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Alliant Energy transitioning M.L. Kapp Generating Station to natural gas

CLINTON, IOWA – January 3, 2014 – Alliant Energy’s Iowa and Minnesota utility announced today that it plans to convert the fuel source of the M.L. Kapp Generating Station in…

City of Mason City claims, submitted 2014-01-02

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report, 1/2/2014 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ————————- 1ST INSURANCE GENERAL LIABILITY 270,538.40 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 234.26 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY 350.49…

Cedar Falls man dies in car accident

WATERLOO – A Cedar Falls man has died in a single-vehicle accident in Waterloo this week. According to Waterloo police, on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at approximately 2:43 PM, Waterloo…

Phil Everly of Everly Brothers passes away

NIT -Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers has passed away at the age of 74. He was born in Chicago and spent his childhood in Shenandoah, Iowa. Phil Everly, along…

Burst pipe leads to evacuation of apartments Friday morning

Burst pipe leads to evacuation of apartments Friday morning

MASON CITY – A frozen water line that burst early Friday morning in a Mason city apartment house lead to an evacuation. Mason City fire personnel was dispatched at 6:20…

Ventura man picks up his weed only to have cops ruin his day

Ventura man picks up his weed only to have cops ruin his day

MASON CITY – Police prevented a North Iowa man from taking home his marijuana Friday morning. According to Cerro Gordo County Sheriff Kevin Pals, Friday morning at about 8:51 AM, a…

Federal gov’t responds to order from Supreme Court Justice which blocked enforcement of birth control mandate in Obamacare

Federal gov’t responds to order from Supreme Court Justice which blocked enforcement of birth control mandate in Obamacare

WASHINGTON – The federal government on Friday filed a brief in response to an order from a Supreme Court Justice who blocked the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s birth-control…

No. 1 NIACC women return to action Saturday at Marshalltown

No. 1 NIACC women return to action Saturday at Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN – The No. 1 NIACC women’s basketball team returns to ICCAC action Saturday against Marshalltown Community College. Game time is set for 1 p.m. NIACC (13-1 overall, 2-0 in…

Marble Rock man pleads not guilty after threatening to shoot police

Marble Rock man pleads not guilty after threatening to shoot police

CHARLES CITY – A Marble Rock man who threatened to shoot police in November has plead not guilty. Court records show that on December 12th, 32-year-old John Edwin Marzen plead…

Iowa “pure” meth dealer sentenced to 12 years in federal prison

Iowa “pure” meth dealer sentenced to 12 years in federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on December 19, 2013, to more than twelve years in federal prison. Kevin Schimerowski, 46, from Odebolt, Iowa,…

Snowmobilers chased through city streets by police, one caught

Snowmobilers chased through city streets by police, one caught

MASON CITY – Two subjects lead Mason City police on a chase through the city Thursday before one was caught. According to police, on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at approximately…

U.S. Marshalls capture man who fired at occupied vehicle with assault rifle

Gainesville, FL – The U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Bricen Bowden in the city of Alachua on December 27, 2013. Bowden was wanted by the…

NIACC baseball team ranked fifth in poll

NIACC baseball team ranked fifth in poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team is ranked fifth in the NJCAA Division II poll released by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the Voice of Amateur Baseball Since 1958. NIACC…

Mason City schools cancel classes for Monday, January 6th

Mason City schools cancel classes for Monday, January 6th

MASON CITY – Extreme cold on its way to North Iowa has school district officials in Mason City planning ahead today, as students will not be attending classes on Monday,…

Worksite wellness assistance available from county health department

Worksite wellness assistance available from county health department

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is once again offering county businesses a unique (and FREE) opportunity to participate in a six session Worksite Wellness…

NIACC’s Hergert to receive NJCAA regional coach of year award tonight

NIACC’s Hergert to receive NJCAA regional coach of year award tonight

DALLAS – NIACC baseball coach Travis Hergert will be honored tonight at the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association convention as a regional coach of the year. Hergert, who is in…

Governors Heineman and Branstad announce economic development pact

OMAHA – Business, community and elected leaders joined Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad in commemorating the formation of a two-state, regional economic development organization, an unprecedented…

Wrestling: Cyclones finish eighth at Southern Scuffle

Wrestling: Cyclones finish eighth at Southern Scuffle

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Three members of the Iowa State wrestling team (6-1 overall, 1-0 Big 12) took home hardware at the 2014 Southern Scuffle tonight. No. 2 Kyven Gadson (197),…

Afghan police training center has biggest graduation in its history

Afghan police training center has biggest graduation in its history

KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Hundreds of Afghan police students recently graduated from two separate training courses during a ceremony on a warm day in late December at Regional Training Center…

Afghan security forces find cache of explosive materials in Paktika

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A Village Response Unit found more than 7,600 kilograms of explosive materials hidden in a truck Dec. 31 in a remote area of Paktika province. VRU…

Man sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison for producing child pornography

LUBBOCK, Texas — A North Texas man was sentenced Friday to 17 1/2 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in August to one count of producing child pornography.…