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Camp Dodge is new home to Iowa’s Fire Service Training Bureau

Camp Dodge is new home to Iowa’s Fire Service Training Bureau

JOHNSTON – Since 1925, the Fire Service Training Bureau has educated thousands of firefighters across Iowa. Today, the Bureau’s rich history starts a new chapter of service with its official…

Alliant Energy and ITC Midwest joint statement regarding Iowa power restoration efforts

Alliant Energy and ITC Midwest joint statement regarding Iowa power restoration efforts

CEDAR RAPIDS – Responding to an unprecedented storm in an unprecedented year, Alliant Energy and ITC Midwest are working, as quickly and safely as possible, to restore electric services throughout…

City of Mason City expense report for August 6, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for August 6, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 8/6/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 100.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC TRAVEL AND CONFERENCE 3,191.50 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00…

Waldorf University strategically planning to resume face-to-face courses for Fall 2020 semester

Waldorf University strategically planning to resume face-to-face courses for Fall 2020 semester

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University’s COVID-19 Task Force has been diligently working to create a strategic plan allowing students to resume face-to-face courses for the Fall 2020 semester. Thinking about…

$26.2 Million announced for internet connectivity for Iowa schools

$26.2 Million announced for internet connectivity for Iowa schools

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education today announced that $26.2 million is now available to districts, nonpublic schools, and colleges and universities primarily to…

City of Mason City expense report for July 30, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 30, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/30/2020 Payee Description Amount ————————————- AGVANTAGE FS INCMATERIAL 1,570.00 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 120.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 75.00…

Budgets for Iowa’s public universities slashed by over $65 million for next year

Budgets for Iowa’s public universities slashed by over $65 million for next year

URBANDALE, IOWA – Budgets for Iowa’s public universities will be slashed by over $65 million for next year by a state board. At its July 29 meeting, the Board of…

Iowa’s teacher union slams Kim Reynolds’ plan to re-open schools, says it’s “outlandish”

Iowa’s teacher union slams Kim Reynolds’ plan to re-open schools, says it’s “outlandish”

DES MOINES – Iowa’s teacher union today slammed Governor Kim Reynolds’ plan to re-open schools, calling it “outlandish”. Thursday, Governor Kim Reynolds held a press conference to talk about Iowa’s…

U.S. gross domestic product plummets over 32%

U.S. gross domestic product plummets over 32%

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The total value of goods and services produced in the United States – gross domestic product (GDP) – declined by 32.9% in the last quarter, shrinking the…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency for another 30 days. The proclamation extends public health mitigation measures currently in place for…

Fareway to cease accepting cans and bottles for redemption at its Iowa stores

Fareway to cease accepting cans and bottles for redemption at its Iowa stores

BOONE, IOWA – Fareway has announced it will cease accepting cans and bottles for redemption at its Iowa stores. According to Reynolds W. Cramer, President & CEO, Fareway Stores, Inc.:…

City of Mason City expense report for July 23, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 23, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/23/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A+ LAWN AND LANDSCAPE OTHER IMPROVEMENTS 8,371.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL CAMPGROUND SUPPLIES 395.61 AHLERS AND COONEY PC NEGOTIATIONS 2,005.50…

City of Mason City expense report for July 16, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 16, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/16/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————– ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 184.19 ADORAMAEQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 396.95 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENTS 80.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY…

$1 million career academy competitive grant awarded to North Iowa Area Community College

$1 million career academy competitive grant awarded to North Iowa Area Community College

DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Education announced that North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City won a $1 million competitive grant through the Career Academy Incentive…

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs new public health proclamation advancing Iowa’s Return to Learn strategy; in-person classes a priority

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs new public health proclamation advancing Iowa’s Return to Learn strategy; in-person classes a priority

DES MOINES – Friday, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency and taking a number of actions to advance Iowa’s Return to Learn strategy. Watch…

Ultra-conservatives gather today at Hy-Vee Corporate grounds in Iowa “seeking cultural transformation in the family, Church, government, and more”

Ultra-conservatives gather today at Hy-Vee Corporate grounds in Iowa “seeking cultural transformation in the family, Church, government, and more”

WEST DES MOINES – Ultra-conservatives gathered today at a convention center on Hy-Vee Corporate grounds in Iowa “seeking cultural transformation in the family, Church, government, and more.” The event, dubbed…

NIACC announces Spring Term Dean’s List and President’s List

NIACC announces Spring Term Dean’s List and President’s List

MASON CITY – North Iowa Area Community College is pleased to announce that 768 individuals have been named to the 2020 Spring Term President’s List and Dean’s List.  These students…

Achieve TMS Central celebrates Grand Opening of Mason City location

Achieve TMS Central celebrates Grand Opening of Mason City location

MASON CITY – Achieve TMS Central celebrated its Grand Opening at their new facility located at 320 N. Eisenhower Avenue, Mason City. The festivities started off with a ribbon cutting…

City of Mason City expense report for July 9, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 9, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/9/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 420.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 329.98 ADAMS SHARPENINGM/E REPAIRS 12.00 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Alliant Energy implodes M.L. Kapp Generating Station in Iowa

Alliant Energy implodes M.L. Kapp Generating Station in Iowa

CLINTON, IOWA – Alliant Energy completed the implosion of the M.L. Kapp Generating Station today. An implosion provides a safer and more cost-effective way to clear the property. More than…

