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    March 4, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Mason City Room March 2, 2021
    Mason City, Iowa 7:00 P.M.

    MINUTES
    REGULAR MEETING
    OF THE CITY COUNCIL

    The City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, met in regular session pursuant to law and rules of said Council, in the Mason City Room of the Mason City Public Library, at 7:00 P.M., on March 2, 2021. Due to COVID-19, the meeting was held as a virtual meeting via Zoom. The meeting was called to order by the Mayor and on roll being called there were present, Bill Schickel, Mayor in the Chair, and the following Council Members: Thoma, Jaszewski, Symonds, Adams, Lee, Masson. Absent: None.

    Adopt Agenda: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, by Thoma that the agenda be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Joe Salerno with MetroNet provided a presentation on a proposed development for the installation of new fiber-to-the premises networks. Council comments and questions followed the report. Motion, Masson; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 21-37, approving and authorizing execution of a Letter Agreement between the City of Mason City and Metro Fibernet, LLC (“MetroNet”) for the installation of new fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Prior to adopting the Consent Agenda Item #9 and #11 were removed to be acted upon separately.

    Consent Agenda: Regular Minutes of February 16, 2021; Claims dated February 18 and 25, 2021 in the amount of $750,001.03; Mulligans – Class C Liquor; Hy-Vee #1 – Class E Liquor, C Beer, B Wine; Mason City Parks & Rec (Highland Golf Course) – Class C Liquor, Outdoor Service; Mason City Parks & Rec (Softball Complex) – Class B Beer, Outdoor Service; The Hungry Mind – Class C Beer/Wine; Resolution No. 21-38, authorizing submission to the State of Iowa – Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy for a 2022 Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application ; authorizing execution of grant agreement upon application approval; Resolution No. 21-39, authorizing notice to bidders, fixing amount of bid security, and ordering Clerk to publish notice and fixing a date for receiving same, and for a public hearing on plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for construction of the “2021 Pavement Marking Program Project; Resolution No. 21-40, authorizing notice to bidders, fixing amount of bid security, and ordering Clerk to publish notice and fixing a date for receiving same, and for a public hearing on plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for construction of the “South Monroe Avenue Pedestrian Trail Project”; Resolution No. 21-41, authorizing notice to bidders, fixing amount of bid security, and ordering Clerk to publish notice and fixing a date for receiving same, and for a public hearing on plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for construction of the “Eastbrooke Storm Water Management Project”; Resolution No. 21-42, setting dates of a consultation and a public hearing on a proposed Amendment No. 9 to the Mason City Unified Urban Renewal Plan in the City of Mason City, Iowa, was presented. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    9. Establishing Residential Parking Permit District F: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 21-43, establishing Residential Parking District F in the City of Mason City, Iowa, be adopted. Questions followed regarding other areas. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    11. Change Order – Performing Arts Pavilion: Motion, Lee; 2nd, Jaszewski that Resolution No. 21-44, approving a change order with Henkel Construction Company of Mason City, Iowa for the “Indoor/Outdoor Performing Arts Pavilion”, be adopted. Comments followed regarding the status. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Purchase Agreements & Quit Claim Deed to IDOT – Hwy 122: The Public Hearing was held as per published notice. Mayor Schickel asked if there were any written comments or objections or anyone on Zoom that would like to comment with Burnett replying there were no written comments and no “raised hands” via Zoom. There being no comments the Public Hearing was declared closed.Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Adams that Resolution No. 21-45, authorizing vacation and conveyance of public property needed to accommodate the reconstruction of Primary Road Ia. No. 122 between Monroe Avenue and Carolina Avenue and approval of the Iowa Department of Transportation Purchase Agreements and issuance of Quit Claim Deed as set out in the Resolution, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    2020 Street Paving Program: The Public Hearing was held as per published notice. Mayor Schickel asked if there were any written comments or objections or anyone on Zoom that would like to comment with Burnett replying there were no written comments and no “raised hands” via Zoom. There being no comments the Public Hearing was declared closed. Motion, Thoma; 2nd, Jaszewski that Resolution No. 21-46, approving plans, specifications, form of contract and estimated cost for the 2020 Paving Program, be adopted. Clarification was made regarding future paving. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Adams; 2nd, Thoma that the bid tabulation with recommended bid from Bob McKiness Excavating and Grading, Inc. in the in the amount of $144,042.00, be accepted. AYES: All (Motion carried.) Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 21-47, making award of contract to Bob McKiness Excavating and Grading, Inc. of Mason City, Iowa, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    2021-2025 Capital Improvements Plan: The Public Hearing was held as per published notice. Mayor Schickel asked if there were any written comments or objections or anyone on Zoom that would like to comment with Burnett replying there were no written comments and no “raised hands” via Zoom. There being no comments the Public Hearing was declared closed. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Adams that Resolution No. 21-48, adopting the 2022-2026 Capital Improvements Plan for the City of Mason City, Iowa, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the valuation and levy. AYES: All Motion carried.

    Maximum Tax Dollars for FY 2022 Budget: The Public Hearing was held as per published notice.Mayor Schickel asked if there were any written comments or objections or anyone on Zoom that would like to comment with Burnett replying there were no written comments and no “raised hands” via Zoom. There being no comments the Public Hearing was declared closed. Motion, Lee; 2nd, Jaszewski that Resolution No. 21-49, approving and adopting the fiscal year 2022 Maximum Property Tax Dollars, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the levy and valuation. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Setting Date for 2021-2022 Budget: Motion, Adams; 2nd Jaszewski that Resolution No. 21-50, setting a date for a public hearing on the proposed 2021-2022 budget for the City of Mason City, Iowa, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the levy. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Administrative Fee for Snow Removal: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that the Ordinance No. 21-3, amending the City Code by repealing Title 5: Public Ways and Property; Chapter 1: Streets and Sidewalks; Article G: Sidewalks Kept Clean, Free from Snow and Ice; Section 5; Administration of costs and adopting a new Section 5 in lieu thereof, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Setting Administrative Fee for Contracted Snow Removal: Motion, Thoma; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 21-51, setting the Administrative Fee for City contracted snow removal, City of Mason City, Iowa be adopted. Clarification was made regarding whether it was retroactive and the start date. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Establishing Grade Elevations for 2020 Paving: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that the Ordinance establishing grade elevations on certain described streets in the City of Mason City, Iowa, for the “2020 Paving Program”, be received and placed on file for Second Consideration. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    ADDENDUM: Order Hearing River City Renaissance Skywalk Project: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Lee that Resolution No. 21-52, authorizing notice to bidders, fixing amount of bid security, and ordering Clerk to public notice and fixing a date for receiving same, and for a public hearing on plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for construction of the “River City Renaissance Skywalk” Project, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the reason for the delay. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk

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    March 4, 2021 at 9:09 pm

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 5, 2021 at 3:45 am

      You are one hypocritical jackass.

      Meanwhile you were fine with cowardly Trump’s demeaning & derogatory comment towards hundreds.
      Just a few of Trump’s comments toward women:
      “dog” who had the “face of a pig.”
      “grab ’em by the pussy.”
      “Horseface”
      “Such a nasty woman.”
      “A crazed, crying lowlife” and a “dog.”
      “I did try and f-ck her. She was married.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 4, 2021 at 1:45 pm

    Seuss by far – by the way it will become cloudy next hour or so-just took a walk and see the geo engineering azzholes are spreading their filth on us again for the AOL climate change BS – fkem all.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 4, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Who do you trust more, Dr. Fauci or Dr. Seuss?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 4, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    It’s March 4th and tRump still isn’t going to be president. Who was the brainless wonder who a few weeks ago kept claiming that “something big” was going to happen today and Democrats would pay? Where are you?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 4, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    I wonder what kind of outrage there would be if trump had called people, Neanderthals?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 4, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      You truly are some kind of stupid.
      Trump has degraded women, minorities and anyone that challenges him.
      Trump is the ultimate bigot.

