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Attorney General announces Crime Reduction and Public Safety Task Force

Attorney General announces Crime Reduction and Public Safety Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the formation of the U.S. Department of Justice Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety. The Task Force was…

Rockwell college student wins $100,000 lottery prize

Rockwell college student wins $100,000 lottery prize

MASON CITY – A north Iowa college student said she had a sleepless night after winning a big lottery prize last week. Courtney Lowe of Rockwell claimed the fourth of…

Branstad, Reynolds, Northey applaud Executive Order that begins overhaul of Waters of the U.S. Rule

Branstad, Reynolds, Northey applaud Executive Order that begins overhaul of Waters of the U.S. Rule

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey applauded the Trump Administration’s Executive Order to begin the process of rescinding the…

Mason City man faces second drunk driving charge

Mason City man faces second drunk driving charge

RURAL MASON CITY – A Mason City man is facing his second drunk driving charge after an arrest this weekend. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop Sunday…

Northwood man caught drunk driving in Mason City

Northwood man caught drunk driving in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Northwood man was jailed this weekend for drunk driving in Mason City. A Cerro Gordo county deputy stopped a vehicle at about 6:27 PM Sunday, February…

Iowa ‘personhood’ bill moves forward

Iowa ‘personhood’ bill moves forward

DES MOINES – A legislative subcommittee approved a measure dubbed the “personhood bill.” The Iowa Senate will be held a subcommittee meeting on the “personhood bill” or Life at Conception…

So long, AP: Vikings will not exercise 2017 option on Adrian Petersen’s contract

So long, AP: Vikings will not exercise 2017 option on Adrian Petersen’s contract

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – The Minnesota Vikings announced today the team will not exercise the 2017 option on RB Adrian Peterson’s contract. Peterson will become an unrestricted free agent on…

2016 Iowa deer harvest tops 100,000

2016 Iowa deer harvest tops 100,000

MASON CITY – Deer hunters reported harvesting 101,397 deer during the 2016 Iowa deer hunting season, which is about 3,000 fewer than were reported in 2015, but nearly identical to…

Mason City man gets a decade behind bars for sex assault

Mason City man gets a decade behind bars for sex assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to prison for a sexual assault he committed last year. Joseph Wallace, age 52, was accused of third-degree sexual assault…

U.S. News & World Report Names Iowa #6 Best State

U.S. News & World Report Names Iowa #6 Best State

DES MOINES –Today, U.S. News & World Report released their 2017 “Best States” ranking and ranked Iowa as the 6th “Best State” in the country.  “Best States” is a unique rankings and news…

SpaceX announces trip around the moon for two people next year

SpaceX announces trip around the moon for two people next year

HAWTHORNE, CALIFORNIA – SpaceX has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon late next year. The two un-named tourists have already paid a significant…

Iowa man faces felony arson charge after residential fire

Iowa man faces felony arson charge after residential fire

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Iowa State Patrol issues thousands of speeding tickets in January

Iowa State Patrol issues thousands of speeding tickets in January

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Iowa State Patrol was very busy in January, issuing well over 6,000 speeding citations. Today, the Iowa State Patrol released some information about its activities. In…

Eagle Grove woman awaits sentencing after leaving small child stranded outside in cold rain

Eagle Grove woman awaits sentencing after leaving small child stranded outside in cold rain

CLARION, IOWA – The mother of a stranded two-year-old child left outside in the rain wearing only pajamas and no shoes has been released from jail and could face years behind…

Iowa man allegedly flees Walmart with stolen shotguns

Iowa man allegedly flees Walmart with stolen shotguns

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Cyclones’ Monte Morris Named Big 12 Player of the Week

Cyclones’ Monte Morris Named Big 12 Player of the Week

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior guard Monté Morris has been named Phillips 66 Big 12 Player of the Week after helping Iowa State to a pair of wins at…

President Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress set for Tuesday night

President Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress set for Tuesday night

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump will be delivering his first address to a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. Be sure to tune in as the…

Q&A with Senator Charles Grassley on Iowa Agriculture

Q&A with Senator Charles Grassley on Iowa Agriculture

From Iowa Senator Charles Grassley – Q: Are you concerned how new trade agreements may impact Iowa’s economy? A: As a lifelong family farmer and U.S. Senator representing Iowa, I…

Ernst wants Gold Star Stamp issued to honor families of fallen service members

Ernst wants Gold Star Stamp issued to honor families of fallen service members

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced bipartisan legislation to issue the “Gold Star” stamp recognizing and honoring families who have lost a…

Police officer injured subduing wanted Mason City man

Police officer injured subduing wanted Mason City man

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City man wouldn’t go quietly once cops cornered him, leading to injuries to an officer. Police tell NIT that 25-year-old Montez Javon Lamont Guise…

