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Farm Bill advances in Congress; Steve king says will help rural economy

Farm Bill advances in Congress; Steve king says will help rural economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. House of Representatives passed their version of the 2018 Farm Bill. Iowa Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, released the following statement…

Paddlers, kayakers urged to stay off rain swollen rivers

Paddlers, kayakers urged to stay off rain swollen rivers

MASON CITY – The Iowa DNR warns paddlers and kayakers to to stay off rain swollen rivers until water levels subside, to avoid potential tragedy. Iowa streams are swollen and…

Heavy rainfall causes wastewater runoff; some city wells could be affected

Heavy rainfall causes wastewater runoff; some city wells could be affected

SPENCER — Excessive rains over the last few days are causing wastewater to runoff from some cities and livestock facilities in northwest and north central Iowa. “So far, cities are…

Grassley, Ernst meet with Ambassador to China Branstad

Grassley, Ernst meet with Ambassador to China Branstad

WASHINGTON – Iowa’s U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst met with U.S. Ambassador to China and former Iowa Governor Terry Branstad yesterday in Washington, D.C. The discussion included issues…

Police question possible suspects in shooting incident in Mason City

Police question possible suspects in shooting incident in Mason City

MASON CITY – Shots were fired in Mason City Thursday evening from one vehicle at another, leading to a police investigation and some possible suspects being questioned. On Thursday, June…

Northern Iowa woman hurt in motorcycle crash

Northern Iowa woman hurt in motorcycle crash

BREMER COUNTY, IOWA – A North Iowa motorcyclist was hurt in a crash in Bremer County Wednesday evening. The Iowa State Patrol reports that 37-year-old Kristin Driscoll of New Hampton…

Improving Your Family’s Communication Skills

Bonding as a family is really important, as it allows each of your family members to get to know each other better, and be completely comfortable in each other’s company.…

Swimmer’s itch showing up at a number of northern Iowa Lakes, DNR says

Swimmer’s itch showing up at a number of northern Iowa Lakes, DNR says

SPIRIT LAKE – Swimmer’s itch is starting to make its presence known in the Iowa’s Great Lakes and surrounding northwest and north central Iowa lakes, the Iowa DNR warns. The…

Iowa’s Fant named 1st Team All-American by Athlon Sports

Iowa’s Fant named 1st Team All-American by Athlon Sports

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant was named to the Athlon Sports 2018 All-America team, it was announced Tuesday. Fant, who led all FBS tight…

Up to 10,000 gallons of manure spilled in Northern Iowa

Up to 10,000 gallons of manure spilled in Northern Iowa

RIDGEWAY, Iowa – The DNR is investigating a manure spill about three miles north of Ridgeway, Iowa in Winneshiek County at a cattle confinement. An estimated 5,000 to 10,000 gallons…

President Trump signs Executive Order, giving Congress a chance to address alien family separation

President Trump signs Executive Order, giving Congress a chance to address alien family separation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump responded to the growing public scrutiny of a policy of separating adult aliens and their children after they are captured trying to illegally cross into…

Winnebago reports strong quarterly revenues

Winnebago reports strong quarterly revenues

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, reported record quarterly revenues and financial results for the company’s third quarter of Fiscal 2018. Revenues for the…

OBIT: Mary A. Ryerson, age 77, of rural Scarville

OBIT: Mary A. Ryerson, age 77, of rural Scarville

Mary A. Ryerson, age 77, of rural Scarville, died on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 22, 2018, at…

Mason City wastewater discharge ends

Mason City wastewater discharge ends

MASON CITY – Mason City officials report they stopped discharging wastewater to the Winnebago River at 8 p.m. June 18. The discharge was reported Friday after a sewer line collapsed…

Northern Iowa child molester accused of incest and sexual abuse of two children

Northern Iowa child molester accused of incest and sexual abuse of two children

CLERMONT, IOWA – A convicted Northern Iowa child molestrr is accused of incest and sexually abusing two female juveniles over the last several years. After a month-long investigation, the Fayette…

Rockwell man caught with meth after driving complaint

Rockwell man caught with meth after driving complaint

RURAL HAMILTON COUNTY – A Rockwell man was caught with meth after a driving complaint. On June 15, 2018 at 2:10 AM, a deputy with the Hamilton county sheriff’s office…

One person hurt in Mason City auto accident

One person hurt in Mason City auto accident

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All-American Hawkeye heavyweight wrestler Stoll accidentally shot in knee

All-American Hawkeye heavyweight wrestler Stoll accidentally shot in knee

IOWA CITY – All-American Hawkeye heavyweight wrestler Sam Stoll was accidentally shot in the knee early Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 4:37 AM, Iowa City police officers…

Miller and 20 attorneys general urge Sessions to end separation of children and parents after illegal border crossings

Miller and 20 attorneys general urge Sessions to end separation of children and parents after illegal border crossings

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and 20 other attorneys general called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to end the cruel…