      You really need to pull your head out of your ass.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Will biden be impeached for insurrection ?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 4, 2021 at 1:06 pm

      Why would he be impeached for tRump’s nutcases mobbing the Capital?!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 4, 2021 at 11:13 am

    About as much as your tire houses.

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    Pineywoodslim Reply Report comment

    March 4, 2021 at 7:06 am

    Are bell-bottoms making a comeback?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 3, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Fat Ass Orange Man, Golden Shower Boy will be president tomorrow! LMFAO!!!! IDIOT, MORONS!!!!

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      Hillary Reply Report comment

      March 4, 2021 at 11:04 am

      Still obsessed with him…move on

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 4, 2021 at 1:09 pm

        Says “Hillary”. You might want to take your own advice.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 4, 2021 at 4:51 pm

        Not as obsessed that I am with your wife!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 4, 2021 at 6:41 pm

          I’ve heard that there are many that are obsessed with your mother! xxx

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    March 3, 2021 at 8:42 am

    One of the funniest things I have read in the last week was found on Fox News. The trumpians are really upset over what they consider “unqualified” cabinet picks from President Biden – mainly Neera Tanden and Xavier Becerra. They are complete hypocritical morons.
    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/neera-tanden-defeat-republicans-hhs-nominee-beccera

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 3, 2021 at 8:30 am

    Are we now considered a 3rd world country ?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 3, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Q: What do you get when you cross an ass-clown narcissistic dumbass and an idiotic perpetual loser?

    A: NIT Publisher.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 3, 2021 at 6:39 am

      A:DONALD TRUMP.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 3, 2021 at 7:10 am

        Your Daddy!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 3, 2021 at 7:54 am

        trumps not a dumbass, actually he’s very smart!!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 3, 2021 at 8:27 am

          He would not let a 1.9 trillion bailout go thru

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            Anonymous

            March 3, 2021 at 8:39 am

            If it included more tax breaks for the 1% he would and if the Republicans sponsored it, he would. If there was money going to the Trump cartel, he would.

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            Anonymous

            March 3, 2021 at 12:34 pm

            sounds like what Joe is doing

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 3, 2021 at 1:54 pm

          yes he knows his bleach

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 3, 2021 at 4:39 pm

          Yeah! That’s why he filed for bankruptcy 6 times!!! DUMB ASS!

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    March 3, 2021 at 12:00 am

    ORDINANCE NO. 21 – 3

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA BY REPEALING TITLE 5: PUBLIC WAYS AND PROPERTY; CHAPTER 1: STREETS AND SIDEWALKS; ARTICLE G: SIDEWALKS KEPT CLEAN, FREE FROM SNOW AND ICE; SECTION 5: ADMINISTRATION OF COSTS AND ADOPTING A NEW SECTION 5 IN LIEU THEREOF

    WHEREAS, the City Council has determined it is necessary to amend Title 5, Chapter 1 (Streets and Sidewalks); Article G (Sidewalks Kept Clean, Free from Snow and Ice); Section 5 (Administration of Costs); and adopting a new Section 5 in lieu thereof.

    THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA

    Section 1: That the City Code of the City of Mason City, Iowa, should be and the same is hereby amended by repealing Title 5-1G-5, and adopting a new Section 5 in lieu thereof as follows:

    “TITLE 5
    CHAPTER 1
    ARTICLE G. SIDEWALKS KEPT CLEAN, FREE FROM SNOW AND ICE

    5-1G-5: ADMINISTRATION OF COSTS: In addition to the actual cost of removing accumulations or treatment of accumulations from sidewalks abutting private property, an Administrative fee, as adopted by Resolution of the City Council shall be paid by the owner of said property.

    The property owner shall be sent a bill for said costs to permit voluntary payment thereof by the property owner. Failure to pay said bill within the stated time period on the bill will cause the action to appear on a schedule of assessments to be forwarded to the City Clerk for consideration by the City Council in accordance with the provisions of chapter 384 of the Code of Iowa. (Ord. 08-14, 10-7-2008)

    Section 2: That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed.
    Section 3: If any section, provision, or part of this ordinance shall be adjudged to be invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance as a whole or any section, provision, or part thereof, not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
    Section 4: This ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its final passage, approval and publication as required by law.

    PASSED AND APPROVED this 2nd day of March, 2021.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnet, City Administrator/City Clerk

    1st Consideration: 2-2-21
    2nd Consideration: 2-16-21
    3rd Consideration: 3-2-21

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    March 2, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    REVISED NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, FORM OF CONTRACT, AND ESTIMATE OF COST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF “RIVER CITY RENAISSANCE SKYWALK” PROJECT, IN AND FOR THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA, AND THE TAKING OF BIDS FOR SAID IMPROVEMENTS

    Sealed proposals, subject to the conditions contained herein, will be received by the City Clerk of the City of Mason City, Iowa, at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 10 First Street NW, Mason City, Iowa, until 2:00 o’clock p.m. CDT on the 25th day of March, 2021 for:

    Construction of “River City Renaissance Skywalk”, as hereinafter described in general and as described in detail in the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the City Clerk, Mason City, Iowa.

    Bids received after the deadline for submission of bids as stated herein shall not be considered and shall be returned to the late bidder unopened.

    Proposals received will be opened, read aloud, tabulated, and referred to the City Council for consideration at a meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the 6th day of April, 2021 in the Mason City Room, Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd Street SE, Mason City, Iowa. Bids will be acted upon at such time or at such later time as may then be fixed. Prior thereto, at said time specified above, a hearing will be held on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for said Improvements, and at said hearing any interested person may appear and file objections thereto.

    The extent of the work involved is the furnishing of labor and new materials for the construction of a skywalk including, but not limited to the following:

    The Project includes all labor, materials and equipment necessary for building a skywalk over US Highway 65, a letdown structure and sidewalk improvements just south of 2nd St. Southeast.

    The Proposal shall be made out on the form furnished by the City of Mason City and obtained from WHKS & Co., Engineers, Planners, and Surveyors, and must be accompanied in a sealed envelope by either: (1) a certified check, or a cashier’s check drawn on an Iowa bank, or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States, in an amount of 10% of bid amount; or (2) a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States, in an amount of 10% of bid amount; or (3) a bid bond executed by a corporation authorized to contract as a surety in the State of Iowa, in the penal sum of 10% of bid amount.

    The bid security shall be made payable to the City Clerk of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

    The bid security must not contain any conditions either in body or as an endorsement thereon. The bid security shall be forfeited to the City as liquidated damages in the event the successful bidder fails or refuses to enter into contract within ten (10) days after the award of contract and post bond satisfactory to the City insuring the faithful fulfillment of the contract and the maintenance of said work, if required, pursuant to the provisions of this notice and the other contract documents. The City will accept bid bond forms that meet the requirements of Iowa Code section 26.8.

    Sales Tax Exemption. Contractors and subcontractors shall not include sales tax for material purchases. At the time of the contract acceptance by the City Council, the prime contractor and all subcontractors will be issued a certificate of exemption.

