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Shell Rock ethanol plant uses new technology to make feed

Dec 31, 2020

SHELL ROCK, Iowa (AP) — A Shell Rock ethanol plant is one of the first in Iowa to use a Cedar Rapids-developed technology to make a high-protein animal feed ingredient. Flint Hills Resources, a fuel...

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Pipeline opponents sue to shut down Minnesota construction

Dec 31, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents of a pipeline project that crosses three states have asked a federal court to halt construction in Minnesota on allegations that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to...

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Mississippi defends initiatives in medical marijuana lawsuit

Dec 31, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A mayor's lawsuit is making baseless arguments as it seeks to overturn a medical marijuana initiative that Mississippi voters approved, state attorneys said in court papers...

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Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020

Dec 31, 2020

By March 23, Apple had lost $435 billion in market value in about five weeks and many of its retail outlets were shut as the virus pandemic walloped the global economy and stock markets. Meanwhile, a...

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Wyoming elk positive for disease

Dec 23, 2020

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An elk has tested positive for chronic wasting disease in an area of northwestern Wyoming where the animals congregate during the winter at feedgrounds. Wyoming's Wildlife Health...

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Drop in tourism may haunt South Dakota for years

Dec 23, 2020

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Ashley Dorch thought of her children first when she was laid off Dec. 1 It's only been about two weeks since she was let go as assistant director of catering at the Best...

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Pandemic leads to harried Christmas tree harvest

Dec 23, 2020

HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — Trying to spruce up the pandemic season, families are producing quite a harvest at America's Christmas tree farms. The Pine Patch Tree Farm in Hastings is one of many tree farms...

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Businesses without immunity fear COVID-19 suits

Dec 23, 2020

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Plans for a lawsuit against a Maine venue that hosted what became a "superspreader" wedding reception underscore the liability risks to small businesses amid the coronavirus...

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Farm fined for two COVID-19 deaths

Dec 23, 2020

(AP) An agricultural company in Washington state where two workers died from COVID-19 was fined more than $2 million for repeatedly violating coronavirus virus safety procedures. "It's unacceptable...

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