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Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation 

Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation 

DES MOINES – Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an extension to the proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through November…

OBIT: Willie J Phillips

OBIT: Willie J Phillips

Willie J. Phillips, 80, of Loves Park, Illinois passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021. He was born June 29, 1940, in Algona, Iowa to Bill and Charlotte Phillips.…

College Football: South Dakota hands UNI football 34-21 loss

College Football: South Dakota hands UNI football 34-21 loss

CEDAR FALLS – The University of Northern Iowa football team went on a third-quarter scoring rush, but it wasn’t enough to overcome an early lead by South Dakota.…

OBIT: Ivan Anderson

OBIT: Ivan Anderson

Ivan Otto Wayne Anderson was born on 13th May 1929 (as he would say it to all who asked his birthdate) in Charles City and passed away on…

College Football: Iowa dismantled by thirsty Boilermakers, 24-7

College Football: Iowa dismantled by thirsty Boilermakers, 24-7

IOWA CITY – Iowa’s magical undefeated season took a huge hit Saturday when a thirsty Purdue Boilermaker team invaded Kinnick Stadium and throttled the Hawkeyes, 24-7. Purdue (4-2,…

College Football: Hall, Purdy lead Iowa State past Kansas State, 33-20

College Football: Hall, Purdy lead Iowa State past Kansas State, 33-20

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Breece Hall rushed for a career-high 197 yards and two touchdowns and Brock Purdy was an efficient 22-of-25 for 208 yards and a score as…

Trump advisor Steve Bannon in January 6 Committee’s crosshairs for rebuffing subpoena

Trump advisor Steve Bannon in January 6 Committee’s crosshairs for rebuffing subpoena

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon, who made provocative statements prior to the deadly insurrection attack on the U.S Capitol, is in the January 6 Committee’s…

OBIT: Evelyn Schmidt

OBIT: Evelyn Schmidt

Evelyn Schmidt, 97, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A funeral service for Evelyn Schmidt will…

OBIT: Jessie Jean Hogan

OBIT: Jessie Jean Hogan

Jessie Hogan, age 80, of Iowa Falls, passed away, October 8, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 14, 2021…

Missing Iowa boy found deceased in rural area

Missing Iowa boy found deceased in rural area

MONTEZUMA, IOWA – A missing Iowa boy gone for months was found deceased in a rural area Friday. On May 27, 2021, 10-year-old Xavior Harrelson was reported missing…

OBIT: Patrick S. Duncan

OBIT: Patrick S. Duncan

Patrick S. Duncan, 57, of Wellsburg, Iowa passed away peacefully at home on the evening of Thursday, October 7, 2021 surrounded by his loving family and under the…

Northern Iowa man struck and killed by Arkansas man, charged with murder

Northern Iowa man struck and killed by Arkansas man, charged with murder

UNION, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was struck and killed by an Arkansas man, who is now charged with murder. On October 12, 2021, at 5:33 am,…

OBIT: Carmen Dawn Madson

OBIT: Carmen Dawn Madson

Carmen Dawn Madson, 72, of Mason City, died on Monday, October 11, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center – North Iowa. A memorial service will be held on Friday,…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for child porn, grooming minors

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for child porn, grooming minors

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man has been sentenced to federal prison for child porn and grooming minors for sex. Lamark Armond Combs, Jr., was sentenced on Thursday, October…

OBIT: Shirley Jean Ries

OBIT: Shirley Jean Ries

Shirley Jean Ries, 81, of Rockwell, IA died on Monday, October 11, 2021 at MercyOne West Campus in Mason City after battling a lengthy illness. A Mass of…



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Trump advisor Steve Bannon in January 6 Committee’s crosshairs for rebuffing subpoena

Trump advisor Steve Bannon in January 6 Committee’s crosshairs for rebuffing subpoena

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon, who made provocative statements prior to the…

The RT’s (formerly The Rad Trads) to perform at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on October 28th, 2021

The RT’s (formerly The Rad Trads) to perform at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on October 28th, 2021

The NIACC Performing Arts and Leadership Series presents The RT’s (formerly The Rad Trads) at…

Missing Iowa boy found deceased in rural area

Missing Iowa boy found deceased in rural area

MONTEZUMA, IOWA – A missing Iowa boy gone for months was found deceased in a…

Texas man indicted for sending violent threats to doctor who had been advocate of the COVID-19 vaccine

Texas man indicted for sending violent threats to doctor who had been advocate of the COVID-19 vaccine

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – A federal grand jury in Baltimore, Maryland, has indicted a Texas man…

NAMI on Campus NIACC and Trojan athletics host mental health speaker – free event

NAMI on Campus NIACC and Trojan athletics host mental health speaker – free event

MASON CITY – NAMI on Campus NIACC, NIACC Student Wellness, NIACC Health Division, and NIACC…

John Deere workers in Waterloo launch strike

John Deere workers in Waterloo launch strike

WATERLOO – John Deere workers in Waterloo launched a strike today. UAW John Deere members…

College Football: #2 Iowa prepares to face rested Purdue in homecoming game

College Football: #2 Iowa prepares to face rested Purdue in homecoming game

IOWA CITY – It’s homecoming week in Iowa City as the #2 Iowa Hawkeyes prepare…

Algona man found dead in cornfield of self-inflicted gunshot

Algona man found dead in cornfield of self-inflicted gunshot

KOSSTUH COUNTY – An Algona man was found dead in a cornfield of a self-inflicted…

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Northern Iowa man struck and killed by Arkansas man, charged with murder

Northern Iowa man struck and killed by Arkansas man, charged with murder

UNION, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was struck and killed by an Arkansas man, who is now charged with murder.…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for child porn, grooming minors

