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Mason City man caught with weed during drunk driving stop

Mason City man caught with weed during drunk driving stop

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was discovered to begin possession of an illegal drug during a stop for drunk driving. Just after 10 PM on January…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for second time

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for second time

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed for drunk driving for the second time. Just after midnight on January 25, a Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a…

North Iowa man caught drunk driving

North Iowa man caught drunk driving

THORNTON – A North Iowa man was caught drunk driving early Sunday. Daniel Joseph Preteroti, age 34 of LeLand, was stopped by a Cerro Gordo deputy on January…

UNI wins seventh straight game, beating Illinois State 54-53

UNI wins seventh straight game, beating Illinois State 54-53

NORMAL, Ill. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit and scored a 54-53 win at Illinois State on Sunday. UNI’s…

Mason City police encounter man with knife

Mason City police encounter man with knife

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City were able to talk down a wanted man who brandished a knife Sunday evening. Mason City Police Officers were conducting a…

Iowans give generously to boost wildlife conservation

Iowans give generously to boost wildlife conservation

DES MOINES – Last year, roughly 8,000 Iowa taxpayers helped boost wildlife conservation with donations to the Fish and Wildlife Fund on their state tax form. This marks…

NIACC men top Wartburg JV

NIACC men top Wartburg JV

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team topped the Wartburg College junior varsity 91-52 on Sunday afternoon in the NIACC gym. Conor Lang scored 18 points, Braxton…

Wrestling: Cowboys down ‘Clones in close dual meet

Wrestling: Cowboys down ‘Clones in close dual meet

AMES – No. 7 Oklahoma State (6-3, 2-0 Big 12) held on to defeat No. 8 Iowa State (6-2, 0-1 Big 12), 20-15, in dual meet wrestling action…

Mason City man enters guilty plea to felony theft

Mason City man enters guilty plea to felony theft

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a struggling Clear Lake restaurant before it closed for good has agreed to plead…

Wrestling: UNI falls to Central Michigan, 19-12

Wrestling: UNI falls to Central Michigan, 19-12

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Two Panthers stayed perfect in dual competition, but the wrestling team fell 19-12 to Central Michigan. UNI falls to 6-5 overall and 3-1 in…

Iowa drops conference road game at Purdue, 67-63

Iowa drops conference road game at Purdue, 67-63

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. – Iowa’s misery in road games against Purdue continued this weekend, as Iowa lost its second-straight game, this one a 67-63 loss to Purdue. Purdue…

Steve King’s “Freedom Summit” held Saturday

Steve King’s “Freedom Summit” held Saturday

DES MOINES – Congressman Steve King’s Freedom Summit was held Saturday in Des Moines. The inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit was held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at a…

Ninth-ranked Cyclones shocked by Red Raiders, 78-73

Ninth-ranked Cyclones shocked by Red Raiders, 78-73

LUBBOCK, TX – A barrage of Texas Tech 3-pointers sent the ninth-ranked Iowa State Cyclones to a Big 12 Conference loss, 78-73. Iowa State (14-4, 4-2) played some…

Floyd County Community Foundation awards grants

Floyd County Community Foundation awards grants

CHARLES CITY – In a ceremony on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the Senior Citizens Center in Charles City, Iowa, the Floyd County Community Foundation awarded grants to…

NIACC presents “Treasures of Taiwan” film

NIACC presents “Treasures of Taiwan” film

MASON CITY – The 2014-15 Travel and Adventure Film Series continues with “Treasures of Taiwan” at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 1 in the North Iowa Community Auditorium,…

News Briefs

  • Due to a water main break, the Mason City Water Utility Crew will close 1st Street NW between Pierce Avenue and Parkridge Drive beginning Tuesday, January 27th. Meadow Lane will also be closed from 1st Street NW to 2nd Street NW during this time. These streets will remain closed to traffic for approximately 3 days to repair the water main. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes during the repair of the water main.
  • The NIACC Gallery is proud to present the bi-annual NIACC Art Department Faculty Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display until Monday, February 16, 2015. The artwork includes paintings, ceramic ware, drawings and jewelry.
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Watercooler

Lazy citizens allow careless leaders to destroy historic school

Lazy citizens allow careless leaders to destroy historic school

NIT OPINION – The metal poles were slammed into the concrete Thursday; a fence will…

President Obama sends “personal condolences” from American people to Saudi Arabia after death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

