MidAmerican Energy is upgrading more than 700 of its wind turbines at three wind farms spread across six Iowa counties. Adam Jacobi, spokesman for the Des Moines-based utility, says work is underway at the company’s Century Wind Farm in north-central Iowa’s Hamilton and Wright counties. Jacobi says, “We just recently began work on repowering, which […]
The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee today approved the nomination of Bill Northey to become a top official in U.S. Department of Agriculture. The 58-year-old Northey, a Republican from Spirit Lake, appeared before the committee earlier this month. Northey has been Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture since 2007. On September 1st, President Trump nominated Northey to become […]
Police in the southeast Iowa of Riverside have arrested the parents of a toddler who died nearly one year ago. Soon after Avery McCoy’s death in November 2016, the case was ruled a homicide. Avery’s parents, 29-year-old Ambrashia Chrzan and 36-year-old Anthony McCoy, were taken into custody Thursday and charged with child endangerment resulting in […]
The board that governs the state’s three public universities has hired from within and devised a way to hike pay for the next executive director of the Board of Regents. By state law, the executive director’s salary is capped at $154,300, but Mark Braun has been making $240,000 a year as the board’s chief operating officer. […]
Winnebago Industries has had a big year, financially. The company has been making recreational vehicles in Forest City for nearly six decades. Winnebago’s fourth quarter ended August 26. Overall revenue was up nearly 73 percent for the quarter and operating income for the year was up 90 percent. “Our team responded in fiscal 2017 with a tremendous […]