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Widower accepts award for late wife

Widower accepts award for late wife

MASON CITY – The widower of a Mason City teacher who passed away this week has accepted an award on her behalf. This spring the Mason City Community…

AMBER ALERT: Sex offender absconds with teen

AMBER ALERT: Sex offender absconds with teen

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety has issued an Amber Alert on April 28, 2016 at approximately 5:45PM for a missing teenager from Washington County,…

Iowa law enforcement recognized for excellence in traffic safety

Iowa law enforcement recognized for excellence in traffic safety

DES MOINES – The 26th Annual Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) Annual Conference is currently underway in Okoboji, with over 250 attendees representing law enforcement agencies from…

Louisiana man allegedly caught stealing at Walmart, but wouldn’t go quietly

Louisiana man allegedly caught stealing at Walmart, but wouldn’t go quietly

MASON CITY – A Louisiana man was doing more than shopping, allegedly, at the local Walmart and when he was caught, fled the scene. Mason City police say…

Convicted meth dealer accused of violating probation for second time

Convicted meth dealer accused of violating probation for second time

MASON CITY – A convicted Mason City meth dealer was sought and arrested by police this week on an arrest warrant. Sindeny Anthony White, age 22, was sought…

Police nab man who allegedly robbed two banks this week in Davenport

Police nab man who allegedly robbed two banks this week in Davenport

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Mason City man arrested for second time this year

Mason City man arrested for second time this year

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Potentially dangerous bus stops in Waterloo must be made safe for handicapped persons

Potentially dangerous bus stops in Waterloo must be made safe for handicapped persons

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Car crash cuts off traffic on Avenue near Waverly

Car crash cuts off traffic on Avenue near Waverly

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Third time’s not a charm for North Iowa woman accused once again of ripping off her boss

Third time’s not a charm for North Iowa woman accused once again of ripping off her boss

CLEAR LAKE, IOWA – First, she stole from her boss, the chiropractor. Then, she stole from her boss, the optometrist. Now, she’s accused of stealing from her boss,…

Seven NIACC women’s basketball players sign with 4-year schools

Seven NIACC women’s basketball players sign with 4-year schools

MASON CITY – Seven NIACC women’s basketball players have signed national letter of intents to play at four-year schools. Savannah Lentz and Trudy Peterson signed with Missouri Western…

NIACC baseball team ranked 12th in latest poll

NIACC baseball team ranked 12th in latest poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team moved up two spots to No. 12 in this week’s NJCAA Division II rankings. Last week, NIACC (30-12 overall, 15-5 in…

Look inside a pork processing plant (video)

Look inside a pork processing plant (video)

MASON CITY – A person sometimes called the world’s leading expert on humane animal handling at meat packing plants would help put the “final touches” on the Prestage…

Iowa legislature passes bill today that could “reduce disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans”

Iowa legislature passes bill today that could “reduce disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans”

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa legislature passed a bill that one Senator says will “reduce disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans” due to nonviolent drug offenses. Iowa Senator Rob…

Officials say fatal crash that took lives of two Des Moines police officers caused by drunk driver at 102 mph

Officials say fatal crash that took lives of two Des Moines police officers caused by drunk driver at 102 mph

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP) has completed an extensive investigation surrounding the circumstances into the four person vehicle fatality…

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Iowa legislature passes bill today that could “reduce disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans”

Iowa legislature passes bill today that could “reduce disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans”

DES MOINES – Today, the Iowa legislature passed a bill that one Senator says will…

Iowa, Nebraska Senators seek answers as to was monitoring illegal alien charged in drunk driving death of Iowa woman

Iowa, Nebraska Senators seek answers as to was monitoring illegal alien charged in drunk driving death of Iowa woman

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate delegations from Iowa and Nebraska are seeking details on the…

Target slammed by conservative Christian group with petition to boycott their stores

Target slammed by conservative Christian group with petition to boycott their stores

MINNEAPOLIS – Target’s transgender bathroom policy has raised the ire of a conservative Christian activist…

Trump responds to new strategy from Cruz and Kasich to block his GOP nomination

Trump responds to new strategy from Cruz and Kasich to block his GOP nomination

This weekend, the Ted Cruz and and John Kasich presidential campaigns announced they are colluding…

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – Late nights at the Capitol filled our week as we…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

From Rep. Todd Pritchard – The Army has a long standing policy that after a…

Senator Ragan works for more oversight of Medicaid

Senator Ragan works for more oversight of Medicaid

Remarks on HF 2460, the Health and Human Services Budget by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason…

City of Mason City expense report, April 21, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, April 21, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/21/2016 Payee Description Amount —– ———— ACTIVE911 INC PHONE…

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The boys middle school track meet scheduled for today at Mohawk Stadium has been postponed due to weather.

