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Serious auto accident this afternoon near Plymouth

Serious auto accident this afternoon near Plymouth

PLYMOUTH, IOWA – Today at 2:50 PM, Worth County requested Mason City Ambulance, Plymouth EMT and Helicopter for one vehicle accident with 4 subjects in the vehicle. At least one…

Mason City streetscape project update for week of May 2, 2011

MASON CITY – Workers are steadily completing work on the streetscape project in downtown Mason City. Intersections on Federal Avenue at 4th Street and 2nd Street will be closed beginning…

Person injured in bike – car accident Saturday in Mason City

Person injured in bike – car accident Saturday in Mason City

A witness tells NorthIowaToday.com that Saturday at 11:55am a 17 yr. old kid was struck by minivan on 6th Street SW just west of Taco John’s. “He had a couple…

Mason City boys place tenth in 4×800 relay

Mason City Mohawks boys track team placed tenth today in the 4×800 meter relay at the Drake Relays in Des Moines.|Mason City Mohawks boys track team placed tenth today in…

Clear Lake to Host 2011 Iowa State Criterium Championship Race

Clear Lake to Host 2011 Iowa State Criterium Championship Race

The North Iowa Spin cycling organization has received word that they will be the host of the 2011 Iowa State Criterium Championship Race that will be a part of the…

Gov. Terry E. Branstad signs seven bills into law

Gov. Terry E. Branstad signs seven bills into law

Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following legislation into law on April 28, 2011.| Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following legislation into law: House File392: An act…

Weekly Address: Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies are Neither Right, nor Smart, and They Should End

Weekly Address: Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies are Neither Right, nor Smart, and They Should End

WASHINGTON ñ As oil and gas companies make tens of billions in profits and the government scours the budget for savings, President Obama called on Congress to stop handing them…

NIACC Commencement May 6

NIACC Commencement: May 6, 2011, 7:30 p.m NIACC Commencement: May 6, 2011, 7:30 p.m., in the NIACC Gymnasium. Graduation Reception for graduates and friends and family prior to Commencement, May…

Hard-hitting action Saturday as North Iowa Bucks open season

Hard-hitting action Saturday as North Iowa Bucks open season

MASON CITY – There were plenty of hard hits and enthusiasm Saturday afternoon as the North Iowa Bucks opened their season against the the Minnesota Silverbacks on the east field…

DCI Executes Arrest Related to January Death of an Eagle Grove Child

DCI Executes Arrest Related to January Death of an Eagle Grove Child

Eagle Grove, IOWA — On Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at approximately 11:00 AM, officers with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Eagle Grove Police Department arrested 20 year…

Cops chase and apprehend drunk driver on Mason City’s north side

Cops chase and apprehend drunk driver on Mason City’s north side

A 26 year-old subject was arrested Friday afternoon at 2:16 PM. Mason City police and Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s deputies were on the scene. NorthIowaToday.com was told “A witness was…

Harkin Calls for Workplace Safety Improvements on Workers Memorial Day

Harkin Calls for Workplace Safety Improvements on Workers Memorial Day

WASHINGTON ñ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released the following statement on Workers Memorial Day, honoring workers who have been killed…

Harkin Praises New Guidelines for Food Marketed to Kids

Harkin Praises New Guidelines for Food Marketed to Kids

WASHINGTON ñ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) welcomed new proposed guidelines to encourage companies to make the foods they market to kids healthier announced today by the Interagency Working Group on…

Jury convicts Kossuth County man for illegally possessing firearm

Jury convicts Kossuth County man for illegally possessing firearm

A man who illegally possessed a firearm was convicted by a jury on April 21, 2011, after an 1 ½ -day trial in federal court in Sioux City. Shawn Krug,…

White House cracks down on Syria

White House cracks down on Syria

Today, President Obama signed an Executive Order imposing sanctions against Syrian officials and others responsible for human rights abuses, including through the use of violence against civilians and the commission…

Mohawks finish strong third in medley relay at Drake

Mohawks finish strong third in medley relay at Drake

The Mason City Mohawks boy’s medley relay team finished a close third in the medley relay today at the Drake Relays.|The Mason City Mohawks boy’s medley relay team finished a…

Vetoes would hurt working Iowans

Vetoes would hurt working Iowans

Despite the growing need for a highly-skilled workforce to compete for jobs in the 21st Century, the number of families that cannot contribute to their college education has climbed sharply…

Governor Vetoes Bipartisan Agreement, Delaying Adjournment

Governor Vetoes Bipartisan Agreement, Delaying Adjournment

The Legislature is likely to go beyond the 110-day Legislative Session, as more discussion is needed on the state budget and key policy provisions before adjournment is reached.|From Rep. Sharon…

From the Capitol to You

From the Capitol to You

The schedule for the immediate future is uncertain as the rank and file members are going home to await the result of negotiations between the leadership of both chambers and…

