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Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City set for multi-million dollar expansion

Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City set for multi-million dollar expansion

MASON CITY – The Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City is approved for a multi-million dollar expansion, bringing  new jobs. Councilman Paul Adams said Friday that Kraft Heinz has announced…

Convicted thief fails to return to facility in Fort Dodge; police seek clues

Convicted thief fails to return to facility in Fort Dodge; police seek clues

FORT DODGE – A convicted thief failed to return to a residential facility in Fort Dodge and police are seeking clues leading to his capture. Roy Dylan Sanchez, convicted of…

Garner’s Kwik Star convenience store evacuated today after bomb threat

Garner’s Kwik Star convenience store evacuated today after bomb threat

GARNER – A bomb threat in Garner today led to the evacuation of a a convenience store. Chief Tim Dodge of the Garner Police Department says that on Thursday, May…

Three men accused of home invasion and sexual assault of elderly Iowa woman

Three men accused of home invasion and sexual assault of elderly Iowa woman

STORY COUNTY, IOWA – Three men are accused of a home invasion and sexual assault of an elderly Iowa woman as police seek the whereabouts of two of the culprits…

City of Mason City expense report for May 16, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for May 16, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 5/16/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE BUILDING INSURANCE F & EC 11,384.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 176.94 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL…

Record Employment Rates for MBA Grads

Many of the leading US business schools are broadcasting employment rates like never before, alongside great starting salary rates for all of their MBA graduates. Despite this, there is still…

Northern Iowa woman busted by police and cooperating individual in meth sale

Northern Iowa woman busted by police and cooperating individual in meth sale

MANCHESTER, IOWA – A Northern Iowa woman was busted by police and a cooperating individual in a methamphetamine sale and now faces a felony. The Manchester, Iowa police department conducted…

Iowa law enforcement will accelerate efforts to ticket lawbreakers over holiday weekend

Iowa law enforcement will accelerate efforts to ticket lawbreakers over holiday weekend

DES MOINES – Iowa law enforcement will accelerate efforts to ticket lawbreakers over the Memorial Day weekend and motorists should be aware. Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer…

Infant with 36 broken ribs dies from trauma allegedly inflicted by Iowa man, leading to murder charge

Infant with 36 broken ribs dies from trauma allegedly inflicted by Iowa man, leading to murder charge

DES MOINES – An infant with 36 broken ribs and bleeding in the brain died from trauma allegedly inflicted by an Iowa man, leading to a murder charge. On April…

Iowa man caught on wiretap buying heroin fined $3,000 and sentenced to federal probation

Iowa man caught on wiretap buying heroin fined $3,000 and sentenced to federal probation

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man whose phone calls and text messages were intercepted by police as he purchased heroin was fined and sentenced on May 14, 2019, to probation and…

Iowa Attorney General joins lawsuit alleging conspiracy to fix prices for more than 100 drugs

Iowa Attorney General joins lawsuit alleging conspiracy to fix prices for more than 100 drugs

DES MOINES — Attorney General Tom Miller joined 43 attorneys general in announcing a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation’s largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Thursday, May 16, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF289: an act concerning the distribution of gambling game receipts for charitable purposes. HF305: an…

Nora Springs man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

Nora Springs man charged with child sexual exploitation offenses

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Nora Springs man has been charged with child sexual exploitation offenses. Aaron Olson, age 35, of Nora Springs, Iowa, has been charged with two counts of sexual…

Chicago-area musician sentenced 10 years in federal prison for enticing underage girls to produce sexually explicit videos

Chicago-area musician sentenced 10 years in federal prison for enticing underage girls to produce sexually explicit videos

CHICAGO — A Chicago-area musician was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for enticing several underage girls, some as young as 14 years old, to produce sexually explicit…

Young teen boy charged with felony after shooting in Fort Dodge Thursday morning

Young teen boy charged with felony after shooting in Fort Dodge Thursday morning

FORT DODGE – A young teen boy has been charged with a felony after a shooting in Fort Dodge Thursday morning. On Thursday, May16 e approximately liSS A.M., the Webster…

Two men caught after fleeing police in Charles City

Two men caught after fleeing police in Charles City

CHARLES CITY – Two men were caught Sunday after fleeing police in Charles City. Sunday morning at 1:26 AM, officers with the Charles City police department attempted to stop a…

Northern Iowa man accused of sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

Northern Iowa man accused of sexually abusing 6-year-old girl

ESTHERVILLE – A Northern Iowa man is accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old girl and using a fake identity to get a job. On April 10, 2019 an Officer with…

Alabama lawmakers ban abortions

Alabama lawmakers ban abortions

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed into law the Alabama Human Life Protection Act, after both houses of the Alabama Legislature passed HB314. Upon signing the bill,…

Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen building demolished for likely Kwik Star

Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen building demolished for likely Kwik Star

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen building is being demolished today to make room for a likely Kwik Star convenience store. Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen closed back in September…

Mayor Pete returns to Iowa for two day campaign swing

Mayor Pete returns to Iowa for two day campaign swing

DES MOINES, IA – On Friday and Saturday this week, Mayor Pete will travel to Iowa for a two day visit where he’ll attend events in Des Moines, Dallas County,…

