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  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    117 days. The city needs to take possession of that property from Vance Jorgensen.

  2. LYFT driver Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    Please I have a mattress that I’m using for another 6 months while I’m house sitting and I’ve made accidents on it a lot of times. I have a problem. I’ve put a load of cleaning supplies on it and tried a vinegar solution with baking soda but there’s still a smell and markings.

  3. IdaMae Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    For the third time the Democrats have been stopped from legalizing voter fraud by giving the federal government complete control over our state and local elections.

  4. Cool Dude Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Criteria and Diagnosis

    1. Subject spends most of the day confined at home, nearly every single day.

    2. Subject purposefully avoids social situations and social relationships

    3. Subject shows clear significant functional impairment,

    4. Subject shows social withdrawal symptoms for .a duration of 6 months or more

    5. Subject has no physical condition nor other severe psychological problem that is the cause of the social withdrawal (Mainly excluding those with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia)

  5. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    Even stupid unskilled people can buy their way out of fast-food class with 5 grand and 900 A week for a year. The neetbux are never going to run out; with just a grand you can get a a quarter pound of weed to sell or a car that you can use for delivery or a plane ticket to search jobs somewhere else. There isn’t a permanent unskilled moron class who will be forced to return (as the boomers say) there is (or was) A poverty (or check to check) class that was all just bought out of poverty.

    Its permanent. The entitlements are gone but everyone already leveled up and won’t live in desperation again.

  6. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 23, 2021 at 7:55 pm

    MASON CITY:

    Starting Monday, October 25, the Operation & Maintenance Utility Crew will close Maple Drive between Tennessee Place and South Ohio Avenue. This closure is anticipated to last until Friday, October 29.

    This closure is necessary to replace a leaking water valve.

    Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes during this repair.

  7. Evil Kikevel Reply Report comment

    October 23, 2021 at 12:06 pm

    I honestly hope they do the “snap”. Zuvall needs to win and reset the universe! Let’s go all the way back to Vanilla and restart with the story being written and planned out for years ahead of each expansion.

    Fixing all the class issues; no longer balancing them around PVP. Remove Arena, Remove Pathfinder.

    I’d also remove all stats from gear, and have all gear be cosmetic. Each class would have certain stats that you max out at level 60, and there would be no more power progression, that way tuning encounters would be super easy and power creep and level resets would no longer be issues.

    Of course they would have to introduce some sort of alternate progression system that feels satisfying, but ultimately can be ignored if the player wants.

    I’d also make all reputations account wide, and like Accolon suggested, flying available at the get go once you hit max level, but if you fly in a zone where you haven’t established rep with the local (insert group here), you get shot down until you’ve done the rep.

    Everyone would have the option to keep their current collections, but all Achievements would be reset.

    I would also remove the faction barrier. There would be factions, but players Raid, Dungeon, and Quest together. You just can’t walk into others territories without being killed by Guards.

    The language barrier would be gone also, and every Race can access every Class, regardless of Lore. You want to be a Tauren Rogue, or Night Elf Warlock, knock yourself out!

    Every Race would also start Faction Neutral and then pick their Faction just like the Pandaren. If you want to move a character over to the other Faction, there would be a long “betray your Faction” quest chain that ends with you now Neutral with your new Faction, and 100% Hated by your old one.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 23, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Get rid of critical race theory which divides people further and add Shop class & Home economics. Also, teach them how to budget money, change a tire, change the oil, life things that will matter.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 23, 2021 at 2:56 pm

      You don’t even know what Critical Race Theory is about. It is about the real history of the USA and doesn’t sugarcoat it for you weak-minded ‘patriots’. You probably were taught that Custer’s army was massacred by Indians at the Little Big Horn without much else added. What should have been added (and would be in a CRT-based course) was that the US Army violated the terms of a settlement with the Native Americans in South Dakota and Custer was sent to stop the Indians from revolting. He failed. There are hundreds of other incidents in our history also conveniently ignored. You probably never heard of the Tulsa race massacre in 1921 or the New York City Draft Riots and Massacre of 1863. None of that is covered in traditional US History taught in schools in the US. Why?
      Why add shop class or home economics? Both were pretty much restricted to males (Shop) or females (Home ec). There is a financial literacy course that is required by Iowa law for students graduating in 2022-3 but originally it was to be in 2019 but was delayed by the Iowa Department of Education until 2021-2 and was again delayed until 2022-3. Another example of putting the cart before the horse. The conservatives wanted credit for instituting what was considered to be a great addition to the curriculum but they didn’t do their homework about what it would take to institute it. Now, it continues to be delayed. However, some schools, notably those liberal Iowa City schools, have gone ahead and developed their own Financial Literacy courses and implemented them into their graduation requirements since 2020.

      • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        October 23, 2021 at 3:57 pm

        I like the chapter that explains Christopher Columbus was a greedy mass-murderer who really discovered nothing, since there were already people there.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 24, 2021 at 7:10 am

        How do you know the “Critical Race Theory” is true?

        • Your Comandant Reply Report comment

          October 24, 2021 at 2:29 pm

          Because l said so

          • Anonymous

            October 24, 2021 at 9:15 pm

            Heil Hitler, aka joey o’biden

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 24, 2021 at 2:46 pm

        If you know anything about, critical race theory, it can be seen as a form of “race-based Marxism”; they share a common conceptual framework. Critical race theory was derived from critical theory, a 20th century ideology sometimes called neo-Marxism. All you nitwits out there need to do your homework instead of jumping on the bandwagon of all the radical groups.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 24, 2021 at 4:33 pm

        The 6 tenets of CRT, from the authors of the lie the is CRT.

        Critical race theory (CRT)

        is based on the premise that race is not a natural, biologically grounded feature of physically distinct subgroups of human beings but a socially constructed (culturally invented) category that is used to oppress and exploit people of color. Critical race theorists hold that the law and legal institutions in the United States are inherently racist insofar as they function to create and maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites, especially African Americans.

        These “basic tenets” of CRT, according to the authors, include the following claims:
        (1) Race is socially constructed, not biologically natural.
        (2) Racism in the United States is normal, not aberrational: it is the common, ordinary experience of most people of color.
        (3) Owing to what critical race theorists call “interest convergence” or “material determinism,” legal advances (or setbacks) for people of color tend to serve the interests of dominant white groups. Thus, the racial hierarchy that characterizes American society may be unaffected or even reinforced by ostensible improvements in the legal status of oppressed or exploited people.
        (4) Members of minority groups periodically undergo “differential racialization,” or the attribution to them of varying sets of negative stereotypes, again depending on the needs or interests of whites.
        (5) According to the thesis of “intersectionality” or “antiessentialism,” no individual can be adequately identified by membership in a single group. An African American person, for example, may also identify as a woman, a lesbian, a feminist, a Christian, and so on.
        Finally, (6) the “voice of color” thesis holds that people of color are uniquely qualified to speak on behalf of other members of their group (or groups) regarding the forms and effects of racism. This consensus has led to the growth of the “legal story telling” movement, which argues that the self-expressed views of victims of racism and other forms of oppression provide essential insight into the nature of the legal system.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 24, 2021 at 6:05 pm

          Sounds great. What is your problem with it, specifically.

          • IdaMae

            October 24, 2021 at 6:55 pm

            Specifically, it’s Bull Shit!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 24, 2021 at 6:54 pm

          Key words, (culturally invented)

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

        Tulsa race massacre:
        The Tulsa race massacre took place on May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of white residents (Democrats), some of whom had been deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and destroyed homes and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.

        The New York City draft riots (July 13–16, 1863). The Democratic Party Tammany Hall political machine had been working to enroll immigrants as U.S. citizens so they could vote in local elections and had strongly recruited Irish. In March 1863, with the war continuing, Congress passed the Enrollment Act to establish a draft for the first time, as more troops were needed. In New York City and other locations, new citizens learned they were expected to register for the draft to fight for their new country. Black men were excluded from the draft as they were largely not considered citizens.

        On 29 January 1863 Colonel Patrick Edward Connor and about 200 California Volunteers attacked a Northwestern Shoshoni winter village located at the confluence of Beaver Creek and Bear River. Approximately 250 Shoshoni were slain, including 90 women and children. After the slaughter ended, some of the undisciplined soldiers went through the Indian village raping women and using axes to bash in the heads of women and children who were already dying of wounds.

        Another by Democrats, but you don’t mention.

        At dawn on August 21, 1863, Quantrill and his guerrillas rode into Lawrence(Kansas), where they burned much of the town and killed between 160 and 190 men and boys. This raid was the culmination of an ongoing conflict between the Free-State forces who controlled Lawrence and the proslavery partisans(Democrats) who lived in nearby Missouri.

  9. poopooplatter Reply Report comment

    October 23, 2021 at 1:22 am

    I can understand why they might feel insulted, but they need to get over it. Their job and police powers demands that there be oversight. They’ve proven incapable of doing so themselves, so more oversight is obviously needed.

