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NIACC sports round-up: April

NIACC sports round-up: April

BASEBALL What’s next: The NIACC baseball team returns to action Thursday in a nonconference doubleheader at Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minn. The first game is slated to start…

Charles City woman arrested on theft charges

Charles City woman arrested on theft charges

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City arrested a local woman Monday on theft charges. Charles City police allege that Marquita Johnson, age 27 of Charles City, committed aggravated misdemeanor…

MacNider Museum seeks office manager, salary of salary of $27,040 – $33,280

MacNider Museum seeks office manager, salary of salary of $27,040 – $33,280

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City has an opening at the Charles H. MacNider Museum for an Office Manager. This individual will assist the Museum Director in coordinating…

Gov. Branstad fires Department of Administrative Services Director Mike Carroll

Gov. Branstad fires Department of Administrative Services Director Mike Carroll

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today terminated the Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Director Mike Carroll. Branstad released the following statement: “Director Carroll told me that employees were…

Harkin again calls for raise in minimum wage

Harkin again calls for raise in minimum wage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Harkin delivered a speech on the Senate floor today to mark Equal Pay Day. Harkin has been a strong champion for gender equality in…

Marine guarding main gate at Camp Lejeune dies from gunshot wound

Marine guarding main gate at Camp Lejeune dies from gunshot wound

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – At approximately 5:30 p.m., a Marine standing guard at Camp Lejeune’s Main Gate discharged an M4 rifle, killing another Marine guard. Identification is being withheld pending…

Mason City woman charged with serious assault on juvenile

Mason City woman charged with serious assault on juvenile

MASON CITY – A young Mason City woman has been charged with serious assault against a juvenile. According to police, a juvenile female reported being assaulted by Breanna Nicole White,…

Hampton robber back in jail after short time in prison

Hampton robber back in jail after short time in prison

MASON CITY – A Hampton man who police say robbed six Hampton businesses and was ultimately sentenced to five years in prison is back in jail Tuesday after a brief…

Mason City woman accepts plea on drug possession charge

Mason City woman accepts plea on drug possession charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman charged with drug possession accepted a plea deal and is serving a jail sentence at this time. Laura Elizabeth Genzler, age 28, entered…

Obama says women are underpaid, takes executive action

Obama says women are underpaid, takes executive action

WASHINGTON – Today, Equal Pay Day was observed, bringing attention to the fact that women continue to be paid less then men. In Washington, President Obama took action to equalize…

Iowa basketball team grants release to two players

Iowa basketball team grants release to two players

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced Tuesday that Darius Stokes and Kyle Meyer have decided to transfer from the program and have been…

Mason City woman arrested for public drunkenness at courthouse

Mason City woman arrested for public drunkenness at courthouse

MASON CITY – A woman with a history of assault convictions was arrested by law enforcement at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse Tuesday for public drunkenness. Angela Sue Anderson, age…

Condos to be built by realtor near Mason City fire station

Condos to be built by realtor near Mason City fire station

MASON CITY – A local realtor is building condos near the Mason City fire station. City officials confirmed Tuesday that Brett Schoneman has received Development Review Committee approval of a…

Cookies, Etc. store in Southbridge Mall to close at end of April

Cookies, Etc. store in Southbridge Mall to close at end of April

MASON CITY – A Twenty-eight year run by a well-known Mason City cookie store will come to an abrupt end in just a few weeks. The Cookies, Etc. store in…

UPDATED: Missing Mason City teen found

UPDATED: Missing Mason City teen found

MASON CITY – A 14-year-old boy who was reported missing to Mason City police on April 4, 2014, has been found and taken to Francis Lauer Youth Services (FLYS). According…

Tennis tourney added to River City Sports Festival

Tennis tourney added to River City Sports Festival

MASON CITY, IA – April 8, 2014 – Ernest “The Cat” Miller, former WCW Superstar and commissioner of the River City Sports Festival [RCSF], an amateur multi-sport competition being held May 9–11, 2014, in Mason City,…

