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GREENTOWN — Ranger Power, a Chicago-based solar development company, held an open house Tuesday in Greentown to receive feedback, provide information and answer questions about its planned commercial solar farm.

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Fairly soon, about 2,000 construction workers are expected to descend on Howard County to help build the multimillion square foot electrical vehicle battery manufacturing plant on the Kokomo’s far northeast side.

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What began as a love for horses turned into a passion for alpacas.As well as llamas.In fact, Tracy Wilson is somewhat of an "alpaca whisperer," one customer called her."I think if you are around alpacas and close to them for years, you learn the litt

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PERU — The Peru Board of Zoning Appeals approved a special use variance to allow a resident to operate an online gun store from her home, which is located in a subdivision near U.S. 31.

The city of Kokomo has received a $1.2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration for infrastructure upgrades to address flooding in the area adjacent to the historic Kokomo Speedway.

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday approved legislation that would fully restore local Delphi retirees’ pensions, which were slashed in 2009 when General Motors was bailed out from bankruptcy.

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When Laura and John Cardwell purchased Brookstone Office Suites on West Alto Road last year, the plan wasn’t to eventually become owners of a wedding and event center.

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The city of Kokomo is considering making more than a dozen changes to its zoning ordinances that, if approved, will affect future wedding and event venues, short-term rental businesses, pet boarding facilities and more, and give the city more regulatory power over such businesses.

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Shares of Twitter are down more than 9% in the first day of trading after billionaire Elon Musk said that he was abandoning his $44 billion bid for the company. The social media platform vowed to challenge Musk in court. Musk alleged Friday that Twitter has failed to provide enough information about the number of fake accounts it has. Twitter has said for years in regulatory filings that it believes about 5% of the accounts on the platform are fake. Twitter shares fell below $34 in early trading, far below the $54.20 that Musk agreed to pay, suggesting few investors believe the deal will go through.

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In response to higher natural gas prices, the Indiana Utility Regulator Commission this week approved a 16% rate increase for Duke Energy.

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DETROIT — FCA US, formerly known as Chrysler Group, pleaded guilty to conspiracy Friday in a scheme to deceive regulators about diesel emission systems on 101,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks.

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The city of Kokomo has broadened the type of business eligible for a federally funded revolving loan fund in an attempt to extinguish the remaining funds before it loses them for good.

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When Stellantis told the city in November it was considering Kokomo for the site of its new $2.5-billion electric vehicle battery plant, local officials went into full-on sales mode pitching the county for the project.

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Chicago-based solar energy development company Ranger Power has its eye set on nearly 2,000 acres east of the town of Greentown for a solar farm. This is the second such company hoping to turn agriculture land in the eastern part of Howard County into solar energy harvesters.

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PERU — A renewable-energy company considering building a 400-megawatt solar farm in Miami County has agreed to reimburse the county’s expenses to complete a fiscal and legal analysis of the project.

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PERU — A local businessman is moving forward with building a new campground and RV resort at the southeast corner of U.S. 31 and 24 after the project received a special variance.

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Haynes International reported last week during its quarterly conference call its second straight quarter of profitability as the company continues to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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