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Near Marcus, IA - July 7, 2020
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The state of Iowa reports seven more Iowans have died from COVID-19.  There are more than 400 new cases as well, including 9 more in Woodbury County for a total of 3,261 and 44 deaths.  Statewide there are more than 32,300 positive cases and 732 deaths.  In Dakota County, there are a total of 1,800 cases after three new ones were added today.

Nebraska has seen 20,100 confirmed cases and 282 deaths.  There have been 43 positive cases in Dakota County in the past two weeks according to the state’s coronavirus website.  And 58 in Thurston in that same timeframe.

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The Sioux City Zenith plant closed more than 40 years ago, but a New York filmmaker is bringing it back to life. Jay Shapiro has been in Sioux City this week talking with former employees and their families for a new documentary.  He has also been meeting with George Lindblade, who produced a documentary about the struggle to keep the Zenith plant open.  

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Xcel Energy said today the Minneapolis-based utility plans to retire its two remaining coal plants in the Upper Midwest by 2030, a decade earlier than scheduled, bringing praise from environmental groups.

Cultural Continuum 9-07-18

Sep 7, 2018

The Sioux City International Film Festival gets underway Wednesday, but there are loads of things to do leading up to that. Live music, BBQ, hot rods, a planetarium show in Wayne and a chance to audition for the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.