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Mason City man enters guilty plea to felony theft

Mason City man enters guilty plea to felony theft

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a struggling Clear Lake restaurant before it closed for good has agreed to plead…

Steve King’s “Freedom Summit” held Saturday

Steve King’s “Freedom Summit” held Saturday

DES MOINES – Congressman Steve King’s Freedom Summit was held Saturday in Des Moines. The inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit was held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at a…

Mason City sex offender pummels prison guard

Mason City sex offender pummels prison guard

MOUNT PLEASANT – A Mason City sex offender once again demonstrated his violent tendencies when he beat up a security guard at a prison he is being held…

Wanted Mason City man arrested

Wanted Mason City man arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man failed to show up in court on trespassing charges was caught by police and taken to jail. Terry Alvin Thompson, age…

Wanted Mason City man jailed on pre-trial release violation

Wanted Mason City man jailed on pre-trial release violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man facing theft and drug charges was jailed for violating his pre-trial release. Ryan Thomas Swanson, age 31, stands accused of 2nd,…

Kossuth county man accused of felony burglary

Kossuth county man accused of felony burglary

ALGONA – A North Iowa man was jailed this week on multiple felony burglary charges. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office brought the charges earlier this month against Joshua…

Charles City man who stole from Wal-Mart jailed again

Charles City man who stole from Wal-Mart jailed again

MASON CITY – A Charles City man who was given a deferred judgement after he stole from Wal-Mart was jailed again after he violated his probation. Cody James…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was caught drunk driving Thursday night. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop at about 7:05 PM Thursday, January 22,…

Habitual drunk driver caught behind wheel

Habitual drunk driver caught behind wheel

MASON CITY – A Mason City man caught numerous times for drunk driving and eventually sent to prison for his crimes was caught again behind the wheel of…

Mason City woman jailed on theft charge

Mason City woman jailed on theft charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was jailed Friday when she showed up for court in a theft case. Kathryn Ann Loux, age 56, had been arrested…

Violent drug-dealer-beating bros sent to federal pen

Violent drug-dealer-beating bros sent to federal pen

SIOUX CITY – Sioux City brothers have been sentenced to federal prison after they were convicted by a federal jury in Sioux City on August 29, 2014, following…

Man who fired gun inside Wal-Mart store in Cedar Rapids is caught

Man who fired gun inside Wal-Mart store in Cedar Rapids is caught

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Law enforcement has arrested the suspected shooter in an incident that occurred earlier this month at a Cedar Rapids Wal-Mart. At 4:41 PM yesterday…

Hundreds to lose jobs in Iowa as John Deere announces factory layoffs

Hundreds to lose jobs in Iowa as John Deere announces factory layoffs

MOLINE, Illinois – Deere & Company today announced it will make workforce adjustments at several factories in Iowa and Illinois. The actions include indefinite layoffs at five locations…

Steve King, Ted Cruz introduce Expatriate Terrorist Act

Steve King, Ted Cruz introduce Expatriate Terrorist Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA) of 2015. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has the companion bill in…

Rainfall in Iowa was above normal for 2014

Rainfall in Iowa was above normal for 2014

DES MOINES – A rollercoaster of dry weather, then wet with flooding, followed by a return to dryness for northwest counties by the end of 2014 resulted with…

News Briefs

  • Due to a water main break, the Mason City Water Utility Crew will close 1st Street NW between Pierce Avenue and Parkridge Drive beginning Tuesday, January 27th. Meadow Lane will also be closed from 1st Street NW to 2nd Street NW during this time. These streets will remain closed to traffic for approximately 3 days to repair the water main. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes during the repair of the water main.
  • The NIACC Gallery is proud to present the bi-annual NIACC Art Department Faculty Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display until Monday, February 16, 2015. The artwork includes paintings, ceramic ware, drawings and jewelry.
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Watercooler

Lazy citizens allow careless leaders to destroy historic school

Lazy citizens allow careless leaders to destroy historic school

NIT OPINION – The metal poles were slammed into the concrete Thursday; a fence will…

President Obama sends “personal condolences” from American people to Saudi Arabia after death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

