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Grassley pulls out of TV debate with Patti Judge

Grassley pulls out of TV debate with Patti Judge

DES MOINES – Friday, Iowa Public Television cancelled the Iowa Press debate for the U.S. Senate race scheduled for October 20, 2016. Senator Grassley (R-New Hartford) rescinded his acceptance of…

Franklin county chamber of commerce signs letter to Congress urging cuts to financial regulations

Franklin county chamber of commerce signs letter to Congress urging cuts to financial regulations

September 27, 2016 TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS: The undersigned chambers of commerce and organizations represent thousands of small businesses and are deeply concerned about financial regulations…

Former Miss Universe hits back after early morning Donald Trump Twitter barrage

Former Miss Universe hits back after early morning Donald Trump Twitter barrage

NEW YORK – This morning, Donald Trump told America to “check out sex tape” of a former Miss Universe that he fat-shamed decades ago after his rival, Hillary Clinton, brought…

North Carolina men set up Trump store in MC, selling out of signs (video)

North Carolina men set up Trump store in MC, selling out of signs (video)

MASON CITY – Get your Donald Trump gear while you can. A hastily set up Donald Trump store on a vacant Mason City lot is selling out of merchandise, the…

Patti Judge, trailing in polls, taunts Grassley for snubbing debates

Patti Judge, trailing in polls, taunts Grassley for snubbing debates

DES MOINES – Democrat Patti Judge is trailing incumbent U.S. Senator Charles Grassley in the polls, isn this week taunted the long-time legislator for snubbing debates with her. “Chuck Grassley…

Anti-Defamation League says “Pepe the Frog” is hate symbol

Anti-Defamation League says “Pepe the Frog” is hate symbol

NEW YORK – Pepe the Frog has joined the Echo, Swastika, and Blood Drop Cross as “hate symbols,” the Anti-Defmation League announced. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) this week identified “Pepe…

Three juvies arrested for burglarizing elderly lady’s house

Three juvies arrested for burglarizing elderly lady’s house

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Early voting begins today in Iowa; Hillary and Trump make appearances

Early voting begins today in Iowa; Hillary and Trump make appearances

DES MOINES – Early voting begins today in Iowa, and Hillary Clinton is in Des Moines to get a head start. Hillary Clinton is in Des Moines today, September 29,…

U.N. Human Rights Council says U.S. owes African-Americans reparations for “racial terrorism”

U.N. Human Rights Council says U.S. owes African-Americans reparations for “racial terrorism”

GENEVA – A United Nations human rights panel says the United States continues to treat African Americans poorly, as it allegedly has for centuries through slavery and mass incarceration, and recommends…

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson cannot name a leader of any foreign country (video)

Presidential candidate Gary Johnson cannot name a leader of any foreign country (video)

NEW YORK – Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate William Weld were unable to name a leader of any foreign country during an interview on MSNBC this…

Obamacare penalty snags over 8 million taxpayers, who pay over $1.7 billion

Obamacare penalty snags over 8 million taxpayers, who pay over $1.7 billion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Affordable Care Act penalty ensnared over 8 million taxpayers in 2014, who paid over $1.7 billion because they couldn’t prove they were insured. New data released by…

Wisconsin military explosives manufacturer faces nearly $143K in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to lead and other hazards

Wisconsin military explosives manufacturer faces nearly $143K in OSHA penalties for exposing workers to lead and other hazards

SPOONER, WI – When a Wisconsin explosive component manufacturer started a new production line at its Spooner facility, the company failed to comply with federal safety standards to protect its…

Tip sheet released for workers at election polls on respecting transgender and gender non-conforming people

Tip sheet released for workers at election polls on respecting transgender and gender non-conforming people

DES MOINES — One Iowa—the state’s leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy organization, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Iowa and League of Women Voters of Iowa have…

Republicans and Democrats declare victory after first presidential debate

Republicans and Democrats declare victory after first presidential debate

DES MOINES – Republicans and Democrats in Iowa both declared victory after Monday night’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann released…

Interview with Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz

Interview with Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz

University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, September 27, 2016 Kirk Ferentz KIRK FERENTZ: Good afternoon. Just first of all, certainly feel lucky that we’re just preparing for a football…

Rep. Prichard says minimum wage hike tops legislature’s priorities for 2017 session

Rep. Prichard says minimum wage hike tops legislature’s priorities for 2017 session

CHARLES CITY – Representative Todd Prichard gave a flood impact assessment and announced that raising the state’s minimum wage is a priority for the 2017 legislative session: The past week…

Senator Ernst says Health Net system for vets is “flawed and inadequate” while making huge profits

Senator Ernst says Health Net system for vets is “flawed and inadequate” while making huge profits

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General issued a report on whether the Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) networks – known as Health Net…

Branstad adds Cerro Gordo county to disaster list; will tour Greene and Charles City today

Branstad adds Cerro Gordo county to disaster list; will tour Greene and Charles City today

DES MOINES – This morning, Gov. Terry Branstad provided an update on the Iowa flood response, issued a proclamation of disaster emergency for four counties and announced he and other…

Ragan says wind energy is an economic success story in Iowa

Ragan says wind energy is an economic success story in Iowa

MASON CITY – Senator Amanda Ragan (D) says wind energy is a success story in Iowa. According to a newsletter she sent this week: Innovative energy has been a hallmark…

