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City of Mason City expense report, July 18, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, July 18, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/18/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— 4IMPRINT COMMUNITY POLICING 354.19 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 124.90 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 300.00 AMES…

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

Albert Lea man takes shotgun back to work after he was fired

ALBERT LEA, MN — An Albert Lea man was fired from his job and evidently returned to the scene with a shotgun to find his supervisor. On Tuesday, July 16,…

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

Iowa businessman investigated for stealing employee wages

WAYLAND, IOWA – An Iowa businessman is being investigated for stealing employee wages, authorities say. In October of 2017, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Curtis Wagler and Walger…

Iowa breaks record for new business filings for fourth consecutive year

Iowa breaks record for new business filings for fourth consecutive year

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single year, for the fourth year in a row. During…

“Blue Ribbon” North Iowa Fair is back, management proclaims

“Blue Ribbon” North Iowa Fair is back, management proclaims

MASON CITY – The North Iowa Fair Association Board of Directors, staff and volunteers cordially invite the public to explore “New Heights” at the 2019 North Iowa Fair, returning to…

City of Mason City expense report for July 11, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for July 11, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/11/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CONCESSION SUPPLIES 576.05 ACCO OTHER SUPPLIES 861.70 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 155.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC…

NIACC Pappajohn Center announces Entrepreneur Gala in October

NIACC Pappajohn Center announces Entrepreneur Gala in October

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will host the NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. The NIACC Pappajohn Entrepreneur Gala celebrates the entrepreneurs and…

Grassley statement on new threats to Renewable Fuel Standard

Grassley statement on new threats to Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today released the following statement in response to recent media reports on new threats to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “For years, Big Oil…

City of Mason City expense report, June 27, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, June 27, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/27/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 83.56 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 1,334.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 51,876.92 ARAMARK UNIFORM…

Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announces no criminal charges to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announces no criminal charges to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements identified in Mason City School District under former Superintendents Anita Micich and Mike Penca

MASON CITY – The Cerro Gordo attorney’s office announced today that no criminal charges are to be brought after $2.2 million of improper disbursements were identified in Mason City School…

New Window Coverings Franchise – Veteran owned and operated – provides local homeowners with convenience and value

New Window Coverings Franchise – Veteran owned and operated – provides local homeowners with convenience and value

MASON CITY – Budget Blinds – the largest window coverings franchise in North America – announced it will now offer its convenient shop-at-home services to customers in the Mason City…

Homes for Iowa hosts groundbreaking ceremony at Newton Correctional Facility

Homes for Iowa hosts groundbreaking ceremony at Newton Correctional Facility

NEWTON – This week, the Iowa Dept. of Corrections and Iowa Prison Industries held the official groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site of the future Homes for Iowa Inc. project.…

City of mason City expense report for June 20, 2019

City of mason City expense report for June 20, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/20/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 28.50 AIRGAS USA LLC TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 14.94 ANDERSEN’S MARKET OTHER SUPPLIES 8.10 ANIMAL…

Why Iowa is a Great Place to Start up a Business

Why Iowa is a Great Place to Start up a Business

Although many entrepreneurs may head to renowned business hubs such as New York and Pennsylvania, there are many opportunities for individuals looking to start up a business in Iowa and…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 11, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 11, 2019

CLAIMS June 11, 2019 Cerro Gordo County ABC/PFI Legal Servic, serve notice 170.00 1 Accurate Analytical, lab tests 120.58 2 AdvancedMD, repair 5268.00 1 Affordable Towing, freight 375.00 1 Ahlers…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 4, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, June 4, 2019

CLAIMS June 4, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Alliant Energy, utilities 96.09 2 Amazon LLC, equip 62.66 1 Amazon LLC, purch serv 101.36 1 Amazon LLC, supplies 257.05 1 Clear Lake…

Jessica and Derek Balsley of The Art of Education University recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center June Entrepreneurs of the Month

Jessica and Derek Balsley of The Art of Education University recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center June Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The Art of Education University, founded by Jessica and Derek Balsley in 2011, is a local Iowa success story of building a global company in a rural…

Gov. Reynolds announces “This Is Iowa” campaign to encourage people to choose Iowa

Gov. Reynolds announces “This Is Iowa” campaign to encourage people to choose Iowa

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Kim Reynolds announced a new effort to encourage people from across the nation to visit, live and work in Iowa. The “This is Iowa” campaign…

City of Mason City expense report for June 13, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for June 13, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/13/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 176.94 AERIAL SERVICES INC OTHER IMPROVEMENTS 17,862.00 AHA! PROCESS INC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 3,500.00 AHLERS…

Mason City and Gatehouse have development agreement ready for 95-room hotel; City council to consider at next meeting

Mason City and Gatehouse have development agreement ready for 95-room hotel; City council to consider at next meeting

MASON CITY – Mayor Bill Schickel and City Administrator Aaron Burnett announced this morning that Mason City and Gatehouse have a development agreement ready for a proposed 95-room hotel as…

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

Reynolds highlights Iowa’s strong economy and workforce in White House roundtable

