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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…

Rep. Steckman: “mandatory sentences have had such terrible effects on many individuals”

Rep. Steckman: “mandatory sentences have had such terrible effects on many individuals”

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, representing the middle-third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa Legislature: Last week, I reported to you that John…

President Trump to renew demand billions for border wall; Democrats hitting back

President Trump to renew demand billions for border wall; Democrats hitting back

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump will ask Congress on Monday for several billion dollars for a border wall with Mexico, involving cuts to existing programs, and Democrats are…

Women’s College Basketball: No. 19 Iowa State advances to Big 12 Championship Semifinals over Kansas

Women’s College Basketball: No. 19 Iowa State advances to Big 12 Championship Semifinals over Kansas

OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 19 Iowa State advanced to the semifinals of the Phillips 66 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship with a 75-58 win over Kansas Saturday evening at Chesapeake…

College Basketball: Iowa State drops conference game to Texas Tech, 80-73

College Basketball: Iowa State drops conference game to Texas Tech, 80-73

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team closed out the regular season with a close home loss to #8 Texas Tech, 80-73. Texas Tech (26-5, 14-4 Big 12) made…

Three treated for injuries after accident in Cerro Gordo county Saturday afternoon

Three treated for injuries after accident in Cerro Gordo county Saturday afternoon

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Three people were treated for injuries after an accident in Cerro Gordo county Saturday afternoon. On March 9, 2019 at about 3:37 PM, the Cerro…

Northern Iowa woman sent to federal prison for dealing meth

Northern Iowa woman sent to federal prison for dealing meth

SIOUX CITY – A Northern Iowa woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 8, 2019, to 8 years in federal prison. Jamie Williams, 33, from Sanborn, Iowa, received…

Ragan: Foundation laid for a children’s mental health system

Ragan: Foundation laid for a children’s mental health system

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, who represents Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin counties. Senate lays foundation for children’s mental health care…

Winnebago Industries Board of Directors approves quarterly cash dividend, names new board chairman

Winnebago Industries Board of Directors approves quarterly cash dividend, names new board chairman

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, on Friday announced that on March 8, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly…

Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House

Bill forcing taxpayers to fund political campaigns passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C.- A bill dubbed a “historic reform package to restore the promise of our nation’s democracy, end the culture of corruption in Washington, and reduce the role of money…

Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard to join NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee

Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard to join NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee

AMES – Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard will join the 10-member NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee beginning Sept. 1, 2019. He will serve a five-year term. The…

Estherville man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

Estherville man sent to federal prison for meth and guns

SIOUX CITY – A previous gun conviction did not deter a Northern Iowa man from carrying a gun and crashing a motorcycle during flight from police. Todd Christopher Moritz, 47,…

City of Mason City expense report for March 7, 2019 – $1,021,465.57 total

City of Mason City expense report for March 7, 2019 – $1,021,465.57 total

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/7/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 317.99 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 2,648.99 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 103,440.82…

Alliant Energy seeks rate increases, says gas and electric “base rates will go up” by as much as 24% or more

Alliant Energy seeks rate increases, says gas and electric “base rates will go up” by as much as 24% or more

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy, which serves much of North Iowa, is preparing to raise rates substantially, the company announced. Electric rates for residential customers could go up as much…

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and possessed firearms illegally pled guilty March 6, 2019 in federal court in Sioux City. Tate Steburg, 47, from Fort…

Iowa State Athletics unveils 2019 Hall of Fame Class

Iowa State Athletics unveils 2019 Hall of Fame Class

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State Letterwinners Club announced today Iowa State Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2019. Six former Cyclone stars will be inducted into the Iowa State…

Governor Reynolds pleased with unanimous House Judiciary vote approving felon voting rights

Governor Reynolds pleased with unanimous House Judiciary vote approving felon voting rights

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds released the following statement after the Iowa House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed, House Study Bill 68, a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Iowa…

Iowa Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Forest City

Iowa Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Forest City

DES MOINES – On Tuesday, April 2, the Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Forest City, Iowa. The proceeding will take place in the Boman Fine Arts Center,…

Waldorf University to host prominent investigative journalist, Kerry Howley, to read on cage fighting and espionage

Waldorf University to host prominent investigative journalist, Kerry Howley, to read on cage fighting and espionage

FOREST CITY – Cage fighters, a prisoner who leaked military secrets, molested gymnasts, and the unbeatable Serena Williams, these are all people interviewed by Kerry Howley, a distinguished visiting writer…

Deputies arrest two in Worth county after traffic stop

Deputies arrest two in Worth county after traffic stop

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – Deputies arrested two people in Worth county, included a woman wanted on a warrant, after a traffic stop Wednesday. On March 6, 2018 a deputy with…

