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How Filing for a Divorce Differs in Different States

How Filing for a Divorce Differs in Different States

Divorce is a stressful and upsetting time for anyone. Not only does it come with an emotional burden, but organizing the legal side is very trying, especially when your spouse…

Covid measures to keep customers safe

Covid measures to keep customers safe

In some areas of the world, lockdown restrictions have significantly eased. This has allowed a range of businesses to begin operating, almost as normal. However, in compliance with pandemic and…

College Basketball: UNI’s Trae Berhow misses Crossover Classic due to COVID-19

College Basketball: UNI’s Trae Berhow misses Crossover Classic due to COVID-19

CEDAR FALLS – A top Northern Iowa Panther guard has been put out of action for this week’s opening action due to COVID-19, the school announced. In accordance with COVID-19…

Convicted Iowa kidnapper dies in prison; COVID-19 plays role in death

Convicted Iowa kidnapper dies in prison; COVID-19 plays role in death

IOWA CITY – A convicted Iowa kidnapper died in prison this weekend, and COVID-19 played a role. Timothy Christopher Bryant was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19…

Cedar Rapids liquor store robbed at gunpoint

Cedar Rapids liquor store robbed at gunpoint

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Cedar Rapids liquor store was robbed at gunpoint and a suspect remains at-large. On Thursday, November 19 at approximately 7:30 PM, Cedar Rapids police officers responded…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State coach Fennelly to quarantine for two weeks after contact with infected Covid carrier

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State coach Fennelly to quarantine for two weeks after contact with infected Covid carrier

AMES – Iowa State head coach Bill Fennelly will quarantine for two weeks after contact with an infected Covid carrier, he said this morning. Statement From Head Coach Bill Fennelly:…

Bitcoin Cash App Insights Every Beginner Should Know

One of the most trending cryptocurrencies today is Bitcoin. Although there are many others such as Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Ripple that are also doing great, none of them is…

Worth county sheriff warns beheading deer is a crime and a waste of natural resources after mutilated carcasses found

Worth county sheriff warns beheading deer is a crime and a waste of natural resources after mutilated carcasses found

NORTHWOOD – Worth county sheriff Dan Fank warned today that beheading deer is a crime and a waste of natural resources after mutilated carcasses were found. Sheriff Fank said Monday…

President-elect Joe Biden announces members of Cabinet and White House Senior Staff

President-elect Joe Biden announces members of Cabinet and White House Senior Staff

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden today announced members of his Cabinet. They are: Antony Blinken, Sec of State; Alejandro Mayorkas, Sec of Homeland Security; Avril Haines, Dir of National Intelligence;…

Vandals cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warn

Vandals cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warn

OSAGE – Vandals are cutting Christmas decoration cords in Osage, police warned Monday. The Osage Iowa Police Department said Monday that “We have had several reports of Christmas lights/decoration cords…

Japanese company given $1 million incentive by Iowa taxpayers to expand business operations

Japanese company given $1 million incentive by Iowa taxpayers to expand business operations

DES MOINES – Japan’s Spiber Inc., a biotech startup that produces lab-grown spider silk for use in clothing and other consumer products, announced today it will expand production of its…

Two teens dead, three hurt in Iowa auto collision Sunday evening

Two teens dead, three hurt in Iowa auto collision Sunday evening

CHARITON, IOWA – Two teens were killed and three people hurt in an Iowa auto crash Sunday evening. The accident took place in Chariton, Iowa, in Lucas county, southeast of…

College Football: Iowa completes 2025 schedule

College Football: Iowa completes 2025 schedule

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa has added home dates with Florida Atlantic and Massachusetts to its 2025 football schedule. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Iowa Athletics…

Nebraska pharmacist who plotted with co-conspirator in wild firebomb attack plot to enhance illegal drug scheme sent to prison

Nebraska pharmacist who plotted with co-conspirator in wild firebomb attack plot to enhance illegal drug scheme sent to prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A Maryland Darknet vendor and a Nebraska pharmacist were sentenced today to a combined over 23 years in prison for their respective roles in conspiracy to use…

Iowa woman who watched heroin victim fatally overdose for hours sent to prison

Iowa woman who watched heroin victim fatally overdose for hours sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa woman who helped a man obtain a fatal quantity of opioids and then delayed calling for help after he overdosed was sentenced to four years…

Starting up a Digital Business

Starting up a Digital Business

If you’re thinking about starting up a digital business, then this is the right article for you to read. In this article, we will explain the benefits that come with…

What Can You Do with a Business Degree?

What Can You Do with a Business Degree?

Often, when unsure what to select as a major, the default choice is business. The degree is popular because it qualifies you for a range of positions. The flexibility ensures…

Northern Iowa sex offender caught with illegal substances, accused of violating registry

Northern Iowa sex offender caught with illegal substances, accused of violating registry

PALO ALTO COUNTY – A Northern Iowa sex offender was caught with illegal substances and accused of violating the state’s sex offender registry. On November 17, 2020, the Palo Alto…

College Basketball: Iowa finalizes 2020-21 schedule with addition of Iowa State

College Basketball: Iowa finalizes 2020-21 schedule with addition of Iowa State

IOWA CITY – The nationally-ranked University of Iowa men’s basketball team has finalized its 2020-21 schedule with the addition of Western Illinois and instate rival Iowa State to its 27-game…

Woman seriously hurt, dog killed by fleeing driver in Ames

Woman seriously hurt, dog killed by fleeing driver in Ames

AMES – A woman was seriously hurt and her dog killed by a fleeing driver in Ames. On November 17, 2020, at 5:56 a.m., the Ames Police Department responded to…

