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Forest City woman accused of using her child to buy drugs

FOREST CITY, Iowa – A Winnebago County woman is facing trial for allegedly using her child to buy drugs. Vanessa Anastasia Stevens, 35 of Forest City, has pleaded not guilty to use of a person under 18 in the drug trade and possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Law...
FOREST CITY, IA
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Minnesota man to stand trial for theft of more than $300,000 in North Iowa

FOREST CITY, Iowa – A Minnesota man accused of stealing over $300,000 is pleading not guilty. Brandon Lee Crews, 31 of Emmons, MN, is charged with ongoing criminal conduct, first-degree theft, and two counts of third-degree burglary in Winnebago County District Court. Crews is accused of smashing out the...
EMMONS, MN
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Allan “Al” Schuler

Al Schuler, 48, of Thompson, passed away May 6, in rural Kossuth County. Family and friends are invited to gather at his farm located at 12178 410th Street, Thompson, from 3 to 6 PM Saturday, May 21, to honor his memory. To view his obituary and leave an online tribute,...
THOMPSON, IA
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Clear Lake woman sentenced for meth found in her purse

MASON CITY, Iowa – A woman caught with drugs after she was accused of shoplifting has been sentenced. Heather Mae Copas, 40 of Clear Lake, will spend five years on supervised probation after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Copas was arrested after Mason City police...
CLEAR LAKE, IA
Clear Lake Mirror Reporter

A boutique hotel for the Surf District?

(Above) Three Stars Plaza sits on the west edge of the Surf District along North Shore Drive. The Surf Ballroom, its education center and two restaurants are located east of the park. -Reporter photo by Chris Barragy. Feasibility study will drive Destination Iowa grant application. by Marianne Gasaway. Iowa Governor...
CLEAR LAKE, IA
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Madson Sentenced on Multiple Charges

Travis Madson, Lake Mills, in Case No. FECR018812, was sentenced on the charge of “Burglary in the Third Degree,” a class D felony, stemming from an investigation by the Lake Mills Police Department on February 15, 2022. Madson was sentenced to serve an indeterminate prison sentence not to exceed 5 years and ordered to pay a $1,025.00 fine, applicable surcharges and court costs. The fine and prison sentence were suspended and Madson was placed on probation for a period of 3-5 years to the Department of Correctional Services. Madson was ordered to reside at a residential correctional facility for 180 days or until maximum benefits are achieved. The prison sentence was ordered to run consecutive to the sentences imposed in AGCR018080 and FECR018069.
LAKE MILLS, IA
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Taxes to be Levied on a Forest City Apartment Housing Complex

The Forest City Council passed an ordinance on Monday night to levy taxes on the site of the new Irish Apartment Housing Complex in the downtown area. Forest City Mayor Byron Ruiter says this is another necessary step to see the project through to completion. Thursday, May 12th. Humboldt Boys...
FOREST CITY, IA
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Forest City Education Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

The Forest City Board of Education recently approved a pair of well deserving people for introduction into the Forest City Education Hall of Fame. Forest City Community Schools Superintendent Darwin Lehmann talked to KIOW News about how the process works as well as who the new inductees will be. Thursday,...
FOREST CITY, IA
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Same paper, different day

For decades, the Clear Lake Mirror-Reporter has arrived in mailboxes and stores on Wednesdays. Effective next week, your hometown newspaper will be published on Thursdays. The change is the result of a new schedule aimed at improving efficiency at Mid-America Corporation’s central printing location in Hampton, Iowa. “We know...
HAMPTON, IA
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The Forest City girls track team will continue their historic season at state tomorrow

FOREST CITY, Iowa – Even without the results of the district track meet in Osage last Thursday; the Forest City girls track team was excited about their successes this season. They had five straight regular-season meet wins and won the TIC championship again – winning a meet for the sixth consecutive outing. And yes, to win those meets, Forest City needed their upperclassmen, but what really pushed the Indians from a good team to a top team in the state was their freshman and underclassmen.
FOREST CITY, IA
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City Lowers RAGBRAI Vendor Fees

–The Algona City Council approved some changes to a city ordinance that specifically deals with RAGBRAI while also approving the route riders will take through town this summer. City Administrator Jacob Tjaden highlighted the changes that the council proposed to vendor fees. The changes are a $100 reduction from the...
ALGONA, IA
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