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UPDATED: Fire causes severe damage to Clear Lake warehouse (video)

UPDATED: Fire causes severe damage to Clear Lake warehouse (video)

CLEAR LAKE – An early morning fire Monday caused serious damage to a Clear Lake business. Clear Lake police thanked the Clear Lake Fire Department and Ventura Fire Department for…

Ragan: Sound budgeting gives Iowa “good outlook” for 2016

Ragan: Sound budgeting gives Iowa “good outlook” for 2016

From Senator Amanda Ragan – As we move toward the 2016 session, the careful budget-making strategy adopted by the Legislature will allow us to maintain our investments in expanding Iowa’s…

Wanted Mason City druggie turns himself in

Wanted Mason City druggie turns himself in

MASON CITY – A Mason City man charged over the years with numerous offenses turned himself in on an arrest warrant Monday afternoon after he skipped court on yet another…

Iowa’s Desmond King named Big Ten defensive back of the year

Iowa’s Desmond King named Big Ten defensive back of the year

IOWA CITY, IOWA – University of Iowa senior Desmond King has been named Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year in the Big Ten Conference. In addition, King was named first-team…

Deer harvest running ahead of previous years

Deer harvest running ahead of previous years

DES MOINES – Hunters have reported harvesting more than 27,300 deer so far into the 2015 season, which is nearly 4,000 more than was reported in 2013 and 2014 over…

Chicago university closed after threat to kill 16 white men in retaliation for killing of black teen

Chicago university closed after threat to kill 16 white men in retaliation for killing of black teen

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago closed its campus today after a threat to kill up to 16 white male students or faculty in retaliation for the police shooting of…

U.S. Marshals offer deals on ‘Cyber Monday’ in auctions of seized items from criminals

U.S. Marshals offer deals on ‘Cyber Monday’ in auctions of seized items from criminals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On “Cyber Monday,” Nov. 30, U.S. Marshals continue to work for victims of crime by asking the public to consider placing a bid on unique items for…

Cerro Gordo GOP to welcome Rand Paul, Chris Christie to town this week

Cerro Gordo GOP to welcome Rand Paul, Chris Christie to town this week

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Republican Party today announced two visitors with presidential aspirations will be visiting Mason City. Friday, December 4th at 6 PM at the Muse…

Iowa’s Parker Hesse named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Iowa’s Parker Hesse named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

IOWA CITY, IOWA – University of Iowa defensive end Parker Hesse has been named Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week for his performance in Iowa’s 28-20 win at Nebraska.…

Extra attention by Minnesota law enforcement to drunk drivers now till end of year

Extra attention by Minnesota law enforcement to drunk drivers now till end of year

ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA – Planning to do some drinking north of the border? There is extra law enforcement on Minnesota roads now through the end of December, according to a…

Speeding drunk driver caught in Clear Lake

Speeding drunk driver caught in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City woman was stopped and arrested for drunk driving early Sunday morning in Clear Lake. On November 29 at 1:42 AM, a Cerro Gordo deputy…

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving, no control of vehicle

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving, no control of vehicle

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Man arrested for stealing cell phone at home of electronics repairman

Man arrested for stealing cell phone at home of electronics repairman

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Winter storm warning

Winter storm warning

MASON CITY – Old Man Winter won’t give up. The National Weather Service reports that a variety of winter weather is in store as a storm affects Iowa late tonight…

Teens busted with weed and booze

Teens busted with weed and booze

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REVIEW: Cell Only – Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer

REVIEW: Cell Only – Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer

REVIEW: Cell Only – Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  out of 5 It was a very pleasant experience to stop into a cell phone store in West Des Moines,…

Sidewalks to nowhere?

Sidewalks to nowhere?

NIT – Readers have asked about the installation of sidewalks in Mason City in the Indianhead development on the city’s west side. Specifically, sidewalks that were installed within the last…

Wrestling: Second-ranked Iowa wins 12th in a row against Iowa State, 33-6,

Wrestling: Second-ranked Iowa wins 12th in a row against Iowa State, 33-6,

AMES, IOWA – The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 17 Iowa State, 33-6, on Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The Hawkeyes…

North Iowa teen reported missing

North Iowa teen reported missing

ALLISON, IOWA – A teen from Butler county in Northern Iowa has been reported missing. According to the Butler county sheriff’s office, 17-year-old Ethan E. Weitzenkamp of Allison was reported…

Matt Campbell named Cyclone football coach

Matt Campbell named Cyclone football coach

AMES, Iowa – Matt Campbell, who brings an amazing championship pedigree as both a player and coach, is the new head football coach at Iowa State University. Campbell will be…

