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Emergency landing at Ames airport results in no injuries

AMES – Ames police said this evening that a small plane was a part of an emergency landing Friday at the Ames Airport. Ames police reported that at about 6:20…

Whispers of nepotism shroud hiring of Jay Urdahl’s wife at NIACOG

Whispers of nepotism shroud hiring of Jay Urdahl’s wife at NIACOG

MASON CITY – The wife of Cerro Gordo County Supervisor Jay Urdahl has been hired at the North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG) – where Urdahl is a board…

Quartet of creepers corralled after can caper

Quartet of creepers corralled after can caper

MASON CITY – Police arrested four individuals late Thursday after they received reports of redeemable cans being stolen from a donation bin outside a Cultural Crescent grocery store. Police told…

President signs to bills that award medals to WWII soldiers

WASHINGTON – On Friday, May 23, 2014, the President signed into law two bills that honors World War II veterans. H.R. 685, the “American Fighter Aces Congressional Gold Medal Act,”…

Harkin working on employment bill

Harkin working on employment bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Senate’s HELP Committee, has led a bipartisan, bicameral effort to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act, which will update workforce development systems in states,…

Forest City to receive $360K for airport expansion

Forest City to receive $360K for airport expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $809,100 to Iowa airports for various rehabilitation and improvement…

Waterloo police investigate meth lab fire that injured one

Waterloo police investigate meth lab fire that injured one

WATERLOO – An apartment fire in Waterloo seems to have been caused by a portable meth lab. On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 1:45 PM, Waterloo Fire Rescue and the…

Marble Rock man who threatened to shoot police gets probation, $11K court costs

Marble Rock man who threatened to shoot police gets probation, $11K court costs

CHARLES CITY – A Marble Rock man who threatened to shoot police last November was sentenced this week after working out a plea deal. On May 20, 2014, 32-year-old John Edwin Marzen…

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for felony domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail, waiting to see a judge after being arrested Friday morning for an assault. Police arrested Rodney Alvin Bakkum, age 44,…

911 call service in Story county reports failure

AMES – The Story County Sheriffs Officer reported an equipment failure this week, and upgrades to the system on the way. On Thursday, May 22, the Story County Sheriff’s Office…

Friday is “Don’t Fry Day”

Friday is “Don’t Fry Day”

NIT – Skin cancer rates are rising, and awareness is needed to slow it down. As part of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in May, “Don’t Fry Day” is Friday, May 23, designed…

DNR Derelict Building Program awards grants to 20 rural communities

DNR Derelict Building Program awards grants to 20 rural communities

DES MOINES – The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program will award grants to 20 small, rural Iowa communities to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned structures and limit construction and demolition…

Fishing teams find walleyes willing to bite in Clear Lake walleye tournament

Fishing teams find walleyes willing to bite in Clear Lake walleye tournament

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake hosted 100, two person fishing teams for its two day annual walleye fishing tournament, May 17-18. Teams entered 804 walleyes over 14 inches, weighing 1,200…

Waterloo Police Department announces K9 Unit expansion

Waterloo Police Department announces K9 Unit expansion

WATERLOO – The Waterloo Police Department has recently expanded their K9 Unit. For several years, the K9 Unit has consisted of three K9 Teams. Each K9 on the K9 Unit…

Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City to observe Memorial Day

Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City to observe Memorial Day

MASON CITY – The Elmwood – St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery office will be open during the Memorial Day weekend to assist people visiting the cemetery during the holiday with locations…