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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…

3 Ways To Save Money On Your Utility Bills 

3 Ways To Save Money On Your Utility Bills 

With utility prices increasing year on year and concerns for our environment growing, more and more people are looking for ways to save energy and reduce their carbon footprint. Fortunately,…

Arizona man sent to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

Arizona man sent to federal prison for Iowa meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced August 23, 2019, to four years in federal prison. Henock Castillo, 33, from Mesa, Arizona, received the prison…

Illegal Guatemalan in Iowa who possessed fraudulent Social Security card sentenced to prison

Illegal Guatemalan in Iowa who possessed fraudulent Social Security card sentenced to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Guatemalan man who possessed a false identification document in the name of a U.S. Citizen was sentenced today to more than one year in federal prison.…

J.D. Scholten: Iowa Farmers Struggling To Make a Dime as a Result of Trump’s Trade War

J.D. Scholten: Iowa Farmers Struggling To Make a Dime as a Result of Trump’s Trade War

SIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten, congressional candidate for Iowa’s 4th district, today published an opinion piece in the Sioux City Journal about President Trump’s reckless trade war and the prioritization of special…

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Gardner, 92, of Charles City

OBIT: Robert “Bob” Gardner, 92, of Charles City

Robert “Bob” Gardner, 92, of Charles City, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at the 9th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A memorial service for Bob Gardner will…

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Patriot Day 

Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Patriot Day 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in honor of Patriot Day…

Miller announces bipartisan investigation of Google

Miller announces bipartisan investigation of Google

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller released the following statement on a bipartisan investigation of tech giant Google’s business practices related to state and federal antitrust laws: “It’s…

Staff suffers bruises after inmate assault at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

Staff suffers bruises after inmate assault at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

FORT DODGE – A staff member was assaulted by an inmate at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility in Fort Dodge, IA at approximately 4:00 PM yesterday afternoon. The staff member that was assaulted, a…

Search for missing Ethan Kazmerzak of Hampton continues

Search for missing Ethan Kazmerzak of Hampton continues

HAMPTON, IOWA – Hampton police reminded today, the search for missing Ethan Kazmerzak of Hampton continues and will continue until a resolution. On September 15, 2019  it will be six years that a  local…

Welfare available for farmers affected by natural disasters, feds announce, again

Welfare available for farmers affected by natural disasters, feds announce, again

WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 9, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply…

North Iowa Choral Society to hold auditions

MASON CITY – North Iowa Choral Society is announcing auditions for the 2019-2020 performance season.  Auditions will be held from 4:45 p.m.to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, in the…

Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy and gun possession

Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy and gun possession

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while possessing guns was sentenced August 30, 2019, to 30 years in federal prison. On March 21, 2019, Brandon Lee Boone,…

Waterloo police nab man armed with stolen handgun and illegal drugs for delivery

Waterloo police nab man armed with stolen handgun and illegal drugs for delivery

WATERLOO – Police in Waterloo nabbed a man armed with a stolen handgun and illegal drugs for delivery. On Monday August 26, 2019 at approximately 10:37 PM, officers assigned to…

Fort Dodge Man to federal prison for meth and gun convictions

Fort Dodge Man to federal prison for meth and gun convictions

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine while illegally possessing firearms was sentenced August 30, 2019, to 20 years in federal prison. Wayne Quillen, age 49, from…

Governor extends existing proclamations for March flooding

Governor extends existing proclamations for March flooding

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday issued a proclamation extending existing proclamations of disaster emergency for flooding and severe weather that began in March. This extension allows state…

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