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College Basketball: Iowa State beats Southern Miss, 73-45

College Basketball: Iowa State beats Southern Miss, 73-45

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) defeated Southern Miss (1-3, 0-0 C-USA), 73-45, on Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum. Solomon Young scored…

Wiggins will serve as acting chief justice of Iowa Supreme Court

Wiggins will serve as acting chief justice of Iowa Supreme Court

DES MOINES – Following statutory procedures, the Iowa Supreme Court took measures to ensure the uninterrupted administration of justice in Iowa in the wake of the unexpected passing…

Illegal alien who landed in Iowa sent to prison for using stolen name and social security number

Illegal alien who landed in Iowa sent to prison for using stolen name and social security number

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien who used another person’s social security number to get a job was sentenced today to more than six months in federal prison.…

Gunfire damages Mason City house; police find bullet holes in door

Gunfire damages Mason City house; police find bullet holes in door

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of East State Street late Wednesday night. A resident…

College Basketball: UNI moves to 6-0 after 88-66 victory over Cornell

College Basketball: UNI moves to 6-0 after 88-66 victory over Cornell

CEDAR FALLS – The Panthers hosted the Rams of Cornell College in the McLeod Center on Wednesday night, defeating the division III opponent 88-66 to move to 6-0 on…

OBIT: Jeanette McDermott, 82, of Charles City

OBIT: Jeanette McDermott, 82, of Charles City

Jeanette McDermott, 82, of Charles City, passed away suddenly November 19, 2019 with her loving and faithful husband, Leon, by her side holding her hand. A funeral service…

College Football: Iowa’s Epenesa named Big 10 player of the week

College Football: Iowa’s Epenesa named Big 10 player of the week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa has been recognized as Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 23-19 win over seventh-ranked…

City of Mason City expense report for November 14, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for November 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE5 60.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 3,272.10 ACCENT-CIGNA SERVICE EXPENSES 73.50 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E…

Mason City man sent to prison for vehicular homicide in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

Mason City man sent to prison for vehicular homicide in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

MASON CITY – A fatal motorcycle-car crash that took place September 28, 2018 in a residential Mason City neighborhood has led to a prison sentence for the driver…

College Basketball: Berhow leads UNI to 87-67 win against UT Martin

College Basketball: Berhow leads UNI to 87-67 win against UT Martin

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI basketball team defeated the Skyhawks of UT Martin 87-67 in the McLeod Center on Tuesday night. The Panther offense was firing on all cylinders,…

Jodi Draper elected President of Mason City School Board

Jodi Draper elected President of Mason City School Board

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board has a new President. According to the Mason City Community School District, during the organizational meeting of the Board of Education…

Vandals attack pro-choice billboard in Minnesota, purchased by project founded by Mason City native

Vandals attack pro-choice billboard in Minnesota, purchased by project founded by Mason City native

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Vandals attacked a pro-choice billboard this weekend in Minnesota that was purchased by a project founded by a Mason City native. Kristin Brietzke was…

Opinion: Factory farms pumping cancer-causing chemicals into your food; beware!

Opinion: Factory farms pumping cancer-causing chemicals into your food; beware!

Farming; high risk. I used to be against farm subsidies but when I took a longer look I would not go near a farm. Aside from the unknown…weather…

Three people arrested on drug charges after chase outside Clear Lake

Three people arrested on drug charges after chase outside Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Three people were arrested on drug charges after a chase Sunday night outside Clear Lake. On November 17th, 2019 at approximately 10:30 PM, Cerro…

Supreme Court selects business court judges

Supreme Court selects business court judges

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has selected District Judge Sarah Crane, Des Moines, and District Judge Kurt Stoebe, Fort Dodge, as Iowa Business Specialty Court judges.…



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Understanding animals, especially horses, takes years of research and interactions with them, and even then,…

Gunfire damages Mason City house; police find bullet holes in door

Gunfire damages Mason City house; police find bullet holes in door

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired…

Sanders campaign over the weekend opens 8 offices and knocks more than 11,000 doors in Iowa

Sanders campaign over the weekend opens 8 offices and knocks more than 11,000 doors in Iowa

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign in Iowa this weekend opened 8 new campaign…

City of Mason City expense report for November 14, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for November 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE5 60.00…

Opinion: Factory farms pumping cancer-causing chemicals into your food; beware!

