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Further investigation by sheriff uncovers more sexual relationships at Iowa residential care facility between CNA’s and patients

Further investigation by sheriff uncovers more sexual relationships at Iowa residential care facility between CNA’s and patients

FAYETTE, IOWA – Further investigation by the Fayette county sheriff’s office has uncovered more sexual relationships at an Iowa residential care facility between CNA’s and patients. The Fayette county sheriff’s…

Basketball: Iowa guard Connor McCaffery granted hardship waiver

Basketball: Iowa guard Connor McCaffery granted hardship waiver

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa freshman guard Connor McCaffery’s hardship waiver petition has been approved by the Big Ten Conference. The announcement came on Monday from the Big Ten.…

Iowa State football: Lanning, Lazard Share MVP Honors at Football Banquet

Iowa State football: Lanning, Lazard Share MVP Honors at Football Banquet

AMES – The Iowa State football team held its awards banquet Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum to honor the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl champions. The Cyclones finished the season at…

NIACC baseball team drops opener to Southeastern, 2-0

NIACC baseball team drops opener to Southeastern, 2-0

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The NIACC baseball team dropped a 2-0 decision to Southeastern in the first game of an ICCAC doubleheader on Monday. The second game of the twinbill…

One person hurt in vehicle rollover in Nora Springs

One person hurt in vehicle rollover in Nora Springs

NORA SPRINGS – One person was hurt in vehicle rollover in Nora Springs Monday morning. The Sheriff’s Office said they investigated a roll-over accident in the town of Nora Springs…

Safety Tips to Follow for Riding Dune Buggies

Safety Tips to Follow for Riding Dune Buggies

A dune buggy is a dream vehicle for anyone looking to explore the thrill of driving. The sheer pace and force which the vehicle can gather is splendid. Almost anyone…

Mason City woman says she’s not guilty of embezzling $30K from convenience store

Mason City woman says she’s not guilty of embezzling $30K from convenience store

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman accused of allegedly stealing over $30,000 from her former employer says she is not guilty and awaits trial. The Mason City Police Department…

Race for Iowa Governor: Glasson snares over 300 supporters as delegates across Iowa

Race for Iowa Governor: Glasson snares over 300 supporters as delegates across Iowa

DES MOINES – Democratic hopeful for Iowa Governor Cathy Glasson’s bold progressive movement showed up strong at Iowa Democratic Party County Conventions, the campaign said in a statement this week:…

North Iowa woman arrested after near-collision with deputy

North Iowa woman arrested after near-collision with deputy

WORTH COUNTY – A North Iowa woman was arrested after a near-collision with a deputy, leading to a discovery of meth. On March 22, 2018 at 11:46 PM, a Worth…

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Lawmakers Push for Answers on State Income Tax Refund Delays Iowa lawmakers sent a letter to the Reynolds Administration and the…

Mason City council to hold work session Tuesday

Mason City council to hold work session Tuesday

MASON CITY – The Mason City council will meet Tuesday evening, March 27 for a work session. The meeting will be Tuesday, March 27 at 6 PM at City Hall…

Golf: NIACC men place 10th at Graceland Spring Invite

Golf: NIACC men place 10th at Graceland Spring Invite

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The NIACC men’s golf team placed 10th at the two-day Graceland University Spring Invitational on the Mozingo Lake Golf Course. The Trojans fired round of 344 and…

Golf: Tusler leads Lady Trojans to fifth-place finish

Golf: Tusler leads Lady Trojans to fifth-place finish

MARYVILLE, Mo. – The NIACC women’s golf team opened the season with a fifth-place finish at the Graceland University Spring Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Trojans shot a 428-412 –…

Joni Ernst announces Trey Gowdy to attend 4th Annual Roast & Ride event

Joni Ernst announces Trey Gowdy to attend 4th Annual Roast & Ride event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst announced this week that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, Trey Gowdy will be the special guest for the Jobs, Opportunities, and…

Real estate and mobile home taxes due

Real estate and mobile home taxes due

MASON CITY – It’s time to pay those pesky taxes, the county treasurer says. Treasurer Patricia Wright reminds all taxpayers that the 2nd half real estate and mobile home taxes…

Gov. Reynolds terminates Iowa Finance Authority Director Dave Jamison over sex harassment allegations

Gov. Reynolds terminates Iowa Finance Authority Director Dave Jamison over sex harassment allegations

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Saturday she has terminated Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) Director Dave Jamison, effective immediately. On Friday evening, the governor’s office was made aware of…

President Trump orders feds to pursue death penalty for drug dealers

President Trump orders feds to pursue death penalty for drug dealers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Convicted drug dealers could face the ultimate punishment if convicted by the federal government, which is now set to come down hard on those offenders, it was…

Alien from Mexico caught drunk driving in Iowa sent to prison for illegal reentry into the United States

Alien from Mexico caught drunk driving in Iowa sent to prison for illegal reentry into the United States

