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Former Mason City schools employee who was overpaid thousands of dollars is now suing district for gender bias

Former Mason City schools employee who was overpaid thousands of dollars is now suing district for gender bias

MASON CITY – A former Mason City schools employee who was overpaid by thousands of dollars is now suing district for some kind of gender bias after a man was…

City of Mason City expense report, July 19, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, July 19, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/19/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 631.79 ACTION REPROGRAPHICS MATERIAL 286.37 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 24.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT…

Opinion: I have aluminum siding to sell to Mason City since they fell for the Renaissance project pitch

Opinion: I have aluminum siding to sell to Mason City since they fell for the Renaissance project pitch

The sheer ignorance and audacity of this city council and mayor never ceases to amaze me for pursuing this nightmare of a downtown project. The hotel and arena will never…

Cerro Gordo Supervisor Callanan travels to Washington, D.C.

Cerro Gordo Supervisor Callanan travels to Washington, D.C.

CLEAR LAKE – Cerro Gordo county Supervisor Casey Callanan recently traveled to Washington, D.C to attend meetings at the White House. Officials from the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs…

Southern Minnesota man sentenced to 75 months in prison for receipt of child pornography

Southern Minnesota man sentenced to 75 months in prison for receipt of child pornography

MINNEAPOLIS — A southern Minnesota man was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 75 months in prison for receiving child pornography. This sentenced resulted from an investigation by U.S. Immigration…

Winnebago Industries Foundation to give significant donation to Hanson Family Fine Arts Center

Winnebago Industries Foundation to give significant donation to Hanson Family Fine Arts Center

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University, the City of Forest City, and Forest City Community School District are pleased to welcome the Winnebago Industries Foundation as one of its most recent…

Britt man accused of sexual abuse of children enters plea in case

Britt man accused of sexual abuse of children enters plea in case

MASON CITY – A Britt man who was arrested after police in that small Hancock county town accused him of sexual abuse of children has entered into a plea deal…

River City Renaissance hotel developer receives financing commitment

River City Renaissance hotel developer receives financing commitment

MASON CITY — Steven J. Van Steenhuyse, Development Services Director for the City of Mason City, will address the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board at their regular meeting in…

Mason City selects Burlington Fire Department Battalion Chief Erik Bullinger as next fire chief

Mason City selects Burlington Fire Department Battalion Chief Erik Bullinger as next fire chief

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City is pleased to announce the selection of the next Mason City Fire Chief. City Administrator Aaron Burnett has recommended the hiring of…

Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

Report: Your local taxes are too low and need to be raised immediately

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A report from a nonpartisan research and policy institute claims local property tax payers across the nation have it too easy and should be paying much more…

Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

Opinion: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe

The following is an Op-Ed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross: Revitalizing the U.S. steel and aluminum industry will keep America safe: Last year, the U.S. Department of Commerce initiated investigations…

Governor Reynolds to tour Central Iowa towns after tornadoes wreak havoc

Governor Reynolds to tour Central Iowa towns after tornadoes wreak havoc

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Acting Director Joyce Flinn, will tour areas impacted by…

Clear Lake police catch California man in house with “large amount of marijuana”

Clear Lake police catch California man in house with “large amount of marijuana”

CLEAR LAKE – A California man was caught in a Clear Lake house with illegal drugs and taken to jail Thursday afternoon. On July 19, 2018, Clear Lake Police Officers…

Iowa fishing report for week of June 19, 2018

Iowa fishing report for week of June 19, 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…

Police investigate after house shot up in Fort Dodge; one injured

Police investigate after house shot up in Fort Dodge; one injured

FORT DODGE – Police are searching for a group of young African-American males after a house was shot at and a person was taken to a hospital. On Thursday, July…

Gov. Reynolds creates ‘Empower Rural Iowa Initiative’

Gov. Reynolds creates ‘Empower Rural Iowa Initiative’

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order No. 3 Wednesday, creating the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative. The governor also announced the initiative’s co-chairs: Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg…

Gov. Reynolds testifies before EPA on behalf of RFS

Gov. Reynolds testifies before EPA on behalf of RFS

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds testified before the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday afternoon on behalf of Iowa farmers and a robust Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Watch the governor’s…

Senator Amanda Ragan complains that tariffs are hitting Iowa job and economy “from all sides”

Senator Amanda Ragan complains that tariffs are hitting Iowa job and economy “from all sides”

The following is a legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City: Iowa workers, farmers, businesses and our entire state economy are facing the fallout from an international trade…

Two North Iowans charged with felony kidnapping

Two North Iowans charged with felony kidnapping

ACKLEY, IOWA – Two North Iowa residents have been charged with felony kidnapping, a county attorney announced today. According to Hardin county attorney Darrell G. Meyer, on July 18, 2018,…

Iowa State’s Montgomery on Doak Walker Award Watch List

AMES, IOWA – Iowa State All-American running back David Montgomery was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list for the second-straight season, announced today by PwC SMU Athletic Forum.…

Grassley Statement on U.S.-Russia Helsinki Summit

Grassley Statement on U.S.-Russia Helsinki Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa weighed in Helsinki this week at which President Trump said there was no Russian meddling in American elections. “The indictment from…

