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Area nonprofits receive over $60,000 in grants from Alliant Energy Foundation

Area nonprofits receive over $60,000 in grants from Alliant Energy Foundation

CEDAR RAPIDS – Twenty-eight area nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling $60,920 from the Alliant Energy Foundation in the first of its two 2017 giving cycles. “These…

Iowa native Michael Jacobson leaving Nebraska for Cyclone basketball team

Iowa native Michael Jacobson leaving Nebraska for Cyclone basketball team

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State men’s basketball team has announced the addition of Nebraska transfer and Waukee, Iowa native Michael Jacobson to the program, head coach Steve…

Palo Alto county couple sent to prison for dealing meth

Palo Alto county couple sent to prison for dealing meth

EMMETSBURG, IOWA – A Northern Iowa couple is headed to prison for dealing meth. Two Graettinger residents were recently sentenced in United States District Court on charges of…

White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House reported today that Obamacare is a “disaster” and health insurance premiums have increased an average of 105% since 2013. Since Obamacare was…

OBIT: Marlene M. (Sido) Mohring, 76, of Charles City

OBIT: Marlene M. (Sido) Mohring, 76, of Charles City

Marlene M. (Sido) Mohring, 76, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. There will be no services…

OPINION: State of Iowa set to return $850 for every residential dwelling in Mason City

OPINION: State of Iowa set to return $850 for every residential dwelling in Mason City

The Iowa Reinvestment Act funding for the River City Renaissance project amounts to 25% of the $36 million project, or $9 million. Divided by 10,578 dwelling parcels within…

Charles City woman jailed for public intoxication

Charles City woman jailed for public intoxication

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OBIT: Rodney “Rod” Mulcahy J.D., 45, of Charles City

OBIT: Rodney “Rod” Mulcahy J.D., 45, of Charles City

Rodney “Rod” Mulcahy J.D., 45, of Charles City, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 in Charles City, Iowa. A funeral service for Rod will be held 10:30 A.M.…

Franklin county sex predator dies in prison

Franklin county sex predator dies in prison

CORALVILLE – A man convicted of sexual offenses out of Franklin county has died in prison, the Iowa Department of Corrections says. James William Allen was pronounced dead…

Kim Reynolds sworn in as 43rd governor of Iowa

Kim Reynolds sworn in as 43rd governor of Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds took the oath of office to become Iowa’s 43rd governor. She officially became governor of Iowa at 10:06 a.m. Below are…

Terry Branstad has resigned as governor of Iowa

Terry Branstad has resigned as governor of Iowa

DES MOINES – At 10:06 a.m. today, Gov. Terry Branstad resigned as governor of Iowa, marking his 8,169th day in office. To view that resignation letter, please click…

Forest City man guilty of stealing from store

Forest City man guilty of stealing from store

FOREST CITY – A Forest City man was jailed after a theft incident at a local retailer. On May 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Forest City police were…

DNR advises boaters use caution on swollen rivers, reservoirs

DNR advises boaters use caution on swollen rivers, reservoirs

MASON CITY – Boaters, anglers and paddlers are encouraged to use caution if planning to spend time on Iowa rivers or flood control reservoirs over the Memorial Day…



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White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House reported today that Obamacare is a “disaster” and health…

OPINION: State of Iowa set to return $850 for every residential dwelling in Mason City

OPINION: State of Iowa set to return $850 for every residential dwelling in Mason City

The Iowa Reinvestment Act funding for the River City Renaissance project amounts to 25% of…

Terry Branstad has resigned as governor of Iowa

Terry Branstad has resigned as governor of Iowa

DES MOINES – At 10:06 a.m. today, Gov. Terry Branstad resigned as governor of Iowa,…

Branstad approved by U.S. Senate as ambassador to China, will resign Wednesday

Branstad approved by U.S. Senate as ambassador to China, will resign Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate today voted to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad…

Immigration arrests made by ICE climb nearly 40%

Immigration arrests made by ICE climb nearly 40%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the 100 days since President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Orders…

Police investigate alarm at downtown bank

Police investigate alarm at downtown bank

MASON CITY – Police were called to a downtown Mason City bank that has already…

U.S. and Saudi Arabia to co-chair new Terrorist Financing Targeting Center

U.S. and Saudi Arabia to co-chair new Terrorist Financing Targeting Center

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – Today, the United States and Saudi Arabia signed a historic agreement…

President Donald J. Trump speech in Saudi Arabia: “This is a battle between Good and Evil”

President Donald J. Trump speech in Saudi Arabia: “This is a battle between Good and Evil”

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – The following is the speech President Donald J. Trump gave in…

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A public forum will be held on Wednesday, May 24th at 5 p.m. at The Music Man Square. David Rachie from Gatehouse Capital will be on hand to answer questions and update the public on the hotel development plan.

