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NIACC removes interim tag from soccer coach Platt

NIACC removes interim tag from soccer coach Platt

MASON CITY, Iowa – The NIACC Athletic Department has named interim head soccer coach Jonathan Platt as the next head coach for NIACC soccer. Platt was named interim head coach…

Anamosa State Penitentiary no longer on lockdown

Anamosa State Penitentiary no longer on lockdown

ANAMOSA – The Anamosa State Penitentiary returned to normal operations on Monday June 11, 2012.  This ended a lockdown that was initiated on Saturday June 9th, which was the result…

I-35: Ruby Wins Modifieds and Portis Takes Point Lead

I-35: Ruby Wins Modifieds and Portis Takes Point Lead

by Jody Spear and Kelly Meyer – MASON CITY – It was a fast night at the I-35 Speedway Sunday night. Not only were the cars fast, but the races…

Mason City OP Restaurant has Closed

Mason City OP Restaurant has Closed

MASON CITY – The Other Place restaurant in downtown Mason City has apparently closed its doors. The restaurant, located at 125 1st Street SE, is not open and a sign…

Latham: Federal Agencies Shouldn’t Treat Iowa Farmers Like the Taliban

Latham: Federal Agencies Shouldn’t Treat Iowa Farmers Like the Taliban

From U.S. Rep. Tom Latham: Few developments in the news in recent weeks have disturbed me more than what we’re learning about the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) using unmanned drone…

MCFD: House fire started by unattended burner

MCFD: House fire started by unattended burner

Mason City – June 11, 2011 – The Mason City Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1121 2nd Street NW on Saturday June 9th.  Fire was reported to…

Photo of the day: Skewed values?

Photo of the day: Skewed values?

The photo below was submitted by an NIT reader.  The photo is of a sticker on a pickup truck that was parked in Mason City this weekend.  The person who…

Lindsay Lohan crash: No serious injuries; investigation under way

By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Santa Monica, Calif., police said no one was seriously injured in an accident Friday that sent actress Lindsay Lohan to…

Health Department: Adults may need Pertusis vaccination

Health Department: Adults may need Pertusis vaccination

From the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health: We have had over 50 cases of Pertussis in the county. Pertussis is highly contagious and can be serious, even deadly…

Texas Republicans take a softer approach to immigration

By Anna M. Tinsley, McClatchy Newspapers – FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Republicans say they know their approval of a party platform that takes a softer approach to illegal immigration…

6 die in Nigeria church attacks

By Franca Gbabo and Kate Thomas – ABUJA, Nigeria — At least six people were killed and more than 50 injured Sunday when two churches in Nigeria attacked by unknown…

Kurdish academic named to lead exiled Syrian opposition

By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times – BEIRUT — The best-known Syrian exile opposition group, the Syrian National Council, named a Kurdish exile as its new chiefSunday in another…

Egypt election boycott gains momentum

By Jeffrey Fleishman and Reem Abdellatif, Los Angeles Times – CAIRO — A movement to boycott this week’s runoff presidential election is gaining momentum, threatening Egypt’s restive transition to democracy…

MCPL summer music has begun

MCPL summer music has begun

MASON CITY – The Summer Music Series has begun at the Mason City Public Library. Join us on Fridays from 11am to 2pm in the library Commons to enjoy free…

Mayo Clinic expands its online network for doctors

Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune, Minneapolis – The Mayo Clinic has added a fifth health care system to its Mayo Clinic Care Network that aims to help doctors and clinicians tap into…

Southern peanut farmers say farm bill proposal would hurt them

Southern peanut farmers say farm bill proposal would hurt them

By Franco Ordonez, McClatchy Newspapers – WASHINGTON — Southern peanut growers stand in the way of a massive new farm bill that seeks to cut billions of dollars from the…

American Apparel struggles to make it in America

American Apparel struggles to make it in America

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Ofelia Lopez scrutinizes the hem on a hot-pink shirt fresh off the assembly line, making sure the stitching is just…

Cubs beat Twins, but ‘worst’ label still possible

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – MINNEAPOLIS — The Chicago Cubs have been playing baseball since 1876, and reliable sources say they haven’t won a championship in more than a…

Healthy, hot-shooting Chris Bosh could still come off bench for Heat

By Shandel Richardson, Sun Sentinel – MIAMI — He can stop with the teeny, percentage-point improvement. Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh recently said he was only 99 percent healthy. Each…

