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North Iowa woman fresh onto probation for identity theft caught stealing at Walmart

North Iowa woman fresh onto probation for identity theft caught stealing at Walmart

MASON CITY – A North Iowa woman who faced court this month for several other crimes was caught stealing this week at the Mason City Walmart. Mason City police were…

Minor injuries reported after car crash outside Northwood

Minor injuries reported after car crash outside Northwood

RURAL NORTHWOOD – Minor injuries were reported after a snow cloud caused a traffic accident outside Northwood Friday afternoon. On Friday, December 29, 2017 at 1:02 PM the Worth County…

Minneapolis woman arrested in Worth county after alleged erratic, drunk driving

Minneapolis woman arrested in Worth county after alleged erratic, drunk driving

WORTH COUNTY – A Minneapolis woman was taken to jail this weekend after an emergency call was lodged about her alleged erratic driving. At 4:50 AM on Saturday December 30,…

Swaledale man caught with meth

Swaledale man caught with meth

SWALEDALE – A Swaledale man was taken to jail after he was caught with meth during a traffic stop. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop on the…

Mason City woman hurt in car crash Saturday night

Mason City woman hurt in car crash Saturday night

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman lost control of her vehicle Saturday night and crashed into a tree, leading to a trip to the hospital. On Saturday night, December…

Some wonder if Mason City’s Younkers store will survive 2018

Some wonder if Mason City’s Younkers store will survive 2018

MASON CITY – It might be too late for Mason City’s fabled Renaissance Project to save it’s biggest downtown retailer. The Younkers store in Mason City’s Southbridge Mall has been…

Cyclones defeat No. 19 Memphis In AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Cyclones defeat No. 19 Memphis In AutoZone Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, TN – Iowa State (8-5, 5-4 Big 12) defeated No. 19 Memphis (10-3, 7-1 AAC), 21-20, in the 2017 AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Saturday, winning the fourth bowl game…

NIACC women fall to Owens CC in consolation game

NIACC women fall to Owens CC in consolation game

PEORIA, Ill. – The No. 2 NIACC women’s basketball team dropped a 73-63 decision to No. 10 Owens CC on Saturday in the consolation game of the Illinois Central Cougar…

Unoccupied car struck and drug through Kensett by train

Unoccupied car struck and drug through Kensett by train

KENSETT – An unoccupied car was struck and drug through Kensett by a train this week. NIT confirmed the accident took place around 4:30 AM, Wednesday, December 27 on 410th…

Mason City man sent to jail for assault

Mason City man sent to jail for assault

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Electrical failure causes house to burn in Clear Lake

Electrical failure causes house to burn in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – An electrical failure caused a house to burn in Clear Lake early Saturday morning. The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 908 7th Ave N for…

No. 2 NIACC falls to No. 5 Illinois Central, 66-62

No. 2 NIACC falls to No. 5 Illinois Central, 66-62

PEORIA, Ill. – The No. 2 NIACC women’s basketball team dropped a 66-62 decision to No. 5 Illinois Central Friday in the semifinals of the Illinois Central Cougar Holiday Tournament.…

Mason City council approves agreement with G8 Development to build hotel in downtown (video)

Mason City council approves agreement with G8 Development to build hotel in downtown (video)

MASON CITY – The Mason City council on Thursday night approved an agreement with G8 Development, Inc. to build a hotel in the downtown in connection to the Renaissance Project.…

Schickel to hold office hours at city hall

Schickel to hold office hours at city hall

MASON CITY — Mayor Bill Schickel will deliver his “State Of The City” message as one his first official acts at the city council meeting Tuesday. The meeting will be…

Northern Iowa woman caught with illegal drugs

Northern Iowa woman caught with illegal drugs

EMMET COUNTY – A Northern Iowa woman was recently caught with illegal drugs and taken to jail. A Spirit Lake woman was arrested December 19th on drug charges as the…

Mason City man faces felony drunk driving charge

Mason City man faces felony drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City man faces a felony drunk driving charge after an arrest on Christmas Eve. A Cerro Gordo county deputy conducted a traffic stop on December…

Iowa men busted with meth and a gun at Mason City hotel say they are not guilty

Iowa men busted with meth and a gun at Mason City hotel say they are not guilty

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Ankeny man accused of drunk driving arrested for skipping court date

Ankeny man accused of drunk driving arrested for skipping court date

MASON CITY – An Ankeny man accused of drunk driving in Cerro Gordo county was jailed after he skipped a court hearing. Mason City police stopped a driver suspected of…

Iowa women open Big Ten play with win over Wisconsin, 56-46; Meyer sidelined with broken hand

Iowa women open Big Ten play with win over Wisconsin, 56-46; Meyer sidelined with broken hand

MADISON, WISCONSIN – The Iowa women’s basketball team is off to its best start in years after a road win in Wisconsin to open Big Ten Conference play, 56-46. Iowa…

Iowa prison inmate Eddie Chest dies

Iowa prison inmate Eddie Chest dies

CORALVILLE – Eddie Chest was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 9:10 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in a hospice room of the Iowa Medical and Classification Center…

