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Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgKakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kakuzi Limited (KUKZ.ke)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileKakuzi Limited grows, packs and sells avocados in Kenya. The company also has interests in growing, cracking and selling macadamia nuts; growing tea and producing tea products; and growing and selling pineapples. Its forestry division produces a range of timber products which include poles, fencing posts, gates, planting boxes, trellises, doors and door frames and heat-treated pallets. Kakuzi Limited also has interests in livestock farming; primarily beef and dairy cattle. Its livestock operation offers a cattle breeding and management service and overseas the production and sale of halaal beef, offal, hides, manure and hay. Kakuzi Limited has operations in the United Kingdom and regions in Europe. Kakuzi Limited is a subsidiary of Camellia Plc (United Kingdom) and its head office is in Thika, Kenya. Kakuzi Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Does splitting bill in two edge Enterprise Florida closer to chopping…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter March 4, 2017 at 6:42 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Focus on FloridaHouse Speaker takes aim at Governor’s initiativesBy William Patrick of Watchdog.org You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 I watched Corcoran’s video and Scott’s video both. I like the Corcoran video better and the message better too. Started just like sitting at a movie theater with buttered popcorn and coke in hand. Had the movie-like film preview feel like you watch before the regular movie……what do you call those? If there is a tourist problem here in Florida now, and tourists don’t come, it will be from Trump’s travel ban that causes international visitors to be too scared to travel, plus some domestic travelers within too, afraid of being harassed boarding flights or profiled, not the elimination of Enterprise Florida or Visit Florida programs. Corcoran is calling it what it is…..corporate welfare. Mama Mia TAGSFocus on Florida Previous articleSolar Bears game against Greenville moved from SundayNext articleGoogle to Launch Live TV Streaming Service with YouTube TV Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 1 COMMENT William Patrick is Watchdog.org’s Florida reporter. His work has been featured by Fox News, the Drudge Report, and Townhall.com, as well as other national news and opinion websites. He’s also been cited and reposted by numerous state news organizations, including Florida Trend, Sunshine State News and the Miami Herald, and is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Florida Press Association.  Please enter your name here Democratic lawmaker David Richardson appears to be getting his Enterprise Florida wish from his conservative House colleagues.The Miami Beach state rep won’t be getting a grant from the taxpayer-supported economic incentive organization; rather he’ll soon have a chance to help abolish it.House leadership, headed by Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’Lakes, will be splitting a bill aimed at eliminating Enterprise Florida and reducing Visit Florida’s taxpayer-funded tourism marketing budget by 67 percent into two bills. The move incorporates feedback from a House Appropriations Committee last week.“I have very little good to say about Enterprise Florida and the way it has been conducted in the past,” Richardson said during the committee meeting, echoing sentiments from the organization’s toughest critics.State House Speaker Richard Corcoran, R-Land O’ LakesBut after recounting several issues, such as the public-private partnership’s 90-10 taxpayer-to-private funding ratio, poor performance and a cash “slush fund” used to purchase furniture and pay for travel, Richardson voted against cutting Enterprise Florida.He disagreed with the proposed funding reduction on Visit Florida, so said he had no other choice but to cast a dissenting vote because the two organizations were packaged together.“But if you pull out Enterprise Florida … I’d be happy to kill it for you,” he said.Splitting the bill in two also honors Rep. Paul Renner’s, R-Palm Coast, commitment to Democratic Minority Leader Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, to allow for further debate on Visit Florida funding. With that promise, Cruz, the highest ranking House Democrat, voted to eliminate Enterprise Florida last week.Richardson, Cruz and other Democrats will have an opportunity to vote with their GOP counterparts, perhaps by late next week.HB 7005 is scheduled to be split on Monday in the House Rules and Policy Committee. All references to Visit Florida will be moved to a new bill, HB 9, and the remaining language would eliminate Enterprise Florida, as well as the Office of Film and Entertainment and 22 other incentive programs.The formal legislative session begins Tuesday, and House lawmakers could schedule floor votes on both bills before the end of the week.Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, is vehemently opposed to eliminating Enterprise Florida and reducing funding for Visit Florida. Scott wants $85 million and $76 million for the taxpayer-supported organizations, respectively, this year.Corcoran and Scott released dueling videos last week in an attempt to build public support for their positions. Corcoran’s message, Session is Coming, focuses on ridding the legislature of “corporate welfare,” while Scott’s Fighting for Florida Jobs features business leaders and economic development officials touting the benefits of public assistance.last_img read more

