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U.N. applauds U.S. decision to scrap registry for people visiting from terrorist countries

U.N. applauds U.S. decision to scrap registry for people visiting from terrorist countries

NEW YORK – Two United Nations human rights experts welcomed a decision by the United States to dismantle a national registry program targeting people visiting from countries that are home…

Senator Joni Ernst: Expanded trade opportunities critical for Iowa

Senator Joni Ernst: Expanded trade opportunities critical for Iowa

By Senator Joni Ernst, guest columnist Iowans proudly lead the nation in the production of many agricultural commodities – corn, soybeans, eggs, pork, ethanol and biodiesel. In fact, one in…

Statement on Russian malicious cyber activity from U.S. government

Statement on Russian malicious cyber activity from U.S. government

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Department of Homeland Security released the following statement today, accusing the Russian government of a malicious cyber activity here and abroad the attempts to…

Iowa woman who left state sentenced to federal prison for stealing identities and fraud

Iowa woman who left state sentenced to federal prison for stealing identities and fraud

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Brands brothers to enter wrestling hall of fame

EVANSTON, Ill – University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands and associate head coach Terry Brands will be inducted into the Midlands Hall of Fame on Friday. The Brands…

Iowa man flees kidnapping and sexual assault crime scene

Iowa man flees kidnapping and sexual assault crime scene

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Deceased Iowa man found in Webster county field was shot, autopsy shows

Deceased Iowa man found in Webster county field was shot, autopsy shows

WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA – On Monday, December 26, 2016, a deceased male was located in a field southwest of Fort Dodge, Iowa. The body was transported to the Iowa Office…

Iowa loses Big Ten Conference opening game to Purdue, 89-67

Iowa loses Big Ten Conference opening game to Purdue, 89-67

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – Iowa lost to 15th-ranked Purdue 89-67, Wednesday night in a Big Ten Conference game. Sophomore Brady Ellingson scored 11 points, bolstered by going 3-of-3 from 3-point…

Man who escaped Iowa’s Fort Madison prison discovered dead in Wisconsin jail cell

Man who escaped Iowa’s Fort Madison prison discovered dead in Wisconsin jail cell

DODGE COUNTY, WISCONSIN – A man who completed a daring escape from a major Iowa prison last year was found dead in a Wisconsin jail cell. On December 21, 2016…

Citizens successfully submit petition to force vote on arena (video)

Citizens successfully submit petition to force vote on arena (video)

MASON CITY – Citizens concerned about the viability of a $13 million plan to build an arena in Southbridge Mall and then spend millions to lease it back from the…

Three accused of scheme to burglarize vehicles at Rockwell nursing home

Three accused of scheme to burglarize vehicles at Rockwell nursing home

ROCKWELL, IOWA – Three people are in trouble after the Cerro Gordo sheriff’s office investigated car burglaries at a Rockwell nursing home. On November 28, 2016 at about 9:00 AM,…

Dangerous drunk driver busted for public intox

Dangerous drunk driver busted for public intox

MASON CITY – A Sheffield woman who couldn’t control her car this summer as she drove drunk was busted for public intox in Mason City Wednesday afternoon. Terri Ann Ballhagen,…