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Rock Falls woman accused of election misconduct after running for mayor

Rock Falls woman accused of election misconduct after running for mayor

MASON CITY – A Rock Falls woman has been arrested and accused of election misconduct after unsuccessfully running for mayor in her small town. According to the a complaint filed…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 77, Penn State 66

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 77, Penn State 66

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Iowa won its ninth-straight Big Ten game Thursday night, beating Penn State in a road game, 77-66. The Hawkeyes (18-3, 9-1) have won nine straight Big…

Senator Amanda Ragan calls for a more family-friendly workplace

Senator Amanda Ragan calls for a more family-friendly workplace

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: MAKING WORK MORE FAMILY FRIENDLY Family friendly policies and work places can…

Aging In Place in North Iowa – A Challenge And A Blessing

Aging In Place in North Iowa – A Challenge And A Blessing

According to a study undertaken in 2018, by the AARP, it was estimated that just under eighty percent of US citizens over the age of fifty would prefer to remain…

Police check on welfare of Fort Dodge man, discover marijuana growing operation

Police check on welfare of Fort Dodge man, discover marijuana growing operation

FORT DODGE – Police checked on the welfare of a Fort Dodge man and discovered a marijuana growing operation. On Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at approximately 9:43 P.M. officers with…

Two Minnesota residents charged with damaging property in North Iowa

Two Minnesota residents charged with damaging property in North Iowa

MASON CITY – Mason City police say two Minnesota residents have been charged with damaging property in North Iowa. Danielle Minea, age 39, and Kyle Kuchenmeister, age 41, both of…

UNI Wrestling Named NCAA Team of the Week

UNI Wrestling Named NCAA Team of the Week

CEDAR FALLS – UNI Wrestling jumped from No. 20 to No. 15 in the NWCA Wrestling Coaches Poll, the largest jump of any team in the poll and were also…

UNI men’s basketball defeats Missouri State, 95-66

UNI men’s basketball defeats Missouri State, 95-66

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI men’s basketball team moved to 18-3 overall and 7-2 in the MVC after defeating the Bears of Missouri State 95-66 Wednesday night at the McLeod…

Rep. Upmeyer: “Getting down to business” in second week of session

Rep. Upmeyer: “Getting down to business” in second week of session

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: It is the second week of session and we are getting…

MacNider Museum Winter Film Series, Films in February, Begins with Free Solo

MacNider Museum Winter Film Series, Films in February, Begins with Free Solo

MASON CITY – The Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s 2020 Winter Film Series, Films in February, begins on Saturday, February 1 at 2 p.m. with Free Solo. Admission to all…

Northern Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth near a park

Northern Iowa man sent to prison for dealing meth near a park

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 27, 2020, to 7 years in federal prison. Bradley McPeek, Sr., 60, from Sioux City, Iowa, received…

News update from Iowa Democrats, January 24, 2019

News update from Iowa Democrats, January 24, 2019

The following is a news update from Iowa Democrats: Providing Iowans with Accessible and Affordable Health Care Iowa’s health care system continues to be in crisis as the number of…

Mexican man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported

Mexican man sentenced to prison for illegally reentering the United States after being deported

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally returned to the United States after being deported was sentenced today to almost three months in federal prison. Fernando Hernandez-Correa, age 28, a…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Bolton named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Bolton named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week

AMES – Iowa State sophomore Rasir Bolton has been named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week. It is Bolton’s second honor this season. Kansas’ Udoka Azubuike was named the league’s…

Iowa woman who helped man rob bank sent to prison

Iowa woman who helped man rob bank sent to prison

SIOUX CITY – A woman who voluntarily participated in the robbery of a bank was sentenced today to more than two years in federal prison. Karen Merrick, age 36, from…

College Basketball: Iowa defeats Wisconsin, 68-62

College Basketball: Iowa defeats Wisconsin, 68-62

IOWA CITY – Iowa mounted a big comeback to defeat Wisconsin in a Big Ten home game Monday night, 68-62. Iowa has won nine of its last 11 games, including…

Man sought after firing gun into Ames McDonald’s, allegedly attempting to murder person

Man sought after firing gun into Ames McDonald’s, allegedly attempting to murder person

AMES – Police in Ames say a Cedar Rapids man tried to murder a person at a McDonald’s restaurant Sunday night by firing a gun at the establishment. On January…

Experience artist Dean Swenson’s form and content at Waldorf exhibit

Experience artist Dean Swenson’s form and content at Waldorf exhibit

FOREST CITY – The Waldorf University Gallery will host artist Dean Swenson’s Form and Content work for public viewing Jan. 15 – Feb. 14. The Waldorf University Gallery is located…

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 23. 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 23. 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/23/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 1ST INSURANCE CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS 1,951.00 ABELL, DYLAN MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 20.00 ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 23,768.80 ADAMS, PAUL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Senator Amanda Ragan aims to improve health for moms and babies

Senator Amanda Ragan aims to improve health for moms and babies

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: Maternal health in Iowa is experiencing a crisis. Maternal mortality has increased…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI falls to Illinois State, 65-57

Women’s College Basketball: UNI falls to Illinois State, 65-57

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State closed the third quarter on a 17-2 run en route to a 65-57 win Sunday afternoon at Redbird Arena in Normal. The Panther opened the…

