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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 Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer that he was not welcome at Alex Kuhn’s…

RAGBRAI rider dies after being struck by pickup truck

RAGBRAI rider dies after being struck by pickup truck

GLENWOOD, IOWA – A Florida man died after a pickup truck driver ran him down as he rode his bike near the start of this year’s RAGBRAI ride.…

Man who allegedly invaded apartment, stole ciggies and stabbed his neighbor is set for trial

Man who allegedly invaded apartment, stole ciggies and stabbed his neighbor is set for trial

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felonies after an alleged rage-fueled burglary and knife attack will stand trial in September. Police say that a nasty…

He’s a lover, not a fighter: rehabilitated fight dog hopes for new home

He’s a lover, not a fighter: rehabilitated fight dog hopes for new home

MASON CITY – Recently, an elderly pit bull was found running stray in the rural part of Cerro Gordo County. The dog, now named Rocky, was brought to…

Accused murderer Rand to stand trial in Osage

Accused murderer Rand to stand trial in Osage

MASON CITY – A Hampton man accused of murdering his girlfriend will now stand trial in Osage in Mitchell county next month. Ronald Lee Rand, age 61, faces…

It’s another 2 weeks in jail for Brandon Ward

It’s another 2 weeks in jail for Brandon Ward

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who already spent a month in jail earlier this year is back behind bars for another 2 weeks. Brandon Ben Ward,…

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 from the public at a hearing scheduled for Monday in Clarion on a…

Man sent to jail after violent domestic incident in Winnebago county

Man sent to jail after violent domestic incident in Winnebago county

FOREST CITY – A Northern Iowa man was sent to jail after a violent domestic abuse incident. Byron Allison, age 62, was arrested on February 6 after Winnebago…

Main Street Mason City booted from own website

Main Street Mason City booted from own website

MASON CITY – An agency that helps promote Mason City’s downtown lost its website address and was forced to re-group elsewhere in cyberspace. According to a social media…

Iowa couple to pay $15,000 penalty and agree to follow laws following hog manure dump

Iowa couple to pay $15,000 penalty and agree to follow laws following hog manure dump

INDEPENDENCE, Iowa – An Independence, Iowa couple will pay a $15,000 penalty and agree not to violate certain state water pollution and manure control regulations, through a settlement…

Police in Iowa’s capitol city investigate fatal shooting

Police in Iowa’s capitol city investigate fatal shooting

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Iowa Republicans slam Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine

Iowa Republicans slam Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine

DES MOINES — Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann was quick to criticize Hillary Clinton’s choice of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate. “Hillary Clinton’s choice of…

Murderer’s sentence amended for shot at parole

Murderer’s sentence amended for shot at parole

MASON CITY – A man who committed murder in Mason City when he was a teenager and then was convicted of the crime has had his life sentence…

Two dead after crash near Iowa Falls

Two dead after crash near Iowa Falls

IOWA FALLS – Two people were killed and two others were injured in a two-vehicle crash north of Iowa Falls Friday morning. According to the Iowa State Patrol,…

Hampton woman who allegedly tried to run down police officer with pickup truck says she’s not guilty

Hampton woman who allegedly tried to run down police officer with pickup truck says she’s not guilty

SAC CITY, IOWA – A Hampton woman who was caught and arrested after she allegedly used a pickup truck to try to run down a police officer says…

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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…

Main Street Mason City booted from own website

Main Street Mason City booted from own website

MASON CITY – An agency that helps promote Mason City’s downtown lost its website address…

Iowa Republicans slam Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine

Iowa Republicans slam Clinton’s VP pick Tim Kaine

DES MOINES — Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann was quick to criticize Hillary Clinton’s…

Ernst enraged after Obama veto of bill that would limit cash spent on former Presidents

Ernst enraged after Obama veto of bill that would limit cash spent on former Presidents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – ‎President Obama today vetoed the Presidential Allowance Modernization Act which passed both the U.S. House…

City of Mason City expense report, July 21, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, July 21, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/21/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————– ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC…

Speechwriter apologizes for using Michelle Obama’s lines in Trump speech

Speechwriter apologizes for using Michelle Obama’s lines in Trump speech

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Meredith McIver, an in-house staff writer from the Trump Organization, has released…

President Obama pens open letter to America’s law enforcement community

President Obama pens open letter to America’s law enforcement community

Written by President Barack Obama, July 18, 2016 – To the brave members of our…

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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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North Butler Community Schools will be holding a yard sale during the city wide sales in Allison on July 22nd and 23rd. This will be located behind the elementary in the old shop and in front of the portable classrooms. Many old school items including desks, chairs, IPads, and miscellaneous items will be available.

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Moonlight Movies in Mason City's East Park. This is a free family event. Movies start at dusk.
July 23- Star Wars: The Force Awakens
August 6- Honey I Shrunk the Kids
August 13- Frozen

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Man who allegedly invaded apartment, stole ciggies and stabbed his neighbor is set for trial

Man who allegedly invaded apartment, stole ciggies and stabbed his neighbor is set for trial

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felonies after an alleged rage-fueled burglary and knife attack will stand trial in September. Police say that a nasty…

Accused murderer Rand to stand trial in Osage

Accused murderer Rand to stand trial in Osage

MASON CITY – A Hampton man accused of murdering his girlfriend will now stand trial in Osage in Mitchell county next month. Ronald Lee Rand, age 61, faces…

It’s another 2 weeks in jail for Brandon Ward

It’s another 2 weeks in jail for Brandon Ward

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who already spent a month in jail earlier this year is back behind bars for another 2 weeks. Brandon Ben Ward,…

Man sent to jail after violent domestic incident in Winnebago county

Man sent to jail after violent domestic incident in Winnebago county

FOREST CITY – A Northern Iowa man was sent to jail after a violent domestic abuse incident. Byron Allison, age 62, was arrested on February 6 after Winnebago…

Police in Iowa’s capitol city investigate fatal shooting

Police in Iowa’s capitol city investigate fatal shooting

You must be a subscriber to read this story.…

Murderer’s sentence amended for shot at parole

Murderer’s sentence amended for shot at parole

MASON CITY – A man who committed murder in Mason City when he was a teenager and then was convicted of the crime has had his life sentence…

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U.S. seeks to recover over $1 Billion in corruption probe

U.S. seeks to recover over $1 Billion in corruption probe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced today the filing of civil forfeiture complaints seeking the forfeiture and recovery…

Suspect arrested in Minneapolis after gunfire kills one baby and injures another

Suspect arrested in Minneapolis after gunfire kills one baby and injures another

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Police Department has arrested an adult male in connection to the July 8th homicide at the intersection…

President Obama pens open letter to America’s law enforcement community

President Obama pens open letter to America’s law enforcement community

Written by President Barack Obama, July 18, 2016 – To the brave members of our Nation’s law enforcement community: Every day,…