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Former Mason City Mohawk Jeff Horner named Hoopdirt.com Coach of the Week

Former Mason City Mohawk Jeff Horner named Hoopdirt.com Coach of the Week

KIRKSVILLE, MO – Former Mason City Mohawk and current Truman State basketball head coach Jeff Horner has been named Hoopdirt.com Coach of the Week. After winning the GLVC Tournament title…

President-elect Biden announced “accomplished, historic, crisis-tested team of trailblazers” for economic squad

President-elect Biden announced “accomplished, historic, crisis-tested team of trailblazers” for economic squad

WASHINGTON – Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced key members of his economic team, including Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury; Neera Tanden, Director of the Office of Management and Budget;…

Iowa Canvassing Board certifies election in Iowa District 2 seat in Congress for Miller-Meeks by 6 votes

Iowa Canvassing Board certifies election in Iowa District 2 seat in Congress for Miller-Meeks by 6 votes

DES MOINES – The Iowa Canvassing Board today certified the election in Iowa District 2 seat in Congress for Republican Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks by 6 votes over her opponent, Democrat…

College Softball: Iowa adds Fort Dodge’s Doster to 2021 recruiting class

College Softball: Iowa adds Fort Dodge’s Doster to 2021 recruiting class

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa softball team announced the addition of Tristin Doster to the 2021 class, head coach Renee Gillispie announced Monday. Doster joins 10 other softball…

College Basketball: Luka Garza named Big Ten Player of the Week

College Basketball: Luka Garza named Big Ten Player of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa men’s basketball All-American Luka Garza has been named the first Big Ten Player of the Week of the 2020-21 season following the Hawkeyes’ two…

Gov. Reynolds appoints Josh Byrnes as new Iowa Utilities Board Member

Gov. Reynolds appoints Josh Byrnes as new Iowa Utilities Board Member

DES MOINES – Today Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Josh Byrnes, currently general manager of the Osage Municipal Utilities, to serve as a Board Member to the Iowa…

City of Mason City expense report for November 25, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for November 25, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/25/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCE ALARM SERVICES LLC BUILDING SUPPLIES 116.00 APPARATUS TESTING SERVICE LLC M/E REPAIRS 1,239.50 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES UNIFORM RENTAL…

College Wrestling: Iowa State Wrestling adds Yonger Bastida to roster

College Wrestling: Iowa State Wrestling adds Yonger Bastida to roster

AMES – Iowa State head coach Kevin Dresser announced today the addition of Junior World Silver Medalist, Yonger Bastida, to the Iowa State Wrestling program. Bastida comes to Ames by…

Two simultaneous fires in rural Clear Lake handled by area firefighters overnight

Two simultaneous fires in rural Clear Lake handled by area firefighters overnight

CLEAR LAKE – The Clear Lake Fire Department responded to 2 rural structure fires Sunday evening and Monday morning, they reported. The first incident occurred at 7442 Balsam Ave South…

College Basketball: Iowa State 80, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 63

College Basketball: Iowa State 80, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 63

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State (1-0) tallied an 80-63 season-opening victory over the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (0-3) on Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. Cyclone newcomer Jalen Coleman-Lands,…

College Football: Iowa kicker Duncan named B1G Co-Special Teams Player of the Week

College Football: Iowa kicker Duncan named B1G Co-Special Teams Player of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior kicker Keith Duncan has been named the Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week, following No. 24 Iowa’s 26-20 win against Nebraska…

The Complete Guide to Start a Web Service Based Business in Iowa

The Complete Guide to Start a Web Service Based Business in Iowa

There are a thousand reasons why Iowa residents might want to start working at home for themselves. Running a home-based business is the ultimate form of independence, and one of…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI defeats Creighton, 55-52

Women’s College Basketball: UNI defeats Creighton, 55-52

CEDAR FALLS – Karli Rucker led the way with 12 points, but for the second-straight game, every Panther that played scored as UNI held off Creighton for the 55-52 home…

