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Todd Blodgett’s pro-Mohawk comments ruffle Globe-Gazette editor’s fur, is fired from nearly-kaput newspaper for second time since 2017



This news story was published on December 28, 2021.
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Todd Blodgett of Clear Lake Iowa is an accomplished writer and political strategist. He has been the most-popular writer in the history of the Globe Gazette, been published in numerous news publications, and has written a book, “Republican Crackhead.”

MASON CITY – Back in 2017, the-then editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazette, David Mayberry, terminated Todd Blodgett, who consistently wrote the most popular columns that the Globe-Gazette had ever published. Mayberry, who was himself fired a year later, never gave a reason for his decision. However, it was widely believed, by Globe-Gazette staffers and other observers, that Blodgett was deep-sixed because of his statements which appeared in a page one article in The Des Moines Register (for which Mr. Blodgett also writes) about the sudden, tragic death of his close friend, the late Mason City Council member, Alex J. Kuhn. Following Mr. Blodgett’s termination, the Globe Gazette struggled with its circulation and advertising. Mayberry’s future successor, Jaci Smith, contacted Mr. Blodgett in August of 2019, according to Mr. Blodgett. The Globe-Gazette wanted Blodgett back.

“Jaci phoned that summer, and told me that several readers said they really enjoyed my column and wanted it reinstated. I never asked to be paid, but was offered $40 per column and sent a contract which was negated on December 26. So, beginning in the late summer of 2019, my columns were back in, and between late 2019 and December of 2021, I submitted 26 columns, nearly all of which were published,” Blodgett told NorthIowaToday.com. “Unlike Mayberry,” Mr. Blodgett said, “I actually like and respect Jaci. She’s smart, fun and interesting. She’s also nice, and respects the fact that north Iowans either truly liked or angrily detested my stuff, and they could always be counted on to react!”
NIT noticed that Blodgett’s columns consistently hit the Number One spot (‘Most Read’) on the Globe-Gazette’s website, and it wasn’t unusual for 200+ bloggers to post comments to his Op-Eds.

Professional carnie Corey Tangman stared into the barrel of Blodgett’s hand cannon and likely felt immense fear.

Blodgett, whose family has been prominent in north Iowa politics and public affairs since the 1960s, has never hesitated to take a stance on issues he feels strongly about, and tends to express his views in ways which seem designed to evoke adamant reactions from his defenders and from his detractors. To say that Blodgett is controversial is putting it mildly. Over the years, NorthIowaToday.com readers have contacted us about incidents in which some irate north Iowans threatened Blodgett over his views, in establishments in Mason City, Clear Lake, and elsewhere. In three cases that we’re aware of, when violence commenced, Blodgett pulled a handgun. When asked about this, he told us that his actions “saved lives, or at least, saved some knees”. In another case, he said, “I got back my wallet and $550 cash when a thief realized that the loaded .380 Ruger I pointed at his face could ruin his whole day.”

Along with numerous other north Iowans, Blodgett posted some comments on to the ‘Mason City Mohawks Save-the-Name’ Facebook page in mid-December of 2021. Mr. Blodgett has been an outspoken supporter of keeping the Mohawk monicker for the high school, and hasn’t been bashful about letting folks know where he stands.  Those comments were what he says cost him his low-paid gig with the Globe-Gazette. It’s been whispered in the community that Blodgett’s firing may be the product of leftists who now comprise Mason City’s School Board, who desperately want to do away with our beloved Mohawk mascot. If this is the case here, it wouldn’t be the first time that Democrats complained about Blodgett’s columns being routinely published by newspapers which are owned by Lee Enterprises.  Many north Iowa Democrats have long complained that Blodgett, as a protégé’ of the famed GOP strategist Lee Atwater, has injected “negative campaigning” into Cerro Gordo county political contests.

Blodgett has also been alleged to retain what some of his detractors consider to be “thugs”, who have forced those who Blodgett calls “undesirables” to involuntarily exit Mason City. When asked about this, Mr. Blodgett said, “Let’s just say that private sector solutions work. In the last 60 years, courts have wrongfully granted inordinate power to criminals and unwisely restricted the ability of citizens, and even the police, to fight and prevent crime. But lawbreakers fear those who are unconstrained by such technicalities – which results in lower crime.”