  10. MAGA man Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    ROE V WADE IS DEAD!!!!

    JESUS SAVED THE CHILDREN THANK YOU TEXAS

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Hardy har har har
    Three days after the 2020 presidential election was called for Joe Biden — and as President Donald Trump took to Twitter and falsely claimed that tens of thousands of votes were cast illegally — Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said he would reward a minimum of $25,000 to tipsters who uncovered credible instances of voter fraud.
    “I support President Trump’s efforts to identify voter fraud in the presidential election and his commitment to making sure that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is disqualified,” Patrick said in a Nov. 10 news release.
    Now, nearly a year later, Patrick has given out his first reward — but not to a member of his party, the Dallas Morning News reported this week. Patrick’s campaign sent a $25,000 check to Eric Frank, a Democratic poll worker from Pennsylvania whose tip led to the recent conviction of a 72-year-old registered Republican who cast a second vote in his son’s name last November, the Morning News reported.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 22, 2021 at 10:07 pm

      Small potatoes compared to Zuckerberg’s investment of $415 million to two organizations to canvass, advise,collect, and cure mail in ballots for Mr Biden. It was probably that and Trump’s tired act of using his brash, noisey, demeanor that put Biden over the top.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 24, 2021 at 4:36 pm

      Cyber Ninja’s report top 10:

      Mail-in ballots voted from prior address, 23,344
      More ballots returned by voter than received, 9,041
      Voters that potentially voted in multiple counties, 5,295
      Official results don’t match who voted, 3,432
      More duplicates than original ballots, 2,592
      In-person voters who had moved out of Maricopa County, 2,382
      Voter moved out of state during 29-day period preceding election, 2,081
      Votes counted in excess of voters who voted, 1,551
      Voters not part of official precinct register, 618
      Duplicated ballots incorrect & missing serial numbers, 500
      ____________________________
      For a total of: 50,836

      There are more disputes. 50,000 in one county, in a state the Vegetable in residence supposedly won by around 10,000.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 24, 2021 at 5:13 pm

        Most of your facts appeared out of thin air just like your whiny claims about the entire election. Just because some idjut in Trumperville, Oklahoma likes the way these numbers sound doesn’t make them true. You guys are pathetic. Trump lost, get over it.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      October 22, 2021 at 8:44 pm

      *suspended account

      Guess the bot accounts don’t last long these days.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 23, 2021 at 1:57 am

        Except on this pathetic shitpit of a website that you run.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 23, 2021 at 6:57 am

        It was taken down by twitter because of pressure from the government. They didn’t want real Americans seeing blacks chant “kill all whites”

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 23, 2021 at 7:06 pm

        Good God you checked!

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    According to a Texas Republican congressman, the Democratic Party is relying on the media to whitewash the border crisis. More than 1,000,000 Migrants Released Under Bidens Border Crisis Says Border Patrol

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      October 22, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      Very poor source. So poor, you couldn’t even name the ‘legislator’. Lazy / sloppy work.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 23, 2021 at 1:06 pm

        Come on Matt!

        You don’t think that gal with the gasoline colored hair, Jen Psaki is a better one do you?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 24, 2021 at 6:08 pm

          Your hatred of ‘gals’ is pathetically obvious

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 23, 2021 at 7:05 pm

        get your news from other than CNN/MSNBC

        • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          October 23, 2021 at 7:26 pm

          Sorry to disappoint, but I don’t watch those channels at all.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 22, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      U.S. authorities detained more than 1.7 million migrants along the Mexico border during the 2021 fiscal year that ended in September, and arrests by the Border Patrol soared to the highest levels ever recorded, according to unpublished U.S. Customs and Border Protection data obtained by The Washington Post.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 22, 2021 at 11:01 pm

        So much for Biden being soft on illigal immigration. That’s what you wanted, isn’t it? What are you whining about?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 23, 2021 at 9:04 am

          Then they secretly released them into the country!

          • Anonymous

            October 24, 2021 at 5:14 pm

            How the f**K would you know?

  14. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    Between his covert support for Critical Race Theory, discreet plans to abolish the suburbs, advocacy for abortion-on-demand, and other radical policies, it has become increasingly clear that McAuliffe’s alliance with the far-left wing of his party is, at the very least, alarming to the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      October 22, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      How in the world do you abolish a suburb? Please, enlighten.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 23, 2021 at 3:46 am

        New construction has to be multi, instead of single family homes.

        • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          October 23, 2021 at 8:46 am

          Probably good reason for this, as the glut of single family homes floods the market over the decades. In the suburbs I’ve visited, already tons of both flavors. Lots of fluffy white single welfare mommies in those multis. They gotta live somewhere.

          • Anonymous

            October 23, 2021 at 9:08 am

            Every naive young Marxist today insists their vision of socialism would somehow go “right” next time. But it remains a fantasy that completely rejects human nature. History proves it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 23, 2021 at 7:05 am

        you’ll have to ask McAuliffe that question, he’s the one with the “discreet plan”. when you call him for an interview, you can ask him.

        • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          October 23, 2021 at 8:39 am

          Ohhhh, McAuliffe. Yes, McAuliffe. Whoever that is, yes, yes. Calling soon.

          • Anonymous

            October 23, 2021 at 7:02 pm

            A good energetic responsible reporter would find the answers

          • NIT Publisher

            October 23, 2021 at 7:50 pm

            Sounds like a chump working for peanuts, actually.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 23, 2021 at 9:07 am

          Before welfare kicked black fathers out of the house 80% of black children lived in a two parent house. They believed in educating their children to have a better life. They went to church. With the government’s help we have 80% black children in single mother apartments. Welfare is now all they know. Only a small number find their way out. The only way to help is to make education a good thing again.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 23, 2021 at 9:40 pm

        Among the policy issues quickly ascending to the forefront of American politics is the systematic effort of Democrats to abolish the suburbs by eliminating single-family zoning. Legislators in California recently enacted laws to eliminate zoning protections for single-family neighborhoods, and progressive-minded liberals in dozens of other cities and states are trying to do the same. The initiative is also being pushed by President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress.

        Efforts to ban single-family zoning are now rapidly spreading throughout the nation and becoming a significant component of the Democrat agenda. Terry McAuliffe, the Democrat nominee for Governor of Virginia, has called for “spearheading zoning reform”—for which he was notably attacked in a recent television advertisement. McAuliffe’s campaign website promotes his policy under the banner of “Neighbors for More Neighbors,” a slogan that was—not-so-incidentally—the name of one of the leading coalitions behind abolishing single-family zoning in Minnesota. As Stanley Kurtz recently wrote for National Review, there are reasons to believe “zoning may be on the cusp of emerging as a high-profile political issue.”

  15. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 22, 2021 at 9:54 am

    Drivers are advised to stay alert as they travel Iowa’s roadsides over the coming weeks. Autumn deer behavior, crop harvest and peak travel times for motorists combine to hike the risk of vehicle-deer collisions in Iowa.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 22, 2021 at 10:27 am

      Damn Biden making life tougher for all of us. He needs to call off the deer.

      • Adolf Reply Report comment

        October 22, 2021 at 10:35 am

        the deer were here first, he’s just going to make gas prices soar so we can’t afford to drive. then he’s going to ban all internal combustion engines.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 22, 2021 at 11:42 am

          Bull***t, Putin. Greedy rich oilmen and their lazy entitled stockholder are manipulating oil prices like they always have.

          • Anonymous

            October 24, 2021 at 4:46 pm

            Try putting the blame where it belongs, right on the head of the Vegetable in Residence, Pedo Joe Biden.

            When he canceled Keystone, it stopped oil flow. When he stopped drilling, it stopped oil flow. Then he asks OPEC to up their production to keep prices down. What a MORON. Now the US imports milliions of barrels of oil a day that we weren’t before. This costs more in transport.

            OPEC wants to get their profits up to the levels they were before Trump was elected, so oil prices are going up.

            In November of 2020, price of Brent crude was $42.69(this price was on 11/30/2020) per barrel, while the price was $40.19 US dollars per barrel in October of 2020. Over last twelve months the price has fallen 32.46%.

            Brent crude is extracted from the North Sea and is also known as London Brent, North Sea Oil, Brent Blend and Brent petroleum. It is a light crude oil, slightly heavier than WTI, and sweet because of its low sulphur content and it is ideal for the refining of diesel fuel, gasoline.

            Brent oil makes up more than half of the world’s globally traded supply of crude oil. Brent blend crude serves as benchmark price for purchases of oil worldwide.

            After Pedo Joe. 10/1/21 – $79.40 Over last twelve months the price has raisen 97.56%.

            Joe elected $42.69, a little over 9 months into his presidency,$79.40. A rise of $36.71, could that be because OPEC has US over a barrel?

            https://countryeconomy.com/raw-materials/brent

            OPEC:

            Currently, the Organization comprises 15 Member Countries – namely Algeria, Angola, Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, IR Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Venezuela.

            This is where we send our money now, with Trump in office, we did NOT import oil.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 22, 2021 at 9:12 pm

          Hey Adolf, the Native Americans were here first too. Look how that turned out for them.

          • Anonymous

            October 23, 2021 at 9:42 pm

            And look who did it to them, the democratic white man !!!

          • Anonymous

            October 24, 2021 at 6:08 pm

            5th grade’s a little hard for you, eh?

  16. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    114 days of Vance Jorgensen’s costing Mason City millions of dollars in damages. It’s going to freeze tonight, snow just days away. We’ll be dodging those stupid barricades at Christmas.

