With the proposed oil refinery appearing unlikely now, officials in Union County, South Dakota are thinking about what could have been. Hyperion has allowed land-purchase options to expire on the farmland intended for the $10 billion project. County officials say they will miss out on millions of dollars in property tax revenue. The superintendent of the Elk Point-Jefferson school district says the tax revenue from the refinery would have been "way more than they would need."
A job fair in Norfolk, Nebraska for those who have served. Called, "Hiring Our Heroes," more than 30 employers from northeast Nebraska were on hand. Organizers say as military members retire from active duty or return from deployment, the demand for the skills they have is high. Another "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair will be held in Yankton, South Dakota Wednesday.
A proposed park to honor Nebraska's veterans is one step closer to reality. State and local officials gathered in Norfolk for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Heroes Park at the Norfolk Veterans Home. The park will be a place for the state's veterans and their families to hold get-togethers and ceremonies. Park committee members say they hope to have the park ready to open next year.
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