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Iowa preacher sent to prison for molesting young girl

Iowa preacher sent to prison for molesting young girl

SIDNEY, IOWA – A jury has found an Iowa preacher with 45 years of experience guilty of molesting a young girl. Roger Kissel, age 68 of Sidney, Iowa,…

After months of investigation, former Chicago man charged with dozens of burglaries across Iowa

After months of investigation, former Chicago man charged with dozens of burglaries across Iowa

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Three alleged meth dealers busted in Oelwein

Three alleged meth dealers busted in Oelwein

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AFSCME union throws support behind Rob Hogg

AFSCME union throws support behind Rob Hogg

DES MOINES –AFSCME Iowa Council 61 is proud to announce its endorsement of Rob Hogg for US Senate. Rob Hogg earned the endorsement of AFSCME because he has…

Dailey completes Iowa’s 5-player recruiting class for 2016

Dailey completes Iowa’s 5-player recruiting class for 2016

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced today that Maishe Dailey has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University…

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff Friday in observance of Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff Friday in observance of Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Terry E. Branstad has ordered all flags on the Capitol Complex to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on…

Emotional meeting ends in defeat for Prestage hog plant

Emotional meeting ends in defeat for Prestage hog plant

MASON CITY – The Prestage Foods hog processing plant that seemed like a done deal just hours ago was defeated with a tie vote Wednesday morning. The 3-3…

NIACC softball players honored

NIACC softball players honored

MASON CITY – Four NIACC softball players earned all-NJCAA Region XI honors. Freshman outfielder Kendall Cornick was a first-team selection. Sophomore infielder Allison Scott and sophomore pitcher Lexy…

Senator Elizabeth Warren warns that Donald Trump now leads GOP

Senator Elizabeth Warren warns that Donald Trump now leads GOP

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren had a warning for America, now that Donald Trump is now the clear Republican nominee after defeating Ted Cruz in Indiana Tuesday: Donald Trump…

Iowa GOP Chairman slams Obama on Supreme Court nomination

Iowa GOP Chairman slams Obama on Supreme Court nomination

DES MOINES – Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann slammed President Barack Obama for “playing politics” with Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland. “The future judicial direction…

Woman busted for prostitution at local hotel

Woman busted for prostitution at local hotel

MASON CITY – Police went to a local hotel and took a woman to jail on prostitution and meth charges. The incident took place at about 3:12 PM…

Mason City man guilty twice of domestic assault, burglary, theft

Mason City man guilty twice of domestic assault, burglary, theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is guilty twice now this year of domestic assault. Jose Santos Najera, age 35, was arrested by Mason City police back…

Robin Anderson on special list to enter council meeting

Robin Anderson on special list to enter council meeting

MASON CITY – NIT has learned that a list was created before tonight’s city council meeting which allows certain people special treatment. As Tuesday’s heated city council meeting…

Protest erupts ahead of Mason City council vote on slaughterhouse (photos and video)

Protest erupts ahead of Mason City council vote on slaughterhouse (photos and video)

MASON CITY – Dozens of protesters were gathering at the Mason City library Tuesday night, ahead of what could be the deciding vote on a massive hog slaughterhouse…

Assault leads to discovery of marijuana

Assault leads to discovery of marijuana

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AFSCME union throws support behind Rob Hogg

AFSCME union throws support behind Rob Hogg

DES MOINES –AFSCME Iowa Council 61 is proud to announce its endorsement of Rob Hogg…

Emotional meeting ends in defeat for Prestage hog plant

Emotional meeting ends in defeat for Prestage hog plant

MASON CITY – The Prestage Foods hog processing plant that seemed like a done deal…

Senator Elizabeth Warren warns that Donald Trump now leads GOP

Senator Elizabeth Warren warns that Donald Trump now leads GOP

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren had a warning for America, now that Donald Trump is now…

Iowa GOP Chairman slams Obama on Supreme Court nomination

Iowa GOP Chairman slams Obama on Supreme Court nomination

DES MOINES – Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann slammed President Barack Obama for…

Robin Anderson on special list to enter council meeting

Robin Anderson on special list to enter council meeting

MASON CITY – NIT has learned that a list was created before tonight’s city council…

Mason City council prepares for another long meeting and approval of hog slaughterhouse

Mason City council prepares for another long meeting and approval of hog slaughterhouse

MASON CITY – As the Mason City council prepares to approve a hog slaughterhouse at…

Grassley: 2 bills to combat scourge of drugs need House action

Grassley: 2 bills to combat scourge of drugs need House action

BY CHARLES GRASSLEY, U.S. senator – Dubuque recently witnessed the unimaginable suffering caused by the…

Floyd county supervisors recommend denial of CAFO expansion due to water quality concerns

Floyd county supervisors recommend denial of CAFO expansion due to water quality concerns

CHARLES CITY – An existing confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) in Floyd county submitted a…

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NIACC Graduation Commencement May 6
North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Commencement: May 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the NIACC Gymnasium.
A Graduation Reception for graduates, friends, and family will be held prior to Commencement from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. in Muse Norris Conference Center.
Doors to the gymnasium open at 5:45 p.m.

