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College Basketball: Iowa State beats Southern Miss, 73-45

College Basketball: Iowa State beats Southern Miss, 73-45

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team (3-1, 0-0 Big 12) defeated Southern Miss (1-3, 0-0 C-USA), 73-45, on Tuesday night at Hilton Coliseum. Solomon Young scored a game-high…

Top Reasons Your Horse Is Misbehaving

Top Reasons Your Horse Is Misbehaving

Understanding animals, especially horses, takes years of research and interactions with them, and even then, it can be difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is that is bothering your equestrian…

Wiggins will serve as acting chief justice of Iowa Supreme Court

Wiggins will serve as acting chief justice of Iowa Supreme Court

DES MOINES – Following statutory procedures, the Iowa Supreme Court took measures to ensure the uninterrupted administration of justice in Iowa in the wake of the unexpected passing of Chief…

Illegal alien who landed in Iowa sent to prison for using stolen name and social security number

Illegal alien who landed in Iowa sent to prison for using stolen name and social security number

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal alien who used another person’s social security number to get a job was sentenced today to more than six months in federal prison. Ernesto Gonzalez-Casas,…

Gunfire damages Mason City house; police find bullet holes in door

Gunfire damages Mason City house; police find bullet holes in door

MASON CITY – The Mason City Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of East State Street late Wednesday night. A resident called 911…

College Basketball: UNI moves to 6-0 after 88-66 victory over Cornell

College Basketball: UNI moves to 6-0 after 88-66 victory over Cornell

CEDAR FALLS – The Panthers hosted the Rams of Cornell College in the McLeod Center on Wednesday night, defeating the division III opponent 88-66 to move to 6-0 on the season.…

OBIT: Jeanette McDermott, 82, of Charles City

OBIT: Jeanette McDermott, 82, of Charles City

Jeanette McDermott, 82, of Charles City, passed away suddenly November 19, 2019 with her loving and faithful husband, Leon, by her side holding her hand. A funeral service for Jeanette…

College Football: Iowa’s Epenesa named Big 10 player of the week

College Football: Iowa’s Epenesa named Big 10 player of the week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa has been recognized as Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 23-19 win over seventh-ranked Minnesota. The…

Sanders campaign over the weekend opens 8 offices and knocks more than 11,000 doors in Iowa

Sanders campaign over the weekend opens 8 offices and knocks more than 11,000 doors in Iowa

DES MOINES – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign in Iowa this weekend opened 8 new campaign offices across the state and knocked over 11,000 doors in 48 hours. “This is what…

City of Mason City expense report for November 14, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for November 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE5 60.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 3,272.10 ACCENT-CIGNA SERVICE EXPENSES 73.50 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 12.00…

Mason City man sent to prison for vehicular homicide in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

Mason City man sent to prison for vehicular homicide in connection with fatal motorcycle crash

MASON CITY – A fatal motorcycle-car crash that took place September 28, 2018 in a residential Mason City neighborhood has led to a prison sentence for the driver of the…

UNI women’s hoops ranked 15th in mid-major poll

UNI women’s hoops ranked 15th in mid-major poll

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI women’s basketball team rocketed into the CollegeInsider.com Women’s Basketball Mid Major Poll Released Tuesday after a pair of wins over power-five opponents last week. UNI jumped…

College Basketball: Berhow leads UNI to 87-67 win against UT Martin

College Basketball: Berhow leads UNI to 87-67 win against UT Martin

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI basketball team defeated the Skyhawks of UT Martin 87-67 in the McLeod Center on Tuesday night. The Panther offense was firing on all cylinders, shooting 59…

Jodi Draper elected President of Mason City School Board

Jodi Draper elected President of Mason City School Board

MASON CITY – The Mason City School Board has a new President. According to the Mason City Community School District, during the organizational meeting of the Board of Education Monday evening,…

Waterloo marijuana user sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

Waterloo marijuana user sentenced to nearly two years in federal prison for unlawfully possessing a gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal user of controlled substances who unlawfully possessed a handgun was sentenced today to nearly two years in federal prison. Torey Dunn, age 19, from Waterloo,…

UNI Swim and Dive travels to Kansas, Northwestern

UNI Swim and Dive travels to Kansas, Northwestern

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI swimmers and divers will have a big weekend, with competition at Kansas and Northwestern this weekend. The swimmers will travel to Topeka, Kansas for the…

Vandals attack pro-choice billboard in Minnesota, purchased by project founded by Mason City native

Vandals attack pro-choice billboard in Minnesota, purchased by project founded by Mason City native

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA – Vandals attacked a pro-choice billboard this weekend in Minnesota that was purchased by a project founded by a Mason City native. Kristin Brietzke was born and…

Simple Ways To Boost Your Home’s Value

Simple Ways To Boost Your Home’s Value

Homeowners tend to consider expensive projects like a kitchen or bathroom remodel when searching for ways to increase their property value. However, boosting your home’s value may be easier than…

Opinion: Factory farms pumping cancer-causing chemicals into your food; beware!

Opinion: Factory farms pumping cancer-causing chemicals into your food; beware!

