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Swim for free at Mason City pool Thursday with three bars of soap donation

Swim for free at Mason City pool Thursday with three bars of soap donation

MASON CITY – The Mason City Aquatic Center and Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank will host their third annual Swim and Share night from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to…

New HUD rules seek to reign in “segregation”, spread out subsidized housing

New HUD rules seek to reign in “segregation”, spread out subsidized housing

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration today revealed new rules for HUD housing aimed to end “segregation” within communities and promote “integration” of subsidized housing into neighborhoods with greater opportunity. This…

Five persons caught after alleged theft incident at Shopko

Five persons caught after alleged theft incident at Shopko

MASON CITY – Five persons, including two children, were charged with theft after they were caught stealing at Shopko. According to Mason City police, on July 7, 2015, at approximately…

Thornton man facing two drunk driving charges caught behind the wheel

Thornton man facing two drunk driving charges caught behind the wheel

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Thornton man was jailed early Wednesday for driving his vehicle with a revoked license as he awaits trial in two drunk driving cases. A…

Iowa felon in trouble with feds for creating fake letter claiming marijuana-laced brownies caused failed drug test

Iowa felon in trouble with feds for creating fake letter claiming marijuana-laced brownies caused failed drug test

CEDAR RAPIDS – Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. An Iowa felon and his friend who worked together to create a false letter to…

Man wanted for sex abuse of teen is caught

Man wanted for sex abuse of teen is caught

STORM LAKE – An Iowa man sought by police for the sexual abuse of a female teen was caught and taken to jail. The Storm Lake Police sought the community’s…

North Iowa man arrested for drunk driving, child endangerment after grabbing steering wheel

North Iowa man arrested for drunk driving, child endangerment after grabbing steering wheel

SPENCER – A North Iowa man was jailed on serious charges after he grabbed the steering wheel as a passenger in a car with children inside, causing the vehicle to…

Chamber loses dues-paying member over smoking support

Chamber loses dues-paying member over smoking support

NEW YORK – After revelations in the New York Times that the Chamber of Commerce is helping to keep cigarettes in the hand of people all over the world, a…