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Former St. Ansgar man and his son arrested for storming U.S. Capitol

Former St. Ansgar man and his son arrested for storming U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A former St. Ansgar man and his son have been arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, after tipsters turned them in for bragging…

UPDATE: Lost, elderly Mason City woman found and hospitalized

UPDATE: Lost, elderly Mason City woman found and hospitalized

MASON CITY – UPDATE: A lost, elderly Mason City woman has been found and hospitalized. Mason City police said that on June 14, 2021, at about 9:30 pm, they took…

Senator Amanda Ragan touts boots to corrections and public safety this Legislative session

Senator Amanda Ragan touts boots to corrections and public safety this Legislative session

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The Legislature wrapped up the 2021 session by taking steps…

City of Mason City expense report for June 9, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for June 9, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/9/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————- A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 170.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL OTHER SUPPLIES 1,212.55 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E SUPPLIES 12.00 AGVANTAGE FS INCMATERIAL 1,570.00…

Warm and Inviting Entryways for Any Home

The first thing you and your guests will see as they walk to your door will be the door. The second thing they will notice is the entryway once they…

Iowa man sentenced to over a year in federal prison for placing threatening phone call to U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s office

Iowa man sentenced to over a year in federal prison for placing threatening phone call to U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s office

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who called a United States Congressman’s office and told a staffer that he was going to find someone to assassinate the Congressman was sentenced today…

Globe Gazette building is sold, suffers fire

Globe Gazette building is sold, suffers fire

MASON CITY – The town newspaper in Mason City, the Globe Gazette, is leaving its long-time headquarters near downtown after the building was sold and suffered a fire. The owner…

Dubuque police track down three suspects after community terrorized with flare gun

Dubuque police track down three suspects after community terrorized with flare gun

DUBUQUE – Dubuque police tracked down three suspects after the community was terrorized with shots from flare guns. On June 9, 2021, at approximately 8:06 a.m. Dubuque Police responded to…

Des Moines truck driver causes major damage to Charles City fuel pump

Des Moines truck driver causes major damage to Charles City fuel pump

CHARLES CITY – A Des Moines truck driver caused major damage to Charles City fuel pump. The incident took place on the evening of June 4, 2021, Charles City police…

Mason City council appoints Brent Hinson as Deputy City Administrator and Finance Director

Mason City council appoints Brent Hinson as Deputy City Administrator and Finance Director

MASON CITY – The Mason City council this week appointed Brent Hinson as Deputy City Administrator and Finance Director after the sudden passing of Kevin Jacobson, who previously filled those roles.…

Waldorf University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2020/21 semester

Waldorf University announces Dean’s List for Spring 2020/21 semester

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University is pleased to recognize students that have achieved the Dean’s List for the Spring 2020/21 semester. To achieve the Dean’s List, students must be full-time,…

New Clear Lake Wellness Center executive announced

New Clear Lake Wellness Center executive announced

CLEAR LAKE – Adam Long, of Liberty, Missouri, said the tight-knit nature of Clear Lake reminds him of his hometown. “I grew up in a small community, and I thought…

Gov. Reynolds, Legislature enact bill banning “Critical Race Theory”

Gov. Reynolds, Legislature enact bill banning “Critical Race Theory”

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds also signed the following bills into law: HF 802: an Act providing for requirements related to racism or sexism trainings at, and diversity and inclusion…

Tips for buying a used car

Tips for buying a used car

Buying a used car always carries an inherent small risk as compared to buying new – but, then again, you will also save considerable money against the price of a…

Mason City man riding bicycle struck by drunk driver

Mason City man riding bicycle struck by drunk driver

RURAL MASON CITY – A Mason City man riding his bicycle north of town was struck by a drunk driver and hospitalized. On June 5, 2021 at 11:37 PM, Cerro…

Iowa Board of Corrections approves two new wardens

Iowa Board of Corrections approves two new wardens

DES MOINES – The Iowa Board of Corrections voted Friday in support of two new wardens to join the Iowa Department of Corrections. The Board approved the Department’s selection of…

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Golden Grain Energy’s massive grain bin, claimed to be World’s largest

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at Golden Grain Energy’s massive grain bin, claimed to be World’s largest

MASON CITY – A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday in Mason City at a renewable energy plant for the world’s largest grain bin. The event was held June 2 at…

Mason City council authorizes development agreement with new owner of Southbridge Mall

Mason City council authorizes development agreement with new owner of Southbridge Mall

MASON CITY – The Mason City City Council held a Public Hearing at its June 1 meeting and authorized a development agreement with a new owner of Southbridge Mall. A…

The importance of taking care of your teeth

The importance of taking care of your teeth

Growing up, we have all learned and been taught to brush our teeth multiple times during the day (at least twice) using fluoride toothpaste. This message has been conveyed and…

