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Iowa man who tried to cook meth at campsite sent to prison for 30 years

Iowa man who tried to cook meth at campsite sent to prison for 30 years

BOONE, IOWA – An Iowa man who tried to cook meth at a campsite has been sent to prison for 30 years. On May 18, 2018, a Boone County District…

Tips to Kick starting your business as an international student

There’s no escaping it. Starting a business as an international student can be a tricky affair.  Not only is one in a foreign land, but it also takes a while…

Police are watching for seatbelt violations and ready to write citations, authorities announce

Police are watching for seatbelt violations and ready to write citations, authorities announce

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Safety said today seat belt tickets are ready to be handed out again this year in a coordinated effort by law enforcement.…

Iowa woman charged with harboring a fugitive in connection to missing South Carolina family

Iowa woman charged with harboring a fugitive in connection to missing South Carolina family

DECORAH – An Iowa woman has been charged with harboring a fugitive in connection to a missing South Carolina family that was nabbed by law enforcement last week. The Winneshiek…

NIACC men’s golf team set to compete at nationals

NIACC men’s golf team set to compete at nationals

By KIRK HARDCASTLE NIACC sports information director FOLEY, Ala. – For the first time since 2011, the NIACC men’s golf team will compete in the NJCAA Divsion II national tournament.…

Casey’s store robbed in Fort Dodge

Casey’s store robbed in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – A Casey’s convenience store was robbed Saturday night in Fort Dodge and so far, the culprit hss gotten away. On May 19th, 2018 at 11:11 pm, the…

Lyle Frederick Wendland, 70, of Charles City

Lyle Frederick Wendland, 70, of Charles City

Lyle Frederick Wendland, 70, of Charles City, died Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage. A funeral service for Lyle Wendland will be held…

Mason City woman guilty of drunk driving

Mason City woman guilty of drunk driving

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman has received a jail sentence and fine after a drunk driving crime. Julie Puentes, age 48, was stopped by the Iowa State Patrol…

Gov. Reynolds, stakeholders to host public safety forum to address criminal justice challenges

Gov. Reynolds, stakeholders to host public safety forum to address criminal justice challenges

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and a broad coalition of stakeholders will host a statewide forum on public safety next month to address challenges in rural Iowa, restorative justice,…

Iowa man accused of murder after vicious stabbing death

Iowa man accused of murder after vicious stabbing death

BELLEVUE, IOWA – An Iowa man is behind bars after a long investigation into the vicious stabbing death of another man. On Sunday, December 25, 2016, the Bellevue Police Department (BPD)…

Iowa fishing report, May 17, 2018

Iowa fishing report, May 17, 2018

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state…

One dead, three hurt in Waterloo gunfire Saturday morning

One dead, three hurt in Waterloo gunfire Saturday morning

WATERLOO – One person is dead and at least three others hurt after gunfire in Waterloo early Saturday morning. On Saturday, May 19, 2018 at approximately 12:13 AM, Waterloo Police…

Gov. Reynolds signs bill to combat opioid addiction in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds signs bill to combat opioid addiction in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed House File 2377 on Monday, a bipartisan piece of legislation she says represents a significant step forward in Iowa’s efforts to address the…

Alliant Energy claims 150,000 appliances kept out of landfill through buyback program

Alliant Energy claims 150,000 appliances kept out of landfill through buyback program

CEDAR RAPIDS – Recycling an old refrigerator, freezer or room air conditioner can reduce energy use, help the environment and earn customers money, Alliant Energy said this week. “As this…

Clear Lake man cited after vehicle rollover accident

Clear Lake man cited after vehicle rollover accident

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – A Clear Lake man was given a citation after he rolled his vehicle Friday morning outside Clear Lake. On Friday, May 18, 2017 at about 10:52…

Birth rate in U.S. lowest since 1987

Birth rate in U.S. lowest since 1987

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The brith ration the United States is at its lowest level since 1987, a new government report says. In a report from the National Center for Health…

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff to honor school shooting victims

Gov. Reynolds orders state flags at half-staff to honor school shooting victims

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, to honor the murdered…

Belmond man allegedly runs down bicyclist and flees scene before arrested

Belmond man allegedly runs down bicyclist and flees scene before arrested

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Belmond man allegedly ran down a bicyclist on a rural Cerro Gordo county road and then fled the scene before he was located by…

City of Mason City expense report, May 17, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, May 17, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/17/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————— 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING INSURANCE F & EC 7,341.28 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 150.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

OBIT: Lyle F. Wendland, 70, of Charles City

OBIT: Lyle F. Wendland, 70, of Charles City

Lyle F. Wendland, 70, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage. A funeral service for Lyle Wendland will be…

Fort Dodge man arrested after Casey’s store robbery

Fort Dodge man arrested after Casey’s store robbery

FORT DODGE – A Casey’s store was recently robbed in Fort Dodge, and police there investigated and now have a suspect locked up. On May 14, 2018 at 5:15 AM,…

Missing child, possibly exploited, located outside Decorah after couple sighted at Walmart

Missing child, possibly exploited, located outside Decorah after couple sighted at Walmart

