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Poll: Iowa Senate race is “snout to snout”

Poll: Iowa Senate race is “snout to snout”

DES MOINES – The Iowa U.S. Senate race is going down to the wire, with Republican State Sen. Joni Ernst at 48 percent among likely voters and U.S. Rep. Bruce…

Mason City man in jail again for violating no-contact order

Mason City man in jail again for violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is back in jail for violating a no-contact order for a second time. A protected party reported on October 22 that 21-year-old Nick…

NIACC volleyball team falls to Waldorf JV, 3-2

NIACC volleyball team falls to Waldorf JV, 3-2

MASON CITY – The NIACC volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision to the Waldorf College junior varsity on “Think Pink” night Thursday in the NIACC gym. The Waldorf JV won…

Callanan campaign makes illegal contribution to Joni Ernst campaign

Callanan campaign makes illegal contribution to Joni Ernst campaign

CLEAR LAKE – It has been revealed to NorthIowaToday.com that Casey Callanan, Republican candidate for 2nd district Cerro Gordo County Supervisor, has made an illegal campaign contribution to the U.S.…

Two sent to hospital after collision Thursday afternoon

Two sent to hospital after collision Thursday afternoon

MASON CITY – Two men were taken to Mercy Hospital Thursday afternoon after a two-car accident outside Mason City. According to the Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Office, on October 23…

Obama, Hagel offer Canada assistance after attacks

Obama, Hagel offer Canada assistance after attacks

By Cheryl Pellerin, DoD News, Defense Media Activity – WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 – President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have offered condolences, assistance and continuing close partnership…

Iowa man with loaded shotgun talked into surrendering

Iowa man with loaded shotgun talked into surrendering

MANCHESTER, IA – A man was making threats with a loaded shotgun in a small Iowa town before he was talked into surrendering. On October 22, 2014 the Manchester Police…

No let up in airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria

No let up in airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 23, 2014 – U.S. military forces continued to attack terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria yesterday and today, using fighter and…

Board of Regents vote to continue tuition freeze for university students

Board of Regents vote to continue tuition freeze for university students

DES MOINES –The Iowa Board of Regents has one again voted to freeze tuition at the three major universities in the state. Gov. Terry Branstad today released the following statements…

Mason City volunteer urges citizens to vote

Mason City volunteer urges citizens to vote

Letter to the Editor from Chris Watts of Mason City: Educated & Informed Regarding the upcoming election, I think it’s important that all are reminded that one does not have…

Blackwater guards convicted of killing Iraqis, 7 years after shooting spree in Baghdad

Blackwater guards convicted of killing Iraqis, 7 years after shooting spree in Baghdad

WASHINGTON – Four former security guards for Blackwater USA were found guilty Wednesday of charges stemming from the Sept. 16, 2007, shooting at Nisur Square in Baghdad, Iraq, that resulted…

NIACC now lists job opportunities on its web site

NIACC now lists job opportunities on its web site

MASON CITY – In response to an overwhelming number of requests by employers who want to reach North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) alumni with their job announcements, officials at…

Suspended driver arrested after smashing up building

Suspended driver arrested after smashing up building

CHARLES CITY – A suspended Charles City driver was taken to jail last week after striking a building. Charles City police were called to the 1900 block of Clark Street…

Two Algona residents caught shoplifting in Mason City

Two Algona residents caught shoplifting in Mason City

MASON CITY – Two Algona residents were detained and arrested for trying to steal from Wal-Mart over the weekend. Andrew Eisenbacher, age 24, was charged with enhanced third degree theft.…

Veterinary research on lambs leads to advances in treatments for respiratory disease in human infants

Veterinary research on lambs leads to advances in treatments for respiratory disease in human infants

AMES, Iowa – Veterinary research involving lambs at Iowa State University is helping to advance new treatments to a common virus in humans that sometimes poses a serious threat to…

Charles City man to be sentenced in plea deal involving threats to children

Charles City man to be sentenced in plea deal involving threats to children

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man will be sentenced in a plea deal involving threats to children in schools, but not before a hearing that is now scheduled for…

Floyd man accused of sex abuse in two Iowa counties will stand trial next week

Floyd man accused of sex abuse in two Iowa counties will stand trial next week

CHARLES CITY – A Floyd man is set for trial after being charged with felony second-degree sexual abuse of a child and aggravated misdemeanor indecent contact with a child in…

Trial of Charles City man on sex abuse charges pushed back

Trial of Charles City man on sex abuse charges pushed back

CHARLES CITY – The trial of a Charles City man accused of numerous charges of sexual abuse of a child has been postponed until next year. Jeff Devries, age 50,…

CDC to screen incoming travelers to U.S. from African countries

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or…