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Have your Holiday packages safely delivered to Mason City police department for pickup

Have your Holiday packages safely delivered to Mason City police department for pickup

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department wants to partner with our community to prevent crime this holiday season. Now through December 23, 2021, you can have…

College Football: Iowa prepares to battle Michigan for the Big Ten Championship

College Football: Iowa prepares to battle Michigan for the Big Ten Championship

IOWA CITY – Iowa is preparing to battle Michigan for the Big Ten Championship. University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Iowa City, Iowa, USA…

OBIT: Steven Miller

OBIT: Steven Miller

Steve Miller, age 73 of West Bend, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Mercy One of North Iowa in Mason City. Mass of Christian Burial will be…

OBIT: Phillip “Phil” Thune

OBIT: Phillip “Phil” Thune

Phillip “Phil” Thune, 85, of Manly, IA passed away in his home on November 22, 2021. A gathering in tribute to Phil’s life will be held on Saturday,…

OBIT: Roland A. Brosz

OBIT: Roland A. Brosz

Roland A. Brosz, 92, of Mason City, Iowa passed away, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center-North Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Saturday,…

North Iowa Choral Society to present annual holiday concert, “Light from Shadow,” on Sunday, December 12 at NIACC campus

North Iowa Choral Society to present annual holiday concert, “Light from Shadow,” on Sunday, December 12 at NIACC campus

MASON CITY – North Iowa Choral Society, under the sponsorship of North Iowa Area Community College, is proud to present its annual holiday concert, “Light from Shadow,” on…

Whacko Washington Politics: Omar and Boebert phone spat leads to more hate and a hang up

Whacko Washington Politics: Omar and Boebert phone spat leads to more hate and a hang up

MINNEAPOLIS – In a possible publicity stunt, Rep. Lauren Boebert, who’s been arrested multiple times in her checkered past, claimed she wanted to apologize to a Minnesota Congresswoman…

College Basketball: Iowa  beats Virginia, 75-74, in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

College Basketball: Iowa beats Virginia, 75-74, in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – Iowa played a stellar first half and held on to beat Virginia, 75-74, Monday night in a Big Ten/ACC Challenge road game. Joe Toussaint scored…

The Choir of Man to be performed at NIACC at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Choir of Man to be performed at NIACC at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Performing Arts and Leadership Series is announces The Choir of Man at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January…

Waterloo man gets nearly a decade in prison after cops find him drugged and armed at gas station

Waterloo man gets nearly a decade in prison after cops find him drugged and armed at gas station

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo, Iowa, man, who unlawfully possessed three firearms, was sentenced on November 23, 2021, to over nine years in federal prison. Adnan Alibegic, age…

OBIT: Elaine Ruth Harman

OBIT: Elaine Ruth Harman

Elaine R. Harman, 90, of Mason City, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Good Shepherd Care Center. A funeral service will be held at 10:30…

OBIT: Elaine R. Pistek

OBIT: Elaine R. Pistek

Elaine R. Pistek, 65, of Garner died Monday, November 22, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. A funeral mass will be held 10:30 a.m.,…

OBIT: Anne Carlson

OBIT: Anne Carlson

Anne Elizabeth Carlson, daughter of James and Joan (Welding) Greene, was born on June 28, 1962 at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville. She passed away at Avera Holy…

College Basketball: Iowa State ranked 19th, Kalscheur is Big 12 player of the week

College Basketball: Iowa State ranked 19th, Kalscheur is Big 12 player of the week

AMES – Iowa State guard Gabe Kalscheur swept the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player and Newcomer of the Week honors after leading the Cyclones to wins over a…

College Football: Iowa’s Shudak named B1G Special Teams Player of the Week after victory over Nebraska

College Football: Iowa’s Shudak named B1G Special Teams Player of the Week after victory over Nebraska

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior kicker Caleb Shudak has been named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in the Hawkeyes’…

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U.S. diplomats meet with Taliban

U.S. diplomats meet with Taliban

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the last two days, U.S. diplomats met with the Taliban leaders…

Have your Holiday packages safely delivered to Mason City police department for pickup

