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Police release video of incident where officers shot and killed man in Altoona, Iowa parking lot

Police release video of incident where officers shot and killed man in Altoona, Iowa parking lot

ALTOONA, IOWA – A man was shot dead by police

Northern Iowa man faces felony after caught with illegal drugs

Northern Iowa man faces felony after caught with illegal drugs

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man is facing

College Basketball: Garza dominates for Iowa as Hawkeyes pound Southern, 103-76

College Basketball: Garza dominates for Iowa as Hawkeyes pound Southern, 103-76

IOWA CITY – Luka Garza put on another show, scoring

College Football: Iowa State defeats Texas to remain in first place in Big 12 Conference, 23-20

College Football: Iowa State defeats Texas to remain in first place in Big 12 Conference, 23-20

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Iowa State defeated Texas in a road

College Football: Iowa defeats Nebraska for sixth straight time, 26-20

College Football: Iowa defeats Nebraska for sixth straight time, 26-20

IOWA CITY – Iowa (4-2, 4-2) defeated Nebraska (1-4, 1-4),

College Basketball: UNI drops third straight game to open season, 82-71, to Utah State

College Basketball: UNI drops third straight game to open season, 82-71, to Utah State

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The UNI men’s basketball team moved

College Basketball: UNI edged by Saint Mary’s, 66-64

College  Basketball: UNI edged by Saint Mary’s, 66-64

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The UNI men’s basketball team fell

Police raid Sheffield apartment, charge man with felony drug offense

Police raid Sheffield apartment, charge man with felony drug offense

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College Basketball: Iowa drops North Carolina Central 97-67

College Basketball: Iowa drops North Carolina Central 97-67

IOWA CITY – Fifth-ranked Iowa downed North Carolina Central 97-67

College Basketball: UNI drops season opener to Western Kentucky, 93-87

College Basketball: UNI drops season opener to Western Kentucky, 93-87

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The UNI men’s basketball team dropped

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 96, UNI 81

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 96, UNI 81

IOWA CITY – Iowa defeated UNI 96-81 Wednesday evening in

South Dakota sex offender takes plea deal after crime in Mason City

South Dakota sex offender takes plea deal after crime in Mason City

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Iowa minors charged with intentionally killing a deer with their vehicle, face big fines

Iowa minors charged with intentionally killing a deer with their vehicle, face big fines

POLK CITY, IOWA – Two Polk County minors have been

College Football: Iowa seeks sixth win in a row over Nebraska Friday

College Football: Iowa seeks sixth win in a row over Nebraska Friday

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are seeking their sixth

Iowa DNR says traditional Thanksgiving pheasant hunt will be a little different this year

Iowa DNR says traditional Thanksgiving pheasant hunt will be a little different this year

DES MOINES – With many holiday gatherings put on hold

Grant Wood: Nineteen Lithographs opens in Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

Grant Wood: Nineteen Lithographs opens in Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – Grant Wood: Nineteen Lithographs has opened in

Eric Follmuth of Splash Multisport recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center’s  November 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month

Eric Follmuth of Splash Multisport recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center’s  November 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and

Women’s College Basketball: No. 15 ISU opens season with win over Omaha, 69-43

Women’s College Basketball: No. 15 ISU opens season with win over Omaha, 69-43

AMES – The No. 15 Iowa State women’s basketball team

Police say stalker entering females’ apartments in Ames and standing and watching them sleep

Police say stalker entering females’ apartments in Ames and standing and watching them sleep

AMES – Police in Ames say today that a stalker

COVID-19 contributes to death of convicted Iowa sex abuser incarcerated in prison

COVID-19 contributes to death of convicted Iowa sex abuser incarcerated in prison

IOWA CITY – COVID-19 contributed to the death of a

Women’s College Basketball: No. 15 Cyclones open 2020-21 season with Omaha

Women’s College Basketball: No. 15 Cyclones open 2020-21 season with Omaha

AMES – The 15th-ranked Iowa State women’s basketball team opens

Two staff injured during inmate attack at Fort Dodge prison

Two staff injured during inmate attack at Fort Dodge prison

FORT DODGE – A correctional officer was assaulted by an

College Basketball: UNI’s Trae Berhow misses Crossover Classic due to COVID-19

College Basketball: UNI’s Trae Berhow misses Crossover Classic due to COVID-19

CEDAR FALLS – A top Northern Iowa Panther guard has

Convicted Iowa kidnapper dies in prison; COVID-19 plays role in death

Convicted Iowa kidnapper dies in prison; COVID-19 plays role in death

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa kidnapper died in prison

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State coach Fennelly to quarantine for two weeks after contact with infected Covid carrier

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State coach Fennelly to quarantine for two weeks after contact with infected Covid carrier

AMES – Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly will quarantine

Worth county sheriff warns beheading deer is a crime and a waste of natural resources after mutilated carcasses found

Worth county sheriff warns beheading deer is a crime and a waste of natural resources after mutilated carcasses found

NORTHWOOD – Worth county sheriff Dan Fank warned today that

President-elect Joe Biden announces members of Cabinet and White House Senior Staff

President-elect Joe Biden announces members of Cabinet and White House Senior Staff

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden today announced members of his

Vandals cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warn

Vandals cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warn

OSAGE – Vandals are cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage,

Japanese company given $1 million incentive by Iowa taxpayers to expand business operations

Japanese company given $1 million incentive by Iowa taxpayers to expand business operations

DES MOINES – Japan’s Spiber Inc., a biotech startup that

Two teens dead, three hurt in Iowa auto collision Sunday evening

Two teens dead, three hurt in Iowa auto collision Sunday evening

CHARITON, IOWA – Two teens were killed and three people

Iowa woman who watched heroin victim fatally overdose for hours sent to prison

Iowa woman who watched heroin victim fatally overdose for hours sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who helped a man

Northern Iowa sex offender caught with illegal substances, accused of violating registry

Northern Iowa sex offender caught with illegal substances, accused of violating registry

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A Northern Iowa sex offender was

College Basketball: Iowa finalizes 2020-21 schedule with addition of Iowa State

College Basketball: Iowa finalizes 2020-21 schedule with addition of Iowa State

IOWA CITY – The nationally-ranked University of Iowa men’s basketball

Woman seriously hurt, dog killed by fleeing driver in Ames

Woman seriously hurt, dog killed by fleeing driver in Ames

AMES – A woman was seriously hurt and her dog

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 19, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 19, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/19/2020 Payee Description Amount

College Football: #17 Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0

College Football: #17 Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0

AMES – Iowa State remained on top of the Big

Mason City educator Phipps named assistant secondary principal of the year

Mason City educator Phipps named assistant secondary principal of the year

MASON CITY – School Administrators of Iowa has named Dan

Cops dispose of “very dangerous glitter bomb” at park in Ames

Cops dispose of “very dangerous glitter bomb” at park in Ames

AMES – Police were called to a park in Ames

College Football: Iowa defeats Penn State, 41-21

College Football: Iowa defeats Penn State, 41-21

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Iowa (3‐2, 3‐2) defeated Penn State

Twenty-Five suspects snared in Iowa metro investigation of drug and firearms trafficking organization

Twenty-Five suspects snared in Iowa metro investigation of drug and firearms trafficking organization

DES MOINES – Twenty-five defendants are facing federal criminal charges