Ag Partners feed mill plant in northwest Iowa is planning an expansion with $7.2 million in improvements to increase the plant’s ability to make livestock feed. Ag Partners officials announced the expansion on Thursday. Officials say construction will begin immediately and is expected to be complete in 2016. The first phase will include the addition of a 140-foot pellet mill tower, a 60-ton-per-hour pellet line and a 6-ton mixer. The additions will increase capacity to 600,000 tons of meal feed annually and 300,000 tons of pellets. Ag Partners officials say the expansion will meet an increased demand in the marketplace. A future second phase will include a second 60-ton-per-hour pellet line to double pellet capacity to 600,000 tons.
Authorities say seven freight train cars have derailed in Des Moines, blocking a roadway.
A 21-year-old inmate has been listed as escaped from the state work release facility in Council Bluffs.
Authorities have identified the two Cedar Rapids officers who shot and wounded a man at the end of a chase.
A judge will review video and a transcript of a homicide suspect’s interview with investigators to determine if his statements to police can be used as evidence at his upcoming trial.
Residents of Jackson Manor Apartments have been told to vacate their homes after Sioux City officials deemed the building to be unsafe.
Sioux City and its former city manager Paul Eckert have agreed to settle in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against them by an employee.
A man convicted of killing his parents with a machete on the Meskwaki Nation Settlement in central Iowa has been sentenced to consecutive life terms in federal prison.
Police say three men have been arrested in connection with an attempted theft of three dozen truck tires from a Sioux City tire store.
A judge has consolidated two sexual exploitation cases against a former Council Bluffs high school math teacher.A motion to join the cases against 29-year-old Jeffrey Daugherty was granted Monday.
State transportation officials have ordered the removal of some traffic cameras operated by cities on state supervised roadways.
An 18-year-old has been accused of stealing more than $54,000 from a Dahl’s grocery store in Des Moines when she worked there.
A body recovered from a lake in western Iowa is believed to be that of a farmer reported missing in November.
Cold Second Half Costs LeMars State 3A Title
Fall To Wahlert 46-38
A rough second half cost LeMars the Iowa 3A State Championship in their 46-38 loss to Wahlert.
Authorities say an early morning fire likely caused by an electrical equipment malfunction has destroyed a hog barn in northwest Iowa.
A Storm Lake city official says a high school student is facing charges after he tried to hit another student and said he would come back to school with a gun to end an argument.
Police say they used social media to arrest nine men in an online prostitution investigation over the weekend in Storm Lake.
PERFECT UNITY! Unity Christian Reflects On State Title
Unity Christian Finishes A Perfect 27-0
The Unity Christian girl’s basketball team talks about their 27-0 State Championship season.
Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert after a hearing-impaired 9-year-old eastern Iowa girl was found.
The Bureau of Reclamation notified Lewis & Clark Friday the project will be receiving a total of $9 million in funding for FY15.