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No stop sign for Uhlmann, but signs nonetheless

No stop sign for Uhlmann, but signs nonetheless

MASON CITY – Jason Uhlmann made one final pitch to the City Council of Mason City at Tuesday night’s meeting for his stop sign, which he wants installed at 1st…

Park Shelters and Restrooms Closed for the Season and Sand Available for Public Use

Park Shelters and Restrooms Closed for the Season and Sand Available for 	Public Use

MASON CITY – All Mason City Park shelters and restrooms are now closed for the winter. Portable toilets will be available, weather permitting, at East Park Shelter #2, Prairie Playground,…

Dr. Eric Cooper visits Coffee Cat in Mason City

Dr. Eric Cooper visits Coffee Cat in Mason City

MASON CITY – Dr. Eric Cooper, a Libertarian party candidate for Governor of Iowa, visited Coffee Cat coffee shop in downtown Mason City on Saturday. Dr. Cooper is an advocate…

L&D Nails cooperates with investigation into credit card use, arrest warrant issued for Nam Huu Nguyen

L&D Nails cooperates with investigation into credit card use, arrest warrant issued for Nam Huu Nguyen

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department, along with the assistance of the United States Secret Service, has issued an arrest warrant for Nam Huu Nguyen, age 36, of…

Council to begin talks again on multi-purpose facility

Council to begin talks again on multi-purpose facility

MASON CITY – A multi-purpose facility for Mason City is back on the discussion table for the City Council in Mason City, again. After a work session on May 25th…

Death in East Park investigated

Death in East Park investigated

MASON CITY – Today at 12:16 pm, citizens reported a possible suicidal person in a vehicle in East Park. Mason City Police Officers arrived and determined that the person was…

Single car crash on Birch Drive sends three to hospital

Single car crash on Birch Drive sends three to hospital

MASON CITY – Today at 12:19 pm a person reported a car had gone off Birch Drive, flipped over as it went down the embankment, and landed on its roof…

Rail road crossing stop signs on 15th Street SW not authorized

Rail road crossing stop signs on 15th Street SW not authorized

This August, the Iowa Traction Railroad installed stop signs at the railroad crossing on 15th Street SW. The Iowa Traction Railroad did not have authorization from the City of Mason…

Plastic bag tax proposed to City Council at work session

Plastic bag tax proposed to City Council at work session

The Mason City Youth Task Force presented a proposal to the Mason City City Council at a council work session last night.|The Mason City Youth Task Force presented a proposal…

Hampton family feels blindsided by Globe Gazette and community as pet ordered out of town

Hampton family feels blindsided by Globe Gazette and community as pet ordered out of town

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Alison Helmke) As a parent and a pet owner I feel the need to share this story. We adopted a black lab approximately two years ago.…

Mason City Public Library tours & orientation available

Mason City Public Library tours & orientation available

The MCPL will be offering Library Orientations & Tours conducted by Library Director Mary Markwalter. Sessions will meet in the MCPL Classroom and then have a tour of the building.…

Mason City Environmental Commission hears concerns about NIACC’s training facility project from citizens

Mason City Environmental Commission hears concerns about NIACC’s training facility project from citizens

MASON CITY – NIACC neighbors and a City Councilman attended a meeting of the Mason City Environmental Commission to explain their concerns about a Regional Training Facility that NIACC is…

Groups passionate about Iowa Supreme Court Justices demonstrate in Mason City

Groups passionate about Iowa Supreme Court Justices demonstrate in Mason City

Groups with strong opinions on whether Iowa Supreme Court Justices should retain their offices braved strong winds and cold temps in downtown Mason City this evening.|Groups with strong opinions on…

Area Cyclists put on Second Annual Scavenger Hunt to help Food Bank and Humane Society

Area Cyclists put on Second Annual Scavenger Hunt to help Food Bank and Humane  Society

Mason City, IA ñ October 26, 2010 – Cyclists organize a local event to coincide with a national movement to raise donations for food bank and Humane Society. The word…

Youth Task Force to ask for five cent fee on plastic bag use

Youth Task Force to ask for five cent fee on plastic bag use

The Mason City Youth Task Force will make a presentation at a Mason City City Council work session tonight requesting an ordinance be passed that they say would help curb…

What is your opinion of the new Mason City Public Library?

