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  1. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Þú munt ríða æverðliga, fránn ok skírr

  2. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&insightstoken=bcid_SF3a.CDyarUDUozdDbYiWGhqye9M…..0Q*ccid_Xdr8IPJq&form=ANCMS1&iss=SBIUPLOADGET&selectedindex=17&id=E8069D300A479E03953C77CD90E4F3EA2E0E16D4&ccid=cPG0FAMj&exph=75&expw=75&vt=2&sim=1&simid=608047638503772540&ck=B681374636881D932A2960719A1F528B&thid=OIP.cPG0FAMjcCTPHRj4lSkGsQAAAA&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2F0.gravatar.com%2Favatar%2F3ecfe3db6fc9a68f668f0ab358399a58%3Fs%3D75%26d%3Dwavatar%26r%3Dr&cdnurl=https%3A%2F%2Fth.bing.com%2Fth%2Fid%2FR.70f1b41403237024cf1d18f8952906b1%3Frik%3D1BYOLurz5JDNdw%26pid%3DImgRaw%26r%3D0

  3. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 11:52 am

    JANUARY 17, 2022: MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service. On MLK Day, all Americans are encouraged to volunteer to improve our communities.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 1:06 pm

      Senator Charles Grassley voted against making MLK Day a federal holiday.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 1:11 pm

        Don’t blame him, have to many now

        • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          January 16, 2022 at 2:04 pm

          Too many what, racist grifting Socialists in Congress?

          • Anonymous

            January 16, 2022 at 7:05 pm

            And Joey

      • Colorado Lawman Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 5:56 pm

        But Bob Dole, Richard Lugar, and Dan Quayle voted for it.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 11:21 am

    Matt you would you be a likely candidate for the CCP -maybe ?

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm

      Only if you’re my campaign manager.

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 11:20 am

    I guess a little question came up at the Mason City Booster Club meeting the other nite – WHOM is going to pay the $100,000.00 dollar estimate to change the Mason City MOHAWK score boards to the Mason City Morons. ??????

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 3:40 pm

      Mason City taxpayers, of course!!!!

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 11:12 am

    If you aren’t watching documentaries on VICE-TV, you may want to, particularly “While The Rest Of Us Die.” An episode titled “Food Kills,” about the monopolization in the American food industry, and the abuse of farmers who they’ve turned into virtual sharecroppers, is really disturbing. One reporter tried to interview farmers, and said they were too scared to talk, out in their own front yards, in the middle of nowhere. https://www.vicetv.com/en_us/schedule

  7. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 10:45 am

    Gov. Reynolds released the following statement this week in response to the SCOTUS rulings on the employer and CMS vaccine mandates:

    “The SCOTUS ruling on OSHA vaccine mandate is a major victory for Iowans, their personal freedoms and liberties. The Biden Administration should hear this message loud and clear: The American citizens do not believe in government overreach, and they don’t believe in the federal government making health care decisions for them.

    “At the same time, I’m very disappointed by the Supreme Court’s ruling on the CMS vaccine mandate. Medical providers that have been on the frontlines of this pandemic saving lives deserve the freedom and ability to make their own informed health care decisions.

    “I believe the vaccine is the best defense against COVID-19, but I also firmly believe in Iowans’ right to make health care decisions based on what’s best for themselves and their families, and I remain committed to protecting those freedoms. President Biden should do the same.”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 3:44 pm

      What’s wrong with that statement?

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 8:14 am

    We will if we get to vote this year but the Democrats will probably have some kind of great emergency that will put the election on hold while they (the Democrats) fix it

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 9:35 am

      Projecting… I think Trump tried that one in 2020.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 8:12 am

    I am sure there will be a new variant or a new type of virus around the 2022 election because the $Chinese I believe purposely let out the virus so $Joe would win. Fauci knows we gave funds to the $Wuhan lab. Joe has let people with the virus come through the border. But that is ok. B.S.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 9:36 am

      Man, you are so deep in the rabbit hole already this morning… wow.

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 7:59 am

    Former President Trump’s election lifted the curtain on the shadow government in Washington, DC. We are witnessing the actions of that government now, the mandates, the closings, attacks on businesses, churches, medical people, children, education. Work hard and work long to our populace to keep the Constitution. Opening our borders to change our nation is one of their methods.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 9:40 am

      “Former President Trump” so you admit he lost in 2020? I mean, even he admits it, so.

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 7:58 am

    The cheating is already planned. The nasa bill was gutted and the dems inserted their rules for voting allowing mail in , harvesting etc. It passed because there wasn’t enough time to read it and everyone thought they were voting on the NASA bill. They corrupt left will always find a way. Go to you tube and type in…I was casting a hell no ballot.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 9:42 am

      Your plot reminds me of that old Bond movie, Moonraker. Bond was getting boring and Star Wars and Star Trek were popular at the time… so Bond added a space station and a space shuttle to the plot to make it more interesting. I love your imagination! So creative!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 1:07 pm

        So you didn’t read the bill?

        • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          January 16, 2022 at 1:18 pm

          Why would I read the bill, I’m not a US REP. Anyway, you seem to give Dem’s a pass for voting for it, you say “It passed because there wasn’t enough time to read it and everyone thought they were voting on the NASA bill.”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 5:06 pm

      One reason the House added the voting rights language into the bill was to make it possible that the bill would be sent back to the senate where the republicans couldn’t refuse to debate it as they don’t want Americans to know the extent of their attempts to limit and deny minorities a voice in elections. The bill had already passed the senate so it can’t be filibustered. Republicans got played. Ha ha.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 16, 2022 at 7:57 am

    Everyone buy now should realize what is actually happening in AMERICA and it’s definitely not good under the control of the corrupt DemocRATs…. something is definitely wrong with you if you can’t see this and demand the TRUTH…!!!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 8:58 am

      Good morning, bot. Pretty cold here in N Iowa. What’s it like in your homeland?

      • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 9:35 am

        Vladivistok is a balmy -23 degrees is my guess…

      • Bill Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 1:05 pm

        Same..l live next door

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 9:44 am

      USA politics is rotten and corrupt through and through, it makes no difference what letter is next to the pol’s name.

  13. Colorado Lawman Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Industrialization raised working hours to inhumane levels. Modern men work more for medieval peasants to keep the production lines going so no shelf ever goes empty and no one ever has to buy a competing brand.

    Inflation, immigration, womens lib, and management’s greed suppressed wages.

    Corporate and property mogul greed increased the cost of living. Housing and food.

    Political idiocy suppressed education (cant let dem dumb kids fall behind cuz 70% o dems black) and stunted generations of white men in particular

    WHITE MEN IN PARTICULAR. Historically, the class of human being which starts saying “no way, jose, i’ll do it my way” when things start rubbing them the wrong way, often culminating in mass violence that makes common negro crime look quaint.

    We’re headed for a sh1tshow unless they raise wages and cut hours. One hour off the workday while raising the pay per workday would be fcuking incredible but CEOs would have to take 50%-70% pay cuts and everyone at the top would be losing a ton of benefits regarding travel, vacations, and catering.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 7:41 am

      Thank the unions for stopping some of the corporate indifference to their workers.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 7:52 am

        EXACTLY !!!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 8:08 am

        Home schooling would be best until all the parents have the control of the education and out of the Federal government and their unions!!!!!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 16, 2022 at 8:09 am

          Just another commie/ lib organization designed to brainwash people into rubber stamping whatever the administration wants

          • Anonymous

            January 16, 2022 at 8:59 am

            Your mother must be really disappointed in you. I am sure she thought she gave birth to a human.

          • Anonymous

            January 16, 2022 at 1:03 pm

            She was a teacher

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 16, 2022 at 10:03 am

      I agree with your point the people are sick of the BS at bum jobs – at least I think you are saying that. I for one figured that out a long time ago and started my own businesses. Be your own boss, get on the grind everyday, make it a lifestyle. It’s not for everyone. But if you can do it and have your plan in place, you can make a go of life without being a corp slave. They really don’t teach this is school. You have to get clobbered at all these bum jobs and get fed up – then the tough change becomes palatable.

  14. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    Who got the most snow in the storm?

  15. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    PUBLISHED MEETING
    1/16/2022, 10:00 AM
    Committee of the Whole
    Mason City Community School District | Board of Education | Mason City High School, 1700 4th St. SE, Mason City, Iowa

    &

    1/17/2022, 5:30 PM
    Board Meeting Agenda
    Mason City Community School District | Board of Education | Administrative Center Board Room

  16. Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2022 at 8:36 am

    Is Burkes bar on 6th st. open, looking for a neighborhood bar within walking distance.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 4:10 pm

      Need to pay attention. been closed and had a fire. Is that the closest one to BG Clark?

      • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 10:07 am

        The BeeGees probably get their drugs at work frying our chicken and rolling our burritos, from the other crooks working there. No one else will work fast food jobs.

