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Manly city employees will see savings in health insurance premiums

Manly city employees will see savings in health insurance premiums

MANLY – The city of Manly announced that city employees will see a drop in their monthly health insurance premiums. According to city documents, the City will see…

Tuttle helps lead UNI over Morgan State, 73-53

Tuttle helps lead UNI over Morgan State, 73-53

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 73-53 home win over the Morgan State Bears…

Whacked-out Iowa woman jailed after cops find weed growing operation in her apartment

Whacked-out Iowa woman jailed after cops find weed growing operation in her apartment

IOWA CITY – An irate Iowa woman who was locked-out of her apartment and furiously banging the window to get in before throwing a table at cops was…

Amanda Ragan says she sees opportunities to strengthen middle class in Iowa

Amanda Ragan says she sees opportunities to strengthen middle class in Iowa

MASON CITY – State senator Amanda Ragan says she sees opportunities to expand Iowa’s middle class and boost the economy through service on 2015 session’s legislative committees. Ragan of Mason…

Iowa cops arrest man who tried to get at girlfriend with a hammer

Iowa cops arrest man who tried to get at girlfriend with a hammer

MANCHESTER, IA – Police were called on an Iowa man this week who was kicking doors and trying get at his girlfriend with a hammer. The Manchester Police…

Waterloo cops chase felon with loaded gun

Waterloo cops chase felon with loaded gun

WATERLOO – Waterloo police chased a felon into a house, where he locked himself inside with a loaded hand gun. On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at approximately 8…

President Obama announces immigration plan, tells Congress to “pass a bill”

President Obama announces immigration plan, tells Congress to “pass a bill”

WASHINGTON – President Obama said Thursday in a nationally-televised speech that America’s immigration system is broken and he would take action until Congress gets around to it. “Our…

Charles City man’s trial on to two counts of sexual abuse set for January

Charles City man’s trial on to two counts of sexual abuse set for January

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man that was arrested earlier this year and charged with two counts of sexual abuse will stand trial next year. Two charges…

Mason City woman’s trial in shaken baby case pushed back to next year

Mason City woman’s trial in shaken baby case pushed back to next year

CHARLES CITY – A woman who claims to live in Mason City has pled not guilty to charges of felony child endangerment and her trial has been postponed…

Charles City man’s trial on a dozen felony charges in credit card scheme pushed back

Charles City man’s trial on a dozen felony charges in credit card scheme pushed back

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of felony forgery charges will now stand trial next year after he waived his right to a speedy trial. Officers…

Emmetsburg woman slapped with fine and jail for stealing from Kohl’s

Emmetsburg woman slapped with fine and jail for stealing from Kohl’s

MASON CITY – An Emmetsburg woman pleaded guilty to a theft charge after she was caught with a man stealing from Kohl’s Department store last month. Jeannette Carol…

Clear Lake woman injured in bicycle-truck collision

Clear Lake woman injured in bicycle-truck collision

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman was bike riding today when she was struck by a flat bed truck, leading to a helicopter ride to Mercy Hospital.…

Stabber gets 5 years in prison

Stabber gets 5 years in prison

MASON CITY – A Des Moines man who stabbed a person in Clear Lake in September has been sent to prison for 5 years. Jose Louis Ramos, age…

Worse than Mason City: Large rock dropped from I-35 overpass, injuring man in Duluth

Worse than Mason City: Large rock dropped from I-35 overpass, injuring man in Duluth

DULUTH, MN – The frightening proposition of a rock crashing through your windshield apparently isn’t just confined to the 1300 block of 13th Street NE in Mason City,…

Joni Ernst calls out Iran on nukes

Joni Ernst calls out Iran on nukes

NIT – Only days after being elected to the U.S. Senate, Joni Ernst is calling out Iran to give up its pursuit of nuclear weapons by the government…


Upcoming Events

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    November 9 - November 22
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    November 20 - November 21
  3. Paintings from the Vault (MacNider Museum)

    November 21, 2014 - February 14, 2015
Watercooler

Rumor: Hotel again announced for downtown Mason City

Rumor: Hotel again announced for downtown Mason City

NIT Opinion – The boy who cried wolf for over a year is back at…

Jesus would be ashamed of the words you utter, Mr. Tornquist

Jesus would be ashamed of the words you utter, Mr. Tornquist

NIT Opinion – Every time Scott Tornquist tells a lie, an angel loses it’s wings.…

Report: Slavery alive and well to tune of 35.8 million worldwide

Report: Slavery alive and well to tune of 35.8 million worldwide

NIT – A report released this week shows that slavery is widespread in today’s world, and…

News Briefs

  • Iowa got thumped by Texas, 71-57 Thursday night. If the Hawks earn a second consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, Coach Fran McCaffery will receive a $150,000 bonus to his salary and his contract will be extended by two years.
  • A bomb threat scrawled on a bathroom wall at Spencer High School led to the arrest of a teen Thursday.
  • Mason City Mohawk Boys Basketball has been working hard and looking forward to their opener Monday, November 24 with a scrimmage vs Waverly-Shell Rock. Varsity at 7:30pm. in MCHS gym. (9th at 4:45pm and 10th at 6:15pm)
  • The damage to Bill Cosby's career has reached the reruns of "The Cosby Show," after the cable channel TV Land pulled the show from its schedule without commenting further.
  • The United States remains firmly committed to supporting Ukraine as it works to establish security, restore economic stability, strengthen the rule of law, advance the fight against corruption, and carry out democratic and constitutional reforms, the State Department said Friday. The United States stands with the Ukrainian people and their choice of democracy, reform, and European integration.
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Crime

