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Equal treatment? Small business owners, common citizens feel wrath while “elite” get free pass

Equal treatment? Small business owners, common citizens feel wrath while “elite” get free pass

Editorial by Matt Marquardt – MASON CITY – Average Mason City citizens and some small business owners can apparently have their homes torn down and/or their names drug through the…

Op-ed: Todd Blodgett too hard on innocent children (by Peter Children)

Op-ed: Todd Blodgett too hard on innocent children (by Peter Children)

I have read what my esteemed friend Todd Blodgett has written in the Globe-Gazette concerning the hoards of immigrant children who are and have ben arriving at our borders. I…

Cops put a kibosh on jaywalkers

Cops put a kibosh on jaywalkers

MASON CITY – It’s no exaggeration to report that it’s getting strict in River City these days. Your house could be bulldozed if your neighbors snitch on you to city…

Right-wingers punish Braley after catching him putting on make-up (video)

Right-wingers punish Braley after catching him putting on make-up (video)

NIT – The gaffes keep piling up for trial lawyer Bruce Braley, and the right-wingers are pouncing on video they captured of the Senate candidate caking on make-up and dressing…

Woman backs over gas meter, some MC residents evacuated

Woman backs over gas meter, some MC residents evacuated

MASON CITY – Emergency responders and Alliant Energy responded to a Mason City residence Wednesday after a woman backed over her gas meter. NIT readers said that a “think, heavy”…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

From the NIACC Athletic Department: VOLLEYBALL What’s next: The NIACC volleyball team opens its season Friday and Saturday at the St. Cloud Technical and Community College tournament. The Lady Trojans…

MC police say response to drug drop-box has been good

MC police say response to drug drop-box has been good

MASON CITY – A drop-box set up at the Mason City police headquarters has had a good response, Police Chief Michael Lashbrook said this week. In June, the MCPD followed…

Rockwell meth dealer again arrested as he prowls Mason City

Rockwell meth dealer again arrested as he prowls Mason City

MASON CITY – A Rockford man arrested numerous times for drug offenses in Mason City and fresh out of jail, is now back in the slammer, caught again prowling the…

NAACP announces “Unified Statement of Action” in wake of police shooting in Ferguson, MO

Released this week by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – A Unified Statement of Action to Promote Reform and Stop Police Abuse As national civil…

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

Rudd woman charged with crimes involving child

CHARLES CITY – A Rudd woman has been charged with serious crimes involving a child. Lacey Lea Holtz, 31, was arrested by Floyd county deputies on August 8 and charged…

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

Citing “grave concerns” for public safety, Iowa appeals court upholds sentence of Mason City drug dealer

DES MOINES – A man who was arrested numerous times in the Mason City area for drug offenses and other violent crimes and later sent to prison has lost his…

Iowa woman loses life in one-car accident

Iowa woman loses life in one-car accident

POWESHIEK COUNTY, IA – An Iowa woman was killed Wednesday after losing control of her car on an interstate highway. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 59-year-old Charlene Gribbons of…