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Wednesday Afternoon News, January 30th


Polaris Moving Spearfish, South Dakota Operations To Spirit Lake

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – Polaris Industries plans to close its plant in western South Dakota and move the work to Iowa. The plant in Spearfish specializes in painting parts for Indian Motorcycle. The Minneapolis-based Polaris will consolidate the paint operations in Spirit Lake, home of Indian Motorcycle. Polaris spokeswoman Jessica Rogers says it will cut down on
logistics costs and lead times to better serve customers. The company says the 33 Spearfish Spearfish employees will have the opportunity to transfer to available positions at other Polaris facilities.



Sanders Receives Endorsement From Postal Workers

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Bernie Sanders has been endorsed by the 200,000- member American Postal Workers Union. The group had also backed the Vermont senator’s presidential bid against Hillary Clinton in 2016. Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren have both called for expanding services
offered by post offices, especially in rural communities. In its endorsement Thursday, the postal workers union promised to “encourage its members and their families who live and work in all 50 states” to “join Sanders rallies, make individual campaign contributions and volunteer for campaign activities.” It said it would launch voter registration drives and urge
“vote by mail” options in states without restrictions on absentee balloting.



Iowa Man Convicted Of Sexual Trafficking

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – An Iowa man has been convicted of child sex trafficking, gun and drug charges. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old Andrew Streb, of Hills, was found guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Des Moines of three counts of child sex trafficking, two counts of distributing methamphetamine to children, and of other crimes. His
sentencing date has not yet been set. Prosecutors say Streb trafficked three teenagers in Cedar Rapids, Coralville and Iowa City from November 2018 to February 2019. He paid the girls cash and methamphetamine in exchange for sex acts.