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Mason City Public Library to begin phased reopening

Mason City Public Library to begin phased reopening

MASON CITY – The library will begin the reopening process on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 with the health and safety of  patrons and staff being the paramount goal, library director…

Charles City nurse anesthetist sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for drug tampering and diversion scheme

Charles City nurse anesthetist sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison for drug tampering and diversion scheme

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Todd Blodgett opinion: SHOOTERS WILL STOP LOOTERS

Todd Blodgett opinion: SHOOTERS WILL STOP LOOTERS

“Run up in here and see what happens”, a legally armed black man warned some would-be looters, as he and other African-Americans protected black-owned, Minneapolis businesses from violence-prone thieves.  They…

Pres. Trump protected from protesters in White House bunker Friday before being serenaded by song “Macho Man” during rocket launch

Pres. Trump protected from protesters in White House bunker Friday before being serenaded by song “Macho Man” during rocket launch

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump hid in a White House bunker Friday night as emboldended protesters tormented him from Penn Avenue, then the next day he was serenaded by the…

Iowa’s largest county – Polk – under curfew after violent protests

Iowa’s largest county – Polk – under curfew after violent protests

DES MOINES – Iowa’s largest county – Polk – is under curfew after violent protests this weekend, and Governor Kim Reynolds supports the move. Due to the violent outbreak of…

Two teens shaken up after auto accident outside Clear Lake

Two teens shaken up after auto accident outside Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Two teens were checked for injuries after an auto accident Friday morning outside Clear Lake. The Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office says the accident happened on…

Des Moines police report they arrested 47 after protest became violent Saturday night and Sunday

Des Moines police report they arrested 47 after protest became violent Saturday night and Sunday

DES MOINES – Des Moines police are reporting they arrested 47 people after protests became violent Saturday night and Sunday in the downtown area. According to a Des Moines police…

Mason City woman charged with rioting in Des Moines

Mason City woman charged with rioting in Des Moines

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Brutal former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd

Brutal former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS – The brutal former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, whose life he viciously snuffed out with…

Attorney General William Barr comments on death of George Floyd, promises prosecution for rioters

Attorney General William Barr comments on death of George Floyd, promises prosecution for rioters

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The police brutality in Minneapolis that caused the death of George Floyd and then riots across the country has brought a promise of justice the nation’s Attorney…

Missouri pastor sentenced 25 years for producing child pornography

Missouri pastor sentenced 25 years for producing child pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A former Pineville, Missouri, pastor was sentenced Wednesday in federal court today for producing child pornography. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the…

Drunk Minnesota man, police say, leads cops on chase in Clear Lake

Drunk Minnesota man, police say, leads cops on chase in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Police say a drunk Minnesota man refused to pull over for a traffic stop but was eventually caught after a short pursuit. On Thursday, May 28, 2020,…

Staff assault reported at Iowa State Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – Two correctional officers were assaulted by two inmates at approximately 8 AM this morning at the Iowa State Penitentiary. Two correctional officers were escorting an inmate back to…

Gov. Reynolds and Des Moines Mayor Cownie release statement on Des Moines protest and violence

Gov. Reynolds and Des Moines Mayor Cownie release statement on Des Moines protest and violence

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie released the following statements on last night’s protests and violence that occurred in downtown Des Moines: Governor Kim…

How To Help Those Who Can’t Work From Home 

How To Help Those Who Can’t Work From Home 

Right now, working from home seems like a great idea. It means no one has to interact with anyone outside of their family (ideal for social distancing and safety in…

New Hampton man cited after failure to yield at stop sign and clobbering another motorist

New Hampton man cited after failure to yield at stop sign and clobbering another motorist

RURAL FAYETTE COUNTY – A New Hampton man has been cited after his alleged failure to yield at a stop sign and clobbering another motorist, totaling her car. On May…

Ames man accused of driving off with gas and drunk driving

Ames man accused of driving off with gas and drunk driving

WEST UNION, IOWA – An Ames man is accused of driving off with gas and drunk driving in Fayette county. On May 19, 2020 at approximately 10:45 PM, the Fayette…

OBIT: Jeanette Kathryn (Henning) Boyd

OBIT: Jeanette Kathryn (Henning) Boyd

Jeanette Kathryn (Henning) Boyd was born on October 14, 1941 in Allison, IA. She was carried to Heaven on May 27, 2020 at Westbrook Acres Nursing Home in Gladbrook, IA.…

Police in Fort Dodge execute search warrants to root out baddies

Police in Fort Dodge execute search warrants to root out baddies

FORT DODGE – Police in Fort Dodge are seeking to root out the bad seeds in that community using search warrants and have already brought several suspects to jail. Between…

Minnesota Governor Walz signs Executive Order activating National Guard to “protect the people”

Minnesota Governor Walz signs Executive Order activating National Guard to “protect the people”

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-65, activating the Minnesota National Guard to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of George…

President Trump signs Executive Order on “preventing online censorship”

