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Hundreds of gallons of milk dumped from Hy-Vee pollutes Iowa stream

Hundreds of gallons of milk dumped from Hy-Vee pollutes Iowa stream

ANKENY, IOWA — Hundreds of gallons of milk dumped from a Hy-Vee store in Ankeny has led to dead fish and a polluted stream. As of noon Thursday, dead fish…

Vice President Mike Pence visiting Iowa today for campaign rallies

Vice President Mike Pence visiting Iowa today for campaign rallies

DES MOINES – Vice President Mike Pence is in Iowa today to hold a campaign rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Vice President Pence is in Des Moines for the…

Texas man pleads not guilty to felony assault crime in rural Nora Springs

Texas man pleads not guilty to felony assault crime in rural Nora Springs

MASON CITY – A Texas man arrested in June on a felony charge after an alleged assault near Nora Springs has pleaded not guilty and awaits trial. Cerro Gordo county…

Boy killed in personal watercraft crash on Clear Lake

Boy killed in personal watercraft crash on Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A second tragedy has struck Clear Lake this summer as the DNR reports a teen was killed in a personal watercraft crash on the popular body of water.…

Governor Kim Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Iowa counties

Governor Kim Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Iowa counties

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds has issued a disaster proclamation in response to a severe weather system that moved across Iowa and caused widespread damage August 10. The proclamation…

Election 2020: Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as running mate for Vice President

Election 2020: Joe Biden chooses Kamala Harris as running mate for Vice President

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joe Biden has made his biggest decision so far in his campaign for President: Choosing Kamala Harris as his running mate. Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee…

Strong storm rips through Iowa Monday, causing damage and power outages

Strong storm rips through Iowa Monday, causing damage and power outages

HAMILTON COUNTY – A strong storm ripped through Iowa Monday, causing damage and power outages statewide. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office reported Monday afternoon that Iinterstate 35 is closed southbound…

City of Mason City expense report for August 6, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for August 6, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/6/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 100.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE 3,191.50 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00…

Suspect sought after woman shot in Mason City’s East Park

Suspect sought after woman shot in Mason City’s East Park

MASON CITY – A suspect is being sought after a late night shooting in East Park left a woman hospitalized with a bad leg. Mason City police say that on…

Waldorf University strategically planning to resume face-to-face courses for Fall 2020 semester

Waldorf University strategically planning to resume face-to-face courses for Fall 2020 semester

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University’s COVID-19 Task Force has been diligently working to create a strategic plan allowing students to resume face-to-face courses for the Fall 2020 semester. Thinking about…

Deceased Fort Dodge woman and officer who fired gun at her identified

Deceased Fort Dodge woman and officer who fired gun at her identified

DES MOINES – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has identified the subjects involved in the officer-involved shooting on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, in Fort Dodge. Melissa Halda, 39,…

Iowa man who allegedly sexually abused his granddaughter dies in prison

Iowa man who allegedly sexually abused his granddaughter dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa man from Waterloo who allegedly sexually abused his granddaughter died in prison on August 7. David Michael Powers, age 75, was pronounced dead due to natural…

Iowa Authorities: Grandparent scam takes new twist

Iowa Authorities: Grandparent scam takes new twist

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Office of the Attorney General of Iowa are warning Iowans to be aware of a “grandparent scam.” Several Iowa…

$26.2 Million announced for internet connectivity for Iowa schools

$26.2 Million announced for internet connectivity for Iowa schools

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced that $26.2 million is now available to districts, nonpublic schools, and colleges and universities primarily to…

Manly woman charged after striking bicyclist outside Mason City

Manly woman charged after striking bicyclist outside Mason City

RURAL MASON CITY – A Manly woman has been charged after striking a bicyclist outside Mason City. On August 7 at approximately 10:30 hours AM, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee driven…

Governor Reynolds’ Open Letter to Iowans on COVID19: We’re all in this together

Governor Reynolds’ Open Letter to Iowans on COVID19: We’re all in this together

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds released the following open letter to the state of Iowa: Tomorrow marks five months since we learned of the first positive cases of…

Conservation board will conduct lottery for archery permits at Lime Creek

Conservation board will conduct lottery for archery permits at Lime Creek

MASON CITY – Effective for the 2020-21 Archery Deer Hunting Season, the Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board will conduct a lottery for the 35 annual archery permits at the Lime…

Iowa’s Attorney General demands Facebook work harder to stop “spread hate and disinformation”

Iowa’s Attorney General demands Facebook work harder to stop “spread hate and disinformation”

DES MOINES – Some user of Facebook nave noticed that the hate and disinformation is thick, and now Iowa’s Attorney General and his peers in other states are demanding that…

Mason City man flees in stolen truck at high speed, meets taser in a corn field

Mason City man flees in stolen truck at high speed, meets taser in a corn field

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Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order to restore voting rights of felons who have completed their sentence

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order to restore voting rights of felons who have completed their sentence

DES MOINES– Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order 7, restoring the voting rights of thousands of Iowans who have completed their felony sentences. “Today we take a significant step…

MacNider Museum’s 2020 “Intergalactic Art” MacNider Arts Festival and Outdoor Art Market will be online this year

MacNider Museum’s 2020 “Intergalactic Art” MacNider Arts Festival and Outdoor Art Market will be online this year

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is excited to announce that the 2020 “Intergalactic Art” MacNider Arts Festival and Outdoor Art Market will be online events this…

