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$1.25 Billion Lab Aims To Be Premier Animal Disease Facility

Spencer, IA: (May 28, 2015) – Dignitaries broke ground Wednesday on a new diagnostic lab in Manhattan, Kansas that is…


Officials Report New Probable Case of Bird Flu in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials say there’s another probable case of bird flu in Iowa. The Iowa Department of…

Gina McCarthy

EPA Issues Final Clean Water Rule

Spencer, IA: (May 27, 2015) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a water rule Wednesday that critics say will…

Chad Hart

Weather Rally Is The Best Hope For Marketing Old Crop Corn & Soybeans

Spencer, IA: (May 27, 2015) – Iowa State University Extension Ag Economist Chad Hart offers some advice on marketing old…

Chad Hart

ISU Ag Economist Chad Hart Discusses The Bird Flu And Its Economic Impact

Spencer, IA: (May 26, 2015) – The Avian Influenza will have a large economic impact on northwest Iowa, according to…


Wal-Mart Weighs In On Antibiotic Use In Livestock

Spencer, IA: (May 26, 2015) – Wal-Mart is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics…

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Northey Speaks About NW Iowa Meetings on Bird FLu

Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Iowa Bill Northey talks about comments he heard at the Town Hall Meetings, the bird show ban and biosecurity on farms.


Ernst Talks Bird Flu and TPA

Senator Joni Ernst made a stop in Sioux Center on Saturday to talk Avian Influenza with those impacted and also talks about the Senate vote to pass Trade Promotion Authority.

Farm Setting

Farmer Demographics & Transitioning To The Next Generation

Dr. Sidney Goss discusses the demographics of Northwest Iowa farmers and the challenge of transitioning a business to the next generation.


Focus On Youth In Agriculture-Wirtz

This week features Carson Wirtz of the Hawkeye FFA Chapter at West Bend-Mallard High School.

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UPDATE Everly Amber Alert


An Amber alert was issued for an abducted Everly child, who has since been located.

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New Spencer 4th of July Location

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Spencer's annual Fourth of July Celebration is moving to a new location.

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IA Unemployment


Iowa's unemployment rate has dropped from 4 percent in March to 3.8 percent in April.

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Law Enforcement Update


An update of local crime reports.

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Halestorm & We Are Harlot Coming To Clay County Fair


An evening of rock music featuring Halestorm with special guest We Are Harlot has been announced for the Clay County Fair.