  17. Donkey Girl Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    9 GQP vote to hold Donald’s good friend coconspirator SteveB in contempt this is breaking news the walls are closing in on TFG

  18. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2021 at 10:10 am

    DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg released a public schedule update for the week of Monday, October 18, 2021 – Sunday, October 24, 2021.

    The following events are open to credentialed members of the media:

    Thursday, October 21, 2021
    Governor Reynolds attends World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony
    Iowa State Capitol
    Rotunda
    Des Moines, IA
    7:00 p.m.

  19. IdaMaeNowFromPocatello Reply Report comment

    October 21, 2021 at 8:47 am

    All patriotic citizens need to salute our Commander in Chief.

  20. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 20, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Mason City Room October 19, 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 October 19, 2021. 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, Masson, Lee, Adams. Absent: None.

    Adopt Agenda: Motion, Masson; 2nd, Symonds that the agenda be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    The Mayor asked if there were any written, electronic or public comments which were noted.

    City Administrator Burnett presented his Monthly Activity Report. Council comments and questions followed the report.

    Prior to adopting the Consent Agenda Item #4, #10, and #12 was removed to be acted upon separately.

    Consent Agenda: Regular Minutes of October 5, 2021; Claims dated October 7 and 14, 2021 in the amount of $2,021,820.75; Appoint/hire Robert Hansen as Police Officer at $28.50 per hour; Resolution No. 21-255, making award of contract for professional services to WHKS & Co. for the Sanitary Sewer CCTV Inspection – Phase 3; Resolution No. 21-256, making award of contract to Visu-Sewer, Inc. of Pewaukee, WI for the “Sanitary Sewer CCTV Phase 3 Project”; Resolution No. 21-257, approving contract and bond for the construction of the “Sanitary Sewer CCTV Phase 3 Project”; Resolution No. 21-258, awarding contract to C&C Services of Plymouth, Iowa for the “2021-2022 Snow and/or Ice Removal”; Resolution No. 21-259, authorizing approval and execution of a Subordination Agreement between the City of Mason City and Farmers State Bank related to the rehabilitation of 152 5th Street Southwest in conjunction with the Corridor Revitalization Loan; Resolution No. 21-260, determining the necessity and fixing date for a public hearing on the matter of the adoption of a proposed amendment No. 3 to the Mason City Combined, Amended and Restated Urban Revitalization Plan for the Mason City Combined, Amended and Restated Urban Revitalization Area; Resolution No. 21-261, approving contract and bond for the construction of the “City Hall Reception Area Renovation Project No. 2021-101”, was presented. Motion, Symonds; 2nd, Jaszewski that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    4. Appoint/hire Xia Helm and Nadia Bahnsen at $28.50 and Garth Wolff at $33.87/hour as Police Officers: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Masson that the recommendation be approved. Discussion followed regarding training, how many people had applied, how many positions were still open, etc. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    EPA Brownfields Community Wide Assessment Program: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 21-262, authorizing submission to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a Brownfields Community Wide Assessment Grant and authorizing execution of grant agreement upon application approval, be adopted. Clarification was made regarding whether any matching funds were required. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Change Orders – Indoor/Outdoor Performing Arts Pavilion”: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 21-263, approving change orders with Henkel Construction Company of Mason City, Iowa for the “Indoor/Outdoor Performing Arts Pavilion”, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the reason for the change order and whether more would be forthcoming. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Change of Zone Z2 Sub-Urban Zoning District to Z4 Multi-Use Zoning District: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Thoma that the Ordinance amending Title 12 of the City Code it being the Zoning Ordinance of said city and changing the boundaries of certain districts therein zoned Z2 Sub-Urban Zoning District to Z4 Multi-Use Zoning District for property abutting the rear of 621 S. Jackson Avenue, be received and placed on file for Second Consideration. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:37 p.m.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

    Publish 10-26-21
    Emailed 10-20-21

  21. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 20, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Trick or Treat Night in Mason City

    Sunday, October 31, 2021
    5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 22, 2021 at 4:41 pm

      make sure they have their vaccination card, or don’t open the door.

  22. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 20, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    Two things wrong with your statement – 1st, rally attendance don’t mean sh**. 7 million more people voted for Biden than Trump. 2nd, the people he interviewed are just a small portion of the trump cult but they are very similar to all trump supporters – drunk on the kool aid.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 23, 2021 at 3:51 am

      He “interviewed” more people on this video, than showed up to ANY of Pedo Joe’s rallys.

  23. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 19, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Effective immediately and lasting until Friday, October 22nd, the Operation & Maintenance Utility Crew will close 6th Street SE between Kentucky and Vermont Avenues.

