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Mary Spitz chosen as inaugural SBDC Support Person of the Year

Mary Spitz chosen as inaugural SBDC Support Person of the Year

AMES, Iowa – America’s SBDC Iowa is pleased to announce that Mary Spitz, Administrative Assistant, North Iowa Area Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Mason City, is the winner…

Governor Branstad announces over 12,000 provider contracts have been signed this month for Iowa’s Medicaid Modernization Plan

Governor Branstad announces over 12,000 provider contracts have been signed this month for Iowa’s Medicaid Modernization Plan

576 long term services and support facility contracts, over 4,500 home and community based wavier provider contracts and 99% of pharmacies have signed contracts with a managed care organization DES…

Iowa State announces change to head coach; Rhoads to coach last game for Cyclones

Iowa State announces change to head coach; Rhoads to coach last game for Cyclones

AMES, IOWA – Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard announced today there will be a change in the head football coaching position at Iowa State University at the conclusion of this…

Council approves demo of North End slum house

Council approves demo of North End slum house

MASON CITY – A house city officials have deemed unsafe will be demolished, the Mason City council decided this week. The house is located at 716 North Federal Avenue and…

Iowa woman who made meth for years is convicted

Iowa woman who made meth for years is convicted

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Statement from Governor Mark Dayton on the situation in north Minneapolis

Statement from Governor Mark Dayton on the situation in north Minneapolis

ST. PAUL, MN – The following is a statement from Governor Mark Dayton o the continuing unrest and protests in Minneapolis connected to the shooting death of an African-American man…

Branstad and other governors tell Obama to keep Syrian refugees out

Branstad and other governors tell Obama to keep Syrian refugees out

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad today joined twenty-seven other governors from around the United States in calling on President Obama to pause his plan to resettle Syrian refugees until further…

Mason City woman accused of stealing jeans at mall

Mason City woman accused of stealing jeans at mall

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was caught trying to steal jeans at Southbridge Mall and taken to jail. Mason city police were called to The Buckle inside Southbridge…

Undefeated Hawkeyes clinch spot in Big 10 Title Game after beating Purdue

Undefeated Hawkeyes clinch spot in Big 10 Title Game after beating Purdue

IOWA CITY, IOWA – The stands were packed with snow and giddy Hawkeye fans as Iowa beat Purdue 40-20 Saturday to move to 11-0. Fifth-ranked Iowa in now the Big…

Speeding Minnesota driver caught with drugs

Speeding Minnesota driver caught with drugs

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North Iowa man arrested on drug charges; guns and ammo found

North Iowa man arrested on drug charges; guns and ammo found

SPIRIT LAKE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was jailed this month on drug charges. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) reported that on November 10, 2015 at around 8:38…

Report: Average daily cost per inmate in Iowa up to $92.61

Report: Average daily cost per inmate in Iowa up to $92.61

DES MOINES – State Auditor Mary Mosiman on Friday released a combined report on the institutions under the control of the Iowa Department of Corrections, which  includes findings and recommendations…

Bookmeyer and Determan cash in: City of Mason City expense report, November 19, 2015

Bookmeyer and Determan cash in: City of Mason City expense report, November 19, 2015

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/19/2015 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————— ACTION TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE150.00 ADVANTAGE COMPANIES GRANT PAYMENTS 700.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 660.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes top Maryland, sweep Iowa City Duals

Wrestling: Hawkeyes top Maryland, sweep Iowa City Duals

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa wrestling team opened its Big Ten season with a 36-9 win against Maryland on Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes scored bonus points…

Man convicted of drunk driving in Clear Lake

Man convicted of drunk driving in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A man is in jail serving his sentence after he was aught drunk driving in Clear Lake. Vern Emil Jake Freese, age 61, was stopped and arrested…

Iowa’s unemployment rate drops to 3.5 percent in October

Iowa’s unemployment rate drops to 3.5 percent in October

DES MOINES – Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased slightly to 3.5 percent in October from 3.6 percent in September. The state’s jobless rate was 4.3 percent one year ago.…

Mason City realtor reprimanded by state board

DES MOINES – A Mason City realtor was reprimanded by a state board after engaging in practices it deems harmful or detrimental to the public. Legal documents delivered to NIT…

No arrest after woman allegedly strikes child, throws her schoolbooks out of car

No arrest after woman allegedly strikes child, throws her schoolbooks out of car

MASON CITY – There will be no charges filed against a woman who, allegedly, struck a young girl and ordered her out of a car near downtown Mason City this…

Mason City shows three design concepts for downtown parking ramp

Mason City shows three design concepts for downtown parking ramp

MASON CITY – City officials and other experts conducted a public meeting Thursday evening at city hall, showing three design concepts for a downtown parking ramp, which is part of…

White House: No Syrian refugees in U.S. arrested or removed on terrorism charges

White House: No Syrian refugees in U.S. arrested or removed on terrorism charges

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House on Friday provided an update on the situation in the U.S. with Syrian refugees. “The refugees that have captivated so much attention in the…

Mason City woman caught drunk driving for second time

Mason City woman caught drunk driving for second time

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is charged with drunk driving for a second time. A Cerro Gordo deputy stopped a vehicle at about 1:41 AM Friday morning near…

O’Malley on Trump’s Muslim ID cards: ‘What the hell is that?’

