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State Fire Marshal reminds of outdoor fire safety

State Fire Marshal reminds of outdoor fire safety

DES MOINES – Warmer temperatures combined with strong winds and dry conditions lead to more brush and wild-land fires across the state. These types of fires can pose a serious…

Branstad signs bill to repurpose abandoned public buildings

Branstad signs bill to repurpose abandoned public buildings

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad signed Senate File 2339, an act relating to the administration of the redevelopment tax credits program by the Economic Development Authority and including applicability…

ISU basketball coach Hoiberg gets $600,000 raise

ISU basketball coach Hoiberg gets $600,000 raise

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University moved quickly and decisively to reward men’s basketball Coach Fred Hoiberg for leading it to one of the best seasons in school history. Hoiberg…

Wanted Mason City woman arrested

Wanted Mason City woman arrested

MASON CITY – Police located and took into custody a wanted Mason City woman Friday morning. On Friday at about 9:30 AM, police came into contact with Tabatha Marie Hamilton,…

Mason City woman arrested twice in one week

Mason City woman arrested twice in one week

MASON CITY – Public intoxication and serious assault landed a Mason City woman behind bars twice this week. Police reported that Angela Sue Anderson, age 51, was arrested for public…

Mason City teacher’s union and board of eduction to commence with contract negotiations on Monday

Mason City teacher’s union and board of eduction to commence with contract negotiations on Monday

MASON CITY – Contract negotiations between the teachers union and the Mason City School District will start Monday. The Mason City Education Association negotiations team will present opening wage and…

Titan Machinery to close Clear Lake store

Titan Machinery to close Clear Lake store

CLEAR LAKE – Titan Machinery announced that it will close a store in Clear Lake, Iowa as part of a “headcount” reduction. Titan, which comprises a network of full-service agricultural and…

Governor Branstad to make multiple stops in North Iowa area this week

Governor Branstad to make multiple stops in North Iowa area this week

NIT – Governor Terry Branstad, along with Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, will be making stops in the North Iowa area this coming week. On Tuesday at 12:30 PM, Branstad and…

Cyclone spring games features balanced offense and defense

Cyclone spring games features balanced offense and defense

AMES, Iowa – The Cyclone Gridiron Club spring football game showcased a balanced offensive and defensive effort on Saturday in Jack Trice Stadium, as the game featured 538 yards of…

City hall forces used car lot to clean up its act

City hall forces used car lot to clean up its act

MASON CITY – A used car lot on a busy Mason City street was forced by city hall to clean up its act this week. Complaints were filed with the…

Tyler Trout to face trial Monday for charges related to underage drinking party

Tyler Trout to face trial Monday for charges related to underage drinking party

MASON CITY – Tyler Trout – the son 18-year-old son of Mason City’s City Administrator – will face trial on Monday, April 14 on charges brought against him for allegedly…

Oak Leaf Comics to hold free comic book day

Oak Leaf Comics to hold free comic book day

MASON CITY – If you like free comic books, you need to be at Oak Leaf Collectibles in Mason City on May 3. Free Comic Book Day is a single…

Voting rights of 12 Iowans – including 3 from Cerro Gordo county – restored

Voting rights of 12 Iowans – including 3 from Cerro Gordo county – restored

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced on Friday that after investigations by the DCI, the voting rights of 12 Iowans have been restored. Schultz has also…

World leaders urged to work towards climate action

World leaders urged to work towards climate action

WASHINGTON – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended today the Climate Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C., recalling the importance of keeping global warming as a top concern in the development agenda, and…

Inmates charged after altercation

Inmates charged after altercation

MASON CITY – Two inmates in the Cerro Gordo County Jail are faces charges after an altercation Friday evening. De Shawn Muhammad, age 27, and Deshon Earl Holmes, age 27,…

Rockwell man arrested for harassment

Rockwell man arrested for harassment

THORNTON – Police arrested a Rockwell man for harassment Friday, after an investigation. James Ross Grant, age 64, was picked up in Thornton by a Cerro Gordo deputy Friday at…

White House says Republican budget aims for more tax cuts for millionaires

White House says Republican budget aims for more tax cuts for millionaires

WASHINGTON – By a vote of 219-205 on Thursday, House Republicans approved a budget from Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, with massive cuts to health care and other services, the…

Obamacare front woman resigns

Obamacare front woman resigns

WASHINGTON – Kathleen Sebelius – the face of Obamacare as the Secretary of Health and Human Services – resigned this week, and President Barack Obama has named a successor. On…

Senate Republicans block Paycheck Fairness Act

Senate Republicans block Paycheck Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, the Senate said no to the Paycheck Fairness Act,  legislation that was supposed to address the national gender wage gap.  The vote fell six votes short; it…

UN says execution of Mexican national by US is “regrettable”

NEW YORK – The United Nations human rights office today voiced deep regret at the execution of Mexican national Ramiro Hernandez Llanas in Texas on Wednesday, noting that the United…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work

Obama’s Weekly Address: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work

WASHINGTON, DC – In this week’s address, the President underscored the importance of ensuring equal pay for equal work and highlighted the steps his Administration has taken to expand opportunity…

Schultz will return more than $200,000 to general fund

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz announced today that the Iowa Secretary of State’s office is expected to return more than $200,000 to the general fund in…

UNI picks up titles at Jim Duncan Invitational

UNI picks up titles at Jim Duncan Invitational

DES MOINES – The University of Northern Iowa track and field team wrapped up competition today at the 38th Annual Jim Duncan Invitational, finishing the meet with 12 individual and…

US – Japan mark 160th anniversary of establishments of diplomatic relations

WASHINGTON – On March 31, the US commemorated the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Japan. “Since the conclusion of the Treaty of…

President Obama announces more key administration posts

President Obama announces more key administration posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Robert M. Speer – Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial…