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Volunteers sought to help clean up Winnebago River in Mason City

Volunteers sought to help clean up Winnebago River in Mason City

MASON CITY – A float and cleanup will soon be held along the Winnebago River in Mason City. A river cleanup float will be held on the Winnebago River on…

Iowa man who used computer video to rat out roommate for beating cat sent to prison after cops discover sex abuse evidence

Iowa man who used computer video to rat out roommate for beating cat sent to prison after cops discover sex abuse evidence

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man who turned in to police a computer with video recorded on it of his roommate beating his cat into blindness has been sent to prison after…

Minnesota deputies battled deranged man begging to be shot

Minnesota deputies battled deranged man begging to be shot

SHOREVIEW, MN – Deputies in this Minneapolis suburb battled a deranged, intoxicated man who begged them to shoot him, but instead employed tasers and bean bags. On February 23, 2017…

Wildland fire suppression grants available to rural fire departments

Wildland fire suppression grants available to rural fire departments

AMES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources forestry section’s fire program, working in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service has grant money available for Iowa’s rural fire departments to…

OBIT: Janet Elaine Baker, 81, formerly of Charles City

OBIT: Janet Elaine Baker, 81, formerly of Charles City

Janet Elaine Baker, 81, of Escondido, California, formerly of Charles City, died Sunday, April 30, 2017. A celebration of Janet’s life will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July…

Police seek clues to arrest suspect in car burglary (video)

Police seek clues to arrest suspect in car burglary (video)

MASON CITY – Police say they have video of a male suspect burglarizing a car in Mason City, and are seeking clues from the public as to his identity. On…

Homeless Mason City woman accused of crimes in Osage

Homeless Mason City woman accused of crimes in Osage

OSAGE – A woman police say is homeless is accused of a range of crimes in Osage. Sarah Michele Ridge, age 37 who is listed by police as living in…

Dispute at bar leads to drunk driving arrest for Mason City man

Dispute at bar leads to drunk driving arrest for Mason City man

MASON CITY – A Mason City man with a history of bad decisions behind the wheel got himself in deeper after police were called to a local watering hole. Mason…

Gov. Reynolds announces participation in new nationwide first responder network

Gov. Reynolds announces participation in new nationwide first responder network

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced participation in a new nationwide first responder network at their administration’s weekly press conference Tuesday. Iowa is one…

Minnesota man accused of death threat with a gun in Osage

Minnesota man accused of death threat with a gun in Osage

OSAGE – A Minnesota man is awaiting trial after he allegedly showed up at an Osage dwelling with a gun and threatened to kill someone. On July 10, 2017 at…