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Mason City woman arrested for public intox

Mason City woman arrested for public intox

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested this weekend for public intoxication and interfering with officers. A Cerro Gordo deputy responded to a disturbance in the…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for drunk driving this weekend. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop early Saturday morning, May 23, at…

Perfect weather for 77th Band Fest parade

Perfect weather for 77th Band Fest parade

MASON CITY – The Band Fest parade in Mason City was held in perfect spring weather Saturday. The parade kicked off at 10 AM and lasted about 2…

NIACC Automotive Department to host car show

NIACC Automotive Department to host car show

MASON CITY – If you didn’t get enough of the car show during the Band Festival this weekend in Mason City, there will be another one in town,…

Britt man injured in two-car accident

Britt man injured in two-car accident

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Britt man was injured in a two-car accident Friday on Interstate 35. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were…

Mason City woman jailed for violating probation for second time in theft case

Mason City woman jailed for violating probation for second time in theft case

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was jailed on a warrant for violating her probation for a second time. Abbigail Lynn Duryee, age 21, was found by…

Woman arrested for yelling in mobile home park

Woman arrested for yelling in mobile home park

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was jailed for yelling in a mobile home park. Mason City police were called to the Gracious Estates mobile home park,…

Wanted Mason City woman arrested

Wanted Mason City woman arrested

MASON CITY – Police checked on a possible suicidal subject, and placed one woman under arrest. Mason City police were called to 1426 North Madison Avenue on May…

Gov. Branstad signs four bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs four bills into law

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following four bills into law: House File 504: an Act relating to insurance, including electronic delivery and…

Mason City man serving time for drunk driving and violating probation

Mason City man serving time for drunk driving and violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail this weekend, serving time for his second drunk driving offense and violating his probation connected to a domestic…

Mason City pleads for state taxpayer dollars in Des Moines

Mason City pleads for state taxpayer dollars in Des Moines

DES MOINES – A contingent of lobbyists from Mason City were in Des Moines Thursday, pleading for state taxpayer dollars to build 5 new structures in the downtown…

Flags to be lowered to honor Iowa native killed while working as Omaha police officer

Flags to be lowered to honor Iowa native killed while working as Omaha police officer

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff Tuesday, May 26, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in…

Things might be getting dicey down at American Realty as another realtor flees

Things might be getting dicey down at American Realty as another realtor flees

MASON CITY – The exodus from American Realty in Mason City continues, after a long-time realtor and wife of a city councilman quit her job there to move…

Population estimates show another loss for Mason City

Population estimates show another loss for Mason City

NIT – It’s been the declared goal of Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and the city council to grow the population of Mason City. We’ve heard the rhetoric, we’ve heard…

Minnesota couple arrested for stealing at Wal-Mart

Minnesota couple arrested for stealing at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A recently-engaged Minnesota couple was caught stealing at Wal-Mart Wednesday afternoon and jailed. Mason City police were called to the Wal-Mart Super Center, 4151 4th…

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  • Obama Favorable Rating Up, Best Since September 2013: Americans' favorable ratings of President Barack Obama have recovered to their highest level since September 2013, with 53% viewing the nation's chief executive favorably. This is up four points from 49% in March.
  • The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board has opened the North and South Greenbelt and Preserve to vehicle traffic. A reminder to users is the area is only open to vehicles with a valid license plate, and the speed limit in the Greenbelt/Preserve is 15 mph. The road is planned to remain open for vehicles until late November, barring any unusual weather conditions.
  • For the first time, as many Americans say their views on social issues are liberal as say they are conservative. Americans continue to be more likely to say they are economically conservative rather than liberal.
  • Americans Greatly Overestimate Percent Gay, Lesbian in U.S.: The American public estimates that 23% of Americans are gay or lesbian, little changed from the 25% estimate in 2011. These perceptions are many times higher than the actual percentage of the public who identify as gay or lesbian.
  • Interested in making a tax deductible donation to rehabilitate the stone bridge? There is an account set up at City Hall. Cash or check only. Unfortunately, they do not accept credit cards. Make check payable to City of Mason City and be sure to note East Park Stone Bridge. Mail to:City of Mason City, Attn: Finance, 10 1st St. NW, Mason City, Iowa 50401.
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Iowa Bandmasters present outstanding administrator awards

Iowa Bandmasters present outstanding administrator awards

MASON CITY – The Iowa Bandmasters Association is pleased to announce the recipients of its…

Summer reading program for adults offered at Mason City library

Summer reading program for adults offered at Mason City library

MASON CITY – The Summer Reading Program for adults at the Mason City library will begin…

Population estimates show another loss for Mason City

Population estimates show another loss for Mason City

NIT – It’s been the declared goal of Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and the city council…

