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Top Iowa fishing spots for week of October 3, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of October 3, 2019

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from

Trump and EPA announce biofuel deal

Trump and EPA announce biofuel deal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator

Iowa woman’s suspicious death ruled a suicide

Iowa woman’s suspicious death ruled a suicide

DEWITT, IOWA – The suspicious death of an Iowa woman

City of Mason City expense report for October 3, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for October 3, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/3/2019 Payee Description Amount

Alliant Energy: “Customers to see benefits in proposed settlement of Alliant Energy’s Iowa electric rate review”

Alliant Energy: “Customers to see benefits in proposed settlement of Alliant Energy’s Iowa electric rate review”

CEDAR RAPIDS – Alliant Energy’s Iowa energy company has filed

Opinion: ‘The Clock is Ticking’

Opinion: ‘The Clock is Ticking’

People always wonder how Hitler managed to get into power:

False statement on firearms form lands Iowa man in federal prison

False statement on firearms form lands Iowa man in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who falsified ATF forms

Free social event planned in Charles City on October 15 covering philanthropy and women’s health

Free social event planned in Charles City on October 15 covering philanthropy and women’s health

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF), in

U.S. targets Russian actors involved in efforts to sabotage U.S. elections

U.S. targets Russian actors involved in efforts to sabotage U.S. elections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. government has taken steps to

Pastor murdered in Fort Dodge; possible assailant behind bars

Pastor murdered in Fort Dodge; possible assailant behind bars

FORT DODGE – A pastor was murdered Wednesday in Fort

Fort Dodge woman sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Fort Dodge woman sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A woman who conspired to distribute methamphetamine

Minnesota man sent to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

Minnesota man sent to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute meth

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg participate in Healthiest State Walks

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg participate in Healthiest State Walks

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor

Shots fired again in Mason City, police investigating

Shots fired again in Mason City, police investigating

MASON CITY – More shots were fired again in Mason

Rep. Linda Upmeyer to leave Iowa Legislature

Rep. Linda Upmeyer to leave Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES – This afternoon, Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake)

Gov. Reynolds signs overweight loads proclamation for fall harvest

Gov. Reynolds signs overweight loads proclamation for fall harvest

DES MOINES– Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation allowing

Wanted Waterloo man nabbed in Chickasaw county after driving to victim’s house and fleeing cops

Wanted Waterloo man nabbed in Chickasaw county after driving to victim’s house and fleeing cops

FREDERICKSBURG – A wanted, armed Waterloo man was nabbed in

OBIT: Judith Billington, 73, of Iowa Falls

OBIT: Judith Billington, 73, of Iowa Falls

Judith Billington, 73, of Iowa Falls, passed away Saturday, September

Mason city police release name of crash victim

Mason city police release name of crash victim

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City have released the

College Football: Iowa demolishes Middle Tennessee, 48-3

College Football: Iowa demolishes Middle Tennessee, 48-3

IOWA CITY – Iowa defeated Middle Tennessee State Saturday at

Northern Iowa man busted for placing hidden cameras in bathroom to record females

Northern Iowa man busted for placing hidden cameras in bathroom to record females

FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man has been

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 26, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Sept. 26, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/26/2019 Payee Description Amount

Police: Man tried to abduct female runner in Algona

Police: Man tried to abduct female runner in Algona

ALGONA – An unidentified subject attempted to abduct a female

Iowa man nabbed on attempted murder charge, others involved at large

Iowa man nabbed on attempted murder charge, others involved at large

RURAL WEBSTER CITY – An Iowa man wanted for attempted

Senators introduce bipartisan criminal justice reform bill “Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2019”

Senators introduce bipartisan criminal justice reform bill “Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2019”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley

Mason City police investigate fatal accident

Mason City police investigate fatal accident

MASON CITY – Mason City police are investigating a fatal

Seven Waterloo coke dealers sentenced to federal prison 

Seven Waterloo coke dealers sentenced to federal prison 

CEDAR RAPIDS – Seven men, all from Waterloo, Iowa, were

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement

Albert Lea residents chased into Worth county and caught hiding in bean field

Albert Lea residents chased into Worth county and caught hiding in bean field

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NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute to hold discussion on contemporary politics

NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute to hold discussion on contemporary politics

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will

Mason City school district calls for unity after students unleash racist social media video

Mason City school district calls for unity after students unleash racist social media video

MASON CITY – The Mason City school district called for

Mexican man caught in Iowa sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported eleven times

Mexican man caught in Iowa sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported eleven times

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the

Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar

Gov. Reynolds designates September 28th, Carson King Day in Iowa, after twitter uproar

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds Gov. signed a

Child’s ‘racist’ social media post protected by free speech, Mason City police say, after conferring with attorney

Child’s ‘racist’ social media post protected by free speech, Mason City police say, after conferring with attorney

MASON CITY – A social media post from the child

Iowa man banned from college campus flees cops, is caught in cornfield

Iowa man banned from college campus flees cops, is caught in cornfield

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An Iowa man banned from a college

Gov. Reynolds signs Voter Registration Day Proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs Voter Registration Day Proclamation

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds Gov. signed a

Grassley issues statement on controversial Ukraine – Trump call transcript

Grassley issues statement on controversial Ukraine – Trump call transcript

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley, president pro tempore of the

MacNider Museum in Mason City announces new additions to its permanent collection

MacNider Museum in Mason City announces new additions to its permanent collection

MASON CITY – The latest exhibition at the Charles H.

OBIT: Richard Wynn, 81, of Charles City

OBIT: Richard Wynn, 81, of Charles City

Richard Wynn, 81, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, September

Waldorf University to host Erin Gruwell for the 20th-Anniversary of The Freedom Writers

Waldorf University to host Erin Gruwell for the 20th-Anniversary of The Freedom Writers

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University is excited to once again