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Busy winter for railroad plow

Busy winter for railroad plow

Snow and ice stuck to its blade, this railroad plow on a train idling east of the tracks on 12th Street Northeast in Mason City on Sunday morning appears to…

Arrest made in Clear Lake for domestic assault

The Clear Lake police department was assisted by the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office in the arrest of a 32 year old subject Saturday morning at 1:17 AM. The arrest…

Ragan and Steckman hold public forum Saturday morning in Mason City

Ragan and Steckman hold public forum Saturday morning in Mason City

Senator Amanda Ragan and Representative Sharon Steckman hosted a general legislative forum Saturday morning in Mason City. The event was open to the public.|Senator Amanda Ragan and Representative Sharon Steckman…

A magic trick from Levy the Great at Suzie Q Cafe

A magic trick from Levy the Great at Suzie Q Cafe

If you visit the Suzie Q Cafe in downtown Mason City, you might get more than just lunch. In addition to lively banter among the patrons, you might get treated…

Agenda for next City Council work session released

Agenda for next City Council work session released

The City Council and Mayor will meet for a work session Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall.|The City Council and Mayor will meet for a work…

Fight over future of preschool takes center stage at Statehouse

Fight over future of preschool takes center stage at Statehouse

The first bill in the Iowa House this session would eliminate our state’s successful public-private preschool partnership, an effort that has given thousands of Iowa kids a great start in…

Diversity Team sponsoring art, writing contest

Diversity Team sponsoring art, writing contest

Embracing Diversity contest is for students in grades K-12. The North Iowa Diversity Appreciation Team (NIDAT) is sponsoring its 6th annual Art/Writing contest. This contest is for children K through…

What’s your favorite old school video game?

What’s your favorite old school video game?

To some people, modern video games will never replace the old school favorites of the 80’s: Pac Man, Frogger, Dig-Dug, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Brothers, Asteroids… it’s an endless…

Cutting school funding a good thing?

Republicans in the State legislature are cutting education, is this a good thing? Is there too much waste already, or are schools under-funded?||…

Was there one teacher you had who stands out in your memory?

Tell us about the one adult other than a parent who most profoundly affected your childhood.||…

Burning trash in the roadway not advised by police

Burning trash in the roadway not advised by police

A Cerro Gordo County Sheriff responded to a report of a subject burning trash in a roadway near 13555 285th Street in northwest Mason City on Monday at 12:51 PM.…

More on the arrest of wanted subject Reich

More on the arrest of wanted subject Reich

The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff assisted the Mason City Police Department with a barricaded subject on Tuesday afternoon. Cerro Gordo County officers and Mason City police officers were on the…

Man wanted on forgery charges turns self in

Man wanted on forgery charges turns self in

A North Iowa man turned himself in Tuesday afternoon to face forgery charges. Nicholas Wayne Ulrich, 24, turned himself in Tuesday at 4:08 PM at the Cerro Gordo County Jail…

Work continues on the historic Park Inn hotel

Work continues on the historic Park Inn hotel

Workers with Renaissance Restoration Inc. of Galena, Ill., confer Wednesday as renovation of the Historic Park Inn Hotel and City National Bank building continues in downtown Mason City. Workers are…

Second Cemetery History Walk being planned

Second Cemetery History Walk being planned

Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery is organizing a second History Walk ‘Visions of Historic Mason City’ to provide another opportunity for people to connect with the community’s history and realize a…

North Iowans travel to Statehouse to speak to legislators

North Iowans travel to Statehouse to speak to legislators

Iowans are helping families in tough times become able to help themselves. Amy Callahan of Garner and Jodi Suntken of Mason City traveled to the Iowa Statehouse to tell legislators…

Bicycle club to hold bike polo games at fairgrounds

Bicycle club to hold bike polo games at fairgrounds

The North Iowa Bicycle Underground (NIBU) will be holding bicycle polo games every week at the North Iowa Fairgrounds. Beginning Monday, January 31st at 7 PM and continuing each Monday…

Legislators invite North Iowa residents to public forum

Legislators invite North Iowa residents to public forum

Senator Amanda Ragan and Representative Sharon Steckman will host a general legislative forum this Saturday in Mason City. The event is open to the public.|Senator Amanda Ragan and Representative Sharon…

Library Foundation has new Facebook page

Library Foundation has new Facebook page

The Mason City Public Library Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) is pleased to announce the launch of a Facebook page for the Foundation. The Foundation partnered with breakthroughwebdesign.com to create and…

City Council meeting highlights

City Council meeting highlights

The Mason City City Council and Mayor met at their new location in the Mason City Room at the Mason City Public Library Tuesday night. Video of the public forum…

Mason City police arrest man on warrant

Mason City police arrest man on warrant

On January 18th, 2011 at approximately 3:00p.m. Mason City Police Officers were dispatched to a Domestic call at 2822 North Carolina Ave., Mason City, Ia. Upon the officers arrival the…

