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COVID-19 In Iowa By the Numbers

Tuesday January 12, 2020, 10:00 AM (Daily Increase)
Number of Iowa cases reported: 298,041 (+1,199)
Number of Iowa deaths: 4,222 (+83)
Total Number of tests conducted in Iowa: 1,399,877 (+3,446)
Source: Iowa Department of Public Health
Source: Iowa Department of Public Health
Reports of Iowa schools with outbreaks or quarantines: 724
Source: Iowa COVID-19 Tracker
National vs Statewide Positivity
Percentage of Positive Cases in Iowa: 41.8%
Percentage of Positive Cases in the U.S.: 13.0%
64 deaths in Cerro Gordo (01/11/2021)
Source: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
The state of Iowa reported its first cases of COVID-19 on March 8.
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the first death in Iowa on March 24.

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Gov. Reynolds names new Chief Operating Officer, Trombino appointed to HSEMD

Gov. Reynolds names new Chief Operating Officer, Trombino appointed to HSEMD

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced the hiring of Taryn Frideres to serve as her new Chief Operating Officer. Taryn is an Iowa native who is joining…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for receipt of child pornography

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for receipt of child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A man who received child pornography was sentenced January 13, 2021 to more than 7 years in federal prison. Kyler Colten Cook, age 30, from…

Eagle Grove man sent to prison on meth and gun convictions

Eagle Grove man sent to prison on meth and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while illegally possessing a firearm was sentenced January 14, 2021, to more than 12 years in federal prison.…

Delaware father with Confederate flag and son charged in federal court following riot at the United States Capitol

Delaware father with Confederate flag and son charged in federal court following riot at the United States Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kevin Seefried and Hunter Seefried were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at the U.S. Capitol…

Gov. Reynolds announces Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge funding opportunities 

Gov. Reynolds announces Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge funding opportunities 

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds announced two Future Ready Iowa grant opportunities for totaling $1.2 million. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to expand…

Women’s College Basketball: Cyclones defeat Oklahoma State, 90-80

Women’s College Basketball: Cyclones defeat Oklahoma State, 90-80

AMES – Iowa State (8-4 overall, 4-1 Big 12) outpaced Oklahoma State (9-3 overall, 5-1 Big 12), 90-80, on Wednesday night at Hilton Coliseum. One game after setting…

Trump visits Mexican border wall, threatens Biden, brags of arrest of 500,000 illegal aliens; Latino caucus in Congress furious

Trump visits Mexican border wall, threatens Biden, brags of arrest of 500,000 illegal aliens; Latino caucus in Congress furious

REYNOSA-MCALLEN, TX – Donald Trump visited the Mexican border wall this week and threatened incoming-president Joe Biden, called his impeachment a hoax and bragged of the arrest of…

Senator Amanda Ragan says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa”

Senator Amanda Ragan says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa”

MASON CITY – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa.” According to a statement…

Minnesota man who joined and fought for ISIS on the battlefields of Middle East in custody

Minnesota man who joined and fought for ISIS on the battlefields of Middle East in custody

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Justice Department on Wednesday announced the guilty plea of Abdelhamid Al-Madioum, 24, to one count of providing material support and resources, namely personnel and…

Trump impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors after leading and inspiring deadly insurrection

Trump impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors after leading and inspiring deadly insurrection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald John Trump, President of the United States, has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for high crimes and misdemeanors following the deadly…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 82, Ohio State 84

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 82, Ohio State 84

IOWA CITY – Iowa was defeated by Ohio State Wednesday in a Big Ten Conference home game, as former Mohawk Megan Meyer scored 5 points. Iowa (8-3, 4-3)…

United Express Flights to Chicago launch from Mason City March 1

United Express Flights to Chicago launch from Mason City March 1

MASON CITY — Daily United Express jet service, operated by SkyWest Airlines, from Mason City Municipal Airport (MCW) to Chicago (ORD) will begin March 1, 2021. These new…

North Iowa Entrepreneur Wins Place in AgLaunch365 Accelerator

North Iowa Entrepreneur Wins Place in AgLaunch365 Accelerator

MASON CITY – ReEnvision Ag, founded by Jason Ryner and based in Nora Springs, IA, is one of six startup companies selected to participate in the full AgLaunch365…

Iowa man caught with child pornography faces possibility of long prison sentence

Iowa man caught with child pornography faces possibility of long prison sentence

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who accessed child pornography pled guilty on January 11, 2021, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Jared Daily, age 34, from Belle…

Storm Lake meth trafficker sent to federal prison

Storm Lake meth trafficker sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A Storm Lake man who trafficked and intended to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine pled guilty today, January 12, 2021, in federal court in Sioux…



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Gov. Reynolds announces Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge funding opportunities 

Gov. Reynolds announces Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge funding opportunities 

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds announced two Future Ready Iowa grant opportunities for totaling…

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Trump visits Mexican border wall, threatens Biden, brags of arrest of 500,000 illegal aliens; Latino caucus in Congress furious

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Senator Amanda Ragan says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa”

Senator Amanda Ragan says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa”

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Trump impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors after leading and inspiring deadly insurrection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald John Trump, President of the United States, has been impeached by…

United Express Flights to Chicago launch from Mason City March 1

United Express Flights to Chicago launch from Mason City March 1

MASON CITY — Daily United Express jet service, operated by SkyWest Airlines, from Mason City…

North Iowa Entrepreneur Wins Place in AgLaunch365 Accelerator

North Iowa Entrepreneur Wins Place in AgLaunch365 Accelerator

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Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for receipt of child pornography

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for receipt of child pornography

