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Mason City police hand out citations to employees at businesses that fail alcohol compliance checks

Mason City police hand out citations to employees at businesses that fail alcohol compliance checks

MASON CITY – Mason City police handed out citations to employees at local businesses that failed alcohol compliance checks. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Mason City Police…

College Basketball:  Luka Garza named National Player of the Week

College Basketball:  Luka Garza named National Player of the Week

IOWA CITY – One day after University of Iowa junior Luka Garza was named Big Ten Player of the Week, the center made history by becoming the first…

Clear Lake police investigate after pitbull mauling sends person to hospital

Clear Lake police investigate after pitbull mauling sends person to hospital

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake police are investigating after a pitbull mauling sent a person to the Mercy Emergency Room. NIT has been informed that a pit bull…

Governor Reynolds says USMCA trade deal “a positive step forward for Iowa’s entire economy”

Governor Reynolds says USMCA trade deal “a positive step forward for Iowa’s entire economy”

DES MOINES – The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize the 24-year-old NAFTA into a 21st century, high-standard agreement. The new United States-Mexico-Canada…

College Basketball: UNI defeats #23 Colorado, 79-76

College Basketball: UNI defeats #23 Colorado, 79-76

BOULDER, CO – The UNI men’s basketball team took on the Buffaloes of Colorado, defeating the #23 Buffaloes 79-76. Panthers led 9-3 early in the first half before…

Charles City man hospitalized after vehicle enters icy river

Charles City man hospitalized after vehicle enters icy river

MASON CITY – A Charles City man was hospitalized after he lost control of his vehicle in Mason City and it rolled into an icy river. A 2007 Jeep…

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issues statement after USMCA agreement reached

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issues statement after USMCA agreement reached

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced…

Bipartisan State Legislators to seek public comment from residents  f Iowa manufactured housing communities and discuss comprehensive reforms

Bipartisan State Legislators to seek public comment from residents  f Iowa manufactured housing communities and discuss comprehensive reforms

DES MOINES—In light of widespread reports earlier this year of double-digit increases in rent by out-of-state landlords for residents of Iowa manufactured housing communities, a bipartisan group of…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Bolton named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Bolton named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after averaging 18.0 points as the Cyclones went 2-0 last week.…

College Basketball: Iowa defeats Minnesota, 72-52

College Basketball: Iowa defeats Minnesota, 72-52

IOWA CITY – Iowa got back on track in Big Ten Conference play Monday night, beating Minnesota 72-52 in a home contest. Iowa has won six of the…

Nora Springs man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

Nora Springs man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Nora Springs man who possessed child pornography pled guilty on December 6, 2019, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Aaron Olson, age 36, from…

Northern Iowa man charged with interstate and cyber stalking

Northern Iowa man charged with interstate and cyber stalking

CEDAR RAPIDS – Michael Shawn McGuire, age 56, from Cresco, Iowa, has been charged with two counts of interstate stalking and one count of cyber stalking.­ The charges…

OBIT: Dan Barth, 82, of Greene

OBIT: Dan Barth, 82, of Greene

Dan Barth, 82, of Greene, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at…

Bad winter causes expensive accidents in Floyd county Monday morning

Bad winter causes expensive accidents in Floyd county Monday morning

RURAL FLOYD COUNTY – A band of bad weather rolled through North Iowa Monday morning, leaving streets and roads icy and some folks left with smashed vehicles. The…

College Basketball: Luka Garza named Big Ten Player of the Week

College Basketball: Luka Garza named Big Ten Player of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa center Luka Garza has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, it was announced Monday by the conference office. Garza (6-foot-11,…



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Clear Lake police investigate after pitbull mauling sends person to hospital

Clear Lake police investigate after pitbull mauling sends person to hospital

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake police are investigating after a pitbull mauling sent a person…

Governor Reynolds says USMCA trade deal “a positive step forward for Iowa’s entire economy”

Governor Reynolds says USMCA trade deal “a positive step forward for Iowa’s entire economy”

DES MOINES – The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize…

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issues statement after USMCA agreement reached

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issues statement after USMCA agreement reached

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after United…

Bipartisan State Legislators to seek public comment from residents  f Iowa manufactured housing communities and discuss comprehensive reforms

Bipartisan State Legislators to seek public comment from residents  f Iowa manufactured housing communities and discuss comprehensive reforms

DES MOINES—In light of widespread reports earlier this year of double-digit increases in rent by…

Mason City police seek help locating missing woman

Mason City police seek help locating missing woman

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department is requesting the public’s help with a…

Progress Iowa calls on Senator Joni Ernst to release internal communications in wake of alleged dark money scandal

Progress Iowa calls on Senator Joni Ernst to release internal communications in wake of alleged dark money scandal

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response…

Iowa DNR investigating a manure discharge in Cherokee County

Iowa DNR investigating a manure discharge in Cherokee County

CLEGHORN—The DNR is investigating a manure discharge from a cattle operation in northern Cherokee County…

Mason City hotel locked down during “false” threat

Mason City hotel locked down during “false” threat

MASON CITY – A reported threat at a Mason City hotel proved to be false,…

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Mason City police hand out citations to employees at businesses that fail alcohol compliance checks

Mason City police hand out citations to employees at businesses that fail alcohol compliance checks

MASON CITY – Mason City police handed out citations to employees at local businesses that failed alcohol compliance checks. On Saturday,…

Jury convicts Iowa man for meth conspiracy spanning three states

Jury convicts Iowa man for meth conspiracy spanning three states

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine in up to 3 states was convicted by a jury…

Nora Springs man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

Nora Springs man pleads guilty to possessing child pornography

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Nora Springs man who possessed child pornography pled guilty on December 6, 2019, in federal court in…