Opinion: Factory farms pumping cancer-causing chemicals into your food; beware!

Farming; high risk. I used to be against farm subsidies but when I took a…

USDA invests $7.2 million in rural broadband in Iowa and South Dakota

USDA invests $7.2 million in rural broadband in Iowa and South Dakota

HAWARDEN, IOWA – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation…

Opinion: Let’s clear the air on Trump

Opinion: Let’s clear the air on Trump

This is what really happened; Trump goes to Russia on the pretense of holding preliminary…

2020 session must fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program, legislators say

2020 session must fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program, legislators say

DES MOINES – Improved health care for tens of thousands of Iowans depends on passing…

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Victim allegedly stabbed during altercation at Charles City residence

Victim allegedly stabbed during altercation at Charles City residence

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Mason City woman sent to prison for pimping

Mason City woman sent to prison for pimping

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Mason City man sent to jail for vandalizing local businesses

Mason City man sent to jail for vandalizing local businesses

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A Guide to Home Security

A Guide to Home Security

You don’t necessarily need 6-foot tall walls surrounding your property or guard dogs roaming your front yard at night to keep your home safe. There are a host…

Lake Mills man accused of two sexual assaults in Mason City

Lake Mills man accused of two sexual assaults in Mason City

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Charles City man arrested for lascivious acts with a child and indecent contact with a child

Charles City man arrested for lascivious acts with a child and indecent contact with a child

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Mason City sex offender arrested after new sex abuse charge brought by Nora Springs police

Mason City sex offender arrested after new sex abuse charge brought by Nora Springs police

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Albert Lea residents chased into Worth county and caught hiding in bean field

Albert Lea residents chased into Worth county and caught hiding in bean field

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Teen driver fails to stop at intersection; Forest City man hurt in collision (photos)

Teen driver fails to stop at intersection; Forest City man hurt in collision (photos)

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Mason City police investigate shooting; blood found at scene

Mason City police investigate shooting; blood found at scene

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Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following involvement in Des Moines fight

Two DNR Conservation Officers placed on leave following involvement in Des Moines fight

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Mason City man allegedly shot twice and hospitalized; police seek clues

Mason City man allegedly shot twice and hospitalized; police seek clues

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Police find wandering 2-year-old in Charles City, seeking lost dog; returned to parents

Police find wandering 2-year-old in Charles City, seeking lost dog; returned to parents

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Mason City man involved in burglary where guns were stolen sentenced to federal prison

Mason City man involved in burglary where guns were stolen sentenced to federal prison

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Charles City man arrested after alleged violent attack

Charles City man arrested after alleged violent attack

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Crime

College Basketball: Iowa State beats Southern Miss, 73-45

College Basketball: Iowa State beats Southern Miss, 73-45

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) defeated Southern Miss (1-3, 0-0 C-USA), 73-45, on Tuesday…

Illegal alien who landed in Iowa sent to prison for using stolen name and social security number

Illegal alien who landed in Iowa sent to prison for using stolen name and social security number

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien who used another person’s social security number to get a job was sentenced today to…

Mason City man sent to prison for vehicular homicide in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

Mason City man sent to prison for vehicular homicide in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

MASON CITY – A fatal motorcycle-car crash that took place September 28, 2018 in a residential Mason City neighborhood has led…

Waterloo marijuana user sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

Waterloo marijuana user sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal user of controlled substances who unlawfully possessed a handgun was sentenced today to nearly two years…

Vandals attack pro-choice billboard in Minnesota, purchased by project founded by Mason City native

Vandals attack pro-choice billboard in Minnesota, purchased by project founded by Mason City native

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Vandals attacked a pro-choice billboard this weekend in Minnesota that was purchased by a project founded by…

Three people arrested on drug charges after chase outside Clear Lake

Three people arrested on drug charges after chase outside Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Three people were arrested on drug charges after a chase Sunday night outside Clear Lake. On November…

Mason City woman faces felony drunk driving charge

Mason City woman faces felony drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is facing a felony drunk driving charge. Sheila Rick, age 31, was arrested by…

