This section contains a collection
of Internet links categorized by subject. We have selected these
links with an emphasis on Kossuth County government and demographics,
economic development, and entrepreneurship. We are not endorsing
any specific web site, product or service. These links are to serve
as a source for information, however we cannot guarantee their accuracy
or that these sites will be accessible at all times.
Chambers of Commerce, Tourism & Visitor's
City Government Links (Kossuth County)
Kossuth County Conservation
Kossuth County Demographics
Kossuth County Demographics - Community Profiles
Kossuth County Government
New Markets Tax Credit
US Government Programs
Chicago Merchantile Exchange
Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group) is an American futures company and one of the largest options and futures exchanges.
Iowa Ag Statistics
A statistical office of the United States
Department of Agriculture. Find statistical information for the
national, state, and county level. Obtain crop and livestock reports,
crop weather reports, agriNews, historical estimates, and prices
received by Iowa farmers. Can order publications.
Iowa Corn Growers
Find news and information on markets, biotechnology,
events calendar, corn use/education, ethanol/distiller grains, and
ICGA Members page.
Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship
Find links for all your
agricultural needs: bureaus, divisions, programs, news, directories
of Natural Resources
Information on air quality, business regulatory
assistance, contaminated sites, energy, environmental reviews, waste
management, fishing, hunting, geology, mapping, state parks, sovereign
lands, underground storage tanks, water quality and much more.
Fort Dodge Messenger publication. Get news,
markets, ag calendar, farm safety, area auctions, merchants and
Agricultural publication featuring news, markets,
classifieds, and weather.
The Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Soybean
Promotion Board's web site. News and information on legislation,
soy biodiesel, candles, food, ink, and new uses for soy, and much
State University Extension
Excellent source of information on
agriculture. Provides information for families, small businesses,
4-H, parents and communities.
State University Farm Economics Issues
See Ag Decision
Maker, Iowa concern Hotline, Agricultural Management e-school, Farm
Financial Planning, Family Financial Planning, County Extension
Offices, and News and Events.
United States Dept.
of Agriculture (USDA)
Site features an index to a wide variety of agricultural
Agricultural Statistics Service
United States Department of Agriculture's site
that provides detailed statistical information on virtually every
aspect of agriculture.
Des Moines International
Check arrival and departure times, parking,
weather, lodging, and community information.
Dodge Regional Airport
Arrival and departure times, listing
of local motels and ground transportation information.
City Regional Airport
Find airline flight schedules, airport safety, and menus at the
airport's restaurant. Also features a FAQ page.
Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS)
Iowa State University's Center for Industrial
Research and Service. They provide educational seminars and assistance
in engineering, management, procurement, productivity and quality
Iowa Area Development
Serves businesses looking at expanding or locating
within their electric cooperative and municipal utility areas. Provides
assistance with site selection, data standards, permits, and financial
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Find out about living and doing business
in Iowa. This website has information on programs and services for
businesses, government resources, recycling, recreation, careers,
and community information. Also features facts on Iowa history.
Iowa Small Business Development Centers
Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide free, confidential, customized business counseling and advice in all 99 Iowa counties to businesses with 500 employees or less. They also present affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques, conduct research, provide comprehensive information services, and offer access to subject matter experts in a variety of fields.
Small Business Administration
Dedicated to helping businesses grow and succeed.
This site offers information on starting, financing and managing
your small business.
Source for lender and loan information.
Chambers of Commerce/Tourism/Visitor's
Directory tool to help visitors find informative local site information in Iowa.
Chamber of Commerce
Find community information and events for
Mason City, Iowa.
City Convention and Visitor's Bureau
Check area attractions, events, shopping,
recreation, lodging and dining information for the Mason City, Iowa
Travel Iowa -
Iowa Department of Economic Development
Site has links for attractions, calendar of
events, recreation, cites and regions, accommodations, roads, weather
conditions, Iowa Welcome Centers, scenic byways, historical routes,
state symbols and statistics. Publications and maps are also available
for viewing or to place an order.
Western Iowa Tourism Region
The Western Iowa Tourism Region represents tourism attractions and events in 372 communities throughout the western third of the state.
City Government Links
City of Bancroft
Information on the city council, churches, Burt Bulletin, library, businesses, Activity Complex amenities, calendar of events, school memorabilia, Fire Department and EMS, and Voices of Burt.
City of Burt
Information on the city council, churches, Burt
Bulletin, library, businesses, Activity Complex amenities, Burt
Summer Celebration, calendar of events, school memorabilia, Bike
Burt 2005, Fire Department and EMS. Burt's Quasquicentennial Celebration
will be July 7-8-9 of 2006.
City of Lakota - Find information on community attractions, churches, city council, local history, schools, and businesses.
Find general information on the City of Lakota.
City of Titonka
Resource for information on economic development,
community services, organizations, attractions, education, lodging,
housing, churches, local history, local businesses and centennial
City of Wesley
Read about the history of Wesley! Get local
calendar of events, swimming pool information, a list of local businesses,
and mayor and city council information.
City of West
Home of the Grotto of the Redemption. Find
information on the city, utilities, business, education, attractions,
recreation, community calendar and lodging.
