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Senator Ragan helps secure long term funding for the Veterans Trust Fund

Senator Ragan helps secure long term funding for the Veterans Trust Fund

From Senator Amanda Ragan – On Monday, March 9, State Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City helped the Iowa Senate pass legislation to guarantee stable income for the Iowa Veterans…

Panthers hire Barkema as tight ends/offensive tackles coach

Panthers hire Barkema as tight ends/offensive tackles coach

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – University of Northern Iowa head football coach Mark Farley has announced the hiring of Ben Barkema as the Panthers’ new tight ends and offensive tackles coach.…

Iowa’s White, Uthoff named All-B1G; Olaseni named B1G Sixth Man of the Year

Iowa’s White, Uthoff named All-B1G; Olaseni named B1G Sixth Man of the Year

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Aaron White has been named first-team All-Big Ten by conference head coaches and media, while junior Jarrod Uthoff earned third team recognition…

No charges filed after child wanders from home, goes to courthouse

No charges filed after child wanders from home, goes to courthouse

MASON CITY – A young child wandered from home and made his way to the Cerro Gordo courthouse Monday. A 7-year-old boy showed up at the courthouse, 220 North Washington…

Lake Mills woman accused of stealing from adult store

Lake Mills woman accused of stealing from adult store

MASON CITY – A Lake Mills woman was arrested after a report of a shoplifter from an adult store in rural Mason City. A theft was reported from Pure Pleasure,…

Three people arrested after $20K worth of furniture stolen in Sac City burglary

Three people arrested after $20K worth of furniture stolen in Sac City burglary

SAC CITY, IOWA – Three people were arrested during two searches following the robbery of a furniture store in Sac City, Iowa, police said. On February 12, 2015 the Sac…

Mason City man wins $30K lottery prize

Mason City man wins $30K lottery prize

CLIVE, Iowa – A Mason City man said he needed confirmation that he’d won a big lottery prize before he started to celebrate. Michael Milbrath claimed the fourth of nine…

NIACC’s Davis earns all-region honors

NIACC’s Davis earns all-region honors

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Al Davis was selected to the all-NJCAA Region XI men’s basketball first-team. NIACC sophomore Braxton Williams was a second-team selection and freshman Mike Udume earned…

NIACC’s Ford-Washington, Anderson earn first-team all-region honors

NIACC’s Ford-Washington, Anderson earn first-team all-region honors

MASON CITY – NIACC’s Sierra Ford-Washington and Logan Anderson were both first-team all-NJCAA Region XI women’s basketball selections. NIACC’s Ashleigh Onaca and Savannah Lentz were second-team selections and Anna Eckert,…

Big Ten men’s basketball tournament bracket announced

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Wisconsin, Maryland, Michigan State and Purdue are the top four seeds in the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament, the conference office announced on Sunday night. The…

Fraternity closed at Oklahoma university after racist chant

NORMAN, OK – Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s national headquarters has closed its Oklahoma Kappa chapter at the University of Oklahoma following the discovery of what it cals an “inappropriate video”. Sigma…

Minnesota pastor, alleged sexual predator captured in Brazil

Minnesota pastor, alleged sexual predator captured in Brazil

PIPA, BRAZIL – An alleged sexual predator and pastor from Minnesota, accused of dozens of abusive acts against young girls, was recently caught in Brazil. After only three months on…

Zach Raulie promoted by Winnebago to Western Area Sales Manager

Zach Raulie promoted by Winnebago to Western Area Sales Manager

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., one of the leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturers, today announced Zach Raulie has been promoted to the position of Western Area Sales…

What were they thinking? College students vote to ban American flag before school reverses decision

What were they thinking? College students vote to ban American flag before school reverses decision

IRVINE, CA – A ban of the American flag in a California college’s lobby has sparked outrage across the country, even as the school works feverishly to clean up the…

Prostitution sting ensnares 9 men in Storm Lake (photos)

Prostitution sting ensnares 9 men in Storm Lake (photos)

STORM LAKE – A prostitution sting dubbed “Operation Bad Connection” ensnared 9 men in Storm Lake. Storm Lake Police conducted a prostitution enforcement action and investigation on Friday, March 6,…

FBI offers reward for info leading to return of kidnapped American in Iran

FBI offers reward for info leading to return of kidnapped American in Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the eighth anniversary of Robert A. Levinson’s disappearance from Kish Island, Iran, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has increased the reward to up to five…

Registration is open for summer classes at NIACC

Registration is open for summer classes at NIACC

MASON CITY – Registration is open for summer courses at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC). Students are encouraged to call now and enroll. Summer school is a great opportunity…

Osage woman accused of stealing from girl scouts pleads not guilty

Osage woman accused of stealing from girl scouts pleads not guilty

OSAGE – An Osage woman jailed after funds were allegedly misappropriated from a girl scout troop’s bank account has entered a not-guilty plea, posted bond and has been released from…

Branstad, Department of Education announce Iowa Financial Literacy Summit

Branstad, Department of Education announce Iowa Financial Literacy Summit

DES MOINES – A great education includes knowing how to make smart, responsible financial decisions. As part of a statewide effort to improve students’ financial literacy skills, Gov. Terry E.…

U.S., coalition forces bomb ISIL in Syria and Iraq

SOUTHWEST ASIA – On March 8, U.S. and Coalition military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and Coalition military…

ISIS butcher sends apology to family, perhaps to save his soul from damnation

ISIS butcher sends apology to family, perhaps to save his soul from damnation

NIT – The man now widely-believed to be the haunting terrorist dressed all in black in gory videos released by the Islamic militant group ISIS that is ravaging Iraq and…

Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination complaint form now available

Americans with Disabilities Act discrimination complaint form now available

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If you witness or know of a possible violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a new online form has been launched to take your complaint. The…

UNI wins MVC Tourney title following 18-point rally, 69-60

UNI wins MVC Tourney title following 18-point rally, 69-60

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The University of Northern Iowa men’s basketball team captured the 2015 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship with a 69-60 victory over the Illinois State Redbirds at…

Iowa and Ohio State share 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Iowa and Ohio State share 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Iowa and Ohio State won the 2015 Big Ten Wrestling Championships title on Sunday, tying for first place with a team score of 120.0. The Hawkeyes claimed…