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Steve King supports and co-sponsors resolution seeking to censure impeachment-frenzied Adam Schiff of California

Steve King supports and co-sponsors resolution seeking to censure impeachment-frenzied Adam Schiff of California

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa’s fourth district Congressman Steve King addressed the House of Representatives Saturday, speaking in favor of a resolution to censure the impeachment-crazed liberal from California, Adam Schiff,…

Rudd man convicted for felony drunk driving

Rudd man convicted for felony drunk driving

CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Rudd man is behind bars, arrested on a felony drunk driving charge. Joshua Allen Skuster, age 29 of Rudd, was booked into the Cerro Gordo…

Veteran Gabriel Haugland of Clear Lake considers run for Iowa Legislature as Linda Upmeyer prepares for last session

Veteran Gabriel Haugland of Clear Lake considers run for Iowa Legislature as Linda Upmeyer prepares for last session

CLEAR LAKE – Another potential conservative challenger for Linda Upmeyer’s seat in the Iowa Legislature has emerged. Gabriel Haugland, a combat Veteran of Afghanistan, and current JAG officer in the…

Rockwell man arrested after early morning assault and vehicle pursuit in Mason City

Rockwell man arrested after early morning assault and vehicle pursuit in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Rockwell man was arrested after an early morning assault and vehicle pursuit in Mason City. Mason City police say that on October 19, 2019 at about…

College Basketball: Garza named to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Watch List

College Basketball: Garza named to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Watch List

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior Luka Garza is one of 20 players in the country to be named to the 2020 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Watch List. Named after three-time NCAA…

Emmetsburg couple busted with drugs

Emmetsburg couple busted with drugs

PALO ALTO COUNTY – An Emmetsburg couple was busted with drugs recently, and taken to jail. Two Emmetsburg residents were arrested as the result of a traffic stop recently in…

Lib’s dancing with glee after new poll showing Joni Ernst tanking

Lib’s dancing with glee after new poll showing Joni Ernst tanking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa is still standing as “likely Republican” in the crucial 2020 election for U.S. Senator, but a new poll showing Joni Ernst struggling with voters has liberals…

Smell that? Wet weather creates challenges for manure application on Iowa farm fields, Mason City DNR officer says

Smell that? Wet weather creates challenges for manure application on Iowa farm fields, Mason City DNR officer says

MASON CITY – Driving through rural Iowa this time of year to get to any semblance of civilization can be like being slapped in the face with a wet, pungent…

Iowa department of public safety recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week

Iowa department of public safety recognizes National Teen Driver Safety Week

DES MOINES – This week and every week, parents should have conversations with their teens about the important rules they need to follow to stay safe behind the wheel, the…

Iowa man who murdered child dies in prison

Iowa man who murdered child dies in prison

CLARINDA – An Iowa man who murdered his 2-year-old son died in Thursday in prison. Thomas Earl Seehan, age 69, was pronounced dead at 11:17 AM Thursday, October 17 in…

Justice department awards over $273.4 million to improve public safety, serve crime victims in American Indian and Alaska native communities

Justice department awards over $273.4 million to improve public safety, serve crime victims in American Indian and Alaska native communities

WASHINGTON – United States Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr., joined the Department of Justice today in announcing the award of over $273.4 million in grants to improve public safety, serve…

Latham, other conservatives eye Upmeyer’s soon-to-be vacant seat

Latham, other conservatives eye Upmeyer’s soon-to-be vacant seat

SHEFFIELD – The vacancy about to be left by retiring Republican legislator Linda Upmeyer in the Iowa House is being eyed by several conservatives. Linda Upmeyer was first elected to the…

Ragan: Vote in upcoming local elections

Ragan: Vote in upcoming local elections

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties from Senate District 27: Democracy requires citizen participation. The more folks get…

Webster City man arrested for attempted murder after Eagle Grove stabbing

Webster City man arrested for attempted murder after Eagle Grove stabbing

EAGLE GROVE – A Webster City man is behind bars after he allegedly stabbed another man in Eagle Grove. On July 10, 2019, Eagle Grove Police and Ambulance responded to…

$3.1 million judgment entered against five rural home health providers in Iowa and South Dakota

$3.1 million judgment entered against five rural home health providers in Iowa and South Dakota

CEDAR RAPIDS – On October 16, 2019, a federal court in Cedar Rapids entered a consent judgment for a total of $3,133,282.95 against five home health providers located in Iowa…

Over a decade in federal prison for Iowa man convicted of selling heroin and fentanyl

Over a decade in federal prison for Iowa man convicted of selling heroin and fentanyl

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold heroin laced with fentanyl was sentenced on October 16, 2019, to more than 13 years in federal prison. Reginald Love, age 28, from…

5 Up and Coming Areas to Buy a Vacation Home

5 Up and Coming Areas to Buy a Vacation Home

A vacation home can be a great asset, not only as a monetary investment, but as a place to take relaxing family breaks, celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and other occasions, or…

Health department receives $2.9 million lead-based paint grant to reduce lead hazards in Cerro Gordo county

Health department receives $2.9 million lead-based paint grant to reduce lead hazards in Cerro Gordo county

MASON CITY – CG Public Health has received a new federal grant of $2.9 million to continue efforts to protect children and families from the hazards of lead-based paint and…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Haliburton named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Haliburton named to Preseason All-Big 12 Team

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State sophomore Tyrese Haliburton has been named to the five-man Preseason All-Big 12 team, which was voted on by the league’s head coaches and announced Wednesday.…

