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Mason City High School announces new head football coach

Mason City High School announces new head football coach

MASON CITY – Mason City High School announced that Brandon Krusey has been selected as its Head Football Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.  His hiring is subject to school board…

Mason City man accused of burglary, flees cops as they close in

Mason City man accused of burglary, flees cops as they close in

MASON CITY – A Mason City unsuccessfully ran from police as a search warrant was executed at a house in connection to a burglary in Manly. On January 24, 2019…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 7, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 7, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/7/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 293.99 ACTIVE911 INC COMPUTER EXPENSE 546.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 23.30 ADVANCED…

Attorney General Whitaker testifies before House Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Whitaker testifies before House Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Attorney General Matt Whitaker – formerly of Iowa – is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Friday. He was not subpoenaed and will not answer questions pertaining…

Iowa State patrol nabs driver on ice-covered Northern Iowa road traveling over 95 miles per hour

Iowa State patrol nabs driver on ice-covered Northern Iowa road traveling over 95 miles per hour

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa State Patrolman with “nerves of steel” chased down a dangerous, speeding driver Thursday on an ice-covered Northern Iowa highway. Jon Stickney is an Iowa State…

College basketball: #20 Iowa shoots past Indiana, 77-72

College basketball: #20 Iowa shoots past Indiana, 77-72

BLOOMINGTON, IN – The Iowa men’s basketball team picked up an important road victory in Big Ten Conference play Wednesday night, defeating the Indiana Hoosiers 77-72. Iowa had three players…

Two men caught after high-speed chase through Clear Lake

Two men caught after high-speed chase through Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Two men were caught after a high-speed chase through Clear Lake late Thursday evening. On February 7, 2019, at about 10:15 PM, a Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s…

Senator Ragan: “Practical measures can improve Iowa Medicaid”

Senator Ragan: “Practical measures can improve Iowa Medicaid”

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Butler, Cerro Gordo, and Franklin counties: Privatized, for-profit Medicaid continues to cause chaos and uncertainty for Iowa families,…

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake

Police say “precious heirlooms” stolen from family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – Police say “precious heirlooms” were stolen in recent days from the family of Richie Valens in Clear Lake. On February 3, 2019, the Clear Lake Police Department responded…

Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 Iowa counties

Livestock master matrix adopted in 89 Iowa counties

DES MOINES – In January 89 of Iowa’s 99 counties notified DNR that they plan to evaluate construction permit applications and proposed animal confinement locations by using the master matrix.…

Northern Iowa man accused of felony child abuse

Northern Iowa man accused of felony child abuse

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was arrested for child abuse after the mother of a two-year-old girl discovered injuries on the toddler. On January 9, 2019 Officers from…

Top Tips for Saving your Business Money

Top Tips for Saving your Business Money

Money is one of the most important and stressful aspects of running a business. From financing the launch of a business to managing your budget on a regular basis, financial…

Iowa’s Ferentz excited about new recruiting class, walk-ons

Iowa’s Ferentz excited about new recruiting class, walk-ons

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz held a media conference Wednesday, February 6, 2019: Kirk Ferentz COACH FERENTZ: Thanks to everybody for being here. Good afternoon.…

NIACC Offering Leadership Series – Supervisor Essentials

NIACC Offering Leadership Series – Supervisor Essentials

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will be offering Supervisor Essentials, an 8-course leadership series designed to address the essential skills necessary in all leadership roles. Series…

Woman hospitalized after self-inflicted stabbing at Cerro Gordo courthouse

Woman hospitalized after self-inflicted stabbing at Cerro Gordo courthouse

MASON CITY – A woman was hospitalized after a self-inflicted stabbing at the Cerro Gordo courthouse Tuesday morning. Cerro Gordo county sheriff Kevin Pals tells NIT that deputies were called…

OBIT: Alice Duroe, 87, of Charles City

OBIT: Alice Duroe, 87, of Charles City

Alice Duroe, 87, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at the Floyd County Medical Center with her family at her side. A Celebration of the Funeral Mass…

Colorado jogger suffocates juvenile mountain lion during attack

Colorado jogger suffocates juvenile mountain lion during attack

LARIMER COUNTY, CO – Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers, working with Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, are investigating a mountain lion attack on a trail runner using the West…

President Trump addresses nation in State of the Union speech

President Trump addresses nation in State of the Union speech

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump finally gave his State of the Union address Tuesday night. President Trump addressed abortion, illegal immigration, investigations, the economy, and much more.  Here is the…

Iowa State’s Shayok named to Julius Erving Award Top 10

Iowa State’s Shayok named to Julius Erving Award Top 10

AMES, Iowa – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the 10 candidates for the 2019 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award and Iowa State’s Marial…

Littleton Dam removal on the Wapsipinicon River may create hazardous ice conditions

Littleton Dam removal on the Wapsipinicon River may create hazardous ice conditions

LITTLETON, IOWA – A construction project on the Wapsipinicon River in Buchanan County to replace the Littleton Dam with a rapids, may create hazardous ice conditions on the river upstream.…