A north Iowa Democrat once called NIT’s offices to vent his anger over what he described as Blodgett’s “ruthless, borderline illegal tactics”, following the defeat of his candidate by a client of Mr. Blodgett’s. When the NIT employee asked if he planned to confront Blodgett over it, the man replied, “No, because I’d like to keep my teeth and not have to use a walker.”

Blodgett’s unique professional background is unlike that of any other north Iowan. He is a published author who worked for two Presidents and two US Senators, served on the White House staff, and worked for the Republican National Committee and the FBI. His long friendship with Ronald Reagan predated Reagan’s presidency and continued throughout his eight years in the White House. According to online sources, including ‘Who’s Who in America’, Blodgett is a marketing executive for a Texas-based direct marketing firm. He also has successfully managed, or advised, the campaigns of numerous candidates, including Cerro Gordo county supervisor Casey Callanan, former Supervisors Jay Urdahl and Phil Dougherty, the late Mason City At-Large City Councilman Alex Kuhn, former School Board member Jodi Draper, At-Large Councilman Paul Adams, and many others. “On the local and county level,” Mr. Blodgett said, “I’ve actually helped as many Democrats as I have Republicans.”

As Blodgett told NIT, “two Presidents liked me and hired me, as well as two FBI Directors. But the Globe-Gazette has, once again, deep-sixed my column! After Mayberry fired me, I never asked to be reinstated,” Blodgett said. “Jaci asked me, in the summer of 2019. While growing up in Mason City, I had a Globe-Gazette paper route, and that newspaper endorsed all five of my late father’s campaigns for the Iowa Legislature. So, it was cool to be back on those pages, and has been, since the fall of 2019.” Blodgett told NIT that shortly after he received Smith’s December 26th email message, notifying him of his column’s most recent termination, he decided to invoice her for his services. “I might’ve not even enforced our agreement, but after getting that email, I thought: they’ve earned interest on money that’s legally due me. So I billed ‘em for most, but not all, of the columns I’ve written for ‘em since late 2019.”

When asked by NorthIowaToday.com how it feels to again be shown the door by the newspaper that began publishing his columns in 2009, the ever-quotable Blodgett replied, “Sort of like a passenger who was pushed onto a lifeboat from the slanting deck of the Titanic.”

Odds are, if the Globe Gazette miraculously stays in business, some editor (if the Globe can afford one) will be calling Mr. Blodgett, begging once again for his talents to somehow lure eyeballs onto their pages.

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120 Responses to Todd Blodgett’s pro-Mohawk comments ruffle Globe-Gazette editor’s fur, is fired from nearly-kaput newspaper for second time since 2017

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 3, 2022 at 6:14 am

    The two thingS MOST news outlets have in common.
    LIBERAL SOCIALISTS
    STUPID

  2. 76 the idea already! Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Regarding John Skipper’s column in the Globe today. I know a lot of people have been talking about using the 76’ers for the new replacement team name, but since it’s probably trademarked, wouldn’t they have to write a letter to the Philadelphia 76’ers to get their permission? And then the NBA? Could they potentially find themselves in the same boat again like they did sending a letter to the Mohawk tribe in New York?

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Merideth Wilson is WHITE !!!
    Tear it DOWN !!!
    NO JUSTICE
    NO PEACE !!!!

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Is the statue STILL UP !!!
    TAKE IT DOWN !!!
    BLM !!!!!!!!

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    We should also demolish the Merideth Wilso museum !!!
    Immediately!!!

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 2, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    MR SKIPPER THE LIBERAL RACIST !!!
    To think 76ers as the next name for Mason City schools shows NO CONCERN for the racist nature of the musical and movie in which has no BLACKS !!! During a time of RACIST CULTURE IN THE United States!!! SHAME ON YOU !!!
    You should immediately apologize and give a donation to BLM !!!

  7. MC since 1957 Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2021 at 2:44 pm

    Just look what these carpet baggers have done to the real Mason City. They kill off the Mohawks, brings in all these criminals from St Louis, Detroit, Chicago, Waterloo. Now, they take over the Globe, pack it with them that don’t like real Americans like Mr. Blodgett and Mrs. Tass.

