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Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

Famous porn star lawyer Avenatti, battling President Trump, arrested for domestic abuse

LOS ANGELES – The famous porn star lawyer Michael Avenatti, who has been battling President Trump for months and even tested waters for a Presidential run, has been arrested for…

Republicans irked that Shannon Latham puts up good fight versus Amanda Ragan but predictably lost

Republicans irked that Shannon Latham puts up good fight versus Amanda Ragan but predictably lost

MASON CITY – State Senator Amanda Ragan’s closest brush with defeat has left many north Iowans shocked, with more than a few Republicans irked at the defeated GOP nominee –…

Mason City man dies after hit by truck driven by man with suspended license

Mason City man dies after hit by truck driven by man with suspended license

MASON CITY – A Mason City man died after he was hit by a truck driven by a man with a suspended license. On Nov 7, 2018, at 10:47 PM, 43-year-old…

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

Black campaign worker arrested in Iowa after refusing to talk to police (videos)

WEST DES MOINES – Police in West Des Moines today attempted to explain how late in October, a black campaign worker was stopped, detained and frisked by police after he…

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

Report says U.S. is losing military advantage over Russia and China and could be beaten in war

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s arch-rivals Russia and China are closing the military gap and could challenge or even defeat the U.S. in a war, a new report for Congress warns.…

Ragan re-elected Whip for Senate Democrats in Legislature

Ragan re-elected Whip for Senate Democrats in Legislature

DES MOINES – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City will continue to help lead the Iowa Legislature over the next two years. Senator Ragan was re-elected Whip by the…

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 1, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 1, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/1/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 315.42 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 745.00 AHLERS…

Dogs and puppies found living in deplorable conditions in Worth county, then rescued

Dogs and puppies found living in deplorable conditions in Worth county, then rescued

WORTH COUNTY, IOWA—At the request of the Worth County Sheriff’s Office, the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is assisting with evidence collection, transport and sheltering…

Iowa woman wins award for quilt at MacNider Museum

Iowa woman wins award for quilt at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – Joanne Alberda, of Sioux Center, was given the Best in Show award during the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Iowa Crafts: 43 (2017) exhibition for her fiber…

Opinion: Veteran’s Day honors all Veterans

Opinion: Veteran’s Day honors all Veterans

This Veterans Day will mark the 100th anniversary of its commemoration. It is a solemn, and sacred event to honor all Veterans. My uncle Albert J. Chavez served in both…

Senator Amanda Ragan recognizes anniversary of end of World War 1

Senator Amanda Ragan recognizes anniversary of end of World War 1

MASON CITY – Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, fresh off an election victory over Republican Shannon Latham, issued a statement today on the anniversary of the end of one…

Iowa Democrats say healthcare issues continue and ACT scores falling

Iowa Democrats say healthcare issues continue and ACT scores falling

The following is a new update released by Iowa Democrats: Healthcare Issues Continue in Iowa Every Iowan deserves access to affordable health care. Unfortunately, over the last few years Iowa’s…

NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute to host presentation on human trafficking

NIACC’s Lifelong Learning Institute to host presentation on human trafficking

MASON CITY – A presentation on human trafficking will be held at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) on Tuesday, November 13 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in Beem Center 200 (BC200).…

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 8, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Nov. 8, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/8/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 210.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS & ELECTRICITY 940.18 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES M/E…

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff to honor Thousand Oaks mass shooting victims

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff to honor Thousand Oaks mass shooting victims

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018, to honor the murdered and…

Steve King re-elected to Congress over J.D. Scholten

Steve King re-elected to Congress over J.D. Scholten

SIOUX CITY – Steve King was re-elected to Congress Tuesday night over an upstart Democrat and a negative national spotlight. Steve King beat J.D. Scholten 157,221 to 146,698 to begin…

Waldorf University’s Frankie Contreras and Patricia Molina crowned 2018-19 Homecoming King and Queen

Waldorf University’s Frankie Contreras and Patricia Molina crowned 2018-19 Homecoming King and Queen

FOREST CITY – To kick off Waldorf University’s 2018 Homecoming events a red carpet style extravaganza titled “The Golden Warriors; Meet the Court, Confirm the Crown” was held Thursday Nov.…

Mohawks Cheerleaders capture state title at state

Mohawks Cheerleaders capture state title at state

DES MOINES – Mason City cheerleaders turned in exceptional performances over the weekend at the State Cheer Competition. The Mason City Mohawk Timeout Cheer squad took home the State title…

One Iowa Action Condemns Rep. Steve King’s Homophobic Remarks and Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Refusal to Denounce Him

One Iowa Action Condemns Rep. Steve King’s Homophobic Remarks and Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Refusal to Denounce Him

DES MOINES — Yesterday, Rep. Steve King made homophobic comments criticizing national Republicans for funding an openly gay candidate in a California primary. “They sent money over to support a…

