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Former University of Iowa quarterback and 3-sport star Szykowny passes away

Former University of Iowa quarterback and 3-sport star Szykowny passes away

IOWA CITY – Matt Szykowny, who earned a total of seven letters in three University of Iowa sports, passed away last month in Las Vegas at the age of 79.…

Cerro Gordo county dump truck driver hurt when vehicle rolls over

Cerro Gordo county dump truck driver hurt when vehicle rolls over

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – A Cerro Gordo county dump truck driver was hurt when his vehicle rolled over. At approximately 8:40 AM on Aug. 3, 35-year-old Cole Despenas of…

Virus concerns cause Iowa athletics to pause workouts until after labor day

Virus concerns cause Iowa athletics to pause workouts until after labor day

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced on Monday that it will be pausing workouts for all athletics teams until after Labor Day (Sept. 7). “Due to…

North Iowa woman arrested on multiple charges after man found walking along rural road

North Iowa woman arrested on multiple charges after man found walking along rural road

RINGSTED, IOWA – A  Northern Iowa woman faces a range of charges after police discovered a distressed man walking along a desolate highway. A Ringsted woman is facing charges as…

Minneapolis woman pleads guilty to attempting to join Al-Qa’ida and setting fires at Minnesota college campus

Minneapolis woman pleads guilty to attempting to join Al-Qa’ida and setting fires at Minnesota college campus

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis woman has pleaded guilty to attempting to join Al-Qa’ida and setting fires at a Minnesota college campus. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers…

Texas teen girl, just 14, steals pickup truck and leads cops on dangerous North Iowa chase

Texas teen girl, just 14, steals pickup truck and leads cops on dangerous North Iowa chase

GRUVER, IOWA – A Texas teen girl, just 14-years-old, allegedly stole a pickup truck and led cops on a dangerous North Iowa chase. A juvenile was taken into custody following…

Iowa man trimming trees electrocuted by 7,200 volt power line

Iowa man trimming trees electrocuted by 7,200 volt power line

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man was trimming trees in a storm-ravaged area and electrocuted by a 7,200 volt power line, authorities say. Firefighters and police officers in Cedar Rapids…

Police arrest four people in Clarksville after raid

Police arrest four people in Clarksville after raid

CLARKSVILLE, IOWA – Cops in Clarksville seeking a wanted man ended up with four people in cuffs after drugs were discovered at a rural campsite. On August 29 2020, the…

Iowa couple dies while fleeing police on Harley Davidson motorcycle

Iowa couple dies while fleeing police on Harley Davidson motorcycle

RURAL DALLAS COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa couple is dead this morning after the driver of the Harley Davidson motorcycle they were on decided to flee a pursuing deputy. The…

Todd Blodgett opinion: KYLE RITTENHOUSE: Hero, or Vigilante?

Todd Blodgett opinion: KYLE RITTENHOUSE: Hero, or Vigilante?

Wisconsin Teen ‘schools’ Rioters On August 25, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse left his home in Antioch, Illinois for the 20-minute drive to Kenosha, Wisconsin.  A few hours later, the pro-police Trump…

Clear Lake police investigating after driver in pickup truck runs over pedestrian

Clear Lake police investigating after driver in pickup truck runs over pedestrian

CLEAR LAKE – A pedestrian was hurt Thursday evening in Clear Lake when a pickup driver ran him down while walking on North Shore Drive. The Clear Lake Police Department…

J.D. Scholten faces off with Randy Feenstra and Joni Ernst in Vision for Rural Iowa at Spencer forum

J.D. Scholten faces off with Randy Feenstra and Joni Ernst in Vision for Rural Iowa at Spencer forum

SPENCER – Iowa candidates for Congress fighting for their political lives faced off in Spencer on August 26. Sitting between Republican Senator Joni Ernst and Republican candidate for U.S. House…

Men involved in large-scale Iowa heroin ring sentenced to a decade in prison

Men involved in large-scale Iowa heroin ring sentenced to a decade in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Chicago man and a Cedar Rapids man who conspired with each other and others to sell heroin in Cedar Rapids were recently each sentenced to ten…

High School Football: Mason City opens season with 28-0 win over Marshalltown

High School Football: Mason City opens season with 28-0 win over Marshalltown

MARSHALLTOWN – It is 2020, so that means Mason City football might be a juggernaut, remaining undefeated after a 28-0 win over Marshalltown. The John Lee coached Mason City Mohawks…

Inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Iowa’s Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility

Inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Iowa’s Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility

MOUNT PLEASANT – The Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility (MPCF) was notified this week that three COVID-19 tests they had submitted were positive for COVID-19. The facility has been implementing changes…

City of Mason City expense report for August 27, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for August 27, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/27/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 455.40 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 150.00 ALLEN, JAMES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 1,280.00…

Justice? VP who ripped off Iowa bank over $320K gets probation and restitution

Justice? VP who ripped off Iowa bank over $320K gets probation and restitution

CEDAR RAPIDS – Is this justice? A former vice president of an Iowa bank who conspired to lie to the bank for years was sentenced to three years of probation…

Iowa Senator slams Kim Reynolds, says “time for half-hearted public relations gestures is over”

Iowa Senator slams Kim Reynolds, says “time for half-hearted public relations gestures is over”

DES MOINES – Iowa Senate Democrats released a statement by one of their own, Senator Herman Quirmbach, slamming Governor Kim Reynolds for “half-hearted public relations gestures” in the on-going fight…

What is the business forecast for makeup companies around the world?

