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Mason City police investigating “loud booms” conduct search warrant and arrest man for possession of offensive weapons

Mason City police investigating “loud booms” conduct search warrant and arrest man for possession of offensive weapons

MASON CITY – Mason City police investigating “loud booms” conducted search warrant and arrested a man for possession of offensive weapons. This morning the Mason City Police Department conducted a…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Blake Hinson to miss 2020-21 season

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Blake Hinson to miss 2020-21 season

AMES – Iowa State junior Blake Hinson will miss the 2020-21 season due to a continuing medical condition. The medical condition is unrelated to COVID-19.  Hinson transferred to Iowa State…

City of Mason City awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 32nd consecutive year

City of Mason City awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 32nd consecutive year

CHICAGO – Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to City of Mason City for…

Grants available to rural fire departments to help battle wildfires

Grants available to rural fire departments to help battle wildfires

DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forestry – Fire Program, working in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service, has grant money available for Iowa’s rural fire departments…

College Basketball: UNI announces conference schedule

College Basketball: UNI announces conference schedule

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Valley Conference has released the 2020-21 men’s basketball conference schedule. The UNI Panthers are slated for 18 games of conference play from Dec. 30, 2020…

Chris Wallace, moderator for first Presidential debate, announces nine topics to be covered

Chris Wallace, moderator for first Presidential debate, announces nine topics to be covered

CLEVELAND, OHIO – Some said the Presidential debates would never happen, but the first one is scheduled for next week and the moderator, Chris Wallace, has announced the topics to…

Mars Food announces the Uncle Ben’s rice brand will change its name to Ben’s Original, so less people are offended

Mars Food announces the Uncle Ben’s rice brand will change its name to Ben’s Original, so less people are offended

LONDON – Today, Mars Food announced it will change the UNCLE BEN’S® Brand to Ben’s Original™, signaling the brand’s ambition to create a more inclusive future while maintaining its commitment…

Former federal judges urge Senate not to rush SCOTUS nominee

Former federal judges urge Senate not to rush SCOTUS nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A group of former federal district court and appellate judges are urging the U.S. Senate to hold off until after the presidential inauguration in January to move…

Finkenauer announces grants to aid local law enforcement in Marshalltown, Dubuque and Linn County

Finkenauer announces grants to aid local law enforcement in Marshalltown, Dubuque and Linn County

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer (IA-01) on Tuesday announced Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants totaling more than $77,000 for crime prevention efforts in Marshalltown, Dubuque and Linn County. The…

UNI-Dome to serve as polling place, early voting site

UNI-Dome to serve as polling place, early voting site

CEDAR FALLS – The University of Northern Iowa today announced that the UNI-DOME will be open as an early-voting site for Black Hawk County residents. The university and the athletics…

Fort Dodge woman dies from gunshot wounds; suspect located and arrested

Fort Dodge woman dies from gunshot wounds; suspect located and arrested

FORT DODGE – A woman who was shot in her car this weekend in Fort Dodge has succumbed to her injuries and police have located and arrested a suspect in…