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who illegally returned to the United States and drove drunk was sentenced this week to three months in federal prison. Alberto Garrido-Garrido, age 40,…

Sec. Acosta to address Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit

Sec. Acosta to address Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit

DES MOINES – U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta will address the Governor’s 2018 Future Ready Iowa Summit on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, in Des Moines. Sec. Acosta will…

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: Career Opportunities and Affordable Health Care Options Move Forward We have officially reached spring and I am…

City of Mason City expense report, March 22, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, March 22, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/22/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————– ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 275.29 AIRGAS USA LLC TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 63.43 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS…

Senator Ragan says mental health services improving in Iowa

Senator Ragan says mental health services improving in Iowa

DES MOINES – Senator Amanda Ragan said this week that legislators in the Capitol are approving changes to Iowa’s sorry mental health services. Ragan says an Iowa poll released earlier…

NIACC golf teams open season at Graceland Invite

NIACC golf teams open season at Graceland Invite

MARYVILLE, Mo. – NIACC sophomore Devin Koob shot a 79 during the first day of the Graceland University Spring Invitational on Friday at the Mozingo Lake Golf Course. NIACC is…

Charles City man jailed after kicking in door

Charles City man jailed after kicking in door

CHARLES CITY – A convicted Charles City feeling who has spent time in Iowa prisons and the Beje Clark criminal warehouse was recently arrested after kicking in a door. Charles…

Knife attack drives Iowa man to attempt to jump off bridge

Knife attack drives Iowa man to attempt to jump off bridge

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NIACC softball team splits with MCC

NIACC softball team splits with MCC

MARSHALLTOWN – The NIACC softball team split a nonconference doubleheader with Marshalltown Community College Thursday. MCC won the first game 13-5 and NIACC took the second game 16-4 in six…

Charles City woman taken to jail after threats to officer

Charles City woman taken to jail after threats to officer

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Gov. Reynolds signs 12 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 12 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following 12 bills into law on Wednesday: House File 2408: an Act regulating the sale of eggs by grocery stores participating in a federal program. This bill passed…

Man sentenced to three years’ prison after distributing heroin that caused overdose in Dubuque

Man sentenced to three years’ prison after distributing heroin that caused overdose in Dubuque

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who distributed heroin to a customer who overdosed in Dubuque, Iowa was sentenced recently to three years in federal prison. Derrick Devale White, age 25,…

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to perform at the North Iowa Community Auditorium

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to perform at the North Iowa Community Auditorium

MASON CITY – The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain will perform at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. This…

NIACC golf teams open season this weekend

NIACC golf teams open season this weekend

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – Plenty of experience returns for both the NIACC men’s and women’s golf teams this season. The NIACC men’s team returns…

North Iowa Concert Band performs Spring Concert on April 3

North Iowa Concert Band performs Spring Concert on April 3

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Concert Band, under the direction of John Klemas, will present a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the North Iowa…

Mason City woman guilty of second drunk driving offense

Mason City woman guilty of second drunk driving offense

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is behind bars after her second drunk driving offense. Cerro Gordo county deputies responded to a call about suspicious activity Wednesday after midnight…

Mason City event and tourism leaders ecstatic that PGI fireworks show returning

Mason City event and tourism leaders ecstatic that PGI fireworks show returning

MASON CITY – Event and tourism leaders in Mason City today sounded off on the return of the PGI fireworks show this summer, saying millions of dollars will flow as…

Iowa State athletic department to give $1 million for student financial aid

Iowa State athletic department to give $1 million for student financial aid

AMES – The Iowa State Athletics Department has committed to making a $1 million contribution to the institution’s Financial Aid Office for degree completion grants. The commitment allows the Department…

Correctional officers attacked by inmates at Fort Dodge prison

Correctional officers attacked by inmates at Fort Dodge prison

FORT DODGE – A correctional officer was attacked by an inmate at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility and then another inmate attacked while that altercation was being put down, officials…

Ivanka Trump and Governor Reynolds meet for talks on jobs and education

Ivanka Trump and Governor Reynolds meet for talks on jobs and education

WAUKEE, IOWA – Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, and Governor Kim Reynolds met this week at an Iowa learning center for talks on jobs and education. Advisor to the…

Opioid Crisis Town Hall Meeting to be held in Mason City

Opioid Crisis Town Hall Meeting to be held in Mason City

MASON CITY – The Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition will be hosting an Opioid Crisis Town Hall Meeting on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 1-3PM at Prairie Ridge Treatment Center in…

Facebook’s Zuckerberg on hot seat over huge data breach

Facebook’s Zuckerberg on hot seat over huge data breach

MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA – A political data firm gave information it got from a Facebook personality quiz app to President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, and now the social media giant’s…

Trump congratulates Putin on election win, then slammed by McCain

Trump congratulates Putin on election win, then slammed by McCain

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– Congratulatory phone calls to dictators is no way for a President to behave, says Senator John McCain, after Russia’s Putin was praised by Donald Trump for winning…