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Joe Biden elected President of the United States

Joe Biden elected President of the United States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joe Biden has been elected President of the United States. After tedious counting of legally-cast votes since polls closed Tuesday night, Joe Biden has rounded up at…

Barack Obama congratulates President-elect Joe Biden after handily defeating Donald Trump

Barack Obama congratulates President-elect Joe Biden after handily defeating Donald Trump

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Barack Obama today congratulated President-elect Joe Biden after he handily defeated Donald Trump by at least 7 million votes and plenty of Electoral College votes. President Obama’s…

Online Presentation on African American History to be held on November 12 

Online Presentation on African American History to be held on November 12 

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College will offer an online movie like presentation about African-American History on Thursday, November 12, from 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. This presentation…

Iowa man who emailed video of teenager being raped sentenced to federal prison

Iowa man who emailed video of teenager being raped sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who distributed videos online depicting the sexual abuse of children, including one in which a male teenager was lying face down and sexually assaulted, was…

Authorities investigate North Iowa fertilizer spill after truck driver botches turn

Authorities investigate North Iowa fertilizer spill after truck driver botches turn

FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA – Authorities investigated a North Iowa fertilizer spill after a truck driver botched a turn. On November 1, 2020 at approximately 1:57 PM, Fayette county deputies were…

Iowa man caught after robbing Cedar Rapids liquor and tobacco store

Iowa man caught after robbing Cedar Rapids liquor and tobacco store

CEDAR  RAPIDS – An Iowa man was caught after robbing a Cedar Rapids liquor and tobacco store. On Thursday, November 5 at 10:34 p.m. the City’s Joint Communications Agency received…

Gov. Reynolds announces COVID-19 Movie Theater Relief Program 

Gov. Reynolds announces COVID-19 Movie Theater Relief Program 

DES MOINES –  Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)  announced the launch of the new Iowa Movie Theatre Relief Program. The program will provide short-term…

North Iowa man takes own life in jail cell, authorities say

North Iowa man takes own life in jail cell, authorities say

ALGONA – A North Iowa man took his own life in a Kossuth county jail cell, authorities say. The investigation into the death of the Kossuth County jail inmate who…

Toddler accidentally shot at Iowa mall

Toddler accidentally shot at Iowa mall

CEDAR RAPIDS – A two-year-old child was accidentally shot at a mall in Cedar Rapids Friday afternoon. Police were called to the Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids around 1:39 PM…

Robbing a small town North Iowa bank at gunpoint sends Minnesota man to prison for over nine years

Robbing a small town North Iowa bank at gunpoint sends Minnesota man to prison for over nine years

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who robbed a bank at gunpoint was sentenced on November 3, 2020, to more than nine years in federal prison. Luis Angel Vega, age 28,…

Convicted Winnebago county sex offender dies in Iowa prison

Convicted Winnebago county sex offender dies in Iowa prison

CORALVILLE – A convicted Winnebago county sex offender died in an Iowa prison this week. Clarence Christian Miller was pronounced dead due to natural causes (not COVID related) at 9:50…

Nearly $1 million in rental assistance announced for derecho-impacted Iowans 

Nearly $1 million in rental assistance announced for derecho-impacted Iowans 

DES MOINES – The Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors today announced a total of more than $1 million in funding through the federal HOME program to assist eligible renters…

College Basketball: Iowa State to allow few fans into games this season due to Covid concerns

College Basketball: Iowa State to allow few fans into games this season due to Covid concerns

AMES – Hilton Magic might be a little weak this year, as Iowa State will allow only a few fans into games this season due to Covid concerns. According to…

Iowa’s second district seat in Congress up in the air as Iowa Secretary of State orders audit of votes

Iowa’s second district seat in Congress up in the air as Iowa Secretary of State orders audit of votes

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate ordered a hand-count audit of unofficial election results in one Jasper County precinct following an apparent discrepancy in the numbers. An…

Mason City woman avoids felony after mis-using U-Haul truck

Mason City woman avoids felony after mis-using U-Haul truck

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Charles City woman arrested for drunk driving, other charges in North Iowa area

Charles City woman arrested for drunk driving, other charges in North Iowa area

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Drug bust at Clarksville gas station yields arrest of Charles City and Ionia men

Drug bust at Clarksville gas station yields arrest of Charles City and Ionia men

CLARKSVILLE – A traffic stop at a Clarksville gas station turned into a drug bust as two North Iowa men were sent to jail. On November 4, 2020 at 9:38…

Charles City seeks Executive Director for dozens of public housing units

Charles City seeks Executive Director for dozens of public housing units

CHARLES CITY – The city of Charles City is seeking an Executive Director for dozens of public housing units in town. According to a new job posting with the city…

NIACC offers virtual conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don’t See

NIACC offers virtual conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don’t See

MASON CITY – MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center proudly presents a virtual conversation with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of What the Eyes Don’t See. We are pleased to invite our…

Iowa man arrested after brandishing gun at Walmart to intimidate woman

Iowa man arrested after brandishing gun at Walmart to intimidate woman

MANCHESTER, IOWA – An Iowa man was arrested after brandishing a gun at a Walmart store to intimidate a woman. On October 31, 2020, at approximately 1:07 PM, Manchester, Iowa…

Iowa businesses hit by derecho can apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans

Iowa businesses hit by derecho can apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans

DES MOINES – Small nonfarm businesses in 12 Iowa counties and a neighboring county in Illinois remain eligible to apply for low‑interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business…

