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Mason City house raid leads to one arrest

Mason City house raid leads to one arrest

MASON CITY – Police raided a Mason City house and arrested one man for identity theft and another house was raided in Sheffield, leading to two arrests. On…

Justice Department, DEA propose significant opioid manufacturing reduction in 2019

Justice Department, DEA propose significant opioid manufacturing reduction in 2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may be manufactured in the U.S. next year.…

Electronic peeping tom sent to jail, fined, placed on sex offender list

Electronic peeping tom sent to jail, fined, placed on sex offender list

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man who worked in Clear Lake as a school janitor and installed a hidden camera in a bathroom has been sentenced to…

Iowa has second lowest unemployment rate in nation, Governor Reynolds says

Iowa has second lowest unemployment rate in nation, Governor Reynolds says

DES MOINES – Iowa has the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, according to July numbers released by Iowa Workforce Development on Friday. The state’s unemployment rate…

NIACC men’s basketball team announces recruiting class

NIACC men’s basketball team announces recruiting class

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team has announced its recruiting class for the upcoming 2018-19 season. The list includes nine freshman and two transfers from other…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to Rotary Club of Des Moines

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks to Rotary Club of Des Moines

DES MOINES – Attorney General Jeff Sessions was in Des Moines Friday morning to speak to the Rotary Club, and a small fee was required to gain entrance…

Butterfly tagging program offered this month at Lime Creek Nature Center

Butterfly tagging program offered this month at Lime Creek Nature Center

MASON CITY – A Get Active in Nature (G.A.I.N.) program will be held at the Lime Creek Nature Center on Monday, August 27 at 4 p.m. “Tagging Monarch…

Senator Amanda Ragan will serve on “Empower Rural Iowa Initiative”

Senator Amanda Ragan will serve on “Empower Rural Iowa Initiative”

DES MOINES – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City will participate in the Empower Rural Iowa Initiative as a member of the Growing Rural Iowa Task Force.…

City of Mason City expense report, August 16, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, August 16, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/16/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 723.43 ACCURATE AIR CONDITIONING SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY 71.86 ALL INCLUSIVE…

Mason City man accused of molesting young girl

Mason City man accused of molesting young girl

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is behind bars and accused by police of molesting a young girl. On Wednesday, August 15th the Mason City Police Department…

Lime Creek Fall Festival set for September 9

Lime Creek Fall Festival set for September 9

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board are hosting their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 9 at the nature center…



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Iowa has second lowest unemployment rate in nation, Governor Reynolds says

Iowa has second lowest unemployment rate in nation, Governor Reynolds says

DES MOINES – Iowa has the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation, according to…

Senator Amanda Ragan will serve on “Empower Rural Iowa Initiative”

Senator Amanda Ragan will serve on “Empower Rural Iowa Initiative”

DES MOINES – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City will participate in the Empower…

City of Mason City expense report, August 16, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, August 16, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/16/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL…

Disconnected citizens can now figure out who their council person is in Mason City

Disconnected citizens can now figure out who their council person is in Mason City

MASON CITY – Mason City residents, many of whom pay little attention after years of…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, August 7, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, August 7, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, August 7, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

Picnic for all veterans to be held in Northwood this month

Picnic for all veterans to be held in Northwood this month

NORTHWOOD – An annual picnic for all veterans is set to be held again this…

University of Iowa football media conference with Head Coach Kirk Ferentz

University of Iowa football media conference with Head Coach Kirk Ferentz

IOWA CITY – The following is the latest from the University of Iowa football team…

Wedmore to seek Cerro Gordo County Auditor position

Wedmore to seek Cerro Gordo County Auditor position

ROCKWELL, IOWA – Rockwell’s Adam Wedmore will seek to become the next Auditor of Cerro…

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Mason City house raid leads to one arrest

Mason City house raid leads to one arrest

MASON CITY – Police raided a Mason City house and arrested one man for identity theft and another house was raided in Sheffield, leading to two arrests. On…

Electronic peeping tom sent to jail, fined, placed on sex offender list

Electronic peeping tom sent to jail, fined, placed on sex offender list

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man who worked in Clear Lake as a school janitor and installed a hidden camera in a bathroom has been sentenced to…

Mason City man accused of molesting young girl

Mason City man accused of molesting young girl

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is behind bars and accused by police of molesting a young girl. On Wednesday, August 15th the Mason City Police Department…

Meth, weed and paraphernalia found in search of Northwood apartment, sheriff says

Meth, weed and paraphernalia found in search of Northwood apartment, sheriff says

NORTHWOOD – Illicit drugs and paraphernalia were found in a search of a Northwood apartment, the Worth county sheriff said today. On August 15, 2018, the Worth County…

Nebraska executes convicted murderer today

Nebraska executes convicted murderer today

LINCOLN, NE – A Nebraska man convicted of two counts of first-degree murder was put to death today in that state, officials say. Today at 11:05 a.m., Nebraska…

Iowa man at park with gun “advances quickly” on responding police, is shot dead

Iowa man at park with gun “advances quickly” on responding police, is shot dead

CRESTON, IOWA – On Monday, August 13, 2018, the Union County Dispatch Center received a 911 call at approximately 11:55 p.m. in reference to a report of a…

Mason City ER nurse who stole patient pain medications pleads guilty

Mason City ER nurse who stole patient pain medications pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – A registered nurse from Mason City who used patient identities to steal hydrocodone pain pills while employed in a hospital emergency room pled guilty August…

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Justice Department, DEA propose significant opioid manufacturing reduction in 2019

Justice Department, DEA propose significant opioid manufacturing reduction in 2019

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have proposed a reduction for controlled substances that may…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement following visit with Vice President Pence

Gov. Reynolds releases statement following visit with Vice President Pence

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement following her visit with Vice President Mike Pence: “As trade discussions…

Nebraska executes convicted murderer today

Nebraska executes convicted murderer today

LINCOLN, NE – A Nebraska man convicted of two counts of first-degree murder was put to death today in that state,…