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Plans for Osage school building projects revealed

Details Plans for Osage school building projects revealed OSAGE | After several months of discussion, the public has gotten its first look at the proposed additions to Lincoln Elementary and Osage High School estimated to cost $11 million to $12 million....

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Volunteers needed to advocate for care facility residents

Details MASON CITY | Training for volunteers who will advocate for residents in North Iowa long-term care facilities will take place in Mason City on May 27....

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Oakwood plans National Nursing Home Week events

Details CLEAR LAKE | Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake is planning activities for National Nursing Home Week in May....

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Student mentors pick up trash, too

Details Student mentors pick up trash, too MASON CITY | It was more about mentoring and less about the trash during an Earth Day cleanup at John Adams Middle School Wednesday afternoon....

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Lashbrook: No need for ordinance impounding vehicles

Details Lashbrook: No need for ordinance impounding vehicles MASON CITY | Police Chief Mike Lashbrook couldn't have made his views any clearer on the proposed ordinance for impounding of citizens' vehicles....

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80 and retiring -- again

Details 80 and retiring -- again MASON CITY | Marvel Thompson, who marked her 80th birthday on Monday, looks forward to her upcoming second retirement from Sears....

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Council members seek community vision for north end

Details Council members seek community vision for north end MASON CITY | City Council members said Wednesday they'd like to have a town hall-style meeting with residents on Mason City's north side to reach common goals on improvements in that area....

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2 hurt in Lake Mills rollover crash

Details LAKE MILLS | A Leland teenager was cited after a rollover crash just west of Lake Mills on Wednesday....

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Budget work advancing but no overall agreement in sight

Details Budget work advancing but no overall agreement in sight DES MOINES | Majority Senate Democrats approved a half-dozen fiscal 2016 budget bills Wednesday that would commit more than $1.8 billion in state general fund spending....

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Another poll shows Clinton with wide lead in Iowa

Details Another poll shows Clinton with wide lead in Iowa DES MOINES | Despite a desire among some Iowa Democrats for an Elizabeth Warren candidacy, Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among likely Iowa Democratic caucus-goers, according to a Loras…...

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North Iowans on Cruz campaign team

Details North Iowans on Cruz campaign team Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is putting a lot of emphasis on Iowa in his presidential campaign, is continuing to notch endorsements from some well-known activists in the state....

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Bird flu suspected at Kossuth County chicken farm

Details ALGONA | A Kossuth County chicken farm has been quarantined due to a suspected case of bird flu, officials said Wednesday....

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Mason City man faces meth charges

Details Mason City man faces meth charges MASON CITY | A Mason City man who police say had methamphetamine in his home faces criminal charges....

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NIACC graduation set for Friday

Details MASON CITY | Graduation at North Iowa Area Community College is at 7 p.m. Friday in the gym....

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Osage woman gets jail, fine for theft

Details Osage woman gets jail, fine for theft OSAGE | A woman accused of taking $1,500 from a local Girl Scout troop will spend time in jail and pay a $625 fine....

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Paving underway on Clear Lake street project

Details Paving underway on Clear Lake street project CLEAR LAKE | The North Shore Drive reconstruction project has moved to the paving phase, according to City Administrator Scott Flory....

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Northwood evacuation ends; courthouse reopens

Details Northwood evacuation ends; courthouse reopens NORTHWOOD | A crew installing fiber optic cable punctured a 6-inch gas line at the Worth County Courthouse in Wednesday, leading to the evacuation of much of downtown and the nearby Northwood-…...

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MCHS awards assembly is Friday

Details MASON CITY | Mason City High School's annual academic and music awards assembly will be held at 9:05 a.m. Friday, May 1, in the high school gym. ...

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United Way volunteers needed

Details MASON CITY | United Way of North Central Iowa is recruiting volunteers for its 2015 Community Impact teams....

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Eminent domain changes clear Iowa House, Senate panels

Details DES MOINES | Legislation making it more difficult for private companies to acquire access to private property through condemnation cleared two subcommittees Tuesday and appears to be on the fa…...

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Two injured in wreck at I-35/Highway 122 intersection

Details CLEAR LAKE | Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday night at the intersection of Interstate 35 and Iowa Highway 122, according to the Iowa State Patrol....

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Iowa advocates watch Supreme Court with interest

Details DES MOINES |  The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing cases that could provide nationwide uniformity to same-sex marriage laws....

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Walker leads in GOP polls; Clinton running away among Democrats

Details DES MOINES | Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker leads the field of 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has the support of nearly two-thirds of Iowa Democrats,…...

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Everson to attend GOP meeting

Details MASON CITY | One presidential candidate and representatives of several other candidates will be on hand for a Cerro Gordo County GOP Central Committee meeting next week....

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Steckman reappointed to regional committee

Details Steckman reappointed to regional committee MASON CITY | State Rep. Sharon Steckman, D-Mason City, has been reappointed to the Midwest Higher Education Compact Committee by Iowa House Democratic Leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown....

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Charles City's drone rangers: Ag students explore new technology

Details Charles City's drone rangers: Ag students explore new technology CHARLES CITY | Students in agriculture classes at Charles City High School are mastering the latest tool in farming — drones....

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Chickasaw County victim identified

Details FREDERICKSBURG | A deceased male found near a Fredericksburg cemetery Monday morning has been identified....

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Mason City advances in quest for state money for redevelopment project

Details Mason City advances in quest for state money for redevelopment project MASON CITY | Mason City has crossed the first hurdle toward getting state funding to help with a $36.2 million redevelopment project that includes a downtown ice arena and hotel....

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Firearm trial for Charles City man continued

Details Firearm trial for Charles City man continued CHARLES CITY | The trial of a Charles City man arrested for allegedly carrying a firearm onto the property of the Charles City Middle School has been continued to June 18....

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Stellar Industries to be featured on 'How It's Made' TV show

Details GARNER | Stellar Industries Inc. will have its telescopic cranes featured on the TV show "How It’s Made," at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, on the Science Channel....

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