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Iowa State Patrol participating in Nationwide Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort

Iowa State Patrol participating in Nationwide Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort

DES MOINES – This Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP) will have increased patrol efforts on Iowa roadways with…

NIACC hires DeVries as associate head women’s soccer coach

NIACC hires DeVries as associate head women’s soccer coach

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – Hanna DeVries, who played at Waldorf University and is the head girls coach at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura, has been named…

Senate approves bill to protect victims of workplace harassment and discrimination

Senate approves bill to protect victims of workplace harassment and discrimination

WASHINGTON – This past week, the U.S. Senate approved bipartisan legislation to protect victims of workplace harassment and discrimination. The approved bill would fundamentally reform the Congressional Accountability…

May 26 is “Edward and Minnie Fleur Day” in Iowa

May 26 is “Edward and Minnie Fleur Day” in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, May 26, 2018, as “Edward and Minnie Fleur Day” in Iowa. Capt. Edward Fleur of Des Moines…

Ragan: Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Ragan: Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The following is a legislative column submitted by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: As Memorial Day approaches, we salute all who wore the uniform and remember that…

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial…

Self-defense seminar planned for women in Mason City

Self-defense seminar planned for women in Mason City

MASON CITY – A self-defense seminar is planned for women in Mason City. The Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board has announced plans for a free Women’s Self-Defense…

Mason City man to be sentenced for lascivious acts with child

Mason City man to be sentenced for lascivious acts with child

MASON CITY – A Mason City man now awaits sentencing on a charge of felony lascivious acts with a child. On the evening of January 19, 2018, Mason…

Harley rider survives alleged intoxicated ride and crash

Harley rider survives alleged intoxicated ride and crash

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider survived an alleged intoxicated ride and crash Friday evening in rural Cerro Gordo county. On May 25th, 2018 at…

King votes to provide troops with largest pay raise in nine years

King votes to provide troops with largest pay raise in nine years

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congress too a a major step to rebuilding, maintaining, and strengthening U.S. armed forces with passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and Congressman Steve…

Pets of the Week: Dixie and Edgar available at Humane Society

Pets of the Week: Dixie and Edgar available at Humane Society

MASON CITY – Dixie the pit bull and Edgar the domestic long hair cat are ready for adoption at the North Iowa Humane Society – can you offer…



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Ragan: Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Ragan: Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The following is a legislative column submitted by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: As…

King votes to provide troops with largest pay raise in nine years

King votes to provide troops with largest pay raise in nine years

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congress too a a major step to rebuilding, maintaining, and strengthening U.S. armed…

Pets of the Week: Dixie and Edgar available at Humane Society

Pets of the Week: Dixie and Edgar available at Humane Society

MASON CITY – Dixie the pit bull and Edgar the domestic long hair cat are…

Boulton bolts from Governor’s race after accusations of lewd behavior

Boulton bolts from Governor’s race after accusations of lewd behavior

DES MOINES – Thursday, Iowa Democratic Senator Nate Boulton suspended his campaign for governor after…

Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor ensnared in misconduct allegations from women; denies wrongdoing

Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor ensnared in misconduct allegations from women; denies wrongdoing

DES MOINES – A Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor has found himself ensnared in misconduct…

NFL unleashes new policy requiring players on field to stand for National Anthem

NFL unleashes new policy requiring players on field to stand for National Anthem

DALLAS TEXAS – The NFL unleashed a new policy today, declaring that all players who…

Democratic candidates who want to beat Steve King this November to debate tonight in Mason City

Democratic candidates who want to beat Steve King this November to debate tonight in Mason City

MASON CITY – Possible Democratic opponents of Congressman Steve King will be in Mason City…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, May 15, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, May 15, 2018

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Mason City's 80th North Iowa Band Festival will be many events in the city's downtown beginning Thursday, May 24 through Monday, May 28.
Click here to see a complete schedule.

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Women's Self Defense Seminar scheduled for Saturday, June 9th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Willowbrook Mall in Mason City. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.

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On Friday, June 1, 2018, B J Huffman will play from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons at the Mason City Public Library. Free.

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The Shell Rock River Greenbelt road is now open to properly licensed motor vehicles for the season. As a reminder all vehicles using the Greenbelt road must have a valid State license plate and current registration. All other vehicles are not permitted in the Greenbelt. Also all vehicles need to stay on the main road and the speed limit is 15 mph. Weather permitting the road will be open for vehicles until late November.

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Effective May 18, 2018 the Lime Creek Conservation Area trails will be open to bike and horse use. There are still a few wet areas so use caution when in those areas. Users are reminded to stay on designated trails only. Maps with designated trails are located south of the Lime Creek main parking lot, at the equestrian lot and in the Nature Center.

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Mason City resumed yard waste collection services on Monday, April 30. Consider cleaning up your property.

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A self-defense seminar for women is planned in Mason City for June 9th, sponsored by the Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board. More details, here.

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PGI fireworks show is coming to Mason City:
August 5th, 7th, & 10th for public shows at the North Iowa Events Center. Tickets start at $18.00.

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LEGISLATIVE / POLITICAL LISTENING POSTS:

DEMOCRATIC DEBATE in Mason City Wednesday, May 23, 6:30 PM:
4th District Democratic Candidate Debate
Masonic Temple Association of Mason City, located at 304 1st Street Southeast, Mason City IA (on the corner of South Georgia and 1st Street Southeast). All three of the candidates running for the 4th District seat will be there: Leann Jacobsen, J.D. Scholten, and Dr. John Paschen.


CHARLES GRASSLEY TOWNHALL:
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Wright County Town Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Memorial Hall
200 South Park Ave.
Eagle Grove
*Grassley will be available for 15 minutes after the meeting to answer questions from local reporters.

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Mason City man faces June trial in Illinois, accused of manslaughter after fatal fight

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OTTAWA, ILLINOIS – A trial is scheduled next month for a Mason City man charged with manslaughter after he allegedly choked a man in what turned out to…

Iowa sex offender sent to prison for 21 years for distributing child porn

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