Northern Iowa man charged with interstate and cyber stalking

Northern Iowa man charged with interstate and cyber stalking

CEDAR RAPIDS – Michael Shawn McGuire, age 56, from Cresco, Iowa, has been charged with two counts of interstate stalking and…

Man charged with illegal hunting after killing 6 trumpeter swans in Iowa

Man charged with illegal hunting after killing 6 trumpeter swans in Iowa

ANKENY – On December 6, 2019, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources received an anonymous tip about a man shooting trumpeter…

Iowa cop pursues and shoots fleeing, armed suspect

Iowa cop pursues and shoots fleeing, armed suspect

CLIVE, IOWA – An Iowa cop chased a fleeing suspect early Saturday morning in the Des Moines metro area and the…

Northern Iowa woman arrested after elderly woman dies with burns covering 20% of her body

Northern Iowa woman arrested after elderly woman dies with burns covering 20% of her body

WAVERLY – A Northern Iowa woman was arrested after an elderly woman died with burns covering 20% of her body. On May 30,…

Police encounter armed men during Mason City traffic stop

Police encounter armed men during Mason City traffic stop

MASON CITY – One armed man fled and a Mason City man with a sawed-off shotgun was arrested during a Mason…

Waterloo felon absconds from work release center

Waterloo felon absconds from work release center

WATERLOO – A Waterloo felon has absconded from a work release center and police are asking for help in locating the…

Northern Iowa school employee arrested for sexual exploitation of teen

Northern Iowa school employee arrested for sexual exploitation of teen

ARLINGTON, IOWA – A Northern Iowa school employee has been arrested for sexual exploitation of teen. After a month long investigation,…

Iowa man faces federal gun and drug charges after shooting at police

Iowa man faces federal gun and drug charges after shooting at police

DES MOINES – United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum and Adair County Attorney Melissa S. Larson announced that a federal grand jury…

Minnesota brothers sentenced to prison for violent home invasion robberies; Mason City police applaud cooperation leading to their conviction

Minnesota brothers sentenced to prison for violent home invasion robberies; Mason City police applaud cooperation leading to their conviction

ST. PAUL – Four people were sent to prison for crimes that took place in Iowa and Minnesota, federal prosecutors announced,…

Man who participated in murder flees Mason City traffic stop, remains at-large

Man who participated in murder flees Mason City traffic stop, remains at-large

MASON CITY – A man who participated in a murder years ago and went to prison for it fled a Mason…

Female victim shot dead this morning in LuVerne, Iowa

Female victim shot dead this morning in LuVerne, Iowa

LUVERNE, IOWA – A female victim was found shot in LuVerne, Iowa, and she passed away at the scene; a possible…

Rudd residents arrested after fight at Charles City business

Rudd residents arrested after fight at Charles City business

CHARLES CITY – Two Rudd residents were arrested recently after a fight at a Charles City business. The incident took place…

Politics

Governor Reynolds says USMCA trade deal “a positive step forward for Iowa’s entire economy”

DES MOINES – The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize the 24-year-old NAFTA into a 21st century, high-standard agreement. The new United…

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issues statement after USMCA agreement reached

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi…

Bipartisan State Legislators to seek public comment from residents  f Iowa manufactured housing communities and discuss comprehensive reforms

DES MOINES—In light of widespread reports earlier this year of double-digit increases in rent by out-of-state landlords for residents of Iowa manufactured housing communities, a bipartisan group…

Iowa State Senator Todd Taylor endorses Amy Klobuchar for President

DES MOINES, IA — Iowa State Senator Todd Taylor today endorsed Senator Amy Klobuchar for president, her second Hawkeye state legislative endorsement this week. In announcing his…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedule for Monday, December 9, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, December 9, 2019 – Sunday, December 15, 2019. The…

Gov. Reynolds thanks Trump Administration for $96.7 million in federal disaster recovery funding

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds thanked President Donald Trump and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today for $96.7 million in…

Progress Iowa calls on Senator Joni Ernst to release internal communications in wake of alleged dark money scandal

DES MOINES – Progress Iowa executive director Matt Sinovic issued the following statement in response to the breaking news that a political action committee created by Senator…

Gov. Reynolds releases agenda for next FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform meeting

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds released the agenda for the next FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice Reform meeting. Wednesday, December 11th Governor’s FOCUS Committee on Criminal Justice…

Obits

OBIT: Dan Barth, 82, of Greene

Dan Barth, 82, of Greene, passed away Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be…

OBIT: William (Bill) H. Wohlers, 81, of Charles City

William (Bill) H. Wohlers, 81, of Charles City died Friday, November 22, 2019, at his home of natural causes. A memorial service for Bill Wohlers will be…

OBIT: Charles August Krumwiede, 87, of Charles City

Charles August Krumwiede, 87, of Charles City, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home…

OBIT: Valentina “Val” Nicolaevna Imshinetskaya Ewen, 91, of Charles City

Valentina “Val” Nicolaevna Imshinetskaya Ewen passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019, at Colonial Manor in Elma, Iowa at the age of 91. Valentina and her deceased…

OBIT: Richard “Rick” Murray, 62, of Floyd

Richard “Rick” Murray, 62, of Floyd, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A Mass of Christian…

OBIT: Kenneth “Ken” Kreis, 61, of Charles City

Kenneth “Ken” Kreis, of Charles City, went home to heaven on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 knowing “God is good all the time.” A funeral service for Ken…

OBIT: Stanley “Stan” Darwin Fitz, 90, of Rockford

Stanley “Stan” Darwin Fitz, 90, of Rockford, IA passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, November 23, 2019. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November…

OBIT: Marcella Eichmeier, 66, of Lake Mills

Marcella Eichmeier, 66, of Lake Mills, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center of North Iowa in Mason City. A funeral service for Marcella…