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Wells Recalls Some Products

(LeMars) -- Wells Enterprises, in cooperation with the U-S Food and Drug Administration is voluntarily recalling a limited number of packages of its Blue Bunny Personals ice cream because it was mispackaged and contains undeclared wheat.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat and/or have gluten sensitivities may be at risk from consuming these products.  On a limited number of packages, the lid describes the product as Blue Bunny Super Chunky Cookie Dough ice cream, and the carton portion of the package describes the product as Blue Bunny Peanut Butter Panic ice cream.  The affected mispackaged product was distributed in 5.5 ounce personal cartons with Lot number 10009 Best Used By date 10/1/2012, with the UPC number of 07064000463.  The lot and UPC number can be found printed on the side of the carton.  The affected product was shipped to states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.  Other states that may have received the product include: Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Texas, and Indiana.  


(Le Mars)-- Bo Deans Cone Company is proposing expansion of its business operations and creation of additional jobs in Le Mars, Iowa.  BoDeans Cone Company is pursuing financial assistance for a portion of the costs of the project, and is requesting approval from the City of Le Mars to submit applications to the Iowa Department of Economic Development for funding through the High Quality Jobs Program.  BoDeans requested a tax abatement for five years. The Plymouth County Board of Supervisors and the LeMars City Council gave their approval for the plan on Tuesday.  Neal Adler, executive director of the LeMars Business Initiative Corporation shares how the plan will work.

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Adler says the tax abatement is a sliding scale, and the amount of abatement drecreases over the life of the five-year plan. 

(Akron) -- Grass fires continue to be a problem for area fire departments due to the extreme dry conditions.  Yesterday afternoon the Akron Fire Department responded to a grass fire located in the southwest corner of Plymouth County.  The fire started to get out of control and a few homes were being threaten.  Sioux City Fire Department also responded to assist with that fire.  A reminder that Plymouth County still remains under a burn ban. 

(LeMars) -- November is American Diabetes Month and Floyd Valley Hospital wants to inform people about the potentially deadly disease.  On Monday, Floyd Valley Hospital will host a Diabetes Fair at the Floyd Valley Conference Center.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. with a vendors display.  Mindi Allen, Floyd Valley's Ultrasound Technician will speak about the Importance of Stroke Screening, and later, Dr. Deborah Majerus, of Cardiovascular Associates will answer questions during the "Ask the Cardiologist" segment. 

(Sioux City) -- A report released by HealthGrades, the nation's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes, named Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City the number one rated hospital in the state for cardiac care and neurosciences.  The hospital's quality was also recognized as among the best in the nation.  Mercy's cardiac care is among America's 100 Best Hospitals and its neurosciences ranks among the top ten percent nationally.


CRESCENT, Iowa (AP) - Iowa and Nebraska officials will be on hand for the much-anticipated reopening of a flood-damaged stretch of Interstate 680 north of Council Bluffs that links Iowa and
Nebraska.
     Officials plan to reopen all four lanes on the 3-mile stretch of I-680 from I-29 to the Missouri River on Wednesday. Officials had targeted the end of the year, but crews have been working almost
24-hours a day on the $19 million project since Sept. 28 to get the highway ready for traffic.
     The highway had some of the worst damage from a summer of flooding on the Missouri River.
     Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be joined by Victor Mendez of the Federal Highway Administration, as well as other officials from Iowa and Nebraska during a ceremony Wednesday afternoon.

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