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Gov. Reynolds appoints Michael Bousselot to be the new director of the Department of Management 

DES MOINES – Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Michael Bousselot to be the new director at the Iowa Department of Management. Bousselot’s appointment is effective Monday, February 8th, 2021. His appointment…

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 28, 2021

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 28, 2021

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/28/2021 Payee Description Amount —————————————– 1ST INSURANCE CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS 1,944.00 AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS #14583 M/E REPAIRS 875.00 AMERICAN TEST CENTER M/E REPAIRS 2,326.00 AMERICAN WATERWORKS…

Chinese National charged with criminal conspiracy to export US power amplifiers to China

Chinese National charged with criminal conspiracy to export US power amplifiers to China

MINNEAPOLIS – An indictment was unsealed this week charging Cheng Bo, also known as Joe Cheng, a 45-year-old national of the People’s Republic of China, with participating in a criminal…

University of Iowa athletics reports positive COVID-19 tests

University of Iowa athletics reports positive COVID-19 tests

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Athletics Department conducted 512 COVID-19 PCR tests for the week of Jan. 25-31, 2021. Four (4) positive tests and 508 negative tests have…

Women’s College Basketball:  Iowa 94, Minnesota 68

Women’s College Basketball:  Iowa 94, Minnesota 68

MINNEAPOLIS – Iowa scored a Big Ten road victory Sunday, defeating Minnesota in Williams Arena 94-68. The Iowa Hawkeyes (10-4, 6-4) defeated Minnesota (4-7, 5-8) for the second time this…

Charles City woman cited after running stop sign, colliding with man’s vehicle

Charles City woman cited after running stop sign, colliding with man’s vehicle

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City woman was cited by police after running a stop sign and colliding with a man’s vehicle. Charles City police say the accident took place…

Illegal alien caught drunk driving and who presented fake identity for Iowa job sent to prison

Illegal alien caught drunk driving and who presented fake identity for Iowa job sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man from Mexico who re-entered the United States illegally and stole another’s identity for purposes of employment in Iowa was sentenced January 27, 2021 to two…

Iowa Senate Democratic Leader praises Iowa public schools, rejects private school vouchers legislation

Iowa Senate Democratic Leader praises Iowa public schools, rejects private school vouchers legislation

DES MOINES – A bill promoting school vouchers in the Iowa Legislature has earned opposition, and a Senate Democrat explained that position. In an impassioned speech, Iowa Senate Democratic Leader…

OBIT: Olivia Kathryn Larson

OBIT: Olivia Kathryn Larson

Olivia Kathryn Larson, 23, of Clear Lake, unexpectedly and tragically passed away in Bloomington, IL on Saturday, January 23, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday,…

OBIT: Neil L. Hershey

OBIT: Neil L. Hershey

Neil Hershey, 92, of Mason City, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at his home in Mason City. A private funeral service will be held 10:30am Monday, February 1, 2021…

OBIT: Roger D. Brownmiller

OBIT: Roger D. Brownmiller

Roger Brownmiller, 76, went to be with the Lord on 27January 2021 at Mercy Medical Center- North Iowa. Burial will be held in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, IA…

College Basketball: UNI falls to Southern Illinois, 71-68

College Basketball: UNI falls to Southern Illinois, 71-68

CARBONDALE, Ill – The UNI men’s basketball team fell to the Salukis of Southern Illinois 71-68 on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers shot 40.7% (11-27) from the field in the first…

What are the Benefits of Your Business Being on the Cloud

What are the Benefits of Your Business Being on the Cloud

While cloud computing isn’t necessarily a new thing, many businesses still don’t harness the cloud’s full potential or use the cloud at all. This could make your business more vulnerable…