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Putnam County Power Plant to Close

HENNEPIN – The coal-fueled Hennepin Power Station is slated to close in an announcement today by parent company Vistra Energy.  In a press release Wednesday, they announced multiple plants in Illinois would be phased out in order to meet the requirements of the recently approved revisions ...Read more

Del Monte closes second plant in Minnesota

MINNESOTA – Del Monte Foods is reportedly closing another facility in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. According to media outlets, on Tuesday the company notified the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development that it plans to permanently shut down the 89-year-old plant at the end ...Read more

Del Monte to Close Mendota Plant

MENDOTA – Del Monte Foods will be announcing on Tuesday plans to close the  Mendota Plant by spring of 2020.  The 431 acre facility on the East side of Mendota has been a part of the community since 1949.  According to multiple sources inside the plant, the company says the permanent ...Read more

Peru Police Property Plans Presented

PERU – Councilmen discussed the proposed Peru police building at Monday night’s city council meeting. Representatives from  Basalay, Cary & Alstadt, Architects in Ottawa and MWL Architects explained that they were finalizing pre-design plans for the proposed building. Officials ...Read more

Northbrook School Welcomes 5th Graders

MENDOTA- Going from one school building to another can be challenging, but the Northbrook Student Council came up with a way to bridge that gap for Mendota 5th graders.  Principal Paula Daley said the students enjoyed games, team building events, plus had a chance to meet their teachers and ...Read more