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Ernst calls for enhanced security of undersea communication cables

Ernst calls for enhanced security of undersea communication cables

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In light of recent reports that Russian naval vessels have been operating along known routes of U.S. global communication undersea fiber optic cables, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA),…

Waterloo cops shoot fleeing accused drug dealer; investigation launched

Waterloo cops shoot fleeing accused drug dealer; investigation launched

WATERLOO, IOWA – On November 2, 2015, at approximately 3:00 PM, officers with the Waterloo Police Department observed a subject known as Brandon Seeley, 24, driving a blue Dodge van…

O’Malley gains endorsement of two Iowa legislators

O’Malley gains endorsement of two Iowa legislators

DES MOINES, IA – This week, O’Malley for Iowa announced two more high profile endorsements of Governor Martin O’Malley for President: State Senator Kevin Kinney and State Representative Bruce Hunter.…

NIACC’s Herrera selected first-team all-region

NIACC’s Herrera selected first-team all-region

MASON CITY – NIACC sophomore Cesar Herrera earned first-team all-NJCAA Region XI honors a midfielder. Herrera scored three goals and had four assists for the Trojans, who were 8-10-1 overall…

Hawkeyes ranked 9th in first college football playoff ranking

Hawkeyes ranked 9th in first college football playoff ranking

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa football team is ranked ninth in the initial College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings. The poll was release Tuesday evening by the playoff selection…

Sheriff Pals asks public for information on wanted paroled bank robber

Sheriff Pals asks public for information on wanted paroled bank robber

MASON CITY – A woman who helped rob a Mason City bank in 2012 and served a year in prison is wanted on an arrest warrant for violating her parole…

Charles City woman awaits sentencing for theft and child endangerment

Charles City woman awaits sentencing for theft and child endangerment

MASON CITY – Police caught up with a wanted Charles City woman accused of theft in Mason City. Charles City police arrested 26-year-old Brienna Lynn Kerlin on October 27 at…

Swimming coach Steve Hugo honored with Golden Plaque

Swimming coach Steve Hugo honored with Golden Plaque

DES MOINES – Mason City Swimming Coach Steve Hugo will be honored with the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union’s Golden Plaque of Distinction Award at Iowa Girls State Swimming…

Mason City woman caught stealing at grocery store

Mason City woman caught stealing at grocery store

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman was arrested for stealing two bottles of vodka worth about $47 at a local grocery store Monday. Mason City police were called to…

Interview: Iowa prepares for Indiana, looks to go 9-0

Interview: Iowa prepares for Indiana, looks to go 9-0

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeye football team is preparing for the Indiana Hoosiers, their opponent this Saturday in Bloomington, Indiana. University of Iowa Football Media Conference Tuesday, November 3,…

Too many kittens a cause for concern for Humane Society

Too many kittens a cause for concern for Humane Society

MASON CITY – The Humane Society of North Iowa has seen a huge increase in the number of kittens that have come into the shelter in recent weeks, an abnormal…

Ragan: Major concerns and unanswered questions force attempt to delay Medicaid privatization

Ragan: Major concerns and unanswered questions force attempt to delay Medicaid privatization

Republicans block resolution to delay implementation Statement by Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City, Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee: “Iowans have urgent concerns about Medicaid privatization and…

Mason City’s vocal music instructor Reineke selected to conduct Iowa Opus Honor Choir Ensemble

Mason City’s vocal music instructor Reineke selected to conduct Iowa Opus Honor Choir Ensemble

MASON CITY – Mason City Community School District Vocal Music Instructor Ernest Reineke has been selected to be one of the conductors of the Iowa Opus Honor Choir Festival on…

Washington Redskins appeal loss of trademark and use vulgar examples of others who were able to keep theirs

Washington Redskins appeal loss of trademark and use vulgar examples of others who were able to keep theirs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Redskins were earlier denied a trademark for their name and logo by the U.S. Patent Office and are now pulling out all the stops in…

Ragan: Medicaid mistakes putting additional burdens on at risk Iowans; Legislators must “clean up this mess as best we can”

Ragan: Medicaid mistakes putting additional burdens on at risk Iowans; Legislators must “clean up this mess as best we can”

Prepared remarks by Senator Amanda Ragan, Co-Chair of the Iowa Legislature’s Health Policy Oversight Committee Governor Branstad’s proposal to privatize Iowa Medicaid is worrying tens of thousands of Iowans. I…