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Mason City man, former neighbor of Jodi Huisentruit, says MCPD played no role in her disappearance

MASON CITY – Vic Koenigsberg lived in the “B” building at the Key Apartments in 1995 and was home in the early morning hours when Jodi Huisentruit vanished. Koenigsberg, a…

Mason City man, neighbor of Jodi Huisentruit, says MCPD played no role in her disappearance

MASON CITY – Vic Koenigsberg lived in the “B” building at the Key Apartments in 1995 and was home in the early morning hours when Jodi Huisentruit vanished. Koenigsberg, a…

Council tells Alliant it’s our way or no way, for now, at work session

The Mason City City Council met for a work session Thursday afternoon and discussed a franchise agreement with Alliant Energy. The City and Alliant have been in negotiations for some…

Branstad encourages Postmaster General to consider numerous options to close budget gap

Branstad encourages Postmaster General to consider numerous options to close budget gap

(DES MOINES) ñ Gov. Branstad today released two letters he has sent to United States Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe regarding the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) plan to close…

Gov. Branstad appoints Mary Pat Gunderson District Court judge

(DES MOINES) ñ Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed Mary Pat Gunderson judge to the District Court in the 5C Judicial District.|(DES MOINES) ñ Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed…

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, Sept. 2, 2011

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer, Sept. 2, 2011

I hope you all had a great summer and were able to enjoy spending time with your family and friends. As the kids get back into their school routines and…

Disappearance of Jodi (by Peter Children)

(Op-Ed by Peter Children) The news release that greeted North Iowa on September 1st was explosive, it was tantamount to a cannon going off in your living room. Over the…

NIACC Offers Special Forum in Commemoration of Constitution Day

NIACC Offers Special Forum in Commemoration of Constitution Day

North Iowa Area Community College will offer a free program titled Federalism and the Constitution. This program will be held Friday, September 16 in Beem Center, Room 200, on the…

Ed Wineinger, candidate for Mason City School Board, to meet the public Saturday morning

Ed Wineinger, a candidate for the Mason City Community School District Board of Education, will be at the CoffeeCat on Saturday, September 3, 2011, for a “Meet the Candidate” event.…

Ed Wineinger receives band shell award for volunteerism

Ed Wineinger receives band shell award for volunteerism

MASON CITY – The Friends of the Band Shell organization has awarded Ed Wineinger the “Best Friend Award”, for his contribution toward the restoration of Mason City’s Historic East Park…

White House predicts high unemployment through 2012

WASHINGTON ó In a move to underscore the urgency of the nation’s economic problems, the White House issued a new assessment that predicted continued high unemployment for the rest of…

Dispute over timing of speech on jobs overshadows Obama’s message

Dispute over timing of speech on jobs overshadows Obama’s message

WASHINGTON ó If President Barack Obama had hoped to curb partisanship and reboot his presidency by calling on lawmakers next week to help him create jobs and restore economic health,…

Regulations, taxes arenít killing small business, owners say

Regulations, taxes arenít killing small business, owners say

WASHINGTON ó Politicians and business groups often blame excessive regulation and fear of higher taxes for tepid hiring in the economy. However, little evidence of that emerged when McClatchy Newspapers…

FEMA approves Gov. Branstadís request for extension to appeal Individual Assistance denial

FEMA approves Gov. Branstadís request for extension to appeal Individual Assistance denial

(DES MOINES) ñ Gov. Terry E. Branstad today received notice that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Iowa’s request for an extension to the time period to appeal…

US losing clean-energy race? Solar maker Solyndra bankrupt

US losing clean-energy race? Solar maker Solyndra bankrupt

WASHINGTON ó California solar manufacturer Solyndra announced Wednesday that it was shutting down a factory built with the help of a $535 million federal loan guarantee and would file for…

UI to honor Tumilson, all fallen public servants at home football game

IOWA CITY, Iowa ñ The University of Iowa will salute all who have fallen during service to their country, state and community ñ including U.S. Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson ñ…

Iowa DOT cautions travelers about work zones over Labor Day holiday

AMES, Iowa ñ Sept.1, 2011 ñ Travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday may be impacted by road construction, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). Several projects on…

Did MCPD play a role in disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit?

Did MCPD play a role in disappearance of Jodi Huisentruit?

Maybe, according to a now former Mason City Police officer. Maria Ohl, (pictured, above) who was dismissed August 4th from the Mason City Police Department, says she has information implicating…