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Hickenlooper ends presidential campaign

Hickenlooper ends presidential campaign

DENVER, CO – “I will never stop believing that America can only move forward when we work together.” Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper ended his campaign for the Democratic nomination…

City of Mason City expense report for August 15, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 15, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/15/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 305.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 943.52 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES9.15 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND…

Chicago-area man sentenced to 25 years after agreeing to trade child porn for chance to molest kids

Chicago-area man sentenced to 25 years after agreeing to trade child porn for chance to molest kids

CHICAGO — A north suburban man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in federal prison for distributing thousands of sexually explicit images and videos of children. Ronald Feder, 32, of…

Man gets 20 years in prison for mailing bombs to Hillary, Biden, Booker, Robert De Niro and other lib’s

Man gets 20 years in prison for mailing bombs to Hillary, Biden, Booker, Robert De Niro and other lib’s

NEW YORK – Cesar Altieri Sayoc was sentenced this week to 20 years in prison in connection with his mailing of 16 improvised explosive devices to victims across the country.…

Mexican man and 4-time drunk driver deported twice in 2017 sent to prison after coming back to Iowa yet again

Mexican man and 4-time drunk driver deported twice in 2017 sent to prison after coming back to Iowa yet again

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to 24 months in federal prison. Sergio Sanchez-Juarez, age 32, a citizen…

Mason City man guilty of assaulting police

Mason City man guilty of assaulting police

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Charles City woman found deceased in Cedar River

Charles City woman found deceased in Cedar River

NEW HAMPTON – A Charles City woman was found deceased in Cedar River this week. According to the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office, a report of a missing person on the…

3 Tips for Safer Driving in the USA

3 Tips for Safer Driving in the USA

Whether you’re a native American or a visitor to the US, road safety is paramount. Especially during peak seasons, or during the colder winter months when roads can become slick…

Out of control woman at Northern Iowa DHS office busted with meth

Out of control woman at Northern Iowa DHS office busted with meth

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An out of control woman at a Northern Iowa DHS office was busted with meth after the cops arrived on the scene. On August 13, 2019 at…

College Wrestling: Iowa State’s David Carr crowned Junior World Champion

College Wrestling: Iowa State’s David Carr crowned Junior World Champion

TALLINN, Estonia – Iowa State freshman David Carr can add Junior World Champion to his already long list of accolades. Carr took out Japan’s Jintaro Motoyama, 5-4, to become Iowa…

Alliant Energy releases 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

Alliant Energy releases 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

MADISON, WI – Alliant Energy released its Corporate Sustainability Report (alliantenergy.com/sustainability), highlighting the company’s broad sustainability efforts. The report outlines Alliant Energy’s continuing efforts to meet the ever-changing needs of…

South Texas man convicted of smuggling 27 illegal aliens in the back of a tractor trailer

South Texas man convicted of smuggling 27 illegal aliens in the back of a tractor trailer

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A South Texas man was convicted Tuesday for the unlawful transportation of 27 undocumented aliens in the back of a tractor trailer in April 2019. A…

Floyd County Community Foundation Grant application now available

WATERLOO – Grant applications can now be submitted to the Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF) for its 2019 grant cycle. The online grant application may be found on the FCCF…

Steve King slammed for suggesting rape and incest bolster population

Steve King slammed for suggesting rape and incest bolster population

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Congressman Steve King was roundly slammed for suggesting rape and incest bolster population. King made the remarks in Urbandale and the remarks were caught on video…

Hy-Vee warns customers of data exposure

Hy-Vee warns customers of data exposure

WEST DES MOINES – Hy-Vee, Inc. is conducting an investigation into a data incident involving its payment processing systems, in which customer payment data may have been exposed. Hy-Vee takes…

Female juvenile arrested after alleged threat to “shoot up” Albert Lea, MN High School

Female juvenile arrested after alleged threat to “shoot up” Albert Lea, MN High School

ALBERT LEA, MN — A female juvenile has been arrested after an alleged threat made online to “shoot up” the Albert Lea, Minnesota High School. On August 13th 2019 at…

Grassley, Ernst Op-ed: USMCA will bring home the bacon for Iowa, nation

Grassley, Ernst Op-ed: USMCA will bring home the bacon for Iowa, nation

Sens. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst of Iowa: Our state leads the nation in pork production. In fact, Iowa pork exports account for approximately $2 billion annually. That’s roughly 30…

Four Mason City school board seats up for election on November 5

Four Mason City school board seats up for election on November 5

MASON CITY– The Iowa Association of School Boards and Mason City Community School District urge Iowans passionate about education to consider running in the November 5 school board election. Public…

Fort Dodge man arrested after shooting

Fort Dodge man arrested after shooting

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge man was arrested after shooting another man Sunday morning. On Sunday, August 11th at approximately 12:30 AM, officers with the Fort Dodge Police Department…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Elizabeth Johnson as Executive Director of Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Gov. Reynolds appoints Elizabeth Johnson as Executive Director of Iowa Civil Rights Commission

