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Read council discussion of G8 versus Gatehouse hotel proposals

Read council discussion of G8 versus Gatehouse hotel proposals

MASON CITY – The following are the meeting minutes from the Mason City council work session held on March 8, 2017. The meeting covered two competing hotel proposals – one…

Fort Dodge coach sent to prison for committing sex acts on student

Fort Dodge coach sent to prison for committing sex acts on student

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge swim coach has been sent to prison for committing sex acts on a student. On January 6, 2017, the Fort Dodge Police Department received…

Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

EXECUTIVE ORDER – – – – – – – COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FOR REORGANIZING THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws…

Some ethanol leaked during Monday cleanup of train derailment near Graettinger

Some ethanol leaked during Monday cleanup of train derailment near Graettinger

GRAETTINGER – Less than 2,000 gallons of ethanol leaked into Jack Creek as the last three derailed tanker cars were pulled from the creek March 13 south of Graettinger. All…

Iowa Democratic State Senator blasts Steve King for latest remarks

Iowa Democratic State Senator blasts Steve King for latest remarks

DES MOINES – This week, Congressman Steve King has made national headlines twice for racially-charged rhetoric and has drawn the ire of an Iowa Senator. It all started Sunday, when…

Opinion: And The Winner in Mason City Is………….No one

Opinion: And The Winner in Mason City Is………….No one

On March 7th, twelve percent of voters in Mason City went to the polls regarding a relatively simple budgeting issue. Eighty-Eight percent chose apathy that is fueled by frustration and…

Iowa man pleads guilty to poaching trophy buck

Iowa man pleads guilty to poaching trophy buck

DES MOINES – An Iowa man must pay thousands of dollars in fines and fees for illegally trespassing and poaching a trophy buck. Brett Cranston, 41, of Jefferson, pleaded guilty…

OBIT: Ralph “Bill” Slessor

OBIT: Ralph “Bill” Slessor

Ralph “Bill” Slessor, 98, of Nashua, died Monday, March 13, 2017, at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. Funeral services for Ralph will be held 10:30 A.M.…

Charles City woman accused of felony domestic assault

Charles City woman accused of felony domestic assault

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was taken to jail after she allegedly used strangulation against a domestic assault victim. On March 3, 2017, officers with the Charles City…

Iowa women to host NIT basketball game

Iowa women to host NIT basketball game

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team (17-13; 8-8) will host Missouri State in the first round of the 2017 WNIT inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday,…

Floyd woman crashes car into dumpster, charged with OWI and child endangerment

Floyd woman crashes car into dumpster, charged with OWI and child endangerment

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd woman with an open container of booze crashed her car into a dumpster, leading to her arrest for drunk driving and child endangerment. On March…

Top Republican says American Health Care Act “will lower premiums, reduce deficit”

Top Republican says American Health Care Act “will lower premiums, reduce deficit”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the American Health Care Act’s Congressional Budget Office score, which stated the deficit would be…