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UPDATE: Teen goes missing while swimming in Clear Lake Thursday afternoon; found at about 8:30 p.m.

At about 8:30 p.m. a young man’s body was found in Clear Lake, discovered by a scuba diving team, Iowa Underwater Search and Rescue. It was said that the boy…

Gov. Branstad issues statement on close of 2011 session

Gov. Branstad issues statement on close of 2011 session

(DES MOINES)- Gov. Branstad today issued the following statement regarding the adjournment of the Iowa Legislature: First, I want to congratulate the members of the General Assembly for completing their…

Harkin Announces More Than $2 Million for Job Creation in Iowa

Harkin Announces More Than $2 Million for Job Creation in Iowa

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 ñ Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) Wednesday announced $2,050,000 in loans and grants for six projects aimed at rural business expansion and job creation from the United…

Fate of hedge a test for city government

Fate of hedge a test for city government

MASON CITY – An anonymous complaint to city hall about a “gorgeous” hedge could be seen as a test of how Mason City officials handle citizens’ issues. NorthIowaToday.com was alerted…

Area Juniors Racers Wanted for Iowa State Criterium Championships

The Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival is seeking juniors riders to compete in the Monson and Sons Iowa State Criterium Championships in Clear Lake Iowa. The races start at noon…

Mason City man arrested on warrant Tuesday evening

Mason City man arrested on warrant Tuesday evening

A Mason City man, who has no permanent address, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday evening at 7:52 p.m. near the 1200 block of North Federal Ave. Reginald Andrew Noling,…

McDonald’s west tear down under way

Many people came out to watch the destruction of what some would call a fixture in Mason City. Some had cameras and some had camcorders. One man said, “This is…

City, county offices closed Monday

City offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. City transit buses will be not operating on that day. The make-up day for garbage and…

Mason City man arrested Monday on warrant

Mason City man arrested Monday on warrant

Mason City police officers arrested a Mason City man on a warrant Monday evening. Chad Donald Wood, 32, was arrested near 12th Street NE and Carolina Ave. at 5:34 p.m.…

Mason City schools update from T.J. Jumper, Director of Secondary Programs

From T.J. Jumper, Director of Secondary Programs This last school year was a turbulent whirl wind in Mason City. There were so many highs and too many emotional lows for…

Generous Gift to Hoover Elementary from Forthman Family Announced

Generous Gift to Hoover Elementary from Forthman Family Announced

The Forthman family – Linda, Charles, Michael and Jennifer (Gunderson), owners and operators of The Floor to Ceiling store, surprised the Hoover staff by announcing that they are going to…

Governor Branstad requests agricultural disaster designation for six Iowa counties

Governor Branstad requests agricultural disaster designation for six Iowa counties

(DES MOINES) ñ Governor Terry E. Branstad sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today requesting a Secretarial Disaster Designation for six Iowa counties due to damages…

Murder Charge Levied against Thomas Petersen

Allison, IOWA — Monday, law enforcement charged 39 year old Thomas Petersen, of Greene, Iowa with Murder in the First Degree, a Class A Felony. Thirty-six year old Judy Renee…

DHS awards Abuse Prevention Grants to several North Iowa community-based volunteer coalitions

DES MOINES, Iowa ñ The Iowa Department of Human Services Tuesday announced intent to award child abuse prevention grants to about 80 community-based volunteer coalitions totaling $1.4 million. “These grants…

Heat Watch Issued – Take Precautions to Protect Your Health

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for much of Iowa for Thursday due to hot and humid conditions. Afternoon temperatures are expected to reach the mid…

$1500 REWARD for the return of Hanah, an American Bulldog, missing since the Joplin Tornado

$1500 REWARD for the return of Hanah, an American Bulldog, missing since the Joplin Tornado

(In an attempt to help spread the word about the missing dog, Hanah, NorthIowaToday.com published this story.) Desperately Seeking Hanah. On May 22, Kari Wilkes was home alone when news of…

Veteran’s plaque rededication set for Saturday, July 2nd

Mason City Veterans Memorial Association will be rededicating a plaque “in honor of their heroic dead” on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 10:00 AM on the veterans ground inside the…

IA 346 near Nashua closed due to a water main break

NASHUA, Iowa ñ June 29, 2011 ñ Repair of a broken water main has closed Iowa 346 between U. S. 218 and Chickasaw County Road T-76 near Nashua until Thursday,…

Dodge House getting a second chance at life

Dodge House getting a second chance at life

Like a dowager from another time, this 96 year old former hotel known as the Dodge House, is getting a second chance at life. The old girl is getting a…

High mileage mopeds save on cost of fuel; on sale now

High mileage mopeds save on cost of fuel; on sale now

Even with the recent decline in the price of gas, it is still far from being affordable. The price of gas, among other things, contributes to the decrease in car…

FMC Early Childhood IA Area Schedules Summer Retreat

Residents in Floyd, Mitchell, and Chickasaw counties interested in early childhood issues are invited to a summer retreat. FMC Community Empowerment/Early Childhood Iowa will host the afternoon event on Tuesday,…

