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Report Says Soil Erosion In Iowa Should Sound “Alarm Bells”

Spencer, IA: The Environmental Working Group (EWG) says the wet spring this year not only made for late planting, but…

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Soybean Rust Fungus Early This Year

Jul 12, 2013: Omaha (DTN): Soybean rust has made an early appearance down South this year, and plant pathologists warn…

Smithfield Deal Examined By Senate Committee

Jul 12, 2013: Spencer, IA: During this week’s Senate hearing on the long-term implications of Shuanghui International’s acquisition of Smithfield…

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Sheriff Urges Viligance

Spencer, IA: The recent theft of two thousand bushels of corn from a grain bin site in southern Pocahontas County…

New Mexico Horse Slaughterhouse Gets Certified. Questions Remain

Spencer, IA: Federal officials have granted a New Mexico company’s request to open a horse slaughterhouse. With the action, Valley…

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Challenge To E15 Fuel

Supreme Court Refuses To Hear E15 Challenge

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AGCO-Jackson Breaks Ground For Major Expansion

AGCO Corporation broke ground Tuesday for a major expansion of its Jackson, Minnesota manufacturing plant.

Climatologist Compares 2013 to Another Difficult Crop Year

Monday’s Planting Progress report showed just 8 percent of Iowa corn planted, well behind the average of 56 percent.

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Linked To Ammonium Nitrate

The Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office says a store of ammonium nitrate is what exploded April 17 at West Fertilizer Company.

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Paullina Derelict Building Grant

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The DNR has awarded a grant to Paullina to take down an old grain mill.

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Half Staff Flags Monday

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Flags are to fly at half staff on Monday.

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Emmetsburg Burglary Arrest

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Three are charged after a burglary at an Emmetsburg facility.

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Orleans Accident

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A Spencer woman is injured after brakes in her vehicle malfunctioned.

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Summer Reading Program Kickoff

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A main focus of the program is to prevent summer reading loss for students...