President Trump signs Executive Order on “preventing online censorship”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump, apparently miffed after Twitter placed a “fact check” disclaimer on one of his countless “tweets” has issued an executive order Thursday that he claims…

Iowa authorities investigating after deceased woman found

Iowa authorities investigating after deceased woman found

MELCHER-DALLAS, IOWA – Iowa authorities are investigating after a deceased woman was found. Today, at 11:21 AM, officers with the Melcher-Dallas Police Department and deputies with the Marion County Sheriff’s…

Tips for Delegation

Tips for Delegation

If you own a business, you have already heard about the benefits of delegation. It is a great way to save time and money – but despite this, some business…

Iowa among states to receive funds from USDA for rural water and wastewater infrastructure improvements

Iowa among states to receive funds from USDA for rural water and wastewater infrastructure improvements

WASHINGTON – The USDA announced this week that Iowa is among states to receive federal funds for rural water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under…

Child hurt in farming accident near Thornton

Child hurt in farming accident near Thornton

THORNTON, IOWA – A child was hurt in a farming accident near Thornton Wednesday evening. On May 27, 2020 at about 8:22 PM, the Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office was…

Businessman Steve Minert announces candidacy for County Recorder

Businessman Steve Minert announces candidacy for County Recorder

MASON CITY – Steve Minert, a well-known Mason City Harley-Davidson dealer and Cerro Gordo county public official, announced today that he’s a candidate for the GOP nomination for the office…

Plymouth and Lakota men busted with tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of weed and coke in traffic stop

Plymouth and Lakota men busted with tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of weed and coke in traffic stop

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Fort Dodge police investigating shots fired incident after fight

Fort Dodge police investigating shots fired incident after fight

FORT DODGE – Police in Fort Dodge are investigating a fight that led to shots being fired early Tuesday morning. On Tuesday, May 26 at approximately 2:50 AM, the Webster…

Northern Iowa teen dies in ATV accident

Northern Iowa teen dies in ATV accident

SAC COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa teen died in an ATM accident and police are investigating. The Sac county, Iowa sheriff’s office is investigating an ATV accident that occurred…

Four police officers fired in Minneapolis after video shows cop with knee to pinned man’s neck who is now deceased

Four police officers fired in Minneapolis after video shows cop with knee to pinned man’s neck who is now deceased

MINNEAPOLIS – Four police officers have been fired Tuesday in Minneapolis a day after video showed a cop with his knee to a pinned man’s neck who is now deceased,…

Northern Iowa woman charged with assault after man found with severe head wounds

Northern Iowa woman charged with assault after man found with severe head wounds

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman is in deep trouble after police say she struck a man on the head multiple times with two different blunt objects causing severe injuries.…

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

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

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020. As previously announced, the proclamation permits bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries,…

College Basketball: Iowa State signs DePaul transfer Jalen Coleman-Lands

College Basketball: Iowa State signs DePaul transfer Jalen Coleman-Lands

AMES, Iowa – DePaul graduate transfer Jalen Coleman-Lands, who averaged 11.1 points last season and has made 235 career 3-pointers, has signed with Iowa State, head coach Steve Prohm announced…

Hiker falls to his death in Iowa state park

Hiker falls to his death in Iowa state park

MOUNT VERNON, IOWA – On Friday, May 22, around 3:45pm, the DNR was notified of a person who had fallen on a trail at Palisades-Kepler State Park and had lacerations…

OBIT: David Schlader, 85, of Marble Rock

OBIT: David Schlader, 85, of Marble Rock

David Schlader, 85, of Marble Rock, passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at the Valley View Care Center in Greene. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be at…

263 additional cases and 5 deaths confirmed in Iowa due to coronavirus

263 additional cases and 5 deaths confirmed in Iowa due to coronavirus

DES MOINES – Today, the state of Iowa has been notified of 263 additional positive cases for a total of 17,213  positive cases. There have been additional 2,841 negative tests…

Mason City state trooper hurt in auto accident in Chickasaw county

Mason City state trooper hurt in auto accident in Chickasaw county

CHICKASAW COUNTY – A Mason City state trooper was hurt in an auto accident in Chickasaw county Friday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Friday,…

Tara Reade’s attorney quits case against Joe Biden as questions mount

Tara Reade’s attorney quits case against Joe Biden as questions mount

NEW YORK – The lawyer who represented Tara Reade in her sex assault case against Joe Biden has abruptly quit the case as the accuser faces mounting scrutiny. Numerous reports…

26 additional deaths confirmed in Iowa along with 419 new cases of COVID-19

26 additional deaths confirmed in Iowa along with 419 new cases of COVID-19

DES MOINES – Today, the state of Iowa has been notified of 419 additional positive cases for a total of 16,767 positive cases of COVID-19. There have been additional 4,336…

Cops chase suspect on stolen bike in Charles City, return it to owner

Cops chase suspect on stolen bike in Charles City, return it to owner

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