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Can You Spot What’s Carved into this Farm Field in Northern Iowa?

A listener of ours, Jill, gave us a call the other day and told us about a farm field in northern Iowa, just over an hour from Rochester, Minnesota, that had something carved into their field. She was able to grab a few pictures for us and I wanted to share them with you! Have you ever driven by a field with something cool carved in it?
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Historic number of Iowa workers quit in August

Data: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chart: Will Chase/AxiosA historic number of Iowans quit their jobs in August, but in a full circle, employers reported big hiring numbers in September.State of play: 3.6% of Iowans quit their jobs in August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.But employers also quickly hired workers in September, improving our job growth rate and bucking national trends.Between the lines: Workers are moving between jobs — a sign the labor market is doing well, said Peter Orazem, an economics professor at Iowa State University.During a downturn, people are hesitant to leave work, he said.The winners? Retailers saw an uptick in workers, as well as the food processing, finance and insurance sectors.The losers? The hospitality industry continues to suffer losses, as well as those in arts and entertainment, Orazem said.
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Harvest Nearing Completion in Northern Iowa

–The latest crop report from the USDA shows the Soybean harvest is nearing completion and the Corn harvest is moving along nicely across North Central Iowa. The report released Monday by the USDA shows 89% of soybeans have been harvested across the North Central region, which includes Kossuth County. That total is up from 74% one week ago.
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Iowa farming community harvests crop of late farmer who died mid-September

Harvest season is always hard. It takes around-the-clock work and tons of experience. But, for the Vanatta family, this time is even harder. Thirty-nine-year-old Cole Vanatta died in a tragic tree-trimming accident on his family's farm in mid-September. His brother-in-law, Dan Morse, said it's been a rough couple of months for his family. Leaving behind his loving wife and three children.
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Iowa Climate Statement reveals need for renewable energy, electric vehicles

IOWA CITY, Iowa (Iowa's News Now) — Iowa's top climate scientists released the eleventh annual Iowa Climate Statement for 2021. The top focus was, "Strengthening Iowa's Electric Infrastructure". This comes after several climate driven events, including the derecho, which put more than 500,000 Iowans in the dark for several days.
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The Best Companies to Work for in the State of Iowa

What are the top companies to work for here in Iowa? We've got the list!. If you're on the hunt for a new job, you may want to consider some of these companies. The website Top Workplaces reports on the best companies to work for across America, broken down state by state. According to the site, the Des Moines Register has recognized 130 workplaces for 2021, and those places were chosen based on employee feedback. The methodology page on Top Workplaces reads:
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A 4-Ton Potato Makes A Stop In Iowa

Don't worry...you won't need any extra sour cream just yet, folks. If you were driving anywhere near Urbandale earlier this week, you might have seen a larger than life veggie attached to a truck. Don't worry! You weren't imagining this huge spud!. This 4 ton potato was parked right outside...
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Elected Officials, Business Leaders Promote Clean Energy in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa – Clean energy stakeholders celebrated Iowa’s status as a national leader in renewable energy and discussed how to continue growing the industry during an event hosted by Power-Up Iowa marking Clean Power Week on Tuesday. Event participants included Governor Kim Reynolds; U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni...
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NewBoCo events celebrate Iowa innovation

CEDAR RAPIDS — Being a small business owner is a massive amount of work. Beginning Nov. 8, Global Entrepreneurship Week aims to give that work some recognition. Described by organizers as a celebration of innovators “who dream big and launch start-ups that bring ideas to life,” Global Entrepreneurship Week is designed to reach millions of people of all ages and backgrounds each November.
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Can You Spot What’s Carved into this Farm Field in Northern Iowa?

A listener of ours, Jill, gave us a call the other day and told us about a farm field in northern Iowa, just over an hour from Rochester, Minnesota, that had something carved into their field. She was able to grab a few pictures for us and I wanted to share them with you! Have you ever driven by a field with something cool carved in it?
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