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Manly works to fill housing development that broke ground 8 years ago

Manly works to fill housing development that broke ground 8 years ago

MANLY – A councilman in Manly is working to spur occupancy in a development in town that hasn’t quite taken off yet.…

Branstad signs proclamation to help famers haul harvest safely

Branstad signs proclamation to help famers  haul harvest safely

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed a proclamation to allow the transportation of overweight loads of soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover. The proclamation takes effect…

October is National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month

October is National Adopt-A-Shelter Dog Month

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa (HSNI) and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) declare October to be Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. Each year…

Health Department offers food safety course

Health Department offers food safety course

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health will offer a ServSafe Certification class from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the…

Garage a total loss after fire

Garage a total loss after fire

MASON CITY – A garage that burned Sunday morning is a total loss.…

NIACC among community colleges nationwide that will receive job training funds

NIACC among community colleges nationwide that will receive job training funds

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration announced Monday that it has granted $450 million in job-driven training grants to nearly 270 community colleges across the country, and some of those dollars…

Capsules found in Iowa prison contain no illegal drugs

Capsules found in Iowa prison contain no illegal drugs

DES MOINES – An investigation is now complete into the finding in an Iowa prison of hundreds of capsules that contained an unknown substance.…

Judge grants stay in Flinchum case

Judge grants stay in Flinchum case

MASON CITY – Lawyers for the city of Mason City and embattled home owner Phillip Flinchum today agreed to a stay in the proceedings in his case against the city,…

Lime Creek Nature Center receives financial gift from Cargill

Lime Creek Nature Center receives financial gift from Cargill

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center recently received financial gifts from Cargill’s local office and corporate headquarters.…

Solar plant for MC library still under discussion

Solar plant for MC library still under discussion

MASON CITY – The Mason City council recently scuttled a proposed solar energy plant for the Mason City library, saying the return on investment would take too long, but discussions…

NIACC Marketing Department receives awards

NIACC Marketing Department receives awards

MASON CITY – The Marketing Department of North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has received five marketing awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) in its…

Food bank to begin operations at new location this week

Food bank to begin operations at new location this week

MASON CITY – Beginning Wednesday, October l, Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank will be serving clients from their new location. The food bank will be open at 1 PM at their…

Mason City High kicks off Homecoming Week (photos)

Mason City High kicks off Homecoming Week (photos)

MASON CITY – Annual Homecoming festivities begin Sunday night in Mason City. This year’s theme is “Rewriting History in Red and Black Ink”. Homecoming at Mason City High School is…

City officials struggle to deal with blighted North Federal Avenue

City officials struggle to deal with blighted North Federal Avenue

MASON CITY – A long-blighted stretch of North Federal Avenue is getting a serious look from city officials, who are negotiating with the property owner on a resolution to the…

Popular Facebook page “North Iowa Mugshots” removed… will you miss it?

Popular Facebook page “North Iowa Mugshots” removed… will you miss it?

NIT – A North Iowa citizen alerted NIT Sunday that due to his persistent complaints and reports to Facebook, a popular – and some would say notorious – Facebook page…

Fifth annual History Walk held at Elmwood Cemetery (photos)

Fifth annual History Walk held at Elmwood Cemetery (photos)

MASON CITY – The fifth annual History Walk and Evening Stroll was held Saturday in Mason City’s Elmwood Cemetery.…

Cops respond to trouble at Briarstone house

Cops respond to trouble at Briarstone house

MASON CITY – A battle between a mother and a daughter brought cops to this upper-middle class neighborhood Thursday night.…

Gun allegedly pulled in altercation at Mason City bar (photos)

Gun allegedly pulled in altercation at Mason City bar (photos)

MASON CITY – A bar patron who was rebuffed by a woman in a parking lot allegedly pulled a gun on her before being “put to sleep” by her boyfriend.…

Missing MC teen found walking alone on Highway 65

Missing MC teen found walking alone on Highway 65

MASON CITY – A 13-year-old Mason City girl was reported missing and thanks to the watchful eye of law enforcement, was brought home safely.…

New policy from U.S. military will allow illegals to serve

New policy from U.S. military will allow illegals to serve

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Defense announced a new policy Thursday that would allow illegal aliens to join and serve in the military.…

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