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Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, October 28 – Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules for Monday, October 28  – Sunday, November 3, 2019

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, October 28 – Sunday, November 3, 2019. The following events are open…

Man arrested after threats at Iowa Central Community College

Man arrested after threats at Iowa Central Community College

FORT DODGE – A man was arrested after he allegedly approached people at Iowa Central Community College and made threats. On Friday, October 25 at approximately 1:20 P.M., the Webster…

High School Football: Clear Lake beats Iowa Falls 28-7, wins District title

High School Football: Clear Lake beats Iowa Falls 28-7, wins District title

IOWA FALLS – Clear Lake beat Iowa Falls – Alden 28-7 in a road game Friday night to claim the District title and a berth in the state tournament. Clear…

Mexican drug dealer previously deported 9 times tries to flee ICE by escaping out of house via second-story window

Mexican drug dealer previously deported 9 times tries to flee ICE by escaping out of house via second-story window

CINCINNATI — A Mexican national was charged Oct. 23, in a three-count superseding indictment with intent to distribute cocaine and more than 400 grams of fentanyl, as well as illegally…

Report: Iowa’s teacher leadership system shows positive results 

Report: Iowa’s teacher leadership system shows positive results 

DES MOINES –  Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation system continues to strengthen teaching and learning, with more school districts reporting progress meeting their local student…

Lib’s: Senate Democrats take a stand on behalf of people with pre-existing conditions against Trump-backed junk insurance plans

Lib’s: Senate Democrats take a stand on behalf of people with pre-existing conditions against Trump-backed junk insurance plans

DES MOINES – A liberal political group based in Iowa – Progress Iowa – says Democrats are against junk insurance policies President Trump is promoting, and legislators took a stand…

Mexican man in Iowa sentenced to prison following deportation and use of fake green card

Mexican man in Iowa sentenced to prison following deportation and use of fake green card

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Mexican man who had been deported, illegally returned to the United States, and then used false identification documents to obtain a job was sentenced today to…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of October 24, 2019

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of October 24, 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 Attorney General Miller supports framework for $48 billion opioid settlement

Iowa Attorney General Miller supports framework for $48 billion opioid settlement

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller supports a $48 billion settlement framework with two drug makers and three distributors over their role in the opioid epidemic. “Many details…

Hawki program celebrates 20 years in Iowa

Hawki program celebrates 20 years in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds joins the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) in celebrating 20 years of the Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawki) program. Hawki provides…

Native advertising in 2020

Native advertising in 2020

Title= Look for the effectiveness of native ad and its application with programmatic ad networks Description= Programmatic ads are a popular direction of marketing. Native advertising is a developing niche…

J.D. Scholten announces second leg of “Don’t Forget About Us” small town tour

J.D. Scholten announces second leg of “Don’t Forget About Us” small town tour

SIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten, candidate for Iowa’s 4th congressional district, today announced the second leg of stops of his “Don’t Forget About Us” town hall tour. During this tour,…

Grassley Op-ed: without retirement reform, too many Americans will be left behind

Grassley Op-ed: without retirement reform, too many Americans will be left behind

By Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Society and the way people work has undergone a significant shift over the past decade. Advances in technology and increased economic opportunity are…

Impeachment inquiry over President Trump’s actions underway in House Intelligence Committee

Impeachment inquiry over President Trump’s actions underway in House Intelligence Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry at this time in the House of Representatives. The House Intelligence Committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Schiff of the…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa’s Doyle named to preseason All-Big Ten team

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa’s Doyle named to preseason All-Big Ten team

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior Kathleen Doyle unanimously earned Preseason All-Big Ten honors, the conference office announced Monday. Doyle, a 2018-19 first team All-Big Ten selection (coaches), earns…

Police searching for missing Webster City man

Police searching for missing Webster City man

WEBSTER CITY – Police are searching for a Webster City man, missing since this weekend. Police say 38-year-old Jay Dee Wynkoop was last seen leaving his home in Webster City…

Grassley: How Congress Can Fix High Drug Prices

Grassley: How Congress Can Fix High Drug Prices

By Sens. Chuck Grassley and Kevin Cramer Washington is consumed with wall-to-wall coverage of impeachment, Ukraine, and transcripts. Every question we receive from the D.C. press corps is about that.…

OBIT: Mary Lou (Hove) Kloberdanz, 85, of Charles City

OBIT: Mary Lou (Hove) Kloberdanz, 85, of Charles City

Mary Lou (Hove) Kloberdanz, 85, of Charles City, passed away Monday, October 21, 2019 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City. A Mass of Christian Burial will…

Deputies extinguish car fire in Northwood

Deputies extinguish car fire in Northwood

NORTHWOOD – Worth county Deputies extinguished a car fire in Northwood this weekend. On October 20, 2019 at approximately 3:21 PM, the Worth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call…

Iowa father and son charged with poaching deer, other violations

Iowa father and son charged with poaching deer, other violations

CARROLL COUNTY, IOWA – Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers have charged two Glidden, Iowa men with numerous deer hunting violations, including poaching, from an investigation stemming back to…

