Local

More Wind Power On The Way

Photo: clipart.com

More Wind Power On The Way

Des Moines-based MidAmerican Energy has identified the sites where the company will put up to 448 new wind turbines to generate electricity. Company spokesperson, Abby Bottenfield, says the project will created 460 temporary construction jobs.

She says there will be 50 permanent jobs created to keep the wind farms running. MidAmerican currently has one-thousand-260 wind turbines in the state.

They plan to start construction in September and the work should be completed by the end of 2015. MidAmerican Energy is Iowa’s largest energy company with 734-thousand electric customers and 714-thousand natural gas customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Recent Headlines

in Local Sports

Royals Advance In Playoffs

Fresh
royals

Salvador Perez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, capping two late comebacks that gave Kansas City a thrilling 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

in Local Sports

Vikings Keep Eye On Bridgewater

Fresh
vikingsbridge2

The Minnesota Vikings have not committed to Teddy Bridgewater playing at Green Bay on his sprained left ankle.

in Local Sports

Hawkeyes To Rotate QBs

Fresh
Football

Iowa offensive coordinator Greg Davis says the Hawkeyes are switching to a two-quarterback system.

in Local Sports

Volleyball Stars Honored

Fresh
gpacvolley

The week's top volleyball players have been honored by the Great Plains Athletic Conference.

in Local Sports

GPAC Honors Soccer Best

Fresh

The Great Plains Athletic Conference has named its top soccer players of the week in both men's and women's play.