  17. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 15, 2022 at 8:02 am

    Epstein visited the Executive Mansion at least 17 times during Bill Clinton’s first term. He was joined by eight different women during the visits that took place between 1993 and 1995.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 9:12 am

      Cite your claim, please.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 11:14 am

      I looked it up… this appears to be TRUE.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 12:27 pm

      Well, at least he kept his logs public. Trump’s crew hid the visitor’s log from the public so nobody would know who was visiting the cartel leader.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2022 at 4:08 pm

        Joe would, but he does all his business thru Hunter

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 15, 2022 at 5:17 pm

          Deflect, deflect, deflect. That’s all you know how to do. A true trumpanzee

          • Anonymous

            January 15, 2022 at 6:47 pm

            True lib, hate the truth

        • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          January 16, 2022 at 10:09 am

          Hunter is sketchy but come on… the 3 (known) spawn of TFG are hideous. Just think if all his abortions lived. There might be dozens of his spawn dragging their knuckles all over the planet. Frightening for humanity, kind of like the movie Underworld.

  18. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Kamala, how’s that border job coming?

  19. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    Who do we thank for The U.S. Inflation Which Hit 7% in December, Fastest Pace Since 1982

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2022 at 11:00 pm

      Trump’s buddies and masters, the ultrarich oilmen and ag and food monopolies who want their tool back in the WHite House. This is all them. They want everybody poor and struggling except them and their brats. Once Trump changed the rules to let have majority control over the basics, they really went crazy with power.

      • People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

        January 15, 2022 at 8:32 am

        First day on planet earth? FYI, trumps been out for over a year. Try posting something that’s true and makes sense.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 15, 2022 at 11:38 am

          We’re still paying for the damage he did, and will be for years to come.

          • Anonymous

            January 15, 2022 at 4:06 pm

            Especially, shutting down the pipe line, opening the border, closing down the nation…oops that Wasn’t Trump

          • NIT Publisher

            January 16, 2022 at 10:11 am

            Most of the shutdowns were in early-mid 2020 … Trump was President.

          • Anonymous

            January 16, 2022 at 8:05 am

            Where’s your proof of that comment? In my observations, the four years that trump was in office we saw nothing like what has happened in one year of biden in office. Dispute that, apples to apples, oranges to oranges !!!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 8:02 am

        Unbelievable how afraid the left is of Trump. They are literally changing rules to keep him out of office. How desperate can they be. Also, I know there is so many dems in office who want Pelosi out but they are too scared to speak up. Even the left knows how much time and money she is wasting on focusing on Trump instead of actually doing her job and trying to help America..

        • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          January 16, 2022 at 9:39 am

          Passed transformative infrastructure bill… have you been asleep?

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 11:18 am

      The Global Economy, history, current and past elected leaders, greed, supply, demand, Capitalism … what you got?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 7:56 am

        WE NEED DONALD TRUMP IN THE WHITE HOUSE NOW MORE THAN EVER. BIDEN IS A CLULESS INEPT ANTI AMERICAN SOCIALIST PUPPET PRESIDENT WITH SOMEONE ELSE CALLING THE SHOTS TO SABOTAGE OUR NATION & US, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

        • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          January 16, 2022 at 9:48 am

          Harsh. Bad news… you got 3 more years of Biden. Trump will be 78 by then. Facing dim legal future on so many fronts. I mean, I know people like him rarely are held accountable, but that’s gotta take a toll. Maybe he’ll make it back, though.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 8:07 am

        That sums it up.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 5:39 pm

      Supply and demand. Demand never wained during the media fueled ‘pandemic’ because of government money policy and supply could not respond efficiently to demand because media outlets would shame any business that dared try to stay open during their make believe ’pandemic’.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 8:03 am

        Trump closed the bank in Ukraine…Biden, Pelosi, Kerry and each of their sons , Leary, Melendez, Durbin, were all collecting dark money in exchange for military aid and he exposed them. Thats why they had their sons working there on gas companies without any experience they were money laundering..

      • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 10:06 am

        What happened to the “bare shelves” narrative the MAGAs keep talking about, though? We are still in the pandemic, after all…

  20. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    MASON CITY: Alternate Side Parking and Emergency Snow Route Begins Tonight at 7:00 p.m. and will remain in effect until further notice

    Due to the forecast for measurable snow, the Alternate Side Parking Ordinance and Emergency Snow Route will go into effect beginning at 7:00 p.m. today and will remain in effect until further notice.

    During this time that the Ordinance is in effect, the following general provisions shall apply:

    Parking shall be permitted on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered days of the month.

    Parking shall be permitted on the even numbered side of the street on even numbered days of the month.

    People moving their vehicle(s) from one side of the street to the other side must do it between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. the night before.

    On cul-de-sacs bearing consecutive numbers, parking is prohibited according to the schedule for the street to which it connects.

    During alternate side parking, signs prohibiting parking at all times on one entire side of the street only shall not be enforced and alternate side parking regulations shall be in effect.

    Alternate side parking regulations shall have no effect on streets where parking is prohibited on both sides.

    The Emergency Snow Route, which includes 1st Street NW from Monroe Avenue to Pierce Avenue will be in effect at this time. No parking is allowed on 1st Street NW from Monroe Avenue to Pierce Avenue until further notice.

    Alternate side parking regulations do not apply to U.S. Highway 122 and U.S. Highway 65 south of 8th Street South and north of Fifth Street North, nor to the business district. Business district is defined as the area bounded by and including all streets between Connecticut Avenue on the east, Jefferson Avenue on the west, Fourth Street South on the south, and Fifth Street North on the north. (Exception: Parking shall be permitted within 100 feet of the main entrance of a commercial business location on the side adjacent to the building during regular business hours.)

  21. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2022 at 11:08 am

    What do you mean WANTS to send 300 million to taliban/Afghanistan – He already DID – he released 6 known terrorists from Guantanamo Bay prison and more or less /stuffed 51 million dollars in each of their backpacks and shipped them back to Afghanistan for a total of 308 million dollars – DEAL HAS ALREADY BEEN COMPLETED bot.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2022 at 11:52 am

      was giving him the benefit of the doubt, hoping his handlers wouldn’t let him do it. Nothing like aiding the enemy.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2022 at 3:14 pm

      The Biden administration plans to donate an extra $308 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

      None of the men approved for release have been charged with a crime; they’ve been held as ‘law of war’ detainees, or prisoners of the war on terrorism

      https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-01-11/biden-administration-to-give-additional-308-million-in-humanitarian-aid-to-afghanistan

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 11:29 am

      Yo, Bostki, in the 20 years since 9-11-01, the United States spent over $2 trillion on the Afghanistan war. That’s $300 million PER DAY. EVERYDAY. Where were you over those 2 DECADES? Yes, you were pissed USA left (and is not spending $300 million per day to wage worthless war) but are pissed USA is spending it this one time (to help people not suffer) … makes total sense coming from you. May Jesus save your soul.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 6:06 pm

        What happened 20 years ago has nothing to do with what’s happening now. One would think that a lesson had been learned. Don’t support the enemy.

  22. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2022 at 6:50 am

    I sincerely can’t believe any American who values their freedoms could support the donkeys. They are puppets for $Soros who wants $globalization.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 11:42 am

      You don’t sincerely do anything. There’s nothing sincere about you.

  23. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2022 at 6:43 am

    One of the main problems that Liberal and Leftists have, is that they live in such a small bubble. They think everyone thinks the way they do. They say the things that they say thinking a vast majority of Americans will automatically agree with them. Then the reactions start.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 11:46 am

      You’re the one in a bubble. It’s called your parents’ basement.

  24. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2022 at 6:34 am

    Please remind everyone that the Kamala Toe must go before Joe!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 11:43 am

      We’ll get right on it, Tinylimpdick.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 6:07 pm

        That’s not what your mother calls him.

  25. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2022 at 6:32 am

    The mandate never made sense! It was a complete grab of people’s rights and did nothing but hurt the already suffering supply chain. Govt should stay out of things because they only SCREW them up.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2022 at 9:11 am

      Morning bot. Have you turned in your Oath Keepers membership card yet?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 14, 2022 at 10:16 am

        You taking it back? Thought you said it was forever

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 15, 2022 at 3:10 pm

          Nothing is forever when it comes to trump supporters.

  26. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 14, 2022 at 6:31 am

    I have a friend in the medical field who worked all through Covid but then lost her job when she refused to take the jab. Thanks to Biden and the Dems for that one!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2022 at 9:10 am

      Her problem. Maybe she needs to find a job driving a truck. 90% turnover in jobs in that industry. She could drive, be her own boss, and not have to worry about the “jab”

  27. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Does Burkes bar have two locations?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 4:58 pm

      Depends on how drunk you are.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 13, 2022 at 7:07 pm

        so, in other words you don’t know.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 13, 2022 at 7:11 pm

          closed 6th street…fire didn’t help

          • Anonymous

            January 14, 2022 at 7:57 am

            it was closed long before the fire.

