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One dead in accident south of Mason City

RURAL CERRO GRODO COUNTY – A multi-vehicle accident has been reported south of Mason City on the Avenue of the Saints, with a possible fatality. A Department of Transportation road…

Want to bow hunt in Mason City parks? Turn in an ap

Want to bow hunt in Mason City parks? Turn in an ap

MASON CITY – Mason City police are now accepting applications from persons interested in bow hunting within designated parks within the city.…

Ernst campaign RV hits deer Wednesday

Ernst campaign RV hits deer Wednesday

BURLINGTON – The campaign RV for Joni Ernst struck a deer Wednesday, the campaign confirmed, at it toured southeast Iowa. “Reports are true,” the Joni Ernst campaign tweeted. “RV did…

Bike belonging to Culver’s employee, which was stolen, is found and returned by MCPD

Bike belonging to Culver’s employee, which was stolen, is found and returned by MCPD

MASON CITY – NIT reported last week that a bike was stolen from the Culver’s restaurant, which belonged to an employee with special needs.  The bike had been parked and…

Osage police investigate accident involving train and semi-truck

Osage police investigate accident involving train and semi-truck

OSAGE – Police in Osage say charges are pending after a semi-truck was struck by a train, causing a corn spill. According to Osage police, on October 28, 2014 at…

Source: North Iowa’s  “Republican Patriarch” has played  ‘Kingmaker’ for too long

Source: North Iowa’s  “Republican Patriarch” has played  ‘Kingmaker’ for too long

Editor’s note: NIT received the following editorial from a North Iowa resident and subscriber who wants it published, but, citing fears of reprisals from the names and groups mentioned who…

Iowa health officials say two strains of flu now circulating in Iowa

Iowa health officials say two strains of flu now circulating in Iowa

DES MOINES – Surveillance by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Iowa Influenza Surveillance Network shows while flu activity in the state is slowly increasing and remains low, there…

Squirrel knocks out power for 1,000 briefly in Mason City

Squirrel knocks out power for 1,000 briefly in Mason City

MASON CITY – An Alliant Energy spokesman confirmed that about 1,000 customers lost power briefly Monday due to … a squirrel.…

Feds to recognize same-sex married couples in six additional states

Feds to recognize same-sex married couples in six additional states

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the latest development following the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month to decline to hear any pending cases regarding same-sex marriage,…

MC mom unhappy after son bruised during school restraint

MC mom unhappy after son bruised during school restraint

MASON CITY – A Mason City mom told NIT that she is seeking answers about what she calls a “lack of consequences” after her son was restrained at school and…

Lake Mills man loses life in auto accident

Lake Mills man loses life in auto accident

RURAL WINNEBAGO COUNTY – A Lake Mills man has lost his life after a sing-vehicle accident Saturday evening. Thomas Lamarr Preyer IV, age 36, was southbound on county road R74…

Mason City couple injured when trailer brakes lock up on highway (photos & video)

Mason City couple injured when trailer brakes lock up on highway (photos & video)

MASON CITY – A Mason City couple was hospitalized Sunday after the brakes on their trailer locked up and sent them into a ditch. Deputies and other emergency responders out…

Supreme Court rules video conference can’t replace testifying in person

Supreme Court rules video conference can’t replace testifying in person

DES MOINES – Accusers must face an accused drunk driver in person, not via teleconference, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled this week.…

Two sent to hospital after collision Thursday afternoon

Two sent to hospital after collision Thursday afternoon

MASON CITY – Two men were taken to Mercy Hospital Thursday afternoon after a two-car accident outside Mason City.…

Woman nearly falls victim to Nigerian Boyfriend Scam

Woman nearly falls victim to Nigerian Boyfriend Scam

MASON CITY – Online predators look for the gullible, the lonely, the easily-influenced, someone who will fall for their sob story, and seem to have come close to finding a…

Crash claims life of Boone woman Tuesday

Crash claims life of Boone woman Tuesday

BOONE – An Iowa woman has died after the vehicle she was driving crossed the center line on a highway and struck a semi. Shannon Poole, age 26, was driving…

Another Iowa baby dropped off at safe haven

Another Iowa baby dropped off at safe haven

DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Human Services officials are using the state’s safe haven procedures for the 21st time since the law went into effect.…

Iowa DHS says you will be questioned if you lose your SNAP card too frequently

Iowa DHS says you will be questioned if you lose your SNAP card too frequently

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Human Services recently announced a new procedure that is now in place for replacing multiple electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards to limit the…

Law enforcement to hold forum at Senior Center

Law enforcement to hold forum at Senior Center

MASON CITY – Sometimes, lunch is free, when the intentions are to help people and make outreach to the community. Mason City law enforcement will do just that this week,…

Thugs, bullies, wife beaters of Mason City: Today is your lucky day

Thugs, bullies, wife beaters of Mason City: Today is your lucky day

by Matt Marquardt – The precedent has been set. It is OK in Mason City to grab, pull, bump, step on, intimidate, humiliate and generally abuse those you do not…

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