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Auto accident in Frankiln county Monday injures two

Auto accident in Frankiln county Monday injures two

Two people were injured in a Monday afternoon accident in Franklin county. The incident took place on northbound Interstate 35 in Franklin county at about 5 p.m. Monday. A vehicle…

Senator to introduce bill preventing Council Bluffs Clinic

Senator to introduce bill preventing Council Bluffs Clinic

Dr. Leroy Carhart might open up a clinic in Council Bluffs that would perform late-term abortions (after 20 weeks). Senator Joe Bolkcom wants to prevent Carhart from coming to Iowa.…

Gatens and Cartwright to play on all-star team

Gatens and Cartwright to play on all-star team

IOWA CITY, Iowa ñ University of Iowa seniors-to-be Bryce Cartwright and Matt Gatens have accepted invitations to participate and represent the United States on an East Coast All-Star Team that…

Holliday has Bright Future with Cyclones

Holliday has Bright Future with Cyclones

AMES, Iowa – Cyclone freshman pitcher Breeanna Holliday has big shoes to fill. When senior Rachel Zabriskie graduates at season’s end, Holliday will graduate from reliever to starter, using the…

Branstad, Reynolds tax plan prevents looming $1.3 billion property tax hike

Branstad, Reynolds tax plan prevents looming $1.3 billion property tax hike

Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today stressed that if their property tax plan is not implemented this year, Iowa taxpayers will be on the hook for…

Bin Laden is dead. Does Pres. Obama deserve any credit?

President Obama gave the order to send American troops in helicopters to kill Osama Bin Laden. Many people say he deserves no credit for the killing of this terrorist. What…

Should the Mason City City Council fund NIACC’s Micro-Enterprise program for small businesses?

NIACC’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center asked the city for $165,000 to create program for small businesses in Mason City. Should the city fund the program?||…

Are you excited that Mason City now has a new hockey team?

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced that its Board of Governors has accepted the membership application for a team in Mason City, Iowa, to begin play for…

Mason City Bulls is newest minor league hockey team in Mason City

Mason City Bulls is newest minor league hockey team in Mason City

The North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) has announced that its Board of Governors has accepted the membership application for a team in Mason City, Iowa, to begin play for…

Fatal hit and run this Tuesday morning in Worth County

KENSETT – Around 8:00 a.m., person was struck by a burgundy GMC Chevy truck on Raven Avenue in Worth County 1 mile north of Kensett. Air Med was dispatched but…

NIACC Recognized 675 Graduates at Commencement

NIACC Recognized 675 Graduates at Commencement

During the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) commencement ceremony on Friday, May 6, approximately 675 degrees, diplomas and certificates were awarded to graduates. Several honors and awards were also…

Latham named to congressional energy task force

Latham named to congressional energy task force

Iowa Congressman Tom Latham was named to the House energy task force that will promote real solutions to the country’s energy challenges. |Iowa Congressman Tom Latham was named to the…

Rider, trainer and advocate returning to fairgrounds for horse show

Rider, trainer and advocate returning to fairgrounds for horse show

MASON CITY – Starting June 8, the Midstate Hunter Jumper Horse Show will be back at the North Iowa Fairgrounds. This will be a two-week event. Stephanie Histed, who was…

Streetscape work continues in Mason City, week of May 9th

Streetscape work continues in Mason City, week of May 9th

Work continues in downtown Mason City on the Federal Avenue streetscape project. 1st Street, 2nd Street and 4th Street intersections are open. State Street and 3rd Street intersections remain closed.…

‘Housing Scorecard’ underscores fragile housing market

‘Housing Scorecard’ underscores fragile housing market

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the April edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard ñ…

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria

Statement by the Press Secretary on Violence in Syria

We strongly condemn and deplore the Syrian government’s use of violence and mass arrests in response to ongoing demonstrations. |We strongly condemn and deplore the Syrian government’s use of violence…

Weekly Address: Clean Energy Will Help Us Out-Compete and Out-Innovate the Rest of the World

Weekly Address: Clean Energy Will Help Us Out-Compete and Out-Innovate the Rest of the World

WASHINGTON ñ Speaking to the American people from Indianapolis, Indiana, President Obama said that clean energy companies like Allison Transmissions will keep the economy growing, create new jobs, and make…

From the Capitol to You (from Rep. Sharon Steckman)

From the Capitol to You (from Rep. Sharon Steckman)

What a beautiful weekend we are going to have in North Iowa… just what us mothers ordered! Congratulations to all the NIACC graduates. I am excited to have been asked…

Hawkeyes pounce on Nittany Lions on series opener

Hawkeyes pounce on Nittany Lions on series opener

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa baseball team defeated Penn State, 11-4, Friday night at Duane Banks Field in the first of a three-game set.|IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa…

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer

The predicted adjournment date has passed and the support staff for the legislature is mostly gone, but the hard work continues. A lot of meetings are going on, working on…

