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Planners readdress RV campground issues

(June 17, 2009) -- Carter County Planning Director Chris Schuettler said he had spoken to the owner, who said a lot of the complaints by residents of Point Eight Pines Subdivision about the RV campground at Cove Creek Marina on Watauga Lake in Tennessee were unfounded. Read More »

RV Industry Association honors its chairman

(June 18, 2009) -- Incoming Chairman Jim Sheldon praised Carl Pfalzgraf’s leadership during what he called “one of the most tumultuous and critical times in the history of our association.” Sheldon said, “You were the right man, in the right job, at the right time. A time that called for bold and decisive leadership." Read More »

Analysts predict loss for Winnebago Industries

(June 16, 2009) -- Wall Street analysts expect the Forest Hills, Iowa-based company to post a third-quarter loss of 27 cents per share, on average, according to Thomson Reuters. Winnebago and the broader industry are banking on pent-up demand to spur a sales rebound once the economy recovers — and shares over the last quarter may be reflecting that hope. Read More »

Memories of late wife too much for RV donor

(June 20, 2009) -- When Bill Mitchell steps into his 1978 motorhome now, all he can think of is his beloved wife, June, who died recently. That’s why he decided to donate the 23-foot Chevrolet RV to the Rotary Club of Peterborough Moving Wheels Program. Read More »

Albert Lea, Minn., has an RV city

(June 18, 2009) -- More than 239 recreational vehicles had arrived by noon Wednesday in Albert Lea, Minn., for the Midwest Rally for the Family Motor Coach Association, and 276 RVs are expected. Read More »

Winnebago Industries reports second quarter loss

(June 18, 2009) -- Revenues for the quarter were $50.8 million versus revenues of $139.7 million for the third quarter last fiscal year. The company reported an operating loss of $14.8 million for the quarter versus an operating loss of $6.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Net loss for the third quarter was $8.6 million versus net income of $3.0 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2008. Read More »

Canada’s inflation rate remains in positive territory

(June 18, 2009) -- Canada's headline inflation rate rose by 0.7 percent in May, a much steeper increase than the market forecast for a 0.4 percent rise. Even with this hefty monthly gain, the annual inflation rate continued to moderate, coming in at 0.1 percent from 0.4 percent in April. Read More »

North Dakota community restricts RV parking

(June 23, 2009) -- When parking RVs in Moorhead front and side yards, the limit is 150 days in a calendar year. For rear yards, the limit is 270 days in a given calendar year. An RV could not be used as a permanent living accommodation. However, an RV could be parked for the purpose of housing guests for no more than seven consecutive days at a time, or no more than 14 days total in one calendar year. Read More »

Winnebago CEO remains positive despite gloomy financial report

(June 19, 2009) -- Bob Olson believes there are factors that set Winnebago apart from its competitors and reasons for at least cautious optimism that the economy may be finally turning around. "Things have improved a little bit," he said, "and I'll be the first one to tell you that we're not where we need to be, not even close, but there are at least some hopeful signs out there." Read More »

Canadian retail sales show signs of weakness in April.

(June 19, 2009) -- "Retail activity was disappointing in April, although the pick-up in the volume of manufacturing sales and wholesale trade still points to the first increase in overall economic output in nine months, albeit a modest one," said Desjardins. "The ups and downs in the data are consistent with another weak quarter, with our forecast calling for real GDP to contract at a 3.2 percent annualized pace, slower than the first quarter's sharp 5.4 percent drop but still showing that the economy remained in recession." Read More »