Juveniles arrested for theft at Wal-Mart

Juveniles arrested for theft at Wal-Mart

At least two Mason City police officers responded to a theft call from Wal-Mart, 4151 4th Street SW, at 12:34 PM on Monday afternoon. Two juveniles, age 17, were arrested…

Motion for change of venue filed in Kruse case

Motion for change of venue filed in Kruse case

An attorney for former North Iowa Fair General Manager Wanda Kruse filed a motion for a change of venue today in Cerro Gordo County Court. Kruse’s attorney, David Laudner filed…

Snow mounds at the feet of some Mason City driveways have engulfed mailboxes

Snow mounds at the feet of some Mason City driveways have engulfed mailboxes

Snoopy’s having a happy winter so far in Mason City, with more than 36 inches of snow falling for the season through Monday. Shovelers and blowers and those who plow…

Adoption day means “forever families” for lucky children

Adoption day means “forever families” for lucky children

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by David A. Grooters)A total of 38 children were officially able to say “mom” and “dad” to the adults who are now their parents after a whirlwind…

Park Watch Training to Begin on March 23, 2011

Park Watch Training to Begin on March 23, 2011

Individuals interested in a volunteer Parks Ambassador position assigned to the City’s Park Watch program are encouraged to apply. Weekend and Weekday patrol shifts are available. The next training session…

Iowa State University Exhibition Opens at the MacNider Art Museum

Iowa State University Exhibition Opens at the MacNider Art Museum

Iowa State University highlights the artistic talents of Iowa State University’s Integrated Studio Arts Faculty. Opening reception this Saturday, January 22 at 1 pm.|Iowa State University highlights the artistic talents…

Traffic to NorthIowaToday.com on pace to double

Traffic to NorthIowaToday.com on pace to double

NorthIowaToday.com was launched in mid-September of 2010 with no advertising or promotion and zero Facebook likes (followers). According to website traffic tracking software installed on computers that serve NorthIowaToday.com web…

Credit card fraud arrest made

Credit card fraud arrest made

Mason City police executed a search warrant at 1730 N. Pennsylvania Avenue last Friday afternoon, looking for stolen property. Tasha Renea McReynolds was arrested and charged with 2 counts of…

Man wanted for assault arrested in Mason City

Man wanted for assault arrested in Mason City

Mason City Police and investigators arrested a man this weekend wanted for assault. Jeffrey Michael Horn, 45, was found by law enforcement at 307 Monroe North Avenue, APT4, in Mason…

City of Mason City seeking applicants for boards and commissions

City of Mason City seeking applicants for boards and commissions

Applications are being accepted for current vacancies on the Human Rights Commission and the Environmental Stewardship Advisory Commission.|Applications are being accepted for current vacancies on the Human Rights Commission and…

Wanted subject arrested by Sheriff

Wanted subject arrested by Sheriff

Officers received a report of a known wanted subject in a vehicle on Saturday at 4:38 PM. Vehicle was found driving with wanted subject, Tressa Ann Petty, age 24. Vehicle…

Driver arrested for child endangerment, OWI

Mason City police were called to investigate a possible intoxicated driver on Saturday at 3:24 PM. The vehicle n question was located and a 41 year-old driver was arrested for…

Man arrested for violating no contact order

Man arrested for violating no contact order

Mason City police officers responded to a family offense call at 820 1/2 North Delaware Avenue on Saturday at 3:20 PM. A 41 year-old man was arrested for violating a…

Central Iowa man dies in car rollover

A man was killed in a one vehicle accident at the 196 mile marker on I-35. Kenneth Gordon, 50, of Nevada, Iowa, was north bound on I-35 on January 10…

Days could be numbered for laws requiring the printing of public notices in newspapers

Days could be numbered for laws requiring the printing of public notices in newspapers

NorthIowaToday.com recently uncovered a costly expense to taxpayers: Laws requiring the printing of City public notices in print newspapers. Those days could be numbered if lawmakers continue to work for…

Tax reduction on commercial property has Trout concerned

Tax reduction on commercial property has Trout concerned

Governor-elect Branstad has proposed a tax break on commercial property that has Mason City City Administrator Brent Trout concerned.|In a memo from City Administrator Brent Trout to the Mayor and…

Man charged with theft at Fareway

Mason City police responded to a theft call from Fareway, 400 North Delaware Ave, on Thursday, January 13th at 3:18 PM. A known male, 53, was charged with the theft…

Two charged with theft at Wal-Mart

Two charged with theft at Wal-Mart

At least four Mason City police officers responded to a theft call at Wal-Mart, 4151 4th Street SW, at 4:10 PM on Thursday, January 13th. Two females were charged with…

Injuries reported in accident

Mason City police officers responded to a car accident near Kraft Foods at 1022 12 Street on Friday at about 1:18 PM. There were injuries but no details were given.|…

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