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All charges dismissed against man who was caught with carload of illegal drugs at NIACC entrance

All charges dismissed against man who was caught with carload of illegal drugs at NIACC entrance

MASON CITY – A judge has dismissed all charges against a Mason City man who was stopped at the NIACC campus entrance with numerous illegal drugs. A traffic…

Mason City man allegedly strikes police officer in face with door leading to violent struggle

Mason City man allegedly strikes police officer in face with door leading to violent struggle

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested after striking an officer with a door and allegedly placing his hands around the officer’s neck during the struggle.…

Southbridge Mall is sold to out-of-state investor

Southbridge Mall is sold to out-of-state investor

MASON CITY – Southbridge Mall is sold, and not to a local group, NIT has confirmed. An asset manager with a real estate outfit in Irving, Texas told NIT this…

ISU President Steven Leath says he “will no longer fly any state-owned aircraft” after uproar over damage he caused to plane

ISU President Steven Leath says he “will no longer fly any state-owned aircraft” after uproar over damage he caused to plane

AMES – Iowa State University President Steven Leath says he won’t fly anymore state-owned airplanes for personal business after it was revealed he caused damage to a plane.…

Police add felony burglary charge against man after alleged violent domestic incident

Police add felony burglary charge against man after alleged violent domestic incident

MASON CITY – A man who police say punched a woman in the face and was arrested on a range of charges now faces a felony burglary charge.…

Hawkeye punter named player of the week

Hawkeye punter named player of the week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior punter Ron Coluzzi has been named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Iowa’s 14-7…

Rudd woman caught drunk driving in Mason City

Rudd woman caught drunk driving in Mason City

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Iowa’s regular duck hunting seasons to start soon

Iowa’s regular duck hunting seasons to start soon

DES MOINES – Iowa has had a wet start to summer and now a wet end to summer filling wetlands and marshes across the state and flooding crop…

Iowa slips by Rutgers in Big Ten opener, 14-7

Iowa slips by Rutgers in Big Ten opener, 14-7

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Iowa (3‐1, 1‐0), defeated Rutgers (2‐2, 0‐1), 14‐7, Saturday at High Point Stadium. The Hawkeyes have a Big Ten best nine‐game regular season conference winning…

Mason City man accused of domestic assault jailed for 7 days

Mason City man accused of domestic assault jailed for 7 days

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Warning: Drug that is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine being dealt in communities, feds say

Warning: Drug that is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine being dealt in communities, feds say

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DEA has issued a public warning to the public and law enforcement nationwide about the health and safety risks of carfentanil. Carfentanil is a synthetic opioid that…

5 confirmed dead after mall shooting in Washington state

5 confirmed dead after mall shooting in Washington state

BURLINGTON, WA – A gunman has been captured Saturday night, believed to be responsible for five deaths at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington Friday night, Sept. 23…

NIACC’s Khat places fifth at Griak Invitational

NIACC’s Khat places fifth at Griak Invitational

ST. PAUL, MN – NIACC sophomore Wal Khat placed fifth in the Maroon Division (Men’s Division II) race at the Roy Griak Invitational at the Les Bolstad Golf…

Cops nab wanted felon at Walmart

Cops nab wanted felon at Walmart

MASON CITY – A woman wanted for identity theft with a long, dubious criminal record was nabbed by cops at Walmart Friday night. Mason City police made contact…

Fleeing shoplifter busted by cops

Fleeing shoplifter busted by cops

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Branstad adds Cerro Gordo county to disaster list; will tour Greene and Charles City today

Branstad adds Cerro Gordo county to disaster list; will tour Greene and Charles City today

DES MOINES – This morning, Gov. Terry Branstad provided an update on the Iowa flood…

Ragan says wind energy is an economic success story in Iowa

Ragan says wind energy is an economic success story in Iowa

MASON CITY – Senator Amanda Ragan (D) says wind energy is a success story in…

City of Mason City expense report, September 22, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, September 22, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/22/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL…

Branstad says Medicaid patients continue getting better access to care and health outcomes

Branstad says Medicaid patients continue getting better access to care and health outcomes

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today are highlighting a…

Congressman apologizes for saying black people hate white people because of their success

Congressman apologizes for saying black people hate white people because of their success

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – A Republican Congressman from North Carolina has apologized for saying black…

