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Iowa prison inmate and convicted sex offender serving quarter-century sentence dies from Covid-19

Iowa prison inmate and convicted sex offender serving quarter-century sentence dies from Covid-19

IOWA CITY – An Iowa sex offender who o was sent to prison for a quarter-century has died in prison, officials say. Jonathan William Strain was pronounced dead, likely due…

Cambrex in Charles City announces $50 million expansion of multipurpose large-scale manufacturing capabilities 

Cambrex in Charles City announces $50 million expansion of multipurpose large-scale manufacturing capabilities 

CHARLES CITY – Cambrex today announced that it is expanding its mid-scale and large-scale API manufacturing capacity in Charles City, Iowa. The $50+ million investment is designed to meet the…

UPDATE: Senator Charles Grassley infected with COVID-19

UPDATE: Senator Charles Grassley infected with COVID-19

WASHINGTON — Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa has been infected with COVID-19, he announced, and the 87-year-old is now in quarantine. U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley today issued the following statement…

Iowa prison inmate and convicted kidnapper serving life sentence dies from Covid-19

Iowa prison inmate and convicted kidnapper serving life sentence dies from Covid-19

IOWA CITY – An Iowa man who once attacked a child in an elementary school bathroom with a steak knife and was sent to prison for life has died of…

Women’s College Basketball: Joens named To 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Women’s Watch List

Women’s College Basketball: Joens named To 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Women’s Watch List

AMES – The preseason recognition continues to roll in for junior guard Ashley Joens, who was named to the 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Women’s Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club…

The Cryptocurrencies to Watch Out for in 2021

The Cryptocurrencies to Watch Out for in 2021

We’re now getting ready to close the books on one of the craziest years in financial history, crypto included. Bitcoin finally showed some signs of a comeback and we’re seeing…

College Football: Iowa’s VanValkenburg named B1G Defensive Player of the Week

College Football: Iowa’s VanValkenburg named B1G Defensive Player of the Week

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa senior defensive lineman Zach VanValkenburg has been named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, following Iowa’s 35-7 win at Minnesota, as the…

Charles City library closing due to Covid-19

Charles City library closing due to Covid-19

CHARLES CITY – The Charles City library is closing due to Covid-19, the City announced. Due to COVID-19 issues, the Charles City library will be closed to the public at…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration with new limitations

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration with new limitations

DES MOINES – Monday evening, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that imposes a number of additional public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These…

Inmate attacks guard at Iowa State Penitentiary

Inmate attacks guard at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – A correctional officer was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary at approximately 2:42 p.m. Monday afternoon. The officer was working at their post in…

Iowa Secretary of State working to correct ballot counting error in Buena Vista County

Iowa Secretary of State working to correct ballot counting error in Buena Vista County

DES MOINES – The Iowa Secretary of State’s Office was notified late last week by Buena Vista County Auditor Sue Lloyd that her office failed to account for 95 absentee…

Congresswoman-elect for Northeast Iowa Ashley Hinson infected with Covid-19

Congresswoman-elect for Northeast Iowa Ashley Hinson infected with Covid-19

MARION, IOWA- Ashley Hinson, Congresswoman-elect for Iowa’s district 1 seat in Congresss, is infected with COVID-19. Hinson’s campaign sent a statement last week revealing she found out about her positive…

Mason City administrator offers update on status of community

Mason City administrator offers update on status of community

MASON CITY – Mason City administrator Aaron Burnett offered an update on the status of the community that will be released at Tuesday’s city council meeting: COVID continues to impact…

Trump on election: “He won” then later, “I won”

Trump on election: “He won” then later, “I won”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Amidst a busy weekend filled with golf and tweets about poor ratings and conspiracy theories, outgoing current President Donald J. Trump admitted Joe Biden beat him in…

Moderna announces strong vaccine candidate in fight against Covid-19

Moderna announces strong vaccine candidate in fight against Covid-19

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company, today announced that the independent, NIH-appointed Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for the Phase 3 study of mRNA-1273, its vaccine candidate against…

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry places 2nd, Lady Trojans place 10th

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry places 2nd, Lady Trojans place 10th

FORT DODGE – NIACC freshman Sarah Bertry placed second at the NJCAA Division II national championships on Saturday at the Lakeside Golf Course.  Bertry earned her second-place finish in a…

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC men claim national title

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC men claim national title

FORT DODGE – National champions. That’s what the members of the 2020 NIACC men’s cross country team can call themselves for the rest of their lives. NIACC claimed the school’s…

Begging Charles City woman arrested for felony arson

Begging Charles City woman arrested for felony arson

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Five U.S. soldiers die in helicopter crash in Egypt; Trump silent

Five U.S. soldiers die in helicopter crash in Egypt; Trump silent

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Army announced the deaths of five soldiers who were part of peacekeeping operations with the Multinational Force and Observers mission. The soldiers died as…

College Football: Iowa drubs Minnesota, 35-7

College Football: Iowa drubs Minnesota, 35-7

MINNEAPOLIS – Iowa dominated Minnesota in a Big Ten rivalry road game Friday night. Iowa (2‐2, 2‐2) defeated Minnesota (1‐3, 1‐3), 35‐7, on Friday at TCF Bank Stadium. Iowa has…

Iowa wastewater treatment plant shift supervisor sentenced for violating Clean Water Act

Iowa wastewater treatment plant shift supervisor sentenced for violating  Clean Water Act

