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Hitting hard: Don’t miss these recent stories


This news story was published on December 24, 2012.
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City Council member and bully Scott Tornquist won’t like the smell of some these stories, there’s just too much truth in them.

by Matt Marquardt –

It’s Christmas and in between presents, meals and naps you might find the time to read the following stories.

Make sure to watch the videos, too.

Bookmeyer slowly killing Human Rights in Mason City

Mayor Eric Bookmeyer has had it in for Mason City Human Rights since he campaigned for mayor in 2009.

Compensation board recommends 2.25% pay raise for elected officials and non-bargaining employees (MUST SEE VIDEO)

The Cerro Gordo Compensation Board is out of touch with regular people, especially those who work for the private-sector.  Watch video for proof.

Long-time Democrat Steinfort leaves Democratic party on her own terms

Mason City woman run out of the Democratic Party by Jay Urdahl and John Stone for supporting a rival politician.

Tornquist blows his stack, teams with Bookmeyer to trample on free speech

An enraged Scott Tornquist ran away from the last City Council meeting like a frightened rabbit, with Mayor Eric Bookmeyer and a Globe Gazette reporter right behind him.  People are already talking about the next Council meeting and what might happen.

Blue Zones, Micro-Enterprise could eat away city general fund reserves

Boondoggles like Blue Zones, which try to teach people to be less fat, and Micro-Enterprise, which requires taxpayers to pay for candy bars and sidewalks for businesses that are not hiring anyone, are just more garbage from this council and mayor and are taking Mason City nowhere but into the red ink.

Council talking about bottling Mason City water, selling it

The title speaks for itself.  The city wants out of the garbage collection business, a vital service, but will pursue a hair-brained scheme like bottling tap water for sale.  If Janet Solberg thinks it’s a good idea, you know we are screwed.

Judge Colleen Weiland gives Hanlontown domestic abuser probation, suspends fine and jail

Out-of-control man-loving judge Colleen Weiland slaps the wrist of a woman-beater.

Cyclone Steel: Pappajohn incubator “just a shell”

Business owners sound off on their opinion of the small business incubator located on the NIACC campus.

Throat-slasher walks free after reaching deal with County Attorney Dalen

Apparently if you slash a throat here in River City it’s no big deal.

UPDATE: Ventura man attacked and injured by pit bull

Tragedy strikes a North Iowa family.

Boster concerned new sledding hill all for naught (video)

Sledding hill opponent sounds off on perceived short-comings of a new sledding hill in Mason City.

Manly woman charged with serious assault for allegedly punching bartender

A Manly woman punched out a Clear Lake bouncer and now faces charges.

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2 Responses to Hitting hard: Don’t miss these recent stories

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    LVS Reply Report comment

    December 25, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Tornquist is like most bully’s, he is a coward when confronted.

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    southsider Reply Report comment

    December 25, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Turn and run quist. Haha! What’s the odds he dives for the exit next meeting? What is he hiding? Do you think they will adjourn first?