An open letter to Wells Fargo customers from Hillary Clinton

An open letter to Wells Fargo customers from Hillary Clinton

Dear Wells Fargo Customers, In America, we have faith that when we open up a…

Trump leading or catching Clinton in swing states, poll shows

Trump leading or catching Clinton in swing states, poll shows

NEW YORK – Donald Trump has narrowed the gap in Colorado and Virginia and has…

Council candidate Paul Adams thanks supporters, looks ahead to runoff

Council candidate Paul Adams thanks supporters, looks ahead to runoff

MASON CITY – At-Large City Council candidate Paul Adams reached out to supporters today to…

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Fall waterfowl migration has great potential for hunters in Iowa. When cooler temperatures come to Iowa and the waterfowl migration begins, fall hunting could be excellent, according to DNR wildlife biologists.
Best Advice: Take Time to Scout
Wet conditions have created standing water in many new marshes and wetlands, according to Orrin Jones, DNR wildlife biologist. "Scouting will be particularly important this year," said Jones. "Right now there's lots of water out there and lots of places for ducks to go."
While local ducks are enjoying these new areas, warm temperatures have kept early-migrating species from the state. But according to Jones, Iowa could have an impressive migration as soon as temperatures cool down. "Remember, waterfowl will be dividing up as they discover new places to feed and find cover, along with the traditional Iowa wetlands that attract birds."

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The United States today announced nearly $133 million in new humanitarian assistance for South Sudanese refugees, who now number over one million, as well as for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan. This funding will also assist refugees who have fled to South Sudan, and others affected by the ongoing conflict. U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced the additional funding at the “High Level Side Event on South Sudan” on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian aid for the people of South Sudan to nearly $1.9 billion since the start of the conflict in December 2013.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Sunday that the United States is providing nearly $6 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the Libyan people. This funding will help address critical humanitarian needs, including aid for those displaced from Sirte. Today’s announcement brings total U.S. humanitarian assistance for Libyans to more than $121 million since FY 2012.

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GALLUP: Number of Americans Closely Following Politics Spikes: In the U.S., 39% say they follow national politics "very closely," up from 31% in 2015. Americans' attention to national politics spikes in presidential election years across most partisan and age groups.

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced she will hold a town meeting in Cerro Gordo County as part of her 99 county tour to speak with constituents. This town meeting is open to the public.
Friday, October 7, 2016, NOON
The Park Inn Ballroom, Main Floor
15 West State Street in Mason City, IA

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There is still time to enter the biennial Area Show exhibition at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, IA. The deadline for entering the 2016 show is Friday, October 7th. The competition for the Area Show is open to all artists above high school age residing within 100 miles of Mason City, encompassing North Central Iowa and Southern Minnesota. All works are to be original, by the entering artist, completed since January 2014, and not previously entered into the MacNider Area Show.
This year’s Area Show will open Friday, November 18th with an awards program and artists’ reception on Saturday, November 19th

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Notice of Board Meeting - Mason City Woman’s Club
Date: Tuesday, October 4th
Time: 11:30
Place: Pies and More

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City of Cedar Rapids: Activity downtown is not encouraged, curfew will be in affect tonight (SUNDAY).

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On Sept. 23, coalition military forces conducted 20 strikes against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq. In Syria, coalition military forces conducted 11 strikes using attack, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets. Additionally in Iraq, coalition military forces conducted nine strikes coordinated with and in support of the Government of Iraq using attack, bomber, fighter, and remotely piloted aircraft against ISIL targets.

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FISHING REPORT:
Blue Pit (BIG BLUE)
Channel Catfish - Good: An occasional catfish has been caught on cut bait on the jetty. Blue Sucker – Good.

Clear Lake
Yellow Bass - Excellent: Farmer’s beach (just outside the weed edge), MacIntosh swim beach and the Ventura jetties have been producing well. Hy-Vee and other rock reefs continue to produce. Try also the channel between the little lake and big lake has. Action has picked up this week with anglers reporting fish on every cast, at times. Walleye - Good: Walleye action is starting to pick up in certain areas. Use jigs and a minnow or cut bait in many of the same areas that yellow bass are biting. Channel Catfish - Good: Catfish are biting near the grade on cut bait and minnows. Try the last couple hours of the day or early morning. Black Crappie - Fair: Try near the Hy-Vee reef or in tight to docks in early morning. Muskellunge - Good: Musky fishing has been decent; September is usually a good month for musky fishing. Yellow Perch - Good: Yellow perch are hitting by the grade on 1/16 ounce black leadheads with a piece of cut bait.

