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Ernst, Grassley pen letter to Department of Defense, demanding clean audit

Ernst, Grassley pen letter to Department of Defense, demanding clean audit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Twenty-five years later, the Department of Defense is the only agency yet to comply. This inability to account for expenditures does a disservice to the American taxpayer…

City of Mason City expense report, April 6, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, April 6, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/6/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 264.50 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 368.74 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 875.00…

Governor Branstad announces appointments to Iowa’s Boards and Commissions

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to Iowa’s Boards and Commissions.  The following individuals’ appointments are effective today, Wednesday, March 29, are unpaid and are not…

Gov. Branstad signs 9 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 9 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad recently signed the following 9 bills into law: House File 295:  an Act prohibiting counties and cities from establishing certain regulations relating to employment…

Mason City Earth Day Committee sets cleanup event for April 22

Mason City Earth Day Committee sets cleanup event for April 22

MASON CITY – The Mason City Earth Day Committee has scheduled the city’s 24th annual community-wide cleanup and rally, held in conjunction with Earth Day and Earth Week, for Saturday,…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer: “Advancing a responsible budget”

Rep. Linda Upmeyer: “Advancing a responsible budget”

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake – The 100th day of the legislative session is soon approaching and I’m hopeful that we can still complete our work on time.…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City – Despite multiple anecdotal stories showing that many horribly sad fetal birth defects show up in ultrasounds around the twentieth week of a…

New weather satellite will improve forecasting and warnings

New weather satellite will improve forecasting and warnings

From National Weather Service – Des Moines, April 1, 2017, Spring Weather Whisper Newsletter “On November 19, 2016, the GOES-R weather satellite was successfully launched into space from Cape Canaveral,…

Iowa DNR investigating possible drowning

Iowa DNR investigating possible drowning

ANITA, Iowa – On Thursday, April 6, 2017, a passerby spotted an overturned kayak in Lake Anita at the Lake Anita State Park in Cass County. The passerby reported the…

Chicago man accused of sexually abusing child in Fort Dodge

Chicago man accused of sexually abusing child in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – A man from Chicago is behind bars in Webster county after he allegedly sexually abused a child in his care in Fort Dodge. Incarcerated in Webster county…

One dead after ATV accident in Winnebago county

One dead after ATV accident in Winnebago county

RURAL WINNEBAGO COUNTY, IOWA – One person died in an ATV accident Saturday afternoon in Winnebago county. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Saturday, April 8…