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  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:11 PM
    Gov. Terry Branstad's latest revenue-neutral proposal to free money for water quality work in Iowa is either a misguided slap in voters' faces or a great idea, depending on who is giving an opinion.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 3:03 PM
    Gov. Terry Branstad's latest revenue-neutral proposal to free money for water quality work in Iowa is either a misguided slap in voters' faces or a great idea, depending on who is giving an opinion.

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:26 AM
    Gov. Terry Branstad is floating a compromise he hopes will generate state money to address water-quality concerns while balancing future needs for school infrastructure and other conservation, resource protection and recreational purposes.

  • BY PERRY BEEMAN
    Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:39 AM
    Alliant Energy's plan to add up to 500 megawatts of wind energy is a large play that will help keep Iowa's electricity rates low, a key authority on clean energy said.

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:49 AM
    Plans for the Bakken oil pipeline in Iowa cleared a final regulatory hurdle Tuesday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers concluded that proposed crossings of Iowa waterways will comply with federal environmental laws.

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:48 AM
    Iowa got about twice the usual rain in the past two weeks, but a third of the state is abnormally dry. 

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Wednesday, July 27, 2016 10:44 AM
    Environmental groups this week hailed a proposed rate agreement among several groups representing consumers, large users and business and MidAmerican Energy that sets many of the details of the $3.6 billion, 2,000-megawatt Wind XI project.

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:55 PM
    The Iowa and Illinois transportation departments plan to move 450,000 mussels in the Mississippi River to prepare for construction of the Interstate HIghway 74 bridge

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:26 AM
    The Wright County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a zoning change from agricultural to industrial Monday that would allow Prestage Foods of Iowa to build a pork processing plant near Eagle Grove.

  • Monday, July 25, 2016 10:25 AM
    The Iowa Department of Natural Resources, beginning Aug. 1, will offer communities of fewer than 5,000 people grants to inspect abandoned buildings to check for asbestos and structural weaknesses.

  • Friday, July 22, 2016 3:11 PM
    Deere & Co. said today that it would lay off about 120 production employees at its John Deere Harvester Works factory in East Moline, Ill., just across the Mississippi River from Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa. The layoffs are effective Sept. 6.

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:00 AM
    DuPont and Dow Chemical Co. stockholders today approved the companies' proposed $130 million merger of equals, the firms announced. 

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016 10:59 AM
    A new order from the Iowa Utilities Board could mean some cash for owners of solar panels or other renewable energy systems, The Des Moines Register reported.

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:43 AM
    The head of the Iowa Energy Center has resigned to take another job, but on his way out, he cited pressure from utilities over his support for solar power, the Associated Press reported in an article in The Des Moines Register.

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016 10:41 AM
    A district court ruling has put the future of the National Cattle Congress in jeopardy. 

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