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Southbridge Mall’s Tradehome Shoe store has closed

Southbridge Mall’s Tradehome Shoe store has closed

MASON CITY – Another store in Southbridge Mall is closed. Tradehome Shoe store is completely out of business. There were workers inside the store Wednesday boxing up merchandise and display…

4 of the Best Online Resources for Iowans Learning to Invest

4 of the Best Online Resources for Iowans Learning to Invest

Iowans are nothing if not entrepreneurial, and the state may be most commonly associated with agriculture and food processing, but an increasing number of entrepreneurs are making Iowa their home.…

Lt. Gov. Gregg attends White House Conference on Rural Prosperity

Lt. Gov. Gregg attends White House Conference on Rural Prosperity

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, along with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp, attended the White House Conference on…

Gov. Reynolds signs water bill into law

Gov. Reynolds signs water bill into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following bill into law on Wednesday: Senate File 512: an Act relating to water quality by amending the wastewater  treatment financial assistance…

Mason City woman arrested in Worth county for meth possession

Mason City woman arrested in Worth county for meth possession

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Praise Jesus: Bible bill for public schools moves forward in Iowa Legislature

Praise Jesus: Bible bill for public schools moves forward in Iowa Legislature

DES MOINES – A bill in the Iowa Legislature that would require public schools to set standards for classes on teaching about the Bible has moved ahead. The bill, which…

Is Iowa Really the Video Gaming Capital of The World?

Is Iowa Really the Video Gaming Capital of The World?

In the sleepy town of Ottumwa, Iowa, there has been a push by residents to be officially hailed as the video gaming capital of the world. Loads of video games…

Mason City High School places 1st at Regional Academic Decathlon Competition

Mason City High School places 1st at Regional Academic Decathlon Competition

MASON CITY – Mason City High School team was named as the regional large school champion at this year’s regional Academic Decathlon competition held in Grundy Center, Iowa on January…

Martensdale-St. Marys’ Sherwood signs with NIACC

Martensdale-St. Marys’ Sherwood signs with NIACC

MASON CITY – Another Sherwood is joining the NIACC softball program. Martensdale-St. Marys’ senior Kylie Sherwood recently signed a national letter of intent to play softball at NIACC starting in…

Iowa men bounce Minnesota, 94-80

Iowa men bounce Minnesota, 94-80

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 94-80 Tuesday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena for their second win in three games. Jordan Bohannon led Iowa with 20…

NIACC women ranked 16th in this week’s poll

NIACC women ranked 16th in this week’s poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s basketball team is ranked No. 16 in this week’s NJCAA Division II poll. Monroe CC (17-1) continues to hold down the top spot for…

NIACC wins 5 of 6 matches against Iowa State Club team

NIACC wins 5 of 6 matches against Iowa State Club team

MASON CITY – The No. 13 NIACC wrestling team won five of six matches and topped the Iowa State Club team 28-3 in a dual meet Tuesday night in the…

Deceased person found in burned out car on rural Iowa dirt road

Deceased person found in burned out car on rural Iowa dirt road

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Northwood-Kensett’s Rollene signs with NIACC

Northwood-Kensett’s Rollene signs with NIACC

NORTHWOOD – Northwood-Kensett senior Ivy Rollene signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to run cross country and track and field at NIACC next season. Rollene will join Tyra Sledge,…

Car crash leads to drunk driving arrest in Worth county

Car crash leads to drunk driving arrest in Worth county

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Cerro Gordo county expense report, Jan. 23, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, Jan. 23, 2018

MASON CITY – Cerro Gordo county expense report, Jan. 23, 2018: http://northiowatoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Cerro-Gordo-county-claims-2018-01-23.pdf…

Wrong-way driver on interstate highway in Cedar Rapids claims two lives in crash

Wrong-way driver on interstate highway in Cedar Rapids claims two lives in crash

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two people are dead after a man got on an interstate highway in Cedar Rapids and traveled the wrong way. The Cedar Rapids Police Department received multiple…

Mason City Renaissance Project supporters meet with state officials

Mason City Renaissance Project supporters meet with state officials

MASON CITY – Mason City Renaissance Project supporters recently met with state officials over the beleaguered endeavor and claim to be making progress. According to social media page for the…

Mason City man caught drunk driving

Mason City man caught drunk driving

MASON CITY – After a suspicious vehicle was reported, a Mason City man was arrested for drunk driving. Mason City police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle on…

