Band festival hacked

Community reacts to pro ISIS hack

Usually the Mason City Chamber of Commerce website looks professional like, but Thursday night, it took on a whole new design.

Victor Rivera pleads guilty

MASON CITY, Iowa – Just weeks before a scheduled trial, Victor Rivera is changing his plea to guilty. 47-year-old Rivera was arrested back o…

Self-defense seminar

The importance of learning self-defense

According to nationwide statistics, at least one out of three women worldwide have been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her…

4-24 summer slide vo

Avoiding the “summer slide”

The Rochester Area Family YMCA has some ideas and programs to keep families on a healthy schedule during summer break.


Spring crime on the rise

As the weather gets nicer, crime tends to increase, and thieves have targeted a few local spots designated for people trying to enjoy nice w…