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Unrest, disorderly behavior follow funeral-goers Wednesday

Unrest, disorderly behavior follow funeral-goers Wednesday

MASON CITY – There were some problems Wednesday in Mason City related to a large group of people who attended a funeral. The problems began Wednesday when a fight was…

Nebraska man to serve time in Iowa halfway house for punching federal officer in face

Nebraska man to serve time in Iowa halfway house for punching federal officer in face

SIOUX CITY – United States District Court Judge Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Milton James LaRose, age 26 of Winnebago, Nebraska, for his conviction of assaulting a federal officer. LaRose was…

Ames police busy again Wednesday night

Ames police busy again Wednesday night

AMES – Commander Geoff Huff of the Ames police department said Thursday via social media that officers were again plenty busy Wednesday night into Thursday morning, following the previous night’s…

Op-ed: Governor Branstad’s reply to complaint about Eric Bookmeyer appointment falls short

Op-ed: Governor Branstad’s reply to complaint about Eric Bookmeyer appointment falls short

From NIT reader: Dear North Iowa Today, I wanted to send this in to your newsroom. I cannot use my name because the mayor and his followers will seek retribution…

Gov. Branstad signs 15 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 15 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today signed the following bills into law: House File 2438: an Act relating to the administration of the tax and related laws of the…

Four NIACC basketball players earn all-American status

Four NIACC basketball players earn all-American status

MASON CITY – History was made in the NIACC women’s and men’s basketball programs on Thursday. Three NIACC women’s basketball players received all-American honors and sophomore David Humphries became the…

NIT readers choose Godfather’s as best pizza joint in town

NIT readers choose Godfather’s as best pizza joint in town

NIT – NIT readers have chosen Godfather’s Pizza as the best pizza joint in town. Godfather’s was the runaway winner with 40 votes, besting Papa Murphy’s 40-20.  Little Chicago was…

UN launches decade-long initiative to promote sustainable energy for all

UN launches decade-long initiative to promote sustainable energy for all

NEW YORK – The United Nations launched on Wednesday the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), an initiative aimed at promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency worldwide, with a…

Possible illegal alien wanted on felony warrants arrested in Mason City

Possible illegal alien wanted on felony warrants arrested in Mason City

MASON CITY – Law enforcement stopped a vehicle on Mason City’s west side early Thursday and took a possible illegal alien into custody. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a…

Politcal payback for Branstad in being named Grand Marshall of Band Fest?

Politcal payback for Branstad in being named Grand Marshall of Band Fest?

Submitted by a NorthIowaToday.com reader: The Chamber of Commerce and the North IA Band Festival are, as registered non-profits, effectively financed by those of us who actually PAY taxes. As…

Press conference to be held in Cedar Rapids against Paul Ryan’s budget

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa will hold a press conference in advance of Congressman Paul Ryan’s appearance at the Republican Party of Iowa’s Lincoln Day Dinner tomorrow, April 11th, in…

IRS warns of new email phishing scam

IRS warns of new email phishing scam

WASHINGTON – The IRS has been alerted to a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number…

Worth county felon arrested for drug possession

Worth county felon arrested for drug possession

GARNER – A Worth county woman pled guilty this week to charges of possession of meth and marijuana. Rebecca Dawn Coates, age 45 of Manly, was arrested in November of…

Mason City police bust theft ring; 5 arrested

Mason City police bust theft ring; 5 arrested

MASON CITY – Mason City police made five arrests related to a local drug ring that had victimized a number of Mason City businesses. Mason City Police investigated an alleged…

Police chase and arrest Mason City man after disturbance

Police chase and arrest Mason City man after disturbance

MASON CITY – Police were called to a East Park Wednesday for a disturbance and made an arrest after chasing a man. According to police, at about 8 PM Wednesday,…

Convicted drug dealer: “I can’t put a blunt in my mouth I’m on probation”

Convicted drug dealer: “I can’t put a blunt in my mouth I’m on probation”

MASON CITY – Just a day after appearing in court for violating the probation he was placed on – for a second time – after pleading guilty to three felony…

Iowa man arrested with drugs south of Mason City

Iowa man arrested with drugs south of Mason City

MASON CITY – A Geneva, Iowa man was caught and arrested for drug possession just outside of Mason City Tuesday. Cerro Gordo county deputies stopped a car driven by Brett…

Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor World War II pilot

Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor World War II pilot

After remaining missing for 70 years, Clinton native 1st Lt. Longman to return home Saturday to final resting place at Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery DES MOINES – Gov. Terry…

Shivers basketball practice facility at Drake university nearly enclosed

Shivers basketball practice facility at Drake university nearly enclosed

Courtesy Drake Athletics – DES MOINES – Construction remains on schedule at the corner of Forest Ave. and 27th Street as the Shivers Basketball Practice Facility progresses with the weather…

Changes to military regulations will allow some soldiers to honor fallen family member with lapel pin

Changes to military regulations will allow some soldiers to honor fallen family member with lapel pin

By Julia LeDoux, Pentagram Staff Writer – JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. Army Spc. Kenneth J. Stiles touched the Gold Star Lapel Button he can now wear on his uniform,…

International peacekeeping mission established in Central African Republic

International peacekeeping mission established in Central African Republic

NEW YORK – Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today approved the establishment of a…

Human rights experts appeal for urgent medical care for detained political prisoners in Iran

Human rights experts appeal for urgent medical care for detained political prisoners in Iran

NEW YORK – A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced alarm at the denial of medical care to two political prisoners in Iran who are at…

Klemme man pleads guilty to felony sexual abuse

Klemme man pleads guilty to felony sexual abuse

GARNER – A Klemme man was convicted of felony sexual abuse but his prison sentence was suspended. Aaron Michael Peterson, 22, Klemme, pled guilty on January 28, 2014 to felony…