    Bidders shall not be permitted to withdraw their bids for a period of forty-five (45) days after the same are opened.

    The City of Mason City, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin in consideration for the award.

    Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is specifically called to the Mason City Human Rights Commission Specifications which mandates that female and minority business enterprises shall be afforded the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of this project. Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is also directed to the fact that the Mason City Human Rights Commission will notify firms designated as Minority, Women, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, of this project and determine if they are interested in participating as subcontractors for this project. Prospective bidders or contractors shall then be notified by the Commission of those interested parties.

    The established DBE goal for this project is 0% of the total amount bid.

    By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and produced within the State of Iowa.

    In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a nonresident bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or requires any preference to bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to any preference to bidders, the imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form of preferential treatment to bidders or laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. In the instance of a resident labor force preference, a nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor force preference to a public improvement in this state as would be required in the construction of a public improvement by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.

    Bidders will be required to complete a Bidder Status Form from the Iowa Department of Labor regarding the Contractor’s resident status within the State of Iowa. Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the bid may result in the bid being deemed nonresponsive and rejected.

    The Contractor shall commence work after the Notice to Proceed is issued and work shall be completed on or before November 5, 2021.

    Payment to the Contractor for said Project will be made in cash derived from the proceeds of the issuance of bonds as may be legally used for such purposes, governmental grants and/or from cash on hand. Any combination of the above methods of payment may be used at the discretion of the City.

    The Contractor will be paid each month ninetyfive (95) percent of the Engineer’s estimate of the value of acceptable work completed at the end of the preceding month. Final payment will be made in accordance with Iowa Code chapters 26 and 573, as amended. No partial or final payment will be due until the Contractor has certified to the City that the materials, labor and services involved in each estimate have been paid for in accordance with the requirements stated in the specifications.

    The successful bidder will be required to furnish a bond in an amount equal to one hundred (100) percent of the contract price, said bond to be issued by a responsible surety approved by the City and which shall guarantee a faithful performance of the Contract and the terms and conditions therein contained and shall guarantee the prompt payment of all materials and labor and protect and save harmless the City from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operations of the Contractor and shall also guarantee the maintenance of the improvements constructed for a period of two (2) years after completion and acceptance by the City.

    Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed improvements have been prepared by WHKS & Co., Engineers, Planners, and Surveyors, which plans and specifications and the proceedings of the City referring to and defining said proposed improvements are hereby made a part of the Notice by reference, and the proposed contract shall be executed in compliance therewith. Copies of said plans and specifications are now on file with the City Clerk and at the offices of WHKS & Co., and may be examined by the bidders.

    Plans and specifications are available to download free of charge at http://www.questcdn.com. Plans and specifications for private use may also be obtained from WHKS & Co., Engineers, Planners, and Surveyors, 1412 6th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50402-1467, for a refundable deposit of $250.00. If the plans and specifications are not returned to WHKS & Co. within fourteen (14) days after the award of the project and in reusable condition, the deposit shall be forfeited. A limit of one set per bidder will be printed.

    The City does hereby reserve the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to enter into such contract, or contracts, as it shall deem to be in the best interest of the City.

    Published upon order of the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

    CITY OF Mason City, IOWA
    Attest: /s/Aaron Burnett
    City Clerk

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 2, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    The Covid-19 stimulus bill adds over $14,000 per household to the national debt

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 2, 2021 at 6:06 pm

      Gee, maybe if all of the non-maskers wouldn’t have called it a hoax for over a year and still going and had taken it seriously we wouldn’t be in anywhere near such a mess. Right? But it was going to go away at 15 cases, then 15,000 and well you remember how it went.

      My point is that the problem was ignored which caused a humongous problem and now we need the help so to hell with the national debt. It never matters when RepubliQons are in power so why should it now?!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 2, 2021 at 8:22 pm

        i don’t see any political name/mention in the comment. you’re just one of those who like/love to stir the pot. besides, covid is just mother natures way of thinning the flock.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 2, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    COVID-19 is treated as an afterthought, as only about 10% of funds are allocated for public health.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 2, 2021 at 6:03 pm

      COVID-19 has been treated as a hoax for a year, and too many still treat it as a hoax. Thanks, tRump & Repugnicants!

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        curious Reply Report comment

        March 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm

        9% of the 1.9 trillion bill is for covid relief
        the rest is Democratic Pork. Blame the Republicans?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 3, 2021 at 4:13 pm

          So the tax bill pushed through for even more debt helped the top few percent and didn’t help anyone else but that was just dandy. Hypocrites.

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            John

            March 3, 2021 at 4:32 pm

            We all got a Tax cut under Trump dumbass.

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            Anonymous

            March 3, 2021 at 4:41 pm

            Payed by the American people you DUMB ASS!!!

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            Anonymous

            March 3, 2021 at 5:27 pm

            believe that is peanuts, compared to the Dems bill

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            Anonymous

            March 4, 2021 at 2:02 pm

            Hey John, your tax cut expires in 2025. Corporate tax cuts do not expire then nor do other business cuts.

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    March 2, 2021 at 4:36 pm

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 3, 2021 at 8:22 am

      like he did to Saudi…seems he backed off there already, maybe China is next

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    March 2, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    North Iowa Today, better known in NI as Douchebag Central

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      March 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm

      I take it that you’re ticked off that you can’t turn it into a right wing conspiracy theory site chock full of lies.

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        March 2, 2021 at 5:14 pm

        One of the douchebags.

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        March 2, 2021 at 6:00 pm

        It would be fair if both sides could comment on this site without being deleted because it goes against the ideology of the owner.

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          March 2, 2021 at 6:01 pm

          You are hilarious! Look at all of the stupid comments here by you and your ilk, none of which are deleted! Grow up!

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            March 2, 2021 at 8:27 pm

            you are a fukin IDIOT if you think comments aren’t deleted. i can’t even describe how stupid you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    March 2, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Grassley’s such an embarrassment.

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    March 2, 2021 at 10:06 am

    NOTICE OF HEARING AND LETTING TO BIDDERS
    SOUTH MONROE AVENUE PEDESTRIAN TRAIL
    PROJECT NO. 20-1010
    MASON CITY, IOWA

    Public notice is hereby given that sealed proposals will be received by the City of Mason City, Iowa, at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 10 1st Street NW, Mason City, IA 50401, until 2:00 p.m. CDT, on the 23rd day of March, 2021 for furnishing materials and labor for the South Monroe Avenue Pedestrian Trail in said City, as described in plans and specifications therefore now on file in the office of the City Clerk. Proposals will be acted upon by the City Council at a meeting to be held in the Mason City Room, Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd Street SE, Mason City, Iowa, beginning at 7:00 p.m., on the 6th day of April 2021.

    At said time and place, a public hearing will also be held on the 6th day of April 2021 for proposed plans, specifications, and proposed form of the contract for said South Monroe Avenue Pedestrian Trail, and at said hearing, any interested person may appear and file objections thereto or to the cost of said improvements.

    Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, this meeting is being held electronically in accordance with Iowa Code Section 21.8. The public may access the meeting electronically by Internet or by phone through access information posted on the meeting agenda, available on the city’s website at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

    Please check the posted agenda in advance of the April 6, 2021 meeting for any updates to the manner in which the public may access the hearing.

    The general extent of the work involved is to remove PCC sidewalk, curb and gutter, install detectable warning panels, place PCC trail pavement and incidentals along South Monroe Avenue within the City of Mason City.

