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Iowa’s furbearer season begins Nov. 4

Iowa’s furbearer season begins Nov. 4

MASON CITY – The outlook for 2017 Iowa furbearer season is good as populations are stable to increasing statewide, the Iowa DNR says. The season opens Nov. 4. Iowa’s furbearer…

Hanlontown couple sponsors Five Dollar Feline adoption drive at the Humane Society of North Iowa

Hanlontown couple sponsors Five Dollar Feline adoption drive at the Humane Society of North Iowa

MASON CITY – Every Friday in the month of November, the Humane Society of North Iowa (HSNI) will reduce the adoption fee for shelter cats over the age of 6…

Meth packet found with child’s Halloween candy

Meth packet found with child’s Halloween candy

MENOMINEE, WISCONSIN – The innocence of a childhood ritual was spoiled in this Wisconsin community when the scourge of meth was discovered with a young one’s candy collection. On Monday,…

Trial of Charles City man accused of teen sex abuse has been delayed indefinitely

Trial of Charles City man accused of teen sex abuse has been delayed indefinitely

CHARLES CITY – A trial for a Charles City man accused of teen sex abuse has been postponed indefinitely. Douglas K. Lindaman, age 61, was set to be re-tried beginning…

Cyclones’ Kempt named to CFPA National Performer of the Year Watch List

Cyclones’ Kempt named to CFPA National Performer of the Year Watch List

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior quarterback Kyle Kempt was named to the 2017 midseason watch list for the College Football Performance Award (CFPA) National Performer of the Year. Kempt…

Ernst introduces SQUEAL Act to cut perks for Congress

Ernst introduces SQUEAL Act to cut perks for Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst introduced the Stop Questionable, Unnecessary, and Excessive Allowances for Legislators Act, also known as the SQUEAL Act, to cut perks for elected…

Sleepy drunk driver flees North Iowa farmer, goes to jail

Sleepy drunk driver flees North Iowa farmer, goes to jail

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Mason City council member Janet Solberg attacks Bill Schickel, blames him for bad streets, possible wrong-doing

Mason City council member Janet Solberg attacks Bill Schickel, blames him for bad streets, possible wrong-doing

MASON CITY – Controversial councilwoman Janet Solberg, known for linking Mason City citizens to racism in the state’s biggest newspaper, has lashed out at councilman Bill Schickel, blaming him for…

Famous star Kevin Spacey says he’s gay, doesn’t remember hitting on teen actor

Famous star Kevin Spacey says he’s gay, doesn’t remember hitting on teen actor

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Famous actor Kevin Spacey says he’s gay and doesn’t remember hitting on a teen actor who years later has accused him of sexual misconduct. Anthony Rapp‏, a…

House fire reported Monday in Clear Lake

House fire reported Monday in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 3 East Gate Court for a reported structure fire, on Monday, October 30, 2017 at approximately 3:38 PM. The…

AFSCME lawsuit on Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law suffers setback

AFSCME lawsuit on Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law suffers setback

DES MOINES – Lawsuits were filed with the Polk County District Court on Monday, February 20, 2017 challenging the constitutionality of HF 291 – the bill that labor unions say…

Trump campaign manager is agent of Ukraine and defrauded the U.S., indictment says

Trump campaign manager is agent of Ukraine and defrauded the U.S., indictment says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s campaign manager – Paul J. Manafort, Jr., of Alexandria, Va., – and Richard W. Gates III, of Richmond, Va., have been indicted by a…

Halloween warning: Too much black licorice could stop your heart, FDA says

Halloween warning: Too much black licorice could stop your heart, FDA says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy—or, more precisely, black licorice, the FDA says. Days before the biggest candy eating holiday of the year,…

Cyclones’ Spears is Big 12’s top defender for second-straight week

Cyclones’ Spears is Big 12’s top defender for second-straight week

IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 Conference announced today that Iowa State sophomore linebacker Marcel Spears was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in…

Mason City man sentenced for violating Minnesota’s “revenge porn” law

Mason City man sentenced for violating Minnesota’s “revenge porn” law

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sentenced for violating Minnesota’s “revenge porn” law. William Alan Eldridge, age 27 of Mason City, was sentenced for nonconsensual dissemination of…

Teens nabbed in Fort Dodge after shooting a woman

Teens nabbed in Fort Dodge after shooting a woman

FORT DODGE – Two teens were tracked down by tenacious cops in Fort Dodge after the alleged troublemakers shot a woman and escaped in a car. On Saturday, October 28,…

Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverage Division Warns People About Copper Cocktails

There are many popular cocktails, but the Moscow Mule might be one of the most stylish. Traditionally, this ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice concoction is served with a lime…

Important Food Safety Considerations for This Hunting Season

Important Food Safety Considerations for This Hunting Season

As the hunting season once again rolls around, many families across Iowa will be tucking into meat that they have hunted themselves. There are few leisure activities quite as American…

How Iowans Can Increase Their Education on Their Own Time

There was a time when a high school education was enough to get you a good job that could feed and support your family throughout your life. With raising costs…