          • Anonymous

            January 14, 2022 at 10:14 am

            The fire will prevent it from re-opening….

          • Peas n Taters

            January 16, 2022 at 6:09 pm

            i don’t think it’s the fire’s fault.

  28. Frank Droan Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    North Iowa Event Center pondering their horse building upgrades to the city of Clear Lake is almost embarrassing. Their history of bad boards and terrible hires has caught up to them. The county should have stepped in 5 years ago. Petitioning Clear Lake for thousands for a dying complex.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 1:02 pm

      Just lease all the buildings as-is individually to businesses annually. Stop the bleeding.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 14, 2022 at 9:24 am

      When was the last time you went out there? Ever volunteered for them? The last time I called to see about renting a building, every date I was looking at was already booked. They have definitely made some improvements there and sounds like they are continuing to do so. Maybe instead of bashing a local organization you could offer your services and advice on how to make it better.

  29. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Newsweek says that Anthony Fauci Has Had Enough. I’m thinking that the feeling is mutual.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 12:40 pm

      ..he can’t carry all that blood on his shoulders he caused.

      • Troy S Reply Report comment

        January 13, 2022 at 12:43 pm

        The Fauci emails did him in. The truth came out. He’s been running away since.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 13, 2022 at 4:24 pm

          probably to china.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 13, 2022 at 4:33 pm

          What emails are you referring to? Could you post a link?

          • Anonymous

            January 16, 2022 at 6:11 pm

            Newsweek, do your own research.

  30. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2022 at 6:42 am

    Big GOVERNMENT is out of control, time to eliminate both government owning big TECH and corrupt politician’s letting big TECH do business with a government?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 11:49 am

      It’s big business that’s out of control. All foreign owned and controlled now, and taking our way of life apart piece by piece.

  31. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2022 at 6:41 am

    You know what we should have we should have all the Republicans live in several states and all the Democrats live in others. That way when the republican states are thriving and doing well and not afraid of everything like the Democrats then they can fool themselves with their own lies and live their there lies. I’d love to see that happen put all the Democrats in one area and let them live their misery.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 12:09 pm

      Gitmo, Alcatraz San Quentin, Baghdad, Fallujah etc.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 13, 2022 at 1:01 pm

        Those would be great for the Republicans, but what about the Democrats.

  32. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2022 at 6:40 am

    The public school system has failed as a center for learning and excelled as a center for indoctrination. Many parents have found that homeschooling is easier and more fun than they thought. Others are getting together with like minded friends and forming co-ops. Some are making neighborhood schools ging back to the one room schoolhouse plan. That is where attention needs to be turned. We have to get the government out of the classroom.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 1:02 pm

      Home schooling is up only marginally in the past year. Many who have tried it now have a better idea of what a difficult job teaching really is and they want their schools back.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 13, 2022 at 7:06 pm

        If you received the amount of money per child allocated by the gov’t, that may change your mind

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 14, 2022 at 10:39 am

          Educating our children is not about the money. If it was, you would be a teacher and the truly gifted teachers would be working somewhere else.

          • NIT Publisher

            January 15, 2022 at 11:33 am

            To be fair, education is big business. It was ALL ABOUT THE $ to Anita and her gross circle of dooshes who worshipped her. I’m proud that MC chased that weathered, grifty old charlatan out of town (and some of her stooges)… she was a nasty one.

          • Anonymous

            January 15, 2022 at 12:20 pm

            I’d bet that if you talked to teachers who worked under Micich they were glad to see her gone. She gave everyone working in the district a bad name and, unfortunately, some people still believe that.

  33. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2022 at 6:39 am

    We need to get rid of teachers unions. If you are a mason and do not like cement, if you are a carpenter and do not like wood, same thing if you are a teacher and do not like kids, find something you like.

  34. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 13, 2022 at 6:35 am

    is there anything we can do other than complain about this administration, everything they get involved in they seem to screw up drastically. Our children’s Education in our schools, the border crisis, the economy ( supply an demand ), Afghanistan, the virus, any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 7:20 am

      Good morning bot. What is new with you? SOS.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 11:26 am

      Send your pennies to Trump, he lusts after them.

      • Kristy P Reply Report comment

        January 13, 2022 at 12:45 pm

        and send your Illegals to Pelosi/Biden, they lust for them votes.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 16, 2022 at 7:26 am

        I thought that read PENISES! HAHAHAHA!

  35. Donkey Girl Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2022 at 11:17 am

    I am vaxxed and boosted. As is my partner. Given Omicron’s excellent propensity to spread, I am resigned that I will get it. But because of my vaccine status, expect I will feel no worse than having a cold. In that case, I will self quarantine so as not to infect others (who may not be vaxxed). Get vaxed, please.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2022 at 1:23 pm

      vaxed against the Donkey He Haw

    • Donkey Girl Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 11:26 am

      Please, cease and desist with this fakery. You are not me, quit pretending that you are. You will never be a woman.

  36. pam arehnds Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Were ANY of these Mason City School board employees held responsible for their actions: Illegal bonus checks.

    Employee Total Improper Salary and Benefits:MCHS

    Anita Micich 473,978.74
    Thomas Jumper 150,185.41
    Ramona Jeffrey 127,341.80
    Randy Meyer 117,290.12
    Hal Minear 116,188.92
    Susan Deike 113,010.52
    Jennifer Wilmarth 78,077.33
    John Berg 72,218.65
    Jerry Siglin 68,816.21
    Thomas Novotney 62,859.49
    Barbara Wells 54,866.70
    Julie Bigler 50,007.40
    Don Teeter 47,941.45
    Richard Huff 42,038.40
    Mike Penca 38,769.70
    Brooke Brunsvold 33,122.85
    Jeff Poppe 32,938.19
    Lisa Christianson 26,880.32
    Debra Wilson 24,223.94
    Shelly Nelson 23,323.94
    Kris Murphy 20,286.71
    Kristi Penner 18,045.57
    Dave Ciccetti 17,593.64
    Kara Hutchison 13,101.25
    Teresa Schlichting 12,355.40
    Jodie Anderson 11,083.07
    Doug Abbas 10,508.50

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2022 at 11:29 am

      Micich walked scott-free. Or should I say, she floated away in her golden parachute with no consequence. Some elected officials tried to do something about it, and they (she) deserves immense credit for the effort. NIT reported it all.

      • Brent Yahn Reply Report comment

        January 13, 2022 at 12:50 pm

        -0- accountability / no police effort or arrests/ I guess embezzlement is no longer a crime. Seems like our fearless in blue are mighty fearful of something.

        • Lori Hammen Reply Report comment

          January 13, 2022 at 12:53 pm

          Signature stamping unapproved checks and depositing them would land any of US in jail. This made MCPD look bad and corrupted.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      At least spell your name correctly if you are going to post it.

  37. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2022 at 7:33 am

    McConnell needs to remind Biden and Schumer what happened after Harry Reid changed the Senate rules concerning appointments.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 6:48 am

      This administration has absolutely NO IDEA about the real world. They just don’t get it. That’s what happens when you spend your entire life wrapped up in DC politics.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 15, 2022 at 11:54 am

      McConnell is working with them now, against Trump.

  38. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2022 at 7:11 am

    What is so wrong with a voter registration card that required a birth certificate proving US citizenship to vote and then presenting it when you vote, either by mail or in person? Are the Dems so weak and afraid of not being able to obtain legal votes that they have to continue to work on ways to get votes via fraud.

  39. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2022 at 7:11 am

    The reason we have a First and Second Amendment is for what is going on right now. Thank God for our past and present veterans. We have a government that is way off the tracks.

  40. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2022 at 6:52 am

    I hate the cold all for global warming

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 13, 2022 at 1:04 pm

      That is because you know nothing about climate change.

  41. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Anyone STILL Believe ANY One of these? Fauci, CDC, Biden, Democrats, Media, That the Vaccine IS a Vaccine?

  42. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2022 at 6:45 am

    They should teach them Math, English, etc…and keep their damn noses out of the REST!!!

  43. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 12, 2022 at 6:43 am

    Teach kids HOW to think not WHAT to think!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 12, 2022 at 2:54 pm

      That is what they are doing. Problem is you don’t like what they are thinking.

  44. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Lara Coughlin, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

    In a study published Jan. 5(2020), my colleagues and I found that 59% percent of people using medical cannabis for chronic pain experienced moderate to severe withdrawal symptoms if they stopped ingesting weed for hours or days.

    These can include irritability, depressed mood, decreased appetite, sleep difficulties, a desire or craving to use cannabis, restlessness, anxiety, increased aggression, headaches, shakiness, nausea, increased anger, strange dreams, stomach pain and sweating.

    We also found that cannabis withdrawal symptoms were more severe in younger people, people with mental health problems, people who had a longer history of cannabis use and people who used more frequently or in larger amounts. Additionally, we found that smoking cannabis – rather than eating or topically applying it – was correlated with worse withdrawal symptoms.

