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Not guilty pleas entered by Mason City man after arrest at local hotel

Not guilty pleas entered by Mason City man after arrest at local hotel

MASON CITY – A Mason City man says he’s not guilty of crimes police say he committed at a local hotel. Mason City police were called to the…

Forest City man charged months after fatal crash

Forest City man charged months after fatal crash

MASON CITY – A Forest City man involved in a fatal crash outside Clear Lake this spring has been charged. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office,…

DNR arrests troublemakers at Iowa wildlife area

DNR arrests troublemakers at Iowa wildlife area

IOWA CITY – A year-long effort to curtail illegal activities at the Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area in Johnson County has resulted in multiple charges being filed over the…

DNR: Iowa’s pheasant population jumps 37 percent; quail highest count in 21 years

DNR: Iowa’s pheasant population jumps 37 percent; quail highest count in 21 years

DES MOINES – Iowa’s pheasant population increased for the second year in a row to a statewide average of 24 birds, up 37 percent over 2014. This is…

Joshua Masson announces candidacy for city council 3rd ward

Joshua Masson announces candidacy for city council 3rd ward

MASON CITY – Joshua Masson is pleased to announce his candidacy for the Third Ward seat on the Mason City Council. Masson, 44, is employed at Curries, where…

Labor Day picnic planned for September 7 in Mason City

Labor Day picnic planned for September 7 in Mason City

MASON CITY – Supporters of working persons and the general public are invited to a Labor Day Picnic on September 7 in Mason City. President of the North…

Cedar Rapids must repair or replace thousands of sidewalks and curb ramps throughout the city in agreement with Justice Department

Cedar Rapids must repair or replace thousands of sidewalks and curb ramps throughout the city in agreement with Justice Department

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – The Department of Justice announced today an agreement with Cedar Rapids to improve access to all aspects of civic life for people with disabilities in the…

Meservey man jailed on domestic abuse and child endangerment charge

Meservey man jailed on domestic abuse and child endangerment charge

MESERVEY – A Meservey man was jailed on felony charges after an assault on a victim allegedly holding a child. A domestic abuse incident was reported to police…

Clear Lake man guilty of three no-contact violations plus an arrest in Kossuth county

Clear Lake man guilty of three no-contact violations plus an arrest in Kossuth county

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man accused of domestic abuse assault has been found guilty of three no-contact order violations and was arrested Monday in Kossuth county…

Grundy county man accused of possessing child porn

Grundy county man accused of possessing child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Grundy county man is facing a child pornography charge. Michael Cottrell, age 43, of Reinbeck, Iowa, has been charged with one count of receipt…

Republicans pounce on Hillary after more emails released

Republicans pounce on Hillary after more emails released

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican wasted no time Monday after finding out the state department will release thousands of pages of emails, some of which contain sensitive information. The…

Police investigate shotgun blasts, catch drunk driver

Police investigate shotgun blasts, catch drunk driver

MASON CITY – Shots were reportedly fired this morning in a Mason City neighborhood and police investigated, leading to a drunk driving arrest. Mason City police said that…

Lug nuts removed from car parked in Cultural Crescent leads to police pursuit

Lug nuts removed from car parked in Cultural Crescent leads to police pursuit

MASON CITY – A convicted domestic abuser from Clear Lake allegedly tampered with a parked car in the Cultural Crescent and a police pursuit followed. Mason City police…

Man who was stung in Sturgis sex sting looking for underage girls sent to prison

Man who was stung in Sturgis sex sting looking for underage girls sent to prison

MINNEAPOLIS – Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Nebraska man convicted of Attempted Enticement of a Minor Using the Internet was sentenced on August…

Governor announces broadband expansion to nearly 90,000 homes across Iowa

Governor announces broadband expansion to nearly 90,000 homes across Iowa

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today were joined at the administration’s weekly press conference by leaders from CenturyLink, Windstream, Frontier…



















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Alex Kuhn seeks second term on Mason City council

Alex Kuhn seeks second term on Mason City council

MASON CITY – At-Large councilman Alex Kuhn has announced he is seeking a second term…

Black Lives Matter group scoffs at Democratic Party endorsement

MINNEAPOLIS – The following is a statement is response to the Democratic National Committee resolution…

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MASON CITY – As an investigation now continues in the death of young William Whipple,…

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail” was chosen Thursday evening at an event held…

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley proposes expansion of social security

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley proposes expansion of social security

NIT – On Friday, Governor Martin O’Malley released what his campaign calls “a bold, progressive…

Another Town, Another Time… (by Peter Children)

When I was young I lived in another town, the climate was similar to this…

Bookmeyer nearly soils his britches as council dissects cash payout to his Blue Zone crony (video)

Bookmeyer nearly soils his britches as council dissects cash payout to his Blue Zone crony (video)

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – The clown show was on full display Tuesday night as…

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Not guilty pleas entered by Mason City man after arrest at local hotel

Not guilty pleas entered by Mason City man after arrest at local hotel

MASON CITY – A Mason City man says he’s not guilty of crimes police say he committed at a local hotel. Mason City police were called to the…

Forest City man charged months after fatal crash

Forest City man charged months after fatal crash

MASON CITY – A Forest City man involved in a fatal crash outside Clear Lake this spring has been charged. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office,…

DNR arrests troublemakers at Iowa wildlife area

DNR arrests troublemakers at Iowa wildlife area

IOWA CITY – A year-long effort to curtail illegal activities at the Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area in Johnson County has resulted in multiple charges being filed over the…

Meservey man jailed on domestic abuse and child endangerment charge

Meservey man jailed on domestic abuse and child endangerment charge

MESERVEY – A Meservey man was jailed on felony charges after an assault on a victim allegedly holding a child. A domestic abuse incident was reported to police…

Clear Lake man guilty of three no-contact violations plus an arrest in Kossuth county

Clear Lake man guilty of three no-contact violations plus an arrest in Kossuth county

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man accused of domestic abuse assault has been found guilty of three no-contact order violations and was arrested Monday in Kossuth county…

World

President Obama announces new investments to in the Arctic

President Obama announces new investments to in the Arctic

FACT SHEET FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: Climate change is reshaping the Arctic in profound ways. The global Arctic has warmed approximately…

Cedar Rapids must repair or replace thousands of sidewalks and curb ramps throughout the city in agreement with Justice Department

Cedar Rapids must repair or replace thousands of sidewalks and curb ramps throughout the city in agreement with Justice Department

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – The Department of Justice announced today an agreement with Cedar Rapids to improve access to all aspects of civic…