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LAKE MILLS, Iowa – Trevis and Kris Erickson saw as business opportunity emerge 150 feet from the front of their new home. The couple had moved to a place on…

Awards announced for the Ceramics at the MacNider Exhibition

Awards announced for the Ceramics at the MacNider Exhibition

MASON CITY – Awards were announced for the Ceramics at the MacNider: Celebrating Artwork Created in the Museum’s Ceramic Studio exhibition on Friday, August 2. The awards announcement was held…

 Hawkeye football players earn awards for stellar play versus Cyclones

 Hawkeye football players earn awards for stellar play versus Cyclones

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa kicker Keith Duncan and defensive back D.J. Johnson have been recognized as Big Ten Conference Players of the Week following Iowa’s 18-17 win at Iowa…

Local health department warns of increase in cases of severe lung disease and points to vaping as culprit

Local health department warns of increase in cases of severe lung disease and points to vaping as culprit

MASON CITY – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued a Health Advisory regarding severe pulmonary disease associated with e-cigarette use. The CDC is providing information on…

3 Advertising Ideas For Small Businesses

3 Advertising Ideas For Small Businesses

There’s no prouder moment than launching a new business. For anybody that has spent months or even years to see a business idea come to life, once launched is when…

Two men arrested after Northern Iowa death investigation

Two men arrested after Northern Iowa death investigation

ESTHERVILLE – Two men were arrested after a long investigation into the death of a man in Estherville that happened back in January. On Monday January 29th, 2018 Estherville Officers…

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

Unionized American auto workers go on strike after helping General Motors reach record-level profits

DETROIT – Local Union leaders from across the nation met Sunday morning after the 2015 General Motors collective bargaining agreement expired Saturday night and opted to strike at midnight on…

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused two overdoses sentenced to federal prison

Iowa man who sold heroin that caused two overdoses sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold heroin to two individuals who nearly died was sentenced today to more than six years in federal prison. Travon Patterson, age 28, from…

Mason City man under investigation after crashing truck through closed railroad intersection

Mason City man under investigation after crashing truck through closed railroad intersection

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is under investigation after yet another incident in which a driver crashed his truck into a rail road intersection where no one should…

Winnebago Industries to acquire premium RV manufacturer Newmar

Winnebago Industries to acquire premium RV manufacturer Newmar

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Newmar Corporation (“Newmar”), a leading…

News update from Iowa Democrats

News update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a news update from Iowa Democrats, released September 11, 2019: Trump Trade Conflict Adding to Slow Economic Growth The damage caused by the Trump Administration’s trade war…

College Football: Iowa drubs Iowa State in rivalry game, 18-17

College Football: Iowa drubs Iowa State in rivalry game, 18-17

AMES – Bad weather, long delays and a hostile environment were not enough to derail the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday as they beat their in-state rival Iowa State, 18-17, in Jack…

Charles City man facing felony drug charges

Charles City man facing felony drug charges

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man nabbed on a warrant this week is now facing felony drug charges. On September 9, 2019 at about 8:47 AM, officers with the…

Man who helped two others invade rural Iowa home and sexually assault elderly women to get decades in prison for his crimes

Man who helped two others invade rural Iowa home and sexually assault elderly women to get decades in prison for his crimes

AMES – A man who joined two others in invading a rural Iowa home and sexually assaulting an 82-year-old woman will get decades in prison, prosecutors say. Luis Cruz will…

Mason City man charged with felony drunk driving after crashing vehicle into train

Mason City man charged with felony drunk driving after crashing vehicle into train

MASON CITY – A Mason City man is in jail, charged with felony drunk driving after crashing his vehicle into a train. Monday morning, September 2 at 1:48 AM, Mason…

Restaurant and sports bar under construction in Southbridge Mall

Restaurant and sports bar under construction in Southbridge Mall

MASON CITY – A restaurant and sports bar venue is under construction in Southbridge Mall’s south entrance area and is seeking city dollars to help the project along. According to…

Northern Iowa man jailed after shooting hole through apartment window

Northern Iowa man jailed after shooting hole through apartment window

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man was jailed after police say he shot a hole through his apartment window. On September 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM, officers with the…

Hawkeyes prepare to face Iowa State in rivalry game

Hawkeyes prepare to face Iowa State in rivalry game

AMES – The eyes of the college football world will be focused on Ames this weekend, when the #19 Iowa Hawkeyes face the Iowa State Cyclones with ESPN Gameday festivities…

Mason City man involved in burglary where guns were stolen sentenced to federal prison

Mason City man involved in burglary where guns were stolen sentenced to federal prison

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Charles City man arrested after alleged violent attack

Charles City man arrested after alleged violent attack

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Person sent to hospital in Charles City after bike rider hit by pickup