Ethanol prices spike again

Ethanol prices spike again

DES MOINES – Wholesale ethanol prices continued to trend upward with a $.55 rise last week, closing at $3.52. This is the third week in a row ethanol has seen…

Iowa crop and weather report released

Iowa crop and weather report released

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released…

Fort Dodge landlord has house burned down to rip-off insurance company

Fort Dodge landlord has house burned down to rip-off insurance company

SIOUX CITY – A woman who collected over $78,000 from State Farm Insurance for losses stemming from the arson of a rental dwelling she owned in Fort Dodge, Iowa, pled…

Harkin congratulates Dave Loebsack for rising to leadership of House Education Subcommittee

Harkin congratulates Dave Loebsack for rising to leadership of House Education Subcommittee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today issued the following statement upon learning that Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack was chosen last night by his fellow members of the House…

Forest City woman pleads guilty to assault after bar fight

Forest City woman pleads guilty to assault after bar fight

MASON CITY – A Forest City woman who was arrested in December on a serious assault charge and a drug violation has pleaded guilty and is serving a jail sentence.…

Gov. Branstad signs 34 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 34 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad recently signed the following bills into law: House File 381: an Act concerning horse racing, including the use of purse moneys for harness racing,…

Iowa man sentenced to 20 years for distributing child porn

Iowa man sentenced to 20 years for distributing child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed child pornography was sentenced today to twenty years in federal prison. Robert Buss, age 50, of Dubuque, Iowa, received the sentence after…

Perks of Corridor CEO job opening: Six-figure salary, Robin Anderson is your landlord, and you can blow thousands on pep talks from coaches with losing records

Perks of Corridor CEO job opening: Six-figure salary, Robin Anderson is your landlord, and you can blow thousands on pep talks from coaches with losing records

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – A sweet gig has recently opened up in Mason City that pays well over $100,000 a year. The North Iowa Corridor Economic Development Corporation is…

Grassley Seeks Update on Nonprofit Hospital Accountability Measures

Grassley Seeks Update on Nonprofit Hospital Accountability Measures

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is asking the IRS to account for the status of several important oversight measures for nonprofit hospitals enacted in 2010.  Grassley co-authored the…

Former Floyd County Attorney pleads guilty to drunk driving, but is behind in paying courts

Former Floyd County Attorney pleads guilty to drunk driving, but is behind in paying courts

MASON CITY – A Clarksville attorney pleaded guilty on March 10 to operating while intoxicated, but is behind in paying his financial debts related to his crimes. Jesse Marzen of…

NIACC all-star games set for Sunday

NIACC all-star games set for Sunday

MASON CITY – The NIACC girls and boys basketball high school all-star games are set for Sunday in the NIACC gym. The girls game starts at 1 p.m. with the…

Annual Veishea celebration is underway in Ames

AMES – It’s Veishea week in Ames, the annual celebration of tradition and student life at Iowa State University. Through Saturday, April 12, campus will be busy with student competitions,…

Cyclone Spring football game information

Cyclone Spring football game information

AMES, Iowa – The Cyclone Gridiron Club will host the 2014 Iowa State Football Spring Game, Saturday April 12 in Jack Trice Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. CT.…

Iowa leaders strike back against California law that limits sale of eggs

Iowa leaders strike back against California law that limits sale of eggs

DES MOINES – Following Governor Terry Branstad’s lead, the Iowa House of Representatives late last week passed a resolution attempting to strike down a California law that thwarts the sale…

Charles City man pleads not guilty to two counts of sexual abuse; trial set for June

Charles City man pleads not guilty to two counts of sexual abuse; trial set for June

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man that was arrested on March 11 and charged with two counts of sexual abuse has pleaded not guilty. Floyd county prosecutor Normand Klemesrud…

Alliant Energy reaches agreement to extend Iowa electric base rate freeze and provide customer credits

Alliant Energy reaches agreement to extend Iowa electric base rate freeze and provide customer credits

CEDAR RAPIDS – Customers of Alliant Energy’s Iowa electric utility will see no increase in their base electric rates through 2016. Credits will also be included in customer bills based…