Mens’ Basketball: Drake beats UIC, 83-62

Mens’ Basketball: Drake beats UIC, 83-62

DES MOINES, IOWA – A pair of 23-point scorers and a big run to open the second half allowed the Drake University men’s basketball team to cruise past visiting UIC,…

Clear Lake man busted drunk driving for second time

Clear Lake man busted drunk driving for second time

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man who received a deferred judgement in a drunk driving case this past July was busted for a second time Saturday night. Adam Scott…

Movie studio and director apologize for casting all-white cast

Movie studio and director apologize for casting all-white cast

LOS ANGELES – A Hollywood movie studio and director have issued apologies for a movie they made about ancient Egypt that has all white actors. Lionsgate and Alex Proyas made…

Man comes home to find apartment on fire, is arrested for drunk driving

Man comes home to find apartment on fire, is arrested for drunk driving

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Mason City felon who was released from prison for theft last year caught shoplifting

Mason City felon who was released from prison for theft last year caught shoplifting

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Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving

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Florida woman in trouble after posting photo of dog with mouth taped shut

Florida woman in trouble after posting photo of dog with mouth taped shut

SOUTH DAYTONA, FLORIDA – A Florida woman posted a photo to a social media site of her chocolate lab with its mouth taped shut, with an ominous message “this is what…

Another driver strikes a horse drawn buggy on Iowa road; 7 people avoid injury

Another driver strikes a horse drawn buggy on Iowa road; 7 people avoid injury

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Kirk Ferentz named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

Kirk Ferentz named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

ATLANTA – Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl today announced that Iowa Head Football Coach Kirk Ferentz has been selected as The…

Dr. Ben Carson says Syrian refugees need our help but shouldn’t come here

Dr. Ben Carson says Syrian refugees need our help but shouldn’t come here

AMMAN JORDAN – Republican presidentail candidate Dr. Ben Carson is visiting Syrian refugees in the Middle East and says they deserve U.S. helpmeet shouldn’t be brought here. According to Dr.…

Cyclones lose to West Virginia in Rhoads’ finale

Cyclones lose to West Virginia in Rhoads’ finale

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA – West Virginia (7-4, 4-4 Big 12) broke open a close game in the third quarter in its 30-6 win over Iowa State (3-9, 2-7 Big 12)…

Fire shoots out of windows as Marinos’ apartment house fills with smoke (photos)

Fire shoots out of windows as Marinos’ apartment house fills with smoke (photos)

MASON CITY – An apartment house owned by a city council woman on East State Street in Mason City was ablaze Friday afternoon, and appeared to suffer serious damage. The…

Gunman opens fire in Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic

Gunman opens fire in Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO – A man reported to have a violent past entered a Planned Parenthood clinic Friday with an assault rifle and killed three people, including a police officer…

Mason City woman rolls car, leaves scene of accident

Mason City woman rolls car, leaves scene of accident

RURAL MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was located by police after she rolled her vehicle outside town. According to the Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office, 22-year-old Nicole Rippentrop…

Iowa beats Nebraska to end perfect regular season at 12-0

Iowa beats Nebraska to end perfect regular season at 12-0

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Iowa was able to overcome its arch nemesis Nebraska in the season finale, take home the Heroes Trophy and finish a magical regular season with a perfect…

Iowa man cited after fleeing accident scene involving horse drawn buggy

Iowa man cited after fleeing accident scene involving horse drawn buggy

FAIRBANK, IOWA – A horse drawn buggy without proper lighting was struck by a car, leading to the buggy operator fleeing the scene and later getting a ticket. The Buchanan…

Drake beats Pepperdine, 69-53, to finish third at Gulf Coast Showcase

Drake beats Pepperdine, 69-53, to finish third at Gulf Coast Showcase

ESTERO, Fla. – Sophomore Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) scored 21 points with five assists to push the Drake University men’s basketball team past Pepperdine, 69-53, in the the Bulldogs’…

Emmetsburg banker sent to prison for fraud

Emmetsburg banker sent to prison for fraud

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Mason City woman awaiting trial for domestic abuse arrested for violating no-contact order

Mason City woman awaiting trial for domestic abuse arrested for violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who allegedly stabbed her boyfriend during a recent domestic incident has been arrested for violating a no-contact order with the victim in that…

NIACC’s Peterson earns ICCAC player of the week honors

NIACC’s Peterson earns ICCAC player of the week honors

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Trudy Peterson was selected as the ICCAC women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Nov. 16-22. Peterson, who prepped at Clear Lake,…

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