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Project Liberty Grand Opening

Project Liberty Grand Opening

Emmetsburg, IA (KICD)–A day years in the making occurred Wednesday in Emmetsburg.

The grand opening of Project Liberty, $250 million plant that will make 25 million gallons of ethanol a year from corn cobs, stalks, leaves and other plant residue took place. POET D-S-M CEO Jeff Broin says he remembers as a teen, his father experimenting with ethanol production.

POET has partnered with Netherlands-based DSM Royal, whose CEO Feike Sijbesma says that preservation and protection of the world’s resources for generations to come is vital.

Sijbesma says while the production process is now licensed in the U-S, they hope it could eventually go global.

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Primghar Man Arrested

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A Primghar man is arrested after a traffic stop.

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UPDATE Fatal Accident Near Sheldon

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A Granville man was killed in a single vehicle crash south of Sheldon on Thursday afternoon.

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Martin County Prostitution Charges

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5 suspects, including a Jackson man are charged in a prostitution investigation.

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Veteran’s Memorial Objection

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A group says a veterans memorial in a Knoxville city park amounts to a government endorsement of Christianity.

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Former Remsen-Union Teacher Accused

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A former northwest Iowa school teacher is accused of being involved in a sexual relationship with a teenage student.