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Initiative launched to provide trauma awareness, training and support in North Iowa

MASON CITY – Community leaders today announced the launch of the North Iowa Trauma Initiative (NITI). NITI aims to create greater awareness of the impact of childhood trauma, to support…

Manly sex offender charged with assault, police say he violated no-contact order 24 times

Manly sex offender charged with assault, police say he violated no-contact order 24 times

MASON CITY – A convicted sex offender from Manly arrested earlier for an assault in Mason City may have violated a no-contact order 24 times. Mason City police officers were…

Neighborhood confrontation over pit bull lands Mason City woman in jail

Neighborhood confrontation over pit bull lands Mason City woman in jail

MASON CITY – A pit bull running loose in a neighborhood apparently led to a nasty confrontation and the arrest of the dog’s owner. The incident unfolded Sunday night, September…

Iowa woman steals scooter and merchandise from Walmart, drives off drunk

Iowa woman steals scooter and merchandise from Walmart, drives off drunk

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Statement by Secretary Johnson Concerning the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Election Systems

Statement by Secretary Johnson Concerning the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Election Systems

In recent months we have seen cyber intrusions involving political institutions and personal communications.  We have also seen some efforts at cyber intrusions of voter registration data maintained in state…

Gov. Branstad signs Harvest Weight proclamation

Gov. Branstad signs Harvest Weight proclamation

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a proclamation to allow the transportation of overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover. The proclamation takes effect…

Law enforcement gather in Iowa to discuss heroin epidemic reaching into this state

Law enforcement gather in Iowa to discuss heroin epidemic reaching into this state

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA—A year ago federal, state and local law enforcement met at the Cedar Rapids Police Department to discuss the opioid and heroin epidemic crossing the country, which was…

Branstad, Ernst push for disaster declaration for Iowa counties impacted by storms

Branstad, Ernst push for disaster declaration for Iowa counties impacted by storms

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad on Monday signed a letter to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for eight Iowa counties where significant damage…

UPDATED: Thornton scaffolding accident causes life-threatening injury

UPDATED: Thornton scaffolding accident causes life-threatening injury

THORNTON, IOWA – One person sustained life-threatening injuries in a scaffolding accident Monday night in Thornton. At about 6:44 PM on September 19, Cerro Gordo County Deputies responded to a…

Iowa woman dead after passenger in car she was driving handles gun that goes off

Iowa woman dead after passenger in car she was driving handles gun that goes off

SAC COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa woman suffered fatal injuries after a gun went off in a car she was driving. Sac County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of…

Mason City man charged with drunk driving after car accident, awaits trial in assault case

Mason City man charged with drunk driving after car accident, awaits trial in assault case

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who slammed his car into a tree near a campground and was hospitalized has now been charged with drunk driving after that incident.…

Feds grant citizenship by mistake to over 800 people from “special interest countries” who were to be deported

Feds grant citizenship by mistake to over 800 people from “special interest countries” who were to be deported

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General today released a report that found that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) granted U.S. citizenship to at…

Groundbreaking Ceremony held at NIACC for new house build

Groundbreaking Ceremony held at NIACC for new house build

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) conducted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for a new house build on Monday, September 19. The completed 1500 sq. ft. home will be…

Gov. Branstad declares GEAR UP Week in Iowa, help for low-income students

Gov. Branstad declares GEAR UP Week in Iowa, help for low-income students

DES MOINES – Today, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad declared the week of September 19-23 as GEAR UP Week in Iowa, recognizing the college access and career readiness program that provides…

Clear Lake woman caught drunk driving

Clear Lake woman caught drunk driving

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A traffic complaint led to the arrest of a Clear Lake woman on drunk driving charges. A Cerro Gordo county deputy responded to a Traffic complaint…

Feds involved in New York explosions investigation, seek suspect

Feds involved in New York explosions investigation, seek suspect

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security is actively monitoring and participating in the investigations of the explosions in New York and New Jersey this weekend. In the wake of…

Waterloo police discover stolen, loaded Glock 22 on man who then spits in their face

Waterloo police discover stolen, loaded Glock 22 on man who then spits in their face

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Iowa crook sent to prison for stealing man’s identity, threatening victim

Iowa crook sent to prison for stealing man’s identity, threatening victim

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Charles City woman who sexually abused child now facing felony for attacking jailer

Charles City woman who sexually abused child now facing felony for attacking jailer

