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Iowa safety Snyder to leave Hawkeyes for other opportunities

Iowa safety Snyder to leave Hawkeyes for other opportunities

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz announced Tuesday that Brandon Snyder is leaving the program to pursue an opportunity to receive more time on the…

Volunteers needed to make a difference in North Iowa communities

MASON CITY – RSVP, the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for people 55 and older, is looking for volunteers to meet community needs, especially in area schools. Most volunteers serve just…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, July 24, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, July 24, 2018

Cerro Gordo county expense report, July 24, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

Manly business chosen for statewide SBDC Award

Manly business chosen for statewide SBDC Award

MANLY, IOWA – The NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to recognize Miriah Whitehurst of All Things Advertising as the Pappajohn Center Entrepreneur of the Month…

Alliant Energy grant supports those most set back by the tornado that hit Marshalltown

Alliant Energy grant supports those most set back by the tornado that hit Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN – Alliant Energy is donating funds to help those affected by the powerful tornado that ripped through Marshalltown last week. According to Alliant Energy, no one was ready for…

U.S. pork welcomed back to Argentina

U.S. pork welcomed back to Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Monday celebrated the reintroduction of American pork products to the Argentine market after more than 20 years by slicing…

Calf wanders onto Northern Iowa roadway, causes two car crashes

Calf wanders onto Northern Iowa roadway, causes two car crashes

RURAL PALO ALTO COUNTY – A calf wandered onto a Northern Iowa roadway and caused two car crashes. On Saturday, July 21st, 2018, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated…

Police catch man with loaded handgun after domestic call in Mason City

Police catch man with loaded handgun after domestic call in Mason City

MASON CITY – Mason City police caught a man with a loaded handgun after a domestic call in Mason City this weekend. On the evening of Saturday, July 28, Mason…

Officials say Iowa missing juvenile numbers remain steady

Officials say Iowa missing juvenile numbers remain steady

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said today that missing juvenile numbers in the state remain steady, despite a social media frenzy that claimed a spike.…

Convicted Charles City burglar accused of stealing from a residence

Convicted Charles City burglar accused of stealing from a residence

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Charles City man receives minor injuries after motorcycle accident

Charles City man receives minor injuries after motorcycle accident

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man received minor injuries after a motorcycle accident. The incident took place not he afternoon of July 22, 2018. According to Charles City police,…

Opinion: Put all hog confinements in Mexico, spare rural Iowa the destruction

Opinion: Put all hog confinements in Mexico, spare rural Iowa the destruction

A few month back I offered my opinion on CAFOs. I suggested all CAFOs (hog confinements) be moved to Mexico. I spoke to one of the Mexican trade specialists at…

Small Business Roadshow coming to Charles City on Tuesday, August 7th

Small Business Roadshow coming to Charles City on Tuesday, August 7th

CHARLES CITY – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture will hold a Rural Small Business Roadshow in Charles City on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Small…

Hawkeye lineman Wirfs cite for drunk driving

Hawkeye lineman Wirfs cite for drunk driving

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa football student-athlete Tristan Wirfs was cited for Operating While Under the Influence in Iowa City early Sunday morning. “While we are currently gathering additional…

Osage teen hurt in auto crash in rural Mason City

Osage teen hurt in auto crash in rural Mason City

MASON CITY – An Osage teen was hurt in an auto crash in rural Mason City Saturday. On July 28, 2018 at approximately 11:18 AM, Cerro Gordo deputies were dispatched…

DNR Derelict Building Grant Program awards funds to 12 rural Iowa communities

DNR Derelict Building Grant Program awards funds to 12 rural Iowa communities

DES MOINES – The DNR Derelict Building Grant Program will award grants to 12 small, rural Iowa communities to help deconstruct or renovate abandoned structures, remove asbestos and limit construction…

Mason City Earth Day Committee sets second annual river cleanup

Mason City Earth Day Committee sets second annual river cleanup

MASON CITY – A river cleanup float will be held on the Winnebago River on Saturday, August 18 from 9 a.m. – Noon. This float is open to the public…

City of Mason City expense report, July 26, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, July 26, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/26/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— —————– 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING INSURANCE F & EC 1,115.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 1,114.88 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY…

Matz gets life sentences for murdering grandparents

Matz gets life sentences for murdering grandparents

MASON CITY – A Mason City man will never leave prison after he murdered his grandparents last year. At approximately 7:43 AM on November 7, 2017, the Mason City Police…

Iowa woman admits to killing 5-year-old daughter, charged with murder

Iowa woman admits to killing 5-year-old daughter, charged with murder

OTTUMWA – An Iowa woman has admitted to killing her 5-year-old daughter and is now charged with murder. On July 19, 2018, at approximately 3:22 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department…

NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Hosts Youth Entrepreneurial Academy

NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center Hosts Youth Entrepreneurial Academy

