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Area cross country runners Dalbeck and Hansen sign with NIACC

Area cross country runners Dalbeck and Hansen sign with NIACC

MASON CITY – Garner-Hayfield/Ventura’s Logan Dalbeck and West Fork’s Jacob Hansen ran against each other several times during their prep cross country and track careers. Now, the two former rivals…

Branstad signs law freezing Iowa minimum wage at $7.25

Branstad signs law freezing Iowa minimum wage at $7.25

DES MOINES – Legislation signed Thursday by Governor Terry Branstad will make sure Iowa’s minimum wage will be set at $7.25 and nullify hikes in four counties. Gov. Branstad signed House…

McDonald’s to use fresh beef patties in Quarter Pounder burgers instead of frozen

McDonald’s to use fresh beef patties in Quarter Pounder burgers instead of frozen

MASON CITY – You’ll be in the drive thru even more often once these tasty delights sizzle on that big flat cooking surface. McDonald’s USA today announced that by mid-2018,…

Opioid overdose antidote available at CVS pharmacies in Iowa, officials announce today

Opioid overdose antidote available at CVS pharmacies in Iowa, officials announce today

DES MOINES – Today, CVS Health officials (NYSE: CVS) joined Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Department of Public Health Deputy Director Sarah Reisetter and Office of Drug Control Policy Director…

NIACC golf preview for 2017 season

NIACC golf preview for 2017 season

By KIRK HARDCASTLE, NIACC sports information director MASON CITY – The extremely short NIACC men’s and women’s golf season is about to get underway. The NIACC women open their season…

Village Co-op residents hold annual meeting, elect officers

Village Co-op residents hold annual meeting, elect officers

MASON CITY – The annual meeting of the Village Cooperative of Mason City was held March 20, 2017. Reports of the 2016 meeting and current financial status were received and…

Northern Iowa man caught with meth during traffic stop

Northern Iowa man caught with meth during traffic stop

RURAL DICKINSON COUNTY – A traffic stop leads to the arrest of a Northern Iowa an for meth possession. On March 23, 2017 at around 10:34 PM, the Dickinson County…

Grassley, Feinstein bill combats candy- and fruit-flavored drugs marketed to children

Grassley, Feinstein bill combats candy- and fruit-flavored drugs marketed to children

WASHINGTON — Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)  this week re-introduced the Protecting Kids from Candy-Flavored Drugs Act to increase the criminal penalties for marketing candy-flavored drugs to…

Alliant gives Mason City schools nearly $14K

Alliant gives Mason City schools nearly $14K

MASON CITY – Alliant Energy’s rebate program paid off for Mason City Community School District to the tune of nearly $14,000. The Mason City School District reported that Alliant Energy…

Two hurt in crash in Dickinson county

Two hurt in crash in Dickinson county

SUPERIOR, IOWA – Two people were hurt and hospitalized after a crash near Superior, Iowa Wednesday. The Iowa State Patrol investigated a two vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection…

UNI’s Ben Jacobson gets 2-year contract extension

UNI’s Ben Jacobson gets 2-year contract extension

CEDAR FALLS – University of Northern Iowa head men’s basketball coach Ben Jacobson has agreed to a two-year contract extension through March 31, 2027. “Jake is one of the premier…

Belmond man dies after falling from platform at job site

Belmond man dies after falling from platform at job site

BELMOND, IOWA – A Belmond man died this week after a work-related accident. At approximately 2:15 PM Monday, March 27th, grain by-products were being loaded into a semi-truck located at…

Opinion: Collectively Determining the “Right ” Direction for Mason City

Opinion: Collectively Determining the “Right ” Direction for Mason City

Some of our City’s leaders, managers and others in positions of significant influence, look myopically at their own pet issues and call it “Vision”. Some of our senior, seasoned and…