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Rough rail crossing on S. Carolina to be looked at

Rough rail crossing on S. Carolina to be looked at

City staff are attempting to work with the DM&E rail road company on the rough rail road crossing you may have noticed on S. Carolina Ave. in Mason City. According…

Village Cooperative Residents Elect Officers

Village Cooperative Residents Elect Officers

MASON CITY, IA Mar 20, 2011 — Mason City’s Village Cooperative residents met March 16 to hold their first annual meeting and to elect officers to head up the group.…

Burglar apprehended in Mason City

Burglar apprehended in Mason City

Charles City man caught burglarizing home in Mason City Monday morning. He told police he wanted the copper piping in the house.|On 03/21/11 at 1:52 a.m., Mason City Police Officers…

Harkin Urges FDA to Avoid Delays of Generic Drug Approvals

Harkin Urges FDA to Avoid Delays of Generic Drug Approvals

Access to Generic Version of Lipitor could Save Americans Billions Each Year| WASHINGTON ñ Today, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA), along with Senators Jay…

IOWA’S TAXES BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE

IOWA’S TAXES BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE

Iowans pay less than the national average in state and local taxes according to a new report released today from the Iowa Fiscal Partnership.|(From Rep. Sharon Steckman) ï Iowans pay…

HAWKEYES FINISH THIRD AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

HAWKEYES FINISH THIRD AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

PHILADELPHIA ñ The University of Iowa wrestling team placed third and crowned five All-Americans at the 2011 NCAA Championships Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia|PHILADELPHIA ñ The…

HAMILTON COUNTY WOMAN CELEBRATES $25,000 LOTTERY WIN

DES MOINES, Iowa ñ A Hamilton County woman said her idea that no one ever really wins the top prize on lottery games was proven wrong recently.|DES MOINES, Iowa ñ…

THE CLOCK IS TICKING…

THE CLOCK IS TICKING…

After the House spent nearly a full week debating a bill that doesn’t have any chance of becoming law, I had hoped the House would get focused on jobs and…

Iowa downed by Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament First Round, 92-86

Iowa downed by Gonzaga in NCAA Tournament First Round, 92-86

Iowa’s women’s basketball team ended their season with a hard-fought 92-86 loss to Gonzaga Saturday.|Iowa’s women’s basketball team ended their season with a hard-fought 92-86 loss to Gonzaga Saturday. Head…

Cyclones Browning and Shealy Earn Top League Honors; ISU Takes Third

Cyclones Browning and Shealy Earn Top League Honors; ISU Takes Third

COLUMBIA, Mo. ñ Iowa State junior gymnast Michelle Browning was named the Big 12 Gymnast of the Year the league announced Saturday at the Big 12 Championship at the Hearnes…

HAWKEYES FALL TO GONZAGA

HAWKEYES FALL TO GONZAGA

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Iowa baseball team fell to Gonzaga Saturday, 7-2. The game was played at Wolff Stadium.|SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Iowa baseball team fell to Gonzaga…

HAWKEYES IN THIRD PLACE AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

HAWKEYES IN THIRD PLACE AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

PHILADELPHIA ñ The Hawkeyes sit in third place heading into the finals of the NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Wells Fargo Center. Penn State leads the team race with 103.5…

The President Announces Economic Lessons to be Learned from Countries on the Latin America Trip

The President Announces Economic Lessons to be Learned from Countries on the Latin America Trip

WASHINGTON ñ In his weekly address, President Obama discussed his trip to Latin America and the importance of strengthening our economic partnership with the region to create good jobs at…

Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week

Sunshine Week coincides with and commemorates the anniversary of James Madison’s birthday, who is considered the father of open government. As Madison rightly believed, knowledge is the key to self-government.…

Grassley Introduces Bill to Ban the Chemicals Used in Synthetic Drugs

Grassley Introduces Bill to Ban the Chemicals Used in Synthetic Drugs

WASHINGTON ñ Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa today introduced bipartisan legislation to ban the chemicals commonly used in synthetic drugs popularly known as “K2” or “Spice,” among other names.|WASHINGTON ñ…

Public meeting on land use plan to be held March 29

Public meeting on land use plan to be held March 29

(From City Council newsletter) City of Mason City staff will be conducting a public information meeting om March 29, 2011 at 6:00 PM reference the proposed plan for the land…

Iowa State’s Reader Moves in NCAA 174-pound Title Match

Iowa State’s Reader Moves in NCAA 174-pound Title Match

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. ñ Iowa State 174-pounder Jon Reader churned out a 4-3 victory over fifth-seeded Chris Henrich of Virginia in his 174-pound semi-final of the NCAA Tournament Friday to reach…

Panthers Bow Out of NCAA Championships

Panthers Bow Out of NCAA Championships

PHILADELPHIA ñ University of Northern Iowa finished competition at the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Friday evening in Philadelphia, Pa. |PHILADELPHIA ñ University of Northern Iowa finished competition at…

Bryn Fires 68, Panthers Improve on Day Two at Desert Shootout

Bryn Fires 68, Panthers Improve on Day Two at Desert Shootout

GOODYEAR, Ariz. ñ The University of Northern Iowa men’s golf team cut nine strokes off its first round total, posting a team score of 291 for the second round of…

WEBSTER CITY: IOWA’S NEWEST LUCKY TOWN?

