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MacNider Art Museum award winners announced for Iowa Crafts: 44

MacNider Art Museum award winners announced for Iowa Crafts: 44

MASON CITY – The following award winners were announced at the opening reception of Iowa Crafts: 44 at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum on Saturday, November 9, at 2:30…

DNR: Keeping Iowa’s forests healthy takes active management

DNR: Keeping Iowa’s forests healthy takes active management

RUNNELS, Iowa – It was a good half-mile hike back to the 40-acre section of timber on the Red Rock Wildlife Area that gave Jeremy Cochran and Todd Gosselink time…

Iowa political organization says Joni Ernst voted to take health care from nearly 8,300 Iowa veterans

Iowa political organization says Joni Ernst voted to take health care from nearly 8,300 Iowa veterans

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa, a left-leaning Iowa political organization, released a new video highlighting Senator Joni Ernst’s record on veteran’s health care on Monday, in recognition of Veterans Day.…

Opinion: United Way of North Central Iowa helps children

Opinion: United Way of North Central Iowa helps children

LETTER TO THE EDITOR NOVEMBER 11 , 2019 Most people have heard of the United Way of North Central Iowa, yet only some can really tell you who they are…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, November 11  – Sunday, November 17, 2019

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, November 11  – Sunday, November 17, 2019

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, November 11  – Sunday, November 17, 2019. The following events are open…

Firefighters douse rural Clear Lake tractor fire

Firefighters douse rural Clear Lake tractor fire

CLEAR LAKE – Firefighters rushed to douse a rural Clear Lake tractor fire Saturday afternoon. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 270th Street and Eagle Ave., rural Clear…

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 7, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 7, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/7/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABARR, REBECCA EXHIBIT COSTS 150.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 332.69 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 137.54 ADVANCED…

Senator Kamala Harris to visit Mason City Saturday

Senator Kamala Harris to visit Mason City Saturday

MASON CITY – California Senator and President candidate Kamala Harris will be in Mason  City Saturday for a campaign event. According to the Harris campaign, “Justice is on the ballot…

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A judge ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump must pay a $2,000,000 penalty for using his Trump Foundation charity to further his 2016 presidential campaign. The New York…

Ohio man pleads guilty to plotting July 4th terror attack to support Al Quaeda

Ohio man pleads guilty to plotting July 4th terror attack to support Al Quaeda

CLEVELAND, OHIO – A man pleaded guilty to crimes related to his plot to launch a terrorist attack in Cleveland, Ohio on Independence Day. The announcement was made by Assistant…

Winnebago completes $270 million acquisition of Newmar

Winnebago completes $270 million acquisition of Newmar

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Newmar Corporation (“Newmar”), a leading…

Sanders releases immigration plan, “A Welcoming and Safe America for All,”

Sanders releases immigration plan, “A Welcoming and Safe America for All,”

WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled his immigration plan, “A Welcoming and Safe America for All,” which would fundamentally overhaul immigration into a humane, lawful process that protects…

Ames man guilty of hate crime for burning gay pride flag he ripped from church wall

Ames man guilty of hate crime for burning gay pride flag he ripped from church wall

AMES – An Ames man has been found guilty of a hate crime after he tore a gay pride flag off the wall of a church and tried to burn…

House Intelligence Committee announces first week of open impeachment hearings with William Taylor, George Kent and Marie Yovanovitch

House Intelligence Committee announces first week of open impeachment hearings with William Taylor, George Kent and Marie Yovanovitch

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Chairman Adam Schiff announced that on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, and Friday, November 15, 2019 the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold its first open…

House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of three witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of three witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, November 6, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs,…

Mason City High School students to participate in Career and College Exploration Day

Mason City High School students to participate in Career and College Exploration Day

MASON CITY, Iowa – Mason City High School students will be gearing up for their futures on Thursday, November 14, during an all school career and college exploration day. Career…

Paul Adams wins another term on Mason City council

Paul Adams wins another term on Mason City council

MASON CITY – Paul Adams has been re-elected to the Mason City council, defeating Max Weaver. The vote was 2,507 for Adams to 913 for weaver (73% to 27%).  There…

House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of two witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

House Intelligence Committee releases transcripts of two witnesses as part of public phase of Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep.…

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers to perform at NIACC campus

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers to perform at NIACC campus

MASON CITY – Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers will perform at the NIACC campus at the North Iowa Community Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 8th, 2019. Kris Kristofferson has…

Winners announced at the 2019 NIACC Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur Gala

Winners announced at the 2019 NIACC Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur Gala

MASON CITY – The 2019 Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrated North Iowa’s entrepreneurs on October 29, 2019 at a special recognition event at North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City.…

Mason City shooting incident proves to be false

Mason City shooting incident proves to be false

MASON CITY – Mason City police responded to fake shooting incident Haloween evening. On Thursday, October 31, 2019 at around 6:15 pm, Mason City Police Department Officers were dispatched to…

Gov. Reynolds signs proclamation easing propane delivery rules

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation temporarily suspending certain regulatory provisions pertaining to hours of service for the delivery of propane. Early winter weather conditions, late…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 31, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 31, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/31/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 9,016.92 ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPY CHARGE 138.54 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 275.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC…

Senator Ragan: How can we ensure healthy moms and babies?