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New Summer Camps Offered at NIACC:
Are you looking for ways to keep the kids busy this summer? Activities that are fun and provide a unique learning experience? North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is offering several new summer camps this year that will provide much needed mental and physical stimulation for those long summer days.
The Health Careers Camp will teach campers what it's like to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Registered Nurse (RN), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Medical Assistant (MA), Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The student will learn how to perform essential job duties related to each career and have some fun while they learn. This camp will be held on July 19-20 from 9 am-4 pm in the state-of-the-art Health Simulation Center on the NIACC campus. This camp is open to students entering grades 9-12.
Campers at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) camp will explore a variety of science disciplines and career fields through hands-on activities. Campers will stay in the new Campus View Student Housing at NIACC and work closely with faculty and college students to get a feel for the college experience. Scheduled activities include a tour of the new Health Simulation Lab and exploration of Agricultural Sciences at NIACC. Campers will attend a career panel to learn more about careers in STEM disciplines. Scheduled day sessions include experiments and activities in Forensics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Robotics, and Physics. Campers will travel off campus to visit Lime Creek Nature Center and learn about environmental issues in Iowa. Extra-curricular and evening activities will include competitions, games, and science-based art projects. Campers will leave camp with an improved understanding of STEM disciplines and career options, exposure to the college experience, and many fun memories! The STEM camp will be held on June 29-July 1 is open to students entering grades 8-10.
Register for these camps here.

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A “Get Active in Nature (G.A.I.N.)” program entitled “Going Froggin’” will be held on Monday, May 16 at 4 p.m. at the Lime Creek Nature Center. G.A.I.N. is an ongoing nature center program of active, outdoor activities for children and their parents or guardians.
Kids with an adult are invited to take a trip to the pond with a Lime Creek naturalist to listen to frog songs and see if we can catch some of the slippery hoppers and other amazing creatures that live in the pond.
There is no charge, but registration is required – call 641-423-5309.

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced she will hold a town meeting in Hardin County as part of her 99 county tour across Iowa. This town meeting is open to the public.
Friday, May 13, 2016
8:00 AM CT
Eldora City Hall
Council Chambers
1442 Washington Street
Eldora, IA

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The Greater Mason City Board of Realtors announced today that this years annual open house weekend will be May 14th and 15th.

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Art Walk:More than 30 Midwest artists, including several local artists, will display and sell their works during Art Walk, Waverly’s 11th annual juried fine arts and crafts show. The event will be held Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kohlmann Park, located in downtown Waverly, along the Cedar River. Art medias range from painting, ceramics, metal sculpture, photography, jewelry, and more. In addition to the artists, the event will also feature live music by Irish Punk band, The Langer’s Ball from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Bruskers from 2-4 p.m. Also, a kids’ activities by the Waverly Creativity Co-op, food vendors, and a musical petting zoo by the Wartburg Community Symphony Association.

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Oak Leaf Collectibles will again host FREE Comic Book Day on May 7th, 2016. Register for door prizes! Sales specials throughout the store! 5% of all in store sales for the day will be donated the the North Iowa Youth Center. With a matching donation from owners Carmen and Mike Tickal. Visit our web site at dustcatchers.com and freecomicbookday.com for more info! Special Guest Pinup Artist Steve Baier!

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“The Shirt Guy” offers screen-printed t shirts and sweats for individuals or businesses. (Former operator of The Sweat Shoppe in Mason City for over 11 years.)
Contact at 641-423-1997 or send email.

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Iowa preacher sent to prison for molesting young girl

Iowa preacher sent to prison for molesting young girl

SIDNEY, IOWA – A jury has found an Iowa preacher with 45 years of experience guilty of molesting a young girl. Roger Kissel, age 68 of Sidney, Iowa,…

After months of investigation, former Chicago man charged with dozens of burglaries across Iowa

After months of investigation, former Chicago man charged with dozens of burglaries across Iowa

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

Three alleged meth dealers busted in Oelwein

Three alleged meth dealers busted in Oelwein

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

Woman busted for prostitution at local hotel

Woman busted for prostitution at local hotel

MASON CITY – Police went to a local hotel and took a woman to jail on prostitution and meth charges. The incident took place at about 3:12 PM…

Mason City man guilty twice of domestic assault, burglary, theft

Mason City man guilty twice of domestic assault, burglary, theft

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is guilty twice now this year of domestic assault. Jose Santos Najera, age 35, was arrested by Mason City police back…

Assault leads to discovery of marijuana

Assault leads to discovery of marijuana

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

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Minnesota couple avoids serious injury when board plunges through windshield

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Ernst seeks to curb sexual assaults in military with more legislation

Ernst seeks to curb sexual assaults in military with more legislation

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan pair of U.S. Senators today took the next step to continue curbing sexual assaults in the military, introducing…

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