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President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

President Trump blasted for calling for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during National Anthem

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA – President Donald J. Trump Friday called for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the National Anthem, and is taking some blowback for his remarks. At…

Senator John McCain won’t support latest GOP attempt at health care reform

Senator John McCain won’t support latest GOP attempt at health care reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement on health care reform: “As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product…

Opinion: These NAFTA Rules Are Killing Our Jobs

Opinion: These NAFTA Rules Are Killing Our Jobs

By Wilbur Ross As the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations unfold, there is a lot of loose talk being exchanged about automobile parts going back and forth among the…

Attorney General Sessions: “Thugs on notice” and nation faces “deadliest drug crisis in American history”

Attorney General Sessions: “Thugs on notice” and nation faces “deadliest drug crisis in American history”

HARRISBURG, PA – Attorney General Jeff Sessions today told a law enforcement audience that “thugs” are “on notice” and said the U.S. is facing the “deadliest drug crisis in American…

ACLU sues to get Medicaid coverage for transgender Iowans

ACLU sues to get Medicaid coverage for transgender Iowans

DES MOINES – The ACLU is filing a lawsuit to get Medicaid coverage for transgender Iowans, the agency said this week. According to the ACLU of Iowa: The ACLU of…

Coming to NIACC: Michael Feinstein: Celebrating the Crooners – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Bing Crosby, & Others

Coming to NIACC: Michael Feinstein: Celebrating the Crooners – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Bing Crosby, & Others

MASON CITY – Michael Feinstein: Celebrating the Crooners – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Bing Crosby, & Others will be at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC…

Iowa Supreme Court selects two new business court judges

Iowa Supreme Court selects two new business court judges

DES MOINES — The Iowa Supreme Court selected District Judge Sean W. McPartland, Cedar Rapids, and District Judge Lawrence P. McLellan, Des Moines, as Iowa Business Specialty Court judges. The…

Charles City man guilty on all counts after caught breaking into vending machines

Charles City man guilty on all counts after caught breaking into vending machines

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man is guilty on all counts in connection to vending machine break-ins. Daniel Leroy Connerley, age 40, was charged in Floyd county with third-degree…

Matthew E. Marquardt is candidate for Fourth Ward City Council

Matthew E. Marquardt is candidate for Fourth Ward City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Matthew E. Marquardt for Fourth Ward City Council Offering truth, transparency, and responsive representation to Ward 4 residents. MarquardtforMasonCity.us facebook.com/marquardtformasoncity   I’m a candidate for fourth ward…

Peter E. Deegan Jr. sworn in as United States Attorney

Peter E. Deegan Jr. sworn in as United States Attorney

CEDAR RAPIDS – Peter E. Deegan, Jr. has taken the oath of office today to become the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa. Mr. Deegan was nominated…

NIACC Quilting Treasures Bus Trip to feature stops at 10 Minnesota quilt shops

MASON CITY – Quilters of all ages are invited to join North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Community Education on a bus trip to Minnesota on Oct. 9 and 10.…

Gov. Reynolds: No special session needed for budget shortfall; Dem’s hit back

Gov. Reynolds: No special session needed for budget shortfall; Dem’s hit back

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that no special session is needed for Fiscal Year 2017. The expected shortfall for Iowa’s FY 2017 budget is $14.6 million. Gov.…

Opinion: Just two pigs per family should be allowed in Iowa

Opinion: Just two pigs per family should be allowed in Iowa

If you read the front page story in the Globe today concerning behemoth hog confinement pens that are being constructed in Northwood and somewhere around Ventura, you can easily see…

Masson elected to third ward council seat in Mason City

Masson elected to third ward council seat in Mason City

MASON CITY – Joshua Masson has won the special election held Tuesday night to fill the third ward council seat in Mason City. Joshua Masson topped Max Weaver, 667 to…

Sculpture of late councilman Alex Kuhn to be placed at library

Sculpture of late councilman Alex Kuhn to be placed at library

MASON CITY – A sculpture of late Mason City councilman Alex Kuhn will be placed at the public library. Alex Kuhn served as a Mason City councilman and passed away…

Opinion: Keep children’s health tops in Iowa

Opinion: Keep children’s health tops in Iowa

To the Editor, Here’s something every Iowan can be proud of. Our state ranks near the very top when it comes to making sure children have good health and dental…

Opinion: Fluff piece by John Skipper offers thinly-veiled jabs at Max Weaver

Opinion: Fluff piece by John Skipper offers thinly-veiled jabs at Max Weaver

Today there are several entrées on the menu being offered up by John Skipper. Having eaten at his restaurant before I have a general idea of what I can expect…

Mason City council moves ahead today with Renaissance project (full video)

Mason City council moves ahead today with Renaissance project (full video)

MASON CITY – The Mason City council met at noon at city hall on the second floor and voted to move forward with the downtown Renaissance project. There were four…

City of Mason City expense report, September 14, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, September 14, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/14/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 863.69 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 1,911.00 ALEXIS FIRE EQUIPMENT CO M/E REPAIRS…

Sen. Ragan: Let’s continue children’s health insurance

Sen. Ragan: Let’s continue children’s health insurance

MASON CITY – Democratic Iowa Senator Amanda Ragan is calling on citizens to demand that their federal legislators continue a children’s insurance program. Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance…

