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Equal treatment? Small business owners, common citizens feel wrath while “elite” get free pass

Equal treatment? Small business owners, common citizens feel wrath while “elite” get free pass

Editorial by Matt Marquardt - MASON CITY – Average Mason City citizens and some small business owners can apparently have their homes torn down and/or their names drug…

Cops put a kibosh on jaywalkers

Cops put a kibosh on jaywalkers

MASON CITY – It’s no exaggeration to report that it’s getting strict in River City these days. Your house could be bulldozed if your neighbors snitch on you…

Right-wingers punish Braley after catching him putting on make-up (video)

Right-wingers punish Braley after catching him putting on make-up (video)

NIT – The gaffes keep piling up for trial lawyer Bruce Braley, and the right-wingers are pouncing on video they captured of the Senate candidate caking on make-up…

NAACP announces “Unified Statement of Action” in wake of police shooting in Ferguson, MO

Released this week by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - A Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse As…

Woman backs over gas meter, some MC residents evacuated

Woman backs over gas meter, some MC residents evacuated

MASON CITY – Emergency responders and Alliant Energy responded to a Mason City residence Wednesday after a woman backed over her gas meter.…

MC police say response to drug drop-box has been good

MC police say response to drug drop-box has been good

MASON CITY – A drop-box set up at the Mason City police headquarters has had a good response, Police Chief Michael Lashbrook said this week. In June, the…

Rockwell meth dealer again arrested as he prowls Mason City

Rockwell meth dealer again arrested as he prowls Mason City

MASON CITY – A Rockford man arrested numerous times for drug offenses in Mason City and fresh out of jail, is now back in the slammer, caught again…

Op-ed: Todd Blodgett too hard on innocent children (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: Todd Blodgett too hard on innocent children (by Peter Children)

I have read what my esteemed friend Todd Blodgett has written in the Globe-Gazette concerning the hoards of immigrant children who are and have ben arriving at our…

Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford woman was in jail last week on charges of felony child endangerment before being released to await a court date. Stephanie M. Fatland,…

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

CHARLES CITY – A Rudd woman has been charged with serious crimes involving a child. Lacey Lea Holtz, 31, was arrested by Floyd county deputies on August 8…

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

DES MOINES – A man who was arrested numerous times in the Mason City area for drug offenses and other violent crimes and later sent to prison has…

Council votes to bulldoze man’s house

Council votes to bulldoze man’s house

MASON CITY – He got his house and property cleaned up and put-up for sale by a local realtor, but the Mason City council showed no mercy for…

Clear Lake man charged in boating accident that injured several

Clear Lake man charged in boating accident that injured several

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man has been charged with a number of crimes after a boating accident that left several persons injured.…

Iowa’s unemployment rate increases slightly to 4.5 percent

Iowa’s unemployment rate increases slightly to 4.5 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.5 percent in July from 4.4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate stood at 4.8 percent…

Cops make no arrest in fight at North End convenience store

Cops make no arrest in fight at North End convenience store

MASON CITY – Two males were apparently fighting early Wednesday morning at a North End convenience store, but police weren’t able to make an arrest in the case…


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News Briefs

  • The City of Mason City, IA is accepting applications for a part-time City Transit Driver. Hours 6:15 am – 12:00 pm or 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm. A good driving record is required as well as a Class C CDL with passenger endorsement. The City will assist applicant in obtaining the appropriate license. Position is subject to drug testing. Starting wage is $8.75 per hour with IPERS benefits.
  • A funeral for Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, MO, will be held Monday.
  • A Charles City man has been declared missing. Jacob Feltz was reported missing to the Charles City PD, in Charles City on Aug 15, 2014. He is 23-years-old. He is 210 lbs., 5'09", white with black hair and blue eyes. No photo was released.
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Crime

