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South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces his run for the Presidency

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg announces his run for the Presidency

SOUTH BEND, IN — Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana has announced his run for the presidency. His remarks as prepared for delivery are below: Remarks of Mayor Pete…

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar feels threatened by Trump tweet, raises $830,000 for re-election

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar feels threatened by Trump tweet, raises $830,000 for re-election

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar said this weekend she was threatened by a Trump tweet as she raised $830,000 for her re-election. “Since the President’s tweet Friday evening, I have…

Police suggest missing Mason City woman’s body found in Marshalltown field

Police suggest missing Mason City woman’s body found in Marshalltown field

MARSHALLTOWN – Police on Monday suggested that a missing Mason City woman’s body was found that morning in a field near a Marshalltown Walmart. On Monday, April 15, 2019, at…

Iowa DNR investigating four manure runoffs due to weather conditions

Iowa DNR investigating four manure runoffs due to weather conditions

DES MOINES – DNR field offices are investigating four manure runoffs in relation to a weather system dropping heavy rainfall totals that moved through the northern and northwest part of the…

Tom and Lorraine Winterink of Red Cedar Lodge recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center April Entrepreneurs of the Month

Tom and Lorraine Winterink of Red Cedar Lodge recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center April Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Tom and Lorraine Winterink of Red Cedar Lodge as the April…

Measles case confirmed in Iowa

Measles case confirmed in Iowa

DES MOINES – A disease normally controlled by vaccinations has reached Iowa, leading to fears of an outbreak. Over the weekend, through testing from the State Hygienic Lab, a Northeastern…

Congress members concerned Israel will annex West Bank

Congress members concerned Israel will annex West Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A hard-liner in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won re-election in Israel, and U.S. President Donald Trump and other Republicans have a hawkish view on the Jewish…

Wanted Kensett man flees police as warrant served; woman lies to protect him

Wanted Kensett man flees police as warrant served; woman lies to protect him

KENSETT – On April 12, 2019, a deputy with the Worth County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve civil papers at a residence in Kensett.  The individual who was to be…

The Effects of the Internet on Modern Relationships

The Internet has had a profound effect on society, not least on modern relationships. Social media has revolutionized how people can communicate in the early 21st century. The availability of…

Treasury Secretary says Americans benefit from GOP tax cut on tax day

Treasury Secretary says Americans benefit from GOP tax cut on tax day

Via U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross: Today marks the first Tax Day under the new President Trump Tax Code, this massive tax cut benefits everyday working families and supports…

UPDATE: Three people shot Sunday in Marshalltown; one man arrested

UPDATE: Three people shot Sunday in Marshalltown; one man arrested

MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA – Three people were shot Sunday morning in Marshalltown, and police are searching for clues and made an arrest. On Sunday, April 14, 2019, at approximately 3:48 AM,…

Man arrested in Spirit Lake after assaulting police

Man arrested in Spirit Lake after assaulting police

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – A man left a bar Saturday night in Spirit Lake and assaulted police after being confronted about disorderly conduct. On April 13, 2019 at approximately 7:16…

Jaianna Green, daughter of Mason City native and star athlete Ty Green, will perform National Anthem in Mason City April 27

Jaianna Green, daughter of Mason City native and star athlete Ty Green,  will perform National Anthem in Mason City April 27

MASON CITY – The daughter of Mason City Native Ty Green, Singing Star Jaianna Green, will perform the National Anthem at a mixed-martial arts event to be held this month…

Joni Ernst raising millions for 2020 re-election war chest

Joni Ernst raising millions for 2020 re-election war chest

DES MOINES – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is in a strong position as she closes out the first quarter of 2019, announcing more than $2.8 million cash on hand…

Mason City council to consider first construction change order on arena project, costing over $152,000

Mason City council to consider first construction change order on arena project, costing over $152,000

MASON CITY – The Mason City council will consider on Tuesday night the first construction change order presented to them on the multi-use arena project, costing over $152,000. City administrator Aaron…

Iowa Congressman announces retirement at end of 116th Congress

Iowa Congressman announces retirement at end of 116th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Congressman Dave Loebsack of Iowa’s 2nd District released the following statement after announcing that he will be retiring at the end of the 116th Congress. Loebsack…

Twin Cities-area child sex trafficking sting nets 47 arrests during ‘Final Four’ weekend

Twin Cities-area child sex trafficking sting nets 47 arrests during ‘Final Four’ weekend

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Nearly four dozen people are facing state felony charges after being arrested for attempting to solicit children for sex following a four-day sting operation conducted during the…

North Iowa Symphony Orchestra to present Spring Concert

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Symphony Orchestra (NISO) concludes its season on Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 PM in the North Iowa Community Auditorium with another concert designed to…

WikiLeaks founder Assange charged in computer hacking conspiracy

WikiLeaks founder Assange charged in computer hacking conspiracy

WASHINGTON, DC – Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested April 11 in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal…

