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Clear Lake to make big improvements to City Beach area

Clear Lake to make big improvements to City Beach area

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake is set to make big improvements to the City Beach area and a presentation was given at the last council meeting on the project. At…

Gov. Reynolds signs HF 615, item vetoes Iowa Attorney General provisions

Gov. Reynolds signs HF 615, item vetoes Iowa Attorney General provisions

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed House File 615, the justice system appropriations bill, but item vetoed sections 24 and 28, which would have amended the Iowa Attorney General’s…

Hunters harvested nearly 11,400 turkeys during 2019 spring season in Iowa

Hunters harvested nearly 11,400 turkeys during 2019 spring season in Iowa

CLEAR LAKE – Turkey hunters reported harvesting nearly 11,400 Iowa birds this spring through the mandatory registration system, which is about 300 birds fewer than were harvested in 2018. Iowa’s…

Spring fishing in full swing across Iowa

Spring fishing in full swing across Iowa

CLEAR LAKE – Crappies and bluegills are biting in small ponds and lakes across Iowa. Spring panfish fishing is a great time to introduce beginners of all ages to fishing.…

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 14, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 14, 2019

Cerro Gordo County CLAIMS for May 14, 2019: Absolute Waste Remov, sanit disp 597.10  2 Accurate Analytical, lab tests 245.00  2 Ahlers & Cooney PC, labor relations 270.00  1 Ahlers…

Mason City Noon Rotary awards scholarships

MASON CITY – The Mason City Noon Rotary presented 4 $500 scholarships to area youth at its most recent meeting on Monday May 20, 2019. Participating students were required to…

Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health receives grant to address opioid misuse

Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health receives grant to address opioid misuse

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health, in partnership with MercyOne North Iowa, Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Healthcare, and the Mason City Youth Task Force, has…

Toxic spill near Fort Dodge traced to soil fertility company

Toxic spill near Fort Dodge traced to soil fertility company

FORT DODGE – Last Wednesday, the DNR investigated a report of discolored and foamy water in Holiday Creek about two miles east of Fort Dodge. DNR specialists traced the pollutant…

“Trouble” In River City! Open 2019 Pool Championships Return Memorial Day Weekend In Mason City

“Trouble” In River City! Open 2019 Pool Championships Return Memorial Day Weekend In Mason City

MASON CITY – North Iowa Events Center (NIEC) and Midwest Poolplayers Association (MPA) will again partner in delivering The “Trouble” Tournament: 2019 River City Pool Championships with up to 32…

Heavy rains cause roof collapse in Mason City at historic Mohawk Square

Heavy rains cause roof collapse in Mason City at historic Mohawk Square

MASON CITY – Heavy rains caused a roof to collapse in Mason City at the historic Mohawk Square. The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health will be closed on…

United States announces deal with Canada and Mexico to lift retaliatory tariffs

United States announces deal with Canada and Mexico to lift retaliatory tariffs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, the United States announced an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from those countries and…

Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City set for multi-million dollar expansion

Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City set for multi-million dollar expansion

MASON CITY – The Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City is approved for a multi-million dollar expansion, bringing  new jobs. Councilman Paul Adams said Friday that Kraft Heinz has announced…

City of Mason City expense report for May 16, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for May 16, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/16/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING INSURANCE F & EC 11,384.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 176.94 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL…

Iowa law enforcement will accelerate efforts to ticket lawbreakers over holiday weekend

Iowa law enforcement will accelerate efforts to ticket lawbreakers over holiday weekend

DES MOINES – Iowa law enforcement will accelerate efforts to ticket lawbreakers over the Memorial Day weekend and motorists should be aware. Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer…

Alabama lawmakers ban abortions

Alabama lawmakers ban abortions

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, after both houses of the Alabama Legislature passed HB314. Upon signing the bill,…

Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen building demolished for likely Kwik Star

Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen building demolished for likely Kwik Star

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen building is being demolished today to make room for a likely Kwik Star convenience store. Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen closed back in September…

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 7, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 7, 2019

CLAIMS May 7, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Alliant Energy, utilities 95.29  2 C G Co Treasurer, tax/fee disburse 838.48  1 CDW Government, Inc., IT Hardware 304.75  1 Clear Lake Ind…

TechBrew comes to Limestone Brewers in Osage on Tuesday May 28, 2019

TechBrew comes to Limestone Brewers in Osage on Tuesday May 28, 2019

MASON CITY – TechBrew comes to Osage, Iowa for the first time on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The event is being held at Limestone Brewers from 5pm-7pm. TechBrew is a…

Mason City students participate in World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

Mason City students participate in World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

  AMES – On Monday, April 29th, the eighth annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute brought together 304 students from 130 high schools at Iowa State University to explore critical…

Thousands of boaters expected on Iowa waters for Memorial Day weekend

Thousands of boaters expected on Iowa waters for Memorial Day weekend

CLEAR LAKE – The peak season for boating in Iowa usually begins with the Memorial Day weekend when tens of thousands of boats hit the water, many for the first…

