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Former President Barack Obama says GOP health bill “will do you harm”

Former President Barack Obama says GOP health bill “will do you harm”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate introduced a new health care bill to potentially replace the beleaguered Obamacare law, former President Barack Obama warned Americans today that the…

Is your home healthy for you?

Is your home healthy for you?

By: Jenna Willems, MPH, CHES, HUD Program Manager & Healthy Homes Program Coordinator Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health Our health and well-being can feel like a 1000-piece puzzle…

Candidate for Iowa governor blasts Trump for perceived attack on wind energy

Candidate for Iowa governor blasts Trump for perceived attack on wind energy

DES MOINES – Yesterday, at a campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, President Donald Trump allegedly attacked a key source of Iowa’s energy and economic growth, saying, “I don’t want to…

Two accused of illegal drug possession in Forest City

Two accused of illegal drug possession in Forest City

FOREST CITY – Two people were recently arrested in Forest City for illegal drug possession. On June 1, 2017 at 2:57 AM, Madison Rose Beaupre, age 20 of Forest City…

Rochester man caught drunk driving in Forest City

Rochester man caught drunk driving in Forest City

FOREST CITY – A Rochester man was jailed in Forest City after a drunk driving stop. On June 3, 2017 at 3:11 AM, Sadik Abubakar Wallin, age 33 of Rochester,…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City – New Laws Hit the Books July 1 With the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, a host of new laws will take…

Mason City man takes plea deal in sex assault case

Mason City man takes plea deal in sex assault case

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Mason City council approves use of fireworks in town during two holidays only

Mason City council approves use of fireworks in town during two holidays only

MASON CITY – The Mason City council this week approved the exploding of fireworks in town during the Fourth of July and New Year’s Holidays, with some exceptions. The new…

Former legislator calls for naming June 27 as Jodi Huisentruit Day

Former legislator calls for naming June 27 as Jodi Huisentruit Day

MASON CITY – It’s been 22 years since Jodi Huisentruit tragically vanished, and some aren’t willing to merely forget the missing anchorwoman, as a former state legislator is calling on Mayor…

Iowa Senator to Governor Reynolds: GOP legislation “will devastate Iowa families”

Iowa Senator to Governor Reynolds: GOP legislation “will devastate Iowa families”

CEDAR RAPIDS – Just before Governor Kim Reynolds was to meet with President Donald Trump In Cedar Rapids Wednesday, a Democratic Iowa Senator warned her that GOP health care legislation…

Iowa Supreme Court bans guns in Iowa courthouses

Iowa Supreme Court bans guns in Iowa courthouses

DES MOINES – In a uniform policy for courthouses across the state, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a gun ban. Here is the ruling: Each county in Iowa maintains a…

Mason City man sent to prison for up to 30 years

Mason City man sent to prison for up to 30 years

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is guilty of attempted murder and domestic abuse and now faces up to 30 years in prison. A violent domestic incident led to…