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President-elect Trump bashes “ridiculous” vote recount request

President-elect Trump bashes “ridiculous” vote recount request

Statement From President-Elect Donald J. Trump on “the Ridiculous” Green Party Recount Request: The people have spoken and the election is over, and as Hillary Clinton herself said on election…

Minnesota man to stand trial in January for sex abuse of child

Minnesota man to stand trial in January for sex abuse of child

FOREST CITY – A Minnesota man awaits trial in January for the alleged sexual abuse of a child. Jamie John Kujak, age 27 of Albert Lea, Minnesota stands charged in…

Convicted meth dealer who got deferred judgement back behind bars

Convicted meth dealer who got deferred judgement back behind bars

MASON CITY – A convicted meth dealer who got off easy is back behind bars. Kurt Kunzman, age 48 of Mason City, was rounded up by the North Iowa Narcotics…

Wanted sword and meth carrying man caught by cops

Wanted sword and meth carrying man caught by cops

MASON CITY – A wanted man a who police apprehended after he was spotted riding an ATV in the downtown area – allegedly in possession of the dangerous drug meth,…

Police sent to hotel to deal with intoxicated man who got violent

Police sent to hotel to deal with intoxicated man who got violent

MASON CITY – Police were called to a Mason City hotel to deal with an intoxicated man who then got violent. The incident took place early on the morning of…

UPDATED: Fatal three-vehicle collision reported Friday evening claims life of young Hampton woman

UPDATED: Fatal three-vehicle collision reported Friday evening claims life of young Hampton woman

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – One person has died as a result of a three-vehicle crash Friday night south of Mason City on Highway 65. On November 25, 2016 at…

Fidel Castro is dead; Trump and Pence rejoice

Fidel Castro is dead; Trump and Pence rejoice

HAVANA, CUBA – The communist leader of Cuba – Fidel Castro – has died, and President-elect Donald Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence feel pretty good about it. Cuban…

Police arrest drunk people at Hawkeye football game

Police arrest drunk people at Hawkeye football game

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes easily disposed of the Nebraska Cornhuskers Friday, November 25, 2016 and the following folks allegedly disposed of plenty of alcoholic beverages, leading to their…

Sheffield man arrested after eluding police

Sheffield man arrested after eluding police

RURAL MASON CITY – Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle and once located, the driver refused to stop, leading to the arrest of a man who served months…

Convicted felon sent to prison for 7 years for crimes in Hancock county

Convicted felon sent to prison for 7 years for crimes in Hancock county

GARNER – A Hancock county man has been sent to prison again, this time for a term of up to 7 years. The Hancock county district court sentenced Arthur Scigliano…

Mason City police arrest man for attempted sexual abuse

Mason City police arrest man for attempted sexual abuse

MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested a man formerly of the Milwaukee area for an alleged attempted sexual abuse. A sex offense was reported to Mason City police Thursday,…

Senators say Obama is preparing to allow Middle Eastern refugees turned away by Australia to enter the U.S.

Senators say Obama is preparing to allow Middle Eastern refugees turned away by Australia to enter the U.S.

WASHINGTON – Congressional Judiciary Committee leaders are expressing frustration and concern with an Obama Administration plan to admit into the United States an unknown number of refugees who Australia has…

Iowa defeats Nebraska, 40-10

Iowa defeats Nebraska, 40-10

IOWA CITY – Iowa (8-4, 6-3) defeated No. 15 Nebraska (9-3, 6-3), 40-10, Friday at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa retains possession of the Heroes Trophy. Iowa is 3-1 in rivalry trophy…

Convicted thief accused of stealing from Dollar General

Convicted thief accused of stealing from Dollar General

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman left a store without paying for merchandise and police tracked her down. Officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 305 North Federal Avenue, on…

Felon arrested for domestic assault in Osage

Felon arrested for domestic assault in Osage

OSAGE – A man who was caught, convicted and eventually sent to prison for felony theft out of Mason City and burglary out of Mitchell was jailed recently for domestic…

Iowa women drop tough contest to UCLA, 78-65

Iowa women drop tough contest to UCLA, 78-65

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO – The Iowa women’s basketball team competed well against the tenth-ranked UCLA Bruins but lost a game in Mexico to them Thursday, 78-65. Former Mason City Mohawk…

Iowa woman opposed to pipeline continues fast, into 5th day without food

Iowa woman opposed to pipeline continues fast, into 5th day without food

DES MOINES – An Iowa woman continues to go without food in a protest over the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and staged a protest at the state capitol Thanksgiving Day…

Lake Mills man accused of sexual abuse of child

Lake Mills man accused of sexual abuse of child

LAKE MILLS – A Lake Mills man on the state’s sex offender registry is behind bars awaiting trial for alleged new and more aggressive violent sex acts. Leslie Myers, age…

Iowa State squeaks by Indiana State, 73-71

Iowa State squeaks by Indiana State, 73-71

ORLANDO – Despite shooting just 34.2 percent on the day, No. 21 Iowa State battled to defeat Indiana State 73-71 in the opening game of the Advocare Invitational Thursday afternoon…

Lions edge Vikings, 16-13

Lions edge Vikings, 16-13

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – The Vikings could not hold a late lead in the fourth quarter, falling to the Detroit Lions . Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford completed 31 of 37 passes…

Reported child abduction in Buffalo Center after mom allegedly brandishes knife

Reported child abduction in Buffalo Center after mom allegedly brandishes knife

BUFFALO CENTER – On November 23, 2016 around 4:25pm the Buffalo Center Chief of Police Matt Holmquist was flagged down by a motorist and alerted to suspicious activity near the…

Senator Ernst and others visit troops in Afghanistan, Qatar

Senator Ernst and others visit troops in Afghanistan, Qatar

WASHINGTON, D.C. – United States Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and John Barrasso (R-WY) departed from Afghanistan and Qatar today after spending Thanksgiving with U.S servicemembers stationed at…

Police in Waseca, Minnesota seek black male suspect in robbery

Police in Waseca, Minnesota seek black male suspect in robbery

WASECA, MINNESOTA – Police in this Southern Minnesota town are seeking a black male suspect who allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint. Waseca, Minnesota police are investigating an armed robbery…

Statement from Senator Charles Grassley on Thanksgiving Day

Statement from Senator Charles Grassley on Thanksgiving Day

Sen. Chuck Grassley made the following statement for Thanksgiving Day, 2016. Audio of the statement can be found here. “As we gather with friends, family and loved ones on Thanksgiving…

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Paul Adams

Letter to the Editor: Vote for Paul Adams

Letter to the Editor: I would like to take a moment to encourage the citizens of Mason City to take the time to vote on December 6, 2016. The City…

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,…

Buckley with 7 assists in Cyclones’ win over Savannah State

Buckley with 7 assists in Cyclones’ win over Savannah State

AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (4-0 overall) defeated Savannah State (2-2 overall) 74-51 on Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum. Senior guard Seanna Johnson led the way with…

Triple-double helps ISU’s Morris earn Big 12 Player of Week honor

Triple-double helps ISU’s Morris earn Big 12 Player of Week honor

AMES – Iowa State senior point guard Monté Morris has been named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after recording a triple-double against The Citadel…