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Large fight at community center leads to two arrests

Large fight at community center leads to two arrests

MAYNARD, IA – Numerous 911 calls led police to respond to a community center for a large fight in this small northeast Iowa community. On Saturday at about 11:44 PM,…

Iowa State women dance for eighth-straight season

Iowa State women dance for eighth-straight season

AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball team has been selected to play in its 15th NCAA Tournament, and eighth-straight tournament appearance. The 7th-seeded Cyclones will remain home to face…

US National Guardsman nabbed at Canadian border, trying to leave for Syria to join al-Qaida

US National Guardsman nabbed at Canadian border, trying to leave for Syria to join al-Qaida

SACRAMENTO – An American man who belonged to the US National Guard apparently felt that al-Qaida was a better fit for him, and was caught by border patrol agents as…

Determan to be retained by city as Blue Zones consultant on part-time basis at $53K

Determan to be retained by city as Blue Zones consultant on part-time basis at $53K

MASON CITY – Angela Determan will likely be retained by the city of Mason City in a role that furthers the Blue Zones initiative. Determan and two others are currently…

NIACC alumni reception celebrates women’s basketball team

NIACC alumni reception celebrates women’s basketball team

OVERLAND PARK, KS – The #1 ranked NIACC women’s basketball team is heading to the NJCAA Division II Women’s Tournament in Overland Park, KS. To celebrate with NIACC alumni who…

Most Americans say global warming issue is exaggerated

Most Americans say global warming issue is exaggerated

NIT – Most Americans, 65%, believe global warming is currently happening or will happen in their lifetimes, but far fewer, 36%, predict it will be a serious threat to their…

Police say Marshalltown man burglarized Mason City business

Police say Marshalltown man burglarized Mason City business

MASON CITY – Police apprehended a Marshalltown man early Sunday after they say he attempted to burglarize a Mason City business. Mason City police said Monday that on Sunday morning…

Iowa law enforcement nails two suspected drug dealers

Iowa law enforcement nails two suspected drug dealers

ATLANTIC, IA – Cass county deputies caught two suspected drug dealers this weekend, together in a vehicle while one was allegedly driving drunk. According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office,…

Southern Minnesota man found guilty of vehicular homicide after North Iowa crash

Southern Minnesota man found guilty of vehicular homicide after North Iowa crash

CRESCO, IOWA – A man from Southern Minnesota was found guilty today of vehicular homicide after a Howard county car crash last year that took the life of another Minnesota…

Iowa political group: Branstad manipulated job numbers

Iowa political group: Branstad manipulated job numbers

DES MOINES –  A liberal Iowa political group said Monday that the administration of Governor Terry Branstad manipulated job numbers released today by Iowa Workforce Development. According to Progress Iowa, the…

Downtown Mason City: Hotel, parking ramp, pavilion, retail development to cost over $30 million

Downtown Mason City: Hotel, parking ramp, pavilion, retail development to cost over $30 million

MASON CITY – More information has come forward to the NIT newsroom regarding the proposed downtown Mason City hotel/parking ramp/retail/performance pavilion development. NIT reported this weekend that the Des Moines…

Iowa to face Tennessee Wednesday at 8 PM

Iowa to face Tennessee Wednesday at 8 PM

DAYTON – The Iowa Hawkeyes will face the Tennessee Volunteers Wednesday night in a first round game of the NCAA Tournament. Tipoff is scheduled for approximately 8 p.m. (CT) at Dayton Arena in…

Water rates in Manly to increase

Water rates in Manly to increase

MANLY – Residents in the small Worth county community of Manly may see their water rates increase. The city council of Manly tonight at its regular meeting will consider on…

Iowa woman arrested for drunk driving and child endangerment

Iowa woman arrested for drunk driving and child endangerment

ATLANTIC, IA – An Iowa woman is facing drunk driving and child endangerment charges after police pulled her car over in this southwest Iowa county. Cass county deputies arrested 28…

Afghans warned not to let “spoilers” ruin national elections

NEW YORK – In a personal appeal to the Afghan people less than three weeks before national elections, a senior United Nations envoy today urged all citizens of the nascent…

Six Big Ten teams selected to play in NCAA tourney

Six Big Ten teams selected to play in NCAA tourney

INDIANAPOLIS – Six Big Ten teams were selected to participate in the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, and Wisconsin will represent…

Iowa unemployment rate at 4.3 percent in January

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January edged up to 4.3 percent from 4.2 percent in December. The current rate compares favorably with the January 2013 rate…

After three years, end to Syrian conflict urged

After three years, end to Syrian conflict urged

DAMASCUS – With nearly 13 million Syrians uprooted from their homes, senior United Nations officials warn that without a political solution to the conflict, which today enters its fourth year,…