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March 24, 2017

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CREATING SOME BUZZ: Nature Center plans $1.7 million 'Pollinator Paradise'
"We are losing our pollinators at an alarming rate. It is an international problem," Dickinson County Conservation Board Executive Director Lee Sorenson said. Photo submitted Butterflies, bees of all kinds, hummingbirds, moths and ants are all pollinators, affecting the entire food source on planet earth. "We are losing our pollinators at an alarming...
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March 23, 2017

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Carnegie Library facelift underway
Construction work continues at the historic Carnegie Library along Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake. Spenser's Underground Ministries officials hope to complete the current phase of work by late April. Photo by Russ Mitchell A festive fundraiser Saturday night launched the campaign to preserve the historic Carnegie Library in downtown Spirit Lake. The demolition...
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March 22, 2017

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CNBC SAYS IOWA IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN THE U.S.
Iowa’s healthy living environment, population health and low crime rate make it one of the best states to live in, according to CNBC’s 2016 Best States for Business report. Also contributing to Iowans’ high quality of life are our low housing costs, short commutes, safe neighborhoods and quality schools. Our cities have vibrant arts, music and restaurant scenes, and our...
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March 21, 2017

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NEW REPORT: CREATING A PIPELINE OF SKILLED WORKERS IN IOWA
The number of Iowa high school students who took science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) related Advanced Placement (AP) tests increased 22 percent from 2012 to 2015. That’s one of several promising stats for Iowa businesses from the newly released 2015-2016 Iowa STEM Evaluation Report. In addition to that increase, here are...
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March 20, 2017

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Independent, hard workers available
In the next five years, will your business need a stream of resourceful workers, used to daily hard work? Do you want employees who give and take honest feedback? Would you like a workforce that the government is paying to educate? In the next five years, a large number of vets...
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March 16, 2017

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REPORT: IOWA HAS THE MOST RELIABLE ELECTRICAL GRID
Not only does Iowa generate more electricity from wind than any other U.S. state, it also has the most reliable electrical grid of any state, according to U.S. News and World Report. This reliability is why companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have chosen Iowa for their data centers. Check out this graph from U.S. News and...
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March 15, 2017

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U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES IOWA #6 BEST STATE
February 28, 2017 (DES MOINES) –Today, U.S. News & World Report released their 2017 “Best States” ranking and ranked Iowa as the 6th “Best State” in the country.  “Best States” is a unique rankings and news analysis platform designed to inform citizens, business leaders and policymakers alike about what’s working and what needs improvement...
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March 13, 2017

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Look homeward
Making the transition from military back to civilian life can be tough. According to a survey by Pew Research, more than one-quarter of vets say re-entry was difficult. We tend to think life as a civilian must be a cinch after time in the military. But many vets are suffering, especially...
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