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Iowa man guilty of sexually abusing at least 5 children

Iowa man guilty of sexually abusing at least 5 children

BOONE, IOWA – An Iowa man is facing upwards of 205 years in prison after he was proven guilty of sexually abusing at least 5 children. On February 17, 2017,…

Upmeyer: “A win for taxpayers” today after collective bargaining law updated

Upmeyer: “A win for taxpayers” today after collective bargaining law updated

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake – Members worked hard this week as we debated reforms to the state’s collective bargaining laws. On Thursday afternoon, both the…

Branstad and Reynolds “pleased” and “excited” after signing bill reforming “antiquated” public employee collective bargaining law

Branstad and Reynolds “pleased” and “excited” after signing bill reforming “antiquated” public employee collective bargaining law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following bill into law: House File 291: an Act relating to employment matters involving public employees including collective bargaining, educator employment…

President Trump and GOP strike down anti-coal regulation left by Obama

President Trump and GOP strike down anti-coal regulation left by Obama

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Score one for the fossil fuel industry after President Donald Trump and Appalachia senators struck down a last-minute anti-coal industry regulation left behind by the Obama administration.…

While cooperating with U.S., China announces controls of deadly drug carfentanil and other fentanyl compounds

While cooperating with U.S., China announces controls of deadly drug carfentanil and other fentanyl compounds

WASHINGTON, DC – China’s National Narcotics Control Commission this week announced that scheduling controls against four fentanyl-class substances — carfentanil, furanyl fentanyl, valeryl fentanyl, and acryl fentanyl — will begin…

Iowa Democratic Party furious over “anti-worker” legislation passed Thursday

Iowa Democratic Party furious over “anti-worker” legislation passed Thursday

DES MOINES – In response to the passing of Republican-sponsored, SF213 and HF291, bills that gut a Chapter 20 law that has worked well for forty years to the benefit…

Charles City retail store manager charged with stealing from business

Charles City retail store manager charged with stealing from business

CHARLES CITY – Police were called to a Charles City business this week on a report the manager was stealing, leading to his arrest. On February 15, 2017 at about…

Mason City woman sent to jail for stealing

Mason City woman sent to jail for stealing

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Another demonstration scheduled for Friday in downtown Mason City

Another demonstration scheduled for Friday in downtown Mason City

MASON CITY – Folks who are unhappy with President Trump and other Republicans who are making changes to laws affecting workers’ rights will be holding a demonstration Friday evening in…

Former Mohawk Rush helps Drake women reach top 25 national ranking

Former Mohawk Rush helps Drake women reach top 25 national ranking

DES MOINES – The Drake University women’s basketball team is ranked No. 25 in this week’s Associated Press women’s college basketball poll. Drake, which is 20-4 overall and 13-0 in…

Mackenzie Meyer’s 10 points help Iowa defeat Northwestern, 78-59

Mackenzie Meyer’s 10 points help Iowa defeat Northwestern, 78-59

IOWA CITY – Former Mason City Mohawk Mackenzie Meyer scored in double digits for the third-straight game to help Iowa beat Northwestern, 78-59 Thursday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Three Hawkeyes…