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Over 600 citations issued for alt. side parking violations

Over 600 citations issued for alt. side parking violations

As of early January of 2011, the Mason City Police Department has issued over 600 alternate side parking violations. That number is down from past years. The police department is…

Mayor will ask City Council to confirm reappointment to commission

Mayor will ask City Council to confirm reappointment to commission

Mayor Eric Bookmeyer will ask the City Council to to confirm the re-appointment of Kitty Clasing to the Environmental Stewardship Commission at the Tuesday, January 18 Council meeting.|Mayor Eric Bookmeyer…

Executive Director at North Iowa Corridor EDC resigns

NorthIowaToday.com was told this evening the Greg Gillman, Executive Director at North Iowa Corridor EDC, has resigned.|NorthIowaToday.com was told this evening the Greg Gillman, Executive Director at North Iowa Corridor…

Gracious Estates hearing continued until March 1

Gracious Estates hearing continued until March 1

A hearing scheduled for Friday at the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse regarding a petition brought forward by the Mason City Human Rights Commission (MCHRC) against the owner and manager of…

Budget hearing gets heated; small business proposal gets included

Budget hearing gets heated; small business proposal gets included

The City Council and Mayor Eric Bookmeyer met for a work session Thursday night at City Hall to discuss next years operating budget. The discussion got heated at times. Video…

Courthouse shot at again

Courthouse shot at again

Mason City police officers were dispatched to the Cerro Gordo County Courthouse at 220 N Washington Avenue Thursday morning at about 9 AM for a criminal mischief / vandalism report.…

City Council work session to be held Thursday night

City Council work session to be held Thursday night

The Mason City City Council will meet tonight at City hall for a presentation of the preliminary operating budget.|The Mason City City Council will meet tonight at City hall for…

Shots fired in Mason City; man arrested

Shots fired in Mason City; man arrested

On Thursday morning, January 13, at about 8 AM, a citizen reported a subject shooting a handgun in the air at the intersection of 1st Street NE and Pierce Avenue.…

2nd annual Roller Derby a lot of fun for participants

2nd annual Roller Derby  a lot of fun for participants

Round 1 of the 2nd annual North Iowa Bicycle Underground (NIBU) Roller Derby was held at Lorado’s on Wednesday night. The overall winner for the evening was Ruben Weaver, who…

Timeline for multi-purpose center decision

Timeline for multi-purpose center decision

The multi-purpose center committee appointed by the Mayor and City Council continue to meet and discuss the viability of a multi-purpose arena as part of a larger redevelopment plan for…

Update on Elmwood Cemetery entrances

Update on Elmwood Cemetery entrances

MASON CITY – NorthIowaToday.com contacted Elmwood Cemetery management regarding their policies on the opening and closing of its entrances. We asked the questions after we received several emails asking us…

Council discusses unpaid bills owed by North Iowa Fair

Council discusses unpaid bills owed by North Iowa Fair

The City Council and Mayor met in a work session Tuesday night to discuss unpaid bills owed to the City from the North Iowa Fair.|The City Council and Mayor Eric…

Man arrested after fleeing

Man arrested after fleeing

On January 11th, shortly after 5:00p.m., a Mason City Police Officer stopped a car in the 200 block South Pennsylvania. During the traffic stop a passenger from the vehicle fled…

Larry Welo: Quiet Landscapes Opens at the MacNider Art Museum

Larry Welo: Quiet Landscapes Opens at the MacNider Art Museum

The exhibition, Larry Welo: Quiet Landscapes, opens in the MacNider Art Museum’s Center Space Gallery on Thursday, January 13 at 5 pm. This show features the etchings of Larry Welo,…

“Out of control female” arrested

Mason City police were called to the North Iowa Transition Center, 408 1 St NW, for a report of an out of control female. The female subject, 19, was arrested…

Man arrested in domestic incident

Mason City police officers responded to a domestic situation at 1318 North President Avenue, APT2 at 10:50 AM on Monday morning. A 49 year-old man was arrested there.|…

Vehicle stolen from dealer lot in Mason City

Mason City police officers were dispatched to Amerimex Auto, 512 N Federal Avenue, for a report a stolen vehicle, at 2:16 PM on Monday afternoon.|…

Multi-Purpose Center Task Force to meet Tuesday night

Multi-Purpose Center Task Force to meet Tuesday night

Multi-Purpose Center Task Force Agenda January 12, 2011, 6:00 PM| Multi-Purpose Center Task Force Agenda January 12, 2011, 6:00 PM Mason City Library, Library Board Room 1. Approve Survey for…

Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center proposes program to help grow Mason City small businesses

Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center proposes program to help grow Mason City small businesses

At a Council work session Monday night at City Hall, a draft proposal or “greenfield idea” to help grow Mason City small businesses was shown to the City Council and…

Fatal accident on I-35 Monday afternoon

A fatal accident occurred Monday afternoon on the northbound lanes of I-35 near the 196 mile marker. A northbound vehicle on I-35 crossed into the median and rolled at 12:57…

