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Mason City robotics team shows off accomplishments to school board

Mason City robotics team shows off accomplishments to school board

MASON CITY – At this week’s school board meeting, a group of Mason City teens showed off a robot (and two awards) they designed. The four young men, Juan Cornejo-Rios,…

Iowa State Tops Drake In Des Moines

Iowa State Tops Drake In Des Moines

Courtesy: cyclones.com – DES MOINES, Iowa -Melvin Ejim tallied a double-double (21 points/11 rebounds) to help Iowa State (8-3 overall, 0-0 Big 12) to an 86-77 victory over Drake (4-5…

Iowa football awards announced

Iowa football awards announced

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior center James Ferentz earned top honors when the 2012 Hawkeye football team held its annual awards banquet Saturday in Iowa City.  Ferentz shared the 2012…

Hawkeyes Top Panthers in Big 4 Classic, 80-73

Hawkeyes Top Panthers in Big 4 Classic, 80-73

Courtesy: UNI Athletics Communications   – DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa junior guard Roy Devyn Marble set a Wells Fargo Arena Division I men’s basketball record 30 points, to lead the…

Bad trend: More people moving out of Iowa than moving in

A survey conducted by the United States Census Bureau shows that more people are moving out of Iowa than moving in. The survey, called the American Community Survey, shows that in…

Bowling scores – 2012-12-09 through 2012-12-14

Sunday Night Mixed League   Rose Bowl       12/09/12   Team High Series          Hawkeye Auto Body       1517 Team High Game           Hawkeye Auto Body       571   Individual High Series Male         Duane Hermen   510…

Op-ed: How does Mason City choose what businesses it gets into?

by Chad Barnes – I read with great interest the piece on North Iowa Today about the city of Mason City getting into the bottled water business. I am curious…

Hillary takes a tumble, sustains concussion

Hillary takes a tumble, sustains concussion

From the State Department: While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Hillary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion. She has been recovering at home and will continue to…

Cops chase Mason City man wanted on warrant

Cops chase Mason City man wanted on warrant

MASON CITY – A Mason City man wanted on a warrant was apprehended by Mason City police Friday in the early morning hours. Jeffrey John Hargis, 43, lead police on…

NIACC/Waldorf College JV game cancelled

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s basketball team’s game Sunday against the Waldorf College junior varsity has been cancelled. The Trojans (10-3 overall) return to action on Friday at Indian…

Woman with history of drunken driving involved in accident at busy intersection

Woman with history of drunken driving involved in accident at busy intersection

MASON CITY – Shortly after 6:30pm Wednesday evening Mason City police responded to a non-injury two vehicle accident at the intersection of 4th Street SW & Taft Avenue South. After…

Obama: Nation Grieves for Those Killed in Tragic Shooting in Newtown, CT

The President says the nation’s thoughts and prayers are with those who lost a loved one during Friday’s tragic shooting in Newtown, CT. httpv://youtu.be/q1cBaKbWUgU…

Mason City has given millions in business incentives over last decade

Mason City has given millions in business incentives over last decade

MASON CITY – Businesses in Mason City have received millions of dollars in incentives over the last decade, according to a database compiled by the New York Times.  The database…

Obama says users shouldn’t be targets in states that legalized pot

Obama says users shouldn’t be targets in states that legalized pot

In the wake of the states of Washington and Colorado legalizing the use of marijuana, President Barack Obama told the press that federal authorities should not target persons who use…

Army Releases November Suicide Data

The Army released suicide data on Friday for the month of November.  During November, among active-duty soldiers, there were 12 potential suicides:  one has been confirmed as a suicide and…

Man Sentenced to More Than 19 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography and Making False Statements to the FBI

JACKSONVILLE, FL—U.S. District Judge Marcia Morales Howard sentenced Alfredo Martinez Riquene (44, Jacksonville) yesterday to 19 years and seven months in federal prison for the production of child pornography involving…

Man found guilty of groping woman on airline flight to Chicago

CHICAGO—An Aurora man was convicted today of sexually groping the inner thigh of a Chicago-area woman while they were seated next to each other aboard an airplane from Las Vegas…

Federal Reserve proposes rules to strengthen the oversight of U.S. operations of foreign banks

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday proposed rules to strengthen the oversight of U.S. operations of foreign banks. The proposal would require foreign banking organizations with a significant U.S. presence…

United Way continues to accept end of year grain donations

MASON CITY, IOWA –United Way of North Central Iowa is continuing to accept grain donations from area farmers. Farmers can donate a portion of their grain sale and support the…

South Dakota Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Nebraska and Iowa Bank Robberies

A man who robbed two banks was sentenced December 12, 2012, to 10 years in federal prison. Karlis Ray Baisden, 25, from Vermillion, South Dakota, received the prison term after…

King: Death Tax Increase Threatens Iowa Farms, Businesses

King: Death Tax Increase Threatens Iowa Farms, Businesses

Washington, DC- Congressman Steve King released the following statement in response to the Senate Republican Policy Committee’s recent study showing the dramatic impact the increase and expansion of the death…

Gender pay gap affects student loan debt load

By Gail MarksJarvis, Chicago Tribune – As students ask themselves if they dare take on the student loans they’ll need for college, the questions are especially critical for women. More women…

400 U.S. military personnel headed to Turkey

400 U.S. military personnel are headed to Turkey in response to threats from neighboring Syria. Turkey is a NATO nation and aligned with the United States. Defense Secretary Leon E.…

An update on the Decorah eagles

An update on Decorah eagles from the Raptor Resource Project – Mom and Dad are continuing to work on yonder nest, although a few video makers captured both of them…

Four Officers Charged with Escorting Loads of Narcotics

MCALLEN, TX—Two complaints have been filed charging two deputies with the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) and two Mission Police Department (MPD) officers in a drug conspiracy, United States Attorney…

Health Department’s Live Community Wellness Holiday Conversation

Health Department’s Live Community Wellness Holiday Conversation

(Mason City) – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health is pleased to announce another LIVE Community Wellness Conversation with Fitness Wright Now partners, Daniel Wright and Rebecca Meyer,…