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One injured after multi-car accident near Wal-Mart (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

One injured after multi-car accident near Wal-Mart (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

MASON CITY – A person was taken to the hospital after multiple cars collided Wednesday evening near Wal-Mart in Mason City. At about 6 PM, the Mason City Fire and…

Senator Ragan helps approve bipartisan tax exemption for military pensions

DES MOINES – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City this week helped pass a bipartisan measure which will exempt Iowa state taxes on military pensions. “Exempting military retired pay…

Gov. Branstad appoints Congressman Leonard Boswell to Iowa DOT Commission

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today appointed Congressman Leonard Boswell to the Iowa Department of Transportation Commission. The appointment comes after Tom Rielly resigned from the commission due to…

NIACC criminal justice students get real-life experience with Chicago police department

NIACC criminal justice students get real-life experience with Chicago police department

MASON CITY – Instead of enjoying a few weeks off for their winter break, 19 NIACC criminal justice students signed up for a winter course that included a pretty amazing…

Navy to christen second mobile landing platform

WASHINGTON – The Navy will christen Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) John Glenn on Feb. 1, during a 10 a.m. PST ceremony in San Diego, Calif. Chief of Naval Operations Adm.…

Supreme Court says no to appeal request for convicted rapist from Charles City

Supreme Court says no to appeal request for convicted rapist from Charles City

DES MOINES – A man found guilty by a Cerro Gordo county jury of raping a 14-year-old girl has been denied further review of his sexual abuse conviction by the…

Iowa man charged after allegedly receiving child porn

Iowa man charged after allegedly receiving child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – Brady Verlo, age 22, of West Branch, Iowa, has been charged with one count of receipt of child pornography. The charge is contained in an Indictment filed…

REG to provide biodiesel to power generators at the Super Bowl

REG to provide biodiesel to power generators at the Super Bowl

AMES – Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group – which has a biorefinery plant in Mason City – today announced that it will provide biodiesel to power generators at the Super Bowl…

Mason City woman sentenced to 5 years in federal prison in fraud case

Mason City woman sentenced to 5 years in federal prison in fraud case

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former employee of a financial brokerage firm in Mason City, Iowa, who stole $391,725.31 from multiple firm clients was sentenced today to more than five years…

Puppy mill presentation to be given at humane society

Puppy mill presentation to be given at humane society

DES MOINES – Iowa Friends of Companion Animals (IAFriends) will host a public presentation at the Humane Society of North Iowa in Mason City on Monday, February 3, 2014, starting…

Ames police report phone scam from area codes 809, 876, 284 and 473

Ames police report phone scam from area codes 809, 876, 284 and 473

AMES – Police in Ames reported Wednesday that they have had residents say that they received calls from numbers they did not recognize related to a scam outlined by the…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

MASON CITY – The following update on NIACC spoorts was sent by the NIACC Athletic Department this week: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The No. 2 NIACC women’s basketball team (18-2…

Waldorf Faculty Writers Series to host award-winning author

Waldorf Faculty Writers Series to host award-winning author

FOREST CITY – Waldorf College’s Faculty Writers Series welcomes Kyle Torke on Monday, February 3. Torke, a Visiting Associate Professor at Waldorf College, will be speaking to creative writing classes…

Steve King reacts to State of the Union Address (VIDEO)

Steve King reacts to State of the Union Address (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve King released the following video statement with his reactions and comments to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address: httpv://youtu.be/yjHAIsJEm7Q…

King votes for Final Farm Bill

King votes for Final Farm Bill

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after voting in favor of the Conference Report on H.R. 2642, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013:…

Iowa’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organization responds to conservative rally at capitol

DES MOINES – One Iowa, Iowa’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization, responded to a conservative group’s rally held at the state historical building in Des Moines on…

No damage reported in minor train collision at Crystal Sugar plant

No damage reported in minor train collision at Crystal Sugar plant

MASON CITY – Emergency responders were called the the Crystal Sugar plant in Mason City after a collision on Tuesday involving two trains. Authorities reported no injuries and little damage…

Escorted by Sen. Ragan and Rep. Upmeyer, Simon Estes sings opening prayers in Iowa legislature

Escorted by Sen. Ragan and Rep. Upmeyer, Simon Estes sings opening prayers in Iowa legislature

DES MOINES – An opera legend sang to the Iowa legislature this morning. According to a news release from the Iowa Senate, opera great and Centerville native Simon Estes sang…

House passes bill to prohibit all taxpayer funded abortions

House passes bill to prohibit all taxpayer funded abortions

WASHINGTON – The U.S House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which prohibits the expenditure of federal funds for any abortion. Currently, federal funds…

Senator Mitch McConnell pans Obama’s State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON – Senator Mitch McConnell wasn’t a fan of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Speech delivered Tuesday evening. “And last night, the President had a real chance to…

NIACC presents film “Mongolia- Land of the Genghis Khan”

NIACC presents film “Mongolia- Land of the Genghis Khan”

MASON CITY – The 2013-14 Travel and Adventure Film Series continues with “Mongolia- Land of the Genghis Khan” at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in the North Iowa…

Volunteers offer to complete tax returns for rural Iowans

AMES – Low- and moderate-income Iowans can have their tax returns prepared for free by trained and IRS-certified volunteers at nearly 150 sites across Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and…

Obama’s state of the union: “Our freedom, our democracy, has never been easy”

Obama’s state of the union: “Our freedom, our democracy, has never been easy”

WASHINGTON – President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union Address Tuesday night. The president talked about rising graduation rates, balancing the budget, job creation, health care, and working…

Iowa National Guard relocates WWII-era Sherman tank

DES MOINES – On Wednesday, Jan. 29, beginning at 2 p.m., a Camp Dodge icon will be relocated to its new home in front of the Iowa Gold Star Military…

Area residents involved in 16-car pileup on Sunday near Waverly

Area residents involved in 16-car pileup on Sunday near Waverly

WAVERLY – A 16-car pileup on Highway 218 near Waverly involved several people, including residents from Mason City and Clear Lake. According to a report, white-out conditions made driving extremely…

Iowa National Guard closes Centerville armory

DES MOINES – As a result of force structure and stationing study findings, the Iowa National Guard has permanently closed the Centerville armory, effective immediately. The unit previously assigned to…