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Source: Mason City Sears store to close

Source: Mason City Sears store to close

MASON CITY – A sources tells NorthIowaToday.com that the Mason City Sears store will close soon. According to our source, employees were told this week that the store at the…

Former Mason City woman arrested for third time this year in Charles City

Former Mason City woman arrested for third time this year in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A former Mason City woman has been arrested for a third time this year in Charles City. On July 28, near 1:30 AM in the morning, Police…

Man drives into ditch, leading to second drunk driving arrest

Man drives into ditch, leading to second drunk driving arrest

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested Monay evening for drunk driving after a deputy witnessed the driver steer his car into a ditch. On Monday, August 3…

John Lee opts for another four years as council member

John Lee opts for another four years as council member

MASON CITY – Councilman John Lee announced today he wants to be re-elected to the Mason City council. “It has been four amazing years serving the city I love,” Lee…

Meservey woman arrested on theft charge

Meservey woman arrested on theft charge

MESERVEY, IOWA – A Meservey woman was arrested on a theft charge Wednesday afternoon. A Cerro Gordo deputy was sent to Meservey to investigate a theft at a residence Tuesday…

Law enforcement warns of construction scam

Law enforcement warns of construction scam

MASON CITY – Law enforcement is warning citizens of a possible scam involving men in a pickup truck doing sub-standard work on asphalt projects. The Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office…

Staffers for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign indicted for payments to former Iowa state senator

Staffers for Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign indicted for payments to former Iowa state senator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three members of a 2012 presidential campaign committee for Ron Paul were charged with offenses relating to the concealment of payments made to a former Iowa State…

Worth county man pleads guilty to indecent exposure

Worth county man pleads guilty to indecent exposure

MASON CITY – A Worth county man has accepted a plea deal in a sex abuse case and is serving jail time as a result. Mark Allan Johnson, age 30…

Rockwell man loses appeal in domestic abuse case

Rockwell man loses appeal in domestic abuse case

DES MOINES – A Rockwell man sent to prison for domestic violence lost his appeal. Chad Leo Simmer, age 42, was sentenced to 5 years in prison two years ago…

Branstad, Reynolds issue statement applauding leadership of House Speaker Rep. Kraig Paulsen

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today released the following statements praising former Iowa Speaker of the House Rep. Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) upon…

Gov. Branstad’s request for Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 Iowa counties approved

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad has received word that FEMA has approved his request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 19 counties impacted by severe weather in June. The…

Charles City woman arrested for skipping court

Charles City woman arrested for skipping court

CHARLES CITY – A wanted Charles City woman was located and arrested by police for skipping court. On the evening of August 3, Charles City police located 30-year-old Marjorie Foster…

Iowa man sentenced for methamphetamine and firearms charges

Iowa man sentenced for methamphetamine and firearms charges

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who imported pseudoephedrine from Canada to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced on August 3, 2015, to more than 12 years in federal prison. Roger Hettinger, age…

Boat, Bus, Bike Poker Run to be held on Saturday, August 15 in Clear Lake

Boat, Bus, Bike Poker Run to be held on Saturday, August 15 in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake Jaycees will be hosting their 3rd Annual Boat, Bus, Bike Poker Run on Saturday, August 15, 2015. This action-packed, family-friendly, fun-filled day is a…

Hampton receives “College Changes Everything” planning grant

Hampton receives “College Changes Everything” planning grant

HAMPTON – The Iowa College Student Aid Commission (Iowa College Aid) recently announced the award of a $7,562 planning grant to support efforts to increase the college attainment rate in…