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North Wind lands new federal work in Alaska (access required)

North Wind Services LLC, Idaho Falls, was awarded a $12 million contract to perform waste services work for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Alaska for up to five years. The Corps will assign tasks at various locations in ...

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MWI Veterinary earnings jump (access required)

MWI Veterinary Supply on July 28 announced a 24.7 percent increase in earnings and an 18.1 percent gain in operating income for its fiscal third quarter ended June 30. The Boise-based company posted $11.4 million in earnings on revenue of ...

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Clearwater Paper expansion drags earnings in quarter (access required)

Buying a business and ramping up a new plant cut Clearwater Paper’s earnings by nearly one-third in the second quarter, from a year earlier. High input costs also hurt, the company said. Spokane, Wash.-based Clearwater Paper Corp., which operates manufacturing ...

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Business Briefs

Woman charged with embezzling nearly $400,000 A 57-year-old Twin Falls woman is accused of embezzling nearly $400,000 from a Boise-based title loan company. The Times-News reports Marie Watkins faces a preliminary hearing in 5th District Magistrate Court July 29 on ...

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Teff an alternative crop taking hold slowly in southeast Idaho (access required)

Low demand for teff and high shipping costs to Europe have led teff pioneer Derek Vermeer to sit out this year’s market, at least as a grower.  “It’s been and up-and-down deal depending on sales, year to year,” Vermeer said.  ...

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Former Idaho non-profit leader faces theft charges

The former leader of an Idaho nonprofit group that helps people with disabilities has been served a felony summons after law enforcement said she embezzled more than $100,000, resulting in some employees losing their benefits. The Idaho State Journal reports ...

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Gluten-free producers think big (access required)

Friends Lanae Phillips and Barbie Doherty agree that when they decided to start Sun Flour Mills in 2009, they knew far less than they realized.  “The learning curve was steep and still shocks us,” Phillips said.  Fast forward two years, ...

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Federal foresters restudy northern Idaho logging project

A proposal to harvest timber across more than 500 acres of federal forest in northern Idaho has been shelved for now in the wake of an appeal by environmentalists that the project would infringe on habitat critical to the recovery ...

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Boise developer is under contract to buy Boise Hole (access required)

  A Boise development company is under contract to buy the infamous Boise Hole site. Gardner Company COO Tommy Ahlquist confirmed to the Idaho Business Review that his company is in the process of purchasing the property near Eighth and ...

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