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Joe Eickholt of Le Mars is the KLEM Citizen of the Day for Friday, September 23, 2022. Joe is a linemen with Mid American Energy. “Thanks for keeping the lights on in Le Mars.” He may pick up a pizza from Pizza Hut in Le Mars, a long stem rose from Le Mars Hy Vee Floral Department and car wash from 12th Street Touchless or Highway 75 Touchless Auto Wash and Pet Wash.
Cherokee County is the 4th northwest Iowa county to re-enact a burn ban. County Emergency Services say at the request of all fire chiefs, Cherokee County has been placed in a burn ban until further notice. Burn permits will not be issued at this time, but permits may be reconsidered...
The Democratic candidate in Iowa’s fourth congressional district says carbon pipelines have a failed climate record and are not the way to cut carbon emissions. Ryan Melton of Nevada is challenging Republican Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull. Melton says we are facing an existential crisis when it comes to climate change and bold action is needed. Melton says the carbon capture pipeline projects would be a boondoggle. He also says E-15 could be part of the mix, but says it’s time to develop other energy sources that aren’t an additive to fossil fuels. Melton was one of several top line candidates speaking at a gathering at Northwestern College in Orange City Friday night. The County Democrats from Plymouth, Sioux, and three other counties sponsored the event..