DES MOINES – Earlier today, Gov. Reynolds participated in a roundtable at the White House to discuss workforce freedom and mobility where she was able to highlight Iowa’s strong labor…

Another Mitchell county business fined for serving alcohol to minors

Another Mitchell county business fined for serving alcohol to minors

DES MOINES – Another Mitchell county business has been fined for serving alcohol to minors, recently, after two there businesses were fined at about the same time. On June 5,…

Iowa Democrats pound President Trump for alleged damage does to farmers by tariffs

Iowa Democrats pound President Trump for alleged damage does to farmers by tariffs

The following is a bulletin sent by Iowa Democrats on Tuesday, June 11, 2019: Donald Trump’s Broken Promises Are Failing Iowa Farmers Donald Trump promised Iowa farmers that he would…

Iowa breaks record for new business filings in a single month, again

Iowa breaks record for new business filings in a single month, again

DES MOINES – Secretary of State Paul Pate announces Iowans set a record for most new business filings in a single month, for the second month in a row. During…

Two Mitchell county businesses fined for serving alcohol to minors

Two Mitchell county businesses fined for serving alcohol to minors

DES MOINES – Two Mitchell county businesses have been fined for serving alcohol to minors, recently. On May 21, 2019, in Magistrate’s Court for Mitchell County, Iowa, the defendant, an…

Disaster aid package finally passed by Congress; goes to President’s desk

Disaster aid package finally passed by Congress; goes to President’s desk

WASHINGTON, DC– The U.S. House on Monday passed – on the fourth attempt – legislation to provide relief and recovery assistance for Americans affected by hurricanes, typhoons, wildfires, and other…

Gov. Reynolds not pleased with President Trump’s Mexico tariff

Gov. Reynolds not pleased with President Trump’s Mexico tariff

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent tariff threats on Mexico over migration: “We need to secure the border and address our…

USDA announces support for farmers impacted by unjustified retaliation and trade disruption

USDA announces support for farmers impacted by unjustified retaliation and trade disruption

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage…

Pet cremation business in Rockwell fined over un-permitted incinerator

Pet cremation business in Rockwell fined over un-permitted incinerator

ROCKWELL – A pet cremation business in Rockwell has been fined for operating an un-permitted incinerator. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Valerie Lillibridge operates a business called Lasting…

Bernie Sanders calls on DOJ to block National Beef takeover of Iowa Premium

Bernie Sanders calls on DOJ to block National Beef takeover of Iowa Premium

DES MOINES – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today called on the U.S. Department of Justice to block National Beef—one of the “big four” meatpackers that control over 85% of the beef…

Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City set for multi-million dollar expansion

Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City set for multi-million dollar expansion

MASON CITY – The Kraft Heinz plant in Mason City is approved for a multi-million dollar expansion, bringing  new jobs. Councilman Paul Adams said Friday that Kraft Heinz has announced…

Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen building demolished for likely Kwik Star

Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen building demolished for likely Kwik Star

CLEAR LAKE – Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen building is being demolished today to make room for a likely Kwik Star convenience store. Clear Lake’s Dairy Queen closed back in September…

TechBrew comes to Limestone Brewers in Osage on Tuesday May 28, 2019

TechBrew comes to Limestone Brewers in Osage on Tuesday May 28, 2019

MASON CITY – TechBrew comes to Osage, Iowa for the first time on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The event is being held at Limestone Brewers from 5pm-7pm. TechBrew is a…

Gov. Reynolds announces significant assistance for Iowa applicants seeking federal broadband investment

Gov. Reynolds announces significant assistance for Iowa applicants seeking federal broadband investment

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa applicants applying for the USDA “ReConnect” Grant Program will have a significant advantage in the application process due to the…

Joni Ernst calls on China to make a trade deal as tariff feud escalates

Joni Ernst calls on China to make a trade deal as tariff feud escalates

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst called on China to make a trade deal as President Donald Trump’s trade war escalated this week. China has retaliated with tens-of-billions of…

North Iowa CEOs to discuss future of technology in North Iowa at Surf Ballroom

North Iowa CEOs to discuss future of technology in North Iowa at Surf Ballroom

MASON CITY, Iowa – Four of North Iowa’s CEOs will participate in TechTalk on May 17, 2019 at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake. The TechTalk will be a panel…

Sanders promises moratorium on pension cuts

Sanders promises moratorium on pension cuts

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders today announced that if elected president, he will institute an immediate moratorium on cuts to pension benefits that are overseen by the federal government.…

Prescription drug prices must be disclosed in TV ads; Trump proclaims “historic transparency” for patients

Prescription drug prices must be disclosed in TV ads; Trump proclaims “historic transparency” for patients

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a final rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that will require direct-to-consumer television advertisements for…

U.S. Beef, poultry and egg products gain new market access in Tunisia

U.S. Beef, poultry and egg products gain new market access in Tunisia

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today that the government of Tunisia and the United States have finalized U.S. export…

Tom and Lorraine Winterink of Red Cedar Lodge recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center April Entrepreneurs of the Month

Tom and Lorraine Winterink of Red Cedar Lodge recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center April Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Tom and Lorraine Winterink of Red Cedar Lodge as the April…

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