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Goldfield woman busted for theft in Mason City

Goldfield woman busted for theft in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Goldfield woman was caught stealing at a Mason City retailer and taken to jail. The incident took place Wednesday, February 22 at about 3:48 PM, when…

Recreational marijuana smokers can expect crackdown, White House spokesman says

Recreational marijuana smokers can expect crackdown, White House spokesman says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The legal system could get even spicier for weed smokers and possessors as the federal government could start to crackdown on the illegal activity. White House spokesman…

Jadda Buckley’s 14 points helps Cyclones topple #6 Longhorns

Jadda Buckley’s 14 points helps Cyclones topple #6 Longhorns

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Iowa State not only boosted its NCAA Tournament resume Friday night, it also captured one of its greatest victories in school history along the way. Iowa State…

Mason City woman caught stealing at downtown retailer

Mason City woman caught stealing at downtown retailer

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was caught stealing at a downtown retailer and jailed. Mason City police officers were dispatched on February 22 at about 9:37 PM to…

Rep. Steckman: “Public schools come first”

Rep. Steckman: “Public schools come first”

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City – Next week is “Funnel Week” which means that bills have to be passed out of committee…

Grassley, Ernst seek answers from Justice Department on troubled Iowa nursing home

Grassley, Ernst seek answers from Justice Department on troubled Iowa nursing home

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Joni Ernst are asking the Justice Department to explain the penalties against an Iowa nursing home that was ordered closed and ordered…

President Trump: “The GOP will be the party of the American Worker”

President Trump: “The GOP will be the party of the American Worker”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump today proclaimed via a social media post a bold new path for the Republican Party, laying out its future ambitions, plans and goals:…

Sen. Ragan blasts Republicans for funding cuts to community colleges

Sen. Ragan blasts Republicans for funding cuts to community colleges

The following is a legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City – We must do more to help create good-paying jobs in Iowa. Employers tell me that we…

Mason City man loses appeal in meth possession case

Mason City man loses appeal in meth possession case

DES MOINES – A Mason City man who refused to stop his bicycle for a police officer when ordered to and was then tackled and caught with meth and marijuana…

President Trump ready to cut the red tape, White House says (video)

President Trump ready to cut the red tape, White House says (video)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House said in a statement today that President Donald Trump is no fan of red tape and is ready to begin cutting the burdensome regulations…

President Trump declares support for renewable fuels, promises to cut regulations

President Trump declares support for renewable fuels, promises to cut regulations

Below is a letter received by attendee’s of the National Ethanol Conference this week: Dear Friends of Renewable Fuels and Attendees of the 2017 National Ethanol Conference, My greetings to…

Mason City man accused of stealing from retailer

Mason City man accused of stealing from retailer

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was recently jailed after an attempted shoplift from a local store. A Mason City police officer was dispatched on February 17 at about…

ACLU defends Iowa transgender student’s right to write “Love Trumps Hate” on his arm

ACLU defends Iowa transgender student’s right to write “Love Trumps Hate” on his arm

DES MOINES — Today, on the 48th anniversary of its landmark free speech case, Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Schools, the ACLU of Iowa announced that it is representing a…

Charles City police find meth lab

Charles City police find meth lab

CHARLES CITY – Charles City police found a meth lab this week near a trail. On Wednesday, February 22, at about 4:32 PM, police officers investigated a call of suspicious…

Nora Springs woman accused of theft from athletic club for kids

Nora Springs woman accused of theft from athletic club for kids

NORA SPRINGS – A Nora Springs woman is facing a theft charge in Worth county for stealing from a booster club. Manly police have charged 37-year-old Autumn Dillavou with third-degree…

Iowa DCI investigating shooting death in Sumner

Iowa DCI investigating shooting death in Sumner

SUMNER, IOWA – A man was found shot to death in this small Northern Iowa town, and state investigators are seeking answers. On February 22, 2017, at 7:57 am, the…

Steve King wins award for “unwavering support of the family”

Steve King wins award for “unwavering support of the family”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FRC Action released its annual Vote Scorecard for Members of Congress showing which Members demonstrated an unwavering commitment and consistent support of faith, family and freedom during…

Man sentenced to federal prison for attempting to join ISIS

Man sentenced to federal prison for attempting to join ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Haris Qamar, 26, of Burke, Virginia, was sentenced today to 102 months in prison for attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of…

Wyoming man with bb pistol, machete and hypodermic needle detained by cops after theft attempt at Mills Fleet Farm

Wyoming man with bb pistol, machete and hypodermic needle detained by cops after theft attempt at Mills Fleet Farm

MASON CITY – A scary man from out west along with his female companion allegedly attempted a theft Thursday at Mills Fleet Farm, but police arrived to stop the alleged…

Iowa man sent to prison for attempted sex trafficking at Sturgis Bike Rally

Iowa man sent to prison for attempted sex trafficking at Sturgis Bike Rally

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Former Mason City Mohawk Cortni Rush finds perfect fit with Drake Bulldogs

