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Million Dollar Quartet Coming to the NIACC Stage

Million Dollar Quartet Coming to the NIACC Stage

The Alliant Energy Foundation, Mason City Clinic and Historic Park Inn will present the Million Dollar Quartet as it takes the stage at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  Tickets, rows A – V, are $55 in advance; tickets, rows W – Z are $40 in


Three Start Smart Workshops to be offered in Mason City

These workshops are for anyone who is considering starting a business, the on-going free workshops are being offered in Mason City. Start Smart is being offered by North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Mason City and North Iowa Corridor. Participants will learn

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Three Alarm Fire on Kensett Farm

A fire in Kensett has three different fire departments working the blaze. According to authorities, a hog shed was the origination point for the blaze which has since spread through the property. The three alarm blaze has crews from Manly, Northwood, and Hanlontown on the scene at 3968 Ironwood trying to extinguish the rapidly spreading fire.

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Isolated Thunderstorms Tonight As Cold Front Rolls In

Forecasters now say area residents may see a slight risk of severe weather tonight as a cold front arrives and slams into the  unseasonably warm air we’re now enjoying. Meteorologist Rod Donavon, at the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says rain showers are being predicted, and maybe an isolated severe thunderstorm risk. High temperatures during the afternoon today climbed into

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Quodlibet Celebrates 40 Years

The 40th annual Quodlibet variety show presented by North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will take place on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 19 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be held in the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus. Featuring members of the NIACC Concert


The Tale of Two Iowa Police Facilities

While residents in Winnebago County are pondering for a third time, the construction of a $4.6 million Public Safety Center, Marshalltown residents will have the chance to vote on whether to build a new police department building at a cost of about $13.8 million. The Marshalltown facility does not include a jail. The Winnebago County facility