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Iowa Falls man pleads not guilty to sex abuse and child porn charges

Iowa Falls man pleads not guilty to sex abuse and child porn charges

IOWA FALLS – An Iowa Falls man facing charges of felony sexual abuse and possession of child pornography claims he is not guilty and will stand trial in July. Gary…

Ernst Questions US Air Force nominee on cost-savings and innovation

Ernst Questions US Air Force nominee on cost-savings and innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a combat veteran, questioned Dr. Heather A. Wilson, nominee to be Secretary of…

Opinion: What else don’t we know about Neil Gorsuch?

Opinion: What else don’t we know about Neil Gorsuch?

Plagiarism accusations unearthed after Gorsuch gave “cagey answers” to “softball” questions at Senator Grassley’s cakewalk Judiciary Committee hearing Iowans are speaking out, and wondering what else they don’t know about…

Multiple charges filed on Dubuque burglary suspects

Multiple charges filed on Dubuque burglary suspects

DUBUQUE, IOWA – Two Dubuque men are facing multiple charges after a rash of burglaries around the Northern Iowa region. On March 23, 2017, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation…

Wanted Minnesota man caught with meth

Wanted Minnesota man caught with meth

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Ernst helps launch “Motorcycle Caucus” to further agenda of riders, manufacturers

Ernst helps launch “Motorcycle Caucus” to further agenda of riders, manufacturers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) announced the formation of the first-ever Motorcycle Caucus in the United States Senate. The life-long motorcycle…

Branstad-Reynolds claims “Medicaid Modernization” delivering better outcomes after one year

Branstad-Reynolds claims “Medicaid Modernization” delivering better outcomes after one year

DES MOINES – Today, the Branstad-Reynolds Administration released new information allegedly showing continued success of modernizing our state’s Medicaid program.  Medicaid Modernization is ensuring that members get the right care,…

Ragan and Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

Ragan and Steckman to hold Mason City listening post

MASON CITY – State Senator Amanda Ragan and State Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City will hold a legislative listening post Saturday, April 8. The meeting will start at 10 AM…

Northern Iowa man accused of stealing from adult store

Northern Iowa man accused of stealing from adult store

MASON CITY – A Northern Iowa man was caught stealing from an adult novelty store near Mason City recently. Cerro Gordo county law enforcement responded to a report of a…

Veterans express appreciation to Mason City’s HyVee West

Veterans express appreciation to Mason City’s HyVee West

MASON CITY – Local Vietnam Veterans express their gratitude to organizers and Staff of HyVee West for their “Salute to Veterans” Day recently held by HyVee West in Mason City.…

Fair Chance Act would give returning citizens from prison a “second chance”

Fair Chance Act would give returning citizens from prison a “second chance”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An act supported by federal legislators would give persons getting out of prison a better shot at a job, the lawmakers say. Today, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst…

Mason City council approves development agreement with Cargill to bring 40 new jobs

Mason City council approves development agreement with Cargill to bring 40 new jobs

MASON CITY – The Mason City council this week unanimously approved the terms of a development agreement with Cargill Kitchen Solutions Inc. for an expansion of their 1750 South Benjamin…

Fort Dodge man sent to prison for distributing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm

Fort Dodge man sent to prison for distributing methamphetamine and possessing a firearm

SIOUX CITY, IOWA – A man who distributed methamphetamine and illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced March 27, 2017, to 7 years in federal prison. Jermiah Preston, age 34, from…

Iowa DNR conducting spring wildlife survey

Iowa DNR conducting spring wildlife survey

RURAL IOWA – Ordinarily, a slow moving vehicle at night in the Iowa countryside spotlighting deer, raccoons or coyotes would send Iowans to their phone, speed-dialing their local conservation officer,…

Minnesota man caught after drug investigation at Winnebago

Minnesota man caught after drug investigation at Winnebago

FOREST CITY – A Minnesota man is facing drug charges after an investigation at Winnebago Industries. On March 1, 2017 at 10:51 AM, Eric Robert Weiser, age 30 of Emmons,…

Forest City man arrested after drug investigation

Forest City man arrested after drug investigation

FOREST CITY – A Forest City man was jailed after a drug investigation at the town’s biggest employer. On February 27, 2017 at 7:24 AM, James Lance Gobeli, age 34…

Iowa’s Pleasant Creek Lake restoration project nearing completion

Iowa’s Pleasant Creek Lake restoration project nearing completion

PALO, IOWA – The restoration of Pleasant Creek Lake, Linn County’s largest and most popular lake, that began last fall is nearly complete. All that remains to be finished is…

Schissel to retire from Mason City Youth Task Force

Schissel to retire from Mason City Youth Task Force

MASON CITY – A long-time city employee is set to retire from a city agency that helps youth. Mary Schissel, Youth Task Force Director, is turning over leadership of the…