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Teya Vitu is an Idaho Business Review reporter, covering commercial real estate, construction, transportation and whatever else may intrigue him in the moment. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_TeyaVitu.

Saint Alphonsus doctors unite to build a joint institute (access required)

Joint institute

Reconstructive orthopedic surgeons are like closing pitchers in baseball who only work the ninth inning. These doctors just come into play for the end game, when nothing more can be done with your knee or hip but rebuild or replace ...

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Idaho Falls potato seed developer adds greenhouses and farm land (access required)

A field of potato plants.

Sunrain Varieties, an Idaho Falls potato seed development company, has recently added two greenhouses to its local complex and also purchased a 1,600-acre farm near Victor and Driggs, along the Wyoming state line. The new greenhouses will allow Sunrain to ...

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Idaho Historical Museum becomes a work zone (access required)

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Now that the Idaho State Historical Museum is shut down for three years, what happens next within the walls and around the outside of the original stately 1950 museum structure and its more modernistic 1982 addition? And, especially, what happens ...

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Idaho farmland rises 6.3 percent in value (access required)

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The value of Idaho farmland increased 6.3 percent in the past year to an average price of $2,360 per acre, according to nationwide statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Idaho numbers fall below the national averages. Across ...

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Farmers markets still growing in Boise, across the country (access required)

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If you think there are more farmers markets than just a few years ago, you’re right. The country has seen a 76 percent increase in farmers markets since 2008, with 8,268 of them listed in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ...

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Liquor store gives way to compelling future at “runt” Grove and 11th (access required)

New paint and awnings will go on this cinder block structure at Grove and 11th. Photo by Teya Vitu

Tim and Irene Latta did not know they were buying potential prime real estate when they bought the ugly-duckling, cinder block building with vertical steel rod accents at Grove and 11th Street. Back in July 2006, they acknowledged their property ...

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New VA clinic opens in Coeur D’Alene (access required)

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The Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Coeur d’Alene moved into new, larger quarters Aug. 4 adjacent to the Interstate 90/U.S. 95 interchange. The $1.8 million clinic has 16 exam rooms, two procedural rooms and space to accommodate seven ...

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Intermountain MLS will send real estate data directly to Zillow (access required)

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Real estate listings along the Interstate 84 corridor between Payette and Twin Falls will soon start appearing on Zillow, the largest U.S. real estate web portal. Zillow is ready to nearly double in size as it acquires Trulia, the No. ...

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