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Biden Administration pauses federal student loan payments

Biden Administration pauses federal student loan payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden’s Administration took immediate steps just hours after inauguration to prove relief to struggling Americans crushed by the onslaught of crippling and outrageous student debt.…

President Joe Biden announces acting Federal Agency Leadership

President Joe Biden announces acting Federal Agency Leadership

WASHINGTON – Immediately after his Wednesday, January 20, 2021 inauguration ceremony, President Joe Biden went to work and announced the acting agency leadership across the administration to assist in the…

Mason City police bring no charges against Clear Lake Chriopractor after investigation into touches of children

Mason City police bring no charges against Clear Lake Chriopractor after investigation into touches of children

MASON CITY – Mason City police brought no charges against a male Clear Lake Chriropractor after an investigation into alleged naughty touches of children in his care. NIT and other…

OnSolve CodeRED Alert System to be used in Cerro Gordo county for COVID-19 vaccine clinic information

OnSolve CodeRED Alert System to be used in Cerro Gordo county for COVID-19 vaccine clinic information

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo county health department announced Tuesday an additional notification system will be used to notify individuals in Cerro Gordo County of the additional vaccination phases…

Trump grants of clemency to Steve Bannon, other convicted criminals

Trump grants of clemency to Steve Bannon, other convicted criminals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals. Todd Boulanger – President Trump granted a full pardon to…

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 14, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 14, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/14/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 465.00 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,045.53 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 207.13 ATLANTIC…

Opinion: MAGA violence spawned by Trump cannot be ignored

Opinion: MAGA violence spawned by Trump cannot be ignored

The following is a letter to editor contributed by Phil Sanchez of Mason City: To the Editor, MAGA malevolency, and mayhem was on full display for the nation, and the…

Clear Lake chiropractor disciplined by state board after allegations of inappropriate touching of children

Clear Lake chiropractor disciplined by state board after allegations of inappropriate touching of children

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake chiropractor has been disciplined by a state board after allegations of inappropriate touching of children . The Iowa Board of Chiropractic says that Nicholas…

Donald Trump’s pressure on Georgia official to “find” over 11K votes to overturn valid election could result in criminal prosecution

Donald Trump’s pressure on Georgia official to “find” over 11K votes to overturn valid election could result in criminal prosecution

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – Donald Trump wasn’t supposed to lose an election in “red” Georgia, but his shock, dismay and wild phone call to an election official in an on-going quest…

Pew Research: Biden begins Presidency with positive ratings; Trump departs with lowest-ever job mark at 29% approval

Pew Research: Biden begins Presidency with positive ratings; Trump departs with lowest-ever job mark at 29% approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Respected pollster Pew Research says President-elect Joe Biden is viewed mostly positive and outgoing-President Donald Trump is viewed mostly negative in their recent conduct. According to Pew…

National Rifle Association files bankruptcy

National Rifle Association files bankruptcy

FAIRFAX, VA – The National Rifle Association has announced that the pro-gun organization is filing for bankruptcy protection. According to a statement from the organization: The National Rifle Association of…

Victim identified in Estherville house fire

Victim identified in Estherville house fire

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A man was found dead in his house after a house fire earlier this month in Estherville, police say, and an investigation is still being conducted. On…

Senator Amanda Ragan believes “Democrats and Republicans can find common ground on many of these issues” facing Iowa

Senator Amanda Ragan believes “Democrats and Republicans can find common ground on many of these issues” facing Iowa

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: READY TO BUILD BACK BETTER IN IOWA We kicked off the 2021…

President-Elect Joe Biden proposes massive stimulus for struggling Americans

President-Elect Joe Biden proposes massive stimulus for struggling Americans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President-Elect Joe Biden proposed a massive stimulus for struggling Americans, including $1,400 checks, unemployment benefits, dollars to re-open schools and the Covid-19 fight. Joe Biden, who will…

Delaware father with Confederate flag and son charged in federal court following riot at the United States Capitol

Delaware father with Confederate flag and son charged in federal court following riot at the United States Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kevin Seefried and Hunter Seefried were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday,…

Gov. Reynolds announces Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge funding opportunities 

Gov. Reynolds announces Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge funding opportunities 

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds announced two Future Ready Iowa grant opportunities for totaling $1.2 million. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to expand opportunities for…

Trump visits Mexican border wall, threatens Biden, brags of arrest of 500,000 illegal aliens; Latino caucus in Congress furious

Trump visits Mexican border wall, threatens Biden, brags of arrest of 500,000 illegal aliens; Latino caucus in Congress furious

REYNOSA-MCALLEN, TX – Donald Trump visited the Mexican border wall this week and threatened incoming-president Joe Biden, called his impeachment a hoax and bragged of the arrest of 500,000 illegal…

Senator Amanda Ragan says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa”

Senator Amanda Ragan says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa”

MASON CITY – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa.” According to a statement from senator…

Trump impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors after leading and inspiring deadly insurrection

Trump impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors after leading and inspiring deadly insurrection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald John Trump, President of the United States, has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for high crimes and misdemeanors following the deadly insurrection on…

