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Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a heart attack?

By: Shirley Stephen R.N., Public Health Chronic Disease Prevention Nurse There is no doubt people have seen the act of someone clutching their chest, or rubbing their left arm. But,…

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

Hampton sex abuser arrested for violating parole

MASON CITY – A Hampton man convicted in 2010 of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse against a child has been arrested. Seth Micheal Munoz, age 22 of Hampton,…

Captain Kirk will skip Spock’s real-life funeral

Captain Kirk will skip Spock’s real-life funeral

LOS ANGELES – In the movies, Captain Kirk was there for Spock, both when he died of radiation poisoning and when his body was blasted into space in a giant…

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa for sex with teen gets 19 years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Wisconsin man who traveled to Iowa to engage is sex acts with a teen was sentenced February 24, 2015, to over 19 years in federal prison.…

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

Mason City man guilty of assault, accused of violating no-contact order

MASON CITY – A Mason City man arrested last year for assault causing injury has pleaded guilty, and then allegedly violated the court-imposed no-contact order in the case just two…

Humane Society warns of Craigslist pet listings

Humane Society warns of Craigslist pet listings

MASON CITY – Last week, a woman walked into the Humane Society of North Iowa shelter with an elderly dog named Jake. Jake, a boxer mix, was severely emaciated, in…

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

Mason City man sent to jail for stealing

MASON CITY – Caught twice stealing, a Mason city man has been sent to jail and given suspended fines and prison sentences. Troy James Orourke, age 42, was sentenced to…

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Pritchard

From Rep. Todd Pritchard – Another week in the 2015 session has passed. This was the last full week before funnel week. Funnel week is the week when all bills…

Alliant Energy to recognize completion of Ottumwa Generating Station projects

OTTUMWA, IOWA – Alliant Energy’s Iowa utility recently completed projects at the Ottumwa Generating Station (OGS) are reducing emissions and making Iowa’s air cleaner, the company said. Local and state…

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

Mason City woman sent to Beje Clark for 6 months

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman violated her probation and has been sent by a judge to the local halfway house. Erin E. Hanson, age 31, was sentenced to…

Secret decisions? School board has replacement picked out for vacant seat

Secret decisions? School board has replacement picked out for vacant seat

MASON CITY – A Clarion, Iowa pharmacist recently quit the Mason School Board, and now the board has somehow selected a replacement. Tim Becker, who works in Clarion, Iowa as…

Watch “American Meat” at MacNider Museum

Watch “American Meat” at MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – A pro-farmer movie will be offered at the MacNider Museum on March 7. The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2015 Winter Film Series, Films in February, Movies…

Four NIACC wrestlers move to semifinals

Four NIACC wrestlers move to semifinals

DES MOINES – Early in the week, Paul Mascarenas was not sure if he was going to be able to wrestle in the NJCAA national tournament because of an ankle…

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

Man who manufactured fake credit cards sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who manufactured credit cards using stolen data was sentenced Friday to more than 4 years in federal prison. Yoirlan Tome Rojas, 34, from Storm…

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

Mason City man reaches plea deal after stand-off

MASON CITY – A stand-off after an alleged choking incident will result in only a misdemeanor for a Mason City man. Philip Geilenfeld, age 54 refused to come out of…

Thousands of Iowans impacted by data breach at health insurer

Thousands of Iowans impacted by data breach at health insurer

DES MOINES – Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart announced today that, according to Anthem, 172,727 Iowans may be affected by the recent cyber-attack. Any Iowan impacted by this cyber-attack will…

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/26/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 336.70 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 60.00 ANDERSON, LAURA OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS 28.48…

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

Residents from Mason City, Rockford and Clear Lake face federal meth charges

CEDAR RAPIDS – Three North Iowa residents have been shipped to Cedar Rapids to face federal drug charges. Erika Lynn Parker, age, 37 from Rockford, Iowa, and Shawn Benedict Zimmerman,…

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

Nine people dead after shooting rampage in Missouri

TYRONE, MISSOURI – Nine people are dead after a small-town Missouri man went on a shooting rampage. On the evening of February 26, 2015, at approximately 10:15 PM, the Texas…

Military airstrikes continue against ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On Feb. 26, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using attack, fighter, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct 20 airstrikes.…

More weirdness reported at Mason City YMCA

More weirdness reported at Mason City YMCA

Opinion by Matt Marquardt – I quit going to the YMCA a long, long time ago due to the weird behavior in the YMCA men’s locker room. Then, as most…

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

Ackley man interferes during drunk driving stop

WAVERLY – An Ackley man has been arrested for the second time in recent months for interference with official acts, this time causing an injury during a drunk driving stop.…