Staff Assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

Staff Assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – A correctional officer was assaulted at the Anamosa State Penitentiary in Anamosa, IA at approximately 2:17 p.m. Sunday afternoon. The officer was working at his post when an inmate unexpectedly struck…

College Basketball: UNI defeats Loyola, 67-62 in, Overtime

College Basketball: UNI defeats Loyola, 67-62 in, Overtime

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI men’s basketball team hosted the Ramblers of Loyola Chicago on Sunday afternoon, winning an overtime thriller 67-62, and moving to 17-3 overall. The Panthers entered…

Altercation connected to “targeted” shooting of two people in Cedar Rapids, leaving a teen dead

Altercation connected to “targeted” shooting of two people in Cedar Rapids, leaving a teen dead

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police say an altercation led to a “targeted” shooting of two people in Cedar Rapids, leaving one young man dead. The Cedar Rapids Police Department responded to…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State beats Kansas, 89-67

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State beats Kansas, 89-67

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State women’s basketball team (12-6, 4-3 Big 12) led the whole way on Saturday, grabbing an 89-67 win over the Kansas Jayhawks (12-6, 1-6 Big…

Successful Senior Day for UNI Swimming and Diving

Successful Senior Day for UNI Swimming and Diving

CEDAR FALLS – It was Senior Day from Glen Henry Pool for the UNI swim and dive team. Seniors Kylie Engstrom, Ashleigh Houlette, Jordan McCullough, Moriah Ross, Katie Taylor, and…

College Wrestling: UNI pins Oklahoma State, 19-15

College Wrestling: UNI pins Oklahoma State, 19-15

CEDAR FALLS – No. 20 UNI wrestling won six bouts, including a major decision by Bryce Steiert at 174 to top eighth-ranked Oklahoma State 19-15 Saturday night in front of…

Police: Escaped Iowa mental patient  scales building and jumps from three stories, is seriously injured

Police: Escaped Iowa mental patient  scales building and jumps from three stories, is seriously injured

AMES – An escaped Iowa mental patient scaled a building and jumped from three stories, landing n railroad tracks and was seriously injured. On January 25, 2020, at 4:20 p.m.,…

Teen hurt in auto accident near Clear Lake Saturday evening

Teen hurt in auto accident near Clear Lake Saturday evening

CLEAR LAKE – A teen was hurt in an auto accident near Clear Lake Saturday evening, authorities say. The Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office says that on January 25, 2020…

Hawkeyes start big, finish big in win over No. 4 Ohio State 

Hawkeyes start big, finish big in win over No. 4 Ohio State 

IOWA CITY – Spencer Lee and Austin DeSanto ran out of intermission with consecutive technical falls to send the top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team past No. 4 Ohio State,…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI downed by Bradley, 61-47

Women’s College Basketball: UNI downed by Bradley, 61-47

PEORIA, Ill. – UNI women’s basketball struggled to find an offensive rhythm and fell to league-leading Bradley 61-47 on the road Friday night. The Panthers shot 17-55 (30.9%) from the…

Two cases of coronavirus in U.S. confirmed by CDC; scores dead in China

Two cases of coronavirus in U.S. confirmed by CDC; scores dead in China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As many as 41 people are dead in China, and two people in the U.S. are now sickened, from the coronavirus that has health officials scrambling to…

One man dead after Sheffield auto accident

One man dead after Sheffield auto accident

SHEFFIELD, IOWA – A man died after an auto accident in Sheffield late Thursday night. On January 23, 2020 at 11:30 PM  the Sheffield Police responded to an accident in…

Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

Iowa man sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for possessing a silencer

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who cut off his GPS ankle monitor while on release after pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing a silencer was sentenced January 6, 2020, to more…

Floyd County Community Foundation distributes $106,010 to local organizations at grant celebration

Floyd County Community Foundation distributes $106,010 to local organizations at grant celebration

CHARLES CITY – The Floyd County Community Foundation (FCCF) held its 2019 grant celebration at the Floyd County Fairgrounds on January 22, where $106,010 in grants were distributed to 29…

Public meeting scheduled in Mason City fo 12th Street NW reconstruction project

Public meeting scheduled in Mason City fo 12th Street NW reconstruction project

MASON CITY – A public information meeting is being held regarding the 12th Street NW Reconstruction project which is scheduled for this year. The meeting will be held on January 30th,…

Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

Judicial Nominating Commission begins process for selecting nominees for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

DES MOINES – The State Judicial Nominating Commission, which is responsible for selecting nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court, announced this week it will begin accepting applications for…

DEA releases strategic planning guide to prevent drug use among college students

DEA releases strategic planning guide to prevent drug use among college students

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration recently released Prevention with Purpose: A Strategic Planning Guide for Preventing Drug Misuse Among College Students. This new publication provides a road map…

Northern Iowa Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Making False Statements and Will Pay More Than $315,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Nursing Facility Residents

Northern Iowa Doctor Sentenced to Federal Prison for Making False Statements and Will Pay More Than $315,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Nursing Facility Residents

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Northern Iowa doctor will pay a price for falsely stating he was spending more time with patients in nursing homes than he was actually spending with…

DEA Chief of Operations D. Christopher Evans appointed by United States Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

DEA Chief of Operations D. Christopher Evans appointed by United States Attorney General William P. Barr to the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a ceremony today at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., DEA Chief of Operations D. Christopher Evans was appointed by Attorney General William P. Barr to…

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