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Propane dealer says high prices may ease within a month

The federal government is providing assistance for midwesterners hit hard by a dramatic increase in the price of propane in the past three weeks. The cost of the fuel that many use to heat their homes has gone from a little over one dollar per gallon to about five dollars per gallon. The price was driven higher by the extreme cold weather, plus the wet summer that had farmers using propane to dry their crops.

Mallory Industries plans to close South Sioux City, NE facility

Thirty-four people will lose their jobs when a South Sioux City, Nebraska company closes its doors next month. Mallory Industries makes window scrapers and squeegees. It plans to close shop on March 10th. City Administrator Lance Hedquist said there has been some interest from other parties in buying the Mallory building, but the company has not set a sale price.

Siouxland community spending millions on new project

The City of Norfolk, Nebraska will spend $3.6 million to bring a new employer to town. It's part of the deal with Texas-based Tejas Tubular Products, Incorporated to build a new plant that will eventually create 200 jobs. Monday night, the city council approved the funding. The state of Nebraska will also contribute $1.4 million. Tejas Tubular will invest at least $109 million in the project.

City council appoints Bob Padmore Sioux City's next city manager

Bob Padmore is Sioux City's new city manager. His selection was unanimously confirmed by the city council on Monday. Padmore has been filling in as interim city manager for the past six months, after Paul Eckert left the post. Padmore has worked for Sioux City for 14 years.

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