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NIACC recognizes 2016-17 scholarship recipients and donors

NIACC recognizes 2016-17 scholarship recipients and donors

MASON CITY – Students at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) who received scholarships this year had an opportunity to show their gratitude during the 13th annual NIACC Foundation Scholarship…

Mason City man guilty of second drunk driving offense

Mason City man guilty of second drunk driving offense

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Man accused of shooting roommate with crossbow to stand trial in January

Man accused of shooting roommate with crossbow to stand trial in January

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of shooting his roommate in the chest with an arrow says he is not guilty and will stand trial in January. On…

Opinion: City hall secrets could soon be laid bare for all to see

Opinion: City hall secrets could soon be laid bare for all to see

The stranglehold on this city can only be attributed to one source… the city council. Trash burning plants and pig people wouldn’t get out of the starting gate let alone…

Morris nominated for Allstate NABC Good Works Team

Morris nominated for Allstate NABC Good Works Team

AMES – Iowa State senior point guard Monté Morris has been nominated for the Allstate National Association of Basketball Coaches Good Works Team. Morris is one of 181 nominees to…

Humane Society saves puppy

Humane Society saves puppy

MASON CITY – A few weeks ago, a family came in the Humane Society of North Iowa carrying a young injured pit bull mix puppy. They said they found the…

Former Mohawk Matt Meyer nominated for award in community service

Former Mohawk Matt Meyer nominated for award in community service

CEDAR RAPIDS – Coe College guard and Mason City native Matt Meyer was announced this week as a nominee for the 2017 Allstate NABC Good Works Team — one of…

Counterfeit money operation shut down by Oelwein police

Counterfeit money operation shut down by Oelwein police

OELWEIN – A counterfeit money operation in which two men were making fake money was shut down by Oelwein police. The Oelwein Police Department has made arrests in relation to…

Mason City woman jailed for crashing into 2 cars while drunk driving

Mason City woman jailed for crashing into 2 cars while drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is serving a jail sentence for a drunk driving incident in which she crashed into two cars. The incident took place August 9,…

High-flying Iowa freshman Tyler Cook sidelined with fractured finger

High-flying Iowa freshman Tyler Cook sidelined with fractured finger

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa freshman forward Tyler Cook fractured his right index finger and is expected to miss approximately three weeks. The announcement came Tuesday from head coach…

Trump ponders one-year jail term for flag burners

Trump ponders one-year jail term for flag burners

NEW YORK – You burn the flag, you pay a price – so decreed President-elect Donald J. Trump Tuesday morning, offering a possible one-year jail term for offenders. It’s always…

Semi crash spills hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into Iowa creek

Semi crash spills hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel into Iowa creek

JEFFERSON, IOWA – The DNR responded to a diesel spill after a semi hauling Pepsi products hit a bridge about five miles southwest of Jefferson in Greene county Tuesday morning.…

Mason City man guilty of stiffing restaurant on bill

Mason City man guilty of stiffing restaurant on bill

MASON CITY – Two Mason City men allegedly tried to stiff a local business who served them food and drink – but only one was guilty of the crime. The…

Heavily-armed Iowa man involved in standoff with police to stand trial

Heavily-armed Iowa man involved in standoff with police to stand trial

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Men with firearm terrorize KIMT employee

Men with firearm terrorize KIMT employee

MASON CITY – A KIMT employee will likely be having terrifying nightmares after two men pointed a firearm in his direction and made a threat, sending him fleeing into the…

Mother of child left stranded in Wright county arrested

Mother of child left stranded in Wright county arrested

CLARION, IOWA – The mother of a stranded two-year-old child left outside in the rain wearing only pajamas and no shoes is now facing a felony and has been arrested.…

Iowa’s 2016 shotgun deer season about to get underway

Iowa’s 2016 shotgun deer season about to get underway

DES MOINES – The first of Iowa’s popular shotgun deer seasons is December 3-7 when an expected 75,000 orange clad hunters head to the timber. That group will be followed…

Three Iowans sent to federal prison for bank robbery

Three Iowans sent to federal prison for bank robbery

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men and one woman, who robbed a bank in Palo, Iowa, in May 2016, have each been sentenced to terms of federal imprisonment. Lance Monden, age…

Clear Lake man to stand trial on two drunk driving charges in Mason City

Clear Lake man to stand trial on two drunk driving charges in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man who was found passed out behind the wheel of a car parked in the middle of the road in a North End neighborhood…

Rail crossing arms and lights fail to activate as car collides with train

Rail crossing arms and lights fail to activate as car collides with train

CHARLES CITY – A car and train collided this morning in Charles City after the rial crossing arms and lights failed to activate. At 7:33 AM Tuesday morning, the Charles…

Iowa doctor settles allegations that he recklessly billed for cancer drugs and visits that never happened

Iowa doctor settles allegations that he recklessly billed for cancer drugs and visits that never happened

CLIVE, IOWA – The Hematology and Oncology Center of Iowa, P.C., located in Clive, Iowa, and its only corporate officer, Dr. Magdy Elsawy, have agreed to pay $176,460 to settle…