City Council to hold work session, discuss past due water bill owed by fairgrounds

City Council to hold work session, discuss past due water bill owed by fairgrounds

The Mason City City Council will hold a work session Tuesday afternoon at 4 PM at City Hall.|The Mason City City Council will hold a work session Tuesday afternoon at…

Failure to yield to emergency vehicles at house fire results in arrest

Failure to yield to emergency vehicles at house fire results in arrest

On 01/09/11at 15:58 the Mason City Fire and Police Departments responded to a house fire at the residence of 818 S. Virginia Ave Mason City, IA. While the scene was…

Christmas Tree Collection Date and Sanitation Container, from City of Mason City

Christmas Tree Collection Date and Sanitation Container, from City of Mason City

Christmas trees will be collected on one date this year. The trees should be placed at the curbside prior to 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. If the tree…

Snow plow driver offers tips on easier snow removal

Snow plow driver offers tips on easier snow removal

A Mason City snow plow driver offered to pass along some tips on easier and more efficient snow removal for Mason City residents. Pictured above: snow that was removed form…

Blizzard conditions help cause three car accident

A three car accident on I-35 was at least partially blamed on blizzard-like conditions. A car driven by Scott Hansen, 36, of Des Moines, came to a stop in the…

Foster Care and Biological Parents Subsidies

Foster Care and Biological Parents Subsidies

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Mason City Attorney David A. Grooters) Many adoptive parents first provide foster care to children in their home. Foster parents typically receive a monthly subsidy from…

Combative shoplifter arrested

Combative shoplifter arrested

Mason City police officers were dispatched to Shopko at 615 South Monroe Avenue at 1:12 PM Saturday due to a combative shoplifter. A 25 year-old female was transported to the…

Flea market at fairgrounds has something for everyone

Flea market at fairgrounds has something for everyone

NorthIowaToday.com visited the flea market taking place at the North Iowa Fairgrounds Friday evening to have a look around. The market has something for everyone.|Toys, guns, fudge, t-shirts, antiques and…

Gracious Estates manager gives her side of the story; resident served eviction papers

Gracious Estates manager gives her side of the story; resident served eviction papers

NorthIowaToday.com contacted the manager at Gracious Estates to find out more details about the events that have led to a court petition that was filed Friday in District Court.|NorthIowaToday.com contacted…

KIMT searching for news director

KIMT searching for news director

NorthIowaToday.com was told today that KIMT is seeking a news director and that the current news director, Greg Berry, is leaving the station. According to the website iowabroadcasters.com, “KIMT News…

Man arrested at Burke’s Bar Friday afternoon

Man arrested at Burke’s Bar Friday afternoon

Mason City police officers were dispatched to Burke’s Br and Grill, at 1221 North Federal Avenue, at 1:38 PM on Friday reference a 45 year-old male subject causing a disturbance.…

Gracious Estates owner and manager hauled into court

Gracious Estates owner and manager hauled into court

The Mason City Human Rights Commission filed a petition on Friday morning in Cerro Gordo County District Court against the owner and manager of Gracious Estates mobile home park in…

Request for Proposal – Asbestos Survey and Abatement Monitoring

Request for Proposal – Asbestos Survey and Abatement Monitoring

The City of Mason City, Iowa is requesting bids for asbestos survey and abatement monitoring services for thirty-five properties that are being demolished as a part of our voluntary buyout…

“Long gun” sighting prompts cop investigation

Mason City police were called about a suspicious situation on Wednesday at 4:54 pm. At least four officers investigated a report of three people walking in the 12th Street NW…

Man banned from Burke’s Bar

Man banned from Burke’s Bar

Mason City police officers responded to Burke’s Bar Grill at 1221 North Federal Avenue at 1:23 AM Thursday morning for a subject causing a disturbance. Subject was advised he was…

Mini bike stolen

Mason City police were called to 623 S Jersey Avenue at 9:49 am Thursday to take a theft report. Caller reported the theft of a mini bike from his un-locked…

Nelson raises questions with multi-purpose center project

Nelson raises questions with multi-purpose center project

City councilman Don Nelson has expressed concern and questions over the proposed multi-purpse center project.|City councilman Don Nelson has expressed concern and questions over the proposed multi-purpse center project. NorthIowaToday.com…

One person injured in two car accident east of Charles City

A New Hampton woman was injured in a two car accident on Highway 18 east of Charles City on Tuesday afternoon at 2:50 PM. Kathleen Welper, 50, of New Hampton,…

Human Rights Commission appointments have City Hall buzzing

Human Rights Commission appointments have City Hall buzzing

All is not going smoothly down at City Hall with the pending re-appointment of three Human Rights Commissioners. NorthIowaToday.com has learned that Mayor Eric Bookmeyer has no intention of re-appointing…

Computer Scamware ñ The NEW Thief In The Night

Computer Scamware ñ The NEW Thief In The Night

(Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by Patrick Palmer ñ The Computer Guy ñ Hampton, Iowa) Years ago, computer owners had to protect their computers from viruses that would steal banking information, credit…

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