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Liberal group: Ernst should apologize immediately for trivializing California mass shooting spree

Liberal group: Ernst should apologize immediately for trivializing California mass shooting spree

DES MOINES – A liberal Iowa political group is calling for a pro-gun right-wing Senate candidate to apologize for saying recent shootings in California were “an unfortunate accident”. Progress Iowa…

Kidnappers of Iowa college student sent to prison

Kidnappers of Iowa college student sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men who kidnaped a Briar Cliff University student were each sentenced to over 10 years in federal prison in sentencing hearings today and yesterday. Trey Michael…

Lake Mills man who allegedly tried to murder police has plea hearing set

Lake Mills man who allegedly tried to murder police has plea hearing set

NORTHWOOD – A Lake Mills man accused of trying to shoot police who were trying to help him has a plea hearing set. Matthew Davis, age 21 of Lake Mills,…

Double garage man Travis Hickey criticizes MC code enforcement officers

Double garage man Travis Hickey criticizes MC code enforcement officers

MASON CITY – City council member and delivery man Travis Hickey says that Mason City code enforcement officers are going about their jobs all wrong. The city has two code enforcement…

Opinion: Branstad government is shady

Opinion: Branstad government is shady

Opinion submitted to NorthIowaToday.com: A new report by Progress Iowa found that 1 out of 6 of Governor Branstad’s appointees were campaign donors. This demonstrates a level of backroom-style deal-making…

Steve King statement on VA Secretary Shinseki’s resignation

Steve King statement on VA Secretary Shinseki’s resignation

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after Secretary of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki announced his resignation: “General Shinseki has lost the confidence of our veterans,” said King.…

Former lottery employee charged after investigation

Former lottery employee charged after investigation

WEBSTER COUNTY – Iowa Lottery staff procedures recently identified a discrepancy in records involving some lottery retail locations in north central Iowa and one person has been charged with a…

Obama announces that “many of the people” involved in misconduct with VA system will be fired

Obama announces that “many of the people” involved in misconduct with VA system will be fired

WASHINGTON – In a Friday press conference, President Obama announced that “many of the people” that dropped the ball through misconduct in Veteran’s Administration facilities across the nation will be…

Studies on problem gambling in Iowa released

Studies on problem gambling in Iowa released

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released two studies focused on gambling attitudes and behaviors among Iowa adolescents and college students, and a third study…

HIV diagnoses in Iowa tick upward

HIV diagnoses in Iowa tick upward

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has released the 2013 State of Iowa HIV and AIDS End-of-Year Surveillance Report. It shows HIV diagnoses increased a bit…

Minnesota man pleads not guilty to charges of attempted murder and kidnapping

Minnesota man pleads not guilty to charges of attempted murder and kidnapping

CLEAR LAKE – A Minnesota man now in the Cerro Gordo County Jail has pleaded not guilty to charges of 1st degree kidnapping and attempted murder involving an alleged victim…

‘Time running out’ to stop rising CO2 levels as average hits new high

‘Time running out’ to stop rising CO2 levels as average hits new high

UN – Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have crossed a new threshold, the United Nation’s weather agency today confirmed, warning that time is running out to curb rising…