Grassley opposes weakening of act that oversees payments from drug and device companies to doctors

Grassley opposes weakening of act that oversees payments from drug and device companies to doctors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa opposes any weakening of an act that oversees payments from drug and device companies to doctors, which promotes transparency and benefits…

Man shot in Fort Dodge Monday

Man shot in Fort Dodge Monday

FORT DODGE – A man was shot in Fort Dodge Monday afternoon, leading to a police investigation. Fort Dodge police say that on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 2:43 PM,…

Mason City man facing drug charges after alleged domestic assault

Mason City man facing drug charges after alleged domestic assault

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man was taken to jail after a domestic incident and now faces two drug charges. Maysen Allen Simmer, age 22 of Mason City, was…

Delta bans rude passenger who confronted others about supporting Donald Trump

Delta bans rude passenger who confronted others about supporting Donald Trump

ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA – “We got some Hillary bitches on here?” a passenger shouted in a crowded Delta airplane cabin, peeving his his fellow travelers and leading to a ban from…

MCPD asks for help identifying subjects in theft case

MCPD asks for help identifying subjects in theft case

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is attempting to identify the subjects pictured below in relation to a theft case. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer…

City of Mason City expense report, November 23, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, November 23, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/23/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———————— AG126 INC REFUND 37.50 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 5,095.33 AMERICINN MOTEL & SUITES TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE 72.80 ANIMAL MEDICAL…

Titonka artist wins Best in Show award at MacNider Art Museum’s Area Show: 45

Titonka artist wins Best in Show award at MacNider Art Museum’s Area Show: 45

MASON CITY – Participating artists, Museum members, and members of the general public were in attendance on Saturday, November 19, for the opening, awards program, and artist reception for Area…

Steve King’s border wall would be eleven feet tall topped with barbed wire

Steve King’s border wall would be eleven feet tall topped with barbed wire

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Congressman Steve King has a vision for a border wall to keep illegals out. “Build the Wall,” the re-elected and controversial Republican Congressman said recently via…

Hypothermia, exposure claim life of Fort Dodge man

Hypothermia, exposure claim life of Fort Dodge man

WRIGHT COUNTY — A Fort Dodge man died after being pulled from Big Wall Lake in Wright County Thanksgiving Day, state conservation officials said today. Wright County Conservation Board and…

At least eight people hurt in attack at the Ohio State University

At least eight people hurt in attack at the Ohio State University

COLUMBUS, OHIO – An active shooter was reported on the Ohio State University campus Monday morning, and at least 8 people were hurt in an attack that may have involved…

Branstad names Mark Lowe Interim Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation

Branstad names Mark Lowe Interim Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Branstad named Mark Lowe the Interim Director of the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). Lowe’s appointment comes after the resignation of Paul Trombino, who will…

Iowa State kicker Netten earns Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors

Iowa State kicker Netten earns Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors

AMES – Iowa State senior placekicker Cole Netten was named Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, announced today by the Big 12 office. A native of Ankeny, Iowa,…

Opinion: City council election will be a turning point in Mason City

Opinion: City council election will be a turning point in Mason City

To the Editor, The upcoming special election for a seat on the city council will be a turning point for our city. Our community deserves someone who will continue the…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes open Big Ten season with 34-3 win at Purdue

Wrestling: Hawkeyes open Big Ten season with 34-3 win at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – The University of Iowa wrestling team opened the Big Ten season with a 34-3 win at Purdue on Sunday afternoon. The Hawkeyes won nine-of-10 bouts and…

Senator Joni Ernst says she is ready for new congressional year

Senator Joni Ernst says she is ready for new congressional year

By Senator Joni Ernst, guest columnist November 28th, 2016 Born and raised in southwest Iowa, I grew up on our family hog, soybean and corn farm. As a child, I…

Branstad announces Naloxone access to combat Opioid epidemic plaguing Iowa

Branstad announces Naloxone access to combat Opioid epidemic plaguing Iowa

DES MOINES – At-risk Iowans will now have access to medication that can reverse an opioid overdose, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and other officials announced today. Today, at the Administration’s…

Opinion: Response to Sunday’s editorial in the Globe-Gazette

Opinion: Response to Sunday’s editorial in the Globe-Gazette

As a life long resident I would never endorse this plan. Pretend for a moment you are in a town with more than enough hotel rooms. Now the city wants…

Iowa State women roll past Arkansas State, 105-53; Jadda Buckley scores 14

Iowa State women roll past Arkansas State, 105-53; Jadda Buckley scores 14

AMES – Iowa State continued its undefeated start to the 2016-17 season with a 105-53 win over Arkansas State Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. The win, Iowa State’s first time…

Wrestling: Iowa State drops dual against Wyoming, 19-15

Wrestling: Iowa State drops dual against Wyoming, 19-15

LARAMIE, WYOMING – The Iowa State wrestling team (1-3, 1-3 Big 12) was topped by Wyoming (1-1, 1-0 Big 12), 19-15. The Cyclones went 5-5 on the day, but the…

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