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MCPD Seized and Abandoned Property Auction
Saturday, April 30 @ 9 AM
Mason City PD Parking Lot
78 S Georgia Ave, Mason City
Approximately 150 bicycles will be auctioned first, followed by other seized and abandoned property. Items will not be available for viewing by the public prior to 9 AM on sale date.
Any announcements made on the sale date will take precedence over advertised information. ALL ITEMS SOLD AS IS, WHERE IS. Buyers are responsible for removal of their purchases. The sellers reserve the right to make changes to sale inventory up to time of sale.
There will be many items available for sale than just the few items tentatively available as shown above. No listing of items will be made available.
SALE CONDUCTED BY: Mike Olson Auctioneering.

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Hot-mix asphalt resurfacing on north- and southbound U.S. 218 between Mitchell Avenue and Williston Avenue/18th Street in Waterloo will require alternating nighttime lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday nights, and from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday nights through Friday mornings beginning Monday, May 2, until mid-July, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.

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The Greater Mason City Board of Realtors announced today that this years annual open house weekend will be May 14th and 15th.

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Mohawk Softball Camp: The Mason City Mohawk Softball program is holding a Future Mohawk softball camp May 2nd-4th at the Mohawk Softball Complex located at corner of East State St and Illinois Ave, just north of John Adams Middle School. The camp is for girls 3rd through 8th grade. The 3rd – 5th grade camp is from 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm. The 6th- 8th grade camp is from 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm. The Mason City High School Softball coaching staff and high school team members will be providing instruction. Please go to Mason City Schools Website and click on the Virtual Backpack for a registration form. Cost for the camp is $40.00 and includes a camp T-shirt. Registration deadline is April 28th. For more information please email Coach Stout.

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Art Walk:More than 30 Midwest artists, including several local artists, will display and sell their works during Art Walk, Waverly’s 11th annual juried fine arts and crafts show. The event will be held Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kohlmann Park, located in downtown Waverly, along the Cedar River. Art medias range from painting, ceramics, metal sculpture, photography, jewelry, and more. In addition to the artists, the event will also feature live music by Irish Punk band, The Langer’s Ball from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Bruskers from 2-4 p.m. Also, a kids’ activities by the Waverly Creativity Co-op, food vendors, and a musical petting zoo by the Wartburg Community Symphony Association.

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Mason City Woman’s Club Board Meeting
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM
Place: Pies and More

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St. Ansgar City Wide Garage Sales Saturday, April 30th All day long Pick up your maps of sales at Casey's or Food Center Come enjoy your day in St. Ansgar!

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Oak Leaf Collectibles will again host FREE Comic Book Day on May 7th, 2016. Register for door prizes! Sales specials throughout the store! 5% of all in store sales for the day will be donated the the North Iowa Youth Center. With a matching donation from owners Carmen and Mike Tickal. Visit our web site at dustcatchers.com and freecomicbookday.com for more info! Special Guest Pinup Artist Steve Baier!

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The Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board has announced plans for a free Women's Self-Defense Seminar scheduled from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, April 30th, at the Willowbrook Mall, 1631 4th St. SW, Mason City, IA. Jessica Tierney, Executive Director of American Women's Self Defense Assoc. will present an educational seminar. This seminar will include tips and techniques to help keep you out of danger, and easy techniques to employ if you get into harm's way. There will be refreshments and door prizes.

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Wood chip pick up: The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board ROW Management staff will be giving away a portion of its stockpile of wood chips at Lime Creek Nature Center April 25th – 29th. Mulch will be loaded into small trailers or trucks with the assistance of a tractor at 7:45 AM and 3:30 PM each day. Smaller quantities may be loaded by hand. A limited supply is available to the public so individuals interested in wood chips must contact the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board at (641) 423-5309 to reserve a day and time for pick up.

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OSAGE: City Wide Garage Sales are April 29th and 30th and City Wide clean up begins May 2nd

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“The Shirt Guy” offers screen-printed t shirts and sweats for individuals or businesses. (Former operator of The Sweat Shoppe in Mason City for over 11 years.)
Contact at 641-423-1997 or send email.

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Iowa law enforcement recognized for excellence in traffic safety

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Third time’s not a charm for North Iowa woman accused once again of ripping off her boss

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