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Mid-Iowa Growth Partnership Announces New Board Appointments

Mid-Iowa Growth Partnership Announces New Board Appointments July 28, 2016 (FORT DODGE, IA) –  Mid Iowa Growth Partnership (MIGP) announces the appointment of its 2016-2017 Board of Directors.  MIGP Board members help lead the organization’s efforts to facilitate collaborative economic growth opportunities as well as helping to establish MIGP as a trusted source for economic […]

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Prestage picks Wright County for $240M pork plant

(Photo: Prestage Foods of Iowa / Special to the Register)  Prestage Farms will build a $240 million pork processing plant in Wright County, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement comes after plans to build the pork plant in Mason City fell through earlier this year. With a split vote, the Mason City Council failed to approve […]

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Balchem Corporation Acquires Albion International, Inc.

Balchem Corporation Acquires Albion International, Inc. New Hampton, New York, February 1, 2016. Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ:BCPC) today announced that it acquired Albion International, Inc., a privately held manufacturer of mineral amino acid chelates, specialized mineral salts and mineral complexes, headquartered in Clearfield, Utah for a purchase price of $111.5 million in cash. Albion’s 2015 revenues […]

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Iowa Central receives $1 million gift

November 21, 2015 By JOE SUTTER (jsutter@messengernews.net) , Messenger News Save |             A $1 million gift to Iowa Central Community College will help students who are the first members of their family to go to college. Bill Greehey, former chief executive officer of Valero Energy Corp. and a Fort […]

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Calhoun County Freedom Rock Dedicated

November 12, 2015 By PETER KASPARI (pkaspari@messengernews.net) , Messenger News ROCKWELL CITY – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds was in Rockwell City Wednesday morning to help dedicate Calhoun County’s Freedom Rock. Part of a statewide effort to honor veterans, the Calhoun County Freedom Rock is located in Rockwell City on the northwest corner of the courthouse. […]

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Farmers markets get $97K to boost their use

USDA gives to FD Market on Central, others November 4, 2015 By JOE SUTTER (jsutter@messengernews.net) , Messenger News Market on Central, and other farmers markets in the region, will get a big boost from a United States Department of Agriculture grant in the coming months. The program was awarded a grant for $97,400 through the […]