Since the beginning of time, makeup brands have always been primarily judged by how effective their product is overall. The average consumer did not necessarily focus much on how makeup…

Gov. Reynolds reacts to spiking virus in Iowa, closing bars and nightclubs in several counties

Gov. Reynolds reacts to spiking virus in Iowa, closing bars and nightclubs in several counties

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation, effective at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020, orders all bars,…

How to Improve Yelp Reviews

Maybe you’ve found yourself with a huge number of negative reviews on Yelp. Some people might be tempted to simply purchase some good reviews for their site. Or possibly even…

Trends in E-Commerce Web Development 

Sell me the pen so that I want to buy it online.  Nope, don’t just create a website with a listing of the chancellery. It’s not enough to place a…

Iowa man allegedly drives drunk, plows into stopped motorcycle, killing both riders

Iowa man allegedly drives drunk, plows into stopped motorcycle, killing both riders

KEOKUK, IOWA – An Iowa man is behind bars after allegedly killing two people on a stopped motorcycle by driving drunk and plowing into them. On August 4, 2020, Lee…

Is a Senior Community Right for You?

Is a Senior Community Right for You?

As years go by, many seniors move out of their homes into a living community. There are different types of senior communities including assisted living, independent living and nursing homes…

Pipe bomb found near state park in North Iowa

Pipe bomb found near state park in North Iowa

TUTTLE LAKE, IOWA – A pipe bomb was found near a state park in North Iowa, authorities say. The improvised explosive device was discovered recently in Emmet County. According to…

Lethal Minnesota road rage artist caught dealing meth in Worth county

Lethal Minnesota road rage artist caught dealing meth in Worth county

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Des Moines mayor declares face masks to be mandatory in Iowa’s largest city

Des Moines mayor declares face masks to be mandatory in Iowa’s largest city

DES MOINES – Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie today signed an emergency proclamation making face coverings mandatory in public places whenever proper social distance cannot be maintained. The mask mandate took…

Elderly Iowa man who persuaded teen to send nude pic’s sent to prison

Elderly Iowa man who persuaded teen to send nude pic’s sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man, responsible for persuading a 15-year old girl to send him nude photos and videos, was sentenced today to 15 years in federal prison. Mark…

OBIT: Lyle G. Stauffer, 97, of Greene

OBIT: Lyle G. Stauffer, 97, of Greene

Lyle G. Stauffer, 97, of Greene, passed away Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Valley View in Greene. A funeral service for Lyle Stauffer will be held at 10:30 a.m. on…

Iowa State University police make arrest related to racist act

Iowa State University police make arrest related to racist act

AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Police arrested 18-year-old Nathan Page in connection to criminal conduct discovered Saturday, Aug. 22 at Roberts Hall. Chief Michael Newton says officers were called…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for filing false tax returns and theft of government funds

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for filing false tax returns and theft of government funds

SIOUX CITY – A Gilmore City, Iowa man who owned and operated a tax return preparation business was sentenced August 25, 2020 to more than 1 year in federal prison.…

How to Claim Compensation for a Personal Injury

How to Claim Compensation for a Personal Injury

When you suffer personal injuries from motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice and defective products, you are entitled to get compensation. As long as there is evidence that…

Crucial Retirement Plans to Make Today

Crucial Retirement Plans to Make Today

None of us can be entirely sure when we’ll retire. While there’s a general retirement age, you don’t know how long your health will allow you to work, or when…

Two dead after gunman opens fire on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin; social media lit after video depicts alleged gunman working with police

Two dead after gunman opens fire on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin; social media lit after video depicts alleged gunman working with police

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN – Two people are dead after a gunman opened fire on protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin Tuesday night and social media is lit in the aftermath as circulating video…

Police arrest Iowa man who drove his car into and struck protesters

Police arrest Iowa man who drove his car into and struck protesters

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man has been arrested after he allegedly drove his car into a crowd of protesters in Iowa City and struck a number of them. On…

Best Reasons Why You Should Consider Moving To Iowa

Whether you’re simply looking to relocate somewhere new, you’re already in the early stages of looking around at North Iowa realty, or you’ve just been informed that your job is…

Guatemalan woman living in Clarion, Iowa sentenced for using illegally obtained SNAP and SSI funds

Guatemalan woman living in Clarion, Iowa sentenced for using illegally obtained SNAP and SSI funds

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Clarion woman who illegally obtained SNAP and SSI funds was sentenced August 24, 2020, to time served. Aracely Batres-Alonzo, age 26, from Guatemala received the prison term…

Dubuque police investigate drowning after Wisconsin man dives into Mississippi River from boat

Dubuque police investigate drowning after Wisconsin man dives into Mississippi River from boat

DUBUQUE – On Saturday, August 22, 2020, at 6:27 p.m. Dubuque Police responded to the Mississippi River near Schmitt Harbor, 2210 Chaplin Schmitt Drive after receiving an emergency call from…

College Football: UNI ranked third in FCS STATS preseason poll

College Football: UNI ranked third in FCS STATS preseason poll

CEDAR FALLS – UNI was picked third in the preseason FCS STATS Perform FCS Preseason Top 25 Poll released by the organization this morning. The Panthers return the bulk of…

Iowa Department of Public Health confirms first child death from COVID-19

Iowa Department of Public Health confirms first child death from COVID-19

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is saddened to confirm the first death of a child due to complications from COVID-19. The child was under the…

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