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Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – It’s hard to believe that all across Iowa students and teachers are back in the classroom. The cooler weather has helped us get…

Mason City man investigated by police for second time after alleged domestic assault

Mason City man investigated by police for second time after alleged domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man found himself on the wrong end of the law for a second time this year after a confrontation. Mason City police…

Iowa State football team names captains for season

Iowa State football team names captains for season

AMES, Iowa –Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell has identified the leaders on his first Cyclone team with the announcement today that senior defensive end Mitchell Meyers,…

Four taken to hospital after driver blows stop sign, causing crash

Four taken to hospital after driver blows stop sign, causing crash

RURAL MASON CITY – A driver allegedly blew through a stop sign Friday night, into the path of a woman with a baby in her pickup truck, causing…

City of Mason City expense report, August 25, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, August 25, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/25/2016 Payee Description Amount ————————————————————————– ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 1,395.30 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 348.66 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00 ALLIANT…

Eleventh Twin Cities man charged with conspiracy to support to ISIS

Eleventh Twin Cities man charged with conspiracy to support to ISIS

MINNEAPOLIS – After three co-conspirators were convicted at trial earlier this year, an eleventh Twin Cities man has been charged with trying to help the ISIS terror network.…

Big Spring Hatchery evacuates trout due to flood threat

Big Spring Hatchery evacuates trout due to flood threat

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Man charged with child endangerment after drunk driving rollover

Man charged with child endangerment after drunk driving rollover

MASON CITY – A man was arrested after he rolled his car with two kids inside, and police say alcohol contributed to the crash. The incident took place…

Drug dealer leads police on dangerous chase out of Charles City

Drug dealer leads police on dangerous chase out of Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A newly-convicted drug dealer sped out of Charles City on his motorcycle with law enforcement on his tail Thursday night. Charles City police thanked the…

Iowa Utilities Board denies request for stay in Dakota Access pipeline

Iowa Utilities Board denies request for stay in Dakota Access pipeline

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Governor Branstad to tour flooded Northeast Iowa today

Governor Branstad to tour flooded Northeast Iowa today

DECORAH, IOWA – Severe floods in Northeast Iowa have prompted emergencies across Northeast Iowa, and Governor Branstad announced today he will survey the damage. Governor Terry Branstad and…

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…

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Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – It’s hard to believe that all across Iowa students and…

City of Mason City expense report, August 25, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, August 25, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/25/2016 Payee Description Amount ————————————————————————– ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 1,395.30…

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,…

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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 Saturday (TODAY), 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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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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Mason City man investigated by police for second time after alleged domestic assault

Mason City man investigated by police for second time after alleged domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man found himself on the wrong end of the law for a second time this year after a confrontation. Mason City police…

Eleventh Twin Cities man charged with conspiracy to support to ISIS

Eleventh Twin Cities man charged with conspiracy to support to ISIS

MINNEAPOLIS – After three co-conspirators were convicted at trial earlier this year, an eleventh Twin Cities man has been charged with trying to help the ISIS terror network.…

Man charged with child endangerment after drunk driving rollover

Man charged with child endangerment after drunk driving rollover

MASON CITY – A man was arrested after he rolled his car with two kids inside, and police say alcohol contributed to the crash. The incident took place…

Drug dealer leads police on dangerous chase out of Charles City

Drug dealer leads police on dangerous chase out of Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A newly-convicted drug dealer sped out of Charles City on his motorcycle with law enforcement on his tail Thursday night. Charles City police thanked the…

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…

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Eleventh Twin Cities man charged with conspiracy to support to ISIS

Eleventh Twin Cities man charged with conspiracy to support to ISIS

MINNEAPOLIS – After three co-conspirators were convicted at trial earlier this year, an eleventh Twin Cities man has been charged with…

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…