City finds success with main street spec building

City finds success with main street spec building

September 1, 2016 Officials in Akron, Iowa have long considered the possibility of a spec building in their community. It wasn’t until Akron native, former city council member and entrepreneur John Lucken stepped Read More
Mutual aid agreement fulfills plant maintenance needs for three Minnesota utilities

Mutual aid agreement fulfills plant maintenance needs for three Minnesota utilities

September 1, 2016 Jim Maras likens  generating plant maintenance to car maintenance–if it isn’t done regularly, things are more likely to go wrong. According to Maras, general manager of Madelia Municipal Light and Read More
Akron ripe with aronia berry business

Akron ripe with aronia berry business

September 1, 2016 The old saying goes “There’s something in the water,” but in Akron, Iowa, there’s something in the juice: aronia berries. The city has become the unofficial aronia berry capital of Read More
Work continues on underground distribution project in Parker

Work continues on underground distribution project in Parker

August 1, 2016 A small contracting crew from Karian and Peterson Powerline Contracting is wrapping up their first month in Parker converting twelve blocks of overhead power lines to underground. Parker Electrical Superintendent Read More
Miller community mourns loss

Miller community mourns loss

August 1, 2016 Friday, July 8, two Miller, SD city employees were gravely injured when a water line trench in which they were working collapsed, trapping them. Terry Manning and Jim Bonebright were extricated Read More
Work to begin on almost $600,000 power project

Work to begin on almost $600,000 power project

July 5, 2016 By Sarah Ebeling, Editor, The New Era This article originally appeared in the June 30, 2016 issue of The New Era; reprinted with permission Work is scheduled to begin next Read More
Main Street businesses to community: We need you more than ever

Main Street businesses to community: We need you more than ever

June 30, 2016 By Kristi Hine, Editor, True Dakotan This article originally appeared in the June 28, 2016 issue of the True Dakotan; reprinted with permission Main Street businesses gathered at the crumbling Read More
New Volga city administrator looking forward to community projects

New Volga city administrator looking forward to community projects

June 30, 2016 The city of Volga recently welcomed a new face to fill the position of city administrator. South Dakota native Jameson Berreth began his duties June 1 with a warm reception Read More
Madelia’s bill not signed – future of the funding uncertain

Madelia’s bill not signed – future of the funding uncertain

June 22, 2016 The ideas and viewpoints expressed in this article are solely the view of the author. By Michelle Van Hee, editor of the Madelia Times-Messenger Originally appeared in the Thursday, June 16, 2016 Read More
Madison junior is May student of the month

Madison junior is May student of the month

June 1, 2016 Heartland is pleased to announce Claire Stoller as our May student of the month. A junior at Madison High School, Claire is recognized for her positive attitude and initiative. “Claire Read More