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College Football: Iowa prepares for tough home game against Northwestern

College Football: Iowa prepares for tough home game against Northwestern

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are preparing for a home game Saturday agains the Northwestern Wildcats as they come off a road game loss to Purdue. University of Iowa…

Up to $3 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Funding for Derecho Recovery annouced for Iowa

Up to $3 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery Funding for Derecho Recovery annouced for Iowa

DES MOINES – An announcement was made this morning that Iowa will receive a U.S. Department of Labor Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant for up to $3 million to…

College Basketball: Hawkeyes to host North Carolina in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

College Basketball: Hawkeyes to host North Carolina in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa men’s basketball team will host North Carolina on Tuesday, Dec. 8, as part of the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Hawkeyes have won…

Fort Dodge convenience store robbed, suspect caught

Fort Dodge convenience store robbed, suspect caught

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge convenience store was robbed late Wednesday and police soon arrested a suspect. At approximately 11:53 PM Wednesday night, the Webster County Telecommunications Center received…

College Basketball: Cyclone MBB Big 12 schedule announced

College Basketball: Cyclone MBB Big 12 schedule announced

AMES – The Big 12 Conference has announced its men’s basketball schedule for the 2020-21 season. The schedule features a double round-robin format for the 10th consecutive season. Conference action…

Gov. Reynolds announces $5 million in Empower Rural Iowa broadband grants as part of Rural Iowa Initiative

Gov. Reynolds announces $5 million in Empower Rural Iowa broadband grants as part of Rural Iowa Initiative

DES MOINES — Gov. Reynolds announced today a new round of grants to expand broadband access. The $5 million dollars in additional broadband grants is the latest in a series…

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 22, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Oct. 22, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 10/22/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AIKEY ENTERPRISES INC M/E REPAIRS 635.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 125.00 APOLLO WATER SERVICES LLC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES…

Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

Iowa man accused of harming two-week old infant

NEVADA, IOWA – An Iowa man is accused of harming a two-week old infant that was left in his care. On October 28, 2020, 26-year-old Christopher Lee Roberts Moran was…

Franklin county sheriff says missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car found submerged in water northwest of Hampton

Franklin county sheriff says missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car found submerged in water northwest of Hampton

HAMPTON – The Franklin county sheriff said this morning that missing man Ethan Kazmerzak’s car has been found submerged in water northwest of Hampton. Franklin County Sheriff Aaron Dodd said…

Judge rules against Donald Trump in rape case

Judge rules against Donald Trump in rape case

NEW YORK – A Judge today has ruled against Donald Trump in a case in which a woman claims Trump raped her and then defamed her and the Department of…

Northern Iowa man flees police during dangerous route through two counties

Northern Iowa man flees police during dangerous route through two counties

BUTLER COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man fled from police during a dangerous route through two counties on Monday. On October 26, 2020, the Clarksville police department assisted the Butler…

Amy Coney Barrett elevated to U.S. Supreme Court by Senate

Amy Coney Barrett elevated to U.S. Supreme Court by Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate today confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court with a 52-48 vote. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., will administer the Judicial…

Iowa man arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to 11-year-old girl

Iowa man arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to 11-year-old girl

WAVERLY, IOWA – An Iowa man has been arrested in Waverly after exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl. On October 25, 2020 at approximately 3:56 PM, the Waverly Police Department…

Two hurt after alleged drunken Iowa man rolls ATV

Two hurt after alleged drunken Iowa man rolls ATV

ARLINGTON, IOWA – Two people were hurt this weekend after an alleged drunken Iowa man rolled the ATV they were all riding in. On Sunday, October 25, 2020, at approximately…

Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off road caught with numerous illegal substances, faces felonies

Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off road caught with numerous illegal substances, faces felonies

OELWEIN, IOWA – A Northern Iowa man forcing drivers off the road was caught by cops with numerous illegal substances and now faces felony charges. On October 23, 2020, at…

5 Ways to Make Your Work from Home Business More Efficient 

5 Ways to Make Your Work from Home Business More Efficient 

Lots of people have had to switch things up recently and spend more time working from home. If you’re one of them, then you might be wondering how you can…

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

Woman murdered at Iowa Chuck E. Cheese restaurant; suspect in custody

DAVENPORT, IOWA – A woman was shot and killed inside an Iowa Chuck E. Cheese Sunday evening. On Sunday, October 25, 2020, at approximately 7:38 PM, Davenport, Iowa police responded…

Iowa man airlifted to hospital after telling cops he gobbled up meth

Iowa man airlifted to hospital after telling cops he gobbled up meth

SAC COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa man was airlifted to a hospital after telling cops he gobbled up some meth. Saturday morning, October 24, 2020 around 12:53 AM, a sheriff’s…

Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

Globe Gazette property up for sale in Mason City at well under assessed value; newspaper’s future uncertain

MASON CITY – As the American newspaper industry continues to struggle and possibly disappear forever, the Globe Gazette building and grounds in Mason City, Iowa is now up for sale…

Social Security benefit payments to get 1.3 percent boost in 2021

Social Security benefit payments to get 1.3 percent boost in 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration announced this month. The…

Putin’s Russia sanctioned after using malware to threaten vital U.S. systems

Putin’s Russia sanctioned after using malware to threaten vital U.S. systems

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Russian government is engaging in dangerous and malicious activities using malware that threaten the security of the United States, bringing sanctions against the nation run by…

Postal Service to use “extraordinary measures” to accelerate the delivery of ballots starting Oct. 26 through Nov. 24, 2020

