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Gov. Reynolds Signs 1-Cent Sales Tax Extension in Sioux City, Riverside Pool Opening Delayed, 5:32

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds was in Sioux City today signing a bill into that extends the 1 cent sales tax.  The statewide sales tax for school infrastructure improvements set to expire in 10 years has been extended through 2051.

Sioux City Community School District Superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman (GAUS-min) attended the signing ceremony downtown and said the sales tax has helped the school district in the past and it will also be helpful in the future. He says the money will help the district renovate or replace some elementary schools. 

The governor says the sales extension will also provide an estimated 5 billion dollars in additional property tax relief.

A large fire at a Hastings, Nebraska fertilizer plant injured three truck drivers sleeping in the parking lot and destroyed the unoccupied factory, officials said Friday.

The fire was reported about 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cooperative Producers Inc. dry fertilizer plant in Hastings. Crews worked most of the night and contained just before 4 a.m. Friday.

The blaze forced authorities to close U.S. Highway 6 for several hours

It looks like Riverside Pool will not open for the season on Memorial Day weekend, due to a plaster replacement project that was delayed by weather.

The City of Sioux City says the cold and rainy spring made it difficult to complete the $272,000 plaster replacement project in the anticipated time frame, which has pushed back opening day. The Parks and Recreation Department anticipates opening Riverside Pool on June 1. 

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