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UPDATE: Arrest made in downtown Mason City shooting

UPDATE: Arrest made in downtown Mason City shooting

MASON CITY – Police announced Sunday evening that they have made an arrest in connection to the violent shooting incident that took place in downtown Mason City earlier in the…

Mason City man guilty twice of domestic abuse and drug possession

Mason City man guilty twice of domestic abuse and drug possession

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been caught with meth, marijuana and a long knife and has twice committed domestic abuse, landing him in the Beje Clark halfway house.…

Iowa mom wants Senator re-elected for benefits of medical cannabis

Iowa mom wants Senator re-elected for benefits of medical cannabis

Letter to the Editor from Erin Miller: I’m an Iowa mom from Dallas Center. I want to thank your community for sending Mary Jo Wilhelm to the Iowa Senate. Thanks…

Second shooting in days reported in Mason City; victim in critical condition

Second shooting in days reported in Mason City; victim in critical condition

MASON CITY – One man was shot Sunday morning in downtown Mason City at the Southbridge Mall plaza area. On Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 2:06 AM, Mason City Police…

NIACC soccer team falls to Iowa Lakes

NIACC soccer team falls to Iowa Lakes

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s soccer team wrapped up the regular season with a 4-1 loss to No. 18 Iowa Lakes Saturday at the NIACC pitch. Iowa Lakes (13-4…

Former Mohawk Recinos kicks first field goal in Iowa’s 17-9 loss to Wisconsin

Former Mohawk Recinos kicks first field goal in Iowa’s 17-9 loss to Wisconsin

IOWA CITY – Iowa (5‐3, 3‐2) was defeated by Wisconsin (5‐2, 2‐2), 17‐9, Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Kicker Miguel Recinos’s 47‐yard field as time expired in the first half was…

Man with gun and drugs arrested while walking down North End street

Man with gun and drugs arrested while walking down North End street

MASON CITY – A man with a sketchy criminal past was reported to be walking in Federal Avenue with a gun, and police converged and arrested him. The incident took…

Senate investigation reveals billions in taxpayer dollars squandered by agencies that failed to implement recommendations from inspectors general

Senate investigation reveals billions in taxpayer dollars squandered by agencies that failed to implement recommendations from inspectors general

WASHINGTON — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley and Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson released a report showing billions of dollars of waste in the federal government. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Johnson,…

NIACC volleyball team splits pair of matches

NIACC volleyball team splits pair of matches

FORT DODGE – The NIACC volleyball team split a pair of matches at the Iowa Central Triton Volleyball Invitational Saturday. NIACC dropped a 3-0 decision to North Platte CC and…

Homeless man who fled cops now charged with enticing a 13-year-old minor

Homeless man who fled cops now charged with enticing a 13-year-old minor

MASON CITY – An allegedly suspicious homeless man who ran from a hotel as police responded to a complaint has been jailed since May and now faces a charge of…

Applications now being accepted for bow hunting deer in Mason City parks

Applications now being accepted for bow hunting deer in Mason City parks

MASON CITY – Applications are now being accepted at the Mason City Police Department for those persons interested in bow hunting deer within designated areas of some Mason City Parks.…

Drug dealer who led police on dangerous chase out of Charles City to take plea deal

Drug dealer who led police on dangerous chase out of Charles City to take plea deal

CHARLES CITY – A newly-convicted drug dealer who sped out of Charles City on his motorcycle with law enforcement on his tail this summer is set for a plea deal.…

Iowa launches statewide ride matching system for commuters

Iowa launches statewide ride matching system for commuters

DES MOINES – The state of Iowa has launched an application that helps people looking to share rides and commute match up with others. State officials announced the launch of…

Caring Pregnancy Center Mason City to celebrate “30 Years of Transformations”

Caring Pregnancy Center Mason City to celebrate “30 Years of Transformations”

MASON CITY – On Saturday, November 12, 2016, the Caring Pregnancy Center of Mason City will host our annual Dessert Reception at Music Man Square. This year’s theme will be…

Attempted murder charge brought against Chicago man after shooting in Dubuque

Attempted murder charge brought against Chicago man after shooting in Dubuque

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State grants approved this month to improve Iowa’s environment

State grants approved this month to improve Iowa’s environment

DES MOINES – Counties and towns across the state of Iowa were recipients of grant dollars that will help improve the environment. REAP city parks and open spaces grants approved…

NIACC volleyball team drops pair of matches at Iowa Central tournament

NIACC volleyball team drops pair of matches at Iowa Central tournament

FORT DODGE – The NIACC volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to Cowley CC and Highland CC on Friday at the Iowa Central tournament. No. 7 (NJCAA Division II)…

Iowa falls to Minnesota in volleyball, 3 sets to 2

Iowa falls to Minnesota in volleyball, 3 sets to 2

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa volleyball team fell to third-ranked Minnesota, 3-2, inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday night. The loss drops the Hawkeyes to 15-6 overall and 5-4…

