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Two injured, one dead in accident south of Mason City Tuesday

Two injured, one dead in accident south of Mason City Tuesday

MASON CITY – Two young women were injured and an elderly woman was killed in a two car accident Tuesday afternoon south of Mason City. Carol Koenen, 82, of Latimer,…

North Korea fires long range rocket

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – North Korea took the world by surprise by launching a long-range rocket Tuesday. The North Korean government said the launch, which included a rocket and a…

Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE Timothy Hyungrock Haahs, of Pennsylvania, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences for a term expiring…

NIACC falls from rankings

NIACC falls from rankings

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team fell out of the NJCAA Division II poll Tuesday. The Trojans (10-3 overall) were ranked No. 3 last week They dropped decisions…

Iowa farmland values continue to soar; up 28% in Cerro Gordo and Worth counties

Iowa farmland values continue to soar; up 28% in Cerro Gordo and Worth counties

AMES, Iowa — Average Iowa farmland value is estimated to be $8,296 per acre, an increase of 23.7 percent from 2011, according to results of the Iowa Land Value Survey…

Mason City Council holds goal-setting session (audio)

Mason City Council holds goal-setting session (audio)

MASON CITY – The Mason City Council held a goal-setting session Monday evening at the library in a classroom. The discussion was moderated by Story City’s City Administrator Mark Jackson,…

Latest attack on NIT: Blocked at courthouse and city hall

Latest attack on NIT: Blocked at courthouse and city hall

by Matt Marquardt – The latest update on the attacks on NorthIowaToday.com is as follows: I received a very hushed phone call from a person late last week telling me…

Police: “Phat Pat” spat on officers; no trial till May of ’13

Police: “Phat Pat” spat on officers; no trial till May of ’13

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested for domestic assault and assault on a peace officer on November 16th plead not guilty at an arraignment hearing on…

Clear Lake police elaborate on stolen mattress trailer

Clear Lake police elaborate on stolen mattress trailer

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake Police Department has reported that between the dates of November 21st amd November 26th, a semi-trailer was stolen from the Serta mattress plant, located…

Colorless, odorless CO gas can prove deadly

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Dec. 11, 2012 – With the cold weather coming on strong this week, Alliant Energy is reminding customers the threat of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is…

Two Charged After Deer Hunting Incident in Harrison County, Iowa

MISSOURI VALLEY – Two men have been charged following an incident that occurred Saturday afternoon when a shotgun slug was fired into an occupied home while deer hunting. Stephen Kenkel,…

NIACC weekly sports update

NIACC weekly sports update

(12-10-12) MEN’S BASKETBALL What’s next: The No. 3 NIACC men’s basketball team returns to action Sunday at home against the Waldorf College junior varsity. Game time is set for 2…

White House asking for your story on how losing $2K would affect you

White House asking for your story on how losing $2K would affect you

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House is asking ordinary citizens to share how the impending “fiscal cliff” crisis would affect them. It is said that if Congress does not extend…

Man Sentenced to 330 Months in Prison for Participating in International Child Pornography Distribution Ring

WASHINGTON—A Texas man was sentenced today to serve 330 months in prison for his participation in an international child pornography distribution ring, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of…

Mother and Daughter Sentenced for Crimes Related to Child Sex Trafficking

SACRAMENTO, CA—United States District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. today sentenced Latrelle Alicia Hornbuckle, 24, and Tammy Rena Brown, 44, of Sacramento, to six-and-a-half years and three years in prison,…

Bill introduced would ban gay marriages on military bases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A bill known as the “Military Religious Freedom Act of 2012” would (1) prevent military chaplains from being forced to perform a marriage ceremony if the chaplain…

Postcard Collection of Historic Mason City Available at Library

Postcard Collection of Historic Mason City Available at Library

MASON CITY – The Mason City Public Library has made available for purchase a collection of postcards created from negatives contained in its collection. The Mason City Public Library’s History…

U.S. Supreme Court to determine if brand-name drug companies can pay generic drug companies to keep their products off the market

U.S. Supreme Court to determine if brand-name drug companies can pay generic drug companies to keep their products off the market

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following comment after the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that will…