NIACC woman too much for Kalamazoo Valley

NIACC woman too much for Kalamazoo Valley

PEORIA, Ill. – The No. 2 NIACC women’s basketball team continued its winning ways with a 122-58 victory over Kalamazoo Valley Thursday in the opening round of the Illinois Central…

North Iowa man sent to prison on drug charges

North Iowa man sent to prison on drug charges

GARNER – A man who was caught with illegal drugs this year and has done prison time in the past for drug offenses has been sent back to the slammer.…

Report lists newspapers as ‘dying industry’

Report lists newspapers as ‘dying industry’

MASON CITY – A new report out this month lists newspapers as a dying industry in today’s economy. In the tumultuous business world, times change, industries come and go –…

Convicted domestic abuser fresh out of prison caught with ammo

Convicted domestic abuser fresh out of prison caught with ammo

MASON CITY – A convicted domestic abuser who was sent to prison earlier this year was caught with ammo in his pocket and faces another felony charge. A Cerro Gordo…

Clear Lake police conduct “comprehensive narcotics investigation” and arrest two alleged marijuana growers

Clear Lake police conduct “comprehensive narcotics investigation” and arrest two alleged marijuana growers

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake police conducted a “comprehensive narcotics investigation” that led to the arrest of two alleged marijuana growers. Clear Lake police tell NIT that on December 18,…

Planned Parenthood closes another Iowa clinic

Planned Parenthood closes another Iowa clinic

BETTENDORF, IA – After nearly two decades of providing what it calls “expert, compassionate reproductive and sexual health care” in the Quad Cities, on Friday, December 29, 2017, Planned Parenthood…

Iowa beats Boston College in Pinstripe Bowl, 27-20

Iowa beats Boston College in Pinstripe Bowl, 27-20

NEW YORK CITY – Former Mohawk Miguel Recinos kicked two field goals and Josh Jackson helped seal a victory for the Iowa Hawkeyes with a key interception as they beat…

Mason City man jailed after police find him zonked out on sidewalk

Mason City man jailed after police find him zonked out on sidewalk

MASON CITY – A police officer recently found an unconscious man on a North End sidewalk and arrested him on an aggravated misdemeanor charge of public intox, but, a Cerro…

Waterloo man faces another theft charge in Charles City after allegedly stealing booze

Waterloo man faces another theft charge in Charles City after allegedly stealing booze

CHARLES CITY – A Waterloo man is accused by police in Charles City of stealing a bottle of booze, and now faces another theft charge after other convictions. Charles City…

Former clerk of small Iowa town sent to prison for stealing over $100,000 from city

Former clerk of small Iowa town sent to prison for stealing over $100,000 from city

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NIACC softball player goes from basic training to softball field

NIACC softball player goes from basic training to softball field

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – Kayla Till won’t be your basic freshman on the NIACC softball team this spring. The 2017 Mason City graduate has…

Iowa men accused of stealing pop machines in Fort Dodge

Iowa men accused of stealing pop machines in Fort Dodge

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Rental house catches fire in Mason City

Rental house catches fire in Mason City

MASON CITY – A Mason City rental house was damaged in a fire early Wednesday morning. NIT has learned that a fire broke out sometime around or slightly before midnight…

Hawkeyes ready for Boston College today in Pinstripe Bowl

Hawkeyes ready for Boston College today in Pinstripe Bowl

NEW YORK – The Iowa Hawkeyes football team is ready to face Boston College today in the Pinstripe Bowl. The game kicks off at 4:15 PM Central time (televised on…

Health Department receives HIV testing grant

Health Department receives HIV testing grant

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health has once again received the HIV Counseling, Testing, and Referral Grant for 2018. The Health Department received this grant…

Big budget cut slapped on United Nations after negotiations led by U.S.

Big budget cut slapped on United Nations after negotiations led by U.S.

NEW YORK – A big budget cut was slapped on the United Nations after negotiations led by the U.S., a top ambassador said this week. On December 24, the United…

St. Ansgar doctor removed from probation early by medical board

St. Ansgar doctor removed from probation early by medical board

DES MOINES – A St. Ansgar family medicine doctor connected to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa who was disciplined by the Iowa Board of Medicine has been removed from probation…

Clear Lake police seek help from public after possible home robbery

Clear Lake police seek help from public after possible home robbery

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake police are seeking help from the public after a possible home robbery Tuesday evening. At around 6:10 PM Tuesday evening, December 26, officers with the…

Owner of Globe Gazette brags about using thinner paper for news

Owner of Globe Gazette brags about using thinner paper for news

MASON CITY – The owner of the Globe Gazette – Lee Enterprises – bragged about using thinner paper to report the news and other tricks designed to stay in business…

Mason City woman arrested after dog bite incident at park

Mason City woman arrested after dog bite incident at park

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was taken to jail after her dog bit another dog at the local canine park. The incident took place on the evening of…

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