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OBIT: Maxine L. Parker, age 87 of Charles City

OBIT: Maxine L. Parker, age 87 of Charles City

Maxine L. Parker, age 87 of Charles City, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Maxine Parker will…

Forest City woman accused for second time of felony drunk driving

Forest City woman accused for second time of felony drunk driving

FOREST CITY – A Forest City woman is accused for the second time of felony drunk driving. On March 19, 2018 at 12:00 AM, Forest City police conducted a traffic…

North Iowa radio station owner recovering after stroke

North Iowa radio station owner recovering after stroke

HAMPTON, IOWA – A North Iowa radio station owner is recovering after stroke, KLMJ Radio said in a statement this week. On the morning of Thursday, February 8th, Craig Donnelly, Owner…

Russia officially out of Freestyle World Cup in Iowa City; Mongolia and India teams invited as replacements

IOWA CITY – USA Wrestling and the organizing committee for the Freestyle World Cup in Iowa City have received confirmation from contacts in U.S. Congress that the issues affecting the…

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Bill Attempts to Improve School Security The House has agreed with the Senate language addressing school security plans, and the bill…

Nora Springs woman hurt in auto collision north of Mason City

Nora Springs woman hurt in auto collision north of Mason City

MASON CITY – A Nora Springs woman was hurt in an auto collision north of Mason City on Friday afternoon. On March 30, 2018 at approximately 1:29 PM, Cerro Gordo…

Revenge porn inflictor arrested for animal and human abuse

Revenge porn inflictor arrested for animal and human abuse

MASON CITY – A man who inflicted some revenge porn was embroiled in some animal and human abuse this past week in Mason City and is behind bars. William Alan…

Mason City man gets deferred judgement for dealing drugs at troubled residential facility

Mason City man gets deferred judgement for dealing drugs at troubled residential facility

FAYETTE, IOWA – A Mason City man busted for dealing drugs at a troubled Northern Iowa residential facility and has been given a deferred judgement. On October 22, 2017, at…

Person seriously injured in attack at troubled residential facility

Person seriously injured in attack at troubled residential facility

FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – A person was attacked by inmates in a Northern Iowa residential facility and airlifted to a Wisconsin hospital with serious injuries. The incident began on March…

Trucker hurt when train strikes semi in rural Hamilton county accident

Trucker hurt when train strikes semi in rural Hamilton county accident

RURAL HAMILTON COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa trucker failed to yield to an on-comong train and paid the price after a collision this week in rural Hamilton county. On March…

Minneapolis man caught with crack in Floyd county

Minneapolis man caught with crack in Floyd county

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Steckman opinion: Know the changes to voting procedures

Steckman opinion: Know the changes to voting procedures

The following is an opinion from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City: Voting is a constitutional right. It helps our democracy work. Iowa has previously been ranked number two in…

U.S. sells Poland multi-billion dollar Patriot missile defense system

U.S. sells Poland multi-billion dollar Patriot missile defense system

WARSAW, POLAND – The U.S. announced this week it sold Poland a multi-billion dollar Patriot missile defense system. The United States welcomed Wednesday’s signing in Warsaw of an agreement concluding…

NIACC men’s 4×100 team sets school record

NIACC men’s 4×100 team sets school record

DUBUQUE – The NIACC men’s 4×100-meter relay team of Prince Boduo, Timothi McMaster, Kalen Eastman and Deionte Ganzy set a school record at the Loras College Easter Mid-Week meet on…

Charles City trucker’s rig struck in head-on collision

Charles City trucker’s rig struck in head-on collision

CEDAR FALLS – A Charles City trucker was operating his rig when it was struck head-on in Cedar Falls this week. Steven Hatcher, age 69 of Charles City, was driving…

Gov. Reynolds signs mental health, teen suicide prevention bills

Gov. Reynolds signs mental health, teen suicide prevention bills

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed two bills on Thursday that represent Iowa’s commitment to treating Iowans facing mental health challenges with compassion and dignity. House File 2456 is…

Northern Iowa man jailed on felony drug charges

Northern Iowa man jailed on felony drug charges

EMMETSBURG, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was investigated after police noticed illegal drug activity and now faces a number of felony charges. On March 28, 2018 at 2:23 AM,…

Cars stolen in Grafton, law enforcement says to be vigilant

Cars stolen in Grafton, law enforcement says to be vigilant

GRAFTON, IOWA – Three cars have been stolen in the small Worth county town of Grafton and law enforcement says to be vigilant to avoid criminals. According to the Worth…

Iowa union chief furious over state budget cuts

Iowa union chief furious over state budget cuts

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement following Governor Reynolds’ signing of yet another round of mid-year budget cuts: Wednesday, “Kim Reynolds signed SF2117…

Mexican alien caught stealing in Cedar Falls with fake ID documents sent to prison

Mexican alien caught stealing in Cedar Falls with fake ID documents sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican alien caught in Cedar Falls with fake ID documents as he was accused of stealing has been sent to prison. Aldair Rodriguez, age 23, a…