The Mason City Public Library just re-opened. Have you visited? What is your impression? Please discuss this topic rationally and politely. Uncivil posts will be deleted and could result in…

“Trick or Treat” at Southbridge Mall Oct. 31

Southbridge Mall in Mason City will be offering “Trick or Treat” this Halloween on Sunday, October 31 from 3-5 pm. Ames One Hour will be there to take pictures.|…

Mason City Public Library to present African American History Program

The Mason City Public Library will feature an African American History Program on October 28 in the MCPL Board Room on the 2nd floor. The program is presented by the…

Mason City family concerned about NIACC’s new training center

Mason City family concerned about NIACC’s new training center

Rob and Joy Wilcox are worried. Already dealing with water issues at their home at 3902 4th Street SE in Mason City, a Regional Training Center already OK’d by the…

Courthouse mischief continues

Courthouse mischief continues

The Cerro Gordo County Courthouse was hit with paintballs again sometime on Thursday. There are no suspects at this time. The front doors were hit this time. Mason City Police…

What is your favorite bank in Mason City or North Iowa and why?

Many banks are introducing more fees for services that were once free. Others are lending money while others are not. What banks in the North Iowa area do you find…

Tom Miller’s Investigation

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Cheryl Weitzel) As a real estate professional who has worked in the Mason City and surrounding areas market for over 25 years, I am upset. You…

Cannonball in East Park open for special Halloween tours

The Cannonball in East Park will be open for tours on Saturday, October 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids in for a tour…

Train noise in Mason City: Should something be done about it?

Train noise in Mason City: Should something be done about it?

Train noise in Mason City has been an issue for decades. Most of us are used to it. Some of us will never be used to it. We found out…

Sijan Exhibition opening reception at MacNider on October 29

Sijan Exhibition opening reception at MacNider on October 29

MASON CITY, Iowa ó Join the Charles H. MacNider Museum for the opening reception of Marc Sijan: Being Alive on Friday, October 29, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Be one…

City Council of Mason City meeting highlights

City Council of Mason City meeting highlights

The City Council of Mason City and the Mayor met tonight on the NIACC campus. The meeting was quick and orderly with only a few discussion points.|The City Council of…

Update: Mason City Public Library will open on Thursday

Update: Mason City Public Library will open on Thursday

Mason City Public Library Director Mary Markwalter spoke to the City Council and Mayor at tonight’s City Council meeting and elaborated on the renovation project that is nearly complete. Mrs.…

Pretty city or quick response?

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Dan Greean) Being the owner of a scanner, I hear the communication problems between dispatchers and law enforcement everyday. Officers try to call dispatchers and vice…

Regional Training Center: Where is best location?

NIACC intends to build a Regional Training Center possibly on Highway 122 just west of College Drive on land owned by NIACC. This was approved by the North Iowa Area…

City Council of Mason City meeting tonight at NIACC

The Mason City City Council and Mayor will meet tonight at NIACC in the Muse Norris conference room at 7pm.|The Mason City City Council and Mayor will meet tonight at…

Neighborhood clean-up underway in Mason City

The Mason City Police Department and Neighborhood Services Division has begun to assess the neighborhoods for nuisance violations. The first area assessed includes the area north of 7th Street NW…

Lights come on at Ray Rorick Park ice rink

Lights come on at Ray Rorick Park ice rink

The ice rink at Ray Rorick Park in Mason City finally has lights. Interim Parks & Rec. Director Brian Pauly recently took up the project and helped get it completed.…

Chat with Max: October 14, 2010

Chat with Max: October 14, 2010

Fiery local politician Max Weaver of Mason City, Iowa holds a chat session with Mary Markwalter, Director of the Mason City Public Library. This video has two parts. Click here…

Is a multi-purpose center/arena a good idea for Mason City?

They say bands and other entertainers drive right by Mason City and Clear Lake and don’t even think about performing here due to the fact there is no venue here.…

Streetscape tax assessment: Too high or just right?

Streetscape tax assessment:  Too high or just right?

The businesses in downtown Mason City along the Streetscape project area will be assessed a 16% tax hike to help pay for the improvements. The project is behind schedule and…

Mason City officials tour Curries

Earlier this week, Mason City officials took a tour of Curries door plant in Mason City on what Mayor Eric Bookmeyer calls a “business retention visit.”|Earlier this week, Mason City…

Million dollar savings

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Sandi Duitman) The Globe ran an editorial today about the city saving one million dollars. one of the things on the list was doing away with…

Pavilion VS Shelter House #1: Pavilion Committee withdraws plans

Pavilion VS Shelter House #1: Pavilion Committee withdraws plans

Shelter House #1 in East Park is safer today.|Shelter House #1 in East Park is safer today. In a memo to Mayor Eric Bookmeyer, Administrator Brent Trout and Park Board…

Stolen credit card numbers may have been used at Mason City business

Stolen credit card numbers may have been used at Mason City business

The Mason City Police Department, with the assistance of the United States Secret Service, served a search warrant at L&D Nails at 640 S. Monroe Ave. in Mason City. Investigators…

Nightmare on Main Street

Nightmare on Main Street

NorthIowaToday.com has learned that Councilman Max Weaver has asked City Administrator Brent Trout to look into the possibility of amending the 16% tax assessment levied against the businesses along the…

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