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Committee awards bench to Mason City elementary school

Committee awards bench to Mason City elementary school

MASON CITY – Roosevelt Elementary School in Mason City was recently awarded a bench from the Mason City Earth Day Committee as a prize for winning a milk jug collection…

Man reported at downtown footbridge with noose around his neck

Man reported at downtown footbridge with noose around his neck

MASON CITY – Law enforcement converged on the Southbridge Mall parking lot area Tuesday night after an emergency call about a male at the footbridge with a noose around his…

Blue Zones warns MC residents to “look out for sharrows”

Blue Zones warns MC residents to “look out for sharrows”

MASON CITY – An expensive pavement marking program has empowered bike-riders to take to the streets, and the Mason City Blue Zone program is warning all citizens to be on…

Study: Ultraviolet cleaning reduces hospital superbugs by 20 percent

Study: Ultraviolet cleaning reduces hospital superbugs by 20 percent

WASHINGTON – Healthcare-associated vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE), methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile (CD), and other multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) were decreased among patients after adding ultraviolet environmental disinfection (UVD) to the…

Over a quarter of all Iowans with a credit file have debt in collections

Over a quarter of all Iowans with a credit file have debt in collections

NIT – Tens of millions of Americans have fallen behind on their debts and are being chased by bill collectors to make good on their obligations, and Iowans are not…

Atheists lose court battle in attempt to remove World Trade Center cross

Atheists lose court battle in attempt to remove World Trade Center cross

NEW YORK – A famous Christian cross erected at the site of the 2001 terrorist attack in New York and then placed in a museum will not be taken down,…

Study: Sloppy anesthesiologists spreading germs in surgery

Study: Sloppy anesthesiologists spreading germs in surgery

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Anesthesia providers are missing opportunities to clean their hands during surgical procedures, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Infection…

Conservatives hail ruling that declares DC gun carry ban unconstitutional

Conservatives hail ruling that declares DC gun carry ban unconstitutional

NIT – Conservatives are hailing a ruling handed down this weekend that declares a ban on carrying guns in public in the District of Columbia as unconstitutional.…

Rat trap belonging to Minneapolis man goes on sale Tuesday

Rat trap belonging to Minneapolis man goes on sale Tuesday

MASON CITY -A Minneapolis man’s rat trap house on the city’s North End is going on tax sale on Tuesday, July 29th at 10:00 AM at the Cerro Gordo County…

MC council may adopt animal control laws to allow cops to impound “vicious” dogs and then euthanize

MC council may adopt animal control laws to allow cops to impound “vicious” dogs and then euthanize

MASON CITY – The Mason City council is considering a change to animal control ordinances that would allow a police officer to determine if a dog is dangerous or vicious…

NIACC student housing project somewhat behind schedule

NIACC student housing project somewhat behind schedule

MASON CITY – NIACC President Dr. Steve Schulz on Friday gave an update on the NIACC student housing construction project, and some of the news wasn’t all good.…

Elderly Floyd man charged with molesting child as family visited him

Elderly Floyd man charged with molesting child as family visited him

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd man is charged with felony second-degree sexual abuse of a child and aggravated misdemeanor indecent contact with a child.  NIT has also learned that he is…

St. Ansgar man arrested for “trying to start fights” at RAGBRAI festivities

St. Ansgar man arrested for “trying to start fights” at RAGBRAI festivities

MASON CITY – A St. Ansgar man came to Mason City and apparently thought it might be cool to be the turd in the punchbowl during the RAGBRAI festival North…

Three Oelwein teens busted with pot

Three Oelwein teens busted with pot

WEST UNION, IA – On July 15, 2014 at approximately 11:04 PM a Fayette County Deputy stopped a white Pontiac G6 in the 16000 block of 50th Street for failing…

MCFD says faulty wiring is cause of fire that injured two firefighters

MCFD says faulty wiring is cause of fire that injured two firefighters

MASON CITY – An investigation into the cause of a fire last week at a Mason City apartment house has been completed and Fire Marshal Mark Christiansen has released the findings.…

UPDATED: Death, lost cash reported as RAGBRAI departs Mason City

UPDATED: Death, lost cash reported as RAGBRAI departs Mason City

MASON CITY – A man was found dead, and a large amount of cash was turned in as RAGBRAI left Mason City Thursday.…

President Obama approves Branstad’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration

President Obama approves Branstad’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad received word today that President Barack Obama approved his request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 26 counties impacted by severe weather in…

RAGBRAI a big success for Mason City (photos)

RAGBRAI a big success for Mason City (photos)

MASON CITY – The much-anticipated RAGBRAI has arrived and left town now, and most people would agree the event was a huge success for Mason City. Thousands upon thousands visited…

Up to 139 undocumented children relocated to Iowa, according to reports

Up to 139 undocumented children relocated to Iowa, according to reports

DES MOINES – Multiple news outlets have reported that as many as 139 undocumented children have been relocated to Iowa in recent months.…

Human Rights puts out no brochures, makes no effort to update bare website

Human Rights puts out no brochures, makes no effort to update bare website

MASON CITY – During its regular meeting in January of this year, the Mason City Human Rights Commission declared that the city’s web page dedicated to Human Rights would be…

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