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Elizabeth Johnson of Altoona to serve as Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Johnson, currently an administrative law…

Iowa crack dealer sentenced to more than fifteen years in federal prison

Iowa crack dealer sentenced to more than fifteen years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold crack cocaine near a park and an elementary school was sentenced August 12, 2019, to more than fifteen years in federal prison. Mohamed…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Tamra Roberts as District Court Judge

Gov. Reynolds appoints Tamra Roberts as District Court Judge

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Tamra Roberts as a district court judge in the Seventh Judicial District. Roberts, of Tipton, Iowa, currently practices law with…

Below normal July rainfall has part of Iowa headed toward drought conditions

Below normal July rainfall has part of Iowa headed toward drought conditions

DES MOINES — A second consecutive month of below normal precipitation has about 36 percent of the state rated as abnormally dry, according to the latest Water Summary Update. “It…

Fort Dodge meth dealer sent to prison

Fort Dodge meth dealer sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 8, 2019, to 14 years in federal prison. Michael Halstead, 32, originally from the Sacramento, California area,…

Biden, Warren leading Dem field in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump at 96% among Republicans

Biden, Warren leading Dem field in State Fair Straw Poll; Trump at 96% among Republicans

DES MOINES – Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren are the early leaders in the Iowa Secretary of State’s State Fair Straw Poll. Biden garnered 19% of the…

Senator Amanda Ragan says funding is critical for schools as students prepare to head back to class

Senator Amanda Ragan says funding is critical for schools as students prepare to head back to class

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Iowa students are preparing to head back to school. I hope each…

City of Mason City expense report for August 8, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 8, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/8/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 293.99 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 16.50 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 66.95 AHLERS AND…

Mason City councilman John Lee to run for third term

Mason City councilman John Lee to run for third term

MASON CITY – Ward 1 Councilman of Mason City John Lee announced this weekend he will seek a third term on the city council. Lee, a history teacher, made the…

Ferentz: Like all football teams, Hawkeyes deal with roster changes

Ferentz: Like all football teams, Hawkeyes deal with roster changes

IOWA CITY – Iowa Hawkeyes head football coach Kirk Ferentz held a press conference on Friday, August 9, 2019: KIRK FERENTZ: I just reached in my pocket and got a…

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison

Convicted Iowa murderer dies in prison

ANAMOSA – A convicted Iowa murderer died in prison this week. Roger Scott Sellers was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 9:09 a.m. yesterday morning in a hospice room…

Northern Iowa deputy hurt in auto crash Friday morning

Northern Iowa deputy hurt in auto crash Friday morning

LYON COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa deputy was hurt when he lost control of his vehicle Friday morning. On the morning of August 9, 2019 the Lyon County Sherriff’s…

Two people hurt in auto accident outside Mason City on Friday afternoon

Two people hurt in auto accident outside Mason City on Friday afternoon

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Two people were hurt in an auto accident Friday afternoon in rural Cerro Gordo county. On August 9, 2019 at 02:31 PM, the Cerro Gordo…

Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell

Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein has been found dead in his jail cell, it has been confirmed. Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement:…

Steve King to hold town hall meetings in Cerro Gordo and Hardin counties

Steve King to hold town hall meetings in Cerro Gordo and Hardin counties

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King announces that he will be hosting two town hall meetings on Wednesday, August 14. Both town halls are open to the public and to…

Mason City police warn of prize claim scam

Mason City police warn of prize claim scam

MASON CITY – Mason City police are warning citizens of a scam where they must send valuables in order to claim a prize. On August 8, 2019, the Mason City…

Iowa Governor extends existing proclamations for March flooding

Iowa Governor extends existing proclamations for March flooding

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds issued a proclamation Thursday extending existing proclamations of disaster emergency for flooding and severe weather that began in March. This extension allows state resources to…

OBIT: Keith “Mac” McInroy, 86, of Charles City

OBIT: Keith “Mac” McInroy, 86, of Charles City

Keith “Mac” McInroy, 86, of Charles City passed away at his home on August 2, 2019. According to his wishes, Mac has been cremated and a celebration of life will…

DNR tracking fish kill in White Breast Creek near Osceola

DNR tracking fish kill in White Breast Creek near Osceola

OSCEOLA — The DNR is tracking a spill from the Osceola wastewater treatment plant that is causing a fish kill in White Breast Creek. Not many details are available yet,…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of August 8, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of August 8, 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…

Iowa DNR investigating fish kill on Little Maquoketa River

Iowa DNR investigating fish kill on Little Maquoketa River

EPWORTH — The DNR is investigating a fish kill along about a 10-mile stretch of the Little Maquoketa River starting north of Epworth and running downstream to Durango. Starting at…

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