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Keepin’ it real in the MC (video)

Keepin’ it real in the MC (video)

NIT – If you don’t have a sense of humor, the following video might be too much for you. On the other hand, if you are itching to see some…

Grand opening held for $275 million ethanol plant in North Iowa

Grand opening held for $275 million ethanol plant in North Iowa

EMMETSBURG, IOWA – A small North Iowa town celebrated the grand opening of a plant using what it calls “first-of-its-kind technology” to produce ethanol. POET-DSM’s $275 million Project LIBERTY opened…

PFLAG North Iowa announces scholarship fund

PFLAG North Iowa announces scholarship fund

MASON CITY – The Board of Directors of PFLAG North Iowa has established the PFLAG North Iowa Craig W. Hickok Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund has been established to acknowledge…

Iowa man sentenced to more than three years in prison for robbing bank

Iowa man sentenced to more than three years in prison for robbing bank

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who robbed the Solon State Bank in Ely, Iowa, was sentenced on September 2, 2014 to more than three years in federal prison. Robert Melton,…

MC man arrested for public urination and domestic assault

MC man arrested for public urination and domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man awaiting trial for leading cops on a drunken scavenger hunt in the forest was arrested twice this week in un-related incidents. At about…

Senator Harkin announces more than $440,000 for NIACC

Senator Harkin announces more than $440,000 for NIACC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin announced today that North Iowa Area Community College has been awarded a grant of $448,253 from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening…

Big reward offered by feds in theft of firearms in Spencer

Big reward offered by feds in theft of firearms in Spencer

SPENCER, IA – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Spencer Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)- the trade association for…

MC School Board, citizens discuss future of Madison School (photos & video)

MC School Board, citizens discuss future of Madison School (photos & video)

MASON CITY – A listening post was held Tuesday night, September 2 at Madison School to discuss the future of the old structure. A $35,000 yearly price tag and disintegrating…

University of Iowa police report two more sexual assaults

University of Iowa police report two more sexual assaults

IOWA CITY – School started at the University of Iowa last week, and police on the campus in Iowa City have already issued three warnings about sexual assaults. According to…

Phillips homicide: Search underway for Hoffman in Prior Lake, MN

Phillips homicide: Search underway for Hoffman in Prior Lake, MN

SAINT PAUL – Minnesota law enforcement announced Wednesday morning a focused search for a man suspected of murdering a former Mason City resident is now underway. On Wednesday, September 3,…

Governors select Iowa for 2016 Summer meeting

WASHINGTON — The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced that Iowa will host the nation’s governors for its 2016 Summer Meeting, July 14-17. “The nation’s governors are pleased to bring…

More trouble with booze lands Clear Lake man back in jail

More trouble with booze lands Clear Lake man back in jail

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who has been found guilty of numerous alcohol-related offenses was arrested again this week for public intoxication. Alex David Meyer, age 25, was…

Iowa man accused of killing 3-year-old girl remains jailed after hearing

Iowa man accused of killing 3-year-old girl remains jailed after hearing

MARSHALLTOWN – A man who police say grabbed a 3-year-old girl and threw her to the ground and killed her remains in jail on $1 million cash bond after his…

Hampton man charged with felony sexual assault

Hampton man charged with felony sexual assault

MASON CITY – A Hampton man has been arrested and charged with felony sexual abuse. Hampton police arrested 19-year-old Tyler Uhlenhopp this weekend on a charge of felony third degree…

Hampton juvenile hospitalized after self-inflicted injury

Hampton juvenile hospitalized after self-inflicted injury

HAMPTON – Law enforcement officials issued a limited statement Wednesday regarding a teen who was injured Tuesday afternoon. On September 2, 2014, at approximately 4:24 pm, the Hampton Police Department…