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Mason City police elaborate on last week’s SUV fire

Mason City police elaborate on last week’s SUV fire

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department said today via press release that no foul play is suspected in an SUV fire they and the Mason City Fire Department…

Supervisors hear requests for county funds from outside agencies (2 videos)

Supervisors hear requests for county funds from outside agencies (2 videos)

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors met for their regular meeting on Monday morning.  Next week’s meeting will also be held on Monday. County Engineer Mary…

Steve King to open Mason City office; Bartz to run office

Steve King to open Mason City office; Bartz to run office

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement today to announce he will be closing offices in Creston, Council Bluffs and Storm Lake because of redistricting and will be…

Branstad issues statement on positive identification of Evansdale girls

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today issued the following statement upon learning the bodies of Evansdale cousins Lyric Cook-Morrissey, 11, and Elizabeth Collins, 9, were positively identified today.…

Obama to travel to Michigan Monday

Obama to travel to Michigan Monday

President Obama’s schedule for Monday, December 10th, 2012: All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 9:45 AM: The President and the Vice President receive the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:50 AM: The…

Minnesota man in critical condition at Mercy after stab wound suffered in Clear Lake

Minnesota man in critical condition at Mercy after stab wound suffered in Clear Lake

Form Clear Lake police: CLEAR LAKE – At approximately 2:30 early Sunday morning, December 9, 2012 The Clear Lake Police Department received a call from the Mason City Police Department…

Nebraska Teen Injured While Pheasant Hunting in Iowa Saturday

DES MOINES – A Nebraska teenager sustained a shotgun blast to the back of his head while pheasant hunting Saturday with his father in Page County. Ryan Rearick, 18, of…

Senate Approves Provisions to Increase Workload at Rock Island Arsenal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Mark Kirk (R-IL) announced that major portions of their bill to help increase the workload…

Grassley Votes for Bipartisan Trade Bill to Expand Export Opportunities to Russia, Moldova

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley said the 92 to 4 Senate vote today for bipartisan legislation to grant permanent normal trade relations – PNTR status – to Russia and Moldova…

Chicago to Omaha Regional Passenger Rail System Planning Study open house public hearings announced

Chicago to Omaha Regional Passenger Rail System Planning Study open house public hearings announced

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 10, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration and Illinois Department of Transportation, has scheduled in-person public hearings and…

Winnebago Industries Unveils Innovative Coaches At Annual RVIA Show In Louisville, KY

FOREST CITY, Iowa — Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading United States recreation vehicle manufacturer, unveiled a number of innovative RVs at the 50th Annual Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA)…

Winnebago Industries’ Class A, B and C Motorhomes Receive MotorHome Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

FOREST CITY – According to the November 30, 2012 announcement, Winnebago Industries’ Class A and C motorhomes were named as this year’s Gold winners and the Class B Era received…

Wanted man, fresh out of jail a week ago, flees cops as they search for burglary suspects

Wanted man, fresh out of jail a week ago, flees cops as they search for burglary suspects

MASON CITY – At approximately 4:45 AM Saturday morning, Mason City Police officers responded to a burglary call from 739 17th Street NE. The caller said that a boyfriend had…

Annual Hate Crimes Report Released

Annual Hate Crimes Report Released

From the FBI: According to statistics released today by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 6,222 criminal incidents involving 7,254 offenses were reported in 2011 as a result of bias toward…

Cyclone Steel: Pappajohn incubator “just a shell”

Cyclone Steel: Pappajohn incubator “just a shell”

MASON CITY – The NIACC Pappajohn incubator isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, according to two Mason City business owners. Leland and William Foster, who own and operate Cyclone…

Iowa Bicycle Summit to be held Jan. 25-26

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 5, 2012 – The annual Iowa Bicycle Summit will be held Jan. 25 and 26, 2013, at the Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center…

Cyclones Run Past Omaha, 93-65

Cyclones Run Past Omaha, 93-65

Courtesy: cyclones.com AMES, Iowa – Georges Niang led a group of six Cyclones in double figure scoring with 15 points to aid Iowa State (7-3, 0-0 Big 12) to a…

