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Wrestling: Iowa scores 50-plus points for fourth time this season

Wrestling: Iowa scores 50-plus points for fourth time this season

HAVRE, Montana – The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated Montana State Northern, 51-0, on Friday night inside of a record crowd in Havre, Montana. The Hawkeyes…

Man pleads guilty to hate crime for threatening to firebomb two mosques and shoot worshippers

Man pleads guilty to hate crime for threatening to firebomb two mosques and shoot worshippers

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Mason City man guilty of drunk driving, other charges dropped

Mason City man guilty of drunk driving, other charges dropped

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was caught drunk driving with a gun and drugs in his possession and reached a plea deal that put him behind…

Newman golf coach gets lenient treatment for drunk driving

Newman golf coach gets lenient treatment for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Newman High School golf coach was arrested for drunk driving and carrying a dangerous weapon and given a lenient sentence. A Cerro Gordo county…

Spring break activity for kids planned at MacNider Museum

Spring break activity for kids planned at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – A week of exploring the briny depths while making art is planned for kids during spring break at the MacNider Museum. Spring break camp will…

Mason City man enters guilty plea in connection to injuries he allegedly inflicted upon 6-week-old infant

Mason City man enters guilty plea in connection to injuries he allegedly inflicted upon 6-week-old infant

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested in December for injuries he allegedly inflicted on a 6-week-old child has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.…

Branstad: Managed care means better care for Medicaid patients 

Branstad: Managed care means better care for Medicaid patients 

DES MOINES – This week, Gov. Terry E. Branstad announced that Iowa’s Medicaid Modernization plan will improve quality and access for Medicaid patients. According to the Governor’s office:…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 11, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 11, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/11/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———————- ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 105.57 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 75.00 ARAMARK UNIFORM…

Democrats: Timely school funding approved in Senate

Democrats: Timely school funding approved in Senate

DES MOINES – Iowa Democrats applauded the Senate’s passing of a bill that would give schools a 4% funding increase: For more than 20 years, Iowa’s law has…

Advice for preparing artificial nesting structures for Spring

Advice for preparing artificial nesting structures for Spring

For the Birds… Preparing artificial nesting structures for Spring by Josh Brandt, Wildlife Area Manager Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board To improve nesting success for some of our avian…

Local man goes on theft spree in Mason City

Local man goes on theft spree in Mason City

MASON CITY – A man staying in local hotels allegedly stole up to 4 TVs from one of them and hair products from a local retailer. Evan Douglas…

It’s official: GOP chairwoman Barb Hovland to challenge Steckman for House seat

It’s official: GOP chairwoman Barb Hovland to challenge Steckman for House seat

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county chairwoman Barb Hovland made it official today, announcing she will challenge Sharon Steckman, a Democrat, for a seat in the Iowa House…

Chief Deputy Jeff Crooks announces bid for Floyd county sheriff

Chief Deputy Jeff Crooks announces bid for Floyd county sheriff

CHARLES CITY, IOWA – Chief Deputy Jeff Crooks would like to officially announce he will be running for the position of Sheriff in the November 2016 election as…

Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch announces retirement

Floyd County Sheriff Rick Lynch announces retirement

CHARLES CITY, IOWA – Sheriff Rick A. Lynch announces that he will not seek reelection and has decided to retire from law enforcement December 31, 2016. Sheriff Lynch…

Senator Grassley implies marijuana is unsafe

Senator Grassley implies marijuana is unsafe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley lashed out today at the safety of marijuana, citing a study. According to Senator Grassley, a study in a “prestigious” journal…

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Branstad: Managed care means better care for Medicaid patients 

Branstad: Managed care means better care for Medicaid patients 

DES MOINES – This week, Gov. Terry E. Branstad announced that Iowa’s Medicaid Modernization plan…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 11, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 11, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/11/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———————- ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC…

It’s official: GOP chairwoman Barb Hovland to challenge Steckman for House seat

It’s official: GOP chairwoman Barb Hovland to challenge Steckman for House seat

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county chairwoman Barb Hovland made it official today, announcing she…

Senator Grassley implies marijuana is unsafe

Senator Grassley implies marijuana is unsafe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley lashed out today at the safety of marijuana,…

Iowa Hawkeye Basketball media conference, Fran McCaffery

Iowa Hawkeye Basketball media conference, Fran McCaffery

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Q. Fran, when you look across the board at Woodbury, career…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 2, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 2, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/4/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL…

FACT SHEET: The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget: Overview

FACT SHEET: The President’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget: Overview

From the White House: Under the President’s leadership, we have turned our economy around and…

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ANNOUNCE -MENTS:
Due to potentially severe weather expected this weekend, the Humane Society of North Iowa will postpone their Chocolate and Romance fundraiser originally planned for this Sunday, February 14th.

The Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF) will hold its annual Women in Philanthropy Coffee on Wednesday, February 24th at 9:30 AM at the Charles City Public Library. This year’s speaker, Melissa O’Rourke, will share information on the topics of substitute decision-making and health care directives, coordination of property ownership and estate planning strategies, family communication and goal-setting, and gifting considerations within the family. She will also discuss community and charitable gift considerations.  Time will be available to answer questions from participants. 

Entrepreneurs’ Exchanges: Free of charge. Come, listen, and ask questions. The next E-Exchange is:
Tuesday, February 23rd @ 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: NIACC – McAllister Hall, Room 104G
Topic: Measuring Your Marketing
Presenter: Betsy Armstrong; Regional Development Director, Constant Contact
To register: Call 641-422-4111 or 1-888-466-4222, ext. 4111 or email pappajohn@niacc.edu.

INFLATABLE FUN DAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH 2016
At National Guard Armory in Mason City
From 11am to 2pm
Cost is $5

Knights of Columbus will host their annual Irish Stew from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 1001 9th Ave. South, Clear Lake, IA. In addition to the stew and condiments, the meal includes a slice of homemade pie. Adults - $8.00, Children under 8 - $4.00 Carry outs are available. Handicap accessible.

MACNIDER ART DISPLAY
Continuing a Tradition in 2, 3, and 4 Dimensions: Featuring the Artwork of Dean Schwarz With His Family and Friends will run through Saturday, April 2, 2016 in the Museum’s Kinney-Lindstrom gallery. It features pottery, paintings, jewelry, and photographs by the Schwarz family and friends.

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Clear Lake legislative forum: February 12 @ 10:00 am in the community room at Clear Lake Bank & Trust Company, 322 Main Ave, Clear Lake. Hosted by the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce.

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SENIOR HEALTH CLINICS
FEB. 22 Mason City Mason City Senior Activity Center, 326 4th St. NE
FEB. 29 Clear Lake Evangelical Free Church, 1310 Hwy. 18 West
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS
FEB. 11 (10:30-11:30 AM) Mason City Senior Activity Center, 326 4th St. NE

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Man pleads guilty to hate crime for threatening to firebomb two mosques and shoot worshippers

Man pleads guilty to hate crime for threatening to firebomb two mosques and shoot worshippers

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

Mason City man guilty of drunk driving, other charges dropped

Mason City man guilty of drunk driving, other charges dropped

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was caught drunk driving with a gun and drugs in his possession and reached a plea deal that put him behind…

Newman golf coach gets lenient treatment for drunk driving

Newman golf coach gets lenient treatment for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Newman High School golf coach was arrested for drunk driving and carrying a dangerous weapon and given a lenient sentence. A Cerro Gordo county…

Mason City man enters guilty plea in connection to injuries he allegedly inflicted upon 6-week-old infant

Mason City man enters guilty plea in connection to injuries he allegedly inflicted upon 6-week-old infant

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested in December for injuries he allegedly inflicted on a 6-week-old child has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.…

Local man goes on theft spree in Mason City

Local man goes on theft spree in Mason City

MASON CITY – A man staying in local hotels allegedly stole up to 4 TVs from one of them and hair products from a local retailer. Evan Douglas…

Last remaining occupiers of federal property in Oregon arrested today

Last remaining occupiers of federal property in Oregon arrested today

BURNS, OREGON – At approximately 11:40 AM, on Thursday, February 11, 2016, the FBI brought three of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers into custody without incident. At…

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Man pleads guilty to hate crime for threatening to firebomb two mosques and shoot worshippers

Man pleads guilty to hate crime for threatening to firebomb two mosques and shoot worshippers

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Last remaining occupiers of federal property in Oregon arrested today

Last remaining occupiers of federal property in Oregon arrested today

BURNS, OREGON – At approximately 11:40 AM, on Thursday, February 11, 2016, the FBI brought three of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife…

Kansas man pleads guilty in plot to explode car bomb at U.S. military base

Kansas man pleads guilty in plot to explode car bomb at U.S. military base

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…