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Population estimates show another loss for Mason City

Population estimates show another loss for Mason City

NIT – It’s been the declared goal of Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and the city council to grow the population of Mason City. We’ve heard the rhetoric, we’ve heard the grand…

Obama blasted with hate on new Twitter account

Obama blasted with hate on new Twitter account

NIT – The President is now tweeting, and some of the “tweets” he received weren’t too friendly. “Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack,” President Barak Obama tweeted to his new Twitter account…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Memorial Day is this Monday, May 25. The history of Memorial Day, originally known as Decoration Day, began three years after the end of the Civil…

Hillary caved after secretive cash-grab in Mason City

Hillary caved after secretive cash-grab in Mason City

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – Hillary Clinton thought she could sneak into Mason City – along with everywhere else – and never take a question nor be held accountable by…

Tree Town Fest -vs- Band Fest

Tree Town Fest -vs- Band Fest

NIT – Band Fest in Mason City used to be the biggest draw in the area during the final week in May. Now, Forest City’s Tree Town Fest might be…

Obama to ban military-style equipment used by police departments

Obama to ban military-style equipment used by police departments

NIT – That fancy military equipment you see local police using might be a thing of the past real soon, a President Barack Obama moves to put a stop to…

City of Mason City expense report, May 14, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, May 14, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Expense Report 5/14/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———————– 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING INSURANCE F & EC 7,469.00 ACTIVE911 INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 396.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL SUPPLIES…

Should state spend “rainy day” fund?

Should state spend “rainy day” fund?

NIT – Democrats are crying foul over House Republicans’ refusal to spend any amount from a massive “rainy day fund”, an impasse that is keeping the legislature in session. The…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan – This week, the Senate voted to improve the quality of life for Iowa families, expand Iowa’s middle class and attract new workers and businesses to…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – This week was another week of debate on appropriations bills. The House Majority is still refusing to negotiate to end to the 2015 session. It’s…

Op-ed: Council needs to wake up on fixing North End (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: Council needs to wake up on  fixing North End (by Peter Children)

Commentary: North End The North End of Mason City isn’t the end of the world, but you can see it from there. Today’s Globe-Gazette reported on another so called neighborhood…

Daflategate to cost Super Bowl champion Patriots draft picks; Tom Brady benched four games

Daflategate to cost Super Bowl champion Patriots draft picks; Tom Brady benched four games

NEW YORK – The New England Patriots were notified today of the following discipline that has been imposed for violations of the NFL Policy on Integrity of the Game and…

Obama invasion or just a training exercise: What is Operation Jade Helm?

Obama invasion or just a training exercise: What is Operation Jade Helm?

NIT – We’ve received a number of pleas from readers to “investigate” or “look into” this recent phenomenon known as “Operation Jade Helm 15″. Clicking through the various conspiracy theory…

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer – April showers have continued into the month of May. Despite the scattered rain, I hope you have been able to find some time to enjoy…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman – SESSION IN OVERTIME •    The 2015 Legislative session is officially in overtime.  While lawmakers aren’t getting paid any more, we’ll be meeting until we get…

Op-ed: Turning a blind eye to blight lets no one off the hook (by Peter Children)

Ignorance = immunity & impunity, or some think. I believe the above words apply to the Mason City Council along with the administrative staff. Sometimes when you have the key…

Lack of leadership in city hall reason for blight in Mason City

Lack of leadership in city hall reason for blight in Mason City

Op-ed by Matt Marquardt – The finger-pointing is now rampant here in Mason City. One of our largest landlords takes the blame in certain circles for much of the blight…

Five things the feds want you to know about the April employment numbers

Five things the feds want you to know about the April employment numbers

WASHINGTON — With the release of the April 2015 Employment Situation Report today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez says there are five things you should know about the numbers:…

City of Mason City expense report, May 7, 2015

City of Mason City expense report, May 7, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/7/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL OTHER SUPPLIES 417.86 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 216.75 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 960.00…

70th anniversary of V-E Day

70th anniversary of V-E Day

From Senator Mitch McConnell – Today we mark the 70th anniversary of V-E Day. The fall of the Third Reich and the end of the war in Europe represented a…

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