Economist: drop in corn and gas prices squeezing ethanol industry
An Iowa State University agricultural economist says the ethanol industry is facing a “good news – bad news” scenario with profit margins becoming very slim. Economist Chad Hart says lower corn and gas prices are starting to put the squeeze on ethanol producers. “When we look at our ethanol plants, yes it’s good to have […]Full Post...
Group warns tax hikers will face ‘angry’ voters in 2016
The leader of a group created nearly four decades ago to lobby for a smaller state government and reduced taxes say Iowa legislators will pay a price in 2016 if they support a gas tax increase in 2015. Rob Solt is president of Iowans for Tax Relief, a group urging lawmakers to vote against any […]Full Post...
Denison man found guilty in double murder
A jury in western Iowa’s Crawford County on Wednesday found a Denison man guilty of first-degree murder in the deaths two elderly people near Deloit last year. Twenty-six-year-old Michael Schenk was charged in the March 10 shooting deaths of 80-year-old Marvin Huesling and 81-year-old Alice Huisenga. Schenk was also convicted of second-degree arson for setting […]Full Post...
Meskwaki man pleads guilty in murder case
A Meskwaki man has pleaded guilty to killing another man at his home on the Meskwaki settlement near Tama. Twenty-one-year-old Jonathan Youngbear faced a federal charge of first-degree murder, but agreed to plead guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Severn Jefferson. Youngbear admitted he was under the influence […]Full Post...
Brewery promises to give profits to Food Bank of Iowa
Iowa’s largest food bank is aligning with an unlikely new partner. A Minnesota-based brewery will start selling beer in Iowa next month with officials claiming 100% of the proceeds will go to the feeding the needy. Christina Zink, spokeswoman for the Food Bank of Iowa, says Finnegans of Minneapolis has made a remarkable commitment to […]Full Post...
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