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Shuttered Iowa ethanol plant settles tax incentive deal

Iowa had given the company about $20 million through grants, forgivable loans, sales tax refunds and tax credits on the promise that the plant would retain 35 employees through 2024.

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Rep. Finkenauer visits Absolute Energy in Mitchell County

Finkenauer met with plant management and leaders from Iowa's renewable fuels industry.

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U.S. Senators Ernst and Grassley tour biorefining plant

Ahead of the election, Senator Chuck Grassley reaffirmed his support for Senator Ernst and her efforts to support renewable fuels.

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Multiple farming fires reported in Mower County

The Mower County Sheriff's Office said it responded to three combine fires, two of which resulted in equipment becoming fully engulfed.

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Farmers urged to give the gift of grain to help their communities

Instead of a straight donation of cash, farmers can give to charity by selling off some of their grain to the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation

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'Every farmer counts' during National Farm Safety and Health Week

The week promotes and recognizes the importance of farmer safety and health, including making safe decisions and using caution while in the field this harvest season

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Farm machinery on the move during harvest

Local farmers are urging drivers to keep patient and watch for farm equipment as they work on the harvest.

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Wind storm removes 550,000 Iowa corn acres from harvest

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is estimating that 550,000 acres of Iowa corn will not be harvested this fall due to damage caused by the Aug. 10 wind storm that swept across the state.

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EPA rejects small refinery waivers

The waivers were designed to give small refineries some time to adjust to the renewable fuel standards and instead were used by larger oil companies so they wouldn't have to blend as much ethanol in with their gasoline.

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Olmsted County Fair Asks Congress For Help

The Olmsted County Fair is asking elected leaders to pass the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act.

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Eight-Year-Old bull rider keeps his old dad's heart racing

Colton Mallet wins bareback bulls at Wisconsin Rodeo.

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Ethanol supporters praise Trump administration decision on biofuel waivers

'“I applaud President Trump for keeping his word and supporting our farmers and biofuel producers.'

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Farmers, businesses warned of potential increased propane demand later this year

Ahead of the start of harvest and colder months, Iowa's Secretary of Agriculture is urging farmers to develop a plan if an increase in demand occurs

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StormTeam 3: Rainfall totals from Friday storms

Most of us were able to receive half an inch to a full inch.

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Small farm flourishes by innovating during pandemic

With COVID-19 restrictions causing demand for produce to plummet, one independent farm is adapting to survive.

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Iowa spending $100 million to help agriculture, biofuels recover from pandemic

Farmers facing low demand and low prices after derecho impact.

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Iowa farmers unsure what's next after winds flatten corn

Before an unusual wind storm this month, Iowa corn farmers were expecting a near-record crop. About a month before corn would be fully mature and ready for harvest, a derecho blew in from the west with hurricane-force winds that cut a swath through the middle of Iowa.

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StormTeam 3: Scattered on/off storms Saturday morning

Chances will be in and out throughout the morning and the day

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President Trump signs a portion of Iowa's disaster relief request

President Donald Trump has signed only a portion of an emergency declaration to supply federal money to help Iowa recover from an unusual wind storm that struck a week ago.

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Iowa 'hurting' after storm, seeks nearly $4B in disaster aid after 13 million acres of corn destroyed

In a statement released Sunday Reynolds says early damage assessments indicate more than 8,200 homes were destroyed or have major damage and 13 million acres of corn has been lost, about a third of the state's crop land.

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StormTeam 3: One more chance for storms before the next dry spell

Friday night and Saturday look to be the only rain chance for at least the next week

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Iowa farmers assess losses after storm flattened cornfields

Farmers across much of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses.

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Fans flock to Rockwell for North Iowa Nationals

On Thursday night, high horsepower tractors and trucks dragged sleds for delighted fans.

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Dairy farmers see prices surge

The dairy industry is rebounding. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says after a five-year slump in milk prices, there has been a turnaround in recent months. We spent time on the farm to find out how farms are faring in times of uncertainty.

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StormTeam 3: Scattered to isolated showers Saturday evening through Sunday morning

Unfortunately for farmers, this chance for rain does not have the potential to drop more than half an inch.

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Minnesota company gets most aid in Iowa hog disposal program

One influential pork company has received the vast majority of payments from an Iowa program designed to support farmers who euthanized their hogs after the coronavirus devastated their industry.

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New program aims to beef up Iowa's food pantries

The 'Beef Up Iowa' program takes cattle from 4-H and FFA participants and processes them at Iowa State University, then distributes the beef to food pantries across the state.

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Department of Ag: Minnesotans receiving mystery seeds sent from China

Mystery packages containing seeds arriving from China are being received by people around Minnesota and across the country.

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USDA study shows gulf between cattle, processed beef prices

A study released by the U.S. Agriculture Department into the disparity between cattle prices paid to ranchers and the higher prices earned by meat processors offers more details about the factors that have led to the situation.

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Color-coded bracelets signaling social distancing comfort

Sukup Manufacturing is giving employees red, yellow, and green bracelets so employees can better show their comfort level with social distancing.

