Smart Start Workshops Coming to Mason City

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Pappajohn Center and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business.  At Start Smart, participants will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of business ownership, and learn how to register a business. […]


Ernst Expresses Disappointment in Administration’s Continued Failure to Put Forward a Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Terrorists’ Use of Social Media

Following the White House’s release of an updated “Strategic Implementation Plan for Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States,” U.S. Senator Joni Ernst, a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued a statement expressing disappointment in the administration’s lack of progress with efforts to counter violent extremism […]