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Three helmetless motorcycle riders involved in nasty crash near Decorah

Three helmetless motorcycle riders involved in nasty crash near Decorah

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Woman kicked out of business runs from cops, who extricate her from car

Woman kicked out of business runs from cops, who extricate her from car

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Floyd county supervisors hand large donation to youth center

Floyd county supervisors hand large donation to youth center

CHARLES CITY – Today, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors handed off a $125,000 check for the Floyd County Youth Enrichment Center. In 2014 the Charles City FFA…

Thornton man arrested after dangerous drunk driving incident

Thornton man arrested after dangerous drunk driving incident

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Drunk Chicago man flees cops, crashes car, tries to punch officer (photos)

Drunk Chicago man flees cops, crashes car, tries to punch officer (photos)

MASON CITY – A Chicago man now living in Mason City allegedly drove drunk and fled police after a dispute, then crashed his car and tried to punch…

Nashua woman dies in Colorado rafting accident

Nashua woman dies in Colorado rafting accident

FREMONT COUNTY, COLORADO – A Nashua, Iowa woman died after falling out of a raft this weekend on a river in Colorado. Debra Lynn Brymer, age 60 of…

NIACC’s Day, 4×800 men’s relay team earn USTFCCCA all-American honors

NIACC’s Day, 4×800 men’s relay team earn USTFCCCA all-American honors

MASON CITY – NIACC’s Jacob Day and the Trojans’ 4×800-meter relay team earned United States Track and Field/Cross Country Coaches Association all-American honors for their performances at the…

Police arrest man on stolen motorcycle, carrying meth

Police arrest man on stolen motorcycle, carrying meth

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Final preparations being made to open Nora Springs pool

Final preparations being made to open Nora Springs pool

NORA SPRINGS, IOWA – The brand new aquatic center pool in Nora Springs is nearly ready to open, as a current slight delay is worked out. The Nora…

Spirit Lake man arrested and charged with ten counts of sexual exploitation of minor

Spirit Lake man arrested and charged with ten counts of sexual exploitation of minor

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Snub? Branstad to sign bill in Newton instead of Mason City after embarrassment of hog plant saga

Snub? Branstad to sign bill in Newton instead of Mason City after embarrassment of hog plant saga

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad was supposed to sign a bill in Mason City today, then he says he got sick. Now, he’s chosen another town altogether…

NIACC’s Van Vliet signs with Dallas Baptist University

NIACC’s Van Vliet signs with Dallas Baptist University

MASON CITY – NIACC’s Boy Van Vliet signed a national letter of intent with Dallas Baptist University. Dallas Baptist is a NJCAA Division II school that plays in the…

Downtown fight leads to investigation and arrest of woman

Downtown fight leads to investigation and arrest of woman

MASON CITY – Police investigated a downtown fight this weekend which led to the arrest of a woman. Mason City police tell NIT that at about 2 AM…

President Obama reflects on bombing death of Taliban leader Mansur

President Obama reflects on bombing death of Taliban leader Mansur

WASHINGTON, D.C. – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today confirmed the death of Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansur, who was targeted May 21 by a U.S. airstrike near…

Congress and President ban use of words “Oriental” and “negro” from federal law

Congress and President ban use of words “Oriental” and “negro” from federal law

WASHINGTON – Two words will no longer appear in federal law, after President Barack Obama signed legislation banning the use of the terms  “negro” and “oriental”. President Barack Obama…

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Snub? Branstad to sign bill in Newton instead of Mason City after embarrassment of hog plant saga

Snub? Branstad to sign bill in Newton instead of Mason City after embarrassment of hog plant saga

DES MOINES – Governor Terry Branstad was supposed to sign a bill in Mason City…

Congress and President ban use of words “Oriental” and “negro” from federal law

Congress and President ban use of words “Oriental” and “negro” from federal law

WASHINGTON – Two words will no longer appear in federal law, after President Barack Obama signed…

President Obama visits Vietnam, says U.S. will sell the country arms

President Obama visits Vietnam, says U.S. will sell the country arms

HANOI, VIETNAM – U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday was in Vietnam and announced new…

Governor Branstad too sick to come to Mason City today

Governor Branstad too sick to come to Mason City today

MASON CITY – Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad was supposed to be in Mason City Monday to sign…