Whacked-out Iowa woman jailed after cops find weed growing operation in her apartment

Whacked-out Iowa woman jailed after cops find weed growing operation in her apartment

IOWA CITY – An irate Iowa woman who was locked-out of her apartment and furiously banging the window to get in before throwing a table at cops was…

Iowa cops arrest man who tried to get at girlfriend with a hammer

Iowa cops arrest man who tried to get at girlfriend with a hammer

MANCHESTER, IA – Police were called on an Iowa man this week who was kicking doors and trying get at his girlfriend with a hammer. The Manchester Police…

Waterloo cops chase felon with loaded gun

Waterloo cops chase felon with loaded gun

WATERLOO – Waterloo police chased a felon into a house, where he locked himself inside with a loaded hand gun. On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at approximately 8…

Charles City man’s trial on to two counts of sexual abuse set for January

Charles City man’s trial on to two counts of sexual abuse set for January

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man that was arrested earlier this year and charged with two counts of sexual abuse will stand trial next year. Two charges…

Mason City woman’s trial in shaken baby case pushed back to next year

Mason City woman’s trial in shaken baby case pushed back to next year

CHARLES CITY – A woman who claims to live in Mason City has pled not guilty to charges of felony child endangerment and her trial has been postponed…

Charles City man’s trial on a dozen felony charges in credit card scheme pushed back

Charles City man’s trial on a dozen felony charges in credit card scheme pushed back

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man accused of felony forgery charges will now stand trial next year after he waived his right to a speedy trial. Officers…

Emmetsburg woman slapped with fine and jail for stealing from Kohl’s

Emmetsburg woman slapped with fine and jail for stealing from Kohl’s

MASON CITY – An Emmetsburg woman pleaded guilty to a theft charge after she was caught with a man stealing from Kohl’s Department store last month. Jeannette Carol…

Stabber gets 5 years in prison

Stabber gets 5 years in prison

MASON CITY – A Des Moines man who stabbed a person in Clear Lake in September has been sent to prison for 5 years. Jose Louis Ramos, age…

Wanted Mason City woman jailed after traffic stop

Wanted Mason City woman jailed after traffic stop

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was jailed after a traffic stop revealed several transgressions. Mackenzie Anne Lamoreux, age 23, was stopped by a Cerro Gordo deputy…

Mason City sex offender could be headed back to prison

Mason City sex offender could be headed back to prison

MASON CITY – A sex offender who calls Mason City home and is accused of violating the Iowa sex offender registry for a second time this year is…

World

Worse than Mason City: Large rock dropped from I-35 overpass, injuring man in Duluth

Worse than Mason City: Large rock dropped from I-35 overpass, injuring man in Duluth

DULUTH, MN – The frightening proposition of a rock crashing through your windshield apparently isn’t just confined to the 1300 block…

Iowa man arrested near White House with rifle, blade

Iowa man arrested near White House with rifle, blade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Secret Service has arrested an Iowa man not far from the White House today with a rifle,…

Missouri governor announces members of Ferguson Commission

Missouri governor announces members of Ferguson Commission

ST. LOUIS – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has assembled an “independent, empowered and diverse group with leading the hard work of…

Report: Slavery alive and well to tune of 35.8 million worldwide

Report: Slavery alive and well to tune of 35.8 million worldwide

NIT – A report released this week shows that slavery is widespread in today’s world, and not a relic of the past…

Politics

Amanda Ragan says she sees opportunities to strengthen middle class in Iowa

MASON CITY – State senator Amanda Ragan says she sees opportunities to expand Iowa’s middle class and boost the economy through service on 2015 session’s legislative committees. Ragan of…

Bill to update VFW Federal Charter passes senate; Now goes to President for signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan bill he supported that would better reflect the service…

Business

Workshop for entrepreneurs to be offered in Garner

GARNER – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering…

Student establishes dance club at Waldorf College

FOREST CITY – Nigeria native and Waldorf College freshman Aminat Oke took the initiative to create The Rhythmic Steppers, a student dance organization, on campus with one…

Crime

Whacked-out Iowa woman jailed after cops find weed growing operation in her apartment

IOWA CITY – An irate Iowa woman who was locked-out of her apartment and furiously banging the window to get in before throwing a table at cops…

Iowa cops arrest man who tried to get at girlfriend with a hammer

MANCHESTER, IA – Police were called on an Iowa man this week who was kicking doors and trying get at his girlfriend with a hammer. The Manchester…

Watercooler

Rumor: Hotel again announced for downtown Mason City

NIT Opinion – The boy who cried wolf for over a year is back at it, again announcing a hotel development for downtown Mason City, to be…

Jesus would be ashamed of the words you utter, Mr. Tornquist

NIT Opinion – Every time Scott Tornquist tells a lie, an angel loses it’s wings. If that’s true, there’s a whole lot of crawling going on up…