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Thoma announces candidacy for Mason City Council

MASON CITY | Tom Thoma is a candidate for the at-large seat on the City Council in the Nov. 7 election.

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 -0500
Charles City welcomes RAGBRAI to town

CHARLES CITY | A rain spurred Bob Elliott to pull his bike over near Rockford on Wednesday morning.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:00:00 -0500
Mason City closes part of South Benjamin

MASON CITY | South Benjamin Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning Thursday, July 27, for approximately two weeks. The street will be closed to all traffic between 18th Street and 19th Street for a railroad crossing reconstruction project.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:15:00 -0500
Old war stories flow from 99-year-old Mason City man

MASON CITY | Ralph "Red" Johnson of Mason City is pretty good at telling old war stories.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:30:00 -0500
Crisis Intervention Services fundraiser set in Mason City

MASON CITY | Harley-Davidson of Mason City is sponsoring a fundraising luncheon for Crisis Intervention Services Saturday, July 29, from 11 a.m. until the food runs out.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0500
'It's a great boost': Tiny North Iowa town welcomes RAGBRAI on Wednesday

SWALEDALE | The population of Swaledale, a town of about 160, grew exponentially Wednesday morning as thousands of riders in the Registers Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa poured into town.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:25:00 -0500
Background: G8 Development's proposed projects for Mason City

MASON CITY | Phil Chodur's dealings with the city date back to 2013 when he, through his company, G8 Development, proposed to build a Hilton hotel in the parking lot west of City Hall.

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:30:00 -0500
Mason City School Board emails: Director's 27% pay bump raises eyebrows

MASON CITY | Mason Citys process for approving administrative raises has recently been under scrutiny by School Board members, according to emails obtained by the Globe Gazette.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:45:00 -0500
Steve Earle & The Dukes make return trip to iconic Surf Ballroom

CLEAR LAKE | The first time Steve Earle played the Surf Ballroom was less than two years ago, touring in support of "Terraplane," a blues album released in February 2015.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:00:00 -0500
Mason City native rides in RAGBRAI for 42nd year

VENTURA | Anything that can be done during the Registers Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, John Burkart has likely done.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 19:15:00 -0500
Cero Gordo County to create revitalization district to help with road cost

MASON CITY | Cerro Gordo County supervisors on Tuesday took steps to create an urban renewal district to help a business with possible expansion plans.

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0500
Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock considers sharing its superintendent with another district

ROCKFORD | The Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock School Board is considering whether it should share its superintendent with another district to curtail future costs.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:00:00 -0500
Luft's legacy takes a tour along former Ogden wrestler's RAGBRAI route

As RAGBRAIers approach Charles City, one rider looks forward to possibly meeting the family of the teen whose life inspired him.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0500
Minor injuries reported in I-35 crash near Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE | A two-vehicle crash on I-35 near Clear Lake early Monday morning resulted in minor injuries, according to law enforcement.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:45:00 -0500
North Iowans will have plenty of company to view the eclipse

CLEAR LAKE | Loren Toomsen of Clear Lake is flying to St. Joseph, Mo., next month to get a good look at the solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0500
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