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Rep. Upmeyer: Eighty-Eighth General Assembly convened on Monday, January 13th

Rep. Upmeyer: Eighty-Eighth General Assembly convened on Monday, January 13th

The following is a legislative update from GOP Rep. Linda Upmeyer of Clear Lake, Speaker of the Iowa House: The second half of the Eighty-Eighth General Assembly convened on Monday,…

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes top Huskers, 26-6

College Wrestling: Hawkeyes top Huskers, 26-6

IOWA CITY – The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 7 Nebraska, 26-6, on Saturday night in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. In its first appearance at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in seven…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Jacobson a candidate for Senior CLASS Award

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Jacobson a candidate for Senior CLASS Award

AMES – Iowa State senior men’s basketball player Michael Jacobson has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2019-20 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a…

College Swim: Panthers beat Illinois State, 174-126

College Swim: Panthers beat Illinois State, 174-126

NORMAL, Illinois – The UNI swim and dive team had a successful trip to Illinois over the weekend. After beating Western Illinois 178-57 on Friday, the Panthers defeated Illinois State…

College Basketball: UNI defeats Bradley, 86-71

College Basketball: UNI defeats Bradley, 86-71

PEORIA, Illinois – The UNI men’s basketball team took on the Braves of Bradley University on Saturday afternoon, defeating the Braves 86-71 and now move to 16-2 overall and 5-1…

Senator Ragan: Let’s make Iowa a more welcoming place

Senator Ragan: Let’s make Iowa a more welcoming place

The following is a legislative update from State Senator Amanda Ragan, representing Franklin, Butler and Cerro Gordo counties: We kicked off the 2020 legislative session on Monday. I hope we…

Non-partisan federal agency says Trump broke law by withholding Ukraine military aid

Non-partisan federal agency says Trump broke law by withholding Ukraine military aid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A non-partisan federal agency says President Donald Trump broke the law by withholding Ukraine military aid last year as part of allegations of a quid pro quo to…

Police arrest man after he attacks woman and officer in downtown Mason City

Police arrest man after he attacks woman and officer in downtown Mason City

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Women’s College Basketball: Panthers top Evansville, 76-60

Women’s College Basketball: Panthers top Evansville, 76-60

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI women’s basketball jumped opened and closed the game on big runs and picked up a 76-60 Missouri Valley Conference win over Evansville to move to…

UNI Swim and Dive Defeats Western Illinois 178-57

UNI Swim and Dive Defeats Western Illinois 178-57

MACOMB, Illinois – The UNI swim and dive team picked up a 178-57 win over Western Illinois on Friday night. It was the first dual of a two-day trip to…

College Wrestling: UNI dominates Northern Colorado, 32-6

College Wrestling: UNI dominates Northern Colorado, 32-6

GREELEY, Colo. – UNI Wrestling jumped out to a 32-0 lead, picking up bonus points at 125, 174 and 184 to earn a dominating 32-6 win over Northern Colorado that…

College Basketball: Iowa wins shootout over Michigan, 90-83

College Basketball: Iowa wins shootout over Michigan, 90-83

IOWA CITY – Iowa and Michigan battled in a back-and-forth game Friday night, with the Hawkeyes coming out on top behind 33 points from Luka Garza, 90-83. Iowa has won…

Mason City man reports to police he was robbed after men forced way into his home

Mason City man reports to police he was robbed after men forced way into his home

MASON CITY – A Mason City man reported to police today that two men forced their way into his house and robbed him. Officers with the Mason City police department…

Peter Children Opinion:  Trump has emboldened those with marginal mental capacities

Peter Children Opinion:  Trump has emboldened those with marginal mental capacities

The internet and the airwaves are dominated by rhetoric surrounding anti- Semitism across the country. Placed an increase of 17% statistically. This is Sufficient cause for alarm especially in smaller…

Three new firefighters sworn in for Mason City Fire Department

Three new firefighters sworn in for Mason City Fire Department

MASON CITY – Three new firefighters were sworn in this week for the Mason City Fire Department. On Tuesday, January 14, the Mason City Fire Department (MCFD) hosted a swearing-in…

City of Mason City expense report for January 16, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for January 16, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/16/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 308.69 ACTIVE911 INC INVESTIGATION FUND 15.99 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 7,342.08 ALTEC INDUSTRIES INC…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 76, Minnesota 75

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 76, Minnesota 75

MINNEAPOLIS – Iowa defeated Minnesota in a Big Ten road contest, 76-75, Thursday evening. For the second consecutive season, the Hawkeyes trailed at the half by eight to the Gophers…

Ben Arentson promoted to General Manager at POET Biorefinin

HANLONTOWN, IA — Ben Arentson has been promoted to General Manager at POET Biorefining—Hanlontown in Hanlontown, Iowa. Arentson started his career at POET in 2014 as the Quality Manager at…

Waterloo drug user sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for illegally possessing two guns

Waterloo drug user sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison for illegally possessing two guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – An illegal user of methamphetamine and marijuana who left a sawed-off shotgun in the car, but carried a handgun into a hotel was sentenced January 8, 2020,…

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation grant application available

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation grant application available

CEDAR FALLS – Grant applications can now be submitted to the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation’s 2020 grant cycle. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. April 1, 2020.…

