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Mackenzie Meyer’s 6 points help Iowa beat Nebraska, 75-72

Mackenzie Meyer’s 6 points help Iowa beat Nebraska, 75-72

IOWA CITY – Iowa’s Mackenzie Meyer scored 6 points and helped lead Iowa to victory over Nebraska Saturday afternoon. Meyer, a former Mason City Mohawk, scored 6 points and chipped…

Licensed gun-carriers should take note on Minnesota reciprocity

Licensed gun-carriers should take note on Minnesota reciprocity

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – The state of Minnesota has completed its 2016 review of gun permit to carry laws in other states and has posted its reciprocity approval. ** Permits…

Man out of prison on appeal in meth dealing case arrested in Osage

Man out of prison on appeal in meth dealing case arrested in Osage

OSAGE – A former Mason City man was convicted earlier in 2016 of felony meth delivery and given a 15 year prison sentence but was released on appeal bond, only…

Three Iowans face felonies in multi-million dollar pot operation

Three Iowans face felonies in multi-million dollar pot operation

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Sheffield man busted in prostitution sting in Albert Lea

Sheffield man busted in prostitution sting in Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA, MINNESOTA – A Sheffield man was jailed in an Albert Lea prostitution sting. According to a report in the Albert Lea Tribune, 64-year-old Randall Richard Grilz of Sheffield,…

Branstad names State Rep. Linda Miller Director of the Iowa Department on Aging

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad this week named State Rep. Linda Miller the Director of the Iowa Department on Aging. Miller’s appointment comes after the resignation of Donna Harvey. Miller…

CENT Credit Union purchasing and renovating two vacant buildings in Mason City; moving two current locations

CENT Credit Union purchasing and renovating two vacant buildings in Mason City; moving two current locations

MASON CITY – CENT Credit Union is formally announcing the purchase and renovation of two vacant buildings in Mason City for use as CENT locations: The CENTer: CENT has purchased…

Mason City man crashes car which then bursts into flames

Mason City man crashes car which then bursts into flames

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A suspected driver under the influence crashed his car outside Mason City which then burst into flames before he was arrested. At 11:19 PM on…

Elusive Iowa child molester caught and jailed

Elusive Iowa child molester caught and jailed

FAYETTE, IOWA – A man who molested a young child and refused to comply with the Iowa’s sex offender registry was caught by police and taken to jail. On December…

Health Department receives Wellmark Community Kickstarter grant

Health Department receives Wellmark Community Kickstarter grant

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health was recently awarded a $4,254 grant from The Wellmark Foundation to fund their Edible Landscapes project. Grants were awarded…

Wrestling: Cyclones finish 12th at Midlands

Wrestling: Cyclones finish 12th at Midlands

EVANSTON, Illinois – The Iowa State wrestling team (1-4, 1-3 Big 12) capped off the Midlands Championships with three medal winners. Redshirt senior Earl Hall (fourth), freshman Kanen Storr (fifth)…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes win Midlands, crown 3 champions, Gilman earns honors

Wrestling: Hawkeyes win Midlands, crown 3 champions, Gilman earns honors

EVANSTON, Illinois – The University of Iowa wrestling team won three individual titles and scored a team total of 150.5 points to win the 54th annual Midlands Championships on Friday…

Rockwell man caught for third time drunk driving

Rockwell man caught for third time drunk driving

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Rockwell man has been arrested and charged for a third time for drunk driving. A Cerro Gordo county deputy stopped a vehicle driven by…

Iowa woman who dealt heroin near Waterloo park sent to federal prison

Iowa woman who dealt heroin near Waterloo park sent to federal prison

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UN expert hails US move placing atheists on equal footing with faith groups

UN expert hails US move placing atheists on equal footing with faith groups

NEW YORK – A United Nations human rights expert on freedom of religion or belief has welcomed the United States’ legislative amendments aimed at protecting non-believers and atheists. “This is…

Retiring state representative says Bookmeyer, other Mason City officials stonewalled him in Huisentruit investigation

Retiring state representative says Bookmeyer, other Mason City officials stonewalled him in Huisentruit investigation

BOYDEN, IOWA – A retiring state representative unleashed a scathing letter this week, criticizing Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and other current and former city officials for stonewalling his attempts…

Opinion: Commercialism has taken over Christmas

Opinion: Commercialism has taken over Christmas

As a merchant who buys and sells continually throughout the entirety of the year I pay special attention to the biggest commercial market of the year. Let me say this:…

Two arrested after entering house and helping themselves

Two arrested after entering house and helping themselves

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U.N. applauds U.S. decision to scrap registry for people visiting from terrorist countries

U.N. applauds U.S. decision to scrap registry for people visiting from terrorist countries

NEW YORK – Two United Nations human rights experts welcomed a decision by the United States to dismantle a national registry program targeting people visiting from countries that are home…