    The kinds of materials proposed to be used and the approximate amounts are as set out in these specifications, the “Special Provisions”, and the “Price Schedule”, which by this reference are made a part of this proposal.

    ITEM ITEM DESCRIPTION UNIT QUANTITY
    Remove HMA Sidewalk SY 109
    Remove PCC Sidewalk SY 309
    Remove PCC Driveway SY 138
    Remove PCC Curb and Gutter LF 10
    Pedestrian Trail, PCC, 4″ SY 417
    Pedestrian Trail, PCC, 6″ SY 135
    Driveway, PCC, 6″ SY 101
    Sidewalk, PCC, 4″ SY 72
    PCC Sidewalk, Pedestrian Ramp SY 5
    Detectable Warning Panel SF 16
    Curb and Gutter, 2′, 9″ LF 10
    Water Valve Road Box, Adjust Existing EACH 1
    Crushed Aggregate Base Course TON 121
    Seeding and Fertilizing, Urban LS 1
    Topsoil TON 20
    Traffic Control LS 1
    Mobilization LS 1
    The method of construction shall be by contract. All work is to be done in strict compliance with plans and specifications prepared by the City Engineer of Mason City, Iowa, which have heretofore been approved by the City Council and are now on file for public examination in the office of the City Clerk.

    All work shall be done in accordance with the latest version of the City of Mason City Standard Specifications and the Iowa Department of Transportation, Standard Specifications for Highway and Bridge Construction.

    Each bid must be made out on a Proposal Form, furnished by the City and obtained at the office of the City Clerk.

    Each proposal shall be sealed in an envelope marked, “Proposal for South Monroe Avenue Pedestrian Trail, Project No. 20-1010, Mason City, Iowa”. Each bid must be accompanied, in a separate envelope, by a bidding check or bid bond in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the bid price, said check being either a cashier’s check or a check certified by a bank in Iowa or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States, or a Certified Share Draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States, and made payable to the City Treasurer of the City of Mason City, Iowa, as a security that the bidder will furnish the required bonds and enter a contract within ten (10) days after the award of the contract.

    Payment for said “South Monroe Avenue Pedestrian Trail” will be made from Local Option Sales Tax Funds from the City of Mason City, Iowa, or from such other funds as may be legally used for such purposes. Monthly estimates will be made by the City Engineer, and payment will be made to the contractor in the amount of ninety-five percent (95%) of said estimate on or about ten (10) days thereafter. Payment shall not be made for materials stored off or on site. Final payment will be made no sooner than thirty (30) days following final acceptance of the work by the City of Mason City.

    Bidders shall not be permitted to withdraw their bids for a period of forty-five (45) days after the same are opened.

    By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and coal produced within the State of Iowa.

    Pursuant to Chapter 73 of the Code of Iowa, out-of-state bidders are hereby advised of the Iowa Bidding Preference Law extending to Iowa firms any preference out-of-state competitors receive in their own states. Such preference may be (a) strict preference, (b) reciprocal preference, or combination preference and reciprocal. Application of such preference will be extended for any “public improvement” as defined in Chapter 73A.1 of the Code of Iowa.

    Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the bid may result in the bid being deemed nonresponsive and rejected.

    The established DBE goal for this project is 0% of the total amount bid.

    The City of Mason City, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award.

    Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is specifically called to the Mason City Human Rights Commission Specifications which mandates that female and minority business enterprises shall be afforded the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of this project. Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is also directed to the fact that the Mason City Human Rights Commission will notify firms designated as Minority, Women, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, of this project and determine if they are interested in participating as subcontractors for this project. Prospective bidders or contractors shall then be notified by the Commission of those interested parties.

    The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance and maintenance bond in an amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. Said bond is to be issued by a responsible surety approved by the City Council, and shall guarantee the faithful performance of the contract and the terms and conditions therein contained, and shall guarantee the prompt payment of all materials and labor and protect and save harmless the city from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operation of the contractor. Said bond shall also guarantee the maintenance of the improvements constructed for a period of two (2) years for all underground work and four (4) years for all pavement from and after its completion and acceptance by the city.

    Bidders shall be expected to comply with Chapters 91C and 103A of the Code of Iowa concerning the registration and bonding of construction contractors and the successful bidder shall be required to supply the City of Mason City with proof of said compliance.

    The bidders’ attention is called to the prompt payment to the subcontractors, under Chapter 573.12 of the Code of Iowa.

    The final completion date for the project is July 16, 2021.

    Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed improvements have been prepared by the City Engineer of Mason City, Iowa, which plans and specifications are hereby made a part of this notice and the proposed contract by reference, and the proposed contract shall be executed in compliance therewith.

    Copies of said plans and specifications are now on file in the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 10 1st Street NW, Mason City, Iowa, for examination by bidders. A refundable deposit of $25 will be required for the Plans and Project Manual. To receive a refund both the Plans and Project Manual must be returned in complete and reusable condition within fourteen days of the award of the project.

    All bids shall NOT include Iowa State Sales Tax for materials used in the project. Upon award, the successful bidder shall immediately provide a listing of subcontractors and associated Federal ID or Social Security Numbers for both the contractor and subcontractors. The city will register the contractor and subcontractors with the Iowa Department of Revenue and will provide appropriate certificates to the contractor for distribution and use.

    The City of Mason City reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive technicalities and irregularities.

    Published upon order of the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

    Aaron Burnett, City Clerk
    City of Mason City, Iowa

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    March 2, 2021 at 8:01 am

    NOTICE TO BIDDERS AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PLANS, SPECIFICATIONS, FORM OF CONTRACT, AND ESTIMATE OF COST FOR CONSTRUCTION OF “EASTBROOKE STORM WATER MANAGEMENT” PROJECT, IN AND FOR THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA, AND THE TAKING OF BIDS FOR SAID IMPROVEMENTS

    Sealed proposals, subject to the conditions contained herein, will be received by the City Clerk of the City of Mason City, Iowa, at the City Clerk’s office in City Hall, 10 First Street NW, Mason City, Iowa, until 2:00 o’clock p.m. CDT on the 23rd day of March, 2021 for:

    Construction of “Eastbrooke Storm Water Management Project”, as hereinafter described in general and as described in detail in the plans and specifications now on file in the office of the City Clerk, Mason City, Iowa.

    Bids received after the deadline for submission of bids as stated herein shall not be considered and shall be returned to the late bidder unopened.

    Proposals received will be opened, read aloud, tabulated, and referred to the City Council for consideration at a meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the 6th day of April, 2021 in the Mason City Room, Mason City Public Library, 225 2nd Street SE, Mason City, Iowa. Bids will be acted upon at such time or at such later time as may then be fixed. Prior thereto, at said time specified above, a hearing will be held on the proposed plans, specifications, form of contract, and estimate of cost for said Improvements, and at said hearing any interested person may appear and file objections thereto.

    Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, this meeting is being held electronically in accordance with Iowa Code Section 21.8. The public may access the meeting electronically by Internet or by phone through access information posted on the meeting agenda, available on the city’s website at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

    Please check the posted agenda in advance of the April 6, 2021 meeting for any updates to the manner in which the public may access the hearing.

    The extent of the work involved is the furnishing of labor and new materials for the construction of channel grading, a pedestrian bridge and paved shared use path including, but not limited to the following:

    The Project includes all labor, materials and equipment necessary for grading a diversion channel, building a paved shared use path, pedestrian bridge, and turf restoration near the Eastbrooke subdivision.

