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  • Snowplows ready to go for winter storm February 23, 2017
    MASON CITY — State snowplow crews are preparing for the massive snowstorm that’s forecast to hit a wide section of north-central and northwest Iowa tonight and tomorrow. Craig Bargfrede, the Iowa D-O-T’s winter operations administrator, says they’re well aware of the predictions calling for 12-to-18 inches of snow and the Blizzard Warning for two-dozen Iowa
  • Mason City council approves study on removing dams on Winnebago River February 23, 2017
    MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City this week has approved awarding a contract for a feasibility study on removing dams on the Winnebago River in Mason City, which in turn would create more recreational activities for the river. The removal of the low-head dams on the river would make it more navigable
  • Legislative forum postponed due to weather forecast February 23, 2017
    CLEAR LAKE — A legislative forum scheduled for Friday morning in Clear Lake has fallen victim to the weather. House Speaker Linda Upmeyer, a Republican from Clear Lake, and Senate Minority Whip Amanda Ragan, a Democrat from Mason City, were scheduled to hold a forum at Clear Lake Bank & Trust tomorrow morning, hosted by
  • Medical marijuana bill clears first House hurdle February 23, 2017
    DES MOINES — Advocates for a bill that would set up state-sanctioned operations to grow marijuana, make cannabis oil and dispense it in Iowa were at the capitol Wednesday, urging legislators to act. Carrie Anderson of Grimes has M.S. “While on vacation this last summer in Denver, my husband persuaded me to try medical cannabis,”
  • DCI: Leath will not be charged over use of Iowa State planes February 23, 2017
    AMES, Iowa (AP) – Iowa State University President Steven Leath will not be charged over allegations that he used school airplanes for personal benefit. The Division of Criminal Investigation said Wednesday that Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds declined to charge Leath Feb. 3 after determining “there was no probable cause to substantiate a violation of
  • University of Iowa to eliminate 2400 academic scholarships due to budget cuts February 23, 2017
    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The University of Iowa is eliminating academic scholarships expected by more than 2,400 resident students for the 2017-18 school year. A letter being sent by university President Bruce Harreld blames the Legislature’s decreasing university funding by $8 million. University officials estimate that cutting the scholarships will save the university about
  • Iowa Court of Appeals upholds use of speed cameras February 23, 2017
    DES MOINES — The Iowa Court of Appeals has turned down a challenge of a speed camera ticket issued in Cedar Rapids. Marla Leaf was issued a ticket after a speed camera on Interstate 380 in Cedar Rapids captured her Ford Mustang traveling sixty-eight miles-an-hour in a 55-miles-an-hour zone in February of 2015. Leaf appealed
  • Illinois man charged in Cerro Gordo County with lascivious acts February 23, 2017
    MASON CITY — A Harvey Illinois man has been arrested and brought back to Cerro Gordo County on a charge of lascivious acts with a child. 29-year-old Sean Dright is accused of sexually abusing a child two years ago in Mason City. Investigators say Dright put his hand down a child’s pants and fondled the
  • Blizzard forecast to hit north-central Iowa Friday February 23, 2017
        For the latest information from the National Weather Service, click at this link For Iowa road conditions, click here For Minnesota road conditions, click here   MASON CITY — North-central Iowa is getting ready for a major winter storm to impact the area. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for Cerro Gordo, Worth,
  • Nora Springs woman accused of stealing from booster club fund February 23, 2017
    MANLY — A Nora Springs woman is accused of stealing over $9000 from the Central Springs High School Athletic Booster Club. 37-year-old Autumn Dillavou has been charged with third-degree theft after she allegedly stole $9334 from the club from May through December 2016. A criminal complaint states that other club members had discovered the money

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