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Tuesday Afternoon News, Oct 9

Union Pacific Cleans Up  Derailment

(Le Mars) -- Clean up is under way after that Union Pacific train derailed near Le Mars on Monday.  Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis is the spokesman for the Union Pacific rail company.  He says they have not yet determined the cause for the derailment, but they have made repairs to the track.
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Union Pacific officials say 23 cars had derailed, of which about half are salvageable.
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Davis says there about six trains that utilize the track on a daily basis.  He says Union Pacific is hopeful they will have the track open sometime today, although it may be a few days before each rail car is removed.
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That Union Pacific train derailed about three miles northeast of Le Mars on Monday morning.  The train consisted of grain cars that would normally be hauling sand, but each of the cars were empty at the time of the derailment.


Plymouth County Road Construction Projects Nearly Completed

(Le Mars) -- A couple of local road construction projects are nearing completion.  That according to Plymouth County engineer, Tom Rohe.  Rohe says perhaps within the next week county road C-60 will be open to the traffic.

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Rohe told the county supervisors that the two bridges under construction on county road C-38 should be completed, perhaps as early as the end of October.  Rohe says most of the major construction is done, now finishing work is needed.

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Goodchild Submits Quarterly Report To Supervisors

(Le Mars) -- Plymouth County is still seeing several mortgages issued for homes and other properties, and that is helping the county's bottom line revenue.  Jolynn Goodchild, the county recorder, submitted her quarterly report to the supervisors on Tuesday morning.
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Goodchild informed the county supervisors that recording documents have seen an increase from last year.

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Two Fort Dodge Men Sentenced For Methamphetamine Distribution

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Two Fort Dodge men have been sentenced to prison for making and selling methamphetamine.
Federal prosecutors say 31-year-old Rodney Mrozek Jr. and 47-year-old Tracy Young pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and distribute meth.
In U.S. District Court in Sioux City last week, Mrozek was sentenced to 93 months in federal prison, and Young was sentenced to 10 years. Both must serve five years of supervised release after
they leave prison.
Prosecutors say the two men made and sold meth from December 2009 through July 2011.


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