    The Proposal shall be made out on the form furnished by the City of Mason City and obtained from WHKS & Co., Engineers, Planners, and Surveyors, and must be accompanied in a sealed envelope by either: (1) a certified check, or a cashier’s check drawn on an Iowa bank, or a bank chartered under the laws of the United States, in an amount of 10% of bid amount; or (2) a certified share draft drawn on a credit union in Iowa or chartered under the laws of the United States, in an amount of 10% of bid amount; or (3) a bid bond executed by a corporation authorized to contract as a surety in the State of Iowa, in the penal sum of 10% of bid amount.
    The bid security shall be made payable to the City Clerk of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

    The bid security must not contain any conditions either in body or as an endorsement thereon. The bid security shall be forfeited to the City as liquidated damages in the event the successful bidder fails or refuses to enter into contract within ten (10) days after the award of contract and post bond satisfactory to the City insuring the faithful fulfillment of the contract and the maintenance of said work, if required, pursuant to the provisions of this notice and the other contract documents. The City will accept bid bond forms that meet the requirements of Iowa Code section 26.8.

    Sales Tax Exemption. Contractors and subcontractors shall not include sales tax for material purchases. At the time of the contract acceptance by the City Council, the prime contractor and all subcontractors will be issued a certificate of exemption.

    Bidders shall not be permitted to withdraw their bids for a period of forty-five (45) days after the same are opened.

    The City of Mason City, in accordance with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d to 2000d-4) and the Regulations, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full and fair opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color or national origin in consideration for the award.

    Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is specifically called to the Mason City Human Rights Commission Specifications which mandates that female and minority business enterprises shall be afforded the maximum opportunity to participate in the performance of this project. Prospective bidders’ or contractor’s attention is also directed to the fact that the Mason City Human Rights Commission will notify firms designated as Minority, Women, and/or Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, of this project and determine if they are interested in participating as subcontractors for this project. Prospective bidders or contractors shall then be notified by the Commission of those interested parties.

    The established DBE goal for this project is 0% of the total amount bid.

    By virtue of statutory authority, a preference will be given to products and provisions grown and produced within the State of Iowa.

    In accordance with Iowa statutes, a resident bidder shall be allowed a preference as against a nonresident bidder from a state or foreign country if that state or foreign country gives or requires any preference to bidders from that state or foreign country, including but not limited to any preference to bidders, the imposition of any type of labor force preference, or any other form of preferential treatment to bidders or laborers from that state or foreign country. The preference shall be equal to the preference given or required by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident. In the instance of a resident labor force preference, a nonresident bidder shall apply the same resident labor force preference to a public improvement in this state as would be required in the construction of a public improvement by the state or foreign country in which the nonresident bidder is a resident.

    Bidders will be required to complete a Bidder Status Form from the Iowa Department of Labor regarding the Contractor’s resident status within the State of Iowa. Failure to submit a fully completed Bidder Status Form with the bid may result in the bid being deemed nonresponsive and rejected.

    The Contractor shall commence work after the Notice to Proceed is issued and work shall be completed on or before August 6, 2021.

    Payment to the Contractor for said Project will be made in cash derived from the proceeds of the issuance of bonds as may be legally used for such purposes, governmental grants and/or from cash on hand. Any combination of the above methods of payment may be used at the discretion of the City.

    The Contractor will be paid each month ninetyfive (95) percent of the Engineer’s estimate of the value of acceptable work completed at the end of the preceding month. Final payment will be made in accordance with Iowa Code chapters 26 and 573, as amended. No partial or final payment will be due until the Contractor has certified to the City that the materials, labor and services involved in each estimate have been paid for in accordance with the requirements stated in the specifications.

    The successful bidder will be required to furnish a bond in an amount equal to one hundred (100) percent of the contract price, said bond to be issued by a responsible surety approved by the City and which shall guarantee a faithful performance of the Contract and the terms and conditions therein contained and shall guarantee the prompt payment of all materials and labor and protect and save harmless the City from claims and damages of any kind caused by the operations of the Contractor and shall also guarantee the maintenance of the improvements constructed for a period of two (2) years after completion and acceptance by the City.

    Plans and specifications governing the construction of the proposed improvements have been prepared by WHKS & Co., Engineers, Planners, and Surveyors, which plans and specifications and the proceedings of the City referring to and defining said proposed improvements are hereby made a part of the Notice by reference, and the proposed contract shall be executed in compliance therewith. Copies of said plans and specifications are now on file with the City Clerk and at the offices of WHKS & Co., and may be examined by the bidders.

    Plans and specifications are available to download free of charge at http://www.questcdn.com. Plans and specifications for private use may also be obtained from WHKS & Co., Engineers, Planners, and Surveyors, 1412 6th Street SW, Mason City, IA 50402-1467, for a refundable deposit of $50.00. If the plans and specifications are not returned to WHKS & Co. within fourteen (14) days after the award of the project and in reusable condition, the deposit shall be forfeited.

    The City does hereby reserve the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to enter into such contract, or contracts, as it shall deem to be in the best interest of the City.

    Published upon order of the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa.

    City of Mason City, Iowa
    ATTEST: /s/AaronBurnett
    City Clerk

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 1, 2021 at 11:06 pm

      Andy Ngo? No one has ever used credible or honest when describing Andy Ngo.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 2, 2021 at 7:35 am

        does that make it, not true?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 2, 2021 at 8:32 am

          Yes, it is not true. That is why honesty is not a word you would hear describing him. Duh.

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            Anonymous

            March 2, 2021 at 6:02 pm

            So your saying everything he reports is a lie? And there is nothing happening in portland? And you know this how?

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            Anonymous

            March 3, 2021 at 8:46 am

            Not everything he says is a lie but it certainly needs to be read with skepticism as he is a far right conspiracy theorist.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 2, 2021 at 6:33 am

      LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2021 at 1:58 pm

    NIT = Non censored dimtaters.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Nit Publisher = Deleter In Charge (DIC) = Tater
    Therefore: Nit Publisher = DICTater

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2021 at 7:35 am

    CPAC: Cult People Attending Cults.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    March 1, 2021 at 7:29 am

    Golden Shower Boy was at it again last night. Spreading lies and hatred like he did the past four years in the white house. POS needs to move to Russia or North Korea to be with one of his right hand man!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 1, 2021 at 2:43 pm

      if you dont like what he says, why do you watch him????

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        Bill Reply Report comment

        March 2, 2021 at 9:10 am

        they fantasize about him

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 2, 2021 at 10:08 am

          I fantasize about seeing him in a striped jumpsuit along side the rest of his criminal family. Just like your family billy boyz

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            Bernie

            March 2, 2021 at 5:05 pm

            next to Hillary, Nancy, Chuck and Schiffty

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 2, 2021 at 7:58 pm

      You must think he lies as much as you do. Proven that the “golden shower” crap is just that crap. Made up by Steele and put in the Clinton paid for dossier to try and get attention away from her email scandal. It’s the Biden crime family that is in bed with the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, and not sure who else they are sucking the balls of.

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    Donkey Girl Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Trump at cpac today? No energy! Sounded like crap and totally disinterested! He’s finished and will be arrested real soon!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 2, 2021 at 9:09 am

      sounds like your talking about O’Biden

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    I saw a police cruiser setting in front of 146 6th St. S.W. this afternoon. Anybody hear what was going on, North Iowa wants to know?