OBIT: Joseph “Joe” Erb, 43

OBIT: Joseph “Joe” Erb, 43

Joseph “Joe” Erb, 43, passed away peacefully of natural causes in Bellingham, Washington after a brief illness. His life ended in a beautiful hospice setting with him being able to…

Gov. Reynolds announces formation of Governor’s Working Group on Criminal Justice Reform

Gov. Reynolds announces formation of Governor’s Working Group on Criminal Justice Reform

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the formation of the Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform (Fueling Ongoing Collaboration and Uncovering Solutions). The working group will build…

Guatemalan man working in Iowa sentenced to prison following deportation and document fraud

Guatemalan man working in Iowa sentenced to prison following deportation and document fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who had been deported, illegally returned to the United States, and then used false identification documents to obtain a job was sentenced today to more…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Wieskamp named to Jerry West Award watch list

College Basketball: Iowa’s Wieskamp named to Jerry West Award watch list

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa sophomore Joe Wieskamp is one of 20 players in the country to be named to the 2020 Jerry West Award Watch List. Named after…

Northwest Iowa otolaryngologist agrees to pay $1,000,000 to resolve Medicaid false claims allegations

Northwest Iowa otolaryngologist agrees to pay $1,000,000 to resolve Medicaid false claims allegations

CEDAR RAPIDS – Dr. Tracey Wellendorf, an otolaryngologist with a clinic in Carroll, Iowa, agreed to pay $1,000,000 to resolve False Claims Act allegations relating to as many as 115…

How to Get a Business Loan if Your Iowa Business Is Struggling

How to Get a Business Loan if Your Iowa Business Is Struggling

Most businesses go through tight financial periods. It’s at those times that a business is especially vulnerable to risk. However, even if your business is having financial issues, it doesn’t…

Iowa man serves jail time, probation after armed standoff in Charles City

Iowa man serves jail time, probation after armed standoff in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – An Iowa man who barricaded himself in a Charles City apartment back in August, armed with a weapon, has served his sentence and been placed on probation.…

Charles City man to stand trial for felonies after alleged attack

Charles City man to stand trial for felonies after alleged attack

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man arrested after an alleged violent attack remains jailed and is scheduled for a jury trial. Kristopher Viers, age 36 of Charles City, allegedly…

Bernie Sanders to lead march to end corporate greed in Des Moines  

Bernie Sanders to lead march to end corporate greed in Des Moines  

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders will lead the “March to End Corporate Greed” in Des Moines on Friday, November 1st.The announcement of the march follows Sanders’ unveiling on Monday of…

Black woman shot dead in her Texas home by white police officer, leading to his resignation and possible charges looming

Black woman shot dead in her Texas home by white police officer, leading to his resignation and possible charges looming

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – A white police officer in Texas who shot and killed a black woman in her own home over the weekend has resigned from his job, and…

Three men arrested after invading private property in Worth county

Three men arrested after invading private property in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – Three men were arrested after invading private property in Worth county this weekend. On October 12, 2019 at approximately 10:06 PM, a deputy with the Worth…

U.S. “must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East” Senate leader McConnell says, even as tragedy unfolds after Trump decision to pull troops

U.S. “must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East” Senate leader McConnell says, even as tragedy unfolds after Trump decision to pull troops

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump took a phone call with Turkey’s president last week, then pulled American troops out of neighboring Syria, leading to what appears to be…

Mason City sex offender arrested after new sex abuse charge brought by Nora Springs police

Mason City sex offender arrested after new sex abuse charge brought by Nora Springs police

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OBIT: Mecindo “JR” Salinas, Jr., 56, of Charles City

OBIT: Mecindo “JR” Salinas, Jr., 56, of Charles City

Mecindo “JR” Salinas, Jr., 56, of Charles City, passed away Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A Mass of Christian Burial for JR…

US-China trade deal announced, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks

US-China trade deal announced, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A US-China trade deal was announced this weekend, but China hasn’t signed anything and wants more talks before any deal is finalized. President Donald Trump spent the…

Convicted Waterloo burglar absconds from corrections facility

Convicted Waterloo burglar absconds from corrections facility

WATERLOO – Calvin Orlando Hoskins, convicted of Burglary 1st Degree and other crimes in Black Hawk County, failed to report back to the Waterloo Residential Corrections Facility as required last…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 10, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 10, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/10/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE FEE PROGRAMS 346.43 3SI SECURITY SYSTEMS INC INVESTIGATION FUND 216.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 272.00 AFFORDABLE…

Iowa Casino Remains Open

Iowa Casino Remains Open

The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska proposed to develop a casino resort back in 2007 and went through a number of challenges to secure the necessary approval and the required land…

College Football: Big second half propels Iowa State past West Virginia, 38-14

College Football: Big second half propels Iowa State past West Virginia, 38-14

MORGANTOWN, WV – Iowa State’s offense and defense came up big out in West Virginia on Saturday, propelling the Cyclones to a 38-14 victory over West Virginia. Defensively, Iowa State…

OBIT: James “Jim” Waechter, 56, of Charles City

OBIT: James “Jim” Waechter, 56, of Charles City

James “Jim” Waechter, 56, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place.…

‘Joker: A Cautionary Tale’

‘Joker: A Cautionary Tale’

By Dillion Daniels Going on its second week in the box office; ‘Joker’ has become the most controversial movie in recent memory. Receiving exemplar reviews calling the movie a masterpiece,…

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