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Callanan campaign raises thousands of dollars with help of Dr. Gary Blodgett

Callanan campaign raises thousands of dollars with help of Dr. Gary Blodgett

CLEAR LAKE – Casey Callanan, a Republican running for the seat on the Cerro Gordo Board of Supervisors being vacated by Bob Amosson, is enjoying the benefits of his longtime…

U.S. announces $500 million loan guarantee for Tunisia

U.S. announces $500 million loan guarantee for Tunisia

WASHINGTON –The United States today announced its intent to provide a sovereign loan guarantee to Tunisia, enabling the Tunisian government to raise approximately $500 million from international capital markets at…

Suspicious vehicle with man and woman inside tries to pick up kids in Cedar Rapids

Suspicious vehicle with man and woman inside tries to pick up kids in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – Not many details have been released, but a Cedar Rapids citizen – formerly of Mason City – reported today that parents in Cedar Rapids were alerted to…

MCPD mum on business burglaries

MCPD mum on business burglaries

MASON CITY – Mason City police are aware of a number of forced entry burglaries in the city over the past days and weeks, but are not releasing many details.…

What happened to North Iowa Connect?

What happened to North Iowa Connect?

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – It was formed over three years ago by the North Iowa Corridor to engage youthful business people, but it didn’t leave a lasting impression. This…

Can you spot the waste? Mason City expense claims

Can you spot the waste?  Mason City expense claims

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 4/3/2014 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————- ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 239.56 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 53.60 ADVANCED SYSTEMS OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 66.44…

Today: Discussion with legislative leaders on North Iowa economic growth

Today: Discussion with legislative leaders on North Iowa economic growth

MASON CITY – North Iowa area economic development leaders will exchange ideas with the chairs of two key Iowa state legislative committees on Friday, April 4 in Mason City.  The…

Senator Ragan says Senate works toward growing middle class with clean energy

Senator Ragan says Senate works toward growing middle class with clean energy

From Senator Amanda Ragan – As a leader in wind energy and ethanol, Iowa is showing the nation that clean energy works. Bipartisan support for expanding production is helping Iowa…

North Iowa welcomes snow back this morning

North Iowa welcomes snow back this morning

MASON CITY – The calendar says April, and Spring is officially here, but Mother Nature didn’t get the memo. Snow has returned, as a wintry mix greeted North Iowa residents…

NIACC’s Pappajohn Center to host Youth Entrepreneurial Academy in June

NIACC’s Pappajohn Center to host Youth Entrepreneurial Academy in June

MASON CITY – This summer, area high school students have an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of starting a business and becoming their own boss. And it won’t…

Alliant Energy awarded for work to promote healthy trees in communities

CEDAR RAPIDS – Trees are a critical part of the Midwestern landscape. This year, forestry groups are again recognizing the work from Alliant Energy to promote healthy trees across its…

Poisonings from e-cig’s up dramatically

Poisonings from e-cig’s up dramatically

WASHINGTON – Poison control centers reported a major spike in calls involving e-cigarette poisonings, increasing from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014. Poisoning…

Techbrew to be held April 15 at Mason City Brewing

MASON CITY – A “TechBrew” will be held Tuesday, April 15 at Mason City Brewing, 28 E. State St., Mason City. These informal gatherings bring entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and…

Mason City to resume large item and yard waste pick up

Mason City to resume large item and yard waste pick up

MASON CITY – The City of Mason City will be collecting large items year round. Sanitation customers are able to schedule an appointment to have large items collected on their…

UN chief encouraged by preparations for historic Afghan polls, urges all citizens to vote

UN chief encouraged by preparations for historic Afghan polls, urges all citizens to vote

KABUL – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today he is encouraged by the technical and security preparations and broad public engagement for Afghanistan’s upcoming elections and urged all of the country’s…

Mason City burglar found guilty of meth possession

Mason City burglar found guilty of meth possession

MASON CITY – A Mason City burglar already on probation for felony burglary pleaded guilty to possession of meth and will go to Beje Clark for 6 months. Justin Lee…

Senators want more federal oversight of for-profit college industry

Senators want more federal oversight of for-profit college industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced legislation Thursday that would improve coordination between federal agencies that oversee the for-profit college industry.…