    And they sure hate on Mr. Trump, our real president. How do they live with them selves.

    We seen the hatchet job this Smith gal did on Kristy now she has the gall to fire Mr. Blodgett, even though she’s the one called him up and asks him to get back on board.

    Well make up your mind woman.

    Somebody better do something real soon to take our town back from this evil. If they was good Christians they would not act this way. I shutter to think about the kind of fools who raised them.

    Just because they will have to spend their next life where it get’s real hot don’t mean we can not stop them from making River City that way for us.

    Pray to God, who makes all things possible. Help us lord.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 31, 2021 at 11:28 am

      If you think Mrs. Tass is a “Real” American then you are a commi b@st@rd

  8. Helen Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    @ Ash, thank you for calling out these leftist haters. Mason City is going to the dogs with such awful people holding positions of influence.

    Their hatefulness knows no limits, as their own words prove. Our cleaning lady is friends with Mr. Blodgett, and she says he’s a very nice man.

    My husband wants to know where Jaci Smith is from, and how long has it been since she got transgendered. Does anyone know?

    • Oh, spare me Reply Report comment

      December 30, 2021 at 2:07 pm

      @ Helen – please, Mrs. Martin, just stop.

      Isn’t it time for your afternoon nap?

      Or maybe for your bridge club, where you and your fellow blue-haired, rich Republitard bitties swoon over the hateful ravings of rightwing looney ticks like Steve King, Donald Trump and Todd Blodgett?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 2, 2022 at 5:34 pm

        Jumping to stupid conclusions like that has never served you very well, but you continue to practice.

  9. People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2021 at 11:24 am

    This neo-nazi lover article is still up? oy vey! You racist transphobic haters need to get good with the lord GOD! No man is an island or a lone wolf. Discord breeds dissent breeds separation breeds hate. Love conqueers all. Love one another like I love you says JESUS!I have a dream where little boys and little girls play together (with muh dick) in peas and love juicy.

    Please get right with the risen lord JESUS!

    • Ventura Vince Reply Report comment

      December 30, 2021 at 2:14 pm

      @ People Envy

      We do not speak mexican on this site. English only, do you understand.

      If you come back on don’t go saying no more oy vey or si senor no hastas or vistas, none of that crap.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 30, 2021 at 3:04 pm

        You should work on your GED too. ‘Oy vey’ is not Soanish.

        • Bwaahaaahaaaa Reply Report comment

          December 30, 2021 at 3:51 pm

          Ok, thank you Mr. Steckman, you old Gonif.

  10. Pee wee Reply Report comment

    December 30, 2021 at 2:03 am

    The crazy lady that runs the Globb, she slammed Cristy Tass now she fires Blodgett. It was her wrote in the Globb the nasty things about that doc at Mercy, the poor man killed himself the next day after she put out that terrible story.

    On count of this Smith there is a widow lady with two kids raise, their daddy is gone because the Globb is in the same kind of enemy hands as our School Board.

    I seen on this that Mr Blodgett, he says Jacki Smith is nice, well we say no way. Not in a million years hell no. This is one evil woman it is time for her to leave out of our town yes.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 30, 2021 at 12:19 pm

      Continue working on your GED peewee. Some day you may actually earn one.

  11. Serenity prayer Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    @ Stienman, your right, Todd has been the one that says the facts, this scummy school board and the Democrap’s over to the Globe, ect, they are fools.

    Todd is in my N.A. home group, here in Mason, he is up front and honest, no bs to him. Its to bad more people are not like that.

  12. Back To The Kitchen Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    x > y
    this is x’s fault

    y > x
    this is x’s fault

    What did feminists mean by this?

  13. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Only 1or 2 of the people posting here have addressed why blodgett was kicked off the Save the Mohawk page and off the Glob. He made a crude, insensitive and cruel statement that showed his true colors.

    • Janice Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      Look on the website, Mr Blodgett did no such a
      thing. He replied to Mrs. Tass, who said that the little boy was a little girl. So Todd asked Kristy if the kid or the mom made that decision.