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Commentary: Myth Madness: The Barrier to Informed Food Shopping

first_imgHome Commentary Commentary: Myth Madness: The Barrier to Informed Food Shopping Facebook Twitter No another aspect of agriculture is surrounded by more myths, misinformation, misunderstanding, and downright lies than biotechnology, aka GMOs. This has happened primarily because well-funded and organized activist groups have engaged in a long-running, smear campaign against GMOs. It has been exacerbated by social media morons who click “like” and “share” without checking the facts or the source from which the information has come. The biotech industry also bears some responsibility for the myth mess because they first ignored consumers and then baffled them with complex scientific gobbledygook.  Now it is time to move beyond all that, set the record straight, and give consumers some practical answers about the food they buy every day.The website GMO Answers recently put out list of some of the most common myths about GMOs. One of the most popular was that almost all food products contain GMOs. This is not the case; in fact, on average only 5 items in your average produce section might be genetically modified. These include potatoes, sweet corn, summer squash, papaya, and perhaps some of the new variety of apples.  That’s it! None of the other products can be GMO because there are no GMO varieties available.  Even your seedless watermelons are not GMO; they were developed with traditional, plant breeding methods. There are also many products that are labeled “GMO free” that could not be anything else because they don’t have genes. For example, water or salt have no DNA so no GMO.Another common GMO myth is that GMO products are drenched with chemicals. This is ironic because the reality is just the opposite.  Products raised with biotechnology require less chemical application. The average GMO soybean field is sprayed with about 22 oz of active ingredients per acre.  Industry figures show that, over the past 20 years, biotechnology has reduced chemical application by over 8%. GMO technology also requires fewer trips across a field which helps reduce the carbon footprint of agriculture.Another misconception is that because cows, pigs, or chickens eat GMO grain, then their meat or milk is GMO. This is not true.  Scientists examined meat and milk down to the molecular level and found no traces of GMO material in the meat or milk. So, to say milk is GMO free is correct, because ALL milk and yogurt is GMO free.While uninformed consumers are trying to avoid GMOs, some are beginning to seek out GMO products. Take beer drinkers, for example. The craft beer industry is booming. There are over 100 craft brewers in Indiana alone. The primary ingredient in beer is hops, and craft been contain a large amount of hops which is what gives them their very robust and distinct flavor.  Yet, hops are not easy to grow. They take a lot of labor and a whole lot of water.  An average of 50 pints of H2O goes into growing enough hops for just one pint of beer. But some brewers are experimenting with GMO hops. They require less water and, thus, are easier and less costly to produce. This will help sustain the supply of good craft beer and keep the cost down — a noble cause indeed.The list of GMO myths is long and varied. There are people who are comfortable believing their myth and don’t want to be disturbed ty the truth. But when you see a GMO myth, get the truth out and bust the myth. You owe it to your industry, and it is your humanitarian duty to help those poor, ignorant saps who believe what they see on social media. Simply getting the truth out there about what food has been genetically modified and what has not is the first step to real  understanding by consumers.  The science and safety come later, but helping shoppers feel comfortable about making informed choices, based on actual facts, is the place to start.By Gary Truitt SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for April 2, 2018Next articleNew Dairy Products Under the Golden Arches Will Boost Demand Gary Truitt SHARE Commentary: Myth Madness: The Barrier to Informed Food Shopping Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Apr 1, 2018 last_img read more