Northwest Iowa man who tried to deal up to 3 lbs. of meth sent to prison

Northwest Iowa man who tried to deal up to 3 lbs. of meth sent to prison

Sioux City – A Northwest Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced March 5, 2019, to 12 years in federal prison. Raymond Andrew Kerns, 37, from Cherokee, Iowa,…

Iowa State’s Shayok one of five finalists for Julius Erving Award

Iowa State’s Shayok one of five finalists for Julius Erving Award

AMES – Iowa State senior Marial Shayok has been named one of five finalists for the 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award. A national committee of top…

College athletics: Iowa State’s Pollard named Athletic Director of the Year

College athletics: Iowa State’s Pollard named Athletic Director of the Year

AMES – Iowa State Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard has been named a 2018-19 Under Armour AD of the Year by NACDA. Pollard will be honored at the NACDA Convention…

College football: Iowa’s defensive line coach retires

College football: Iowa’s defensive line coach retires

IOWA CITY – Reese Morgan, a member of the University of Iowa football coaching staff for 19 years, has announced his retirement. The announcement came Wednesday from head coach Kirk…

Iowa man found dead after visit to ex-wife’s home

Iowa man found dead after visit to ex-wife’s home

CLIVE, IOWA – An Iowa man was found dead after a visit to his ex-wife’s home. On Monday, March 4, Clive Police took a missing person report on Michael Shawn…

City Hall poses and answers the question: What is the River City Renaissance Project?

City Hall poses and answers the question: What is the River City Renaissance Project?

Information released by City Hall in Mason City on Tuesday, March 5, 2019: The Music Man Complex & Hotel A 105-room, full-service hotel and conference center will be built in…

Convicted Mason City domestic abuser nabbed at work on warrant after violent incident

Convicted Mason City domestic abuser nabbed at work on warrant after violent incident

MASON CITY – A convicted Mason City domestic abuser who served prison time for his past crimes was nabbed at his job at a chicken restaurant on a warrant after…

Fort Dodge police officer loses consciousness after traffic stop and exposure to possible fentanyl

Fort Dodge police officer loses consciousness after traffic stop and exposure to possible fentanyl

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge police officer lost consciousness this weekend after a traffic stop and exposure to possible fentanyl. On Sunday, March 3, 2019, a Fort Dodge Police Officer…

Women’s college basketball: Iowa’s Gustafson named B1G Player of the Year

Women’s college basketball: Iowa’s Gustafson named B1G Player of the Year

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson has been named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year, as voted on by the coaches and media, the conference…

Mason City school board to get details on proposed new gymnasium and swimming pool

Mason City school board to get details on proposed new gymnasium and swimming pool

MASON CITY – The Mason City school board will meet Monday night and talk about proposed projects to build a new gymnasium and swimming pool, potentially costing beleaguered taxpayers millions of…

Meservey house burns Monday morning

Meservey house burns Monday morning

MESERVEY – A house in Meservey burned Monday morning, authorities say. On March 4th at approximately 9:10 AM, dispatch received a call of a house fire at 205 Ohio Street…

Developer seeks to build large apartment complex in downtown Mason City

Developer seeks to build large apartment complex in downtown Mason City

MASON CITY – A developer is seeking to build a large apartment complex in downtown Mason City. Tuesday night, the Mason City council will consider setting forth the competitive bidding…

ICE discovers 67 illegal aliens, including 6 unaccompanied teens, in deplorable conditions in New Mexico shed

ICE discovers 67 illegal aliens, including 6 unaccompanied teens, in deplorable conditions in New Mexico shed

EL PASO — Deportation officers and special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Monday discovered 67 illegal aliens from Guatemala and Ecuador, including six unaccompanied teenagers, in…

Charles City police officer struck and dragged by fleeing Minnesota man during auto chase

Charles City police officer struck and dragged by fleeing Minnesota man during auto chase

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City police officer was injured and hospitalized after he was struck and dragged by a fleeing Minnesota man during an auto chase Thursday morning. According…

Sheriff Kevin Pals to be honored at NIACC’s Pathways to Success Luncheon

Sheriff Kevin Pals to be honored at NIACC’s Pathways to Success Luncheon

MASON CITY – The public is invited to attend the NIACC Alumni Association’s 29th annual Pathways to Success luncheon on Friday, April 5, 2019. The event is scheduled to begin…

Hawkeyes prepare to face Rutgers Saturday afternoon

Hawkeyes prepare to face Rutgers Saturday afternoon

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Basketball Media Conference held Friday, March 1, 2019 with Fran McCaffery, men’s basketball head coach: Q. Did Dolph take you up on your offer?…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks school infrastructure, safety, and technology

Rep. Linda Upmeyer talks school infrastructure, safety, and technology

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: We had another eventful week with the Girls State Basketball Tournament in Des Moines and several…