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Marshalltown man robbed at gunpoint

Marshalltown man robbed at gunpoint

MARSHALLTOWN – A Marshalltown man was robbed at gunpoint this week. On August 5, 2019, at approximately 4:00 am, an employee of Zamora Fresh Market (4 E. Main St) reported…

College Football: Iowa State Cyclones surpass football season ticket reacord

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State football fans, students in particular, have “proved it” once again that they’ll answer a call to action. The Cyclones have broken their football season ticket…

OBIT: Steven “Steve” Bartholmey, 47, of Osage

OBIT: Steven “Steve” Bartholmey, 47, of Osage

Steven “Steve” Bartholmey, 47, of Osage, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home in Osage. A gathering of family and friends for Steve Bartholmey will be held at…

Governors Reynolds and others call for EPA to drop claim that CO2 emissions from agricultural feedstocks are pollutants

Governors Reynolds and others call for EPA to drop claim that CO2 emissions from agricultural feedstocks are pollutants

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Reynolds, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin are calling on the Environmental Protection…

Hillary Clinton calls for gun control in America

Hillary Clinton calls for gun control in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hillary Clinton called for gun control in America after two mass-shootings rocked the nation. “With two mass shootings in America in less than 24 hours, thoughts and…

Body of adult female discovered in Iowa’s South Skunk River

Body of adult female discovered in Iowa’s South Skunk River

DES MOINES – An adult female’s body was discovered in Iowa’s South Skunk River Tuesday afternoon. On August 6, 2019, shortly after 3:00 p.m., members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s…

Charles City man caught drunk driving

Charles City man caught drunk driving

BREMER COUNTY – A Charles City man was caught drunk driving. On July 13, 2019, a Bremer county law enforcement officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Further investigation…

Clarion child molester jailed for violating state’s sex offender registry

Clarion child molester jailed for violating state’s sex offender registry

BREMER COUNTY – A Clarion child molester has been jailed for violating the state’s sex offender registry. On July 31, the Bremer county sheriff’s office located and arrested 52-year-old Gary…

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 requires the Secretary of the Treasury to analyze the exchange rate policies of other countries. Under Section 3004 of…

Clear Lake fire department receives donation for remotely operated underwater vehicle

Clear Lake fire department receives donation for remotely operated underwater vehicle

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake fire department has received a donation enabling it to buy a remotely operated underwater vehicle for rescues and other uses. The Clear Lake Volunteer…

Estherville man busted with meth operation

Estherville man busted with meth operation

ESTHERVILLE – Police in Estherville raided a residence there and discovered a possible meth-dealing operation, resulting in the arrest of one man who quickly got out of jail. On Friday…

Winnebago River cleanup held in Mason City

Winnebago River cleanup held in Mason City

MASON CITY – The Winnebago River was cleaned up by volunteers this weekend. A river cleanup float was held on the Winnebago River on Saturday, August 5 from 9 AM…

Singer R. Kelly charged with prostitution of teen in Minnesota

Singer R. Kelly charged with prostitution of teen in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – Singer R. Kelly, has been charged with two counts of prostitution with a person under 18, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced at a news conference Monday. Kelly,…

A Green Business Guide: How to Save Money While Also Saving the Environment

A Green Business Guide: How to Save Money While Also Saving the Environment

As a business owner, you’re more than capable of sealing lucrative deals and turning over a hefty profit. Are you as good, however, when it comes to saving the money…

OBIT: Marjorie “Marge” Tjebkes, 66, of Charles City

OBIT: Marjorie “Marge” Tjebkes, 66, of Charles City

Marjorie “Marge” Tjebkes, 66, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Osage Rehab & Health Center in Osage, Iowa. Private family burial will take place at West…

Ames convenience store robbed; clerk bound and injured by crook

Ames convenience store robbed; clerk bound and injured by crook

AMES – An Ames convenience store was robbed Monday morning and the clerk was bound and injured by the crook, police say. On August 5, 2019, at 5:07 AM, the…

Waterloo domestic abuser sent to prison for gun possession

Waterloo domestic abuser sent to prison for gun possession

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo domestic abuser has been sent to prison for gun possession. A man who unlawfully possessed a firearm after committing a crime of domestic violence was…

Northern Iowa woman slams car into front door of convenience store

Northern Iowa woman slams car into front door of convenience store

RUTHVEN, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman suffered a medical emergency, lost control of her car, and slammed into the front door of a convenience store. On Saturday, August 3,…