Have your Holiday packages safely delivered to Mason City police department for pickup

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department wants to partner with our community to…

College Football: Iowa prepares to battle Michigan for the Big Ten Championship

College Football: Iowa prepares to battle Michigan for the Big Ten Championship

IOWA CITY – Iowa is preparing to battle Michigan for the Big Ten Championship. University…

North Iowa Choral Society to present annual holiday concert, “Light from Shadow,” on Sunday, December 12 at NIACC campus

North Iowa Choral Society to present annual holiday concert, “Light from Shadow,” on Sunday, December 12 at NIACC campus

MASON CITY – North Iowa Choral Society, under the sponsorship of North Iowa Area Community…

Whacko Washington Politics: Omar and Boebert phone spat leads to more hate and a hang up

Whacko Washington Politics: Omar and Boebert phone spat leads to more hate and a hang up

MINNEAPOLIS – In a possible publicity stunt, Rep. Lauren Boebert, who’s been arrested multiple times…

The Choir of Man to be performed at NIACC at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Choir of Man to be performed at NIACC at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Performing Arts and Leadership Series is announces The Choir of Man at the North…

The Most Effective Ways That You Can Keep Your House Clean and Organised

The Most Effective Ways That You Can Keep Your House Clean and Organised

Cleaning the home can often seem like a big task, especially if it has been…

Beautiful the Carole King Musical to be performed at NIACC at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6th, 2021

Beautiful the Carole King Musical to be performed at NIACC at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 6th, 2021

Beautiful the Carole King Musical is scheduled to be performed at the North Iowa Community…

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Waterloo man gets nearly a decade in prison after cops find him drugged and armed at gas station

Waterloo man gets nearly a decade in prison after cops find him drugged and armed at gas station

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo, Iowa, man, who unlawfully possessed three firearms, was sentenced on November 23, 2021, to over nine…

Northern Iowa man busted with 2.75 pounds of pure meth faces 145 months in prison

Northern Iowa man busted with 2.75 pounds of pure meth faces 145 months in prison

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa man who with 2.75 pounds of pure meth was sentenced on November 22, 2021, in…

Fort Dodge man involved in distribution of more than 100 pounds of meth pleads guilty to federal crimes

Fort Dodge man involved in distribution of more than 100 pounds of meth pleads guilty to federal crimes

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty on November 18, 2021, in federal court in Sioux…

Britt’s Dollar General store evacuated after prank bomb threat

Britt’s Dollar General store evacuated after prank bomb threat

BRITT – Britt’s Dollar General store was evacuated after a prank bomb threat. According to the Britt, Iowa police department: At…

Waterloo woman sentenced to a decade in prison for her role in a large-scale meth trafficking ring

Waterloo woman sentenced to a decade in prison for her role in a large-scale meth trafficking ring

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo, Iowa, woman who was involved in the importation and distribution of over 4,000 grams of methamphetamine…

Iowa cop took teen girl to police station, fondled her, put her in sleeper hold

Iowa cop took teen girl to police station, fondled her, put her in sleeper hold

DES MOINES – An Iowa police officer earlier arrested after picking up a teen this month and taking her to his…

Algona officer fires gun at and chases suspect from hotel

Algona officer fires gun at and chases suspect from hotel

ALGONA – An Algona officer this morning fired his gun at and chased a suspect from a hotel. On Thursday, November…

Cops nab two suspects on attempted murder charges after brutal stabbing in Fort Dodge

Cops nab two suspects on attempted  murder charges after brutal stabbing in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – Earlier this month, a woman was brutally stabbed in Fort Dodge and now, police have announced they have…

Iowa authorities investigating after man shot and killed by law enforcement

Iowa authorities investigating after man shot and killed by law enforcement

CENTERVILLE, IOWA – Iowa authorities are investigating after a man was shot and killed by law enforcement over the weekend. On…

Kid jailed after bringing gun to Iowa school

Kid jailed after bringing gun to Iowa school

WAUKEE, IOWA – A kid was jailed after bringing a gun to an Iowa school in a Des Moines suburb. The…

