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Hancock county court proceedings

Hancock county court proceedings

GARNER, IOWA – Proceedings in the Magistrate Division of the Iowa District Court for Hancock County before Magistrate Kelsey Beenken from March 6th through March 19th, 2016: Persons convicted of…

Britt man pleads not guilty to felony sex abuse charge

Britt man pleads not guilty to felony sex abuse charge

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KTTC News idiots crash Iowa press conference, then mocked relentlessly (video)

KTTC News idiots crash Iowa press conference, then mocked relentlessly (video)

MASON CITY – Two news people from Minnesota were laughed at and mocked for interrupting a recent, major news conference held in Mason City. Video shows spoiled, entitled, disrespectful KTTC…

Garner woman sentenced in meth delivery case

Garner woman sentenced in meth delivery case

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Charge of lying to cops dropped against former Mason City man

Charge of lying to cops dropped against former Mason City man

MASON CITY – Police charged a former Mason City man with lying to them about a stolen car that crashed into a utility pole, but the charge was dismissed. On…

Iowa Democratic Party statement on start of Medicaid privatization

Iowa Democratic Party statement on start of Medicaid privatization

DES MOINES – Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire issued the following statement on the transition to the Branstad-Reynolds administration’s Medicaid privatization plan, which starts tomorrow: “It is deeply…

Another Iowa basketball player leaves the team

Another Iowa basketball player leaves the team

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced Thursday that freshman Andrew Fleming has decided to transfer and has been granted a release from his…

Prospective students treated to country music concert at NIACC

Prospective students treated to country music concert at NIACC

MASON CITY – More than 900 students from around North Iowa and southern Minnesota gathered at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) on Wednesday, March 30, to take part in…

Pork plant opinion: Are we desperate or stupid?

Pork plant opinion: Are we desperate or stupid?

From a concerned Mason City citizen – Appears that the “together” NICEDC isn’t, wasn’t, quite all IN on this. Some knew, some didn’t. Then the mouth piece, GG took it…

Gov. Branstad signs 16 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 16 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following 16 bills into law: House File 2146—an Act authorizing the dispensing of lottery tickets and products by self-service kiosks, and…

Iowa allows basketball player to transfer out of program

Iowa allows basketball player to transfer out of program

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced Wednesday that freshman Brandon Hutton has decided to transfer and has been granted a release from his scholarship. Hutton,…

Nora Springs man held on $10,000 bond for felony firearm offense

Nora Springs man held on $10,000 bond for felony firearm offense

CHARLES CITY – A Nora Springs man is being held on $10,000 cash-only bond in connection to firearm offenses. Charges were brought this week by Nora Springs police against Aron…

Man arrested after cops receive warnings from citizens

Man arrested after cops receive warnings from citizens

MASON CITY – Mason City police helped avert potential crimes when they responded to calls from concerned citizens about a man bothering a liquor store. The incident went down March…

Jury finds Iowa man guilty of hate crime after stomping black man’s head

Jury finds Iowa man guilty of hate crime after stomping black man’s head

CEDAR RAPIDS – A white Iowa man with a swastika tattoo who stomped on and kicked the head of an African American man because of the victim’s race was convicted…

Senator Ragan: Preserving resources is an investment in our future

Senator Ragan: Preserving resources is an investment in our future

From Senator Amanda Ragan – We’re always looking for ways to make Iowa a better place to live, work and raise a family. Our natural and cultural resources are an…

REVIEW: LDX screen at Cinema West Theatre in Mason City

REVIEW: LDX screen at Cinema West Theatre in Mason City

REVIEW: LDX screen at Cinema West Theatre located at 4710 Fourth Street SW in Mason City, Iowa ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ out of 5 Could not have been more…

Wisconsin police seek man who allegedly groped and pepper-sprayed girl at Trump rally

Wisconsin police seek man who allegedly groped and pepper-sprayed girl at Trump rally

JANESVILLE, WISCONSIN – A 15-year-old girl was pepper sprayed and claimed she was groped as she protested outside a Donald Trump rally in Wisconsin. Wisconsin police are seeking help identifying…

Chris Watts to challenge Phil Dougherty for Cerro Gordo county supervisor seat

Chris Watts to challenge Phil Dougherty for Cerro Gordo county supervisor seat

Submitted to NorthIowaToday.com by candidate Chris Watts of Mason City – “Winners never quit and quitters never win.” A phrase I learned through sports while attending Eagle Grove Community Schools.…

Pole Barn closed for good

Pole Barn closed for good

NORA SPRINGS, IOWA – “They finally got me,” the owner of a controversial juice bar told NIT Wednesday. Dale Peterson, owner of the Pole Barn Theater “juice bar” in downtown…

Negligent smokers cause fire at Mason City apartment

Negligent smokers cause fire at Mason City apartment

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Small fire extinguished at Tailgaters bar in Mason City (photos)

Small fire extinguished at Tailgaters bar in Mason City (photos)

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Chicken processing plant likely coming to Charles City with 254 jobs

Chicken processing plant likely coming to Charles City with 254 jobs

CHARLES CITY – A dormant poultry processing plant may be coming back to life in Charles City, after a Kansas company was awarded state incentives to expand to that community.…

Cybersecurity roundtable held at Iowa State University; discussion of national security and economic threats to U.S.

