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Mason City council member Janet Solberg attacks Bill Schickel, blames him for bad streets, possible wrong-doing

Mason City council member Janet Solberg attacks Bill Schickel, blames him for bad streets, possible wrong-doing

MASON CITY – Controversial councilwoman Janet Solberg, known for linking Mason City citizens to racism in the state’s biggest newspaper, has lashed out at councilman Bill Schickel, blaming him for…

Famous star Kevin Spacey says he’s gay, doesn’t remember hitting on teen actor

Famous star Kevin Spacey says he’s gay, doesn’t remember hitting on teen actor

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Famous actor Kevin Spacey says he’s gay and doesn’t remember hitting on a teen actor who years later has accused him of sexual misconduct. Anthony Rapp‏, a…

House fire reported Monday in Clear Lake

House fire reported Monday in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake Fire Department was dispatched to 3 East Gate Court for a reported structure fire, on Monday, October 30, 2017 at approximately 3:38 PM. The…

AFSCME lawsuit on Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law suffers setback

AFSCME lawsuit on Iowa’s Collective Bargaining Law suffers setback

DES MOINES – Lawsuits were filed with the Polk County District Court on Monday, February 20, 2017 challenging the constitutionality of HF 291 – the bill that labor unions say…

Trump campaign manager is agent of Ukraine and defrauded the U.S., indictment says

Trump campaign manager is agent of Ukraine and defrauded the U.S., indictment says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump’s campaign manager – Paul J. Manafort, Jr., of Alexandria, Va., – and Richard W. Gates III, of Richmond, Va., have been indicted by a…

Halloween warning: Too much black licorice could stop your heart, FDA says

Halloween warning: Too much black licorice could stop your heart, FDA says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As it turns out, you really can overdose on candy—or, more precisely, black licorice, the FDA says. Days before the biggest candy eating holiday of the year,…

Cyclones’ Spears is Big 12’s top defender for second-straight week

Cyclones’ Spears is Big 12’s top defender for second-straight week

IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 Conference announced today that Iowa State sophomore linebacker Marcel Spears was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week for the second week in…

Mason City man sentenced for violating Minnesota’s “revenge porn” law

Mason City man sentenced for violating Minnesota’s “revenge porn” law

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sentenced for violating Minnesota’s “revenge porn” law. William Alan Eldridge, age 27 of Mason City, was sentenced for nonconsensual dissemination of…

Teens nabbed in Fort Dodge after shooting a woman

Teens nabbed in Fort Dodge after shooting a woman

FORT DODGE – Two teens were tracked down by tenacious cops in Fort Dodge after the alleged troublemakers shot a woman and escaped in a car. On Saturday, October 28,…

Iowa’s Alcoholic Beverage Division Warns People About Copper Cocktails

There are many popular cocktails, but the Moscow Mule might be one of the most stylish. Traditionally, this ginger beer, vodka, and lime juice concoction is served with a lime…

Important Food Safety Considerations for This Hunting Season

Important Food Safety Considerations for This Hunting Season

As the hunting season once again rolls around, many families across Iowa will be tucking into meat that they have hunted themselves. There are few leisure activities quite as American…

How Iowans Can Increase Their Education on Their Own Time

There was a time when a high school education was enough to get you a good job that could feed and support your family throughout your life. With raising costs…