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2017 City Band Concerts
The Mason City Municipal Band will be performing on the following:

TH, 5-25 @ 6:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

TH, 6-1 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

TH, 6-8 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

SA, 6-10 @ 4:00 pm @ MacNider Museum

TH, 6-15 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

TH, 6-22 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

TH, 6-29 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

SU, 7-3 @ 9:00 pm @ Mohawk Field MCHS

TH, 7-6 @ 7:30 pm @ Southbridge Mall

Dates and times are subject to change

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ANNUAL ST. ANSGAR OATMEAL DAYS
Saturday, June 17th
FAMILY FUN DAY
Bike ride, inflatables, eurobungy, bean bag & 3 on 3 tournaments, color 5K run/walk, sidewalk vendors, pork chop feed, crowning Miss St. Ansgar followed by an evening parade.

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The Mason City Alternative School will be celebrating the graduation completions of its senior class and honoring student accomplishments at the 42nd Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mohawk Performance Hall in the FEMA Safe Room located on the Mason City High School campus.

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Mason City Public Transit’s Central Station will temporarily be moved to the Public Parking Lot East of Brick Furniture beginning at 1:00pm on Thursday, May 25th and continue through Friday, May 26th to accommodate Band Fest activities.
Passengers may board the buses at the parking lot on the northwest corner of the intersection of N. Delaware and 1st St. NE east of Brick Furniture.
This parking lot will be closed to all parking except for Mason City Public Transit buses. All leased and general public vehicles need to be removed from the above lot by 6:00am on Thursday, May 25th to allow for setup. Any vehicles not removed by 6:00am on Thursday, May 25th will be towed at the owner’s expense.
Buses will return to their Central Park location on Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

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Garage sales will be held city-wide in Rockwell on Saturday, May 27

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Charles City's Party in the Park summer series begins Friday, May 26, from 5-11 pm. There will be Inflatables, a dance floor, delicious food, beverages, and activities for the kids. Two bands that evening: The Chocolate Crackers from 5-7:30pm and Coyote Wild from 8-11pm.

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-JFK

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Palo Alto county couple sent to prison for dealing meth

Palo Alto county couple sent to prison for dealing meth

EMMETSBURG, IOWA – A Northern Iowa couple is headed to prison for dealing meth. Two Graettinger residents were recently sentenced in United States District Court on charges of…

Charles City woman jailed for public intoxication

Charles City woman jailed for public intoxication

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Franklin county sex predator dies in prison

Franklin county sex predator dies in prison

CORALVILLE – A man convicted of sexual offenses out of Franklin county has died in prison, the Iowa Department of Corrections says. James William Allen was pronounced dead…

Forest City man guilty of stealing from store

Forest City man guilty of stealing from store

FOREST CITY – A Forest City man was jailed after a theft incident at a local retailer. On May 9, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Forest City police were…

Charles City man fined in connection to theft crime

Charles City man fined in connection to theft crime

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man is guilty after stealing tools and has been sentenced to a fine. After an investigation, Charles City police arrested 36-year-old Bret…

Out-of-control woman arrested after domestic incident

Out-of-control woman arrested after domestic incident

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman was allegedly out of control during an incident at her home this weekend, leading to her arrest. Cerro Gordo deputies responded…

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White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

White House again blasts Obamacare, cites report showing huge increase in health insurance premiums

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Branstad approved by U.S. Senate as ambassador to China, will resign Wednesday

Branstad approved by U.S. Senate as ambassador to China, will resign Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Senate today voted to confirm Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as U.S. ambassador to China. Governor…

Immigration arrests made by ICE climb nearly 40%

Immigration arrests made by ICE climb nearly 40%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the 100 days since President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Orders (EOs) regarding immigration enforcement priorities, U.S.…