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Book review: Republican Crackhead

Book review: Republican Crackhead

Iowan Todd Blodgett’s newly-published memoir, REPUBLICAN CRACKHEAD, takes readers on such a wild ride that it epitomizes the adage, ‘The Truth is Stranger than Fiction’. What he survived isn’t merely…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Garza voted Big Ten Player of the Year

College Basketball: Iowa’s Garza voted Big Ten Player of the Year

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa standout center Luka Garza has been voted the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Player of the Year by the league head coaches and selected media…

Gov. Reynolds signs Disaster Proclamation following additional COVID-19 Cases in Iowa

Gov. Reynolds signs Disaster Proclamation following additional  COVID-19 Cases in Iowa

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds today signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, activating the disaster response and recovery aspects of the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s Iowa…

Lime Creek Nature Center holding open house on March 21 to celebrate the completion of new exhibits

Lime Creek Nature Center holding open house on March 21 to celebrate the completion of new exhibits

MASON CITY – The Lime Creek Nature Center is celebrating the completion of their exhibit renovation project with a public open house on Saturday, March 21 from 1 – 4…

Women’s College Basketball: Finley named MVC Player of the Week

Women’s College Basketball: Finley named MVC Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS – UNI guard Kam Finley scored a career-high 28 points, including the first 10 for the Panthers and the first seven of the game to lead UNI to…

Northern Iowa man sent to prison for stealing dozens of guns

Northern Iowa man sent to prison for stealing dozens of guns

SIOUX CITY – A convicted Northern Iowa felon who possessed stolen guns was sentenced on March 6, 2020, to more than a year in federal prison. Thomas Robert Ginger, Jr.,…

Sen. Ted Cruz quarantines himself after possible exposure to Coronavirus

Sen. Ted Cruz quarantines himself after possible exposure to Coronavirus

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement: “Last night, I was informed that 10 days ago at CPAC I briefly interacted with an individual who…

Two U.S. service members killed Sunday in Iraq

Two U.S. service members killed Sunday in Iraq

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A mission in Iraq claimed the lives of U.S. service members Sunday. Two U.S. service members were killed by enemy forces while advising and accompanying Iraqi Security…

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Supreme Court vacancy

DES MOINES – Fifteen Iowans applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court that will occur upon the retirement of Justice David…

New York man with gun stockpile sent to prison for threatening to kill Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

New York man with gun stockpile sent to prison for threatening to kill Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – A New York man with a gun stockpile has been sent to prison for threatening to kill Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. Patrick W. Carlineo, Jr., 55, of…

College Wrestling: Iowa State runner-up at Big 12 Championship

College Wrestling: Iowa State runner-up at Big 12 Championship

TULSA, Okla. – Redshirt junior Ian Parker and redshirt freshman David Carr earned individual Big 12 titles on Sunday night at the Big 12 Championship at 141 and 157 pounds,…

City of Mason City expense report for March 5, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for March 5, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 3/5/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABC LOCK SERVICE BUILDING REPAIRS AND MAINTEN 85.00 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,615.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES…

Stock market plunges 2,000 points on oil and pandemic fears, triggering halt in trading

Stock market plunges 2,000 points on oil and pandemic fears, triggering halt in trading

NEW YORK – The S&P 500 index this morning declined by 7%, triggering a Level 1 Market Wide Circuit Breaker trading halt at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The…

College Basketball: Iowa drops season finale at Illinois, 78-76; secures fifth seed in Big Ten Tournament

College Basketball: Iowa drops season finale at Illinois, 78-76; secures fifth seed in Big Ten Tournament

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS – Iowa dropped its season finale on the road against Illinois, 78-76 and secured the fifth seed in this week’s Big Ten Tournament. The loss snapped an Iowa…