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Rowdiness at Autumn Park Apartments keeping cops busy

MASON CITY – Things have gotten rowdy over at 710 South Pierce Ave. in Mason City. 710 S. Pierce is the address of Autumn Park Apartments. On Monday at 2:14…

Citizen leading petition drive to change Lincoln School name back to Roosevelt

Citizen leading petition drive to change Lincoln School name back to Roosevelt

To Brad Tiedemann, it will always be Roosevelt. He is so adamant about it, that he is starting a petition drive to have the name of Lincoln School changed back…

“Stay out of my inbox!” Council locks inboxes at City Hall

“Stay out of my inbox!”  Council locks inboxes at City Hall

At the request of one City Council member, locks were installed on the inboxes for City Council members at City Hall.| At the request of one City Council member, locks…

County Board of Supervisors meeting and facts

County Board of Supervisors meeting and facts

The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met this morning at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse.|The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met this morning at the Cerro Gordo County…

Art Lab 9 will be open in December

Art Lab 9 will be open for First Saturday Open Studios December 4th from 12-8PM. Stop by and see what is happening in the studios, chat with local artists, and…

Council goal setting session lays out goals and concerns for future in Mason City

Council goal setting session lays out goals and concerns for future in Mason City

The Mason City City Council and Mayor met tonight at the Mason City Public Library to hold a goal setting session.| The Mason City City Council met tonight at the…

Officers respond to fight at Dillinger’s

Saturday night at least five Mason City Police officers responded to a fight in progress at Dillinger’s Bar & Grill at 1617 S Monroe Ave in Mason City. Officers arrested…

School District still unsure where middle school students will end up second semester

School District still unsure where middle school students will end up second semester

According to a report on masoncityschools.org, Mason City school officials still have not decided where 7th and 8th grade students will be going to school much of the second semester.|According…

MCPD respond to person busting up his own house

Officers were dispatched on Saturday to check on subject breaking out windows of his own house. Officer talked with subject who said he was fine.|…

Paintballer cited

Paintballer cited

Mason City Police Officers responded to a complaint of subjects shooting paintballs from a moving vehicle. One subject was cited. It is not known if this perpetrator is connected to…

Human Rights Commission Monthly Meeting

Human Rights Commission Monthly Meeting

The Human Rights Commission meets the first Thursday of each month at noon if there is a quorum. If there is no quorum or other events conflict with our meeting…

This is last week to get yard waste collected

Weather permitting, the collection for curbside yard waste will end on Friday, December 3, 2010. Collection will resume in the spring of 2011.|…

Citizen says Chamber of Commerce owes the citizens of Mason City an apology

I recently read the latest Mason City Chamber of Commerce newsletter, and would like to say I was very disappointed in the article titled WE ASKED.† I believe surveys are…

Driveway robbery in Mason City

A Mason City resident had a TV frame taken from driveway of residence on Saturday. Address involved was 331 25 St SW.|…

Traffic accident sends one to hospital

Mason City police officers were dispatched to a collision near Dillingers Bar, 1617 S Monroe Ave., on Saturday. One subject was taken to the hospital.|…

Leaking water meter at Gracious Estates home poses serious safety issue

Leaking water meter at Gracious Estates home poses serious safety issue

Electrical cords and wires submerged in pools of water under a home at Gracious Estates has resident worried about safety; costs another concern.|Vicki Hearn, a Gracious Estates resident who was…

Lions Club International Peace Poster exhibit at MacNider Museum

Lions Club International Peace Poster exhibit at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY, Iowa ó Join the Mason City Noon Lions Club and the Charles H. MacNider Museum for the opening reception of the Lions Club International Peace Poster Exhibit on…

Shoppers brave cold temps, winds on Black Friday

Shoppers brave cold temps,  winds  on Black Friday

Again this year people turned out in droves to take advantage of Black Friday deals in Mason City.|Southbridge Mall in Mason City was teaming with shoppers again this year on…

Two arrested for assault

Two people, ages 43 and 27, were arrested Wednesday evening at Mug Shotz Bar & Grill at 1401 Federal Av North. Officers responded to a report of an assault. Both…

Mason City leaders react to Chamber of Commerce newsletter

Mason City leaders react to Chamber of Commerce newsletter

NorthIowaToday.com published an editorial that was critical of a newsletter that the Mason City Chamber of Commerce posted on it’s website. Read that article here. On the very first page…