Cybersecurity roundtable held at Iowa State University; discussion of national security and economic threats to U.S.

ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN P. CARLIN DELIVERS KEYNOTE REMARKS AT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION AND CYBERSECURITY ROUNDTABLE AT IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY Remarks as prepared for delivery AMES, IOWA Thank you for…

Watch live meeting today 3 PM on Medicaid privatization

Watch live meeting today 3 PM on Medicaid privatization

DES MOINES – Today (Wednesday, March 30), watch the Iowa Senate Human Resources Committee meeting with a question and answer on the state’s Medicaid privatization. Livestream, beginning at 3 PM: http://bit.ly/IowaSenateLive…

Hawkeyes to hold open practice in West Des Moines with youth clinic

Hawkeyes to hold open practice in West Des Moines with youth clinic

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa football team will hold an open practice at Valley Stadium, West Des Moines, on Friday, April 8, with a youth clinic scheduled to…

Nora Springs man taken to jail Tuesday

Nora Springs man taken to jail Tuesday

NORA SPRINGS – A number of local law enforcement agencies were in Nora Springs Tuesday, searching a home for guns. One man was taken into custody as a result of the…

Cerro Gordo supervisors and citizens indicate serious reservations for $240 million pork plant (audio)

Cerro Gordo supervisors and citizens indicate serious reservations for $240 million pork plant (audio)

MASON CITY – NIT has obtained a fascinating audio recording of Tuesday morning’s Cerro Gordo supervisor’s meeting, where a group of concerned citizens met with elected leaders and held a…

NIACC men place fifth at Kirkwood Invitational

NIACC men place fifth at Kirkwood Invitational

MARION – The NIACC men’s golf team placed fifth at the season-opening Kirkwood Invitational Monday with a 328-322 – 650 at Hunters Ridge Golf Course. Sophomore Sam Steinwand led the…

Several Iowans arrested after restaurant brawl, which lead to home invasion and car chase

Several Iowans arrested after restaurant brawl, which lead to home invasion and car chase

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A large fight at a Davenport, Iowa restaurant led to several peeved brawlers invading a woman’s home and using a stun gun on her before cops gave…

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor fallen Des Moines Police Officers

Gov. Branstad orders flags at half-staff to honor fallen Des Moines Police Officers

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 and sunrise to sunset on…

Mason City police arrest man for sexual assault

Mason City police arrest man for sexual assault

MASON CITY – Police raced to the scene of an assault after a 911 call Tuesday morning and later arrested a man. Mason City police say that at approximately 1:30…

Mason City sex offender serving prison sentence

Mason City sex offender serving prison sentence

MASON CITY – A Mason City man convicted of sexual acts with a child has been serving months behind bars in a state prison. Lane Bryan Sage, age 22, was…

City of Mason City expense report, March 24, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, March 24, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/24/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————– ADVANCED SYSTEMS COPY CHARGE 487.98 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OTHER SUPPLIES 285.46 AIRGAS USA LLC TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 15.62…

Des Moines teen reported to police for masturbating at Kum & Go

Des Moines teen reported to police for masturbating at Kum & Go

MASON CITY – A report was made to police Monday afternoon about a young man performing a sex act at a local gas station. Mason City police said that at…

Seven dead of suspected heroin overdoses in Minnesota

Seven dead of suspected heroin overdoses in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — A sudden spike in suspected heroin-related deaths is cause for alarm, and speaks to a bigger problem across the state. The Department of Public Safety Bureau…

Man robs Albert Lea bar, but cops can’t find all the evidence

Man robs Albert Lea bar, but cops can’t find all the evidence

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Wanted sex offender caught cruising around MC

Wanted sex offender caught cruising around MC

MASON CITY – A wanted man who has been a handful for police in recent years was caught as he cruised around Mason City late Saturday night. James Robert Hayes…

Iowa Democrats says privatized medicaid needs oversight

Iowa Democrats says privatized medicaid needs oversight

DES MOINES – Iowa Democrats in the Senate say privatized Medicaid rolling out April 1 needs oversight to protect Iowans and are trying again to introduce a bill to help accomplish…

North Iowa woman puts car in ditch, herself in jail for drunk driving

North Iowa woman puts car in ditch, herself in jail for drunk driving

HANLONTOWN, IOWA – A North Iowa woman failed to control her car and put it in a ditch, ultimately sending herself to jail in her second drunk driving arrest this…

Iowa man allegedly eats bag of narcotics as police closed in, later passes away

Iowa man allegedly eats bag of narcotics as police closed in, later passes away

DES MOINES – An Iowa man ran from police and ingested what they called a “bag of narcotics” and later died. According to the Des Moines police department, on March…

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