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man who conspired to rig environmental testing at a large Iowa regional wastewater treatment plant was sentenced today. Patrick James Schwarte, age 71, from Sioux…

Bank heist sends Waterloo felon to prison for over a decade

Bank heist sends Waterloo felon to prison for over a decade

CEDAR RAPIDS – A convicted felon who robbed a bank five days after committing an armed robbery of a convenience store was sentenced on November 12, 2020, to 13 years…

Gov. Reynolds names Michael Boal as new Senior Legal Counsel

Gov. Reynolds names Michael Boal as new Senior Legal Counsel

DES MOINES – Governor Reynolds this week announced that Michael Boal has been promoted to Senior Legal Counsel in the Office of the Governor. Boal has served as the Governor’s…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Luka Garza named Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year

College Basketball: Iowa’s Luka Garza named Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa men’s basketball All-American Luka Garza has been named the 2020-21 Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. The announcement was made on Monday by…

Mason City nonprofits receive grants from Alliant Energy’s Foundation

Mason City nonprofits receive grants from Alliant Energy’s Foundation

CEDAR RAPIDS – Several Mason City nonprofit organizations are receiving community grants totaling $8,000 from Alliant Energy’s Foundation. “The services and programs our nonprofit partners provide are needed now more…

Fort Dodge bar fight investigation leads to arrest of man with multiple guns and illegal drugs

Fort Dodge bar fight investigation leads to arrest of man with multiple guns and illegal drugs

FORT DODGE – A Fort Dodge bar fight investigation started this weekend led to the arrest of a man with multiple guns and illegal drugs in his house. On Saturday,…

Suspect arrested after missing Chickasaw county teen found in rural home

Suspect arrested after missing Chickasaw county teen found in rural home

FAYETTE COUNTY – A missing teen from Chickasaw county was found in a rural Northern Iowa home with drugs, leading to the arrest of a woman. On November 7, 2020,…

Iowa drug dealer sent to prison after firing stolen gun at other drug dealers

Iowa drug dealer sent to prison after firing stolen gun at other drug dealers

CEDAR RAPIDS – A drug user and marijuana seller who shot a gun at fellow drug traffickers was sentenced November 4, 2020, to three years in federal prison. Jacob Tyler…

College Football: Iowa State’s Bailey, McDonald on Ted Hendricks Award Watch List

College Football: Iowa State’s Bailey, McDonald on Ted Hendricks Award Watch List

AMES – Iowa State’s JaQuan Bailey and Will McDonald are two of 20 players who made the updated Ted Hendricks Award Watch List, announced today by the Ted Hendricks Foundation.…

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State’s Scott earns spot on Lisa Leslie Award Watch List

Women’s College Basketball: Iowa State’s Scott earns spot on Lisa Leslie Award Watch List

AMES – Iowa State women’s basketball senior center Kristin Scott was named to the Lisa Leslie Award Watch List for the second-consecutive year, the WBCA announced Friday. Last season, Scott…

Missing Minnesota hunter found dead after search in Northern Iowa

Missing Minnesota hunter found dead after search in Northern Iowa

WINNESHIEK COUNTY – A missing Minnesota hunter from Austin was found dead after a search in Northern Iowa. On Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at approximately 6 pm, the Winneshiek County…

President-elect Joe Biden Names Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff

President-elect Joe Biden Names Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON – President-elect Joe Biden announced the appointment of Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President. A longtime aide to the president-elect, Klain will…

City of Mason City expense report for November 12, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for November 12, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/12/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AALBERS, MICHELLE MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 20.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 168.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY 60.00…

U.S. election security organizations: November 3rd election “most secure in American history”, no evidence of errors in voting systems

U.S. election security organizations: November 3rd election “most secure in American history”, no evidence of errors in voting systems

WASHINGTON – Two U.S. election security organizations jointly said tonight that the November 3rd election was “most secure in American history” and there is no evidence of errors in any…

Charles City man sent to prison for drunk driving accident that took child’s life

Charles City man sent to prison for drunk driving accident that took child’s life

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man has been sent to prison for a drunk driving accident that took a child’s life last year. An auto accident occurred in Floyd…

Mason City man faces charges after two allegedly violent incidents

Mason City man faces charges after two allegedly violent incidents

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Iowa drug dealer who sold “ghost guns,” silencers, and a machine gun sentenced to thirty years in federal prison

Iowa drug dealer who sold “ghost guns,” silencers, and a machine gun sentenced to thirty years in federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sold cocaine and firearms, including a machinegun with an integrated silencer, to another drug dealer was sentenced today to serve thirty years in federal…

Iowa podiatrist sentenced to probation in opioid diversion scheme

Iowa podiatrist sentenced to probation in opioid diversion scheme

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa podiatrist who wrote fraudulent hydrocodone prescriptions to acquaintances so that they would fill the prescriptions and give him pills was sentenced on November 6, 2020.…

Wright County ammonia discharge investigated by DNR

Wright County ammonia discharge investigated by DNR

CLARION — An ammonia leak in Wright County was investigated by the Iowa DNR. Monday afternoon, November 9, DNR staff were rechecking a discharge from a fertilizer plant into a…

Mason City schools announce return to hybrid learning model due to spread of coronavirus

Mason City schools announce return to hybrid learning model due to spread of coronavirus

MASON CITY – As the coronavirus metrics for Cerro Gordo County and statewide, as well as for the district, continue to trend in the wrong direction, the Mason City School…