Pocahontas County Announced as PIE Award Winner

A northwest Iowa county has been chosen to receive one of this year’s Public Innovations and Efficiencies Awards.

Pocahontas County was selected as one of the five winners in the Best Performing Counties category. State Auditor Rob Sand announced the award winners on Monday.

Sand created the PIE program in 2019 to encourage public entities across Iowa to think outside the box and spark innovative ideas to save public funds. The PIE program checklist provides local leaders with tools to collaborate and share their concepts, known as PIE recipes, via the Auditor of State’s website.


May unenployment holds at 2.8%

The jobs numbers are out for May and Iowa Workforce Development director, Beth Townsend, says they are positive. “The unemployment rate