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New U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement takes effect this week

The USMCA aims to add much needed certainty for Minnesota farmers, businesses and consumers who have faced uncertain trade policies and the challenging coronavirus pandemic

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Hog industry monitoring 'G4' Swine Flu

According to Dr. Dave Pyburn with the National Pork Board, this strain of Swine Flu is contained in China.

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Ethanol production slowly but steadily increasing

Ethanol production has increased five weeks straight according to numbers from the Renewable Fuels Association.

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StormTeam 3: *Rainfall totals update*

Some of us saw rain, others saw none

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Walz signs bill aiding Minnesota farmers facing foreclosure

Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until Dec. 1 for farmers struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic who elect to take part in creditor mediation.

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StormTeam 3: Rainfall totals from the past 24 hours

We had a healthy serving of rain across the area

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Iowa Rep. Steve King working on bill to ease pork farmers' woes

The bill being drafted would pay farmers a percentage of the market value of the hogs they euthanize.

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Iowa health officials: Covid-19 outbreak confirmed in Howard County

The outbreak was at Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs.

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KIMT goes 1-on-1 with Vice President Mike Pence (full interview)

Vice President spent time with KIMT's Tyler Utzka on Friday in Des Moines.

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StormTeam 3: Freeze warning early Monday morning

Two more freezing nights and then we are done

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StormTeam 3: Showers Saturday night, brief snow Mother's Day morning

Most people are unlikely to notice the snow that will fall Sunday morning

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StormTeam 3: Freeze Warning early Saturday, more cold weather inbound

The next few nights will all feature some chilly temps

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StormTeam3: Frost vs. Freeze

What's the difference?

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The struggles dairy farmers face during coronavirus pandemic

We're finding out how farmers are faring - as many of them are being forced to dump their milk.

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 128152

Reported Deaths: 2354
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Hennepin33024980
Ramsey13609355
Dakota9467136
Anoka8324150
Stearns554641
Washington539968
Scott326534
Olmsted315930
St. Louis279765
Wright233214
Nobles219516
Clay215343
Blue Earth20037
Carver17247
Kandiyohi16395
Sherburne160621
Rice15929
Mower149915
Winona122518
Crow Wing94721
Lyon9416
Chisago9202
Waseca9199
Benton8827
Beltrami8397
Otter Tail7896
Todd7525
Steele7342
Nicollet70017
Itasca69617
Morrison6578
Freeborn6494
Douglas6323
Martin60216
Le Sueur5985
McLeod5764
Watonwan5724
Polk5574
Goodhue54211
Becker5193
Pine5190
Isanti5115
Chippewa4153
Carlton4031
Dodge3790
Mille Lacs37613
Hubbard3462
Cass3445
Wabasha3430
Pipestone33616
Meeker3183
Brown3113
Rock3113
Yellow Medicine2715
Cottonwood2650
Unassigned26553
Murray2643
Redwood26011
Fillmore2450
Sibley2423
Renville23711
Faribault2210
Roseau2160
Wadena2082
Jackson2041
Kanabec19410
Swift1931
Houston1861
Stevens1741
Lincoln1720
Pennington1711
Koochiching1644
Aitkin1592
Pope1520
Big Stone1310
Lac qui Parle1303
Wilkin1274
Lake1110
Norman1050
Mahnomen1041
Marshall971
Grant924
Clearwater880
Red Lake662
Traverse540
Lake of the Woods431
Kittson370
Cook110

Iowa Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 111117

Reported Deaths: 1587
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Polk18419283
Woodbury697994
Johnson571730
Black Hawk535098
Linn5245129
Dubuque489654
Scott421037
Story391018
Dallas336944
Pottawattamie309144
Sioux234314
Buena Vista222512
Marshall195936
Webster178914
Plymouth159426
Wapello149462
Clinton140926
Muscatine139358
Crawford133712
Des Moines13059
Cerro Gordo130423
Warren11856
Carroll107212
Jasper105534
Henry10075
Marion95710
Tama91837
Lee90710
Delaware72912
Dickinson7117
Wright7071
Boone6969
Mahaska65924
Bremer6389
Washington62711
Harrison6238
Jackson5583
Benton5381
Lyon5287
Louisa50715
Clay5044
Hamilton4613
Winnebago45818
Winneshiek4559
Hardin4495
Kossuth4460
Poweshiek44111
Floyd42411
Jones4223
Cedar4205
Buchanan4194
Emmet41517
Iowa3948
Cherokee3832
Franklin37818
Sac3774
Guthrie37615
Clayton3753
Page3740
Shelby3601
Mills3551
Butler3542
Fayette3543
Cass3512
Madison3512
Allamakee3438
Chickasaw3381
Clarke3283
Humboldt3083
Hancock2984
Palo Alto2982
Grundy2895
Calhoun2854
Howard2619
Osceola2610
Monroe25111
Mitchell2380
Monona2361
Taylor2302
Union2194
Appanoose2173
Pocahontas2172
Jefferson2121
Lucas1976
Fremont1881
Ida1842
Greene1820
Van Buren1662
Davis1634
Montgomery1616
Adair1481
Keokuk1481
Decatur1430
Audubon1381
Worth1340
Wayne1133
Ringgold832
Adams700
Unassigned140
Rochester
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Tracking another round of snow for the weekend
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