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Bayer Announces 2019 Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions Platform and…

first_img Facebook Twitter Previous articleSenator Grassley Pessimistic About a Farm Bill in 2018 on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleSoil Health Demonstrations, Seminars, and Chats at Indiana Farm Expo Hoosier Ag Today By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 15, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News Bayer Announces 2019 Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions Platform and Incentives SHARE Bayer Announces 2019 Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions Platform and Incentives SHARE For more than a decade, thousands of farmers across the country have utilized Roundup Ready PLUS® Crop Management Solutions for weed control recommendations and incentives to utilize residual herbicides as part of an integrated weed management system. Bayer announced yesterday a more robust, and simplified, Roundup Ready PLUS program for the 2019 season.Bayer has made a concerted effort to simplify the program, breaking the incentives down into a three-step process, allowing growers to control weeds and cash-in on easy-to-earn incentives.Step 1: Grower purchases a qualifying Roundup® brand agricultural herbicide.Step 2: Growers can earn $2/acre on each qualifying residual herbicide purchase (maximum of four applications per qualifying Roundup brand agricultural herbicide application).Step 3: Growers can earn up to $2/acre for purchasing additional herbicides or crop protection products, such as XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip® Technology.“Growers trust Roundup Ready PLUS to provide high performing weed management recommendations and valuable incentives,” said Scott Burchette, Bayer Crop Protection Systems Lead. “Growers have a lot of choices to make, and this simplified Roundup Ready PLUS program makes it easier to choose the right products and the right incentives.”New to the platform this year, Bayer will be adding additional products from their crop protection portfolio, including herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators.“Through Roundup Ready PLUS, growers and retailers will have the opportunity to experience Bayer’s portfolio firsthand,” said Robert Schrick, Bayer Strategic Business Lead. “By combining Bayer’s expansive crop protection portfolio with Roundup brand agricultural herbicides and XtendiMax herbicide brand, Bayer can offer growers great products and a full farm solution in way that we couldn’t before.”Roundup Ready PLUS Crop Management Solutions was developed in conjunction with leading academics and industry partners to help farmers improve their weed control, especially tough-to-manage and glyphosate resistant weeds. The Roundup Ready PLUS website includes an incentive calculator, as well as weed management recommendations by crop. To see a full list of eligible products, or for more information about the Roundup Ready PLUS program, visit RoundupReadyPLUS.com.Source: Bayer Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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San Gabriel Valley Mosquito Populations Exploding Early Due to Hot, Dry Winter

first_img Make a comment Subscribe Vector control specialists at the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District say they are responding to an abnormally high volume of mosquito calls.Disease surveillance teams are concerned about finding larger than normal mosquito populations so early in the year.Although most Pasadenans enjoy the balmy winter weather, the heat and lack of rain creates a perfect environment for mosquitoes.A typical winter in Los Angeles gives vector control agencies a break from the dangerous pests because the cooler temperatures slow down their development. However, this winter is unusual. The average daytime temperature, so far, in February is about 80 degrees and mosquitoes are already out in full force.“We are about a month ahead of our typical mosquito season. Our specialists are finding mosquitoes in sites that usually are not active until late March or even April.” says Jason Farned, Public Information Officer for the San Gabriel Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District. The District attributes this population boom to not only the recent heat but also the lack of rain. Farned explains, “Mosquitoes need sources of standing water to develop. In a typical winter, rain washes away debris so fewer sources are created. With so little rain this year small pockets of water are trapped by debris in storm drains and gutters. The recent storm dropped enough precipitation to fill empty swimming pools and all of these factors create a perfect habitat for mosquitoes.”The early emergence of large numbers of mosquitoes is a big concern for the District for a many reasons. Large populations of mosquitoes increase the likelihood that West Nile virus will be transmitted. Another concern is acceleration in the expansion of invasive species like Asian tiger mosquitoes.The District has adjusted its operations to meet this accelerated timeline and is asking all residents to immediately eliminate all sources of standing water (no matter how small) where mosquitoes might grow and protect themselves from mosquito bites. Here are some tips to follow:• Examine property regularly to identify, DUMP, or DRAIN standing water• Call and REPORT mosquito activity, especially when mosquitoes bite during the day• Call and REPORT green pools and standing water around neighborhood• Wear insect REPELLENT and LONG SLEEVES to prevent bites• Keep screens tightly closed on windows and doorsReport mosquitoes and/or request service by calling San Gabriel Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District at (626) 814-9466 or by visiting www.SGVMosquito.org. HerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business Newscenter_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena top box 3 San Gabriel Valley Mosquito Populations Exploding Early Due to Hot, Dry Winter Published on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | 3:35 pm faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

