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Nashua investment adviser punished by Iowa Attorney General

Nashua investment adviser punished by Iowa Attorney General

DES MOINES — A Nashua investment adviser accused of illegally selling advice to veterans must change her business practices and pay a fine under a settlement with the Iowa Attorney…

Wrestling: Northern Iowa topples Iowa State, 22-13

Wrestling: Northern Iowa topples Iowa State, 22-13

CEDAR FALLS – The No. 11 Iowa State wrestling team (10-3, 6-2 Big 12) fell to in-state foe No. 17 Northern Iowa (7-5, 7-1 Big 12) Thursday night, 22-13. The…

Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center February Entrepreneurs of the Month

Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center February Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design as…

Mexican criminal living in Eagle Grove sent to prison for illegally reentering the United States

Mexican criminal living in Eagle Grove sent to prison for illegally reentering the United States

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man convicted of numerous crimes who illegally returned to the United States to live in Eagle Grove after being deported four times was sentenced to…

Selling two guns leads to over three years in federal prison for convicted felon from Nashua

Selling two guns leads to over three years in federal prison for convicted felon from Nashua

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Nashua man with multiple prior felony convictions who sold two firearms in July 2018 was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison. Dalton Mathias…

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

Gov. Reynolds selects Christopher McDonald as Supreme Court justice

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Judge Christopher McDonald as her Iowa Supreme Court justice selection Wednesday morning at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. McDonald, of Des…

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

Chicago police arrest actor Jussie Smollet after egregious fake hate crime report blaming Trump supporters

CHICAGO – Chicago police arrested actor Jussie Smollet after an egregious fake hate crime report pinning blame on fictitious, racist Trump supporters Jussie Smollet, age 36, who “stars” in a…

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

ISIS bride who gave up life in America to marry terrorist won’t be allowed to return

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A woman who left her life in Alabama to become a bride for an ISIS terrorist in Syria – but is now begging to return home –…

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019

Cerro Gordo county claims for Feb. 12, 2019: Aaron’s Snow Removal, plow/blad 50.00 1 Absolute Waste Remov, sanit disp 342.70 1 Ames, Virginia, election official 95.00 1 Bergeron, Justin, meals/mileage…

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

Public Safety Commissioner announces new Colonel to lead the Iowa State Patrol

DES MOINES – Department of Public Safety Commissioner, Stephan K. Bayens, is pleased to announce the selection of Captain Nathan Fulk as the 17th Chief of the Iowa State Patrol.…

Democrats report schools get “record low funding” and “significant increase in crime” in Iowa

Democrats report schools get “record low funding” and “significant increase in crime” in Iowa

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats released in recent days: Schools Get Record Low Funding, Again This week, there was bi-partisan opposition to the PreK-12 school aid…

Rep. Todd Prichard explains his non-support of one education bill, support of another

Rep. Todd Prichard explains his non-support of one education bill, support of another

The following is a legislative update from Rep. Todd Prichard of Charles City: It was an interesting week in the Iowa Legislature. One, the weather continues to wreak havoc on…

NIACC’s Buford earns ICCAC weekly honor

NIACC’s Buford earns ICCAC weekly honor

MASON CITY – For the second time this season, NIACC’s Jada Buford has been selected as the ICCAC women’s basketball player of the week for the week of Feb. 11-17.…

OBIT: James “Jim” Balkenende, 76, of Charles City

OBIT: James “Jim” Balkenende, 76, of Charles City

James “Jim” Balkenende, 76, of Charles City, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. A memorial service for Jim Balkenende will be…

The Basics of Planning a Wedding

At some point in your life, you may find yourself in the position where you have to plan a wedding. It could be because someone close to you is getting…

Basketball: Iowa drops home conference game to Maryland, 66-65

Basketball: Iowa drops home conference game to Maryland, 66-65

IOWA CITY – Maryland’s Bruno Fernando tipped in the game-winning basket with 7.8 seconds remaining to lead the Terrapins over the Iowa Hawkeyes, 66-65, Tuesday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The…

OBIT: Marie Herold, 79, of Osage

OBIT: Marie Herold, 79, of Osage

Marie Herold, 79, of Osage, formerly Charles City, entered into eternal rest Friday, February 15, 2019, at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage surrounded by her family. A…

Gov. Reynolds signs historic education funding bills, adding nearly $90 million in spending

Gov. Reynolds signs historic education funding bills, adding nearly $90 million in spending

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed HF 306 and HF 307, historic preK-12 education funding at the Iowa State Capitol surrounded by education advocates and students from North…

Iowa man thrown from fast-moving snowmobile suffers spinal injuries

Iowa man thrown from fast-moving snowmobile suffers spinal injuries

LEHIGH, IOWA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation officers responded to a snowmobile crash on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 1:45 p.m., approximately four miles south of Lehigh on…

