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Two hurt in auto accident Friday in Floyd county

Two hurt in auto accident Friday in Floyd county

RURAL FLOYD COUNTY – Two people were hurt in an auto accident Friday in rural Floyd county. The accident took place Friday, December 14, 2018 at about 9:31…

OBIT: Dale Bunston Sr., 82 of Charles City

OBIT: Dale Bunston Sr., 82 of Charles City

Dale Bunston Sr., 82 of Charles City, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Valley View Care Center in Greene, Iowa. Private family services will be held at…

Convicted Mason City burglar loses appeal

Convicted Mason City burglar loses appeal

DES MOINES – A convicted Mason City burglar who was sent to prison after a number of break-ins has lost his appeal with the Supreme Court. Mitch. L.…

City of Mason City expense report, December 13, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, December 13, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/13/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 323.99 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E SUPPLIES 28.50 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS…

Possible Northern Iowa sex predator sought by police

Possible Northern Iowa sex predator sought by police

ESTHERVILLE – A man wanted in connection to alleged crimes of sex assault and supplying booze to minors is being sought by a Northern Iowa police department. The…

Iowa man pleads guilty in conspiracy to distribute over 100 pounds of meth in Fort Dodge area

Iowa man pleads guilty in conspiracy to distribute over 100 pounds of meth in Fort Dodge area

FORT DODGE – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty November 26, 2018, in federal court in Sioux City. Craig Eugene Essing, 59, from Fort Dodge,…

History of NIACC athletics series, Part 1

History of NIACC athletics series, Part 1

This is the first in a four-part series about the history of NIACC athletics. Stories about the school’s rich, athletic tradition will also be published in January, February…

Car owned by Charles City man on probation for child endangerment strikes train

Car owned by Charles City man on probation for child endangerment strikes train

CHARLES CITY – A car owned by a Charles City man on probation for child endangerment struck a train, causing thousands of dollars of damage, but police couldn’t…

DNR investigating hunting incidents, urges safety as top priority

DNR investigating hunting incidents, urges safety as top priority

DES MOINES – DNR conservation officers responded to numerous hunting incidents this weekend during the second shotgun season for deer. The following are incidents that are currently under…

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of December 13, 2018

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of December 13, 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,…

Two wanted Minnesota men nabbed by deputy at Diamond Jo Casino

Two wanted Minnesota men nabbed by deputy at Diamond Jo Casino

NORTHWOOD – Two wanted Minnesota men were nabbed by a deputy at the Diamond Jo Casino Wednesday night. At approximately 11:45 PM on December 12, 2018, a Worth…

Waukee police and fire to be honored for attempt to save crashed driver’s life

Waukee police and fire to be honored for attempt to save crashed driver’s life

DES MOINES – State officials will honor emergency personnel from Waukee, Iowa, for their attempt to save a woman’s life this past summer who had crashed her car…



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City of Mason City expense report, December 13, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, December 13, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/13/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS…

DNR investigating hunting incidents, urges safety as top priority

DNR investigating hunting incidents, urges safety as top priority

DES MOINES – DNR conservation officers responded to numerous hunting incidents this weekend during the…

NIACC offering Society for Human Resource Management Certification prep course

NIACC offering Society for Human Resource Management Certification prep course

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering an online course designed…

City of Mason City expense report, Dec. 6, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Dec. 6, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/6/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS…

Gov. Reynolds names 16 members to first Governor’s Teachers Cabinet

Gov. Reynolds names 16 members to first Governor’s Teachers Cabinet

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Tuesday the names of all 16 members…

Senator Ragan looks to move Iowa forward through bipartisan work in legislative committees

Senator Ragan looks to move Iowa forward through bipartisan work in legislative committees

MASON CITY – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City will help shape the work…

News update from Iowa Democrats

News update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a news update from Iowa Democrats: On January 14, 2019 the Iowa…

FEMA denies Gov. Reynolds’ appeal for disaster assistance in Winnebago, other counties

FEMA denies Gov. Reynolds’ appeal for disaster assistance in Winnebago, other counties

DES MOINES – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) notified Gov. Kim Reynolds’ office that…

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NIACC Board Meeting for the Month of December 2018:
Thursday, December 20, 2018, 500 College Drive – Mason City, Iowa
5:30 p.m.: Board Dinner/Workshop NIACC Campus – Activity Center – Room 128A
7:00 p.m.: Regular November NIACC Board Meeting
NIACC Campus – Pierce Administration Building – Room 100

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The Des Moines Register reports that "IPERS' unfunded pension liabilities total $6.8 billion, will get worse before better ... IPERS' nearly $7 billion in unfunded liabilities is traced to insufficient contributions, recessions in 2001 and 2009, and mortality table changes."

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PUBLIC MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN MASON CITY:

The Mason City City Council will hold an informal neighborhood listening post in the third ward from 7-8 p.m. Monday, December 17 at the Mason City Room of the Public Library, 225 2nd Street SE, Mason City:
Third Ward Councilman Joshua Masson and at-large Councilmen Paul Adams and Tom Thoma will participate.
The meeting will focus on third ward issues, however all residents are invited. The third ward is the southeast quarter of Mason City. The City has four wards.
Council members will be available to listen, answer questions and provide updates on City projects.

Flood Study in the Plymouth Road Neighborhood:
A public meeting is being held regarding the flood study that is being conducted in the Plymouth Road Neighborhood. City staff and representatives from WHKS & Co. will be present to discuss the progress of the study and to gather neighborhood comments and answer questions.
Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 2nd Floor Conference Room – City Hall

An open house public meeting is being held regarding the Central Heights Street Paving Project: City staff and representatives from WHKS & Co. will be present to discuss the project and schedule, and to gather neighborhood comments and answer questions.
Date: December 13, 2018
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Mason City Public Library – Mason City Room

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Convicted Iowa robber sought by law enforcement

Convicted Iowa robber sought by law enforcement

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Convicted Mason City burglar loses appeal

Convicted Mason City burglar loses appeal

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Possible Northern Iowa sex predator sought by police

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Iowa man pleads guilty in conspiracy to distribute over 100 pounds of meth in Fort Dodge area

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Car owned by Charles City man on probation for child endangerment strikes train

Car owned by Charles City man on probation for child endangerment strikes train

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Two wanted Minnesota men nabbed by deputy at Diamond Jo Casino

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U.S. soldier sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to ISIS

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Waukee school district accused of spending tens-of-thousands of dollars on “improper disbursements”

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