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Fatal motorcycle accident reported near NIACC in Mason City

Fatal motorcycle accident reported near NIACC in Mason City

MASON CITY – One person is dead after a single motorcycle accident early Sunday morning. The Mason City Police Department reports that on June 26, 2016, at 02:25…

Man who burglarized Mason City storage unit faces possible return trip to prison

Man who burglarized Mason City storage unit faces possible return trip to prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who helped burglarize a storage unit is back in jail, in danger of a return trip to prison after he was recently…

Sources: Union vote to be held at Curries door plant in Mason City

Sources: Union vote to be held at Curries door plant in Mason City

MASON CITY – A union election will soon be held at the Curries door plant in Mason City due to factors that include transient temp workers, too much…

Iowa DCI investigating after police gun down man who allegedly pointed rifle at them

Iowa DCI investigating after police gun down man who allegedly pointed rifle at them

OTTUMWA, IOWA – On June 25, 2016, at approximately 8:55 AM, a call came into the Ottumwa Police Department dispatch center in reference to a house fire at…

Indiana man arrested for attempting to travel overseas to join ISIL

Indiana man arrested for attempting to travel overseas to join ISIL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An 18-year-old Brownsburg, Indiana, man was arrested this week for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a…

Convicted arsonist sent back to jail for violating probation

Convicted arsonist sent back to jail for violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who tried to burn down an apartment house and was sent to prison only to be released well before her sentence…

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

ROCK FALLS, IOWA – A Clear Lake man was taken to jail for drunk driving Saturday evening outside Mason City. A Cerro Gordo county deputy stopped a vehicle…

Drunk driver pulls out in front of motorcycle rider

Drunk driver pulls out in front of motorcycle rider

WAVERLY, IOWA – An alleged drunk driver and a man driving a motorcycle were both taken to a hospital after an accident near Waverly early Saturday. According to…

Mason City woman arrested after dispute with mom

Mason City woman arrested after dispute with mom

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Shaquille O’Neal first-ever U.S. Department of State Basketball Sports Envoy to Cuba

Shaquille O’Neal first-ever U.S. Department of State Basketball Sports Envoy to Cuba

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on the momentum of President Obama’s historic March trip to Cuba, hall of famer Shaquille O’Neal, a 15 time National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star,…

Ernst legislation to cut perks for former presidents passes senate

Ernst legislation to cut perks for former presidents passes senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), along with Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded Senate passage of the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act, legislation…

Iowa child dies in ATV accident

Iowa child dies in ATV accident

DELAWARE, IOWA – An Iowa girl has died after an ATV accident Friday evening. The Iowa State Patrol reports that the accident took place Friday evening around 6:47…

Waterloo man caught drunk driving in Cerro Gordo county

Waterloo man caught drunk driving in Cerro Gordo county

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Waterloo man was stopped and arrested for drunk driving in rural Cerro Gordo county late Friday night. A CErro Gordo county deputy…

Hampton woman says she is not guilty of inflicting serious injuries upon child

Hampton woman says she is not guilty of inflicting serious injuries upon child

HAMPTON – A Hampton woman says she is not guilty of felony charges after law enforcement accused her of inflicting serious injuries upon a child. The Franklin County…

Iowa State’s Thomas Pollard wins USATF Junior 10,000 title

Iowa State’s Thomas Pollard wins USATF Junior 10,000 title

CLOVIS, CA – A former Iowa high school distance runner and current Iowa State Cyclone won the 10,000-meter run at the USATF Junior Championships Friday night at Veterans…

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Donald Trump statement regarding British referendum on E.U. membership

Donald Trump statement regarding British referendum on E.U. membership

From Donald J. Trump: The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right…

Ernst legislation to cut perks for former presidents passes senate

Ernst legislation to cut perks for former presidents passes senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), along with Senators Mark Kirk (R-IL) and…

Supreme Court strikes down Obama’s executive action on amnesty for aliens

Supreme Court strikes down Obama’s executive action on amnesty for aliens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court today deadlocked in a 4-4 vote, thereby  upholding a lower…

Donald Trump forgives $50 million loan to his campaign

Donald Trump forgives $50 million loan to his campaign

NEW YORK – Donald J. Trump has just announced he has honored the pledge he…

Iowa Dem’s blast Donald Trump’s “reckless economic policies”

Iowa Dem’s blast Donald Trump’s “reckless economic policies”