      He also wrote on there that he is against boys and girls using the same restroom, and we agree with that. You should stop telling these lies, he did not say nothing that is crude.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 30, 2021 at 9:25 am

        He did. The site deleted his comment. I don’t lie.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 30, 2021 at 12:27 pm

          Even the glob decided not to let the debate go on. Here is the verbatim of what was said. Blodgett was the 3rd poster.
          “On a post discussing those who spoke at a recent school board meeting, the student’s comments were brought up, with one commenter saying, “… and the ‘little boy’ who spoke at the board meeting, I have been told is a little girl.”
          “What difference would that make,” asked another commenter.
          “Yeah, right … just because these days they can use the same restrooms doesn’t make it right. Good Lordy,” commented someone else.
          The first commentor was Mrs Tass. Nice lady eh? She outs the child and then Toad agrees with her.

  14. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Remote Learning needs to be forever !!!
    Do away with the Marxist institution known as Iowa Department of Education.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 4:55 pm

      Run by republicans

    • Jimmy Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 8:46 pm

      No wonder your anonymous, you lie. I looked on that there Mohawk page on the Face Book, Todd is not kicked off, he wrote some words to the page today, seen it myself.

      Liar.

    • Ret'd USAF Reply Report comment

      December 30, 2021 at 1:41 pm

      Sorry, Anonymous, but being opposed to same-sex restrooms doesn’t make one a bigot, or a lover of neo nazis, or a bad human being.

      What was wrong with Mr. Blodgett’s post?

      From these politically correct school board members to this ‘woke’ editor, to dishonest comments from people like you, it’s obvious that Mason City is changing, and not for the better.

      I’m so glad we stay here in Arizona for the winter months and only have to put up with this PC nonsense from May to Oct. It’s tragic that you people have so infected our once great city.

      • Ralph S. Reply Report comment

        December 30, 2021 at 2:26 pm

        I say a big loud amen to that, Air Force.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 30, 2021 at 3:07 pm

        You should stay in Arizona. Blodgett’s comment was meant to demean the young man. I am not in favor of same sex bathrooms but I am not afraid of them either. You right wing wackos are the biggest snowflakes ever.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 2, 2022 at 5:43 pm

          If you hear someone kick in your front door in the middle of the night…is it more likely to be a left-wing loony, or a right-wing wacko? Everybody on the planet knows the answer, but it’s a test if you can actually admit the truth.

          • Anonymous

            January 2, 2022 at 8:46 pm

            It would be the right wing wacko looking for my guns and my Busch light. And if was you, you’d probably want my collection of Playboys too.

          • Anonymous

            January 3, 2022 at 6:44 am

            Well, you failed the honesty test.

  15. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2021 at 11:53 am

    Remote learning till spring needs to be done.

  16. pam arehnds Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2021 at 11:25 am

    The globe is the only one that hasn’t understood their paper is a liberal dying breed. Let it die already! Only 70 year old dems read it.

  17. David Hershall Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2021 at 11:22 am

    ..are the posters here seriously defending a school board that signature stamped their own raises without approval, and you’re backing these people. wow.

  18. Stienman Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2021 at 11:19 am

    Todd has been one bright spot in this liberal driven school board and Globe staff. He is the only one telling you the facts to your face. GO TODD.

    • Helen Martin Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 11:28 am

      Todd is quirky, but he’s not a liar.

      • Lori Reply Report comment

        December 29, 2021 at 11:54 am

        @ Helen, yes. I do not agree with Todd’s politics, have known him since we were at John Adams in the “70s”.

        He’s quirky, just like you say, and he should watch what he says alot of the time, but he has always been honest.

  19. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 29, 2021 at 8:54 am

    Isn’t it past your bedtime? You’re a moron.

    • Ash Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 8:38 pm

      Haha, good one. I think it is awesome how you are throwing out insults with an anonymous tag. Go get ‘em keyboard warrior!

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 1, 2022 at 2:19 pm

        As if ‘Ash’ is any different than anonymous. LOL

  20. Ash Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    OH MY GOD Is all I have to say about this article and all of these comments. This is the most hate driven, ugly conversation I have EVER heard. You should all be absolutely ashamed of yourselves and the way you talking about each other. And how dare ANY of you air someone else’s dirty laundry out for the world to hear. This conversation is doing nothing but breeding hate and smearing it all over Mason City and Clear Lake. I am 33 years old. I’m sure most of the commenters here are much older but, seriously?!? You all need to grow the F*** up!!!

