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Person shot in Albert Lea

Person shot in Albert Lea

ALBERT LEA, MN – A person was found shot in a driveway in Albert Lea, and police are investigating. Albert Lea Police responded to a call of a gunshot being…

Iowa man dies in crash near Waverly

Iowa man dies in crash near Waverly

BREMER COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa man died in a crash after he lost control of his vehicle on Highway 218 near Waverly. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the…

North Iowans appointed to boards and commissions by Governor Reynolds

North Iowans appointed to boards and commissions by Governor Reynolds

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments Friday to fill Iowa’s boards and commissions, with several North Iowans making the grade. The following appointees are unpaid and are not…

Liberals blast Chuck Grassley and his “stolen” Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch after ruling not favorable to labor unions

Liberals blast Chuck Grassley and his “stolen” Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch after ruling not favorable to labor unions

DES MOINES — The nation’s highest court dealt a blow to public sector labor unions – that some say are strangling state budgets – and liberals are furious and blaming…

National Healthcare Fraud Takedown results in charges against 601 individuals responsible for over $2 billion in fraud losses

National Healthcare Fraud Takedown results in charges against 601 individuals responsible for over $2 billion in fraud losses

CEDAR RAPIDS – Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced Thursday the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action…

Advice For A Stress-Free Long Distance Move

A long-distance move is an incredibly exciting prospect as it will be the start of a new chapter in your life and opportunity to start fresh. It can also be…

Law enforcement presence to be elevated during Fourth of July Holiday to catch drunks on the road

Law enforcement presence to be elevated during Fourth of July Holiday to catch drunks on the road

MASON CITY – Law enforcement announced this week an elevated presence and efforts to catch drunk drivers over the Fourth of July Holiday. To combat the impaired driving problem over…

Top Iowa Fishing Spots for the Week of June 28, 2018

Top Iowa Fishing Spots for the Week of June 28, 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…

Senator Ragan: Training and apprenticeships lead to good jobs

Senator Ragan: Training and apprenticeships lead to good jobs

The following is a submitted column from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: We must do more to expand apprenticeships and vocational-technical training that put Iowans on the path to…

Several NIACC athletic teams, student-athletes receive NJCAA academic awards

Several NIACC athletic teams, student-athletes receive NJCAA academic awards

MASON CITY – A total of seven NIACC athletic teams from the 2017-18 academic school year have received NJCAA honorable mention honors for academic team of the year. NIACC teams…

Ahmed Abu Khatallah sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2012 Benghazi attack

Ahmed Abu Khatallah sentenced to 22 years in prison for 2012 Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON – Ahmed Abu Khatallah, aka Ahmed Mukatallah, 47, a Libyan national, was sentenced today to 22 years in prison on federal terrorism charges and other offenses stemming from the…

Two men arrested for felony burglary in Charles City

Two men arrested for felony burglary in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Two men were arrested for felony burglary in Charles City after apartment doors were damaged. On June 25, 2018 at 8:44 PM, officers went to the 200…

Twenty-two Iowans apply for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

Twenty-two Iowans apply for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

DES MOINES – Twenty-two Iowans have applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court that will occur when Justice Bruce Zager retires September…

Two men arrested for vandalism to cabin in Mitchell county

Two men arrested for vandalism to cabin in Mitchell county

OSAGE – Two men have been arrested for vandalizing a cabin in Mitchell county. The Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Ryan Lynn Root and Jon Dale Crews in regards…

African refugee who had participated in the Rwandan Genocide and burned down his Habitat House in Iowa loses appeal

African refugee who had participated in the Rwandan Genocide and burned down his Habitat House in Iowa loses appeal

CEDAR RAPIDS – In an opinion issued this week, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and sentence of a man who actively participated in the Rwandan genocide,…

Rainfall, high lake water levels causing lakeshore to collapse into Iowa’s Great Lakes

Rainfall, high lake water levels causing lakeshore to collapse into Iowa’s Great Lakes

LAKE OKOBOJI – Due to the tremendous amounts of rainfall that have inundated Dickinson County, the Iowa Great Lakes and surrounding lakes are experiencing rising lake levels. With these rising…

Mason City street closed for infrastructure repair

Mason City street closed for infrastructure repair

MASON CITY – Another Mason City street will be closed for infrastructure repairs, city hall says. Due to the need to replace a water valve, the Mason City Water Utility…

Trump’s so-called “travel ban” against persons from volatile nations upheld by Supreme Court

Trump’s so-called “travel ban” against persons from volatile nations upheld by Supreme Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump doesn’t want persons from volatile, rogue nations coming to America and imposed a travel ban, and that ban was approved by the U.S. Supreme…

Pets of the Week: Russ the lab and Willow the cat available at Humane Society

Pets of the Week: Russ the lab and Willow the cat available at Humane Society

MASON CITY – Russ the lab mix and Willow the short-hair cat are ready for adoption at the North Iowa Humane Society – can you offer them a loving home?…