Mason City mayor and council designate priorities for the community for the year 2021

Mason City mayor and council designate priorities for the community for the year 2021

MASON CITY – The Mayor and City Council members held a goal setting session on October 14 to review and designate priorities for the community for the year 2021. Recent…

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC women ranked 12th in final national poll

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC women ranked 12th in final national poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s cross country team is ranked 12th in the final USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II poll released on Wednesday. Cowley College is ranked No. 1, Heartland…

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC men ranked 2nd in final poll

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC men ranked 2nd in final poll

MASON CITY – The NIACC men’s cross country team will enter the national meet ranked No. 2 in the USTFCCCA NJCAA Division II poll. NIACC, which was No. 1 in…

Charles City woman arrested for drunk driving

Charles City woman arrested for drunk driving

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was arrested for drunk driving this past weekend. On Sunday, November 1, 2020 at about 1:03 AM, officers with the Charles City police…

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving and possession of drug paraphernalia

Charles City man arrested for drunk driving and possession of drug paraphernalia

DECORAH – A Charles City man was arrested for drunk driving and possession of drug paraphernalia. The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office says that on Monday, November 2, 2020 at about…

Iowans send red reps to Congress as Ernst hangs on, Finkenhour ousted in District 1, District 2 appears to flip and District 4 landslides for Feenstra 

Iowans send red reps to Congress as Ernst hangs on, Finkenhour ousted in District 1, District 2 appears to flip and District 4 landslides for Feenstra 

DES MOINES – Iowans sent a message at the ballot box in the 2020 election as results show a red wave has carried Joni Ernst to re-election in the Senate…

Randy Feenstra defeats J.D Scholten for Iowa’s fourth district seat in Congress

Randy Feenstra defeats J.D Scholten for Iowa’s fourth district seat in Congress

SIOUX CITY – Randy Feenstra defeated J.D Scholten for Iowa’s fourth district seat in Congress as the 2020 election results are tabulated now that voting has closed. “Together, we delivered.…

Mason City man charged with burglary and other crimes in Clear Lake

Mason City man charged with burglary and other crimes in Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – A Mason City man was nabbed by cops in Clear Lake after a business alarm was set off and a foot chase ensued. Early Tuesday morning, November…

DNA found on firearm results in federal prison sentence for Waterloo man

DNA found on firearm results in federal prison sentence for Waterloo man

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who was a felon and drug user and hid a firearm outside his former girlfriend’s home in Waterloo was sentenced today to four years in…

Man toting drugs who fled Mason City traffic stop gets only probation and a fine

Man toting drugs who fled Mason City traffic stop gets only probation and a fine

MASON CITY – A man toting drugs who fled a Mason City traffic stop back in April got only probation and a fine for punishment. On April 24th, 2020 at…

Iowa woman dead after fleeing from attempted police traffic stop

Iowa woman dead after fleeing from attempted police traffic stop

DAVENPORT, IOWA – An Iowa woman is dead after fleeing from an attempted police traffic stop Saturday in the Quad Cities area. On Saturday, November 1, 2020 at about 4:35…

“Black Metal” musician sent to prison for arson of three African-American churches

“Black Metal” musician sent to prison for arson of three African-American churches

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A man calling himself a “Black Metal” musician has been sent to prison for the arson of three African-American churches. Holden Matthews, 23, was sentenced Monday in…

Mason City school board to meet tonight and consider awarding $23.9 million Fieldhouse and pool project to Henkel Construction

Mason City school board to meet tonight and consider awarding $23.9 million Fieldhouse and pool project to Henkel Construction

MASON CITY – The Mason City school board will meet tonight and consider awarding the $23.9 million Fieldhouse and pool project at the High School to Henkel Construction. The Mason…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for robbery spree and gun charges

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for robbery spree and gun charges

SIOUX CITY – A man who robbed a Sioux City business on September 11, 2019, was sentenced October 27, 2020, to more than 10 years in federal prison. Noah Pineda,…

Waterloo man creeping at people’s properties caught after chase and standoff with police

Waterloo man creeping at people’s properties caught after chase and standoff with police

BUCHANAN COUNTY, IOWA – A Waterloo man allegedly creeping at people’s properties was caught after a chase and standoff with police. On Friday, October 23, 2020 at approximately 8:53 AM,…

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry claims regional title

JUCO Women’s Cross Country: NIACC’s Bertry claims regional title

FORT DODGE – NIACC freshman Sarah Bertry claimed the NJCAA Region XI Division II individual championship on Sunday in a time of 19 minutes, 2 seconds. Bertry is the first…

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC men win regional title

JUCO Cross Country: NIACC men win regional title

FORT DODGE – The No. 1 NIACC men’s cross country team claimed the NJCAA Region XI Division II title with 19 points on Sunday. No. 4 Hawkeye CC placed second…

Todd Blodgett Opinion: TRUMP’s IMPENDING VICTORY

Todd Blodgett Opinion: TRUMP’s IMPENDING VICTORY

The writer George Sayantana said, “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” In the very near future, astute Democrats may realize, belatedly, that they should’ve…

Investigation by Iowa auditor of youth program in Floyd county reveals questionable spending and use of credit card by former coordinator

Investigation by Iowa auditor of youth program in Floyd county reveals questionable spending and use of credit card by former coordinator

DES MOINES – An investigation by the Iowa auditor’s office of a youth program based in Floyd county revealed questionable records, workday hours and spending of thousands of dollars by…