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Mason City police: No dogs in Central Park during Band Fest


This news story was published on May 23, 2018.
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No dogs in Central Park rest of this week

MASON CITY – It would be best if you left your canine at home for the Band Fest event, Mason City police said today.

With North Iowa Band Festival Activities going on this week the Mason City Police Department reminded the public that dogs and other animals or critters will not be permitted in Central Park from 6:00 a.m. on Thursday May 24, 2018, through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

During the parade on Saturday, May 26, 2018, dogs and animals are prohibited along the parade route.

“We would like to thank the public for their help in keeping these activities safe for everyone to enjoy,” police said.

Last year, an unfortunate event arose when a group of people were allegedly rude and smoking cigarettes as the parade went by, leading to an argument with others and eventual police intervention.  A Kensett man was arrested as a result .

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6 Responses to Mason City police: No dogs in Central Park during Band Fest

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    During the parade on Saturday, May 26, 2018, dogs and animals are prohibited ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE.

    DOES EVERYONE SEE THIS! LEAVE YOUR DOGS HOME.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 24, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Makes sense.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Who’s going to enforce it?

  4. Allen Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    The article did mention smoking, which is illegal in central park, but what about alcohol.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2018 at 10:52 am

    In Minnesota people bring their pets into grocery stores and department stores and the animals are not service ones either. Leave the animals at home!!! It’s so DUH!!! that it shouldn’t even be having a conversation about it!!!

  6. Barney Fife Reply Report comment

    May 23, 2018 at 9:59 am

    I’d rather have the dogs instead of the low life dead beats stumbling around.. STUMBLE BUMS