NIACC boys all-star game set for Sunday

MASON CITY – The annual NIACC boys basketball all-star game is set for Sunday in the NIACC gym. Game time is slated for 3 p.m. The Globe Gazette’s Luke Garza…

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony to be held Tuesday, May 7

Vietnam Veterans Recognition Ceremony to be held Tuesday, May 7

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs will host the 11th Annual Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Dan Gannon, Chair of the Iowa Commission…

Cerro Gordo taxpayers to save thousands each month with DHS office move

Cerro Gordo taxpayers to save thousands each month with DHS office move

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo taxpayers will save thousands of dollars each month as DHS offices will move to new location and a lower rent payment. The former Curries office…

Minnesota driver caught with meth in Worth county

Minnesota driver caught with meth in Worth county

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – A Minnesota driver was caught with meth in Worth county. On April 7, 2019 at 1:04 AM, a Worth County Deputy conducted a traffic stop on…

Code red issued in Mason City neighborhood after gun threat

Code red issued in Mason City neighborhood after gun threat

MASON CITY – A person claimed to be armed with a gun and made threats, leading police to issue a code red warning in a Mason City neighborhood Friday evening.…

Ames police arrest robbery suspects after stabbing

Ames police arrest robbery suspects after stabbing

AMES – Three men are in jail after a violent robbery in Ames. On April 10, 2019, at 6:56 p.m., Ames Police were called the 1100 block of Grand Avenue…

Wanted Mason City man stopped after short auto pursuit

Wanted Mason City man stopped after short auto pursuit

MASON CITY – A man who was due to serve a jail sentence failed to pull over for police late Friday evening, and led law enforcement on a short pursuit…

Helping Your Teen with Depression

Helping Your Teen with Depression

The number of teens struggling with depression is on the increase. While being moody and depressed is all part of being a teen if it’s affecting the way they function…

Iowans encouraged to remain diligent with ongoing flooding concerns

Iowans encouraged to remain diligent with ongoing flooding concerns

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds is encouraging Iowans be aware of, and prepared for, the potential for severe weather and flooding over the next several days. “Our partners at…

Worth county residents plan informational meeting on wind energy

Worth county residents plan informational meeting on wind energy

KENSETT – Iowa citizens of Worth County are hosting in informational meeting hoping to provide answers to some of the questions and controversies surrounding wind energy and especially the controversy about…

Dubuque man stabbed after altercation in front of apartment

Dubuque man stabbed after altercation in front of apartment

DUBUQUE – A Dubuque man was stabbed after an altercation in front of his apartment Friday morning. On Friday, April 12, 2019 at approximately 12:39 AM, the Dubuque Police Department…

Legislators work together on bipartisan bills, Senator Ragan says

Legislators work together on bipartisan bills, Senator Ragan says

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The Iowa House and Senate have worked together in a bipartisan manner…

$2.9 million in catalyst funding awarded to rejuvenate downtowns across Iowa

$2.9 million in catalyst funding awarded to rejuvenate downtowns across Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg announced today that $2.9 million in Catalyst Grant funding will be awarded to 29 communities across the state. The…

Mason City man surrenders to police after armed stand-off

Mason City man surrenders to police after armed stand-off

MASON CITY – A Mason City man surrendered to police after an armed standoff Thursday evening. On April 11, 2019 at about 6:03 PM Mason City Police were dispatched to…

Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp to test NBA process

Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp to test NBA process

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa freshman guard Joe Wieskamp announced Thursday that he has submitted paperwork for entry into the 2019 NBA Draft in order to test the process.…

City of Mason City expense report, April 11, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, April 11, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/11/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING INSURANCE F & EC 6,000.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 241.44 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS…

Liberals complain of lack of “key voices and perspective” on Iowa political talk shows

Liberals complain of lack of “key voices and perspective” on Iowa political talk shows

DES MOINES – With caucus season underway, Iowa’s political talk shows have failed to give voice to the diverse perspectives in our state, according to an analysis released today by…

United States Attorney’s Office in Iowa and and educators to host school threats forum

United States Attorney’s Office in Iowa and and educators to host school threats forum

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa recently collaborated with prosecutors, law enforcement, mental health providers, and school officials to discuss how…

Workers, elected officials, business, faith, law enforcement, civil rights and community groups gather in Des Moines to lobby for immigration reform

Workers, elected officials, business, faith, law enforcement, civil rights and community groups gather in Des Moines to lobby for immigration reform

DES MOINES – Wednesday morning at the state capitol, a broad coalition including workers, elected officials, business, faith, law enforcement, civil rights and community groups gathered to tell Congress: “Time…

Results of 2017 Census of Agriculture announced

Results of 2017 Census of Agriculture announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, spanning some 6.4 million new points of information about America’s farms and…

Iowa domestic violence advocate honored by Justice Department with special courage award

Iowa domestic violence advocate honored by Justice Department with special courage award

WASHINGTON – The Justice Department today presented Shari Kastein, a Sioux Center, Iowa, woman, with the Special Courage Award during the annual National Crime Victims’ Service Awards ceremony in Washington,…