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Charles City felon caught shoplifting

Charles City felon caught shoplifting

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was caught stealing this week and jailed. On November 2 at about 1:10 PM, Charles City police were called to a store in…

Mason City man charged with felony after girdling trees

Mason City man charged with felony after girdling trees

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is facing a felony charge of criminal mischief after damaging trees owned by the city in front of his house. Robert Willemsen, age…

NIACC falls to Iowa Central,3-1

NIACC falls to Iowa Central,3-1

FORT DODGE – The NIACC volleyball team dropped a 3-1 decision to Iowa Central in the opening round of the NJCAA Region XI-B tournament Wednesday. Iowa Central won 22-25, 25-17,…

School placed on lockdown as cops chase armed Iowa man

School placed on lockdown as cops chase armed Iowa man

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Gov. Branstad appoints Susan K. Christensen District Court Judge

Gov. Branstad appoints Susan K. Christensen District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Susan “Suzy” Christensen as judge to the 4th Judicial District. Christensen was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the Honorable…

NIACC’s Loats commits to UNC-Greensboro

NIACC’s Loats commits to UNC-Greensboro

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore pitcher Dan Loats has committed to play baseball at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. UNC-Greensboro was 23-27 overall in 2015 and 12-12 in the Southern…

Iowa prisoners take advantage of skill-based training and education programs

Iowa prisoners take advantage of skill-based training and education programs

DES MOINES – Many “returning citizens” in the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) are taking advantage of opportunities in a skill-based training and education program. The IDOC has partnered with…

Riceville man wins $50k lottery prize

Riceville man wins $50k lottery prize

CLIVE, Iowa – The first of 13 top prizes of $50,000 available in the lottery’s new “Winter White Super Crossword” holiday scratch game was claimed Friday by a North Iowa…

Wisconsin to soon implement drug testing of welfare recipients

Wisconsin to soon implement drug testing of welfare recipients

MADISON – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker approved a rule submitted by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF), which is another step forward in implementing drug testing of able-bodied…

Health department warns of early influenza cases

Health department warns of early influenza cases

MASON CITY — Influenza is already on the move. Although it seems early in the year, according to the State Hygienic Laboratory there have already been seven confirmed cases of…

Thornton family dispute involved reckless use of fire; one arrested

Thornton family dispute involved reckless use of fire; one arrested

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Alliant: More customers eligible for winter heating assistance

Alliant: More customers eligible for winter heating assistance

CEDAR RAPIDS – More customers with low-to-moderate household incomes will be eligible to receive heating assistance this year, Alliant Energy said this week. The power company says that the increased…

Schoneman elected to city council, Levenhagen to park board

Schoneman elected to city council, Levenhagen to park board

MASON CITY – Two new faces won elected seats in Mason City. Brett Schoneman was elected to city council Tuesday night, and Troy Levenhagen was elected to the park board.…