DECORAH, IOWA – A missing child, possibly exploited by drug-induced parents, has been located outside Decorah after the couple was sighted at Walmart. On Thursday, May 17, Winneshiek county dispatch…

Northern Iowa woman jailed after alleged drunk driving crash

Northern Iowa woman jailed after alleged drunk driving crash

RURAL BREMER COUNTY – A Northern Iowa woman was jailed after an alleged drunk driving crash that injured one person. On May 12th, 2018 at 8:26 PM, the Bremer County…

Law enforcement tracks wanted Fort Dodge man to ditch after auto and foot chase

Law enforcement tracks wanted Fort Dodge man to ditch after auto and foot chase

WEBSTER COUNTY, IOWA – Law enforcement tracked a wanted Fort Dodge man to a ditch after an auto and foot chase early Thursday morning. On May 17, 2018, at approximately…

Secretary Pate changes law to make Election Day registration easier

Secretary Pate changes law to make Election Day registration easier

ADEL, IOWA – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces a significant change in Iowa’s election laws that makes it easier for voters to register at the polls on Election Day.…

Anamosa State Penitentiary placed on restricted movement following incident involving over 20 inmates

Anamosa State Penitentiary placed on restricted movement following incident  involving over 20 inmates

ANAMOSA, IOWA- Today, the Anamosa State Penitentiary (ASP) was placed on restricted movement following an incident that occurred in the main yard of the institution. At approximately 7:44 a.m., several…

Gov. Reynolds signs 3 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 3 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following three bills into law Thursday: House File 631: an Act relating to the establishment of certain licenses and fees by rules…

ICE officers nab scores of illegal aliens in Midwest sting, including Iowa

ICE officers nab scores of illegal aliens in Midwest sting, including Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 78 criminal aliens and immigration violators in five Midwest states during a six-day…

Dubuque clinic settles to resolve allegations related to 8 controlled substance refills

Dubuque clinic settles to resolve allegations related to 8 controlled substance refills

CEDAR RAPIDS – Crescent Community Health Center, a non-profit health center in Dubuque, Iowa, agreed to pay $40,000 in penalties to resolve False Claims Act allegations that, during a five…

Waterloo felon pleads guilty to illegally possessing gun

Waterloo felon pleads guilty to illegally possessing gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted burglar who illegally possessed a handgun pled guilty on May 16, 2018, in federal court in Cedar Rapids. Allan James Arceo, age 24, from Waterloo,…

NIACC’s Tusler wraps up play at national tournament

NIACC’s Tusler wraps up play at national tournament

MESA, Ariz. – NIACC’s Courtney Tusler wrapped up play at her second NJCAA Division I national golf tournament with a 55-51 – 106 Thursday at the Longbow Golf Course. Tusler…

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU file lawsuit to challenge strict new Iowa abortion law

Planned Parenthood and the ACLU file lawsuit to challenge strict new Iowa abortion law

DES MOINES – A law potentially saving the lives of thousands of unborn human babies has been challenged with a lawsuit in court by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. According…

A 5-Step Guide to Promoting Your Small Business Online

A 5-Step Guide to Promoting Your Small Business Online

Your business might be small, but that doesn’t mean you can’t run a mighty marketing campaign. If you want to compete with both your large and small competitors, you need…

NIACC’s Tusler fires third-round 96 at national tournament

NIACC’s Tusler fires third-round 96 at national tournament

MESA, Ariz. – NIACC’s Courtney Tusler shot a third-round 54-42 – 96 at the NJCAA Division I national golf tournament Wednesday at the Longbow Golf Course. After three rounds, Tusler…

Iowa labor group says swing voters are up for grabs in eastern Iowa

Iowa labor group says swing voters are up for grabs in eastern Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Today, Working America released their most recent “Front Porch Focus Group” report based on 335 in-person conversations with swing and Democratic-base voters from working-class neighborhoods in eastern Iowa. Going…

Eight NIACC baseball players selected to all-region teams

Eight NIACC baseball players selected to all-region teams

MASON CITY – For the eighth straight season, the NIACC baseball team has landed at least one player on the all-NJCAA Region XI first-team. NIACC, which was the No. 2…

Gov. Reynolds signs 19 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 19 bills into law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the following 19 bills into law Wednesday: House File 2234: an Act relating to shortening the periods of time for redeeming real property…

DNR reminds Iowans: Do not “rescue” wildlife babies

DNR reminds Iowans: Do not “rescue” wildlife babies

CLEAR LAKE – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources today reminds Iowans that “saving” an animal may ultimately doom the poor creature. Springtime means baby season for Iowa wildlife, beginning…

Mason City council OK’s Renaissance Project changes; City Hall asks state for final approval

Mason City council OK’s Renaissance Project changes; City Hall asks state for final approval

MASON CITY – The ever-evolving Renaissance project in Mason City is inching closer to becoming a reality after changes to the plan were approved by the city council Tuesday night…

Summer Feeding Program for kids offered in Mason City

Summer Feeding Program for kids offered in Mason City

MASON CITY – Mason City Community Schools is participating again in the Summer Food Service Program and kids can get free rides to the event locations. Meals will be provided…