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for child porn, grooming minors

DAVENPORT – An Iowa man has been sentenced to federal prison for child porn and grooming minors for sex. Lamark Armond…

Iowa cop takes aim and fatally shoots man walking neighborhood with gun pointed to his head

Iowa cop takes aim and fatally shoots man walking neighborhood with gun pointed to his head

DAVENPORT – An Iowa cop took aim and shot dead a man walking a neighborhood with a gun pointed to his…

Iowa boy allegedly murders parents with knife and axe, cops say

Iowa boy allegedly murders parents with knife and axe, cops say

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two parents are dead and a boy is in jail, charged as an adult after cops nabbed him…

Texas man indicted for sending violent threats to doctor who had been advocate of the COVID-19 vaccine

Texas man indicted for sending violent threats to doctor who had been advocate of the COVID-19 vaccine

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – A federal grand jury in Baltimore, Maryland, has indicted a Texas man for sending a threatening communication to…

Iowa woman and Colorado man arrested after death of toddler

Iowa woman and Colorado man arrested after death of toddler

AMES – An Iowa woman and a Colorado man were arrested after the death of a toddler earlier this year and…

Northern Iowa man guilty of murder after unholstering gun and shooting another man dead

Northern Iowa man guilty of murder after unholstering gun and shooting another man dead

ORANGE CITY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man is guilty of murder after unholstering his gun and shooting another man dead,…

Iowa Department of Corrections claims it reduces recidivism rates

Iowa Department of Corrections claims it reduces recidivism rates

DES MOINES – Today the Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) is announcing a reduction in the recidivism rate for FY2021. The…

Northern Iowa man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

Northern Iowa man pleads guilty to meth and gun charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed a firearm pled guilty October 5, 2021, in…

Armed Fort Dodge marijuana dealer sent to federal prison

Armed Fort Dodge marijuana dealer sent to federal prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute marijuana while possessing firearms in furtherance of the drug conspiracy was sentenced…

Child shot in the chest at Fort Dodge party

Child shot in the chest at Fort Dodge party

FORT DODGE – A child was shot in the chest at a Fort Dodge party this weekend. On Saturday, October 9…

Ecuadorian man who traveled to Iowa to have sex with minor sent to prison

Ecuadorian man who traveled to Iowa to have sex with minor sent to prison

DAVENPORT, IOWA – Luis Moreira Bravo, of Ecuador, but resided in Edina, Minnesota, was sentenced on Monday, October 4, 2021, by…

“Lit” Mississippi felon found sleeping in car along Iowa interstate shoulder sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm

“Lit” Mississippi felon found sleeping in car along Iowa interstate shoulder sentenced to prison for possessing a firearm

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was found sleeping on the side of Interstate 380 with over three ounces of marijuana…

Politics

Trump advisor Steve Bannon in January 6 Committee’s crosshairs for rebuffing subpoena

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon, who made provocative statements prior to the deadly insurrection attack on the U.S Capitol, is in the January 6…

USA announces additional millions in assistance for crisis in Northern Ethiopia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States is sending many millions of dollars in additional assistance for an on-going humanitarian crisis in Northern Ethiopia, where people there are…

John Deere workers in Waterloo launch strike

WATERLOO – John Deere workers in Waterloo launched a strike today. UAW John Deere members struck at midnight October 14, after the company failed to present an…

Senator Amanda Ragan says gerrymandering is concern after GOP rejects redistricting map

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing portions of Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: REDISTRICTING UPDATE First redistricting plan voted down…

Park Board Chairman Troy Levenhagen announces candidacy for Mason City At-Large city council seat

MASON CITY – Park Board Chairman Troy Levenhagen has announced his candidacy for the Mason City At-Large city council seat up for grabs this November. Levenhagen is…

Democratic challenger for Iowa’s first district seat in Congress Liz Mathis reports over $640,000 in first campaign filing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Liz Mathis, lowa State Senator and candidate for Congress in lowa’s 1st Congressional District, announced that her campaign will report raising over $640,000 on…

Gov. Reynolds announces funds available to support rural communities 

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced four competitive funds available for rural communities with a population under 20,000. Specifically, funding of up to…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Kraig Paulsen to head Department of Management

DES MOINES – Today Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Kraig Paulsen, currently director of the Iowa Department of Revenue, to serve as interim director of…

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OBIT: Willie J Phillips

Willie J. Phillips, 80, of Loves Park, Illinois passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021. He was born June 29, 1940, in Algona, Iowa to Bill and Charlotte…

OBIT: Ivan Anderson

Ivan Otto Wayne Anderson was born on 13th May 1929 (as he would say it to all who asked his birthdate) in Charles City and passed away…

OBIT: Evelyn Schmidt

Evelyn Schmidt, 97, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A funeral service for Evelyn Schmidt…

OBIT: Jessie Jean Hogan

Jessie Hogan, age 80, of Iowa Falls, passed away, October 8, 2021, at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 14,…

OBIT: Patrick S. Duncan

Patrick S. Duncan, 57, of Wellsburg, Iowa passed away peacefully at home on the evening of Thursday, October 7, 2021 surrounded by his loving family and under…

OBIT: Carmen Dawn Madson

Carmen Dawn Madson, 72, of Mason City, died on Monday, October 11, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center – North Iowa. A memorial service will be held on…

OBIT: Shirley Jean Ries

Shirley Jean Ries, 81, of Rockwell, IA died on Monday, October 11, 2021 at MercyOne West Campus in Mason City after battling a lengthy illness. A Mass…

OBIT: Gail Charlotte Bates

Gail Charlotte Bates, 79, of Burchinal, died on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at the IOOF Home in Mason City, IA. A Private Funeral Service will be held…