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Thirty new jobs coming to Webster, a side effect of strong ag economy

Webster Area Development Corporation was notified that 30 new positions are being created in the community. Dakota Tube, headquartered in Watertown, is hiring full-time general production labor for both first and second shifts. “Dakota Tube is at record-breaking levels, and the future looks solid straight through 2012 and well into 2013,” said Jack Steinbauer, owner. “These next couple of years ... Read More »

FiredUp: Agriculture No. 1 on a list of industries losing jobs

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The agriculture industry is slated to lose 96,100 between now and 2020, which puts in at the top of a Bureau of Labor Statistics list of industries most likely to lose jobs in the next decade. This is not, of course, news to those in farm country: With mechanization, fewer farmers are needed, and in large part rural community populations ... Read More »

Record earnings, growth for North Central Farmers Elevator in 2011

According to reports in the North Central Farmers Elevator’s newsletter Solutions for Your Success (October 2011), the co-op’s last fiscal year was historic, with a record-breaking $515 million in sales volume. Profits for the fiscal year were $9.055 million, before tax.  The last four months of their fiscal year saw huge volumes for the company, even with the condensed spring ... Read More »

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