Dufner, 35, leads PGA Tour in earnings and FedEx Cup points

By Jeff Shain, The Orlando Sentinel – ORLANDO, Fla. — Pay enough attention to Jason Dufner on the golf course and one can’t help but notice that expression. Or, more…

How the Heat and Thunder match up

By Broderick Turner, Los Angeles Times – It will be billed by many as good versus evil. But in so many ways, the NBA Finals matchup between the likable Oklahoma…

Three killed in Ala. shooting; 2 were former Auburn football players

By Jim Mustian and Larry Gierer, McClatchy Newspapers – AUBURN, Ala. — Authorities were searching Sunday for a gunman accused of fatally shooting three men at a pool party Saturday…

Blair Kerkhoff: Schedules will become new college football debate

By Blair Kerkhoff, McClatchy Newspapers – For all the talk about how to structure college football’s postseason, the regular season looms as the bigger issue. Assuming college football agrees to…

Woods, Martin to get early start

By Steve Corkran, Contra Costa Times – SAN FRANCISCO — The marquee group for the start of U.S. Open practice rounds Monday features former Stanford teammates Tiger Woods and Casey…

Cards let one get away

By Joe Strauss, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — The Cardinals happened upon a game for the stealing Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Rather than seize upon it, they…

Wieber wins women’s title, but US Olympic team remains in flux

By Vahe Gregorian, St. Louis Post-Dispatch – ST. LOUIS — Soon after Jordyn Wieber fended off Gabby Douglas to win the U.S. women’s national gymnastics championship on Sunday at Chaifetz…

Brewers hang on to close out Padres

By Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – MILWAUKEE — The record will show the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the San Diego Padres, 6-5, Sunday afternoon at Miller Park to clinch a…

A new berth, and rebirth, for the battleship Iowa

A new berth, and rebirth, for the battleship Iowa

By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — As a fireboat shot a plume of water and crowds waved jubilantly from the shore, the battleship Iowa docked at…

Four seconds in Afghanistan: Was it combat, or a crime?

By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times – BAMBERG, Germany — Sgt. 1st Class Walter Taylor’s life collapsed in four interminable seconds in a dusty field in central Afghanistan. His convoy…

Former Pennsylvania governor, 94, promotes prison reform

By Tom Infield, The Philadelphia Inquirer – On Nov. 15, 1954, the cover of America’s leading newsmagazine carried a photo of a grinning George M. Leader with his hands clasped…

Frank Cady, ‘Green Acres’ actor, dies at 96

By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times – Frank Cady, 96, a character actor who played Hooterville general-store proprietor Sam Drucker on the TV sitcoms “Green Acres” and “Petticoat Junction,” died…

Latin jazz Grammy category reinstated, two others added

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — A year after the Recording Academy ignited a firestorm of protest in portions of the jazz and Latin communities by…

TV picks for the week of June 11-17

By Dale Roe, Austin American-Statesman – —Monday “The Bachelorette” 7 p.m., ABC: Off with their heads! Emily axes two more suitors following a trip to London. “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”…

‘Madagascar 3,’ ‘Prometheus’ find their audiences for strong openings

By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted,” the first film made for children to hit theaters in months, was the No. 1…

Checking accounts still too confusing, study finds

By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times – WASHINGTON — Despite some recent improvements by the nation’s largest banks, checking accounts are still too confusing for consumers and overdraft fees are…

Vicious dog complaint leads to arrest of Mason City man, Minnesota woman

Vicious dog complaint leads to arrest of Mason City man, Minnesota woman

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is doing his share to keep  police officers busy. On June 2nd, Mason City Police had received a report of a dispute in the 100…

Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers by Kanye West start shopping frenzy

By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — Women salivate over Manolo Blahnik heels. Men covet Nike Air Yeezy 2 sneakers. The limited-edition shoe, designed by rapper Kanye…

Markets end strong week under cloud of pessimism

By Walter Hamilton, Los Angeles Times – LOS ANGELES — The stock market finished its best week of the year, but the mood on Wall Street was subdued as investors…

Merling says he’s finding his way with Packers

Merling says he’s finding his way with Packers

By Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – GREEN BAY, Wis. — The tussles usually happen in the dog days of training camp, when guys get tired of slamming into one…

Cubs will know soon if they have landed Cuban outfielder

By Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune – MINNEAPOLIS — The bids for free-agent outfielder Jorge Soler were due Sunday night, and Cubs baseball President Theo Epstein will soon find out if…

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