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Mohawks earn hard-fought win over rival Clear Lake, 9-7 (video)

Mohawks earn hard-fought win over rival Clear Lake, 9-7 (video)

CLEAR LAKE – The Mason City Mohawks earned a tough victory over their rivals to the west, beating the Clear Lake Lions 9-7 Friday night at Lions Field.…

Convicted meth dealer jailed after alleged assault involving knife (video and photos)

Convicted meth dealer jailed after alleged assault involving knife (video and photos)

MASON CITY – There was a ruckus in the Cultural Crescent Thursday night, ending with the arrest of a convicted Mason City meth dealer for an assault. Thursday…

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MASON CITY – As an investigation now continues in the death of young William Whipple, police are asking for an end to speculation and for persons with knowledge…

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail” was chosen Thursday evening at an event held at the Surf Ballroom. The “Hamptons of Mason City” – as those in…

Charles City school board candidate arrested on charge of sex abuse of teen

Charles City school board candidate arrested on charge of sex abuse of teen

CHARLES CITY – A man running for the Charles City school board is in jail on a charge of sex abuse of a teen. Floyd county deputies detained…

Police and Alliant Energy warn of phone scam

Police and Alliant Energy warn of phone scam

MASON CITY – Alliant Energy is warning of scam calls once again occurring in our area using the threat of service disconnection to convince customers to purchase prepaid…

Globe Gazette publisher’s car crash case not yet closed

Globe Gazette publisher’s car crash case not yet closed

MASON CITY – Police confirmed today that a car crash case involving Globe Gazette Publisher Howard Query is still being investigated. On August 19, 2015, at 12:07 PM,…

Mason City school board candidates to hold forum

Mason City school board candidates to hold forum

MASON CITY – There will be a candidate forum held for Mason City School Board candidates. The forum will be held September 3 at 6:30 PM at Mason…

Updated 8:59 PM: Police confirm death of young man in Mason City, said to have been beaten

Updated 8:59 PM: Police confirm death of young man in Mason City, said to have been beaten

MASON CITY – Information continues to trickle in about what is described as a beating of a young man on Mason City’s North End, which appears to have…

Volunteer Chris Watts talks about park upgrades (photos & video)

Volunteer Chris Watts talks about park upgrades (photos & video)

MASON CITY – Mason City citizen and volunteer Chris Watts this week talked about the latest upgrades at the Georgia Hanford Park. The Georgia Hanford Park is Mason…

Travelers should expect increased law enforcement on interstates in and around Iowa

Travelers should expect increased law enforcement on interstates in and around Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol is heading up a 16-state, I-80/I-35 Border-to-Border traffic safety challenge this weekend. Starting Friday, August…

Cross country teams volunteer

Cross country teams volunteer

MASON CITY – NIACC’s Men and Women’s cross country teams will be wrapping up their team building and City community service projects this morning, while landscaping a public…

Former Illinois woman arrested for lying to deputy

Former Illinois woman arrested for lying to deputy

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A former Illinois woman who now lives in Mason City was jailed this week for lying to a deputy, among other offenses. A…

Clear Lake woman loses appeal in drug possession case

Clear Lake woman loses appeal in drug possession case

DES MOINES – A Clear Lake woman found to be in possession of an illegal narcotic as she was admitted to Mercy Hospital lost her appeal in the…

Learn call-blocking techniques in workshop from FCC

Learn call-blocking techniques in workshop from FCC

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tired of unwanted calls? The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is offering a free workshop you can attend online to learn techniques to block these unwanted…



















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MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MASON CITY – As an investigation now continues in the death of young William Whipple,…

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

The “Clear Lake Breezer” is Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail”

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s “signature cocktail” was chosen Thursday evening at an event held…

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley proposes expansion of social security

Democratic Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley proposes expansion of social security

NIT – On Friday, Governor Martin O’Malley released what his campaign calls “a bold, progressive…

Another Town, Another Time… (by Peter Children)

When I was young I lived in another town, the climate was similar to this…

Bookmeyer nearly soils his britches as council dissects cash payout to his Blue Zone crony (video)

Bookmeyer nearly soils his britches as council dissects cash payout to his Blue Zone crony (video)

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – The clown show was on full display Tuesday night as…

How will city hall handle employee using vulgar language on social media?

How will city hall handle employee using vulgar language on social media?

from: Matt Marquardt <northiowatoday@gmail.com> to: Perry Buffington <pbuffington@masoncity.net>, Brent Trout <btrout@masoncity.net>, Council Member Alex Kuhn…

Steve King says Planned Parenthood as bad as ACORN

Steve King says Planned Parenthood as bad as ACORN

NIT – Steve King couldn’t resist today taking a shot at ACORN, that political group…

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Convicted meth dealer jailed after alleged assault involving knife (video and photos)

Convicted meth dealer jailed after alleged assault involving knife (video and photos)

MASON CITY – There was a ruckus in the Cultural Crescent Thursday night, ending with the arrest of a convicted Mason City meth dealer for an assault. Thursday…

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MCPD: End speculation and come forward with information in death of young man

MASON CITY – As an investigation now continues in the death of young William Whipple, police are asking for an end to speculation and for persons with knowledge…

Charles City school board candidate arrested on charge of sex abuse of teen

Charles City school board candidate arrested on charge of sex abuse of teen

CHARLES CITY – A man running for the Charles City school board is in jail on a charge of sex abuse of a teen. Floyd county deputies detained…

Updated 8:59 PM: Police confirm death of young man in Mason City, said to have been beaten

Updated 8:59 PM: Police confirm death of young man in Mason City, said to have been beaten

MASON CITY – Information continues to trickle in about what is described as a beating of a young man on Mason City’s North End, which appears to have…

Former Illinois woman arrested for lying to deputy

Former Illinois woman arrested for lying to deputy

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A former Illinois woman who now lives in Mason City was jailed this week for lying to a deputy, among other offenses. A…

World

Construction worker dies after falling from roof of new Vikings stadium

Construction worker dies after falling from roof of new Vikings stadium

MINNEAPOLIS – Today at approximately 7:45 AM on the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site, two workers from Berwald Roofing were injured…

Kansas man sent to prison for downloading child porn

Kansas man sent to prison for downloading child porn

TOPEKA, KANSAS — A Topeka man was sentenced Monday to 84 months in federal prison for downloading child pornography from the…