Pop machine vandals jailed in Palo Alto county

Pop machine vandals jailed in Palo Alto county

GRAETTINGER, IOWA – Three males were nabbed after a pop machine vandalism spree in Palo Alto county, police say. On October 19, 2019 at 1:22 PM, the Palo Alto County…

Northern Iowa deputy assaulted during arrest of man

Northern Iowa deputy assaulted during arrest of man

ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – A Northern Iowa deputy was assaulted during the arrest of a man this weekend. On October 20, 2019 at 2:00 AM, deputies with the Palo Alto County…

College Football:Hall Is The Big 12’s top newcomer for second-straight week

College Football:Hall Is The Big 12’s top newcomer for second-straight week

IRVING, Texas- For the second week in a row, Iowa State true freshman running back Breece Hall was honored as the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, announced today by…

Iowa DNR Conservation Officer helps rescue duck hunters

Iowa DNR Conservation Officer helps rescue duck hunters

MONONA COUNTY – On Sunday October 20, at approximately 10:57 AM, Monona County dispatch received a call that Decatur Fire and Rescue was en-route to Tieville Bend Wildlife Management Area…

Think Pink Night raises funds for Mercy – North Iowa supporting breast health

Think Pink Night raises funds for Mercy – North Iowa supporting breast health

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) volleyball team will host its 11th Annual Think Pink night on Thursday, October 24. The Trojans will host the Wartburg…

College Football: Iowa State releases 2020 schedule

College Football: Iowa State releases 2020 schedule

AMES, Iowa – The Big 12 Conference announced its 2020 league football schedule Tuesday. The Big 12 shared that several conference games could still have date changes pending network television…

Department of Justice awards more than $85.3 million in grants to address school violence

Department of Justice awards more than $85.3 million in grants to address school violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Justice announced it has awarded more than $85.3 million to bolster school security — including funding to educate and train students and faculty —…

Lacey Huisman and Michele Johnson recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center October Entrepreneurs of the Month

Lacey Huisman and Michele Johnson recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center October Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Lacey Huisman and Michele Johnson of Petunias & Pixie Dust as…

Mason City High School students to present fall play

Mason City High School students to present fall play

MASON CITY – Mason City High School will present ‘A Contrast in Classics’ with the production of two classic theatre adaptations at the Mohawk Performance Hall on Friday, November 8,…

Candi Karsjens joins the NIACC Pappajohn Center as Director of Innovation & Acceleration

Candi Karsjens joins the NIACC Pappajohn Center as Director of Innovation & Acceleration

MASON CITY – The NIACC Pappajohn Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to welcome Candi Karsjens as Director of Innovation & Acceleration. Candi will be responsible for providing…

National report highlights Iowa’s progress in closing the K-12 digital divide

National report highlights Iowa’s progress in closing the K-12 digital divide

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds announced that Iowa’s classrooms are more connected today than ever before. 100 percent of K-12 students in Iowa now have access to high-speed broadband on…

Body of missing kayaker, hunter recovered in Iowa

Body of missing kayaker, hunter recovered in Iowa

HARRISON COUNTY, IOWA – On Saturday, October 19, at approximately 9:13am, divers with the Midwest Regional Dive Team recovered the body of a Nebraska kayaker and hunter that was missing…

Charles City woman arrested for driving in Decorah after operating while intoxicated charge

Charles City woman arrested for driving in Decorah after operating while intoxicated charge

DECORAH – A Charles City woman who was arrested earlier this month for drunk driving was caught driving in Decorah and taken to jail a second time. The Winneshiek County…

Mexican man admits to smuggling a large amount of cocaine across the border

Mexican man admits to smuggling a large amount of cocaine across the border

LAREDO, Texas — A Mexican national admitted Wednesday in federal court to importing 26 pounds of cocaine into the U.S. U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, Southern District of Texas announced…

Workforce Housing Tax Credits Now Available for Counties Under Disaster Declaration

DES MOINES – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) today announced that $10 million in Workforce Housing tax credits (WHTC) are now available for qualified housing projects in the 10…

City of Mason City expense report for October 17, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for October 17, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/17/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 584.89 ADVANCED SYSTEMS OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 153.25 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC OFFICE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 585.60…

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

Gov. Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Gregg release public schedules

DES MOINES– Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg on Friday released their public schedules for Monday, October 21 – Sunday, October 27, 2019. The following events are open…

Okoboji man pleads guilty to meth and illegal possession of ammunition charges

Okoboji man pleads guilty to meth and illegal possession of ammunition charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine and illegally possessed ammunition pled guilty October 17, 2019, in federal court in Sioux City. Cole Rongved, 26, from Okoboji,…

Todd Blodgett Opinion: IMPEACHING TRUMP WILL DOOM BIDEN

Todd Blodgett Opinion: IMPEACHING TRUMP WILL DOOM BIDEN

“Be careful what you wish for; you may receive it,” wrote W.W. Jacobs, in ‘The Tale of the Monkey’s Paw’, in Harper’s Monthly magazine in 1902. U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,…

College Football: Iowa drops Purdue, 26-20

College Football: Iowa drops Purdue, 26-20

IOWA CITY – Iowa got back to its winning ways with a victory over Purdue, 26-20, Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa’s defense allowed 33 yards rushing, the lowest total allowed…

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