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Osage council proposes 5-cent increase in tax levy

Details OSAGE | The Osage City Council will move forward with a 5-cent increase in its property tax levy, but cautioned that it would continue to monitor spending and make cuts later in the budget year....

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Mason City salutes Special Olympians

Details Mason City salutes Special Olympians MASON CITY | As the Mason City girls basketball team readies for tournament play this week, the Mohawks are preparing to send off three additional basketball teams to a state competition. ...

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Heart-wrenching details begin Frederiksen murder trial

Details Heart-wrenching details begin Frederiksen murder trial WEBSTER CITY | Prosecutors opened Casey Frederiksen's trial with graphic descriptions of how 5-year-old Evelyn Miller died in July 2005. They closed with an image difficult to view....

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Court denies review request

Details MASON CITY | A Mason City man's request for further review of his criminal conviction has been denied by the Iowa Supreme Court....

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Illegal alien sentenced to federal prison for voting

Details CEDAR RAPIDS | An illegal alien living in Hampton who assumed the identity of a U.S. citizen was sentenced Tuesday to more than four years in federal prison....

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Scam targets Verizon customers

Details MASON CITY | Verizon customers are the targets of a scam trying to get their personal information....

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Mason City suspends alternate side parking restrictions

Details MASON CITY | Restrictions from Mason City's alternate side parking ordinances and emergency snow routes were lifted Tuesday afternoon....

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Hancock County supervisors approve budget

Details Hancock County supervisors approve budget GARNER | The Hancock County Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal year 2015-16 budget Monday....

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

Details Traffic stop leads to drug arrest MASON CITY | A Mason City man is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on drug charges following a traffic incident in the 300 block of South Jackson Avenue Monday night....

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Lake teacher accepts early retirement

Details CLEAR LAKE | One Clear Lake teacher has accepted early retirement. ...

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Supervisors pledge $500,000 to Mason City downtown arena project

Details Supervisors pledge $500,000 to Mason City downtown arena project MASON CITY | Cerro Gordo County supervisors on Tuesday pledged $500,000 toward Mason City's proposed downtown redevelopment project that includes, among other things, an ice arena/multipurpose…...

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Weather: North Iowa schools dismissing early due to weather

Details CLEAR LAKE | Some Mason City area schools announced they will dismiss class early on Tuesday due to bad weather....

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Weather: Freezing mist causing slippery roads in Mason City

Details MASON CITY | Drivers in the Mason City area are urged to use caution on Tueseday due to freezing mist or light freezing rain. ...

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Officials: Des Moines woman found in alley not killed

Details DES MOINES (AP) | Authorities say a woman whose body was found in a Des Moines alley wasn't killed....

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Children's play area planned for Southbridge

Details MASON CITY | The City Council will consider a proposal Tuesday night to help with the construction of a children's play area in Southbridge Mall....

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Mason City Schools may cut $1.3 million

Details MASON CITY | Budget planning topped discussion during a Mason City Board of Education planning session Monday night....

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Answers to frequently asked questions on downtown project

Details MASON CITY | The City Council will hear a presentation Tuesday night on a proposed downtown redevelopment project that includes a hotel, an ice arena/multi-purpose center that would occupy the…...

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Lions roar off to state!

Details Lions roar off to state! CLEAR LAKE | For the second straight year, the Clear Lake girls basketball team has something to celebrate....

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Frederiksen murder trial begins in Webster City

Details Frederiksen murder trial begins in Webster City WEBSTER CITY | Residents of Hamilton County — five women and seven men — will decide Casey Frederiksen's guilt or innocence nearly a decade after 5-year-old Evelyn Miller was killed....

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City Council to take final action on budget Tuesday night

Details MASON CITY | The City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday night and then act on the proposed budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that includes changes in the Sanitation Department and a …...

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Ex-Charles City man killed in Des Moines

Details DES MOINES (AP) | A former Charles City man was shot and killed by his neighbor in Des Moines on Sunday, police say....

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Alternate side parking in effect at 7 p.m.

Details MASON CITY | The alternate-side parking ordinance and emergency snow route went into effect at 7 p.m. Monday until further notice....

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Weather: Winter weather advisory issued for Mason City, surrounding areas

Details MASON CITY | Forecasters on Monday warned snow and ice could cause hazardous travel in the Mason City area....

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Clear Lake, union to exchange proposals

Details CLEAR LAKE | Representatives of the city of Clear Lake and Teamsters Local No. 238 will meet in City Hall at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, to exchange initial contract proposals....

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Maulsbys await ruling in child abuse case

Details Maulsbys await ruling in child abuse case NAPLES, Fla. | Grant and Christina Maulsby of Clear Lake hope Monday will mark the last time they have to see the Florida woman convicted of abusing their son Quentin in March 2010 and alleged…...

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North Iowa kindergarten teacher charged with lascivious acts with child

Details North Iowa kindergarten teacher charged with lascivious acts with child FOREST CITY | A North Iowa kindergarten teacher has been charged with one count of lascivious acts with a child....

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Federal traffic safety board considering fresh look at Buddy Holly crash

Details CLEAR LAKE | The National Transportation Safety Board has agreed to consider reopening the investigation into the crash which killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richards…...

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3 arrested in disturbance at Storm Lake youth basketball tourney

Details STORM LAKE, Iowa | Three men were arrested after tempers flared at the conclusion of a youth basketball tournament game Saturday in Storm Lake....

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Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bros Bagel hybrid to open in Mason City

Details Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bros Bagel hybrid to open in Mason City MASON CITY | A co-branded Caribou Coffee will likely open by the end of this year as a part of the Hampton Inn & Suites project in Mason City....

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Mumford Sons tour coming to Waverly

Details Mumford Sons tour coming to Waverly WAVERLY | British folk rock band Mumford & Sons will bring its 2015 Gentlemen of the Road summer tour to Wartburg College in Waverly....

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