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Military recruiters visit Mason City High School, put children through drills

Military recruiters visit Mason City High School, put children through drills

MASON CITY – NorthIowaToday.com has been made aware that military recruiters are visiting schools in Mason City and pressuring minor children to sign contracts to join the armed forces. At…

Grassley slams Obama for calling off action on immigration

Grassley slams Obama for calling off action on immigration

WASHINGTON – Senator Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made the following comment after the White House announced that President Barack Obama would delay making an announcement…

Iowa crops in good condition as farmers hard at work

Iowa crops in good condition as farmers hard at work

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa crop progress and condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is…

MC man who pointed gun at children and threatened to shoot them arrested for violating probation

MC man who pointed gun at children and threatened to shoot them arrested for violating probation

MASON CITY – A Mason City man who was arrested two years ago after a confrontation with police over a gun has been arrested for violating his probation. Gary Kalvig,…

Braley takes lead in Senate race, poll shows

Braley takes lead in Senate race, poll shows

DUBUQUE – Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley holds a 4.8 percent edge over Republican State Senator Joni Ernst in one of the key races for control of the U.S. Senate, according…

Iowa City school board member arrested for domestic assault

Iowa City school board member arrested for domestic assault

IOWA CITY – Police were called to a Coralville residence for a domestic assault and arrested an elected official after an investigation. According to a police report from the Johnson…

Iowa principal found at Hawkeye game near “pile of vomit”

Iowa principal found at Hawkeye game near “pile of vomit”

IOWA CITY – An educator of children seems to have drank way, way too much this weekend at a college football game. Lee David Griebel, age 44 of Adel, Iowa,…

NIACC Homecoming events announced

NIACC Homecoming events announced

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is making plans for the annual Homecoming celebration. Homecoming events are scheduled for Thursday September 18- Sunday September 21 and will…

Gov. Branstad names Michelle McGovern acting Workers’ Compensation Commissioner

Gov. Branstad names Michelle McGovern acting Workers’ Compensation Commissioner

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad today named Michelle “Miki” McGovern the acting Workers’ Compensation Commissioner effective immediately. McGovern has served as an Iowa Workers’ Compensation Deputy Commissioner for the…

Clear Lake woman arrested again

Clear Lake woman arrested again

MASON CITY – A Clear Lake woman who has recently pled guilty to interference was arrested again Monday afternoon after a disturbance. Amber Ann Ward, age 29, was booked into…

Belmond man killed in collision with train

Belmond man killed in collision with train

EAGLE GROVE – An accident where a man’s pickup truck was struck by a train took a man’s life Sunday. According to the Iowa State Patrol, 33-year-old Jesse Froehlich of…

Severe respiratory illness may be sweeping Midwest

WASHINGTON – The outbreak of a respiratory illness may have made ill up to 1,000 kids in a dozen states, the Center for Disease Control said Monday. The problem originated…

Big Ten restores Penn State eligibility for conference title game

Big Ten restores Penn State eligibility for conference title game

ROSEMONT, IL – The Big Ten Conference, through its Council of Presidents and Chancellors (COPC), has agreed today to restore Penn State’s eligibility for the Big Ten Football Championship Game.…

NFL team fires running back who knocked fiancé out cold

NFL team fires running back who knocked fiancé out cold

BALTIMORE – A hot-button topic boiled over Monday after a video from a casino was released showing an NFL running back knocking his fiancé out cold with a punch to…

Steve King mourns death of Chick-fil-a founder

Steve King mourns death of Chick-fil-a founder

WASHINGTON – Iowa Congressman Steve King mourned the death of a fast food businessman who foundation made massive donations to anti-LGBT political groups. Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy died Monday at…

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

Clear Lake man caught drunk driving

CLEAR LAKE – Police stopped a Clear Lake man and arrested him for drunk driving early Sunday. Clear Lake police stopped 23-year-old Michael Blake Allie early Sunday. After an investigation,…

ISU Football: Jarvis West earns multiple national honors

ISU Football: Jarvis West earns multiple national honors

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior wide receiver Jarvis West was named to the Paul Hornung Award Week Two Honor Roll, was added to the Hornung Award Watch List and…

Iowa Supreme Court Justices to meet with Iowa City area students

Iowa Supreme Court Justices to meet with Iowa City area students

DES MOINES – On Friday, September 12, members of the Iowa Supreme Court will visit five Iowa City area high schools to meet with students and discuss the role of…

Ott named Big Ten Player of the Week

Ott named Big Ten Player of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa defensive end Drew Ott has been named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Iowa’s 17-13 win over Ball…

U.S. Senate to vote on amendment to Constitution that could limit campaign contributions

U.S. Senate to vote on amendment to Constitution that could limit campaign contributions

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate is poised to vote Monday evening on a Constitutional Amendment which would grant Congress and the states the power to regulate or limit the raising and spending…

Law enforcement searching for missing 9-year-old boy

Law enforcement searching for missing 9-year-old boy

WAUKON, IOWA – The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol and the Allamakee Sheriff’s Office are currently searching for a 9 year old boy. Lance Kirk Palmer, DOB…

Governor Branstad announces appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions

Governor Branstad announces appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions

DES MOINES – Governor Terry E. Branstad today announced appointments to Iowa’s boards and commissions. The following individuals’ appointments are effective August 29, 2014, and are not subject to Iowa…