DES MOINES — As Donald Trump moves forward with his campaign in preparation for the…

Donald Trump finally makes plea for campaign contributions

Donald Trump finally makes plea for campaign contributions

NEW YORK – With Hillary Clinton collecting tens of millions of dollars in campaign contributions,…

Republicans introduce bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

Republicans introduce bill to repeal and replace Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Republicans are releasing a plan not just to repeal,…

Iowa Dem’s respond to Steve King’s attempt to keep Harriet Tubman off $20 bill

Iowa Dem’s respond to Steve King’s attempt to keep Harriet Tubman off $20 bill

DES MOINES – Last week, Rep. Steve King introduced an amendment that would have blocked…

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Over 60 percent of U.S. adult women are overweight, according to 2007 estimates from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Just over one-third of overweight adult women are obese.

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Steve King ‏announced early Sunday morning he "just finished my meeting with President SiSi in Cairo (Egypt). Hope to restore our strategic relationship with next POTUS (president)."

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On June 17, the IOWA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY board heard an update on the Mason City Reinvestment District project. The Mason City representatives - Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and other city staff - asked the board to consider contingent approval of the downtown "Renaissance Project" ($10 million from the state on the line) at next month’s board meeting, which will be held on July 22, 2016. Ground is supposed to be broken on a downtown Marriott Hotel in July. Bank ownership of Southbridge Mall is delaying approval, NIT is told, as the city seeks private ownership.

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Prep Baseball Final: 4A No. 8 Mason City defeats 1A No. 1 Newman 3-2.

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The Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) will be co-hosting the first in the nation Drowsy Driving Summit in Iowa City on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. More details will be forthcoming later this week

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FOREST CITY EVENTS THIS WEEKEND:
June 24-25: Bash on the Farm @ Heritage Park. Free Admission
Sunday, June 26: Concerts in the Square, Forest City Municipal Band @ Courthouse Gazebo, 7:30pm

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MASON CITY: Due to a broken water valve, the Mason City Utility Crew will close 15th Street SE from Hampshire to Virginia beginning on Monday, June 27th 2016. The road will remain closed for approximately 3 days. Water service will be interrupted on Tuesday June 28th 2016, on 15th Street SE between Virginia and Hampshire and on South Hampshire from 14th Street to 15thStreet. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes during the repair of the fire hydrant and water valve.

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Moonlight Movies in Mason City's East Park. This is a free family event. Movies start at dusk.
July 9- Pitch Perfect
July 23- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
August 6- Honey I Shrunk the Kids
August 13- Frozen

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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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Man who burglarized Mason City storage unit faces possible return trip to prison

Man who burglarized Mason City storage unit faces possible return trip to prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who helped burglarize a storage unit is back in jail, in danger of a return trip to prison after he was recently…

Indiana man arrested for attempting to travel overseas to join ISIL

Indiana man arrested for attempting to travel overseas to join ISIL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An 18-year-old Brownsburg, Indiana, man was arrested this week for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a…

Convicted arsonist sent back to jail for violating probation

Convicted arsonist sent back to jail for violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who tried to burn down an apartment house and was sent to prison only to be released well before her sentence…

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

ROCK FALLS, IOWA – A Clear Lake man was taken to jail for drunk driving Saturday evening outside Mason City. A Cerro Gordo county deputy stopped a vehicle…

Mason City woman arrested after dispute with mom

Mason City woman arrested after dispute with mom

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

Waterloo man caught drunk driving in Cerro Gordo county

Waterloo man caught drunk driving in Cerro Gordo county

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Waterloo man was stopped and arrested for drunk driving in rural Cerro Gordo county late Friday night. A CErro Gordo county deputy…

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Indiana man arrested for attempting to travel overseas to join ISIL

Indiana man arrested for attempting to travel overseas to join ISIL

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An 18-year-old Brownsburg, Indiana, man was arrested this week for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State…

Shaquille O’Neal first-ever U.S. Department of State Basketball Sports Envoy to Cuba

Shaquille O’Neal first-ever U.S. Department of State Basketball Sports Envoy to Cuba

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on the momentum of President Obama’s historic March trip to Cuba, hall of famer Shaquille O’Neal, a…

Minneapolis police significantly increase uniformed presence at Pride festivities

Minneapolis police significantly increase uniformed presence at Pride festivities

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Police Department has a proud history of ensuring safe and successful Twin Cities Pride events. This year,…