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Business leader: Apple deal gets an ‘A’ for return on investment

Business leader: Apple deal gets an ‘A’ for return on investment

DES MOINES – John Stineman, head of the nonpartisan Iowa Chamber Alliance, penned a column in The Des Moines Register Thursday laying out why last week’s Apple announcement is not…

Three Webster City men sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Three Webster City men sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY, IOWA – Three men from Webster City have been sent to federal prison for well over a decade each for a methamphetamine conspiracy. Soon Phatdouang, 44; Touy Khamsai,…

Convicted ecstasy dealer caught with illegal drugs

Convicted ecstasy dealer caught with illegal drugs

MASON CITY – A convicted ecstasy dealer who has served time in a state prison was caught with illegal drugs and then quickly set free. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped…

Man wanted for nearly 10 years caught in Mason City, accused of endangering children

Man wanted for nearly 10 years caught in Mason City, accused of endangering children

MASON CITY – A man who has been wanted for nearly 10 years for a crime he committed in 2007 in Clear Lake was recently caught by Mason City police.…

Mercy hospital announces $10.7 million behavior health center addition

Mercy hospital announces $10.7 million behavior health center addition

MASON CITY – Mercy Medical Center in Mason City announced this week plans for a new addition to the hospital, serving behavioral health. The addition was announced Wednesday by CEO…

Fatal shooting this past weekend in downtown Iowa City

Fatal shooting this past weekend in downtown Iowa City

IOWA CITY – An Iowa City man is facing first-degree murder charges after a shooting this past weekend in the popular bed mall area of downtown. A charge of attempted…

Iowa woman jailed on drug charge after posting picture of cat to social media

Iowa woman jailed on drug charge after posting picture of cat to social media

SAC CITY, IOWA – Posting pictures of a cute and cuddly pet to social media backfired on an Iowa woman this month, women police were notified that in the picture…

Masson and Weaver seek third ward council seat in special election

Masson and Weaver seek third ward council seat in special election

MASON CITY – There will be just 2 names on the ballot in the upcoming election for the Mason City third ward council seat. A special election was earlier approved…

Spencer men sent to prison for trying to steal big screen TVs from Mason City Walmart

Spencer men sent to prison for trying to steal big screen TVs from Mason City Walmart

MASON CITY – Two Spencer men who brazenly loaded up big-screen TVs they stole from a Mason City Walmart have been sent to prison. The incident took place on May 9, 2016. Around 3:19…

OBIT: Marjorie “Marj” Staudt, 90, of Charles City

OBIT: Marjorie “Marj” Staudt, 90, of Charles City

Marjorie “Marj” Staudt, 90, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral Mass for Marj Staudt will…

Two Northern Iowa women busted for prostitution

Two Northern Iowa women busted for prostitution

OELWEIN, IOWA – Law enforcement in the Northern Iowa region are investigating prostitution crimes that have ensnared two women, with more arrests possible. After a lengthy investigation, the Fayette County…

Convicted drunk driving felon sent to jail for latest offense

Convicted drunk driving felon sent to jail for latest offense

MASON CITY – A convicted felonious drunk driver from Mason City man has been sent to jail, again, for drunk driving. Ryan James Viet, age 36 of Mason City, was…

Florida men sentenced for assault and cross burning aimed at intimidating an interracial couple living next door

Florida men sentenced for assault and cross burning aimed at intimidating an interracial couple living next door

PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA – Florida men who terrorized an inter-racial couple who lived next door with racial slurs and a cross burning has been sent to prison. Today, United States…

Jury acquits Lake Mills man on sex abuse charges

Jury acquits Lake Mills man on sex abuse charges

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University of Iowa Football Media Conference with head coach Kirk Ferentz

University of Iowa Football Media Conference with head coach Kirk Ferentz

IOWA CITY – Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Kirk Ferentz KIRK FERENTZ: Good afternoon. Certainly overall we’re pleased with the way preseason went. I think we made a lot of progress,…

Nora Springs woman accused of theft from athletic club for kids gets probation

Nora Springs woman accused of theft from athletic club for kids gets probation

NORTHWOOD – A Nora Springs woman accused of in Worth county of stealing from a booster club has been given probation along with a deferred judgement. Manly, Iowa police charged 37-year-old…

A busy Labor Day weekend expected on Iowa waterways

A busy Labor Day weekend expected on Iowa waterways

CLEAR LAKE – As the unofficial end to summer approaches, boaters will experience high volumes of traffic on the waterways and at the boat ramps this weekend. DNR officials are…

Charles City man caught drunk driving for second time this year

Charles City man caught drunk driving for second time this year

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man has been caught drunk driving for the second time this year. On Saturday, August 26, 2017 at about 9:33 PM, a Charles City…

UPDATE: Missing woman sought by Clear Lake police has been found

UPDATE: Missing woman sought by Clear Lake police has been found

CLEAR LAKE – Police in Clear Lake were looking for clues to help find a missing woman, but now say she has been found. The Clear Lake Police Department was seeking…

Iowa man set on fire and dies; cops catch man of interest out of state

Iowa man set on fire and dies; cops catch man of interest out of state

DES MOINES – An Iowa man was intentionally set on fire and died this weekend, and police sought and captured a man who might know something about the horrific crime. Des Moines…

