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River City Renaissance hotel developer receives financing commitment

River City Renaissance hotel developer receives financing commitment

MASON CITY — Steven J. Van Steenhuyse, Development Services Director for the City of Mason City, will address the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board at their regular…

Mason City selects Burlington Fire Department Battalion Chief Erik Bullinger as next fire chief

Mason City selects Burlington Fire Department Battalion Chief Erik Bullinger as next fire chief

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City is pleased to announce the selection of the next Mason City Fire Chief. City Administrator Aaron Burnett has recommended the…

Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report from a nonpartisan research and policy institute claims local property tax payers across the nation have it too easy and should be paying…

Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

The following is an Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe: Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce…

Governor Reynolds to tour Central Iowa towns after tornadoes wreak havoc

Governor Reynolds to tour Central Iowa towns after tornadoes wreak havoc

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Acting Director Joyce Flinn, will tour areas…

Clear Lake police catch California man in house with “large amount of marijuana”

Clear Lake police catch California man in house with “large amount of marijuana”

CLEAR LAKE – A California man was caught in a Clear Lake house with illegal drugs and taken to jail Thursday afternoon. On July 19, 2018, Clear Lake…

Iowa fishing report for week of June 19, 2018

Iowa fishing report for week of June 19, 2018

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current information,…

Police investigate after house shot up in Fort Dodge; one injured

Police investigate after house shot up in Fort Dodge; one injured

FORT DODGE – Police are searching for a group of young African-American males after a house was shot at and a person was taken to a hospital. On…

Gov. Reynolds creates ‘Empower Rural Iowa Initiative’

Gov. Reynolds creates ‘Empower Rural Iowa Initiative’

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order No. 3 Wednesday, creating the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. The governor also announced the initiative’s co-chairs: Lt. Gov.…

Gov. Reynolds testifies before EPA on behalf of RFS

Gov. Reynolds testifies before EPA on behalf of RFS

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday afternoon on behalf of Iowa farmers and a robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Watch…

Senator Amanda Ragan complains that tariffs are hitting Iowa job and economy “from all sides”

Senator Amanda Ragan complains that tariffs are hitting Iowa job and economy “from all sides”

The following is a legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: Iowa workers, farmers, businesses and our entire state economy are facing the fallout from an…

Two North Iowans charged with felony kidnapping

Two North Iowans charged with felony kidnapping

ACKLEY, IOWA – Two North Iowa residents have been charged with felony kidnapping, a county attorney announced today. According to Hardin county attorney Darrell G. Meyer, on July…



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River City Renaissance hotel developer receives financing commitment

River City Renaissance hotel developer receives financing commitment

MASON CITY — Steven J. Van Steenhuyse, Development Services Director for the City of Mason…

Mason City selects Burlington Fire Department Battalion Chief Erik Bullinger as next fire chief

Mason City selects Burlington Fire Department Battalion Chief Erik Bullinger as next fire chief

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City is pleased to announce the selection of…

Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report from a nonpartisan research and policy institute claims local property…

Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

The following is an Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and…

Gov. Reynolds testifies before EPA on behalf of RFS

Gov. Reynolds testifies before EPA on behalf of RFS

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday afternoon…

Senator Amanda Ragan complains that tariffs are hitting Iowa job and economy “from all sides”

Senator Amanda Ragan complains that tariffs are hitting Iowa job and economy “from all sides”

The following is a legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: Iowa workers,…

Grassley Statement on U.S.-Russia Helsinki Summit

Grassley Statement on U.S.-Russia Helsinki Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa weighed in Helsinki this week at…

Search for Mason City Fire Chief resumes after Anderson withdraws from consideration

Search for Mason City Fire Chief resumes after Anderson withdraws from consideration

MASON CITY – The search for a new Mason City Fire Chief will have to…

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The Mason City Public Library continues its Special Summer Music Schedule for 2018 every Friday, June through August. These performances are free and open to the public.

Friday, July 13th: The Hats. They will be performing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons.

Friday, July 20th with Michael Betz. He will be performing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Library Commons.

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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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"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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Clear Lake police catch California man in house with “large amount of marijuana”

Clear Lake police catch California man in house with “large amount of marijuana”

CLEAR LAKE – A California man was caught in a Clear Lake house with illegal drugs and taken to jail Thursday afternoon. On July 19, 2018, Clear Lake…

Police investigate after house shot up in Fort Dodge; one injured

Police investigate after house shot up in Fort Dodge; one injured

FORT DODGE – Police are searching for a group of young African-American males after a house was shot at and a person was taken to a hospital. On…

Two North Iowans charged with felony kidnapping

Two North Iowans charged with felony kidnapping

ACKLEY, IOWA – Two North Iowa residents have been charged with felony kidnapping, a county attorney announced today. According to Hardin county attorney Darrell G. Meyer, on July…

Iowa man convicted of murder dies in prison

Iowa man convicted of murder dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa man who murdered an alleged drug dealer has died in prison. Harold Leroy Page was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 12:05 AM…

Mexican illegal alien caught drunk driving in Spirit Lake sentenced to time served

Mexican illegal alien caught drunk driving in Spirit Lake sentenced to time served

SIOUX CITY – A Mexican illegal alien who was caught drunk driving in Spirit Lake, Iowa has been sentenced to time served. A man who entered the United…

Border Patrol agents arrest 18 alien smugglers, 117 illegal aliens; seize cash, vehicles, drugs

Border Patrol agents arrest 18 alien smugglers, 117 illegal aliens; seize cash, vehicles, drugs

EL PASO, TX — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and agents with U.S. Border Patrol arrested 18 alien smugglers and…

Illegal Guatemalan aliens who used green cards and social security numbers to get work in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal Guatemalan aliens who used green cards and social security numbers to get work in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Guatemalan brothers who share the same name and who each unlawfully used a fraudulent identification document to get work in Iowa were sentenced last…

Iowa DNR conservation officers complete special enforcement project at Lake Panorama

Iowa DNR conservation officers complete special enforcement project at Lake Panorama

LAKE PANORAMA – DNR conservation officers held a special enforcement project on Lake Panorama on July 7 coming in contact with 51 boats with a total of 206…

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Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report from a nonpartisan research and policy institute claims local property tax payers across the nation have…

President Trump says Russia didn’t meddle in elections, calls America “foolish” before Russian operative charged with “infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics”

President Trump says Russia didn’t meddle in elections, calls America “foolish” before Russian operative charged with “infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, President Donald J. Trump called America “foolish” for its past behavior with Russia and said the rogue…

Discharge reported from mysterious tile line in small Iowa town

Discharge reported from mysterious tile line in small Iowa town

WHITING, IOWA – On Friday July 13, the DNR was notified of a clay tile line discharging into a ditch near…