Clarion man arrested for attempted burglary, drunk driving

Clarion man arrested for attempted burglary, drunk driving

STANHOPE, IOWA – A Clarion man was arrested for attempted burglary and drunk driving after a hit-and-run accident. The incident took place on august 1, when at 12:04 PM, Hamilton…

Bernie Sanders to return to Iowa

Bernie Sanders to return to Iowa

DES MOINES — Sen. Bernie Sanders will return to Iowa for stops next Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Clear Lake, Williams, Carroll, Adel, Avon and Orient. Sen. Sanders last visited…

Iowa DNR, State Medical Examiner’s Office investigating Waukee man’s death at Clear Lake

Iowa DNR, State Medical Examiner’s Office investigating Waukee man’s death at Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – On August 3, 2019, at approximately 2:30 pm, Daniel Ryan Linderman, 28, of Waukee, IA, was tubing behind a boat being operated by Timothy Heitland of Buffalo…

Steve King faces familiar Democratic foe in Scholten

Steve King faces familiar Democratic foe in Scholten

SIOUX CITY — A 5th generation Iowan, J.D. Scholten today launched his bid for Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, currently held by Steve King, by debuting an announcement video narrated by…

Stebens Charitable Foundation awards local grants

Stebens Charitable Foundation awards local grants

MASON CITY – The Bertha Stebens Charitable Foundation has announced that it has awarded 42 grants worth $159,000.00 for 2019. The awardees are: COMMUNITY POLICING ADVISORY BOARD: National Night Out,…

Leader Mitch McConnell recovering at home from fractured shoulder

Leader Mitch McConnell recovering at home from fractured shoulder

LOUISVILLE, KY – Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is recovering at home from fractured shoulder after he tripped and fell on his patio. David Popp. Communications Director for Senate Majority…

Shots fired in Fort Dodge; one hurt

Shots fired in Fort Dodge; one hurt

FORT DODGE – As many as 20 gunshots were fired in Fort Dodge Saturday night in Fort Dodge, leaving one teen hurt. On Saturday, August 3, the Webster County Telecommunications…

City of Mason City expense report for August 1, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for August 1, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/1/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 610.00 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 1,036.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 51.80 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES…

Returning to Work After An Accident

Returning to Work After An Accident

Returning to work after any long absence always takes some adjustment, but when an accident and/or injuries caused your absence, circumstances get a lot more complicated. It can be a…

Improving Iowa: Taking a Look Back at What William Stowe Stated a Year Ago

Improving Iowa: Taking a Look Back at What William Stowe Stated a Year Ago

Back in June of 2018, William Stowe presented a critical analysis of the current situation in Iowa and how there is ample room for improvement in the entire state. The…

Runaway trailer smashes mailbox in Charles City; man cited

Runaway trailer smashes mailbox in Charles City; man cited

CHARLES CITY – A runaway trailer smashed a mailbox in Charles City and a man was cited with a misdemeanor for the accident. On July 31, 2019 at 221 PM,…

Governor Reynolds makes statement on resignation of DHS administrator after he files lawsuit against state

Governor Reynolds makes statement on resignation of DHS administrator after he files lawsuit against state

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following statement on the resignation of former Director Jerry Foxhoven, who is now suing the state of Iowa: “As I have…

Iowa has Experienced a Significant Crime Rate Increase in the Last Few Years, According to Reports

The state of Iowa is not known as a violent state by far, but there has been a recent rise in crime rates all across the state, with certain areas…

Britt golf cart store explosion takes man’s life

Britt golf cart store explosion takes man’s life

BRITT – The explosion at a Britt golf cart store has taken a man’s life, the Hancock county sheriff’s office says, and left another man hospitalized. On Wednesday, July 31,…

Mason City councilman Paul Adams to seek re-election

Mason City councilman Paul Adams to seek re-election

MASON CITY – At-Large City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem, Paul Adams, has announced he will seek a second term on the City Council in Mason City. “Serving on the…

Hands-free driving law now in effect in Minnesota

Hands-free driving law now in effect in Minnesota

NORTH OF IOWA – If you are traveling north of Iowa behind the wheel of a car, take note – it is illegal in Minnesota to use an electronic device…

Waverly woman fatally runs over child with pickup truck

Waverly woman fatally runs over child with pickup truck

WAVERLY – A Waverly woman fatally ran over a child with a pickup truck Tuesday evening. The accident took place at 1644 Easton Avenue in Waverly at about 8:40 PM…

Mason City man accused of stalking

Mason City man accused of stalking

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is behind bars, accused of stalking and violating a no-contact order. Jon Christopher Pete, age 52, was booked into the Cerro Gordo county…

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