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman who was found guilty last month of sexual abuse of a child allegedly attacked jailers and now faces a felony charge. Court records…

City of Mason City expense report, September 15, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, September 15, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/15/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— 1ST INSURANCE FEE PROGRAMS 421.17 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 392.11 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 24.00 ADORAMA SPECIAL…

Grassley, Ernst seek information on Conservation Reserve Program

Grassley, Ernst seek information on Conservation Reserve Program

WASHINGTON – Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa this week sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack asking for information on the administration of the Conservation…

Ohio man accused of shooting Iowa woman dead at care center

Ohio man accused of shooting Iowa woman dead at care center

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Iowa man runs over two people with pickup truck, then fights police as he tries to escape

Iowa man runs over two people with pickup truck, then fights police as he tries to escape

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One young lady pleads guilty after fight in Charles City

One young lady pleads guilty after fight in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Two young ladies who mixed it up during a domestic incident in Charles City are working their way through the court system, and one is guilty so…

Hawkeyes drop last-second battle to Bison, 23-21

Hawkeyes drop last-second battle to Bison, 23-21

IOWA CITY – North Dakota State brought a cocky football team and fan base to Iowa City to challenge the highly-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, and they got a last-second thrilling win…

NIACC soccer team wins, 8-1

NIACC soccer team wins, 8-1

MASON CITY – The NIACC soccer team received hat tricks from Dion Dozzell and Emmanuel Keymah in its 8-1 rout of Century College on Saturday at the NIACC soccer field.…

Senators urge administration to address drug trafficking through mail service

Senators urge administration to address drug trafficking through mail service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley…

Iowa State drops third-straight to open season, loses 41-20 to TCU

Iowa State drops third-straight to open season, loses 41-20 to TCU

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Iowa State dropped its third-straight contest to open the 2016 season, losing to TCU in Fort Worth by a score of 41-20. Mike Warren rushed for…

Two teens injured when pickup strikes bridge

Two teens injured when pickup strikes bridge

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Two teens where injured when the driver of a pickup truck struck a bridge, causing the vehicle to roll and trap the occupants inside. The…

North Butler Community Schools turns around its financial shortfall, Superintendent says

North Butler Community Schools turns around its financial shortfall, Superintendent says

GREENE, IOWA – The Superintendent of the North Butler School District says the dire financial situation there has been turned around. According to a newsletter he sent this past week:…

Mason City woman caught stealing at Dollar General

Mason City woman caught stealing at Dollar General

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Iowa woman sentenced to prison for making false statements to help fourth husband gain legal status to remain in U.S.

Iowa woman sentenced to prison for making false statements to help fourth husband gain legal status to remain in U.S.

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No. 21 NIACC women place fifth at Viking Invite

No. 21 NIACC women place fifth at Viking Invite

INDIANOLA – The No. 21 NIACC women’s cross country team placed fifth out of seven teams at the Viking Invitational Friday at Pickard Park. NIACC totaled 139 points for its…

Neighbors rattled after fight between men; former Chicago man arrested

Neighbors rattled after fight between men; former Chicago man arrested

MASON CITY – A fight between a group of men Wednesday night in a North End neighborhood rattled neighbors, who feel powerless to stop the drama. Mason City police officers…

Minnesota woman critically injured in accident near Waverly

Minnesota woman critically injured in accident near Waverly

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Mason City man arrested for third time this year after fleeing police

Mason City man arrested for third time this year after fleeing police

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been arrested for the third time this year, this time on a felony drug charge. Thursday evening, a Mason City police officer…

Rock Falls man arrested after domestic incident

Rock Falls man arrested after domestic incident

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Mason City man charged with theft, guilty of felony

Mason City man charged with theft, guilty of felony

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Realtor Rick Mathes to flee Mason City ahead of “economic winter” he predicted

Realtor Rick Mathes to flee Mason City ahead of “economic winter” he predicted

MASON CITY – Rick Mathes, a local realtor who predicted an “economic winter” for Mason City after the Prestage slaughterhouse he strongly supported was turned away, has given up on…

Stolen bikes recovered in search warrant at Mason City rental house

Stolen bikes recovered in search warrant at Mason City rental house

MASON CITY – Police raided a Mason City rental house and recovered stolen bicycles. At 12:54 PM Thursday, Mason City Police officers served a search warrant at 330 South Pennsylvania,…