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Top Stories This Week

Iowa lawmakers propose college athletes be paid

Joe Mitchell was watching Thursday Night Football when one of his buddies asked him if he thought college athletes should be… Read more

Mason City High School choirs to hold annual fall concert

The Mason City High School Vocal Music Department celebrates the beginning of its 93rd concert season with its annual Fall C… Read more

Smith: Anonymous sources, reader survey, notes on the newsroom

One of the most difficult things an editor has to deal with is the use of anonymous sources. Read more

Skipper: Name gives life to Mason City hotel project

Silly me. Read more

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This week's most-read stories

Mason City & North Iowa

Clear Lake volleyball coach subject of internal investigation

Clear Lake volleyball head coach Richie Ellis is the subject of an internal school district investigation, after multiple so… Read more


Possible hotel identified for Mason City project

Months after a deal with Gatehouse Capital was finalized, a potential hotel flag for the River City Renaissance has been found.  Read more

Local Entertainment

‘The Price Is Right Live’ is coming to North Iowa

“The Price Is Right Live” is returning to Mason City. Read more


Animated Map shows dramatic increase in nation's auto loan debt

The nation's auto loan balances have dramatically increased over the past 15 years, according to data from the New York Fede… Read more

Local Entertainment

New Clear Lake rock event planned for summer 2020

A rock ‘n’ roll music festival is coming to Clear Lake next summer. Read more

North Iowa Crime & Courts

Trial starts Tuesday for Worth County woman who had 154 animals seized

Jury selection begins Tuesday in the trial of a North Iowa woman who had 154 animals were seized from a Samoyed puppy mill i… Read more

RAGBRAI staff members resign, form rival ride: Iowa's Ride

For long-distance biking enthusiasts, it looks like a path has forked and there will be a choice to make in this July: RAGBR… Read more


A place to heal: Megan Blunt gets a bedroom makeover from My Happy Haven

Even the dog let it be known that Megan Blunt was missed. Read more

North Iowa Crime & Courts

Former workers file age discrimination suit against Forest City RV plant

Six former employees at Winnebago Industries' in Forest City are suing the RV maker for discrimination, claiming they were f… Read more


West Hancock student sells cupcakes to help friend

With a friend’s recent diagnosis of leukemia, West Hancock High School senior Nora Clark decided to sell cupcakes to raise m… Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

Today's top pics: Explosions set to bring down damaged cranes and more

Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Read more

Celebrity Birthdays: Oct. 21

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Benjamin Netanyahu, Ken Watanabe, Kim Kardashian West and more. Read more