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Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

Mason City man arrested for domestic assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was recently taken to jail for a domestic assault. Mason City police were called to an apartment at 4 North Madison Avenue on…

Opinion: City hall is a dark comedy

Opinion: City hall is a dark comedy

Open Letter to John Skipper from Peter Children 4/30/17 Good Morning John, Today you are burning low octane fuel… your point of preference for one or the other is well…

Minnesota investment advisor sent to prison for $5 million fraud scheme

Minnesota investment advisor sent to prison for $5 million fraud scheme

MINNEAPOLIS – A former Minnesota investment advisor has been sent to prison for a $5 million securities fraud scheme, federal authorities announced. Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker announced…

Todd Prichard, a potential candidate for Iowa Governor, announces plan for free community college education for Iowans

Todd Prichard, a potential candidate for Iowa Governor, announces plan for free community college education for Iowans

CHARLES CITY – Potential candidate for Iowa Governor Todd Prichard this week announced “a bold, progressive plan” to make community college education free for Iowans. As published in IowaStartingLine.com, here…

Hawkeyes come up big at Drake Relays, take home Hyvee Cup

Hawkeyes come up big at Drake Relays, take home Hyvee Cup

By JACK ROSSI hawkeyesports.com DES MOINES, Iowa – The University of Iowa Men’s track and field Team captured the 2017 Hyvee Cup at the Drake Relays on Saturday. Iowa takes…

Hawkeye football: Four players chosen in 2017 NFL Draft

Hawkeye football: Four players chosen in 2017 NFL Draft

IOWA CITY – Four Hawkeye Football players selected in this weekend’s NFL draft. Those selected were C.J. Beathard, Jaleel Johnson, George Kittle, and Desmond King all got the call. Quarterback…

ISU FB: Wiltz, Thomas sign NFL free agent contracts

ISU FB: Wiltz, Thomas sign NFL free agent contracts

AMES – Two former Iowa State football stars signed free agent contracts with NFL teams this weekend. Jomal Wiltz (CB) signed with the Philadelphia Eagles and Jhaustin Thomas (DE/DT) inked…

Man who beat up woman in drunken state flees cops

Man who beat up woman in drunken state flees cops

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was guilty of a crime in connection to violence against a woman as she held a small child caused a disturbance at…

Mason City woman dials 911 with no emergency, sent back to jail

Mason City woman dials 911 with no emergency, sent back to jail

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman with a long, long record of dialing 911 and sending our emergency responders on wild goose chases pulled off her act against this…

Cerro Gordo county Republican leaders Hovland and Blanchard attend district meeting

Cerro Gordo county Republican leaders Hovland and Blanchard attend district meeting

FORT DODGE – Cerro Gordo GOP chairwoman Barbara Hovland and co-chair Chadd Blanchard attended the Iowa GOP 4th District Executive Committee Meeting on Saturday, April 29th in Fort Dodge. Guest…

Mason City man guilty of drunk driving for third time

Mason City man guilty of drunk driving for third time

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is guilty of drunk driving for a third time. Mason City police stopped a vehicle at the 300 block of 3rd Street NE…

Outspoken North Iowan and environmentalist Phyllis Willis passes away

Outspoken North Iowan and environmentalist Phyllis Willis passes away

FERTILE, IOWA – A North Iowa woman who wasn’t afraid to speak up on controversial issues has passed away. Phyllis Rexine Willis, 74 of Fertile, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017,…

Mason City woman gets deferred judgement in felony drug case

Mason City woman gets deferred judgement in felony drug case

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has been given a fine, probation and a deferred judgement in a felony drug case and a drunk driving case. Jamie Lynn Johnson,…

Iowa man to stand trial for firing shotgun at intruders kicking in his door

Iowa man to stand trial for firing shotgun at intruders kicking in his door

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man cited by police after firing his shotgun to scare off intruders attempting to kick in his door says he’s not guilty and will stand trial…

Iowa gang member sentenced for possession with intent to distribute marijuana near a school and playground

Iowa gang member sentenced for possession with intent to distribute marijuana near a school and playground

CEDAR RAPIDS – A member of the Mulla Mafia Gang out of Dubuque who dealt drugs was sentenced on Wednesday to more than two years in federal prison. Frank Dontrell…

Study: Grassley ranks fifth in Senate for bipartisanship

Study: Grassley ranks fifth in Senate for bipartisanship

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa ranks fifth in the United States Senate for bipartisanship according to a new study that evaluates how often members of Congress work across…

Wrong-way driver collides with SUV at Rockwell; one injured

Wrong-way driver collides with SUV at Rockwell; one injured

ROCKWELL – A two-vehicle collision took place Friday morning at Rockwell, causing one person injuries. On April 28 at 8:49 AM, on Highway 65 just south of 140th Street at…

Ernst joins resolution commemorating National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Ernst joins resolution commemorating National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

WASHINGTON – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) introduced a bipartisan resolution to commemorate April as National Sexual Assault Awareness…

City of Mason City expense report, April 27, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, April 27, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/27/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————– ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 12.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 550.31 ALL FLAGS LLC VASES & DECORATION…