Porn star’s lawyer chastises Senator Grassley for promise of investigation

Porn star’s lawyer chastises Senator Grassley for promise of investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The lawyer gaining fame for representing a porn star who had relations with President Trump and a woman who made claims against Brett Kavanaugh is striking back…

Grassley says Republican agenda takes credit for “booming U.S. economy”

Grassley says Republican agenda takes credit for “booming U.S. economy”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen Chuck Grassley of Iowa released the following statement on the alleged booming U.S. economy and wage growth. “For years, Washington talking heads said Americans should just get…

President Trump makes announcement on America’s “border crisis” 

President Trump makes announcement on America’s “border crisis” 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump made an announcement on America’s “border crisis” Thursday evening via a bulletin from the White House: Silence can speak volumes. As a caravan with thousands…

King’s effort to end “Birthright Citizenship” for illegals advanced by President Trump

King’s effort to end “Birthright Citizenship” for illegals advanced by President Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, releases the following statement in the wake of news reports that President Trump intends to restore the…

Steve King says poll showing his Democratic challenger just 1 point behind “fake news”

Steve King says poll showing his Democratic challenger just 1 point behind “fake news”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republican Congressman Steve King says a poll showing his Democratic challenger just 1 point behind is “fake news” then asks for donations to “fight back against his…

Rep. Upmeyer: Protecting IPERS and retirement security

Rep. Upmeyer: Protecting IPERS and retirement security

The following is an update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: Don’t forget that Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 6. You still have the opportunity to…

City of Mason City expense report, Oct. 25, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Oct. 25, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/25/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 395.61 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 937.47 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Fired hotel developer raked in over $192,000 from Mason City

Fired hotel developer raked in over $192,000 from Mason City

MASON CITY – It took five minutes to fire him, but 5 years for a hotel developer to collect over $192,000 from the citizens of Mason City. NIT has learned…

Assault on staff at Iowa penitentiary worse that state officials admitted, union boss says

Assault on staff at Iowa penitentiary worse that state officials admitted, union boss says

DES MOINES – AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan issued the following statement in response to the Iowa Department of Corrections’ incomplete portrayal of yet another correctional officer being attacked…

Mason City Council spends 5 minutes firing hotel developer

Mason City Council spends 5 minutes firing hotel developer

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council spent 5 minutes firing a hotel developer for the second time on Tuesday night. The meeting was called to order Tuesday night at…

Man arrested in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

Man arrested in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

MASON CITY – Mason City police announced this morning that an arrest has been made in connection to a fatal motorcycle-car crash that took place September 28 in a residential…

Democrats attack Reynolds and Upmeyer for perceived assault on IPERS

Democrats attack Reynolds and Upmeyer for perceived assault on IPERS

DES MOINES – Democrats this week unleashed an attack Governor on Kim Reynolds and Rep. Linda Upmeyer for a perceived assault on IPERS, the cushy retirement plan public workers feast…

Ferentz prepares Hawkeyes for road game against Penn State

Ferentz prepares Hawkeyes for road game against Penn State

University of Iowa Football Media Conference with Head Coach Kirk Ferentz, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 KIRK FERENTZ: Good afternoon. Appreciate everybody being here. Looking back quick for a second before…

U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

U.S. government announces proposal to expand access to quality, affordable health coverage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and Labor today issued a proposed regulation that expands the usability of health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). HRAs…

Mason City council to meet Tuesday to consider terminating agreement with developer on downtown hotel

Mason City council to meet Tuesday to consider terminating agreement with developer on downtown hotel

MASON CITY – Five years after a hotel was announced for downtown Mason City but has yet to materialize, the saga continues as the city council will consider terminating an…

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 16, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 16, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for October 16, 2018 Download the PDF file .…

U.S. closely monitoring migrant caravan out of Central America

U.S. closely monitoring migrant caravan out of Central America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. is closely monitoring a migrant caravan out of Central America headed north to U.S. According to a statement Sunday evening from Secretary of State Mike…

Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights experts

Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights experts

NEW YORK – Separating children from their undocumented parents is a traumatic violation of their rights, UN independent experts said on Friday. The group of experts said in a statement…

City of Mason City expense report, Oct. 18, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Oct. 18, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/18/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———- 3SI SECURITY SYSTEMS INC INVESTIGATION FUND 216.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 182.83 ACTION TOWING MISCELLANEOUS…

News update from Iowa Democrats

News update from Iowa Democrats

DES MOINES – The following information was released this week by Iowa Democrats: Early Voting Begins in Iowa While Election Day is still a few weeks away, thousands of Iowans…

Governor Reynolds says Iowa students, teachers benefit from STEM education

Governor Reynolds says Iowa students, teachers benefit from STEM education

DES MOINES – The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council released the 2017-2018 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report Tuesday. The independent evaluation measures the STEM Council’s progress…

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