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Webster City man arrested for attempted murder after Eagle Grove stabbing

Webster City man arrested for attempted murder after Eagle Grove stabbing

EAGLE GROVE – A Webster City man is behind bars after he allegedly stabbed another man in Eagle Grove. On July 10, 2019, Eagle Grove Police and Ambulance…

$3.1 million judgment entered against five rural home health providers in Iowa and South Dakota

$3.1 million judgment entered against five rural home health providers in Iowa and South Dakota

CEDAR RAPIDS – On October 16, 2019, a federal court in Cedar Rapids entered a consent judgment for a total of $3,133,282.95 against five home health providers located…

Health department receives $2.9 million lead-based paint grant to reduce lead hazards in Cerro Gordo county

Health department receives $2.9 million lead-based paint grant to reduce lead hazards in Cerro Gordo county

MASON CITY – CG Public Health has received a new federal grant of $2.9 million to continue efforts to protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Haliburton named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Haliburton named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton has been named to the five-man Preseason All-Big 12 team, which was voted on by the league’s head coaches and…

OBIT: Joseph “Joe” Erb, 43

OBIT: Joseph “Joe” Erb, 43

Joseph “Joe” Erb, 43, passed away peacefully of natural causes in Bellingham, Washington after a brief illness. His life ended in a beautiful hospice setting with him being…

Gov. Reynolds announces formation of Governor’s Working Group on Criminal Justice Reform

Gov. Reynolds announces formation of Governor’s Working Group on Criminal Justice Reform

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the formation of the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform (Fueling Ongoing Collaboration and Uncovering Solutions). The working group…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Wieskamp named to Jerry West Award watch list

College Basketball: Iowa’s Wieskamp named to Jerry West Award watch list

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa sophomore Joe Wieskamp is one of 20 players in the country to be named to the 2020 Jerry West Award Watch List.…

Northwest Iowa otolaryngologist agrees to pay $1,000,000 to resolve Medicaid false claims allegations

Northwest Iowa otolaryngologist agrees to pay $1,000,000 to resolve Medicaid false claims allegations

CEDAR RAPIDS – Dr. Tracey Wellendorf, an otolaryngologist with a clinic in Carroll, Iowa, agreed to pay $1,000,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations relating to as many…

Iowa man serves jail time, probation after armed standoff in Charles City

Iowa man serves jail time, probation after armed standoff in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man who barricaded himself in a Charles City apartment back in August, armed with a weapon, has served his sentence and been placed…

Charles City man to stand trial for felonies after alleged attack

Charles City man to stand trial for felonies after alleged attack

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man arrested after an alleged violent attack remains jailed and is scheduled for a jury trial. Kristopher Viers, age 36 of Charles…

Bernie Sanders to lead march to end corporate greed in Des Moines  

Bernie Sanders to lead march to end corporate greed in Des Moines  

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders will lead the “March to End Corporate Greed” in Des Moines on Friday, November 1st.The announcement of the march follows Sanders’ unveiling on…

Black woman shot dead in her Texas home by white police officer, leading to his resignation and possible charges looming

Black woman shot dead in her Texas home by white police officer, leading to his resignation and possible charges looming

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – A white police officer in Texas who shot and killed a black woman in her own home over the weekend has resigned from his…

Three men arrested after invading private property in Worth county

Three men arrested after invading private property in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – Three men were arrested after invading private property in Worth county this weekend. On October 12, 2019 at approximately 10:06 PM, a deputy with…

U.S. “must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East” Senate leader McConnell says, even as tragedy unfolds after Trump decision to pull troops

U.S. “must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East” Senate leader McConnell says, even as tragedy unfolds after Trump decision to pull troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump took a phone call with Turkey’s president last week, then pulled American troops out of neighboring Syria, leading to what appears…



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Health department receives $2.9 million lead-based paint grant to reduce lead hazards in Cerro Gordo county

Health department receives $2.9 million lead-based paint grant to reduce lead hazards in Cerro Gordo county

MASON CITY – CG Public Health has received a new federal grant of $2.9 million…

Bernie Sanders to lead march to end corporate greed in Des Moines  

Bernie Sanders to lead march to end corporate greed in Des Moines  

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders will lead the “March to End Corporate Greed” in Des…

U.S. “must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East” Senate leader McConnell says, even as tragedy unfolds after Trump decision to pull troops

U.S. “must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East” Senate leader McConnell says, even as tragedy unfolds after Trump decision to pull troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump took a phone call with Turkey’s president last…

US-China trade deal announced, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks

US-China trade deal announced, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A US-China trade deal was announced this weekend, but China hasn’t signed…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 10, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 10, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/10/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE FEE PROGRAMS…

‘Joker: A Cautionary Tale’

‘Joker: A Cautionary Tale’

By Dillion Daniels Going on its second week in the box office; ‘Joker’ has become…

Woman arrested for drunk driving and 7 counts of child endangerment

Woman arrested for drunk driving and 7 counts of child endangerment

MASON CITY – A woman is behind bars in Mason City this morning, arrested for…

Prairie View Industrial Center becomes Iowa’s newest certified Super Park

AMES – Ag-biotech companies will find 730 acres of opportunity at Iowa’s newest Super Park.…

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Webster City man arrested for attempted murder after Eagle Grove stabbing

Webster City man arrested for attempted murder after Eagle Grove stabbing

EAGLE GROVE – A Webster City man is behind bars after he allegedly stabbed another man in Eagle Grove. On July…

$3.1 million judgment entered against five rural home health providers in Iowa and South Dakota

$3.1 million judgment entered against five rural home health providers in Iowa and South Dakota

CEDAR RAPIDS – On October 16, 2019, a federal court in Cedar Rapids entered a consent judgment for a total of…

