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SUNDAY TALK: Grassley on Protecting U. S. Trade Secrets

Q: What are trade secrets?   A: Like a patent or trademark, trade secrets are a valuable form of intellectual property that allow innovators and businesses to legally protect their discoveries and other proprietary information.  Some of the most “famous” trade secrets today include Coca-Cola’s formula, the recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Google’s algorithm. […]

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Disabled Voters are Encouraged to Register to Vote

To improve voter turnout among people with disabilities, the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council says people should get registered now. The voter turnout rate in the 2012 presidential election was more than 6 percent lower among people with disabilities than for the general population in Iowa, according to a Rutgers University study. Rik Shannon, project manager […]


Minnesota Bus Trip Scheduled

In September, the Hancock and Winnebago County Conservation Boards will be sponsoring a motorcoach excursion to southwestern Minnesota to enjoy “Petroglyphs and Prairies”! The trip will be held on Saturday, September 10th, and will include two destinations and two meal stops. The focus of the trip will be the Native American culture of southern Minnesota […]