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Lung disease and at least one death reported from use of e-cigarettes

Lung disease and at least one death reported from use of e-cigarettes

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health reports that four cases of respiratory illness in young adults with a history of vaping have been reported to the agency. The…

Iowa heroin and fentanyl dealer who caused overdoses sent to prison

Iowa heroin and fentanyl dealer who caused overdoses sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold opioids that resulted in two near-fatal overdoses was sentenced August 22, 2019, to 25 years in federal prison. Jason Bates, age 44, from…

Fire with dark, billowing smoke extinguished in Manly Friday evening

Fire with dark, billowing smoke extinguished in Manly Friday evening

MANLY – A fire with billowing smoke was extinguished after an emergency response Friday evening in Manly. The fire was reported around 7:30 PM in Manly.  It was blazing east of…

College Basketball: Iowa’s 2019-20 men’s schedule released

College Basketball: Iowa’s 2019-20 men’s schedule released

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa, in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference, announced on Friday its 2019-20 men’s basketball schedule. The schedule includes 16 regular season home games,…

Iowa community college instructor who professed affiliation with Antifa ousted from job

Iowa community college instructor who professed affiliation with Antifa ousted from job

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa community college instructor who professed his support and affiliation with a possibly violent group called Antifa has been ousted from his job and thrust into…

Three Florida men hurt while evading Iowa State Patrol

Three Florida men hurt while evading Iowa State Patrol

WARREN COUNTY, IOWA – Three Florida men were hurt as they attempted to evade an Iowa State Patrolman in a high-speed pursuit this week. According to the Iowa State Patrol,…

Charles City man accused of speeding and drunk driving

Charles City man accused of speeding and drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – Police stopped an allegedly intoxicated speeding Charles City man. The arrest came on the evening of August 14, 2019. Officers with the Charles City police department conducted…

Webster City man sent to prison for 10 years for meth conspiracy

Webster City man sent to prison for 10 years for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 23, 2019, to 10 years in federal prison. Jeremy Alan Frye, age 35, from Webster City, Iowa,…

City of Mason City expense report for August 22, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 22, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/22/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 12.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 95.24 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,565.00 ALL STAR…

College Football: Iowa’s Stanley named to Manning Award Watch List

College Football: Iowa’s Stanley named to Manning Award Watch List

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior quarterback Nate Stanley has been named to the 2019 Manning Award Watch List. Created and sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl to honor…

Michigan man who brought gun and heroin from Detroit to Mason City sent to prison

Michigan man who brought gun and heroin from Detroit to Mason City sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man traveling from Detroit, Michigan to Mason City, IA to deliver heroin was sentenced Tuesday, August 20, 2019 to more than 10 years in federal prison.…

Busy Mason City intersection to close Monday morning, August 26

Busy Mason City intersection to close Monday morning, August 26

MASON CITY – A busy Mason City intersection will close Monday morning, August 26, for repair work. Work to install new pavement and sidewalks for the Iowa 122 reconstruction project…

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of August 22, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of August 22, 2019

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…

Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor the President’s promise to America’s farmers

Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor the President’s promise to America’s farmers

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Andrew Wheeler outlining the damaging effects of the…

Iowa school teacher arrested for sexual exploitation of student

Iowa school teacher arrested for sexual exploitation of student

COLUMBUS JUNCTION, IOWA – An Iowa school teacher has been arrested for sexual exploitation of a student. During the month of November 2018, a minor student from the Columbus Community…

Field of schemes fraud results in over a decade in federal prison for leader of largest organic fraud case in U.S. history

Field of schemes fraud results in over a decade in federal prison for leader of largest organic fraud case in U.S. history

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who fraudulently sold millions of dollars’ worth of non-organic grain as though it was organic was sentenced on August 16, 2019, to more than…

Thinking About Teaching in Iowa? Here’s What You Need to Know

Thinking About Teaching in Iowa? Here’s What You Need to Know

Across the United States there is a growing demand for teachers. Teaching is a uniquely rewarding profession, one that enables the most passionate and dedicated practitioners to make a real…

Wanted man caught after police pursuit in Humboldt

Wanted man caught after police pursuit in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT – A wanted man was caught after a police pursuit in Humboldt Tuesday afternoon. On August 20, 2019, at approximately 3:19 PM, an officer with the Humboldt Police Department…

OBIT: Tom Jolas of Mason City

OBIT: Tom Jolas of Mason City

Tom passed peacefully in the loving arms of our Lord and entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, August 19, 2019. A Funeral service will be held at 10:00…

How to Deal with Medical Malpractice

How to Deal with Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice is something that can happen to anyone. And while the doctor’s response to the incident matters a lot, it should not be the main factor that dictates what…

OBIT: Virginia Tudor, 88, of Charles City

OBIT: Virginia Tudor, 88, of Charles City

Virginia Tudor, 88, of Charles City, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly with her family by her side. A funeral service for Virginia…

