U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has visited the picket line outside the John Deere plant in Ankeny. Vilsack told the UAW members he’s there for them because they were there for him 23 years ago. The union endorsed Vilsack’s successful 1998 campaign for governor when he was trailing in the polls and Vilsack said that’s […]
Winnebago Industries of Forest City is reporting a record fiscal year. The company which makes motorhomes, trailers, and other outdoor products posted a profit of nearly $282 million for Fiscal Year 2021, which wrapped up at the end of August. That’s an increase of 359% compared to more than $61 million in Fiscal Year 2020. […]
The Iowa State Patrol says a Trooper who was involved in an accident last week has died. The Patrol says Trooper Ted Benda’s car crashed last Thursday as he was on his way to assist the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office with a wanted suspect. He has been in the hospital since the accident and has […]
A new Grinnell College National Poll finds President Biden’s support among independent voters has fallen and his overall approval rating is just 37%. The poll was conducted by J. Ann Selzer, who does The Des Moines Register’s Iowa Poll. Grinnell College political science professor Peter Hanson, the national poll’s director, says Biden’s approval rating is […]
With a little over a month until Thanksgiving, there are reports of a looming turkey shortage, but the executive director of the Iowa Turkey Federation says that is not accurate. Gretta Irwin says there is an “ample supply” of turkeys, however, there are other issues which could leave your feathers ruffled if you’re hoping to […]