    Oh… and I’m not a democratic or a republican. I’m a f***ing American.

    • Bernie Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 1:28 pm

      That’s the kind l like. Are you busy latter?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 31, 2021 at 2:46 pm

      All articles about or by Blodgett turn ugly. That is what he wants. It has been a republican ploy since the 90s.

  21. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    You know this how?

  22. Jim Rasmussen Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    “Mayberry’s future successor …” – delete “future” as redundant. A successor, by definition, must be in the future.

  23. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Blodgett got booted because he made a crude comment about someone’s (a minor no less) sexuality. It was a stupid comment and was certainly meant to incite the masses against him so he could claim his columns are relevant rather than incendiary and therefore worth more than $40. Does NIT pay him for columns? How much?

    • Lynnette Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 7:48 pm

      I doubt that Todd is concerned about what he’s paid to write. Why, in this interview, he stated that he hadn’t even bothered to invoice the Globe until after he was fired by Jaci.

      Todd likes to push people’s buttons and provoke a reaction, apparently. From the observations here, from people who actually know him, it appears he has always operated that way.

      We met him once, at a fundraiser at Four Oaks. A friend of my husband’s knew Todd’s ex wife, and she introduced us to Mr. Blodgett, who was cordial, even charming. Now, when I read his columns, it’s hard to reconcile how someone who is so gentlemanly and well-mannered in person can write such incendiary vitriol.

      But, then, he is a Republican.

    • Well now Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 9:30 pm

      If Blodgett is not relavant then how come all these people have read this article about him and post all these blogs.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 28, 2021 at 11:29 pm

        Because about 20 people in reality have contributed to the posts.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 12:05 am

      Mr. Blodgett is not compensated for submitting articles to NIT.

  24. MCHS alum Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 3:36 pm

    Well on the North Iowa Dem’s Facebook page, Jo Ann Hardy wrote: Todd Blodgett = pure evil.

    That’s how low these people stoop to, calling somebody evil just because she don’t agree with them. I happen to know Mrs Hardy and also I know Mr. Blodgett.

    Todd is not evil in any way, he’s a nice guy. But Jo Ann is just plain mean. And she and Russ are the worst greedy old slum lords in all of Mason City.

    And we are Democrats btw.

    • MCHS Class of '66 Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 5:02 pm

      I don’t know Mr. Blodgett, but my late mother was his teacher at Roosevelt elementary in Mason City. She talked about him and liked him, said he was nice and one of her smartest students.

      I remember her telling me that the principal did not like Todd, and did nothing to stop two older, much bigger boys from roughing him up on the playground. The next day, she said, Todd took a slingshot out to the playground and got even with the bullies.

      That principal, whose first name was Jack, suspended Todd. But once he was back in school, no one ever bothered him. He had made his point.

      From these comments, it seems like Mr. Blodgett has not changed in all these years.

    • Charlie C Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      @ Vietnam, too bad Blodgett’s hired goons didn’t finish off the deadbeat your granddaughter married.

      Good for Todd, for sicking them on that fool.

    • Jean Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      Where is Dr. Blodgett buried? At Elmwood cemetery?

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 11:26 am

      funny coming from Hardy

  25. Make MC great again Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    @ Betty G, maybe your right, it could of been Al Steckman was behind pushing the Globb to get rid of Blodgett.

    If Steckman did, he better hope Blodgett don’t find out, Todd knows people that could chase him old Al all the way back to New York, thats where he is from, the land of his kind.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 5:49 pm

      I doubt Al Steckman had anything to do with it. Even with his wife as a State Representative, (a nice lady by the way) he doesn’t have that kind of juice.
      He no doubt will be challenged next time his school board seat comes up. He would be an easy defeat. But he knows that and probably won’t run again. Most Dems do that so they could say they weren’t defeated.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 28, 2021 at 7:12 pm

        Yup. won’t stand up for thenselves

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 29, 2021 at 6:26 am

          Thenselves? OKAY tRumpTARD!

          • Bill wanna be

            December 29, 2021 at 1:25 pm

            Graduated from MCHS get it lib, that’s what they teach

        • Sick of LaLa Reply Report comment

          December 31, 2021 at 3:39 pm

          Even if they do stand up, we can knock them down.