Governor Reynolds appoints new Adjutant General 

Governor Reynolds appoints new Adjutant General 

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds has selected Maj. Gen. Benjamin J. Corell as the new Adjutant General for the Iowa National Guard. Corell recently returned from a deployment to…

Health department: Anyone who has received a tattoo or body piercing from an unlicensed facility in the North Iowa area should be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

Health department: Anyone who has received a tattoo or body piercing from an unlicensed facility in the North Iowa area should be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

MASON CITY – After recent reports and complaints regarding unlicensed tattoo facilities and artists in the area, public health officials remind residents to only get tattoos and body piercings from…

College Football: Iowa’s Stanley named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

College Football: Iowa’s Stanley named to Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior quarterback Nate Stanley has been named to the 2019 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award watch list. The award is presented annually to the…

Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

Biden edges Warren by 10 votes in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump surpasses 96% among Republicans

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Iowa State Fair Straw Poll featured a very close race between Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren. Biden edged Warren…

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant to be torn down in Mason City, replaced with tire store

Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant to be torn down in Mason City, replaced with tire store

MASON CITY – The former Carlos O’Kelly’s restaurant building in Mason City is being torn down and will be replaced with a tire store. Demolition of the former Carlos O’Kelly’s…

Iowa and Iowa State make AP top 25 preseason football poll

Iowa and Iowa State make AP top 25 preseason football poll

IOWA CITY – It’s still a Hawkeye state, but Iowa’s rival Iowa State plans to make a statement this season as both teams make the preseason top 25 in the…

Two “money mules” who defrauded victims in Iowa and across country sent to prison

Two “money mules” who defrauded victims in Iowa and across country sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two Georgia residents who participated as “money mules” in a scheme to defraud victims across the country out of more than $300,000 were each sentenced to federal…

Lime Creek Nature Center to hold annual Fall Festival on September 8

Lime Creek Nature Center to hold annual Fall Festival on September 8

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board are hosting their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, September 8 at the nature center located just north…

Green infrastructure conferences to be held in Iowa

Green infrastructure conferences to be held in Iowa

DES MOINES – Two opportunities to explore the possibilities of green stormwater infrastructure are coming up in September 2019.  Iowa City will host the Eastern Iowa Green Infrastructure conference on Thursday,…

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor of fallen Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy, Stephanie Schreurs

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff in honor of fallen Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy, Stephanie Schreurs

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, August 19th, 2019 until sunset in honor and remembrance of fallen…

University of Iowa Athletic Training undergoes structural shift

University of Iowa Athletic Training undergoes structural shift

IOWA CITY – The athletic training program at the University of Iowa has a long history of success and it is once again surging ahead of the curve relative to…

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for receiving child pornography

Storm Lake man sentenced to federal prison for receiving child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A man who received child pornography was sentenced August 9, 2019, to 6 years in federal prison. James Gailey, 49, from Storm Lake, Iowa, received the prison…

Governor Reynolds calls for greater federal flexibility in workforce development efforts

Governor Reynolds calls for greater federal flexibility in workforce development efforts

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds testified today at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, chaired by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA). Reynolds outlined…

NIACC men’s basketball team signs six for 2019-20 season

NIACC men’s basketball team signs six for 2019-20 season

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team has signed six players in its 2019-20 recruiting class. The Trojans signed Jay Gilson, a forward/post from Indianola, Miss., Jaden Horton, a…

College Basketball: Cyclones finish Italian Tour unbeaten

College Basketball: Cyclones finish Italian Tour unbeaten

VICENZA, Italy – The Iowa State men’s basketball team defeated the Ivory Coast National Team, 98-69, Saturday evening in Vicenza, Italy to finish its Italian Tour with a 3-0 record.…

OBIT: Raymond Reed, 76, of Greene

OBIT: Raymond Reed, 76, of Greene

Raymond Reed, 76, of Greene, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 in his sleep at home. A funeral service for Raymond Reed will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,…

Counterfeit money lab busted by Northern Iowa law enforcement

Counterfeit money lab busted by Northern Iowa law enforcement

FAYETTE COUNTY – Policies this Northern Iowa county have busted what they call a counterfeit money lab, and one man is behind bars with possibly more to follow. After a…

Railroad officer who shot Mason City man won’t face charges, county attorney says

Railroad officer who shot Mason City man won’t face charges, county attorney says

Mason CITY – A railroad officer who shot a Mason City man won’t face charges, the Cerro Gordo county attorney says. According to Carlyle D. Dalen, Cerro Gordo County Attorney,…

4 Lifestyle choices That Will Reduce Your Cost of Living

4 Lifestyle choices That Will Reduce Your Cost of Living

No matter how high your income is, it’s always beneficial to family life to try and reduce your cost of living. Freeing up your hard-earned money to spend on more…

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