There had been concern that barge traffic would grind to a halt due to an ongoing drought, widely considered by experts to be the worst in decades.
POET Biorefining says all workers at the Macon facility will stay on, spending their time doing maintenance-related work.
Project averts for now halt to shipping on the river.
State climatologist Jim Angel says the timing of the drought, and the heat, were brutal on the crops.
Breaks in cold weather are not unusual but Ann Dettmer says there are other reasons we’re seeing about 20 breaks each day, thirty percent more than usual.
The older model Chevy Malibu was revealed by low water levels Wednesday at Sioux Passage County Park.
As shallow ponds freeze, that creates challenges. Extension livestock specialist Eldon Cole says some farmers already are hauling water.
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Barge operators along a key stretch of the Mississippi River braced Monday for months of restricted shipping as crews prepared to begin blasting large rock formations that are impeding navigation on the drought-plagued waterway.
U.S. Senator from Illinois announces private gathering with other lawmakers and business leaders on low Mississippi river levels.