River City Rugby Notches Perfect Record for Fall Season

River City Rugby Notches Perfect Record for Fall Season

The River City Rugby Football Club of Mason City finished up their Fall season of play with a perfect 6-0 record. The team has not been defeated since their second…

Gracious Estates resident points out water bill discrepancies

Gracious Estates resident points out water bill discrepancies

Vicki Hearn started keeping track of her water bill issues this summer after a four week sewage leak in her yard. She and other residents says meter reading and bills…

Al Stelpflug reads to the kids at Evening Story Time

Al Stelpflug reads to the kids at Evening Story Time

Al Stelpflug of Henkel Construction was the special guest reader at Evening Story Time at the Mason City Public Library. Al read Farm Book by Helen Johnson, which was published…

Iowa author Zachary Michael Jack Reads in Mason City December 7

Iowa author Zachary Michael Jack Reads in Mason City December 7

Iowa author Zachary Michael Jack will share his recently released collection featuring the Iowa and Midwestern work of Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and Will Rogers friend Homer Croy when he visits…

City Council meetings headed back to library soon

City Council meetings headed back to library soon

Mason City City Council meetings will again be held at the Mason City Public Library in the near future.|Mason City City Council meetings will again be held at the Mason…

Citizen has concerns about reporting by Globe Gazette

I’m assuming this letter will get to someone at corporate Lee Enterprises. I live in Mason City and have concerns over the reporting being done in our local Globe Gazette.…

Multi-purpose center task force appointments made by Mayor and Council

Multi-purpose center task force appointments made by Mayor and Council

MASON CITY – A fact-finding team for a proposed multi-purpose center in downtown Mason City has been assembled. The team is: Sue Armour Jerry Bahnsen Lowell Butler Mike Degan Brandi…

City Council work session regarding TIF to be held Tuesday evening

City Council work session regarding TIF to be held Tuesday evening

The Mason City City Council is conducting a work session on Tuesday Novermber 23 regarding use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in Mason City.|The Mason City City Council is conducting…

Water bills have Gracious Estates residents boiling

Water bills have Gracious Estates residents boiling

NorthIowaToday.com is told workers showed up unexpectedly and installed water meters under some residents’ homes at Gracious Estates, and the bills soon followed, despite some leases stipulating that water is…

MCPD responds to possible assault at The OP

Mason City Police officers responded today to a report of a subject whom had been assaulted at the Other Place at 125 1st Street SE in Mason City. Complainant did…

Beer stolen

Officers were dispatched to Kum & Go at 1303 4 Street SW in Mason City this afternoon on a theft report. Two unknown subjects stole beer. |…

UPDATE: More possible counterfeit bills passed at McDonald’s today

Mason City Police officers were dispatched to McDonald’s at 2010 S Federal Ave. again today (Sunday 11-21) on a report of possible counterfeit bill. The money appeared to be real,…

More amenities being installed at Ray Rorick Park

More amenities being installed at Ray Rorick Park

Ray Rorick Park in Mason City should be a great family fun spot over the winter months.|The Mason City Parks & Recreation Department has recently paid some special attention to…

Anyone at Gracious Estates having problems with their water bill?

It was alleged by Gracious Estates residents of Mason City that they are being wrongfully charged for water by their landlord. Does anyone have information about the situation?||…

Do you have a favorite local band or musician?

Tell us about your favorite local band or musician, and why they are your favorite.||…

Manager working to improve hotel reputation, husband describes man seeking adult services

Manager working to improve hotel reputation, husband describes man seeking adult services

Management at American Best Inn & Suites in Mason City wants people to know it is working hard to run a clean and safe hotel and dispel adult services rumors.|Lorna…

Thanksgiving Holiday Service from City of Mason City

Thanksgiving Holiday Service from City of Mason City

City offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26, 2010, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City transit buses will only be operating on Friday and…

City Council tries to get a grip on Streetscape project, OK’s asphalt sidewalks

City Council tries to get a grip on Streetscape project, OK’s asphalt sidewalks

Mason City City Council and Mayor struggle to get information and a grasp on the hold-ups dogging the Streetscape project in downtown Mason City. Sidewalk funds were OK’d. Video included.|The…

Citizens speak out on adult businesses in Mason City during public hearing

Mason City City Council public hearing portion of the meeting brought out a larger than usual crowd. Several people, mainly evoking religious views, took the podium at the public hearing…

Update: Special Council meeting has been called for today at 4PM

A special session of the City Council has been called for today at 4PM to review the change order for the issue involving the asphalt walkways that are being installed…

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