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Motorcyclist remains in critical condition

Details Motorcyclist remains in critical condition MASON CITY | A Mason City man taken by helicopter to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, Saturday after an SUV hit the motorcycle he was riding remained in critical condition Monday, a…...

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Clear Lake School Board approves fine arts eligibility changes

Details CLEAR LAKE | The Clear Lake Board of Education approved changes to fine arts eligibility Monday night....

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Clinton blasts Huckabee, touts energy plan

Details Clinton blasts Huckabee, touts energy plan DES MOINES | Democrat Hillary Clinton clashed Monday with another presidential candidate from Arkansas, former Gov. Mike Huckabee, declaring as "totally unacceptable" his comments that Preside…...

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Mason City HS football tackles new summer initiative: volunteering

Details Mason City HS football tackles new summer initiative: volunteering As the Mason City High School football team prepares for the fall season, they’ve been tackling a new summertime initiative — helping others....

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Man accused of domestic assault on Rockwell road

Details Man accused of domestic assault on Rockwell road MASON CITY | A Northwest Iowa man is accused of shoving a woman during a roadside argument near Rockwell....

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Mason City man accused of burglary, multiple bike thefts

Details Mason City man accused of burglary, multiple bike thefts MASON CITY | A Mason City man police say burglarized a home and stole several bicycles in recent months faces criminal charges....

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Water rates to increase 41 percent at Northwood business park

Details NORTHWOOD | Water rates will increase 41 percent for Diamond Jo Casino and other businesses at a Northwood business park....

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[Updated] 2 accused of train hopping near Rockwell; dog taken

Details [Updated] 2 accused of train hopping near Rockwell; dog taken ROCKWELL | Two people that authorities say were train-hopping to Washington State with their dog were jailed in Mason City on Monday....

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Two accused of train hopping near Rockwell; dog taken

Details Two accused of train hopping near Rockwell; dog taken ROCKWELL | Two people that authorities say were train-hopping to Washington State with their dog were jailed in Mason City on Monday....

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Absentee voting slow for Mason City special election

Details MASON CITY | Absentee voting for the Aug. 4 special City Council election has been slow, according to County Auditor Ken Kline....

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Ragan named recipient of Democrats' Beacon Award

Details Ragan named recipient of Democrats' Beacon Award State Sen. Amanda Ragan, D-Mason City, has been named as recipient of this year's Beacon Award for outstanding service to the Democratic Party....

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2 accused of stowing away on Mason City train; dog taken

Details 2 accused of stowing away on Mason City train; dog taken MASON CITY | Two people caught riding on a train car with their dog on Sunday face criminal charges, police say....

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Clear Lake holds send-off for Lions

Details Clear Lake holds send-off for Lions CLEAR LAKE | Clear Lake baseball fans gathered for a send-off this morning for their team before their departure to Des Moines for the state tournament this morning....

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Who killed Leota Camp? 48 years later, and still no answer

Details Who killed Leota Camp? 48 years later, and still no answer It was a typical summer day in 1967. Leota Camp kissed a goodbye to her husband, Ray, as he went off to his job at the Iowa Employment Security Commission....

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Hot jazz highlights balmy Clear Lake concert

Details Hot jazz highlights balmy Clear Lake concert CLEAR LAKE | A first-time performer at Lakeside DixieFest served up smooth, icy cool tunes during a sweltering Sunday afternoon in Clear Lake....

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Osage grad dies in Guam drowning

Details Osage grad dies in Guam drowning JOHNSTON | The Iowa National Guard reported Sunday that Osage High School graduate Drew Bellairs, 20, a senior airman with the Air National Guard, drowned while swimming at Marbo Cave, Mangila…...

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Thrifty White Drug plans move new Clear Lake location

Details Thrifty White Drug plans move new Clear Lake location CLEAR LAKE | The Thrifty White Drug store in downtown Clear Lake will be moving to a new location along Highway 18 later this year....

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Man arrested for alleged BB gun spree

Details Man arrested for alleged BB gun spree MASON CITY | A Mason City man was arrested Sunday morning after allegedly shooting at people and property with a BB gun....

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Mason City man to join Iowa Draft Horse Hall of Fame

Details Mason City man to join Iowa Draft Horse Hall of Fame MASON CITY | After more than a half century in the insurance and horse business, Chris Schwarck has run out of space for his trophies and ribbons....

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Fair time fun begins Wednesday in Mitchell County

Details Fair time fun begins Wednesday in Mitchell County OSAGE | The 2015 Mitchell County Fair opens Wednesday with five days of food, fun and excitement....

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Fiorina touts 'unique voice' on abortion

Details WALCOTT | Republican presidential hopeful Carly Florina said here Saturday that abortion is an issue that must be given prominence in the 2016 election, and she suggested she can talk about it…...

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Woman crusades to publicize Iowa’s unsolved murders

Details Woman crusades to publicize Iowa’s unsolved murders She was writing book reviews for a Sioux City newspaper 10 years ago when an editor asked her to take on a series of cold cases — unsolved murders — the kind you see on TV shows. People love t…...

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2015 Up in Smoke BBQ Bash Competition Results

Details MASON CITY — Here are the results of the 12th Annual Up in Smoke BBQ Bash Competition held Saturday, July 25, at East Park in Mason City....

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Gone Cold: A statewide newspaper project

Details Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's unsolved murders is a year-long collaborative effort by Iowa news organizations to revisit some of the most brutal and mystifying homicides in Iowa’s history....

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Cold Case Unit's end didn't stop Iowa DCI from continuing search for DNA profiles

Details In its three years in operation, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Cold Case Unit brought to close two unsolved homicide cases dating as far back as the 1970s....

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Thousands look to the skies during Fly Iowa

Details Thousands look to the skies during Fly Iowa MASON CITY | Thousands of people came to the Mason City Municipal Airport Saturday to watch airshows, look at vintage aircraft and even go for a ride in one of them during Fly Iowa....

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Trump, Christie seek supporters in Iowa

Details Trump, Christie seek supporters in Iowa OSKALOOSA | Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump unleashed a blistering, freewheeling and unflattering critique of America's political elite, holding himself up as the only candidate…...

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Motorcyclist injured in Mason City accident

Details Motorcyclist injured in Mason City accident MASON CITY | A Mason City man was taken by helicopter to St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, Saturday after an SUV hit the motorcycle he was riding....

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Des Moines restaurateurs win BBQ Bash championship

Details Des Moines restaurateurs win BBQ Bash championship MASON CITY | Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ of Des Moines added another Up in Smoke BBQ Bash championship to its impressive list of accomplishments on Saturday....

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Now We're Smokin'

Details Now We're Smokin' MASON CITY | The smell of spices and smoke wafted from Steve Bryant's tent Saturday at the Up in Smoke BBQ Bash....

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