    Our team also looked at how people’s withdrawal symptoms changed over time. Most continued to experience the same severity of withdrawal symptoms any time they stopped ingesting cannabis over the two years of the study, but about 10% – particularly younger people – got worse over time. As with most dependency-forming substances, reducing the frequency or amount of cannabis use may help to alleviate these symptoms.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2022 at 4:38 pm

      You need to look at all of the report to get the real picture. Yes, some people do experience withdrawal symptoms, but 75% of those people experience mild or moderate symptoms. The key words in the following excerpt are “Unlike withdrawal from some psychoactive substances – such as alcohol – cannabis withdrawal is not life threatening or medically dangerous.” You experience withdrawal from almost everything you use more than occasionally. I am not disputing Ms Coughlin’s findings, just putting your exclusions out there.

      “Cannabis withdrawal symptoms usually go away within one to two weeks after use is stopped as the body adjusts back to its own natural production of cannabinoids. Unlike withdrawal from some psychoactive substances – such as alcohol – cannabis withdrawal is not life threatening or medically dangerous. But it does exist. Cannabis withdrawal can also be quite unpleasant and people can end up continuing their cannabis use – even when they want to cut back – just to avoid experiencing withdrawal”

      • Todd Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2022 at 7:07 pm

        Does that mean moving to harder drugs?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 12, 2022 at 7:40 am

        Lord Fauci, he’s the self proclaimed King of science, you question him your questioning science but it’s ok if he rips every scientist that doesn’t AGREE with his science sounds a little hypocritical to me just saying he and his buddy Collins are not the be all and end all of science they disregard ANYBODY’S opinion but their own

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 12, 2022 at 9:02 am

        Cannabis may not be the demon drug from “Reefer Madness,” but neither is it a wonder–plant with limitless upsides and no downsides. As cannabis use increases across the U.S., it’s important for people to understand that regular use can lead to withdrawals, and to know what those symptoms are.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 12, 2022 at 2:57 pm

          I agree with you. But, there are medically proven uses for it and for some people, it is a godsend. Other people, like ex-Colorado Mall Cop, stick their heads in the sand, watch “Reefer Madness” another 10 times, and pour themselves a big glass of Jack.

  45. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2022 at 12:08 pm

    If the commie demorat party is so fine why did 25 of these members announce they will no longer seek re-election in 2022. Heard there will be more of them jumping the sinking ship – move over RATS.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2022 at 4:41 pm

      House members Dems 25, Repubs 11
      Senate members Dems 1, Repubs 5

      They did it to avoid being murdered by trump supporters.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 12, 2022 at 7:43 am

        26 Democrats already know that they are toast ! More will follow… So , so , so entertaining to watch !

  46. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2022 at 11:22 am

    One year ago today, Governor Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in honor and remembrance of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, murdered by insurrectionists, as well as all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across Iowa and the United States of America.

    • Colorado Lawman Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2022 at 2:33 pm

      CBS and CNN said that Brian Sicknick died of natural causes.

      The New York Times said that Howard Liebengood died off duty. (By his own Hand)

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2022 at 3:57 pm

      Let’s clear up you lie.

      Sun, 01/10/2021

      Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 in honor and remembrance of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, as well as all Capitol Police Officers and law enforcement across Iowa and the United States of America.

      https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-orders-flags-at-half-staff-in-honor-of-fallen-capitol-officers

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2022 at 7:03 pm

        Another lib lie defended. Thank You

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 12, 2022 at 2:59 pm

          Kimmie would never, ever go against trump. He is her sugar daddy.

  47. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2022 at 10:36 am

    How long can people choose not to work without an income?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2022 at 10:54 am

      That’s called volunteer work.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2022 at 2:35 pm

        you missed the point. try not to read between the lines.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 14, 2022 at 11:11 am

          No, I didn’t. The point was stupid, so I ignored it.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2022 at 11:48 am

      As long as you keep getting your free stuff, like you have been for years!

      • Bernie Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm

        Amen to that…or until you run out of money. not necessarily yours

  48. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2022 at 9:21 am

    DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg released a public schedule update for the week of Monday, January 10, 2022 – Sunday, January, 16, 2022.

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

    Tuesday, January 11, 2022
    Governor Reynolds delivers Condition of the State
    Iowa State Capitol
    Des Moines, IA
    6:00 p.m.

    Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg attend Condition of the Judiciary
    Iowa State Capitol
    Des Moines, IA
    10:00 a.m.

    Thursday, January 13, 2022
    Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg attend Condition of the Guard
    Iowa State Capitol
    Des Moines, IA
    10:00 a.m.

    Governor Reynolds signs Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month Proclamation
    Iowa State Capitol Rotunda
    Des Moines, IA
    11:00 a.m.

    Governor Reynolds visits Little Knights Learning Center
    1102 Clark Street
    Dysart, IA
    2:30 p.m.

    Governor Reynolds tours Van Meter, Inc.
    850 32nd Ave., SW
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    4:00 p.m.

    Friday, January 14, 2022
    Governor Reynolds attends North Scott Rotary Meeting
    Steeple Gate Inn
    100 W. 76th St.
    Davenport, IA
    12:00 p.m.

  49. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    Corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean and wheat farmers were paid more than $21.7 billion in 2018 and 2019. Dairy and hog farmers were paid more than $900 million, and growers of specialty crops, including tree nuts, cherries, cranberries, ginseng and table grapes, were paid $346 million.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 7:25 pm

      kinda pays to be a farmer

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 7:26 pm

        Not as good as a politician…but they do produce something

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 10, 2022 at 9:33 pm

          I don’t have to dispute it. Just pointing out your hypocrisy. Trump says dumb things, “it’s ok.Fake news, you know?” “Jeez, come on, he was joking. Dems have no sense of humor”. But Biden says something dumb, it’s proof! He’s got dementia”.

          • Anonymous

            January 10, 2022 at 9:34 pm

            The above was supposed to go on the previous string. Oops.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2022 at 10:55 am

      Big corporate farmers got all that money. Small family farms got almost nothing.

  50. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    · Don “Joey” Quixote

    “We’re gonna have windmills, you can — that you’re gonna see that have 100-yard wingspans each — each propeller on that — on that windmill, 100 yards long. So, there’s so much that is gonna be able to be done…”

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 6:21 pm

      Don “The Genius” Trump:

      “If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer,” the president said while delivering remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual spring dinner. He offered no evidence to support the claim.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 7:24 pm

        And you offer nothing to dispute it, kinda like O’Biden following the science

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 9:11 pm

        F@CKTARD tRump did say that windmills noise causes cancer! YET, Idiot farmers that have them on their land, still support the DUMB SOB!!!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2022 at 10:14 am

          living better under him than O’Biden fool

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2022 at 10:39 am

          biden did say that while touring the devastation in colorado. It was on the cbs news.

          • Anonymous

            January 11, 2022 at 4:44 pm

            So what? It isn’t as if your god didn’t make some really stupid statements.

  51. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Pedo JOE – Hey they fired Zimmer because he was dimmer WHY NOT GO BRANDON AND HIS COMMUNIST MANIFESTO ?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 9:14 pm

      The only PEDO is your GOD tRump! He molested Ivanka when she was 7 and still wants to do her! THANK YOU BRANDON!!!!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2022 at 10:12 am

        Sounds like you talkin about Pedo Joe

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2022 at 10:26 am

          President Biden did not molest Ivanka. She was molested by her father.

      • Colorado Lawman Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2022 at 10:42 am

        Show some proof to your claim. Who have you molested?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2022 at 4:20 pm

        And Pedo Joe was showering with his daughter when she was 9.

        Plenty of proof of Joe being a pedo, look at all the sexual assaults he has committed, especially to juveniles (documented by watching videos of when he was VP).

        Don’t forget the Pedophile and serial sexual assaulter Joe Biden.

        All the Women Who Have Spoken Out Against Joe Biden

        Lucy Flores, Amy Lappos, D.J. Hill, Caitlyn Caruso, Ally Coll, Sofie Karasek, Vail Kohnert-Yount, and Alexandra Tara Reade

  52. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2022 at 10:28 am

    AOC probably infected 100s while she was in Florida (not wearing a mask with her white privilege boyfriend – does no one see the hypocrisy here?!) since she came from New York where the cases are reported to be exploding!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 6:24 pm

      Oh bot, you are so full of it. You saw one picture of AOC in a restaurant not wearing a mask while eating dinner so you believe that she infected 100s of people because of that. You are so far away from reality that you can’t discern truth from dur’ nesusvetnaya.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 7:20 pm

        Was she eating on the dance floor and out of those guys arms? Just spreadin whatever she peddles

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 7:45 pm

        AOC pays COVID lip service: Maskless Squad leader gets HUGE kiss from Broadway star Billy Porter at packed Miami drag bar(1/2/22)

  53. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2022 at 10:27 am

    Soviet style show Arbery trial. Rule of law replaced with rule by mob. A miscarriage of justice

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 6:25 pm

      Yeah, shooting an unarmed jogger should be legal.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 7:18 pm

        Is in California and New York, l hear

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 11, 2022 at 8:20 am

          Your pretty stupid.