    This closure is necessary to replace two water valves and a fire hydrant.

    Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes during this repair.

  24. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 19, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    A school board candidate forum will be hosted by the Mason City Education Association on Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the FEMA Safe Room located on the Mason City High School/John Adams Middle School campus.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 22, 2021 at 9:54 pm

      If you went, were you able to get a feel of what the candidates stood for? Did anybody stand out as being a true problem solver?

  25. Lord save us all. Reply Report comment

    October 19, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    My sister who lives in Wisconsin sent me this and asked what in the hell we are drinking in Iowa. I told her kool aid was the drink of choice of many of the idjuts in this one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oXZXT3D0UE

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 20, 2021 at 9:11 am

      Those Trump supporting ass-clowns are a excellent example of what Iowa is known for.
      Idiots
      Out
      Wandering
      Around

      It is a good thing for these dumbass Trump supporters that breathing is an involuntary bodily function or they would forget.
      Prime candidates for thinning the herd, cull the stupid ones.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 20, 2021 at 10:01 am

        Interesting that one of them says that Trump is still President and the military is backing him. When asked then if Trump is to blame for Afghanistan, “no”. Trump is still flying around in Air Force One? “Yes”

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 20, 2021 at 10:02 am

          You can’t make this sh** up. Cult members thru and thru.

          • Anonymous

            October 22, 2021 at 10:17 am

            exactly like the ones following the obiden, cult.

        • jenny Reply Report comment

          October 21, 2021 at 2:54 pm

          What the media is telling the public is not even close to actual events. It’s called twisting.

          • Anonymous

            October 21, 2021 at 5:40 pm

            Jenny, you are an ass as your names states. There is nothing twisted in this other than the people at trump’s cult fest. It is embarrassing to watch this.

          • Anonymous

            October 21, 2021 at 6:07 pm

            Main stream media is being supported by the democratic party.

          • NIT Publisher

            October 22, 2021 at 9:19 am

            What does AOL own, again?

          • NIT Publisher

            October 22, 2021 at 12:45 am

            why don’t you enlighten us with the “facts” … wait while I pop some popcorn

          • Jim, Marc, Steve & William

            October 22, 2021 at 10:24 am

            NIT Publisher
            October 22, 2021 at 9:19 am

            What does AOL own, again?

            Answer:
            AOL is an American web portal and online service provider based in New York City. It is a brand marketed by Yahoo, Inc.. The service traces its history to an online service known as PlayNET

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 21, 2021 at 2:53 pm

        nope those are cyclone fans.

  26. IdaMaeNowFromPocatello Reply Report comment

    October 19, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    Jill Biden has better plastic surgeons than Hillary Clinton.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      October 19, 2021 at 6:18 pm

      Is Melania somehow real? Is she even still married to Don? Did her plastic surgeon make her disappear?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 21, 2021 at 9:45 am

        must be the genes. European women hold looks longer than most

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 21, 2021 at 4:16 am

      So does roadkill.

  27. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 19, 2021 at 8:42 am

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA, ON THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF A PROPOSED AMENDMENT NO. 3 TO THE MASON CITY COMBINED, AMENDED AND RESTATED URBAN REVITALIZATION PLAN FOR THE MASON CITY COMBINED, AMENDED AND RESTATED URBAN REVITALIZATION AREA

    Public notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, will hold a public hearing on November 2, 2021, in the Mason City Room, Public Library, 225 2nd Street SE, Mason City, Iowa, at 7:00 P.M., at which meeting the Council proposes to take action on the adoption of an Amendment No. 3 (“Amendment”) to the Mason City Combined, Amended and Restated Urban Revitalization Plan (“Plan”) for the Mason City Combined, Amended and Restated Urban Revitalization Area (“Area”) described therein, under the authority of Chapter 404 of the Code of Iowa, as amended.

    The purpose of the Amendment is to add an exemption schedule for properties with three or more dwelling units that are assessed as residential under Iowa Code Section 441.21(14)(a)(6) on or after January 1, 2022 (in response to the elimination of the multiresidential property assessment classification for assessments imposed on or after January 1, 2022).

    Any persons interested may appear at said meeting of the Council and present evidence for or against the adoption of the Amendment. The proposed Amendment is on file in the office of the City Clerk and available for public inspection or copying during ordinary business hours.

    This notice is given by order of the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, pursuant to Section 404.2(6) of the Code of Iowa, 2021, as amended.

    Dated this 19th day of October, 2021.