Over a decade in federal prison for Iowa man convicted of selling heroin and fentanyl

Over a decade in federal prison for Iowa man convicted of selling heroin and fentanyl

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold heroin laced with fentanyl was sentenced on October 16, 2019, to more than 13…

Guatemalan man working in Iowa sentenced to prison following deportation and document fraud

Guatemalan man working in Iowa sentenced to prison following deportation and document fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who had been deported, illegally returned to the United States, and then used false identification documents…

Northwest Iowa otolaryngologist agrees to pay $1,000,000 to resolve Medicaid false claims allegations

Northwest Iowa otolaryngologist agrees to pay $1,000,000 to resolve Medicaid false claims allegations

CEDAR RAPIDS – Dr. Tracey Wellendorf, an otolaryngologist with a clinic in Carroll, Iowa, agreed to pay $1,000,000 to resolve False…

Iowa man serves jail time, probation after armed standoff in Charles City

Iowa man serves jail time, probation after armed standoff in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man who barricaded himself in a Charles City apartment back in August, armed with a weapon,…

Charles City man to stand trial for felonies after alleged attack

Charles City man to stand trial for felonies after alleged attack

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man arrested after an alleged violent attack remains jailed and is scheduled for a jury…

Black woman shot dead in her Texas home by white police officer, leading to his resignation and possible charges looming

Black woman shot dead in her Texas home by white police officer, leading to his resignation and possible charges looming

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – A white police officer in Texas who shot and killed a black woman in her own home…

Three men arrested after invading private property in Worth county

Three men arrested after invading private property in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – Three men were arrested after invading private property in Worth county this weekend. On October 12, 2019…

Convicted Waterloo burglar absconds from corrections facility

Convicted Waterloo burglar absconds from corrections facility

WATERLOO – Calvin Orlando Hoskins, convicted of Burglary 1st Degree and other crimes in Black Hawk County, failed to report back…

Woman arrested for drunk driving and 7 counts of child endangerment

Woman arrested for drunk driving and 7 counts of child endangerment

MASON CITY – A woman is behind bars in Mason City this morning, arrested for felony drunk driving and seven counts…

UPDATE: Fort Dodge police investigating man’s apparent murder; one arrested, one at-large

UPDATE: Fort Dodge police investigating man’s apparent murder; one arrested, one at-large

FORT DODGE – Police in Fort Dodge are investigating what appears to be a murder, after a man was found dead…

Mexican man admits to attempting to import nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana

Mexican man admits to attempting to import nearly 3,000 pounds of marijuana

LAREDO, Texas — A citizen of Mexico faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty Oct. 1 to conspiring to…

Habitual domestic abuser from Iowa sentenced to four years in federal prison

Habitual domestic abuser from Iowa sentenced to four years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who physically assaulted a woman who was similarly situated to him as a spouse was sentenced…

Iowa felon sentenced to federal prison for gun possession and cyberstalking

Iowa felon sentenced to federal prison for gun possession and cyberstalking

SIOUX CITY – A Sioux City man with a criminal history that included a domestic violence conviction, and a felony conviction…

Politics

Gov. Reynolds announces formation of Governor’s Working Group on Criminal Justice Reform

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the formation of the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform (Fueling Ongoing Collaboration and Uncovering Solutions). The working…

Bernie Sanders to lead march to end corporate greed in Des Moines  

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders will lead the “March to End Corporate Greed” in Des Moines on Friday, November 1st.The announcement of the march follows Sanders’ unveiling…

U.S. “must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East” Senate leader McConnell says, even as tragedy unfolds after Trump decision to pull troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump took a phone call with Turkey’s president last week, then pulled American troops out of neighboring Syria, leading to what…

US-China trade deal announced, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A US-China trade deal was announced this weekend, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks before any deal is finalized. President Donald…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 10, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/10/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE FEE PROGRAMS 346.43 3SI SECURITY SYSTEMS INC INVESTIGATION FUND 216.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY…

Gov. Reynolds says she “admires the passion and vision” of NAACP

DES MOINES –  Ultra-conservative Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds said this week she “admires the passion and vision” of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, October 14  – Sunday, October 20, 2019. The following…

Gov. Reynolds announces study findings on the economic opportunities of the EdTech Sector in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and representatives from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Iowa Innovation Council (IIC), today released an economic development roadmap for…

Obits

OBIT: Joseph “Joe” Erb, 43

Joseph “Joe” Erb, 43, passed away peacefully of natural causes in Bellingham, Washington after a brief illness. His life ended in a beautiful hospice setting with him…

OBIT: Mecindo “JR” Salinas, Jr., 56, of Charles City

Mecindo “JR” Salinas, Jr., 56, of Charles City, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A Mass of Christian…

OBIT: James “Jim” Waechter, 56, of Charles City

James “Jim” Waechter, 56, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. According to his wishes, cremation…

OBIT: Terry Edward Wubbens, 64 of Charles City

Terry Edward Wubbens, 64 of Charles City, Iowa passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019. A graveside service will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery at 11:45…

OBIT: Mary Lou (Tynan) Sprague, 87

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Mary Lou (Tynan) Sprague, was called to be home with the Lord and passed away at the age of 87. A funeral…

OBIT: Maxine Vetter, 82

Maxine Vetter, 82, passed away October 4, 2019. At Maxine’s request there will be no funeral.  A private graveside service and a Celebration of Life will be…

OBIT: Judith Billington, 73, of Iowa Falls

Judith Billington, 73, of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Hansen Family Hospital in Iowa Falls, Iowa. A funeral service for Judith Billington will…

OBIT: Richard Wynn, 81, of Charles City

Richard Wynn, 81, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home. A funeral service for Richard Wynn will be…