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2021 at 11:00 pm

      Family issue in house next door.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 1, 2021 at 7:34 am

      Get a scanner and sit by it 24/7.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 1, 2021 at 10:36 am

      They were just checking up on the douchebag loser that owns that location.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 2, 2021 at 12:43 pm

        Hmmm, amazingm name calling! The idiot is the one whose nose is into everyone else’s business. If he wants to know, he/she can just get a scanner.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2021 at 6:17 pm

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      Pineywoodslim Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2021 at 10:20 pm

      Fake Peas n Taters.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        March 1, 2021 at 2:46 pm

        wood the real peas n taters/pinywoodslim please stand up!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2021 at 11:29 am

    Shots fired at 1AM Sunday morning?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2021 at 8:32 am

    RACIST = ANYONE —- who asks a liberal a question for which they have NO honest or meaningful answer .

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2021 at 9:18 am

      Ask me a question.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 28, 2021 at 10:33 am

      Someone who isn’t a racist wouldn’t be whining like a butthurt child because people call you out on it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 28, 2021 at 6:19 pm

        why would you call someone out if he/she is not racist? Just stirring the pot?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 28, 2021 at 6:59 pm

          Why would anyone whine about being called a racist when no one had called him/her such?

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 28, 2021 at 8:01 am

    Why doesn’t the, http://northiowatoday.com/north-iowa-sex-offenders/ site open. I’d like to know if any are living near my family.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      March 2, 2021 at 8:07 pm

      At least you know where one pedophile is. Currently living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave Washinton DC.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2021 at 12:42 pm

    CPAC fans going nuts with the golden Trump statue–kneeling and praying, making offerings, talking to it.

    Shows what whack jobs Trump’s base is.

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      Benedict Reply Report comment

      February 27, 2021 at 1:18 pm

      kinda like Nancy and Chuck show huh?

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        Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

        February 27, 2021 at 2:31 pm

        There are golden statues of Nancy and Chuck? Didn’t think so.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 27, 2021 at 10:47 pm

        There was a guy praying to the Trump idol. That is sick beyond sick.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 27, 2021 at 7:12 pm

      Trump likes golden things like showers.

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    February 27, 2021 at 9:39 am

    CodeRED Vaccine Alert From CG Public Health

    (Mason City) – CG Public Health CodeRED vaccine alert
    THIS ALERT DOES NOT SIGN YOU UP FOR A VACCINE APPOINTMENT.
    YOU MUST CALL OR SIGN UP ONLINE DURING THE DESIGNATED TIME.

    Sign up to receive first dose will begin Monday, March 1st at 10 AM until appointments are full.
    Anyone 65 years of age or older & healthcare personnel may sign up for an appointment. Individuals who do not fit these groups SHOULD NOT sign up.
    Vaccine available: MODERNA 800 doses, Pfizer 570 doses
    Clinic date(s) and time: 3/3/2021 9am-3pm, 3/5/2021 9am-3pm
    Sign up: https://cghealth.com/sign-up/
    If you cannot sign up online dial 641-421-9321

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 27, 2021 at 7:02 am

    Any posters going to attend President Trump’s inauguration on March 4th?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Gas in river city is $2.69 heading for $5.+ by summer. Thanks biden….

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 27, 2021 at 7:17 am

      LMFAO!!! Spring is here! Thanks iden!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 27, 2021 at 8:06 am

        Sorry, I was laughing so hard I misspelled my presidents name. I meant to say, Thanks Biden!

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          March 1, 2021 at 7:33 am

          Thank you for correcting me! THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT BIDEN! Man……That sounds amazing!

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      Pineywoodslim Reply Report comment

      February 27, 2021 at 10:36 am

      I just siphon some off my neighbor’s tank.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Will Melania divorce Trump once he goes to the pen?

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      Billy Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2021 at 11:22 am

      No he would be her pen pal

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2021 at 8:10 pm

      Who gives a shit?

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        Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

        February 27, 2021 at 6:49 am

        There are millions of Americans who are concerned about the effects of divorce on the children.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 27, 2021 at 8:08 am

          with your first hand knowledge, I can understand. Have you ever tried therapy?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 27, 2021 at 10:33 pm

          But impregnate them and not marry them is cool, right Tater?

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2021 at 10:23 am

    Congress needs to work for minimum wage. If they want to go home for the weekends they can ride in army trucks.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2021 at 11:40 am

      Minimum wage shouldn’t bother you. Need to have a job, something you wouldn’t know anything about!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2021 at 12:14 pm

      Real cost effective

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2021 at 10:31 pm

      we called them cattle trucks. you could get about 60 people in one, very cost effective.

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        tyson Reply Report comment

        February 27, 2021 at 10:28 am

        pack them in to the truck max weight limit

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 27, 2021 at 9:05 pm

          weight limits don’t apply to the military!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Open remarks at CPAC this morning – DO NOT TRUST GOVERNMENT -TRUST IN THE PEOPLE – current government treason is hot topic as you can understand as to what has happened in a little over 30 days.

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2021 at 10:25 am

      GOP party is cracking up. Only repubs left are the loons at CPAC.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 26, 2021 at 8:31 am

    Since I am track star, this bothers me greatly.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/female-track-star-lawsuit-stop-183048186.html

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 10:39 pm

      Good luck with this, crybabies. If this passes, which it won’t because it’s illegal on it’s face, radio and tv stations will be able to block conservative and liberal hosts and networks. Similar bills were proposed for newspapers and radio years ago, and they failed for just that reason. This is just stupid pandering to Trump and his tantrums.

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        Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

        February 26, 2021 at 7:16 am

        isn’t turn about fair play?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 28, 2021 at 5:54 am

        It actually could be passed. It would have to be worded that that tech giant. Shitty bird or suck face, are not acting in good faith, to have protection under 230. they are acting like a publisher, not a platform. The state needs them to declare that they are a platform within the state, when they break that, they are punishable. And by breaking that, they are able to be sued when they act like a publisher by censoring conservatives, or throttling things they don’t like.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    CPAC will be a HOOT ! The president is going to speak – This sunday – I wonder if the bidens will tune it in ???

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 5:59 pm

      Hey! dipshit!!!! The fat assed orange guy is no longer the president. Deal with it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 25, 2021 at 7:39 pm

        You are correct sir. The current residents of the White House are: Jill Bidumb and Joe Bidumber.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 26, 2021 at 11:21 am

          Both of the Bidens have a lot more intelligence than you have ever had or hope to have.

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            Anonymous

            February 26, 2021 at 7:54 pm

            Says AOC

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            Anonymous

            February 26, 2021 at 10:43 pm

            Yes, she does because she also has more intelligence than you. As a matter of fact, so does a rock.

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    232fr Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Mohawk Square is thriving… as an homeless home

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      Sadly! Tear down paradise and put up a parking lot!!!

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    Paul Andersen Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    Downtown hockey arena concert echo chamber for serious beer drinkers. Back up bands with Alpha Media ads every 5 minutes.With all those freebie ads it is still a drinkers event.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 10:42 pm

      Plenty of people in Mason City could book better and less expensive bands, but we have to hire this con man from Clear Lake because Ventura’s Dalena Barz has the hots for him. Keep Mason City money in Mason City!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 26, 2021 at 5:48 pm

        Go to a City Council meeting and get on the agenda for speaking. Then tell them what you think and see what shakes out.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 26, 2021 at 8:09 pm

          That could be said about a lot of comments on this site.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 2:12 pm

    11 million illegal to flood California..good place for them, no car and no money. Tent city grows.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 10:45 pm

      We need migrant workers for the rapidly approaching spring and summer seasons, unless you and your kids are going to do it. Crops rotted in the fields the last couple of years because there was nobody to tend and pick them.

