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Proposed Sioux City agriculture expo center gets $1M grant

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SIOUX CITY (AP) -

The Missouri River Historical Development Board has approved a $1 million grant for a proposed agricultural expo center in Sioux City.
   The Sioux City Journal reports that the grant from the nonprofit group could help leverage state funds to help build the $6.7 million Ag Expo & Learning Center.
   Plans call for the center to include a 3,000-seat arena, a warm-up arena, livestock pens and a stockyards hall of fame. The proposed center would host equestrian competitions, livestock shows and other farm and agriculture-related events.
   The board is set to formally present the grant to expo center leaders at a ceremony Thursday.
   The development board's president, Mark Monson, said he hopes the grant will help kick-start additional private contributions for the center.

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