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Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration. The proclamation extends regulatory relief allowing bars and restaurants to provide carry-out or…

College Football: UNI adds Watson and Ganz to staff

College Football: UNI adds Watson and Ganz to staff

CEDAR FALLS  – UNI head coach Mark Farley rounded out his coaching staff for the 2020 season. Farley’ entering his 20th season as the head coach of UNI football, tabbed…

73 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa, one additional death confirmed

73 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa, one additional death confirmed

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 73 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 497 positive cases. One…

Health department director to travelers: “Self-isolate now”

Health department director to travelers: “Self-isolate now”

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county’s health department director, Brian Hanft, says travelers should self-isolate in a statement released this morning: Tuesday, 3/31/2020 One of the most frequently asked questions…

Iowa advocacy group points out that Senator Joni Ernst took credit for paid sick leave in Coronavirus stimulus after voting to strike it from bill

Iowa advocacy group points out that Senator Joni Ernst took credit for paid sick leave in Coronavirus stimulus after voting to strike it from bill

DES MOINES – An Iowa advocacy group has rightly pointed out that Senator Joni Ernst is taking credit for paid sick leave for workers that was included in the Coronavirus…

Don’t take your chances with Coronavirus – you ain’t that good at gambling

Don’t take your chances with Coronavirus – you ain’t that good at gambling

It’s a bad bet to try and live the normal, daily routine you have been accustomed to in your life now that Coronavirus has invaded and is wreaking havoc across…

Man pleads not guilty to sex crimes against child in Charles City

Man pleads not guilty to sex crimes against child in Charles City

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88 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

88 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 88 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 424 positive cases. There…

Winnebago Industries manufactures medical masks  for Mercyone North Iowa Medical Center

Winnebago Industries manufactures medical masks   for Mercyone North Iowa Medical Center

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, announced today it will be providing medical masks to MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. The masks…

President Trump extends social distancing recommendation until April 30

President Trump extends social distancing recommendation until April 30

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump on Sunday held a press conference and extended the current social distancing recommendation until April 30, but this could pushed all the way through…

Health department director warns, “huge increase” of Covid-19 cases now taking place in Iowa

Health department director warns, “huge increase” of Covid-19 cases now taking place in Iowa

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county’s health department director is warning this morning of a “huge increase” of Covid-19 cases now taking place in Iowa. According to Cerro Gordo county’s…

College Wrestling: Iowa’s Tom Brands named InterMat Coach of the Year

College Wrestling: Iowa’s Tom Brands named InterMat Coach of the Year

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has been named 2020 InterMat Coach of the Year, the amateur wrestling website announced. This award, presented each year since…

4 Things To Consider If You Want To Become A Nurse

Do you want to work as a nurse? There are currently over 60 thousand nurses working in Iowa, but there is still a national nursing shortage – so if you…

Your Guide to MSAE Degree Admission Requirements

One of the biggest educational disappointments is getting your hopes up about pursuing an educational path and then finding out you don’t meet the requirements. Not only does that set…

Charles City man faces felony homicide by vehicle charge and more after fatal auto accident

Charles City man faces felony homicide by vehicle charge and more after fatal auto accident

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38 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional death confirmed

38 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional death confirmed

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 38 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 336 positive cases. There…

Iowa courts attempt to serve citizens during COVID-19 pandemic

Iowa courts attempt to serve citizens during COVID-19 pandemic

DES MOINES – During these unprecedented and ever-changing circumstances, the Iowa Judicial Branch is attempting to provide regular public updates on the steps they have taken to provide essential services to…

Authorities continue search for missing Mason City man on dangerous river

Authorities continue search for missing Mason City man on dangerous river

RURAL WORTH COUNTY – Authorities continued the search Sunday for a Mason City fisherman missing since Friday after a boat mis-hap. The Worth county sheriff’s office said this morning that…

Former Waterloo doctor has medical license suspended, faces criminal charges after alleged car chase with police

Former Waterloo doctor has medical license suspended, faces criminal charges after alleged car chase with police

DES MOINES – A former Waterloo doctor has medical license suspended, faces criminal charges after alleged car chase with police. Nicholas J. Kuiper, D.O., a 41-year-old Iowa-licensed physician who formerly…

Continued progress announced on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

Continued progress announced on implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) last week announced continued progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions…

