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Landfill board meeting brings out a crowd

Landfill board meeting brings out  a crowd

MASON CITY – The Landfill of North Iowa Board met Thursday night, and the Creative Energy Systems (CES) waste to gas plant was a big topic. CES wants to build…

Ragan: Honoring our veterans, service members

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Over the past year, Iowa has experienced the largest overseas deployment of National Guard troops since World War II. It’s a powerful reminder this November—the…

Servantez disappointed in new council members

Servantez disappointed in new council members

Op-ed from Sandy Servantez of Mason City: I was very disappointed in (our) newly elected officials tonight. The Landfill of North Iowa had a very informative meeting tonight that had…

Mason City man jailed after using truck to ram vehicle

Mason City man jailed after using truck to ram vehicle

MASON CITY – Mason City police received a complaint around 2am Tuesday morning of a man using his truck to ram another vehicle causing damage at Burkes Bar and Grille.…

Editorial: Public Meeting on Gasification Facility

LETTER TO THE EDITOR from Carol Patnode of Mason City Public Meeting On Gasification Facility The City has set a date for Creative Energy Systems (CES) to respond to questions…

Response from Alex Kuhn to accusers

Letter received from At-Large City-Council-elect Alex Kuhn: I am very sad to read the anonymous accusations and want to give a clear representation of the account. While eating dinner with…

Two men say councilman-elect Alex Kuhn threatened them Thursday night

Two men say councilman-elect Alex Kuhn threatened them Thursday night

READ ALEX KUHN’S RESPONSE, HERE. MASON CITY – NorthIowaToday.com was contacted by two Mason City men late Thursday evening and Friday morning who say that councilman-elect Alex Kuhn threatened them.…

Update on 19th Street SE widening project

Update on 19th Street SE widening project

MASON CITY – The 4 foot wide walking/bike path on 19th Street SE is nearly complete but not yet open. Residents in the area say the project is going smoothly.…

Mason City woman gets probation for felony prescription drug distribution

Mason City woman gets probation for felony prescription drug distribution

MASON CITY – On Tuesday Patricia Besler, of Mason City, was sentenced to three years of probation after plea bargaining to three of six possessions with intent to deliver charges.…

Mason City man gets Beje Clark for methamphetamine delivery

Mason City man gets Beje Clark for methamphetamine delivery

MASON CITY – On Tuesday Charles Barnish of Mason City was sentenced to 180 days of residential treatment at Beje Clark. Barnish had been arrested along with fourteen other defendants…

Franklin County Treasurer charged with OWI

Franklin County Treasurer charged with OWI

HAMPTON – Court records show the Hampton Police Department charged Franklin County Treasurer Chad William Murray with OWI 1st offense after he was pulled over for driving on the wrong…

Mason City Firefighters negotiating contract with City

Mason City Firefighters negotiating contract with City

MASON CITY – The Mason City Firefighters Association, Local #41, and the City of Mason City are trying to finalize a labor agreement. It was said that the negotiations have…

Kuhn thanks supporters and out-going council members

MASON CITY – Today, Alex Kuhn thanked his supporters as well as the three out-going city council members, Max Weaver, Jeff Marsters and Don Nelson. Kuhn won the at-large city…

State trooper’s antics get him fired; Iowa Court of Appeals upholds decision

DES MOINES – According to an Iowa Court of Appeals ruling today, an Iowa State Trooper from the Fort Dodge area was fired in 2009 for good cause. The ruling…

Small cemetery fire brings out MCFD

Small cemetery fire brings out MCFD

MASON CITY – At approximately 4:00 pm Wednesday, Mason City firefighters were dispatched to the Northwest side of Elmwood-St.Joseph Cemetery for a small, unplanned fire. Apparently, a pile of leaves…

$400,000 loan given to North Iowa company

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 8, 2011 – The Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) today approved more than $5.5 million in funding for nine rail infrastructure improvement projects under the Railroad Revolving…

City drops $30K in legal fees in Maria Ohl hearing

City drops $30K in legal fees in Maria Ohl hearing

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City dropped about $30,000 on the Maria Ohl Civil Service Commission hearings. (PHOTO: Maria Ohl, standing, confers with MCPD Chief Lashbrook and his…

Aftermath (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) I offer my best wishes to all who participated in this process of getting to the finish line in this council election. It wasn’t easy but…

Accident on 19th Street SW Tuesday morning

Accident on 19th Street SW Tuesday morning

MASON CITY – At approximately 8:15 AM this morning, the Mason City Police Department and Fire Department were dispatched to a four vehicle accident at the intersection of 19th Street SW…

Larson Manufacturing consolidates plants in Iowa

BROOKINGS, South Dakota, Nov. 8, 2011 – Larson Manufacturing announced today that it is making a strategic move to improve efficiency and more strongly position manufacturing capacity for future growth.…

Fort Dodge scores more state cash for South Korean plant

AMES – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Immediate Opportunity grant application submitted by Webster County. Up to $1,089,325 will be made available to…