Senate approves compromise that protects Iowans’ priorities, prevents shutdown

Senate approves compromise that protects Iowans’ priorities, prevents shutdown

With the end of the fiscal year quickly approaching, I’ve been at the Statehouse working on a sensible budget compromise in the best interest of Iowa families, students, businesses and…

“We transformed the world,” Santorum tells Clear Lake audience

“We transformed the world,” Santorum tells Clear Lake audience

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum was in Clear Lake Tuesday, completing his 21st visit to Iowa. “We transformed the world,” he said, when the founding fathers gave power to the…

Councilman to Bookmeyer: “Stop personal attacks”

Councilman to Bookmeyer: “Stop personal attacks”

MASON CITY – Mason City councilman Don Nelson has asked Mayor Eric Bookmeyer to stop personal attacks between council members. In a letter from Nelson to Bookmeyer, City Administrator Brent…

State Street paving underway in downtown Mason City

State Street in downtown Mason City is getting paved now. Workers were buzzing around the area pouring the concrete and smoothing it out Monday and Tuesday. The south side of…

Governor Branstad’s shutdown already underway when it comes to helping unemployed Iowans

Governor Branstad’s shutdown already underway when it comes to helping unemployed Iowans

DES MOINES – This week the Branstad administration began closing local workforce offices that help unemployed Iowans find work, despite the recent passage of Senate File 517, bi-partisan legislation to…

City Volunteer Program Has Streets Available For Adoption

Twenty-nine miles of City streets are designated for adoption through the City’s Adopt-a-Street Program. Three streets are currently available for families, businesses, service clubs and other organizations interested in participating…

Mohawks take doubleheader from Dodgers

Mohawks take doubleheader from Dodgers

The Mason City Mohawk baseball team defeated the Fort Dodge Dodgers in a doubleheader Monday at Mohawk Field. |The Mason City Mohawk baseball team defeated the Fort Dodge Dodgers in…

Supervisors table sale of land to Croell

Supervisors table sale of land to Croell

The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors tabled a a resolution to sell land to Croell Redi-Mix at Tuesday’s meeting. The issue will be on next week’s agenda. A courthouse remodel project…

Alex Kuhn announces his candidacy for City Council

Alex Kuhn announces his candidacy for City Council

MASON CITY – Alex Kuhn has announced to the media that he will be a candidate for the at-large seat in this fall’s city council election. Max Weaver currently holds…

Editorial takes the cake

(Op-ed submitted by Pat Steinfort of Mason City) The editorial in Sunday’s paper takes the cake! How much lower can the Globe Gazette get? Then we have John Skipper’s column…

President Obama Authorizes Presidential Disaster for Six Iowa Counties

President Obama Authorizes Presidential Disaster for Six Iowa Counties

(DES MOINES) ñ Gov. Terry E. Branstad today received notification that President Obama has authorized a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for six counties impacted by ongoing flooding conditions along the…

Momentum builds to adjourn before the next fiscal year begins on Friday

Momentum builds to adjourn before the next fiscal year begins on Friday

The path to adjournment without a government shutdown is clear. Now that the Republican-led Iowa House has returned from its weeklong recess, the Legislature should hold conference committees on the…

Interactive Exhibition Opening at the MacNider Art Museum

The MacNider Art Museum is happy to announce the opening of the interactive art exhibition Everyone is a Critic! on Friday, July 1 at 9 am. This is your chance…

Iowa Senate Democrats support pro-senior resolution; Republicans unanimously reject “stupid, little resolution”

Iowa Senate Democrats support pro-senior resolution; Republicans unanimously reject “stupid, little resolution”

(DES MOINES) By a strict party-line vote of 26 to 21, the Iowa Senate today approved a resolution opposing recent efforts by the U.S. House of Representatives to dramatically change…

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum coming to North Iowa

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum will be in North Iowa Tuesday June 28th. According to his website www.ricksantorum.com: Tuesday, June 28th: 8:00am CT: Senator Santorum will be the featured guest at…

President’s weekly address: Strengthening America by Investing at Home

President’s weekly address: Strengthening America by Investing at Home

WASHINGTON ñ Speaking to the American people from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, President Obama discussed the vital role advanced manufacturing will have in strengthening our economy and creating…

Man arrested; ICE hold placed

Man arrested; ICE hold placed

A 24 year-old man was arrested after a traffic stop late Saturday near Partridge Avenue and 230th Street. A subject, Jorge Alvarez-Perez, was arrested for no insurance, no drivers license…

Mason City man arrested on warrant Saturday

Mason City man arrested on warrant Saturday

A Mason City man, Richard Dale Sigler, was arrested Saturday at 1:44 p.m. at 1440 N. President on a warrant for parole violation. Charges: PoR – COURT/PENDING – 713.1/713.6a BURGLARY/3RD…

Cannonball Day event raises money for locomotive

A little bit of rain didn’t dampen the fun at East Park for Cannonball Day. Cannonball Day is an annual fund raising event to restore and preserve the Minneapolis and…

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