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73 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa, one additional death confirmed

73 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa, one additional death confirmed

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 73 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 497 positive…

Health department director to travelers: “Self-isolate now”

Health department director to travelers: “Self-isolate now”

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county’s health department director, Brian Hanft, says travelers should self-isolate in a statement released this morning: Tuesday, 3/31/2020 One of the most frequently…

Iowa advocacy group points out that Senator Joni Ernst took credit for paid sick leave in Coronavirus stimulus after voting to strike it from bill

Iowa advocacy group points out that Senator Joni Ernst took credit for paid sick leave in Coronavirus stimulus after voting to strike it from bill

DES MOINES – An Iowa advocacy group has rightly pointed out that Senator Joni Ernst is taking credit for paid sick leave for workers that was included in…

88 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

88 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 88 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 424 positive…

Winnebago Industries manufactures medical masks   for Mercyone North Iowa Medical Center

Winnebago Industries manufactures medical masks  for Mercyone North Iowa Medical Center

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, announced today it will be providing medical masks to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center.…

President Trump extends social distancing recommendation until April 30

President Trump extends social distancing recommendation until April 30

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump on Sunday held a press conference and extended the current social distancing recommendation until April 30, but this could pushed all the…

Health department director warns, “huge increase” of Covid-19 cases now taking place in Iowa

Health department director warns, “huge increase” of Covid-19 cases now taking place in Iowa

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county’s health department director is warning this morning of a “huge increase” of Covid-19 cases now taking place in Iowa. According to Cerro…

College Wrestling: Iowa’s Tom Brands named InterMat Coach of the Year

College Wrestling: Iowa’s Tom Brands named InterMat Coach of the Year

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has been named 2020 InterMat Coach of the Year, the amateur wrestling website announced. This award, presented each…

38 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional death confirmed

38 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional death confirmed

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 336 positive…

Iowa courts attempt to serve citizens during COVID-19 pandemic

Iowa courts attempt to serve citizens during COVID-19 pandemic

DES MOINES – During these unprecedented and ever-changing circumstances, the Iowa Judicial Branch is attempting to provide regular public updates on the steps they have taken to provide essential…

Authorities continue search for missing Mason City man on dangerous river

Authorities continue search for missing Mason City man on dangerous river

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – Authorities continued the search Sunday for a Mason City fisherman missing since Friday after a boat mis-hap. The Worth county sheriff’s office said this…

Former Waterloo doctor has medical license suspended, faces criminal charges after alleged car chase with police

Former Waterloo doctor has medical license suspended, faces criminal charges after alleged car chase with police

DES MOINES – A former Waterloo doctor has medical license suspended, faces criminal charges after alleged car chase with police. Nicholas J. Kuiper, D.O., a 41-year-old Iowa-licensed physician…

Continued progress announced on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

Continued progress announced on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) last week announced continued progress in the implementation of the…



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73 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa, one additional death confirmed

73 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa, one additional death confirmed

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 73…

Health department director to travelers: “Self-isolate now”

Health department director to travelers: “Self-isolate now”

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county’s health department director, Brian Hanft, says travelers should self-isolate…

Iowa advocacy group points out that Senator Joni Ernst took credit for paid sick leave in Coronavirus stimulus after voting to strike it from bill

Iowa advocacy group points out that Senator Joni Ernst took credit for paid sick leave in Coronavirus stimulus after voting to strike it from bill

DES MOINES – An Iowa advocacy group has rightly pointed out that Senator Joni Ernst…

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Don’t take your chances with Coronavirus – you ain’t that good at gambling

It’s a bad bet to try and live the normal, daily routine you have been…

88 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

88 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 88…

Winnebago Industries manufactures medical masks  for Mercyone North Iowa Medical Center

Winnebago Industries manufactures medical masks   for Mercyone North Iowa Medical Center

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, announced…

President Trump extends social distancing recommendation until April 30

President Trump extends social distancing recommendation until April 30

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump on Sunday held a press conference and extended the…

Health department director warns, “huge increase” of Covid-19 cases now taking place in Iowa

Health department director warns, “huge increase” of Covid-19 cases now taking place in Iowa

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county’s health department director is warning this morning of a…

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Waterloo domestic abuser on the loose, authorities say

