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Meth trafficker caught in Iowa sentenced to federal prison

Meth trafficker caught in Iowa sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who repeatedly drove pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest from a source in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019, was sentenced October 22, 2020, to more…

Drugs and accusations of sex crimes found in Northern Iowa home, one man faces numerous charges

Drugs and accusations of sex crimes found in Northern Iowa home, one man faces numerous charges

FAYETTE COUNTY – Drugs and accusations of sex crimes were found in a Northern Iowa home, and one man faces numerous charges. On October 21, 2020 the Fayette County Sheriff’s…

Mason City man wins $10,000 lottery prize

Mason City man wins $10,000 lottery prize

CLIVE, IOWA — A Mason City man has won a $10,000 lottery prize. Dennis Bor won the big prize in the Iowa Lottery’s “$100,000 Holiday Crossword” scratch game. He purchased…

Gallup Poll: 56% of U.S. voters say Trump does not deserve reelection

Gallup Poll: 56% of U.S. voters say Trump does not deserve reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Gallup poll says the majority of U.S. registered voters, 56%, believe President Donald Trump does not deserve to be reelected, while 43% say he does.…

Wanted North Iowa man arrested in Palo Alto county

Wanted North Iowa man arrested in Palo Alto county

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A Wanted North Iowa man arrested in Palo Alto county On October 21, 2020 at 4:10 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old…

High School Boys Cross Country: Mason City competes in 4A District State Qualifying Meet, places 6th

High School Boys Cross Country: Mason City competes in 4A District State Qualifying Meet, places 6th

PLEASANT HILL, IOWA – The Mason City High School boys cross country team competed in the 4A District State Qualifying Meet on Wednesday evening and placed 6th. The meet was…

High School Girls Cross Country: Mason City competes in 4A District State Qualifying Meet, places 6th

High School Girls Cross Country: Mason City competes in 4A District State Qualifying Meet, places 6th

PLEASANT HILL, IOWA – The Mason City High School girls cross country team competed in the 4A District State Qualifying Meet on Wednesday evening and placed 6th. The meet was…

U.S. Bank location in Mason City closing permanently

U.S. Bank location in Mason City closing permanently

MASON CITY – A U.S. Bank location in Mason City is closing permanently. U.S. Bank made the announcement this month that the U.S. Bank location at 555 South Illinois Avenue…

Iowa man accused of incest, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography

Iowa man accused of incest, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography

DAVENPORT, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of incest, sexual exploitation of a minor and possession of child pornography. On August 8, 2020 the Scott County Sheriffs Office received…

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Jeff and Lori Otto of Otto’s Oasis as the October 2020 Entrepreneurs of the Month

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Jeff and Lori Otto of Otto’s Oasis as the October 2020 Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to recognize Jeff and Lori Otto of Otto’s Oasis in Charles City, IA as…

NIACC women’s cross country ranked 11th in latest poll

NIACC women’s cross country ranked 11th in latest poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s cross country team is ranked 11th in the fourth USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II poll, which was released Wednesday. NIACC was ranked sixth in the…

NIACC men’s cross country team regains No. 1 ranking

NIACC men’s cross country team regains No. 1 ranking

MASON CITY- The NIACC men’s cross country team is back on top of the national rankings. NIACC, which was third in the Oct. 7 rankings, moved past Allen County CC…

College Football: Iowa Hawkeyes in final preparation for opening game against Purdue

College Football: Iowa Hawkeyes in final preparation for opening game against Purdue

IOWA CITY – Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz continues to prepare his team to face Purdue this Saturday in the opening game of the season. University of Iowa Media…

Young boy goes missing in rural Mason City but found safe after tracked by police dog and drone

Young boy goes missing in rural Mason City but found safe after tracked by police dog and drone

RURAL MASON CITY – A young boy went missing in rural Mason City but was found safe after being tracked by a police dog and drone. The incident took place…

Women’s College Basketball: Cyclones tabbed 14th in preseason poll

Women’s College Basketball: Cyclones tabbed 14th in preseason poll

AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball team was tabbed 14th in the Lindy’s Sports Preseason Top 25, while junior guard Ashley Joens was named a second-team All-American. The Cyclones…

Second Presidential debate to feature mute button

Second Presidential debate to feature mute button

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – An obvious solution to usher in a shred of dignity and coherence to the next Presidential debate – a mute button – will be employed Thursday when…

Clear Lake bar punished for disguising cheap alcohol using funnel and worn-out bottles of top-shelf brands

Clear Lake bar punished for disguising cheap alcohol using funnel and worn-out bottles of top-shelf brands

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake bar is being punished by a state agency for disguising cheap alcohol using a funnel and worn-out bottles of top-shelf brands. The Iowa Department…

Audit shows Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds mis-spent millions in Coronavirus Relief Funds

Audit shows Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds mis-spent millions in Coronavirus Relief Funds

DES MOINES – An audit shows Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds mis-spent millions in Coronavirus Relief Funds. Iowa Auditor Rob Sand explicitly said, “this misuse of CARES Act Funds is not…

Waterloo home invasion results in decade long prison sentence for Iowa man

Waterloo home invasion results in decade long prison sentence for Iowa man

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who led a group invading a Waterloo home was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. James Welton, age 41, from Independence, Iowa, received the…

