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Booth with information on Iowa child abuse laws will be in downtown Clear Lake on October 6

Booth with information on Iowa child abuse laws will be in downtown Clear Lake on October 6

CLEAR LAKE – Iowa’s child abuse laws need to be stiffer, a North Iowa political activist says, and she’ll have a booth in downtown Clear Lake to hand…

Osage man flees traffic stop outside Mason City at speeds over 100 miles per hour, is caught running in cornfield

Osage man flees traffic stop outside Mason City at speeds over 100 miles per hour, is caught running in cornfield

RURAL MASON CITY – An Osage man is behind bars Wednesday after he refused to stop his van for police and fled at a high rate of speed…

Woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of violent sexual advance works with attorney and Judiciary Committee for hearing on matter

Woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of violent sexual advance works with attorney and Judiciary Committee for hearing on matter

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa issued the following statement on Wednesday after lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford – the woman accusing Supreme Court…

Iowa’s Ferentz prepares team for Big Ten opener with Wisconsin

Iowa’s Ferentz prepares team for Big Ten opener with Wisconsin

University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Kirk Ferentz KIRK FERENTZ: Good afternoon. The celebration this week is always a special thing. Unbelievable the people…

Anti-opioid abuse package passes U.S. Senate

Anti-opioid abuse package passes U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – The United States Senate today passed a broad, anti-opioid abuse package that includes 12 bipartisan legislative efforts led and co-sponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa,…

Mason City school board leaders chosen

Mason City school board leaders chosen

MASON CITY – Jodi Draper is the newly-elected Mason City School Board President after the board met Monday night. A reorganization meeting of the Mason City Community School…

Distinguished poet, Gabriel Gudding, to present at Waldorf University

Distinguished poet, Gabriel Gudding, to present at Waldorf University

FOREST CITY, IOWA – Waldorf University to host poet Gabriel Gudding on Sept. 24. The event is a part of the Distinguished Visiting Authors Series sponsored by the…

U.S. Senate passes “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices” act

U.S. Senate passes “Patient Right to Know Drug Prices” act

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act by a vote of 98-2. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) issued the following statement:…

Cerro Gordo Health Department begins flu clinics

Cerro Gordo Health Department begins flu clinics

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health’s Immunization Clinic will begin offering flu vaccines to the public at the Health Department starting in September.…

Forest City woman loses life after accident in rural Winnebago county

Forest City woman loses life after accident in rural Winnebago county

LELAND, IOWA – A Forest City woman died after an auto accident in Winnebago county early Tuesday morning. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 88-year-old Shirley Arlene Schutter…

Iowa State women’s golf team withdraws from tourney in Michigan to return to Ames and grieve

Iowa State women’s golf team withdraws from tourney in Michigan to return to Ames and grieve

AMES – The Iowa State women’s golf team has withdrawn from competition at the East & West Match Play in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Cyclones won their semifinals…

Judiciary Committee to hear from Kavanaugh, Ford in public hearing

Judiciary Committee to hear from Kavanaugh, Ford in public hearing

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa today announced that the Committee will hold a public hearing with Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and…



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Booth with information on Iowa child abuse laws will be in downtown Clear Lake on October 6

Booth with information on Iowa child abuse laws will be in downtown Clear Lake on October 6

CLEAR LAKE – Iowa’s child abuse laws need to be stiffer, a North Iowa political…

Woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of violent sexual advance works with attorney and Judiciary Committee for hearing on matter

Woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of violent sexual advance works with attorney and Judiciary Committee for hearing on matter

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa issued the following statement on…

Iowa’s Ferentz prepares team for Big Ten opener with Wisconsin

Iowa’s Ferentz prepares team for Big Ten opener with Wisconsin

University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Kirk Ferentz KIRK FERENTZ: Good…

Distinguished poet, Gabriel Gudding, to present at Waldorf University

Distinguished poet, Gabriel Gudding, to present at Waldorf University

FOREST CITY, IOWA – Waldorf University to host poet Gabriel Gudding on Sept. 24. The…