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Flip Electronics, LLC Recruits Industry Veteran as Board Member

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleJoint feasibility assessment of Bionomics’ BNC210 and EmpathBio’s MDMA derivative EMP-01 treatment regimen for PTSDNext articleUnited Kingdom Healthcare Markets and Care Markets Service with Digital Archive – ResearchAndMarkets.com Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Twitter TAGS  Pinterest Flip Electronics, LLC Recruits Industry Veteran as Board Memberlast_img read more

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Council gets funding for Community Call initiative

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – April 10, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Pinterest Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Over €81,000 is being allocated to Donegal County Council as part of a nationwide fund set up by Government to support community and voluntary groups involved in the ‘Community Call’ initiative.The COVID-19 Emergency Fund will provide immediate and urgently needed funding totaling €2.5 million to local authorities across the country.The Department of Rural and Community Development has allocated a total of €81,759 to Donegal County Council which will now administer the funding to the groups involved in the Community Call effort. Previous articleEducation Minister expected to give announcement on examsNext articlePeople urged to take part in “Shine Your Light” initiative News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Council gets funding for Community Call initiative WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

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Man injured in Derry assault

first_img Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleFinal Glenties tally percentagesNext articleCricket: Irish Senior Cup Round 1 Results News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ A man’s been seriously injured in Derry after he was assaulted and struck with a van.Detectives at Strand Road are appealing for witnesses to the incident in Drumleck Gardens during the early hours of this morning.They say a 32 year old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was assaulted and struck by a van at around 1.40am.The assailant then made off in the van, which is believed to be a blue Vauxhall. Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford By News Highland – May 26, 2019 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Man injured in Derry assault Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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People can travel anywhere within their county under Phase Two

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR People can travel anywhere within their county under Phase Two Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – June 5, 2020 WhatsApp People will be allowed to travel anywhere within their county under a further easing of lockdown measures from Monday. It goes beyond the planned extension of movement to 20 kilometres.Cabinet Ministers met this morning and approved new measures to take effect from Monday that will allow people to move anywhere within their own counties.The original plan for phase two was that people would be allowed to move 20 kilometres away from their homes.But there was concern that for people in more isolated rural areas that would mean little change from the last phase.It’s understood the government has also approved scrapping the movement limit entirely from the end of June.While there has been proposals to examine opening pubs and hotels earlier than planned in order to allow them to try to make some benefit of the summer season.Those are among the major deviations from the roadmap plan originally announced.People will be allowed to go into each others homes from Monday in small, socially distanced groups.It’s expected playgrounds will re-open – and that there will be announcements on summer camps and visitation to nursing homes.A full announcement on the roadmap will come this afternoon. Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme center_img Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleFurther talks on how schools can reopen taking place todayNext articleBreaking: Ballyshannon testing centre to cease testing from today News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

