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Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law  

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law  

DES MOINES – Wednesday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: SF 517: an Act relating to the provision of academic credit, including social studies coursework, and exemptions for physical education and activity…

Mason City police arrest man for continuous sexual abuse of a child

Mason City police arrest man for continuous sexual abuse of a child

MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested a man for continuous sexual abuse of a child. On May 5, 2021, Mason City Police Officers were called to complete a welfare…

ICE to close two detention centers

ICE to close two detention centers

WASHINGTON – Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to discontinue use of the C. Carlos Carreiro Immigration Detention Center in North…

Kim Reynolds signs bill banning mask rules at local levels

Kim Reynolds signs bill banning mask rules at local levels

DES MOINES – Wednesday, Gov. Reynolds signed HF 847 into law, legislation that contains several components of the governor’s Students First Act as well as provisions that prohibit K-12 schools from mandating masks as…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on 2021 Legislative Session  

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on 2021 Legislative Session  

DES MOINES –  Gov. Reynolds released the following statements on the conclusion of the 2021 legislative session: “This legislative session, I charged the House and Senate to work together to…

OBIT: Robert J. Crooks

OBIT: Robert J. Crooks

Robert J. Crooks, 71 of Mason City, went to his new home in Heaven at 1:59 a.m. on May 17, 2021, by way of hemorrhagic pancreatitis while hospitalized at MercyOne…

OBIT: Shelly L. Schaer

OBIT: Shelly L. Schaer

Shelly Lynn Schaer, 49, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center. Per Shelly’s wishes her body has been cremated and her family will…

OBIT: Arlene E. Seehawer

OBIT: Arlene E. Seehawer

Arlene E. Seehawer, 96, of Mason City, passed away, Monday, May 17, 2021 at MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center, Mason City. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday,…

Clear Lake family returns home to find house on fire

Clear Lake family returns home to find house on fire

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake family returned home only to find their house ablaze. The Clear Lake Fire Department (CLFD) responded to a reported structure fire at 1509 North…