College Basketball: Iowa State falls at #2 Baylor, 68-55

College Basketball: Iowa State falls at #2 Baylor, 68-55

WACO, TEXAS – Iowa State was beaten in a Big 12 road contest at #2 Baylor, 68-55, Wednesday night. Iowa State (8-8, 1-3 Big 12) trailed No. 2 Baylor (14-1,…

College Basketball: UNI beats Valpo, 88-78

College Basketball: UNI beats Valpo, 88-78

CEDAR FALLS – The UNI men’s basketball team hosted the Valparaiso Crusaders on Wednesday night at the McLeod Center, the Panthers defeated the Crusaders 88-78 to move to 15-2 on…

Four juveniles charges after riot at Northern Iowa youth facility

Four juveniles charges after riot at Northern Iowa youth facility

EMMET COUNTY, IOWA – Four juveniles were charged and six were hurt after an apparent riot recently at a Northern Iowa youth facility. Six people were treated for injuries and…

President Trump signs Phase 1 Trade Agreement with China, Iowa leaders thrilled

President Trump signs Phase 1 Trade Agreement with China, Iowa leaders thrilled

DES MOINES – President Donald Trump signed a trade deal with China Wednesday, and several top Iowa political leaders were thrilled with the outcome. “One of the greatest trade deals…

OBIT: Dorothy Howe, 93, of Charles City

OBIT: Dorothy Howe, 93, of Charles City

Dorothy Howe, 93, of Charles City, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A funeral service for Dorothy Howe will be held…

Shooting bullets at a graduation house party lands Iowa man in prison

Shooting bullets at a graduation house party lands Iowa man in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who fired multiple rounds from a handgun at a group of people celebrating someone’s graduation was sentenced today to more than eleven years in federal…

Easler named Iowa’s consumer advocate

Easler named Iowa’s consumer advocate

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller has appointed Jennifer Easler as consumer advocate for regulated utility issues. Easler replaces Mark Schuling, who retired Jan. 10. Schuling had served…

St. Ansgar man pleads guilty to lascivious acts with a child, sent to prison

St. Ansgar man pleads guilty to lascivious acts with a child, sent to prison

OSAGE – A man who lived in St. Ansgar man has entered guilty pleas to charges of lascivious acts with a child and received 15 years in prison. Records show…

Central Nebraska student and teacher arrested for alleged child exploitation scheme

Central Nebraska student and teacher arrested for alleged child exploitation scheme

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A central Nebraska high school student, and a teacher at his school, were arrested Tuesday on charges related to child pornography. These arrests resulted from an…

Iowa Governor Reynolds delivers Condition of the State

Iowa Governor Reynolds delivers Condition of the State

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds delivered her Condition of the State Address Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Below are her remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lieutenant Governor,…

Chris Watts announces he will seek re-election to Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors, District 3

Chris Watts announces he will seek re-election to Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors, District 3

MASON CITY – Chris Watts has announced he will seek re-election to Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors, District 3. Chris Watts was first elected to the Board of Supervisors…

College Basketball: Garza’s 27 leads Iowa past Northwestern, 75-62

College Basketball: Garza’s 27 leads Iowa past Northwestern, 75-62

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – Luka Garza led Iowa with scored 27 points as Iowa defeated Northwestern 75-62 in a Big Ten road contest Tuesday night. Tonight was Iowa’s third true road…

Illegal Guatemalan caught in Iowa using fraudulent Social Security card sent to prison

Illegal Guatemalan caught in Iowa using fraudulent Social Security card sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who used a false identification document and someone else’s name and social security number was sentenced today more than two months in federal prison. Diego…

Two people hospitalized after Tuesday morning auto accident near Thornton

Two people hospitalized after Tuesday morning auto accident near Thornton

THORNTON, IOWA – Two people were hospitalized after a Tuesday morning auto accident near Thornton. On January 14, 2020 at 7:29 AM, an accident occurred at the intersection of 150th…

High School Bowling: Mason City defeats Fort Dodge, 2985 to 2903

High School Bowling: Mason City defeats Fort Dodge, 2985 to 2903

MASON CITY – Mason City defeated Fort Dodge in bowling this week at Mystic Lanes. The Mason City High School boys bowling team won with a season high 2985 to…

Two cited for selling booze to underage patron in Mason City

Two cited for selling booze to underage patron in Mason City

MASON CITY – Two people face citations after Mason City police say they sold booze to an underage patron. On Saturday, January 11th, 2020, the Mason City Police Department conducted…

Webster City man sentenced to federal prison for illegally possessing firearms

Webster City man sentenced to federal prison for illegally possessing firearms

SIOUX CITY – A man who illegally possessed more than 60 firearms was sentenced January 13, 2020, to more than two years in federal prison. Greg Claude, 53, from Webster…

Sioux City man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

Sioux City man sentenced to federal prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced January 2, 2020, to 15 years in federal prison. Julio Cesar Salais, 46, from Sioux City, Iowa, received…

Iowa DNR investigating after man shoots himself while chasing coyote

Iowa DNR investigating after man shoots himself while chasing coyote

BENTON COUNTY – An Iowa man was injured and an investigation is underway after he shot himself while chasing a coyote. On January 11, 2020, at approximately 12:21 PM, a…

Waterloo felon who sold gun to police sent to prison

Waterloo felon who sold gun to police sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold a rifle during an undercover operation was sentenced on January 10, 2020, to more than one year in federal prison. Charles John Cizek,…