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Charles City woman arrested for second time after domestic altercation

Charles City woman arrested for second time after domestic altercation

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman who was accused of a felony domestic assault last year but pled guilty to a lesser crime was arrested again recently after another…

State Department employee arrested after accepting lavish gifts from Chinese operatives over 5 years

State Department employee arrested after accepting lavish gifts from Chinese operatives over 5 years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chinese New Year’s gifts. Meals. International travel and vacations. Tuition at a Chinese fashion school. A fully furnished apartment, and a monthly stipend. These were just some…

Hardin county assessor slaps 10% increase on residential property valuations

Hardin county assessor slaps 10% increase on residential property valuations

ELDORA, IOWA – The property tax bills for Hardin county residents will be going up by 10% after the assessor’s office there announced it had increased property valuations. It was…

Cops catch man after alleged drug activity in Charles City

Cops catch man after alleged drug activity in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Law enforcement put a stop to some alleged drug activity in downtown Charles City Tuesday night. The Charles City Police Department reports that Tuesday night at about…

Branstad signs bill limiting livestock nuisance lawsuits

Branstad signs bill limiting livestock nuisance lawsuits

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Terry Branstad today signed a bill that puts a cap on the damages livestock producers would face in nuisance lawsuits. Iowa lawmakers passed Senate File…

OBIT: Paulette Garcia, 93, of Mason City

OBIT: Paulette Garcia, 93, of Mason City

One of North Iowa’s most beautiful icons boarded the train to eternity on Friday March 25th, 2017. Paulette Garica entered all our lives when she traded the idealistic warmth of…

American consumers celebrate first calendar year drop in food prices in 50 years

American consumers celebrate first calendar year drop in food prices in 50 years

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the first time in 50 years, American consumers can celebrate a drop in food prices over a calendar year. The United States Department of Agriculture Economic…

NBA’s Dallas Mavericks sign former Iowa Hawkeye Jarrod Uthoff to multi-year deal

NBA’s Dallas Mavericks sign former Iowa Hawkeye Jarrod Uthoff to multi-year deal

DALLAS, TEXAS – The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed rookie forward Jarrod Uthoff to a multi-year contract. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed. Uthoff (6-9,…

Opinion: Don’t let Bookmeyer’s three council members control city’s future

Opinion: Don’t let Bookmeyer’s three council members control city’s future

I just wanted to remind citizens of Mason City, those of you who occupy one of the 14,000 houses and apartments that make up the bulk of the city. I…

Webster City woman sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Webster City woman sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 20, 2017, to more than 6 years in federal prison. Deanna Ramirez-Trujillo, 31, from Webster City, Iowa,…