Town gives loans to build homes

Building homes takes some serious cash and one local town says the more homes the merrier, so they are lending some money to encourage this.

Accident in Hancock County

Rescue effort

Keeping your focus while on the road is important for so many reasons.

Backyard swimming pools

Backyard swimming pool rules

In just a few weeks Memorial Day will mark the opening of many public pools around the area. And for those who have some right in their back…


Special Report: The journey of a jury

KIMT News 3 sat down with some former jury members, one from a very high profile case in our area to talk about their experience. We also wa…

Walk MS 2013

Walk MS advocates; help educate

MASON CITY, Iowa – To help show support for those affected by multiple sclerosis, all are invited to take part in this weekend’s walk MS. KI…

Aid for new farmers

Helping out new farmers

Even though current farmers are worried about the weather, some young farmers are worried about how to finance their first steps in the indu…

Albert Mesenbrink

Accused kidnapper returned to Iowa

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – A Minnesota man is back in north Iowa to face a charge of 1st degree kidnapping.  62 year old Albert Mesenbrink of Vadnai…

Students honored for academic excellence

Recognizing area scholastic all-stars

It was one big celebration of education on Tuesday as KIMT took time to recognize and honor high school seniors and teachers in our area for…


Playground safety tips

In our weekly segment, Amy Baskin of the Austin Public School District offers us tips for staying safe at the playground. For more informati…

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Stolen tractor found

FARIBAULT, Minn. – A tractor stolen from a Mason City farm equipment dealer has been found in Minnesota.  The Rice County Sheriff’s office s…

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Bonding bill still up in the air

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The 2014 legislative session is expected to finish up Monday in St. Paul, but there is still much do for lawmakers. That …


College grads staying in state borders

College graduates everywhere are nose deep in newspapers and the internet searching for jobs. While some may leave the state, one goal of ad…

PFLAG celebrates 10 years

PFLAG North Iowa celebrates 10 years

MASON CITY, Iowa – A local organization is looking back at ten years of service in North Iowa. And they are very proud to share their memori…

Clear Lake changes to hours

From days to hours

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – It’s happening across the area. And it looks like another school district is getting on board. Schools in Iowa are slowly…