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Health Department warns: Anyone who has received a tattoo or body piercing from unlicensed facilities in the area should be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

Health Department warns: Anyone who has received a tattoo or body piercing from unlicensed facilities in the area should be tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and C

MASON CITY – After recent reports and complaints regarding unlicensed tattoo artists in the area, public health officials remind residents to only get tattoos and body piercings from licensed professionals.…

Mason City police charge “Breezy” with tattoo crimes

Mason City police charge “Breezy” with tattoo crimes

MASON CITY – A young tattoo artist known as “Breezy” has been charged with crimes in his profession in Mason City. On Tuesday, January 21, 2020, the Mason City Police…

Peter Children Opinion: I won’t be deterred by Trump’s bullies

Peter Children Opinion: I won’t be deterred by Trump’s bullies

The opening line in the recent Opinion piece I wrote for this publication stated; “Trump has emboldened those with marginalized mental capacities.” Almost immediately after it appeared I was verbally…

Illegal Alien who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get a job in Iowa sent to prison

Illegal Alien who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get a job in Iowa sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used another person’s name and Social Security number to get a job was sentenced today to over two months in federal prison. Jose Hernandez-Benitez,…

USDA Invests $11 million in broadband for rural Minnesota and Iowa communities

USDA Invests $11 million in broadband for rural Minnesota and Iowa communities

HARMONY, MN – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Stephen Censky announced recently that the USDA has invested $11 million in three, high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will…

Iowa felon sent to prison for possessing methamphetamine near park

Iowa felon sent to prison for possessing methamphetamine near park

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who illegally possessed ice methamphetamine with the intent to distribute near a park was sentenced to five years in federal prison. Robin Kinney, age 59,…

Mason City’s Lincoln Intermediate students to compete in National Geographic Bee

Mason City’s Lincoln Intermediate students to compete in National Geographic Bee

MASON CITY – For the 31st year, the National Geographic Society is holding the National Geographic Bee for students in the fourth through eighth grades in thousands of schools across…

Waterloo man convicted after escape from halfway house

Waterloo man convicted after escape from halfway house

MASON CITY – A Waterloo man who escaped from a Waterloo halfway house and spent over two weeks on the lam was convicted after a half-hour bench trial in federal…

College Basketball: UNI’s AJ Green named MVC Player of the Week

College Basketball: UNI’s AJ Green named MVC Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS – UNI’s AJ Green has been selected as the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. Green averaged 27.0…