Noon Newscast 7.24.19

Jul 24, 2019

FEED FACILITY EXPLOSION - SHELDON, IA
Credit TOM TRAUGHBER/KIWA RADIO

An investigation is underway after an explosion at a feed mill in northwest, Iowa yesterday afternoon.

No one got hurt at Deluxe Feeds in Sheldon, however the facility was damaged.

The facility owned by Kent Feeds produces feed that is shipped to producers in Iowa and three other states.

It was undergoing a $37-million-dollar expansion.

Authorities say at least two bicyclists participating in RAGBRAI have been injured in a crash.

Police in Indianola say a 22-year-old woman and a 57-year-old man crashed Tuesday afternoon as they rode down a hill.

They were sent to hospitals in Des Moines.

RAGBRAI started in Sunday in Council Bluffs and is scheduled to end Saturday in Keokuk.

Today’s route takes riders from Indianola to Centerville.

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors plan to vote next Tuesday on the future of a plan to build a new law enforcement center.

Board chairman Keith Radig told the Sioux City Journal he believes the board will approved an architecture contract for a 440-bed facility.

The estimated cost for the project $49.5 million.

When students return to public schools across South Dakota this fall there should be a new message displayed in a common area, a cafeteria, entryway or other prominent location.

A new state law that took effect this month requires all public schools in the state's 149 districts to display the national motto "In God We Trust."

The South Dakota lawmakers who proposed the law said the requirement was meant to inspire patriotism in the state's public schools.

The executive director of the Associated School Boards of South says his group pushed to include language in the bill that directs the state's attorney general to represent schools or districts that might be sued over the religious message at no cost.

"In God We Trust" was adopted as the U.S. motto in 1956 with the passage of a bill that President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law.