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Aggressive couple jailed after messing with cops

Aggressive couple jailed after messing with cops

MASON CITY – A Mason City couple messed with cops during a traffic stop and ended up in a jail cell. The incident unfolded at 1:32 AM on April 3…

Mason City man caught drunk driving again

Mason City man caught drunk driving again

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who already faced a charge of felony third offense drunk driving in the past was caught intoxicated behind the wheel again. A Cerro…

Clear Lake Mayor says town council may consider opposing pork plant (video)

Clear Lake Mayor says town council may consider opposing pork plant (video)

CLEAR LAKE – Eleven persons attended the Clear Lake city council meeting Monday and gave opinions on the proposed Prestage Foods pork plant that could be built in neighboring Mason…

Mason City man seriously injured in motorcycle accident

Mason City man seriously injured in motorcycle accident

MASON CITY – An Algona resident allegedly turned her car into the path of an on-coming motorcyclist, causing a crash that left a Mason City man seriously injured. The crash took…

Man found dead in Iowa hotel hallway leads to investigation

Man found dead in Iowa hotel hallway leads to investigation

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Iowa man now faces federal charges for stockpiling bomb-making materials, body armor, guns, flame-thrower and grenades

Iowa man now faces federal charges for stockpiling bomb-making materials, body armor, guns, flame-thrower and grenades

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Northern Iowa man accused of stockpiling bomb-making materials, body armor, guns, rifles, grenades and lots of other items of concern to police now faces federal charges.…

Mason City woman caught drunk driving for second time

Mason City woman caught drunk driving for second time

MASON CITY – Today, a Mason City woman was caught drunk driving for a second time, even as she is still paying fines from the first offense over 4 years…

Mason City man sent to jail for a week for second drunk driving conviction

Mason City man sent to jail for a week for second drunk driving conviction

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sentenced for drunk driving for a second time. A Cerro Gordo deputy assisted the Iowa State Patrol with a traffic stop…

Suspicious person entering house wearing ski-mask prompts police response

Suspicious person entering house wearing ski-mask prompts police response

MASON CITY – Police were called to a house near East Park recently after a person wearing a ski-mask was spotted going inside. The incident took place at 5:14 PM,…

U.S. Supreme Court: “One person, one vote” stands

U.S. Supreme Court: “One person, one vote” stands

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday that all residents must be counted when drawing election districts, affirming “one person, one vote”. According to the Project on Fair…

Barb Hovland, candidate for Iowa House: Pork plant “should be halted until more information has been given to the citizens”

Barb Hovland, candidate for Iowa House: Pork plant “should be halted until more information has been given to the citizens”

MASON CITY – As a massive, $240 million, 10,000-hogs-processed-per-day pork plant approaches the critical point of approval for Mason City, Iowa House candidate Barb Hovland offered her stance Monday on this…

Reward offered after convenience store robbed

Reward offered after convenience store robbed

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – On April 3rd 2016 at approximately 10:03 A.M., the clerk at The Vine Quick Shop at 2704 Vine Street in West Des Moines, reported a…

Branstad announces “value-added services” connected to privatized Medicaid

Branstad announces “value-added services” connected to privatized Medicaid

DES MOINES – Today, at the Administration’s weekly press conference, Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds and representatives from each of the three managed care organizations (MCOs) tasked with providing health…

Spring turkey seasons open this month

Spring turkey seasons open this month

DES MOINES – Iowa’s spring season begins April 9 with an Iowa youth only hunting season that covers two weekends and allows hunters younger than 16 when they buy the…

It’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month

It’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month

DES MOINES – Gov. Branstad signed a proclamation Friday announcing April as Problem Gambling Awareness Month. While gambling is harmless entertainment for most Iowans, gambling can lead to personal and…

Burnsville woman sent to jail and fined for weed possession

Burnsville woman sent to jail and fined for weed possession

MASON CITY – A Burnsville, Minnesota woman was sent to jail after she was charged with marijuana possession. Kabreeya Rashay Abron, age 19 of Burnsville, was charged by the Cerro…

Mason City man sent to jail for drunk driving

Mason City man sent to jail for drunk driving

MASON CITY – A judge sent a Mason City man to jail for drunk driving and other crimes. Alec Robert Krueger, age 20, was caught drunk driving back in November…

Mason City school district employee earnings: $24 million

Mason City school district employee earnings: $24 million

EMPLOYEE / EARNINGS 2014-2015 Employee Earnings Report for Mason City Community School District ABBAS, DOUG 65,747.60 ACKERMAN, KAY 7,400.45 ADAMS, DANIEL 38,140.72 ALBERTSON, ETHAN 52,838.87 ALBRECHT, DEBORAH 41,740.25 ALBRECHT, MEGAN…

Justice Department chooses Northern Iowa for Nursing Home Task Force

Justice Department chooses Northern Iowa for Nursing Home Task Force

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this month, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, asked the Department of Justice to weigh in on the newly emerging problem of the exploitation…

New warden appointed at Iowa prison

New warden appointed at Iowa prison

NEWTON, IOWA – Officials have appointed a new warden for the prison in Newton, Iowa. The Board of Corrections approved Corrections Director Jerry Bartruff’s recommendation for Kris Weitzell as Warden…

Head-on crash claims Iowa man’s life

Head-on crash claims Iowa man’s life

CARROLL COUNTY, IOWA – Alcohol may have been a factor in a Saturday night car crash that killed an Iowa man. The incident took place around 9:45 PM Saturday night…

Democrats lead boycott of Mason City businesses over pork plant?

