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CAUTION: Mason City building looks like it could collapse at anytime

CAUTION: Mason City building looks like it could collapse at anytime

MASON CITY – Police took a report Sunday from a citizen that a building was in disrepair and that a wall had collapsed. An officer was dispatched to 1002 6th…

US to bolster naval presence near North Korea

US to bolster naval presence near North Korea

WASHINGTON – To counter North Korean missile threats, the US announced Sunday that it will send will send two more missile defense ships to Japan. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said…

Coast Guard rescues 3 from burning boat off Shinnecock

Coast Guard rescues 3 from burning boat off Shinnecock

NEW YORK – The Coast Guard rescued three people from the water after their boat caught fire near Shinnecock, N.Y., today. A good Samaritan contacted the communications center at Coast…

Motorcyclist dead in Waterloo after fleeing cops

Motorcyclist dead in Waterloo after fleeing cops

WATERLOO – A chase involving a helmet-less man on a motorcycle who fled police had a fatal ending Sunday. According to the Iowa State Patrol, a trooper attempted to stop…

Matt Marquardt letter to Terry Branstad regarding appointment of Eric Bookmeyer to state board

Matt Marquardt letter to Terry Branstad regarding appointment of Eric Bookmeyer to state board

Dear Governor Branstad, I was very disappointed to learn that you had appointed Eric Bookmeyer to a state board. This is not a man of good moral character. He ran…

Two to choose from: Tree Fest or Band Fest?

Two to choose from: Tree Fest or Band Fest?

NIT – North Iowans will have a couple of options on the weekend of May 23-25: Tree Town Festival in Forest City or the annual Band Fest in Mason City.…

Iowa Senator: Last chance to cut Iowa losses on worst economic development deal ever

Iowa Senator: Last chance to cut Iowa losses on worst economic development deal ever

DES MOINES – Senator Joe Bolkcom last week introduced legislation to stop the final transfer of $25 million in state tax credits to Orascom. The tax credits were part of…

Minnesota woman arrested for drunk driving, going wrong way one one-way street

Minnesota woman arrested for drunk driving, going wrong way one one-way street

MASON CITY – A Minnesota woman found out how hard it can be for an outsider to drive in Mason City, especially after a few cold ones. A Cerro Gordo…

Reese’s candy gives UNI wrestling program $5,000

Reese’s candy gives UNI wrestling program $5,000

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI wrestling fans’ support turned into more than just a sweet gesture for the Panther program. UNI wrestling was presented with…

Public hearing set for Monday on MC schools budget

Public hearing set for Monday on MC schools budget

MASON CITY – There will be a public hearing Monday on the 2014-2015 Mason City schools budget. The Board of Education will meet in special session at 5:30 p.m. on…

Traveler airlifted to Rochester after Franklin county auto accident

Traveler airlifted to Rochester after Franklin county auto accident

ALDEN – A single-vehicle accident early Saturday in Franklin county sent a Nebraska man on a helicopter ride to a Rochester, MN hospital. According to the Iowa State Patrol, Jeffrey…

WWII veterans make emotional visit to their memorial in DC

WWII veterans make emotional visit to their memorial in DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the brass band played and American flags fluttered in the breeze, World War II veterans received a hero’s welcome on Saturday as they visited the memorial…

Afghan forces join to battle inurgents this weekend

Afghan forces join to battle inurgents this weekend

FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan – This weekend in western Afghanistan, insurgents attacked Afghan National Police to overwhelm their position. Due to a significantly more numerous force attacking their position, the ANP…

Federal jury finds MN Man guilty of defrauding investors of $1.5 million in wind energy project

Federal jury finds MN Man guilty of defrauding investors of $1.5 million in wind energy project

MINNEAPOLIS – On April 1 in federal court, a jury found a 52-year-old North Oaks man guilty of defrauding investors to persuade them to invest in a purported wind energy…

Sec. of Defense Hagel commends Afghans, ISAF for successful election

Sec. of Defense Hagel commends Afghans, ISAF for successful election

American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, April 5, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a statement praising the millions of Afghans who voted today for their next president. “I…

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) honors volunteers for dedication during National Volunteer Week

MASON CITY – Volunteers in North Central Iowa give back to their communities in a variety of ways every day. RSVP of North Central Iowa is honored to recognize its…

Track: UNI wraps up day two at Big Blue Classic

Track: UNI wraps up day two at Big Blue Classic

CHARLESTON, Ill. – The University of Northern Iowa track and field team wrapped up the second day of competition at the Big Blue Classic with several personal-bests achieved. Freshman Brandon…

Nora Springs woman arrested for drunk driving

Nora Springs woman arrested for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Nora Springs woman was arrested early Sunday morning for drunk driving. Cerro Gordo county deputies stopped a vehicle driven by Skye Sierra Rottinghaus, age 19, at…

Local students honored at Waldorf College Honors Day

Local students honored at Waldorf College Honors Day

FOREST CITY – On April 2, Waldorf College students, faculty, staff and alumni came together to celebrate the annual Honors Day. Nearly 230 scholarships were distributed to Waldorf students, providing…