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Iowa State Patrol trooper killed in Grundy county standoff

Iowa State Patrol trooper killed in Grundy county standoff

GRUNDY CENTER, IOWA – An Iowa State Patrol trooper was

HUD announces over $42.5 million to increase affordable housing to address homelessness in Iowa

HUD announces over $42.5 million to increase affordable housing to address homelessness in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Iowa DNR says drought conditions improving after rainy, warm March

Iowa DNR says drought conditions improving after rainy, warm March

DES MOINES — Drought conditions are improving across the state,

Senator Amanda Ragan proclaims, “prison tragedy shows need for corrections funding”

Senator Amanda Ragan proclaims, “prison tragedy shows need for corrections funding”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda

Iowa man arrested after allegedly slamming puppy to ground, breaking multiple bones

Iowa man arrested after allegedly slamming puppy to ground, breaking multiple bones

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man was arrested after allegedly

Health Department warns: Cooperation still required in our fight against COVID-19

Health Department warns: Cooperation still required in our fight against COVID-19

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo county health department is

City of Mason City expense report for April 8, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for April 8, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/8/2021 Payee Description Amount

OBIT: Dennis D Ginther

OBIT: Dennis D Ginther

Dennis D. Ginther, 78 long time Rockford resident at 101

House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, after lurid accusations surface

House Ethics Committee launches investigation into Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz, after lurid accusations surface

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on

OBIT: John Henry Brinkman

OBIT: John Henry Brinkman

Dr. John H. Brinkman, 84, of Mason City, Iowa, passed

OBIT: Louise Mary Burnett

OBIT: Louise Mary Burnett

Louise M. Burnett, 86, of Nora Springs and formerly of

OBIT: Marvin Hackbart

OBIT: Marvin Hackbart

Marvin L. Hackbart, 70, of Mason City, died Wednesday, April

Estherville man allegedly goes berserk with gun on roommates, responding cops find drug lab

Estherville man allegedly goes berserk with gun on roommates, responding cops find drug lab

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North Iowa businesses compete in Venture School Launch Day

North Iowa businesses compete in Venture School Launch Day

MASON CITY — The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center hosted

Former Mitchell county supervisor vents on appointment of Josh Byrnes to Iowa Utilities Board

Former Mitchell county supervisor vents on appointment of Josh Byrnes to Iowa Utilities Board

MITCHELL COUNTY, IOWA – In December of 2020, it was

Iowa man killed in motorcycle accident in Fayette county

Iowa man killed in motorcycle accident in Fayette county

FAYETTE COUNTY – An Iowa man was recently killed in

OBIT: Ralph G. Martin

OBIT: Ralph G. Martin

Ralph Martin, 91, of Rockford, IA died on Tuesday, April

College Basketball: Iowa’s Garza wins Wooden Award, sweeps national awards

College Basketball: Iowa’s Garza wins Wooden Award, sweeps national awards

IOWA CITY – Senior Luka Garza became the University of

Hawkeye Wrestling to be recognized at Kinnick Stadium April 17

Hawkeye Wrestling to be recognized at Kinnick Stadium April 17

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa will celebrate the

Money available through NIACOG for home repairs

Money available through NIACOG for home repairs

MASON CITY – Two programs through NIACOG could help fund home

Illegal alien nabbed in Northern Iowa on immigration and meth charges

Illegal alien nabbed in Northern Iowa on immigration and meth charges

SIOUX CITY – An illegal alien caught in Northern Iowa

One dead in Cedar Rapids hotel stabbing; man wanted for murder out of Texas nabbed at scene

One dead in Cedar Rapids hotel stabbing; man wanted for murder out of Texas nabbed at scene

CEDAR RAPIDS – One man is dead after a stabbing

Forest City man dead and another man injured after ATV rollover accident

Forest City man dead and another man injured after ATV rollover accident

RURAL WINNEBAGO COUNTY, IOWA – A Forest City man is

City of Mason City expense report for April 1, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for April 1, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 04/01/2021 Payee Description Amount

Spirit Lake Hatchery filling with northern pike

Spirit Lake Hatchery filling with northern pike

SPIRIT LAKE – Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural

Applications now being accepted for Iowa rent and utility assistance

Applications now being accepted for Iowa rent and utility assistance

DES MOINES – Iowa renters can now apply for assistance

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Otzelberger announces support staff

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Otzelberger announces support staff

AMES – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger

OBIT: Robert Michael “Bob” McFarland (Dello)

OBIT: Robert Michael “Bob” McFarland (Dello)

Robert “Bob” Michael McFarland (Dello), 42, went home to the

OBIT: Delores Marie Macer

OBIT: Delores Marie Macer

Delores Marie (Dunn) Macer, 86, formerly of Mason City, died

OBIT: Doris M. Hicok

OBIT: Doris M. Hicok

Doris M. Hicok, 88, of Mason City, died on Saturday,

OBIT: Patrick J. Fitzgerald

OBIT: Patrick J. Fitzgerald

Patrick J. Fitzgerald, 80, formerly of Mason City, passed away

Iowa’s Hawkeye Express ends football gameday tradition

Iowa’s Hawkeye Express ends football gameday tradition

IOWA CITY – With the potential of continued social distancing

College Basketball: Iowa State snares big man for roster

College Basketball: Iowa State snares big man for roster

AMES – Iowa State head men’s basketball coach T.J. Otzelberger

Mason City murder suspect nabbed in Algona

Mason City murder suspect nabbed in Algona

MASON CITY – A man wanted for murder in Mason

Iowa man refuses to leave relative’s home, points gun at cops, who then flee

Iowa man refuses to leave relative’s home, points gun at cops, who then flee

ONALASKA, IOWA – An Iowa man wasn’t wanted at his

OBIT: Hazel Louise Chuck

OBIT: Hazel Louise Chuck

Hazel Louise Supalla Chuck, 99, was called to eternal rest

OBIT: Robert H. Trainer

OBIT: Robert H. Trainer

Robert H. Trainer, 74, of Mason City, died on Sunday,

JUCO Volleyball: Steffen, Tobin earn first-team all-league honors

JUCO Volleyball: Steffen, Tobin earn first-team all-league honors

MASON CITY – For the second straight season, NIACC Becca

OBIT: John Louis Borchardt

OBIT: John Louis Borchardt

John Louis Borchardt, 69, of Plymouth, died Saturday, April 3,

OBIT: Rhonda Hasen

OBIT: Rhonda Hasen

Rhonda Hasen, 65, of Ackley and formerly of San Diego,

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