Wanted man and pal caught with weed in Worth county

Wanted man and pal caught with weed in Worth county

WORTH COUNTY – Two men were caught with illegal marijuana in Worth county after a traffic stop on a foggy night. On February 2, 2019, a Worth County Deputy made…

Iowa State football team finalizes 2019 recruiting class

Iowa State football team finalizes 2019 recruiting class

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell has made incredible strides in recruiting since taking over the program three years ago. His Cyclone classes have ranked among…

More than two dozen drug and gun offenders sent to federal prison from Iowa

More than two dozen drug and gun offenders sent to federal prison from Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – A total of 28 individuals were sentenced in Federal Court in the Northern District of Iowa between December 27, 2018 and January 25, 2019.  The offenses of…

How to Protect Your Business from Disaster

Disasters can and do strike out of the blue in the world of business. One day, everything could be fine — you could be making a healthy amount of profit,…

3 Practical Solutions to Improve Business Performance

A businesses success often has a lot to do with its performance. In light of this, many are looking for ways to perform better so that their business can see…

Attorney General and Homeland Security chief report to President Trump that foreign influence had no “material impact” on integrity of elections

Attorney General and Homeland Security chief report to President Trump that foreign influence had no “material impact” on integrity of elections

WASHINGTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen yesterday submitted a joint report to President Donald J. Trump evaluating the impact of…

Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa forward Joe Wieskamp has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, it was announced Monday by the conference office. The honor is the second…

Groundbreaking ceremony held in Mason City for multi-purpose arena

Groundbreaking ceremony held in Mason City for multi-purpose arena

MASON CITY – A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Mason City Monday for the multi-purpose arena project. Artist renderings were unveiled as part of the ceremony, which took place at…

Three arrested in Mason City drug bust

Three arrested in Mason City drug bust

MASON CITY – Three Mason City residents were arrested after a raid on a house by law enforcement. On February 3, 2019 Michael Dennis Payton Jr., age 21 of Mason…

Iowa legislator says state should regulate Marijuana like alcohol

Iowa legislator says state should regulate Marijuana like alcohol

DES MOINES – State Senator Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City today announced he is preparing legislation to end marijuana prohibition in Iowa. “Marijuana prohibition in Iowa has failed and we…

Winnebago announces manufacturing shift to Forest City to improve efficiencies; 175 jobs possible

Winnebago announces manufacturing shift to Forest City to improve efficiencies; 175 jobs possible

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading outdoor lifestyle products manufacturer, announced plans today to shift Winnebago-branded Class A diesel motorhome manufacturing from its Junction City, Oregon plant to…

Floyd county law enforcement snare fleeing Iowa City man

Floyd county law enforcement snare fleeing Iowa City man

FLOYD COUNTY, IOWA – Floyd county law enforcement snared a fleeing Iowa City man allegedly under the influence this weekend. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Iowa City man…

Wrestling: Hawkeyes beat Nebraska, 20-13

Wrestling: Hawkeyes beat Nebraska, 20-13

LINCOLN, NE – The order of appearance was flipped but the script stayed the same as the third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 9 Nebraska, 20-13, on Sunday…

Requiem for Professor Harold Hill

Requiem for Professor Harold Hill

Publisher’s note: The following opinion article was submitted to NIT by James Sayles after it was allegedly censored by the Globe Gazette. Mason City lost a pioneer this past Tuesday.…

Iowa Republicans say backfilling TIF and property tax abatements continue to grow

Iowa Republicans say backfilling TIF and property tax abatements continue to grow

The following is a an update on the status of education in the state of Iowa from Republicans: As discussions about state school aid heat up at the State Capitol,…

East coast man arrested for burglarizing dorm room at Iowa Lakes Community College Campus, then escapes jail after injuring jailer

East coast man arrested for burglarizing dorm room at Iowa Lakes Community College Campus, then escapes jail after injuring jailer

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An east coast man was arrested for burglarizing a dorm room at Iowa Lakes Community College Campus, then he escaped jail after injuring a jailer. On Monday,…

College wrestling: No. 14 Iowa State blanks South Dakota State, 47-0

College wrestling: No. 14 Iowa State blanks South Dakota State, 47-0

AMES, Iowa – No. 14 Iowa State (8-2, 5-1 Big 12) blanked South Dakota State (2-6, 1-3 Big 12), 47-0 Friday night in wrestling action in Hilton Coliseum. It marked…

College basketball: Iowa defeats #5 Michigan, 74-59

College basketball: Iowa defeats #5 Michigan, 74-59

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes men’s basketball team defeated the fifth-ranked Michigan Wolverines 74-59 Friday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa has recorded four wins over nationally-ranked opponents (#13 Oregon;…

European Commission approves U.S. soybean use

European Commission approves U.S. soybean use

DES MOINES – The European Commission recently announced that conservation practices required for U.S. soybean production meet EU sustainability standards, and biodiesel produced from documented soybeans can now be used…

Men sent to prison for decades after sexual abuse of infant in Minnesota

Men sent to prison for decades after sexual abuse of infant in Minnesota

FARGO, N.D. — A previously convicted sex offender from Las Vegas was sentenced to 45 years in federal prison for sexually abusing a 1-year-old infant. This sentence resulted from an…