Postal Service to use “extraordinary measures” to accelerate the delivery of ballots starting Oct. 26 through Nov. 24, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Postal Service provided new service performance data this week to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs…

College Football: Iowa drops opening game, 24-20, to Purdue

College Football: Iowa drops opening game, 24-20, to Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – Iowa dropped its opening game, 24-20, to Purdue as the Big Ten finally took the field this football season. Purdue scored in the first quarter on…

Nearly $4.4 million awarded to Iowa colleges and universities to expand student access to technology, increase internet connectivity 

Nearly $4.4 million awarded to Iowa colleges and universities to expand student access to technology, increase internet connectivity 

DES MOINES — The state of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education announced 43 Iowa colleges and universities have been awarded nearly $4.4 million to increase internet connectivity for…

J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra both claim victory in only debate as both battle for Iowa’s fourth district seat in Congress

J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra both claim victory in only debate as both battle for Iowa’s fourth district seat in Congress

DES MOINES — J.D. Scholten and Randy Feenstra both want to represent Iowa in Congress from the fourth district and they finally had the only debate scheduled for the campaign…

Two perish in house explosion in rural Thornton in Franklin county

Two perish in house explosion in rural Thornton in Franklin county

THORNTON, IOWA – Two persons have passed away as a result of a house explosion near Thornton, Iowa earlier this month. An obituary says Janice Doane, 71, of rural Thornton…

Fort Dodge man charged with attempted murder after alleged knife attack on elderly family member

Fort Dodge man charged with attempted murder after alleged knife attack on elderly family member

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge man is charged with attempted murder after an alleged knife attack Saturday morning on an elderly family member. Saturday morning at approximately 4:40 AM,…

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry wins ICCAC weekly award for 4th time

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry wins ICCAC weekly award for 4th time

MASON CITY – For the fourth time this season, NIACC’s Sarah Bertry has been selected as the ICCAC Division II women’s cross country athlete of the week for the week…

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC’s Kipkemboi wins pair of weekly honors

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC’s Kipkemboi wins pair of weekly honors

MASON CITY – NIACC freshman Melvin Kipkemboi has been selected as the USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II cross country men’s athlete of the week. Also Tuesday, Kipkemboi was selected as the…

College Basketball: Iowa State travels to Mississippi State for SEC/Big 12 Challenge

College Basketball: Iowa State travels to Mississippi State for SEC/Big 12 Challenge

AMES – The Iowa State men’s basketball team will travel to Mississippi State for a Saturday, Jan. 30 SEC/Big 12 Challenge matchup, announced today by both conferences. The SEC/Big 12…

Clear Lake boat ramp closed

Clear Lake boat ramp closed

CLEAR LAKE – The boat ramp on Clear Lake at Ventura Access is closed while a new boat ramp is installed. Other boat ramps on Clear Lake will remain open,…

Iowa man dead after fall from tree stand

Iowa man dead after fall from tree stand

KEOKUK COUNTY, IOWA – The DNR Law Enforcement Bureau is investigating a fatal fall from a treestand in rural Ollie in Keokuk County on Thursday, October 22. Raymond Byers, 76,…

Polk County Test Iowa site moves to new location for winter 

Polk County Test Iowa site moves to new location for winter 

DES MOINES – The Test Iowa site currently located at Merle Hay Mall in Des Moines will close when testing concludes on Friday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m., and move to a new location where…

Meth trafficker caught in Iowa sentenced to federal prison

Meth trafficker caught in Iowa sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who repeatedly drove pounds of methamphetamine to the Midwest from a source in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2019, was sentenced October 22, 2020, to more…

Drugs and accusations of sex crimes found in Northern Iowa home, one man faces numerous charges

Drugs and accusations of sex crimes found in Northern Iowa home, one man faces numerous charges

FAYETTE COUNTY – Drugs and accusations of sex crimes were found in a Northern Iowa home, and one man faces numerous charges. On October 21, 2020 the Fayette County Sheriff’s…

Mason City man wins $10,000 lottery prize

Mason City man wins $10,000 lottery prize

CLIVE, IOWA — A Mason City man has won a $10,000 lottery prize. Dennis Bor won the big prize in the Iowa Lottery’s “$100,000 Holiday Crossword” scratch game. He purchased…

Gallup Poll: 56% of U.S. voters say Trump does not deserve reelection

Gallup Poll: 56% of U.S. voters say Trump does not deserve reelection

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new Gallup poll says the majority of U.S. registered voters, 56%, believe President Donald Trump does not deserve to be reelected, while 43% say he does.…

Wanted North Iowa man arrested in Palo Alto county

Wanted North Iowa man arrested in Palo Alto county

PALO ALTO COUNTY, IOWA – A Wanted North Iowa man arrested in Palo Alto county On October 21, 2020 at 4:10 PM, the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43-year-old…

High School Boys Cross Country: Mason City competes in 4A District State Qualifying Meet, places 6th

High School Boys Cross Country: Mason City competes in 4A District State Qualifying Meet, places 6th

PLEASANT HILL, IOWA – The Mason City High School boys cross country team competed in the 4A District State Qualifying Meet on Wednesday evening and placed 6th. The meet was…

High School Girls Cross Country: Mason City competes in 4A District State Qualifying Meet, places 6th

High School Girls Cross Country: Mason City competes in 4A District State Qualifying Meet, places 6th

PLEASANT HILL, IOWA – The Mason City High School girls cross country team competed in the 4A District State Qualifying Meet on Wednesday evening and placed 6th. The meet was…

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