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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…

House Republicans release budget targets

House Republicans release budget targets

DES MOINES – Today, House Republicans released their budget plan for Fiscal Year 2017.  The House Republican budget is within the projected on-going revenue for the next fiscal…

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…

Iowa man tattooing without permit has equipment seized

Iowa man tattooing without permit has equipment seized

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Iowa Senate approves bill that would hobble governor’s quest to privatize Medicaid

Iowa Senate approves bill that would hobble governor’s quest to privatize Medicaid

DES MOINES – The Iowa Senate approved a bill this morning that would terminate the contracts with out-of-state managed care corporations connected to Governor Terry Branstad’s privatization of…

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

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Swaledale woman’s car hit by train today near Rockwell

Swaledale woman’s car hit by train today near Rockwell

ROCKWELL, IOWA – Law enforcement and other officials responded to what appeared to be a car-train collision Thursday morning west of Rockwell. According to an NIT reader at…

Double-murderer takes own life in Iowa prison

Double-murderer takes own life in Iowa prison

CORALVILLE, IOWA – A man who recently pleaded guilty to two murders has taken his own life, Iowa prison officials said today. Jerry Ray Dillinger, an inmate assigned…

Justice Department files lawsuit to bring Constitutional policing to Ferguson, Missouri

Justice Department files lawsuit to bring Constitutional policing to Ferguson, Missouri

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NIACC women back in rankings at No. 19

NIACC women back in rankings at No. 19

MASON CITY – After being out of the last five polls, the NIACC women’s basketball team is back in the NJCAA Division II rankings at No. 19. NIACC…

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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…

Legalizing fireworks may traumatize vets, former legislator says

Legalizing fireworks may traumatize vets, former legislator says

DES MOINES – As the Iowa legislature ponders a new bill that would legalize the…

Governor Chet Culver to hold town meetings on Medicaid

DES MOINES – Former Iowa Governor Chet Culver will hold a series of town meetings,…


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The Humane Society of North Iowa will host its 10th Annual Chocolate and Romance fundraising event on Sunday, February 14th. The event is being held at the National Guard Armory in Mason City and will begin at 2:00 pm. This unique event includes a fashion show, silent auction, wine tasting, and chocolate buffet. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of North Iowa.

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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Crime

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…

Iowa man tattooing without permit has equipment seized

Iowa man tattooing without permit has equipment seized

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

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.…

Double-murderer takes own life in Iowa prison

Double-murderer takes own life in Iowa prison

CORALVILLE, IOWA – A man who recently pleaded guilty to two murders has taken his own life, Iowa prison officials said today. Jerry Ray Dillinger, an inmate assigned…

Justice Department files lawsuit to bring Constitutional policing to Ferguson, Missouri

Justice Department files lawsuit to bring Constitutional policing to Ferguson, Missouri

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…

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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.…

Justice Department files lawsuit to bring Constitutional policing to Ferguson, Missouri

Justice Department files lawsuit to bring Constitutional policing to Ferguson, Missouri

Thank you for reading NorthIowaToday.com.…