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UN Secretary General heads to Russia and Ukraine amid rising tensions

UN Secretary General heads to Russia and Ukraine amid rising tensions

NEW YORK – With Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon headed to Russia and Ukraine as part of his diplomatic efforts to de-escalate current tensions, the Security Council heard senior United Nations officials…

Spillville man pleads not guilty to felony gun, drug charges

Spillville man pleads not guilty to felony gun, drug charges

READLYN, IOWA – A man stopped by police for speeding and drunk driving on March 4th and later discovered to have meth, pot and a loaded handgun in his car…

Shame on City Hall, shame on local media for Hilton hotel charade

Shame on City Hall, shame on local media for Hilton hotel charade

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – The charade is over. In a ploy to fool the voters of Mason City, elected leaders and their media outlets revealed last year that a…

Robbery, shooting lead to arrest of 5 Waterloo teens

Robbery, shooting lead to arrest of 5 Waterloo teens

WATERLOO – Five people were arrested by Waterloo police Sunday night after officers responded to a robbery and shooting at a local park. According to police, on Sunday, March 16,…

Senator says Iowa Republicans join political ‘war on women’ instead of supporting health care for rural Iowans

Senator says Iowa Republicans join political ‘war on women’ instead of supporting health care for rural Iowans

IOWA CITY – Democratic Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City, a member of the Senate Human Resources Committee, said that Iowa Republicans have launched a “war on women”. “I’m disappointed…

Senator says Branstad official pressuring judges to rule in favor of employers and against employees in unemployment cases

Senator says Branstad official pressuring judges to rule in favor of employers and against employees in unemployment cases

DES MOINES – State Senator Bill Dotzler, co-chair of the Joint Economic Development Subcommittee, presented evidence at a Statehouse news conference focusing on the actions of Iowa Workforce Development Director…

Man who killed two Waterloo police officers dies in Iowa prison

Man who killed two Waterloo police officers dies in Iowa prison

IOWA CITY – A man who murdered two Waterloo police officers in 1981 has died of natural causes at a hospital in Iowa City. James “T-Bone” Michael Taylor, an inmate…

Iowa coach McCaffery: Son’s surgery today went as planned

Iowa coach McCaffery: Son’s surgery today went as planned

IOWA CITY – Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery released a statement Weednesday regarding his 13-year-old son Patrick’s surgery this morning in Iowa City, Iowa. McCaffery is currently on…

President Obama picks ISU, Iowa to get bounced out of NCAA tourney early

President Obama picks ISU, Iowa to get bounced out of NCAA tourney early

NIT – The state of Iowa helped propel President Barack Obama into office, but he doesn’t have much faith in our basketball teams as they head into the NCAA Tournament.…

Sen. Ted Cruz talks Star Wars-like missile defense to deter Russians

Sen. Ted Cruz talks Star Wars-like missile defense to deter Russians

WASHINGTON – Fresh off his fundraiser in Mason City, Senator Ted Cruz was back at work Wednesday with new criticisms of the President and the need for a Star Wars-like…

Statement by President Obama on Ukraine

Statement by President Obama on Ukraine

MASON CITY – President Barack Obama released the following statement Tuesday on the situation in Ukraine and Russian aggression there: James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 10:45 A.M. EDT THE…

No. 1 NIACC seeks berth in final four on Thursday

No. 1 NIACC seeks berth in final four on Thursday

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The top-seeded NIACC women’s basketball team is one win away from the final four. NIACC (32-2) faces ninth-seeded Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (19-10) at…

Ted Cruz comes to Mason City to raise money for GOP

Ted Cruz comes to Mason City to raise money for GOP

MASON CITY – Texas Senator Ted Cruz visited Mason City Tuesday and spoke to a crowd of about 200 people during a “Dessert Reception” at the Music Man Square. The…

Reminder: Dogs prohibited at certain wildlife areas

Reminder: Dogs prohibited at certain wildlife areas

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board (CGCCB) would like to remind dog owners that per Iowa Code and CGCCB regulations, dogs are prohibited on CGCCB Wildlife Areas…

Tiger Woods pulls out of golf tournament

Tiger Woods pulls out of golf tournament

NIT – Tiger Woods has decided to sit out an upcoming golf tournament due to health issues. Woods, still the number one ranked golfer in the world, will be sitting…

MCPL hiring part-time library clerk

MCPL hiring part-time library clerk

MASON CITY – The Mason City Public Library, Mason City, Iowa seeks an energetic individual to assist with various duties at the Library. Responsible for helping users of the Library…

Former Hampton doctor found guilty of violating his probation

Former Hampton doctor found guilty of violating his probation

HAMPTON – A Hampton doctor who was placed on probation after pleading guilty to one count of sexual exploitation has been found guilty by a judge of violating terms of…

Union says that workers across the country lead movement to raise wages

Union says that workers across the country lead movement to raise wages

WASHINGTON – The Iowa AFL-CIO said Wednesday that workers across the country are spearheading local efforts to raise wages in the US. In addition to the growing effort to raise…

Progress made in regaining key towns from Somali insurgents

Progress made in regaining key towns from Somali insurgents

NEW YORK – The United Nations envoy for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, has welcomed progress made by the national army and the African Union peacekeeping mission in regaining control of key…

Mason City man who has had multiple domestic assault charges dismissed faces probation revocation

Mason City man who has had multiple domestic assault charges dismissed faces probation revocation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who has had a number of domestic assault charges dismissed is in jail at this time facing a probation violation related to a…

Family pleads for help in finding lost cat

Family pleads for help in finding lost cat

MASON CITY – A Mason City family has lost their cat and would appreciate any help or tips that would bring him home. According to Jennifer Kellogg, the family cat,…

NIACC women beat Dakota College 100-49

NIACC women beat Dakota College 100-49

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The NIACC women’s basketball team beat Dakota-Bottineau 100-49 Wednesday in the opening round of the NJCAA Divison II women’s basketball tournament in Overland Park, Kansas. NIACC…

Mason City hiring for before and after school program staff

Mason City hiring for before and after school program staff

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City, IA is accepting applications for part-time Before and After School Program staff to work during the 2013 -2014 school year. Staff hired…