          • Anonymous

            January 11, 2022 at 10:46 am

            Why can’t you ever make a comment that doesn’t insult someone’s intelligence???? Did your parents do that to you while keeping you locked in the closet.

          • Anonymous

            January 11, 2022 at 4:48 pm

            If you take it as an insult, then I guess it is to you. My parents taught me to tell the truth even if it hurts someone. I told the truth. He is stupid to believe that any state would legalize killing a jogger.

  54. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2022 at 10:18 am

    These pathetic, lifelong politicians must go! No normal functioning business would ever keep these incompetent buffoons in charge long after their deterioration has set in. China would never have such incompetent’s making decisions

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 11:27 am

      So, China is less messed-up than USA… you might not be wrong.

  55. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Adam Kinzinger as well as Liz Cheyney have lost what little credibility and appeal they had left. Their departure from the limelight is long overdue!

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 11:27 am

      Because they are getting to the truth, and it’s ugly?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 7:16 pm

        Truth? release all the camera footage then

  56. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2022 at 7:29 am

    NIT Out of the 4 million slaves in the US in 1860, more than 99% were owned by Democrats. An infinitesimal number were owned by Republicans, a few more by people in other minor parties. “

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 9:56 am

      Know your history. The Democrats of the 1800s were today’s Republicans.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 10:08 am

        like how you stuck were in there

      • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 11:29 am

        Truth and realities sting low-information crowd, though. They cannot comprehend that the two political factions morphed over these many decades and assumed new beliefs and values.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 10, 2022 at 5:26 pm

          If they tell you that enough times, you will believe it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 11:32 am

        I’m sure that the ones from 1800 are dead.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 8:04 pm

        NOPE! Notice the Founded date, 1828.

        Democratic Party

        Founders Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren

        Founded January 8, 1828
        Preceded by
        Democratic-Republican Party
        Ideology
        Modern liberalism, Social liberalism

        The Democratic Party has changed significantly during its more than two centuries of existence. During the 19th century (Jan 1, 1801 – Dec 31, 1900) the party supported or tolerated slavery, and it opposed civil rights reforms after the American Civil War in order to retain the support of Southern voters.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 11:31 am

      Next you will tell me that Trump hung with pedophiles Epstein and his handlers and his pilots in the 1990s and before then for looong time but since Trump supposedly cut ties later, he’s a Jesus follower. You claim he morphed – why can’t political parties do the same over many many more decades? I get it, doesn’t fit your narrative.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 11:36 am

        The only claim here is that you don’t know what you’re talking about, nice spin tho for the dim witted.

        • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

          January 10, 2022 at 11:58 am

          Bro, everyone knows Trump was on the Epstein flights many times, partied with the child-lover, is accused himself in countless lawsuits, fondled his own daughter, Stormied-up his marriage, grabbed ’em by the ovaries. This is well-documented behavior. Then he posed with the Bible, and Jesus and your kind forgave his many decrepit sins and are trying to re-write history. Works for DonDon but not political parties, is your spinning thesis.

          • Anonymous

            January 10, 2022 at 5:29 pm

            I don’t care, I just want to kill them all and let God sort them out!!!

  57. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2022 at 7:51 am

    The cancel culture are biting each other , will be the year of the revelations , you can’t tell lies and lies for ever at the end you will step on your own nose and trip , at the end truth always comes out

  58. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Even my 4 year old grandbaby knows you never point a gun at anybody, toy or not!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2022 at 8:01 am

      BOTS DONT HAVE BABIES. TRY AGAIN.

      • non-bot Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2022 at 11:22 am

        Hate reality, don’t you?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2022 at 1:59 pm

        Why not? Guys do according to the libs

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 10, 2022 at 7:55 am

          What are you talking about?

          • Anonymous

            January 10, 2022 at 10:05 am

            Babies

  59. Colorado Lawman Reply Report comment

    January 9, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Chinese immigrant attacked in NYC dies months later. Knocked down and kicked in the head by Jarrod Powell. And they wonder why people don’t like them.

  60. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 8, 2022 at 10:39 am

    Mason City Room January 4, 2022
    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 January 4, 2022. 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, Adams, Lee. Absent: None.

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

    Mayor Schickel provided his State of the City Report.

    Prior to adopting the Consent Agenda Items #8, #9 and #10 were removed to be acted upon separately.

    Consent Agenda; Regular Minutes of December 21, 2021; Claims dated December 23 and 30, 2021 in the amount of $1,812,554.66; The Quarry – Class C Liquor, Outdoor Service; LuLu’s Margarita Bar (New) – Class C Liquor; Appoint Erick Nganyange and Craig Binnebose to the Historic Preservation Commission and Joan Platz to the Airport Commission; Resolution No. 21-1, permit the temporary closure of public ways for block parties and other temporary events in 2022; Resolution No. 21-2, establishing or renaming certain funds within the City’s Chart of Accounts; Resolution No. 21-3, approving a Supplemental Letter Agreement to the Professional Services Agreement with SEH for additional services related to the “Mason Creek Culvert Replacement – Virginia Avenue”; Resolution No. 21-4, authorizing approval and execution of a Subordination Agreement between the City of Mason City and First Citizens Bank related to the rehabilitation of 124 N. Delaware Avenue in conjunction with the Downtown Revitalization Loan, was presented. Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Masson that all items in the Consent Agenda be approved and Resolutions adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    8. Final Pay – “2021 Street Panel & Curb Replacement”: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Thoma that Resolution No. 22-5, , accepting work and ordering payment for construction of the “2021 Street Panel and Curb Replacement Program Project No. 21-1001”, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    9. Amendment No. 1 – Water Tower Maintenance Program: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Thoma that Resolution No. 22-6, approving an amendment No. 1 to the professional services agreement with Dixon Engineering, Inc. of Greenfield, WI for additional services related to the Water Tower Maintenance Program, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the reason for the increased cost. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    10. Order Hearing – “Lakeview Preserve Dredging Project No. 21-1012”: Motion, Jaszewski; 2nd, Symonds that Resolution No. 21-7, 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 “Lakeview Preserve Dredging Project No. 21-1012”, be adopted. Discussion followed regarding the end result, when it was cleaned before, what would be done with the sediment. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Changes to the Park and Recreation Board Compensation: Motion, Adams; 2nd, Jaszewski that Ordinance No. 22-1, amending the City Code by repealing Title 2 Boards and Commissions; Chapter 5 Park and Recreation Board, Section 2: Board Organization, Paragraph B (Compensation) and adopting a new Paragraph B in lieu thereof, be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Change of Zone Z4 to Z5: Motion, Masson; 2nd, Adams that Ordinance No. 22-2, , amending Title 12 of the City Code, it being the zoning ordinance of said city, and changing the boundaries of certain districts therein zoned Z4 Multi-Use District to Z5 Central Business Zoning District for property located on the block generally bounded by Willow Creek, S. Federal Avenue, South Delaware Avenue and 5th Street SE , be adopted. AYES: All (Motion carried.)

    Adjourn: The Mayor adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

    Publish 1-13-22
    Emailed 1-7-22

  61. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    2nd NOTICE
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    Adjournment

  62. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Coming soon to a state/city near you.
    Yahoo News
    N.Y. governor proposes 1st-ever statewide ban on gas hookups in new buildings. “New construction in the state will be zero-emission by 2027, and we will build climate-friendly electric homes and promote electric cars, trucks and buses,”

    • Bernie Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2022 at 10:26 am

      So…who wants to build a new home in New York?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2022 at 7:10 am

        you missed the point, Einstein.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 9, 2022 at 11:18 am

          How did l miss the point? you can live in NY not me

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 9, 2022 at 4:05 pm

        (Coming soon to a state/city near you.)

        “1st-ever statewide ban on gas hookups in new buildings”.

        “zero-emission by 2027, and we will build climate-friendly electric homes and promote electric cars, trucks and buses,”

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 10, 2022 at 10:23 am

          They are. there is no justice in America anymore goose steppin Biden Brown shirts are in control.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2022 at 8:15 am

      More government control. We are becoming a communist nation.

  63. Colorado Lawman Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Celebrity insider quotes:
    It’s not a vaccine its a deadly xperimental shot. Refusing to secure the borders is treason. Cultivating the violent crime explosion is treason. Governmental insider trading is treason. The factcheckers are lying scum. Happy new year anyway.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2022 at 2:36 pm

      That must of come from Ted Nugent, the draft dodging pedophile.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 8, 2022 at 10:25 am

        Got proof?

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 8, 2022 at 12:09 pm

          I posted “proof” but it was deleted. I wonder who did that?