O’Malley on Trump’s Muslim ID cards: ‘What the hell is that?’

(Jesse Byrnes of O’Malley campaign) Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley on Friday lashed out at GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s plan to place Muslims in a registry. “I have found that…

Feds warn of scams this holiday shopping season

Feds warn of scams this holiday shopping season

WASHINGTON – Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are advising shoppers this holiday season to be aware of online scams that…

Operation LZ memories now showing in Youtube video

Operation LZ memories now showing in Youtube video

FOREST CITY, IOWA – Many Vietnam Veterans, families and friends attended Operation LZ –Welcome Home in Forest City, Iowa this past August. The event drew veterans from many states with…

Ferentz is coach of the year candidate

Ferentz is coach of the year candidate

IOWA CITY, IOWA – University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz is one of 18 semifinal candidates for the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. The announcement…

Winter storm warning: Are you prepared?

Winter storm warning: Are you prepared?

NORTH IOWA – Moderate to heavy snow likely is Friday and Friday night, the National Weather Service says. The first winter storm of the season will impact a large portion…

Flores trial won’t be moved, will be sentenced next week in robbery case

Flores trial won’t be moved, will be sentenced next week in robbery case

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Clear Lake man guilty of second drunk driving offense

Clear Lake man guilty of second drunk driving offense

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man has pled guilty to drunk driving and illegal possession of prescription drugs. A Cerro Gordo deputy conducted a traffic stop at 1:23 AM…

Clear Lake woman guilty of third drunk driving offense

Clear Lake woman guilty of third drunk driving offense

CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake woman is guilty of her third drunk driving offense and is serving her sentence in jail at this time. Responding to a report of…

Passengers report mixed reviews as Air Choice One flights serve North Iowa for a year

Passengers report mixed reviews as Air Choice One flights serve North Iowa for a year

MASON CITY – Air Choice One has been serving Mason City for one year, the calendar says, and the quality of service it renders depends greatly on who you talk…

County officials announce updates and closings of trail system

County officials announce updates and closings of trail system

MASON CITY – The following are updates announced today by the Cerro Gordo county conservation board for trail closings and availability. Effective immediately, Lime Creek Conservation Area trails will be…

Elizabeth Warren: “We cannot abandon the people of Syria to this butchery”

Elizabeth Warren: “We cannot abandon the people of Syria to this butchery”

Sent to NIT by Elizabeth Warren, senior Democratic United States Senator from Massachusetts – Good morning, Over the past four years, millions of people have fled their homes in Syria,…

Yemen: UN warns humanitarian situation has deteriorated ‘drastically’ as conflict claims 5,700 lives

Yemen: UN warns humanitarian situation has deteriorated ‘drastically’ as conflict claims 5,700 lives

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – The United Nations said today that the ongoing conflict in Yemen has resulted in over 32,000 casualties, with people 5,700 killed, including 830 women and…

Sean Considine to serve as Honorary Captain for Hawkeyes versus Purdue

Sean Considine to serve as Honorary Captain for Hawkeyes versus Purdue

IOWA CITY, IOWA – Former University of Iowa defensive back Sean Considine will serve as honorary captain Saturday as the fifth-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes host Purdue in Kinnick Stadium (11:01 a.m.,…

Alliant Energy honored for its advancement of women in the boardroom

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Today, Alliant Energy and Alliant Energy Chairman, President and CEO Patricia Kampling were recognized by the Women’s Forum of New York at the third biennial Breakfast of…

Today is world toilet day and millions have none to use

Today is world toilet day and millions have none to use

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – On World Toilet Day, United Nations officials are urging broad action to renew efforts in providing access to adequate sanitation for all and work to…

Security and parking changes set for Iowa game versus Purdue

Security and parking changes set for Iowa game versus Purdue

IOWA CITY, IOWA – In order to make the last home game of the Iowa Football season as safe as possible, the University of Iowa has adjusted its security measures…

Cruz introduces the Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act

Cruz introduces the Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week introduced the Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act of 2015, which will immediately bar refugees to the United States from any country,…

Health department warns about tobacco and radon

Health department warns about tobacco and radon

MASON CITY – November brings light to Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout this month, the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health recognizes the dangers that radon and tobacco products…

Thornton man caught twice for drunk driving gets leniency

Thornton man caught twice for drunk driving gets leniency

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