City of Mason City expense report for May 27, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for May 27, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/27/2021 Payee Description Amount ———————————— ALL IOWA POOL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 3,910.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 340.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS &…

Commencement for Mason City High School graduating class of 2021 will be held on Sunday, June 6

Commencement for Mason City High School graduating class of 2021 will be held on Sunday, June 6

MASON CITY – Commencement exercises for the Mason City High School graduating class of 2021will be held on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., at the Mason City Multipurpose…

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on COVID-19 public service announcement

Gov. Reynolds releases statement on COVID-19 public service announcement

DES MOINES – Today, the Auditor released a report on a special investigation of the “Step Up, Stop the Spread” public service announcement campaign that occurred in November 2020, the…

A Look at Iowa’s Sports Culture

A Look at Iowa’s Sports Culture

A packed-out stadium of fans watch the Iowa Hawkeyes football team play a game at their home field, Kinnick Stadium   In the U.S., sports culture is ingrained into everyday…

Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

Governors implore federal justice department to investigate anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking industry 

DES MOINES– Governor Kim Reynolds and five other governors wrote to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), asking them to continue their investigation into anti-competitive practices in the meatpacking…

Two hurt in head-on collision between Mason City and Clear Lake

Two hurt in head-on collision between Mason City and Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Two people were hurt in a head-on collision between Mason City and Clear Lake. The accident took place on May 28, 2021 at about 5:37 PM…

Man shot in alley in Mason City; police investigating

Man shot in alley in Mason City; police investigating

MASON CITY – A man was shot in an alley in Mason City, leading police to investigate the incident. The Mason City Police Department is investigating a shooting incident that…

Iconic Mason City ice cream parlor Birdsall’s to re-open

Iconic Mason City ice cream parlor Birdsall’s to re-open

MASON CITY – An iconic Mason City ice cream parlor is re-opening, a community organization is reporting. Birdsall’s ice cream shop closed in 2020. Later, the owner of Mason City’s…

Mason City woman wins $100,000 lottery prize

Mason City woman wins $100,000 lottery prize

CLIVE, IOWA — A Mason City woman said she initially thought she was trying to convince herself of things when she saw a $100,000 prize on her lottery scratch ticket.…

The most common CBD questions answered

The most common CBD questions answered

If you keep up to date with the latest trends you must have notice the hype surrounding CBD. It can be a fairly misunderstood product, though, so to help clear…

Award Winners Announced at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for the 41st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

Award Winners Announced at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for the 41st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

MASON CITY – Award winners have been named in the 41st Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum. Thirty-nine entered photographs by twenty artists were…

Mason City police arrest three males from Belmond after robbery and stabbing incident

Mason City police arrest three males from Belmond after robbery and stabbing incident

MASON CITY – Mason City police arrested three males from Belmond after a robbery and stabbing incident. On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at approximately 6:26 PM, the Mason City Police…

NIACC announces new athletic director

NIACC announces new athletic director

MASON CITY – Cam Olson will become North Iowa Area Community College’s fifth athletic director in school history. Olson, who previously served as an interim athletic director at San Jose…

10 Steps to Building a Winning Trading Plan

Strategy is the foundation to success. If you are new to the forex world, the first step is to create a trading plan to guide your research and investment activities.…

How to Modernize Your Life

How to Modernize Your Life

Do you often feel behind the times? It is very easy to feel this way in today’s day and age with so much new technology available as well as so…

How to react to a stock market tanking – what not to do

How to react to a stock market tanking – what not to do

As the US stock markets reached new highs in the first quarter of 2021 in the wake of coronavirus recovery positivity, many shrewd observers were warning of artificially inflated valuations.…

Woman arrested after Mason City stabbing

Woman arrested after Mason City stabbing

MASON CITY – A woman was arrested after a Mason City stabbing incident, police say. On May 23rd, 2021, at 7:26 p.m., Mason City Police Officers were dispatched to 324…

Treasury distributes $6.1 billion to assist renters and landlords through emergency Rental Assistance Program

Treasury distributes $6.1 billion to assist renters and landlords through emergency Rental Assistance Program

WASHINGTON – Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has distributed $6.1 billion through the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program in less than two weeks since $21.6…

Sen. Ragan says “we could do more to build back better” as Legislature adjourns session

Sen. Ragan says “we could do more to build back better” as Legislature adjourns session

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The 2021 legislative session has adjourned for the year. Sine…

PAWS Humane Society celebrates selection as a beneficiary in the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program that supports local nonprofits

PAWS Humane Society celebrates selection as a beneficiary in the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program that supports local nonprofits

CHARLES CITY – PAWS Humane Society has been selected as a beneficiary for the month of June in the Hy-Vee Reusable Bag Program that supports local non-profits. The Hy-Vee Reusable…

City of Mason City expense report for May 20, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for May 20, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/20/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 195.08 ACCORD ARCHITECTURE CONTRACT LABOR 2,639.47 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 43,112.97 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES…

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