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Britt woman caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart

Britt woman caught shoplifting at Wal-Mart

MASON CITY – A Britt woman was jailed after store security caught her and two other persons attempting to steal. Mason city police were called to the Wal-Mart store at…

Expensive flute stolen from Rockwell school

Expensive flute stolen from Rockwell school

ROCKWELL – Law enforcement reported that an expensive musical instrument was stolen from a school in Rockwell. Rockwell police chief Richard Whitney said that a flute valued at nearly $900 was…

Man who lied in sawed-off shotgun case gets 3 years in federal prison

Man who lied in sawed-off shotgun case gets 3 years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who committed perjury in federal court proceedings relating to a sawed-off shotgun charge out of Waterloo was sentenced November 24, 2014, to nearly three years…

Appeal of former city hall employee in age discrimination case denied

Appeal of former city hall employee in age discrimination case denied

DES MOINES – A former city hall employee in Mason City who lost her job and later sued on the grounds of age discrimination – and lost – had her…

Repairs completed at the Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve

Repairs completed at the Shellrock River Greenbelt and Preserve

by Mike Webb, Director, Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board – This past fall several road repairs were completed in the Shell Rock Greenbelt and Preserve. Repairs were necessary due to…

Mason City kidnapper’s appeal denied

Mason City kidnapper’s appeal denied

DES MOINES – An appeal by a Mason City man in a kidnapping case has been denied by the Iowa Court of Appeals. Michael Winters, age 60 and formerly of…

Cerro Gordo assessor arrested for drunk driving

Cerro Gordo assessor arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Cerro Gordo county assessor was arrested for drunk driving. Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office confirmed that 63-year-old John Boedeker was arrested for operating while intoxicated. The…

Mason City man pleads guilty to felony domestic assault, charged with violating probation

Mason City man pleads guilty to felony domestic assault, charged with violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who pled guilty in September to felony domestic assault involving strangulation and was put on probation instead of going to prison is now…

Winnebago congratulates new “#1 employee”

Winnebago congratulates new “#1 employee”

FOREST CITY – The nation’s top RV maker congratulated it’s new “#1 employee” this morning, who has been with the company for decades. “Congratulations to Winnebago’s new #1 employee –…

Undefeated UNI to face Northwestern in Cancun title game

Undefeated UNI to face Northwestern in Cancun title game

CANCUN, Mexico – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team scored a 73-54 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies at the Cancun Challenge. The Panthers never trailed in the…

Iowa heroin dealer that caused death pleads guilty

Iowa heroin dealer that caused death pleads guilty

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa heroin dealer that caused an overdose death pled guilty on November 24, 2014, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Ramon Cortez Freeman, age 35, from…

Fort Dodge woman sent to prison for 10 years for burning down her rental property

Fort Dodge woman sent to prison for 10 years for burning down her rental property

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa woman who conspired to use fire to commit wire fraud by causing a home to be destroyed by fire, and collecting proceeds from a bogus…