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Domestic abuser jailed for failing to complete batterer’s education course

Domestic abuser jailed for failing to complete batterer’s education course

MASON CITY – Sometimes the courts will force a person who beats up his loved ones to take a class that helps him confront his abuse issues. A Mason City…

Braley fires up campaign workers in Mason City (photos & video)

Braley fires up campaign workers in Mason City (photos & video)

MASON CITY – Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley stopped in Mason City to light a fire under his campaign supporters. “These yard signs are doing no good over here,” Braley playfully…

Health Department offers food safety course

Health Department offers food safety course

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health will offer a ServSafe Certification class from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the…

MC man arrested for domestic assault involving strangulation

MC man arrested for domestic assault involving strangulation

MASON CITY – Police were called to an apartment complex in MasonCity to investigate a domestic incident Tuesday afternoon and took a man to jail. Officers with the Mason City…

Iowa Senate race remains close, slight edge to Ernst

Iowa Senate race remains close, slight edge to Ernst

DES MOINES – The latest poll numbers released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling (PPP) shows a very tight race for U.S. Senate in Iowa between Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican…

Governor Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Decatur County

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Decatur County in response to recent severe weather. The Governor’s proclamation allows state resources to…

Garage a total loss after fire

Garage a total loss after fire

MASON CITY – A garage that burned Sunday morning is a total loss. Mason City police and fire responded to a garage fire Sunday at about 9:49 AM. Emergency responders…

Bulls split series with St. Louis

Bulls split series with St. Louis

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Bulls earn their first standing points of the season with a series split at St. Louis in non-division action. On Friday, September 26, the…

Minnesota Twins fire Ron Gardenhire

Minnesota Twins fire Ron Gardenhire

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Twins announced Monday that they will replace Ron Gardenhire as manager in 2015. Twins President Dave St. Peter said it was a “tough day inside Twins…

Senate Oversight Committee OK’s reforms to ‘clean up state government’

Senate Oversight Committee OK’s reforms to ‘clean up state government’

DES MOINES – ­­The Senate Oversight Committee met today in Des Moines and approved recommendations in response to a series of revelations that started when it was reveal that fired state…

NIACC Sports Notebook

NIACC Sports Notebook

From the NIACC Athletic Department – CROSS COUNTRY What’s next: The NIACC men’s and women’s cross country teams return to action Oct. 11 at the St. Ambrose Fighting Bee Invitational.…

California bans plastic bags

California bans plastic bags

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Jerry Brown Jr. today signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags aligning state law with ordinances passed by a growing number of local governments…

One of MC’s “most wanted” set for return to prison

One of MC’s “most wanted” set for return to prison

MASON CITY – A Man listed by Mason City police as one of their most wanted individuals is now set to return to prison after a previous assault arrest in…

Mom allows five kids to come into contact with man accused of imprisoning them and denying them food

Mom allows five kids to come into contact with man accused of imprisoning them and denying them food

WESTGATE, IA – An Iowa man is back in jail after police discovered he had snuck back into his girlfriend’s house, where he had been removed from days earlier and…

Woman who helped rob bank now serving jail time for stealing from Wal-Mart

Woman who helped rob bank now serving jail time for stealing from Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – She tried to rob a bank, and got caught. She tried to steal from Wal-Mart, and got caught. Now, she’s back behind bars. Emily E. Francis, age…