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Two-vehicle accident Friday in rural Mason City hurts Northwood residents

Two-vehicle accident Friday in rural Mason City hurts Northwood residents

RURAL MASON CITY – A two-vehicle accident Friday in rural Mason City hurt two Northwood residents. The accident took place on July 6, 2018 at about 3:37 PM. Cerro Gordo…

Mason City’s new Fire Chief announced

Mason City’s new Fire Chief announced

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 promotion of…

Price gouging rules in effect for Iowa counties declared disaster areas

Price gouging rules in effect for Iowa counties declared disaster areas

DES MOINES – Iowans affected by recent flood damage should be wary of consumer scams and shady contractors who tend to solicit victims of natural disasters. Consumers should be watchful…

Iowa felon who assaulted and pistol-whipped his fiancée sentenced to 9 years in federal prison

Iowa felon who assaulted and pistol-whipped his fiancée sentenced to 9 years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who was previously convicted of felony domestic assault and who then assaulted his fiancée with a gun was sentenced June 28, 2018, to nine…

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of July 5, 2018

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of July 5, 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…

Gov. Reynolds issues statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s resignation

Gov. Reynolds issues statement on EPA Administrator Pruitt’s resignation

DES MOINES – Controversial Environmental Protection Agency Director Scott Pruitt has resigned, and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds wants his replacement to promote renewable fuels. Thursday, President Donald J. Tump tweeted…

Man who abused toddler crashes car in Worth county, disappears from scene, is arrested

Man who abused toddler crashes car in Worth county, disappears from scene, is arrested

WORTH COUNTY – A man who was convicted of abusing a toddler crashed his car in Worth county, disappeared from scene, and then was arrested when he reappeared driving by…

House in rural Worth county burns for total loss Thursday morning (photos)

House in rural Worth county burns for total loss Thursday morning (photos)

RURAL FERTILE, IOWA – A house in rural Worth county burned Thursday morning, causing what appeared to be a total loss of the structure. Around 9:30 AM Thursday morning, July…

Iowa authorities claim texting while driving tickets soar

Iowa authorities claim texting while driving tickets soar

DES MOINES – The Iowa State Patrol has issued 6 times more citations for texting while driving in the past year, after a new law allows law enforcement officers to…

Wright County and Cerro Gordo County Health Departments partner to provide free HIV and STD testing

Wright County and Cerro Gordo County Health Departments partner to provide free HIV and STD testing

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health and Wright County Public Health are partnering to offer an STD and HIV clinic at the Wright County Public…

Five stabbed at “The Place 2B” bar in downtown Mason City; one arrested

Five stabbed at “The Place 2B” bar in downtown Mason City; one arrested

MASON CITY – A man is in custody after as many as five persons were hurt in a stabbing spree at a downtown Mason City bar called “The Place 2B”.…

Northwood woman who stole from Burger King gets probation

Northwood woman who stole from Burger King gets probation

NORTHWOOD – A Northwood woman who was accused of stealing from a nearby Burger King has been given a suspended sentence. Jillian Delle, age 37, was accused of stealing over…

State program offers North Iowa farmers opportunity to solve long-term water problems in their fields

State program offers North Iowa farmers opportunity to solve long-term water problems in their fields

MASON CITY – Heavy rainfall in late spring and early summer has caused widespread ponding and flooding in northwest and north-central Iowa, but a recently announced continuous Conservation Reserve Program…

High water conditions continue on the Iowa Great Lakes

High water conditions continue on the Iowa Great Lakes

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – The Iowa Great Lakes are at their highest water level in decades, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says. The U.S. Geological Survey gauging stations put…

State authorities investigate officer-involved shooting in small Iowa town; man shot multiple times after presenting knife

State authorities investigate officer-involved shooting in small Iowa town; man shot multiple times after presenting knife

PANORA, IOWA – State authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting in a small Iowa town in which a man was shot multiple times after threatening people with a knife. On Sunday,…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Franklin County

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Franklin County

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

Border patrol officers in Texas seize over $4.2 million in Methamphetamine

Border patrol officers in Texas seize over $4.2 million in Methamphetamine

LAREDO, TEXAS –U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently seized a significant amount of alleged crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of more than $4.2 million in one…

Celebrate the 4th, but beware the heat today

Celebrate the 4th, but beware the heat today

MASON CITY – Outdoor activities will abound today in North Iowa for Fourth of July celebrations, but escalating heat throughout the day should bring caution. The National Weather Service, in…

City of Mason City expense report, June 28, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, June 28, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/28/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 9.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 126.24 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,220.50 ALL…

Clear Lake woman named to Children’s System State Board

Clear Lake woman named to Children’s System State Board

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced appointments Tuesday to the Children’s System State Board, which includes a woman from Clear Lake. This board will establish a platform to begin…

Armed Fort Dodge drug dealer sent to prison for 10 years

Armed Fort Dodge drug dealer sent to prison for 10 years

SIOUX CITY – An armed Fort Dodge drug dealer who possessed firearms while distributing cocaine was sentenced this week to 10 years in federal prison. Jovon Naylor, 27, from Fort…

