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Senate approves bill to protect victims of workplace harassment and discrimination

Senate approves bill to protect victims of workplace harassment and discrimination

WASHINGTON – This past week, the U.S. Senate approved bipartisan legislation to protect victims of workplace harassment and discrimination. The approved bill would fundamentally reform the Congressional Accountability Act of…

May 26 is “Edward and Minnie Fleur Day” in Iowa

May 26 is “Edward and Minnie Fleur Day” in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring Saturday, May 26, 2018, as “Edward and Minnie Fleur Day” in Iowa. Capt. Edward Fleur of Des Moines was killed…

Ragan: Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

Ragan: Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The following is a legislative column submitted by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: As Memorial Day approaches, we salute all who wore the uniform and remember that freedom comes…

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Memorial Day

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day. Flags…

Self-defense seminar planned for women in Mason City

Self-defense seminar planned for women in Mason City

MASON CITY – A self-defense seminar is planned for women in Mason City. The Mason City Community Policing Advisory Board has announced plans for a free Women’s Self-Defense Seminar event…

Mason City man, paroled for fourth time, accused of manufacturing meth

Mason City man, paroled for fourth time, accused of manufacturing meth

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Mason City man to be sentenced for lascivious acts with child

Mason City man to be sentenced for lascivious acts with child

MASON CITY – A Mason City man now awaits sentencing on a charge of felony lascivious acts with a child. On the evening of January 19, 2018, Mason City police…

Harley rider survives alleged intoxicated ride and crash

Harley rider survives alleged intoxicated ride and crash

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider survived an alleged intoxicated ride and crash Friday evening in rural Cerro Gordo county. On May 25th, 2018 at 9:28 PM,…

King votes to provide troops with largest pay raise in nine years

King votes to provide troops with largest pay raise in nine years

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congress too a a major step to rebuilding, maintaining, and strengthening U.S. armed forces with passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and Congressman Steve King released…

Pets of the Week: Dixie and Edgar available at Humane Society

Pets of the Week: Dixie and Edgar available at Humane Society

MASON CITY – Dixie the pit bull and Edgar the domestic long hair cat are ready for adoption at the North Iowa Humane Society – can you offer them a…

Three Waterloo men sentenced to federal prison for selling crack cocaine

Three Waterloo men sentenced to federal prison for selling crack cocaine

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three Waterloo men have been sentenced to federal prison for selling crack cocaine, officials announced today. Naiqondis Maurice Spates, age 33, Devonte Denterrio Jenkins, age 26, and…

NIACC’s Boerjan ties for 43rd at national tournament

NIACC’s Boerjan ties for 43rd at national tournament

FOLEY, Ala. – NIACC freshman Ben Boerjan saved his best for last. The former St. Ansgar standout shot a career-best, even par 72 (34-38) during the final round of the…

Man drowns in Northern Iowa lake

Man drowns in Northern Iowa lake

EAST OKOBOJI LAKE – An Iowa man was reported missing Thursday at East Okoboji Lake, and was later found to have drowned. On Thursday May 24th at around 1:06 AM,…

Boulton bolts from Governor’s race after accusations of lewd behavior

Boulton bolts from Governor’s race after accusations of lewd behavior

DES MOINES – Thursday, Iowa Democratic Senator Nate Boulton suspended his campaign for governor after a scathing Des Moines register expose on his alleged lewd behavior with women. Boulton’s statement:…

Iowa’s weekly fishing report for May 24, 2018

Iowa’s weekly fishing report for May 24, 2018

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the…

Iowa AG Miller supports stiffer penalties for irresponsible opioid makers

Iowa AG Miller supports stiffer penalties for irresponsible opioid makers

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller joined 38 state and territory attorneys general calling on congressional leaders to promptly pass measures to help hold opioid manufacturers accountable for…

NIACC men shoot 313 at national tournament

NIACC men shoot 313 at national tournament

FOLEY, Ala. – The NIACC men’s golf team shot a tournament-best 313 at the NJCAA Division II national tournament Wednesday Glenlakes Golf Club. Heading into the Thursday’s final day of…

Two people hurt in auto crash Wednesday evening in rural Cerro Gordo county

Two people hurt in auto crash Wednesday evening in rural Cerro Gordo county

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Two people were hurt in an auto crash Wednesday evening in rural Cerro Gordo county. On May 23, 2018, at about 7:40 pm, Cerro Gordo…

Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor ensnared in misconduct allegations from women; denies wrongdoing

Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor ensnared in misconduct allegations from women; denies wrongdoing

DES MOINES – A Democratic candidate for Iowa Governor has found himself ensnared in misconduct allegations today after a Des Moines Register article brought claims from three woman, but he…

NFL unleashes new policy requiring players on field to stand for National Anthem

NFL unleashes new policy requiring players on field to stand for National Anthem

DALLAS TEXAS – The NFL unleashed a new policy today, declaring that all players who venture onto the field for the playing of the National Anthem shall stand and be…

Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson named a Lott IMPACT Trophy candidate

Iowa defensive end Anthony Nelson named a Lott IMPACT Trophy candidate

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior defensive end Anthony Nelson has been named one of 42 candidates for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. The announcement was made by the Pacific…

Grassley and other Senators introduce bill to help end the cycle of opioid addiction

Grassley and other Senators introduce bill to help end the cycle of opioid addiction

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, along with Democratic Sens. Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, introduced bipartisan legislation that will increase transparency in the prescription…

Technology is Rapidly Transforming Iowa’s Trucking Industry

The trucking industry is in the middle of upheaval, and the changes are occurring on many fronts. And technology is having a huge impact in the Iowa trucking industry in…

Minnesota man races into North Iowa, leading cops on high-speed chase

Minnesota man races into North Iowa, leading cops on high-speed chase

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Staff assault reported at Iowa Medical Classification Center

Staff assault reported at Iowa Medical Classification Center

CORALVILLE, IOWA – A staff member was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville, IA at approximately 6:15 PM Tuesday night, authorities say. The staff…

Mason City building inspector honored with award

Mason City building inspector honored with award

MASON CITY – A Mason City building inspector was honored by a local club for his service to the community. City of Mason City Housing Inspector Ray Quayle received the…

NIACC’s Boerjan shoots second-day 77

NIACC’s Boerjan shoots second-day 77

FOLEY, Ala. – The NIACC men’s golf team shot a 334 on day two of the NJCAA Division II national tournament Tuesday at the Glenlakes Golf Club. Boerjan, who prepped…

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

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

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…

Democratic candidates who want to beat Steve King this November to debate tonight in Mason City

Democratic candidates who want to beat Steve King this November to debate tonight in Mason City

MASON CITY – Possible Democratic opponents of Congressman Steve King will be in Mason City tonight to square off in a debate. Cerro Gordo County Democrats will be hosting the…

Police say Iowa mom committed suicide by train, pulled her young son under with her

Police say Iowa mom committed suicide by train, pulled her young son under with her

BELLE PLAINE, IOWA – An Iowa mom killed herself by standing in the path of a train and pulled her son under with her, police say. The Iowa Department of…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, May 15, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, May 15, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, May 15, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

Mason City non-profit among those who received thousands in grant dollars to defend low-income persons

Mason City non-profit among those who received thousands in grant dollars to defend low-income persons

DES MOINES – A Mason City non-profit is among those who received thousands in grant dollars to defend low-income persons. The Iowa Supreme Court has approved $254,818 in grants to non-profit…

Cool Facts about the Human Body you never knew

Cool Facts about the Human Body you never knew

The human body is an amazing place and is constantly working to keep us alive, all whilst we have no idea of the intricate chemical reactions that the body is…

Iowa felon who shot at cop gets statutory maximum sentence of a decade in prison

Iowa felon who shot at cop gets statutory maximum sentence of a decade in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted Iowa felon who fired a shot at a Waterloo police officer was sentenced today to ten years in federal prison. Miquelle Miller, age 23, from…

Mason City man faces June trial in Illinois, accused of manslaughter after fatal fight

Mason City man faces June trial in Illinois, accused of manslaughter after fatal fight

OTTAWA, ILLINOIS – A trial is scheduled next month for a Mason City man charged with manslaughter after he allegedly choked a man in what turned out to be a…

Secretary of State Pompeo unleashes new strategy for Iran warmongers: Crippling sanctions

Secretary of State Pompeo unleashes new strategy for Iran warmongers: Crippling sanctions

Remarks from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, May 21, 2018: Well, good morning, everyone. I first want to thank the Heritage Foundation and…

Iowa sex offender sent to prison for 21 years for distributing child porn

Iowa sex offender sent to prison for 21 years for distributing child porn

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed child pornography and had previously been convicted in federal court of receiving child pornography was sentenced today to over 21 years in…

OBIT: Kenneth L. Carr, age 88, of Charles City

OBIT: Kenneth L. Carr, age 88, of Charles City

Kenneth L. Carr went to be with the Lord Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home. A funeral service for Kenneth Carr will be held at 10:00…

NIACC’s Boerjan shoots opening round 75 at nationals

NIACC’s Boerjan shoots opening round 75 at nationals

FOLEY, Ala. – Freshman Ben Boerjan shot a 36-39 – 75 to lead the NIACC men’s golf team on the first day at the NJCAA Division II national tournament Monday…

King introduces bill criminalizing sanctuary city obstruction of federal immigration enforcement efforts

King introduces bill criminalizing sanctuary city obstruction of federal immigration enforcement efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, announces that he has introduced legislation targeting state and local officials in Sanctuary Cities who act to…