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Police and fire department sent to downtown building with smoke

Police and fire department sent to downtown building with smoke

MASON CITY – Mason City police and firefighters were sent to a downtown building to deal with smoke and possible fire. Emergency responders were on the scene around 8 PM.…

OBIT: Gary W. Shearman, 61, of Floyd

OBIT: Gary W. Shearman, 61, of  Floyd

Gary W. Shearman, 61, of Floyd, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his home. A funeral service for Gary W. Shearman will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May…

Men charged with first-degree murder after brutal carjacking that ended in Iowa man’s death

Men charged with first-degree murder after brutal carjacking that ended in Iowa man’s death

DES MOINES – Two men face first-degree murder charges in the brutal beating and hijacking of an Iowa man back in 2013 after the man’s death this year. Des Moines…

Democratic leaders call on governor to expand investigation of Iowa Finance Authority

Democratic leaders call on governor to expand investigation of Iowa Finance Authority

DES MOINES — The leaders of the Iowa House and Senate Democrats today called on Governor Kim Reynolds to expand the independent investigation of David Jamison and the Iowa Finance…

Mason City police seek clues in attempted burglary at Fareway

Mason City police seek clues in attempted burglary at Fareway

MASON CITY – Mason City police are seeking clues after an attempted burglary at the Fareway grocery store. Mason City Chief of Police Jeff Brinkley tells NIT that at 5:23…

Two wanted men arrested in Mason City; one still at large

Two wanted men arrested in Mason City; one still at large

MASON CITY – Police have arrested two wanted men in Mason City, but are still seeking a third man. Mason City police say they arrested 35-year-old Lucas Lloyd Heilskov on…

State officials investigating after trooper shoots and kills man involved in dispute with woman

State officials investigating after trooper shoots and kills man involved in dispute with woman

RURAL FORT DODGE – The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is involved after a state trooper shot and killed a man who fired a gun during a dispute with a…

NIACC baseball team pushes winning streak to 12 games

NIACC baseball team pushes winning streak to 12 games

MASON CITY – The winning streak has reached 12. The NIACC baseball team moved its winning streak to 12 games with a ICCAC doubleheader sweep of Iowa Lakes on Sunday…

NIACC’s Tusler qualifies for nationals

NIACC’s Tusler qualifies for nationals

ANKENY – For the second straight season, NIACC’s Courtney Tusler is going to the national tournament. Tusler, a sophomore from Osage, placed eighth in the individual medalist competition at the…

NIACC baseball team pushes win streak to 10 games

NIACC baseball team pushes win streak to 10 games

MASON CITY – The NIACC baseball team pushed its winning streak to 10 games but the Trojans needed some late-inning heroics in the second game Saturday against Iowa Lakes to…

NIACC’s multi-million dollar STEM Education Center nears completion

NIACC’s multi-million dollar STEM Education Center nears completion

MASON CITY – NIACC’s multi-million dollar STEM Education Center is still under construction but should be ready this year. Back on May 11, 2017, NIACC broke ground on a new…

Cuban nationals who used fake ID’s to scam Mason City Walmart and other Iowa retailers across Iowa sent to prison

Cuban nationals who used fake ID’s to scam Mason City Walmart and other Iowa retailers across Iowa sent to prison

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Webster City man flees drunk driving stop

WEBSTER CITY, IOWA – A Webster man fled a drunk driving stop, but was chased down and arrested. The incident took place on April 23, 2018. At about 12:02 AM,…

NIACC sits in fourth after third round of regionals

NIACC sits in fourth after third round of regionals

ANKENY – Courtney Tusler and Sydney Fullerton both shot 90s on Friday to lead the NIACC women’s golf team during the third round of the NJCAA Region XI tournament at…

Gov. Reynolds orders independent review of Iowa Finance Authority

Gov. Reynolds orders independent review of Iowa Finance Authority

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered an independent review of the Iowa Finance Authority (IFA) on Friday of the reports of sexual harassment by former IFA Executive Director David Jamison.…

North Iowa Events Center to offer pool tournament Memorial Day Weekend

North Iowa Events Center to offer pool tournament Memorial Day Weekend

MASON CITY – North Iowa Events Center (NIEC) and Midwest Poolplayers Association (MPA) are partnering to deliver The “Trouble” Tournament: 2018 River City Pool Championships with up to 32 tables…

Two school records fall for NIACC men’s team at Grand View Classic

Two school records fall for NIACC men’s team at Grand View Classic

DES MOINES – On Friday morning, the NIACC men’s 4×100-meter relay team of Timothi McMaster, Prince Boduo, Kalen Eastman and Deionte Ganzy ran a 42.47 in the prelims in the…

Gov. Reynolds, House & Senate leadership announce historic tax relief agreement

Gov. Reynolds, House & Senate leadership announce historic tax relief agreement

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa House and Senate leadership announced an agreement on the largest tax relief and reform package in state history. Right now, Iowa has…

Iowa Attorney General works to keep e-cig’s away from young people

Iowa Attorney General works to keep e-cig’s away from young people

DES MOINES – Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced this week that he will work with JUUL Labs to keep its e-cigarette products out of the hands of young people.…

