Racism. Bigotry. Xenophobia. These words describe ugly conditions that are part of this country’s history — and still exist. In Mason City, racism was blamed in part for opposition to a major economic development project that had the potential to bring in a large number of Hispanic and other…
I believe that puppies and rainbows are overrated.
My wife and I recently decided to move from my hometown of Mason City to Ashburn, Virginia. Age and wanting to be near our son played a big part in this decision despite the fact we enjoyed northern Iowa except for the winters.
MASON CITY — Blatant racism was not evident in any of the emails sent to City Council members during the deliberations on the proposed Prestage Foods pork processing plant.
MASON CITY — Officials in Mason City and Wright County had differing responses to the Globe Gazette’s request for thousands of emails sent to public officials about the proposed Prestage hog slaughterhouse.
CLARION — While racism was cited in the defeat of a pork processing plant in Mason City, its approval by Wright County officials was done so amid more revealing prejudices.
Mason City Councilwoman Janet Solberg cited phone calls and emails as a reason to base racism on the opposition to the Prestage Farms project in Mason City. The Globe Gazette requested emails from all Mason City council members and City Manager Brent Trout. An analysis of Solberg's emails fo…
On behalf of the Prestage family, our employees, production partners, colleagues in the pork industry and agriculture in general, we thank those that supported our effort to build the newest, most high-tech pork processing plant in the world.
Like a good many North Iowans, I don’t live in Mason City or Cerro Gordo County, but do work, shop and from time to time play there.
EAGLE GROVE — Eagle Grove is taking steps to prepare for Prestage Foods of Iowa after the Wright County Supervisors passed a development agreement with the company Monday.
No matter who wins the special City Council election on Sept. 20, a milestone will have been reached in Mason City political history.
It’s hard to imagine any questions that haven’t been raised about Prestage Foods’ plans to build a pork slaughter and fabrication plant in Wright County.
DES MOINES — A proposed pork plant in Wright County, which originally was proposed to locate in Mason City, is getting a second opportunity for $11.5 million in state tax incentives.
MASON CITY — Cerro Gordo County supervisors recommended unanimously Tuesday to reject an application for construction of a hog confinement facility near Ventura.
We are pleased with the great interest shown in the race for Mason City’s at-large City Council seat. We hope that interest is taking hold in the citizenry, as well, because there is much at stake.
CLARION — The Wright County Board of Supervisors are set to make their final decision on Prestage Farms of Iowa next week.
CLARION — The Wright County Board of Supervisors will hold a second reading Monday on the division of taxes levied on property in the Urban Renewal Area where Prestage Farms of Iowa is looking to locate.
Cerro Gordo County supervisors will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Tuesday on a proposed hog confinement facility north of Ventura.
CLARION — Discussion at the Wright County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday quickly turned from establishing an urban renewal area to opinions about Prestage Foods of Iowa.