Iowa fishing and hunting regulations not affected by COVID-19

Iowa fishing and hunting regulations not affected by COVID-19

DES MOINES – Iowa’s hunting and fishing regulations are not affected by the current COVID-19 health emergency in Iowa. Despite rumors on social media channels, the DNR has no plans…

Nashua woman busted with meth in Clarksville

Nashua woman busted with meth in Clarksville

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OBIT: Maryan Shipley, 79, of Charles City

OBIT: Maryan Shipley, 79, of Charles City

Maryan Shipley, 79, of Charles City, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A private service will be held at Hauser Weishaar…

Waterloo domestic abuser on the loose, authorities say

Waterloo domestic abuser on the loose, authorities say

WATERLOO – A multi-convicted Waterloo domestic abuser is on the loose, authorities say, and they are seeking help bringing him back to justice. Troy Edward Stewart, convicted of Domestic Abuse…

Authorities search for missing Mason City fisherman in Worth county

Authorities search for missing Mason City fisherman in Worth county

NORTHWOOD – A Mason City man has gone missing in a Worth county river after his fishing boat became entangled with a wire. On Friday, March 27, 2020 at 12:12…

“Breezy” sent to jail for tattoo crimes in Mason City

“Breezy” sent to jail for tattoo crimes in Mason City

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Iowa 1st District Congresswoman Finkenauer asks Governor Reynolds to issue statewide ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

Iowa 1st District Congresswoman Finkenauer asks Governor Reynolds to issue statewide ‘Stay-at-Home’ order

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) sent a letter to Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recognizing the governor’s efforts regarding the outbreak of coronavirus in the state and urging consideration of…

Charles City man accused of sex abuse of special needs female under his care pleads not guilty, awaits trial

Charles City man accused of sex abuse of special needs female under his care pleads not guilty, awaits trial

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Clear Lake woman to stand trial for drunk driving, eluding and 17 traffic violations

Clear Lake woman to stand trial for drunk driving, eluding and 17 traffic violations

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64 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

64 additional COVID-19 cases reported in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 64 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 298 positive cases (a…

Nashua man dies in ATV mis-hap while igniting fires

Nashua man dies in ATV mis-hap while igniting fires

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Iowa state parks reduce some amenities as part of COVID-19 response

Iowa state parks reduce some amenities as part of COVID-19 response

CLEAR LAKE – Iowa state parks are continuing to look at ways to help protect the health of visitors and staff during the COVID-19 health emergency. Iowa state parks are still…

President Donald J. Trump signs CARES Act; Read FAQ about rebates and more

President Donald J. Trump signs CARES Act; Read FAQ about rebates and more

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump signed the $2.2 trillion CARES Act on Friday, March 27, 2020. The CARES Act gives rebates to millions of Americans, loans and grants…

Manager of a decade long Iowa marijuana trafficking operation sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

Manager of a decade long Iowa marijuana trafficking operation sentenced to over seven years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – The manager of a large-scale marijuana trafficking operation who brought marijuana into Iowa for resale for a decade was sentenced today to more than seven years in…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer offers COVID-19 response 

Rep. Linda Upmeyer offers COVID-19 response 

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: I know this is a hard time for everyone, and I…

Cerro Gordo health department “working tirelessly to prepare for when sick people fill our hospitals”

Cerro Gordo health department “working tirelessly to prepare for when sick people fill our hospitals”

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo county health department is hard at work for the possibly unavoidable time when our local hospitals are inundated with Covid-19 victims, as other parts…

56 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 2 additional deaths confirmed, Reynolds holds press conference today

56 additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, 2 additional deaths confirmed, Reynolds holds press conference today

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 56 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 235 positive cases. There…

Iowa Attorney General dismantles national ‘puppy laundering’ ring 

Iowa Attorney General dismantles national ‘puppy laundering’ ring 

DES MOINES — Iowans who operated an alleged puppy laundering ring have agreed to dissolve their “pet rescue” nonprofits, permanently cease deceptive operations, pay the state $60,000, and submit to other restrictions as…

First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Wright County

First case of COVID-19 confirmed in Wright County

WRIGHT COUNTY – On March 26, 2020, Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wright County. This individual is currently self-isolating at…

City of Mason City expense report for March 26, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for March 26, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/26/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ———— ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 13,508.00 ALL STAR PRO GOLF OTHER SUPPLIES 497.50 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES &…

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