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City of Mason City expense report for January 16, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for January 16, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/16/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 308.69 ACTIVE911 INC INVESTIGATION FUND 15.99 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 7,342.08 ALTEC INDUSTRIES INC…

Ben Arentson promoted to General Manager at POET Biorefinin

HANLONTOWN, IA — Ben Arentson has been promoted to General Manager at POET Biorefining—Hanlontown in Hanlontown, Iowa. Arentson started his career at POET in 2014 as the Quality Manager at…

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation grant application available

Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation grant application available

CEDAR FALLS – Grant applications can now be submitted to the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation’s 2020 grant cycle. The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. April 1, 2020.…

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 9, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for Jan. 9, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/9/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE5 60.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 2,566.56 ADORAMAEQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 3,050.10 AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES…

Iowa Utilities Board demands Alliant Energy refund $7.5 million to customers while approving rate increase

Iowa Utilities Board demands Alliant Energy refund $7.5 million to customers while approving rate increase

DES MOINES – The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) issued its final decision order in docket RPU-2019-0001 regarding a request from Alliant Energy/Interstate Power and Light Company (Alliant) to increase Iowa retail…

Katie Wold recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center December Entrepreneur of the Month

Katie Wold recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center December Entrepreneur of the Month

MASON CITY – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC are proud to announce Katie Wold of Three on the Tree as the December 2019…

City of Mason City expense report for January 2, 2020

City of Mason City expense report for January 2, 2020

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 1/2/2020 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ADAMS SHARPENING TOOLS AND SUPPLIES 18.00 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES SUPPLIES & LAUNDRY 451.92 ARNOLD MOTOR SUPPLY M/E SUPPLIES 24.04…

Gov. Reynolds encourages MLB to support Iowa’s MiLB teams

Gov. Reynolds encourages MLB to support Iowa’s MiLB teams

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has contacted MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred urging him to support Iowa’s MiLB teams and the vital role they play for communities across the…

IDR releases new state tax reform guidance

IDR releases new state tax reform guidance

DES MOINES – In 2018, the Iowa legislature enacted Senate File 2417, a state tax reform bill that includes extensive changes to the state’s tax structure. The Department has released…

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 26, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 26, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/26/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ——————————– ———— ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 18,058.18 BERNIE LOWE & ASSOCIATES INC MEDICAL SERVICE 4,469.00 BLICK ART MATERIALS OTHER…

Consumers were deceptively charged monthly fee, Iowa attorney general alleges 

Consumers were deceptively charged monthly fee, Iowa attorney general alleges 

DES MOINES — All Iowans who purchased the “Miracle Scraper” ice scraper — including those unknowingly enrolled in an auto membership club — will receive complete refunds under a settlement reached with the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. Iowa Attorney…

DEA and FDA shut down 44 websites advertising illegal vaping cartridges

DEA and FDA shut down 44 websites advertising illegal vaping cartridges

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the seizure of 44 website domains offering to sell illicit vaping cartridges containing THC…

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 19, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 19, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/19/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ALL STAR PEST CONTROL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 110.00 ALLIANT UTILITIES-IPC ELECTRICITY 50,721.20 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES OFFICE SUPPLIES 126.82 AMERICAN WATERWORKS…

House overwhelmingly passes USMCA trade deal

House overwhelmingly passes USMCA trade deal

DES MOINES – Thursday, Gov. Kim Reynolds released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to ratify the U.S. Mexico Trade Agreement (USMCA): “Today’s vote is a…

Iowa politicians furious after Trump’s EPA undermines promises in new ruling

Iowa politicians furious after Trump’s EPA undermines promises in new ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Iowa politicians sounded off on President Trump’s EPA rule that allows for disappointing results with required amounts of ethanol production. Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement…

Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative adopted recommendations for consideration

Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative adopted recommendations for consideration

DES MOINES – This week, the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa Initiative officially adopted its recommendations to present to Governor Kim Reynolds for the 2020 legislative session. The task forces considered…

Democrats irked as Republicans vote against a commitment to keeping school funding up with inflation

Democrats irked as Republicans vote against a commitment to keeping school funding up with inflation

DES MOINES – The Iowa School Finance Formula Review Committee last week adopted six key Democratic recommendations.  Republicans, however, voted down three other key proposals.  This committee of Legislators meets…

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 12, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Dec. 12, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/12/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 308.69 ADVANCED SYSTEMS EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 256.24 AFFORDABLE TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 570.00 AHLERS AND…

Governor Reynolds says USMCA trade deal “a positive step forward for Iowa’s entire economy”

Governor Reynolds says USMCA trade deal “a positive step forward for Iowa’s entire economy”

DES MOINES – The United States, Mexico, and Canada have reached an agreement to modernize the 24-year-old NAFTA into a 21st century, high-standard agreement. The new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)…

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issues statement after USMCA agreement reached

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issues statement after USMCA agreement reached

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued the following statement after United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced agreement on…

3 Top Cyber Security Measures For Your Business

Keeping your business safe from the devastating effects of cybercrime should be a top priority. An organization’s reputation and very existence are at stake when a hack attack or a…

City of Mason City expense report for December 5, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for December 5, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 12/5/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE5 60.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 2,776.70 ACTION TOWING MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 275.00 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY…

Gov. Reynolds announces second round of Employer Innovation Fund awardees, encourages employers to apply in third round

Gov. Reynolds announces second round of Employer Innovation Fund awardees, encourages employers to apply in third round

DES MOINES – This week, Governor Reynolds announced 22 recipients of the Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant that helps employers provide postsecondary training and education opportunities for their employees.…

Gov. Reynolds highlights Second Chance Initiatives at Workforce Policy Board Mtg

Gov. Reynolds highlights Second Chance Initiatives at Workforce Policy Board Mtg

DES MOINES– Today, Governor Kim Reynolds highlighted her efforts to reduce recidivism in Iowa during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board Meeting. Reynolds highlighted her 2nd chance initiatives and how…

Gov. Reynolds signs executive order to support biofuels industry

Gov. Reynolds signs executive order to support biofuels industry

DES MOINES– Today, Governor Kim Reynolds signed Executive Order 5 (EO5) requiring all new contracts for the purchase of state vehicles with diesel engines to have written support from the…

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 27, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 27, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/27/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— AHLERS AND COONEY PC PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 4,923.00 ALL STAR PEST CONTROL LABORATORY SUPPLIES 60.00 ARAMARK UNIFORM SERVICES UNIFORM RENTAL…

Top Paying Healthcare Jobs in the US in 2019

Top Paying Healthcare Jobs in the US in 2019

There has never been a better time to pursue a career in the healthcare sector. The healthcare industry is booming and there is no shortage of demand for talented healthcare…

USDA invests $41.6 million in rural broadband for Missouri and Southern Iowa families

USDA invests $41.6 million in rural broadband for Missouri and Southern Iowa families

BETHANY, Mo., Nov. 15, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce recently announced USDA has invested $41.6 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that…

Brittany Low recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center November Entrepreneur of the Month

Brittany Low recognized as NIACC Pappajohn Center November Entrepreneur of the Month

NORTHWOOD – The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center and the North Iowa Area SBDC announced Brittany Low of Fringe & Lace by Brittany as the November 2019 Entrepreneur of the Month. Fringe…

City of Mason City expense report for November 21, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for November 21, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/21/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ACCORD ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 7,708.80 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE 94.42 AMAZON CAPITAL SERVICES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 86.09 AMAZON CAPITAL…

City of Mason City expense report for November 14, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for November 14, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/14/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— A1-PORTABLES MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE5 60.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE 3,272.10 ACCENT-CIGNA SERVICE EXPENSES 73.50 ADAMS SHARPENING M/E REPAIRS 12.00…

Simple Ways To Boost Your Home’s Value

Simple Ways To Boost Your Home’s Value

Homeowners tend to consider expensive projects like a kitchen or bathroom remodel when searching for ways to increase their property value. However, boosting your home’s value may be easier than…

USDA announces its intent to ensure adequate sugar supply

USDA announces its intent to ensure adequate sugar supply

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it fully intends to take appropriate actions to ensure an adequate supply of sugar to the U.S. market.…

USDA invests $7.2 million in rural broadband in Iowa and South Dakota

USDA invests $7.2 million in rural broadband in Iowa and South Dakota

HAWARDEN, IOWA – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey recently announced USDA has invested $7.2 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will…

Gov. Reynolds demands action from FERC on propane supply issue

Gov. Reynolds demands action from FERC on propane supply issue

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds reached out to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee concerning the propane supply issue in Iowa and the devastating impact…

Iowa delegation ends trade mission to Japan

Iowa delegation ends trade mission to Japan

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, and Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Director Debbie Durham wrapped up a 24-member trade mission delegation to Japan…

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 7, 2019

City of Mason City expense report for Nov. 7, 2019

CITY OF MASON CITY Publication Report 11/7/2019 Payee Description Amount —————————————— ABARR, REBECCA EXHIBIT COSTS 150.00 ABSOLUTE WASTE REMOVAL REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE 332.69 ADVANCED SYSTEMS INC COPY CHARGE 137.54 ADVANCED…

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

Donald Trump ordered to pay $2 million for using charity foundation to further his election; Iowa event for veterans was a sham

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A judge ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump must pay a $2,000,000 penalty for using his Trump Foundation charity to further his 2016 presidential campaign. The New York…

Winnebago completes $270 million acquisition of Newmar

Winnebago completes $270 million acquisition of Newmar

FOREST CITY – Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO), a leading outdoor lifestyle product manufacturer, today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Newmar Corporation (“Newmar”), a leading…

Mason City High School students to participate in Career and College Exploration Day

Mason City High School students to participate in Career and College Exploration Day

MASON CITY, Iowa – Mason City High School students will be gearing up for their futures on Thursday, November 14, during an all school career and college exploration day. Career…

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