Illegal Mexican alien sent to prison after caught living in Humboldt

Illegal Mexican alien sent to prison after caught living in Humboldt

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man has been sentenced to 3 months in prison for illegally living in Humboldt, Iowa following two prior deportations. Noel Ramirez-Bonifacio, age 31, a citizen…

U.S. to hold Russia accountable for “destabilizing behavior” by expelling diplomats after nerve agent attack

U.S. to hold Russia accountable for “destabilizing behavior” by expelling diplomats after nerve agent attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. says it will hold Russia accountable for “destabilizing behavior” by expelling 60 diplomats after a nerve agent attack in Britain. A State Department spokesperson says…

Department of Commerce reinstates citizenship question for 2020 census

Department of Commerce reinstates citizenship question for 2020 census

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Commerce this week announced that a question on citizenship status will be reinstated to the 2020 decennial census questionnaire to help enforce the…

Gov. Reynolds signs 23 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 23 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following 23 bills into law on Wednesday: Senate File 2098: an Act relating to probate, by amending the probate powers of the…

Senator Grassley announces hearing on the future of data privacy in social media

Senator Grassley announces hearing on the future of data privacy in social media

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, will hold a hearing on data privacy on April 10, 2018. Grassley invited Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg…

NIACC’s Hergert picks up 200th win

NIACC’s Hergert picks up 200th win

MASON CITY – NIACC baseball coach Travis Hergert picked up his 200th career win on Tuesday with an 8-5 win over Southeastern in La Crosse, Wis. The following is a…

NIACC’s Sherwood earns ICCAC player of week honor

NIACC’s Sherwood earns ICCAC player of week honor

MASON CITY – For the second time this season, a NIACC softball player has been selected as the ICCAC player of the week. NIACC freshman Kaci Sherwood earned the award…

Chicago man who sold crack cocaine in Cedar Rapids sentenced to over fifteen years’ imprisonment

Chicago man who sold crack cocaine in Cedar Rapids sentenced to over fifteen years’ imprisonment

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold crack cocaine near a Cedar Rapids elementary school was sentenced on March 27, 2018, to more than 15 years in federal prison. Soy…

Sex offender sentenced to more than a year in prison for failing to register in Iowa

Sex offender sentenced to more than a year in prison for failing to register in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted sex offender who lived in Iowa for three weeks without registering was sentenced today to more than a year in federal prison. Lucas Hertrampf, age…

Inmate attacks staff at Iowa’s Clarinda Correctional Facility

Inmate attacks staff at Iowa’s Clarinda Correctional Facility

CLARINDA, IOWA – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Clarinda Correctional Facility in Clarinda, IA at approximately 5:00 p.m. in the evening on Tuesday, March 27.…

Cedar Rapids man caught burglarizing Mason City house, is caught after chase

Cedar Rapids man caught burglarizing Mason City house, is caught after chase

MASON CITY – Police were called to a Mason City house early Wednesday morning on a report of a burglary and encountered a Cedar Rapids man, who then led them…

U.S. official meets with President of Mexico to discuss security and trade

U.S. official meets with President of Mexico to discuss security and trade

WASHINGTON — Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to discuss security issues affecting both the United States and Mexico. During their…

Dr. Dan Cox to leave Charles City schools to lead Northwest AEA

Dr. Dan Cox to leave Charles City schools to lead Northwest AEA

CHARLES CITY — The Charles City Community School District Board of Education is losing its Superintendent and says it will begin a search for a new superintendent after Monday night’s…

No tolls for Interstate 80 in Iowa, DOT says

No tolls for Interstate 80 in Iowa, DOT says

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Transportation said this week it does not intend to pursue tolls for Interstate 80, for a myriad of reasons. The Iowa Department of…

Iowa DNR auction to offer guns, scopes, ammo, bows, more

Iowa DNR auction to offer guns, scopes, ammo, bows, more

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold the 2018 spring auction on April 14, at Pioneer Livestock Pavilion on the Iowa State Fairgrounds, in Des Moines.…

DEA bolsters fight against opioid crisis with 250 additional task force officers

DEA bolsters fight against opioid crisis with 250 additional task force officers

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration will add 250 task force officers and dozens of additional analysts to areas across America where the opioid crisis is at its worst. DEA…

Senator Amanda Ragan disappointed in GOP attack ads

Senator Amanda Ragan disappointed in GOP attack ads

The following is an opinion article submitted by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: I love working hard for North Iowans. For me, public service is about making a positive…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, March 20, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, March 20, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, March 6, 2018: http://northiowatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cerro-gordo-county-claims-2018-03-20.pdf…

Mason City man jailed for drunk driving

Mason City man jailed for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed for drunk driving after a stop Monday morning. Mason City police made contact with 32-year-old David Michael Perez after 4 AM on…

Former Supreme Court Justice calls for repeal of Second Amendment to control guns

Former Supreme Court Justice calls for repeal of Second Amendment to control guns

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A repeal of the Second Amendment – the right to bear arms – would cure the so-called mass-shooting epidemic in America, a retired Supreme Court Justice said this…

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