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North Iowa methamphetamine dealer sentenced to federal prison

North Iowa methamphetamine dealer sentenced to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A Lakota, Iowa methamphetamine dealer was sentenced today to 14 years in federal prison. Christopher Paul Hanson, age 30, from Lakota, IA received the prison term after…

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. The proclamation extends the public health mitigation measures that are currently in place, including…

Main Street Iowa Game Changer Award presented to Mason City officials during ceremony at arena

Main Street Iowa Game Changer Award presented to Mason City officials during ceremony at arena

MASON CITY—The Main Street Iowa Game Changer Award was formally presented to Mayor Bill Schickel and City Administrator Aaron Burnett today in a ceremony at the multi-purpose arena.  The Main…

Gov. Reynolds signs comprehensive licensure legislation

Gov. Reynolds signs comprehensive licensure legislation

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed H.F. 2627, comprehensive legislation to reform professional licensure in the state of Iowa. Governor Reynolds highlighted the stories of Mathieu Lemay, an electrician…

Mason City police warn of fraudulent check scheme using Mercy Hospital

Mason City police warn of fraudulent check scheme using Mercy Hospital

MASON CITY — Mason City police warned the public today of a fraudulent check scheme using Mercy Hospital. MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center was recently made aware that its name…

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth at Iowa Great Lakes area

Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth at Iowa Great Lakes area

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed ammunition was sentenced June 25, 2020, to 7 years in federal prison. Cole Rongved, 26, from Okoboji, Iowa,…

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation distributes over $124,000 to local organizations

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation distributes over $124,000 to local organizations

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation announced $124,761.37 in grant funding to 40 projects of organizations serving Cerro Gordo County as part of its 2020 grant cycle.…

DNR: Major renovations to begin at Eldora’s Pine Lake State Park

DNR: Major renovations to begin at Eldora’s Pine Lake State Park

ELDORA – Several structures at Pine Lake State Park, including shelters, cabins and shower buildings, will undergo renovations this summer starting in June. According to Andy Place, DNR park ranger…

OBIT: Lorraine Wolterman, 89, of Charles City

OBIT: Lorraine Wolterman, 89, of Charles City

Lorraine Wolterman, 89, of Charles City, Iowa passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A memorial service for the immediate family and close friends will be held at 1:00…

Iowa man wielding sword tasered by cops, then dies

Iowa man wielding sword tasered by cops, then dies

NEVADA, IOWA – An Iowa man allegedly acting erratically and wielding a sword was confronted by and tasered by police, who tasered him, and the man died. The incident took…