Mason City Globe-Gazette
Named for the Cerro Gordo County, The Globe Gazette began in 1862 and was called the Cerro Gordo Press. In 1925, Lee Enterprises purchased the newspaper in 1925 after it was called by many other names such as the Republican, the Express, the Express-Republican, the Freeman, the Western Democrat, the Herald, the Times-Herald, the Gazette, and the Globe. The newspaper had always published their edition in the afternoon Monday through Saturday until 1977, when the Saturday edition switched to morning publication. In 1981, everything was switched to a morning schedule.