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At least 25 state fairs have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19

first_imgABC News Photo IllustrationBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Normally this time of year, Stacey Pittroff-Barona would be in the middle of fair season. Her dad would be back from Australia, having run their carnival ride, the Giant Slide, and food stand, Cheese on a Stick and Fresh Lemonade, at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. August would see 11 days of the Wisconsin State Fair followed by another 12 at the fair in her home state of Minnesota.“I have grown up in the fair business my entire life,” Pittroff-Barona told ABC News. “That has been pretty much all we have done, is the fair business.” The Giant Slide celebrated 50 years at the Minnesota State Fair last year. The food stand has been a staple there for 40 years.This year, all three fairs were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.“Financially, it has been devastating,” said Pittroff-Barona.She said that as a seasonal employer, she wasn’t able to apply for a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program, and it’s hard to get grants because the businesses travel.“You fall into that hole where you can’t really apply to anything,” she said.So far this year, at least 25 state fairs have been canceled or indefinitely postponed across the country, as officials either deemed it too risky to hold crowded fairs effectively, or aren’t able to due to state restrictions on mass gatherings. That doesn’t include the hundreds of county fairs — some of which, like in Erie, attract more people than some state fairs do — that have also been canceled. Among the more than two dozen state fairs that haven’t been canceled, several, including in New York, Texas and Utah, are tentatively still on.In addition to its cultural and social significance, the state fair — a celebration of a region’s agricultural heritage — is a driver of economic activity. The Indiana State Fair, which has been canceled this year, typically hires more than 1,000 seasonal employees.The economic impact of canceling both Illinois state fairs in Springfield and Du Quoin is expected to be at least $80 million, ABC News affiliate WICS-TV in Illinois reported. The loss to the Des Moines tourism industry for canceling the Iowa State Fair has been estimated at $110 million, according to the Des Moines Register. The Wisconsin State Fair is the largest event in the state, drawing more than one million visitors. The economic hit of canceling that fair is estimated at more than $200 million, VISIT Milwaukee President and CEO Peggy Williams-Smith told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.The fair industry came to a dead halt in March, Marla Calico, president and CEO of the International Association of Fairs & Expositions, told ABC News. Since then, the largest event the organization’s nearly 1,100 members have in the books is the Delaware State Fair, kicking off July 23.Calico said there’s a “ripple effect” of fairs on the local economy. One ripple stems from the carnival operators and food stands that often travel from festival to festival.“They’re buying services in the community, they’re getting restocked on supplies, they’re getting their vehicles serviced — the ripple effect of this is immense,” Calico said.There are also the tourists who fill up hotels — last year, the Ohio State Fair had nearly one million attendees across 12 days coming from every county in Ohio, as well as all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico, according to the Ohio Expositions Commission.Then there are the community organizations — your Lions Clubs and Kiwanis clubs — that often receive donations from fair proceeds, Calico said.For now, Pittroff-Barona has figured out a way to run her food stand and give back. Since June 1, she’s been slinging corn dogs from the parking lot of her local VFW, and donating a part of the proceeds to the organization.The stand is scheduled to run there daily through July 25, with nearly half of her full state fair staff on board.“They’re pretty thankful to have summer jobs with everything that’s going on,” Pittroff-Barona said. “We’re not really running fair numbers, but we’re very steady.”Other Minnesota State Fair vendors have been popping up in parking lots and on roadsides for the summer, with state fair diehards creating a “fair food finder.”Wisconsin State Fair Park officials have also devised a way for would-be fairgoers to get their fair fix, with cream puff pop-ups throughout the state during the original fair dates, from Aug. 6 to Aug. 16. More fair-related festivities are in the works, a spokesperson told ABC News.Fairgrounds that have had to cancel other events due to social distancing orders have also pivoted to drive-in movies and concerts, such as in New York and Washington.Pittroff-Barona is hopeful that by next year’s fair season, she can go back to “business as usual.” For now, she is watching to see what happens with the Washington State Fair, scheduled to start Labor Day weekend. It’s typically their next stop after the Minnesota State Fair for the Giant Slide, which normally employs over 100 people.“They haven’t called it,” Pittroff-Barona said. “I’m holding out a little bit of hope that that fair will actually be on.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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