A fire destroyed 90 tons of hay at a cattle feeding company near Norfolk, Nebraska. High winds fueled the flames at the Coe Cattle Company in a blaze that broke out about 2 p.m. Wednesday. 25 firefighters and six trucks were used to battle the fire. The Norfolk fire captain says it appears a hay grinder ignited the fire.
The cold weather is prompting more people to seek shelter in Sioux City. The Gospel Mission say it's seen a 10 to 15 percent increase in men, women and children coming in for a warm place to sleep. The mission has 68 beds for people and because of the cold weather 61 of them are occupied. The mission director says they can take more people in, but it might mean some will have to sleep on the floor.
Sioux City's city council members want a more detailed plan before they approve renovations for the police and fire headquarters. Officials say the 28-year-old building leaks and they are worried the moisture could create black mold. The parking lot is crumbling and a new boiler and electrical system have been requested. The departments are asking for about $2.5 million for the upgrades. The council will revisit the request in its upcoming budget talks.
Do you have a great idea for a business? The Sioux City Growth Organization is calling all entrepreneurs to submit ideas for the 2013 Innovation Market. It's a competition at the end of February to help grow local business ideas. First place gets a $5,000 prize. Second place gets $2,000. Every entry will get feedback on the business idea.
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