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Idaho’s other tuber (access required)

Idaho farmers are experimenting with a new tuber, one that sells for a thousand times more than potatoes per pound. This tuber is the truffle, the fruiting body – between the size of a golf ball and a baseball – ...

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Idaho wine – past, present and future (access required)

Each quarter, Idaho Business Review and the law firm of Holland & Hart bring experts to the table to discuss topical issues of concern. June’s topic was Idaho transportation. It’s been five years since the last economic impact study, but ...

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Federal judge agrees to halt megaloads for now

A federal judge Sept. 13 blocked giant oil-field equipment from moving on a winding Idaho highway toward Canada’s tar sands, a victory for the Nez Perce Tribe and environmentalists seeking to force energy companies to use another route. U.S. District ...

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Former Coeur Mines executives start RockStar (access required)

Former Coeur d’Alene Mines CEO Dennis Wheeler and several other Coeur executives have started a new mining company, RockStar Resources Inc. Wheeler said the new company, based in Coeur d’Alene is reviewing several gold and silver mining targets “in or ...

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Idaho farm to stop selling overly drugged cows

Two cattle operations and dairies in southwestern Idaho have agreed to stop drugging cows at such high levels that the medications could pass to human consumers in response to a lawsuit from the federal government. The U.S. Food and Drug ...

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Insurance company denies claims by potato baron

The group that insures an Idaho potato company said in court documents filed Friday it should not have to pay the legal bills of a North Dakota man who serves as chairman of the company. Ronald Offutt Jr., of Fargo, ...

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Hot, dry summer pushes wildfire spending past $1B

Wildfires burning in Oregon, Idaho and Montana are taxing national firefighting resources and helping to push spending past $1 billion for the year. The National Interagency Fire Center in Boise upped the national wildfire preparedness level August 20 to the ...

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Climate research targets Western wildfire smoke

Researchers are flying over Western wildfires to sample the thick smoke they emit and study its role in cloud formation and climate. The data-gathering campaign is intended to help scientists flesh out one of the least understood areas of climate: ...

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