White House announces updates to overtime rules

White House announces updates to overtime rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Updates to rules guarantee overtime protection to most salaried workers earning less…

Opinion: Elected leaders failed to grow Mason City, leading to last-resort, bottom-rung growth attempt in hog plant

Opinion: Elected leaders failed to grow Mason City, leading to last-resort, bottom-rung growth attempt in hog plant

An opinion sent to NIT – Consider this. In (Friday’s) Globe, and NIT (Thursday), the…

Alliant Energy proposes rate increase in Wisconsin

Alliant Energy proposes rate increase in Wisconsin

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Alliant Energy, which serves customers in Wisconsin and Iowa, is proposing to…

Iowa Republican Party slams Des Moines Register editorial board for criticism of capital building renovation funding

Iowa Republican Party slams Des Moines Register editorial board for criticism of capital building renovation funding

From the Iowa Republican Party – With the conclusion of the 2016 legislative session, scribes,…

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BASEBALL: No. 1 (1A) Newman at No. 1 (2A) Clear Lake Tuesday night.

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The Mason City Public Transit Station in Central Park will move for one day only, Friday, May 27, 2016, to accommodate Band Fest activities. Passengers may board the buses at the small parking lot on the northwest corner of the intersection of N. Delaware and 1st St. NE behind Brick Furniture. This parking lot will be closed to all parking except for Mason City Public Transit buses. Buses will return to their Central Park location on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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Special Session Agenda 5/24/2016 - 5:30 PM
Mason City Community School District Board of Education
Administration Building Board Room
Meeting Agenda:
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. ROLL CALL
III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
IV. INFORMATION ITEM
  A. Kingston Life & Health ..
V. ADJOURNMENT

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Clear Lake Farmers Market begins
Live music, food and an exciting variety of goods from new and returning vendors. The Clear Lake Farmers Market will be held every Saturday, Memorial Weekend through October 15th, from 9:00 to Noon in the Parking lot of the Surf Ballroom and Museum.

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PARTY IN THE PARK RETURNS TO CHARLES CITY
Friday, May 27 is 2016's first Party in the Park
5-9 PM - FREE ADMISSION
There will be live music, food, drinks, games, and more
Band for May 27 is Richie Lee & The Fabulous 50’s Band

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Rockwell CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES are May 28, 2016

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Rockwell City Cleanup Day
The City of Rockwell City will be holding the annual cleanup day on Saturday, June 4 from 7:00 am – 10:00 am. This cleanup day is only for individuals living within the Rockwell City city limits. Items are to be brought to the Middle School East Parking Lot during these hours.

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Woman kicked out of business runs from cops, who extricate her from car

Woman kicked out of business runs from cops, who extricate her from car

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Thornton man arrested after dangerous drunk driving incident

Thornton man arrested after dangerous drunk driving incident

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

Drunk Chicago man flees cops, crashes car, tries to punch officer (photos)

Drunk Chicago man flees cops, crashes car, tries to punch officer (photos)

MASON CITY – A Chicago man now living in Mason City allegedly drove drunk and fled police after a dispute, then crashed his car and tried to punch…

Police arrest man on stolen motorcycle, carrying meth

Police arrest man on stolen motorcycle, carrying meth

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

Spirit Lake man arrested and charged with ten counts of sexual exploitation of minor

Spirit Lake man arrested and charged with ten counts of sexual exploitation of minor

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

Downtown fight leads to investigation and arrest of woman

Downtown fight leads to investigation and arrest of woman

MASON CITY – Police investigated a downtown fight this weekend which led to the arrest of a woman. Mason City police tell NIT that at about 2 AM…

World

President Obama reflects on bombing death of Taliban leader Mansur

President Obama reflects on bombing death of Taliban leader Mansur

WASHINGTON, D.C. – WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today confirmed the death of Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansur, who was targeted…

Congress and President ban use of words “Oriental” and “negro” from federal law

Congress and President ban use of words “Oriental” and “negro” from federal law

WASHINGTON – Two words will no longer appear in federal law, after President Barack Obama signed legislation banning the use of the…

President Obama visits Vietnam, says U.S. will sell the country arms

President Obama visits Vietnam, says U.S. will sell the country arms

HANOI, VIETNAM – U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday was in Vietnam and announced new cooperation between the former adversarial nations,…