Beheading of hostage leads to warning of spread of ISIS from Senator Ernst

Beheading of hostage leads to warning of spread of ISIS from Senator Ernst

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, issued the following statement after a German hostage was beheaded by…

Iowa women beat Wisconsin 71-60, head to tournament as 8 seed

Iowa women beat Wisconsin 71-60, head to tournament as 8 seed

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes women’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a victory over Wisconsin, and former Mason City Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer delivered points, assists and…

OBIT: Dianne Marie Garrett

Dianne Marie Garrett, 70, passed away Friday, February 24, 2017 at Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Dianne was born August 8, 1946 to Clifford and Florence Roberts. She attended…

Illinois man hurt in crash in Mitchell county

Illinois man hurt in crash in Mitchell county

MITCHELL COUNTY – A three-vehicle crash on a desolate stretch of Highway 9 in Mitchell county left an Illinois man injured and hospitalized. The accident took place Sunday, February 26…

Missouri man accused of conspiring with ISIS to terrorize citizenry with bombs full of nails

Missouri man accused of conspiring with ISIS to terrorize citizenry with bombs full of nails

KANSAS CITY – A Missouri man is accused of conspiring with ISIS to terrorize citizenry with bombs full of nails with intent to engage in acts of violent jihad against…

Accused murderer to stand trial May 30

Accused murderer to stand trial May 30

MASON CITY – The Mason City man accused of murdering a young woman back on December 2 is set to stand trial in May. Larry Donnell Whaley, age 60 of…

Outdoor baseball in Iowa: Hawkeyes 3-hit Loras in home opener

Outdoor baseball in Iowa: Hawkeyes 3-hit Loras in home opener

IOWA CITY – A crowd of 1,312 saw the University of Iowa baseball team claim an 8-1 victory over Loras College on Tuesday night at Duane Banks Field. It is…

Mason City man jailed after domestic incident

Mason City man jailed after domestic incident

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed after a domestic assault incident Sunday morning. Mason City police were called to 21 21st Street SE at about 5:08 AM…

Iowa Senator says GOP failed to create jobs as promised

Iowa Senator says GOP failed to create jobs as promised

DES MOINES – The Republicans in charge of state government continue to break promises to create jobs and increase family incomes, Iowa Senator Pam Jochum of Dubuque says. In 2009,…

Need help to quit smoking?

You are probably well aware of all of the reasons that smoking is bad for you. From causing cancer, to ageing your skin, there are many negatives associated to the…

Mason City man cited after auto accident Sunday morning

Mason City man cited after auto accident Sunday morning

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Iowa man pleads not guilty to felony crime after infant suffers injuries in Charles City

Iowa man pleads not guilty to felony crime after infant suffers injuries in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man accused of hurting an infant in Charles City has been released from jail and will stand trial in April. Nathan Jacobson, age 18 of…

OBIT: Bill Paxton

OBIT: Bill Paxton

Actor Bill Paxton died today at the age of 61 due to complications in surgery. He was born on May 17, 1955 in Fort Worth, Texas. Paxton was known as a…

Iowa lawmakers to debate bill that would “end abortion in Iowa”

Iowa lawmakers to debate bill that would “end abortion in Iowa”

DES MOINES – “There’s never been a more important day to be at the Iowa Capitol than Monday,” a right-wing anti-abortion group proclaimed about debate that will open up about…

Iowa trounces #24 Maryland, 83-69

Iowa trounces #24 Maryland, 83-69

COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND – Hot shooting from three-point land propelled Iowa to a big road victory Saturday against a ranked Maryland team. Iowa (16-13, 8-8 ) beat No. 24 Maryland…

Branstad marches out over $11 million more in state funding cuts

Branstad marches out over $11 million more in state funding cuts

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Terry Branstad revealed millions more in state funding cuts to the highway patrol, prisons, community colleges and more late Friday, and lib’s are fuming. Democrat…

Wanted Minnesota sex predator nabbed in Mason City

Wanted Minnesota sex predator nabbed in Mason City

MASON CITY – A wanted sex predator from Minnesota was nabbed by cops in Mason City, shacking up in a building near downtown. Mason City police went to 525 South…

City of Mason City expense report, February 23, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, February 23, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/23/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 2,190.58 BAKER AND TAYLOR COMPANY AUDIO/VISUAL 6,452.28 BLAZEK ELECTRIC REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 535.50…

Iowa lawmakers propose Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act

Iowa lawmakers propose Pregnant Workers’ Rights Act

DES MOINES – Some say pregnant women are not treated the best in Iowa workplaces, and lawmakers are aiming to change that. According to the Iowa ACLU, this week a bipartisan…

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake – With funnel week fast approaching, committee work took the focus this week to make sure that…

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