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Armed Iowa drug dealer sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison on a firearm charge

Armed Iowa drug dealer sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison on a firearm charge

SIOUX CITY –  A convicted Iowa felon, and armed drug dealer, who unlawfully possessed a gun was sentenced April 14, 2021 to more than eight years in federal prison. Gregory…

Tips to Make Moving Easy

Tips to Make Moving Easy

There are very few experiences that are more stressful than the process of moving home. The constant juggling of financial responsibilities, important dates and house viewings, along with the general…

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Paige Rolling and Jillian Enke of Clear Lake Connected as the April 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Month

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Paige Rolling and Jillian Enke of Clear Lake Connected as the April 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Paige Rolling and Jillian Enke of Clear Lake Connected as the April 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Month The NIACC John Pappajohn…

NIACC students earn seed money in regional pitch competition

NIACC students earn seed money in regional pitch competition

MASON CITY – Three student teams representing North Iowa Area Community College competed at the regional level in The Pappajohn Student Entrepreneurial Venture Competition held at NIACC on April 12,…

OBIT: Gene M. Larsen

OBIT: Gene M. Larsen

Gene Larsen, 82, of Mason City, passed away on Monday April 19, 2021, in Rochester, MN. Upon his wishes, his body was cremated. Inurnment will be at Elmwood – St…

Florida man allegedly terrorizes patrons at Charles City hotel, firing gun through walls

Florida man allegedly terrorizes patrons at Charles City hotel, firing gun through walls

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Attorney General Garland announces investigation of City of Minneapolis and its police department

Attorney General Garland announces investigation of City of Minneapolis and its police department

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Merrick B. Garland announced today the Justice Department has opened a pattern or practice investigation into the City of Minneapolis (the City) and the Minneapolis…

The Best Hobbies for Nature Lovers

The Best Hobbies for Nature Lovers

Enjoyable hobbies are important for self-fulfillment and connecting with something which interests you. If you’re unsure of what you’d like your next hobby to be, a good place to start…

Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd

Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS – Derek Chauvin on Tuesday afternoon was found by a jury in Minneapolis of guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Chauvin…

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to methamphetamine and firearm charges following a hit and run accident

Fort Dodge man pleads guilty to methamphetamine and firearm charges following a hit and run accident

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine pled guilty April 19, 2021, in federal court in Sioux City. Daniel Moss, 45, from Fort Dodge, Iowa, was convicted…

Child cleaning Northern Iowa hog confinement found dead inside facility

Child cleaning Northern Iowa hog confinement found dead inside facility

SWEA CITY – A child cleaning a Northern Iowa hog confinement was found dead inside the facility. On April 19, 2021 at about 9:10 PM, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office…

OBIT: Gerald D. “Jerry” Cory

OBIT: Gerald D. “Jerry” Cory

Gerald D. “Jerry” Cory passed away peacefully at home on April 18, 2021. He was born November 20, 1933 in Dubuque, Iowa, and adopted as an infant by L. Dale…

OBIT: Ileen Doris Jane Newman

OBIT: Ileen Doris Jane Newman

Ileen Newman, 96, formerly of Clear Lake, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Heritage Care Center in Mason City. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday,…

U.S. to punish Russia for SolarWinds intrusion, bounties on U.S. soldiers and interference in 2020 elections

U.S. to punish Russia for SolarWinds intrusion, bounties on U.S. soldiers and interference in 2020 elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. State Department announced actions to hold the Russian Government to account for the SolarWinds intrusion, reports of bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, and attempts…

Iowa farmer dead in work accident near Waverly

Iowa farmer dead in work accident near Waverly

WAVERLY – An Iowa farmer is dead after a work accident near Waverly. On Thursday April 15, 2021 at approximately 9:00 PM the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office responded to 1808…

OBIT: Mary A. Schraan

OBIT: Mary A. Schraan

Mary Ann Schraan, 95, of Adel, formerly of Mason City, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at her daughters home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, April…

OBIT: June B. Pope

OBIT: June B. Pope

June B. Pope, 94, of Mason City, died on Sunday, April 18, 2021, Rockwell Community Nursing Home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 22,…

College Basketball: Riley Mulvey signs with Hawkeyes

College Basketball: Riley Mulvey signs with Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced on Tuesday that Riley Mulvey has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of…

College Basketball: Cyclones sign Kansas transfer Tristan Enaruna

College Basketball: Cyclones sign Kansas transfer Tristan Enaruna

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball program has signed Kansas transfer Tristan Enaruna, head coach T.J. Otzelberger announced. Enaruna (en-uh-ROO-nuh), a 6-8 guard/forward from Almere, Flevoland, Netherlands, played two…

City of Mason City expense report for April 15, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for April 15, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/15/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————- ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 118.65 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 812.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL…

Gov. Reynolds begs EPA to fully back E15 infrastructure

Gov. Reynolds begs EPA to fully back E15 infrastructure

DES MOINES – Today Gov. Kim Reynolds implored the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to follow through on expanding consumer access to E15. These comments were submitted during the EPA’s public…