Senator Joni Ernst: Expanded trade opportunities critical for Iowa

Senator Joni Ernst: Expanded trade opportunities critical for Iowa

By Senator Joni Ernst, guest columnist Iowans proudly lead the nation in the production of many agricultural commodities – corn, soybeans, eggs, pork, ethanol and biodiesel. In fact, one in…

Statement on Russian malicious cyber activity from U.S. government

Statement on Russian malicious cyber activity from U.S. government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Homeland Security released the following statement today, accusing the Russian government of a malicious cyber activity here and abroad the attempts to…

Iowa woman who left state sentenced to federal prison for stealing identities and fraud

Iowa woman who left state sentenced to federal prison for stealing identities and fraud

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Brands brothers to enter wrestling hall of fame

EVANSTON, Ill – University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands and associate head coach Terry Brands will be inducted into the Midlands Hall of Fame on Friday. The Brands…

Iowa man flees kidnapping and sexual assault crime scene

Iowa man flees kidnapping and sexual assault crime scene

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Deceased Iowa man found in Webster county field was shot, autopsy shows

Deceased Iowa man found in Webster county field was shot, autopsy shows

WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA – On Monday, December 26, 2016, a deceased male was located in a field southwest of Fort Dodge, Iowa. The body was transported to the Iowa Office…

Iowa loses Big Ten Conference opening game to Purdue, 89-67

Iowa loses Big Ten Conference opening game to Purdue, 89-67

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – Iowa lost to 15th-ranked Purdue 89-67, Wednesday night in a Big Ten Conference game. Sophomore Brady Ellingson scored 11 points, bolstered by going 3-of-3 from 3-point…

Man who escaped Iowa’s Fort Madison prison discovered dead in Wisconsin jail cell

Man who escaped Iowa’s Fort Madison prison discovered dead in Wisconsin jail cell

DODGE COUNTY, WISCONSIN – A man who completed a daring escape from a major Iowa prison last year was found dead in a Wisconsin jail cell. On December 21, 2016…

Citizens successfully submit petition to force vote on arena (video)

Citizens successfully submit petition to force vote on arena (video)

MASON CITY – Citizens concerned about the viability of a $13 million plan to build an arena in Southbridge Mall and then spend millions to lease it back from the…

Three accused of scheme to burglarize vehicles at Rockwell nursing home

Three accused of scheme to burglarize vehicles at Rockwell nursing home

ROCKWELL, IOWA – Three people are in trouble after the Cerro Gordo sheriff’s office investigated car burglaries at a Rockwell nursing home. On November 28, 2016 at about 9:00 AM,…

Dangerous drunk driver busted for public intox

Dangerous drunk driver busted for public intox

MASON CITY – A Sheffield woman who couldn’t control her car this summer as she drove drunk was busted for public intox in Mason City Wednesday afternoon. Terri Ann Ballhagen,…

Titonka woman wins $10K lottery prize

Titonka woman wins $10K lottery prize

ALGONA – A recent trip to the grocery store ended up being lucky for a North Iowa woman. Shari Beenken of Titonka said she stopped in late October at Hy-Vee,…

Man arrested after infant hurt in Charles City

Man arrested after infant hurt in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man is behind bars after an incident in which an infant suffered injuries. Reportedly, 18-year-old Nathan Jacobson of Boone, Iowa was in Charles City this…

Convicted meth dealer busted at Ashley Inn with meth packaged for delivery

Convicted meth dealer busted at Ashley Inn with meth packaged for delivery

MASON CITY – A man with a possible meth problem was busted by Mason City police at a local hotel with meth ready to be delivered, and then nailed at…

Convicted thief who punished a windshield back behind bars for Fleet Farm fiendishness

Convicted thief who punished a windshield back behind bars for Fleet Farm fiendishness

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Mason City man sent to jail after debt argument led to assault

Mason City man sent to jail after debt argument led to assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man argued over a debt and allegedly assaulted a person, leading to his arrest and a hospital visit for his victim. On December 14,…

Mason City teen missing; police seek clues

Mason City teen missing; police seek clues

MASON CITY – This morning the Mason City Police Department took a missing person report on Angel Marie Herman who is 15 years old. Angel was last seen on December…

Charles City woman wins $10,000 lottery prize

Charles City woman wins $10,000 lottery prize

OSAGE – A Charles City woman has won a $10,000 lottery prize. Mary Jane Jestre claimed the fifth of 33 prizes of $10,000 available in the lottery’s “$100,000 Mega Crossword”…

Weight-loss program works well for local woman

Weight-loss program works well for local woman

To the Editor: I started the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health’s Diabetes Prevention Class in January 2016. I have struggled with being overweight for most of my life,…

Two-time drunk driver who endangered kids accused of violating probation

Two-time drunk driver who endangered kids accused of violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman convicted twice this year of drunk driving – once with children in the car – and later showed up drunk to court is…

Joice man wins $30K lottery prize

Joice man wins $30K lottery prize

JOICE, IOWA – A northern Iowa man was one number away from winning last Saturday’s Hot Lotto jackpot and ended up winning $30,000. Michael Duval of Joice matched the first…

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