Rockwell meth dealer again arrested as he prowls Mason City

Rockwell meth dealer again arrested as he prowls Mason City

MASON CITY – A Rockford man arrested numerous times for drug offenses in Mason City and fresh out of jail, is now back in the slammer, caught again…

Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford woman was in jail last week on charges of felony child endangerment before being released to await a court date. Stephanie M. Fatland,…

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

CHARLES CITY – A Rudd woman has been charged with serious crimes involving a child. Lacey Lea Holtz, 31, was arrested by Floyd county deputies on August 8…

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

DES MOINES – A man who was arrested numerous times in the Mason City area for drug offenses and other violent crimes and later sent to prison has…

Clear Lake man charged in boating accident that injured several

Clear Lake man charged in boating accident that injured several

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man has been charged with a number of crimes after a boating accident that left several persons injured.…

Dashboard cameras help prove drunk driving conviction, thwart MC man’s appeal

Dashboard cameras help prove drunk driving conviction, thwart MC man’s appeal

DES MOINES – A Mason City man has lost his appeal on a second offense drunk driving conviction.…

Border patrol discover over 4 tons of pot in south Texas field

Border patrol discover over 4 tons of pot in south Texas field

RAYMONDVILLE, Texas — More than 9,000 pounds of marijuana was seized Aug. 7 from a south Texas marijuana grow field by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland…

Cop killer caught and sent back to Mexico

Cop killer caught and sent back to Mexico

LOS ANGELES — A Mexican national wanted for allegedly fatally shooting an off-duty police officer in his native country was turned over Tuesday to Mexican authorities at a…

MC felon arrested for harassment

MC felon arrested for harassment

MASON CITY – A man once convicted of terrorism was arrested Tuesday for harassment.…

Wanted MC man arrested by police

Wanted MC man arrested by police

MASON CITY – A wanted man was taken to jail by police Tuesday. Daniel Aaron Brunning, age 25 of Mason City, was picked up by police at his…

World

Iowa woman loses life in one-car accident

Iowa woman loses life in one-car accident

POWESHIEK COUNTY, IA – An Iowa woman was killed Wednesday after losing control of her car on an interstate highway. According…

Minor injuries reported in Lyon county, Iowa crash

Minor injuries reported in Lyon county, Iowa crash

GEORGE, IA – A tired man lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a utility pole in Northwest Iowa this…

Statue of Iowa senator to be unveiled at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced a statue of former U.S. Senator James…

Estimates show cost to raise a child tops $245,000

Estimates show cost to raise a child tops $245,000

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, also known as…

Politics

Right-wingers punish Braley after catching him putting on make-up (video)

NIT – The gaffes keep piling up for trial lawyer Bruce Braley, and the right-wingers are pouncing on video they captured of the Senate candidate caking on…

Iowa senator rips Branstad on “fertilizer plant fiasco”

DES MOINES – Democratic Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City, chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, had some strong words for Governor Terry Branstad and…

Business

Iowa’s unemployment rate increases slightly to 4.5 percent

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 4.5 percent in July from 4.4 percent in June. The state’s jobless rate stood at 4.8…

Deere announces factory layoffs

MOLINE, Illinois – Deere & Company Friday announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market…

Crime

Rockwell meth dealer again arrested as he prowls Mason City

MASON CITY – A Rockford man arrested numerous times for drug offenses in Mason City and fresh out of jail, is now back in the slammer, caught…

Rockford woman charged with felony child endangerment for allegedly shaking her baby

CHARLES CITY – A Rockford woman was in jail last week on charges of felony child endangerment before being released to await a court date. Stephanie M.…

Watercooler

Equal treatment? Small business owners, common citizens feel wrath while “elite” get free pass

Editorial by Matt Marquardt - MASON CITY – Average Mason City citizens and some small business owners can apparently have their homes torn down and/or their names…

Cops put a kibosh on jaywalkers

MASON CITY – It’s no exaggeration to report that it’s getting strict in River City these days. Your house could be bulldozed if your neighbors snitch on…