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Sen. Grassley continues investigation into state department employee with ties to Clintons

Sen. Grassley continues investigation into state department employee with ties to Clintons

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Grassley is continuing his inquiry into State Department personnel practices amid new information and allegations over a leave payment dispute involving a top aide…

Supreme Court refuses to review decision in lawsuit brought against city of Mason City

Supreme Court refuses to review decision in lawsuit brought against city of Mason City

MASON CITY – A lawsuit filed against the City of Mason City by a former city employee that won no damages for the plaintiff was denied a review…

New Hampshire Republican forum on C-SPAN tonight

MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – C-SPAN is partnering with the New Hampshire Union Leader and regional newspapers in early presidential caucus and primary states for the New Hampshire newspaper’s…

Mason City man arrested for third time for drunk driving

Mason City man arrested for third time for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was placed behind bars for driving drunk for a third time. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop late in…

Twice-convicted drunk driver caught driving, blows stop sign

Twice-convicted drunk driver caught driving, blows stop sign

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A twice-convicted drunk driver was stopped late Sunday night for illegally driving and running a stop sign. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a…

Mason City man caught stealing three times in recent weeks

Mason City man caught stealing three times in recent weeks

MASON CITY – A Mason City man already facing a felony theft charge was caught attempting to steal from Hy-Vee Sunday morning. Mason City police told NIT that…

Mason City woman not allowed to get pregnant during probation after guilty plea in shaken baby case

Mason City woman not allowed to get pregnant during probation after guilty plea in shaken baby case

CHARLES CITY – A judge has ordered a Mason City woman to refrain from becoming impregnated during her probation after guilty pleas connected to her admission to shaking…

Convicted drug offender runs from cops, is caught with meth

Convicted drug offender runs from cops, is caught with meth

MASON CITY – There was trouble just north of the Cultural Crescent, as a convicted drug offender fled cops and was soon caught with the powerful, addictive drug…

Albert Lea man jailed for drunk driving after rolling car

Albert Lea man jailed for drunk driving after rolling car

ROCKWELL – A Minnesota man escaped serious injury but not jail, after he allegedly rolled his car early Saturday morning in Rockwell. Cerro Gordo deputies responded to a…

Man arrested for drunk driving after tipping over his motorcycle

Man arrested for drunk driving after tipping over his motorcycle

CLEAR LAKE – An allegedly intoxicated man was jailed after a deputy found him with a tipped over motorcycle. A Cerro Gordo deputy while on patrol at about…

Opinion: North Butler Schools administrators have become bullies (by Kip Bouillon)

Opinion: North Butler Schools administrators have become bullies (by Kip Bouillon)

I am expressing my opinion. All information addressed in this letter is my view of the current situation at the North Butler School district. So, our current administration…

Op-ed: Marinos and Globe attack one of their “own” (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: Marinos and Globe attack one of their “own” (by Peter Children)

You can tell you’re in North Iowa by the stench coming from Washington Avenue and the Globe’s editorial board. This is almost unprecedented; the Globe turning on one…

Iowa State Penitentiary finally moves prisoners to new facility

Iowa State Penitentiary finally moves prisoners to new facility

FORT MADISON, IOWA – The Offenders at Iowa State Penitentiary now have a new address. There was a highly successful statewide effort to move 507 offenders from the…

Accident reported on I-35 southbound, backing up traffic (photos)

Accident reported on I-35 southbound, backing up traffic (photos)

CLEAR LAKE – An auto accident is backing up traffic this afternoon on I-35 southbound, about 5 miles south of Clear Lake. Law enforcement was en route at…

UPDATED: Fire seriously damages Homer’s Bar (photos and video)

UPDATED: Fire seriously damages Homer’s Bar (photos and video)

MASON CITY – A fire was reported at Homer’s Bar on Mason City’s south side after midnight, causing serious damage to the structure. Emergency responders including police and…

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Fact Sheet: President Obama to Announce Historic Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants 

Fact Sheet: President Obama to Announce Historic Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today at the White House, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

Legislative update from Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Linda Upmeyer

From Representative Linda Upmeyer – It is a privilege to represent so many great communities…

Opinion: North Butler Schools administrators have become bullies (by Kip Bouillon)

Opinion: North Butler Schools administrators have become bullies (by Kip Bouillon)

I am expressing my opinion. All information addressed in this letter is my view of…

Op-ed: Marinos and Globe attack one of their “own” (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: Marinos and Globe attack one of their “own” (by Peter Children)

You can tell you’re in North Iowa by the stench coming from Washington Avenue and…

Op-ed: Small Town Prejudices (by Peter Children)

What do we have here… between 25 & 27 thousand people living together? We have…

Man loyal to ISIS arrested after attempting to use backpack bomb

Man loyal to ISIS arrested after attempting to use backpack bomb

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Florida man has been jailed for attempting to use a weapon…

City of Mason City expense report, July 23, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, July 23, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/23/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————– ADVANCED SYSTEMSOFFICE SUPPLIES…

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Mason City man arrested for third time for drunk driving

Mason City man arrested for third time for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was placed behind bars for driving drunk for a third time. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop late in…

Twice-convicted drunk driver caught driving, blows stop sign

Twice-convicted drunk driver caught driving, blows stop sign

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A twice-convicted drunk driver was stopped late Sunday night for illegally driving and running a stop sign. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a…

Minnesota man sent to prison for sexually assaulting minor in Okinawa

Minnesota man sent to prison for sexually assaulting minor in Okinawa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Minnesota man who worked at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, was sentenced today to 60 months for sexual assault. Assistant Attorney General Leslie…

Justice department says black children discriminated against in St. Louis courts

Justice department says black children discriminated against in St. Louis courts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following a comprehensive investigation, the Justice Department today announced its findings regarding the Family Court of the Twenty-First Judicial Circuit of the state of Missouri,…

Military computer contractor sent to prison for stealing files and fraud

Military computer contractor sent to prison for stealing files and fraud

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Christopher R. Glenn, 34, a South Florida Resident, was sentenced on July 31, 2015, to 120 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years…

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Labor dispute brewing in Cedar Rapids

Labor dispute brewing in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – When Ingredion Inc., headquartered in West Chester, Ill., purchased the Cedar Rapids, Iowa Penford Products plant this spring,…

Minnesota man sent to prison for sexually assaulting minor in Okinawa

Minnesota man sent to prison for sexually assaulting minor in Okinawa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Minnesota man who worked at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, was sentenced today to 60 months…