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IEDA Board approves projects from three established companies and provisional funding for six Reinvestment Districts in Iowa

IEDA Board approves projects from three established companies and provisional funding for six Reinvestment Districts in Iowa

DES MOINES – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board on Friday approved awards for three Iowa companies, which will assist in the creation of 248 jobs and result in…

Charles City man arrested for breaking into vehicle

Charles City man arrested for breaking into vehicle

CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man was arrested for breaking into a vehicle. Charles City police say that on June 18, 2021 at about 8:43 PM, officers responded to…

Children hurt when UTV operated by youngster rolls into ditch

Children hurt when UTV operated by youngster rolls into ditch

RURAL CERRO GORDO COUNTY – Three children were hurt Friday when a UTV operated by one of the youngsters rolled into a ditch. The accident took place Friday afternoon, June…

One person hurt and Clear Lake man cited after auto accident Friday outside Clear Lake

One person hurt and Clear Lake man cited after auto accident Friday outside Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE – One person was hurt and a Clear Lake man cited after an auto accident Friday outside Clear Lake. The accident took place Friday, June 25, 2021 at…

Tragic shooting incident in Colorado claims officer, then potential mass-shooting suspect, then good samaritan

Tragic shooting incident in Colorado claims officer, then potential mass-shooting suspect, then good samaritan

ARVADA, COLORADO – A gunman armed with multiple firearms and an apparent deadly grudge against law enforcement callously shot and killed a responding officer in this Denver suburb, was then…

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

Three nominees chosen for Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

DES MOINES – Three nominees have been chosen for a vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals. The nominating commission met Friday, June 25, 2021, to interview the applicants for…

Union Pacific train derails in Ames; propane leak reported

Union Pacific train derails in Ames; propane leak reported

AMES – A Union Pacific train with over two dozen cars derailed in Ames Thursday and a propane leak was reported. At 1:39 p.m. Thursday, June 24, a westbound Union…

Derek Chauvin , a former police officer in Minneapolis who murdered George Floyd, sent to prison for 22.5 years

Derek Chauvin , a former police officer in Minneapolis who murdered George Floyd, sent to prison for 22.5 years

MINNEAPOLIS – Derek Chauvin , a former police officer in Minneapolis who murdered George Floyd and set the community ablaze, has been sent to prison for 22.5 years after sentencing…

Embezzling Iowa woman sent to prison for wrecking credit union

Embezzling Iowa woman sent to prison for wrecking credit union

SIOUX CITY – An Iowa woman who was involved in a scheme resulting in nearly 1.5 million being embezzled from a local credit union was sentenced Friday, June 25, 2021,…

OBIT: Judy L. Olthoff

OBIT: Judy L. Olthoff

Judy L. Olthoff, 75, of Mason City died Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Rehabilitation Center of Allison. A graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M., Saturday, June 26, 2021…

New artwork available to view at Mason City’s MacNider Museum

New artwork available to view at Mason City’s MacNider Museum

MASON CITY – The MacNider Art Museum has purchased a painting by American artist Ellsworth Kelly in memory of longtime Museum supporter Soc Pappajohn.  The work was purchased with funds…

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation 

Gov. Reynolds signs new Public Health Disaster proclamation 

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new Public Health Disaster proclamation that extends some regulatory relief for an additional 30 days, sunsetting other provisions.  The proclamation also continues to extend the waivers on transportation restrictions for overweight…