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Ciochetto selected as NIACC women’s basketball coach

Ciochetto selected as NIACC women’s basketball coach

MASON CITY – NIACC has hired Todd Ciochetto as its sixth women’s basketball coach. Ciochetto replaces Kelli Terrell, who left NIACC after three seasons to become an assistant women’s coach…

Meservey council member removed for being absent for months

MESERVEY – An elected Meservey, Iowa council member has been removed from her post for being absent. According to meeting minutes, Bonnie Brunstein, an elected council member in Meservey, has…

Trial for Osage man accused of vehicular homicide set for August

Trial for Osage man accused of vehicular homicide set for August

OSAGE – An Osage man accused of vehicular homicide and other charges will stand trial on August 20th. A Charles City man was killed, and five other persons were injured…

Lake Mills man escapes felony attempted murder charge, takes plea deal

Lake Mills man escapes felony attempted murder charge, takes plea deal

NORTHWOOD – A Lake Mills man accused of trying to shoot police who were trying to help him ash was charged with attempted murder has taken a plea deal. Matthew…

Branstad to attend dedication ceremony Friday in Osage for Valent Biosciences plant

Branstad to attend dedication ceremony Friday in Osage for Valent Biosciences plant

OSAGE – Governor Terry Branstad will be in Osage later this week to attend a ceremony at one of North Iowa’s newest manufacturing plants. Gov. Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim…

MC man pleads guilty to public intox, then arrested for same offense

MC man pleads guilty to public intox, then arrested for same offense

MASON CITY – A Mason City man pled guilty to habitual pubic intoxication earlier this month before being arrested for same offense days later. Yann Len, age 58 pled guilty…

Honeybee demonstration hive up and running at Lime Creek

Honeybee demonstration hive up and running at Lime Creek

By Molli Wienhold, Conservation Education Intern, Lime Creek Nature Center – We are excited to announce that we have our honeybees back! Here at Lime Creek we have had a…

Health department to offer healthy cooking demonstrations at farmer’s market

Health department to offer healthy cooking demonstrations at farmer’s market

MASON CITY – A local food systems steering committee has been working on several projects to improve the food landscape of North Iowa. One initiative the group is focusing on…

Non-profits given financial support

Non-profits given financial support

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation has awarded $109,872.67 to Cerro Gordo non-profit organizations. The awards were announced Monday during a ceremony at the North Iowa Regional…

Cruz blames Obama for “lawlessness” on Texas border with Mexico

Cruz blames Obama for “lawlessness” on Texas border with Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today toured the facility in San Antonio currently housing increasing numbers of unaccompanied minors that have crossed…

Situation in Ukraine remains, tense, troubling

Situation in Ukraine remains, tense, troubling

UN – While there have been several steps recently to help de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, including a ceasefire that seems to be holding and the start of peace talks, the…

Iowa nursing center to pay $500K got filing false claims

CEDAR RAPIDS – Blackhawk Lifecare Center, a skilled nursing facility in Lake View, Iowa, has agreed to pay $500,000 to resolve civil allegations that the facility, which utilized a third…

Mason City Airport to get over $600,000 in federal funds for improvements

Mason City Airport to get over $600,000 in federal funds for improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin late last week announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded a total of $601,317 to the Mason City Municipal Airport for…

Mason City man pleads not guilty to felony willful injury

Mason City man pleads not guilty to felony willful injury

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has pleaded not guilty to felony willful injury after a fight that cost a man a chunk of his nose. Mason City police…

NIT reader tells of puppy locked in hot car

NIT reader tells of puppy locked in hot car

NIT – An NIT reader told of a puppy left in a potentially dangerous situation over the weekend. According to this Mason City resident, at about 6:30 PM Saturday, June 21,…

Grassley happy to see salary cap for government contractors

Grassley happy to see salary cap for government contractors

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa co-sponsored legislation to prevent federal government contractors from charging the taxpayers for exorbitant employee salaries.  A similar provision became law.  The federal rule…