Farming; high risk. I used to be against farm subsidies but when I took a longer look I would not go near a farm. Aside from the unknown…weather and half…

Three people arrested on drug charges after chase outside Clear Lake

Three people arrested on drug charges after chase outside Clear Lake

RURAL CLEAR LAKE – Three people were arrested on drug charges after a chase Sunday night outside Clear Lake. On November 17th, 2019 at approximately 10:30 PM, Cerro Gordo county…

Supreme Court selects business court judges

Supreme Court selects business court judges

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court has selected District Judge Sarah Crane, Des Moines, and District Judge Kurt Stoebe, Fort Dodge, as Iowa Business Specialty Court judges. These judges…

Five Iowa Players Shining As Rookies In The NFL

Five Iowa Players Shining As Rookies In The NFL

Once again during the NFL Draft back in April, Iowa were represented with a number of graduates from college programmes in the state, many of which went in the first…

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes blank Mocs in season opener

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes blank Mocs in season opener

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Wrestling team opened the 2019-20 season Sunday with a 39-0 shutout of Tennessee-Chattanooga at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes swept 10 bouts, scoring bonus…

Mason City woman faces felony drunk driving charge

Mason City woman faces felony drunk driving charge

MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is facing a felony drunk driving charge. Sheila Rick, age 31, was arrested by Mason City police Friday morning, November 15, 2019 and…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI downs Iowa, 88-66; Meyer scores 14

Women’s College Basketball: UNI downs Iowa, 88-66; Meyer scores 14

CEDAR FALLS – The Northern Iowa women’s basketball team overcame 14 points from former Mason City Mohawk Megan Meyer and used a 7-1 opening game run to top the Iowa…

College Basketball: Iowa Hawkeyes sign 5 prep athletes

College Basketball: Iowa Hawkeyes sign 5 prep athletes

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa head men’s basketball coach Fran McCaffery announced on Monday that Keegan Murray, Kris Murray, Josh Ogundele, Tony Perkins, and Ahron Ulis have signed with…

Two former Twitter employees and a Saudi National charged as acting as illegal agents of Saudi Arabia

Two former Twitter employees and a Saudi National charged as acting as illegal agents of Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three men have been accused of allegedly acting as illegal agents of Saudi Arabia by providing information about Twitter users to representatives of the Kingdom of Saudi…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State women’s basketball inks No. 7 recruiting class

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State women’s basketball inks No. 7 recruiting class

AMES – The Iowa State women’s basketball program and head coach Bill Fennelly announced Wednesday that four consensus Top-100 prospects have signed their letters of intent to play for the…

USDA announces its intent to ensure adequate sugar supply

USDA announces its intent to ensure adequate sugar supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it fully intends to take appropriate actions to ensure an adequate supply of sugar to the U.S. market.…

Women’s College Basketball: Hawkeyes’ 2020-21 recruiting class ranked No. 15 nationally

Women’s College Basketball: Hawkeyes’ 2020-21 recruiting class ranked No. 15 nationally

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa women’s basketball head coach Lisa Bluder announced the 2020-21 signing class on Thursday with Caitlin Clark, Sharon Goodman, Lauren Jensen, and Shateah Wetering signing…

Waterloo felon sent to prison after threatening ex with gun

Waterloo felon sent to prison after threatening ex with gun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who was twice previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm was sentenced November 14, 2019, to nearly seven years in…

College Wrestling: No. 12 Iowa State tops Bucknell 24-15

College Wrestling: No. 12 Iowa State tops Bucknell 24-15

AMES – The No 12 Iowa State wrestling team (1-0, 0-0 Big 12) topped Bucknell (0-2, 0-0 EIWA), 24-15 in the dual season-opener. The Cyclones won six of the 10…

Lime Creek Nature Center is under renovation

Lime Creek Nature Center is under renovation

MASON CITY – Renovations are being completed at the Lime Creek Nature Center. The Lime Creek Nature Center is entering the final phase of their exhibit renovation project. During this…

USDA invests $7.2 million in rural broadband in Iowa and South Dakota

USDA invests $7.2 million in rural broadband in Iowa and South Dakota

HAWARDEN, IOWA – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey recently announced USDA has invested $7.2 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will…

Missouri man sentenced for providing material support to terrorists

Missouri man sentenced for providing material support to terrorists

ST. LOUIS – Ramiz Zijad Hodzic, aka Siki Ramiz Hodzic, 45, of St. Louis County, Missouri, was sentenced to 96 months in prison for conspiring to provide material support to terrorists…

The importance of religious pluralism in 2019

The importance of religious pluralism in 2019

In increasingly divided times, religious pluralism has never been more important. It’s known that many newspapers have different political leanings and agendas; however, sometimes this can result in causing a…

Opinion: Let’s clear the air on Trump

Opinion: Let’s clear the air on Trump

This is what really happened; Trump goes to Russia on the pretense of holding preliminary talks on building a new hotel. Putin books him into a hotel suite that is…

2020 session must fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program, legislators say

2020 session must fix Iowa’s “worst in the nation” medical cannabis program, legislators say

DES MOINES – Improved health care for tens of thousands of Iowans depends on passing major reforms of Iowa’s medical cannabis program during the 2020 session according to two legislative…

Algona man dead after single vehicle accident Friday morning

Algona man dead after single vehicle accident  Friday morning

KOSSUTH COUNTY – An Algona man is dead after a single vehicle crash that happened Friday morning. On Friday, November 15 at approximately 6:36 AM, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office…

College Football: Iowa State drops Texas, 23-21

College Football: Iowa State drops Texas, 23-21

AMES – A field goal in the final seconds proved to be the difference as Iowa State topped Texas, 23-21, Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium. Iowa State (6-4, 4-3) kicker…

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