    /s/Aaron Burnett
    City Clerk, City of Mason City, Iowa

    Publish 10-22-21
    Emailed 10-18-21

  28. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 19, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Open burning within the city limits of Mason City is prohibited, as noted in Chapter 2 of the City Code of Mason City: https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/masoncityia/latest/masoncity_ia/0-0-0-6253

    Residents are encouraged to follow the guidelines for collection of yard waste offered by the City’s Sanitation Department:
    https://www.masoncity.net/pview.aspx?id=18023&catid=481

    The City Code regarding yard waste can be found here: https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/masoncityia/latest/masoncity_ia/0-0-0-2125

    General guidelines for yard waste collections:
    In Mason City, the City will pick up bagged leaves of clippings and bundled branches free of charge on your regular garbage pick-up day from April 1 – November 30 (subject to favorable weather conditions), as long as:
    Bags are 30 gallon or less in size, made of biodegradable paper and not filled with more than 50 lbs. Yard waste bags are available at grocery, hardware and retail stores.
    Branches smaller than 4 inches in diameter are tied in bundles with string, twine or nylon (do not use wire). Bundles cannot be bigger than 18 inches in diameter or 4 feet in length.

    The Landfill of North Iowa will take leaves or grass clippings.

  29. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 19, 2021 at 7:17 am

    Well that chamber of commerce party in Mason City worked out swell. Deadtroit and Chitcago opened their jails gave the 3rd worlders a few hundred bucks and a GREYHOUND tickets to requested Mason City – so criminals that were in jail in these shithole cities and now enjoying themselves in cerro gordo county jails.- Looks like a UN obama (socialist azzhole project that he is using on his FRONT–and with 3rd world illegals and flying them all over America. When will Mason City be LUCKY enough to recieve these invaders. -And build bigger jails ??

  30. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 18, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    According to Newsweek, 6 hours ago Steven van Zandt said

    “Right now we have a very weak government, which is letting the situation deteriorate every day in an alarming way.”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 18, 2021 at 7:07 pm

      So True Rock On! if they let you

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 18, 2021 at 8:56 pm

      Little Stevie Van Zandt?! From The Sopranos and Bruce Springsteen’s band?? He hasn’t been sober since 1971! LOL

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 19, 2021 at 6:59 am

        so, what are your credentials for commenting on this site?

  31. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 18, 2021 at 4:18 pm

    Missing Child Xavior Harrelson’s Remains Found in Iowa Field: Cops.

  32. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 18, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Have all of you trumpanzees got your $45 checks written and put in the mail? Your orange god needs that money to solve the non-existent voter fraud problem. If that doesn’t work, he’ll find another way to milk you dry.

  33. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 18, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Day 111 of Vance Jorgensen’s war on Mason City. When is this going to stop?

  34. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 18, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Former Sec. of State Colin Powell Dies of Covid Complications, Despite Being ‘Fully Vaccinated’

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 18, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      That’s not what he died of.

      • IdaMae Reply Report comment

        October 18, 2021 at 4:04 pm

        CNBC: Colin Powell, 84, died Monday morning due to complications from Covid-19.

  35. Blue Wave Reply Report comment

    October 17, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Barack Obama 130 million Twitter followers.

    TFG DJT 0 (zero) Twitter followers.

  36. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 17, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    Mason City Community School District | Board of Education
    10/18/2021, 5:30 PM
    Administrative Center Board Room

  37. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 16, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    Charles City might want to take a closer look at Pam Ost before they give her phony organization one cent. She’s the former Pam Dzick from Clear Lake, a bankrupt raging alcoholic. She can’t manage her own money, much less anybody else’s and certainly not taxpayer money.

    • Charles in Charge Reply Report comment

      October 16, 2021 at 10:02 pm

      Oh Yeah, I remember her. She is very qualified. After all she was an Account Executive. They don’t hand out those fancy titles to just anybody you know.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 17, 2021 at 1:42 pm

        LOL, yeah, it’s easier to hire the losers for these straight-commission loser sales jobs if they’re called account executives. They mostly attract drunks and divorced women looking to meet businessmen. This one had sex with married men in their offices to try to get them to buy advertising.

  38. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 15, 2021 at 9:34 am

    MASON CITY:

    Beginning Monday, October 18th, intersections at 14th Street SE and South Massachusetts Avenue and 5th Street SW and South Van Buren Avenue will be closed due to the replacement of manholes on the 2021 Sanitary Sewer Repair Project. The closures will last approximately 1 week.

    Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use alternate routes during this closure.

  39. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 14, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    North Iowa Today

    A shithole website run by a shithead loser.

  40. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 14, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    ATTN: all of you trumpanzees! Your orange god, the former liar in chief, has decreed that you not vote in the upcoming elections in 2022 and 2022. OH! please please please follow his orders. Things will make things so much better.

