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Fall Festival Celebration set for Sept. 7 at Lime Creek

Fall Festival Celebration set for Sept. 7 at Lime Creek

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center and Cerro Gordo County Conservation Board are hosting a Fall Festival on Sunday, September 7 at the nature center located just north…

Mason City man arrested after cops respond to argument

Mason City man arrested after cops respond to argument

MASON CITY – Police arrested a wanted man after officers responded to a domestic altercation this weekend. An emergency call about a loud argument was made to police on Saturday,…

UPDATED: Trout advice to elderly MC citizen: “Sue us!”

UPDATED: Trout advice to elderly MC citizen: “Sue us!”

MASON CITY – An elderly Mason City woman told NIT this morning that during a testy exchange via phone, City Administrator Brent Trout told the woman to file a lawsuit…

Iowa man pleads guilty to producing and selling counterfeit DVDs and CDs

Iowa man pleads guilty to producing and selling counterfeit DVDs and CDs

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who produced and had for sale thousands of counterfeit movie DVDs and music CDs pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Steven Brown,…

Estimates show cost to raise a child tops $245,000

Estimates show cost to raise a child tops $245,000

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its annual report, Expenditures on Children by Families, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child. The report shows…

Dangerous Mason City man released from jail

Dangerous Mason City man released from jail

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested for domestic abuse assault that allegedly involved strangulation was released from jail Monday. Bryon Sletten has reportedly struck a deal with Cerro…

Clear Lake restaurant reports brazen theft of booze

Clear Lake restaurant reports brazen theft of booze

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake restaurant that recently endured a fire had a bit more bad luck this weekend, as thieves reportedly hit the establishment. The Anchor Inn reported…

NATO calls on Russia to back off Ukraine

WASHINGTON – Saying that the dangers of today’s world “are multiple and more insidious”, military commanders from the west say that NATO must be “fitter, faster and more flexible”. NATO…

Peanut butter sandwiches on menu for kids in Garner who are overdue on lunch accounts

Peanut butter sandwiches on menu for kids in Garner who are overdue on lunch accounts

GARNER – The Garner-Hayfield Community School District announced a tough new policy on parents and students who fail to stay current on their school lunch accounts. A “lunch policy change”…

One hospitalized, one cited after motorcyclist hit on North Federal

One hospitalized, one cited after motorcyclist hit on North Federal

MASON CITY – A motorcyclist was sent to the hospital after a driver made some bad maneuvers. On Thursday, August 14 at about 2:50 PM, Leslie Holt was northbound at…

More airstrikes conducted on Islamic extremists in Iraq (video)

WASHINGTON – U.S. military forces conducted additional airstrikes today in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to attack ISIL terrorists near Mosul Dam. The strikes destroyed three ISIL armed vehicles,…

Former NIACC standout Peterson signs with St. Paul Saints

Former NIACC standout Peterson signs with St. Paul Saints

MASON CITY – Former NIACC first baseman Tyler Peterson has signed with the St. Paul Saints of the American Association of Independent Baseball. The Saints have three weeks left in…

Woman and wanted man arrested on drug charges south of MC

Woman and wanted man arrested on drug charges south of MC

BURCHINAL – A man and a woman were arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop south of Mason City. Christopher Lee Evenson, age 31 with no permanent address, and…

Bicyclist injured at intersection after failing to yield to traffic

Bicyclist injured at intersection after failing to yield to traffic

MASON CITY – A man was hurt Sunday when he rode his bike through an intersection with a bike path and was struck by a motorist. On Sunday at about…

Floyd County attorney Klemesrud dies

Floyd County attorney Klemesrud dies

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd county attorney passed away Sunday. Norm Klemesrud died Sunday at North Iowa Hospice in Mason City. He was 67 years old. Klemesrud served as Floyd…

Richardson named Cyclone’s starting QB for season-opener

Richardson named Cyclone’s starting QB for season-opener

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head football coach Paul Rhoads has a starting quarterback for the season-opener against North Dakota State (Aug. 30). His name is Sam Richardson. Rhoads announced…