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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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Strong Business Momentum In Spencer

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The city of Spencer is riding strong momentum as the business landscape grows...

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Odebolt Home Invasion

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Four are arrested on multiple charges after a break in and assault...

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Estherville Domestic Assault

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An Estherville man is arrested and facing multiple charges...

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Lottery Worker Pleads

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An Iowa lottery worker has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges...

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Pick A Day Make It Pay

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Spencer Mainstreet is looking to help shoppers with the winter doldrums...