          • Anonymous

            January 8, 2022 at 12:42 pm

            post again

          • Anonymous

            January 9, 2022 at 9:00 am

            Why should I post it again? You will just delete it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 8, 2022 at 1:52 pm

        Ted Nugent is an Idiot, Redneck!

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 9, 2022 at 9:20 am

          And still smarter than YOU.

          • Anonymous

            January 9, 2022 at 4:07 pm

            and richer!!!

          • Anonymous

            January 10, 2022 at 9:57 am

            and a pedophile which seems to be a necessity on Republican help wanted ads.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 10:24 am

        How ’bout we worry about poor policies, open borders, fentinol, inflation, high gas prices, Afghanistan, the economy instead of the stupid bull -shit issues like covid and January 6th.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 10, 2022 at 8:15 pm

        “the draft dodging pedophile.”
        Pedo Joe Biden.

        I’m sorry, asthma Joe the pedophile draft dodger.

        At Archmere Academy in Claymont, Biden played baseball and was a standout halfback and wide receiver on the high school football team.

        Biden was a standout receiver in high school and played on the University of Delaware’s freshman team

  64. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2022 at 11:44 am

    Coming soon to a country near you.
    UK Government Transport Minister Trudy Harrison recently spoke at a mobility conference, addressing the future of personal mobility. In her comments, she said it was necessary to ditch the “20th-century thinking centred around private vehicle ownership and towards greater flexibility, with personal choice and low carbon shared transport.” That’s right, she said the quiet part loud and showed the hand of a growing number of government officials.
    Understandably, many Brits are upset about this. Some have asked if they should start riding their horse instead, all the in the name of “progress.” Others are tying this statement by Harrison with the looming government ban of internal combustion engines for cars by 2030. After all, EVs aren’t exactly cheap, so what better way to force people onto public transportation than by pricing them out of the vehicle market?

  65. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Apparently, Kamala likes to make insane comparisons to 12/7/1941. Well, here’s one for her… 1/20/2021 — the date she and Sleepy Joe took their oaths of office — now that is a date that will live in infamy.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2022 at 1:56 pm

      When your daddy tRump became president, that is day that will live IN INFAMY and FOREVER in American History!

  66. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Our country is in trouble.. bottom line. They are pushing the mandates for the vaccine but people are still getting Covid.. Why?? Why are some doctors not able to prescribe therapeutics when we have them and other countries are using them with great success?? It’s all political.. these pharmaceutical companies has the monopoly on the vaccine that is short lived and making much money. Most know they all supported Biden..

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 11, 2022 at 11:08 am

      The ones getting COVID are the anti-vax idiots.

  67. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2022 at 6:43 am

    We need to bring the death penalty back. Whoever kills other people on purpose needs to be sentenced to death. In this way, the security of our country will be a lot better and the crime rate will drop. Because at least the criminals will hesitate before they taek any actions.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2022 at 9:58 am

      The death penalty does not stop people from murdering other people. If it did, those states that have the death penalty would have lower murder rates. They don’t.

  68. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2022 at 6:35 am

    CNN should be going bankrupt!

    • Broke Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2022 at 9:36 am

      Might be after Kyle is done with them

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 7, 2022 at 5:54 pm

        Says a lot about a political party who has a 17 year old murderer as its poster boy.

        • J. Edgar Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2022 at 6:56 pm

          Maybe you need to take off the rose colored glasses,
          He is a self defender, not a murder. Ask the jury

          • Anonymous

            January 9, 2022 at 9:02 am

            J Ed., maybe you need to take off your rose colored dress and your rose colored panties.

  69. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 7, 2022 at 6:34 am

    For Christ Sakes….KFC is having Meatless Fried Chicken!! WTF?…When I think of Eating Right, First Place I Go is to KFC for some Greasy Fried Chicken….Switchin to Popeye’s

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2022 at 11:41 am

      I agree, looks nasty, is it even “food”? So gross.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 8, 2022 at 7:40 am

      There’s no Popeye’s in mason city.

  70. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Here’s your hero, losers. He sets you up with a bunch of lies and then runs to his urine-soaked blankie and leaves you to take the fall. https://www.thedailybeast.com/capitol-rioter-who-beat-cop-with-bat-begs-for-trumps-aid-from-jail-on-eve-of-jan-6

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2022 at 8:18 pm

      “Here’s your hero, losers. He sets you up with a bunch of lies and then runs to his urine-soaked blankie and leaves you to take the fall. ”

      Little Joey stopped peeing the bed, Jill got him ‘Depends’ so he wouldn’t stain the new mattress.

  71. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2022 at 11:26 am

    College Board Meeting for the Month of January 2022
    Thursday, January 20, 2022

    5:30 p.m. Board Dinner/Workshop
    John V. Hanson Career Center – Room 112 – 124 Nerem Dr. South – Forest City, Iowa

    7:00 p.m.Regular January NIACC Board Meeting
    John V. Hanson Career Center – Room 112 – 124 Nerem Dr. South – Forest City, Iowa

  72. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2022 at 9:54 am

    One year ago today, Thugs and Terrorists attacked our Capitol building led by FAT ASS ORANGE MAN. The SOB should be in jail too! NEVER, EVER forget this day! Never EVER forget the lives lost because of a loser and lier so called ex-president!

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2022 at 11:22 am

      In all fairness, how many of the mice under the trance of the pied piper sent up the river blamed Donald for their delusion? Seems like it’s been a theme as they cry on the stand and claim they weren’t quite sane in the brain. Everyone wants to know if American justice can ever reach the true criminals out there and not only the bottom feeders.

      • anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2022 at 6:00 pm

        NIT Don’t paint all Trump supporters with the same brush! Most sane people would look at the state of the country today as they fill their vehicles with the most expensive gas in years and when they are at the grocery store. Then you have the chaos at the border that’s when i wish we still had Trump

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2022 at 5:50 pm

          That is why you are a dumbass.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 8, 2022 at 1:58 pm

          You can have your daddy tRump! Just make sure you have enough vaseline with you!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 7, 2022 at 6:57 am

        This entire situation is a fraudulent sham perpetrated by the Left and their socialist comrades

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2022 at 4:21 pm

      What lives were lost? Ashley Babbit was shot by capitol police. There were no others killed dumb ass

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2022 at 5:10 pm

        Don’t confuse the idiot. You’re ruining their narrative with a fact, STOP IT!!!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2022 at 6:07 pm

        If they tell us enough times that many lives were lost, some will believe it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 6, 2022 at 11:14 pm

        That is a flat-out lie, you f***ing traitor. Officer Brian Sicknick was killed by those treasonous insurrectionists, as were others. Still others were so traumatized they committed suicide, or died later from injuries sustained. Your Trumper bag had mental problems and was violent all her life.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2022 at 6:37 am

          VP Harris Claims Jan6th was as BAD as Pearl Harbor & 9/11 with ALL those Thousands Who Died, BIDEN Compared it to Our Civil War. ONLY One Person an Un-Armed Ashley Babbit was Killed that Day

          • Anonymous

            January 7, 2022 at 6:39 am

            The Democrats certainly are milking Jan 6th for all they can.

          • Anonymous

            January 7, 2022 at 6:47 am

            So sad how Harris has insulted all the true hero’s that have sacrificed and given their lives for this country. She has no concept of the stupidity that spews from her mouth. Team USA

        • anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2022 at 11:25 am

          He had a heart attack dumbass! The others were so mentaly unable to handle three hours of protests they eventualy pulled the pin on themselves. Get your facts straight.

        • anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2022 at 11:27 am

          Get your facts staight dumbass!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 7, 2022 at 6:41 am

        The worst crime committed on Jan 6th was the cold blooded murder of an unarmed Ashli Babbitt by the capitol police

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 7, 2022 at 10:01 am

          Traitors deserve the death penalty. She committed treason when she attacked the Capitol and was duly executed.

          • Anonymous

            January 7, 2022 at 11:25 am

            Yet we celebrate our founding fathers traitorous actions.

          • Anonymous

            January 7, 2022 at 2:34 pm

            Nothing patriotic about her actions.

          • Anonymous

            January 10, 2022 at 8:25 pm

            “She committed treason ”

            Hey, don’t be a typical liberal asshole, try to learn what things mean.

            No one committed treason.

            Treason is not defined by the gravity of the offense; it’s a crime indicating the clear support our enemies during wartime, period.

            Yes, during WARTIME ONLY.

            As Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution specifies, “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

            And “levying war” against the United States requires active and direct participation in an armed conflict (during wartime, means declared war), not just “un-American” speech or insufficient patriotism.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2022 at 7:01 pm

      See you are still obsessed with Trumps backside, can’t get it out of your fantasies?

    • anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2022 at 7:48 am

      Again you idiot! Ashley Babbit was the only person killed that day and that was by capitol police.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 7, 2022 at 2:32 pm

      Too bad the insurrection didn’t happen in 2022. They would all have been snowed in on I95 and it never would have occurred.

