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NIACC receives a $1 million grant to help build a new regional center in Charles City

NIACC receives a $1 million grant to help build a new regional center in Charles City

DES MOINES — The state of Iowa awarded four $1 million competitive grants through the Career Academy Incentive Fund to prepare more high school students for success in college, postsecondary…

How to Protect your Business from Cybersecurity in Two Ways

How to Protect your Business from Cybersecurity in Two Ways

Even if we have made enormous strides in moving our society into the digital era, we have also taken on additional hazards as a result. There is a growing worry…

The rise of online gambling in the USA

The rise of online gambling in the USA

Online gambling has become popular across America with a lot of states changing their gambling laws to allow people to visit online casinos and betting platforms across different states in…

Top 3 Apps for Business Planning 

Business cannot become profitable if there’s no proper plan. Thanks to modern technologies, you can create it, even from your phone. Such apps are helpful not only if you have…

Globe Gazette could be further doomed as “predatory” hedge fund attempts takeover

Globe Gazette could be further doomed as “predatory” hedge fund attempts takeover

MASON CITY – A New York hedge fund with a history of acquiring newspapers and gutting already decimated newsrooms is attempting an aggressive, hostile takeover of Lee Enterprises, the owner…

USDA invests $633 million in climate-smart and resilient infrastructure for people in rural communities

USDA invests $633 million in climate-smart and resilient infrastructure for people in rural communities

SHREWSBURY, Pa., Dec. 03, 2021 – United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the Department is investing $633 million to reduce the impacts of climate change…

5 TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN YOU CHOOSE SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR HOME

When it comes to picking a security system for your first home, you may have many questions: How secure do I need my home to be? Is it better to…

The Advantages of Online Casino Bonuses

The Advantages of Online Casino Bonuses

Online casino bonuses are a great way to get the most out of your gambling experience. Whether you’re a new player who is trying to break into the world of…

How the Gambling Market Changed in the Last Year

How the Gambling Market Changed in the Last Year

One of the most popular pastimes in the world is gambling. People all around the world love to gamble – even if it is just a little. And the gambling…

Jeff Bezos donates $100M to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis

Jeff Bezos donates $100M to the Obama Foundation in honor of Congressman John Lewis

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation announced Jeff Bezos is giving $100M – the largest individual contribution received to date—in honor of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis, and to help…

Theresa Greenfield has been appointed RD State Director for Iowa

Theresa Greenfield has been appointed RD State Director for Iowa

DES MOINES – President Joe Biden this week announced his intent to appoint six U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regional positions, including four Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Directors…

What Does Virtual Reality Mean For Your Business

From generation to generation, the world is changing. The way that we interact with one another, both socially and commercially, is changing along with it. Perhaps one of the biggest…

Two Important Data Management Security Factors to Consider as a Business Owner

Two Important Data Management Security Factors to Consider as a Business Owner

Massive data breaches are becoming all too regular, and it doesn’t matter what business you’re based in, you could get targeted. Even big corporations get attacked by these hackers, but…

Treasury and IRS disburse fifth month of Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

Treasury and IRS disburse fifth month of Advance Child Tax Credit Payments

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that more than $15 billion in payments were made to families that include roughly 61…

3 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

3 Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Attaining success as an entrepreneur is the dream of many. Unfortunately, the vast majority of people that dream big in this instance fail to achieve their business aspirations. If you…

Alliant Energy and Iowa State University collaborate on solar farm

Alliant Energy and Iowa State University collaborate on solar farm

AMES – Alliant Energy and Iowa State University will collaborate on a solar farm to be established on university land south of Ames. The Iowa Board of Regents has approved…

Feds take action to prevent another foreclosure crisis

Feds take action to prevent another foreclosure crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), jointly with other government agencies, announced a return to enforcement of critical protections for families and homeowners. Those protections,…

Free nurse aide training at NIACC in December 

Free nurse aide training at NIACC in December 

MASON CITY – Looking for a fresh start or different career direction in 2022? North Iowa Area Community College’s new 4-week Nurse Aide training program may be a good fit…

Biden wins, again: Congress passes massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

Biden wins, again: Congress passes massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden secured another major victory for the American people Friday when Congress passed his massive $1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill. Just as the latest national…

John V. Hanson Career Center opens in Forest City

John V. Hanson Career Center opens in Forest City

FOREST CITY – Almost a year to the day from when ground was broken, the John V. Hanson Career Center officially opened today to students and the public. Local and…

Gov. Reynolds leads Multi-Governor letter to EPA laying groundwork for Midwest E-15 solution

Gov. Reynolds leads Multi-Governor letter to EPA laying groundwork for Midwest E-15 solution

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Reynolds and six other Midwest Governors sent a joint letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan requesting immediate guidance on how Iowa and other states can…

