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Shigellosis cases mount in Sioux City metro

Health officials said, there have been 155 cases of the illness since early October.
50 more cases have been found since.

Shigella is a bacteria found in fecal matter.

Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramping.

Siouxland businesses learn about the Blue Zone Project

Another Sioux City Business, joined the Blue Zone Project.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was Dec. 4, where the J-and-L Enterprises is designated as a "blue zones work site."

The Blue Zones project encouraged businesses, to make healthy choices easier for employees.

J-and-L has designated an area that serves as a gym, with a sauna where workers can retreat to blow off a little steam.

J-and-L is a staffing and recruiting company.

Branstad fights for Renewable Fuels Standard in D.C.

Iowa Governor Terry Brandstad testified in the Defense of Ethanol.

His plan was to scale back the ethanol mandate, by roughly 3-billion gallons next year.

Brandstad said, the move could cost more than 45-thousand jobs nationally, and cut the value of corn.

Iowa is the nation's leading producer of both corn and ethanol.

Templeton Rye celebrates one million bottles

A distillery milestone in western Iowa.

The one-millionth bottle of Templeton Rye was filled Dec.4.

It was an occasion big enough to warrant a visit, from Governor Terry Branstad.

The milestone was reached just in time for another milestone.

This is the 80th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition.

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