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Chief Lashbrook retirement party held Thursday afternoon (photos and video)

Chief Lashbrook retirement party held Thursday afternoon (photos and video)

MASON CITY – A retirement party was held for Police Chief Michael Lashbrook today at city hall. There was cake, punch, and coffee, and the public was invited. Plenty of…

California man charged with being ‘straw purchaser’ of assault rifles used in San Bernardino attack

California man charged with being ‘straw purchaser’ of assault rifles used in San Bernardino attack

LOS ANGELES – Enrique Marquez Jr., 24, of Riverside, California, a longtime friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, the male shooter in the San Bernardino, California, terrorist attack, was charged today…

Former Missouri cop sent to prison for accessing thousands of child porn images

Former Missouri cop sent to prison for accessing thousands of child porn images

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – A former Missouri cop has been sent to prison for accessing thousands of child porn images. Eric Miltonhall has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge John…

University of Iowa Basketball Media Conference with Fran McCaffery

University of Iowa Basketball Media Conference with Fran McCaffery

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Fran McCaffery Men’s Basketball Q. When you look at Drake, maybe record-wise they’re not there yet but they’re competitive and he’s got guys he seems to…

Democratic legislators applaud decision to delay Medicaid privatization, while Branstad praises “green light” to move forward

Democratic legislators applaud decision to delay Medicaid privatization, while Branstad praises “green light” to move forward

DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic legislators and their nemesis, Republican Governor Terry Branstad, both claimed a victory after a decision by the federal government concerning the governor’s push to privatize…

Farmland values fall for second consecutive year

Farmland values fall for second consecutive year

AMES, IOWA – Average Iowa farmland value is now estimated to be $7,633 per acre—having dropped in value for the second consecutive year. Per acre value declined $310, or 3.9…

City of Mason City expense report, December 10, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, December 10, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/10/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 230.20 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 15,036.00 ALEX AIR APPARATUS INC M/E…

NIACC women’s basketball team in top 10 for 28th straight poll

NIACC women’s basketball team in top 10 for 28th straight poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team is ranked fifth in the NJCAA Division II poll released Wednesday. It is the 28th straight poll that the NIACC women have…

Rep. Steckman: State revenue to grow by $291 million next year

Rep. Steckman: State revenue to grow by $291 million next year

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – A non-partisan panel of state budget experts said state revenues will rise by 4% next year, which is just over $281 million. The Revenue Estimating…

Man who conspired to modify a lethal radiation device to be used to kill Muslims sent to prison

Man who conspired to modify a lethal radiation device to be used to kill Muslims sent to prison

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Missouri man injured after rolling van in Worth county to avoid deer

Missouri man injured after rolling van in Worth county to avoid deer

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ISU football adds 5 new players

ISU football adds 5 new players

AMES, IOWA – Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell announced today that five players have signed letters of intent to begin school at second semester (Spring 2016). Oge Odeogu…

Gov. Branstad appoints Mark E. Kruse District Court Judge

Gov. Branstad appoints Mark E. Kruse District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Mark E. Kruse judge to the District Court in the 8B Judicial District created by the retirement of the Honorable Cynthia…

Hillary visits Mason City, again (photos)

Hillary visits Mason City, again (photos)

MASON CITY – Hillary Clinton was back in Mason City Wednesday night, December 16, 2015. The Democratic presidential front-runner was at the North Iowa Events Center campaigning. She was introduced…