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Trump campaign says Democrats “resorted to the politics of fear” at their convention

Trump campaign says Democrats “resorted to the politics of fear” at their convention

From the Donald Trump campaign, July 27, 2016 – “Tonight was a sad night for the Democratic Party. They offered no solutions for the problems facing America –…

Mason City man gives mayor and council a piece of his mind

Mason City man gives mayor and council a piece of his mind

MASON CITY – At the Mason City council meeting held July 26, 2016, resident David Gilbert gave Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and the city council a piece of his…

Minnesota law enforcement saves injured hawk

Minnesota law enforcement saves injured hawk

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Sweltering heat wave produces temps near 130 F in Kuwait as U.N. monitors situation

Sweltering heat wave produces temps near 130 F in Kuwait as U.N. monitors situation

NEW YORK – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations specialized agency, will set up a committee to examine whether a 54 degrees Celsius temperature recently recorded…

Nearly $20K of meth found and two suspects with guns arrested in Hardin county traffic stop

Nearly $20K of meth found and two suspects with guns arrested in Hardin county traffic stop

IOWA FALLS – Two people with guns were taken to jail after a K-9 cop alerted to a narcotic odor during a traffic stop and thousands of dollars…

Iowa school bus assistant accused of preying on children, sex with 12-year-old

Iowa school bus assistant accused of preying on children, sex with 12-year-old

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who worked on school buses surrounded by children is accused of trying to persuade, induce, and entice minors to engage in sexually…

No mercy from Governor for murderer of elderly Mason City man

No mercy from Governor for murderer of elderly Mason City man

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad denied three Iowa inmates’ applications for commutation, including a woman who murdered an elderly Mason City man. Bennie Mae Harrington, age…

Forest City man arrested twice this year after domestic incidents

Forest City man arrested twice this year after domestic incidents

FOREST CITY – A Forest City man was jailed for what police say is at least his second domestic assault this year. Justin Lee Bartling, age 34 of…

Man with meth and weed caught stealing at Walmart convicted of felony

Man with meth and weed caught stealing at Walmart convicted of felony

MASON CITY – A man with illegal drugs who was caught stealing at Walmart this year has been sent to jail after being convicted of a felony. Mason…

Iowa teacher sentenced after sexual relationship with student

Iowa teacher sentenced after sexual relationship with student

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Auditor Ken Kline describes how Mason City’s vacant city council seat could be filled

Auditor Ken Kline describes how Mason City’s vacant city council seat could be filled

MASON CITY – With the tragic passing of Mason City councilman Alex Kuhn, a vacant at-large city council seat was left behind. Cerro Gordo Auditor Ken Kline descried…

Councilman John Lee calls for “unity” and “mistrust”

Councilman John Lee calls for “unity” and “mistrust”

Today, Councilman John Lee called for “healing” and “unity” – and to “mistrust” anyone who disagrees. From John Lee, Mason City councilman, via social media – I have…

Democrats apologize for anti-Sanders language in emails

Democrats apologize for anti-Sanders language in emails

DNC STATEMENT ON RELEASED EMAILS: “On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Bernie Sanders, his supporters, and…

Youth Task Force to host symposium for behavioral health

Youth Task Force to host symposium for behavioral health

MASON CITY – The Mason City Youth Task Force will be hosting free a symposium open to the public on August 10, 9:00 — 11:30, in Reunion Hall…

Unlicensed driver rolls car on I-35, taken to hospital

Unlicensed driver rolls car on I-35, taken to hospital

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – An unlicensed Waterloo driver rolled his car on Interstate 35 in rural Cerro Gordo county, leading to a hospital visit and charges. On…

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Trump campaign says Democrats “resorted to the politics of fear” at their convention

Trump campaign says Democrats “resorted to the politics of fear” at their convention

From the Donald Trump campaign, July 27, 2016 – “Tonight was a sad night for…

Mason City man gives mayor and council a piece of his mind

Mason City man gives mayor and council a piece of his mind

MASON CITY – At the Mason City council meeting held July 26, 2016, resident David…

Auditor Ken Kline describes how Mason City’s vacant city council seat could be filled