North Iowa business takes first place at statewide Venture School Launch Day Pitch Competition

North Iowa business takes first place at statewide Venture School Launch Day Pitch Competition

MASON CITY — Jayson Ryner, founder of ReEnvision Ag, LLC. took first place and the top prize of $10,000 at the statewide Venture School Launch Day Pitch Competition event held…

United States Attorney and the Internal Revenue Service remind taxpayers of upcoming filing deadline and to remain vigilant for fraud

United States Attorney and the Internal Revenue Service remind taxpayers of upcoming filing deadline and to remain vigilant for fraud

CEDAR RAPIDS – U.S. Attorney Peter E. Deegan, Jr. and Acting Special Agent in Charge Adam Steiner, IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS CI), St. Louis Field Office, are reminding taxpayers that…

City of Mason City expense report for July 2, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for July 2, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 7/2/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 16.50 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 472.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL CHEMICALS 60.00 ALLIANT…

Trump Administration strongly warns U.S. businesses against contributing to China’s human rights abuses

Trump Administration strongly warns U.S. businesses against contributing to China’s human rights abuses

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are issuing a…

Gov. Reynolds directs $490 million of CARES Funds into Unemployment Trust Fund

Gov. Reynolds directs $490 million of CARES Funds into Unemployment Trust Fund

DES MOINES – This week, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced she has directed $490 million of the $1.25 billion in Coronavirus relief funds Iowa was provided through the CARES Act, to…

Iowa’s new minimum age requirement for tobacco sales starts today; must be 21

Iowa’s new minimum age requirement for tobacco sales starts today; must be 21

DES MOINES – Consumers in Iowa should be aware that beginning today, July 1, 2020, you must be 21 years of age to purchase or use tobacco products here. Iowa…

New Iowa ‘first in the nation’ law protects student loan borrowers

New Iowa ‘first in the nation’ law protects student loan borrowers

DES MOINES ― Beginning July 1, Iowa will have one of the nation’s strongest laws protecting student loan borrowers against predatory practices. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed Senate File 272, which requires education debt-management companies — often known as…

Gov. Reynolds signed legislation into law to lower taxes on renewable fuels

Gov. Reynolds signed legislation into law to lower taxes on renewable fuels

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed Senate File 2403, legislation that will lower the cost of E-15 and higher blends of renewable fuels in Iowa by changing how the…

City of Mason City expense report for June 25, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for June 25, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/25/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MAINTENANCE MATERIAL 184.19 AG126 INC REFUND 37.50 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 125.00 ANDERSEN’S MARKET…

Joni Ernst begs her chosen EPA director to reject retroactive biofuel blending waivers harmful to Iowa farmers

Joni Ernst begs her chosen EPA director to reject retroactive biofuel blending waivers harmful to Iowa farmers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa senator Joni Ernst signed on to a letter begging EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler – whom she voted to put into office – to reject retroactive biofuel…

Ground broken today in Clear Lake for new Marriott hotel and conference center

Ground broken today in Clear Lake for new Marriott hotel and conference center

CLEAR LAKE – Ground was broken today in Clear Lake for a new Marriott hotel and conference center on the east edge of town. Mayor Nelson Crabb and City Administrator…

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

Gov. Reynolds signs new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration

DES MOINES – Today, Governor Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the Public Health Disaster Emergency. The proclamation extends the public health mitigation measures that are currently in place, including…

Main Street Iowa Game Changer Award presented to Mason City officials during ceremony at arena

Main Street Iowa Game Changer Award presented to Mason City officials during ceremony at arena

MASON CITY—The Main Street Iowa Game Changer Award was formally presented to Mayor Bill Schickel and City Administrator Aaron Burnett today in a ceremony at the multi-purpose arena.  The Main…

Gov. Reynolds signs comprehensive licensure legislation

Gov. Reynolds signs comprehensive licensure legislation

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds signed H.F. 2627, comprehensive legislation to reform professional licensure in the state of Iowa. Governor Reynolds highlighted the stories of Mathieu Lemay, an electrician…

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order 6 establishing the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

Gov. Reynolds signs Executive Order 6 establishing the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board

DES MOINES– Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed an Executive Order establishing the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The advisory board will be led by Ben McLean, CEO of Ruan Transportation…

City of Mason City expense report for June 18, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for June 18, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 6/18/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 273.30 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 75.00 ALLIANT ENERGY OTHER IMPROVEMENTS13,352.75 ALLIANT…

3 Common Challenges of Selling Your Car

3 Common Challenges of Selling Your Car

  Although selling your car is a widespread way of making money quickly, unfortunately, it does often come with its own challenges. It can be challenging to find a new…

Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Iowa, will tour Winnebago Industries

Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Iowa, will tour Winnebago Industries

FOREST CITY – Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Iowa and will tour Winnebago Industries Tuesday afternoon. Pence’s Air Force II landed in at Mason City airport today, June…

Iowa leaders call for support for state’s turkey producers

Iowa leaders call for support for state’s turkey producers

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), both members of the Senate Agriculture Committee, along with and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture…

How to Make the Most Out of Your Online Nursing Degree

How to Make the Most Out of Your Online Nursing Degree

Studying for an online nursing degree has many benefits. You can work at your own pace, you can save money, you can work around other commitments, and you still come…

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