          • LaLa

            January 3, 2022 at 8:30 am

            You can try, but that doesn’t mean you will be successful.

  26. Trump Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    I’ve been following todd for yrs. Hes been right about everything. The Mason city school board is a disgrace. These 7 people voted to get rid of the MOHAWK NANE. All 7 of them should RESIGN. The school board screws everything up. These people owe the people of mason city a apology. RESIGN or we will vote you CANCEL CULTURE people out of office. The DEMOCRAT PARTY is the PARTY of HATE.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 6:09 pm

      GUESS WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT ELECTION TO SEE HOW MANY OF THE LOONEY BIRDS VOTE FOR OUSTING THEM.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 28, 2021 at 7:10 pm

        PROBABLY THE SAME LOONEY BIRDS THAT PUT THEM IN THERE
        LETS GO BRANDON

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 29, 2021 at 9:03 am

          “Let’s go Brandon” is code for I peaked in junior high.

          • Anonymous

            December 29, 2021 at 9:29 am

            At least you finished 6th grade.

          • Anonymous

            December 31, 2021 at 5:36 pm

            I did. Bet you wish you could say that.

  27. Mason City Resident Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 1:47 pm

    Nothing says ‘patriot’ than speculating about a minor’s gender. What a tool.

  28. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    The Globe has been losing a lot lately.
    I see that Fleet Farm will be pulling their sales inserts soon in favor of email, text, on-line delivery. The Target inserts haven’t been with at least with my Sunday paper for a while. And the inserts were a big reason we would buy the Sunday edition.
    At just $40 per think piece, I would say Todd was just trying to help them out!
    Hopefully we will now see Todf’s work in NIT.

    • Former Poster Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      Matt is scared of Todd, you couldn’t even mention Todd in a comment a few days ago. Matt hates Todd Blodgett.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 28, 2021 at 7:07 pm

        Time will tell…Matt like to sell/make a living

      • Mark, from Northwood Reply Report comment

        December 28, 2021 at 8:19 pm

        @ Poster, even if your right, this site is a business, and people do respond to the stuff that Blodgett writes, or that’s about him.

        That would be you, and me, and all the other bloggers on this thread.

      • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

        December 29, 2021 at 12:14 am

        I would only be afraid of Todd if I tried to steal his wallet or steal his girlfriend. He is armed, I’ve seen the weapon, and I’m not a fan of looking down the barrel of a gun.

  29. John Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 1:16 pm

    Your column will be missed.. Screw the globe..I hope it drowns in its own fecal matter..

  30. AFSCME forever Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    @ Darcy, in your barely readable, pro-Blodgett rant, you admitted you endorse and support Mr. Blodgett’s illegality. What kind of person are you?

    Like it or not, even dope dealers have rights, and this isn’t 1960, when the cops could get away with kicking confessions out of suspects.

    The lot of you Blodgett groupies sound just like Donald Trump, the worst president of all time. I doubt any of you even finished the 8th grade, based on your semi-literate wording.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 7:05 pm

      Stupid libtard…where has Brandon gotten us?

  31. River City Frank Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 12:11 pm

    Oh my, the north Iowa Democrats are jumping for joy over this, they already posted it on to their party’s Facebook page and called Blodgett a bigot.

    We know some Democrats here in town, and nothing and nobody can get them all riled up more than just mentioning the name Todd Blodgett, LOL.

    Yes, big mistake on the part of the Globe Gaz. Stupid, even.

  32. Stan S Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    There use to be one good thing about the Globe, and now its gone too.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 12:17 am

      Yes, I quit working there 16 years ago, Im sorry this still disappoints you.

  33. Mason City J.D. Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 11:48 am

    @ Retired NIACC – I concur with your opinion of Mr. Blodgett’s crypto-fascist politics, as he is, in my opinion, a dangerous man.

    A friend with whom I play golf actually knows him and claims that in person, Blodgett is nothing like the trigger happy provocateur who publishes such wicked columns.

    I also know a retired MCPD officer who thinks it’s wonderful that the police look away when this Republican gun nut sics his paid hitmen on locals whom Blodgett orders bounced from Mason City.

    That’s insane, but it’s Mason City.

