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KLEM News for Saturday, October 21

Developers of the Heartland Greenway carbon pipeline have cancelled the project. The Navigator C-O-2 pipeline was one of three projects proposed to ship carbon from ethanol plants to underground storage. Navigator’s 810 mile route through Iowa would have sent the liquid carbon to storage in central Illinois.

The pipeline was to extend from northeast Nebraska to south of Sioux City, then through southeast Plymouth County, northwest Cherokee County to a junction at Hartley in O’Brien County.

Another pipeline company, Summit Carbon Solutions, plans a pipeline network in Iowa, including Plymouth County. Their proposal sending carbon to underground storage in North Dakota, says it remains committed to its project and is well positioned to add ethanol plants to its route.

Summit says it has reached voluntary agreements along nearly 75% of their proposed route.



A bird flu breakout in Buena Vista County has caused Governor Kim Reynolds has signed a disaster proclamation there effective now through November 19th.

USDA confirmed a positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock there.

It’s the first confirmed bird flu in Iowa since mid-March when a case was confirmed in Chickasaw County.

The proclamation allows state resources from Iowa Homeland Security, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and other agencies to assist with rapid detection and monitoring, containment, disposal, and disinfection.

The proclamation also waives regulatory provisions related to commercial vehicles responding to affected sites.

The recent HPAI detections do not present an immediate public health concern, and it remains safe to eat poultry products.

If producers suspect signs of bird flu in their flocks, they should contact their veterinarian immediately.



Wet Nose Rescue of Le Mars will hold their biggest fundraiser of the Sunday in Le Mars.

Janet Dorale, featured on the What Now program, says the event is Sunday at Willow Creek Golf Course and Banquet Hall.  A silent Auction begins at 3 pm


A live auction featuring Brock Auction Company is at 4:30


Funds raised will cover daily expenses incurred at Wet Nose Rescue


There’s also a country store for buy it now items.

Learn more on the Wet Nose Rescue Facebook Page




A top Republican in the state legislature says the current situation in congress shows the federal government is broken and it’s time to make changes in the U-S Constitution. State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake — the Speaker Pro Tem in the IOWA House — is a long-time advocate for a Constitutional Convention.


Thirty-four states must pass resolutions calling for such a meeting. So far, 19 have done so, but Iowa has not. Wills says a balanced budget amendment to the U-S constitution is a priority for him — and a Constitutional Convention could propose one.


Critics of convening a Constitutional Convention say there are no limits to what delegates could propose and it could lead to major changes in our form of government. The U-S Constitution was written by a Constitutional Convention in 1787. It has 27 amendments, the last of which was passed in 1992.



Iowa has an annual two-day pheasant hunting season for residents of the state who are 15 or younger and it’s coming up this weekend. The young hunters do not have to buy a state hunting license, but they must hunt under the direct supervision of an adult who has one. State law allows a youth hunter during this special season to bag just one bird per day.