Judiciary Committee to hear from Kavanaugh, Ford in public hearing

Judiciary Committee to hear from Kavanaugh, Ford in public hearing

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa today announced that the Committee…

Waldorf University communications professor chosen as one of five finalists in graphic design competition

Waldorf University communications professor chosen as one of five finalists in graphic design competition

FOREST CITY – Tiffany Olson, Waldorf University Associate Professor of Communications, chosen as one of…

Foot race to benefit Floyd county causes set for Friday, Sept. 21 in Charles City

Foot race to benefit Floyd county causes set for Friday, Sept. 21 in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – The annual Floyd County Full Moon 5K will be held in Charles…

Iowa’s top LGBTQ organization condemns remarks of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Senior Legal Counsel, implying possible overturn of legal same-sex marriage in state

Iowa’s top LGBTQ organization condemns remarks of Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Senior Legal Counsel, implying possible overturn of legal same-sex marriage in state

DES MOINES – Iowa’s top LGBTQ organization this week condemned remarks allegedly made by Gov.…

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Cerro Gordo county offices and candidates for November 6, 2018 general election

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Mason City’s Utility Crew will close 2nd Street NE east of Federal Avenue for the repair of a water leak beginning Monday, Sept. 17.

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The schedule for the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Campgrounds closures this season will be as follows:
On September 30, 2018 the public water supply to the campgrounds will be shut down after 12:00 pm, but the campsites will remain open. This will affect the shower house facility and outside access to water. A portable restroom will be placed at each campground. Camping rates will remain the same. At 8:00 am October 22, 2018 the campgrounds will close entirely for the season. The Dump station will still be available until October 22nd, but you must use water from your own camper to flush your system.
Cerro Gordo County Campgrounds include Wilkinson Park in Rock Falls, Linn Grove park in Rockwell and Ingebretson Park in Thornton.

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The Mason City City Council will hold informal neighborhood listening post in the Second Ward from 7-8 p.m. Monday, September 24th at the First Presbyterian Church, 100 S. Pierce Avenue, Mason City.
Second Ward Councilmember Will Symonds and at-large Councilmembers Paul Adams and Tom Thoma will participate.
The meeting will focus on second ward issues, however all residents are invited. The second ward is the northwest quarter of Mason City. The City has four wards.
Council members will be available to listen, answer questions and provide updates on City projects.

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Osage man flees traffic stop outside Mason City at speeds over 100 miles per hour, is caught running in cornfield

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Champion Iowa State University golfer found dead in Ames; man charged with murder

Champion Iowa State University golfer found dead in Ames; man charged with murder

AMES – A champion golfer from Iowa State University was found dead at an Ames golf course, and a man is in custody charged with first-degree murder. Former…

Assassination plot scam reported to police in Iowa

Assassination plot scam reported to police in Iowa

DUBUQUE, IOWA – Police are no strangers to ruses being reported constantly here in Iowa, but this latest report of a scammer contacting folks and saying the caller…

Ankeny gas station robber draws gun, points at Iowa police officer, who shoots suspect dead

Ankeny gas station robber draws gun, points at Iowa police officer, who shoots suspect dead

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Convicted robber and burglar on the run from Des Moines work release facility

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Iowa middle school basketball coach sent to prison for secretly recording showers

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Clive, Iowa police find two skimming devices at Casey’s convenience stores

Clive, Iowa police find two skimming devices at Casey’s convenience stores

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Threatening calls made to Mason City residents from alleged fraudster, police say

Threatening calls made to Mason City residents from alleged fraudster, police say

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Woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of violent sexual advance works with attorney and Judiciary Committee for hearing on matter

Woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of violent sexual advance works with attorney and Judiciary Committee for hearing on matter

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Champion Iowa State University golfer found dead in Ames; man charged with murder

Champion Iowa State University golfer found dead in Ames; man charged with murder

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