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Mason City offers an array of vacant and blighted properties

Mason City offers an array of vacant and blighted properties

MASON CITY – Vacant and blighted properties are not in short supply in Mason City, with each offering opportunities to people with a vision of what could be. Here are some of…

Charles City man allegedly tries to steal over $250 in booze

Charles City man allegedly tries to steal over $250 in booze

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was taken to jail after he allegedly tried to steal over $250 worth of booze On July 4, 2017, officers with the Charles…

Fish kill in Dubuque County stream caused by manure runoff

Fish kill in Dubuque County stream caused by manure runoff

DUBUQUE COUNTY, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources investigated a fish kill July 5 through 7 in and near the east side of White Pine Hollow State Preserve…

Humboldt man sent to prison for burglary

Humboldt man sent to prison for burglary

FORT DODGE – A Humboldt, Iowa man has been sent to prison for up to 10 years for burglarizing a residence. David Paul Sousa, 40, of Humboldt, appeared in Webster…

Four NIACC athletic teams earn honorable mention NJCAA academic honors

Four NIACC athletic teams earn honorable mention NJCAA academic honors

MASON CITY – Four NIACC athletic teams from the 2016-17 season have been recognized by the NJCAA as an academic honorable mention team of the year. To be eligible for…

OBIT: Logan Christian Luft, 15, Charles City

OBIT: Logan Christian Luft, 15, Charles City

Logan Christian Luft, 15, was born April 21, 2002, at Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City, Iowa. He was the beloved son of Leonard and Wendy Luft and big…

Iraqi security forces liberate Mosul

Iraqi security forces liberate Mosul

SOUTHWEST ASIA – The Coalition welcomes Prime Minister al-Abadi’s announcement of Iraq’s victory in Mosul and we congratulate the Iraqi Security Forces on their remarkable progress against ISIS while making…

Teen entrepreneurs receive funds for their new businesses at NIACC Youth Academy

Teen entrepreneurs receive funds for their new businesses at NIACC Youth Academy

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC) conducted the Youth Entrepreneurial Academy (YEA) on June 19-23. The academy is offered annually and…

Iowa man sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a gun and ammunition

Iowa man sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a gun and ammunition

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who possessed a gun and ammunition and discharged the gun inside a Cedar Rapids apartment building was sentenced today to more than seven years…

Child pornography charges against Eagle Grove man dismissed – but new ones added

Child pornography charges against Eagle Grove man dismissed – but new ones added

CLARION, IOWA – An Eagle Grove man who was accused of child porn crimes has had all those charges dismissed, but now faces new charges. Jason Marvets, age 30 of…

North Iowa Coaches Association Coaching Clinic set for Aug. 12

North Iowa Coaches Association Coaching Clinic set for Aug. 12

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Coaches Association Coaching Clinic, which is sponsored by NIACC athletics, is set for Aug. 12 on the NIACC campus. This clinic has been approved…

Former Hawkeye Bobby Elliott passes

IOWA CITY – Bobby Elliott, a University of Iowa three-year football letterman (1972, 1974-75), and former Hawkeye assistant football coach, passed away Saturday, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He…

Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park named to the Maxwell Award Watch List

Iowa State quarterback Jacob Park named to the Maxwell Award Watch List

AMES – Iowa State junior quarterback Jacob Park has been named to the 2017 Maxwell Award watch list, announced today by the Maxwell Football Club. The Maxwell Award is given…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg sign pledge to move over, slow down

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg sign pledge to move over, slow down

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg signed a pledge at their weekly press conference Monday to move over or slow down for utility maintenance vehicles…

Mason City to join cities nationwide for the 34th Annual ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’

Mason City to join cities nationwide for the 34th Annual ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’

MASON CITY – Mason City will join cities nationwide for the 34th Annual ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’ event. Starting at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 1st, residents throughout Mason…