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Florida man arrested for threatening to kill Congress members Eric Swalwell, Rashida Tlaib and Cory Booker

Florida man arrested for threatening to kill Congress members Eric Swalwell, Rashida Tlaib and Cory Booker

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Florida man is behind bars after making death threats against liberal members of Congress. John Kless, age 49 of Tamarac, Florida, was arrested today after being…

NIACC Pathways to Success honored 71 student leaders

NIACC Pathways to Success honored 71 student leaders

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) recognized 71 student leaders at the 29th annual Pathways to Success luncheon held April 5th in the Muse-Norris Conference Center at…

Key Iowa Senators applaud investigation by U.S. Inspector General into Medicaid care

Key Iowa Senators applaud investigation by U.S. Inspector General into Medicaid care

DES MOINES – The U.S. Office of Inspector General has launched an investigative review of whether federal officials are providing sufficient and appropriate oversight to ensure that people with Medicaid…

OBIT: Harold “Junior” Rodamaker, 89, of Charles City

OBIT: Harold “Junior” Rodamaker, 89, of Charles City

Harold “Junior” Rodamaker, 89, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A Mass of Christian Burial for Harold Rodamaker…

Gov. Reynolds attends USS Iowa 30 Year Remembrance Ceremony

Gov. Reynolds attends USS Iowa 30 Year Remembrance Ceremony

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds attended the USS Iowa 30 Year Remembrance Ceremony at the Battleship USS Iowa Museum in Los Angeles, Calif on April 19. The ceremony honored the…

Mason City man faces burglary and domestic abuse charges

Mason City man faces burglary and domestic abuse charges

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is facing burglary and domestic abuse charges after a recent incident in town. Joshua James Rinnels, age 33 of Mason City entered a…

College baseball: Iowa downs #30 Nebraska, 3-2

College baseball: Iowa downs #30 Nebraska, 3-2

IOWA CITY – Junior Zeb Adreon delivered a game-winning RBI single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the University of Iowa baseball team to a…

Iowa man convicted by jury after enlisting homeless cousin to invade home of coveted domain name owner

Iowa man convicted by jury after enlisting homeless cousin to invade home of coveted domain name owner

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who enlisted his cousin to break into a Cedar Rapids man’s home and order him at gunpoint to transfer an Internet domain was convicted by…

Ames man accused of stabbing puppy and throwing him in dumpster

Ames man accused of stabbing puppy and throwing him in dumpster

AMES – An Ames man has been arrested and accused of stabbing a puppy and throwing it in a dumpster. On April 14, 2019, at 11:43 AM, the Ames Police…

Mason City man charged with assault after dealing concussion to nurse

Mason City man charged with assault after dealing concussion to nurse

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Cerro Gordo Health Department employee selected for prestigious fellowship

Cerro Gordo Health Department employee selected for prestigious fellowship

MASON CITY –  Kelli Gerdes, EP-C has been selected as a PHRASES Fellow by the de Beaumont Foundation and the Aspen Institute. Gerdes is one of 15 public professionals in…

City of Mason City expense report, April 18, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, April 18, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/18/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 305.00 AARP SERVICE EXPENSES 22.14 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 238.16 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE…

Senator Grassley responds to Mueller report, says it raises many questions

Senator Grassley responds to Mueller report, says it raises many questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Chuck Grassley released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report of investigation. “I’m encouraged by the level of transparency that we saw today. Attorney General…

Jacobson named Big 12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of The Year

Jacobson named Big 12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of The Year

AMES – Iowa State junior Michael Jacobson has been named the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Jacobson is the third Iowa State men’s basketball recipient of the…

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks on the Release of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks on the Release of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks on the Release of the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election Washington, DC ~ Thursday, April 18,…

U.S. Beef, poultry and egg products gain new market access in Tunisia

U.S. Beef, poultry and egg products gain new market access in Tunisia

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export…

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads guilty to harassment – fined and put on probation

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads guilty to harassment – fined and put on probation

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Attorney General Barr: “No collusion” by President Trump – or anyone – with Russian hacking of American elections

Attorney General Barr: “No collusion” by President Trump – or anyone – with Russian hacking of American elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democrats are furious this morning after Attorney General William Barr re-iterated time and again at a press conference that there was no collusion between President Trump’s campaign…

Steve King says “Trump should listen” when Iowans ask him to enforce Renewable Fuels Standard

Steve King says “Trump should listen” when Iowans ask him to enforce Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King issues the following statement in support of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s effort to highlight the harm being done to the Renewable Fuels Standard by…

2019 Governor’s Cup ROTC Honorees Announced

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg will present the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Governor’s Cup ROTC Award for outstanding achievement to one student from each of the following…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks “Truth in Taxation – Property Taxes”