OPINION: Story on Comprehensive Systems missed corruption there

UPDATE: Due to the nature of the anonymous claims and allegations made by the writer of this opinion, NorthIowaToday.com has determined that it would be fair to both sides to…

NIACC men, women win

NIACC men, women win

No. 3 NIACC men cruise past Madison, 90-51 MASON CITY – The No. 3 NIACC men’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak with a 90-51 victory over Madison College…

Grassley Reacts to Response from Courts on Plans for Sequestration

Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, provided the following comment after receiving a response to his inquiry to the U.S. Courts about the plans for sequestration. …

Obama: Congress Must Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts

Obama: Congress Must Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Obama urges Congress to extend the middle class income tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans and 97 percent of small businesses without delay, making it clear…

Grassley Presses for Action on Nuclear Terrorism Bill

Grassley Presses for Action on Nuclear Terrorism Bill

WASHINGTON – An amendment from Senator Chuck Grassley to the Defense Authorization bill that mirrors his legislation to implement two treaties, one on nuclear and radiological terrorism and another on…

Hawkeyes’ Blythe Earns Honor

Hawkeyes’ Blythe Earns Honor

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Scout.com, powered by Fox Sports Next, has named University of Iowa offensive lineman Austin Blythe to its Freshman All-America first team. Blythe is one of five…

FBI Asks for Help Identifying Potential First Victim of Serial Killer

FBI Asks for Help Identifying Potential First Victim of Serial Killer

FBI agents in Oregon have received information from the FBI’s Anchorage Division that narrows the search for a woman who was allegedly raped by accused serial killer Israel Keyes. Keyes…

100 Judicial Confirmations this Congress

Prepared Statement of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Ranking Member, Senate Committee on the Judiciary The Nomination of Michael P. Shea, to be U.S. District Judge for the District of…

Waldorf College undergraduates receive research awards

Waldorf College undergraduates receive research awards

Forest City, Iowa – The Iowa Iota chapter of Waldorf College’s Alpha Chi Honor Society announced the recipients of two $500 grants that the organization awards annually. Peter Eggebraaten of…

Playboy Bloods Member Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Charges

WASHINGTON—A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty today in federal court to conspiring to conduct a racketeering enterprise as a member of the Playboy Bloods criminal street gang, announced Assistant Attorney…

Mason City School Board to meet Monday

Mason City School Board to meet Monday

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the School Administration Building. Highlights on the meeting agenda include: INFORMATION/NONACTION…

Legislation to Provide Additional Court Options for Federal Law Enforcement Officers Clears Senate

WASHINGTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Chuck Grassley that would allow federal law enforcement officers who acted under their official duties and charged with a crime in state court an…

Boat Operators Charged in Deadly Mississippi River Crash

BURLINGTON, Iowa – Joseph S. Schier, Jr., 21, and Douglas C. Metcalf, 22, both from Burlington, were each formally charged on Dec. 7th with one count of Boating While Intoxicated…

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Illinois and Michigan State Earn Weekly Honors – Player of the Week Brandon Paul, Illinois G – Sr. – 6-4 – Gurnee, Ill. – Warren · Scored a season-high 35…

Lime Creek Nature Center announces “Artfelt Expressions” contest

Lime Creek Nature Center announces  “Artfelt Expressions” contest

MASON CITY – Do you love nature? If you do, the Lime Creek Nature Center invites you to participate in our Artfelt Expressions Contest. We want to know why you…

Three In Double Figures As Lady Cyclones Beat Fairfield Inbox

Three In Double Figures As Lady Cyclones Beat Fairfield Inbox

AMES, Iowa – In a game that was in part notable for the return of Iowa State’s All-Big 12 forward Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State got 18 points from Hallie Christofferson…

Debt Collection Agency Executive Charged with Bribing Bank Officials

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Patrick Pinto, 44, of Bohemia, New York, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him…