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The Benefits of Taking Cold Showers 

As summer approaches its end and the temperature drops, the idea of showering in cold water seems less appealing. However, throughout history people have taken cold showers for multiple reasons,…

College Athletics: Iowa announces coaches contract extensions

College Athletics: Iowa announces coaches contract extensions

IOWA CITY – Nine head coaches of University of Iowa intercollegiate athletic programs have received contract extensions. The announcement was made Monday by Gary Barta, Henry B. and Patricia B.…

College Football: Iowa names Duke Slater Field at Kinnick Stadium

College Football: Iowa names Duke Slater Field at Kinnick Stadium

IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Wednesday the naming of Duke Slater Field at Kinnick Stadium. The naming was approved by the Board of Regents, State…

Cerro Gordo Health Department offering free at-home COVID-19 testing kits

Cerro Gordo Health Department offering free at-home COVID-19 testing kits

MASON CITY – CG Public Health is now offering free, at-home, saliva COVID-19 testing kits. These non-invasive, self-contained testing kits contain a shipping box, and a return label for users…

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation distributes $101,443 to local organizations

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation distributes $101,443 to local organizations

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation (CGCCF) held its 2021 grant awards celebration at the Ventura Community Center on July 28, announcing the distribution of $101,443 in…

Eagle Grove man to federal prison for meth trafficking near a park

Eagle Grove man to federal prison for  meth trafficking near a park

SIOUX CITY – A man who conspired to distribute methamphetamine was sentenced July 27, 2021, to 5 years in federal prison. Donovan Lalor, 50, from Eagle Grove, Iowa, was convicted…

KCMR Radio and Main Street Mason City will host “Project Gratitude”

KCMR Radio and Main Street Mason City will host “Project Gratitude”

MASON CITY – KCMR Radio and Main Street Mason City will host “Project Gratitude” Saturday, August 7 beginning at 10 a.m. in Central Park. “There are so many positive things…

Biden-Harris Administration extends eviction moratorium for homeowners

Biden-Harris Administration extends eviction moratorium for homeowners

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended through Sept. 30, the eviction moratorium for homeowners of properties financed or guaranteed by USDA. “The United States is still reeling…

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Joe Jamtgaard & Jackie Villela of Dave’s Auto Service as the July 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Month

NIACC Pappajohn Center & SBDC recognizes Joe Jamtgaard & Jackie Villela of Dave’s Auto Service as the July 2021 Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to recognize Joe Jamtgaard and Jackie Villela of Dave’s Auto in Lake Mills, IA…

Iowa man who sexually assaulted child dies in prison

Iowa man who sexually assaulted child dies in prison

CORALVILLE – An Iowa man who sexually assaulted a child died in prison. Vincent Duncan was pronounced dead due to natural causes at 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27, 2021…

College Basketball: Iowa’s Wieskamp, Garza selected in NBA Draft

College Basketball: Iowa’s Wieskamp, Garza selected in NBA Draft

IOWA CITY – University of Iowa men’s basketball players Joe Wieskamp and Luka Garza were chosen in the 2021 NBA Draft held Thursday evening in Brooklyn, New York. Wieskamp was…

Northern Iowa methamphetamine dealer who sexually assaulted a woman sentenced to more than sixteen years in prison

Northern Iowa methamphetamine dealer who sexually assaulted a woman sentenced to more than sixteen years in prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A man who sexually assaulted a woman after he distributed methamphetamine to her was sentenced on June 25, 2021, to more than sixteen years in federal prison.…

Four people shot in Davenport

Four people shot in Davenport

DAVENPORT – Four people were shot during an incident in Davenport this week. On Thursday July 29th, 2021 at 9:15 PM, afternoon shift units responded to Pacific and W. Locust…

Former NIACC track and field standout Kaputin to compete in Olympics on Sunday

Former NIACC track and field standout Kaputin to compete in Olympics on Sunday

TOKYO – Former NIACC track and field standout Rellie Kaputin will realize a lifelong dream Sunday night at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Kaputin, who competed at NIACC in 2014-15, will…

Man shot in Des Moines suburb during fight

Man shot in Des Moines suburb during fight

WINDSOR HEIGHTS – A man was shot in this Des Moines suburb during a fight Saturday night. On Saturday, July 31, 2021, at approximately 1:13 am officers with the Windsor…

Iranian national charged with illegally exporting laboratory equipment to Iran

Iranian national charged with illegally exporting laboratory equipment to Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment today charging a Canadian national with the unlawful export of laboratory equipment from the United…

OBIT: Pete Arnold

OBIT: Pete Arnold

Pete Arnold, 81, of Mason City, died Thursday, July 29, 2021 at his home in Mason City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am Monday, August 2, 2021…