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks “Truth in Taxation – Property Taxes”

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: Another busy week in the Iowa House as work on the…

Autopsy confirms identity of body found in Marshalltown is missing Mason City woman

Autopsy confirms identity of body found in Marshalltown is missing Mason City woman

MARSHALLTOWN – An autopsy has confirmed the identity of a body found in Marshalltown is that of a missing Mason City woman and no foul play is suspected. On Monday,…

Gov. Reynolds signs bill that “opens doors for” Iowans with criminal past “who deserve a second chance”

Gov. Reynolds signs bill that “opens doors for” Iowans with criminal past “who deserve a second chance”

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 650 into law, which protects job creators that hire individuals with past criminal offenses. “This bill opens doors for Iowans who…

Mason City woman charged with animal neglect after deaths of 5 cats

Mason City woman charged with animal neglect after deaths of 5 cats

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has been charged with animal neglect after the deaths of 5 cats, police say. On March 13, 2019 a search warrant was executed at…

Health Department urges residents to check vaccine records

Health Department urges residents to check vaccine records

MASON CITY –  In response to the recent confirmed measles case in Northeast Iowa, the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health would like to stress the importance of making…

39th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show to open at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

39th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show to open at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – The 39th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show, sponsored by the Safford and Lena Lock Photo Endowment Fund, opens on Friday, April 19 in the Charles H. MacNider…

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order, calls for legislative funding for flood recovery

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order, calls for legislative funding for flood recovery

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds this week was joined by lawmakers to announce a $15 million legislative funding package for Fiscal Year 19. The governor also signed an Executive…

Richard Leet drawing workshop set for June 1 at MacNider museum

Richard Leet drawing workshop set for June 1 at MacNider museum

MASON CITY – Richard Leet will teach a day-long workshop at the MacNider Art Museum on Saturday, June 1. This fast-paced, in-depth workshop, based on the teachings of Kimon Nicolaides’…

Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Leaders Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Definition of WOTUS

Gov. Reynolds, Iowa Leaders Submit Comments on EPA’s Proposed Definition of WOTUS

DES MOINES — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, Acting Director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Bruce Trautman, and Director of the Iowa Department of…

Waukee schools announce finalists for school superintendent position after scathing audit and resignations

Waukee schools announce finalists for school superintendent position after scathing audit and resignations

WAUKEE, IOWA – The Waukee Community School District Board of Education is announced this week that they have selected three candidates to interview for their superintendent vacancy. The candidates selected…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on Children’s Mental Health bill passing Iowa Legislature

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on Children’s Mental Health bill passing Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa Senate voted in a strong bipartisan manner to pass HF 690, legislation to create a statewide children’s…

Shots fired, blood found in street after incident in Mason City

Shots fired, blood found in street after incident in Mason City

MASON CITY – Law enforcement is investigating an incident in Mason City Tuesday night in which shots were fired and blood was found in the street – but no victim.…

Females accosted by unknown assailants in Minneapolis

Females accosted by unknown assailants in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – On the evening of Tuesday, April 16th, the University of Minnesota Police Department took a report of an incident that occurred just before 10 p.m. at a bus…

Need Some Extra Cash Fast? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Getting a Payday Loan

With more than 10 million people applying for them every year, payday loans are increasing in popularity. While they’re not the best option for everyone, they’re one of the many…

OBIT: Jeanne Tomsic, 82, of Charles City

OBIT: Jeanne Tomsic, 82, of Charles City

Jeanne Tomsic, 82, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. As Jeanne wishes, cremation will take place with…

Gov. Reynolds signs 3 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 3 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Tuesday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following 3 bills into law: SF159: an act relating to assessment scores set by the Department of Education for successful completion…

How to Add the Wow Factor into Your Home

How to Add the Wow Factor into Your Home

Every homeowner wants to create an impressive home, which will surprise a guest for the right reasons once they step inside. To do so, you will need to incorporate stunning…

Gov. Reynolds signs 8 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 8 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Monday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following 8 bills into law: HF698: an act relating to the jurisdiction and management of pioneer cemeteries. SF140: an act relating…

Women’s college basketball: Cyclones add highly-touted transfer, Lindsey Jarosinski

Women’s college basketball: Cyclones add highly-touted transfer, Lindsey Jarosinski

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly announced today the addition of Lindsey Jarosinski, a freshman transfer from Wake Forest. “We could not be more excited to add…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, April 9, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, April 9, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, April 9, 2019: Alliant Energy, utilities 463.07 3 Clear Choice Constru, freight 16760.00 1 Consumer Credit Coun, scholarships 735.00 1 Frontier Communicati, telephone 519.80 1…