OBIT: Gerald “Jerry” Lewis, 68, of Charles City

OBIT: Gerald “Jerry” Lewis, 68, of Charles City

Gerald “Jerry” Lewis, 68, of Charles City, formerly of Waterloo, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at the Iowa City VA Health Care Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. A funeral…

NIACC Pappajohn Center announces Entrepreneur Gala

NIACC Pappajohn Center announces Entrepreneur Gala

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host the first annual Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala on September 26, 2018. The Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrates the entrepreneurs and partners…

Steve King: Stop Paul Ryan’s DACA before it delivers amnesty to criminal aliens

Steve King: Stop Paul Ryan’s DACA before it delivers amnesty to criminal aliens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King releases the following statement in the wake of news reports revealing the extent to which the unconstitutional Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)…

Federal and local law enforcement raid Mason City residence

Federal and local law enforcement raid Mason City residence

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Illegal alien who committed document fraud in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal alien who committed document fraud in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien from Guatemala who unlawfully used fraudulent identification documents to try and get a job in Iowa was sentenced June 18, 2018, to more than…

RSVP volunteers honored for service in North Central Iowa

RSVP volunteers honored for service in North Central Iowa

MASON CITY – Volunteers throughout North Central Iowa were honored for their years of service to their communities during RSVP’s annual Volunteer Celebration on June 7. RSVP of North Central…

Garner woman charged with felony theft

Garner woman charged with felony theft

FOREST CITY – A Garner woman on probation for livestock neglect is charged with felony theft after an alleged crime in Forest City. On June 05, 2018 at 2:12 PM,…

OBIT: Robert “Dean” Carter, 89, of Charles City

OBIT: Robert “Dean” Carter, 89, of Charles City

Robert “Dean” Carter, 89, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Dean Carter will…

OPINION: Ripping children from their parents in America reminiscent of Nazi tactics

OPINION: Ripping children from their parents in America reminiscent of Nazi tactics

In Europe during the 30’s and 40’s, the Nazis used large transport trucks which would pull up alongside tenement buildings. Once there, they would send squads of Nazi troops throughout…

Freedom Rock installed in Clear Lake today

Freedom Rock installed in Clear Lake today

CLEAR LAKE – A Freedom Rock was installed in Clear Lake Monday morning. The City of Clear Lake says a large 16-ton-boulder was set Monday morning at 8th Street and…

Prohm adds Kane to Iowa State men’s basketball coaching staff

Prohm adds Kane to Iowa State men’s basketball coaching staff

AMES – Iowa State head coach Steve Prohm has announced the hiring of Dayton assistant coach James Kane to the same position. The move reunites Prohm with Kane, who was…

Mason City school district expense report, June 18, 2018

Mason City school district expense report, June 18, 2018

Mason City school district expense report, June 18, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

Mason City school board to recognize student achievements Monday night

Mason City school board to recognize student achievements Monday night

MASON CITY – The following Mason City students will be recognized for their accomplishments Monday evening at the regular meeting of the school board: BOARD OF EDUCATION: Staff and Student…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 12, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 12, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, May 29, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

Minnesota motorcyclist flown to Mercy after crashing into tractor in Worth county

Minnesota motorcyclist flown to Mercy after crashing into tractor in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A Minnesota motorcyclist was hurt in a crash with a tractor Sunday evening in rural Worth county. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash took…

Fire extinguished in Worth county field Sunday morning

Fire extinguished in Worth county field Sunday morning

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – Small town firefighters put out a field fire in Worth county Sunday morning. At 11:00 AM Sunday morning, Worth County emergency was notified by a passerby…

DNR investigating wastewater discharge in Mason City neighborhood

DNR investigating wastewater discharge in Mason City neighborhood

MASON CITY – A sewer line collapse in the 300 block of South Rhode Island Ave. is causing the City of Mason City to pump untreated wastewater into the Winnebago…

City council listening post scheduled for June 25 in Mason City

City council listening post scheduled for June 25 in Mason City

MASON CITY — The Mason City City Council will hold informal neighborhood listening post in the First Ward from 7-8 p.m. Monday, June 25th at Grace Church, 440 N. Illinois…

Iowa felon sent to prison for twenty years after attempting to extort Internet domain name in an armed home invasion

Iowa felon sent to prison for twenty years after attempting to extort Internet domain name in an armed home invasion

CEDAR RAPIDS – A federal felon who entered a Cedar Rapids home armed with a stolen firearm and pistol-whipped and Tased its owner was sentenced to twenty years in prison…

Senator Amanda Ragan announces “exciting opportunities to revitalize rural Iowa”

Senator Amanda Ragan announces “exciting opportunities to revitalize rural Iowa”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Iowa has great rural communities with rich histories, natural beauty and hard-working…

Iowa man enters guilty plea after allegedly causing daughter’s death and then hit by train

Iowa man enters guilty plea after allegedly causing daughter’s death and then hit by train

AMES – An Iowa man has entered a guilty plea in a case after police say he murdered his baby daughter by suffocation and then was hit by a train.…

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