Auditor Ken Kline describes how Mason City’s vacant city council seat could be filled

MASON CITY – With the tragic passing of Mason City councilman Alex Kuhn, a vacant…

Councilman John Lee calls for “unity” and “mistrust”

Councilman John Lee calls for “unity” and “mistrust”

Today, Councilman John Lee called for “healing” and “unity” – and to “mistrust” anyone who…

Democrats apologize for anti-Sanders language in emails

Democrats apologize for anti-Sanders language in emails

DNC STATEMENT ON RELEASED EMAILS: “On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to…

Iowa GOP says Democratic Party “rigged” for Hillary

Iowa GOP says Democratic Party “rigged” for Hillary

DES MOINES — Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released the following statement on…

BANNED: Eric Bookmeyer told to stay away from Alex Kuhn’s visitation and funeral

BANNED: Eric Bookmeyer told to stay away from Alex Kuhn’s visitation and funeral

MASON CITY – NIT can now unequivocally report that a trusted Kuhn family confidant told…

Wright county imposes strict rules on public comments connected to slaughterhouse project

Wright county imposes strict rules on public comments connected to slaughterhouse project

CLARION, IOWA – Elected officials in Wright county, Iowa have imposed strict rules on comments…

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Alliant Energy CEO Patricia Kampling, Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will announce a significant clean energy and economic development project in the state of Iowa. The event will take place Wednesday, July 27, at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids

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The Mason City Woman’s Club annual Tour of Homes will be 1 to 3 pm on September 13, 2016.
Addresses of Mason City homes are: 145 Pebble Creek Drive, 415 Hemlock and 1430 North Kentucky.
Club memberships are required for the tour and will be sold at each site for $20. Tea will follow the tour at the Knights of Columbus from 2 to 4 pm at 551 S Taft Ave.

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National Night Out will be observed August 2 in Mason City in East Park from 5-8 PM. Food, refreshments, a music DJ, prizes, kids activities/inflatables and booths will be there.

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Moonlight Movies in Mason City's East Park. This is a free family event. Movies start at dusk.
August 6- Honey I Shrunk the Kids
August 13- Frozen

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Nearly $20K of meth found and two suspects with guns arrested in Hardin county traffic stop

Nearly $20K of meth found and two suspects with guns arrested in Hardin county traffic stop

IOWA FALLS – Two people with guns were taken to jail after a K-9 cop alerted to a narcotic odor during a traffic stop and thousands of dollars…

Iowa school bus assistant accused of preying on children, sex with 12-year-old

Iowa school bus assistant accused of preying on children, sex with 12-year-old

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who worked on school buses surrounded by children is accused of trying to persuade, induce, and entice minors to engage in sexually…

No mercy from Governor for murderer of elderly Mason City man

No mercy from Governor for murderer of elderly Mason City man

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad denied three Iowa inmates’ applications for commutation, including a woman who murdered an elderly Mason City man. Bennie Mae Harrington, age…

Forest City man arrested twice this year after domestic incidents

Forest City man arrested twice this year after domestic incidents

FOREST CITY – A Forest City man was jailed for what police say is at least his second domestic assault this year. Justin Lee Bartling, age 34 of…

Man with meth and weed caught stealing at Walmart convicted of felony

Man with meth and weed caught stealing at Walmart convicted of felony

MASON CITY – A man with illegal drugs who was caught stealing at Walmart this year has been sent to jail after being convicted of a felony. Mason…

Iowa teacher sentenced after sexual relationship with student

Iowa teacher sentenced after sexual relationship with student

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Minnesota law enforcement saves injured hawk

Minnesota law enforcement saves injured hawk

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Sweltering heat wave produces temps near 130 F in Kuwait as U.N. monitors situation

Sweltering heat wave produces temps near 130 F in Kuwait as U.N. monitors situation

NEW YORK – The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a United Nations specialized agency, will set up a committee to examine whether…

Three charged in $1 Billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme

Three charged in $1 Billion Medicare fraud and money laundering scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The owner of more than 30 Miami-area skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, a hospital administrator and a…