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  • Report provides ‘blueprint’ for state economic development efforts
    A new report concludes Iowa’s businesses overall have been “highly productive” and there’s been good job growth in the state in the past decade. However, the study warns Iowa’s low population growth and a lack of graduates with science, engineering and math degrees could dampen future economic growth. The Iowa Partnership for Economic Progress, a […]

  • Battle of the Bulge veterans to be honored at Goldstar Museum
    The Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge has events planned Saturday to observe the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. The battle began on December 16th in a last gasp effort by the Germans to defeat the allies in Europe. Museum curator Mike Vogt says they’ll begin the observance at 10 […]

  • Farmland values drop almost 9% in latest ISU survey
    Iowa farmland values saw their biggest drop in almost three decades in the latest survey released by Iowa State University today. The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development is taking over the survey duties from retired economics professor Mike Duffy. But Duffy helped crunch the numbers this year. “What we saw was an 8.9 percent […]

  • Dog rescued from well near Oelwein
    Rescue personnel in northeast Iowa’s Fayette County were sent out on a somewhat unusual mission Wednesday morning. Christina Edmonds, who lives in a rural area northeast of Oelwein, has an old well on her property that sits near her dog’s kennel. She told KCRG-TV that a stray dog somehow became trapped inside the eight-foot deep […]

  • Winnebago posts first quarter profits, but below market expectations
    Winnebago Industries is reporting lower-than-anticipated profits for its first quarter. Winnebago CEO Randy Potts cites additional labor costs and delayed delivery of supplies to make the recreational vehicles as the reasons. “A lot of the labor constraints were caused by the supply chain issues and that can be a little bit confusing,” Potts says. “If the […]

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