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North Iowans ‘ticked’ over Steckman and Ragan backing of lawsuit against Trump

North Iowans ‘ticked’ over Steckman and Ragan backing of lawsuit against Trump

MASON CITY – North Iowans who attended the Feb. 10 Legislative Listening Post hosted at the Mason City public Library by Rep. Sharon Steckman and Sen. Amanda Ragan are voicing…

Elizabeth Warren gloats over Puzder’s withdrawal as labor secretary; Trump names replacement

Elizabeth Warren gloats over Puzder’s withdrawal as labor secretary; Trump names replacement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fast food tycoon Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for labor secretary this week, and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren couldn’t conceal her glee at the development. In a…

Liberal lawmakers lament “anti-worker legislation” they say “hurts working Iowans and their families”

Liberal lawmakers lament “anti-worker legislation” they say “hurts working Iowans and their families”

DES MOINES – Even as the GOP-dominated Iowa House of Representatives put the final vote to a bill enacting new restrictions on public employee collective bargaining rights, liberal lawmakers spouted…

Algona man illegally renovates building with asbestos, pleads guilty to crime

Algona man illegally renovates building with asbestos, pleads guilty to crime

CEDAR RAPIDS – A North Central Iowa man pled guilty yesterday to failing to make proper report and notification during the renovation of the former Kossuth County Home, which contained…

North Iowa man sent to prison for bounding and beating abuse victim

North Iowa man sent to prison for bounding and beating abuse victim

GARNER, IOWA – A Corwith man who bound his kidnapping victim with black zip ties and repeatedly beat her has been sent to prison. On October 11, 2016, at approximately…

Iowa man allegedly threatens to “kill, brand, and cause bodily harm” to transgender student

Iowa man allegedly threatens to “kill, brand, and cause bodily harm” to transgender student

DES MOINES — An Iowa man made some nasty phone calls, allegedly threatening to “kill, brand, and cause bodily harm” to a transgender student, leading to his arrest. On Wednesday,…

Feces mom pleads guilty

Feces mom pleads guilty

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OBIT: Betty Kluwe, 82, of Charles City

OBIT: Betty Kluwe, 82, of Charles City

Betty Kluwe, 82, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Faith Lutheran Home in Osage, Iowa. A memorial service for Betty Kluwe will be held 2:00…

Jadda Buckley’s 20 points helps Iowa State defeat Texas Tech, 79-68

Jadda Buckley’s 20 points helps Iowa State defeat Texas Tech, 79-68

AMES – Despite a late run from the visitors, Iowa State held on to defeat Texas Tech 79-68 Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. The win improved the Cyclones to 14-11…

Police say no leads in theft of hover boards worth thousands of dollars from Kohl’s

Police say no leads in theft of hover boards worth thousands of dollars from Kohl’s

MASON CITY – Eight people allegedly stole hoverboards worth thousands of dollars from a Mason City store in a brazen getaway, and police have no idea who the culprits area. According…

Ernst requests Air Force consider implementing Buddy Pair System to prevent  military rapes

Ernst requests Air Force consider implementing Buddy Pair System to prevent  military rapes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a combat veteran and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today sent a letter to Brigadier General Heather L. Pringle, Commander of…

Ernst blasts Putin’s placement of weapons around the world

Ernst blasts Putin’s placement of weapons around the world

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, Chairman of the Senate Armed Services’ Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, convened this week the first hearing of the Subcommittee for the 115th…

Ernst asks administration to relieve Americans of ObamaCare burdens

Ernst asks administration to relieve Americans of ObamaCare burdens

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst joined a group of her Senate colleagues in sending a letter to recently confirmed Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom…

Man fleeing country arrested in connection with scheme to smuggle guns to Lebanon; will be brought to Iowa

Man fleeing country arrested in connection with scheme to smuggle guns to Lebanon; will be brought to Iowa

NEW YORK CITY – A man who conspired with people living in Iowa to smuggle guns to Lebanon was arrested this week as he attempted to flee the country and…

Charles City man charged with felony enticement of minor involving Ohio runaway

Charles City man charged with felony enticement of minor involving Ohio runaway

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man already charged in connection with an Ohio teen runaway is now facing a felony enticement for sexual purposes charge. On Saturday, December 10…

Pairings released for national wrestling tournament

Pairings released for national wrestling tournament

COUNCIL BLUFFS – The pairings have been released for the 10 weight classes at the NJCAA national wrestling tournament set for Feb. 24-25 at the Mid-America Center. The tournament starts…