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Child hurt in farming accident near Thornton

Child hurt in farming accident near Thornton

THORNTON, IOWA – A child was hurt in a farming accident near Thornton Wednesday evening. On May 27, 2020 at about 8:22 PM, the Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office was…

Businessman Steve Minert announces candidacy for County Recorder

Businessman Steve Minert announces candidacy for County Recorder

MASON CITY – Steve Minert, a well-known Mason City Harley-Davidson dealer and Cerro Gordo county public official, announced today that he’s a candidate for the GOP nomination for the office…

Plymouth and Lakota men busted with tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of weed and coke in traffic stop

Plymouth and Lakota men busted with tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of weed and coke in traffic stop

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Northern Iowa teen dies in ATV accident

Northern Iowa teen dies in ATV accident

SAC COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa teen died in an ATM accident and police are investigating. The Sac county, Iowa sheriff’s office is investigating an ATV accident that occurred…

Four police officers fired in Minneapolis after video shows cop with knee to pinned man’s neck who is now deceased

Four police officers fired in Minneapolis after video shows cop with knee to pinned man’s neck who is now deceased

MINNEAPOLIS – Four police officers have been fired Tuesday in Minneapolis a day after video showed a cop with his knee to a pinned man’s neck who is now deceased,…

Northern Iowa woman charged with assault after man found with severe head wounds

Northern Iowa woman charged with assault after man found with severe head wounds

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman is in deep trouble after police say she struck a man on the head multiple times with two different blunt objects causing severe injuries.…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency until June 25, 2020. As previously announced, the proclamation permits bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries,…

Hiker falls to his death in Iowa state park

Hiker falls to his death in Iowa state park

MOUNT VERNON, IOWA – On Friday, May 22, around 3:45pm, the DNR was notified of a person who had fallen on a trail at Palisades-Kepler State Park and had lacerations…

263 additional cases and 5 deaths confirmed in Iowa due to coronavirus

263 additional cases and 5 deaths confirmed in Iowa due to coronavirus

DES MOINES – Today, the state of Iowa has been notified of 263 additional positive cases for a total of 17,213  positive cases. There have been additional 2,841 negative tests…

Mason City state trooper hurt in auto accident in Chickasaw county

Mason City state trooper hurt in auto accident in Chickasaw county

CHICKASAW COUNTY – A Mason City state trooper was hurt in an auto accident in Chickasaw county Friday afternoon. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Friday,…

Tara Reade’s attorney quits case against Joe Biden as questions mount

Tara Reade’s attorney quits case against Joe Biden as questions mount

NEW YORK – The lawyer who represented Tara Reade in her sex assault case against Joe Biden has abruptly quit the case as the accuser faces mounting scrutiny. Numerous reports…

26 additional deaths confirmed in Iowa along with 419 new cases of COVID-19

26 additional deaths confirmed in Iowa along with 419 new cases of COVID-19

DES MOINES – Today, the state of Iowa has been notified of 419 additional positive cases for a total of 16,767 positive cases of COVID-19. There have been additional 4,336…

Cops chase suspect on stolen bike in Charles City, return it to owner

Cops chase suspect on stolen bike in Charles City, return it to owner

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Charles City woman injured and cited by police after auto crash flips her vehicle on its side, causing $15K damages

Charles City woman injured and cited by police after auto crash flips her vehicle on its side, causing $15K damages

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Large fight with gunshots reported in Cedar Rapids

Large fight with gunshots reported in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – A large fight that included gunshots was reported in Cedar Rapids early this morning. The Cedar Rapids Police Department received a report of a disturbance in the…

State of Iowa announces new Test Iowa locations as testing criteria expands

State of Iowa announces new Test Iowa locations as testing criteria expands

DES MOINES – Friday, the Office of Governor Kim Reynolds announced new Test Iowa locations will open next week in Marshalltown, Sioux Center, and Council Bluffs. A schedule of sites,…

Feds issues guidance on going back to church

Feds issues guidance on going back to church

MASON CITY – All across America, folks are pining to get back into their places of worship, get on their knees and beg their master for forgiveness before he cast…

Iowa Supreme Court orders new timeline to safely resume face-to-face court proceedings

Iowa Supreme Court orders new timeline to safely resume face-to-face court proceedings

DES MOINES – Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court issued a supervisory order stating face-to-face court proceedings will commence July 13, 2020, and jury trials will commence September 14, 2020.  Some…

Iowa DNR encourages safety for those planning to enjoy Iowa’s natural resources this holiday weekend

Iowa DNR encourages safety for those planning to enjoy Iowa’s natural resources this holiday weekend