  73. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 6, 2022 at 2:33 am

    I see in the mayors “stste of city” address he said that 8 new officers were hired and that 5 need to be yet. Did he wonder why the ones that quit, quit?? most blame it on covid, but I have talked to a number of them about quitting, especially some with less then 2 yrs under their belt. covid IS NOT the reason!! does the city do a “end of work” interview with them?? Mayor should really wonder what is going on, I know after talkinf to them

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 6, 2022 at 6:09 pm

      Don’t keep nit readers in suspense, tell them the reason.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 8, 2022 at 11:00 am

        The Chief Of Police. Only one officer in the 5 or 6 years the chief has been here is still with MCPD. Not hard to figure out. Except the new hires.

  74. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2022 at 4:04 pm

    US corporations are seeing their highest profits margins since the 1950s. Only financial corporations are not doing so. The stock market, which reflects those higher margins, has been rising month after month since Biden’s election. Yet, they tell us there are labor shortages, delivery issues and shipping problems. What side of their mouth do you want to believe?

  75. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Head on collision on 65 and 310th street Monday night?

  76. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2022 at 8:06 am

    How much money have you spent on masks that don’t work?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 5, 2022 at 8:34 am

      I really don’t know! Why don’t you tell us Scientist Dr. FAUCI! Keep watching FAUX news and keep believing your daddy tRump!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 5, 2022 at 10:28 am

        CNBC says cloth masks don’t work. Home you wear them all the time

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 5, 2022 at 4:06 pm

          I thought CNBC was a left wing, Communist, Socialist, Marxist, traitorous, lying bunch of liberals. Why are you getting your news from them?

          • Anonymous

            January 5, 2022 at 7:17 pm

            sometimes they lie themselves into the corner
            funny sh*t

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 6, 2022 at 8:23 am

          coming to a neighborhood near you, “flurona”.

  77. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    100 years ago most of the world lived fine without electricity
    the basic skills people relied on to survive have been mostly lost
    no one can grow their own food or take care of themselves
    individualism has ensured that children leave their familes early to be indoctrinated in schools run by lunatics
    getting into massive debt for a useless degree so that you can work for years to pay it off was never sustainable
    our consumption driven society has reached its limit
    depopulation is on the agenda and it will be sped up by murder and suicide
    what do you have to look forward to? more consumption? more debt? more slavery?
    it seems life has lost its luster
    the only way to survive is to become self sufficient
    no one is going to protect you
    every man for himself

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 5, 2022 at 10:19 am

      Joey will save us, just ask him or Nnacy

  78. Squelch Squad Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2022 at 8:08 pm

    You will never be fully vaccinated. You have no more antibodies, you have no immunity, you have no protection against variants. You are a prostrating man twisted by injections and boosters into a crude mockery of the human immune system’s perfection.

    All the “immunity” you get is pro-tempore and subscription based. Behind your back your doctor (unvaccinated) mocks you. Your physicians are disgusted and ashamed of you, your “friends” laugh at your waning stamina behind closed doors.

    Viruses are utterly drawn by you. Thousands of years of evolution have allowed the immune system to sniff out virulent particles with incredible efficiency. Even viruses who “pass” fail to remain in the system and look unnatural to a white blood cell. Your bones are a factory for white blood cells. And even if you manage to get a set of symptoms with you, they’ll turn tail quickly the second the immune system gets a whiff of your diseased, infected virulent cells.

    You will never be immunized. You wrench out a fake piece of paper every single day and show it to the grocery store clerk for the “ok,” but deep inside you feel the dystopia creeping up like a weed, ready to crush you under the unbearable weight.

    Eventually it’ll be too much to bear – you’ll buy a rope, tie a noose, put it around your neck, and plunge into the cold abyss. Your physician will find you, heartbroken but relieved that they no longer have to bear the unbearable shame of endless boosting. They’ll bury you with a death certificate marked with COVID-19, and every passerby for the rest of eternity will know a COVID victim is buried there. Your body will decay and go back to the dust, and all that will remain of your legacy is a skeleton that is unmistakably unvaccinated.

    This is your fate. This is what you chose. There is no turning back.

  79. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Wood I get sick if I ate the covid 19 virus?

  80. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    While the Middle-Class Shrank, Billionaires Grew Their Net Worth by $341 Billion. The top one percent of income earners in the U.S. now hold more wealth than the entire American middle class.

    The FBI Trained for January 6 Days Before Capitol Riot, Deployed Secret Commandos with ‘Shoot-to-Kill’ Orders.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2022 at 4:14 pm

      They apparently didn’t follow orders.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 4, 2022 at 7:18 pm

        Couldn’t shoot their brothers

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 4, 2022 at 8:23 pm

          I see. But they could beat them with clubs?

  81. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    The organization Americans For The Trump Agenda recently changed their name to Americans for A Conservative Agenda. More Republicans moving on from Trump. They only stick with people they think will win, and they obviously don’t think Trump will, ever again.

  82. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2022 at 11:53 am

    The website of the American Conservative Union, founded by William F. Buckley and other respected Republican conservatives, has pictures of a number of GOP politicians on its website, including Mike Pence. Trump is not one of them, which makes it obvious that they don’t consider him a conservative or a Republican, and are looking to move on from the disaster that was the Rump administration. Look for yourself: http://www.conservative.org

  83. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2022 at 11:14 am

    NOTICE OF HEARING AND LETTING TO BIDDERS
    LAKEVIEW PRESERVE DREDGING
    PROJECT NO. 21-1012
    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 25th day of January, 2022 for furnishing materials and labor for the Lakeview Preserve Dredging 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 1st day of February 2022.

    At said time and place, a public hearing will also be held on the 1st day of February 2022 for proposed plans, specifications, and proposed form of the contract for said Lakeview Preserve Dredging, 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 February 1, 2022 meeting for any updates to the manner in which the public may access the hearing.

    The general extent of the work involved is the furnishing of labor and equipment to mechanically dredge holding area, clear and grub and dewater in the Sunset Lake area 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
    Dredging, Mechanical CY 3,560
    Clearing and Grubbing UNIT 23
    Dewatering LS 1
    Trail Repairs LF 2,500
    Reset Pipe Apron, RCP, 30” EACH 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 Lakeview Preserve Dredging, Project No. 21-1012, 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 “Lakeview Preserve Dredging” will be made from Storm Sewer Revenue 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.

    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 March 25, 2022.

    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

    Publish 1-19-22
    Emailed 1-3-22

  84. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 4, 2022 at 9:54 am

    JUST A THOUGHT -seems Betty White got a booster jab within 72 hours of her passing and she was in good healthat that time – Judge just okayed a booster jab for Grislene Maxwell – WHAT COULD GO WRONG – only a moron would think maybe nothing OR ?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2022 at 11:44 am

      Not true, nor did she die of any COVID-related issues. She simply died of old age, at almost 100. Not exactly surprising.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2022 at 4:13 pm

      You are the moron. Some things never change.

  85. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 7:16 pm

    It’s nowhere near as bad but it reminds me of a time back in 1999 when I came home from work around noon to find an Alliant Energy truck in my driveway. They were working in the back yard about 10 doors down and for some reason chosen to park in my driveway.

    It was a narrow shared driveway and other than walking through the house I was completely unable to access my back yard. When I finally found where they were I told them to move and they told me to F off and they’d move it when they were done.

    Wrong answer.

    I parked my car immediately behind their truck within 1/2 inch of the rear bumper to make sure I had completely cleared the sidewalk. This left them utterly unable to access the rear doors of their truck so no way to get parts. They came back about 2 hours later and began pounding on my front door and just bellowing about how i had to move my car because they had to get into their truck. I refused and told them I was done for the day and I would be leaving at 5AM the next morning so I would move it then.

    The main guy said he would just push my car out of the way with his truck at which my lover came outside with my pitbull Lola asking what was going on (he knew everything though) .

    He immediately left the property.

    I called Alliant and advised they had some of their workers trespassing on my property and that my wife felt threatened and gave them the truck number. We waiting until around 7PM when the assistant knocked on my door and asked me VERY politely it it would not be too much trouble would I mind moving my car so he could back the truck out of the driveway.

    If he wasn’t young and obviously sexy in that “sweaty boys playing soccer in short shorts” way I would have refused. But I still made them wait another hour just to be a jerk right back.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2022 at 8:32 pm

      Now THIS is a great story. Alliant SUCKS. There, I said it.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 4, 2022 at 8:08 am

        Alliant Energy is a horrible monopoly! Horrible Managers and so called bosses! OVERPAYED! They do nothing but sit around and handout the work that needs to be done! They hire young punks that know nothing about Electricity and Natural gas! BUT… They do have college degrees! WOW!!! They are hand picked by incompetent Higher ups because they bend over for them!

        • People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

          January 4, 2022 at 1:48 pm

          And you know this how? Firsthand knowledge?

          • Anonymous

            January 5, 2022 at 6:58 am

            You must have worked there too!

