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Three Iowa men charged with animal torture for beating opossum

Three Iowa men charged with animal torture for beating opossum

KEOKUK, IOWA – Three Keokuk men were charged July 6, with animal torture after a video appeared online in early May showing the men with an injured opossum. Jerry McGee,…

Eagle Lake Wildlife Area is quietly becoming a really big deal

Eagle Lake Wildlife Area is quietly becoming a really big deal

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – Eagle Lake is a survivor. The 290-acre natural shallow lake on the Iowa-Minnesota border in northern Emmet County staved off being drained entirely in the early 1900s…

Former Mason City resident Dr. Amy Shriver urges Gov. Reynolds to back plan to let parents affected by health insurance crisis to buy hawk-i children’s health insurance

Former Mason City resident Dr. Amy Shriver urges Gov. Reynolds to back plan to let parents affected by health insurance crisis to buy hawk-i children’s health insurance

DES MOINES – Today at the Iowa Statehouse, a state senator and an Iowa pediatrician proposed a plan to protect more than 11,000 Iowa children from losing health insurance on January…

AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan re-elected

AFSCME Council 61 President Danny Homan re-elected

DES MOINES – Yesterday, at the 20th Biennial Convention of AFSCME Council 61, Danny Homan was re-elected as President of AFSCME Council 61 by acclamation. The membership also approved a…

FDA plans to slash amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes

FDA plans to slash amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced a new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better…

Missing Hampton man found after search

Missing Hampton man found after search

HAMPTON, IOWA – A Hampton man was reported missing Friday, and a police search was conducted with a canine to help locate him. Hampton Chief of Police Robert Chief Schaefer…

Former Forest City investment adviser pleads guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft

Former Forest City investment adviser pleads guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft

CEDAR RAPIDS – A former Forest City investment adviser, who stole money from clients to fund the operation of an ethanol plant in Hopkinton, pled guilty yesterday in federal court…

Masson announces candidacy for Mason City’s third ward council seat

Masson announces candidacy for Mason City’s third ward council seat

MASON CITY – Joshua Masson is pleased to formally announce his candidacy for the vacant 3rd Ward seat on the Mason City Council. Masson, 46, has been employed at Curries…

Waterloo Man to Prison for Second Felon‑in‑Possession Conviction

Waterloo Man to Prison for Second Felon‑in‑Possession Conviction

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who possessed a loaded handgun, a digital scale, and marijuana in December 2016, was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison. John Daniel…

Meeting to discuss Avenue of the Saints Lake water quality improvement plan

WAVERLY – Iowans interested in the results of a DNR study to improve water quality in Avenue of the Saints Lake in Bremer County can attend a meeting Aug. 9.…

Iowa Public Information Board selects Mary Ungs-Sogaard, Chair; Renee Twedt, Vice-Chair; and appoints Margaret Johnson as Executive Director

DES MOINES – The Iowa Public Information Board (IPIB) met on Thursday, July 20;20.17. At the meeting, the Board elected Mary Ungs-Sogaard, Dyersville, Iowa as Chair for the 2017-2018 fiscal…

Iowa State men’s basketball announces MBB non-conference slate

Iowa State men’s basketball announces MBB non-conference slate

AMES – A season-opening showdown against Missouri and matchups with Iowa and Northern Iowa highlight Iowa State’s 2017-18 men’s basketball non-conference schedule for Steve Prohm’s third season at the helm…

Floodwaters damage Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area

Floodwaters damage Sweet Marsh Wildlife Area

TRIPOLI, IOWa – Heavy rainfall last weekend in the Wapsipinicon and Plum Creek watersheds in Chickasaw and Bremer counties has caused a 60 foot by 40 foot section of the…

Newman beats Martensdale-St. Marys 8-3 for 1A state title

Newman beats Martensdale-St. Marys 8-3 for 1A state title

DES MOINES – The Mason City Newman Catholic baseball team won the Class 1A state championship Saturday in Des Moines, defeating Martensdale St. Mary’s 8-3 at Principal Park. Starting Pitchers…

Iowa law enforcement agencies announce regional speed enforcement results

Iowa law enforcement agencies announce regional speed enforcement results

MASON CITY – Iowa law enforcement officers recently joined agencies from five other states across the Midwest in a high visibility speed enforcement effort. From July 21-July 23, city, county…

RSVP of North Central Iowa to expand services after grant

RSVP of North Central Iowa to expand services after grant

MASON CITY – RSVP of North Central Iowa has been awarded a $77,700 expansion grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Starting in late fall, RSVP will…

DNR traced Sioux County fish kill to improper disposal of pesticide

DNR traced Sioux County fish kill to improper disposal of pesticide

HULL — The report of a fish kill sent DNR staff from Spencer looking for a pollutant source in a small creek on the southeast side of the Sioux County…

School board candidate filing deadline is next week

School board candidate filing deadline is next week

MASON CITY – The filing deadline for persons interested in participating in the 2017 School Election is next week Thursday, August 3rd is the last day for candidates to file…