City of Mason City expense report, September 22, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, September 22, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/22/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 170.92 AIRGAS USA LLC TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 14.52 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY…

Branstad says Medicaid patients continue getting better access to care and health outcomes

Branstad says Medicaid patients continue getting better access to care and health outcomes

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today are highlighting a new series of Medicaid modernization success stories. These new personal accounts will focus on the…

Congressman apologizes for saying black people hate white people because of their success

Congressman apologizes for saying black people hate white people because of their success

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – A Republican Congressman from North Carolina has apologized for saying black people “hate white people, because white people are successful and they’re not.” The comments were…

An open letter to Wells Fargo customers from Hillary Clinton

An open letter to Wells Fargo customers from Hillary Clinton

Dear Wells Fargo Customers, In America, we have faith that when we open up a checking account, we aren’t opening ourselves up to being scammed. Whether you use a local…

Trump leading or catching Clinton in swing states, poll shows

Trump leading or catching Clinton in swing states, poll shows

NEW YORK – Donald Trump has narrowed the gap in Colorado and Virginia and has pulled ahead against Hillary Clinton in Georgia and Iowa, a poll released today shows. COLORADO:…

Council candidate Paul Adams thanks supporters, looks ahead to runoff

Council candidate Paul Adams thanks supporters, looks ahead to runoff

MASON CITY – At-Large City Council candidate Paul Adams reached out to supporters today to thank them for their votes, and pledged to work just as hard in the December…

Emergency situation declared in Charlotte, North Carolina after black man shot dead by police

Emergency situation declared in Charlotte, North Carolina after black man shot dead by police

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency upon the request Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney. The governor has also initiated efforts…

Sex-addicted Iowa man sentenced to prison for diverting funds from non-profit and failing to claim the income

Sex-addicted Iowa man sentenced to prison for diverting funds from non-profit and failing to claim the income

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Obama Administration takes steps to address climate change and national security

Obama Administration takes steps to address climate change and national security

President Obama’s Memorandum on Climate Change and National Security Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC September 21, 2016 I have been focused on climate change for decades…

Former crooks can look for work at two Iowa job fairs

Former crooks can look for work at two Iowa job fairs

CEDAR RAPIDS and SIOUX CITY—Two upcoming job fairs will provide individuals with a criminal record the opportunity to meet with employers willing to give them a second chance. The “Untapped…

Adams and O’Brien escape 8-man field for run-off election

Adams and O’Brien escape 8-man field for run-off election

MASON CITY – Three candidates made strong showings in Tuesday’s election in Mason City for a vacant city council seat, but only two will advance to a run-off election in…

Branstad joins letter from governors lashing out at overtime rule

Branstad joins letter from governors lashing out at overtime rule

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Branstad joined a coalition of 21 states and governors in filing a federal court complaint challenging the United States Department of Labor’s new overtime rule.…

Statement by Secretary Johnson Concerning the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Election Systems

Statement by Secretary Johnson Concerning the Cybersecurity of the Nation’s Election Systems

In recent months we have seen cyber intrusions involving political institutions and personal communications.  We have also seen some efforts at cyber intrusions of voter registration data maintained in state…

Feds involved in New York explosions investigation, seek suspect

Feds involved in New York explosions investigation, seek suspect

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security is actively monitoring and participating in the investigations of the explosions in New York and New Jersey this weekend. In the wake of…

Warning to citizens of Mason City: If elected, Andy O’Brien will continue legacy of gaffes and embarrassment of Bookmeyer’s gang

Warning to citizens of Mason City: If elected, Andy O’Brien will continue legacy of gaffes and embarrassment of Bookmeyer’s gang

People of Mason City, I am warning you about Andy O’Brien. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that Andy O’Brien will continue the legacy of Eric Bookmeyer. If…

City of Mason City expense report, September 15, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, September 15, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/15/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— 1ST INSURANCE FEE PROGRAMS 421.17 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 392.11 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 24.00 ADORAMA SPECIAL…

North Butler Community Schools turns around its financial shortfall, Superintendent says

North Butler Community Schools turns around its financial shortfall, Superintendent says

GREENE, IOWA – The Superintendent of the North Butler School District says the dire financial situation there has been turned around. According to a newsletter he sent this past week:…

Realtor Rick Mathes to flee Mason City ahead of “economic winter” he predicted

Realtor Rick Mathes to flee Mason City ahead of “economic winter” he predicted

MASON CITY – Rick Mathes, a local realtor who predicted an “economic winter” for Mason City after the Prestage slaughterhouse he strongly supported was turned away, has given up on…

Grassley says Iowans want voice in process to select next Supreme Court Justice

Grassley says Iowans want voice in process to select next Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says Iowans want a voice in selecting the next Supreme Court Justice, and explained his theory on the Senate Floor recently. Prepared Floor…

Trump claims economic policy will create 25 million jobs

Trump claims economic policy will create 25 million jobs

Released Thursday by the Donald Trump campaign – The Trump Economy: 25 Million New Jobs Created In The Next Decade Donald Trump has proposed sweeping reforms in tax, trade, energy…

Mason City candidate forum held Tuesday night

Mason City candidate forum held Tuesday night

by Matt Marquardt, NorthIowaToday.com Publisher – NIT crushed it. The candidate forum held Tuesday night at the Mason City library was nothing short of a great success for the candidates…

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