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City of Mason City expense report, August 25, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, August 25, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/25/2016 Payee Description Amount ————————————————————————– ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 1,395.30 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 348.66 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY…

Eleventh Twin Cities man charged with conspiracy to support to ISIS

Eleventh Twin Cities man charged with conspiracy to support to ISIS

MINNEAPOLIS – After three co-conspirators were convicted at trial earlier this year, an eleventh Twin Cities man has been charged with trying to help the ISIS terror network. United States…

Big Spring Hatchery evacuates trout due to flood threat

Big Spring Hatchery evacuates trout due to flood threat

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Schmidt elevated to Coordinator of Player Development

Schmidt elevated to Coordinator of Player Development

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm has announced the promotion of Nate Schmidt to Coordinator of Player Development for the Cyclones. Schmidt, who served as…

Man charged with child endangerment after drunk driving rollover

Man charged with child endangerment after drunk driving rollover

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Drug dealer leads police on dangerous chase out of Charles City

Drug dealer leads police on dangerous chase out of Charles City

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Iowa Utilities Board denies request for stay in Dakota Access pipeline

Iowa Utilities Board denies request for stay in Dakota Access pipeline

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Governor Branstad to tour flooded Northeast Iowa today

Governor Branstad to tour flooded Northeast Iowa today

DECORAH, IOWA – Severe floods in Northeast Iowa have prompted emergencies across Northeast Iowa, and Governor Branstad announced today he will survey the damage. Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor…

Flood waters hit wastewater plants and two drinking water sources in northeast Iowa

Flood waters hit wastewater plants and two drinking water sources in northeast Iowa

MANCHESTER, IOWA – DNR has received reports from six cities and a power plant in northeast Iowa that wastewater treatment plants are completely or partially covered with flood waters. Two…

MC man strikes two cars as cops pull him over for second drunk driving offense

MC man strikes two cars as cops pull him over for second drunk driving offense

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Alleged assault leads to arrest of Mason City man

Alleged assault leads to arrest of Mason City man

MASON CITY – An alleged attack on a person led to the arrest of one Mason City man, with the possibility of more arrests to come as police investigate. The incident took…

Meservey man arrested for domestic assault

Meservey man arrested for domestic assault

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Sen. Ragan talks boosting student achievement

Sen. Ragan talks boosting student achievement

From Senator Amanda Ragan – A new school year is getting under way. I know local educators will provide great opportunities for our students with the resources they have. The…

Branstad infers that new, privatized Medicaid system will prevent millions of dollars in improper payments

Branstad infers that new, privatized Medicaid system will prevent millions of dollars in improper payments

Federal reports show significantly lower rate of improper payments under managed care than under the old fee-for-service model DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad highlighted a Federal Department of…

Two key Medicaid meetings to be held at the Iowa Statehouse on August 29

Two key Medicaid meetings to be held at the Iowa Statehouse on August 29

DES MOINES – As the privatization of Iowa’s Medicaid program churns along, hearings will be held next week at the state capitol to increase awareness of its progress. Democrats and…

Forest City man arrested trying to return stolen goods

Forest City man arrested trying to return stolen goods

MASON CITY – A Forest City man was taken to jail after attempting to return stolen goods to a Mason City store. The incident took place Monday, August 22 at…

Ten people sentenced in methamphetamine conspiracy that stretched from Mexico to Northern Iowa

Ten people sentenced in methamphetamine conspiracy that stretched from Mexico to Northern Iowa

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Scott Peterson announces his candidacy for city council at-large seat

Scott Peterson announces his candidacy for city council at-large seat

MASON CITY – Scott D. Peterson, a native of North Iowa, and a 13-year transplant resident to Mason City filed nomination papers Wednesday afternoon to be placed on the September…

Cerro Gordo supervisors approved 7 of last 9 hog confinements

Cerro Gordo supervisors approved 7 of last 9 hog confinements

MASON CITY – Last week, the Cerro Gordo county supervisors shot down a new hog confinement, but history shows, the board almost always approves – not denies – these controversial…

Prestage family thanks supporters, offers olive branch to opposers

Prestage family thanks supporters, offers olive branch to opposers

From Ron Prestage, DVM, Prestage Farms – On behalf of the Prestage family, our employees, production partners, colleagues in the pork industry and agriculture in general, we thank those that…

Man found dead outside Hilton Coliseum in Ames

Man found dead outside Hilton Coliseum in Ames

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Grassley seeks answers on EpiPen cost increase