Research from Journal of American Medicine attempts to explain “true measure of the human cost of the Great Pandemic of 2020”

Research from Journal of American Medicine attempts to explain “true measure of the human cost of the Great Pandemic of 2020”

Editorial titled “Excess Deaths and the Great Pandemic of 2020” published October 12, 2020, in Journal of American Medicine; by Dr. Howard Bauchner, (Editor in Chief) and Dr. Phil B.…

Woman who drove kilos of meth from Texas to Iowa sent to federal prison

Woman who drove kilos of meth from Texas to Iowa sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who drove over five kilograms of ice methamphetamine from Texas to Dubuque was sentenced today to more than six years in federal prison. Veronica Marie…

Inmate found dead in Kossuth county jail

Inmate found dead in Kossuth county jail

ALGONA – An inmate was found dead in the Kossuth county jail this weekend. On October 17, 2020, at 7:12 AM, Kossuth County jailers discovered an unresponsive male inmate in…

Two houses destroyed in rural Clear Lake Saturday night

Two houses destroyed in rural Clear Lake Saturday night

CLEAR LAKE – Two houses were destroyed in a fire outside Clear Lake late Saturday night. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in rural…

Dilapidated buildings in Mason City to be demolished

Dilapidated buildings in Mason City to be demolished

MASON CITY – A pair of dilapidated structures in Mason City are planned for demolition, City Hall says. The City has acquired 1450-1452 and 1454 North Federal Avenue, the dilapidated…

Federal deficit soars to $3.1 trillion

Federal deficit soars to $3.1 trillion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Year-end data from the September 2020 Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government show that the deficit for FY 2020 was $3.1…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 15, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 15, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/15/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 415.40 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,038.50 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 15,085.79…

High School Football: Mason City wins playoff game over Gilbert, 16-14

High School Football: Mason City wins playoff game over Gilbert, 16-14

GILBERT, IOWA – For the first time since 2002, Mason City High has won a playoff football game, beating Gilbert 16-14 Friday night in a road contest. Mason City trailed…

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

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

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days.     The proclamation extends all the public health mitigation measures currently…

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Frank & Julie Fox of Fox Auction Company as the September 2020 Entrepreneurs of the Month

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Frank & Julie Fox of Fox Auction Company as the September 2020 Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Frank and Julie Fox of Fox Auction in Mason City, IA as…

DHS, ICE announce arrests of more than 170 at-large aliens in sanctuary jurisdictions

DHS, ICE announce arrests of more than 170 at-large aliens in sanctuary jurisdictions

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday the conclusion of a week-long targeted enforcement operation that resulted in the apprehension…

Mason City to offer free transit rides on election day

Mason City to offer free transit rides on election day

MASON CITY – Mason City will offer free transit rides on election day the city announced. Mason City Transit will provide free transit rides on Election Day on Tuesday, November…

College Basketball: UNI picked first in MVC preseason poll; Green, Phyfe and Berhow named All-MVC

College Basketball: UNI picked first in MVC preseason poll; Green, Phyfe and Berhow named All-MVC

ST. LOUIS – The UNI men’s basketball team has been picked to finish first in the Missouri Valley Conference as voted by coaches, sports information directors, and media. The Panthers…

Police investigate bomb threat at Webster City McDonald’s

Police investigate bomb threat at Webster City McDonald’s

WEBSTER CITY – A bomb threat was called in to a Web City McDonald’s restaurant, prompting a police investigation. On October 14, 2020 at 5:52 PM, the Webster City Police…

Several persons charged after assault incident in Palo Alto county

Several persons charged after assault incident in Palo Alto county

PALO ALTO COUNTY – Several persons were charged with various crimes after an assault incident in Palo Alto county this week. On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 7:30 pm, the…

Man and woman caught with methamphetamine outside Iowa high school sentenced to nearly 20 years each in federal prison

Man and woman caught with methamphetamine outside Iowa high school sentenced to nearly 20 years each in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man and woman found with nearly two pounds of methamphetamine outside a local high school were both sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison. Christin…

Clarksville man accused of sex crimes in Charles City

Clarksville man accused of sex crimes in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Police in Charles City have charged a nearby Clarksville man with sex crimes and incest. Joshua Knutson, age 40 of Clarksville, Iowa, is incarcerated in the Floyd…

Second inmate who violently escaped from Sac County jail nabbed while hiding in garage

Second inmate who violently escaped from Sac County jail nabbed while hiding in garage

SAC COUNTY – A second inmate who violently escaped from the Sac County jail days ago has been nabbed while hiding in a garage. The Sac County Sheriff’s Office says…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 8, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 8, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/8/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 280.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 321.28 ADORAMASPECIAL GRANT 2,210.85 AHLERS AND COONEY PC LEGAL…

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to shut down census

Supreme Court allows Trump administration to shut down census

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to allow the Trump administration to end the 2020 census count early. The Supreme Court considered the Trump administration’s request to…

Spencer man sent to prison for meth and gun convictions

Spencer man sent to prison for meth and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A Spencer man who had sources of supply in Colorado and Arizona and distributed over 15 pounds of meth in northwest Iowa has been sent to federal…

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