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Noon Newscast 1.8.20

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Nebraska’s Lt. Governor Mike Foley presides over the convening of the 106th Legislature today in Lincoln.

Senators face a time crunch with a short, 60-day session.  They plan to pass major property tax legislation and flood-relief measures and more.

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors plan to give weekly updates about the proposed new jail project.  A vote on the $49 million dollar project is expected to come in March.

That’s County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor.  Hear more from Taylor about the project on The Exchange at noon with Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett.

And the former Shopko location will have a new tenant.  Wilmes Do it Best Hardware will use part of the space at the Marketplace Shopping Center.

The full-service hardware store is owned locally and operates another location in South Sioux City.

Shopko closed last summer after the company went out of business.