Democrats lead boycott of Mason City businesses over pork plant?

MASON CITY – “We ask you not to purchase anything in Mason City, Iowa.” (UPDATE: Councilman Alex Kuhn says he has removed the “tag” in the social media post that…

NIACC Students named to All Iowa Academic Team

NIACC Students named to All Iowa Academic Team

MASON CITY – The 2016 All Iowa Academic Team (AIAT) Recognition Ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 2 at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott. This event honors the best and…

Chinese woman awaits sentencing in prostitution case

Chinese woman awaits sentencing in prostitution case

MASON CITY – A Chinese woman has entered a guilty plea after police raided a prostitution house. The raid took place Wednesday, February 24, at 546 East State Street, the…

Mason City man jailed in connection with domestic assault

Mason City man jailed in connection with domestic assault

MASON CITY – Police arrested a Mason City man in connection with a domestic abuse assault case. Officers with the Mason City Police Department arrested 57-year-old Mark Anthony Gladwell after…

Iowa man sentenced to 20 years for heroin and fentanyl conspiracy resulting in two deaths

Iowa man sentenced to 20 years for heroin and fentanyl conspiracy resulting in two deaths

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – A man who conspired to distribute heroin and fentanyl that led to multiple overdoses and deaths was sentenced today to 20 years in federal prison. DeShaun…

Authorities investigating after Iowa man dies of injuries

Authorities investigating after Iowa man dies of injuries

CHEROKEE, IOWA- On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the Cherokee, Iowa Police Department was notified by St. Lukes Hospital in Sioux City that Jesse Wendelsdorf, 41, of Cherokee, had been admitted…

Stabbing a woman holding a baby lands Rockford man in jail

Stabbing a woman holding a baby lands Rockford man in jail

ROCKFORD – A Rockford man is accused of injuring a woman who was holding an infant. Lucas Johnson, age 28 of Rockford, was arrested by Floyd county deputies on March…

Legislators Steckman and Ragan refuse to take sides – or lead – on potential pork processing plant (video)

Legislators Steckman and Ragan refuse to take sides – or lead – on potential pork processing plant (video)

MASON CITY – Legislators Sharon Steckman and Amanda Ragan – who both live in Mason City – held a public forum Saturday morning, April 2, 2016 at the Mason City…

Iowa, ISU supporter Richard Jacobson Passes

Iowa, ISU supporter Richard Jacobson Passes

IOWA CITY – Richard O. Jacobson, long-time supporter of the University of Iowa and Iowa athletics, passed away Friday at his home in Florida. He was 79. Funeral services are pending.…

Mason City teen reported missing

Mason City teen reported missing

MASON CITY – A Mason City teen has been reported as missing, and police are seeking clues to help bring him home. Mason City police tell NIT that at about…

Former reserve police officer from Eldora accused of stalking and raping woman

Former reserve police officer from Eldora accused of stalking and raping woman

GRUNDY COUNTY, IOWA – A former reserve police officer from Eldora has been arrested and charged with felony sexual abuse and other crimes. On April 1, 2016, the Grundy County…

CITY COUNCIL STARE DOWN: Hickey questions Kuhn (video)

CITY COUNCIL STARE DOWN: Hickey questions Kuhn (video)

HENKEL CONSTRUCTION IS OVERSEEING $1.2 MILLION CITY HALL HVAC RENOVATION – COUNCILMAN ALEX KUHN WORKS THERE AND IS BUYING INTO COMPANY. COUNCILMAN TRAVIS HICKEY WANTS ANSWERS. MR. KUHN ABSTAINED FROM…

Opinion: Iowa towns with “mega” meat processing plants struggle with student achievement, free lunches and poverty

Opinion: Iowa towns with “mega” meat processing plants struggle with student achievement, free lunches and poverty

Now that the professional cheerleaders (Mayor, Chamber President, Economic Development) have told us how great it will be to have a mega packing plant in the back yard let’s take…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer: Medicaid modernization launches today

Rep. Linda Upmeyer: Medicaid modernization launches today

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake – The pieces are slowly coming together as we begin to wind down this year’s session. Talks continue on the state budget and…

Opinion: Hog plant may break generational cycle of drug addiction caused by “no future, no money, no jobs”

Opinion: Hog plant may break generational cycle of drug addiction caused by “no future, no money, no jobs”

I’m writing to NIT today in support of the Prestage Hog Processing facility that will hopefully begin construction soon. If you are willing to publish this, I would like to…

City of Mason City expense report, March 31, 2016

City of Mason City expense report, March 31, 2016

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/31/2016 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————————- ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY 824.77 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY M/E SUPPLIES 21.98 ARROW INTERNATIONAL INC SUPPLIES &…

Sexual assault awareness month observed in April

Sexual assault awareness month observed in April

MASON CITY – Sexual assault awareness month will be observed this April with a series of events: Writing on the Wall Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 1:00-7:00 p.m., Music Man Square…

Gov. Branstad signs 4 bills into law

Gov. Branstad signs 4 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following 4 bills into law: House File 2386—an Act relating to grounds for termination of parental rights of an individual relative…