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Iowa Farm Bureau gears up for Annual Meeting

WEST DES MOINES — Iowa Farm Bureau members are invited to register for the organization’s 104th Annual Meeting, Dec. 6-7, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines to celebrate Iowa agriculture and “Cultivating Opportunity.” In addition to ...

PROTEIN POWER

Magic may seem far removed from farming and food production, but it’s as close as the microbes that convert grain into beer and grapes into wine, thanks to the transformative power of fermentation. CJ Bio America west of Fort Dodge has found a unique way to harness the power of this ...

A space age helper

The owners of a local restaurant have found an innovative way to deal with the labor shortage plaguing the service industry since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gaga & Hoo Korean Restaurant owners Byeong-Wahn Won and Hae-Young Park, introduced a new robot server to their dining room ...

Doing business with ‘honesty, integrity’

Even after 20 years in business, Access Audio and Accessories still loves to ask, ‘Who U Rollin’ With?’ The popular slogan has been attached to Nate Gibson and Tony Blomberg since they first opened the oversized door at 500 First Ave. S. in Fort Dodge. For the duo, the decision ...

Preserving the memories

Like so many, Libby Gargano used the pandemic as a chance to make a life-altering change. Gargano, a 2013 Fort Dodge Senior High School graduate, opted to become a stay-at-home mother with a photography business on the side. Well, that side business has continued to grow and is now ...

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Sam Berning considers herself to be a hard worker and a bit of a neat freak. The 2013 Fort Dodge Senior High School graduate spends her regular business hours as a crisis counselor for Eyerly Ball Community Mental Health Services. Berning also has a passion for teaching the value of ...