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Ground-breaking ceremony held today in Mason City for new downtown housing complex

Ground-breaking ceremony held today in Mason City for new downtown housing complex

MASON CITY – A ground-breaking ceremony was held today in Mason City for the new downtown housing complex. According to Councilman Paul Adams, “Talon Development, along with various…

Nancy Pelosi furious over Trump’s “cruel, illegal asylum restrictions”

Nancy Pelosi furious over Trump’s “cruel, illegal asylum restrictions”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration announced new restrictions on illegal aliens traveling to the Southern border of the United States, and liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi is furious…

College football: Iowa State adds Lanning and Kempt to coaching staff

College football: Iowa State adds Lanning and Kempt to coaching staff

AMES, Iowa – Two former football players responsible for changing the culture of the Iowa State football program have joined the Cyclone staff. Iowa State head coach Matt…

OBIT: Larry Smith, age 83, of Charles City

OBIT: Larry Smith, age 83, of Charles City

Larry Smith, age 83, of Charles City, Iowa passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the 11th Street Chatauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service…

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

ALBERT LEA, MN — An Albert Lea man was fired from his job and evidently returned to the scene with a shotgun to find his supervisor. On Tuesday,…

Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back

Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back

DUBUQUE – A juvenile took a gun and became extremely reckless in Dubuque, shooting up a house and then accidentally shooting in the back a man riding in…

Mason City man wins $10,000 lottery prize

Mason City man wins $10,000 lottery prize

MASON CITY — A Mason City man has won a $10,000 lottery prize. Terry Williams claimed the first of 10 prizes of $10,000 available in the Iowa Lottery’s…

Former state official awarded $1.5 million after Branstad discrimination

Former state official awarded $1.5 million after Branstad discrimination

NEWTON – A gay, former state official who sued former Governor Terry Branstad in court for discrimination after Branstad slashed his salary has won $1.5 million from a…

Two hurt in Charles City auto accident; Riceville man cited after blowing through stop sign

Two hurt in Charles City auto accident; Riceville man cited after blowing through stop sign

CHARLES CITY – Two people were hurt in a Charles City auto accident and a Riceville man was cited after blowing through a stop sign. The accident took…

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

WAYLAND, IOWA – An Iowa businessman is being investigated for stealing employee wages, authorities say. In October of 2017, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Curtis Wagler…

College Football: Iowa State’s Purdy, Bailey on preseason watch lists

College Football: Iowa State’s Purdy, Bailey on preseason watch lists

AMES, Iowa – College football’s preseason watch list season is underway. Two awards announced their preseason watch lists today and a Cyclone is represented on both, as sophomore…

College Football: Iowa’s Stanley named to Maxwell Award watch list

College Football: Iowa’s Stanley named to Maxwell Award watch list

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior quarterback Nate Stanley has been named to the 2019 Maxwell Award Watch List. The Maxwell Award is presented annually by the…

Ex-boyfriend determined to be killer in Bancroft death investigation

Ex-boyfriend determined to be killer in Bancroft death investigation

DES MOINES – An ex-boyfriend shot himself to death in Bancroft, and the two other persons found dead in a house there also died of gunshot wounds, authorities…

Iowa breaks record for new business filings for fourth consecutive year

Iowa breaks record for new business filings for fourth consecutive year

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single year, for the fourth year in a…



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Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

ALBERT LEA, MN — An Albert Lea man was fired from his job and evidently…

Mason City man wins $10,000 lottery prize

Mason City man wins $10,000 lottery prize

MASON CITY — A Mason City man has won a $10,000 lottery prize. Terry Williams…

Former state official awarded $1.5 million after Branstad discrimination

Former state official awarded $1.5 million after Branstad discrimination

NEWTON – A gay, former state official who sued former Governor Terry Branstad in court…

Two hurt in Charles City auto accident; Riceville man cited after blowing through stop sign

Two hurt in Charles City auto accident; Riceville man cited after blowing through stop sign

CHARLES CITY – Two people were hurt in a Charles City auto accident and a…

Bernie Sanders to return to Iowa this month

Bernie Sanders to return to Iowa this month

DES MOINES — Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to Iowa for stops next Saturday and…

Iowa breaks record for new business filings for fourth consecutive year

Iowa breaks record for new business filings for fourth consecutive year

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most…

Congressman Steve King to hold town halls in Ames and Harlan

Congressman Steve King to hold town halls in Ames and Harlan

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King announces that he will be hosting two town hall meetings…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019, marks the 36th Anniversary for the Annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. Starting at 5:00 p.m. residents are encouraged to show solidarity by turning on porch lights and heading to the North Iowa Events Center for the free fun-packed “family affair” in the All Seasons Bldg.

A variety of activities will be held including a kid power pedal tractor pull event, bounce houses and balloon creations by Today’s Your Day as well as displays and demonstrations presented by local community organizations and youth oriented programs. Free food will be served and there will be a drawing for prizes. This is a night for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. Join us in spending the evening, “Giving Crime & Drugs a Going Away Party”.