    • EX Mason Citian Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 7:03 pm

      If he could have done more,,,maybe i would still live there

      • People Envy The Early Riser Reply Report comment

        December 30, 2021 at 3:23 pm

        After you got run out of town, the town seemed much better.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 1, 2022 at 9:46 am

          In what way has this town shown any signs of getting better?

  34. Kraig Koller Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 11:13 am

    Oh no Todd
    What will happen without that big $40.00, might need to see your tax accountant.
    BTW, they can never take away the fact that the Mohawks won state in 1979 under coach Alvarez.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 11:19 am

      Dubuque Hempstead won the 4a state football crown in 1979, The Mohawks won state 4a football in 1978…

      • Kraig Koller Reply Report comment

        December 28, 2021 at 11:24 am

        My bad, it was class of ’79.

  35. Retired NIACC Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 11:06 am

    “Lawbreakers fear those who are unconstrained by such technicalities – which results in lower crime,” Blodgett told NIT.

    So there we have it: the fascist, fanatically pro-gun view of this crazy, local, spoiled ruffian, who pays “thugs” to stomp people he deems unfit for north Iowa.

    With Todd Blodgett, violence isn’t a solution of last resort, apparently, it’s often the first option. And the only one he needs.

    Shame on anyone who supports this trigger happy, entitled, right wing wacko.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 7:01 pm

      Seems like you support the others

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 29, 2021 at 9:37 am

      Cowards like you are the reason criminals are running wild in this country. You are so scared you can’t stand up for yourself. Are you gay or what?

  36. Rick B. Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 11:01 am

    I like to read Todd’s columns & I agree on his stance to keep the Mohawk name. It is when Todd decided to take sides with another poster on the Mohawk save the name page to take shots at a child is where, in my opinion, he went too far.

  37. Betty G Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 10:53 am

    How stupid of this lady, Smith, to fire Blodgett. All of our friends who still read the Globe like Todd’s columns, we love them.

    What do you bet that sneaky Alan Steckman is behind this. This is just the kind of thing he would do.

    • NIT Publisher Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 11:11 am

      Judging from the public backlash she received lately due to her thoughtless “reporting”, she doesn’t seem too bright.

      • Cheryl & Hank Reply Report comment

        December 28, 2021 at 11:23 am

        You got that right, I would bet Mr. Monarch would still be alive, if not for what Jacki Smith did, she put out that nasty story about him in the Globe Gazette a couple weeks ago.

        That woman does not know any shame.

        Now, there is a widow lady and two kids that do not have Jason around.

      • Darcy Reply Report comment

        December 28, 2021 at 11:33 am

        @ NIACC, Todd he has done alot of good for us that lives around them drug dealer’s they try sell there evil to our kids, the cops dont do nothing there hands is tied.

        Well Todd he got some good guys to make them pusher’s gtfo, they left Mason real quick. They would of still been here in Mason if Todd would not of took the bull by the horns can’t you see.

        You got a problem with that then you are probably either smoking that dope or makes money off them that does or sells it. Not every body gets to live where no crime happens, thanks be to God somebody like Todd cares enough to pay the right people to do whats right.

        If that means some real bad people gets their butts kicked then so be it.

        Your a fool.

        • Say whaaat? Reply Report comment

          December 29, 2021 at 12:08 am

          I would like to own some, but didn’t Lincoln make that illegal?

  38. Ron W Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Well censership is alive & well over to the Globb, look’s like.

    Good on the NIT for running this story, its real news.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 28, 2021 at 6:14 pm

      If you knew what censorship was, I would applaud. But, if a business cuts payroll, they aren’t censoring. Censoring would be refusing to print his columns or his letters to the editor. The Glob did neither.

      • Bill wanna be Reply Report comment

        December 28, 2021 at 6:57 pm

        By firing him isn’t that a refusal to print his editorials?

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 2, 2022 at 6:03 pm

        The Globe does a lot of censoring. Check out the drought of comments these days in their Opinion section. Used to be fun and entertaining to go there and read…no more.

  39. Donna K Reply Report comment

    December 28, 2021 at 10:28 am

    We cancelled our subscription to the Globb back when they bounced out Mr. B’s column the first time.

    So glad we never got back to subscribing, Blodgett’s articles were the only good things in it.