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2021 at 7:17 am

      A wall should be built around Kalifornia!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 26, 2021 at 9:33 am

        You need a padded room around yourself.

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    KenP Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Biden took office to $1.59 a gallon gas… yep.. he lost on closing any pipeline.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    I see that the repub;iCONS in the Iowa legislature are ramming another voter suppression bill through. It’s the only way they can win.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 7:38 pm

      taking a page out of the dems playbook?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 10:16 am

    On a more hilarious note – pelosiki and the dims are trying to take away joes ipad – U know! -the ONE with the missle launch key on it !!!! That guy ping must have sounded the alarm.

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      Pineywoodslim Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 11:22 am

      Do you have a source that’s not a body part?

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    Pineywoodslim Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Peas is a fake poster.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 26, 2021 at 9:39 am

      You’re arguing with yourself? So who are you really this week Sybil?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Pea Brain is SO full of 3rd world PROPAGANDA LIES we would have trouble believing he knows how to wipe (wok) his /hers azz.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 8:23 am

    KARMA?

    Former Aide Says NY Gov Cuomo Sexually Harassed Her

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 2:51 pm

      PUNISH HIM! REPUBS ARE ALLOWED TO HARASS THEIR EMPLOYEES. THAT COMES FROM THE TRUMPSTER.

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    Pineywoodslim Reply Report comment

    February 25, 2021 at 7:37 am

    Fight For Fifteen!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    God will punish U for your lies and false prophecys ! We all know President Trump is loyal to God – unlike U Chinese atheists.

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2021 at 4:05 pm

      Fake news! Trump hasn’t set foot in a church since 1982.

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2021 at 4:11 pm

      Will Trump still get secret service protection while he does time in the pen? Will the agents stay in his cell with him?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2021 at 5:12 pm

      Which religion is your god from? The 3 largest religious groups in the world are Christian, Hindu, and Islam. Did you know that Islam and Christianity have the same origins?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 6:56 am

      There is no GOD! But there is hell and that is where that POS will end up!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 25, 2021 at 8:33 am

        How can there be a hell, if there is no God? Better get a Bible and read it.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      tRump has a 666 branded on his scalp, that’s why he’s desperate and puts a dyed squirrel tail on his head. tRump has nothing to do with “bible” or “god”. Get over it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2021 at 11:46 am

    Real Christians are rising up to purge the GOP and religion from curse of the false god Trump. https://www.npr.org/2021/02/24/970685909/evangelical-leaders-condemn-radicalized-christian-nationalism

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2021 at 10:59 am

    I’m thinking that Trump will be indicted for tax fraud sometime this spring.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2021 at 9:21 am

    4,000,000 new gun owners registered in Jan. some hope !

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2021 at 9:19 am

    Ding bats pick for A.G. when questioned about illegal immigration said he didn’t know if was illegal to sneak into America – Man are we in trouble or WHAT ? – the Anti Americans have really intrenched themselves you think ?

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 9:55 am

      Your fear of everyone that is not you is palpable. How do you sleep at night with such fright?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 1:09 pm

      He never said that you lying pos. This is what should make us all want him as AG:
      Garland asserted that he would rebuff any attempt by the White House to politicize the Justice Department, declaring: “I am not the president’s lawyer; I am the United States’ lawyer.”
      “My job is protect the Department of Justice,” Garland said.
      So much different that Bill Barr

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 24, 2021 at 9:08 am

    The failure to report the COVID-19 deaths — by as many as 64 California nursing homes — exposes a significant flaw in the state’s response to the pandemic. The state is unable to track the spread of the deadly disease in a workplace setting where the virus is ruthlessly stalking employees and patients.

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      NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 9:56 am

      They should mask up, do you believe in that?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Less than 20% of public schools are open in the three West Coast states. Well under half are open in Democratic states such as Illinois and Minnesota, and in strong teachers union states such as North Carolina and Virginia. More than 80% are open in Republican-governed Florida, Texas, Utah, Iowa and the Dakotas.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would kill jobs, hurt low-skilled workers, and ramp up inflation.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2021 at 11:50 am

      How does earning more money hurt workers? The problem is that too many business owner’s plans call for starvation wages for employees.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      Raising the wage to $15 would also take a lot of people off of welfare.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2021 at 6:51 pm

      will they pay $750 in income tax like F-head crook trump

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 24, 2021 at 7:55 pm

        if they have enough deductions and a good tax preparer

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 25, 2021 at 1:23 am

        Just think(we know, won’t happen, your a Democrat), if you were a conservative, you would be fact checked for that lie you posted.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2021 at 7:35 pm

      They would also be buying more goods from local businesses. Everyone would benefit.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 25, 2021 at 1:19 am

        Another idiot heard from. If you raise minimum wage to $15, the price of you burger is going up, no more $1 menu, now it’s a $4 menu. Your $500 rent jumped to $1250, your food that you usually buy that costs $75 is now just about triple.
        Not to mention, that thanks to Pedo Joe the cost of gas is going to skyrocket. But, at least your Biden Buddy made in China goods will come into the country with less tariffs.
        Unemployment is going to go up. Remember, they were about open borders.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 25, 2021 at 12:52 pm

          Why would rent go up>? Not all landlords are like you and they wouldn’t triple the rent. Trump supporters probably would.

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            Anonymous

            March 2, 2021 at 8:48 pm

            Landlords got bills too. With the wage hikes, what they have to pay for things will go up. So, their rent prices will need to go up.
            For instance, after some scumbag snowflake has been in the place, and the owner has to have things fixed, the security deposit doesn’t necessarily cover all of it. Now they have to pay the person doing the work, assuming they are not doing it themselves(code reasons), materials that have to be bought (going to be costing more, because the labor to make them cost more), landlords insurance rates are going to go up(rates will be raised so company can maintain profit while paying brokers and staff more). The last one is just a given even if nothing gets broke.

            Property taxes are going up(got to pay municipal employees more). Then there is the account to save money in case some thing does break like furnace or hot water heater. Electrical problem,plumbing issue. The costs on all those are going up, because people will be getting paid more.
            So even your wonderful(Ha), benevolent(HA HA), altruistic(I just threw up a little in my mouth) Democrats will have to raise rent or sell the properties.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 25, 2021 at 12:56 pm

          Raping Trump will never get re-elected. Many, many people realized his problems with the truth were a major detriment to this country and he was voted out. There are still some of you who believe the lies he tells, but not enough to get him back in the White House although many of the Republican-controlled states are trying to eliminate the Constitution’s guarantees of a free and fair election.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    Democrats try to exploit tragedy for partisan gain and Republicans focus on making people’s lives better and children safer.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 24, 2021 at 8:56 am

      Yep, that why all those regulations Trump got rid of are coming back to bite us in the ass.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 5:23 pm

    We’re still seeing Democrats play politics with kids’ lives, threatening to keep schools closed.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    The Emergency Order shows the Biden administration basically ordered ERCOT to throttle its energy output by forcing it to comply with environmental green energy standards while knowing full well Texans could freeze to death in their homes with zero electricity as temperatures plunged into the single digits.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 5:37 pm

      An 11 year old in Texas froze to death while sleeping. Thanks biden.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2021 at 7:48 pm

        He was waiting for his wonderful senator to take him to Cancun.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    The order shows Acting Energy Secretary David Huizenga did not waive environmental restrictions to allow for maximum energy output, instead ordering ERCOT to utilize all resources in order to stay within acceptable emissions standards – including purchasing energy from outside the state.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 6:50 pm

      Dobryy den’ comrade. I see you have a new arsenal of bs to spread. Keep up the poor work. Call Ron Johnson or Tucker Carlson. They would probably help you gaslight the public. They are really good at it.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2021 at 7:24 pm

        Must be talkin Nancy, Chuck or Schiff

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Mason City needs to book Trump for the Events Center for a big rally. It would put the town on the map and attract thousands.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    Does Iowa have a petition to recall Guv Kim?

