Forest City YMCA to Merge Daycare with Hanson Family Life Center

Child care is one of the foremost issues facing women and families in the workplace. Since 1997, the use of organized day care centers and father-provided care for preschoolers has increased, while the proportion of children cared for by babysitters and non-relatives in the provider’s home has declined. In Forest City and surrounding communities, there are actual […]

Polaris Plans to Drop Unprofitable Victory Motorcycle Brand

 Polaris Industries in Spirit Lake is eliminating its unprofitable Victory Motorcycles brand to focus on its Indian Motorcycle brand and other products. Polaris announced the decision Monday to shut down Victory after 18 years. The motorcycles were produced at the Minneapolis-based company’s Spirit Lake, Iowa, plant. Polaris CEO Scott Wine says the company decided that its […]