North End residents invited to free dinner, offer tips to better Mason City neighborhood

Taste of the North End event

MASON CITY | Forty North End residents will have the opportunity to eat for free at three nearby restaurants on Thursday night.

The catch? Offer input and suggestions to University of Iowa students on how to better their neighborhood.

Travis Kraus, assistant director for the Iowa Initiative of Sustainable Communities at the University of Iowa, is one of the organizers of "Taste of the North End."