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DNR investigates small manure spill in Iowa’s Washington County

DNR investigates small manure spill in Iowa’s Washington County

WELLMAN — The DNR investigated a small manure spill about two miles southeast of Wellman Thursday. An irrigation system malfunctioned the morning of Sept. 27 sending about 100 gallons of…

Gov. Reynolds appeals FEMA denial of assistance for Iowans impacted by July tornadoes

Gov. Reynolds appeals FEMA denial of assistance for Iowans impacted by July tornadoes

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds submitted an appeal letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Friday asking it to reconsider its denial of her request for federal assistance…

Clear Lake fire department kicks of Fire Prevention Week with annual pancake breakfast

Clear Lake fire department kicks of Fire Prevention Week with annual pancake breakfast

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake fire department will kick of Fire Prevention Week with their annual pancake breakfast. Fire can strike anywhere, anytime and the wants citizens to “LOOK,…

Senate Judiciary Committee requests FBI investigation into Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual mis-deeds

Senate Judiciary Committee requests FBI investigation into Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual mis-deeds

WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee will request that the Trump Administration instruct the FBI to conduct a supplemental background investigation with respect to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh…

Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to ensure quality care for veterans

Ernst, Grassley introduce bill to ensure quality care for veterans

WASHINGTON – Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley of Iowa, along with Sens. John Boozman of Arkansas and Orrin Hatch of Utah, introduced the Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans…

Northern Iowa woman accused of murdering infant daughter; faces life in prison if guilty

Northern Iowa woman accused of murdering infant daughter; faces life in prison if guilty

FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman allegedly murdered her 5-week0old daughter, police say, and she is behind bars facing a possible life sentence if convicted. On August 21,…

Mason City woman loses life in auto-motorcycle crash in residential neighborhood

Mason City woman loses life in auto-motorcycle crash in residential neighborhood

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman lost her life in auto-motorcycle crash in a residential neighborhood late Friday night. Mason City police say that on September 28, 2018, at…

Congressman Steve King takes credit for deal with Taiwan for 30% increase in soybean purchases

Congressman Steve King takes credit for deal with Taiwan for 30% increase in soybean purchases

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Congressman Steve King, a member of the House Agriculture Committee, releases this statement and photo following his participation in a signing ceremony committing the nation of Taiwan to…

Manure pours out of North Iowa hog confinement into creek, DNR says

Manure pours out of North Iowa hog confinement into creek, DNR says

BRISTOW—Wednesday, DNR staff investigated a manure spill caused by a broken water line in a hog confinement located about three miles north of Bristow . An unknown amount of manure…

City of Mason City expense report, Sept. 27, 2018

City of Mason City expense report, Sept. 27, 2018

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 9/27/2018 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ———— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE SUPPLIES 304.00 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 275.00 AIKEY ENTERPRISES INC M/E REPAIRS 200.00 ALLIANT…

Northern Iowa woman guilty in meth conspiracy after over a pound of the dangerous drug and guns found

Northern Iowa woman guilty in meth conspiracy after over a pound of the dangerous drug and guns found

SIOUX CITY – A traffic stop yielded over a pound of meth, a stolen assault rifle, and two other firearms, leading to a woman from Humboldt pleading guilty in a…

Rep. Linda Upmeyer points to new election laws taking effect

Rep. Linda Upmeyer points to new election laws taking effect

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake: Even with it being fall, it seems most of Iowa can’t get away from the rain. This…

Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell: “No reason to doubt” testimony of Kavanaugh, nor Ford

Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell: “No reason to doubt” testimony of Kavanaugh, nor Ford

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The circus show that was the he said, she said testimony of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing of sexual malfeasance, Dr. Christine Blasey…

NIACC men’s and women’s basketball teams set to compete in ICCAC Juco Jam

NIACC men’s and women’s basketball teams set to compete in ICCAC Juco Jam

AMES – The NIACC men’s basketball team will compete in the ICCAC Juco Jam on Oct. 6. The Trojans will play three games at the All-Iowa Attack facility. The NIACC…

Charles City man guilty of sex abuse, jury says

Charles City man guilty of sex abuse, jury says

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man has been found guilty of a sex abuse charge after a jury heard and deliberated on the case. On Wednesday, July 19, 2017…

Iowa man sent to prison for meth dealing after beating “government cooperator”

Iowa man sent to prison for meth dealing after beating “government cooperator”

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa man who pistol-whipped a government cooperator, sent thousands of dollars in drug proceeds to his Mexican source of supply, and engaged in a 4 hour…

Six Benefits of Unilateral Training That All Fitness Enthusiasts Should Know

When doing push-ups, deadlifts and squats among many other exercises, you are exercising both sides of your body at the same time. Most people follow this sequence for the majority…

Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1; practice safe hunting

Iowa’s archery deer season begins Oct. 1; practice safe hunting

RURAL IOWA – An estimated 60,000 hunters will be heading to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1. Forest wildlife research…

DNR: Fall is a great time to catch fish in Iowa’s rivers

DNR: Fall is a great time to catch fish in Iowa’s rivers

MASON CITY – Enjoy Iowa’s natural landscapes fishing Iowa’s rivers and streams this fall. A unique angling challenge is hidden around every bend. “You are never far from one of…