Convicted Iowa arsonist absconds from residential facility

Convicted Iowa arsonist absconds from residential facility

DAVENPORT – A convicted Iowa arsonist has absconded from a residential facility and police are on the hunt. David Lee Reinier Sr., convicted of Arson 1st Degree and other crimes…

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 19, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 19, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/19/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 386.82 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 12.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 280.00 ALLIANT…

College Football: #17 Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0

College Football: #17 Iowa State 45, Kansas State 0

AMES – Iowa State remained on top of the Big 12 Conference with a resounding victory over Kansas State Saturday, 45-0. The Cyclones (6-2, 6-1) led 7-0 after one quarter…

Mason City educator Phipps named assistant secondary principal of the year

Mason City educator Phipps named assistant secondary principal of the year

MASON CITY – School Administrators of Iowa has named Dan Phipps, associate principal at Mason City High School, as the 2020-21 Iowa Assistant Secondary Principal of the Year. Selection is…

Cops dispose of “very dangerous glitter bomb” at park in Ames

Cops dispose of “very dangerous glitter bomb” at park in Ames

AMES – Police were called to a park in Ames Saturday morning after an item they called a “very dangerous glitter bomb” was found. On November 21, around 7:45 AM,…

College Football: Iowa defeats Penn State, 41-21

College Football: Iowa defeats Penn State, 41-21

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – Iowa (3‐2, 3‐2) defeated Penn State (0‐5, 0‐5), 41‐21 on Saturday at Beaver Stadium. The 20‐point margin of victory is Iowa’s largest in series history at…

Twenty-Five suspects snared in Iowa metro investigation of drug and firearms trafficking organization

Twenty-Five suspects snared in Iowa metro investigation of drug and firearms trafficking organization

DES MOINES – Twenty-five defendants are facing federal criminal charges as part of a joint federal and state investigation of a methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana drug trafficking organization.…

Charles City man arrested for felony drunk driving in two different counties

Charles City man arrested for felony drunk driving in two different counties

BREMER COUNTY – A Charles City man is facing felony drunk driving charges in two different Northern Iowa counties. On October 15, 2020, the Bremer County Sheriff’s Office stopped to…

Owner of Birdsall’s Ice Cream shop in Mason City passes away

Owner of Birdsall’s Ice Cream shop in Mason City passes away

MASON CITY – The owner of Mason City’s best-known ice cream shop, Birdsall’s Ice Cream, has passed away. According to an obituary from Major Erickson Funeral Home, David Vaughn Escher,…

Feds execute drug dealer for horrific killing of teen

Feds execute drug dealer for horrific killing of teen

TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA – The federal government executed a drug dealer Thursday morning for the horrific 1994 kidnapping and murder of a 16-year-old honor student. Orlando Cordia Hall was executed…

Wisconsin man convicted of drunk driving through Cerro Gordo county at 110 mph on his motorcycle loses appeal

Wisconsin man convicted of drunk driving through Cerro Gordo county at 110 mph on his motorcycle loses appeal

DES MOINES – A Wisconsin man convicted of drunk driving through Cerro Gordo county at 110 mph on his motorcycle has lost his appeal in the case. On August 11,…

Presidential election update: Biden officially takes Georgia as GOP Senators begin to scold Donald Trump

Presidential election update: Biden officially takes Georgia as GOP Senators begin to scold Donald Trump

ATLANTA – In a series of blows to out-going President Donald Trump in his sputtering attempts to remain in office, President-elect Biden has officially won the critical state of Georgia…

Inmate dies in Cerro Gordo county jail, prompting state investigation

Inmate dies in Cerro Gordo county jail, prompting state investigation

MASON CITY – An inmate died in the Cerro Gordo county jail Wednesday morning, prompting a state investigation. On November 18, 2020, at 8:45 a.m., Cerro Gordo County Jail correctional…

U.S. Representative demands prosecution of “unprecedented litany” of Trump “government crimes”

U.S. Representative demands prosecution of “unprecedented litany” of Trump “government crimes”

WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) this week called for the widespread investigation and prosecution of members of the outgoing Trump administration. “Donald Trump and members of…

NIACC southpaws sign with NCAA Division I schools

NIACC southpaws sign with NCAA Division I schools

MASON CITY – A pair of NIACC left-handed pitchers Collin Kramer and Nick Lommen signed national letter of intents with NCAA Division I schools on Wednesday afternoon. Kramer, a 6-foot-5…

Iowa “Sexual Predator” serving over 100 years in prison dies from Covid-19

Iowa “Sexual Predator” serving over 100 years in prison dies from Covid-19

IOWA CITY – An Iowa “Sexual Predator” serving over 100 years in prison died from Covid-19 and other bad health ailments, officials say. Robert William Sirovy was pronounced dead, likely…

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Haliburton drafted by Sacramento Kings with No. 12 pick

College Basketball: Iowa State’s Haliburton drafted by Sacramento Kings with No. 12 pick

AMES – Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton was drafted by the Sacramento Kings with the No. 12 pick in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. He is the…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation modifying public health measures  

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation modifying public health measures  

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that modifies existing public health measures to provide clarity and simplify the measures applicable to recreational activities and fitness…

Iowa boy struck and killed by driver in school parking lot

Iowa boy struck and killed by driver in school parking lot

DALLAS COUNTY, IOWA – An Iowa boy was struck and killed Monday afternoon by driver in a school parking lot. On November 16, 2020 at approximately 3:42 PM, the Dallas…

Suspect arrested for murder in shooting death of Waterloo woman

Suspect arrested for murder in shooting death of Waterloo woman

WATERLOO – A suspect is in custody after a Waterloo woman was allegedly gunned down this weekend. On Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 12:12 AM, Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Deputies…