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Iowa Senate Democrats fight to keep background checks for gun purchases

Iowa Senate Democrats fight to keep background checks for gun purchases

DES MOINES – On a party-line vote tonight, the Republican members of the Iowa Senate voted for legislation that will eliminate existing requirements for background checks for Iowa gun sales.…

President Biden recognizes National Agriculture Day 2021

President Biden recognizes National Agriculture Day 2021

A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA On National Agriculture Day, we recognize the unique and irreplaceable value that farmers, ranchers, foresters, farmworkers, and other agricultural…

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law 

Gov. Reynolds signs legislation into law 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed the following bills into law: HF 560:  An Act relating to requirements for eligibility under the all Iowa opportunity scholarship program. SF 129: An Act relating to specialty…

John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition to award $100,000 in cash prizes

John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition to award $100,000 in cash prizes

MASON CITY – Applications for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Venture Competition will be accepted starting Monday, March 15th. The sixteenth annual statewide competition will be awarding $100,000 in cash prizes.…

OBIT: Lorraine “Rainy” Marjorie Ann Bartleson

OBIT: Lorraine “Rainy” Marjorie Ann Bartleson

Lorraine “Rainy” Marjorie Ann Bartleson, 91, of Clear Lake, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Oakwood Care Center in Clear Lake. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m.…

Iowa man wanted for murder nabbed hiding in tree after violent assaults

Iowa man wanted for murder nabbed hiding in tree after violent assaults

DES MOINES – An Iowa man wanted for the murder of a woman was nabbed hiding in a tree after violent assaults Just before 1:00 AM Sunday morning, residents in…

Women’s College Basketball: NCAA Tournament First Round: Iowa 87, Central Michigan 72

Women’s College Basketball: NCAA  Tournament First Round: Iowa 87, Central Michigan 72

SAN ANTONIO, TX – The University of Iowa Hawkeyes (19-9, 11-8) defeated Central Michigan (18-9, 13-6), 87-72, improving the Hawkeyes’ all-time NCAA Tournament First Round record, 13-7. Sophomore McKenna Warnock…

Women’s College Soccer: UNI defeats Southern Illinois

Women’s College Soccer: UNI defeats Southern Illinois

CARBONDALE, IL – The UNI soccer team traveled to Illinois Sunday afternoon to take on the Southern Illinois Salukis. The Panthers kept things rolling to get their second win of…

OBIT: Ronald L. Jenkins

OBIT: Ronald L. Jenkins

Ronald L. Jenkins died on March 19, 2021 in Mason City, IA after a long and brave battle with malignant melanoma. He was born on August 16, 1940 to Edward…

Iowa allocates $15 million in CARES Funds to broadband programs

Iowa allocates $15 million in CARES Funds to broadband programs

DES MOINES – Today the state of Iowa has awarded 14 broadband providers with $15,542,302 in Empower Rural Iowa broadband grants made possible through Governor Reynolds allocation of federal CARES…