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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…

Cambrex completes highly potent API manufacturing facility in Charles City

Cambrex completes highly potent API manufacturing facility in Charles City

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM), the leading small molecule company providing drug substance, drug product and analytical services across the entire drug lifecycle, today announced that it…

‘Fat burning’ ads were deceptive, Iowa attorney general alleges; Chiro’s must make refunds

‘Fat burning’ ads were deceptive, Iowa attorney general alleges; Chiro’s must make refunds

DES MOINES — Iowans who purchased a deceptive weight-loss plan can receive refunds after Attorney General Tom Miller reached agreements with two chiropractors. The chiropractors sold NutriMost, which promised that…

Wignes Camera Collection Showcase presentation by Waldorf University History Club

Wignes Camera Collection Showcase presentation by Waldorf University History Club

FOREST CITY – The Waldorf University History Club in conjunction with the Winnebago Historical Society will host the Wignes Camera Collection Showcase on Saturday, April 13 from 2-4 p.m. in…

Brad and Angie Barber of Cabin Coffee Co in Clear Lake, Iowa honored among nation’s top small businesses

Brad and Angie Barber of Cabin Coffee Co in Clear Lake, Iowa honored among nation’s top small businesses

MASON CITY – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2019 Small Business Persons of the Year winners. Iowa’s 2019 SBA Small Business Persons of the Year are Brad and…

Alliant Energy claims customers in Iowa will receive $180 million in savings over five years from “new energy law”

Alliant Energy claims customers in Iowa will receive $180 million in savings over five years from “new energy law”

CEDAR RAPIDS – The new energy efficiency plan for Alliant Energy’s Iowa customers will provide direct financial savings on their monthly energy bill, the company said Tuesday. The plan will…

Winnebago announces partnership with National Park Foundation

Winnebago announces partnership with National Park Foundation

FOREST CITY – For more than six decades, Winnebago Industries has created products that enable customers to explore America’s national parks. In recent days, Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading…

Waldorf University adds three new concentrations to business degrees

Waldorf University adds three new concentrations to business degrees

FOREST CITY – Waldorf University is pleased to announce the addition of three new concentrations to its Bachelor of Science in business administration (BSBA) degree programs. The university’s online BSBA…

Winnebago Industries Board of Directors approves quarterly cash dividend, names new board chairman

Winnebago Industries Board of Directors approves quarterly cash dividend, names new board chairman

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, on Friday announced that on March 8, 2019, the Company’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly…

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

Jussie Smollett axed from 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’

CHICAGO – Shamed faker Jussie Smollett has been axed from his acting job on the set of the 20th Century Fox TV show ‘Empire’ after duping lefties into believing his…

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 21, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, Feb. 21, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/21/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 110.19 ALERTS THAT WORK INC BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS 869.99 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE…

Nashua investment adviser punished by Iowa Attorney General

Nashua investment adviser punished by Iowa Attorney General

DES MOINES — A Nashua investment adviser accused of illegally selling advice to veterans must change her business practices and pay a fine under a settlement with the Iowa Attorney…

Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center February Entrepreneurs of the Month

Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center February Entrepreneurs of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Derek and Lizanne Engh of North Iowa Lumber & Design as…

City of Mason City expense report, February 14, 2019

City of Mason City expense report, February 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 2/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ACTIVE911 INC RADIO MAINTENANCE 625.00 AMERICAN WATERWORKS REFUND 152.90 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES OTHER SUPPLIES 978.09 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY M/E…

CERRO GORDO COUNTY CALENDAR YEAR 2018 SALARY LIST

CERRO GORDO COUNTY CALENDAR YEAR 2018 SALARY LIST

CERRO GORDO COUNTY CALENDAR YEAR 2018 SALARY LIST James E Aberg 67,448.26 Wendy Renae Alcorn 60,507.20 Carrie A. Allen 40,176.41 Gary L Allen 47,761.72 Jeremy M Ames 50,122.37 Amber M…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, February 5, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, February 5, 2019

CLAIMS February 5, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Aberg, Jim, meals/mileage 553.18 1 Aberg, Jim, repair 81.43 1 Aberg, Jim, telephone 35.00 1 Accurate Analytical, lab tests 510.00 2 Airgas USA…

Cerro Gordo county expense report, January 29, 2019

Cerro Gordo county expense report, January 29, 2019

CLAIMS January 29, 2019 Cerro Gordo County Alliant Energy, utilities 9718.30  2 Cardmember Service, meals/mileage 256.49  1 Cardmember Service, purch serv 29.66  1 Cardmember Service, supplies 40.33  1 Clear Lake…

Governor Reynolds to visit Mason City on Friday

Governor Reynolds to visit Mason City on Friday

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg are continuing their Condition of the State Tour this week and plan to visit Mason City on Friday, February…

Consumer complaints rise 18 percent in 2018

Consumer complaints rise 18 percent in 2018

DES MOINES – Consumer complaints to the Iowa Attorney General’s Office increased 18 percent in 2018 over the previous year, led by complaints related to vehicles, home improvement projects and…

Mason City’s Shopko to remain open during company restructuring

Mason City’s Shopko to remain open during company restructuring

GREEN BAY, WI – Mason City’s Shopko retail store will remain open during company restructuring, the company announced this week. Shopko was founded in 1962 and currently operates 134 Shopko…

Winnebago launches new wheelchair-friendly RV collection

Winnebago launches new wheelchair-friendly RV collection

FOREST CITY, IOWA – Aiming to bring greater freedom and comfort to people traveling in wheelchairs or with limited mobility, ​Winnebago​ Industries has launched three ​accessibility-enhanced motorhomes​, the Intent 30R AE,…

$575 million settlement with Wells Fargo announced; Iowa gets over $6 million

$575 million settlement with Wells Fargo announced; Iowa gets over $6 million

DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller announced Friday that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws…

Winnebago Industries charity drive contributes 268,000 meals

Winnebago Industries charity drive contributes 268,000 meals

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc., a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, is announced a contribution of 268,640 meals to nearby communities through Fill-the-RV and Fill-the-Boat Food Drives organized by…

Wooze’s car wash demolished for new Kwik Star station

Wooze’s car wash demolished for new Kwik Star station

MASON CITY – A long-time structure on a busy Mason City road was leveled this week to make way for an exciting new business. Wooze’s Car Wash operated for decades…

Iowa tied for lowest unemployment rate in nation

Iowa tied for lowest unemployment rate in nation

DES MOINES – Iowa is now tied with Hawaii for having the lowest unemployment rate in the nation. Iowa’s November unemployment rate remained at 2.4 percent while Hawaii increased to…

Winnebago Industries announces record First Quarter Fiscal 2019 results

Winnebago Industries announces record First Quarter Fiscal 2019 results

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today reported financial results for the Company’s first quarter Fiscal 2019. Revenues for the Fiscal 2019 first quarter ended…

Winnebago Industries to withdraw Chicago Stock Exchange Listing

Winnebago Industries to withdraw Chicago Stock Exchange Listing

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced plans to voluntarily withdraw the listing of its common stock from the Chicago Stock Exchange,…

North Iowa businesses invited to apply to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program

North Iowa businesses invited to apply to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program

MASON CITY – North Iowa businesses are invited to apply to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, NIACC’s Pappajohn Center announced. Grow your business right here in Iowa with…

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