Alleged arsonist due back in court Monday after guilty plea

Alleged arsonist due back in court Monday after guilty plea

MASON CITY – A woman accused of burning down a house in Mason City last month has entered a guilty plea in the case and awaits sentencing. Mason City police…

Minnesota man sent to prison for running meth to Iowa for distribution

Minnesota man sent to prison for running meth to Iowa for distribution

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man caught in Waterloo with nearly a pound of methamphetamine was sentenced yesterday to 15 years in federal prison. Paul Daniel Greseth, age 32, from Wanamingo,…

Identify, Prevent, Recover: Gov. Reynolds outlines priorities to combat opioids in Iowa

Identify, Prevent, Recover: Gov. Reynolds outlines priorities to combat opioids in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds outlined her priorities this week on combating the opioid epidemic. Iowa has taken a multifaceted approach to combat the opioid epidemic through prevention, treatment…

St. Paul man pleads guilty after caught throwing rocks at cars

St. Paul man pleads guilty after caught throwing rocks at cars

MASON CITY – A St. Paul man who was caught after he threw rocks at passing cars on a busy road near Mason City has pled guilty in the case.…

Text-to-911 service now available

Text-to-911 service now available

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg recently announced Text-to-911, a new public safety tool available to Iowans. Text-to-911 is a statewide system that allows cell…

NIACC men place 2nd at regional meet

NIACC men place 2nd at regional meet

FORT DODGE – The No. 12 NIACC men’s cross country team placed second with 74 points at the NJCAA Region XI meet on Sunday at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course.…

Opinion: Mason City needs amenities to attract great doctors

Opinion: Mason City needs amenities to attract great doctors

Iowa ranks the #8 top state for high physician salaries. It’s supply and demand. They have to pay more to physicians in Iowa because they would rather live in other…

Opinion: $135,500.00 missing from Mason City tax collection, citizen claims

Opinion: $135,500.00 missing from Mason City tax collection, citizen claims

It is time to call in the State Auditor and investigators to look into the Renaissance Project. I believe there may be some wrong doing and it begs looking into!…

Mason City woman caught drunk driving twice – then goes to jail intoxicated

Mason City woman caught drunk driving twice – then goes to jail intoxicated

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was caught drunk driving twice this past August – then showed up to serve her jail sentence intoxicated, police say. Amy Marie Moore,…

NIACC soccer falls to Iowa Central in regional tournament

NIACC soccer falls to Iowa Central in regional tournament

FORT DODGE – The NIACC soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Iowa Central in the opening round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament on Saturday at the Harlan Rogers…

OBIT: Wyonna Delap, 89, of Charles City

OBIT: Wyonna Delap, 89, of Charles City

Wyonna Delap, 89, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center with her loving family by her side. A funeral service for Wyonna…

Grassley, Reynolds, other GOP leaders attend fundraiser in Clear Lake (video)

Grassley, Reynolds, other GOP leaders attend fundraiser in Clear Lake (video)

CLEAR LAKE – Top Republican leaders representing Iowans gathered in Clear Lake Saturday for a fundraising event. The event was held Saturday afternoon, October 28 at the K & B…

American sentenced to 20 years for joining ISIS

American sentenced to 20 years for joining ISIS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An American man was sentenced to 20 years for joining ISIS. Mohamad Jamal Khweis, 28, of Alexandria, Virginia, was sentenced on Friday, October 27 to 20 years…

Memorial held for Clear Lake man who died in motorcycle accident (photos)

Memorial held for Clear Lake man who died in motorcycle accident (photos)

MASON CITY – A memorial was recently held for a Clear Lake man that died in a motorcycle accident north of Mason City. Bernard DeWitt, age 49 of Clear Lake,…

Icy bridge causes driver to spin out of control and put vehicle into ditch

Icy bridge causes driver to spin out of control and put vehicle into ditch

MASON CITY – Four people were taken to a hospital after the driver of a vehicle lost control on an icy bridge, spun out of control and landed in a…

Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce blesses Mason City’s Renaissance Project

Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce blesses Mason City’s Renaissance Project

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce gave a glowing “thumbs-up” to the proposed Mason City Renaissance Project. Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce Director Tim Coffey said that the…

Chicago man busted after theft investigation in Charles City

Chicago man busted after theft investigation in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – A Chicago man is behind bars after a theft investigation in Charles City. The Charles City Police Department reports that Wednesday night, October 25, around 9 PM,…

Woman wanted in connection to burglary caught at homeless shelter

Woman wanted in connection to burglary caught at homeless shelter

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Clear Lake man shows up to jail drunk

Clear Lake man shows up to jail drunk

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Illegal alien caught drunk driving in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal alien caught drunk driving in Iowa sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – An illegal alien who was caught drunk driving in Iowa was sentenced October 26, 2017, to more than one year in federal prison. Alfredo Gonzalez-Segundo, 46, from…

Two Iowa teens dead Friday after crashing car into lake

Two Iowa teens dead Friday after crashing car into lake

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA – Two Iowa teens died Friday after they crashed their car into a lake. Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa say that on October 27, 2017 at 6:13…

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