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NEW Cooperative announces merger

May 3, 2015 The board of directors of NEW Cooperative Inc. has announced a merger with Western Iowa Cooperative, effective Sept.1. more »»

EPA sued over livestock emissions

May 3, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earthjustice is going back to court to force the U.S. more »»

Surrounded by swine confinements

May 3, 2015 BREDA — Rosemary Partridge is quick to note that not every day is unbearable around her farm, surrounded by 12 swine confinements within four miles of her home. more »»

Thatcher and Tofilon launch partnership

April 26, 2015 William Thatcher, who has practiced law in Fort Dodge for more than four decades, has joined forces with one of the town’s newer attorneys, Joseph Tofilon, to launch a law firm that offers a broad... more »»

Wind energy getting its market share

April 26, 2015 MILFORD—Mike Prior said wind-harnessing technology is nothing new but that a person can hardly ignore the way the technology used in past generations is changing 21st century energy generatio. more »»

Intern breakfast set for May 20 in Algona

April 26, 2015 ALGONA — The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation will provide interns a networking opportunity during its annual Intern Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. more »»

WC Federal Bancorp announces dividend

April 26, 2015 The board of directors of Webster City Federal Bancorp has announced a cash dividend of $.04 per share for the quarter ended March 31. WCFB reported consolidated net earnings of $224,135 or $. more »»

Kim’s Greenhouse opens near Callender

April 19, 2015 Kim Peterson, who has spent more than two decades in the garden center world, launched Kim’s Greenhouse, 3078 Hayes Ave., this month. more »»

Barn houses farming artifacts

April 19, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt County Historical Association features a variety of exhibits that give visitors a look back into the area’s history visiting its Mill Farm House, school house, church, log... more »»

Climate scientist to speak at ISU

April 19, 2015 AMES — Katharine Hayhoe an atmospheric scientist and climate change evangelist, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Iowa State University. more »»

FD accounting firm has positive review by peers

April 19, 2015 Cornwell, Frideres, Maher & Associates PLC. of Fort Dodge, has announced that it has successfully completed a rigorous peer review of its accounting and auditing practic. more »»

Miles Soft Water opens in FD

April 12, 2015 John Miles has been in the water treatment industry for more than a quarter century and part of that business sector locally since 2010. more »»

IFA names top Iowa lenders

April 12, 2015 The Iowa Finance Authority has recognized the top Iowa lenders from throughout the state for their efforts in advancing affordable homeownership through the Iowa Finance Authority’s programs in... more »»

A giant step in wind generation?

April 12, 2015 For Kevin Friesth, of Fort Dodge, working as a young man in his grandfather’s machine shop, building better mouse traps could not challenge his mechanical engineering mind enough. But wind energy did. more »»

Nielsen Financial Management launches

April 5, 2015 Just about everybody realizes that planning carefully for future financial needs is a wise course of action. more »»

Corn Belt annual meeting set for Wednesday in FD

April 5, 2015 HUMBOLDT — “Retooled and Ready” is the theme for the 68th Corn Belt Power Cooperative annual meeting Wednesday at the Best Western Starlite Village Inn and Suites, Fort Dodg. more »»

Grandview Health Center receives quality award

April 5, 2015 DAYTON — Grandview Health Care Center, 508 Second St. N.E., was awarded the Providigm Embracing Quality Award for 2015 for exceptional achievement in customer satisfaction. more »»

DMWW has ‘fantasy lawsuit’

April 5, 2015 CLARION — Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, called it “a fantasy lawsuit.” “It” is the Des Moines Waters Works’ suit against three Iowa counties for having excessive nitrates from farm tile. more »»

Weather outlook

April 5, 2015 If the current neutral-to-El Nino weather pattern holds, U.S. farmers can anticipate a national corn yield average of between 162.3 bushels per acre to 171 bpa. more »»

Nancy Ferrell ends 53-year career

March 29, 2015 For more than a half century, anyone who has shopped for furniture in Fort Dodge is likely to have encountered Nancy Ferrell. more »»



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