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 14, 2021 at 4:22 pm

      No one tells me how to vote! The next time I vote it won’t be for a single democrat.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 14, 2021 at 9:02 pm

        So, Trump is telling you how to vote. You’re not very smart.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 15, 2021 at 6:44 am

        His daddy and god, FAT ASS ORANGE MAN is telling his cult followers how to vote! IDIOT tRumpTARD!!!!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          October 16, 2021 at 1:32 pm

          Unlike Joey in Virginia, huh?

          • Anonymous

            October 18, 2021 at 6:33 am

            Please! Don’t vote! tRumpTARD!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 15, 2021 at 8:04 am

        trump isn’t telling you how to vote. He is telling you not to vote at all.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 20, 2021 at 11:41 am

      Lefty still terrified of Trump drain his cesspool.

  41. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 14, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Day 107 of porn heir Vance Jorgengen’s second time screwing up downtown Mason City. It will take several million more taxpayer dollars to fix this one, too.

    • Bill wanna be Reply Report comment

      October 15, 2021 at 10:36 am

      That’s what he is waiting for…then he can pocket the insurance money. win-win

  42. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 14, 2021 at 9:03 am

    “I prefer Dangerous Freedom over Peaceful Slavery”

    • Paul Reply Report comment

      October 18, 2021 at 6:43 pm

      A good person believes that all peoples should have a high standard of food, housing, and health … The good person places human rights far above property rights. He is for universal, free public education and recognizes this as fundamental to the democratic way of life … The good person believes completely in real equality of opportunity for all peoples regardless of race, color, or creed. He insists on full employment for economic security but is just as insistent that man’s work should not only provide economic security but also be such as to satisfy the creative desires within all men.

  43. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 14, 2021 at 9:02 am

    SUCH INJUSTICE. ALLOWING BOYS IN GIRLS BATHROOMS. WHAT THE HELL DID YOU EXPECT WOULD HAPPEN.???

  44. IdaMae Reply Report comment

    October 14, 2021 at 7:46 am

    biden has finally done something right. In one of the most high-profile cases this term, the Supreme Court on Wednesday seems likely to side with the Biden administration and reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

  45. common sense manly Reply Report comment

    October 13, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    how much money is being spent with the desmoines firm to come up with a new logo for the mason city high school? maybe A contest for the art students or graphic designers would be cheaper?

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      October 14, 2021 at 10:02 am

      Sad. NIT will only use the original logo which honors Native Americans and their fine characteristics.

    • Colorado Lawman Reply Report comment

      October 15, 2021 at 1:26 am

      If they want a logo that reflects the “spirit of Mason City” they should just have an EBT tweaker and a D-boy fighting over a fat latinx woman. Maybe add a gun and some needles for flair.

      Glad I left that wonderful isht town

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 15, 2021 at 7:06 am

        Colorado man were arrested after the death of a toddler earlier this year and an extensive police investigation. Must have been you!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 16, 2021 at 4:22 pm

        AND A PICTURE OF A DUMBASS LIKE YOU LEAVING TOWN BECAUSE YOU THINK SOMEWHERE ELSE DOESNT H.AVE THE SAME PROBLEMS AS MASON CITY

  46. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 13, 2021 at 9:59 am

    Trump SPOKE – you did not LISTEN !

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 13, 2021 at 2:02 pm

      I did listen and as usual, he lied!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 15, 2021 at 6:46 am

      Everytime Fat Ass Orange speaks, TURDS come out of his mouth!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 18, 2021 at 5:27 pm

        You can tell the Liberals that are STILL terrified of Trump running, winning, and draining their cesspool.

  47. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 13, 2021 at 8:24 am

    CNN has tested negative for journalism.

  48. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 12, 2021 at 1:12 pm

    Righteous Brothers at NIACC…wow that’s a rough crowd..average age 81.

    Fire these people running this dung show.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 13, 2021 at 8:12 am

      Wake up parents cause this is only going to get worse.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        October 14, 2021 at 8:48 am

        Say what? How is it going to get worse?

  49. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    October 12, 2021 at 10:37 am

    MASON CITY:

    The South Eisenhower Turn Lane Paving project began on Monday, October 11th.

    The project in general involves the construction of a southbound right-turn lane on South Eisenhower Avenue at the intersection with Hwy 122/4th Street SW. The project will include removal of the existing pavement at the northwest corner of the intersection along with utility adjustments, ditch shaping and a storm sewer culvert extension. At the time of construction, Hwy 122/4th Street SW near this intersection will be reduced to one westbound lane of traffic and South Eisenhower Avenue north of the intersection will be reduced to one southbound lane of traffic. Construction on the project is expected to last three weeks.