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Worth county sheriff warns of attempted break-ins

Worth county sheriff warns of attempted break-ins

NORTHWOOD – The Worth county sheriff is warning citizens of attempted break-ins and to report suspicious activity. The Worth County Sheriff’s Office says that on October 8, 2018, they received…

Why A Vacation Is Beneficial To Your Health

Why A Vacation Is Beneficial To Your Health

Do you find yourself craving a vacation from time to time? After all, this is something that everyone feels at one point or another, and if it is a recurring…

One dead after pickup collides with garbage truck outside Rockwell

One dead after pickup collides with garbage truck outside Rockwell

ROCKWELL – One person died as a result of a two-vehicle crash Thursday near Rockwell. According to a report from the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Thursday, October…

Missing Mason City man “safe and sound” in Los Angeles homeless shelter

Missing Mason City man “safe and sound” in Los Angeles homeless shelter

MASON CITY – Mason City police announced Thursday night that a missing Mason City man is “safe and sound” in a Los Angeles homeless shelter The missing person report taken…

Southbridge Mall owner pays overdue taxes; Cerro Gordo county drops lawsuit

Southbridge Mall owner pays overdue taxes; Cerro Gordo county drops lawsuit

MASON CITY – Southbridge Mall’s owner has paid his late taxes owed to Cerro Gordo county, and the county announced it is dropping its lawsuit in pursuit of those funds.…

Two Iowa wrestlers suspended for opening season matches

Two Iowa wrestlers suspended for opening season matches

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands announced Wednesday that Sam Stoll and Vince Turk will each serve a one-match suspension when the Hawkeyes open the…

Franklin county convicted drunk driver who fled Iowa prison nabbed by cops

Franklin county convicted drunk driver who fled Iowa prison nabbed by cops

NEWTON – An inmate from the Newton Correctional Release Center that was on escape status earlier in the week has been apprehended by law enforcement and returned to the custody…

Second annual Trent Smith Invite set for Friday

Second annual Trent Smith Invite set for Friday

MASON CITY – The second annual Trent Smith Invitational is set for Friday on the NIACC campus. The five-kilometer starts at 4:30 p.m. with a men’s 8K race to follow.…

Feds waive rules so border fence with Mexico can be built

Feds waive rules so border fence with Mexico can be built

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security has issued a waiver to waive certain laws to ensure the expeditious construction of barriers and roads near the international border in the…

Mason City men nabbed in Worth county with needle, pills and “loaded meth pipe”

Mason City men nabbed in Worth county with needle, pills and “loaded meth pipe”

WORTH COUNTY – Three Mason City men were caught in Worth county recently, cruising the backroads in erratic fashion with a needle, pills and a loaded methamphetamine pipe, police say.…

Mercy’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program certified by industry leader

Mercy’s Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Program certified by industry leader

MASON CITY – Mercy Medical Center North Iowa announced this week that its cardiovascular rehabilitation program has been certified by a renowned industry leader. The Mercy Cardiac Rehab Program announced…

Reward offered for clues in death of Webster City man

Reward offered for clues in death of Webster City man

WEBSTER CITY – Police in Webster City are seeking clues after a man was found dead under possibly suspicious circumstances. On October 9th, 2018 at about 9:18 AM, the Hamilton…

Iowa man selling fake drugs sent to prison for possessing real guns

Iowa man selling fake drugs sent to prison for possessing real guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa drug user who was selling a cutting agent claiming it was methamphetamine was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Kyle Starbuck,…

Grant money sent to Iowa to battle state’s suicide problem

Grant money sent to Iowa to battle state’s suicide problem

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been awarded $3.5 million over five years to implement the “Zero Suicide” model across Iowa. The state will partner…

Postal Service wants to hike stamp costs, again

Postal Service wants to hike stamp costs, again

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) today of price changes to take effect Jan. 27, 2019. The proposed prices, approved by…

Waldorf University introduces English as a Second Language Endorsement

Waldorf University introduces English as a Second Language Endorsement

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University will now offer the English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement as an option to Education students. The university was notified by the Iowa Department…

Health officials urge citizens to get flu shot this season

Health officials urge citizens to get flu shot this season

DES MOINES – Health officials are urging citizens to get a flu shot this season. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reminds Iowans that getting a flu vaccine every…

Franklin county convicted drunk driver flees Iowa prison

Franklin county convicted drunk driver flees Iowa prison

NEWTON – A Franklin county convicted drunk driver left an Iowa prison without permission, and police are searching for him. Terry Lee Fink II, an inmate housed at the Newton…

Mason City police release clues in missing man case; search is still in progress

Mason City police release clues in missing man case; search is still in progress

MASON CITY – Mason City police say they are still seeking help in locating a missing, local man. According to a statement released by police Wednesday morning: We appreciate the…

Three-car collision Tuesday in Mason City sends man to hospital

Three-car collision Tuesday in Mason City sends man to hospital

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Former Forest City investment adviser sentenced to nearly fifteen years in federal prison for fraud and identity theft

Former Forest City investment adviser sentenced to nearly fifteen years in federal prison for fraud and identity theft

