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Teens cited at loud Mason City party

Teens cited at loud Mason City party

MASON CITY – Police responded to a Mason City house for a loud party, leading to citations for teens. Mason City police tell NIT that on February 7,…

Sources: Mason City’s mayor pursuing slaughterhouse; over 800 jobs possible

Sources: Mason City’s mayor pursuing slaughterhouse; over 800 jobs possible

MASON CITY – Several strong sources are confirming now that Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer is pursing a new development in town – a meat processing plant and…

Mason City man allegedly caught with illegal drugs for second time

Mason City man allegedly caught with illegal drugs for second time

MASON CITY – For the second time in just a few weeks, a Mason City man was taken to jail after police caught him with illegal drugs. Cerro…

Forest City woman jailed for theft

Forest City woman jailed for theft

MASON CITY – A Forest City woman is guilty theft and has been sent to jail. Tracy Ann Muth, age 43, was charged with third-degree theft by Mason…

Media stereotypes fuel support for anti-Muslim action, new research shows

Media stereotypes fuel support for anti-Muslim action, new research shows

AMES, Iowa – Craig Anderson is no political scientist. But the Distinguished Professor of psychology at Iowa State University could have predicted voter support for the presidential candidates…

Iowa officials investigate fatal fire

Iowa officials investigate fatal fire

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Cops chase armed suspects, arrest 3

Cops chase armed suspects, arrest 3

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Ex-soccer coach accused of dabbling in child porn

Ex-soccer coach accused of dabbling in child porn

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Two $500 scholarships available from local credit union

Two $500 scholarships available from local credit union

MASON CITY – Two high school seniors can win scholarships from the Iowa Heartland Credit Union in Mason City. There will be a total of two (2) $500…

North End lands another new business

North End lands another new business

MASON CITY – Mason City’s North End is getting another new business. Mason City Tobacco & Food is preparing to open at 1308 North Federal. This is the…

Iowa has no problem with Illinois, scores 77-65 victory

Iowa has no problem with Illinois, scores 77-65 victory

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS – The Iowa Hawkeyes claimed sole possession of first place in the Big Ten Conference with a 77-65 win against Illinois Sunday. The fifth-ranked University of…

Wanted drug dealer turns himself in

Wanted drug dealer turns himself in

MASON CITY – A convicted drug dealer wanted by police for weeks has turned himself in. Dylan Joseph Lewis, age 21 of Mason City, turned himself in to…

Convicted domestic abuser curses Beje Clark half way house: “They push you to fail”

Convicted domestic abuser curses Beje Clark half way house: “They push you to fail”

MASON CITY – A convicted domestic abuser who was sent to Beje Clark is cursing the halfway house – saying “they push you to fail” – even as…

NIACC’s Day, Snavely qualify for nationals

NIACC’s Day, Snavely qualify for nationals

GRINNELL – NIACC’s Jacob Day and Sarah Snavely earned trips to the NJCAA national indoor track and field meet Saturday with their performances at the Grinnell Invitational. Day,…

Former Mason City man pleads not guilty to trashing store in Greene

Former Mason City man pleads not guilty to trashing store in Greene

GREENE, IOWA – A former Mason City man who was arrested Christmas Day after damaging a store in Greene has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge. The…

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Governor Chet Culver to hold town meetings on Medicaid

DES MOINES – Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver will hold a series of town meetings,…

Cops: Clear snow off your roof before you cause an accident

Cops: Clear snow off your roof before you cause an accident

MASON CITY – Police say it’s just a wise thing to do when you clear…

Legislators attempting to make sale of fireworks legal in Iowa

Legislators attempting to make sale of fireworks legal in Iowa

DES MOINES – Despite serious risk of injury to consumers, the Iowa Legislature is trying…

Branstad strikes back at Dem’s, says thousands of contracts signed with Iowa doctors to care for Medicaid patients

Branstad strikes back at Dem’s, says thousands of contracts signed with Iowa doctors to care for Medicaid patients

DES MOINES – As Democrats introduced legislation to call off his Medicaid privatization today, Gov.…

Barb Hovland to challenge Sharon Steckman for seat in Iowa House

Barb Hovland to challenge Sharon Steckman for seat in Iowa House

MASON CITY – There has been no official announcement, but sources within the Republican Party…

Martin O’Malley drops out of race for Presidency

Martin O’Malley drops out of race for Presidency

DES MOINES – Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley is out of the presidential race after gathering…

Republicans punish Hillary for not beating Bernie

Republicans punish Hillary for not beating Bernie

WASHINGTON — After Hillary Clinton all but tied Bernie Sanders in Monday’s Iowa Caucus, the…

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & CLOSINGS:

Due to the inclement weather and the "No Travel Recommended" advisory, Mason City Community School District has cancelled school for today, Monday, February 8, 2016.

The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank will be closed today Monday, February 8th.

The NIACC campus will be closed today, Monday, February 8, 2016 due to inclement weather.

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LISTENING POSTS

Clear Lake legislative forum: February 12 @ 10:00 am in the community room at Clear Lake Bank & Trust Company, 322 Main Ave, Clear Lake. Hosted by the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce.

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Knights of Columbus will host their annual Irish Stew from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 1001 9th Ave. South, Clear Lake, IA. In addition to the stew and condiments, the meal includes a slice of homemade pie. Adults - $8.00, Children under 8 - $4.00 Carry outs are available. Handicap accessible.

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MACNIDER ART DISPLAY
Continuing a Tradition in 2, 3, and 4 Dimensions: Featuring the Artwork of Dean Schwarz With His Family and Friends will run through Saturday, April 2, 2016 in the Museum’s Kinney-Lindstrom gallery. It features pottery, paintings, jewelry, and photographs by the Schwarz family and friends.

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SENIOR HEALTH CLINICS
FEB. 10 Mason City Trinity Lutheran Church, 213 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
FEB. 22 Mason City Mason City Senior Activity Center, 326 4th St. NE
FEB. 29 Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, 1310 Hwy. 18 West
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS
FEB. 11 (10:30-11:30 AM) Mason City Senior Activity Center, 326 4th St. NE

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Teens cited at loud Mason City party

Teens cited at loud Mason City party

MASON CITY – Police responded to a Mason City house for a loud party, leading to citations for teens. Mason City police tell NIT that on February 7,…

Mason City man allegedly caught with illegal drugs for second time

Mason City man allegedly caught with illegal drugs for second time

MASON CITY – For the second time in just a few weeks, a Mason City man was taken to jail after police caught him with illegal drugs. Cerro…

Forest City woman jailed for theft

Forest City woman jailed for theft

MASON CITY – A Forest City woman is guilty theft and has been sent to jail. Tracy Ann Muth, age 43, was charged with third-degree theft by Mason…

Cops chase armed suspects, arrest 3

Cops chase armed suspects, arrest 3

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

Ex-soccer coach accused of dabbling in child porn

Ex-soccer coach accused of dabbling in child porn

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HSBC Bank slapped with huge penalty due to sleazy tactics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Reserve Board on Friday announced a $131 million penalty against HSBC North America Holdings, Inc. and HSBC Finance Corporation for deficiencies in residential…

World

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK, UN panel finds

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arbitrarily detained by Sweden and the UK, UN panel finds

NEW YORK – The founder of the WikiLeaks website, which published confidential diplomatic information, has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and…

FBI arrests man who planned mass shooting before he could act

FBI arrests man who planned mass shooting before he could act

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ISIS hacker brought to U.S. to stand trial

ISIS hacker brought to U.S. to stand trial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A computer hacker linked to the ISIS-ISIL terror group that may have victimized at least 1,000 Americans has…