Alliant Energy announces plans for largest solar and battery facility in Iowa

Alliant Energy announces plans for largest solar and battery facility in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS – Monday, in a filing with the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), Alliant Energy (NASDAQ: LNT) announces plans for adding the first portion of its planned 400 megawatts (MW) of…

Key Leadership Skills: Clear Definitions and Important Explanations

Key Leadership Skills: Clear Definitions and Important Explanations

  When people talk about leadership, emotions and opinions usually take over, and a more or less clear definition of leadership or skills it requires is usually lost in the…

How to gain more business from the internet

How to gain more business from the internet

The internet is a huge tool used by near enough every business across the world and especially in America with there being so much competition from rival businesses to do…

President Biden announces the Build Back Better Framework

President Biden announces the Build Back Better Framework

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, President Biden announced the Build Back Better Framework to benefit American society, saying “nobody earning less than $400,000 per year will pay a penny more in taxes”…

Starting a New Career in Nursing

Starting a New Career in Nursing

If you are looking for a new career or you are looking to have a career change, then you need to think seriously about joining the nursing profession. The nursing…

10 Things No One Tell You about Long Distance Relationships

Whether through watching a romantic movie or through an experience itself, you know that a long-distance relationship is always hard to keep and even sometimes close to impossible. Sadly, in…

USDA to make up to $1.15 billion available to help people living in rural communities access high-speed internet

USDA to make up to $1.15 billion available to help people living in rural communities access high-speed internet

GENESEO, Ill. – Iowa has a big budget surplus but also the second-slowest internet speed in the country, and a new federal program could help the lagging state catch up…

Fareway Stores and Alliant Energy partner for Boone solar project

Fareway Stores and Alliant Energy partner for Boone solar project

BOONE – Alliant Energy and Fareway Stores, Inc. announce a collaboration to install a 1-megawatt solar facility in the Boone Industrial Park on a six-acre site adjacent to Fareway’s campus…

Iowa attempts to combat workforce shortages, make it harder for folks to collect unemployment benefits

Iowa attempts to combat workforce shortages, make it harder for folks to collect unemployment benefits

DES MOINES – Two new programs to help combat Iowa’s workforce shortage were announced this week – a new grant program to promote workforce innovation in the manufacturing sector and…

IowaWORKS to host North Iowa Career Fair in Mason City

IowaWORKS to host North Iowa Career Fair in Mason City

CITY – IowaWORKS, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Goodwill Industries of Northeast Iowa are proud to host the North Iowa Career Fair and connect qualified job seekers with area employers.…

Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation 

Governor Reynolds signs Harvest Proclamation 

DES MOINES – Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an extension to the proclamation relating to the weight limits and transportation of grain. The proclamation is effective immediately and continues through November 14, 2021.…

John Deere workers in Waterloo launch strike

John Deere workers in Waterloo launch strike

WATERLOO – John Deere workers in Waterloo launched a strike today. UAW John Deere members struck at midnight October 14, after the company failed to present an agreement that met…

Get more done in 2021 with these amazing productivity hacks

Get more done in 2021 with these amazing productivity hacks

What do you feel at the end of each day? Are you satisfied with your day, or do you think you could have done more? If you believe the latter,…

Gov. Reynolds announces funds available to support rural communities 

Gov. Reynolds announces funds available to support rural communities 

DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced four competitive funds available for rural communities with a population under 20,000. Specifically, funding of up to $500,000 has been…

How to boost your leadership skills

How to boost your leadership skills

All companies need good leaders, and all good leaders need strong leadership skills. Whether you are already in a managerial role or hoping to progress to one in the near…

More than 420,000 households received emergency rental assistance in august, totaling over $2.3 billion in payments

More than 420,000 households received emergency rental assistance in august, totaling over $2.3 billion in payments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – State and local governments have made over 1.4 million Emergency Rental Assistance payments to households and distributed $7.7 billion since January The state and local government grantees…

What to Look for in a Home Insurance Policy

What to Look for in a Home Insurance Policy

  Purchasing a home for the first time and becoming an official homeowner is an exciting time. You finally have a place that is all your own, and you have…

Mason City airport to hold open house as multi-million dollar “Terminal Modernization Plan” considered

Mason City airport to hold open house as multi-million dollar “Terminal Modernization Plan” considered

MASON CITY – The Mason City airport will an hold open house in October as a multi-million dollar “Terminal Modernization Plan” is considered. The Mason City Municipal Airport will be…

News Release by Highway 18 LLC: Owner of Historic Warehouse that suffered wall collapse demands Mason City “ceases making unreasonable demands”

News Release by Highway 18 LLC: Owner of Historic Warehouse that suffered wall collapse demands Mason City “ceases making unreasonable demands”

MASON CITY – A representative of Highway 18 LLC – the owner of the Historic Warehouse in Mason City that suffered a wall collapse back in June – offered the…