Grassley, other Senators want Chinese military scientists barred from American labs

Grassley, other Senators want Chinese military scientists barred from American labs

WASHINGTON – Today Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) to introduce legislation requiring the U.S. government to…

Presidential candidate Cory Booker details new gun suicide prevention plan

Presidential candidate Cory Booker details new gun suicide prevention plan

NEWARK, NJ – Every year in America, nearly 22,000 Americans die by firearm suicide — an average of 59 deaths each day. Veterans are particularly impacted, with more than 6,000…

Mason City man accused of arson and burglary after burning garage

Mason City man accused of arson and burglary after burning garage

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Joni Ernst calls on China to make a trade deal as tariff feud escalates

Joni Ernst calls on China to make a trade deal as tariff feud escalates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst called on China to make a trade deal as President Donald Trump’s trade war escalated this week. China has retaliated with tens-of-billions of…

North Iowa CEOs to discuss future of technology in North Iowa at Surf Ballroom

North Iowa CEOs to discuss future of technology in North Iowa at Surf Ballroom

MASON CITY, Iowa – Four of North Iowa’s CEOs will participate in TechTalk on May 17, 2019 at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. The TechTalk will be a panel…

Award winners announced at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for the 39th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

Award winners announced at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum for the 39th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show

MASON CITY – Award winners were named in the 39th Annual Cerro Gordo Photo Show at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum on Thursday, April 25. Forty-six entries by twenty-eight…

Health Department environmental health specialist receives Harry Grant Award

Health Department environmental health specialist receives Harry Grant Award

MASON CITY  –  Mark Mathre, CFSP, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Harry Grant Award.  The Harry Grant Award is given by the Iowa Public Health Association. It…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of May 9, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of May 9, 2019

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the…

City of Mason City expense report for May 9, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for May 9, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/9/2019 Payee DescriptionAmount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 140.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 399.11 ADJUTANT GENERAL OF IOWA EDUCATION AND TRAINING 52.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS…

Sanders promises moratorium on pension cuts

Sanders promises moratorium on pension cuts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today announced that if elected president, he will institute an immediate moratorium on cuts to pension benefits that are overseen by the federal government.…

DNR says May to April period wettest in Iowa’s history

DNR says May to April period wettest in Iowa’s history

DES MOINES – While most stream flows continue to drop and April had below-average rainfall, the past 12 months set records for the wettest May to April period in Iowa’s…

Prescription drug prices must be disclosed in TV ads; Trump proclaims “historic transparency” for patients

Prescription drug prices must be disclosed in TV ads; Trump proclaims “historic transparency” for patients

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that will require direct-to-consumer television advertisements for…

Presidential candidate Cory Booker slams Georgia’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ law

Presidential candidate Cory Booker slams Georgia’s ‘Fetal Heartbeat’ law

NEWARK, NJ – Cory Booker released the following statement after Gov. Brian Kemp signed Georgia’s “Fetal Heartbeat” law this week: “The ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill signed into law today is an…

Ragan reflects on end of 2019 legislative session

Ragan reflects on end of 2019 legislative session

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: The 2019 legislative session ended Saturday, April 27. This year saw accomplishments…

Rep. Upmeyer: “A Successful 2019 Session”

Rep. Upmeyer: “A Successful 2019 Session”

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: The 2019 legislative session officially adjourned for the year on Saturday,…

Ragan and Steckman to hold legislative wrap-up in Mason City

Ragan and Steckman to hold legislative wrap-up in Mason City

MASON CITY – State Sen. Amanda Ragan and State Rep. Sharon Steckman will hold a legislative wrap-up this Saturday, May 11. The meeting will take place from 10 AM to…

Cerro Gordo county expense report for April 30, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for April 30, 2019

CLAIMS April 30, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Accurate Analytical, lab tests 96.00 1 Ahlers & Cooney PC, labor relations 540.00 2 Ahlers & Cooney PC, legal 270.00 1 Airgas USA…

Hundreds of former federal prosecutors say Trump would have been prosecuted for obstruction if he were not President

Hundreds of former federal prosecutors say Trump would have been prosecuted for obstruction if he were not President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hundreds of former federal prosecutors and lawyers say President Donald Trump would have been prosecuted for obstruction of justice if he were not President. The law experts…

Governor Reynolds signs Logan’s Law, making organ donation easier

Governor Reynolds signs Logan’s Law, making organ donation easier

CHARLES CITY – The death of a Charles City boy will lead to help for those in need of an organ transplant in Iowa after a new bill was signed…

Cory Booker announces most sweeping gun violence prevention plan ever put forth by a Presidential candidate

Cory Booker announces most sweeping gun violence prevention plan ever put forth by a Presidential candidate

Newark, NJ – Today, Cory Booker, a Democratic Senator from New Jersey, is unveiling the most sweeping gun violence prevention proposal ever put forth by a presidential candidate. According to his…

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