Waterloo sex offender sentenced to eight years in federal prison for possessing a sawed off shotgun

Waterloo sex offender sentenced to eight years in federal prison for possessing a sawed off shotgun

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo sex offender who possessed a sawed-0ff shotgun and led law enforcement on a high speed car chase through the city and eventually was captured after clotheslining…

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 7, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report for May 7, 2019

CLAIMS May 7, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Alliant Energy, utilities 95.29  2 C G Co Treasurer, tax/fee disburse 838.48  1 CDW Government, Inc., IT Hardware 304.75  1 Clear Lake Ind…

TechBrew comes to Limestone Brewers in Osage on Tuesday May 28, 2019

TechBrew comes to Limestone Brewers in Osage on Tuesday May 28, 2019

MASON CITY – TechBrew comes to Osage, Iowa for the first time on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The event is being held at Limestone Brewers from 5pm-7pm. TechBrew is a…

Mason City students participate in World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

Mason City students participate in World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

  AMES – On Monday, April 29th, the eighth annual World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute brought together 304 students from 130 high schools at Iowa State University to explore critical…

Thousands of boaters expected on Iowa waters for Memorial Day weekend

Thousands of boaters expected on Iowa waters for Memorial Day weekend

CLEAR LAKE – The peak season for boating in Iowa usually begins with the Memorial Day weekend when tens of thousands of boats hit the water, many for the first…

Iowa prison inmate dies of apparent suicide, officials say

Iowa prison inmate dies of apparent suicide, officials say

ANAMOSA, IOWA – An Iowa prison inmate died of apparent suicide, officials say. Calvin Pearson was pronounced dead due to apparent suicide at 8:03 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019…

3 Ways to Engage Your Customers Online

3 Ways to Engage Your Customers Online

You are fortunate enough to be running a business in this digital age. Above all else, this means that you have the benefit of being able to initiate contact with…

Hampton man accused of drunk driving for second time

Hampton man accused of drunk driving for second time

HAMILTON COUNTY – A Hampton man was arrested for a second drunk driving offense over the weekend. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office reports that on May 12, 2019 at about…

Grassley, other Senators want Chinese military scientists barred from American labs

Grassley, other Senators want Chinese military scientists barred from American labs

WASHINGTON – Today Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) joined senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) to introduce legislation requiring the U.S. government to…

Presidential candidate Cory Booker details new gun suicide prevention plan

Presidential candidate Cory Booker details new gun suicide prevention plan

NEWARK, NJ – Every year in America, nearly 22,000 Americans die by firearm suicide — an average of 59 deaths each day. Veterans are particularly impacted, with more than 6,000…

Iowa State honors two legends with award names

Iowa State honors two legends with award names

AMES – The Iowa State Athletics Department is honoring two of its legends by naming the school’s annual Male and Female Athletes of the Year in their honor. The Male…

Illegal alien caught in Emmetsburg sent to prison

Illegal alien caught in Emmetsburg sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A man who entered the United States illegally from Honduras was sentenced on April 26, 2019, to four months’ in prison. Jose Palma-Murillo, age 31, from Honduras,…

Gov. Reynolds announces significant assistance for Iowa applicants seeking federal broadband investment

Gov. Reynolds announces significant assistance for Iowa applicants seeking federal broadband investment

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa applicants applying for the USDA “ReConnect” Grant Program will have a significant advantage in the application process due to the…

Clarion man sent to prison for possessing stolen mail after burglarizing “beautiful people”

Clarion man sent to prison for possessing stolen mail after burglarizing “beautiful people”

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Clarion man who possessed stolen mail was sentenced May 13, 2019, to three years’ federal probation. Timothy Russell VanZweden, age 50, formerly from Belmond, Iowa, was…

Mason City man accused of arson and burglary after burning garage

Mason City man accused of arson and burglary after burning garage

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Rockwell man jailed after domestic incident and alleged attack on officer

Rockwell man jailed after domestic incident and alleged attack on officer

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Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law

DES MOINES – On Monday, May 13, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF756: an act appropriating federal funds made available from federal block grants and other nonstate…

Joni Ernst calls on China to make a trade deal as tariff feud escalates

Joni Ernst calls on China to make a trade deal as tariff feud escalates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst called on China to make a trade deal as President Donald Trump’s trade war escalated this week. China has retaliated with tens-of-billions of…

College Football: Iowa State head coach places Lewis, Olson and Walker on scholarship

College Football: Iowa State head coach places Lewis, Olson and Walker on scholarship

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell announced that three outstanding walk-on contributors – Braxton Lewis, Collin Olson and Amechie Walker – will finish their respective careers…

North Iowa CEOs to discuss future of technology in North Iowa at Surf Ballroom

North Iowa CEOs to discuss future of technology in North Iowa at Surf Ballroom

MASON CITY, Iowa – Four of North Iowa’s CEOs will participate in TechTalk on May 17, 2019 at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. The TechTalk will be a panel…