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Sugar Water Overflow
2:46 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Another Roquette Spill into Mississippi

The Roquette America plant in Keokuk
Credit Jason Parrott

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources blamed operator error for a 1,000 gallon spill from the Roquette America plant in Keokuk.

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Focus on Equipment/Machinery Maintenance
5:30 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

SCC Adds New Industrial Program

SCC Instructor Dave Rector

A new program through Southeastern Community College aims to address a growing need for local manufacturers.

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Roquette America Talks Future Goals
5:06 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Keokuk City Council Tours Industry

Members of the Keokuk City Council get an overview of Roquette America's history
Credit Roquette America

The Keokuk City Council got an inside look at one of the city’s largest employers.

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November 2012
2:47 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

In The Tri States

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from November 2012.  

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Shop Talk – November 20
11:01 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Journalists vs Spin Doctors

The panelists talk about the challenges journalists face when so many public relations specialists are working to put their own spin on events.

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2nd Attempt by Keokuk
7:42 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Mayor Requesting Penalty $$$

Keokuk Mayor Tom Marion

Keokuk is looking to benefit from a penalty to a local company.

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Violations of Clean Water Act
8:45 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

$4.1-Million Penalty for Roquette America

Roquette America's plant in Keokuk

Roquette America must pay a $4.1-million dollar penalty to settle allegations that it dumped industrial waste into the Mississippi River and Soap Creek.

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City Does Not Use Road
9:15 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Keokuk Seeks Compensation

Keokuk City Council

Several members of the Keokuk City Council are looking for some compensation for its generosity in regards to a new ordinance.

The panel has approved the first reading of an ordinance providing a special encroachment for Roquette America.

The company would be able to build its own road on an unused portion of Railroad Street between “F” Street and “H” Street once the ordinance is approved.

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Roquette Lockout
3:14 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Solidarity in the Gate City

Supporters of Local 48-G complete a lap through downtown Keokuk to show support for workers locked out by Roquette America

March 28 marked the six month anniversary for Roquette America locking out roughly 240 union workers in Keokuk.  Hundreds of people from throughout the Midwest met in the southeast Iowa city over the weekend to stand in solidarity with the union.  The event also served as a rallying cry for the working class.

Supporters  honked their car horns as more than 400 people marched along Main  Street in downtown Keokuk.

The  demonstrators marched from  the Keokuk Labor Temple to the intersection  of 14th and Main and  back, carrying signs and chanting.

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