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Additional 15 COVID-19 cases in Iowa reported for Monday, March 23, 2020

Additional 15 COVID-19 cases in Iowa reported for Monday, March 23, 2020

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 15 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 105 positive cases. There…

Governor Reynolds Announces COVID-19 Iowa Small Business Relief Program

Governor Reynolds Announces COVID-19 Iowa Small Business Relief Program

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds today announced the launch of a new Iowa Small Business Relief Program that will provide financial assistance to small businesses that have been economically impacted…

Village Co-op holds annual meeting, elects new board member 

Village Co-op holds annual meeting, elects new board member 

MASON CITY –  Village Cooperative members elected a new member of the Co-op board of directors during  their March annual meeting held in the Co-op Commons Room. Ron Norlinger was…

OBIT: Ronald “Ron” Paul Hoffman, 63, of Colwell

OBIT: Ronald “Ron” Paul Hoffman, 63, of Colwell

Ronald “Ron” Paul Hoffman, 63, of Colwell, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at the MercyOne North Iowa Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City. Cremation has taken place and a…

Gov. Reynolds announces unemployment insurance tax extension to assist small businesses

Gov. Reynolds announces unemployment insurance tax extension to assist small businesses

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds announced that first quarter unemployment tax payments that are due April 30th  will be delayed till the end of the 2nd quarter, July 31,…

Police investigate Newman school burglary, arrest two suspects

Police investigate Newman school burglary, arrest two suspects

MASON CITY – Local law enforcement investigated a burglary at Newman school in Mason City that resulted in thousands of dollars in losses and later arrested two suspects. On March…

Iowa DNR reminds citizens: Public drinking water is safe to drink

Iowa DNR reminds citizens: Public drinking water is safe to drink

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is providing this important information about COVID-19 as it relates to public drinking water to provide clarity to the public. The…

Local food bank releases plan for immediate future during pandemic

Local food bank releases plan for immediate future during pandemic

MASON CITY – The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank released a plan for the immediate future during the current coronavirus pandemic: The Hawkeye Harvest Food Bank will be open March 23,…

Iowa DNR investigating drowning on Mississippi River

Iowa DNR investigating drowning on Mississippi River

GUTTENBERG, IOWA – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a drowning that happened on March 21, around 1:30pm, near the spillway of Lock and Dam #10 on the…

Cerro Gordo health department released statement Monday morning on coronavirus

Cerro Gordo health department released statement Monday morning on coronavirus

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo county department of public health released a statement Monday morning on the status of the coronavirus pandemic: “Iowa now has a total of 90…