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Gatehouse is city’s golden hotel development (photos & video)

Gatehouse is city’s golden hotel development (photos & video)

MASON CITY – The Mason City council unanimously selected Gatehouse Capital as the developer of choice to build a hotel in the downtown area. The city council voted 5-0 (Bill Schickel…

Bernie Sanders rejects Trump’s SEC nominee

Bernie Sanders rejects Trump’s SEC nominee

WASHINGTON – At a rally Wednesday outside the U.S. Capitol, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for the defeat of the Wall Street lawyer whom President Donald Trump wants to regulate…

Drunk driving stop leads to arrest of two Northern Iowa men ready to deliver illicit drugs

Drunk driving stop leads to arrest of two Northern Iowa men ready to deliver illicit drugs

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Mason City man puts mayor and council on hot seat (video)

Mason City man puts mayor and council on hot seat (video)

MASON CITY – “Why?” That’s all a Mason City wanted to know. Long-time Mason City resident David Gilbert is a no-nonsense kind of fella. You can tell, because when he…

Forest City woman beater loses appeal, is accused of more crimes in Dubuque

Forest City woman beater loses appeal, is accused of more crimes in Dubuque

CLEAR LAKE – An apparently violent Forest City man who beat a Clear Lake woman in 2016 but was released from jail on appeal has lost that appeal and faces…

Ernst urges fix to faulty suicide hotline for veterans

Ernst urges fix to faulty suicide hotline for veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Joni Ernst, a combat veteran, called on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to address the failures of the Veterans Crisis Line (VCL) outlined in…

Iowa man says he’s innocent after allegedly blasting house with shotgun

Iowa man says he’s innocent after allegedly blasting house with shotgun

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Iowa cop-killer and robber dies in prison of natural causes

Iowa cop-killer and robber dies in prison of natural causes

FORT MADISON – A convicted Iowa murderer and robber who once escaped prison died of natural causes, still a ward of the state. Lawrence T. Gladson was pronounced dead at…

Gov. Branstad signs Senate File 331 into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following bill into law: Senate File 331:  an Act relating to energy efficiency reporting requirements applicable to certain gas and electric…

Former Chicago man in jail for domestic assault

Former Chicago man in jail for domestic assault

MASON CITY – A man apparently from Chicago but now living in Mason City is behind bars after police were called to a domestic assault allegedly involving strangulation. Mason City…

Ernst helps relaunch Senate Albanian Issues Caucus

Ernst helps relaunch Senate Albanian Issues Caucus

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today announced they are relaunching the Senate Albanian Issues Caucus. Peters and Ernst, who will serve as co-Chairs…

Ernst expresses support for U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch (video)

Ernst expresses support for U.S. Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch (video)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst today spoke on the floor of the Senate about United States Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch. The following is the full…

NIACC baseball team ranked No. 17 in latest poll

NIACC baseball team ranked No. 17 in latest poll

MASON CITY – After falling out of the poll last week, the NIACC baseball team returned to the NJCAA Division II poll this week at No. 17 on Tuesday. NIACC,…