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Mason City Arena receives “2020 Best Development Award” in the Renovated Civic category by 1000 Friends of Iowa

Mason City Arena receives “2020 Best Development Award” in the Renovated Civic category by 1000 Friends of Iowa

MASON CITY – 1000 Friends of Iowa proudly announces ten recipients of its Best Development Awards for 2020 in eight categories. These recipients were chosen because they implemented the efficient…

Steckman tapped to serve as leader of Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Committee and rural member of new IT Committee

Steckman tapped to serve as leader of Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Committee and rural member of new IT Committee

DES MOINES – Iowa House Minority Leader Todd Prichard announced Wednesday the appointment of State Representative Sharon Steckman as the Ranking Member on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Subcommittee.…

College Football: Iowa’s Nixon, Jackson named to AFCA All-America Team

College Football: Iowa’s Nixon, Jackson named to AFCA All-America Team

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon was named first-team All-America and senior offensive tackle Alaric Jackson was named second-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association,…

COVID-19 vaccine rollout announced in Cerro Gordo County

COVID-19 vaccine rollout announced in Cerro Gordo County

MASON CITY –As the first COVID-19 vaccines begin to be distributed across the United States, CG Public Health is thrilled with the overwhelmingly positive reaction from the public eager to…

Gov. Reynolds sets date for Iowa State Senate District 41 special election

Gov. Reynolds sets date for Iowa State Senate District 41 special election

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation Wednesday setting a special election date in Iowa State Senate District 41 for Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The proclamation follows the…

College Football: Iowa’s Nixon declares for NFL Draft

College Football: Iowa’s Nixon declares for NFL Draft

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon has announced his decision to declare for the 2021 NFL Draft and forego his senior season with the Iowa…

Iowa remains under widespread drought conditions; teleconference offers discussion

Iowa remains under widespread drought conditions; teleconference offers discussion

DES MOINES — Iowa is suffering from widespread drought, and an upcoming teleconference will offer discussion about how it may play out in 2021. About half of Iowa’s population is…

College Basketball: #10 Iowa 87, #19 Northwestern 72

College Basketball: #10 Iowa 87, #19 Northwestern 72

IOWA CITY – Iowa got back in the win column Tuesday night with a hard-fought Big Ten Conference victory over Northwestern, 87-72. Jordan Bohannon equaled a season high with 24…

Worth county man sent to jail for eluding police and domestic assault

Worth county man sent to jail for eluding police and domestic assault

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Waterloo man sent to prison for dealing cocaine while on federal supervised release

Waterloo man sent to prison for dealing cocaine while on federal supervised release

CEDAR RAPIDS – An Iowa man sold cocaine near a college in Dubuque, Iowa, was sentenced today to more than four years in federal prison. Derrick Devale White, age 28,…

College Basketball: #10 Iowa prepares to face #19 Northwestern

College Basketball: #10 Iowa prepares to face #19 Northwestern

IOWA CITY – Iowa is looking to rebound from a tough road loss in Bog Ten play as they prepare to take on a surging, ranked Northwestern team in Carver-Hawkeye…

College Football: Iowa’s Nixon, Linderbaum named AP All-Americans

College Football: Iowa’s Nixon, Linderbaum named AP All-Americans

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa junior defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon was named first-team All-America and redshirt sophomore center Tyler Linderbaum was named second-team All-America by the Associated Press. The…

Women’s College Basketball: Ryan named Big 12 Freshman of the Week

Women’s College Basketball: Ryan named Big 12 Freshman of the Week

IRVING – The Iowa State women’s basketball freshman guard Emily Ryan earned her first Big 12 Freshman of the Week honor, after a 20-point, 10-assist performance against Drake last week.…

College Wrestling: Iowa State’s Austin Gomez retires

College Wrestling: Iowa State’s Austin Gomez retires

AMES – After a series of injuries, and concern for his health, Iowa State wrestler Austin Gomez has decided to medically retire from the sport of wrestling. “I had to…

College Basketball: UNI defeats Missouri State, 85-75

College Basketball: UNI defeats Missouri State, 85-75

CEDAR FALLS – The Panthers knock down their conference opponent the Missouri State Bears with a 10 point win. With the 85-75 win, UNI is now 65-7 when scoring 80…

Inmate attacks physician at Iowa State Penitentiary

Inmate attacks physician at Iowa State Penitentiary

FORT MADISON – A physician was assaulted by an inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary earlier today. The inmate was in the prison clinic area for a routine medical appointment.…

Covid postpones UNI-Missouri State women’s basketball games

Covid postpones UNI-Missouri State women’s basketball games

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed the UNI-Missouri State women’s basketball series (Jan. 1-2) at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, due to positive COVID-19 test…

College Football: School record four Cyclones on AP All-America teams

College Football: School record four Cyclones on AP All-America teams

AMES – Iowa State had a school-record four players earn Associated Press All-America honors this morning. Breece Hall (RB) was a first team selection and Mike Rose (LB) was named…

Trump signs Coronavirus relief and omnibus funding bill

Trump signs Coronavirus relief and omnibus funding bill

MAR-A-LAGO, FLORIDA – Donald Trump on Sunday signed into law a Coronavirus relief and omnibus funding bill that was handed to him days ago. The White House press secretary confirmed…

Iowa man sent to prison for life after brutally beating his grandma to death

Iowa man sent to prison for life after brutally beating his grandma to death

DES MOINES – An Iowa man is guilty of brutally murdering his grandma and will spend the rest of his life in prison. On June 26, 2018, co-workers of Cheryl…

