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Two more fish kills reported in Northern Iowa

Two more fish kills reported in Northern Iowa

SPENCER – The DNR is wrapping up investigations of two fish kills in northwest Iowa which were reported Sunday to the DNR’s Spencer field office. Investigators were unable to find…

Steven A. Page

Steven A. Page was born on March 29, 1952 and passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at the age of 64. Steven was a resident of Mason City, Iowa…

Dennis Marvin Mertz

MASON CITY – Dennis Marvin Mertz was born on June 6, 1951 and passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Dennis was a resident of Mason City, Iowa and owned…

Mason City woman in trouble after third arrest and two deferred judgements

Mason City woman in trouble after third arrest and two deferred judgements

MASON CITY – Three crimes and two deferred judgments later, a Mason City woman is back in jail after pleading guilty to domestic assault. Clare G. Birkedal, age 26, most…

Police stop man cruising through Central Park on ATV with meth and large sword

Police stop man cruising through Central Park on ATV with meth and large sword

MASON CITY – Mason City police officers stopped a man riding an ATV in the downtown area, who turned out to be in possession of the dangerous drug meth and…

Gov. Branstad issues disaster proclamation for Johnson County

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad today issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for Johnson County in response to recent severe weather. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to…

Mason City police announce investigation into man’s death

Mason City police announce investigation into man’s death

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City have brought in state investigators to help them look into the death of a man late last week. On Thursday, August 11, 2016,…

Warren “Bud” Lawson

Warren “Bud” Lawson

Warren “Bud” Lawson (’55) passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. Lawson was the Cadet Corps Commander his senior year. He played center, and was named the Most Valuable Player of…

Iowa lawmakers concerned about transparency in search for next UNI president

Iowa lawmakers concerned about transparency in search for next UNI president

DES MOINES – Key Senators asked the Iowa Regents for details on changes that will make UNI Presidential search more “fair and transparent” than previous searches. State Senators Jeff Danielson…

Branstad highlights water quality efforts underway statewide

Branstad highlights water quality efforts underway statewide

1,920 farmers commit nearly $6 million to try cover crops, no-till/strip till or nitrification inhibitor on their farms DES MOINES – At the Administration’s weekly press conference at the Iowa…

City administrator monthly report

City administrator monthly report

By Brent Trout, City Administrator of Mason City, Iowa – Dear Mayor and City Council Members, Air Choice One enplaned 732 passengers and deplaned 706 passengers this month making it…

Man accused of stealing booze and then cited twice for stealing cig’s

Man accused of stealing booze and then cited twice for stealing cig’s

MASON CITY – He failed at swiping booze from a grocery store, and then got cited trying to take cig’s – twice – from another shop. On August 9, Bert Leroy Roberts Jr.,…

Dakota Access Pipeline eminent domain court hearing scheduled for this week

Dakota Access Pipeline eminent domain court hearing scheduled for this week

DES MOINES, IOWA – An Iowa law firm says a hearing is scheduled this week to address a possible suspension of the Dakota Access Pipeline, set to stretch across the…