Mexico issues official statement after President Trump tweets on NAFTA and border wall

Mexico issues official statement after President Trump tweets on NAFTA and border wall

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – The government of Mexico and President Donald Trump do not seem to be on the same page when it comes to a controversial trade agreement (NAFTA)…

Clear Lake man toting meth tries in vain to elude police

Clear Lake man toting meth tries in vain to elude police

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake man refused to stop his vehicle when police attempted to pull him over early Tuesday morning, leading to a pursuit reaching speeds of 120…

Illegal alien from Kenya charged with federal crime after caught in Iowa pointing long gun at people

Illegal alien from Kenya charged with federal crime after caught in Iowa pointing long gun at people

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien from Kenya has been charged with a federal crime after he was caught in Iowa recently pointing long gun at people who passed by his…

Opinion: Trout can swim free now that he is out of Eric’s sinister net

Opinion: Trout can swim free now that he is out of Eric’s sinister net

In Sunday’s Globe Gazette, John Skipper lauded his friend Brent Trout, it’s as it should be. My personal feeling for Brent Trout vacillated back and forth….I saw him locked into…

Grassley says wasteful feds blow $3 million in TARP funds on barbecues, gift cards, “live high on the hog”

Grassley says wasteful feds blow $3 million in TARP funds on barbecues, gift cards, “live high on the hog”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Chuck Grassley is pressing for better oversight of a $9.6 billion program meant to help homeowners who suffered during the housing crisis. Amid the poor federal…

Grassley says nursing home abuse is ‘unacceptable’

Grassley says nursing home abuse is ‘unacceptable’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa spoke out today against nursing home abuse crimes and those who fail to report it. Sen. Chuck Grassley claims to have…

Speeding driver arrested for drunk driving after illegal u-turn

Speeding driver arrested for drunk driving after illegal u-turn

MASON CITY – A speeding driver allegedly made an illegal u-turn, leading a law enforcement deputy to make a drunk driving arrest Monday morning in Mason City. The incident took…

Pres. Trump issues disaster declaration for 7 Iowa counties

Pres. Trump issues disaster declaration for 7 Iowa counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds received word Sunday that President Donald Trump approved her request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for seven Iowa counties impacted by flooding and severe…

Sheriff warns of sexual assaults on rural roads in Black Hawk county area

Sheriff warns of sexual assaults on rural roads in Black Hawk county area

WATERLOO – At least three sexual assaults have occurred this month along rural roads in Black Hawk and Linn counties in Iowa, prompting a warning from law enforcement. In August…

Former Mohawk Miguel Recinos is Iowa’s starting kicker

Former Mohawk Miguel Recinos is Iowa’s starting kicker

IOWA CITY – Former Mason City Mohawk Miguel Recinos is listed as the Iowa Hawkeyes’ starting kicker. According to Hawk Central, Recinos, a junior, has been locked in a battle…

Single-vehicle accident sends Mason City man to hospital via helicopter

Single-vehicle accident sends Mason City man to hospital via helicopter

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Mason City man was hurt when the pickup truck he was riding in rolled off Interstate 35 early Monday. According to the Iowa State…

City of Mason City expense report, August 24, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, August 24, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/24/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 506.76 ALL IOWA POOL SITE IMPROVEMENTS 12,920.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL LABORATORY SUPPLIES…

Three people taken to hospital after accident in Charles City

Three people taken to hospital after accident in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Three people were hurt in a two-car accident Sunday in Charles City, and a former Chicago woman was cited for a traffic offense. The accident happened Sunday,…

Manure runoff causes fish kill in stream near Decorah

Manure runoff causes fish kill in stream near Decorah

DECORAH — Manure from a dairy applied to land ran off into a stream causing a fish kill, last week, the Iowa DNR says. The Wednesday morning report of a…

President Trump pardons convicted racial profiler Joe Arpaio

President Trump pardons convicted racial profiler Joe Arpaio

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump has pardoned a controversial former sheriff who was convicted of a crime connected to the racial profiling of Latinos in Arizona. Joe Arpaio was…

Iowa State football chooses team captains

Iowa State football chooses team captains

AMES – Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell believes in the motto that strong leadership breeds success. That is why choosing the proper captains to lead and mentor the…

One person taken to hospital after car enters ditch south of Mason City

One person taken to hospital after car enters ditch south of Mason City

MASON CITY – A single vehicle rollover south of Mason City injured one person Saturday. On August 26, 2017 at approximately 5:15 PM, Cerro Gordo County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched…

NIACC men place second in regional time trial

NIACC men place second in regional time trial

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The NIACC men’s cross country team placed second at the NJCAA Region XI time trial Saturday with 51 points. Iowa Central was the regional time trial champion…

Opinion: We need a dry cleaner in Mason City

Opinion: We need a dry cleaner in Mason City

Community development When the news today in the Globe Gazette trumpeted the opening of a new Western Wear clothing store, I was very pleased. I hope the owner prospers beyond…

Upmeyer: Stopgap Measure will stabilize Iowa’s collapsing health insurance market

Upmeyer: Stopgap Measure will stabilize Iowa’s collapsing health insurance market

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: A new school year is upon us and evenings will soon be filled with fall sports and…

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