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UPDATE: Rural Mason City fire likely caused by lightning

UPDATE: Rural Mason City fire likely caused by lightning

MASON CITY – Fire officials are investigating a structure fire that took place Sunday on Mason City’s far north side. Sunday at around 3:15 PM, the Mason City Fire Department…

Iowa man killed when race car he was working on collapses on him

Iowa man killed when race car he was working on collapses on him

BUCHANAN COUNTY – The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Office has concluded an investigation into an incident which left a Quasqueton, Iowa man dead. On Saturday, May 31, 2014 at approximately 1:15…

Branstad, Reynolds announce Yankee Doodle Drive Against Hunger

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, today, with representatives of the Des Moines Symphony, the Food Bank of Iowa, Bank of the West, Hy-Vee, and…

MC felon caught driving with no license

MC felon caught driving with no license

MASON CITY – A man with a long criminal history was caught driving without a license Sunday evening. Randy Virgil Axiotis, age 52 of Mason City, was stopped and arrested…

North Iowa man refuses traffic stop before being caught

North Iowa man refuses traffic stop before being caught

CLEAR LAKE – Another North Iowa man refused to stop for a law enforcement officer, this time early Monday morning, before being caught and arrested. At about 4:14 AM, a…

Supervisor candidate asks citizens to take time to vote

Supervisor candidate asks citizens to take time to vote

From Cerro Gordo County Supervisor candidate Doug Nelson of Clear Lake: I want to thank North Iowa Today for being a resource in our community. Without multiple sources for the…

Clear Lake man flees cops, held at gun point

Clear Lake man flees cops, held at gun point

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man fled police this weekend before being caught, and now faces several charges. At about 5:30 PM on Saturday, May 31, a Clear Lake…

Soldier’s release important for troops, nation, Secretary of Defense says

Soldier’s release important for troops, nation, Secretary of Defense says

By Cheryl Pellerin, American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, June 1, 2014 – The release yesterday of former prisoner of war Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, after a years-long international effort to…

Iowa man arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon

Iowa man arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon

FAYETTE – Police took a man into custody recently after a domestic incident. On May 25, 2014, Fayette county sheriff’s deputies arrested Rodney Dewayne Peterman, age 45, of Arlington, Iowa…

Former Hawkeye Metcalf sweeps Oliver to advance to World Championships

Former Hawkeye Metcalf sweeps Oliver to advance to World Championships

MADISON, Wis. — Former University of Iowa national champion Brent Metcalf earned a spot on the United States World Team following a 4-2, 3-0 win over Jordan Oliver in the…

Allies say Libya is at a crossroads

WASHINGTON – Western allies said last week that the nation of Libya is at a crossroads. Below is the text of a joint statement by the European Union, France, Germany,…