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Nelson proposes new parking policy for Park Inn parking spots

MASON CITY – Third ward city councilman Don Nelson has proposed some changes to a controversial downtown parking policy. “I received a call from downtown merchants about their customer being…

Bookmeyer: CES waste to energy project “exciting”

Bookmeyer: CES waste to energy project “exciting”

MASON CITY – As early as September, Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer called the controversial Creative Energy Systems (CES) waste to energy project “exciting” and had already “developed a high…

Op-ed: Collusion on the City Council (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) The esteemed lead writer for the Globe reported Monday that the new council needs to begin rebuilding, that there existed a division between former members Weaver,…

November 2011 Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health violations

The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health only inspects establishments in Cerro Gordo County. The department used to inspect a wider region in North Iowa, but scaled back. View…

Highland Golf Course assessment study recommends over $1 million in improvements

Highland Golf Course assessment study recommends over $1 million in improvements

Gill Design, Inc. was retained by the City of Mason City, Iowa to complete an assessment of the Highland Park Golf Course presently being operated by the City of Mason…

From B student to bully target

Tim Engstrom, Albert Lea Tribune, Minn. She admits she made mistakes that gave the principals at Albert Lea High School a bad impression of her. But 14-year-old Jasmine Gonzalez went…

Bookmeyer: CES waste to energy project “exciting”

Bookmeyer: CES waste to energy project “exciting”

As early as September, Mason City Mayor Eric Bookmeyer called the controversial Creative Energy Systems (CES) waste to energy project “exciting” and had already “developed a high level of interest……

Brad Bird enters live-action fray with ‘Mission Impossible 4’

Brad Bird enters live-action fray with ‘Mission Impossible 4’

By Colin Covert, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Brad Bird has made some of the more brilliant and thrilling animated movies of the past two decades, if not of all…

Tebow pulls off his weekly miracle

Tebow pulls off his weekly miracle

By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Week by week, the football world is learning something about the new quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Tebow ends with a…

Obama marks ‘historic’ end of Iraq war

Obama marks ‘historic’ end of Iraq war

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Declaring a respectful end to the war he once called “dumb,” President Barack Obama on Monday said the United States will continue…

Christofferson Leads Cyclones Past MVSU, 77-47

Christofferson Leads Cyclones Past MVSU, 77-47

AMES, Iowa – Without the services of post players Chelsea Poppens and Anna Prins, someone had to step up for Iowa State in Sunday’s home game against Mississippi Valley State.…

Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Sec. Northey to co-chair effort to provide homes, help and hope for Haitians

(DES MOINES) – When a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti Jan. 12, 2010, Ken DeYoung watched in disbelief from the safety and comfort of his farmhouse near Laurens. “I could send…

Tax booklets no longer available at library

The Iowa Department of Revenue announced this fall that they will not be sending out individual tax booklets for the year 2011. Consequently, the Mason City Public Library is unable…

Op-ed: Collusion on the City Council (by Peter Children)

(Op-ed by Peter Children) The esteemed lead writer for the Globe reported Monday that the new council needs to begin rebuilding, that there existed a division between former members Weaver,…

Manhattan U.S. Attorney and FBI Assistant Director in Charge Announce Arrest of Bronx Man for Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Janice K. Fedarcyk, the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Office of the Federal…

Former Clinton Community School District Accounting Supervisor Sentenced for Theft of Federal Funds

DAVENPORT, IA—On December 7, 2011, Denisa Babcock, age 37, of Camanche, Iowa, was sentenced to 64 months in federal prison, having previously pleaded guilty to theft from a local government…

Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers

NEW YORK—Today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, 38, aka “Faruk Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa,” “Sayfildin Tahir Sharif” and “Tahir Sharif Sayfildin,”…

Lucchese Organized Crime Family Member and Associate Among 13 Arrested, Charged for Racketeering and Other Offenses, Including Illegal Takeover of Publicly Traded Company

WASHINGTON—Thirteen individuals, including an alleged member and an associate of the Lucchese organized crime family, are charged with racketeering and related offenses in an indictment unsealed this morning in conjunction…

Trinitarios gang members arrested in New York

NEW YORK – Fifty members and associates of the Bronx Trinitarios Gang (BTG) have been charged with racketeering, narcotics and firearms offenses. BTG allegedly operated as a Racketeer Influenced and…

November 2011 Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health violations

The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health only inspects establishments in Cerro Gordo County. The department used to inspect a wider region in North Iowa, but scaled back. View…

Highland Golf Course assessment study recommends over $1 million in improvements

Highland Golf Course assessment study recommends over $1 million in improvements

Gill Design, Inc. was retained by the City of Mason City, Iowa to complete an assessment of the Highland Park Golf Course presently being operated by the City of Mason…