College Basketball: UNI falls to Missouri State, 79-59

College Basketball: UNI  falls to Missouri State, 79-59

CEDAR FALLS – With the Missouri Valley Conference opener, the Missouri State Bears came out on top with a final score of 79-59 against the UNI Panthers. The Panthers started…

Floyd county sex offender dies in prison

Floyd county sex offender dies in prison

NEWTON – A Nora Springs man serving a long prison sentence for sexual abuse of a minor has died in prison, officials say. Ronald James Calvert was pronounced dead due…

Elderly Northern Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy

Elderly Northern Iowa man sent to prison for meth conspiracy

SIOUX CITY – An Elderly Northern Iowa man has been sent to prison for a meth conspiracy. Thomas Hendrickson, 72, from Lehigh, Iowa, pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine…

Man shot and killed in Waterloo Sunday morning

Man shot and killed in Waterloo Sunday morning

WATERLOO – A man was shot and killed in Waterloo Sunday morning, police say. On Sunday, December 27, 2020 at approximately 4:22 AM, Waterloo Police and Waterloo Fire Rescue were…

Donor gifts complete UNI football team meeting room

Donor gifts complete UNI football team meeting room

CEDAR FALLS – Two spaces within the University of Northern Iowa’s Van G. Miller Family Charitable Foundation Meeting Room will be named in recognition of donors who have greatly impacted…

Iowa man pleads guilty in federal court to stealing from indian tribal organization

Iowa man pleads guilty in federal court to stealing from indian tribal organization

SIOUX CITY – A Sioux City man who engaged in rebate schemes, fraudulent invoice schemes, and stole items belonging to the Winebago Tribe of Nebraska pled guilty today in federal…

Failure to surrender to serve sentence results in new federal conviction and sentence for Iowa woman

Failure to surrender to serve sentence results in new federal conviction and sentence for Iowa woman

CEDAR RAPIDS – A woman who failed to surrender to serve a federal prison sentence was sentenced today to more than one year of additional prison time. Angela Hermine Walters,…

UNI football signs 22 on day one of the early signing period

UNI football signs 22 on day one of the early signing period

CEDAR FALLS – UNI Football signed 22 athletes, including five transfers, to letters of intent Wednesday on the first day of the early signing period. Four of the transfer student-athletes…

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for dealing heroin

Iowa man sentenced to federal prison for dealing heroin

DAVENPORT — An Iowa man has been sentenced to federal prison for dealing heroin. On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey sentenced Robert…

Mason City professional tax & accounting business finds new home in Willowbrook Mall

Mason City professional tax & accounting business finds new home in Willowbrook Mall

MASON CITY – A long-time Mason City tax & accounting business has found a new home in a familiar, customer-friendly environment. D & S Services, owned and operated by Julia…

College Basketball: Minnesota 102, #4 Iowa 95 (OT)

College Basketball: Minnesota 102, #4 Iowa 95 (OT)

MINNEAPOLIS – Iowa could not hold a lead in the final moments in a Big Ten road game at Minnesota, dropping the contest 104-95. Iowa held a 7-point lead in…

MacNider Museum receives $10,000 in state aid related to Covid-19

MacNider Museum receives $10,000 in state aid related to Covid-19

MASON CITY – On December 2, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds allocated $7 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the Iowa Department of Cultural…

Trump pardons various criminals, son-in-law’s dad, political pals, murderers

Trump pardons various criminals, son-in-law’s dad, political pals, murderers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, President Donald J. Trump granted Full Pardons to dozens of criminals, his son-in-law’s dad, political pals, and murderers of innocent civilians. James Kassouf — President Trump…

Nancy Pelosi angry after House GOP “cruelly deprive” Americans of $2,000 stimulus checks on Christmas Eve

Nancy Pelosi angry after House GOP “cruelly deprive” Americans of $2,000 stimulus checks on Christmas Eve

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Republicans in the U.S. House refused to support the CASH Act this morning brought by Democrats which would issue $2,000 stimulus checks to eligible Americans, and the…

College  Football: Cyclones bring in Big 12 awards

College  Football: Cyclones bring in Big 12 awards

IRVING, Texas – The Big 12 football coaches announced their All-Big 12 teams this morning, and 22 Cyclones received postseason honors for their performance on the field in 2020. Iowa…

Iowa State football announces 2021 early signees

Iowa State football announces 2021 early signees

AMES – Iowa State head football coach Matt Campbell has preached the importance of identifying players who will have success transitioning into its established “five-star culture.” Campbell is certain he…

Iowa man arrested for drunk driving after running over police officer

Iowa man arrested for drunk driving after running over police officer

WEST DES MOINES – An Iowa man has been arrested after running over a police officer and causing him life-threatening injuries. On November 8th, 2020, at approximately 00:04 hours West…

Woman found dead in small Northern Iowa town

Woman found dead in small Northern Iowa town

LAKE PARK, IOWA – A woman was found dead in a small Northern Iowa town this week and authorities are investigating the potential homicide. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday…

Women’s College Basketball: UNI falls to South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 74-63

Women’s College Basketball: UNI falls to South Dakota State Jackrabbits, 74-63

CEDAR FALLS – Megan Maahs secures the No. 4 spot on the All-Time Rebound List with 747 career rebounds early in the first quarter against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits…

Child sustains life-threatening gunshot wound in Cedar Rapids

Child sustains life-threatening gunshot wound in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS – The Cedar Rapids Police Department was notified at 2:42 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23 of a shooting incident at 208 7th Street SW. Officers arrived on scene…

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