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Iowa State’s Lagat Named Big 12 Men’s Athlete of the Week

Iowa State’s Lagat Named Big 12 Men’s Athlete of the Week

AMES – Thanks to his outstanding 800-meter run at the Sun Angel Classic on Saturday, Iowa State’s Festus Lagat has been named the Big 12 Outdoor Track & Field Men’s…

Iowa’s Gustafson selected by Dallas in the WNBA Draft

NEW YORK CITY – University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was selected by the Dallas Wings with the 17th overall pick in the WNBA Draft on Wednesday evening in New…

NIACC women’s golf team places 2nd at Simpson

NIACC women’s golf team places 2nd at Simpson

INDIANOLA – The NIACC women’s golf team placed second at the Simpson College Invitational on Wednesday. NIACC shot a season-best 388 at the Indianola Country Club. The Lady Trojans opened…

Cambrex completes highly potent API manufacturing facility in Charles City

Cambrex completes highly potent API manufacturing facility in Charles City

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM), the leading small molecule company providing drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle, today announced that it…

How To Find More Satisfaction In Your Life

How To Find More Satisfaction In Your Life

Life can be quite challenging at times and isn’t always the most rewarding. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t turn your situation around and create a brighter future for…

Mexican man illegally living in Iowa after deportation and twice caught drunk driving sent to prison

Mexican man illegally living in Iowa after deportation and twice caught drunk driving sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced this week to almost three months in federal prison. Hilario Vicente-Vargas, age 29,…

OBIT: John A. Arends, 89, of Rockford

OBIT: John A. Arends, 89, of Rockford

John A. Arends, 89, of Rockford, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City with his family by his side. A Mass of…

Gov. Reynolds signs 4 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 4 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Tuesday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following 4 bills into law: HF264: an act relating to the division of domestic stock insurers. SF558: an act relating to…

Convicted Iowa robber absconds from residential facility

Convicted Iowa robber absconds from residential facility

SIOUX CITY – Nicholas James James, convicted of Robbery 2nd Degree (711.3) and other crimes in Woodbury County, left the Sioux City Residential Treatment Facility without permission last night. James…

NIACC softball team ranked 7th in latest poll; players recognized

NIACC softball team ranked 7th in latest poll; players recognized

MASON CITY – The NIACC softball team is ranked seventh in the latest NJCAA Division II poll released Tuesday. Jones County Junior College (25-4) is ranked No. 1. DMACC is…

Former DHS employee charged with three counts of perjury in Cerro Gordo county

Former DHS employee charged with three counts of perjury in Cerro Gordo county

DES MOINES – Former DHS employee charged with three counts of perjury in Cerro Gordo county after lying about status of children whose case she was assigned to and who…

OBIT: Robert “Bob” D. Picken, 88, of Floyd

OBIT: Robert “Bob” D. Picken, 88, of Floyd

Robert “Bob” D. Picken, 88, of Floyd Iowa, died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Good Shepard Health Center in Mason City where he was admitted on Friday, April 5,…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, April 2, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, April 2, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, April 2, 2019: Ainger, Stephen, legal 30.90  1 Airgas USA LLC, repair 295.35  1 All Star Pest Contro, extermin 90.00  1 Alliant Energy, utilities 23279.69…

USDA study shows greenhouse gas benefits of Ethanol compared with gasoline

USDA study shows greenhouse gas benefits of Ethanol compared with gasoline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new study released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. The study…

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

Legislative update from Iowa Democrats

The following is a legislative update from Iowa Democrats: Medicaid Mess Leaves 425,000 Iowans with Healthcare Disruption On Friday, Governor Reynolds announced UnitedHealthcare was leaving Iowa’s managed care program. Not…

Rep. Steckman draws attention to Alliant rate hike, public comment meeting

Rep. Steckman draws attention to Alliant rate hike, public comment meeting

The following is a legislative update from Democratic Rep. Sharon Steckman, representing the middle-third of Cerro Gordo county in the Iowa Legislature: It was announced earlier this year that Alliant…

Iowa men sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Iowa men sent to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – Two men who conspired to distribute meth were sentenced to federal prison. Erick Corona Cardenas, 30, Denison, Iowa, but illegally in the United States, and Daniel Limon…

UPDATE: Two males arrested after gunning down woman in West Des Moines

UPDATE: Two males arrested after gunning down woman in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES – A male teenager has been arrested for robbery and first-degree murder after he allegedly may have gunned down a woman near a West Des Moines shopping…

OBIT: Nicole McInroy, 39, of Charles City

OBIT: Nicole McInroy, 39, of Charles City

Nicole McInroy, 39, of Charles City, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Floyd County Medical Center. Funeral service for Nicole McInroy will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April…

Woman shot dead in West Des Moines

Woman shot dead in West Des Moines

WEST DES MOINES – Police say a woman was shot dead in West Des Moines over the weekend. One person died after shots were fired in West Des Moines, officials…

USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in Iowa, 12 other states

USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in Iowa, 12 other states

WASHINGTON – Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley today announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems (PDF, 102 KB) and reduce energy…

Iowa man dies after wife backs car over him

Iowa man dies after wife backs car over him

DUBUQUE – Tragedy unfolded in one of Iowa’s biggest river towns this weekend after a woman backed her car out of a driveway and directly over her husband, killing him.…

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard declared a terrorist organization

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard declared a terrorist organization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Secretary of State announced his intent to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under…

Guatemalan man living in Iowa sent to prison for illegally reentering U.S. after deportation

Guatemalan man living in Iowa sent to prison for illegally reentering U.S. after deportation

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was recently sentenced to over four months in federal prison. Julian Pol-Xan, age 42, a…

Iowa State to host Seton Hall in first Big 12/BIG EAST scheduling alliance

Iowa State to host Seton Hall in first Big 12/BIG EAST scheduling alliance

AMES – Iowa State will host Seton Hall in 2019-20 as part of the first Big 12/BIG EAST Scheduling Alliance. The games will be played in the month of December…

Authorities searching for absconded Black Hawk county criminal

Authorities searching for absconded Black Hawk county criminal

WATERLOO – London Willis Walker, convicted of Intimidation with Dangerous Weapon (708.6(1)) and other crimes in Black Hawk County, failed to report back to the Waterloo Residential Facility as required…

Gov. Reynolds signs 6 bills into law

Gov. Reynolds signs 6 bills into law

DES MOINES – On Monday, Gov. Reynolds signed the following 6 bills into law: SJR17: a joint resolution authorizing the temporary sale of merchandise at a toy benefit for Iowa…

Is Online Better Than Offline for Meeting Partners?

The ultimate aim for any single who aspires to alter that status is to meet someone, either in some social situation or after conducting a search for love online. There…

Dates announced for Forest City’s 2019 Puckerbrush Days

Dates announced for Forest City’s 2019 Puckerbrush Days

FOREST CITY – The Puckerbrush Days committee of Forest City has set dates and released an entertainment schedule for its 2019 celebration. The festivities will take place from Thursday, July…

Mason City man allegedly exposes himself to cops, spits on them

Mason City man allegedly exposes himself to cops, spits on them

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Senator Ragan: More Medicaid problems for Iowans

Senator Ragan: More Medicaid problems for Iowans

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Loss of MCO means more Medicaid problems for Iowans Privatized, for-profit Medicaid…

Another Iowa police officer hospitalized after exposure to substance

Another Iowa police officer hospitalized after exposure to substance

DUBUQUE – Another Iowa police officer was taken to a hospital after investigating a domestic assault crime and coming into contact with drug paraphernalia and a white, powdery substance. On…

MacNider Art Museum presents new exhibition, Charles Keeling Lassiter – Portraits: An Outsider Looking Inward

MacNider Art Museum presents new exhibition, Charles Keeling Lassiter – Portraits: An Outsider Looking Inward

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum is pleased to present the new exhibition, Charles Keeling Lassiter – Portraits: An Outsider Looking Inward. This exhibition will be on…

Iowa State Penitentiary staff member taken to local hospital after exposure to unknown substance

Iowa State Penitentiary staff member taken to local hospital after exposure to unknown substance

FORT MADISON – Earlier Friday, a staff member became extremely ill after coming into contact with an unknown substance. The substance is believed to have come from a bottle of…

Gov. Reynolds declares Day of Prayer this Sunday for flood recovery

Gov. Reynolds declares Day of Prayer this Sunday for flood recovery

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation declaring this Sunday, April 7th a Day of Prayer for the state of Iowa, encouraging individuals to pray on their…

Iowa’s Gustafson wins AP Player of the Year, Lisa Leslie Award

Iowa’s Gustafson wins AP Player of the Year, Lisa Leslie Award

TAMPA, Florida – University of Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the Associated Press National Player of the Year and the recipient of the Lisa Leslie Award on Thursday. The…

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper calls for presidential apology on slavery

Presidential candidate Hickenlooper calls for presidential apology on slavery

NEW YORK – Today, in a speech at the National Action Network’s annual conference, former Colorado governor and Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper called for a presidential apology for slavery.…

Consumers warned about Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play after 10 infants died in product

Consumers warned about Fisher-Price Rock ‘N Play after 10 infants died in product

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Fisher-Price warn consumers about the Fisher-Price Rock ‘n Play due to reports of death when infants roll over in the…

Waterloo man previously convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery sent to prison for passing fake money

Waterloo man previously convicted of attempted murder and armed robbery sent to prison for passing fake money

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who passed $300 worth of counterfeit money to six Cedar Rapids businesses was sentenced on April 2, 2019, to 57 months in federal prison.…

NIACC to hold D-Day Presentation on April 11

NIACC to hold D-Day Presentation on April 11

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College will offer a presentation about D-Day on Thursday, April 11, at the NIACC Beem Center, Room 200 from 3:00 P.M. to 4:30…