New exhibition opens this week at at MacNider Museum in Mason City

New exhibition opens this week at at MacNider Museum in Mason City

MASON CITY – Hank Hall, of Spirit Lake, IA, will be featured in a solo exhibition in the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Center Space Gallery. Off Center: Ceramics Works…

Iowa tight end Fant named 1st Team All-American by Sporting News

Iowa tight end Fant named 1st Team All-American by Sporting News

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior tight end Noah Fant was named a Sporting News first team All-American on Monday. This marks Fant’s second preseason All-America selection. Fant, who…

Convicted robber from Black Hawk county dies in prison

Convicted robber from Black Hawk county dies in prison

IOWA CITY – A convicted robber from Black Hawk county who robbed a convenience store wearing a Halloween mask died in prison this weekend, authorities say. Yvonne Myrna Joshua was…

Inmate throws hot coffee and punches in altercation at Iowa Medical Classification Center

Inmate throws hot coffee and punches in altercation at Iowa Medical Classification Center

CORALVILLE – A staff member was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical Classification Center in Coralville, IA at approximately 8:15 p.m. Sunday evening. The staff member, a correctional…

North Iowa students receive Christopherson Medical Scholarships

North Iowa students receive Christopherson Medical Scholarships

MASON CITY – The Christopherson Medical Scholarship Advisory Committee awarded scholarships totaling $20,000.00 to 11 North Iowa students studying medicine. Student recipients of the Christopherson Medical Scholarship for the 2018-19…

Mason City police make arrest in connection with theft investigation

Mason City police make arrest in connection with theft investigation

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department investigated an incident that occurred this morning shortly after 2:00 a.m. A man and woman had been at the Yes Way convenience…

Decent-sized baggie of marijuana found on sidewalk along busy Mason City road

Decent-sized baggie of marijuana found on sidewalk along busy Mason City road

MASON CITY – Someone will have more trouble than usual getting high after they lost their baggie of marijuana along a busy Mason City residential roadway. Let’s face it, this…

USDA report highlights benefits of tax cuts and jobs act for farmers

USDA report highlights benefits of tax cuts and jobs act for farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue last week highlighted a new report showing the positive impacts of President Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on American…

Juvies who stole bikes and vehicle nabbed in Charles City

Juvies who stole bikes and vehicle nabbed in Charles City

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Northern Iowa woman arrested for assault

Northern Iowa woman arrested for assault

GRAETTINGER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman was arrested for assault this weekend that caused injuries to a female juvenile. On June 29, 2018 at 9:51 p.m., The Palo Alto…

North Iowa man who received child porn faces prison

North Iowa man who received child porn faces prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A North Iowa man who received child pornography pled guilty on June 26, 2018, in federal court in Sioux City and could faces 20 years in prison.…

Waterloo man who slipped and fell on the ice while running from the police convicted of trafficking crack cocaine

Waterloo man who slipped and fell on the ice while running from the police convicted of trafficking crack cocaine

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who ran from police while in possession of crack cocaine and who was involved in a large drug trafficking operation in Waterloo was convicted…

Iowa awards over $19 million is state tax credits to various projects; none in North Iowa on list

Iowa awards over $19 million is state tax credits to various projects; none in North Iowa on list

DES MOINES – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced last week it registered 11 projects in seven communities to receive State Historic Preservation Tax credits totaling $19.1 million. None…

Brazilian man charged with interference with a flight crew after forcing plane to land in Iowa

Brazilian man charged with interference with a flight crew after forcing plane to land in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Brazilian man faces decades in prison after he was charged with interference with a flight crew after forcing a plane to land in Iowa. Guilherme Alves…

OPINION: Mueller’s investigation will stop Trump’s appointment to Supreme Court

OPINION: Mueller’s investigation will stop Trump’s appointment to Supreme Court

Listen up! Due to Justice Kennedy’s recent announcement stating his intention to retire, Robert Mueller, Special Counsel investigating the Russian probe on several fronts, will prematurely bring his findings to…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer touts improvements in Iowa’s education system

Rep. Linda Upmeyer touts improvements in Iowa’s education system

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: Happy Independence Day! As always, I’m looking forward to the Clear Lake Fourth of July parade and…

OBIT: Dominic Austin Linde, 23, of Mason City

OBIT: Dominic Austin Linde, 23, of Mason City

Dominic Austin Linde, 23, of Mason City, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018 at home. A funeral service for Dominic Linde will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July…

OBIT: Lola M. Paulus, 87, of Charles City

OBIT: Lola M. Paulus, 87, of Charles City

Lola M. Paulus, 87, of Charles City, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 at the Nora Springs Care Center. A funeral Mass for Lola Paulus will be held at 10:30…

Gov. Reynolds announces appointment of Jim Lindenmayer to Board of Regents

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Friday that former Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) president Jim Lindenmayer of Ottumwa will serve as the newest member of the Iowa Board…

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