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North Iowa woman injured in car accident Thursday

North Iowa woman injured in car accident Thursday

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A North Iowa woman was taken to Mercy Hospital Thursday after her car crashed. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, a…

Iowa House passes bill that would protect victims of domestic abuse

Iowa House passes bill that would protect victims of domestic abuse

DES MOINES – The Safe at Home Act, a top priority of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, passed the Iowa House Thursday with overwhelming support. The bill,…

Man who threw live cat in duffel bag into river is arrested

Man who threw live cat in duffel bag into river is arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man previously accused of arson, willful injury, and other serious crimes was seen throwing a duffle bag that contained a live cat…

Riceville woman arrested for shoplifting

Riceville woman arrested for shoplifting

MASON CITY – Police were called to a local retail store after a North Iowa woman was spotted attempting to steal. Employees at the Kohls department store, 556…

Update: Charles City woman loses life in crash on Avenue

Update: Charles City woman loses life in crash on Avenue

NORA SPRINGS – A Wednesday afternoon crash near Nora Springs sent a Charles City woman to the hospital, who later died. According to the Iowa State Patrol, at…

Mason City man who stabbed another man at a park loses appeal

Mason City man who stabbed another man at a park loses appeal

MASON CITY – A Mason City man pleaded who guilty to felony willful injury after stabbing a man during a fight at a local park lost his appeal.…

YMCA sauna fornicator loses appeal

YMCA sauna fornicator loses appeal

DES MOINES – A Mason City man caught performing sex acts at the Mason City YMCA has lost his appeal. Dennis Vrba appealed his conviction for indecent exposure.…

Chuck town pals jailed after traffic stop

Chuck town pals jailed after traffic stop

CHARLES CITY – Two friends were arrested during a traffic stop last week in Charles City. Charles City police conducted a traffic stop just before midnight on March…

Investigation continues after pedestrian accident involving Charles City Fire chief

Investigation continues after pedestrian accident involving Charles City Fire chief

CHARLES CITY – Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch today confirmed that an investigation is still on-going after a woman was injured by a vehicle driven by a Charles…

Charles City woman facing harassment charges

Charles City woman facing harassment charges

CHARLES CITY – During an investigation in which stolen items were recovered, Charles City police arrested a woman for a second time for harassment. Charles City police went…

Minnesota soldier indicted for producing child pornography while deployed to Afghanistan

Minnesota soldier indicted for producing child pornography while deployed to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — A Minnesota National Guardsman was indicted last week for inducing a 14 year-old girl to send him nude photos over the Internet while he was deployed…

Waldorf’s Dr. Larry Hill appointed to Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

Waldorf’s Dr. Larry Hill appointed to Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

FOREST CITY – Waldorf College director of business online program, master’s degree program interim director and residential and online adjunct professor, Dr. Larry Hill, was appointed to the…

Charles City man facing two drunk driving charges arrested for domestic abuse

Charles City man facing two drunk driving charges arrested for domestic abuse

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man already facing his second drunk driving charge since December 28 was arrested this week for domestic abuse assault. Charles City police…

Nashua man pleads guilty to drunk driving

Nashua man pleads guilty to drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Nashua man who was stopped and arrested by Charles City police has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and was sent to jail this month.…

Heinz and Kraft merge to form third largest food and beverage company in North America

Heinz and Kraft merge to form third largest food and beverage company in North America

PITTSBURGH, PA – H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz Company,…

News Briefs

  • Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City and Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City will be holding a town hall listening post at the Mason City Public Library Saturday, March 28 at 10 AM.
  • The Mason City Community School District will hold Kick-Off to Kindergarten parent meetings on Thursday, March 26 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at each of the elementary schools. Kick-Off to Kindergarten is for children turning five years of age on or before September 15, 2015 and who will attend kindergarten during the 2015-2016 school year. Bring proof of child’s age, i.e. child’s birth certificate or other official document to show proof of age.
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Public sector employees belong to unions at a rate 5 times larger than private sector

Public sector employees belong to unions at a rate 5 times larger than private sector

WASHINGTON – The union membership rate of wage and salary workers was 11.1 percent in…

Gone too far? Indiana to allow businesses to shun LGBT customers

Gone too far? Indiana to allow businesses to shun LGBT customers

NIT – Has the government of the state of Indiana gone too far, or is…

Tornquist blows his stack at Mason City bar

Tornquist blows his stack at Mason City bar

NIT opinion – Scott Tornquist blew his stack Monday night at a Mason City business…

Grassley backs bill to repeal death tax

Grassley backs bill to repeal death tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), member of the tax-writing Senate Finance Committee…