CG Public Health progressing with Phase 1a of vaccination plan, Phase 1b details announced

CG Public Health progressing with Phase 1a of vaccination plan, Phase 1b details announced

MASON CITY – Yesterday the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) accepted the Iowa Infectious Disease Advisory Council’s (IDAC) final Phase 1b vaccination recommendations. The guidelines for Phase 1b focus…

United Express Flights to Chicago launch from Mason City March 1

United Express Flights to Chicago launch from Mason City March 1

MASON CITY — Daily United Express jet service, operated by SkyWest Airlines, from Mason City Municipal Airport (MCW) to Chicago (ORD) will begin March 1, 2021. These new flights will…

North Iowa entrepreneur wins place in AgLaunch365 Accelerator

North Iowa entrepreneur wins place in AgLaunch365 Accelerator

MASON CITY – ReEnvision Ag, founded by Jason Ryner and based in Nora Springs, IA, is one of six startup companies selected to participate in the full AgLaunch365 Accelerator and…

How to Help a Loved One with Dementia Stay Healthy 

How to Help a Loved One with Dementia Stay Healthy 

Living with dementia is an unpredictable way of life, and when you have to watch a loved one succumb to it over time, it can be distressing. However, there are…

Sukup Manufacturing to open facility in Hampton

Sukup Manufacturing to open facility in Hampton

SHEFFIELD, IOWA – Sukup Manufacturing Co. announced the company will expand its manufacturing facilities with a new location in Hampton, Iowa. The approximately 30,000-square foot facility is located in the…

Left-leaning political groups says Gov. Reynolds Condition of the State address “detached from reality”

Left-leaning political groups says Gov. Reynolds Condition of the State address “detached from reality”

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa, a left-leaning political group, was critical of Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State address, releasing the following statement: Reynolds doesn’t advocate for social…

Gov. Reynolds Delivers 2021 Condition of the State 

Gov. Reynolds Delivers 2021 Condition of the State 

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds delivers her 2021 Condition of the State Address. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lieutenant Governor, legislative leaders and…

VP Pence refuses to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office

VP Pence refuses to invoke 25th Amendment to remove Donald Trump from office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – There were mobs sent to the American Capitol on January 6, many say by his boss, Donald Trump, but Vice President Mike Pence is refusing to invoke…

Two men charged in connection with events at U.S. Capitol

Two men charged in connection with events at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two men were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.…

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley explains why Electoral College is important

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley explains why Electoral College is important

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, gleefully collecting paychecks and farm subsidies from the citizens since taking elected office in A.D. 1959, this week explained why the hallowed Electoral…

New York State Bar Association launches historic inquiry into removing Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani from its membership

New York State Bar Association launches historic inquiry into removing Trump Attorney Rudy Giuliani from its membership

NEW YORK – The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) strongly condemned the violent uprising that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, orchestrated by individuals bent on subverting…

NIACC Jazz Festival to be held virtually

NIACC Jazz Festival to be held virtually

MASON CITY – Mason City, aka River City – home of “The Music Man” has a history of strong instrumental music traditions. One such tradition that is proudly entering its…

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 7, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 7, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/7/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 321.28 ACTIVE NETWORK LLC OTHER SUPPLIES 97.50 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES136.00…

Thirteen charged in federal court following riot at the United States Capitol; man had 11 bombs

Thirteen charged in federal court following riot at the United States Capitol; man had 11 bombs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday,…

Donald Trump permanently banned from Twitter as possible future violence foments on social media

Donald Trump permanently banned from Twitter as possible future violence foments on social media

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twitter has banned Donald Trump from its platform in the wake of a deadly insurrection this week, saying Trump’s latest “statements can be mobilized by different audiences,…

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 31, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 31, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/31/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————– ANDERSON, DILLON CHAUFFEURS LICENSE 112.00 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES UNIFORM RENTAL 460.91 BLACK HAWK ROOF CO INC CAPITAL OUTLAY 77,779.80…

FBI now hunting individuals who stormed nation’s Capitol; Iowans being identified

FBI now hunting individuals who stormed nation’s Capitol; Iowans being identified

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who made unlawful entry into the United States Capitol Building…

Boeing charged with 737 Max fraud conspiracy and agrees to pay over $2.5 billion

Boeing charged with 737 Max fraud conspiracy and agrees to pay over $2.5 billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Boeing Company (Boeing) has entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to resolve a criminal charge related to a conspiracy to defraud the Federal…

Police officer dies as result of mob attack at U.S. Capitol

Police officer dies as result of mob attack at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A police officer has died as a result of a seditious mob attack urged by Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, the fifth person to…

Gov. Reynolds lifts restrictions for sporting and recreational gatherings, including for high school-sponsored events

Gov. Reynolds lifts restrictions for sporting and recreational gatherings, including for high school-sponsored events

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public health measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The proclamation continues to…

United States Attorney for Southern Iowa Marc Krickbaum announces resignation

United States Attorney for Southern Iowa Marc Krickbaum announces resignation

DES MOINES – Marc Krickbaum, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, announced he is resigning today. “Serving as United States Attorney has been the privilege of…

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