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Statement by President Obama Marking the One-Year Anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Statement by President Obama Marking the One-Year Anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

One year ago today, the Deepwater Horizon oil platform exploded, killing eleven men and ultimately releasing an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. | One…

Watch Mason City City Council meeting

Watch Mason City City Council meeting

The Mason City City Council and Mayor met Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at the Mason City Room in the Mason City library. Watch the entire meeting here: |…

Two vehicle accident near Sheffield Wednesday afternoon

Two vehicle accident near Sheffield Wednesday afternoon

At 1:00 pm it was reported that there was a multiple rollover with multiple injuries in Franklin County near Sheffield.† An older model pickup truck was going† east and a…

Iowa State men’s hoops promotes Matt Abdelmassih, hires Cornell Mann

Iowa State men’s hoops promotes Matt Abdelmassih, hires Cornell Mann

AMES, Iowa- Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg announced today a promotion and an addition within his coaching staff.|AMES, Iowa- Iowa State head men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg…

Symphony Orchestra concert rescheduled again

The North Iowa Symphony Orchestra concert that was rescheduled for this evening (Wed) has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on…

Clear Lake deals with Spring snow

North Iowa got a surprise snow storm Tuesday, April 19, 2011. NorthIowaToday.com’s Dave Hansen was there, and produced a short video. Take a look: |…

City Council public listening post for April 19, 2011

There was a public listening post after Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Watch the video, below: |…

Bookmeyer “regrettably” makes new appointee to Human Rights Commission

Bookmeyer “regrettably” makes new appointee to Human Rights Commission

MASON CITY – Today Mayor Eric Bookmeyer moved to fill a vacancy on the Human Rights Commission, this time nominating Stephen Palmer of Mason City. The commission did not approve…

Southbridge Mall burglar bags bogus jewelry

Southbridge Mall burglar bags bogus jewelry

MASON CITY, IA—Somewhere out there, there’s a burglar who got a lot less than they bargained for and they may have left some crucial evidence at a crime scene. Story…

Blog topic: Why is it that so many people get a lot more back in tax refunds than they paid in to start with?

Why is it that so many people get a lot more back in tax refunds than they paid in to start with. it is because of the earned income credit.…

Readout of the President’s Meeting with Stakeholders on Fixing the Broken Immigration System

Readout of the President’s Meeting with Stakeholders on Fixing the Broken Immigration System

In a meeting in the State Dining Room this afternoon, the President and members of his Cabinet and senior staff met with a broad group of business, law enforcement, faith,…

More Than $140,000 to Airports in Fairfield and Mason City

More Than $140,000 to Airports in Fairfield and Mason City

WASHINGTON ñ Senator Chuck Grassley today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grants totaling $146,915 to airports in Fairfield and Mason City. |WASHINGTON ñ…

Adopting a Child in Foster Care

Adopting a Child in Foster Care

By David A. Grooters It is a sad fact that birth families are not always able to provide the best care for children. Unfortunately, sometimes they cannot even keep children…