CEDAR RAPIDS – A North Iowa former investment adviser who stole over $2.4 million from his clients was sentenced on October 5, 2018, to 175 months in federal prison. Darrell…

Mason City woman once employed by police department charged with drug crime

Mason City woman once employed by police department charged with drug crime

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman once employed by the police department has been charged with a drug crime. Melinda Severs, a former administrative assistant with the Mason City…

White House update: Justice Kavanaugh could have big impact early on Supreme Court

White House update: Justice Kavanaugh could have big impact early on Supreme Court

The following is a news update from the White House: Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was sworn in as America’s 114th Justice at a White House ceremony last…

Iowa’s Attorney General urges Dept. of Education to address problems with Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Iowa’s Attorney General urges Dept. of Education to address problems with Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

DES MOINES– Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller urged U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Federal Student Aid Acting Chief Operating Officer Jim Manning to address the severe shortage…

Iowa’s Nelson, Moss earn B1G player of the week honors

Iowa’s Nelson, Moss earn B1G player of the week honors

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior defensive end Anthony Nelson and freshman defensive back Riley Moss have been recognized by the Big Ten Conference following Iowa’s 48-31 win at…

Interview with Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery

Interview with Iowa men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery

IOWA CITY – Iowa’s head basketball coach, Fran McCaffery, was interviewed Monday as part of the team’s media day activities: All the stuff Connor went through last year, strep throat,…

Gov. Reynolds issues statement on President Trump’s E15 decision

Gov. Reynolds issues statement on President Trump’s E15 decision

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a statement Monday following news of President Donald Trump’s decision on E15: “Today’s decision from President Trump is a big win for Iowa.…

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 2, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 2, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 2, 2018 Download the PDF file .…

Satellite TV company will offer refunds or free cancellations to more than 1,100 Iowans

Satellite TV company will offer refunds or free cancellations to more than 1,100 Iowans

DES MOINES – A Utah satellite TV company will offer to refund money or cancel contracts for more than 1,100 Iowans after the Iowa Attorney General’s Office accused it of…

Second Iowa man convicted in kidnapping, torture, and execution of gender-fluid teen

Second Iowa man convicted in kidnapping, torture, and execution of gender-fluid teen

DES MOINES – The Iowa Attorney General’s office worked with federal and Des Moines County prosecutors and law enforcement to secure the second murder conviction in the slaying of a…

Liberal Iowa political group launches website to assist voters

Liberal Iowa political group launches website to assist voters

DES MOINES – A new resource for early voting was launched by Progress Iowa – a liberal Iowa political group – today, at IowaVotesEarly.com, providing Iowans who want to vote…

Iowa authorities searching for escaped convict

Iowa authorities searching for escaped convict

DES MOINES – A man convicted of multiple domestic abuse crimes in Iowa failed to report back to a residential facility this weekend and authorities are warning citizens to be…

Iowa State’s Braxton Lewis named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Iowa State’s  Braxton Lewis named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State junior safety Braxton Lewis was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after his performance in Iowa State’s 48-42 win over No. 25 Oklahoma…

Cyclone freshman quarterback Brock Purdy receives numerous national honors this week

Cyclone freshman quarterback Brock Purdy receives numerous national honors this week

AMES – Iowa State true freshman QB Brock Purdy earned a number of national awards after his impressive performance in Iowa State’s 48-42 victory over No. 25 Oklahoma State in…

Senator Ragan says better communication can keep Iowans safe

Senator Ragan says better communication can keep Iowans safe

The following is a legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City – Communication among law enforcement and other public safety agencies is key to ensuring safer communities across…

Absentee ballots ready for 2018 General Election

Absentee ballots ready for 2018 General Election

MASON CITY – Absentee ballots are ready for 2018 General Election, the Cerro Gordo county auditor said. An eligible voter may vote an absentee ballot at the county auditor’s office…

Zoo to offer after school special for kids at Lime Creek Nature Center

Zoo to offer after school special for kids at Lime Creek Nature Center

MASON CITY – The Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines will visit the Lime Creek Nature Center for an “After School Special” on Monday, October 29 at 4 p.m. With…

Feds award millions for school safety plus nearly $500K to Iowa Dept. of Education to prevent violence and deal with mental health crisis

Feds award millions for school safety plus nearly $500K to Iowa Dept. of Education to prevent violence and deal with mental health crisis

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. joined the Department of Justice on this month in announcing more than $70 million in grant funding to bolster school security, educate and train…

Honorable judge Brett Kavanaugh sworn-in as Supreme Court Justice

Honorable judge Brett Kavanaugh sworn-in as Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The honorable Judge Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday as the newest U.S. Supreme Court Justice after the Senate culminated a tenacious and turbulent debate with a…

Iowa beats Minnesota, 48-31

Iowa beats Minnesota, 48-31

MINNEAPOLIS – Iowa (4‐1, 1‐1) defeated Minnesota (3‐2, 0‐2) on Saturday, 48‐31, at TCF Bank Stadium. Iowa retains possession of the Floyd of Rosedale for the fourth straight year. The…

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