Two former Twitter employees and a Saudi National charged as acting as illegal agents of Saudi Arabia

Two former Twitter employees and a Saudi National charged as acting as illegal agents of Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three men have been accused of allegedly acting as illegal agents of Saudi Arabia by providing information about…

Waterloo felon sent to prison after threatening ex with gun

Waterloo felon sent to prison after threatening ex with gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who was twice previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm was…

Missouri man sentenced for providing material support to terrorists

Missouri man sentenced for providing material support to terrorists

ST. LOUIS – Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, aka Siki Ramiz Hodzic, 45, of St. Louis County, Missouri, was sentenced to 96 months in…

Iowa man hospitalized and arrested after alleged murder of wife

Iowa man hospitalized and arrested after alleged murder of wife

ZEARING, IOWA – An Iowa man was hospitalized and arrested after the alleged murder of his wife this week. On November…

Mason City man facing sentencing in stalking case is found guilty of violating protective order, gets jail and bill worth over $13K from Iowa courts

Mason City man facing sentencing in stalking case is found guilty of violating protective order, gets jail and bill worth over $13K from Iowa courts

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of stalking has been found guilty of violating a no-contact order and got…

Police investigating two suspicious deaths in Webster City

Police investigating two suspicious deaths in Webster City

WEBSTER CITY – Police are investigating two suspicious deaths in Webster City. On November 10, 2019 at 8:13 AM, Webster City…

Iowa man involved in methamphetamine conspiracy sentenced to more than five years’ prison

Iowa man involved in methamphetamine conspiracy sentenced to more than five years’ prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was involved in distributing pounds of methamphetamine throughout Northern Iowa was sentenced on November…

Iowa teens charged with felonies after shooting paint ball gun at woman, causing serious injury

Iowa teens charged with felonies after shooting paint ball gun at woman, causing serious injury

DAVENPORT – Two Iowa teens have been charged with felonies after shooting a paint ball gun at a woman, causing a…

Politics

Wiggins will serve as acting chief justice of Iowa Supreme Court

DES MOINES – Following statutory procedures, the Iowa Supreme Court took measures to ensure the uninterrupted administration of justice in Iowa in the wake of the unexpected…

Sanders campaign over the weekend opens 8 offices and knocks more than 11,000 doors in Iowa

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign in Iowa this weekend opened 8 new campaign offices across the state and knocked over 11,000 doors in 48 hours.…

City of Mason City expense report for November 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE5 60.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 3,272.10 ACCENT-CIGNA SERVICE EXPENSES 73.50 ADAMS SHARPENING…

Jodi Draper elected President of Mason City School Board

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board has a new President. According to the Mason City Community School District, during the organizational meeting of the Board of…

Supreme Court selects business court judges

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has selected District Judge Sarah Crane, Des Moines, and District Judge Kurt Stoebe, Fort Dodge, as Iowa Business Specialty Court…

2020 session must fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program, legislators say

DES MOINES – Improved health care for tens of thousands of Iowans depends on passing major reforms of Iowa’s medical cannabis program during the 2020 session according…

Committees release transcripts detailing overheard Trump call as part of Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs,…

Gov. Reynolds demands action from FERC on propane supply issue

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds reached out to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee concerning the propane supply issue in Iowa and…

Obits

OBIT: Jeanette McDermott, 82, of Charles City

Jeanette McDermott, 82, of Charles City, passed away suddenly November 19, 2019 with her loving and faithful husband, Leon, by her side holding her hand. A funeral…

OBIT: Darlene Lilian Eggena, 89, of Rockford

Darlene Lilian Eggena, 89, of Rockford, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from complications of stroke at MercyOne North Iowa…

OBIT: Viola Krumrey, 103, of Charles City

Viola Krumrey, 103, of Charles City, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A private family graveside service…

OBIT: Barbara “Barb” Holtz, 78, of Charles City

Barbara “Barb” Holtz, 78, of Charles City, passed away Friday, November 08, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for…

OBIT: Mary Lou (Hove) Kloberdanz, 85, of Charles City

Mary Lou (Hove) Kloberdanz, 85, of Charles City, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A Mass of…

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…