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Steve King supports Obama

Charles City, Iowa – With all of the bipartisan strife that we have become so accustomed to it is a bit of a change to see representatives from both sides of the political debates coming together at least to some degree. Congressman Steve King who represents Iowa’s 4th congressional district says that he is supporting

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Drug Charges For Osage Man After Investigation

Osage, Iowa – The Osage Police Department on Friday arrested 26 year old Jeffery Alan Morrison of Osage after a joint investigation with the North Iowa Drug Task Force and the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office. Morrison was charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver, one a class C felony and the other

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Fire Prevention Week Oct 5th thru Oct 11th

CHARLES CITY, IA – Mayor James Erb recognized Oct 5th thru the 11th as fire prevention week in an official proclamation at Monday’s City Council meeting. Charles City Fire Chief Eric Whipple says this year they are focusing on the importance of working smoke alarms: Whipple said that Fire Prevention Week gives the fire department

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Charles City Library has programs for all ages

CHARLES CITY, IA – The Charles City Public Library is as busy as ever with new programs starting and ongoing. They have an exciting program underway to get the littlest of library visitors “hooked” on reading. Dana Schwickerath is the childrens librarian and explains the “1000 books before kindergarten program”: Schwickerath says they have a

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Mason City Man Cuffed After Robbery Attempt

Mason City, Iowa – Mason City Police was dispatched to an armed robbery at a Kum & Go convenience store, 1465 4th St SE in Mason City at about 7:28am Tuesday. A press release from the Mason City PD states that the subject, 17 year old Christopher James Hjelmgren of Mason City entered the store

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Court house Safety  

CHARLES CITY, IA – The Floyd County Board of Supervisors met with members of the Courthouse Safety Committee, including members from the judicial and sheriffs departments, for an hour long discussion reviewing courthouse safety protocols. Supervisor Mark Kuhn says the Safety committee is always working on initiatives to keep the courthouse as safe as possible,

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One Injured In Hog Confinement Fire

New Hampton, Iowa – A building has burned and a man injured in a fire reported Monday afternoon. Firefighters said the blaze occurred at a hog confinement on 290th Street south of New Hampton. According to sources at the scene, hogs had already been removed from the building and the owner was preparing to power

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Keeping Kids Safe 

CHARLES CITY, IA – Keeping kids safe…everyone agrees on that. But in today’s world of social media where information is delivered virtually instantaneously to everyone, sometimes people get caught up in a frenzy and clear perspective can be clouded. On the heels of a recent event that occurred, where a person is alleged to have

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