TYSON FOODS HAS ANNOUNCED A MAJOR EXPANSION AT ITS DAKOTA CITY BEEF PROCESSING PLANT.
COMPANY SPOKESMAN GARY MICKELSON SAYS THE EXPANSION WILL ADD 200 NEW JOBS TO THE FACILITY:
THE UPGRADE ALSO MEANS THE PLANT WILL BE ABLE TO HARVEST MORE BEEF CARCASSES. MICKELSON SAYS THE DAKOTA CITY IMPROVEMENTS COULD LEAD TO THE CLOSING OF TYSON'S DENISON PLANT, WHICH SUPPLIES CARCASSES TO DAKOTA CITY.
DAKOTA CITY WILL NO LONGER NEED THOSE CARCASSES BECAUSE OF THE EXPANSION.
DENISON EMPLOYS 400 WORKERS AND THOSE WORKERS COULD APPLY FOR JOBS IN DAKOTA CITY, WHICH CURRENTLY HAS AROUND 4000 EMPLOYEES.
THE DAKOTA CITY IMPROVEMENTS ARE ALREADY UNDERWAY AND SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY MID-2013.
Students in Sioux City public schools won't be seeing a documentary on bullying because of the film's R rating for foul language.
Superintendent Paul Gausman says the district doesn't show movies with foul language or graphic material, meaning "Bully" won't be used as an educational film.
He also says at 94 minutes, the film is too long to show. Parts of the documentary were filmed in a local elementary school, and one of the students featured is a former Sioux City student.
The Motion Picture Association of America has voted to uphold the film's R rating, sparking a backlash from those who believe it will prevent the film from being shown to students to demonstrate the impact of bullying.