This event is sponsored in conjunction with the National Association of Town Watch, and locally by the Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board along with the Mason City Police Department.

The event will be held rain or shine.

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Northbound traffic on North Monroe Avenue between 10th Street NW and 12th Street NW will be detoured to North Jefferson Avenue beginning Wednesday, July 10th for approximately one week.

Lanes on 12th Street NW near the North Monroe Avenue intersection (just east of the 12th Street overpass) will have reduced widths to accommodate a work zone.

This closure is necessary for underground utility improvements as part of the City’s 2018-19 Sanitary Sewer Repairs Project.

City Engineering Department staff advises motorists to avoid this area and plan to use alternate routes during this closure.

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Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

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Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back

Dubuque juvie shoots up house, then accidentally shoots bro in the back

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Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

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Ex-boyfriend determined to be killer in Bancroft death investigation

Ex-boyfriend determined to be killer in Bancroft death investigation

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Waterloo couple, both convicted felons, sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

Waterloo couple, both convicted felons, sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo couple who threatened the woman’s ex-boyfriend with a gun were sentenced to federal prison. John Joseph…

Three staff assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

Three staff assaulted at Iowa State Penitentiary

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R&B singer ‘R. Kelly’ nabbed by feds in Chicago, charged with racketeering, coercing and transporting minor girls to engage in sex

R&B singer ‘R. Kelly’ nabbed by feds in Chicago, charged with racketeering, coercing and transporting minor girls to engage in sex

NEW YORK — Robert Sylvester Kelly, AKA “R. Kelly,” was arrested in Chicago Thursday night following an investigation by the joint…

Iowa grandfather convicted of sex abuse of child; mother allegedly knew of abuse for 2 years

Iowa grandfather convicted of sex abuse of child; mother allegedly knew of abuse for 2 years

HOSPERS, IOWA – An Iowa grandfather has been convicted by a jury of sex abuse of a child and the mother…

Tennessee man wanted on kidnapping charge caught at Decorah campground

Tennessee man wanted on kidnapping charge caught at Decorah campground

DECORAH – A man out of Tennessee wanted on a charge of aggravated kidnapping has been caught at a Decorah campground.…

Iowa man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

Iowa man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed child pornography pled guilty on July 8, 2019, in federal court in Cedar Rapids.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Trump Administration announced new restrictions on illegal aliens traveling to the Southern border of the United States, and liberal Senator Nancy Pelosi is…

Gov. Reynolds appoints David Nelmark as District Court Judge

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of David Nelmark as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 5C. Nelmark, of Urbandale, Iowa, currently…

Former state official awarded $1.5 million after Branstad discrimination

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Bernie Sanders to return to Iowa this month

DES MOINES — Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to Iowa for stops next Saturday and Sunday in Council Bluffs, Afton, Nevada, Ottumwa, Fort Madison, and Davenport. Earlier…

Congressman Steve King to hold town halls in Ames and Harlan

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King announces that he will be hosting two town hall meetings on Friday, July 19. Both town halls are open to the public…

House passes King Amendment targeting China’s abusive surveillance state

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King releases these remarks following House passage of an amendment he offered to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that requires the…

Tennessee Governor signs proclamation for Nathan Bedford Forrest Day

NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee this week signed a proclamation declaring today “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day” honoring the first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux…

City of Mason City expense report for July 11, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/11/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 576.05 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 861.70 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES…

Obits

OBIT: Larry Smith, age 83, of Charles City

Larry Smith, age 83, of Charles City, Iowa passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the 11th Street Chatauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral…

OBIT: Wesley “Wes” Koebrick, 87, Charles City

Wesley “Wes” Koebrick, 87, Charles City, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Ninth Street Chautauqua and is now two-stepping with his beloved wife, Donna,…

OBIT: Carol Mrachek-Sawyer, 75, formerly Charles City

Carol Mrachek-Sawyer, 75, of Burnsville, Minnesota, formerly Charles City, Iowa, died peacefully in her sleep on July 7, 2019 with family by her side following a brief…

OBIT: Elaine Wedeking, 78, of Charles City

Elaine Wedeking, 78, of Charles City, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 29, 2019, at the Nora Springs Care Center in Nora Springs surrounded by her loving family.…

OBIT: Genevieve “Gennie” Springer, 84, of Charles City

Genevieve “Gennie” Springer, 84, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Colonial Manor in Elma with her loving family by her side. A funeral…

OBIT: Patrick J. Paulus, 66

Patrick J. Paulus, 66, of Navarre, Florida, passed away on May 29, 2019. He was the husband of Cathy J. Paulus and they shared 46 years of…

OBIT: Sandra “Sandy” J. Meyers, 82, of Floyd

Sandra “Sandy” J. Meyers, 82, of Floyd, Iowa, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Good Shepard Health Center in Mason City. A memorial service for Sandy…

OBIT: Elsie Martin, 94, of Charles City

Elsie Martin, 94, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Elsie…