Charles City police arrest Iowa man for enticing a minor

Charles City police arrest Iowa man for enticing a minor

CHARLES CITY – A Davenport, Iowa man made his way to Charles City this week and ended up in the Floyd county jail after his trip went bad. The Charles…

Corwith man bound his domestic assault victim with black zip ties, police say

Corwith man bound his domestic assault victim with black zip ties, police say

GARNER, IOWA – A Corwith man is behind bars after police investigated a violent domestic assault in which he allegedly bound his victim with black zip ties and repeatedly beat…

Clarksville farmer crashes pickup truck for second time

Clarksville farmer crashes pickup truck for second time

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A Clarksville farmer crashed his pickup truck and was taken to a Waverly hospital, the second such crash he’s been involved in. The latest accident took place…

Ames police and state officials investigate fatal shooting

Ames police and state officials investigate fatal shooting

AMES, IOWA – A man was found shot in the head in this college town, and investigators are seeking clues as to why. On October 21, 2016, at 6:03 a.m.,…

Two caught with meth and a gun during traffic stop in Arnolds Park

Two caught with meth and a gun during traffic stop in Arnolds Park

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Northern Iowa man caught with thousands of dollars worth of marijuana

Northern Iowa man caught with thousands of dollars worth of marijuana

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City of Mason City expense report, October 20, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, October 20, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/20/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ————————– ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 71.06 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 150.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 21,203.22…

Mason City man not thrilled with visit by Madeleine Albright

Mason City man not thrilled with visit by Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright: This woman is a real piece of work; she was picked by the Clintons as Secretary of State in order to garner the female vote, it wasn’t because…

Gov. Branstad requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for flooding in September

Gov. Branstad requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for flooding in September

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a letter to be delivered to President Obama requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance as a result of damage…

Meservey man charged with kidnapping and beating woman

Meservey man charged with kidnapping and beating woman

ROCKWELL, IOWA – A convicted domestic abuser who’s spent time in prison allegedly kidnapped, beat and tortured a woman this month before multiple law enforcement agencies were able to round…

Iraqi refugee convicted of attempting to join ISIS

Iraqi refugee convicted of attempting to join ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A refuge from Iraq who moved to the United States and, as he taught himself how to make remote detonators while living here, said “I want to…

Des Moines officials: “We do not have any details” on Mason City’s so-called “contingency plan” for downtown hotel

Des Moines officials: “We do not have any details” on Mason City’s so-called “contingency plan” for downtown hotel

MASON CITY – State officials are in the dark – just as the people of Mason City are – on any idea of what city hall is doing with a…

Wisconsin woman nabbed after high speed drunk driving chase

Wisconsin woman nabbed after high speed drunk driving chase

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Rep. Steckman: “Same pay for same work benefits all Iowa families

Rep. Steckman: “Same pay for same work benefits all Iowa families

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – Fair pay for hard work should not be dependent on the gender of the worker. The needs of working families, from the costs of healthcare,…

Approval from board of regents granted for $90 million upgrade to Kinnick Stadium

Approval from board of regents granted for $90 million upgrade to Kinnick Stadium

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Board of Regents approved the schematic design, project description, budget, and financing plan for an $89.9 million revitalization of the north end zone of the…

Iowa woman collides with train, is hospitalized

Iowa woman collides with train, is hospitalized

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Ernst says Obama Administration has failed to combat terrorists’ use of social media

Ernst says Obama Administration has failed to combat terrorists’ use of social media

Following the White House's release of an updated...…

Human remains found Wednesday may be those of missing Plainfield woman

Human remains found Wednesday may be those of missing Plainfield woman

WAVERLY, IOWA – The search for a missing, elderly Plainfield, Iowa woman may have turned out tragically, police say. On Wednesday, October 19, 2016 the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office received…

Democrats claim Hillary won third debate while GOP say lib’s seeing “abysmal numbers” in absentee voting

Democrats claim Hillary won third debate while GOP say lib’s seeing “abysmal numbers” in absentee voting

DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement on Hillary Clinton’s performance during tonight’s presidential debate: “Hillary Clinton proved to Iowans and the rest…

North Iowa Residents with an Entrepreneurial Flair Encouraged to Learn New Start Up Skills

More and more people all over the country are finding the confidence to start small businesses, and north Iowa is no exception. North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and the…

Former Iowa state trooper charged with theft in Hardin county

Former Iowa state trooper charged with theft in Hardin county

DES MOINES – A former Iowa state patrol trooper has been charged with felony theft and was brought to jail in Iowa Falls. On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, former Iowa…

NIACC volleyball team tops Southeastern, 3-1

NIACC volleyball team tops Southeastern, 3-1

MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team topped Southeastern 3-1 in an ICCAC match Wednesday night in the NIACC gym. The Lady Trojans won 25-18, 24-26, 25-17, 25-23. “It was…