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

Former Cerro Gordo supervisor and current NIACC board member Jay Urdahl pleads not guilty to harassment

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Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

Bernie Sanders announces Presidential run for 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Bernie Sanders announced today his run for President for the 2020 election. “I’m running for president,” the 77-year-old said in a released statement. “I am asking…

West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving

West Hancock teacher accused of felony drunk driving

BRITT – A West Hancock educator was arrested for a third drunk driving offense recently. Raylea Hepker, age 27, allegedly committed her latest drunk driving offense on January 28. She…

Governor Reynolds encourages Iowa high school and college students to join Innovative Cybersecurity Competition

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds is pleased to announce that Iowa is partnering with SANS to offer the Girls Go CyberStart competition again this year.  Iowa first participated in…

NIACC announces 2018 Fall Term President’s List and Dean’s List

NIACC announces 2018 Fall Term President’s List and Dean’s List

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College is pleased to announce that 773 individuals have been named to the 2018 Fall Term President’s List and Dean’s List.  These students…

Gov. Reynolds won’t fight judge’s decision striking down Fetal Heartbeat Law

Gov. Reynolds won’t fight judge’s decision striking down Fetal Heartbeat Law

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement on her decision not to appeal the ruling of Iowa District Court Judge Michael Huppert that Iowa Code chapter 146C…

Gov. Reynolds set special election in Iowa State Senate

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds issued a proclamation on Monday setting the date for a special election following the resignation of State Senator Jeff Danielson for Tuesday, March 19, 2019.…

Waterloo police charge man with first-degree murder and abuse of corpse

Waterloo police charge man with first-degree murder and abuse of corpse

WATERLOO – Waterloo police charged a man serving a prison sentence for robbery with first-degree murder and abuse of corpse On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 Waterloo Police received a report…

Police investigating after cars slams Mason City house, causing tens-of-thousands of dollars in damages

Police investigating after cars slams Mason City house, causing tens-of-thousands of dollars in damages

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Wieskamp’s buzzer-beater lifts Iowa past Rutgers, 71-69

Wieskamp’s buzzer-beater lifts Iowa past Rutgers, 71-69

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Iowa and Rutgers traded three-pointers in the final seconds of their Big Ten Conference matchup, but it was Iowa who got the win with Joe Wieskamp’s buzzer…

City Administrator update for Mason City

City Administrator update for Mason City

Remarks prepared for February 19, 2019 city council meeting for City Administrator Aaron Burnett: The city crews have been working diligently plowing and hauling snow through January and February. This…

North End Mason City house burns overnight (photos)

North End Mason City house burns overnight (photos)

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Texas man injured in pickup rollover accident outside Mason City

Texas man injured in pickup rollover accident outside Mason City

RURAL MASON CITY – A Texas man was injured Friday night in a pickup rollover accident outside Mason City as he tried to pass another vehicle. Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s…

Wrestling: Iowa crushes Indiana, 37-9

Wrestling: Iowa crushes Indiana, 37-9

IOWA CITY – The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team closed its home schedule with a 37-9 thumping of Indiana on Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa won eight-of-10 bouts,…

Rudd man accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms

Rudd man accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms

CLEAR LAKE – A Rudd man is accused of stealing precious Buddy Holly heirlooms that were recently recovered. OnFebruary 15, 2019 at around 3:40 pm, Clear Lake Police Officers arrested 59-year-old…

OPINION: The Diet-Heart Myth

OPINION: The Diet-Heart Myth

By: Katelyn Nicholson, RDN, LD Our lifestyle and the foods we eat can have a significant impact on our health. Today, one in three adults has some form of cardiovascular…

OBIT: Kurt O. Elliott, 59, of Osage

OBIT: Kurt O. Elliott, 59, of Osage

Kurt O. Elliott, age 59, of Osage, died Thursday, February 14, 2019, at his home. Celebration of life services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2019, at…

OPINION: Schickel, Lee mis-lead voters on Renaissance Project tax impact

OPINION: Schickel, Lee mis-lead voters on Renaissance Project tax impact

To the Editor, Since it’s inception, the Renaissance Project had one core mantra. No city tax dollars would go toward the project. However, the community has already spent over one…

City of Mason City expense report, February 14, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, February 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ACTIVE911 INC RADIO MAINTENANCE 625.00 AMERICAN WATERWORKS REFUND 152.90 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES OTHER SUPPLIES 978.09 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY M/E…

Two people hurt after head-on collision Friday morning in rural Worth county

Two people hurt after head-on collision Friday morning in rural Worth county

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President Trump declares national emergency for border wall funding

President Trump declares national emergency for border wall funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It’s a national emergency in America as President Donald J. Trump made the declaration Friday so that billions of dollars can be rounded up and spent to…

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