DES MOINES, Iowa ñ Three stores, three people, one town. Whether it be the luck o’ the Irish or just a random winning spree, Webster City, Iowa, population 8,176, has…

MCDONOUGH ADVANCES TO NCAA FINAL

MCDONOUGH ADVANCES TO NCAA FINAL

PHILADELPHIA ñ University of Iowa 125-pound sophomore Matt McDonough advanced to his second-straight NCAA Championship final Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center with his 3-1 semifinal win over Northwestern’s…

Interpretive Center grand opening May 14

Interpretive Center grand opening May 14

MASON CITY — Some cities really scramble to distinguish themselves, boasting a ball of twine or some other landmark that … well … the rest of the world thinks of…

Branstad announces State Partnership Program between Iowa and Republic of Kosovo

Branstad announces State Partnership Program between Iowa and Republic of Kosovo

Governor Terry Branstad, Brig. Gen. Greg Schwab, the assistant adjutant general, Iowa Air National Guard, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the United States, Avni Spahiu, today…

CEA Releases Sixth Quarterly Report on the Economic Impact of the Recovery Act

CEA Releases Sixth Quarterly Report on the Economic Impact of the Recovery Act

WASHINGTON, DC ñ The Council of Economic Advisers today released its latest quarterly report on the economic impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.|CEA Releases Sixth Quarterly Report on…

Op-ed by President Obama in USA Today: Jobs at top of Latin America agenda

Op-ed by President Obama in USA Today: Jobs at top of Latin America agenda

In recent weeks, we’ve seen how turmoil and tragedy around the globe can affect our own prosperity and security; how events abroad often have implications for everything from markets on…

Holly Coin Flip Controversy Becomes Facebook Faceoff

CLEAR LAKE, IA—What began as a call out on stage during the Winter Dance Party event at the Surf Ballroom in February has turned into a formal challenge from one…

Council to discuss “dangerous alley entrance”

Council to discuss “dangerous alley entrance”

The City Council will discuss a “dangerous alley entrance” next Tuesday at Council comunication session.|The City Council and Mayor will discuss a “dangerous alley entrance” next Tuesday at a Council…

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer March 18, 2011

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer March 18, 2011

The weather we’ve had this week sure makes it seem like spring is here. Before we know it, farmers will be on their way to the fields to get started…

Lady Vols End Iowa’s 6 Game Winning Streak

Lady Vols End Iowa’s 6 Game Winning Streak

Knoxville, Tenn. — The University of Iowa softball team saw its six-game winning streak come to an end in a 7-3 loss at No. 11/11 Tennessee Thursday night at Lee…

HAWKEYES EDGE NOTRE DAME IN EXTRA-INNING THRILLER

HAWKEYES EDGE NOTRE DAME IN EXTRA-INNING THRILLER

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Iowa baseball team beat Notre Dame Thursday, 4-3, in ten innings in the first game of the Irish Classic. The game was played at Wolff…

‘The Dog’ cart offers lunch on the street

‘The Dog’ cart offers lunch on the street

by Joe Buttweiler – MASON CITY – For many years David Lockwood had an urge to run a hot dog stand. But he just couldn’t swing it. “It doesn’t make…

Paintings by local artist Cory Dahlstrom will be on display at CoffeeCat through April

An artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 31st from 5:00-7:00pm. The public is welcome to stop by and meet the artist. “I want my art to express the emotions…

Watchdogs and Whistleblowers Protect the Public’s Right to Know

Watchdogs and Whistleblowers Protect the Public’s Right to Know

Younger generations of Americans are growing up with information technology that puts the world at their fingertips. Google and GPS have become modern day must-haves.|Younger generations of Americans are growing…

Korie Lucious transfers to Iowa State

Korie Lucious transfers to Iowa State

Talented point guard will have to sit out one season and will join the team for the 2012-2013 season.|Talented point guard Korie Lucious is joining Fed Hoiberg’s Iowa Sate Cyclones…

Flores apprehended in kidnapping case

Flores apprehended in kidnapping case

On 3-16-2011 at approximately 2:30 PM the Mason City Plice Department with the assistance of the LakeMills Police Department arrested Demetirus Chico Flores Jr. on the charges of 2nd degree…

One Last Road Tournament for the Cyclones

One Last Road Tournament for the Cyclones

AMES, Iowa ñ The Cyclone softball team (14-8) is headed out west to finish off what will be a 21-game road swing this weekend, playing the Louisville Slugger Classic, hosted…

Creating jobs takes center stage

Creating jobs takes center stage

Job creation is our top priority every day at the Iowa Capitol. That focus paid off this week when the Senate approved two pieces of our “Iowa Works” proposal. |…

Webster City man wins $100,000 “consolation prize”

Webster City man wins $100,000 “consolation prize”

DES MOINES, Iowa ñ A Webster City man who nearly purchased the $1 million-winning “Lifetime Riches” scratch ticket claimed by another Webster City man said he’s just as happy to…

Youth Center selling Harlem Globe Trotters tickets today at Southbridge

The North Iowa Youth Center will be in Southbridge Mall selling Harlem Globe Trotters tickets for a one day SPECIAL on Thursday, March 17th St. Patrick’s Day for $17 dollars…

Carl Grover leaves park board

Carl Grover leaves park board

Carl Grover has resigned form the Mason City Parks Board. Mayor Eric Bookmeyer announced the resignation to Council members in an email. “I have regretfully accepted Carl Grover’s resignation from…