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Three more COVID-related deaths in north-central Iowa as number of cases continues to climb

MASON CITY — More north-central Iowans tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week compared to the…

Local health officials “in limbo” waiting for details on distributing COVID booster doses

MASON CITY — President Joe Biden has said that COVID-19 vaccine boosters would be available to all fully…

ISEA hails judge’s order blocking ban on school mask mandates

DES MOINES — Iowa State Education Association president Mike Beranek says it is a “welcome relief” to…

Ethics complaints over GOP votes for mask mandate ban dismissed

DES MOINES — An Iowa Senate committee has dismissed complaints against Republican senators who voted to ban…

Iowa judge denies woman’s request to halt state mask ban law

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state court judge has declined to halt enforcement of an Iowa…

State seeing some issues in turnaround for COVID tests

DES MOINES — As the rate of new COVID-19 infections remains high in Iowa, the state’s top…

Reynolds says Biden’s vaccine rules will worsen workforce shortage

DES MOINES — Governor Kim Reynolds says the president’s new Covid vaccine rules for federal workers, health…

State court judge asked to temporarily block Iowa’s ban on school mask mandates

DES MOINES — Judges in state and federal court are being asked to temporarily block the state…

For the second straight week, half of new COVID-19 cases in north-central Iowa

MASON CITY — For the second straight week, half of the new COVID-19 cases in north-central Iowa…

Covid hospitalizations up in Iowa for 10th straight week

DES MOINES — Children account for 29% of the positive Covid-19 test results in Iowa this past…



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