Former Mason City Mohawk Cortni Rush finds perfect fit with Drake Bulldogs

DES MOINES – Drake women’s basketball senior Cortni Rush was always the tallest in her class growing up. In third grade, her physical education teacher suggested she give basketball a…

Man with “horrible criminal history” arrested after incident at hotel

Man with “horrible criminal history” arrested after incident at hotel

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who has what a judge called a “horrible criminal history” was arrested after an incident at a local hotel. Mason City police tell…

Iowa DOT says it is cutting costs – not corners – at Mason City maintenance facility

Iowa DOT says it is cutting costs – not corners – at Mason City maintenance facility

MASON CITY – Each time the Iowa Department of Transportation begins planning a new maintenance facility, one key component in the process is making sure the new building provides the…

Dem’s complain that Republicans still breaking promises to create jobs, grow incomes

Dem’s complain that Republicans still breaking promises to create jobs, grow incomes

DES MOINES – Today, House and Senate Democratic Leaders pointed out that the Republicans in charge of state government continue to break promises to create jobs and increase family incomes.…

Trump tells transgenders to take it to toilet of their biological gender

Trump tells transgenders to take it to toilet of their biological gender

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump has eradicated guidelines previously set by the Obama Administration that allowed transgender students to use bathrooms of the gender the identify with, rather than…

OBIT: Alan Colmes

OBIT: Alan Colmes

NEW YORK – Alan Colmes, a Fox News personality, passed away this morning after a brief illness. He was 66-years-old. According to a statement released by his wife, Jocelyn Crowley,…

Jadda Buckley’s 14-point effort helps Iowa State down Kansas, 90-75

Jadda Buckley’s 14-point effort helps Iowa State down Kansas, 90-75

LAWRENCE, Kansas – Iowa State put together an efficient performance to defeat Kansas 90-75 Tuesday night inside Allen Fieldhouse. The victory, the Cyclones’ third-straight and fourth in the last five…

ICE arrests Honduran fugitive wanted for machete murders of two men

ICE arrests Honduran fugitive wanted for machete murders of two men

RALEIGH, N.C. – A Fugitive Operations Team assigned to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Atlanta field office arrested an at-large fugitive alien Tuesday who…

Iowa man ordered to pay over $4K for illegal poaching of deer

Iowa man ordered to pay over $4K for illegal poaching of deer

WEST DES MOINES – An Iowa man pleaded guilty to poaching deer in West Des Moines, costing him well over $4,000 in fines and fees. Christopher Husted, age 41 of…

Mason City man faces serious charges after causing trouble on North End

Mason City man faces serious charges after causing trouble on North End

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is behind bars facing serious charges after causing trouble in the North End of town. Police tell NIT that on February 14, 2017,…

Illinois man apprehended on warrant for child molestation in Mason City

Illinois man apprehended on warrant for child molestation in Mason City

MASON CITY – An Illinois man allegedly committed a child molestation in Mason City and was caught by law enforcement to face charges. Mason City police tell NIT that a…

Legislators again attempt to make sale of fireworks legal in Iowa

Legislators again attempt to make sale of fireworks legal in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Legislature is again this year trying to advance a bill legalizing the sale of consumer fireworks to the public. Senate File 236 legalizes the sale…

Mason City to takes bids on repair of water treatment plant

Mason City to takes bids on repair of water treatment plant

MASON CITY – Repair work will be done this year on the Mason City water treatment plant. The Mason City Water Works (treatment) plant is located at 339 13th Street NE.…

Iowa man detained on federal firearms charge after using drugs and refusing to take a drug test

Iowa man detained on federal firearms charge after using drugs and refusing to take a drug test

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Your Fitness Tip for 2017

Your Fitness Tip for 2017

By: Kelli Gerdes, EP-C One of the most common goals for many of the patients we see through our Health Promotion Coaching program is “I want to lose weight.”  With…

Nominations sought for 2017 Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards

Nominations sought for 2017 Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Awards

DES MOINES – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today encouraged Iowans to nominate farmers who have taken voluntary actions to…

Iowa man illegally snares deer before cops snare him

Iowa man illegally snares deer before cops snare him

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Opinion: Richest country in the world should do more for those less-fortunate

Opinion: Richest country in the world should do more for those less-fortunate

My television set is turned on this morning to CBS News, the focus right now is a medical costs that effects people who are diabetic and need insulin to stay…

Law enforcement locate suicidal subject on NIACC campus

Law enforcement locate suicidal subject on NIACC campus

MASON CITY – A suicidal subject was located safely on the NIACC campus today, police say. On February 21, 2017, all area law enforcement agencies were notified from the Winnebago…

Lake Mills man arrested for on-going criminal conduct

Lake Mills man arrested for on-going criminal conduct

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Iowa – On Friday February 17, 2017, Randall Alan Finer, age 53, of Lake Mills, Iowa was arrested for on-going criminal conduct, a class “B” felony.  The arrest…