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Mission accomplished? Corridor CEO Willett resigns

Mission accomplished? Corridor CEO Willett resigns

MASON CITY – A political insider informed NIT this afternoon that North Iowa Corridor CEO  Brent Willett has resigned. The source said that Willett is taking a job in Southern…

Candidates for Cerro Gordo Board of Supervisors are set

Candidates for Cerro Gordo Board of Supervisors are set

MASON CITY – The following candidates have officially filed papers to run for Cerro Gordo Supervisor, District 2, to replace Bob Amosson who declined to run again: Republican Party Casey…

Board rules that college football players are employees, not just students

Board rules that college football players are employees, not just students

NIT – In what may be another step in the direction of college football players getting paid dollars and not just tuition, room and board, a ruling was handed down…

Fire at Curries sends workers home

Fire at Curries sends workers home

MASON CITY – A fire today at the Curries door plant on 12th Street NW evacuated the building. The fire was reported at around 10 AM Wednesday morning.  Sources told…

Opinion: Know risks of circumcision

From Larissa Black of Ames, Iowa – Circumcision is a taboo topic in our society, even though 56% of infant boys are circumcised within the first few days of life…

NFL (No Fun League) bans goalpost slam dunks after touchdowns

NFL (No Fun League) bans goalpost slam dunks after touchdowns

NIT – Now being hailed as the “No Fun League”, the NFL has banned the uber-popular practice of the goalpost slam dunk. The NFL said this week that dunking the…

Arrest made in 2009 Sac City homicide

ORANGE PARK, FLORIDA – On March 25th, 2014, officers with the Sac City, Iowa, Police Department and agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation interviewed and arrested John David…

FACT SHEET: U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies and Partners

The United States has a solemn commitment to the collective defense of all NATO allies.  As has been true since we signed the Washington Treaty in 1949, we will respond…

Harkin: Health reform has brought savings, free services to thousands of Iowans

Harkin: Health reform has brought savings, free services to thousands of Iowans

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), one of the authors of the Affordable Care Act(ACA), last week applauded the news from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) that…

Rockford man arrested on six felony counts of sexual abuse of a child

Rockford man arrested on six felony counts of sexual abuse of a child

MASON CITY – A Rockford man working in Mason City as a mechanic was picked up March 15th in downtown Mason City on a swath of sexual abuse charges involving…

Harkin, six Senate Democrats call on FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

Harkin, six Senate Democrats call on FDA to regulate e-cigarettes

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amidst mounting evidence that the emerging market of new nicotine delivery products poses serious public health and consumer protection issues, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health,…

Greenland provides UN chief first-hand look at impacts of climate change

Greenland provides UN chief first-hand look at impacts of climate change

GREENLAND – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saw first-hand the impacts of climate change during a visit Wednesday to Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating. “I am just overwhelmed…

Security Council condemns Yemen terrorist attack

NEW YORK – The United Nations Security Council condemned the recent attack in Hadramawt, Yemen, in which 20 soldiers were killed, reaffirming that all acts of terrorism are criminal, and…

Iowa State researchers find that violent video games make children agressive

Iowa State researchers find that violent video games make children agressive

AMES – Children who repeatedly play violent video games are learning thought patterns that will stick with them and influence behaviors as they grow older, according to a new study…