SIOUX CITY – A man who received child pornography was sentenced January 13, 2021 to more than 7 years in federal…

Eagle Grove man sent to prison on meth and gun convictions

Eagle Grove man sent to prison on meth and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while illegally possessing a firearm was sentenced January 14, 2021, to…

Delaware father with Confederate flag and son charged in federal court following riot at the United States Capitol

Delaware father with Confederate flag and son charged in federal court following riot at the United States Capitol

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Minnesota man who joined and fought for ISIS on the battlefields of Middle East in custody

Minnesota man who joined and fought for ISIS on the battlefields of Middle East in custody

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Iowa man caught with child pornography faces possibility of long prison sentence

Iowa man caught with child pornography faces possibility of long prison sentence

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who accessed child pornography pled guilty on January 11, 2021, in federal court in Cedar…

Storm Lake meth trafficker sent to federal prison

Storm Lake meth trafficker sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A Storm Lake man who trafficked and intended to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine pled guilty today, January…

Tip leads to charges against Waterloo residents in deer poaching case

Tip leads to charges against Waterloo residents in deer poaching case

BUCAHNAN COUNTY, IOWA – A tip that an individual with a rifle may be trying to kill a deer at night…

Two men charged in connection with events at U.S. Capitol

Two men charged in connection with events at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two men were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots…

Iowa prison inmate Jessie Gonzales dies due to complications related to COVID-19

Iowa prison inmate Jessie Gonzales dies due to complications related to COVID-19

IOWA CITY – An Iowa prison inmate incarcerated for drug dealing died in prison due to Covid-19. Jessie Joseph Gonzales was…

Three men charged in connection with events at U.S. Capitol

Three men charged in connection with events at U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON – Three men were charged today in federal court in the District of Columbia in connection with the riots at…

Iowa man who ran down protesters gets probation

Iowa man who ran down protesters gets probation

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man who intentionally drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Iowa City and struck…

Waterloo man who solicited “nudes” of children online sentenced to federal prison

Waterloo man who solicited “nudes” of children online sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who possessed photographs and at least six videos containing child pornography, and who communicated with others…

Arkansas man arrested for invading Nancy Pelosi’s office

Arkansas man arrested for invading Nancy Pelosi’s office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Arkansas man has been arrested for invading House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the deadly insurrection that…

Clear Lake purse-snatcher gets deferred judgement

Clear Lake purse-snatcher gets deferred judgement

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City woman accused of snatching a purse at a popular Clear Lake watering hole got a…

FBI now hunting individuals who stormed nation’s Capitol; Iowans being identified

FBI now hunting individuals who stormed nation’s Capitol; Iowans being identified

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Washington Field Office is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying individuals who…

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Gov. Reynolds names new Chief Operating Officer, Trombino appointed to HSEMD

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds announced the hiring of Taryn Frideres to serve as her new Chief Operating Officer. Taryn is an Iowa native who is…

Gov. Reynolds announces Employer Innovation Fund and Child Care Challenge funding opportunities 

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds announced two Future Ready Iowa grant opportunities for totaling $1.2 million. The Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund is designed to…

Trump visits Mexican border wall, threatens Biden, brags of arrest of 500,000 illegal aliens; Latino caucus in Congress furious

REYNOSA-MCALLEN, TX – Donald Trump visited the Mexican border wall this week and threatened incoming-president Joe Biden, called his impeachment a hoax and bragged of the arrest…

Senator Amanda Ragan says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa”

MASON CITY – State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City says she “will work to rebuild Iowa, boost education, and invest in rural Iowa.” According to a…

Trump impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors after leading and inspiring deadly insurrection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald John Trump, President of the United States, has been impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives for high crimes and misdemeanors following the…

Iowa Supreme Court reselects Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as chief justice

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court reselected Justice Susan Christensen, Harlan, as chief justice. At the first meeting in each odd-numbered year, the justices of the…

Gov. Reynolds Delivers 2021 Condition of the State 

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds delivers her 2021 Condition of the State Address. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lieutenant Governor,…

Iowa DOM Director Dave Roederer to retire

DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Management Director Dave Roederer has announced his retirement effective January 31st, 2021, ending his 38-year career in state government. Governor Reynolds…

Obits

Owner of Birdsall’s Ice Cream shop in Mason City passes away

MASON CITY – The owner of Mason City’s best-known ice cream shop, Birdsall’s Ice Cream, has passed away. According to an obituary from Major Erickson Funeral Home,…

OBIT: Marcille Green, 83, of Charles City

Marcille Green, 83, of Charles City, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A public visitation for Marcille…

OBIT: Myrtle R. Albrecht, 93, of Charles City

Myrtle R. Albrecht, 93, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A private family funeral service…

OBIT: Marjorie “Marj” Barth, 83, of Charles City

Marjorie “Marj” Barth, 83, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020 at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial for Marj Barth will be held…

Former University of Iowa quarterback and 3-sport star Szykowny passes away

IOWA CITY – Matt Szykowny, who earned a total of seven letters in three University of Iowa sports, passed away last month in Las Vegas at the…

OBIT: Lyle G. Stauffer, 97, of Greene

Lyle G. Stauffer, 97, of Greene, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Valley View in Greene. A funeral service for Lyle Stauffer will be held at…

OBIT: Jason John Brincks, 51, of Charles City

Jason John Brincks, 51, passed away at his home in Charles City, Iowa on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Jason was born November 12, 1968 in New Hampton,…

OBIT: Ronald “Ron” Meyers, 79, of Charles City

Ronald “Ron” Meyers, 79, of Charles City, passed away Friday, August 21, 2020 at the I.O.O.F Home in Mason City. A public visitation will be at Hauser…