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Wednesday News, March 30

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PIPELINE HEARING

Opponents of imposing eminent domain on several Iowa pipeline projects staged a hearing in the rotunda of the state capitol Tuesday.
One of the speakers, State Senator Jeff Taylor of Sioux Center, says he’s not opposed to building pipeines in Iowa, or the good paying construction jobs that go with them.

Taylor objects to the improper taking of private property in the case of these pipelines.

Three firms want to extend carbon capture pipelines from ethanol plants in the midwest across Iowa. One of them would extend 25 miles across eastern Plymouth County.

BALLOT PETITIONS

A state panel has rejected a challenge that would have booted U-S Senate candidate Abby Finkenauer off the ballot for the Democratic Primary in June.
The state auditor and Attorney General Tom Miller — both Democrats — voted to reject claims that some signatures on Finkenauer’s nominating petitions were invalid because people had failed to list the date or their apartment number.  A challenge to the petitions of US Senate Candidate Mike Franken of Sioux City was dropped by the panel.
The panel also found that some of the names on Attorney General Miller’s petition were ineligible, but he had sufficient numbers of signatures to be nominated.

FATAL UPDATE

The Sioux County Sheriffs Department issued an update on a fatal accident that occured north of Hull Tuesday night.
A pair of SUV’s colided around 6-30 pm on 290th street, 2 miles north of Hull.
One of the victims was identified as Noah Salentiny, 22, of Sioux Falls. He was taken to Hegg Hospital in Rock Valley, where he later died.
The vehicles were headed in opposite directions. One of the vehicles turned left into the path of the other, when they colided. Salentiny’s vehicle entered a ditch and rolled after impact.
The other driver, Jillian Meyer, 31, of Boyden, was treated for minor injury.

IOWA ECONOMY

Executives from 22 of the state’s largest businesses continue to be positive in a survey on their expectations for the first quarter of 2022. Iowa Business Council Executive Director Joe Murphy says their index measures expectations for sales, capital spending and employment for the next six months. The overall metric score is over 65 points, which Murphy says is solidly within positive territory – as anything over 50 represents positive economic sentiment. While positive — Murphy says the numbers are down a bit as unemployment shortages, inflation, and supply chain issues continue. You can see the full I-B-C Economic Outlook Survey at iowa-business-council-dot-org.

HUDSON HERO

A Hudson South Dakota ten-year-old is being remembered by the Carnegie Hero Fund.
Ricky Lee Sneve died last year while saving his five-year-old sister from the Big Sioux River.
His family was recently presented with a Carnegie Medal on his behalf, along with a financial grant.
Sneve was one of 18 recipients awarded the medal this year across the United States.
Hudson is located along the Big Sioux River north of Hawarden.

SIOUX CITY SHOOTING

Sioux City police are searching for a suspect wanted in a shooting Tuesday morning in the city’s near Northside.
Police Sgt. Jeremy Mc Clure says the incident happened just before 10 a.m.:

The 16-year-old male remains hospitalized at MercyOne with life-threatening injuries.
Police say the victim was walking in the 700 block of 18th street when he was confronted by the suspect who started a physical altercation with him, then pulled a handgun and shot the victim.
The victim ran from the scene and was located at 16th and Jackson.
The suspect is described as a 6 foot tall black male in a grey hoodie with dreadlocks.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Sioux City police department or crime stoppers at 258-tips (8477).