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Fifth farmer pleads guilty in connection with organic fraud scheme totaling nearly $140 million in fraudulent sales

Fifth farmer pleads guilty in connection with organic fraud scheme totaling nearly $140 million in fraudulent sales

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Missouri man who conspired with others to sell grain fraudulently marketed as organic pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids. John Burton, age 52,…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Cordell Pemsl hardship waiver petition approved

College Basketball: Iowa’s Cordell Pemsl hardship waiver petition approved

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior forward Cordell Pemsl’s hardship waiver petition has been approved by the Big Ten Conference.  Pemsl (6-foot-8, 230 pounds) will have two years of men’s…

Health Department environmental health specialist receives Harry Grant Award

Health Department environmental health specialist receives Harry Grant Award

MASON CITY  –  Mark Mathre, CFSP, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Harry Grant Award.  The Harry Grant Award is given by the Iowa Public Health Association. It…

Gov. Reynolds issues proclamation to extend disaster assistance available to Iowans

Gov. Reynolds issues proclamation to extend disaster assistance available to Iowans

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds extended existing proclamations of disaster emergency for counties impacted by March flooding. This proclamation extends the governor’s activation of Iowa disaster response and…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Friday, May 10, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF224: an act relating to the criminal offense of lascivious conduct with a minor, and…

Rural Charles City house burned Thursday

Rural Charles City house burned Thursday

CHARLES CITY – The Charles City Fire Department responded to a passerby report of a house fire Thursday afternoon, May 9, around 12:10 PM at 2455 Miner Ave., Southwest of…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of May 9, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of May 9, 2019

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

City hall in small Northern Iowa town robbed; police seek suspect

City hall in small Northern Iowa town robbed; police seek suspect

VINCENT, IOWA – A man robbed a city hall in the small Northern Iowa town of Vincent this week and police are seeking a suspect. The Webster County Telecommunication received…