Cedar Falls couple arrested for kidnapping and torturing man

Cedar Falls couple arrested for kidnapping and torturing man

CEDAR FALLS – A Cedar Falls couple was arrested for kidnapping and torturing man over the weekend. Kidnapping – On November…

Mason City Man sent to federal prison for 10 years dealing “large quantities” methamphetamine

Mason City Man sent to federal prison for 10 years dealing “large quantities” methamphetamine

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who distributed large quantities of methamphetamine around the Mason City area was sentenced November…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for making over $250,000 in phony postage

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for making over $250,000 in phony postage

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who forged and counterfeited over $250,000 in postage and made false statements on international customs…

Mason City man and accomplice guilty of armed robbery in Waterloo

Mason City man and accomplice guilty of armed robbery in Waterloo

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mason City man and his accomplice who worked together to rob two people at gun point in…

Wanted Northern Iowa man lies to cops, is busted for drugs and eluding

Wanted Northern Iowa man lies to cops, is busted for drugs and eluding

CLARKSVILLE – A wanted Northern Iowa man lied to cops, then was busted for drugs and eluding officers. On November 21,…

Politics

Whacko Washington Politics: Omar and Boebert phone spat leads to more hate and a hang up

MINNEAPOLIS – In a possible publicity stunt, Rep. Lauren Boebert, who’s been arrested multiple times in her checkered past, claimed she wanted to apologize to a Minnesota…

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 23, 2021: Ukraine-Russia standoff, Russian arms sales to India, Beijing Olympics boycott, more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on November 23, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from the Ukraine-Russia standoff, Russian arms sales to…

Fowl record earns Gov. Kim Reynolds ‘Turkey of the Year’ Award

DES MOINES – Citing her ‘fowl’ record of mismanagement and policy failures, Progress Iowa today declared Governor Kim Reynolds as the ‘Turkey of the Year’ in advance…

President Biden takes action to cut gas prices

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden is taking action to cut gas prices for beleaguered Americans complaining about high fuel costs for their energy-guzzling vehicles. “Today I’m announcing…

News update from Iowa Democrats, November 16, 2021

The following is a news update from Iowa Democrats: Iowans can rest easier knowing there will finally be investments in our future with the Infrastructure bill that…

U.S. State Department press briefing for November 15, 2021: Russia anti-satellite missile strike, US citizens leaving Afghanistan, and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department held a press briefing on November 15, 2021, touching on subjects ranging from Russia’s anti-satellite missile strike, US citizens leaving…

Biden Administration requests millions in extra funding for more cops

WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice today announced more than $139 million in grant funding through the department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS…

Theresa Greenfield has been appointed RD State Director for Iowa

DES MOINES – President Joe Biden this week announced his intent to appoint six U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including four Farm Service Agency (FSA)…

Obits

OBIT: Steven Miller

Steve Miller, age 73 of West Bend, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Mercy One of North Iowa in Mason City. Mass of Christian Burial will…

OBIT: Phillip “Phil” Thune

Phillip “Phil” Thune, 85, of Manly, IA passed away in his home on November 22, 2021. A gathering in tribute to Phil’s life will be held on…

OBIT: Roland A. Brosz

Roland A. Brosz, 92, of Mason City, Iowa passed away, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center-North Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM…

OBIT: Elaine Ruth Harman

Elaine R. Harman, 90, of Mason City, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Good Shepherd Care Center. A funeral service will be held at…

OBIT: Elaine R. Pistek

Elaine R. Pistek, 65, of Garner died Monday, November 22, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center in Mason City. A funeral mass will be held 10:30…

OBIT: Anne Carlson

Anne Elizabeth Carlson, daughter of James and Joan (Welding) Greene, was born on June 28, 1962 at Holy Family Hospital in Estherville. She passed away at Avera…

OBIT: Ronald Marvin Duit

Ronald Marvin Duit, 78, of Iowa Falls, Iowa passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at his home. Funeral services for Ronald Duit will be 11:00 am Saturday,…

OBIT: Brian Hoisington

Brian Hoisington, 59, of Osage, passed away Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family after an 11 year battle with cancer. A…