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Mason City judge applies for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

Mason City judge applies for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

DES MOINES – Thirty Iowans have applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the two vacancies on the Iowa Court of Appeals that occurred when Chief Judge David Danilson retired…

College basketball: Iowa State sneaks past top-seed Kansas State in Big 12 Tourney,

College basketball: Iowa State sneaks past top-seed Kansas State in Big 12 Tourney,

KANSAS CITY – Iowa State did what it does best Friday, which is advance in the Big 12 Conference Tournament with a 63-59 win over Kansas State. Marial Shayok struggled…

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper completes first trip to Iowa

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper completes first trip to Iowa

DENVER, CO – Over the weekend, former Colorado Governor and Democratic presidential candidate, Hickenlooper met with voters in Des Moines, Charles City, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Clinton, and Cedar Rapids. The…

Iowa defeats Illinois in Big Ten Tournament opener, 83-62

Iowa defeats Illinois in Big Ten Tournament opener, 83-62

CHICAGO – Nicholas Baer led the Iowa Hawkeyes with a season high with 17 points in defeating the Illinois Fighting Illini Thursday night int he Big Ten Tournament opener in…

Iowa man in state prison manages to deal “pounds of meth,” leading to long federal prison sentence

Iowa man in state prison manages to deal “pounds of meth,” leading to long federal prison sentence

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was responsible for distributing pounds of ice methamphetamine was sentenced today to more than ten years in federal prison. Duane Baker, age 28, from…

Boy hurt when school bus slides off icy road in Mitchell county

Boy hurt when school bus slides off icy road in Mitchell county

RURAL MITCHELL COUNTY – A boy was hurt when a school bus slid off an icy road in Mitchell county Wednesday morning. A school bus from the Osage School District…

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to campaign across Iowa this weekend with stops Scheduled in Waterloo, Dubuque, Independence, Cedar Rapids and Davenport

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to campaign across Iowa this weekend with stops Scheduled in Waterloo, Dubuque, Independence, Cedar Rapids and Davenport

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — This weekend, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will campaign across eastern Iowa, where she will meet with local residents at events in Waterloo, Dubuque, Independence, Cedar Rapids, and…

Multiple search warrants executed at Fort Dodge houses lead to seizure of illegal drugs, gun and large sum of cash

Multiple search warrants executed at Fort Dodge houses lead to seizure of illegal drugs, gun and large sum of cash

FORT DODGE – Multiple search warrants were executed Thursday at Fort Dodge houses, leading to seizure of illegal drugs, gun, a large sum of cash, and promises of arrests. On…

Iowa birthday bank robber sent federal prison for 5 years

Iowa birthday bank robber sent federal prison for 5 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who robbed a bank in Springville last year was sentenced today to five years in federal prison.  Joseph Jay Kripner, age 46 of Monticello,…

Gov. Reynolds signs Ag Trespass legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs Ag Trespass legislation into law

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed S.F. 519 into law following a bipartisan vote by both the Iowa House of Representatives and the Iowa State Senate earlier this…

City of Mason City Publication Report March 14, 2019

City of Mason City Publication Report March 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 34.20 AKINS, GARY D EDUCATION AND TRAINING 45.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Possible hotel and convention center project on horizon in Clear Lake

Possible hotel and convention center project on horizon in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A possible hotel and convention center project is on the horizon in Clear Lake. Clear Lake City Administrator confirmed that the City of Clear Lake is engaged…

Rising water leads to sandbag availability, other measures; Governor issues disaster proclamation

Rising water leads to sandbag availability, other measures; Governor issues disaster proclamation

MASON CITY – Rising waters from rains and rapid snow melt are causing problems in the North Iowa area, and residents are advised to take measures if needed. A flood…

Iowa State defeats Baylor in Big 12 tourney opener, 83-66

Iowa State defeats Baylor in Big 12 tourney opener, 83-66

KANSAS CITY – Iowa State defeated Baylor in their Big 12 tourney opening game, 83-66, Thursday in Kansas City. Talen Horten-Tucker led the Cyclone attack with 21 points, while Marial…

Gov. Reynolds announces new voting rights application for felons

Gov. Reynolds announces new voting rights application for felons

DES MOINES – Today at her weekly press conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a new application for felons to have their voting rights restored. The governor also reiterated her support…

NIACC’s Willems earns national POW week award

NIACC’s Willems earns national POW week award

MASON CITY – For the third time this season, NIACC freshman Mandy Willems has been selected as the NJCAA Division II national player of the week for the week of…

Rockford man convicted of illegal gun possession for third time sent federal prison

Rockford man convicted of illegal gun possession for third time sent federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Rockford, Iowa man who has a history of illegally possessing guns was sentenced today to more than a year in federal prison. Duane Richard Fisher, age…

OBIT: Donald F. “Don” Freiberg, 104 ½, of Charles City

OBIT: Donald F. “Don” Freiberg, 104 ½, of Charles City

Donald F. “Don” Freiberg, 104 ½, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A funeral service for Don…

Rapid snow melt and rainfall causing wastewater discharges

Rapid snow melt and rainfall causing wastewater discharges

DES MOINES — Heavy rainfall, fast snow melt, ice jams and flooding starting in northwest Iowa caused several wastewater discharges from city treatment plants. While fast stream currents and cold…

Cops find over 20 grams of meth on Iowa woman resisting arrest

Cops find over 20 grams of meth on Iowa woman resisting arrest

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa woman resisting arrest was subdued and cops found quite the stash of meth on her person. On March 12, 2019, at 22:55, officers from the…

