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Sioux City mayor predicts problems related to BPI closures

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Though based in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, with a plant in South Sioux City, Nebraska, BPI's reach can be felt in Sioux City, as well.

Local leaders say owners Eldon and Regina Roth have been good corporate citizens, contributing to a number of area projects.

Mayor Bob Scott says the company's closures will have an impact.

"It's terrible what's happened. You know, we're talking people's jobs, and families, and lives and that. It's unfortunate that this happened to them.  It'll be a loss to this community if they can't rebound a little further than what they have so far," said Scott.

In March, Sioux City held a rally for BPI, it's employees, and the community.  More than 10-thousand people showed up for the free LFTB burgers.

Scott says the city's also made phone calls, contacting Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack and other top ranking officials, and will continue to support BPI in any way they can.

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