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Iowa State Bank earns top ranking

September 29, 2013 ALGONA?—For the second consecutive year Iowa State Bank has been selected as one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces; the bank ranked seventh in the state for small employers totaling between 35 and 149... more »»

2014’s seed harvest

September 29, 2013 ALGONA — Corn harvest is a few weeks away for most farmers in North Iowa, but for Pioneer’s seed facility at Algona, harvest is well underway. more »»

Getting down to business

September 22, 2013 The Fifth Avenue South Corridor of Commerce is seeing new growth. More than $11.7 million has been invested in the area in recent months by new and existing businesses. more »»

Practicing old-school farming

September 22, 2013 WEST BEND — The farmstead of Lloyd and Mary Hanselman near West Bend, at first glance, resembles many farms scattered across northern Iowa. more »»

Valero: Fix the RFS

September 15, 2013 Valero, the nation’s largest oil refiner and one of the largest ethanol makers, said the Renewable Fuels Standard needs to be rewritten. more »»

Day: Fort Dodge ethanol plant deemed healthy

September 15, 2013 A Valero corporate executive visited the company’s ethanol plant in Fort Dodge on Sept. 9 to outline the company’s plans for its drive to support the regional United Way programs. more »»

Stopping nitrogen escapes

September 15, 2013 CLARION — Nitrogen leaching and runoff into surface waters is not farming’s best friend. One in another progression of field days to document farm practices that nitrogen escapes was held Aug. more »»

Coca-Cola, Cargill monitor producers’ efforts

September 15, 2013 CLARION — One might think that Coca-Cola and Cargill would seem out of place at a farmer-oriented field day where reducing nitrate runoff was the focus. But they were present on Aug. more »»

ISU sets Bacon Expo Oct. 19

September 15, 2013 AMES — Tickets are on sale for the Iowa State University Bacon Expo. The family-themed event will be held Oct. 19 in the Scheman Courtyard at the Iowa State Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

25,000 and counting

September 8, 2013 It’s hard to imagine anything more central to life than good vision. Some people have the excellent fortune of flawless eyesight. For a great many folks, however, problems occur. more »»

Algona McDonald’s to undergo total rebuild

September 8, 2013 ALGONA — The Algona McDonald’s restaurant, 1321 Highway 169 N. more »»

Duffy: Land value picture ‘uncertain’

September 8, 2013 SIOUX CITY — Mike Duffy, Iowa State University’s premier farmland price observer, agrees that uncertainty continues to prevail on the future of the state’s cropland prices. more »»

Palo Alto pulls support for Clean Lines project

September 8, 2013 EMMETSBURG — While admitting that any gesture they made would have little effect, the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors rescinded a January resolution of support on Aug. more »»

The Cheesecake Lady debuts downtown

September 1, 2013 Fort Dodge has a new bakery in the heart of downtow. more »»

Stine Seeds pushing yields higher

September 1, 2013 FARNHAMVILLE — Corn rows planted 12 inches apart. Corn plants 10 inches from each other. Plant populations of 52,000 per acre. It’s all part of what Stine Seed Co. called “the next big thing. more »»

‘Bushels of fun’ at Clay County Fair

September 1, 2013 SPENCER — The 2013 Clay County Fair has always boasted a large agricultural base, and this year it brings new promises for ag promotion and other excitement as it goes about its nine-day run from... more »»

On-farm food tour set Sept. 15

September 1, 2013 EAGLE?GROVE — Healthy Harvest of North Iowa, in partnership with local farmers, Iowa State University Extension and sponsors, has scheduled an on-farm tour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sep. more »»

Patient satisfaction is a priority at Trinity

August 25, 2013 No business or other type of organization survives for long if its customers — those people who buy its products or use its services — come to regard it unfavorably. more »»

Trinity among top hospitals

August 25, 2013 Trinity Regional Medical Center has been identified by Healthgrades as among the top hospitals in the nation in terms of the experience of the Medicare patients it serve. more »»

Iowa’s average corn yield: 137.3 bpa

August 25, 2013 SPENCER — 2013’s crop is immature going into the harvest season, farmers should hope for a late frost, and plan on drying corn this fall, which will not going be a bin-buster due to late-planting... more »»



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