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Multiple search warrants executed at Fort Dodge houses lead to seizure of illegal drugs, gun and large sum of cash

Multiple search warrants executed at Fort Dodge houses lead to seizure of illegal drugs, gun and large sum of cash

FORT DODGE – Multiple search warrants were executed Thursday at Fort Dodge houses, leading to seizure of illegal drugs, gun, a large sum of cash, and promises of arrests. On…

Iowa birthday bank robber sent federal prison for 5 years

Iowa birthday bank robber sent federal prison for 5 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who robbed a bank in Springville last year was sentenced today to five years in federal prison.  Joseph Jay Kripner, age 46 of Monticello,…

Gov. Reynolds signs Ag Trespass legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs Ag Trespass legislation into law

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed S.F. 519 into law following a bipartisan vote by both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa State Senate earlier this…

City of Mason City Publication Report March 14, 2019

City of Mason City Publication Report March 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 34.20 AKINS, GARY D EDUCATION AND TRAINING 45.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Possible hotel and convention center project on horizon in Clear Lake

Possible hotel and convention center project on horizon in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A possible hotel and convention center project is on the horizon in Clear Lake. Clear Lake City Administrator confirmed that the City of Clear Lake is engaged…

Rising water leads to sandbag availability, other measures; Governor issues disaster proclamation

Rising water leads to sandbag availability, other measures; Governor issues disaster proclamation

MASON CITY – Rising waters from rains and rapid snow melt are causing problems in the North Iowa area, and residents are advised to take measures if needed. A flood…

Iowa State defeats Baylor in Big 12 tourney opener, 83-66

Iowa State defeats Baylor in Big 12 tourney opener, 83-66

KANSAS CITY – Iowa State defeated Baylor in their Big 12 tourney opening game, 83-66, Thursday in Kansas City. Talen Horten-Tucker led the Cyclone attack with 21 points, while Marial…

Gov. Reynolds announces new voting rights application for felons

Gov. Reynolds announces new voting rights application for felons

DES MOINES – Today at her weekly press conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new application for felons to have their voting rights restored. The governor also reiterated her support…

NIACC’s Willems earns national POW week award

NIACC’s Willems earns national POW week award

MASON CITY – For the third time this season, NIACC freshman Mandy Willems has been selected as the NJCAA Division II national player of the week for the week of…

Rockford man convicted of illegal gun possession for third time sent federal prison

Rockford man convicted of illegal gun possession for third time sent federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Rockford, Iowa man who has a history of illegally possessing guns was sentenced today to more than a year in federal prison. Duane Richard Fisher, age…

OBIT: Donald F. “Don” Freiberg, 104 ½, of Charles City

OBIT: Donald F. “Don” Freiberg, 104 ½, of Charles City

Donald F. “Don” Freiberg, 104 ½, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Don…

Rapid snow melt and rainfall causing wastewater discharges

Rapid snow melt and rainfall causing wastewater discharges

DES MOINES — Heavy rainfall, fast snow melt, ice jams and flooding starting in northwest Iowa caused several wastewater discharges from city treatment plants. While fast stream currents and cold…