NIACC Plans a Quilting Seminar

NIACC Plans a Quilting Seminar

MASON CITY – Quilting Treasures will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30 at North Iowa Area Community College. Organizers say the event offers ideas…

Democrats say 16,000 Iowans lose wages in overtime pay changes

Democrats say 16,000 Iowans lose wages in overtime pay changes

DES MOINES – An estimated 16,000 Iowans will lose wages this year after Republican lawmakers and Governor Reynolds made significant changes to overtime pay last session. According to a bulletin…

Steve King livid after Trump crosses aisle to work with Dem’s on Dreamers issue

Steve King livid after Trump crosses aisle to work with Dem’s on Dreamers issue

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa’s ultraconservative representative Steve King erupted in anger Thursday after reports were released saying President Trump is striking a deal with Democrats and others to deal with…

Congress to combat brutal gang violence, Speaker of the House says

Congress to combat brutal gang violence, Speaker of the House says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Speaker Paul Ryan said today that Congress plans to battle what he calls “brutal gang violence” directed out of Central America. In a statement today, Wisconsin…

City of Mason City expense report, September 7, 2017

City of Mason City expense report, September 7, 2017

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/7/2017 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 5,503.86 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 150.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC GAS…

Interview with Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz

Interview with Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz

University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Kirk Ferentz KIRK FERENTZ: In regards to the season so far, pleased at the start we got off to, and…

Mason City to embark upon second year of partnership with University of Iowa for community projects

Mason City to embark upon second year of partnership with University of Iowa for community projects

MASON CITY – Mason City residents and visitors will have an opportunity to talk to University of Iowa students about their community-based projects by visiting their booth at the Great…

Draper cruises to re-election to Mason City school board

Draper cruises to re-election to Mason City school board

MASON CITY – Jodi Draper is the top vote-getter in the Mason City school board election, while Alan Steckman and Jacob Lee Schweitzer also take seats. Board President Janna Arndt…

Consumer Alert: Iowans should act now following massive Equifax security breach, Iowa Attorney General says

Consumer Alert: Iowans should act now following massive Equifax security breach, Iowa Attorney General says

DES MOINES – Attorney General Tom Miller has opened an investigation into Equifax Inc. after the credit reporting company notifiedthe Consumer Protection Division that nearly 1.1 million Iowans are affected…

Grassley re-introduces Comprehensive Taxpayer Bill of Rights Enhancement Act

Grassley re-introduces Comprehensive Taxpayer Bill of Rights Enhancement Act

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Sen. John Thune of South Dakota today re-introduced comprehensive legislation to improve customer service at the IRS, create new taxpayer protections, and…

Gov. Reynolds issues statement after new report shows Iowa leads in wind energy jobs

Gov. Reynolds issues statement after new report shows Iowa leads in wind energy jobs

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement late last week after the Clean Jobs Midwest report showed Iowa leading in wind energy jobs. “The newly released Clean…

King Introduces bill to return land wrongly taken from Winnebago Tribe

King Introduces bill to return land wrongly taken from Winnebago Tribe

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Steve King announced today that he has introduced H.R. 3688, the “Winnebago Land Transfer Act of 2017”. King’s legislation seeks to restore several tracts of land…

Opinion: Gatehouse can’t deliver, G8 suing our pants off, Bookmeyer got us in this mess, don’t be dumb, vote no

Opinion: Gatehouse can’t deliver, G8 suing our pants off, Bookmeyer got us in this mess, don’t be dumb, vote no

I read John Skipper’s thoughts this morning and I can see the analogy he is trying to lay out. This has turned into a real boondoggle – it’s more than…

Fire of “mischievous” nature reported at Shalom Tower in Mason City

Fire of “mischievous” nature reported at Shalom Tower in Mason City

MASON CITY – Police and fire investigators are looking into a “mischievous” fire that was reported this week at Shalom Tower II in Mason City and led to the evacuation…

Mason City school board candidate forum held Thursday evening (video)

Mason City school board candidate forum held Thursday evening (video)

MASON CITY – A forum was held Thursday evening featuring the five candidates for Mason City school board. The event was held Thursday evening, September 7 at 6 PM in…

Mason City school board candidate forum set for Thursday evening

Mason City school board candidate forum set for Thursday evening

MASON CITY – A forum is scheduled for Thursday evening featuring the five candidates for Mason City school board. The event is scheduled for Thursday evening, September 7 at 6…

Law enforcement to conduct “traffic safety project” near Mason City and Clear Lake

Law enforcement to conduct “traffic safety project” near Mason City and Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Area law enforcement agencies have scheduled a multi-jurisdictional traffic safety project for the evening of Thursday, September 7, 2017.  Officers in Cerro Gordo County will be patrolling…

Obama: “Wrong” of Trump to target “Dreamers” by trashing DACA law

Obama: “Wrong” of Trump to target “Dreamers” by trashing DACA law

Former President Barack Obama today said is “wrong” to target people who were children when they illegally entered the country, even as President Trump and the Executive Branch declare the…

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on ending the DACA law

Statement from President Donald J. Trump on ending the DACA law

President Donald J. Trump today released the following statement on his decision to end the Obama-era DACA law: As President, my highest duty is to defend the American people and…

Iowa football coach Ferentz says Iowa State offers “a real big challenge”

Iowa football coach Ferentz says Iowa State offers “a real big challenge”

University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Kirk Ferentz COACH FERENTZ: First just want to start off by thanking our fans for the great turnout on Saturday.…

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