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 3:51 pm

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      Just like St. Ronnie did with his amnesty program.

      Thanks St. Ronnie! At least we got some good restaurants out of it.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Russia -Russia -Russia – fake puppet government in charge will save the WOKIE ? RIGHT ?

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      Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      You post here day and night. You must be really woke.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Over 500,000 US covid deaths.

    Thanks Guv Kim!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 3:59 pm

      Fake news posted by an idiot!

      The covid tracking project says that 490,382 have died. Your government news media likes to exaggerate reports to keep you under control.

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        Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2021 at 4:34 pm

        Guv Kim has no concept of personal accountability.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 24, 2021 at 8:58 am

        United StatesUnited States
        Total cases
        28.3M
        +71,802
        Recovered

        Deaths
        502K

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Your choice shakesphere to wear a mask if no mandate – probably work out good in your professional history of petty crimes. wok up as YOU would say moron. PS wipe your azz with that mask and reapply it to your vapor hole.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 11:39 am

      No thanks. I will give it to you to clean up your nose from being up trumps butt.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 23, 2021 at 8:44 am

    Lefty BLOWS ! N. Dakota is passing a bill making it ILLEGAL for anyone invoking the Mask Mandate – no more masks in N. Dakota. Bout time to bring common sense back and unmask this BS liberal chit.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 9:19 am

      Stupid is as stupid does. When are they going to arrest people who wear masks?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 25, 2021 at 1:41 am

        Another idiot heard from. They are not going to arrest people for wearing masks. Just make it illegal to FORCE people to wear masks.

        Your the type that laugh at jokes 3 times. Once when they hear them. Once when they are explained. And once when they finally understand them days later.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Rumor has it that Americas official clown, is going to defend Emma Coronel Aispuro.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 7:22 am

      Rudy G’s going to defend her? Why? He is already in enough trouble defending trump.

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    Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    South Dakota is one of the five states with high covid rates because of the Sturgis rally.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 7:38 pm

      idiot

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 7:40 am

      The reason for S.D,s high rate is that they elected a right wing nut job, trumpanzee, dingbat, ditz, governor, The same as what IA. did.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2021 at 9:34 am

        Move

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 25, 2021 at 1:57 am

        Is that what happened in New Jersey 259, New York 242, and Rhode Island 234, which have the HIGHEST death rates per 100,000 in the nation. OH, also had tough lock downs, and are run by DEMOCRATS, huh, imagine that.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    11-Year-Old Texas Boy Dies of Suspected Hypothermia After Home Loses Power During Snowstorm. Where was biden when they needed him?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 7:04 pm

      staying warm in his basement.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 8:43 am

      He wasn’t in Mexico or playing golf.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 7:02 am

      Biden was thinking about traveling to Cancun but decided to stay home to do what he does best. HELP THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Face it Markwart, you are just not that talented or smart.
    You have extremely limited skills and your meager intelligence is well known.
    You need to accept that fact that you are deficient in all areas of….well…everything.
    You will find inner peace when you finally give credence to truth that you are indeed, a loser and a dumbass.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 23, 2021 at 8:16 am

      That’s some funny stuff right there, very true but still amusing.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 10:30 am

    New yorker liberals – just read on infro wars – black guy beats an Asian half to death – new yorker swear revenge on white supremacy. Can’t make this crap up. also tried to shut down their ice skating rinks -of course built by Trump and he donated millions restoring them.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 10:17 am

    The rightwing nut job my pillow guy is being sued for 1.3 Bil., by the voting machine company. I hope they get every penny he’s got. Maybe his fat asses orange buddy will take him in. YA RIGHT!!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 7:37 pm

      show the entrapural love there commie

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 23, 2021 at 8:45 am

        No more shots for you. entrepreneurial

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 9:45 am

    The windmills froze, so the power grid failed. Millions of Texans woke up Monday morning having to boil their water because with no electricity, it couldn’t be purified, noting the Green New Deal has arrived.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 10:03 am

      Wind and solar are approximately 10% of Texas power sources. Try again, someday you might find something worthwhile to post.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 9:45 am

    Rather than celebrate and benefit from their state’s vast natural resources, politicians took the fashionable route and became recklessly reliant on so-called alternative energy, meaning windmills.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 25, 2021 at 2:09 am

      That’s what happens when you get to many liberal scumbags moving in from California. They bring their failed liberal idiocy with them.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 9:44 am

    So it was all working great until the day it got cold outside. The windmills failed like the silly fashion accessories they are, and people in Texas died.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 10:10 am

      Isn’t it hilarious how our windmills in Iowa are and have been going just fine every winter?!

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2021 at 7:33 pm

        suppose they are built the same?

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          February 23, 2021 at 8:47 am

          Pretty much, yes. But we also prepare for the colder months by weatherproofing them. Texas was told to do so, but it would have made it difficult for the ERCOT bigwigs to buy their new cabin cruisers so they decided to gamble that it wouldn’t happen. They lost and so did the people of Texas.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 9:44 am

    Anyone who comes along who exposes the globalist political swamp-like Trump did, will be trashed, demonized, and blocked from public view, just like Red China does to those who speak against their government actions.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 10:00 am

      That’s because Trump is trash, a demon and a blockhead

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2021 at 7:32 pm

        Joe is bowing to China, time will tell

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 9:43 am

    Why should anyone in the military or law enforcement fight or die for the corrupt globalists’ political swamp in both parties that run the country which hates America first and American workers, the deplorables?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 10:05 am

      The Deplorables ARE the swamp sweetie, they are the ones who don’t care about Americans at all. For them it’s all about lining the fat cats’ pockets with more cash. That’s the govt we just voted out.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 9:43 am

    The Republic of Texas — One Nation Under One God. we are not a state and could, if we wanted, succeed from the union and be the 7th largest economy and country in the world!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 9:58 am

      AOC raised over $5 million for Texas. Ted Cruz went to Mexico, returned, didn’t quarantine as recommended, and passed out a few water bottles, left his little dog in the freezing weather, and Donny Trump Junior complained Cruz is being treated unfairly. Wonder if Cruz, Hawley or Scalise is going to be the cartel’s choice for VP in 2024.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2021 at 7:24 pm

        Good idea..if the Chicoms allow it

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 9:42 am

    Joe Biden is a freaking joke and I think the whole country knows it. He is incompetent .

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 10:06 am

      At tops only 25% of the country feels like you do. You’re the minority here honey, adapt.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 22, 2021 at 9:41 am

    Creepy Joe has been CREEPY for years it seems.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      February 22, 2021 at 10:11 am

      In comparison to the pussy grabbing, baby raping, con artist who steals from American taxpayers…

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 22, 2021 at 7:28 pm

        that is most Democrats..anyone in particular?