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Box Elder tax increment program for biofuels company is on hold

Washakie Renewable Energy expansion

Box Elder County made ready to help a biofuels company’s expansion plans. But four years...

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Hotel to open in downtown Stillwater

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STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — When it came time for developer Corey Burstad to find a partner for his $13.5 million hotel project in downtown Stillwater, he knew a standard chain wouldn’t cut it. The space — the former Joseph Wolf Brewery block on South Main Street — was too historic and too unusual, he...


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Texas man continues family tradition crafting leather goods

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DENTON, Texas (AP) — It’s silent in the small studio on the corner of Bell and Oak streets in downtown Denton, except for the scraping of metal on stone. In the same spot where his grandfather hand-tooled saddles for four decades, Clint Wilkinson, 35, silently counts each stroke of a knife across...


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Tyler summer camp teaches students to pilot, program drones

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TYLER, Texas (AP) — Up, up and away! One Tyler Junior College summer camp is teaching students to fly. Drones, that is. The faces of seven little campers are set in stone as they concentrate. Their tablet’s Bluetooth connects to a small drone and the whir of propellers tells them they are ready to...


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Derailed train bursts into flames in southwest Indiana

PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) — A freight train derailed and several train cars caught fire in southwest Indiana, forcing the mandatory evacuation of nearby homes and businesses. The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement the train derailed Sunday evening about 2,100 feet (640 meters) west of a...


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Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

Gaming Disorder

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says some obsessive video gamers may really have an addiction. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. The statement...


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Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

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BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines,...


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GM to replace 3 sedans with 2, sink $175M into Lansing plant

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is getting rid of three Cadillac sedans and replacing them with two new ones over the next 3½ years. The company says it’s sinking $175 million into a Lansing, Michigan, factory to make replacements for the ATS compact, CTS midsize and XTS full-size cars. The ATS won’t...


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BC-TN-Tennessee Livestock, TN

NV—LS139 Tennessee Daily Composite Market Report, USDA-TN Dept of Agriculture Market News Reported auctions on Saturday, Jun 16, 2018, at Carthage, Crossville, and Greeneville. Receipts: 1,629 Last Week 1,979 Last Year 1,594 Compared to the same sales last week, Carthage: Slaughter cows steady to 2....


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Rent-A-Center going private in $800 million sale

NEW YORK (AP) — Rent-A-Center is being sold to a private equity firm for more than $800 million. The chain, which leases household goods on a rent-to-own basis, got a second offer from Vintage Capital Management for $15 per share, a 25 percent premium to the company’s closing price on Friday, and a...


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Overtime pay for prison nurses costs millions of tax dollars

CLEVELAND (AP) — Thousands of hours of overtime worked by Ohio prison nurses in recent years have cost taxpayers millions of dollars. The Plain Dealer reports overtime for registered nurses in the prison system has increased by nearly 60 percent since 2012. Payroll records show some prison hospital...


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