News & Events

Working Together to Grow a Region

Monday, July 24, 2017

Many rural areas of the country face tough economic times. The ones that make the most headway have formed collaborative groups. Working together, they can...
Higher education for high-tech workers

Monday, July 17, 2017

Locales that have the biggest pools of highly trained workers have higher education readily available. It just makes sense. Students are attracted to schools with...
Good training = good workers

Monday, July 10, 2017

Finding a pool of qualified workers is one of the biggest struggles for companies in these days of high-tech everything. There is a severe shortage...
Local food scene keeps on truckin’

Friday, July 07, 2017

Food trucks have been a mainstay in metropolitan communities for years, but the four-wheels-with-food approach is starting to find a foothold in the Iowa Great...
RAGBRAI town meeting held

Friday, July 07, 2017

The Spencer RAGBRAI Team conducted a town meeting at the Stables on the Clay County Fairgrounds to talk to the community about everything planned during...
Studio 12 open for innovation

Friday, July 07, 2017

Second floor renovation meant as anchor for collaborative neighborhood for entrepreneurs.          Economic development director Lyle Hevern says the internet and mobile technology...
Finding the right workforce

Monday, July 03, 2017

Businesses relocate for a variety of reasons, but finding a skilled pool of workers is one of the most common. Change is hard, but for...
Eaton building in Spencer for sale

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Eaton Corporation has listed its Spencer building for sale. The company is asking $3.3 million for the 330,000-square-foot building that sits on just less than 63...
Adult learners are motivated

Monday, June 26, 2017

More than 40 percent of all higher education enrollments are aged 25 or older, officially known as adult learners. Teachers love them. They are motivated...
Keeping healthcare healthy

Monday, June 19, 2017

How do hospitals keep enough nursing staff on board 24/7/365 so patients stay safe and well cared for? With technology-driven medicine, a human needs to...
Everything old is new again

Monday, June 12, 2017

Old-time iron works produced cast iron for fences, furniture and factories. They were at the cutting edge of industrial technology a century ago. What would...
Outdoor life brings all-over fitness

Monday, June 05, 2017

Scientists repeatedly have proven that physical activity in the outdoors provides a host of benefits, from better sleep to stronger social ties, from reduced stress...
That’s a B-I-G warehouse

Monday, May 29, 2017

Can you picture warehouse space that’s almost 2.3 acres in size? Vander Haags has over 100,000 square feet dedicated to its truck used parts. It’s...
Racing with confidence

Monday, May 22, 2017

The only things that keep racing cars connected to the earth as they fly over the speedway are their wheels. The right set of wheels,...
UDMO food pantry major undertaking

Sunday, January 29, 2017

This is the second in our series The Good You Can Do, a report on volunteer opportunities in Emmet County, leading up to Martin Luther...
Spencer Hospital Adds 3D Mammography Technology

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Spencer Hospital has added three-dimensional mammography technology to its array of diagnostic imaging  services for enhanced patient care.  Three-dimensional (3D) mammography combines traditional mammography with advanced...
Spine surgeon relocates to Northwest Iowa

Friday, December 16, 2016

Experienced spine specialist Dr. Daniel J. McGuire has relocated his practice, Iowa Spine Care PLC, to northwest Iowa. Associated with Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint and...
Miller talks housing with supervisors

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Kiley Miller, executive director of the Iowa Lakes Corridor of Opportunity, told the Emmet County Board of Supervisors he had a large concern for housing...
Spencer Hospital: "Healthier Together"

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hospital leaders and healthcare professionals across the country continue to expand their focus from caring for people with illnesses to include keeping people well through...
GrapeTree Medical Staffing named to Inc. 5000

Friday, August 26, 2016

GrapeTree Medical Staffing in Milford was recently named to Inc. magazine's Inc. 5000, a prestigious list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.  GrapeTree is No. 1,205...