DES MOINES – The Memorial Day holiday weekend is fast approaching and is expected to be a busy one, despite Covid-19. Iowa has a wide variety of outdoor activities to…

City of Mason City expense report for May 21, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for May 21, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/21/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 42.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 58,721.86 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES UNIFORM RENTAL 862.01 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY M/E…

4 Cool Ways to Customize Your Car

4 Cool Ways to Customize Your Car

There are an endless number of ways that you can customize a car in 2020; we have tried to gather together some of the more accessible ideas. If you are…

5 Suggestions On How to Use Vines in Landscaping

5 Suggestions On How to Use Vines in Landscaping

Every landscape is known to have a lot of things that give it structure and the overall beauty. Vines are also not left out as they are great additions to…

4 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Ferrari

4 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Ferrari

There are tons of luxury car brands on the market, but at the end of the day, there is nothing quite like a Ferrari. That’s why you won’t find one…

Mason City police nab bleeding felon after armed fight and burglary

Mason City police nab bleeding felon after armed fight and burglary

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Mason City man who was involved in a murder scene and led cops on days-long chase shipped to prison

Mason City man who was involved in a murder scene and led cops on days-long chase shipped to prison

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Mason City man sent to federal prison for 8 years after grabbing gun and firing it at Fort Dodge bar

Mason City man sent to federal prison for 8 years after grabbing gun and firing it at Fort Dodge bar

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Minnesota man who traveled to Iowa for sex with child sent to prison for 27 years

Minnesota man who traveled to Iowa for sex with child sent to prison for 27 years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who traveled from Minnesota to Iowa to have sex with minors was sentenced today to 27 years in federal prison. Terrance Nordwall, age 51, of…

COVID-19 death confirmed in Cerro Gordo County

COVID-19 death confirmed in Cerro Gordo County

MASON CITY – With regret, CG Public Health has confirmed the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The individual was an adult in the 41-60 years…

Iowa High school sports return June 1

Iowa High school sports return June 1

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that summer athletic seasons may be conducted for high school baseball and softball following a two-month activities suspension due to COVID-19,…

Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

Modern restrooms, cabins will open Memorial Day weekend in Iowa state parks

DES MOINES – Iowa state parks will open modern restrooms, shower buildings and cabins starting Friday, May 22 in time for Memorial Day weekend. This means campgrounds will be open…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation opening movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation opening movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, and wedding reception venues in Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation permits summer school activities, including baseball and softball, to resume on June…

U.S. Department of Labor adopts revised enforcement policies for coronavirus

U.S. Department of Labor adopts revised enforcement policies for coronavirus

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has adopted revised policies for enforcing OSHA’s requirements with respect to coronavirus as economies reopen in…

Federal officials claim USDA, FDA strengthen U.S. food supply chain protections during COVID-19 pandemic

Federal officials claim USDA, FDA strengthen U.S. food supply chain protections during COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Federal officials claim today that USDA and FDA have strengthened the U.S. food supply chain protections during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following statement is attributed to Mindy Brashears,…

Iowa man’s girlfriend murdered by wife, police say

Iowa man’s girlfriend murdered by wife, police say

PELLA – The Pella Police Department and the DCI have identified the victim and arrested a suspect in Monday evening’s homicide. After responding to a report of an argument at…

Cerro Gordo county law enforcement execute drug warrants, arrest swath of suspects

Cerro Gordo county law enforcement execute drug warrants, arrest swath of suspects

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county law enforcement executed drug warrants yesterday and arrested a swath of suspects as at least two others remain wanted. On Monday May 18, 2020…

USDA announces socialist program to dole out resources to those in farming business

USDA announces socialist program to dole out resources to those in farming business

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to…

Covid-19 cases spiking in Wright county

Covid-19 cases spiking in Wright county

EAGLE GROVE, IOWA – Covid-19 cases are spiking in Wright county, officials there say. “While Wright County Health Department and Iowa Specialty Hospitals continue to be aggressive in testing and…

5 Things Every New Motorist Should Know

5 Things Every New Motorist Should Know

If you’ve just passed your test, and are new to the roads, the feeling of being able to go wherever you like whenever you like is hard to beat. You’ve…

Charles City man arrested on assault, forgery, robbery and other serious charges

Charles City man arrested on assault, forgery, robbery and other serious charges

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Couple arrested after fight in Clarksville

Couple arrested after fight in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – A couple was arrested after a fight in Clarksville. On May 17, 2020, the Clarksville Police department received several calls regarding a physical altercation happening near Dollar…