Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 23

Grassley named “Hero of Main Street” by National Retail Federation

WASHINGTON – The National Retail Federation today acknowledged Sen. Chuck Grassley as a 2016 recipient of the “Hero of Main Street” award for his support of legislation critical to the retail industry.

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May 23

Employers must protect workers from excessive heat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Under OSHA law, employers are responsible for providing workplaces free of known safety hazards. This includes protecting workers from extreme heat.

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May 22

Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Six Trail Mix Products Due to Possible Health Risk

DES MOINES – Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling six trail mix products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

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May 17

Iowa State study: Majority of technologies aimed at reducing odor and gas emissions from livestock production never see field-scale testing

AMES, Iowa – A review of hundreds of academic journal articles studying technologies to reduce odor and gaseous emissions from livestock and poultry operations shows that most such technologies undergo lab testing but never reach farm-scale study.

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May 16

Winnebago Industries Names Ashis Bhattacharya Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development

FOREST CITY, IA — (Marketwired) — 05/16/16 — Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WGO) has announced the appointment of Ashis Bhattacharya to the position of Vice President of Strategic Planning and Development, effective June 1, 2016.

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May 12

Forest City site recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

DES MOINES – The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) announced that Forest City Rail Park is the latest industrial site to achieve certification through the Iowa Certified Site Program. It joins 11 other sites in the state that have been designated as project-ready.

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May 12

More than $1.8 million in CAT Grants awarded to four projects

WINTERSET, IOWA – The Vision Iowa Board awarded $1,821,174 in Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grants to a park project in Sioux City, environmental learning center in Allamakee County, skate park in Winterset and a trail and library project in Bloomfield. The grants were approved by the Vision Iowa Board at a recent meeting in …

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May 12

Construction Certificate Program Coming to NIACC in June

MASON CITY – If you have an interest in construction, an Iowa community college has a program just for you.

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May 04

Students help raise thousands for Mercy Cancer Center

MASON CITY – A check was presented to the Mercy North Iowa Cancer Center after a fundraiser. Megan Merfeld and Alanna Monson, students from Clear Lake High School, along with their sponsors and other contributors to the 2016 M&M Golf tournament raised $2,840 for the Mercy Cancer Center. A check was presented to employees at …

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May 04

New library under construction in Garner

GARNER, IOWA – The Garner, Iowa Public Library is being renovated at this time. Dean Snyder Construction is in charge of the addition/renovation project. A total of 1,949 SF will be added onto the existing 6,233 SF building along with a new roof covering both.

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