Person sent to hospital in Charles City after bike rider hit by pickup

CHARLES CITY – A person was sent to the hospital in Charles City after a bike rider was hit by a pickup. The accident took place on September 10, 2019…

Iowa State Board of Education adopts proficiency recommendations for the new state test

Iowa State Board of Education adopts proficiency recommendations for the new state test

DES MOINES – The State Board of Education today approved performance levels that determine how many students met expectations on Iowa’s new state test, the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student…

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of September 12, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for the week of September 12, 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…

Iowa Governor Reynolds applauds EPA dismantle of clean water act

WASHINGTON — At an event in Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Department of the Army Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James…

Ground broken Wednesday in Mason City for Bushel Boy Farms’ tomato facility

Ground broken Wednesday in Mason City for Bushel Boy Farms’ tomato facility

MASON CITY – Ground was broken today in Mason City for the new Bushel Boy Farms’ tomato facility on the city’s south side. Minnesota-based Bushel Boy Farms expands its commitment…

Klemme, Iowa man caught with eight baggies of meth and a handgun sentenced to federal prison

Klemme, Iowa man caught with eight baggies of meth and a handgun sentenced to federal prison

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Man who allegedly delivered facial fractures to person at Grafton Community Center pleads not guilty to felony willful injury

Man who allegedly delivered facial fractures to person at Grafton Community Center pleads not guilty to felony willful injury

GRAFTON, IOWA – A man who was arrested in July on a felony charge after he allegedly delivered multiple facial fractures upon a person at the Grafton Community Center in…

Osage man arrested after high-speed chase in Worth county

Osage man arrested after high-speed chase in Worth county

NORTHWOOD – An Osage man was arrested after a high-speed chase in Worth county. On September 3, 2019, a Worth County Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a…

Plymouth to get new bus stop with help from University of Iowa students

Plymouth to get new bus stop with help from University of Iowa students

IOWA CITY – Students in Plymouth, Iowa, will soon be warmer, drier, and safer—as well as have their devices fully charged—while waiting for their buses thanks to a grant through…

Mason City occupational therapist sentenced to federal prison for illegally accessing private health data and stealing opioids

Mason City occupational therapist sentenced to federal prison for illegally accessing private health data and stealing opioids

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Police shoot man dead in Burlington after he displays gun

Police shoot man dead in Burlington after he displays gun

BURLINGTON, IOWA – Police in Burlington, Iowa, shot a man dead after he displayed a gun in their direction early Wednesday. On September 11, 2019, at approximately 12:50 AM, Burlington…

Fort Dodge teen shot dead Tuesday

Fort Dodge teen shot dead Tuesday

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge teen was shot dead Tuesday, police there said. On September 10, at approximately 12:45 PM, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received a call regarding…

Mason City man accused of enticing a child

Mason City man accused of enticing a child

IOWA FALLS – A Mason City man has been jailed in a nearby county on several felony charges in connection with attempting to solicit a child. The Hardin county jail…

Flyover bridge from northbound I-35 to westbound U.S. 30 in Ames scheduled to open Thursday morning

Flyover bridge from northbound I-35 to westbound U.S. 30 in Ames scheduled to open Thursday morning

AMES – The northbound I-35 to westbound U.S. 30 flyover bridge is scheduled to open to traffic this Thursday morning, Sept. 12, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of…

Iowa nurse who stole pain medication from her elderly patients at sent to federal prison

Iowa nurse who stole pain medication from her elderly patients at sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa licensed practical nurse (LPN) who stole pain medications from her elderly and vulnerable patients at two Waterloo-area nursing homes was sentenced August 29, 2019, to…

DEA announces steps necessary to improve access to marijuana research

DEA announces steps necessary to improve access to marijuana research

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration recently announced that it is moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States. The DEA is…

Judge orders Iowa woman to repay Iowa Department of Human Services nearly $35,000 in food stamp funds

Judge orders Iowa woman to repay Iowa Department of Human Services nearly $35,000 in food stamp funds

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa woman who unlawfully obtained SNAP (sometimes knows as food stamps) funds for her household was sentenced September 3, 2019, to time served and restitution. Jessica…

A Guide To Laying Down Decking

A Guide To Laying Down Decking

  Decking has become extremely popular over the last few decades. It is a great way to keep your yard looking attractive, plus it is low maintenance, so everyone can…

North Iowa Businesses Look to Improve LGBT Inclusivity 

North Iowa Businesses Look to Improve LGBT Inclusivity 

In recent years, there has been a country-wide push to increase the inclusivity of workplaces. Many businesses in the US have now started to become more inclusive of both their…

Networking Tips To Help You Succeed In Business

Networking Tips To Help You Succeed In Business

Working in business means that you’re going to be meeting and interacting with a lot of different people throughout your days. You’re going to want to build a strong network…

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