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One dead after shooting outside Waterloo dance club

One dead after shooting outside Waterloo dance club

WATERLOO – Violence erupted outside a Waterloo dance club and a man is dead as a result. On Sunday August 30, 2015, at approximately 3:30 AM, officers with…

Law enforcement called to put down disturbance in downtown Mason City (video)

Law enforcement called to put down disturbance in downtown Mason City (video)

MASON CITY – An altercation erupted in downtown Mason City early Sunday. Law enforcement arrived at the 000 block of South Delaware Avenue at around 1 AM. NIT is…

Standoff in the Cultural Crescent ends peacefully

Standoff in the Cultural Crescent ends peacefully

MASON CITY – A wanted man hunkered down in a Cultural Crescent apartment house and refused to come out for police early Sunday. There was more trouble in the…

Iowa teacher arrested for alleged sexual relations with student

Iowa teacher arrested for alleged sexual relations with student

LE MARS, IOWA – A female teacher turned herself in this week on a warrant connected to an alleged sexual relationship she had with a male teen student.…

Hampton woman trying to prove burger bug case facing felony drug charge

Hampton woman trying to prove burger bug case facing felony drug charge

HAMPTON – A Hampton woman recently in the news for munching burgers that contained fly eggs is battling a felony drug charge in Franklin county. Billie C. Wentzel, age…

Iowa Dem’s not happy with governor’s job performance

Iowa Dem’s not happy with governor’s job performance

DES MOINES – A survey released this week shows that most Iowan’s still approve of Governor Terry Branstad’s handling of state business, with Democrats and Republicans at opposite…

Wanted Mitchell county man caught and arrested after multi-agency search effort

Wanted Mitchell county man caught and arrested after multi-agency search effort

RURAL MITCHELL COUNTY – Regional law enforcement worked together to capture a wanted man in Mitchell county this week when he fled into a field. The Mitchell County…

Mohawks earn hard-fought win over rival Clear Lake, 9-7 (video)

Mohawks earn hard-fought win over rival Clear Lake, 9-7 (video)

CLEAR LAKE – The Mason City Mohawks earned a tough victory over their rivals to the west, beating the Clear Lake Lions 9-7 Friday night at Lions Field.…

Convicted meth dealer jailed after alleged assault involving knife (video and photos)

Convicted meth dealer jailed after alleged assault involving knife (video and photos)

MASON CITY – There was a ruckus in the Cultural Crescent Thursday night, ending with the arrest of a convicted Mason City meth dealer for an assault. Thursday…

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MASON CITY – As an investigation now continues in the death of young William Whipple, police are asking for an end to speculation and for persons with knowledge…

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail” was chosen Thursday evening at an event held at the Surf Ballroom. The “Hamptons of Mason City” – as those in…

Charles City school board candidate arrested on charge of sex abuse of teen

Charles City school board candidate arrested on charge of sex abuse of teen

CHARLES CITY – A man running for the Charles City school board is in jail on a charge of sex abuse of a teen. Floyd county deputies detained…

Police and Alliant Energy warn of phone scam

Police and Alliant Energy warn of phone scam

MASON CITY – Alliant Energy is warning of scam calls once again occurring in our area using the threat of service disconnection to convince customers to purchase prepaid…

Globe Gazette publisher’s car crash case not yet closed

Globe Gazette publisher’s car crash case not yet closed

MASON CITY – Police confirmed today that a car crash case involving Globe Gazette Publisher Howard Query is still being investigated. On August 19, 2015, at 12:07 PM,…

Mason City school board candidates to hold forum

Mason City school board candidates to hold forum

MASON CITY – There will be a candidate forum held for Mason City School Board candidates. The forum will be held September 3 at 6:30 PM at Mason…



















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MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MASON CITY – As an investigation now continues in the death of young William Whipple,…

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail” was chosen Thursday evening at an event held…

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley proposes expansion of social security

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley proposes expansion of social security

NIT – On Friday, Governor Martin O’Malley released what his campaign calls “a bold, progressive…

Another Town, Another Time… (by Peter Children)

When I was young I lived in another town, the climate was similar to this…

Bookmeyer nearly soils his britches as council dissects cash payout to his Blue Zone crony (video)

Bookmeyer nearly soils his britches as council dissects cash payout to his Blue Zone crony (video)

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – The clown show was on full display Tuesday night as…

How will city hall handle employee using vulgar language on social media?

How will city hall handle employee using vulgar language on social media?

from: Matt Marquardt <northiowatoday@gmail.com> to: Perry Buffington <pbuffington@masoncity.net>, Brent Trout <btrout@masoncity.net>, Council Member Alex Kuhn…

Steve King says Planned Parenthood as bad as ACORN

Steve King says Planned Parenthood as bad as ACORN

NIT – Steve King couldn’t resist today taking a shot at ACORN, that political group…

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One dead after shooting outside Waterloo dance club

One dead after shooting outside Waterloo dance club

WATERLOO – Violence erupted outside a Waterloo dance club and a man is dead as a result. On Sunday August 30, 2015, at approximately 3:30 AM, officers with…

Standoff in the Cultural Crescent ends peacefully

Standoff in the Cultural Crescent ends peacefully

MASON CITY – A wanted man hunkered down in a Cultural Crescent apartment house and refused to come out for police early Sunday. There was more trouble in the…

Iowa teacher arrested for alleged sexual relations with student

Iowa teacher arrested for alleged sexual relations with student

LE MARS, IOWA – A female teacher turned herself in this week on a warrant connected to an alleged sexual relationship she had with a male teen student.…

Hampton woman trying to prove burger bug case facing felony drug charge

Hampton woman trying to prove burger bug case facing felony drug charge

HAMPTON – A Hampton woman recently in the news for munching burgers that contained fly eggs is battling a felony drug charge in Franklin county. Billie C. Wentzel, age…

Wanted Mitchell county man caught and arrested after multi-agency search effort

Wanted Mitchell county man caught and arrested after multi-agency search effort

RURAL MITCHELL COUNTY – Regional law enforcement worked together to capture a wanted man in Mitchell county this week when he fled into a field. The Mitchell County…

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Cops search for suspects in attempted abduction of teen girl at Minnesota state fair

Cops search for suspects in attempted abduction of teen girl at Minnesota state fair

ST. PAUL – Minnesota law enforcement is seeking witnesses in an attempted abduction outside of the Minnesota State Fair in which…

Construction worker dies after falling from roof of new Vikings stadium

Construction worker dies after falling from roof of new Vikings stadium

MINNEAPOLIS – Today at approximately 7:45 AM on the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site, two workers from Berwald Roofing were injured…