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KLEM News AM Update April 18, 2011

IML Container Iowa produces plastic products at 1620 24th Street Southwest.

An eleven-million dollar investment is planned which will create 29 new full-time positions.

Both the Le Mars City Council and the Plymouth County Board of Supervisors are slated to consider an application on behalf of IML. The request is to the Iowa Department of Economic Development for investment tax credits through the High Quality Job Creation Program.

The state request is on the Council agenda for a public meeting at noon tomorrow and for the Board of Supervisors public meeting at 9:30 tomorrow morning.

(LE MARS)--Le Mars is the destination for dog owners from 15 to 20 states and Canada next month.

Steph Anderson says the Sioux Valley Kennel Club's annual A-K-C dog show is at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds  May 14th and May 15th.

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Anderson explains the kennel club members like the Le Mars and  fairgrounds facilities.

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If your thinking of a new pet, Anderson suggests you attend the dog show. .

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The Sioux Valley Kennel clubs welcomes two-legged visitors to the free, two-day show. For safety reasons, you're asked not to bring your dog.

(STORM LAKE)--A former world leader will speak in northwest Iowa this fall.

Tony Blair is the 20th Buena Vista University William W. Siebens American Heritage Lecture Laureate. He'll speak in Storm Lake on October 7th.

Buena Vista University President Fred Moore says this is an exceptional opportunity for B-V-U students to interact face-to-face with a man who was the leader of Great Britain for 10 years and a key ally in the effort to stop terrorism.

While on the Storm Lake campus, Blair will participate in an afternoon question and answer program with a panel of students. The formal evening lecture is for invited regional leaders in the fields of business, law politics , education and religion.

ROCK RAPIDS)--A Canton, South Dakota woman is charged with breaking into an Inwood home in March.

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office reports 26-year-old Danielle Marie Rhead turned herself into the sheriff's department Sunday.

Rhead is charged with felony burglary and unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

The charges were filed after the sheriff's office investigated a burglary in Inwood. Prescription drugs and jewelry were taken.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) A coal train rear-ended a train carrying maintenance equipment near Red Oak on Sunday, killing two crew members and shutting down the tracks.

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway spokesman Gus Melonas said both trains were headed east when the accident happened about 7 a.m. Sunday in McPherson, about 45 miles southeast of Council Bluffs. The coal train had been going from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming to Chicago with 130 car loads of coal.

The other train was hauling 34 cars of maintenance equipment belonging to the railroad from Bridgeport, Neb., to Creston, Iowa, Melonas said. Both trains had two-person crews.

The conductor and engineer on the coal train were killed, Melonas said. The crew on the other train was not injured.

``This is an extremely tragic situation for everyone involved,'' he said.

He did not release the names of the people who were killed.

CLARENCE, Iowa (AP) A second teen has died of injuries suffered in a pair of ATV crashes near Clarence.

Seventeen-year-old Aaron Lawrence, of Mechanicsville, died Friday at an Iowa City hospital. His death was confirmed by the Chapman Funeral Home, which is handling the funeral arrangements.

Authorities have said Lawrence was hurt April 2 when the ATV he was on crashed while trying to avoid hitting another upset four-wheeler. Seventeen-year-old Jayce Droll died soon after the first crash.

Both teens were students at North Cedar High School in Stanwood. Lawrence's funeral will be held there on Wednesday morning.

MARION, Iowa (AP) A Marion man is hospitalized after being shot by police responding to a domestic dispute.

Police chief Harry Daugherty says 69-year-old Christopher Lang lunged at officers with a hammer and a broken bottle and couldn't be subdued with a Taser shock. That's when Daugherty says police shot Lang in the right side of his torso. His injuries in Saturday night's shooting aren't believed to be life threatening.

Daugherty says officers were called to Lang's home for a reported assault. He says three people were hurt by Lang, including a woman who suffered a broken nose.

Lang faces several charges, including three counts of assault, in the incident. He has a criminal record.

The officer who shot him has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa City's proposal to ban vendors outside Kinnick Stadium on football game days could be sacked.

Mayor Matt Hayek says he opposes the ban recommended by a city committee and would be open instead to additional regulation of vendors to address concerns about safety and commercial tailgating.

And City Manager Tom Markus told the Iowa City Press-Citizen he believes a permitting system rather than a ban would go ``a long way to at least limiting some of those concerns.''

Iowa football fans reacted angrily last week to the proposed ban recommended by a city committee. The idea will be discussed by the City Council on Monday. City regulator Doug Boothroy says if city officials don't want to ban vendors, they must come up with a way to better regulate them.

DECORAH, Iowa (AP) Friends and associates of the man responsible for the wildly popular web cam of bald eagles in Decorah say Bob Anderson will likely be remembered more for his successful efforts to restore peregrine falcons to their historic haunts.

The live video stream showing the inside of an eagle's nest is considered the pinnacle of environmental outreach. That's according to Pat Schlarbaum (SHLAR-bom), a biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources wildlife diversity program.

But Schlarbaum tells the Cedar Rapids Gazette that Anderson will be remembered more for his pioneering work in putting falcons back on the Mississippi River bluffs after a pesticide drove them to the brink of extinction.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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