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Mason City man enters not guilty plea in fire, burglary, theft, drug charges

Mason City man enters not guilty plea in fire, burglary, theft, drug charges

MASON CITY – A Mason City man remains jailed as he awaits a trial on charges connected to a fire that gutted a sandwich shop. Ethan Alan Miller, age 23,…

Cyclones, Panthers, Hawkeyes all invited to Big Dance

Cyclones, Panthers, Hawkeyes all invited to Big Dance

NIT – All three major-college basketball programs in the state of Iowa are headed to play in this seasons NCAA Tournament. Winners of five-straight, the Iowa State Cyclones (25-8, 12-6…

$44 million remains for cities vying for state economic development program; Will MC get a piece?

$44 million remains for cities vying for state economic development program; Will MC get a piece?

NIT – Iowa set aside $100 million last year for cities looking for a jump-start on economic development projects, and $56 million already went to Des Moines, Waterloo, and Muscatine.…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Do our state agencies need to buy digital cameras from a Massachusetts company? Why would state government purchase bread and bakery products from Missouri? Should…

Health department encourages private well owners to have water tested

Health department encourages private well owners to have water tested

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health recognized National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, 2015. Groundwater is a very important source of water to Iowans as…

City Attorney explains why emails were altered before release to public

City Attorney explains why emails were altered before release to public

The following information is from the City of Mason City, specifically City Administrator Brent Trout, explaining why public records (emails) were altered and / or delted before release to the…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On March 14, U.S. military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct four airstrikes. Separately, U.S. military forces conducted…

Arbitrator rules in favor of Iowa employees on health care insurance issue

Arbitrator rules in favor of Iowa employees on health care insurance issue

DES MOINES – State of Iowa employees won’t have to pay up to 15% of their health care premiums after an auditor decided that at least $20 per month is…