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Storm Creates Dangerous Road Conditions

Storm Creates Dangerous Road Conditions

The region’s latest snowstorm is creating treacherous conditions for drivers in Southern Minnesota and North Iowa. Story by NorthIowaToday.com Multi-Media Journalist Dave Hansen.|ALBERT LEA, MNóThe region’s latest snowstorm is creating…

Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in March

Citizen’s Police Academy beginning in March

The Mason City Police Department and the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the 2011 Citizen’s Police Academy. The 2011 class is scheduled for Thursday Evenings…

MCHS Parent-Teacher Conference Time Schedule Change

MCHS Parent-Teacher Conference Time Schedule Change

Monday January 31st, 2011 Parent-teacher conferences for the 7-12 complex for this evening are still planned. 7th and 8th grade conferences at John Adams Middle School are from 4:30 p.m.…

Back Peddling, by Peter Children

Back Peddling, by Peter Children

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Peter Children) Somebody should send Bookmeyer a canoe paddle because he’s trying to back peddle as best he can. He may have been digging a hole…

Iowa works when small business works

Iowa works when small business works

When more Iowa small businesses are doing well, more Iowans will be working again. That’s the basis of a new Senate proposal to help Iowa continue to recover from the…

New restaurant open in Clear Lake

Clear Lake, IA: The former owners of Marty’s Saloon in Sheffield have moved their restaurant to Clear Lake. It has been renamed Eleanor Rigby’s and is located at 421 Main…

Children claims there’s an effort to close Human Rights Department

Children claims there’s an effort to close Human Rights Department

The biggest problem in our society is the fact that less than 20% of qualified voters go to the polls to vote. I always vote, never miss. To be able…

Coming to MacNider Museum in February and March

Coming to MacNider Museum in February and March

The MacNider Art Museum’s 2011 Winter Film Series, Films in February, Movies in March, begins on Saturday, February 5, and will continue every Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. through March 12.…

Value Added Producer Grant Program

USDA Value Added Producer Grants and business planning assistance for value added agricultural ventures will be the focus of a meeting on February 2 at 9:30AM to 12:00 noon. The…

Shoplifters flee Fleet Farm and are caught

MASON CITY – Mason City police and Cerro Gordo County sheriffs responded to a theft report from Mill’s Fleet Farm, 3200 4th Street SW, on Thursday evening at about 6:35…

UPDATED Jan. 31: Anglers pierce the ice at Big Blue for a shot at trout

UPDATED Jan. 31: Anglers pierce the ice at Big Blue for a shot at trout

MASON CITY – Anglers took to the ice for a family ice fishing day at Big Blue in Mason City. Brian Pauly, Interim Recreation Department Manager, told NorthIowaToday.com on Monday…

Drunk driver rolls car

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo County sheriffs responded to a one vehicle rollover on highway B-20 Saturday morning at 3:02 AM. The accident was near 13187 300th Street. A 24…

Incident at school admin building Thursday

Incident at school admin building Thursday

At least six Mason city police officers, including Captain Dennis Bengston and Lieutenant Ron VandeWeerd, were summoned to 1515 S Pennsylvania Avenue in Mason City at 12:05 PM Thursday for…

The WHISTLEBLOWER

The WHISTLEBLOWER

This is the place to hold people accountable. Tell about your experiences with government, companies, professionals or anything else that you deem unjust or unfair or just plain wrong. If…

Kids left alone in car in Wal-Mart parking lot

Kids left alone in car in Wal-Mart parking lot

Mason City police were called to the Wal-Mart Super Center last Friday at about 6PM about a report of a small child left alone in a car in the parking…

Cops called for bad Blizzard

MASON CITY – Police officers were called for a disturbance report at a local eatery on Sunday, January 23rd at 1 PM. An officer was dispatched to Dairy Queen at…

Council proposal would remove Chamber influence over Visit Mason City

Council proposal would remove Chamber influence over Visit Mason City

A proposal is being brought forward by four Mason City Council members that would terminate a 28E agreement between the City of Mason City and the Chamber of Commerce. The…

Update from the Capitol from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Update from the Capitol from Rep. Sharon Steckman

This was a busy week…as I believe they all will be this session. I had visitors from United Way, La James, Habitat for Humanity, Mentoring, Hy-Vee, and the Board of…

Humane Society fundraiser to be held Sunday at NIACC

Chocolate and Romance, a fundraiser for the Humane Society of North Iowa, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Muse Norris Conference Center at North Iowa Area Community College.…

Fire Department shows insurance agents new equipment

Fire Department shows insurance agents new equipment

Mason City ñ Thursday, January 27, 2011 – The Mason City Fire Department welcomed the members of the Cerro Gordo County Association of Independent Insurance Agents at the fire station…