Grassley seeks answers on EpiPen cost increase

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley this week asked the manufacturer of the EpiPen, used for emergency treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions, to explain a steep price increase in the product in…

Three from Marshalltown convicted of dealing meth in Northern Iowa

Three from Marshalltown convicted of dealing meth in Northern Iowa

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Mason City man nabbed on drunk driving arrest warrant

Mason City man nabbed on drunk driving arrest warrant

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Clear Lake man jailed for impaired driving in MC

Clear Lake man jailed for impaired driving in MC

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man was taken to jail Monday night after a traffic complaint. Mason City police located a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Brody Alan Buck Monday…

Branstad claims more success from “Medicaid Modernization” he implemented

Branstad claims more success from “Medicaid Modernization” he implemented

DES MOINES – Tuesday, Gov. Terry E. Branstad released the most recent data, claiming Iowa’s Medicaid patients have more choice, access, and accountability under Medicaid Modernization than ever before.  The…

Joni Ernst: The U.S. Can’t Ignore ISIS in Asia

Joni Ernst: The U.S. Can’t Ignore ISIS in Asia

By Senator Joni Ernst, guest columnist for Time magazine August 23, 2016 As an Iraq war veteran, the horrific rise of ISIS has long been a focus of my work…

California men busted stealing drill bits in Mason City

California men busted stealing drill bits in Mason City

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Russ Hardy moves another house in Mason City (photos)

Russ Hardy moves another house in Mason City (photos)

MASON CTY – Another house was moved in Mason City, this time to help clear the way for a road improvement project. The house that moved was formerly located at…

Oil spill in downtown Mason City leads to road closings (photos)

Oil spill in downtown Mason City leads to road closings (photos)

MASON CITY – A semi sprung a leak in downtown Mason City Tuesday afternoon, causing road closures after oil spilled all over the streets. A Conway semi was making a…

Prestage slaughterhouse approved in Wright county

Prestage slaughterhouse approved in Wright county

CLARION, IOWA – Monday, the Wright County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan to build a pork processing plant just south of Eagle Grove. The $240 million plant from Prestage…

Nursing Shortage Reaching Critical in Iowa

There’s a nursing shortage all over the country, as more and more nurses are in demand but there aren’t enough qualified nurses to fill the many positions available. In Iowa,…

Senators prod Department of Defense to address suicide problem plaguing National Guard

Senators prod Department of Defense to address suicide problem plaguing National Guard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Joni Ernst are urging Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to address the growing rate of suicide among Guardsmen and women. In a letter…

No charges after officer can’t prove man urinated in bushes in broad daylight

No charges after officer can’t prove man urinated in bushes in broad daylight

MASON CITY – A Mason City police officer recently spotted a young man “darting into the bushes” near a church and suspected him of urinating there, but no charges were…

Belmond woman caught with meth in Mason City traffic stop accused of violating probation

Belmond woman caught with meth in Mason City traffic stop accused of violating probation

MASON CITY – A Belmond woman caught with meth in Mason City during a traffic stop who got just a deferred judgement for her crime is back behind bars. Mason…

Mason City to hold “urban deer hunt” starting September 17

Mason City to hold “urban deer hunt” starting September 17

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City will hold a special urban deer management hunt starting September 17, 2016. The intent of this special hunt, city officials say, is…

O’Brien announces campaign committee

O’Brien announces campaign committee

MASON CITY – Andy O’Brien, candidate for the At-Large City Council seat announces his campaign committee. Mark & Donna Holt, Holt Services – Campaign Chairs Eric Levenhagen, Treasurer Roxanne Pals,…

Osage man inspired by “Breaking Bad” TV show convicted of attempted murder

Osage man inspired by “Breaking Bad” TV show convicted of attempted murder

HAMPTON, IOWA – An Osage man who watched the popular TV show “Breaking Bad” and then committed a range of serious felony offenses has been found guilty. Mark Retterath, age…

Robbery on Interstate leads to arrest of Waterloo man

Robbery on Interstate leads to arrest of Waterloo man

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UPDATE: Minneapolis man tried to steal booze from impounded car

UPDATE: Minneapolis man tried to steal booze from impounded car

MASON CITY – A Minneapolis man wanted his booze so badly, he allegedly scaled a barbed wire fence to snatch it out of an impounded car. Emmitt Milton Bility, age 24,…