How to Help Your Business Recover from Storm Damage

As a business owner, you’re used to being in control of everything. Everything runs through you. From accounting to marketing, you regularly provide all of your different departments with your…

Graduation rate in Iowa edges up to all-time high

Graduation rate in Iowa edges up to all-time high

DES MOINES – Iowa’s high school graduation rate edged up in 2018 to an all-time high of 91.4 percent, underscoring long-term progress, according to figures released today by the Iowa…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on Senate vote to pass Judicial Nominating Reform

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on Senate vote to pass Judicial Nominating Reform

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement after the Senate voted to pass S.F. 237, reforming Iowa’s judicial nominating system: “Today’s vote by the Iowa State Senate…

OBIT: Carol May Ross, 66, of Charles City

OBIT: Carol May Ross, 66, of Charles City

Carol May Ross, 66, of Charles City, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2019 at her home. A private memorial service will be held in the spring. Carol was born…

No. 13 Iowa State falls in Big 12 title game to No. 1 Baylor

No. 13 Iowa State falls in Big 12 title game to No. 1 Baylor

OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 13 Iowa State (25-8) made a valiant effort against No. 1 Baylor (31-1), but the Lady Bears were able to pull away in the fourth quarter…

NIACC gets No. 2 seed, faces Wayne County CC in opener

NIACC gets No. 2 seed, faces Wayne County CC in opener

HARRISON, Ark. – The second-ranked NIACC women’s basketball team gained the No. 2 seed for the NJCAA Division II national tournament. The Lady Trojans (27-5) faces 15th seed Wayne County…

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 5, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report: March 5, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for March 5, 2019: Accurate Analytical, lab tests 70.00  1 Airgas USA LLC, repair 227.62  1 All Star Pest Contro, extermin 90.00  1 Alliant Energy,…

Film ‘Three Identical Strangers’ to be shown at MacNider Museum on Saturday, March 16

Film ‘Three Identical Strangers’ to be shown at MacNider Museum on Saturday, March 16

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2019 Winter Film Series, Films in February, Movies in March, concludes on Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m. with Three Identical…

Iowa man who distributed over 17 pounds of meth in Waterloo area sent prison for over 10 years

Iowa man who distributed over 17 pounds of meth in Waterloo area sent prison for over 10 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who distributed more than 17 pounds of ice methamphetamine in the Waterloo area was sentenced on March 7, 2018, to more than ten years…

Iowa law agencies will be stepping up traffic enforcement March 14 – 17

Iowa law agencies will be stepping up traffic enforcement March 14 – 17

MASON CITY – Local Iowa law enforcement agencies will be stepping up traffic enforcement March 14 – 17 to combat drunk driving. Americans have celebrated their Irish heritage on St.…

College basketball: Cyclones open Big 12 Tourney against Baylor

College basketball: Cyclones open Big 12 Tourney against Baylor

AMES – Five-seed Iowa State faces fourth-seed Baylor when it opens play Thursday at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship. The Matchup: Iowa State (20-11, 9-9 Big 12) vs. Baylor…

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Newton Correctional Facility

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Newton Correctional Facility

NEWTON – Two correctional officers were assaulted by an inmate at the Newton Correctional Facility at approximately 6 p.m. Monday night. The assault occurred when an inmate was given a…

NIACC women place 5 players on all-region teams

NIACC women place 5 players on all-region teams

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team landed three players on the all-NJCAA Region XI first team. NIACC’s Mandy Willems, Jada Buford and Autam Mendez all earned first-team all-region…

NIACC men land 4 players on all-region teams

NIACC men land 4 players on all-region teams

MASON CITY – For the first time since the 2015-16 season, the NIACC men’s basketball team has landed at least one player on the all-NJCAA Region XI first team. Freshmen…

Storm Lake man convicted of receiving child pornography

Storm Lake man convicted of receiving child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa man who received child pornography – including images of the sexual abuse and exploitation of infants and toddlers – pled guilty March 4, 2019,…

Wrestling: Iowas finishes distant 3rd at Big Ten Championship

Wrestling: Iowas finishes distant 3rd at Big Ten Championship

MINNEAPOLIS – University of Iowa sophomore Alex Marinelli won the 165-pound Big Ten title on Saturday, defeating Penn State’s top-ranked Vincenzo Joseph, 9-3, in the finals of the conference tournament…

Waldorf University to host first annual Music Career Day

Waldorf University to host first annual Music Career Day

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University will host the first annual music career day on Wednesday, March 13. The event will run from 2-9 p.m. with a feature keynote presentation from…

Women’s college basketball: Iowa wins Big Ten Championship, beats Maryland 90-76

Women’s college basketball: Iowa wins Big Ten Championship, beats Maryland 90-76

INDIANAPOLIS – The Iowa women’s basketball team won its third Big Ten Tournament Title and first since 2001 Sunday by beating regular season champion Maryland, 90-76. It is the second…

Women’s college basketball: No. 19 Cyclones to play No. 1 Baylor for Big 12 Title Monday night

Women’s college basketball: No. 19 Cyclones to play No. 1 Baylor for Big 12 Title Monday night

OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 19 Iowa State women’s basketball team (25-7, 13-5 Big 12) will take on No. 1 Baylor (30-1, 18-0 Big 12) for the Phillips 66 Big 12…

Rep. Upmeyer says her priorities remain alive for discussion this session

Rep. Upmeyer says her priorities remain alive for discussion this session

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: Several friendly faces in Des Moines this week with the Boys…