OBIT: Letha Anne “Nana” Ciska

OBIT: Letha Anne “Nana” Ciska

Letha Anne “Nana” Ciska, 79, passed away on Saturday, April 17, 2021, in her Mason City, IA, home. Family will be holding a celebration of life at a later date.…

Belmond man pleads guilty to receiving over 10 pounds of meth from Mexico to deal in Wright county area

Belmond man pleads guilty to receiving over 10 pounds of meth from Mexico to deal in Wright county area

SIOUX CITY – A Belmond man plead guilty in federal court in Sioux City to receiving over 10 pounds of meth from Mexico by mail to deal in the Wright…

Iowa man who shot his victim between the eyes guilty of murder

Iowa man who shot his victim between the eyes guilty of murder

ORANGE CITY, IOWA – An Iowa man who shot his victim between the eyes is guilty of murder and awaits sentencing. Sioux County Attorney Thomas G. Kunstle announced that Gregg…

Iowa woman arrested and charged with murder in death of 5-month-old infant girl

Iowa woman arrested and charged with murder in death of 5-month-old infant girl

LECLAIRE, IOWA – An Iowa woman was arrested after a long investigation and charged with murder in the death of a 5-month-old infant girl. On February 5th, 2020, at approximately…

Iowa man with violent history sentenced to federal prison for possessing gun

Iowa man with violent history sentenced to federal prison for possessing gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man, responsible for possessing a gun while using marijuana and being a felon, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison. Marcus Lynn Brown, Jr.,…

OBIT: David Schotanus

OBIT: David Schotanus

David Schotanus, 76, of Plymouth, passed away April 16, 2021 in Plymouth. A private graveside service will be held Thursday, April 22, 2021 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, with…

Iowa man caught after chase from school in Janesville

Iowa man caught after chase from school in Janesville

JANESVILLE, IOWA – An Iowa man was caught after a chase from a school in Janesville, police say. On April 18, 2021, at approximately 4:50 AM, the Bremer County Sheriff’s…

Man offering money to kids at Iowa high school caught after fleeing cops

Man offering money to kids at Iowa high school caught after fleeing cops

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man offering money to kids at a Iowa high school was caught after fleeing cops. On Friday, April 16 at 10:32 AM, a school resource officer…

Cedar Falls man who shot a person in the face sent to prison

Cedar Falls man who shot a person in the face sent to prison

CEDAR FALLS – A Cedar Falls man who illegally acquired and possessed firearms after shooting a man in the face in 2017 was sentenced to more than 5 years in…

Iowa Supreme Court issues statement on legislative redistricting

Iowa Supreme Court issues statement on legislative redistricting

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has issued a statement on legislative redistricting, which is set for this year. Redistricting must occur every ten years. 2021 is one of…

OBIT: Hermelinda “Cora” Gomez

OBIT: Hermelinda “Cora” Gomez

Hermelinda Legorretta Gomez, 97, of Mason City, Iowa was welcomed into the arms of our Lord peacefully on Saturday, April 10, 2021. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30…

OBIT: Shirley Ann Schmidt Lowder

OBIT: Shirley Ann Schmidt Lowder

Shirley Ann Schmidt Lowder age 84 of Osage, IA passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 of natural causes. Shirley was born July 17, 1936. There will be no service…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City: As supply has increased dramatically in recent months, all Iowans ages 16 and up are now eligible…

Senator Amanda Ragan touts bipartisan bills that have garnered support

Senator Amanda Ragan touts bipartisan bills that have garnered support

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: PUBLIC SAFETY BILLS WIN UNANIMOUS SUPPORT I am proud to…

Waterloo man driving 100mph arrested for felony drunk driving and child endangerment

Waterloo man driving 100mph arrested for felony drunk driving and child endangerment

BREMER COUNTY – A Waterloo man was arrested for felony drunk driving and child endangerment at 100 miles per hour. On March 20, 2021, the Bremer county sheriff’s office stopped…

Volunteers sought for Mason City Earth Day cleanup and festival

Volunteers sought for Mason City Earth Day cleanup and festival

MASON CITY – The Mason City Earth Day Committee has set dates for the city’s 27th annual community-wide cleanup and festival. From April 19 – May 6, cleanup teams are…

Iowa State Patrol grateful for support in loss of Sergeant Jim Smith

Iowa State Patrol grateful for support in loss of Sergeant Jim Smith

INDEPENDENCE – Friday, the Iowa State Patrol laid to rest a hero in Sergeant Jim Smith, who courageously served the State of Iowa for 27 years. He made the ultimate…

owa Track and Field: Hawkeyes record four top 10 performances in Texas

owa Track and Field: Hawkeyes record four top 10 performances in Texas

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX —The University of Iowa track and field team recorded seven podium finishes on Day 1 of the Husker B1G Invite on Friday in Prairie View, Texas. Serena…

OBIT: Kathryn C. Tabbert

OBIT: Kathryn C. Tabbert

Kathryn Clara Tabbert, age 91, of Osage, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at the Faith Lutheran Home in Osage. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday,…

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