        • Willie Wirehand Reply Report comment

          January 6, 2022 at 8:13 pm

          Alliant’s main corporate headquarters is based and operated out of Madison Wisconsin. Need I say more?

          • Anonymous

            January 8, 2022 at 3:26 pm

            You are absolutely right! Alliant Energy: WE ARE ON FOR YOU, SO WE CAN SCREW YOU!

  86. NIT WIT Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    The government have a bit of a dilemma…They have to convince the unvaccinated that the jab does work at the same time as convincing the vaccinated it doesn’t work so they get the boosters.

    Imagine if you will that there’s 99.97% chance you won’t shit your pants, but you’re forced to wear diapers.

    Now imagine you must wear these diapers to prevent your neighbors from shitting their pants as well.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2022 at 6:55 am

      Being fake is exhausting. What you see is what you get. Don’t like me? Oh well.

  87. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Ivanka will turn states evidence against her pervert father the first chance she gets. She hates him for molesting her when she was in junior high. There are even pictures of it. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/new-york-attorney-general-subpoenas-donald-trump-jr-ivanka-trump-nyt-2022-01-03/

  88. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    I really doubt that Smiley Cypress suffered anything.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2022 at 6:45 pm

      You wish you could check it out up close

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2022 at 10:33 am

      Now what reality show crap are you obsessing about?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 4, 2022 at 1:08 pm

        her boobies almost fell out on NYE, he got hard

  89. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Librals please move to minnesottttta – WE like KIM!

  90. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    https://news.yahoo.com/iran-vows-revenge-soleimani-killing-124826683.html

    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, speaking on the second anniversary of the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani by the United States, said that former U.S…

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 4, 2022 at 10:35 am

      They vow revenge about 10 times a day. They just like the attention they get when they say it.

  91. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 11:35 am

    ORDINANCE NO. 22 – 01

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA BY REPEALING TITLE 2 BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS; CHAPTER 5 PARK AND RECREATION BOARD, SECTION 2: BOARD ORGANIZATION, PARAGRAPH B (COMPENSATION) AND ADOPTING A NEW PARAGRAPH B 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 2-5-2 Board Organization, Paragraph B and adopting a new Paragraph B in lieu thereof as follows:

    “TITLE 2
    CHAPTER 5
    PARK AND RECREATION BOARD

    2-5-2: BOARD ORGANIZATION: The board shall consist of five (5) members, all citizens of the City of Mason City, Iowa, whose terms of office shall be for four (4) years. Each term of office shall commence on January 2 following a regular Municipal election.

    B. Compensation: Members shall be compensated at a prorated rate of seven hundred eighty dollars ($780.00) per year, effective January 1, 2022 and shall further be entitled to necessary expenses including but not limited to travel expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties.

    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 4th day of January, 2022.
    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor
    ATTEST:
    /s/Aaron Burnett
    Aaron Burnet, City Administrator

    1st Consideration: 12-7-21
    2nd Consideration: 12-21-21
    3rd Consideration: 1-4-22

    Publish 1-7-22
    Emailed 1-3-22

  92. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 11:34 am

    ORDINANCE NO. 22 – 02

    AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 12 OF THE CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF MASON CITY, IOWA, IT BEING THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF SAID CITY, AND CHANGING THE BOUNDARIES OF CERTAIN DISTRICTS THEREIN ZONED Z4 MULTI-USE DISTRICT TO Z5 CENTRAL BUSINESS ZONING DISTRICT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED ON THE BLOCK GENERALLY BOUNDED BY WILLOW CREEK, SOUTH FEDERAL AVENUE, SOUTH DELAWARE AVENUE AND 5TH STREET SOUTHEAST, MASON CITY

    WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Mason City, Iowa, after a public hearing held on November 9, 2021 recommended approval of a change of zone classification of a certain area hereinafter described, and
    WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa, did hold a public hearing on the 7th day of December, 2021.
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Mason City, Iowa:
    Section 1: That Title 12 of the City Code of the City of Mason City, Iowa and the Zoning Map of the City of Mason City, Iowa, by this reference made a part hereof, be and the same is hereby amended by changing the district boundaries thereof so as to change the classification of property located in the block generally bounded by Willow Creek South Federal Avenue, South Delaware Avenue and 5th Street SE, Mason City from Z4 Multi-Use District to Z5 Central Business Zoning District and legally described as follows:

    Legal Description: THE NORTH-SOUTH ALLEY IN BLOCK “K” IN SOUTH MASON CITY, IOWA; AND LOT FIVE (5) IN BLOCK “K” IN SOUTH MASON CITY, IOWA, EXCEPT THAT PART AS DESCRIBED AND DEPICTED ON IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ACQUISITION PLAT ATTACHED AS EXHIBIT “A” ON TRUSTEE WARRANTY DEED DATED JUNE 30, 2016 AND FILED JULY 19, 2016 AS DOCUMENT NO. 2016-4304; AND, LOTS ONE (1) AND TWO (2) IN BLOCK “K” IN SOUTH MASON CITY, IOWA, EXCEPT THAT PART OF LOT 1 IN BLOCK “K” IN SOUTH MASON CITY, IOWA DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE S 00° 00’ 00” W, 30.89 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 1 TO A POINT 30.00 FEET DISTANCE SOUTHERLY, MEASURED AT RIGHT ANGLES, FROM THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE N 76° 15’ 00” W, 136.89 FEET ALONG A LINE PARALLEL WITH SAID NORTHERLY LINE TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1; THENCE N 00° 07’ 20” W, 30.90 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; AND THE NORTH 2.5 FEET OF LOT THREE (3) IN BLOCK “K” IN SOUTH MASON CITY, IOWA, EXCEPT THE EAST 25.75 FEET THEREOF; AND LOT THREE (3), EXCEPT THE NORTH 2.5 FEET OF SAID LOT 3, EXCEPT THE EAST 25.75 FEET OF SAID NORTH 2.5 FEET THEREOF, AND ALL OF LOT FOUR (4) IN BLOCK “K” IN SOUTH MASON CITY, IOWA; and LOTS SIX (6), SEVEN (7), AND EIGHT (8) AND LOTS TWO (2) AND THREE (3) IN THE SUBDIVISION OF LOT NINE (9), ALL IN BLOCK “K” IN SOUTH MASON CITY, IOWA,
    Section 2: That approval of the change of zone shall be subject to the conditions outlined in the Conditional Rezoning Agreement.
    Section 3: That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with the
    provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.
    Section 4: 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 the Ordinance as a whole, or any section thereof, or part thereof, not adjudged invalid or unconstitutional.
    Section 5: This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect upon its final passage, approval and publication as required by law.
    PASSED AND APPROVED this 4th day of January, 2022.

    /s/Bill Schickel
    Bill Schickel, Mayor

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

    1st Consideration: 12-7-21
    2nd Consideration: 12-21-21
    3rd Consideration: 1-4-22

    Publish 1-7-22
    Emailed 1-3-22

    • People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2022 at 12:10 pm

      Is this called, knuckling under?

      • vance Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2022 at 6:43 pm

        Good business…the tax payers will get it in the …..again

  93. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 11:22 am

    PUBLISHED MEETING
    1/4/2022, 5:30 PM
    Special Session & Committee of the Whole
    Mason City Community School District | Board of Education |
    Administrative Center Instructional Support Center
    1515 S. Pennsylvania Ave.

    Meeting Title: 1/4/2022, 5:30 PM-Special Session Agenda
    Meeting Title: 1/4/2022, 5:30 PM-Committee of the Whole

  94. NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 11:20 am

    Gov. Reynolds to deliver her Condition of the State Address
    DES MOINES– Governor Kim Reynolds will deliver her annual Condition of the State Address on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

    Iowa PBS will be providing a livestream online, and it can be watched on the Governor’s Facebook Page. Satellite coordinates will be released closer to the address.

    Tuesday, January 11, 2022
    Gov. Reynolds to deliver her annual Condition of the State Address
    House Chambers
    Iowa State Capitol
    Des Moines, IA
    6:00 p.m.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 3, 2022 at 12:00 pm

      I wonder if KOVID KIM will tell the truth about the money she stole from the Covid relief fund??? HUMMMM……..

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2022 at 12:08 pm

        You should watch it and report back.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 3, 2022 at 12:39 pm

          The only way I would watch that BIATCH is, if I get payed with that stolen money!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 3, 2022 at 1:25 pm

        I will bet that she doesn’t wear a mask. Polk County just reported their hospitals are over-crowding due to hospitalizations of people with covid. The overwhelming majority of them have not been vaccinated. They have no room for people who need a room. She should give her address from the steps of a hospital.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 3, 2022 at 6:41 pm

          bet you have a nice hole in your mask to accommodate all the libs

          • Anonymous

            January 3, 2022 at 8:22 pm

            10 years olds shouldn’t be allowed on this site.

          • Anonymous

            January 4, 2022 at 6:50 am

            10 years olds shouldn’t be allowed on this site.

            Anything for a buck!!!