Senate leader calls on Democrats to pass GOP budget

Senate leader calls on Democrats to pass GOP budget

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the…

Atheist: “When a God appears in front of me, I’ll believe it”

Atheist: “When a God appears in front of me, I’ll believe it”

NIT – What does it take to prove to those pesky Atheists out there that…

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Crime

Man who threw live cat in duffel bag into river is arrested

Man who threw live cat in duffel bag into river is arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man previously accused of arson, willful injury, and other serious crimes was seen throwing a duffle bag that contained a live cat…

Foreign oil company ordered to pay millions for doing business with Iran and Sudan

Foreign oil company ordered to pay millions for doing business with Iran and Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the world’s largest foreign oil companies was caught by the U.S. government doing business in America with Iran and Sudan, and has been…

Riceville woman arrested for shoplifting

Riceville woman arrested for shoplifting

MASON CITY – Police were called to a local retail store after a North Iowa woman was spotted attempting to steal. Employees at the Kohls department store, 556…

Mason City man who stabbed another man at a park loses appeal

Mason City man who stabbed another man at a park loses appeal

MASON CITY – A Mason City man pleaded who guilty to felony willful injury after stabbing a man during a fight at a local park lost his appeal.…

YMCA sauna fornicator loses appeal

YMCA sauna fornicator loses appeal

DES MOINES – A Mason City man caught performing sex acts at the Mason City YMCA has lost his appeal. Dennis Vrba appealed his conviction for indecent exposure.…

Chuck town pals jailed after traffic stop

Chuck town pals jailed after traffic stop

CHARLES CITY – Two friends were arrested during a traffic stop last week in Charles City. Charles City police conducted a traffic stop just before midnight on March…

Charles City woman facing harassment charges

Charles City woman facing harassment charges

CHARLES CITY – During an investigation in which stolen items were recovered, Charles City police arrested a woman for a second time for harassment. Charles City police went…

Minnesota soldier indicted for producing child pornography while deployed to Afghanistan

Minnesota soldier indicted for producing child pornography while deployed to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — A Minnesota National Guardsman was indicted last week for inducing a 14 year-old girl to send him nude photos over the Internet while he was deployed…

Charles City man facing two drunk driving charges arrested for domestic abuse

Charles City man facing two drunk driving charges arrested for domestic abuse

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man already facing his second drunk driving charge since December 28 was arrested this week for domestic abuse assault. Charles City police…

Nashua man pleads guilty to drunk driving

Nashua man pleads guilty to drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Nashua man who was stopped and arrested by Charles City police has pleaded guilty to drunk driving and was sent to jail this month.…

World

Coalition forces join Iraqis to expel ISIS from Tikrmt

SOUTHWEST ASIA – Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve operations to support Iraqi Security Forces in Tikrit have commenced…

Minnesota soldier indicted for producing child pornography while deployed to Afghanistan

Minnesota soldier indicted for producing child pornography while deployed to Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — A Minnesota National Guardsman was indicted last week for inducing a 14 year-old girl to send him nude photos…

U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan

U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States will keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end…

Minneapolis cops rescue two girls from forced prostitution

Minneapolis cops rescue two girls from forced prostitution

MINNEAPOLIS – Two women arrested for prostitution in Minneapolis were found by police to be forced into their situation by a…

Politics

Iowa House passes bill that would protect victims of domestic abuse

DES MOINES – The Safe at Home Act, a top priority of Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate, passed the Iowa House Thursday with overwhelming support. The…

Waldorf’s Dr. Larry Hill appointed to Iowa Board of Educational Examiners

FOREST CITY – Waldorf College director of business online program, master’s degree program interim director and residential and online adjunct professor, Dr. Larry Hill, was appointed to…

Business

Foreign oil company ordered to pay millions for doing business with Iran and Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the world’s largest foreign oil companies was caught by the U.S. government doing business in America with Iran and Sudan, and has…

Heinz and Kraft merge to form third largest food and beverage company in North America

PITTSBURGH, PA – H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz…

Crime

Man who threw live cat in duffel bag into river is arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man previously accused of arson, willful injury, and other serious crimes was seen throwing a duffle bag that contained a live…

Foreign oil company ordered to pay millions for doing business with Iran and Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the world’s largest foreign oil companies was caught by the U.S. government doing business in America with Iran and Sudan, and has…

Business

Foreign oil company ordered to pay millions for doing business with Iran and Sudan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One of the world’s largest foreign oil companies was caught by the U.S. government doing business in America with Iran and Sudan, and has…

Heinz and Kraft merge to form third largest food and beverage company in North America

PITTSBURGH, PA – H.J. Heinz Company and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create The Kraft Heinz…