IOWA CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING WAS AMONG THOSE WHO WELCOMED REPUBLICAN VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE PAUL RYAN TO THE IOWA STATE FAIR ON MONDAY.
RYAN, A WISCONSIN CONGRESSMAN, WAS HECKLED DURING MUCH OF HIS SPEECH AND ONE WOMAN RUSHED THE STAGE BUT WAS STOPPED BY A STATE TROOPER. KING SAYS HE WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED THAT SOME WOULD PUT ON WHAT HE CALLED "A DISRESPECTFUL DISPLAY".
KING SAYS THE PROTESTOR'S GOALS WERE TO DISRUPT RYAN'S SPEECH AND KEEP PEOPLE FROM HEARING WHAT HE HAD TO SAY;
KING SAYS HE WAS HAPPY TO SEE THAT WHEN HIS CONGRESSIONAL OPPONENT, DEMOCRAT CHRISTIE VILSACK, TOOK THE STAGE AT THE STATE FAIR, THERE WAS NO HECKLING, AND EVERYONE WAS RESPECTFUL. OF HER.
THE CONGRESSMAN MADE HIS COMMENTS ON KSCJ'S OPEN LINE WITH RANDY RENSHAW.
SIOUX CITY'S BADGEROW BUILDING MAY BE THE NEW HOME OF A DATA CENTER IN THE NEXT YEAR.
DEVELOPER BRUCE DEBOLT TOLD THE SIOUX CITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY THAT HE HAS TWO POTENTIAL CLIENTS THAT ARE CONSIDERING THE SITE FOR A DATA CENTER BASED OPERATION:
DEBOLT SAYS HE'S RECEIVED A DRAFT MEMORANDUM FROM A SECOND FIRM, AND IS IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THEM. THE PROJECT IS BEING FINANCED THROUGH THE SALE OF TAX CREDITS AND DEBOLT SAYS SIX MILLION DOLLARS CASH HAS BEEN INVESTED IN THE BADGEROW BUILDING RECONSTRUCTION, INCLUDING 800-THOUSAND FROM THE CITY.
HE HOPES TO HAVE THE BUILDING READY WITH A CLIENT IN PLACE WITH NEW HIGH TECH JOBS FOR THE CITY BY SEPTEMBER OF 2013.
THE CITY COUNCIL HAS GIVEN FINAL APPROVAL TO A ZONING PLAN FOR A LAND BASED GAMBLING CASINO IN SIOUX CITY.
THE COUNCIL VOTED 5-0 TO APPROVE THE DISTRICTS WHERE A CASINO COULD BE BUILT, WHICH IS MAINLY IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA OF THE CITY. MAYOR BOB SCOTT SAYS HE'D ALSO LIKE CITY STAFF TO LOOK AT POSSIBLY EXPANDING THE AREA WHERE A CASINO COULD BE BUILT:
THE NON PROFIT LICENSE HOLDER OF THE CURRENT ARGOSY RIVERBOAT CASINO, THE MISSOURI RIVER HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, WILL MEET AUGUST 20TH AND DISCUSS THE LAND CASINO ISSUE AND RELATED TOPICS.
High grain prices and high transportation costs have forced Plymouth Oil of Merrill, Iowa to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Dave Hoffman of the Plymouth Oil says the company's board felt this was the best move to pay off their debts. Hoffman says Plymouth Oil had hoped to obtain corn germ from their neighbors next door, Plymouth Energy, but those plans fell through.
He says the plan is to keep operating and paying bills. The plant started operations in February of 2010 and specializes in producing food products from corn, such as corn oil for cooking purposes.
Hoffman says the decision was in the best interest for both the company's investors and creditors.