Iowa State’s Spencer Benton a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy

Iowa State’s Spencer Benton a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State senior defensive end Spencer Benton is a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy. The award is sponsored by the National Football Foundation and recognizes…

Iowa’s teacher leadership system empowers teachers, impacts student achievement, Governor Reynolds says

Iowa’s teacher leadership system empowers teachers, impacts student achievement, Governor Reynolds says

DES MOINES – Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system continues to strengthen the teaching profession and improve classroom instruction, with a significant increase in school districts reporting they met…

“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band to perform in Mason City as part of its 100th National Concert Tour

“The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band  to perform in Mason City as part of its 100th National Concert Tour

MASON CITY – As part of its 2018 national concert tour, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band will perform at 7:30pm on Friday, October 19, at the North Iowa…

Iowa State’s Kempt a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award

Iowa State’s Kempt a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Iowa State senior quarterback Kyle Kempt is one of 30 football players selected as a candidate for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for…

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Butler County

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for Butler County

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for Butler County in response to severe storms that took place beginning Sept. 19. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources…

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff to honor fallen Marine

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff to honor fallen Marine

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, September 27, 2018, to honor a fallen U.S. Marine.…

Mason City man killed in crash Tuesday

Mason City man killed in crash Tuesday

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was killed in an auto crash Tuesday in a residential neighborhood. On September 24th 2018 at approximately 8:31 AM there was a single motor…

Annual Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery History Walk set for October 6

Annual Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery History Walk set for October 6

MASON CITY – Voices from the past and perhaps a spirit or two will come alive at the Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery History Walk on October 6.  Six people will be portrayed…

Lead Hazard Control Program to host evening informational meeting

Lead Hazard Control Program to host evening informational meeting

MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health’s Lead Hazard Control Program is hosting an informational home owners meeting for community members to stop by anytime on…

OBIT: Burton “Buzz” Peterson, 81, of Charles City

OBIT: Burton “Buzz” Peterson, 81, of Charles City

Burton “Buzz” Peterson, 81, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A memorial service for Buzz will be…

DNR investigates manure spill near Eagle Grove

DNR investigates manure spill near Eagle Grove

EAGLE GROVE — Monday, DNR staff from Mason City investigated a manure spill about four miles southwest of Eagle Grove in Wright County. Overnight Sunday, manure from a hog confinement…

Iowa budget closes with higher-than-expected revenue, $127 million surplus

Iowa budget closes with higher-than-expected revenue, $127 million surplus

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday the State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2018 with an estimated balance of $127.3 million in its general fund. That’s $95.6…

Mason City search warrant leads to discovery of firearms, cash and a large amount of meth; one arrested

Mason City search warrant leads to discovery of firearms, cash and a large amount of meth; one arrested

MASON CITY – A Mason City search warrant lead police to the discovery of firearms, cash and a large amount of meth and one man was arrested. On September 24,…

Former Sioux City council member charged with environmental crimes

Former Sioux City council member charged with environmental crimes

SIOUX CITY – Aaron Rochester, 44, from Sioux City, Iowa, has been charged with one count of unlawful storage of hazardous waste and one charge of transportation of hazardous waste.­…

Presentation on Alzheimer’s Awareness to be held at NIACC

Presentation on Alzheimer’s Awareness to be held at NIACC

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) will hold a presentation on Alzheimer’s Awareness on Wednesday, September 26, in the Muse-Norris Conference Center, Room 180ABC on the NIACC…

Mason City man jailed after law enforcement stop for cracked windshield

Mason City man jailed after law enforcement stop for cracked windshield

NORTHWOOD – A Mason City man was jailed after law enforcement stopped him for a cracked windshield. On September 15, 2018 at 3:20 PM, a traffic stop was conducted by…

Iowa State’s Connor Assalley named a Lou Groza Award Star of the Week

Iowa State’s Connor Assalley named a Lou Groza Award Star of the Week

AMES – Iowa State placekicker Connor Assalley was named a Lou Groza Award Star of the Week by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission today. The Lou Groza Award is…

Winnebago Industries Appoints Maria Blase to Board of Directors

Winnebago Industries Appoints Maria Blase to Board of Directors

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced the appointment of Maria Blase to its Board of Directors, effective September 24, 2018.…

Cerro Gordo County claims for September 18, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for September 18, 2018

Cerro Gordo County claims for September 4, 2018: Download the PDF file .…

Business owners, entrepreneurs encouraged to apply to ‘10,000 Small Businesses Program’

Business owners, entrepreneurs encouraged to apply to ‘10,000 Small Businesses Program’

DES MOINES – Iowa small business owners and entrepreneurs can grow their businesses with the help of the Goldman Sachs “10,000 Small Businesses Program.” Beginning in January 2019, the program…

Northwood liquor store parking lot dust-up leads to arrest of Texas woman

Northwood liquor store parking lot dust-up leads to arrest of Texas woman

NORTHWOOD – A recent dust-up in a Northwood liquor store parking lot lead to the arrest of a Texas woman. On September 16, 2018 at 4:07 AM, the Worth County…

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