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  • Iowans looking to fuel microbrew industry by planting hops
    Planting is underway near Solon in eastern Iowa on a the state’s largest farm for the key ingredient in beer. Five friends and relatives with a background in traditional crops have invested nearly a half-million dollars into “Buck Creek Hops” in Johnson County. Dan Paca owns the land with Mark Pattison and 25 acres is prepped […]

  • Iowans urged to research charities following cancer donation scam
    The president of the Greater Iowa Better Business Bureau is urging Iowans to do their research before contributing to a charitable organization. Chris Coleman’s advice is in response to a federal lawsuit announced this week involving all 50 states against four phony cancer charities. The complaint states the organizations collected $187 million in donations over […]

  • ‘People & pets’ urged to avoid diesel spill on Storm Lake
    Swimmers, boaters and fishermen are being warned to stay away from a diesel fuel spill in a northwest Iowa lake. Staff for the City of Storm Lake are trying to contain the diesel fuel spill on Storm Lake, but winds have carried some of the diesel to the lake’s east shoreline. The Iowa Department of […]

  • Up to $13 million in state incentives approved for Sioux City pork plant
    The Iowa Economic Development Authority has approved state incentives for projects in six cities that officials say will lead to the creation of more than 1,300 new jobs. The biggest project is in Sioux City. That’s where a new pork processing plant will be built. Officials say more than 1,100 will be employed there once […]

  • Governor signs distance education bill
    Representatives of higher education in Iowa gathered in Governor Terry Branstad’s office today as he signed a bill that sets national standards for courses offered on-line by schools. “It’s a great example of bipartisan cooperation and the involvement of all sectors of higher education, the public universities, the private colleges and universities and community colleges,” […]

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