Chicago man who sold high-grade heroin in Iowa sent to prison for decades

Chicago man who sold high-grade heroin in Iowa sent to prison for decades

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Chicago man who sold heroin that caused a heroin overdose death was sentenced today to more than 30 years in federal prison. Ramon Cortez Freeman, age…

NIACC softball team plays 3 games Friday in Rochester

NIACC softball team plays 3 games Friday in Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The NIACC softball team returns to action Friday with three games at the RCTC Early Bird Tournament at the Rochester Bubble. NIACC (2-2) plays Iowa Lakes at…

Niang a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy

Niang a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State junior forward Georges Niang has been named a finalist for the 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy. The list is comprised of the nation’s standout players and…

NJCAA national wrestling tournament starts Friday

NJCAA national wrestling tournament starts Friday

DES MOINES – The NIACC wrestling team placed 10th at last year’s NJCAA national tournament in Spokane, Wash. The Trojans, who qualified all 10 wrestlers, look to imrpove on that…

NIT makes formal request to see emails from public regarding sanitation department

NIT makes formal request to see emails from public regarding sanitation department

FROM: Matt Marquardt <northiowatoday@gmail.com> TO: Brent Trout <btrout@masoncity.net>, Council Member Alex Kuhn <atlargea@masoncity.net>, Council Member Scott Tornquist <tornquistatlarge@masoncity.net>, mayor@masoncity.net, Council Member John Lee <WardOne@masoncity.net>, Council Member Janet Solberg <wardfour@masoncity.net>, Council…

FCC adopts “net neutrality” rules, classifies Internet as public utility

FCC adopts “net neutrality” rules, classifies Internet as public utility

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ending lingering uncertainty about the future of the Open Internet, the Federal Communications Commission today set sustainable rules of the roads that will protect free expression and…

Senator Ragan: “Good news for working families and veterans “

Senator Ragan: “Good news for working families and veterans “

From Senator Amanda Ragan – Iowa has the highest percentage of households with children under age six who have all available parents in the labor force– 77 percent, according to…

Mason City man accused of drug crimes and felony child endangerment skips court and is arrested

Mason City man accused of drug crimes and felony child endangerment skips court and is arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused drug crimes and two counts of child endangerment failed to appear in court and was arrested on a warrant. Tylan James Debeir,…

No new trial for Mason City man convicted of killing son

No new trial for Mason City man convicted of killing son

MASON CITY – A man convicted of strangling his infant son will get no new trial, the Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled. Kenneth Adams was sent to prison for…

UNI wins 16th straight game, beats Evansville 68-57

UNI wins 16th straight game, beats Evansville 68-57

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The No. 10-ranked University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team completed a perfect home season with a 68-57 victory over the Evansville Purple Aces on Wednesday…

Mason City hikes garbage sticker fee

Mason City hikes garbage sticker fee

MASON CITY – Your taxes went way up this year, if you own property in Mason City, and now more fees are going up. Effective March 2, the City’s sanitation…

Cyclones run out of Hilton magic, lose to Baylor 79-70

Cyclones run out of Hilton magic, lose to Baylor 79-70

AMES, Iowa – No. 19 Baylor (21-7, 9-6 Big 12) made 14-of-26 3-pointers to knock off No. 12 Iowa State (20-7, 10-5 Big 12), 79-70 Wednesday night in Hilton Coliseum.…

Multi-vehicle crash claims one life Wednesday

Multi-vehicle crash claims one life Wednesday

MASON CITY – Treacherous driving conditions, heavy snow and strong winds contributed to a fatal multi-vehicle crash Wednesday southeast of Mason City. A semi-truck and several other vehicles were involved…

Mason City man serving two days in jail for domestic abuse assault

Mason City man serving two days in jail for domestic abuse assault

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sent to jail after he allegedly kicked his girlfriend during a domestic incident last fall. Mason City police arrived at 420…

Iowa Senator speaks out against closing of mental health institutes

Iowa Senator speaks out against closing of mental health institutes

DES MOINES – Senator Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids spoke on the closings of the Mental Health Institutes on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015: “Madame…

Iowa labor leader: “Right to Work is Wrong”

Iowa labor leader: “Right to Work is Wrong”

Statement by Ken Sagar,President Iowa Federation of Labor: Right to work is wrong. It strips all workers of our fundamental right to join together and stick together to have a…

GOP caught in “anti-immigrant fantasy” says Nancy Pelosi

GOP caught in “anti-immigrant fantasy” says Nancy Pelosi

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement after Republicans voted for the third time to block a clean appropriations bill to prevent the Department of…

Missing North Iowa teen found in Alabama

Missing North Iowa teen found in Alabama

OLEWIN, IOWA – Law enforcement announced Wednesday that a missing teen has been located in Mobile, Alabama, and returned to her parents. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reports that 16-year-old…

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