Sheriffs make drug arrest Tuesday morning

A traffic stop near 19th Street SW & Benjamin Avenue in Mason City on Tuesday at about 1:05 AM resulted in the arrest of two people, ages 19 and 20.…

Sheriffs respond to report of suicidal man

Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a suicidal man in Plymouth at 7:48 PM Tuesday evening. Caller reported a subject at Jake’s Place, 510 Main Street in…

Senator Ragan outlines effort to help Iowa’s small businesses create jobs

Senator Ragan outlines effort to help Iowa’s small businesses create jobs

DES MOINES ñ To help Iowans recover from the worst recession since World War II, Senator Amanda Ragan (Mason City) says that Iowa’s small businesses will get significant economic help…

Hancock County prosecutor withdraws from Kruse case

Hancock County prosecutor withdraws from Kruse case

A source close to the Wanda Kruse criminal case has confirmed today that the Hancock County Attorney who was prosecuting the case has withdrawn. Karen Kaufman-Salic withdrew from the case…

Family Ice Fishing Day to be held this weekend

Family Ice Fishing Day to be held this weekend

On January 29, 2011 at Lester Milligan Park (Blue Pit), the Mason City Recreation Department and Iowa Department of Natural Resources would like to invite children & their families to…

Tuesday’s Council work session turns testy

Tuesday’s Council work session turns testy

A City Council work session held Tuesday afternoon at City Hall covered a range of topics and turned testy at the tail end. The work session allowed for discussion of…

Multi-purpose Center Task Force will meet Wednesday evening

Multi-Purpose Center Task Force Agenda January 26, 2011, 6:00 PM|Multi-Purpose Center Task Force Agenda January 26, 2011, 6:00 PMMason City LibraryLibrary Board Room 1. Interview Sessions2. Survey Update3. Visit with…

Senator Bob Dvorsky lays out suggestions for Branstad

Senator Bob Dvorsky lays out suggestions for Branstad

As Governor Branstad prepares to give a budget address to the citizens, State Senator Bob Dvorsky offers some suggestions.|As you prepare to deliver the first budget address of your new…

Charges filed in fatal crash

Charges filed in fatal crash

On oct. 27, 2010, a single vehicle driven by Dustin McMurray crashed in the innebago River. A passenger, Colbe Schmidke, died as a result of injuries sustained from the crash.…

Madison School to serve students again, starting in 2011

Madison School to serve students again, starting in 2011

MASON CITY – Considerable thought and planning has been underway in the Mason City Community School District to ensure that students have appropriate and conducive learning environments during the renovations…

Three deer struck on north side of Mason City

Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s office took a report of a an injured deer in the roadway near Orchid Avenue and 300th Street in Mason City Monday morning at about 7:51…

Sheriff’s office takes report of phone scam

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office tool a report of a possible phone scam on Monday afternnon. According to the Sheriff’s Department report, complainant received a call from Jamaica, (1-876-376-3837)…

Three escape injury in Monday morning car accident

A one car accident just east of Garner left three unscathed Monday morning. Emily Olson, 25, of Wesley, was traveling eastbound on Highway 18 at 7:20 AM Monday morning when…

Mason City senior citizens take issue with Mayor’s age comments

Mason City senior citizens take issue with Mayor’s age comments

Senior citizens in Mason City have taken issue with recent comments about age that Mayor Eric Bookmeyer allegedly made. The uproar stems from Bookmeyer’s refusal to re-appoint three Human Rights…

Mayor’s motives questioned by Mason City resident

Mayor’s motives questioned by Mason City resident

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Peter Children, a Mason City resident) There is a lot of talk going around as to just why our mayor refuses to consider the re-appointment of…

Tuesday’s Council work session turns testy

MASON CITY – A City Council work session held Tuesday afternoon at City Hall covered a range of topics and turned testy at the tail end. The work session allowed…

Op-ed: Age discrimination toward human rights by Bookmeyer? (by Peter Children)

Op-ed by Peter Children – There is a lot of talk going around as to just why our mayor refuses to consider the re-appointment of three Human Rights Commissioners. It’s…

Multi-Purpose Center Task Force Community Survey

Multi-Purpose Center Task Force Community Survey

The Mason City City Council appointed individuals to form a community volunteer task force to study the feasibility of building a new public event facility that will benefit the community…

Ragan works for early childhood education improvements

Ragan works for early childhood education improvements

State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City (left) talked with Dr. Betty Zan, a UNI professor, about measures Iowa can take to improve student achievement.|(Press release from Senator Amanda Ragan)…

Cops crack down on speeders over weekend

Cops crack down on speeders over weekend

On Saturday and Sunday morning of this weekend, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department cracked down on speeders.|On Saturday and Sunday morning of this weekend, the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s…

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