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Waldorf University to hold 24-hour Read-a-thon and Reach Out and Read fundraiser

Waldorf University to hold 24-hour Read-a-thon and Reach Out and Read fundraiser

FOREST CITY – For the third year, Waldorf University will hold the annual 24-hour Read-a-thon in the Louis V. Hanson (LVH) Library lounge located at 106 S. Sixth…

Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three men who distributed opioids that led to the deaths of three women who used the drugs were sentenced to federal prison over the last…

OBIT: Janice L. Robbins, 70, of Ionia

OBIT: Janice L. Robbins, 70, of Ionia

Janice L. Robbins, 70, of Ionia, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City surrounded by her loving family. A memorial…

USDA issues safety-net and conservation payments to Iowa farmers

USDA issues safety-net and conservation payments to Iowa farmers

DES MOINES – USDA Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Amanda De Jong, recently announced that nearly $43 million will be paid to Iowa farms that enrolled…

U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor today issued a proposed regulation that expands the usability of health reimbursement arrangements…

Mason City council to meet Tuesday to consider terminating agreement with developer on downtown hotel

Mason City council to meet Tuesday to consider terminating agreement with developer on downtown hotel

MASON CITY – Five years after a hotel was announced for downtown Mason City but has yet to materialize, the saga continues as the city council will consider…

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 16, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 16, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 16, 2018 Download the PDF file .…

Large volume of treated wastewater discharged in Hancock County

Large volume of treated wastewater discharged in Hancock County

KANAWHA – According to Kanawha wastewater treatment staff, a lagoon at the treatment plant failed sometime recently, probably after 11 a.m. Sunday morning, sending treated wastewater into West…

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth in Humboldt

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth in Humboldt

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who had guns has been sent to prison for dealing meth in the Humboldt area. Eric Humphrey, 33, from Des Moines, Iowa,…

UPDATE: Two brothers dead after shooting in Fort Dodge

UPDATE: Two brothers dead after shooting in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – Two men are dead after a shooting in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge police say that on Monday, October 22, 2018 at approximately 12:03 A.M., the…

Caring Pregnancy Center of Mason City will host annual Fall Reception

MASON CITY – On Saturday, November 10, 2018, the Caring Pregnancy Center of Mason City will host the Center’s annual Fall Reception. It will be held at The Bridge…

U.S. closely monitoring migrant caravan out of Central America

U.S. closely monitoring migrant caravan out of Central America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. is closely monitoring a migrant caravan out of Central America headed north to U.S. According to a statement Sunday evening from Secretary of…



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U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor…

Mason City council to meet Tuesday to consider terminating agreement with developer on downtown hotel

Mason City council to meet Tuesday to consider terminating agreement with developer on downtown hotel

MASON CITY – Five years after a hotel was announced for downtown Mason City but…

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 16, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 16, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 16, 2018 Download the PDF file .…

U.S. closely monitoring migrant caravan out of Central America

U.S. closely monitoring migrant caravan out of Central America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. is closely monitoring a migrant caravan out of Central America…

Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights experts

Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights experts

NEW YORK – Separating children from their undocumented parents is a traumatic violation of their…

City of Mason City expense report, Oct. 18, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Oct. 18, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/18/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———- 3SI SECURITY SYSTEMS…

News update from Iowa Democrats

News update from Iowa Democrats

DES MOINES – The following information was released this week by Iowa Democrats: Early Voting…

Governor Reynolds says Iowa students, teachers benefit from STEM education

Governor Reynolds says Iowa students, teachers benefit from STEM education

DES MOINES – The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council released…

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SPECIAL EVENT: Saturday, October 20 Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank, will be open from 10 a.m. til 12 noon to serve new clients and also to help those clients that are unable to stop in to the food bank during their regular afternoon hours Monday through Friday. This is a special trial project that the food bank has done the third Saturday of the month in June,July August and September. Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank is located at 122 South Adams in Mason City.

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10/19/18 10am-3pm
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200 N 4th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa

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Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three men who distributed opioids that led to the deaths of three women who used the drugs were sentenced to federal prison over the last…

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth in Humboldt

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth in Humboldt

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who had guns has been sent to prison for dealing meth in the Humboldt area. Eric Humphrey, 33, from Des Moines, Iowa,…

UPDATE: Two brothers dead after shooting in Fort Dodge

UPDATE: Two brothers dead after shooting in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – Two men are dead after a shooting in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge police say that on Monday, October 22, 2018 at approximately 12:03 A.M., the…

Guard suffers “closed fist strikes” from inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary

Guard suffers “closed fist strikes” from inmate at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, IA at approximately 8:00 a.m. Friday morning. The correctional…

Britt child sex abuser gets a decade behind bars

Britt child sex abuser gets a decade behind bars

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Iowa police detective arrested for “felonious misconduct” and meth possession

Iowa police detective arrested for “felonious misconduct” and meth possession

ALTOONA, IOWA – An Iowa police detective is facing serious charges after allegedly tampering with drug evidence. On October 15, 2018, Joshua Copeland, 39, was placed under arrest…

Illegal alien who lived in Iowa and used another person’s social security number sentenced to prison

Illegal alien who lived in Iowa and used another person’s social security number sentenced to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who used another person’s Social Security number to get a job in Iowa was sentenced this week to almost two months in federal…

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Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

Men sent to prison after three opioid-related overdose deaths in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three men who distributed opioids that led to the deaths of three women who used the drugs were…

USDA issues safety-net and conservation payments to Iowa farmers

USDA issues safety-net and conservation payments to Iowa farmers

DES MOINES – USDA Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Amanda De Jong, recently announced that nearly $43 million will…

U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor today issued a proposed regulation that…