Women’s College Basketball: Joens’ big day not enough as No. 15 ISU loses at SDSU, 76-69

Women’s College Basketball: Joens’ big day not enough as No. 15 ISU loses at SDSU, 76-69

BROOKINGS, South Dakota – No. 15 Iowa State (1-1) rallied multiple times, but came up short, falling at South Dakota State (1-0) 76-69 Saturday afternoon at Frost Arena in the…

Iowa DNR offer suggestions: 6 Ways to Safely “Take It Outside” this Holiday Season

Iowa DNR offer suggestions: 6 Ways to Safely “Take It Outside” this Holiday Season

CLEAR LAKE – With the holiday season starting, the Iowa DNR is encouraging families to find safe ways to spend time outdoors this winter. Please be sure to keep your…

Police release video of incident where officers shot and killed man in Altoona, Iowa parking lot

Police release video of incident where officers shot and killed man in Altoona, Iowa parking lot

ALTOONA, IOWA – A man was shot dead by police near Iowa’s Adventurland Park back in September, and police released a video of the incident. On September 7, 2020 at…

Northern Iowa man faces felony after caught with illegal drugs

Northern Iowa man faces felony after caught with illegal drugs

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A Northern Iowa man is facing felony charges after he was caught with illegal drugs. On November 15, 2020 at 8:30 PM, the Palo Alto County…

College Basketball: Garza dominates for Iowa as Hawkeyes pound Southern, 103-76

College Basketball: Garza dominates for Iowa as Hawkeyes pound Southern, 103-76

IOWA CITY – Luka Garza put on another show, scoring 36 first-half points as Iowa pummeled Southern University,103-76 Friday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa sprinted out to a 14-2 advantage, scoring…

College Football: Iowa State defeats Texas to remain in first place in Big 12 Conference, 23-20

College Football: Iowa State defeats Texas to remain in first place in Big 12 Conference, 23-20

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Iowa State defeated Texas in a road game Saturday to remain in first place in Big 12 Conference, 23-20. No. 15 Iowa (7-2, 7-1) had just enough…

College Football: Iowa defeats Nebraska for sixth straight time, 26-20

College Football: Iowa defeats Nebraska for sixth straight time, 26-20

IOWA CITY – Iowa (4-2, 4-2) defeated Nebraska (1-4, 1-4), 26-20 on Friday at Kinnick Stadium. The game was tied 13-13 at halftime. Nebraska went ahead in the third quarter…

College Basketball: UNI drops third straight game to open season, 82-71, to Utah State

College Basketball: UNI drops third straight game to open season, 82-71, to Utah State

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The UNI men’s basketball team moved to 0-3 on the season following an 82-71 loss to the Aggies of Utah State. The Panthers took a 40-39…

College Basketball: UNI edged by Saint Mary’s, 66-64

College  Basketball: UNI edged by Saint Mary’s, 66-64

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The UNI men’s basketball team fell to the Gaels of Saint Mary’s 66-64 in the consolation semifinals of the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. The Panthers…

Police raid Sheffield apartment, charge man with felony drug offense

Police raid Sheffield apartment, charge man with felony drug offense

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College Basketball: Iowa drops North Carolina Central 97-67

College Basketball: Iowa drops North Carolina Central 97-67

IOWA CITY – Fifth-ranked Iowa downed North Carolina Central 97-67 in the Hawkeyes’ season-opener, led by Loka Garza’s 26 points. Iowa got separation from NCCU by virtue of a 20-2…

College Basketball: UNI drops season opener to Western Kentucky, 93-87

College Basketball: UNI drops season opener to Western Kentucky, 93-87

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The UNI men’s basketball team dropped the season opener to the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky 93-87 at the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic. UNI opened the…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 96, UNI 81

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa 96, UNI 81

IOWA CITY – Iowa defeated UNI 96-81 Wednesday evening in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in the season opener for both teams. The Hawkeyes won their 21st home opener under head coach Lisa…

