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Iowa budget closes with full cash reserves, surplus of $305M 

Iowa budget closes with full cash reserves, surplus of $305M 

DES MOINES – The State of Iowa will end Fiscal Year 2020 with a balance of $305.5 million in its General Fund, the governor claims. “Fiscal responsibility has put the state of…

Commission on Presidential Debates promises changes to upcoming debates after Trump-Biden debacle

Commission on Presidential Debates promises changes to upcoming debates after Trump-Biden debacle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An ugly performance Tuesday night has prompted the Commission on Presidential Debates to promise changes in upcoming debates between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. In a statement…

Iowa Attorney General reminds of rules and penalties at polling places

Iowa Attorney General reminds of rules and penalties at polling places

DES MOINES – Iowa’s Attorney General today reminded the public of rules and penalties at polling places as in-person voting launches on October 5. Tom Miller, Iowa’s Attorney General said…

The Psychological Reasons people Can’t Resist Instagram Influencers

The Psychological Reasons people Can’t Resist Instagram Influencers

Instagram is a unique social network. It has opened a new way to become a celebrity. Influencers are people who express their opinions and demonstrate lifestyle and behavior that are…

5 Remarkable & Simple Bedroom Ideas That Suit Every Season

Brainstorming bedroom ideas that are functional, will out-last constantly changing interior design trends, and feel personal to you can be a challenge. Bedroom design doesn’t have to get more complicated…

Clarksville man pleads guilty to federal gun charge

Clarksville man pleads guilty to federal gun charge

SIOUX CITY – A Clarksville man who illegally possessed a gun pled guilty September 24, 2020, in federal court in Sioux City. Michael Limkemann, 35, Clarksville, IA, was convicted of…

Algona man faces felony drunk driving charge

Algona man faces felony drunk driving charge

WEST UNION – An Algona man is facing a felony drunk driving charge. On Thursday, September 24, 2020 at approximately 3:30 am, Buchanan County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Joel Longoria, Jr.,…

College Football: JaQuan Bailey named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week

College Football: JaQuan Bailey named Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State senior defensive end JaQuan Bailey was named the Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Week, announced today by the Big 12 Conference. Bailey, a native…

JUCO Golf: NIACC’s Doherty wins ICCAC men’s golf weekly honor

JUCO Golf: NIACC’s Doherty wins ICCAC men’s golf weekly honor

MASON CITY -NIACC freshman John Doherty was selected as the ICCAC Division II men’s golfer of the week for the week of Sept. 21-27. Doherty earned individual medalist honors at…

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC’s Ruiz earns ICCAC men’s XC weekly honor

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC’s Ruiz earns ICCAC men’s XC weekly honor

MASON CITY- NIACC sophomore Jorge Ruiz was selected as the ICCAC Division II male cross country athlete of the week for the week of Sept. 21-27. Ruiz claimed the individual…

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry earns weekly ICCAC XC honor

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry earns weekly ICCAC XC honor

MASON CITY -For the second time this season, NIACC freshman Sarah Bertry has been selected as the ICCAC Division II cross country female athlete of the week for the week…

Iowa’s archery deer hunting season begins Oct. 1

Iowa’s archery deer hunting season begins Oct. 1

DES MOINES – An estimated 60,000 hunters will be heading to the timber in the next few weeks as Iowa’s archery deer season gets underway Oct. 1. For hunters in…

Trump and Biden to debate tonight in Cleveland, Ohio

Trump and Biden to debate tonight in Cleveland, Ohio

CLEVELAND – President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will debate for the first time tonight in Cleveland, Ohio. The first presidential debate will be held on Tuesday,…

2020 election early statistics: Voters have cast over 1.1 million ballots so far

2020 election early statistics: Voters have cast over 1.1 million ballots so far

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2020 general election in the United States may have a very high turnout, as voters have cast over 1.1 million ballots so far as opposed to…

U.S. Department Of Labor launches hotline to combat “unlawful race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating”

U.S. Department Of Labor launches hotline to combat “unlawful race or sex stereotyping or scapegoating”

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that its Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has established a hotline and email address to receive and investigate…

Trump campaign guru Brad Parscale tackled and arrested after police standoff

Trump campaign guru Brad Parscale tackled and arrested after police standoff

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA – Donald Trump campaign associate Brad Parscale was tackled and arrested after a police standoff at his Florida home. News reports indicate his wife had suffered some…

U.S. Senate Campaign: Watch Ernst versus Greenfield debate tonight

U.S. Senate Campaign: Watch Ernst versus Greenfield debate tonight

DES MOINES – Polls are showing the race for Iowa’s contested U.S. Senate seat is close to a draw if not slightly favoring the challenger, and tonight the two candidates…

Two dead, at least 10 others injured in shooting in Waterloo club

Two dead, at least 10 others injured in shooting in Waterloo club

WATERLOO – So far, two people have died and at least ten others are hurt in connection to a shooting this weekend at a Waterloo club. Waterloo Police continue to…

Waterloo felon sentenced to federal prison for possessing gun following a shooting

Waterloo felon sentenced to federal prison for possessing gun following a shooting

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who possessed a gun as a felon and while being a marijuana user was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison. Shakur Demir…