Larson Door plant in Clear Lake may be closing or consolidating operations

CLEAR LAKE – NorthIowaToday.com has been notified by phone calls that Larson Door plant in Clear Lake may be closing its doors or consolidating operations in some way, possibly with…

Wells Fargo and Principal busted for scheming taxpayers

Wells Fargo and Principal busted for scheming taxpayers

DES MOINES – The Des Moines Register is reporting that Wells Fargo and Principal, two companies with a strong Mason City presence, have lost court battles in which both companies…

Mason City man dies in accident west of Dumont

DUMONT – On Monday, November 7th at 4:33pm, a fatal accident occurred on Highway 3, two miles west of Dumont. According to the Iowa State Patrol crash report, a Mason…

Kuhn, Marinos and Lee win seats on Mason City City Council

Kuhn, Marinos and Lee win seats on Mason City City Council

MASON CITY – Alex Kuhn won a convincing victory in the at-large city council race in today’s city elections, taking home 3919 votes, or 74.4%. Kuhn, pictured right, said he…

Human Rights Director Foster receives State of Iowa recognition

Human Rights Director Foster receives State of Iowa recognition

MASON CITY – Senator Amanda Ragan and Representative Sharon Steckman presented Mason City’s Human Rights Director with a State of Iowa Certificate Of Recognition on November 3, 2011 for being…

Fire put out Saturday afternoon, woman angry at media

Fire put out Saturday afternoon, woman angry at media

MASON CITY – Saturday afternoon, at approximately 1:15 p.m., the Mason City Fire Department was dispatched to The Meadows apartments, located at 1601 9th Street SE for a fire. It…

Bookmeyer and other officials to visit IC Systems Monday

MASON CITY – NorthIowaToday.com has been informed that Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and other officials will be visiting IC Systems on Monday. “The City of Mason City partners up…

Ground Swells (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) In the South in the 60’s when the Civil Rights movement began, it began because an African American was denied service at a lunch counter. That…

Rep. King introduces legislation to place duties on Chinese merchandise for violations of United States intellectual property rights

Rep. King introduces legislation to place duties on Chinese merchandise for violations of United States intellectual property rights

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) released the following statement after introducing legislation that punishes the People’s Republic of China for its failure to protect the holders of United States…

Fugitive Missouri drug trafficker arrested at Mason City Bar

Fugitive Missouri drug trafficker arrested at Mason City Bar

MASON CITY – According to an incident report early Saturday morning, two Mason City police officers observed two subjects creating a disturbance at Alley Katz bar, 1341 North Federal Ave.…

Branstad, Reynolds praise Iowa DOT’s effort to restore highways following flooding

DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) Director Paul Trombino III joined Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds at the administration’s weekly press briefing today. Director Trombino…

Occupy Mason City holds protest Saturday afternoon (photos and video)

Occupy Mason City holds protest Saturday afternoon (photos and video)

MASON CITY – Occupy Mason City was back in Central Park again on Saturday. It was a chilly day, but protesters stayed warm with soup and cider. Some protesters came…

Thornton resident tired of receiving Mason City Shopper

Phyllis Willis is tired of receiving a Mason City Shopper at her residence. Phyllis, of Thorton, Iowa, attended an Occupy Mason City rally on Saturday and told NorthIowaToday.com that she…

Fugitive Minnesota sex offender found living in Burchinal

Fugitive Minnesota sex offender found living in Burchinal

BURCHINAL – Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 52 year old Mitchel Willette at 11901 2 Street in Burchinal shortly after 10:30am Saturday morning. Willette was booked into the Cerro…

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer – November 4, 2011

From the Desk of Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer – November 4, 2011

From State Rep. Linda Upmeyer November 4 — I spend a great deal of time going back and forth between Des Moines and North Iowa. Whether I’m in my car…

Man seen scaling Principal building was just washing windows

Man seen scaling Principal building was just washing windows

MASON CITY – A reader contacted NorthIowaToday.com Thursday afternoon to let us know a man was on a rope scaling the Principal building in downtown Mason City. It turns out…

Gov. Branstad announces Iowa’s withdrawal from Missouri River Association of States and Tribes

Gov. Branstad announces Iowa’s withdrawal from Missouri River Association of States and Tribes

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad today announced that he will withdraw Iowa as a member of the Missouri River Association of States and Tribes (MoRAST) effective immediately. Gov. Branstad has…

One car rollover Friday afternoon

One car rollover Friday afternoon

MASON CITY – At approximately 3:30 pm, Friday afternoon, a report of one car rollover in front of 216 S. Vermont was reported to the Mason City Police Department. Emergency…

Mason City man sent to jail for 6 months

Mason City man sent to jail for 6 months

MASON CITY – On Tuesday, November 1st, Randy Axiotis, 49, was sentenced to two 180 day sentences after entering Alford pleas in three criminal cases in Cerro Gordo County District…

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