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DNR monitoring Northern Iowa fish kill

DNR monitoring Northern Iowa fish kill

DECORAH – DNR Field Office staff received a report of a fish kill on an unnamed tributary to Bohemian Creek on Thursday, July 23. Bohemian Creek runs through the town…

College Football: UNI’s Smith named Preseason Player of the Year, 14 Panthers honored by Phil Steele

College Football: UNI’s Smith named Preseason Player of the Year, 14 Panthers honored by Phil Steele

CEDAR FALLS – Elerson G. Smith was recognized as the FCS National Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and 14 total Panthers were honored as part of Phil Steele’s FCS…

State Baseball: Newman Catholic defeats Council Bluffs St. Albert, 6-5

State Baseball: Newman Catholic defeats Council Bluffs St. Albert, 6-5

DES MOINES – Newman defeated Council Bluffs St. Albert, 6-5, today in Des Moines in the state baseball tournament class 1A quarterfinals. Newman rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the…

Man shot in the face in Fort Dodge with flare gun; cops seek suspect

Man shot in the face in Fort Dodge with flare gun; cops seek suspect

FORT DODGE – Someone in Fort Dodge shot a man in the face and torso with a flare gun then beat the victim, police say, as they seek a suspect.…

Vaught selected as NIACC women’s basketball coach

Vaught selected as NIACC women’s basketball coach

MASON CITY – Brad Vaught will become the new NIACC women’s basketball coach. Vaught, who was an assistant boys basketball coach at Stewartville High School in Minnesota, was hired as…

OBIT: Warren Nott, 95, of Charles City

OBIT: Warren Nott, 95, of Charles City

Warren Nott, 95, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City with his family by his side. A visitation for…

City of Mason City expense report for July 23, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 23, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/23/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A+ LAWN AND LANDSCAPE OTHER IMPROVEMENTS 8,371.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 395.61 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 2,005.50…

New Hartford felon and marijuana grower sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing guns

New Hartford felon and marijuana grower sentenced to prison for unlawfully possessing guns

CEDAR RAPIDS – Police went to a New Hartford house looking for endangered rattlesnakes, but found a felon with guns and drugs. Brian Anderson, age 52, from New Hartford, Iowa, received a…

Grundy Center man who sold party drugs he bought on the dark web sentenced to federal prison

Grundy Center man who sold party drugs he bought on the dark web sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Grundy Center man who bought drugs on the dark web and sold them in eastern and central Iowa was sentenced July 21, 2020, to more than…

Policies and procedures issued in Iowa for the safe and fair resumption of jury trials

Policies and procedures issued in Iowa for the safe and fair resumption of jury trials

DES MOINES – The Iowa Supreme Court issued an order to provide Iowans with the policies and procedures for the safe and fair resumption of jury trials in Iowa this…

College Football: Iowa’s Smith-Marsette named to Hornung Award Watch List

College Football: Iowa’s Smith-Marsette named to Hornung Award Watch List

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette has been named to the preseason watch list for the 2020 Paul Hornung Award, the Louisville Sports Commission announced…

Man sentenced for attempted attack on the White House; was set to engage in jihad

Man sentenced for attempted attack on the White House; was set to engage in jihad

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A man who was set to engage in jihad was sentenced for an attempted attack on the White House. Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, of Cumming, Georiga, has…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of July 23, 2020

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of July 23, 2020

Stay safe when fishing this summer with these tips: Try a new fishing spot — if your regular fishing location is popular and busy, try out a new one that…

Why Video is Crucial in Sports Marketing and Media?

Sports are intrinsically visual. It depends on showcasing the performance in front of an audience. Even when there is no physical presence of an audience, it reaches out to them…

Charles City mother furious over lack of action from Waverly after racist taunts directed at son

Charles City mother furious over lack of action from Waverly after racist taunts directed at son

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City mother whose son was subjected to racist taunts at a baseball game by persons connected to Waverly-Shell Rock schools is furious after a “watered-down apology”…

Iowa Pet Alliance announces Legislator of the Year honorees

Iowa Pet Alliance announces Legislator of the Year honorees

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Pet Alliance is proud to honor nine Iowa legislators as Legislators of the Year for the 2020 legislative session. Legislator of the Year honorees are…

Nine NIACC baseball players moving to NCAA Division I schools

Nine NIACC baseball players moving to NCAA Division I schools

MASON CITY – A total of nine NIACC baseball players will play next season at the NCAA Division I level. NIACC’s Patrick Pridgen and Tyson Tucker signed their national letters…

South Dakota sex offender charged with sex abuse and prostitution after crime in Mason City

South Dakota sex offender charged with sex abuse and prostitution after crime in Mason City

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High School Baseball: Mason City edged by Waukee, 6-5, misses state tourney

High School Baseball: Mason City edged by Waukee, 6-5, misses state tourney

WAUKEE, IOWA – With a trip to the state tournament on the line, the Mason City High baseball team dropped a very close road game to Waukee, 6-5, Wednesday night.…

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer “disappointed” after opponent Ashley Hinson caught plagiarizing “so many others — including me”

Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer “disappointed” after opponent Ashley Hinson caught plagiarizing “so many others — including me”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer today said she is “disappointed” after Republican opponent Ashley Hinson was caught plagiarizing “so many others — including me”. Abby Finkenauer, Iowa’s Dirict…

Minert: “Now isn’t the time” to seek recorder position”

Minert: “Now isn’t the time” to seek recorder position”

MASON CITY – Businessman Steve Minert, who co-owns the Harley-Davidson dealerships in Mason City and Charles City, today announced that, regrettably, he is “postponing” his candidacy for public office. “There’s…

Man badly hurt in bicycle accident in Fort Dodge

Man badly hurt in bicycle accident in Fort Dodge

FORT DODGE – A man was badly hurt in a bicycle accident in Fort Dodge. The Iowa State Patrol says 63-year-old Ricky Cullun was riding a bicycle on a sidewalk…

College Football: Iowa’s Duncan named to Lou Groza Award Watch List

College Football: Iowa’s Duncan named to Lou Groza Award Watch List

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior kicker Keith Duncan has been named to the 2020 Lou Groza Place-Kicker preseason Watch List, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced Wednesday.…

Mason City council discusses fireworks ordinance after calls to police skyrocket

Mason City council discusses fireworks ordinance after calls to police skyrocket

MASON CITY – The Mason City council discussed the City’s fireworks ordinance with law enforcement after calls to police skyrocketed this year. According to City meeting minutes: The City Council…

Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force announced by feds

Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force announced by feds

MINNEAPOLIS – A United States Attorney today announced the formation of a new Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force in response to the extraordinary spike in gun violence and violent…

Nora Springs man sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for child sexual exploitation offenses

Nora Springs man sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for child sexual exploitation offenses

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Ames police seek two men after armed robbery in hotel parking lot

Ames police seek two men after armed robbery in hotel parking lot

AMES – Two men are wanted on charges of armed robbery after they confronted people in a hotel parking lot and injured one of them. On July 10, 2020, at…

Five males arrested after armed robbery at Northern Iowa park

Five males arrested after armed robbery at Northern Iowa park

WEST UNION – Five males were arrested after an armed robbery at a Northern Iowa park. After a month-long investigation, the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office made five arrests. On June…

Iowa City mayor defies Kim Reynolds, orders masks to be worn in public places

Iowa City mayor defies Kim Reynolds, orders masks to be worn in public places

IOWA CITY – Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague has issued an order that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, every person in the City of Iowa City must wear a…

DNR investigates fish kill in Buena Vista County

DNR investigates fish kill in Buena Vista County

ALBERT CITY — Sunday afternoon, DNR staff met with a hog producer near Albert City to investigate a manure release from his aboveground storage tank. Kris Ehlers reported Sunday that…

Don’t be afraid to make btc sports betting with 1xBit

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The end of the season of the Serie A is getting closer, and now experts can summarize most of the championship’s results. In the meantime, fans have time to make…

Iowa conducts Covid-19 tests for student athletes

Iowa conducts Covid-19 tests for student athletes

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Athletics Department conducted 70 COVID-19 tests for the week of July 13-19, 2020. One positive test and 69 negative tests have been received.…

Iowa State conducts Covid-19 tests for athletes

Iowa State conducts Covid-19 tests for athletes

AMES – The Iowa State Athletics Department administered an additional 230 COVID-19 tests the week of July 13 for student-athletes (183) and key personnel (47) returning to campus in the…

Staff assault reported at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

Staff assault reported at Iowa Medical and Classification Center

CORALVILLE – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center at approximately 7 p.m. last night. The officer was working his post when…

Absentee ballot request forms will be sent to all registered voters in Iowa

Absentee ballot request forms will be sent to all registered voters in Iowa

DES MOINES – Absentee ballot request forms will be sent to all registered voters in Iowa after legislators approved a plan Friday. An emergency directive to conduct a statewide mailing…

Iowa Governor Reynolds orders flags at half-staff in honor of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who passed away Friday

Iowa Governor Reynolds orders flags at half-staff in honor of U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who passed away Friday

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff immediately and remain at half-staff through sunrise Monday, July 20, 2020 in honor and…

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of July 16, 2020

Top Iowa fishing spots for week of July 16, 2020

This weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys and county and state parks staff. You can check the activity of your favorite…

City of Mason City expense report for July 16, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 16, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/16/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 184.19 ADORAMAEQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 396.95 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS 80.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY…

Wisconsin bar owner sent to prison for setting fire to his bar with tenants still upstairs

Wisconsin bar owner sent to prison for setting fire to his bar with tenants still upstairs

CHICAGO – A Wisconsin bar owner has been sent to prison for setting fire to his bar with tenants still upstairs, grabbing cash on his way out. On July 16,…

$1 million career academy competitive grant awarded to North Iowa Area Community College

$1 million career academy competitive grant awarded to North Iowa Area Community College

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education announced that North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City won a $1 million competitive grant through the Career Academy Incentive…

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