President Trump declines to enforce sanctions on Russia

President Trump declines to enforce sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump will not enforce sanctions on Russia that were approved by Congress last year. Through a State Department spokesperson, the Trump Administration says the bill that…

Woman found dead at Waterloo cemetery; police investigating

Woman found dead at Waterloo cemetery; police investigating

WATERLOO – Police in Waterloo are investigating a suspicious death after a woman was found dead in a cemetery. On Friday, January 26th, 2018 at approximately 3:23 PM, Waterloo Police…

Charles City woman accused of theft at local bank

Charles City woman accused of theft at local bank

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Mason City man arrested for showing porn pics to young girl

Mason City man arrested for showing porn pics to young girl

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been arrested after police say he showed pornographic pictures to a young girl. Mason City police tell NIT that 45-year-old Travis Jon…

Authorities seek assistance in identifying persons possibly linked to shooting at North Iowa rest area

Authorities seek assistance in identifying persons possibly linked to shooting at North Iowa rest area

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Authorities are seeking assistance in identifying persons possibly linked to shooting at a North Iowa rest area this weekend. On January 28th, 2018, at about 1:30 am,…

Iowa man caught with drug dealing accounting records after foot chase

Iowa man caught with drug dealing accounting records after foot chase

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Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard

The following is a Legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City: I have a personality flaw. I cry over spilled milk. I would attribute this to my mother’s…

Iowa man caught stealing in Mason City sent to prison for meth conspiracy

Iowa man caught stealing in Mason City sent to prison for meth conspiracy

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Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order No. 1, establishes Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order No. 1, establishes Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds, joined by Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and state business and education leaders, signed Executive Order No. 1 on Monday establishing the Iowa Clearinghouse for…

Texas man caught with glocks and meth for sale in Iowa sent to prison

Texas man caught with glocks and meth for sale in Iowa sent to prison

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5 Careers Every Company Will Be Hiring in the Future

5 Careers Every Company Will Be Hiring in the Future

The job market is changing. According to a recent report by the World Economic Forum, technological advancements could result in a loss of 5 million jobs by 2020. As the…

Iowa Falls men busted with meth, driving illegally near Mason City

Iowa Falls men busted with meth, driving illegally near Mason City

MASON CITY – Two men from Iowa Falls were caught prowling near Mason City, driving illegally and toting the illegal drugs marijuana and methamphetamine. Early Sunday morning, January 28, 2018…

NIACC men stop Luther JV, 76-66

NIACC men stop Luther JV, 76-66

MASON CITY – It was a career night for Jaycob Payne and Gunnar Myers on Monday. Payne scored a career-high 22 points and Myers scored a career-best 19 points to…

Parker Slays NCAA Champ In Iowa State Defeat

Parker Slays NCAA Champ In Iowa State Defeat

AMES – Iowa State (6-7, 1-4 Big 12) fell to No. 5 Oklahoma State (9-2, 5-0 Big 12) on Sunday afternoon. The Cyclones received a great individual effort from redshirt…

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Smith, 77, of Charles City

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Smith, 77, of Charles City

Robert “Bob” Smith, 77, of Charles City, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City. A funeral service for Robert Smith will be…

Knife-wielding man arrested after chase at Mason City house

Knife-wielding man arrested after chase at Mason City house

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Iowa tops the nation in students who enroll in high school and college courses

Iowa tops the nation in students who enroll in high school and college courses

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds this week praised the increase in the number of dual enrolled students in Iowa. The Iowa Department of Education released its Annual Condition of…

Wrestling: Oklahoma downs Iowa State, 21-16

Wrestling: Oklahoma downs Iowa State, 21-16

AMES – Iowa State (6-6, 1-3 Big 12) rallied late, winning the final three matches of the dual, but fell to Oklahoma (7-6, 2-1 Big 12), 21-16. The Cyclones and…

Wrestling: Michigan downs Iowa, 19-17

Wrestling: Michigan downs Iowa, 19-17

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa wrestling team fell to No. 7 Michigan, 19-17, on Saturday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes won four of the dual’s first…

Inmate found dead in Waterloo work release bed

Inmate found dead in Waterloo work release bed

WATERLOO – An Iowa man was found dead in his bed at a Waterloo residential facility, prompting an investigation. Chad William Polley, age 44, was discovered deceased in his work…

Rep. Sharon Steckman explains her “no” vote on water quality bill

Rep. Sharon Steckman explains her “no” vote on water quality bill

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City – This week, the House voted on SF 512 which dealt with water quality. I wanted to…

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