President Obama sends “personal condolences” from American people to Saudi Arabia after death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

President Obama on Thursday sent condolences to Saudi Arabia after their king died: “It is…

Senator Ragan says we must have strong schools

Senator Ragan says we must have strong schools

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Strong Iowa schools are crucial to a world-class education that…

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Crime

Mason City man caught with weed during drunk driving stop

Mason City man caught with weed during drunk driving stop

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was discovered to begin possession of an illegal drug during a stop for drunk driving. Just after 10 PM on January…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for second time

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for second time

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed for drunk driving for the second time. Just after midnight on January 25, a Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a…

North Iowa man caught drunk driving

North Iowa man caught drunk driving

THORNTON – A North Iowa man was caught drunk driving early Sunday. Daniel Joseph Preteroti, age 34 of LeLand, was stopped by a Cerro Gordo deputy on January…

Mason City police encounter man with knife

Mason City police encounter man with knife

MASON CITY – Police in Mason City were able to talk down a wanted man who brandished a knife Sunday evening. Mason City Police Officers were conducting a…

Mason City man enters guilty plea to felony theft

Mason City man enters guilty plea to felony theft

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a struggling Clear Lake restaurant before it closed for good has agreed to plead…

Mason City sex offender pummels prison guard

Mason City sex offender pummels prison guard

MOUNT PLEASANT – A Mason City sex offender once again demonstrated his violent tendencies when he beat up a security guard at a prison he is being held…

Minneapolis cops seek tips to locate suspect in stabbing death

MINNEAPOLIS – Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help in providing information on a homicide that occurred last summer. On Augusts 16, 2014 at 2:20 am, officers…

Wanted Mason City man arrested

Wanted Mason City man arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man failed to show up in court on trespassing charges was caught by police and taken to jail. Terry Alvin Thompson, age…

Wanted Mason City man jailed on pre-trial release violation

Wanted Mason City man jailed on pre-trial release violation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man facing theft and drug charges was jailed for violating his pre-trial release. Ryan Thomas Swanson, age 31, stands accused of 2nd,…

Kossuth county man accused of felony burglary

Kossuth county man accused of felony burglary

ALGONA – A North Iowa man was jailed this week on multiple felony burglary charges. The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office brought the charges earlier this month against Joshua…

World

Good samaritans, trooper save man on Northern Minnesota road (video)

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A 77-year-old northern Minnesota man who had a heart attack behind the wheel and crashed his truck…

DNR temporarily closes park due to falling trees

DNR temporarily closes park due to falling trees

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is temporarily closing the River Valley Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) Park in Pottawattamie…

Scores of terrorists killed in Afghanistan

Scores of terrorists killed in Afghanistan

AFGHANISTAN – The Afghan Ministry of the Interior reports today that 27 terrorists were killed and 62 landmines disabled over the…

Airstrikes hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

Airstrikes hit ISIL in Syria, Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA, Jan. 14, 2015 – U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…

Politics

Steve King’s “Freedom Summit” held Saturday

DES MOINES – Congressman Steve King’s Freedom Summit was held Saturday in Des Moines. The inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit was held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at…

Steve King, Ted Cruz introduce Expatriate Terrorist Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after introducing the Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA) of 2015. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has the companion bill…

Business

Hundreds to lose jobs in Iowa as John Deere announces factory layoffs

MOLINE, Illinois – Deere & Company today announced it will make workforce adjustments at several factories in Iowa and Illinois. The actions include indefinite layoffs at five…

Winnebago launches Winnebago RV Insurance

FOREST CITY, IA – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer is announcing a new Winnebago RV Insurance offering. In conjunction…

Crime

Mason City man caught with weed during drunk driving stop

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was discovered to begin possession of an illegal drug during a stop for drunk driving. Just after 10 PM on…

Mason City man arrested for drunk driving for second time

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was jailed for drunk driving for the second time. Just after midnight on January 25, a Cerro Gordo deputy conducted…

Watercooler

Lazy citizens allow careless leaders to destroy historic school

NIT OPINION – The metal poles were slammed into the concrete Thursday; a fence will be erected. A backhoe sits at the ready, around back of the…

President Obama sends “personal condolences” from American people to Saudi Arabia after death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

President Obama on Thursday sent condolences to Saudi Arabia after their king died: “It is with deep respect that I express my personal condolences and the sympathies…