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Iowa’s senior senator has some harsh words for the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s because of its decision to release many small oil refineries from their obligations to blend ethanol into gasoline. 

The past few days have dealt multiple blows to corn farmers: on Friday, EPA granted 31 so-called “hardship” waivers. And Monday, a prediction from the Agriculture Department showed declining demand for corn because ethanol production is down. 

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Presidential candidate Kamala Harris is in Siouxland this afternoon.  After a stop at the Anderson Dance Pavilion last night she’s expected in Storm Lake in about an hour.   

More than 100 people showed up at the riverfront in Sioux City to hear her 3 a.m. agenda.  Those are issues keeping people up at night,  according to the U.S. Senator from California.

“How will we fight for the America we believe in?"   

"So, we can solve the problems that people face every single day.”

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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.

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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.

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Jun 8, 2017

Siouxland Republican Congressman Steve King says too much is being made of former FBI director James Comey's testimony to a Senate committee, a Sioux Falls area wind energy group wants to repeal new rules on where wind turbines can be placed, and  a UNO professor is offering free lectures on the August 21st full solar eclipse.

The Exchange May 17, 2017

May 17, 2017

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Coming up on The Exchange, we will talk about renewable energy in Iowa.  Wind and solar energy have expanded rapidly in the state and in Siouxland for residential and corporate use.  Wind energy is now used by Iowa’s largest utilities, with a goal of 100 percent renewable energy sources.


Despite the growth of wind energy, there are some who say the huge turbines are both a physical and mental annoyance.