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In EG, 148 acres likely to become residential

Chad Thompson EAGLE GROVE — A 148-acre housing development that could include 70 single-family homes, multiple apartment buildings, and a 20-acre retention pond is being planned in northwest Eagle Grove, according to Bryce Davis, Eagle Grove city administrator. “Housing is a concern in every town and every community across the region, not just because of […]

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Pocahontas: booming downtown

Peter Kaspari POCAHONTAS — The Princess City of Pocahontas has a lot to be proud of after new businesses moved into the downtown area over the past year. City Administrator Eric List said business has been booming in Pocahontas with several downtown businesses moving in or older businesses being purchased by new owners. “Visual Designs […]

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Humboldt: ready for recreation

Chad Thompson HUMBOLDT — A new 71,000- square-foot recreation center will provide Humboldt community members with a chance to improve their health and wellness year-round. The structure is being built just north of the Humboldt High School on the other side of Wildcat Road. The addition was made possible by the Ken and Marilyn Nielsen […]

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Algona: Focusing on the arts

ALGONA — A major street project is set to begin in Algona this year that will improve the appearance of a part of town that hosts arts venues. Two blocks of Dodge Street, in downtown Algona, are expected to be completely torn out and rebuilt, making the way for a new design that will give […]

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A music garden is coming to Laurens

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Life & Health Care: Providing quality care

Adri Sietstra WEBSTER CITY — Care for clients. Care for each other. Care for the community. These are the three principles Life & Health Care, based in Webster City, does business by. “Whoever needs help, we help,” said Mona Everson, owner and chief executive officer of Life & Health Care. -Messenger photo by Adri Sietstra […]

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CJ Bio America expands

Joe Sutter As CJ Bio America enters its fifth year in Webster County, the company is preparing for a $51 million expansion project to begin producing a new product. CJ Bio America will begin producing L-Threonine, which is an amino acid used as an additive in livestock feed, the company announced in January. The plant […]

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Prestage Foods of Iowa: $300 million project

Chad Thompson EAGLE GROVE — More than 50 full-load refrigerated trucks will be traveling to and from the massive $300 million Prestage Foods of Iowa pork plant, 4 miles south of Eagle Grove, each day when it becomes operational less than a year from now, according to Jere Null, Prestage’s chief operating officer. “As a […]