One dead after driver adjusts car mirror and runs over family on bicycles

One dead after driver adjusts car mirror and runs over family on bicycles

RURAL PALO ALTO COUNTY – One person is dead after a driver adjusted his car mirror and ran over a family on their bicycles. Duane Francis Anderson, age 83 of…

Report claims 37% of Iowa households struggle to afford basics

Report claims 37% of Iowa households struggle to afford basics

DES MOINES – In Iowa, 457,044 households – 37 percent of the state’s total – are unable to afford the state’s cost of living, according to the updated United Way…

Mason City DNR employees to retire, agency says

Mason City DNR employees to retire, agency says

MASON CITY – The Mason City Department of Natural Resources Field Office #2 announced two retirements this week. Jeff Vansteenburg, Supervisor, and Glenn Carper, Senior Environmental Specialist, will both be…

Religious scam reported in Palo Alto county

Religious scam reported in Palo Alto county

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A religious scam has been reported in Palo Alto county in which a clergyman’s email is mimicked to fool the soft-hearted. The Palo Alto County…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for five Northern Iowa counties

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for five Northern Iowa counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation Monday for five counties in response to flooding and severe weather beginning June 14 and continuing. The governor’s proclamation allows…

Gov. Reynolds encourages applications to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities

Gov. Reynolds encourages applications to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds encouraged organizations Wednesday to apply to receive funding to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Iowa. Organizations are invited to submit proposals to Iowa Workforce…

Iowa man who traveled to Mexico to engage in sex acts with child sent to prison for 20 years

Iowa man who traveled to Mexico to engage in sex acts with child sent to prison for 20 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who traveled to Mexico and engaged in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distributed child pornography was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in…

Opinion: Donald Trump will protect American farmers from China’s trade retaliation

Opinion: Donald Trump will protect American farmers from China’s trade retaliation

By Sonny Perdue, Secretary of Agriculture In 2011, a group of Chinese nationals dug up genetically engineered seeds from an Iowa corn field and planned to steal and send them…

MacNider Area Show winners announced

MacNider Area Show winners announced

MASON CITY – Participating artists, Museum members, and members of the general public were in attendance on Saturday, June 16, for the opening, awards program, and artist reception for Area…

Iowa man accused of robbing small town bank caught in Colorado

Iowa man accused of robbing small town bank caught in Colorado

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who allegedly robbed a small town bank here was caught in Colorado. Joseph Jay Kripner, age 46, from Monticello, Iowa, has been charged with…

Three Minnesota residents caught and arrested after chase into Northwood

Three Minnesota residents caught and arrested after chase into Northwood

NORTHWOOD – Police caught three people from Minnesota after a chase that led the culprits into Northwood. On June 24, 2018 at approximately 9:20 PM, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office…

Public notice for flood damaged home debris in Forest City

Public notice for flood damaged home debris in Forest City

FOREST CITY – Water damaged household items and debris will be picked up from June 25 thru July 11th by the City crews in Forest City after yet another heavy…

City of Mason City expense report, June 21, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, June 21, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 06/21/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 336.71 AIRVAC BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 3,854.00 AMSTERDAM PRINTING AND LITHO OFFICE SUPPLIES…

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of June 21, 2018

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of June 21, 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…

Detour on Mason City’s 12th Street NW begins Monday

Detour on Mason City’s 12th Street NW begins Monday

MASON CITY – A major detour on Mason City’s 12th Street NW begins Monday. The 12th Street NW Bridge Over Willow Creek Replacement Project is scheduled to begin the week of…

Homeland Security announces zero-tolerance prosecution of illegals with family reunification

Homeland Security announces zero-tolerance prosecution of illegals with family reunification

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced this weekend a zero-tolerance prosecution of illegal aliens trying to enter the country, but with a softer touch: Family reunification.…

Minnesota man arrested after law enforcement chase him into North Iowa

Minnesota man arrested after law enforcement chase him into North Iowa

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Minnesota man was caught and arrested after he allegedly car-jacked a vehicle and drove south into Northern Iowa. At approximately 2:45 PM on Friday,…

Gov. Reynolds calls special meeting of state response agencies, tours flood damaged areas

Gov. Reynolds calls special meeting of state response agencies, tours flood damaged areas

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds called a special meeting of the state’s response agencies at the State of Iowa’s Emergency Operations Center at Camp Dodge in Johnston late Friday…

Grassley, Brown protection for U.S. jobs as Treasury investigates Chinese investments

Grassley, Brown protection for U.S. jobs as Treasury investigates Chinese investments

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) penned a bipartisan letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urging the Administration to take action to review all Chinese investments…

How to Avoid Overpaying

Overpaying is something everybody wants to avoid, but everybody ends up doing it at some point anyway. It’s easy to do, and sometimes it’s even done without realizing. To be…

Opinion: America has been messing with people of color for 398 years

Opinion: America has been messing with people of color for 398 years

It’s right there in front of you yet no one wants to talk about it. We can draw a parallel line between the Mayflower the Nina and the Pinta that…

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