Senator Ragan: How can we ensure healthy moms and babies?

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties from Senate District 27: Among Iowa’s health care challenges is rural access…

Senator calls on Iowans to speak up about impact of EPA proposal on farmers and rural economy

Senator calls on Iowans to speak up about impact of EPA proposal on farmers and rural economy

MOUNT PLEASANT – State Sen. Rich Taylor (D-Mount Pleasant), a member of the Iowa Senate Agriculture Committee, today called on Iowans to raise their voices in support of Iowa farmers…

Iowa Caucus Journey: Bernie declares victory in Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll

Iowa Caucus Journey: Bernie declares victory in Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign on Wednesday declared victory in the Iowa Democratic Youth Caucus Straw Poll held this week at hundreds of high schools across the state.…

Gov. Reynolds, Director Wise issue statements on Iowa’s No. 1 average ACT score

Gov. Reynolds, Director Wise issue statements on Iowa’s No. 1 average ACT score

DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement in response to ACT’s national release of assessment results, which show Iowa’s average composite score tied for first in the…

Sheffield man struck by semi while bike-riding on Highway 65

Sheffield man struck by semi while bike-riding on Highway 65

SHEFFIELD — A Sheffield man was struck by semi while bike-riding on Highway 65 early Monday morning, sending him to Mayo Hospital on a helicopter. A 2016 KW semi driven…

Craft display opens this week at the MacNider Art Museum

Craft display opens this week at the MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – A new craft display opens later this week at the MacNider Art Museum. Iowa Crafts: 44 opens on Friday, November 1 at the Charles H. MacNider Art…

State health department says most violent deaths in Iowa are male suicides

State health department says most violent deaths in Iowa are male suicides

DES MOINES – A report released this week by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) shows the majority of violent deaths in Iowa are classified as suicide and 4…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 24, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 24, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/24/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABBAS, TOM FEE PROGRAMS 135.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 247.67 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES OFFICE SUPPLIES 85.10 ARAMARK…

ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi hunted down and killed by U.S. special forces

ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi hunted down and killed by U.S. special forces

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the brutal terrorist group ISIS, was “violently eliminated” last night, the White House announced this morning. “The world is now a…

ICE removes Russian agent Mariia Butina following conspiracy conviction

ICE removes Russian agent Mariia Butina following conspiracy conviction

WASHINGTON –A citizen of the Russian Federation, who was convicted of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government, was removed from the U.S. Friday, pursuant to a…

Watchdog refuses to confirm investigations as leaky intel community spills secrets, Grassley says

Watchdog refuses to confirm investigations as leaky intel community spills secrets, Grassley says

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) is again refusing to provide any assurances that a steady stream of sensitive and classified leaks from the nation’s intelligence personnel are…

Kris Kristofferson to perform at NIACC

Kris Kristofferson to perform at NIACC

MASON CITY – The NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series proudly presents Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m.…

OBIT: Mary Lou (Hove) Kloberdanz, 85

OBIT: Mary Lou (Hove) Kloberdanz, 85

Mary Lou (Hove) Kloberdanz, 85, of Charles City, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A Mass of Christian Burial will…

Senator Klobuchar releases “Many Paths to Success” post-secondary education plan

Senator Klobuchar releases “Many Paths to Success” post-secondary education plan

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Today, ahead of her visit to Nashua Community College for an Advanced Manufacturing Facility tour and town hall, Senator Amy Klobuchar released her “Many Paths to Success” Post-Secondary…

Gov. Reynolds signs Halloween Safety Proclamation

Gov. Reynolds signs Halloween Safety Proclamation

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds on Friday signed a proclamation for Halloween Safety Week to promote a safe and enjoyable Halloween celebration for Iowans. Watch the proclamation signing on Facebook…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, October 28 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, October 28  – Sunday, November 3, 2019

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, October 28 – Sunday, November 3, 2019. The following events are open…

Report: Iowa’s teacher leadership system shows positive results 

Report: Iowa’s teacher leadership system shows positive results 

DES MOINES –  Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation system continues to strengthen teaching and learning, with more school districts reporting progress meeting their local student…

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