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Wrestling: Iowa third at Big Ten Championships; Brooks and Gilman win titles

Wrestling: Iowa third at Big Ten Championships; Brooks and Gilman win titles

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – University of Iowa seniors Sammy Brooks and Thomas Gilman won individual conference titles Sunday afternoon at the 2017 Big Ten Championships at Assembly Hall. Brooks defended his…

Mason City man sentenced to a month in jail after plea deal in alleged sex assault case

Mason City man sentenced to a month in jail after plea deal in alleged sex assault case

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was able to work a plea deal in an alleged sex assault case and has been sentenced to a month behind bars. Mason…

MC man facing 8 no-contact oder violations and domestic abuse to be sentenced this month

MC man facing 8 no-contact oder violations and domestic abuse to be sentenced this month

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Mason City man on probation for bashing windshield evades violation after theft conviction

Mason City man on probation for bashing windshield evades violation after theft conviction

MASON CITY – In yet another taste of “justice” in Cerro Gordo county, a man who bashed a windshield and made police chase him – leading to his conviction for…

Mason City man to face plea hearing in drug and theft cases Monday

Mason City man to face plea hearing in drug and theft cases Monday

MASON CITY – A Mason City man struggling with with felony drug charges and theft arrests will face a plea hearing Monday morning. Donald Joseph Reuter appears to be entering…

Hawkeyes beat Penn State, 90-79, for fourth-straight conference win

Hawkeyes beat Penn State, 90-79, for fourth-straight conference win

IOWA CITY – Iowa closed out the regular season with its fourth-straight conference win, a 90-79 victory over Penn State. Iowa (18-13, 10-8) held Penn State (14-17, 6-12) to just…

Convicted Iowa kidnapper dies in prison of natural causes

Convicted Iowa kidnapper dies in prison of natural causes

CORALVILLE – A convicted Iowa kidnapper has died in prison of natural causes, officials say. Joseph J. Koncel was pronounced dead at 9:50 AM on March 3 in a Hospice…

Active Kids Gymnastics takes 1st place team award

MASON CITY – Active Kids Gymnastics recently won the 1st place overall award in Silver Division at the 2017 Winter Wonderland Gymnastics Completion in Coralville, Iowa.  Active Kids entered two teams,…

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

Legislative update from Senator Amanda Ragan

From Senator Amanda Ragan of Mason City – Like many places around the country, Iowa’s potential first-time homebuyers continue to face challenges when they’re ready to make a purchase. Rising…

Drake women complete first-ever perfect conference basketball season

Drake women complete first-ever perfect conference basketball season

DES MOINES, Iowa – The No. 22/22 Drake University women’s basketball team is the first-ever Missouri Valley Conference team to go undefeated in regular season conference play after its 105-89…

Forest City man caught drunk driving

Forest City man caught drunk driving

FOREST CITY – A Froest City man was jailed for drunk driving recently. On February 20, 2017 at 11:30 AM, Carlos Lee Simons Jr, age 49 of Forest City was…

Lebanese man caught in New York, sent to Iowa to face federal gun smuggling charges

Lebanese man caught in New York, sent to Iowa to face federal gun smuggling charges

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Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer

From Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake – We have reached the first funnel of the session. The legislative “funnel” is a deadline that requires House bills to be approved…

Gov. Branstad signs House File 231 into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Terry Branstad this week signed the following bill into law: House File 231:  an Act relating to powers and programs of the economic development authority, including…

5 Things to Know Before Opening a Hotel

5 Things to Know Before Opening a Hotel

Nothing will make you feel prouder than when those first few guests walk through a hotel’s doors. It means your dream has finally been realised and you can now embark…

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

Legislative update from Rep. Sharon Steckman

From Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City – As promised, this week was long and hectic.  Funnel week always is as legislators try to make sure that their sponsored bills…