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (NIACC JPEC) conducted the Youth Entrepreneurial Academy on July 9-13 sponsored by the John K. and Luise…

Update from Iowa Democrats

Update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a legislative update released by Iowa Democrats this week: Annual Sales Tax Holiday Weekend of August 3-4 This year’s annual sales tax holiday is the first weekend…

Endangered Species of Iowa

Endangered Species of Iowa

Alexis Watkins: Conservation Education Intern, Lime Creek Nature Center Most of us know of at least one endangered species whether it be the Asian Elephant, the Snow Leopard, or countless…

Gov. Reynolds issues statement after meeting with President Trump

Gov. Reynolds issues statement after meeting with President Trump

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Thursday after President Donald Trump’s visit to Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta: “President Trump’s visit today highlights Iowa’s leadership…

Northern Iowa man hurt in auto crash Thursday in Hardin county

Northern Iowa man hurt in auto crash Thursday in Hardin county

HARDIN COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man was hurt in an auto crash Thursday in rural Hardin county. According to the Iowa State Patrol, the accident took place Thursday, July…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of July 26, 2018

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of July 26, 2018

CLEAR LAKE – This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered via the Iowa DNR from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. For…

Update on missing Iowa college student

Update on missing Iowa college student

BROOKLYN, IOWA – On July 19, 2018, twenty-year-old Mollie Tibbetts, of Brooklyn, Iowa was reported missing by her family. She was last seen on July 18 at approximately 7:30 PM…

Mason City man accused of harming a person this weekend, faces felony charge

Mason City man accused of harming a person this weekend, faces felony charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is accused of another serious crime after he allegedly harmed a person this weekend. At just after midnight on July 22, Mason City…

Amanda Ragan vs Shannon Latham election: Was stronger candidate Steve Minert sidelined by GOP insiders’ financial threat?

Amanda Ragan vs Shannon Latham election: Was stronger candidate Steve Minert sidelined by GOP insiders’ financial threat?

MASON CITY – Should political party operatives in Des Moines determine general election nominees using their bulging bank accounts before primaries are even held? Linda Upmeyer, Speaker of the Iowa…

Mason City man sent to prison for 10 years for lascivious acts with a child

Mason City man sent to prison for 10 years for lascivious acts with a child

MASON CITY – A Mason City man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on a charge of felony lascivious acts with a child. On the evening of January…

Allegations of sexual victimization in adult correctional facilities nearly tripled from 2011 to 2015

Allegations of sexual victimization in adult correctional facilities nearly tripled from 2011 to 2015

WASHINGTON — If you get sent to a U.S. prison, abstinence may not be in the cards for you, whether you like it or not. Correctional administrators reported 24,661 allegations…

Iowa leaders react to federal handout to farmers to offset trade war damage

Iowa leaders react to federal handout to farmers to offset trade war damage

WASHINGTON – Iowa leaders reacted this week after the Trump Administration announced up to $12 billion in welfare handouts to farmers to offset the apparent damage done to their pocketbooks…

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Elm Lake in Wright County

Fishing regulations to be relaxed at Elm Lake in Wright County

CLARION – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will relax the fishing regulations at Elm Lake starting Aug. 1st to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake…

Errant driver leads to drug bust in Northwood

Errant driver leads to drug bust in Northwood

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Investigation finds Michigan residents unlawfully took nearly two dozen Iowa deer over 16 years

Investigation finds Michigan residents unlawfully took nearly two dozen Iowa deer over 16 years

CEDAR COUNTY, Iowa – In an effort to provide quality, legal deer hunting opportunities for Iowans, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conducted…

Cyclones draw Arizona in Maui Jim Maui Invitational

Cyclones draw Arizona in Maui Jim Maui Invitational

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State will open the 2018 Maui Jim Maui Invitational against Pac-12 foe Arizona on Monday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. (HT)/8 p.m. (CT) on ESPNU, the…

Gov. Reynolds issues statement on tornado recovery efforts in Marshalltown

Gov. Reynolds issues statement on tornado recovery efforts in Marshalltown

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Monday on the tornado recovery efforts in Marshalltown: “After meeting with business and community leaders in Marshalltown today, I continue…

OBIT: Analyn Ocampo, 45, of Forest City

OBIT: Analyn Ocampo, 45, of Forest City

Analyn Ocampo, 45, of Forest City, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa. A funeral Mass for Analyn will be…

Florida woman drowns in Upper Iowa River near Decorah

Florida woman drowns in Upper Iowa River near Decorah

DECORAH – Emergency personnel responded to a report of a drowning on July 22 around 2:45 p.m. on the Upper Iowa River, northwest of Decorah. Kayakers found the body of…

How To Spring Clean Your Office Space

A clean office space is conducive to work, and without a clean and tidy environment, your team are going to struggle to stay on task, motivated, and relaxed. It’s well…

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