President Obama sends “personal condolences” from American people to Saudi Arabia after death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

President Obama on Thursday sent condolences to Saudi Arabia after their king died: “It is…

Senator Ragan says we must have strong schools

Senator Ragan says we must have strong schools

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Strong Iowa schools are crucial to a world-class education that…

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Crime

Mason City man enters guilty plea to felony theft

Mason City man enters guilty plea to felony theft

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a struggling Clear Lake restaurant before it closed for good has agreed to plead…

Mason City sex offender pummels prison guard

Mason City sex offender pummels prison guard

MOUNT PLEASANT – A Mason City sex offender once again demonstrated his violent tendencies when he beat up a security guard at a prison he is being held…

Minneapolis cops seek tips to locate suspect in stabbing death

MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help in providing information on a homicide that occurred last summer. On Augusts 16, 2014 at 2:20 am, officers…

Wanted Mason City man arrested

Wanted Mason City man arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man failed to show up in court on trespassing charges was caught by police and taken to jail. Terry Alvin Thompson, age…

Wanted Mason City man jailed on pre-trial release violation

Wanted Mason City man jailed on pre-trial release violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man facing theft and drug charges was jailed for violating his pre-trial release. Ryan Thomas Swanson, age 31, stands accused of 2nd,…

Kossuth county man accused of felony burglary

Kossuth county man accused of felony burglary

ALGONA – A North Iowa man was jailed this week on multiple felony burglary charges. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office brought the charges earlier this month against Joshua…

Charles City man who stole from Wal-Mart jailed again

Charles City man who stole from Wal-Mart jailed again

MASON CITY – A Charles City man who was given a deferred judgement after he stole from Wal-Mart was jailed again after he violated his probation. Cody James…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was caught drunk driving Thursday night. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop at about 7:05 PM Thursday, January 22,…

Habitual drunk driver caught behind wheel

Habitual drunk driver caught behind wheel

MASON CITY – A Mason City man caught numerous times for drunk driving and eventually sent to prison for his crimes was caught again behind the wheel of…

Mason City woman jailed on theft charge

Mason City woman jailed on theft charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was jailed Friday when she showed up for court in a theft case. Kathryn Ann Loux, age 56, had been arrested…

World

Good samaritans, trooper save man on Northern Minnesota road (video)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A 77-year-old northern Minnesota man who had a heart attack behind the wheel and crashed his truck…

DNR temporarily closes park due to falling trees

DNR temporarily closes park due to falling trees

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is temporarily closing the River Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park in Pottawattamie…

Scores of terrorists killed in Afghanistan

Scores of terrorists killed in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN – The Afghan Ministry of the Interior reports today that 27 terrorists were killed and 62 landmines disabled over the…

Airstrikes hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Airstrikes hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 14, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…

Politics

Steve King’s “Freedom Summit” held Saturday

DES MOINES – Congressman Steve King’s Freedom Summit was held Saturday in Des Moines. The inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit was held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at…

Steve King, Ted Cruz introduce Expatriate Terrorist Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA) of 2015. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has the companion bill…

Business

Hundreds to lose jobs in Iowa as John Deere announces factory layoffs

MOLINE, Illinois – Deere & Company today announced it will make workforce adjustments at several factories in Iowa and Illinois. The actions include indefinite layoffs at five…

Winnebago launches Winnebago RV Insurance

FOREST CITY, IA – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer is announcing a new Winnebago RV Insurance offering. In conjunction…

Crime

Mason City man enters guilty plea to felony theft

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a struggling Clear Lake restaurant before it closed for good has agreed to…

Mason City sex offender pummels prison guard

MOUNT PLEASANT – A Mason City sex offender once again demonstrated his violent tendencies when he beat up a security guard at a prison he is being…

Watercooler

Lazy citizens allow careless leaders to destroy historic school

NIT OPINION – The metal poles were slammed into the concrete Thursday; a fence will be erected. A backhoe sits at the ready, around back of the…

President Obama sends “personal condolences” from American people to Saudi Arabia after death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

President Obama on Thursday sent condolences to Saudi Arabia after their king died: “It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies…