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Report May Show Record-Low Cattle Placements

Spencer, IA: The number of young cattle placed into U.S. feed yards in August is predicted to be the lowest…

Judge Rules For EPA In Chesapeake Bay Pollution Controls Case

Spencer, IA: A federal judge has ruled against ag groups in the fight over pollution controls in the Chesapeake Bay…

CRP Ground Opened For Grazing In Buena Vista County

Spencer, IA: Buena Vista County is the latest Iowa county to release C-R-P for grazing. The release was requested this…

Drought Expands In Midwest

Spencer, IA: Drought continues to spread in the heart of the Corn Belt. Today’s report from the U.S. Drought Monitor…

Climatologist Says Heat Hurt Iowa Corn Yields

Spencer, IA: Climatologist Elwynn Taylor says this year’s Iowa corn yield won’t live up to tradition. The noted Iowa State…

Federal Agencies Issue Advisory On Ammonium Nitrate Storage

Spencer, IA: Sixteen years after issuing an advisory on the explosive hazard posed by ammonium nitrate (A-N), the Environmental Protection…

Brazil Expected To Plant Record Soy Acreage

Spencer, IA: Brazil’s farmers are expected to plant a record 29 million hectares to soybeans this year as growers take…

Northey Urges Groups To Create Water Quality Projects

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey Thursday encouraged eligible groups to apply for grants to support projects…

Aquifer Threatened By Irrigation

Spencer, IA: If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas…

Hog Profits Slip

Spencer, IA: Purdue University Extension Economist Chris Hurt says the hot, dry weather is threatening what had been a bright…

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Northwestern College has hired on for a vice president of academic affairs position, and heads toward graduation.

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Emmetsburg Fire Damages Offices


A fire caused by an malfunctioning electric wall heater damaged multiple city offices in Emmetsburg.

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Legislative Session Concludes


The Iowa Legislature has adjourned its 2016 legislative session

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Everly Fatal Accident

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An Everly man is dead after a single vehicle accident.

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Avenue of Flags Dedications

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Dedications are being accepted for the Avenue of Flags in Spencer.