Rockford man wanted on federal meth and gun warrant caught

Rockford man wanted on federal meth and gun warrant caught

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Rockford man wanted on federal meth and gun charges was caught and arrested by police this week. A Cerro Gordo deputy went to a…

Senator Amanda Ragan says schools closings should be prevented

Senator Amanda Ragan says schools closings should be prevented

From Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City – The 2017 session wrapped up on Saturday, April 22. It was a hard year for working families and vulnerable Iowans. I have…

Wanted Iowa woman caught red-handed with weed when cops knock on door

Wanted Iowa woman caught red-handed with weed when cops knock on door

WEST UNION, IOWA – Police knocked on a wanted Iowa woman’s door and she made a dash for freedom only to be caught and charged with drug possession, child endangerment…

Project AWARE cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

Project AWARE cleanup to tackle the Upper Cedar River

CHARLES CITY – Volunteers will have an opportunity this summer to spend their vacations cleaning up, learning about and exploring 60 miles of the upper Cedar River from the Iowa-Minnesota…

Mason City woman guilty of drug possession and driving while barred

Mason City woman guilty of drug possession and driving while barred

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NIACC’s Khat places 4th in Drake Relays’ 800

NIACC’s Khat places 4th in Drake Relays’ 800

DES MOINES – NIACC’s Wal Khat placed fourth in the unseeded University/College 800 Thursday night at the Drake Relays in a school record time of 1 minute, 52.00 seconds. Fort…

Steckman named 2017 Friend of Afterschool

Steckman named 2017 Friend of Afterschool

DES MOINES — Today at the Impact After School Conference, Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City was awarded the 2017 Friend of Afterschool Award by the Afterschool Alliance of Iowa…

Mason City’s Younker signs with NIACC

Mason City’s Younker signs with NIACC

MASON CITY – Mason City senior Kyle Younker signed a national letter of intent Thursday to run track and field next season at NIACC. Younker will be a sprinter/middle distance…

Forest City man caught with gun on NIACC campus says he’s not guilty

Forest City man caught with gun on NIACC campus says he’s not guilty

MASON CITY – A Forest City man says he is not-guilty after being charged in a gun incident on the NIACC campus earlier this year. On February 21, 2017, all…

President Trump Proposed a Massive Tax Cut. Here’s What You Need to Know.

President Trump Proposed a Massive Tax Cut. Here’s What You Need to Know.

APRIL 26, 2017 AT 10:30 PM ET BY GARY COHN from WhiteHouse.gov We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to do something big. President Trump has made tax reform a priority, and…

Steckman gives report on 2017 Iowa legislative session

Steckman gives report on 2017 Iowa legislative session

From Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City – We wrapped up the 2017 legislative session early Saturday morning on April 22nd after a marathon 24 hour session. While there were…

Trump willing to negotiate on NAFTA

Trump willing to negotiate on NAFTA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States has lost over one-fourth of its manufacturing jobs since NAFTA was approved, the White House said earlier this year, but now President Trump says…

Trump signs Executive limiting federal control of education

Trump signs Executive limiting federal control of education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday signed an Executive Order on enforcing statutory prohibitions on federal control of education.  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will analyze alleged federal overreach…

Two hurt in car accident Wednesday evening north of Mason City

Two hurt in car accident Wednesday evening north of Mason City

MASON CITY – Two people were hurt in an auto accident Wednesday evening north of Mason City. A Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s deputy was dispatched to 310th Street and Orchid…

Poultry litter runoff reaches Franklin County stream

Poultry litter runoff reaches Franklin County stream

BRADFORD – DNR staff determined April 25 that runoff from poultry litter located one mile north of Bradford in Franklin County reached a small tributary of Maynes Creek. The investigation…

Update from authorities on “Bachelor” Chris Soules’ felony arrest

Update from authorities on “Bachelor” Chris Soules’ felony arrest

AURORA, IOWA – Authorities have released an update to the events surrounding the arrest of “The Bachelor” star Chris Soules’ fatal auto accident. On Monday, April 24, 2017 at approximately…

City of Mason City, Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities to celebrate community partnership and projects

City of Mason City, Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities to celebrate community partnership and projects

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City and the University of Iowa’s Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC) invite the public to attend an open house highlighting sustainability and…

Youth hockey group expects 6 months of sole use of proposed downtown arena (video of council listening post)

Youth hockey group expects 6 months of sole use of proposed downtown arena (video of council listening post)

MASON CITY – A Mason City council listening post held Monday night exposed rampant confusion connected to a downtown hotel-arena deal that officials are depending on voters to approve later…

Police arrest man for Meredith Willson footbridge graffiti

Police arrest man for Meredith Willson footbridge graffiti

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was arrested in connection to graffiti sprayed on the Meredith Wilson footbridge recently. On Tuesday, Bill Grouette, Jr., age 33 of Mason City…

Mason City woman who threw boyfriend’s gun in the trash faces third probation violation

Mason City woman who threw boyfriend’s gun in the trash faces third probation violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman who threw her boyfriend’s handgun and ammo into the trash and was later guilty of stealing the firearm is facing her third probation…

Bipartisan legislation introduced to authorize Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation

Bipartisan legislation introduced to authorize Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran, and Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize the Global War on Terrorism Memorial Foundation, a private…

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