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Council approves demo of North End slum house

Council approves demo of North End slum house

MASON CITY – A house city officials have deemed unsafe will be demolished, the Mason City council decided this week. The house is located at 716 North Federal Avenue and…

Iowa woman who made meth for years is convicted

Iowa woman who made meth for years is convicted

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Statement from Governor Mark Dayton on the situation in north Minneapolis

Statement from Governor Mark Dayton on the situation in north Minneapolis

ST. PAUL, MN – The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton o the continuing unrest and protests in Minneapolis connected to the shooting death of an African-American man…

Branstad and other governors tell Obama to keep Syrian refugees out

Branstad and other governors tell Obama to keep Syrian refugees out

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad today joined twenty-seven other governors from around the United States in calling on President Obama to pause his plan to resettle Syrian refugees until further…

Mason City woman accused of stealing jeans at mall

Mason City woman accused of stealing jeans at mall

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was caught trying to steal jeans at Southbridge Mall and taken to jail. Mason city police were called to The Buckle inside Southbridge…

Undefeated Hawkeyes clinch spot in Big 10 Title Game after beating Purdue

Undefeated Hawkeyes clinch spot in Big 10 Title Game after beating Purdue

IOWA CITY, IOWA – The stands were packed with snow and giddy Hawkeye fans as Iowa beat Purdue 40-20 Saturday to move to 11-0. Fifth-ranked Iowa in now the Big…

Speeding Minnesota driver caught with drugs

Speeding Minnesota driver caught with drugs

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North Iowa man arrested on drug charges; guns and ammo found

North Iowa man arrested on drug charges; guns and ammo found

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was jailed this month on drug charges. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) reported that on November 10, 2015 at around 8:38…

Report: Average daily cost per inmate in Iowa up to $92.61

Report: Average daily cost per inmate in Iowa up to $92.61

DES MOINES – State Auditor Mary Mosiman on Friday released a combined report on the institutions under the control of the Iowa Department of Corrections, which  includes findings and recommendations…

Bookmeyer and Determan cash in: City of Mason City expense report, November 19, 2015

Bookmeyer and Determan cash in: City of Mason City expense report, November 19, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/19/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————— ACTION TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE150.00 ADVANTAGE COMPANIES GRANT PAYMENTS 700.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 660.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes top Maryland, sweep Iowa City Duals

Wrestling: Hawkeyes top Maryland, sweep Iowa City Duals

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa wrestling team opened its Big Ten season with a 36-9 win against Maryland on Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes scored bonus points…

Man convicted of drunk driving in Clear Lake

Man convicted of drunk driving in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A man is in jail serving his sentence after he was aught drunk driving in Clear Lake. Vern Emil Jake Freese, age 61, was stopped and arrested…

Iowa’s unemployment rate drops to 3.5 percent in October

Iowa’s unemployment rate drops to 3.5 percent in October

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.5 percent in October from 3.6 percent in September. The state’s jobless rate was 4.3 percent one year ago.…

Mason City realtor reprimanded by state board

DES MOINES – A Mason City realtor was reprimanded by a state board after engaging in practices it deems harmful or detrimental to the public. Legal documents delivered to NIT…