Police arrest man after brief stand-off Friday morning

Police arrest man after brief stand-off Friday morning

A man was arrested in Mason City after a brief stand-off with Mason City police officers. Police were called to 914 6th Street SW at about 8 AM. A witness…

Air Med helicopter lands at Mercy

Air Med helicopter lands at Mercy

Mercy Medical Center North Iowa introduced its new helicopter to the public Thursday afternoon. Above: Air Med taking off from its current helipad just a few blocks away from the…

Mohawk girls track team heads to Drake Relays

Mohawk girls track team heads to Drake Relays

The Mohawk girls track team is headed to Des Moines to compete in the Drake Relays. Three events are qualified for the Mohawks.|The Mohawk girl’s track team is headed to…

Vetoes would hurt working Iowans

Vetoes would hurt working Iowans

Over the last 25 years, even Iowans working fulltime have struggled to stay out of poverty. |Over the last 25 years, even Iowans working fulltime have struggled to stay out…

Standing up for Iowans’ priorities

Standing up for Iowans’ priorities

This is the time in the session when the Legislature hammers out the final details of the state budget and legislation focused on the priorities of Iowans. |From Sen. Amanda…

NIACC to Offer Beginning Guitar Making Class

NIACC to Offer Beginning Guitar Making Class

For anyone who loves music and fine woodworking, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will offer Beginning Guitar Making during the month of May. This two credit course will be…

Mason City School Board to hold closed session Thursday

AGENDA Mason City Community School District Board of EducationSpecial SessionApril 28, 2011 The Board of Education will meet in special session at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in…

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event held in Mason City

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event held in Mason City

MASON CITY – The third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event was held at Central Park in Mason City Wednesday. The event is held every April, to raise…

Streetscape quick update

Streetscape quick update

Mason City’s streetscape project announcement, Thursday morning, from Pamela Myhre, Growth Development & Planning Director: McKiness has just advised that they are closing Federal Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets…

Mohawks send four relays to compete at Drake Relays

Mohawks send four relays to compete at Drake Relays

MASON CITY – Coach Jed Vorba’s Mohawk track team qualified four relays and one individual event for the 102nd Drake Relays, which got underway Thursday in Des Moines. The Mohawks…

Air Med helicopter lands at Mercy

Air Med helicopter lands at Mercy

MASON CITY – Mercy Medical Center North Iowa introduced its new helicopter to the public Thursday afternoon. Mercy Medical Center North Iowa’s new helicopter, named Air Med, received its official…

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event held in Mason City

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event held in Mason City

MASON CITY – Guest Speaker Josh Jasper, Dubuque, IA was invited to kick off the third annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, at Central Park in Mason City, Wednesday.…

Nora Springs bakery serves up small-town charm

Nora Springs bakery serves up small-town charm

NORA SPRINGS — Ruth Willier’s kitchen at home was overflowing with pies, bars, cakes and other baked goods. It was obvious she needed a bigger space. So when she found…

“Suspicious man” at Staples just checking lights

“Suspicious man” at Staples just checking lights

A call was made to the Mason City police department about a suspicious looking subject in the parking lot in front of Staples, on Mason City’s west side.†”He is driving…

Remarks by President Obama on Birthing issue

Remarks by President Obama on Birthing issue

We’ve had every official in Hawaii, Democrat and Republican, every news outlet that has investigated this, confirm that, yes, in fact, I was born in Hawaii, August 4, 1961, in…

Shoplifting incident reported at JC Penney’s

Shoplifting incident reported at JC Penney’s

Around 11:00 am,†an employee from JC Penney called in that a shoplifter was fleeing from the store.† The employee followed them to area around N. Jefferson – N. Adams and†between…

Vandalism in Mason City reported

Vandalism in Mason City reported

A couple of early Wednesday morning reports of vandalism were called to Mason City police. At 8:15 am, there was call of vandalism done to 234 9th St NW. Above,…

App’s being accepted for Homebuyer Program in Mason City

The City of Mason City is accepting applications for the Mason City General HomebuyerAssistance Program funded in part by a HOME Grant through the Iowa Finance Authority. ThisProgram will assist…

Notice to contractors for Mason City program

The City of Mason City is assembling a list of contractors interested in participating in the General Homebuyer Assistance Program. This program is funded in part with a HOME Grant…

Opening reception for African Exhibit at MacNider Museum

Opening reception for African Exhibit at MacNider Museum

Mason City, IOWAóOn Friday, April 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum will celebrate its newest exhibition ñ Art of Africa: Objects from the Collection…

Open House and Coffee at Elmwood Cemetery Thursday morning

An Open House and Coffee is being held on Thursday morning at 10:00 AM for people interested in volunteering for Elmwood-St. Joseph Municipal Cemetery’s Adopt-a-Section program. Adopt-a-Section volunteers assist in…

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