Vetoes would hurt working Iowans

Vetoes would hurt working Iowans

Transcript of opening statement by Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal at the Thursday Statehouse News Conference|Transcript of opening statement by Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal at the Thursday Statehouse News…

Street sweeper tips over (photos)

Street sweeper tips over (photos)

MASON CITY – A street sweeper tipped over in Mason City, Iowa on May 6, 2011.…

Historic building getting enviro-friendly “green” roof

Historic building getting enviro-friendly “green” roof

MASON CITY ñ Environmentalists will be smiling brightly from an upcoming procedure at Central Park Dentistry. By Joe Buttweiler.|MASON CITY ñ Environmentalists will be smiling brightly from an upcoming procedure…

Big 12 adjusts Cyclone Football Schedule

Big 12 adjusts Cyclone Football Schedule

AMES, Iowa ñ The Big 12 Conference announced today that Iowa State’s final two 2011 football games — both on the road — will be moved to different dates to…

NIACC guitar building class perfect for handy, musical people

NIACC guitar building class perfect for handy, musical people

Story and photo by Nick Pilgrim MASON CITY – As the NIACC spring semester comes to an end, the summer term is just about to begin. NIACC will be offering…

Senate reaffirms support for great local schools

Senate reaffirms support for great local schools

Iowa’s path to a high-skill, high-wage economic future depends on quality education and training for all Iowa students. That’s why providing solid funding for our schools is always at the…

Still looking for common ground

Still looking for common ground

The 2011 legislative session is now a week past the expected adjournment date. |From Senator Amanda Ragan The 2011 legislative session is now a week past the expected adjournment date.…

Plans approved for renovations of Historic Band Shell in Mason City

Plans approved for renovations of Historic Band Shell in Mason City

Story and video by Dave Hansen – MASON CITY – The River City revival of Iowa’s oldest band shell is getting a big boost. Plans and specifications are being approved…

Auto crash on South Federal: May 4, 2011

Auto crash on South Federal: May 4, 2011

MASON CITY – Auto crash photos from May 4, 2011. Accident was on South Federal Avenue.…

Latest Micro-Enterprise program flap fueled by grant request

Latest Micro-Enterprise program flap fueled by grant request

NIACC’s John Pappajohn Center recently requested a $9,750 grant from Mason City to help start a Micro-Enterprise program for aiding small businesses. It was added to last Tuesday’s city council…

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer

As the weather finally warms, we’re still working towards finishing up the 2011 legislative session here in Des Moines. While I am anxious to wrap up and get back up…

India and Alexander named Iowa athletes of the year

India and Alexander named Iowa athletes of the year

IOWA CITY, Iowa ñ Senior men’s golfer Vince India and senior women’s basketball player Kachine Alexander have been named the University of Iowa’s nominees for the 2011 Big Ten Male…

Liriano throws no-hitter, beats White Sox 1-0

Liriano throws no-hitter, beats White Sox 1-0

Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano threw a no-hitter Tuesday night in defeating the Chicago White Sox 1-0 in Chicago. |Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano threw a no-hitter Tuesday night in defeating the…

City Council OK’s Cargill expansion, starts late, adjourns early

City Council OK’s Cargill expansion, starts late, adjourns early

The Mason City City Council met Tuesday evening and OK’d an agreement with Cargill to provide financial incentives in return for Cargill creating new jobs and expanding their plant. The…

NIACC Inducts 74 Students into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

NIACC Inducts 74 Students into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) inducted 74 students into the College’s Alpha Psi Beta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society that recognizes the academic accomplishments of…

Choose Positive Uses of Conservation Areas

Choose Positive Uses of Conservation Areas

By Mike Webb, Natural Resource Manager ñ WildlifeCerro Gordo County Conservation Board ñ 641-423-5309 Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board (CGCCB) has thirty one areas managed for public recreation and fish…

City Council to meet, discuss Mayor’s voting power, Cargill expansion

City Council to meet, discuss Mayor’s voting power, Cargill expansion

In what is shaping up to be a contentious meeting of the Mason City City Council and Mayor, even by their own standards, the Council will ask for a “ruling”…

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner speaks to Detroit Economic Club

“For the first time since 2004, all three American automakers have an operating profit. And since GM and Chrysler emerged from bankruptcy in June 2009, the industry has added nearly…

Benefit held for Charles City woman in need of kidney transplant

Benefit held for Charles City woman in need of kidney transplant

By Nick PilgrimA benefit was held for Ashley (Miller) Head, a 25 year old wife and mother of two children on Saturday, April 30. Head, a native of Charles City,…

Cerro Gordo Supervisors to meet Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cerro Gordo Supervisors to meet Tuesday, May 3, 2011

CERRO GORDO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGULAR SESSIONTUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011 9:30 A.M. ñ BOARDROOM I. Approval of Agenda II. Approval of MinutesA. April 26, 2011 Regular Session III. Old…

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