Belmond woman hurt in auto crash in Fayette county

Belmond woman hurt in auto crash in Fayette county

RURAL FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – A Belmond woman was hurt in an auto crash in Fayette county On August 2, 2020 at 1:28 PM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office took…

Charles City woman on bicycle hit by pickup Sunday, taken by helicopter to Mercy

Charles City woman on bicycle hit by pickup Sunday, taken by helicopter to Mercy

RURAL CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman riding a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck Sunday and seriously hurt. The accident took place south of Charles City on…

MacNider Art Museum calls for entries in all-media competitive exhibition

MacNider Art Museum calls for entries in all-media competitive exhibition

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum in Mason City, IA is putting out a call for entries for the all-media competitive exhibition, Area Show: 47. The deadline…

City of Mason City expense report for July 30, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 30, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/30/2020 Payee Description Amount ————————————- AGVANTAGE FS INCMATERIAL 1,570.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 120.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 75.00…

Clear Lake convicted sex offender arrested for lascivious acts with a child cops a plea, awaits sentencing

Clear Lake convicted sex offender arrested for lascivious acts with a child cops a plea, awaits sentencing

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Iowa press conference held to discuss alleged racial disparities within the football program

Iowa press conference held to discuss alleged racial disparities within the football program

IOWA CITY – Athletics Director Gary Barta and Head Coach Kirk Ferentz addressed the media Thursday regarding the independent review of issues and allegations relating to racial disparities within the…

Iowa’s teacher union slams Kim Reynolds’ plan to re-open schools, says it’s “outlandish”

Iowa’s teacher union slams Kim Reynolds’ plan to re-open schools, says it’s “outlandish”

DES MOINES – Iowa’s teacher union today slammed Governor Kim Reynolds’ plan to re-open schools, calling it “outlandish”. Thursday, Governor Kim Reynolds held a press conference to talk about Iowa’s…

Floyd woman hurt in multiple-vehicle accident at dangerous Avenue of the Saints intersection

Floyd woman hurt in multiple-vehicle accident at dangerous Avenue of the Saints intersection

FLOYD, IOWA – A Floyd woman was hurt Tuesday in a multiple-vehicle accident at a dangerous Avenue of the Saints intersection. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took…

Federal and local law enforcement rounds up Iowa meth druggies, searches a dozen locations and arrests multiple individuals

Federal and local law enforcement rounds up Iowa meth druggies, searches a dozen locations and arrests multiple individuals

CEDAR RAPIDS – Federal and local law enforcement rounded up Iowa meth druggies, searched a dozen locations and arrested multiple individuals in a sting this week. On July 27 and…

Herman Cain slain by Covid-19; partied at possible Trump Tulsa “super spreader” event

Herman Cain slain by Covid-19; partied at possible Trump Tulsa “super spreader” event

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a tragic loss, former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died from Covid-19. Herman Cain sought the 2012 Presidential nomination.  He was 74. Cain was recently seen…

U.S. gross domestic product plummets over 32%

U.S. gross domestic product plummets over 32%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The total value of goods and services produced in the United States – gross domestic product (GDP) – declined by 32.9% in the last quarter, shrinking the…

Back-to-school reminder:  Vaccinations required to enroll in school

Back-to-school reminder:  Vaccinations required to enroll in school

MASON CITY –With school registration beginning in early August, CG Public Health urges parents to schedule their child’s vaccination appointment as soon as possible. CG Public Health is offering vaccinations by…

Cerro Gordo Treasurer Wright reminds beleaguered property owners to pay up

Cerro Gordo Treasurer Wright reminds beleaguered property owners to pay up

MASON CITY – Local property owners, whom prop up schools, municipalities, the county and the state budgets, need to pay up their taxes or face penalties, Cerro Gordo Treasurer Pat…

Narcotics task force nabs armed Mason City man on drug dealing charges

Narcotics task force nabs armed Mason City man on drug dealing charges

MASON CITY – The local narcotics task force nabbed an armed Mason City man on drug dealing charges Thursday morning. Task force officers and special agents assigned to the North…

Tractor left unattended rolls onto Clear Lake beach, strikes and kills woman

Tractor left unattended rolls onto Clear Lake beach, strikes and kills woman

CLEAR LAKE – A tractor left unattended rolled onto Clear Lake beach and struck and killed a woman Wednesday afternoon. On July 28, 2020 the Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office…

Iowa prison inmate dies from Covid-19, officials say

Iowa prison inmate dies from Covid-19, officials say

IOWA CITY – An Iowa prison inmate convicted multiple times of theft likely died from Covid-19, officials say. Timothy Louis McGhee Jr. was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related…

Attorney General William Barr testifies today before the House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William Barr testifies today before the House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General William Barr is testifying in Congress today as House Democrats investigate the possible political side of the Justice Department. Opening Statement of Attorney General William…

Ambulance called in Charles City after car strikes teen on moped

Ambulance called in Charles City after car strikes teen on moped

CHARLES CITY – An ambulance responded to the scene in Charles City after a car struck a teen on a moped. The accident took place on July 17, 2020. At…

Mason City police say missing woman’s remains found in Winnebago River

Mason City police say missing woman’s remains found in Winnebago River

MASON CITY – Tragically, Mason City police say a missing woman’s remains have been found in the Winnebago River. On Saturday, July 18, 2020, at approximately 5:52 p.m., the Mason…

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