Waterloo domestic abuser on the loose, authorities say

WATERLOO – A multi-convicted Waterloo domestic abuser is on the loose, authorities say, and they are seeking help bringing him back…

Manager of a decade long Iowa marijuana trafficking operation sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

Manager of a decade long Iowa marijuana trafficking operation sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – The manager of a large-scale marijuana trafficking operation who brought marijuana into Iowa for resale for a decade…

Iowa Attorney General dismantles national ‘puppy laundering’ ring 

Iowa Attorney General dismantles national ‘puppy laundering’ ring 

DES MOINES — Iowans who operated an alleged puppy laundering ring have agreed to dissolve their “pet rescue” nonprofits, permanently cease deceptive operations, pay…

Police investigate Newman school burglary, arrest two suspects

Police investigate Newman school burglary, arrest two suspects

MASON CITY – Local law enforcement investigated a burglary at Newman school in Mason City that resulted in thousands of dollars…

Attorney General urges Americans to report COVID-19 fraud

Attorney General urges Americans to report COVID-19 fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William P. Barr is urging the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the Coronavirus) by…

Hawkeye Harvest food bank burglarized

Hawkeye Harvest food bank burglarized

MASON CITY – NIT has learned this morning that the Hawkeye Harvest food bank suffered a burglary. “Someone broke in to…

Mason City man busted with weed and meth in Clarksville

Mason City man busted with weed and meth in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A Mason City man was busted with weed and meth in Clarksville, the local police department proclaimed today.…

One dead, several arrested after armored car robbery in Waterloo

One dead, several arrested after armored car robbery in Waterloo

WATERLOO – A brazen attempt to rob an armored car in a Waterloo US Bank parking lot ended with one attempted…

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Iowa advocacy group points out that Senator Joni Ernst took credit for paid sick leave in Coronavirus stimulus after voting to strike it from bill

DES MOINES – An Iowa advocacy group has rightly pointed out that Senator Joni Ernst is taking credit for paid sick leave for workers that was included…

Continued progress announced on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) last week announced continued progress in the implementation of…

Iowa 1st District Congresswoman Finkenauer asks Governor Reynolds to issue statewide ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) sent a letter to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recognizing the governor’s efforts regarding the outbreak of coronavirus in the state…

President Donald J. Trump signs CARES Act; Read FAQ about rebates and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump signed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act on Friday, March 27, 2020. The CARES Act gives rebates to millions of Americans,…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer offers COVID-19 response 

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: I know this is a hard time for…

City of Mason City expense report for March 26, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/26/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ———— ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 13,508.00 ALL STAR PRO GOLF OTHER SUPPLIES 497.50 ARAMARK UNIFORM…

Federal student loan payments suspended, waives interest waived during national emergency

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced this week that the office of Federal Student Aid is executing on President Donald J. Trump’s promise to…

Absentee voting and planning for Primary Election in response to COVID-19

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections Adam Wedmore is encouraging those wishing to vote in the June 2 Primary Election to vote…

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OBIT: Maryan Shipley, 79, of Charles City

Maryan Shipley, 79, of Charles City, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A private service will be held…

OBIT: Ronald “Ron” Paul Hoffman, 63, of Colwell

Ronald “Ron” Paul Hoffman, 63, of Colwell, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Cremation has taken…

OBIT: Marjorie Nixt, 94, of Charles City

Marjorie Nixt, 94, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. According to Marjorie’s wishes, cremation has taken place…

OBIT: Linda Parsons, 70, of Charles City

Linda Parsons, 70, of Charles City, passed away February 27, 2020 in Scottsdale, Arizona. A gathering of family and friends and a memorial service will be held…

Frederick “Fred” Miller, 85, of Charles City

Frederick “Fred” Miller, 85, of Charles City, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City with his loving…

OBIT: Kathryn Johnson, 98, of Charles City

Kathryn Johnson, 98, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. Funeral services for Kathryn Johnson will…

OBIT: Donald “Don” McIntosh, 90, of Evansdale

Donald “Don” McIntosh, 90, of Evansdale, formerly Waterloo, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Unity Point Health Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. A private family graveside…

OBIT: Herman Eggers, 91, formerly Charles City

Herman Eggers, 91, of Waterloo, formerly Charles City, passed away Saturday, February 22, 2020 at ManorCare Health Services in Waterloo. Inurnment will be at Sunnyside Memory Gardens…