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Mason City man sent to prison for writing bad checks for a car and lottery tickets

Mason City man sent to prison for writing bad checks for a car and lottery tickets

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to a state prison for writing bad checks for a car and lottery tickets. On May 27, 2016, a person…

Oelwein woman demands extra cash for sex, gets irate when payment refused

Oelwein woman demands extra cash for sex, gets irate when payment refused

ARLINGTON, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman apparently flew off the handle when she demanded extra cash for a sex act but was refused the money. On November 20, 2016,…

Estherville man in a mess of trouble after domestic incident and crashing two vehicles

Estherville man in a mess of trouble after domestic incident and crashing two vehicles

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – Estherville police were called to a trailer court to deal with an allegedly intoxicated man who stirred up a mess of trouble for himself. On November 20,…

Gov. Branstad appoints Shawn R. Showers District Court Judge

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Shawn R. Showers judge to the District Court in the 8A Judicial District created by the retirement of the Honorable Daniel…

Iowa man guilty after stealing thousands of dollars from bank

Iowa man guilty after stealing thousands of dollars from bank

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EPA hikes renewable fuel volumes by 6 per cent for 2017

EPA hikes renewable fuel volumes by 6 per cent for 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The EPA finalized volume requirements and associated percentage standards that apply under the RFS program in calendar year 2017 for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and…

Chamber of Commerce “pleased” that overtime pay hike blocked for 4 million Americans

Chamber of Commerce “pleased” that overtime pay hike blocked for 4 million Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Roughly 4 million Americans will have less money in their pockets after a federal judge approved a preliminary injunction blocking an Obama administration rule that would have…

Iowa man pleads guilty to shooting trumpeter swan, slapped with fine

Iowa man pleads guilty to shooting trumpeter swan, slapped with fine

DES MOINES – An Iowa man illegally shot a trumpeter swan and must pay a substantial penalty. Danny Lopez, 46, of Montour, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tama County Magistrate Court…

Fort Dodge couple sent to prison for meth conspiracy

Fort Dodge couple sent to prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man and woman who conspired with each other and others to distribute methamphetamine were each sentenced to federal prison. Elyaxel Vasquez, 31, and Ashley Shivers, 31,…

Staceyville man in trouble for second time

Staceyville man in trouble for second time

STACYVILLE, IOWA – A Stacyville man who once fought a Mitchell county deputy and ended up injuring a police dog now must pay a big fine for illegally dumping tires.…

Wanted sex offender accused of dealing meth

Wanted sex offender accused of dealing meth

RURAL MASON CITY – A man who’s been behind bars for serious crimes was located by police and accused of dealing methamphetamine. Cerro Gordo deputies executed a search warrant at…

Mason City officials to hold informal public information meeting on railroad quiet zone

Mason City officials to hold informal public information meeting on railroad quiet zone

MASON CITY – The rail road quiet zone is essentially a done deal, but city officials will offer the public an informal public information meeting to learn about the project.…

Statement from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on appointment as ambassador to U.N.

Statement from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on appointment as ambassador to U.N.

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley issued the following statement today after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump selected her as Ambassador to the United Nations: “Six years ago,…