Search for Mason City Fire Chief resumes after Anderson withdraws from consideration

Search for Mason City Fire Chief resumes after Anderson withdraws from consideration

MASON CITY – The search for a new Mason City Fire Chief will have to resume after Jon Anderson withdrew from consideration. According to Mason City Administrator Aaron Burnett, “Jon…

President Trump says Russia didn’t meddle in elections, calls America “foolish” before Russian operative charged with “infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics”

President Trump says Russia didn’t meddle in elections, calls America “foolish” before Russian operative charged with “infiltrating organizations having influence in American politics”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, President Donald J. Trump called America “foolish” for its past behavior with Russia and said the rogue nation never meddled in the 2016 election, all before…

Iowa man convicted of murder dies in prison

Iowa man convicted of murder dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa man who murdered an alleged drug dealer has died in prison. Harold Leroy Page was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 12:05 AM on Saturday,…

Mexican illegal alien caught drunk driving in Spirit Lake sentenced to time served

Mexican illegal alien caught drunk driving in Spirit Lake sentenced to time served

SIOUX CITY – A Mexican illegal alien who was caught drunk driving in Spirit Lake, Iowa has been sentenced to time served. A man who entered the United States illegally…

Gov. Reynolds announces staff additions

Gov. Reynolds announces staff additions

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Monday that she has named Paige Thorson as Deputy Chief of Staff and Sam Langholz as Senior Legal Counsel and Special Advisor. Paige…

Discharge reported from mysterious tile line in small Iowa town

Discharge reported from mysterious tile line in small Iowa town

WHITING, IOWA – On Friday July 13, the DNR was notified of a clay tile line discharging into a ditch near the City of Whiting’s wastewater treatment plant. Upon further…

Iowa Senator Boulton, who bowed out of race for Governor after scandal, refuses to quit Legislature

Iowa Senator Boulton, who bowed out of race for Governor after scandal, refuses to quit Legislature

DES MOINES – An Iowa Senator who was at one time a front-runner for the Democratic nod for governor in this year’s election but quit the race after a sex…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, July 10, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, July 10, 2018

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

Large police response in Mason City triggered by fake caller

Large police response in Mason City triggered by fake caller

MASON CITY – A large police response in Mason City was triggered by a fake caller Monday evening. On Monday, July 16, 2018, at 6:37 p.m. Mason City Police responded…

Mason City school board meets tonight, will consider staff changes

Mason City school board meets tonight, will consider staff changes

MASON CITY – The Mason City school board will meet this evening and consider personnel changes and get an update of the district health insurance plan for employees. The meeting is…

Border Patrol agents arrest 18 alien smugglers, 117 illegal aliens; seize cash, vehicles, drugs

Border Patrol agents arrest 18 alien smugglers, 117 illegal aliens; seize cash, vehicles, drugs

EL PASO, TX — Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and agents with U.S. Border Patrol arrested 18 alien smugglers and seized cash,…

OBIT: Edward “Ed” Wojohn, 81, of Charles City

OBIT: Edward “Ed” Wojohn, 81, of Charles City

Edward “Ed” Wojohn, 81, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City surrounded by his family. A funeral service for…

Illegal Guatemalan aliens who used green cards and social security numbers to get work in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal Guatemalan aliens who used green cards and social security numbers to get work in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Guatemalan brothers who share the same name and who each unlawfully used a fraudulent identification document to get work in Iowa were sentenced last week to…

North Iowa partners receive USDA Farm to School Program Grant

North Iowa partners receive USDA Farm to School Program Grant

MASON CITY — Local partners in North Iowa received a planning grant through the USDA Farm to School Program. The purpose of the grant is to bring nutritious, local foods…

Iowa DNR conservation officers complete special enforcement project at Lake Panorama

Iowa DNR conservation officers complete special enforcement project at Lake Panorama

LAKE PANORAMA – DNR conservation officers held a special enforcement project on Lake Panorama on July 7 coming in contact with 51 boats with a total of 206 individuals. The…

Healthy Living Clinics available to Cerro Gordo County residents age 55 and older

Healthy Living Clinics available to Cerro Gordo County residents age 55 and older

MASON CITY — According to the Iowa Department of Elder Affairs, Iowa ranks: 4th in the nation of people age 85 and older. 4th in the nation of people aged…

Northern Iowa meth user sent to federal prison for possession of a firearm

Northern Iowa meth user sent to federal prison for possession of a firearm

SIOUX CITY – A felon and unlawful user of methamphetamine who resided in a small Northern Iowa town and possessed a stolen firearm was sentenced on July 12, 2018, to…

Iowa Democrats report on “trade war,” cannabis manufacturing, more

Iowa Democrats report on “trade war,” cannabis manufacturing, more

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Trade War Begins; Iowa Products Hit Hard A trade war between the United States began last week after the Trump administration…

Missouri man perishes when cops chase him into Northern Iowa town

Missouri man perishes when cops chase him into Northern Iowa town

WADENA, IOWA – A Missouri man perished during a high-speed chase when cops chased him into a Northern Iowa town and he crashed. The incident took place Saturday morning, July…

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