convicted of dealing meth in Northern Iowa

Three from Marshalltown convicted of dealing meth in Northern Iowa

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.…

World

Woman faces federal stalking and computer hacking charges for harassment of Kris Jenner and associates

Woman faces federal stalking and computer hacking charges for harassment of Kris Jenner and associates

LOS ANGELES – A Northern California nurse’s assistant was arrested this morning on federal cyberstalking and hacking charges related to harassment…

Man and woman who produced “animal crush videos” to spend decades in prison

Man and woman who produced “animal crush videos” to spend decades in prison

HOUSTON, TEXAS – A man convicted of creating and distributing videos depicting the torture and killing of puppies, chickens and kittens…

U.S. Defense marks liberation of key Syrian city

U.S. Defense marks liberation of key Syrian city

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the key Syrian city of Manbij liberated after a months-long battle to expel Islamic State of Iraq…