MO State News

The Christmases We Remember

By Holly Thompson Rehder As a young Mama, I really worked hard to make sure my three babies received everything on their Christmas lists that we could afford. I have always loved the traditions of Christmas: driving around to look at people’s Christmas lights, baking cookies on Christmas Eve, leaving some for Santa with milk […]

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$1.5M from EPA’s Brownfields Grants will be used to train Missouri environmental workers 

LENEXA, Kan. – On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a total of $1.5 million in grants funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for environmental job training programs in Missouri.    These grants through EPA’s Brownfields Job Training Program will recruit, train, and place workers for community revitalization and cleanup projects at brownfield sites. Thanks to

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Ashcroft, Bean, Gregory lead the way to protect Missouri farmland

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, State Senator Jason Bean, and State Representative Kurtis Gregory are joining forces to shield Missourians from foreign land ownership deals that could impact agricultural farmland and military bases.   Bean and Gregory have both filed legislation that would lower the foreign land ownership percentage from 1%

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Missouri Corn Scholarship applications now available

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council are continuing the longstanding tradition of awarding seven deserving students $1,000 scholarships in 2023. Applications for the Missouri Corn Scholarship Program are now available for high school seniors and college juniors pursuing a degree in agronomy or related area of agriculture. “Missouri

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MU study suggests best practices for attracting new customers

COLUMBIA, Mo. —The holiday shopping season can make or break some businesses. A new study from the University of Missouri has found businesses that know how to leverage the enthusiasm of their new salespeople and the experience of their veteran staff will have the most success attracting new customers.   Srinath Gopalakrishna, professor and chair of the

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Prysmian Group to expand, investing more than $45 million and creating 60 new jobs

SEDALIA, Mo. — Prysmian Group, a leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industries, has announced it will expand in Sedalia, investing more than $45 million and creating 60 new high-paying jobs. The company will add approximately 115,000 square feet of space to its existing manufacturing facility and install new production lines, machinery, and equipment

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Bring in the New Year Safely!

JEFFERSON CITY — Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to make good decisions regarding their New Year’s celebration. No one wants to start 2023 with a traffic crash or DWI arrest. During the 2022 New Year’s period, one person was killed and 331 injured in 1,045 traffic crashes

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Coulterville man will become Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Dec. 22

JEFFERSON CITY — A Coulterville, Ill. man is one of 19 new troopers to graduate from the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy.   Jordan A. Koester’s initial assignment will be to Troop F, Zone 15, Callaway County, Mo.   He is scheduled to graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Thursday, December

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Final NFIB Optimism Index of the Year: Slight Improvement, but inflation remains a challenge

JEFFERSON CITY – Inflation remains the top business problem for small business owners, with 32 percent of owners reporting it as their single most important problem in operating their business, five points lower than July’s highest reading since the fourth quarter of 1979. The Small Business Optimism Index rose 0.6 points in November to 91.9.

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