Find detailed information about Whittemore's
recreation, city government, and quality of life. This site features
links to history, businesses, churches, schools, community projects,
parks, golf course, calendar of events, weather, Time Square, Veteran's
Memorial and Whittemore nicknames.
(Palo Alto/Kossuth) PAK Empowerment
PAK Empowerment provides funding for preschool tuition, support, and child care along with providing parent education. Their local board is lead by citizens from Palo Alto and Kossuth Counties (PAK), as well as those involved in health, human services, and education.
Garrigan High School
Bend-Mallard Community School District
Colleges & Universities:
Buena Vista University
Iowa Lakes Community
Business Degrees and Online Subject Guide
AcademicInfo is an online education resource center with extensive subject guides and distance learning information
www.iowaworkforce.org -- Find job openings, news, and labor statistics.
of Economic Analysis: Regional Economic Accounts
Find detailed per capita income
for Iowa and other geographic areas.
The Center's mission is to encourage growth and
development in Iowa's rural areas. Find community entrepreneurship
information, wealth transfer studies, rural growth indicators, school
and county consolidation and rural industry cluster studies.
Map your business on the web. For a fee,
they will provide demographic reports, maps, charts and data for
Provides business and residential sales leads,
mailing lists, new business lists, bankruptcy and tax lien lists,
etc. Some information is fee based. Can search by state, city or
World news and financial news. Find stock quotes,
market snapshot for U.S., Asia and European markets, U.S. GDP, U.S.
Federal Funds Rate, U.S. unemployment rate, economic calendar, currencies,
and currency converter.
Excellent resource to links on current business
news, real estate, stock quotes, personal finance, and mutual funds.
Features a variety of calculators for retirement planning, mortgages,
and savings and much more.
Internal Revenue Service
Search this site for forms and publications. Provides
information for individuals, businesses, charities and non-profits,
government entities, tax professionals, and retirement plans. Includes
information on where to file, e-file, FAQ's and links to other resources.
Find tax forms, publications, business tax
information and refund status. Site features a FAQ section. You
can also look up the sales tax rate for your area.
Get detailed information on the NASDAQ Stock Market.
Includes after hours trading and pre-market indicators.
New York Stock Exchange
Stock quotes, company directory, glossary of terms,
most active stocks, order ratios, daily statistics, and detailed
U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC)
Information provided by the United States Government
on public securities.
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal's website. Some content is
free, some requires a subscription fee.
Get financial news, stock quotes, and links
to investing and personal finance.
Kossuth County Genealogy
Site has newspapers in Kossuth County available online from 1888 till 2014. On this website, type in your name or ancestors and read. Great history resource.
Kossuth County Conservation
Water's Edge Nature Center
Located at Smith Lake, three miles north of Algona, the Water's Edge Nature Center is the headquarters of the Kossuth County Conservation Board and is your link to all things related to environmental education, nature appreciation, camping, habitat management, and wildlife conservation.
Kossuth County Quick Facts
Kossuth County Population Estimates
Kossuth County- General Demographic Data
Kossuth County- Social Characteristics Data
Kossuth County- Economic Characteristics Data
Kossuth County- General Housing Characteristics
Kossuth County Demographics--Community
Kossuth County Government
Find links to all departments at the Kossuth
County Courthouse. Check on hours, FAQ's and news.
Get driving directions, maps and mileage estimates.
Yahoo Maps and Driving
Source for driving directions, maps and mileage
New Markets Tax Credit
New Markets Tax Credit
Provides information on the New Markets Tax Credit program, which is designed to bring capital to communities that have had inadequate access to capital.
2120 Certified Community Development Entities as of January 1, 2006
Lists organizations that have been certified by the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (Fund) as Community Development Entities (CDE's). Organizations are listed alphabetically by state and city.
Provides detailed information on Iowa awardees.
Upper Des Moines Newspaper
Des Moines Register
Bureau of Labor Statistics
-- by the U.S. Department of Labor
United Stated Federal Government's web site with
up-to-date links to labor and economic statistics.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer
Price Index (CPI).
The United States Government's gateway to statistics.
Search by topic, agency, state or county.
(Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation)
Bank and statistical
U.S. Census Bureau
The United States Government's site for detailed
information on the 2000 Census.
Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad Corp. (DM & E)
The DM & E Railroad services Kossuth County
with a rail line running east and west. Find out more about this
railroad company by visiting their website.
Find road conditions, road work reports,
weather, drivers license and motor vehicle information, maps, Iowa
bicycle trails, information on buying a safer vehicle, and many
other topics. Excellent resource.
Union Pacific Railroad
The Union Pacific Corporation services Kossuth County,
with one rail line running east and west in the northern part of
the county, and another rail line running north and south. Find
out more about this corporation by visiting their website.
US Government Programs
Provides information on hundreds of loan programs including small business.
Government Benefit and Assistance
Includes more than 1,000 government benefit and assistance programs.
Check current weather
conditions for the Algona area, along with the 5-day forecast for
Kossuth County. Includes astronomical data, and links to local and
regional radar images. Search for detailed weather and climate data
by month, date and year.
Iowa Road Conditions
Get the latest road conditions for the state of Iowa.