South Dakota sex offender takes plea deal after crime in Mason City

South Dakota sex offender takes plea deal after crime in Mason City

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Iowa minors charged with intentionally killing a deer with their vehicle, face big fines

Iowa minors charged with intentionally killing a deer with their vehicle, face big fines

POLK CITY, IOWA – Two Polk County minors have been cited for intentionally hitting and killing a buck deer with their pickup truck in Big Creek State Park on the…

College Football: Iowa seeks sixth win in a row over Nebraska Friday

College Football: Iowa seeks sixth win in a row over Nebraska Friday

IOWA CITY – The Iowa Hawkeyes are seeking their sixth win in a row over the Nebraska Cornhuskers Friday in a home Big Ten Conference game. University of Iowa Football…

Iowa DNR says traditional Thanksgiving pheasant hunt will be a little different this year

Iowa DNR says traditional Thanksgiving pheasant hunt will be a little different this year

DES MOINES – With many holiday gatherings put on hold due to the pandemic, pheasant hunting is one way to keep an annual holiday tradition alive, while staying apart. “Pheasant…

Repeat Iowa narcotics dealer sentenced to federal prison

Repeat Iowa narcotics dealer sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who sold narcotics out of his home near Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, was sentenced November 24, 2020, to more than four years in…

Grant Wood: Nineteen Lithographs opens in Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

Grant Wood: Nineteen Lithographs opens in Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – Grant Wood: Nineteen Lithographs has opened in the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, the museum announced this week. In 2019 the Museum was fortunate to have been…

Eric Follmuth of Splash Multisport recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center’s  November 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month

Eric Follmuth of Splash Multisport recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center’s  November 2020 Entrepreneur of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC recognized Eric Follmuth of Splash Multisport in Mason City, IA as the November 2020 Entrepreneur of…

Women’s College Basketball: No. 15 ISU opens season with win over Omaha, 69-43

Women’s College Basketball: No. 15 ISU opens season with win over Omaha, 69-43

AMES – The No. 15 Iowa State women’s basketball team (1-0) was dominant in a 69-43 season-opening victory over Omaha (0-1) at Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday afternoon. Junior Ashley Joens,…

College Basketball: UNI’s AJ Green named to Naismith Trophy Watch List

College Basketball: UNI’s AJ Green named to Naismith Trophy Watch List

ATLANTA – UNI junior guard AJ Green has been named to the 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Watch List as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club Thursday morning. The 2021…

Police say stalker entering females’ apartments in Ames and standing and watching them sleep

Police say stalker entering females’ apartments in Ames and standing and watching them sleep

AMES – Police in Ames say today that a stalker is entering females’ apartments and standing and watching them sleep. On November 21, 2020, at 7:42 AM, the Ames Police…

COVID-19 contributes to death of convicted Iowa sex abuser incarcerated in prison

COVID-19 contributes to death of convicted Iowa sex abuser incarcerated in prison

IOWA CITY – COVID-19 contributed to the death of a convicted Iowa sex abuser incarcerated in prison. Frederick William Lewis was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19…

Test Iowa sites closed for Thanksgiving Day 

Test Iowa sites closed for Thanksgiving Day 

DES MOINES – The five state-operated Test Iowa sites and the State Hygienic Lab will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26, for Thanksgiving Day. The sites include: Black Hawk County — 4121…

Women’s College Basketball: No. 15 Cyclones open 2020-21 season with Omaha

Women’s College Basketball: No. 15 Cyclones open 2020-21 season with Omaha

AMES – The 15th-ranked Iowa State women’s basketball team opens the 2020-21 season against Omaha in Hilton Coliseum on Nov. 25 at noon. The Cyclones have not squared off against…

Two staff injured during inmate attack at Fort Dodge prison

Two staff injured during inmate attack at Fort Dodge prison

FORT DODGE – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility at approximately 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. While an officer was escorting an inmate to…

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