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Detonated fireworks destroy rural Clear Lake garage today

Detonated fireworks destroy rural Clear Lake garage today

CLEAR LAKE – Detonated fireworks destroyed a Clear Lake garage today, the fire department there says. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire this afternoon…

OBIT: Margaret “Meg” Tjaden, 76, of Charles City

OBIT: Margaret “Meg” Tjaden, 76, of Charles City

Margaret “Meg” Tjaden, 76, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A graveside service will be held at…

City of Mason City expense report for July 2, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 2, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/2/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 16.50 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 472.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00 ALLIANT…

OBIT: Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziebell, 94, of Charles City

OBIT: Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziebell, 94, of Charles City

Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziebell, 94, longtime Charles City area resident, joined with our Heavenly Father on July 3, 2020 at her home in Webster City, Iowa. The family of Betsy extends…

Lime Creek Nature Center re-opens

Lime Creek Nature Center re-opens

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center has reopened to visitors today (July 6, 2020). Masks are required (must furnish your own) and participants are asked to maintain social…

Iowa’s 2021 budget for courts approved

Iowa’s 2021 budget for courts approved

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court approved the Fiscal Year 2021 Iowa Judicial Branch budget that begins July 1, 2020, based on this year’s legislative appropriation of $181,023,737 which…

OBIT: Gordon Stewart, 85, of Charles City

OBIT: Gordon Stewart, 85, of Charles City

Gordon Stewart, 85, of Charles City, passed away Friday, July 03, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A private family service for Gordon will be…

Cerro Gordo County Democrats nominate AnnMarie Legler for Cerro Gordo County Recorder

Cerro Gordo County Democrats nominate AnnMarie Legler for Cerro Gordo County Recorder

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Democrats Special Convention nominated AnnMarie Legler to be their candidate for the office of Cerro Gordo County Recorder.  She will appear on the…

Trump Administration strongly warns U.S. businesses against contributing to China’s human rights abuses

Trump Administration strongly warns U.S. businesses against contributing to China’s human rights abuses

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are issuing a…

Gov. Reynolds directs $490 million of CARES Funds into Unemployment Trust Fund

Gov. Reynolds directs $490 million of CARES Funds into Unemployment Trust Fund

DES MOINES – This week, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced she has directed $490 million of the $1.25 billion in Coronavirus relief funds Iowa was provided through the CARES Act, to…

Mexican man caught in Cerro Gordo county sent to prison for illegally reentering USA after deportation

Mexican man caught in Cerro Gordo county sent to prison for illegally reentering USA after deportation

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Man who claims he was struck by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ SUV arrested Thursday at Capitol

Man who claims he was struck by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ SUV arrested Thursday at Capitol

DES MOINES – The man who claims he was struck by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ SUV earlier this week was arrested Thursday night at the State Capitol grounds. Jaylen Robert…

Ghislaine Maxwell charged in Manhattan federal court for conspiring with Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse minors

Ghislaine Maxwell charged in Manhattan federal court for conspiring with Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse minors

NEW YORK – Federal prosecutors in New York say Jeffrey Epstein’s pal Ghislaine Maxwell facilitated, aided, and participated in acts of sexual abuse of minors. Maxwell enticed minor girls, got…

At least 15 people arrested at Iowa state capitol Wednesday in clash with cops

At least 15 people arrested at Iowa state capitol Wednesday in clash with cops

DES MOINES – At least 15 people were arrested Wednesday at the Iowa state capitol as police converged on protesters with Black Lives Matter who police say had earlier committed…

Launch of the Non-UK Gambling Website

Online gambling has been around since the early 1990’s, and as such it is absolutely true and fair to say that gambling environment has had plenty time to develop and…

Iowa drivers are speeding, and law enforcement is set to crack down

Iowa drivers are speeding, and law enforcement is set to crack down

DES MOINES – While COVID-19 continues to keep many people at home and traveling less, nationally and in Iowa, there has been an increase in motorists who are seeing more…

Iowa marijuana user sentenced to a year in federal prison for unlawfully possessing guns

Iowa marijuana user sentenced to a year in federal prison for unlawfully possessing guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man and illegal user of controlled substances who unlawfully possessed multiple guns was sentenced today to a year in federal prison. Henry Charles Haas, III,…

Gov. Reynolds takes action on all remaining legislation of the 2020 legislative session

Gov. Reynolds takes action on all remaining legislation of the 2020 legislative session

DES MOINES – Today, Tuesday, June 30, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF2642: an Act relating to and making appropriations to state departments and agencies from the…

Test Iowa clinic site to open in Pottawattamie County

Test Iowa clinic site to open in Pottawattamie County

DES MOINES – A new Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Pottawattamie County on Mon., July 6, 2020. The new clinic site will be located at All…

Benefits of Studying for a Degree in California

Benefits of Studying for a Degree in California

Finding the right college or university for your degree can be a big undertaking. Not only do you want to apply to the best schools that cater to your subject…

Ash tree-killing insect emerald ash borer confirmed in Mason City and Fort Dodge

Ash tree-killing insect emerald ash borer confirmed in Mason City and Fort Dodge

DES MOINES – The invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) has been detected for the first time in Cerro Gordo and Webster Counties. EAB feeds under the bark of ash trees…

Iowa State Patrol denies Governor’s car intentionally hit protestor

Iowa State Patrol denies Governor’s car intentionally hit protestor

ACKLEY, IOWA – A Black Lives Matter protester is claiming that an SUV carrying Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds intentionally struck him on Tuesday. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam…

Police confirm shooting in Mason City Tuesday evening; no one hurt

Police confirm shooting in Mason City Tuesday evening; no one hurt

MASON CITY – An alarmed Mason City citizen reported to NIT Tuesday evening that there were shots fired outside his home and police have confirmed the incident and continue to…

Mason City meth dealer sent to prison

Mason City meth dealer sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A Mason City woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced June 30, 2020, to more than 5 years in federal prison. Amanda Adams, age 30, from…

Man who operated regional meth conspiracy spanning Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota sent to prison

Man who operated regional meth conspiracy spanning Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced on June 25, 2020, to more than 10 years in federal prison. Juan Lopez-Zuniga, 50, from Denison, Iowa,…

Iowa Athletics Department slashes this year’s budget by $15 million

Iowa Athletics Department slashes this year’s budget by $15 million

IOWA CITY – As part of the University of Iowa Athletics Department plan to mitigate the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of…

Iowa’s new minimum age requirement for tobacco sales starts today; must be 21

Iowa’s new minimum age requirement for tobacco sales starts today; must be 21

DES MOINES – Consumers in Iowa should be aware that beginning today, July 1, 2020, you must be 21 years of age to purchase or use tobacco products here. Iowa…

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