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Gov. Reynolds signs 4 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 4 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Thursday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following 4 bills into law: HF668: an Act concerning alcoholic beverage control, relating to limitations on business interests of…

Rep. Upmeyer: Ag trespass bill not meant to stifle free speech, will protect against threats

Rep. Upmeyer: Ag trespass bill not meant to stifle free speech, will protect against threats

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: While we are finally getting warmer weather, this has…

Mason City woman wins $30,000 lottery prize

Mason City woman wins $30,000 lottery prize

MASON CITY — A Mason City woman has won a $30,000 lottery prize. Yolanda Woods claimed the 106th of 114 top prizes available in the Iowa Lottery’s “Bonus…

SUV slams through front of Kwik Coin Laundry in Mason City Wednesday morning

SUV slams through front of Kwik Coin Laundry in Mason City Wednesday morning

MASON CITY – An SUV slammed through the front of the Kwik Coin Laundry in Mason City Wednesday morning, and the driver was cited. Today, at 10:02 am, a…

Senator Amanda Ragan speaks of recent bipartisan successes in legislature

Senator Amanda Ragan speaks of recent bipartisan successes in legislature

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: BIPARTSAN SUCCESSES Employment leave for adoptive parents is family friendly…

Mason City woman disputes charges brought by police after alleged dog attack

Mason City woman disputes charges brought by police after alleged dog attack

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman vehemently denies charges brought by police after a child suffered an injury caused by her dog. Tammy Starbuck of Mason City…

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY -A convicted felon who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed guns pled guilty March 12, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Wayne Allen Quillen,…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for seven additional counties 

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for seven additional counties 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation today in response to flooding and flash flooding beginning March 13 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows state…

Iowa woman who witnessed Waterloo shooting and later lied to grand jury sent to federal prison

Iowa woman who witnessed Waterloo shooting and later lied to grand jury sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who lied to a federal grand jury about a shooting in Waterloo was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Karla…

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty March 18, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Jeremy Alan Frye, 35, from Webster City,…

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for March 12, 2019: CLAIMS March 12, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Aaron’s Snow Removal, plow/blade 125.00 1 Alliant Energy, utilities 20.48 1 CDW…

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was jailed for drunk driving recently. On March 13, 2019 at about 9:23 PM, officers with the Charles City police department…



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Rep. Upmeyer: Ag trespass bill not meant to stifle free speech, will protect against threats

Rep. Upmeyer: Ag trespass bill not meant to stifle free speech, will protect against threats

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker…

Mason City woman wins $30,000 lottery prize

Mason City woman wins $30,000 lottery prize

MASON CITY — A Mason City woman has won a $30,000 lottery prize. Yolanda Woods…

Senator Amanda Ragan speaks of recent bipartisan successes in legislature

Senator Amanda Ragan speaks of recent bipartisan successes in legislature

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and…

Mason City woman disputes charges brought by police after alleged dog attack

Mason City woman disputes charges brought by police after alleged dog attack

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman vehemently denies charges brought by police after a…

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for March 12, 2019: CLAIMS March 12, 2019 Cerro Gordo…

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

AMES – Iowa State’s venerable Hilton Coliseum will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation project to…

Rockwell man wins $30,000 lottery prize

Rockwell man wins $30,000 lottery prize

MASON CITY — A Cerro Gordo County man has won a $30,000 lottery prize. Stephen…

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Improvements to School Infrastructure Passes House…

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UPDATED FLOOD INFORMATION FOR MASON CITY:

Effective March 20, 2019: East Park is reopened.

Road Closures:
The widespread snow melt and high water and back-up from the Winnebago River and tributaries are causing areas and streets in parts of the community to flood. There have been some road closures due to this flooding. The following is a current list of the closures:

1st Street SW, 600 block under the UPRR viaduct
6th Street NW and N. Tyler, N. Harrison, N. Van Buren area
Birch Drive from Illinois Avenue to Hwy 122 and Hwy 122 south to the City Limits

Road conditions are constantly changing. If you see water across the road, make sure you turn around. Be aware of your surroundings and obey the road closure signage. Please do not move the barricades or drive around them - they are there for your safety. We will try to provide updates as streets may be added as conditions change.

Sandbags and Sand Available:
Sand and sandbags are available to residents free of charge at the City’s Operations & Maintenance facility grounds at 725 North Massachusetts. Refer to the attached map for the actual location of the sandbags. Bring a shovel to fill the sandbags. DO NOT USE THE SAND INSIDE THE SHED as it contains chemicals. Use the sand located outside to the east of the sand facility. Shovels may be available but it is best to bring your own shovel. Please contact the Street Department at 421-3675 if you have any questions.

Flood Clean-up Kits Available:
Flood clean-up kits are located at the Mason City Fire Department located at 350 5th Street SW. Instructions for use of the kits are included with the kits. Contact the Fire Department at 4321-3640 for more information.

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Jason Gangwish, children’s book author, will be sharing his new book, IVAN THE 1/2 INCH WORM, Saturday, March 23rd at 1 p.m. in the Mason City Room of the MASON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY. Once upon a branch there lived an inchworm named Ivan. He was a very talented inchworm, but lacked the motivation to stretch his full inch. . . until one day . . .
This is a free event and open to all ages.

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"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. "

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"The secret to success is doing the stuff other people won't do and doing it for a really long time."

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Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY -A convicted felon who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed guns pled guilty March 12, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Wayne Allen Quillen,…

Iowa woman who witnessed Waterloo shooting and later lied to grand jury sent to federal prison

Iowa woman who witnessed Waterloo shooting and later lied to grand jury sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who lied to a federal grand jury about a shooting in Waterloo was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Karla…

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone

Webster City man pleads guilty to meth conspiracy possessed and distributed meth within public park zone

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty March 18, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Jeremy Alan Frye, 35, from Webster City,…

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was jailed for drunk driving recently. On March 13, 2019 at about 9:23 PM, officers with the Charles City police department…

Mason City woman cited after child “repeatedly scratched by a dog” leading to hospitalization

Mason City woman cited after child “repeatedly scratched by a dog” leading to hospitalization

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was given two citations after a child in her care was allegedly “repeatedly scratched by a dog”. Mason City police officers…

Charles City man guilty of shoplifting, then given jail sentence

Charles City man guilty of shoplifting, then given jail sentence

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested after he was accused of shoplifting, then served a jail sentence. On March 4, 2019 at about 2:56 PM,…

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

SIOUX CITY, IA –United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a community forum focused on protecting places of worship.…

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving after allegedly fleeing accident scene

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving after allegedly fleeing accident scene

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man has been arrested for drunk driving after allegedly fleeing an accident scene. The incident took place on the evening of March 6.…

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Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

Water advisories in place for southwest Iowa communities

SOUTHWEST IOWA – This morning the City of Glenwood’s water treatment plant was inundated by the floodwaters, forcing the plant to…

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

Hilton Coliseum concourse renovation worth $25 million clears regent committee

AMES – Iowa State’s venerable Hilton Coliseum will undergo a multi-million dollar renovation project to expand its concourses, add additional concession…

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

United States Attorney’s Office and Sioux City Human Rights Commission to host forum on protecting places of worship

SIOUX CITY, IA –United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a community…