Obama blasted with hate on new Twitter account

Obama blasted with hate on new Twitter account

NIT – The President is now tweeting, and some of the “tweets” he received weren’t…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Memorial Day is this Monday, May 25. The history of Memorial…

Hillary caved after secretive cash-grab in Mason City

Hillary caved after secretive cash-grab in Mason City

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – Hillary Clinton thought she could sneak into Mason City –…

Tree Town Fest -vs- Band Fest

Tree Town Fest -vs- Band Fest

NIT – Band Fest in Mason City used to be the biggest draw in the…

Obama to ban military-style equipment used by police departments

Obama to ban military-style equipment used by police departments

NIT – That fancy military equipment you see local police using might be a thing…

City of Mason City expense report, May 14, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, May 14, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Expense Report 5/14/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———————– 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING…

Should state spend “rainy day” fund?

Should state spend “rainy day” fund?

NIT – Democrats are crying foul over House Republicans’ refusal to spend any amount from…

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Crime

Mason City woman arrested for public intox

Mason City woman arrested for public intox

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested this weekend for public intoxication and interfering with officers. A Cerro Gordo deputy responded to a disturbance in the…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for drunk driving this weekend. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop early Saturday morning, May 23, at…

U.S. Army Sergeant sent to prison for taking bribes while deployed in Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sergeant sent to prison for taking bribes while deployed in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A sergeant with the U.S. Army was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for accepting bribes from Afghan truck drivers at Forward Operating Base…

Iowa convict placed on escape status

Iowa convict placed on escape status

WATERLOO – A paroled convict has been placed on escape status after failing to return to a Waterloo halfway house. Jalen Davontae Hall, age 21, has escaped from…

Britt man injured in two-car accident

Britt man injured in two-car accident

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Britt man was injured in a two-car accident Friday on Interstate 35. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were…

Mason City woman jailed for violating probation for second time in theft case

Mason City woman jailed for violating probation for second time in theft case

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was jailed on a warrant for violating her probation for a second time. Abbigail Lynn Duryee, age 21, was found by…

Woman arrested for yelling in mobile home park

Woman arrested for yelling in mobile home park

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was jailed for yelling in a mobile home park. Mason City police were called to the Gracious Estates mobile home park,…

Wanted Mason City woman arrested

Wanted Mason City woman arrested

MASON CITY – Police checked on a possible suicidal subject, and placed one woman under arrest. Mason City police were called to 1426 North Madison Avenue on May…

Mason City man serving time for drunk driving and violating probation

Mason City man serving time for drunk driving and violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail this weekend, serving time for his second drunk driving offense and violating his probation connected to a domestic…

North Iowa woman caught drunk driving in Charles City

North Iowa woman caught drunk driving in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A drunk driver was stopped and arrested in Charles City. A Charles City police officer conducted a traffic stop on May 5, 2010 at 10:30…

World

U.S. announces $68 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen

U.S. announces $68 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States is sending millions in aid to a war-torn country in the Middle East. Today in…

Indiana man killed on Iowa interstate highway

Indiana man killed on Iowa interstate highway

IOWA CITY – An Indiana man lost control of his vehicle and struck an overpass, claiming his life. According to the…

Electric outage affects nearly 10,000 in Ames

AMES, Iowa – A large outage affecting nearly 10,000 Ames Electric Services customers began just before noon today and was restored…

At least 9 people dead in Texas biker shoot-out

At least 9 people dead in Texas biker shoot-out

WACO, TX – Police in the Central Texas city of Waco are warning people to stay out of a shopping and…

Politics

Gov. Branstad signs four bills into law

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following four bills into law: House File 504: an Act relating to insurance, including electronic delivery…

Senator Ernst wants to cap spending by ex-presidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2015, legislation to reform the system for providing former U.S. presidents certain benefits…

Business

Banks banged for over a billion for cheating in markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it will impose fines totaling more than $1.8 billion against six major banking organizations for their unsafe and…

More than $360,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Story City, Ankeny

DES MOINES – The Vision Iowa Board awarded $366,917 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to an aquatic center in Story City and a park project…

Crime

Mason City woman arrested for public intox

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested this weekend for public intoxication and interfering with officers. A Cerro Gordo deputy responded to a disturbance in…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested for drunk driving this weekend. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop early Saturday morning, May 23,…

Business

Banks banged for over a billion for cheating in markets

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced it will impose fines totaling more than $1.8 billion against six major banking organizations for their unsafe and…

More than $360,000 in CAT Grants Awarded to Story City, Ankeny

DES MOINES – The Vision Iowa Board awarded $366,917 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to an aquatic center in Story City and a park project…