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Branstad to Honor Mason City Police Officers, Firefighters with Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor

(DES MOINES)- Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds will honor Mason City police officers and firefighters with the 2011 Sullivan Brothers’ Award of Valor. A press release from…

Principal getting new generator

Principal getting new generator

MASON CITY – Principal is constructing a new generator station just outside its main offices in Mason City.  The generator will be located on the south side of the building.…

Mason City man arrested after passing out in Kmart

Mason City man arrested after passing out in Kmart

MASON CITY – Mason City police were called to check on a man who passed out in Kmart’s entrance around 1pm on Tuesday. Police officers determined 54 year old Michael…

Krieger’s Garden Center has closed

Krieger’s Garden Center has closed

MASON CITY – The sign says “Est. 1891.” The other one says “sorry we’re closed.” It seems that a fixture in the Mason City greenhouse business, Krieger’s Garden Center, has…

NIACC instructor arrested for harassment

NIACC instructor arrested for harassment

MASON CITY – NIACC instructor Jeffrey Pilz has landed in jail again, according to the Cerro Gordo County inmate population report. Pilz, 56, was booked into the Cerro Gordo County…

Op-ed: Is ethanol blended gas really a bargain?

(Op-ed from J L Bach) We all know the drill when it’s time to put gas in the car. There are two main choices for motorists in North Iowa that…

Carlos O’Kelly’s “gives back” to North Iowa Youth Center

Carlos O’Kelly’s “gives back” to North Iowa Youth Center

MASON CITY – Wednesday was Appreciation Day at Carlos O’Kelly’s. People were there to celebrate with family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to “Enjoy wonderful food and help to give to…

Occupy Mason City invites public for hot soup, coffee

MASON CITY – Occupy Mason City will be holding another rally at Central Park in Mason City from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 5th. The public is invited…

Mason City Schools construction update

Mason City Schools construction update

From the Mason City School District: CONSTRUCTION UPDATES – WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW! Phase 3A – Larson Contracting Corridor 176 o Mason is working on the brick piers on the west…

Rep. Upmeyer recognizes Hampton-Dumont students

Rep. Upmeyer recognizes Hampton-Dumont students

From State Rep. Linda Upmeyer: I wanted to take a moment to highlight the Hampton-Dumont Community School District. The State Board of Education recently awarded H-D schools with the “Breaking…

Traffic stop leads to arrest of man when drugs are found

Traffic stop leads to arrest of man when drugs are found

CLEAR LAKE – On Thursday November 03, 2011 at approximately 7:00 a.m. Officers from the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office and Clear Lake Police Department stopped a vehicle for a…

Broken down Mason City building finally being demolished

Broken down Mason City building finally being demolished

MASON CITY – A building located at 318 3rd Street SW is being demolished at this time. The owners of the building, Lee and Mary Ellen Snell, as well as…

Palmer: Momentum Building for Mental Health Reform

DES MOINES, Iowa – Department of Human Services Director Chuck Palmer said that preliminary recommendations delivered to lawmakers Monday prove that momentum is building for sweeping changes in the way…

Extreme hypocrisy (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) I ran across a article in today’s Globe Gazette on the sports page. I rarely read that section but something there caught my eye and I…

Supervisors asked to provide information to the public on agenda items

By NorthIowaToday.com Publisher Matt Marquardt I asked the Cerro Gordo County Supervisors to provide information to the public that would fully disclose all the details about items on their meeting…

Rock Falls man wins $13K in Iowa Lottery

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Cerro Gordo County man won a top prize of $13,000 playing the lottery’s “Spooky Loot” instant-scratch game. William Brown from Rock Falls claimed his prize…

Zoning Board tells CES to come back later

Zoning Board tells CES to come back later

MASON CITY – The Mason City Zoning Board of Adjustment heard a request from Creative Energy Systems (CES) Tuesday night, asking for a conditional use permit for a proposed $35…

Willett: We were not “hoodwinked” by CES (video)

Willett: We were not “hoodwinked” by CES (video)

MASON CITY – At Tuesday night’s Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting, North Iowa Corridor Director Brent Willett said that no one was “hoodwinked” by Creative Energy Solutions (CES). Willett said…

North Iowa non-profit awarded $50,000 sports grant

MASON CITY – The Iowa Economic Development Authority announced the certification of the North Iowa Sports Authority as a Regional Sports Authority District.  This certification provides $50,000 in state funds…

Pancheros and Jimmy John’s under construction in Mason City

Pancheros and Jimmy John’s under construction in Mason City

MASON CITY – Mason City lost Long John Silver’s but will soon gain two new eateries. A laundromat and Jimmy John’s sandwich shop will be opening up on Highway 122…

One killed in car and school bus accident Tuesday

One killed in car and school bus accident Tuesday

MITCHELL COUNTY – According to an Iowa State Patrol crash report, Allison Marjie Smith, age 17, was a victim Tuesday afternoon in a deadly car and school bus accident on…

The election is getting close (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) The election for three council seats is more like hours away, November 8th is the day I have been told. I for one will be glad…

Zoning Board tells CES to come back later

Zoning Board tells CES to come back later

The Mason City Zoning Board of Adjustment heard a request from Creative Energy Systems (CES) Tuesday night, asking for a conditional use permit for a proposed $35 million waste to…

Willett: We were not “hoodwinked” by CES

At Tuesday night’s Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting, North Iowa Corridor Director Brent Willett said that no one was “hoodwinked” by Creative Energy Solutions (CES). Willett said he wanted to…

New rail crossing in place at 15th Street SW

New rail crossing in place at 15th Street SW

MASON CITY – A new and smoother rail crossing has been installed on 15th Street SW in Mason City. The project was completed jointly by the City of Mason City…

Occupy Mason City backs “Bank Transfer Day”

MASON CITY – Occupy Mason City is encouraging all North Iowans to close their “big” bank accounts and re-open accounts at local credit unions. According to their website, located here,…

We Are Not Nutjobs, We Are Free Thinkers

(Editorial submitted anonymously to NorthIowaToday.com) We Are not NutJobs, We Are ‘Free Thinkers’!! I’m sick of being referred to as a Conspiracy Theory Nutjob! First of all, we don’t wear…

Cerro Gordo supervisors refuse to provide packet of info for public meetings

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Supervisors met on November 1st, 2011. Supervisors were asked if a “packet” of information could be provided to the public prior to meetings,…

Halloween Spooktacular Carnival event held

Halloween Spooktacular Carnival event held

MASON CITY – On Saturday, October 29, the City of Mason City Recreation Department, the North Iowa Youth Center and 11 other teams held the first ever Halloween Spooktacular Carnival…

Where they stand: City Council candidates weigh in on Mason City’s population loss

Where they stand: City Council candidates weigh in on Mason City’s population loss

NIT – The following question was asked of Mason City City Council candidates: “Mason City has been steadily losing population for years. Currently the official count is 28,079. Do you…

FBI releases 2010 statistics on law enforcement officers killed and assaulted

WASHINGTON, D.C. – According to information released last week by the FBI, 56 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty last year; 72 officers died in…

Charge of cruelty to animals against Mason City man dismissed again

Charge of cruelty to animals against Mason City man dismissed again

MASON CITY – On Thursday, October 6th, Mason City police went to 2224 21st Street SW, Mason City for a report of cruelty to animals. Chad Mineart was transported and…

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