Lake Smith
Largemouth Bass - Good: Largemouth are starting to go on the feed with cooler water.

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Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley has an 11-point advantage over former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, 55 percent to 43 percent.

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City of Nashua, Iowa:
"We heard from Chickasaw County Emergency Management that the water crested in Charles City at 2:15 am Saturday at 20.93 ft. Nashua should see our crest 6 - 8 hrs later which means it should be here now. The amount for the crest is a little less than first anticipated. Flood kits are available for those affected by the floods. Please contact us at City Hall to obtain one. Thanks to all our fire fighters who took 2 HR shifts last night to watch the water levels. We appreciate all your hard work!" - Mayor Angie Dietz

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Charles City Police Department update:
(SUNDAY) As of at this time, please continue NOT using the sanitary system. Guys worked throughout the night and are making headway with the waste water system. Thank you for being a very understanding and helpful community. The guys working on the system have very much appreciated your diligence in not sending water their way down the system.

CLEAN UP INFORMATION UPDATE -
SATURDAY 9/24/16 - 10:30 A.M.
BUCKETS: Flood clean up buckets for residents effected by the flood will be available beginning at 10 AM on Sunday. There are 400 buckets available. The location will be announced later today.
HELP: Volunteers are being assembled. If you want to volunteer keep watching this Facebook page for where and when to assemble.
HOMEOWNERS: It is your responsibility to get your flood damaged property out to your curb. Please work to get your debris on the curb by 6 AM on Monday, September 26. If assistance is required call the Floyd County Emergency Operations Center at 641-257-6144.
RIVER CREST: The river has crested and is starting to recede rapidly.
DRINKING WATER: Drinking water is safe.
WASTEWATER TREATMENT: Is still under repair. We are asking for people in Charles City, including Maple Heights to not flush waste, not to shower, please don’t do laundry, do not wash dishes, until further notice.

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Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett has retired. "The future Hall of Famer and the Wolves have come to an agreement that will end his second tenure with the team," the StarTribune reports.

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Due to the recent flooding, the following Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board campgrounds have been closed until further notice: Wilkinson Park at Rock Falls; Linn Grove Park at Rockwell; Ingebretsen Park at Thornton. In addition, the entire Shellrock River Greenbelt from Wilkinson Park to Highway 18 west of Nora Springs is closed until further notice.

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All charges dismissed against man who was caught with carload of illegal drugs at NIACC entrance

All charges dismissed against man who was caught with carload of illegal drugs at NIACC entrance

MASON CITY – A judge has dismissed all charges against a Mason City man who was stopped at the NIACC campus entrance with numerous illegal drugs. A traffic…

Mason City man allegedly strikes police officer in face with door leading to violent struggle

Mason City man allegedly strikes police officer in face with door leading to violent struggle

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested after striking an officer with a door and allegedly placing his hands around the officer’s neck during the struggle.…

Southbridge Mall is sold to out-of-state investor

Southbridge Mall is sold to out-of-state investor

MASON CITY – Southbridge Mall is sold, and not to a local group, NIT has confirmed. An asset manager with a real estate outfit in Irving, Texas told NIT this…

Police add felony burglary charge against man after alleged violent domestic incident

Police add felony burglary charge against man after alleged violent domestic incident

MASON CITY – A man who police say punched a woman in the face and was arrested on a range of charges now faces a felony burglary charge.…

Rudd woman caught drunk driving in Mason City

Rudd woman caught drunk driving in Mason City

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Mason City man accused of domestic assault jailed for 7 days

Mason City man accused of domestic assault jailed for 7 days

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Warning: Drug that is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine being dealt in communities, feds say

Warning: Drug that is 10,000 times more powerful than morphine being dealt in communities, feds say

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DEA has issued a public warning to the public and law enforcement nationwide about the health and safety risks of…

5 confirmed dead after mall shooting in Washington state

5 confirmed dead after mall shooting in Washington state

BURLINGTON, WA – A gunman has been captured Saturday night, believed to be responsible for five deaths at the Cascade Mall…

Hacker linked with ISIS sentenced to 20 years in prison

Hacker linked with ISIS sentenced to 20 years in prison

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