ICE arrests 88 on immigration violations in Chicagoland

ICE arrests 88 on immigration violations in Chicagoland

CHICAGO — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 88 at-large aliens from Aug. 24 to Sept. 19 as part of an immigration enforcement action focused on public safety threats…

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

Staff assault reported at Iowa’s Anamosa State Penitentiary

ANAMOSA – An officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Anamosa State Penitentiary at approximately 6:45 PM. Saturday night. The officer was conducting an investigation interview with an inmate when the inmate unexpectedly struck the…

Wanted Mason City man arrested after investigation

Wanted Mason City man arrested after investigation

CHARLES CITY – A wanted Mason City man was arrested after a police investigation in Charles City. On September 20, 2020 at 12:28 AM, officers with the Charles City police…

Senators respond to Republican effort to amplify Russian disinformation & manufacture dirt on Vice President Biden

Senators respond to Republican effort to amplify Russian disinformation & manufacture dirt on Vice President Biden

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Finance Committee, released their…

Johnson, Grassley release report on Hunter Biden conflicts-of-interest investigation

Johnson, Grassley release report on Hunter Biden conflicts-of-interest investigation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a report…

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump on Saturday announced his intent to nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to fill…

Iowa teen hurt in auto crash outside Clear Lake

Iowa teen hurt in auto crash outside Clear Lake

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – An Iowa teen was hurt in an auto crash outside Clear Lake Saturday afternoon. On September 26, 2020, at approximately 9:57 PM, the Cerro Gordo…

College Football: Iowa State defeats TCU, 37-34

College Football: Iowa State defeats TCU, 37-34

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Iowa State ruined TCU’s season opener, 37-34, Saturday afternoon at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth. Iowa State running back Breece Hall ran for three…

Rapid COVID-19 testing available in Fort Dodge and Mason City

Rapid COVID-19 testing available in Fort Dodge and Mason City

MASON CITY – Rapid COVID-19 testing is available in Fort Dodge and Mason City, a local health center announced. The Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, Mason City and Dayton…

Iowa man pleads guilty to COVID-19 related unemployment fraud, faces 10 years in prison

Iowa man pleads guilty to COVID-19 related unemployment fraud, faces 10 years in prison

SIOUX CITY – A Le Mars, Iowa man who stole government funds using a COVID-19 unemployment scheme pled guilty today in federal court in Sioux City. Dennis George Chinn, age…

Absentee ballot requests up ten-fold in Minnesota

Absentee ballot requests up ten-fold in Minnesota

ST. PAUL, MN – Absentee ballot requests have skyrocketed ten-fold in Minnesota, a top state official there reports. “We’ve reached one million!” says Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. “As…

Waterloo man in possession of sawed-off shotgun sent to federal prison

Waterloo man in possession of sawed-off shotgun sent to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who illegally possessed a sawed-off shotgun was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison. Francisco Rubio, age 25, from Waterloo, Iowa,…

Mason City man to stand trial for felony solicitation of a minor

Mason City man to stand trial for felony solicitation of a minor

MASON CITY – A Mason City man accused of felony solicitation of a minor has entered a not-guilty plea and is set to stand trial in November. Mason City police…

At least 12 people hurt during shooting shooting incident in Waterloo

At least 12 people hurt during shooting shooting incident in Waterloo

WATERLOO – At least 12 people were hurt during a shooting shooting incident in Waterloo Saturday morning, police say. On Saturday, September 26th, 2020 at 3:17 AM Waterloo Police responded…

Rockwell man gets soft sentence after alleged assault and police pursuit

Rockwell man gets soft sentence after alleged assault and police pursuit

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Mason City school district announces more in-person learning beginning October 5

Mason City school district announces more in-person learning beginning October 5

MASON CITY – The Mason City school district announced more in-person learning beginning October 5. The Mason City Community School District is planning to increase in-person learning in stages, the…

Names of officers involved in shooting of Iowa man released

WYOMING, IOWA -The Iowa State Trooper and Delaware County deputy involved in the September 21, 2020, Jones County shooting have been identified as Trooper Tyler Remley, a 21-year veteran of…

ICE removes Somali man from USA convicted of aiding terror group

ICE removes Somali man from USA convicted of aiding terror group

CHICAGO — Officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) removed a Somali man Thursday who was convicted in 2016 in U.S. District Court of providing aid to a terror…

Second Test Iowa clinic site to open in Dubuque County

Second Test Iowa clinic site to open in Dubuque County

DES MOINES – A second Test Iowa clinic site is scheduled to open in Dubuque County on Monday, September 28, 2020. The new site will be located at the Grand…

Women’s JUCO Cross Country: No. 7 NIACC women claim Southwestern Spartan Classic 

Women’s JUCO Cross Country: No. 7 NIACC women claim Southwestern Spartan Classic 

CRESTON – The No. 7 (NJCAA Division II) NIACC women’s cross country team won the Southwestern Spartan Classic with 27 points. Indian Hills was second with 33 points. DMACC, Highland…

JUCO Cross Country: No. 3 NIACC men win Southwestern Spartan Classic 

JUCO Cross Country: No. 3 NIACC men win Southwestern Spartan Classic 

CRESTON – The No. 3 (NJCAA Division II) NIACC men’s cross country team claimed the Southwestern Spartan Classic Friday with a total of 29 points. Indian Hills was second in…

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