NIACC men’s 4×100 competes at Drake Relays

NIACC men’s 4×100 competes at Drake Relays

DES MOINES – The NIACC men’s 4×100-meter relay team competed at the Drake Relays Friday morning. The foursome of Timothi McMaster, Prince Boduo, Kalen Eastman and Deointe Ganzy placed 18th…

Senator Ragan speaks of legislative efforts to combat opioid crisis in Iowa

Senator Ragan speaks of legislative efforts to combat opioid crisis in Iowa

The following is a legislative update from Senator Amanda of Mason City: Our country has seen a spike in deaths from drug overdoses in recent years. In 2015, Iowa had…

Steve King strikes at CNN’s “airport monopoly” on TV’s

Steve King strikes at CNN’s “airport monopoly” on TV’s

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King announced this week that he has submitted two amendments to H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, for House Rules Committee consideration on April…

Combative Waverly felon sent to prison after dangerous car chase

Combative Waverly felon sent to prison after dangerous car chase

CEDAR RAPIDS – A combative Waverly felon has been sent to prison after a dangerous car chase. Butchie Poole, age 38, from Waverly, Iowa, received a 3-year prison term after…

War in Afghanistan: U.S. reacts to Taliban’s announcement of Spring Offensive

War in Afghanistan: U.S. reacts to Taliban’s announcement of Spring Offensive

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – The U.S. had a strong reaction to an announcement from the Taliban as they announced yet another Spring Offensive in the on-going war in Afghanistan. The Taliban…

Northern Iowa woman caught drunk driving in Worth county

Northern Iowa woman caught drunk driving in Worth county

NORTHWOOD – A Northern Iowa woman with a revoked license was caught drunk driving in Worth county with an open container of alcohol. On April 16, 2018 at approximately 11:00…

Southern Minnesota residents busted in Worth county in car with drugs

Southern Minnesota residents busted in Worth county in car with drugs

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NIACC’s Skoro earns ICCAC pitcher of week award

NIACC’s Skoro earns ICCAC pitcher of week award

MASON CITY – For the fourth time this season, a NIACC baseball player has been selected as the ICCAC player of the week. NIACC’s Tom Skoro earned the league’s pitcher…

Gov. Reynolds signs 3 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 3 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following three bills into law on Thursday: House File 648: an Act relating to career and technical education programs and partnerships and…

Northern Iowa man loses life in Mitchell county accident

Northern Iowa man loses life in Mitchell county accident

RURAL MITCHELL COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man died after an auto accident this week in rural Mitchell county. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place at…

OBIT: Garrett Bormann, 24, of Ionia

OBIT: Garrett Bormann, 24, of Ionia

Garrett Bormann, 24, of Ionia, passed away unexpectedly from a car accident Tuesday, April 24, 2018. A funeral service for Garrett Bormann will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April…

Two years in prison for Forest City man who made counterfeit money

Two years in prison for Forest City man who made counterfeit money

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Forest City man who manufactured counterfeit twenty dollar bills was sentenced today to two years in federal prison. Victor Ineson, Jr., age 42, from Forest City,…

Skills You Need to Work as a Phlebotomist

Skills You Need to Work as a Phlebotomist

You may have come across a phlebotomist when you have needed a blood test, or you have been giving blood. A phlebotomist is a trained and skilled individual that takes…

NIACC softball team drops pair to Ellsworth

NIACC softball team drops pair to Ellsworth

MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team dropped an ICCAC doubleheader to Ellsworth on Wednesday. Ellsworth won the first game a 3-2 in eight innings and took the second game…

Forum planned for new community health center in Mason City

Forum planned for new community health center in Mason City

MASON CITY – A community health center is coming to Mason City this fall, and a forum open to the public is planned for next month to offer more details.…

Mason City felon sent to prison for taking loaded gun to stalk his prey

Mason City felon sent to prison for taking loaded gun to stalk his prey

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who illegally possessed a firearm while violating a no contact order was sentenced April 25, 2018, to eight years in federal prison. Eric Brown,…

Possible threat investigated at Clear Lake Middle School

Possible threat investigated at Clear Lake Middle School

CLEAR LAKE – A possible threat was investigated this week at Clear Lake Middle School. Tuesday morning, Clear Lake school district administration was made aware of a possible threat made…

North Iowans join NIACC Foundation Board of Directors

North Iowans join NIACC Foundation Board of Directors

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Foundation is proud to announce the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors: Lindsey Falk of St.…

U.S. Attorney’s Office working to reduce chances of criminals becoming repeat offenders

U.S. Attorney’s Office working to reduce chances of criminals becoming repeat offenders

CEDAR RAPIDS – In recognition of “Second Chance Month,” the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa is collaborating with local partners to reduce recidivism by helping…

Opinion: Shannon Latham seeks Senate seat for District 27

Opinion: Shannon Latham seeks Senate seat for District 27

As I travel the district meeting with voters, people always ask me why I want to represent North Iowans in the Iowa Senate. I can honestly say that I’m running…

Jeff Horner named head men’s basketball coach at Truman State University

Jeff Horner named head men’s basketball coach at Truman State University

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Truman State University director of athletics, Jerry Wollmering, has announced the hiring of Jeff Horner as the next Head Coach of the Bulldog Men’s Basketball program. The…

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