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Plunge for Landon comes to Mason City (photos & video)

Plunge for Landon comes to Mason City (photos & video)

MASON CITY – Over the past several days people have been gathering at Big Blue and doing the “Plunge for Landon” – a fundraising venture which began when…

Food bank gets generous donation

Food bank gets generous donation

MASON CITY – The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank received a generous donation from a citizen last week.…

Sen. Ragan supports preschool bill

Sen. Ragan supports preschool bill

From Senator Amanda Ragan - I was proud to support an initiative this week to help more Iowa kids get a good start on their education with high-quality…

Huggable, adorable animals snuggled by children at Willowbrook Mall

Huggable, adorable animals snuggled by children at Willowbrook Mall

MASON CITY – Willowbrook Mall perhaps discovered a way to draw lots of people to the mall: A family-friendly event with lots of pet-able, touchable farm animals. An…


Watercooler

Following Supreme Court ruling, legislative action called for to protect Iowa students

Following Supreme Court ruling, legislative action called for to protect Iowa students

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds last week called…

St. Ansgar doctor charged with ethics violation; fined $5K

St. Ansgar doctor charged with ethics violation; fined $5K

DES MOINES – A doctor who practices medicine for Mercy Medical Center North Iowa out…

Mercy doctor fined by state board for ethics violation

Mercy doctor fined by state board for ethics violation

DES MOINES – A doctor who practices medicine at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa was…

Clear Lake man arrested again for violating no contact order

Clear Lake man arrested again for violating no contact order

NIT – He is now accused four times of violating a no-contact order with a…

Violent convicted sex offender arrested Saturday

Violent convicted sex offender arrested Saturday

MASON CITY – A Mason City man convicted of violent domestic assault and indecent exposure…

Microsoft to build $1.1 billion data center in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES – West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer announced Friday that Microsoft will…

Supreme court says mom should have gotten court-approval before ordering his vasectomy

Supreme court says mom should have gotten court-approval before ordering his vasectomy

DES MOINES – An Iowa mom who took her intellectually disabled adult son to get…

Steve King thinks Facebook is out to get him

Steve King thinks Facebook is out to get him

WASHINGTON – Right-wing Congressman Steve King said in a statement Friday that Facebook CEO Mark…

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Crime

Wanted Mason City man caught Saturday

Wanted Mason City man caught Saturday

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man was caught by police Saturday and taken to jail.…

Convicted sex offender charged with felony theft

Convicted sex offender charged with felony theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been charged with felony theft.…

Elma man charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Elma man charged with shoplifting at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – Police were called to the Mason City Wal-Mart Friday for a theft report.…

Sex offender fails to register, Judge Rose sentences him to 21 months in prison

Sex offender fails to register, Judge Rose sentences him to 21 months in prison

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA – A sex offender who moved to Iowa for a month, but did not register with the sex offender registry, was sentenced to 21 moths…

Ames police announce more arrests connected to last week’s riots

Ames police announce more arrests connected to last week’s riots

AMES – Ames police continue to investigate and pursue leads related to last week’s riots that ruined the annual VEISHEA celebration. According to Commander Geoff Huff, Ames Police…

Sioux Falls man appears in court on charge of attempting to entice female under age of 14

Sioux Falls man appears in court on charge of attempting to entice female under age of 14

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for attempted commercial sex…

Seven South Dakotans charged in meth conspiracy

Seven South Dakotans charged in meth conspiracy

MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a second group of individuals from Wagner, South Dakota, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for…

Clear Lake man’s jail sentence upheld by appeals court

Clear Lake man’s jail sentence upheld by appeals court

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake man appealed his jail sentence stemming from a conviction on third degree theft, and lost.…

Autopsy completed on murdered Iowa woman

Autopsy completed on murdered Iowa woman

CAMBRIDGE, IA – On April 14, 2014, at approximately 5:17 p.m., the Huxley Police Department responded to 117 Race Street in Cambridge, Iowa, in response to a welfare…

Wanted, violent Mason City man turns himself in to police

Wanted, violent Mason City man turns himself in to police

MASON CITY – A Mason City felon accused of violent crimes and wanted for months for parole and probation violations turned himself in to police Tuesday night.…

World

Romanian units transfer authority in Afghanistan

Romanian units transfer authority in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Romanian Armed Forces in Afghanistan marked a historic day as two detachments of the Romanian National Support…

No food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

No food left in besieged Palestinian refugee camp

NIT – The United Nations has renewed its demand for unimpeded humanitarian access to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk,…

Inspectors report further progress in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons

Inspectors report further progress in eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons

NIT – Syria has, as of 19 April, removed or destroyed in-country approximately 80 per cent of its chemical weapons material,…

Security forces continue success following the elections

Security forces continue success following the elections

PARWAN, Afghanistan – Afghan special security forces and coalition advisers conducted multiple, successful joint operations throughout Nangahar, Paktiya, Zabul, Farah, Ghazni,…



Politics

Gov. Branstad signs two bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following bills into law: Senate File 366: an Act relating to radon control in schools. Senate File 2312:…

Steve King takes another swing at Facebook’s Zuckerberg

NIT – Desperately searching for anyone who might contribute $25 or so dollars to his campaign for re-election to Congress, Steve King again took a swipe at…

Business

Winnebago unveiled new 2015 models at Dealer Days event held In Las Vegas

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. last week unveiled exciting new 2015 models to the Company’s dealer partners at The Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. The new…

Kraft Foods recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

WASHINGTON, April 20, 2014 – Kraft Foods Group, Inc., a Columbia, Mo., establishment is recalling approximately 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners because the products may…

Crime

Wanted Mason City man caught Saturday

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man was caught by police Saturday and taken to jail.…

Convicted sex offender charged with felony theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been charged with felony theft.…

Watercooler

Following Supreme Court ruling, legislative action called for to protect Iowa students

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds last week called on the Iowa Legislature, which remains in legislative session, to pass a…

St. Ansgar doctor charged with ethics violation; fined $5K

DES MOINES – A doctor who practices medicine for Mercy Medical Center North Iowa out of St. Ansgar has been charged with an ethics violation.…