Morning Minutes: St. Elizabeth’s hospital moving, I-70 toll road proposed

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Here are this morning’s top business headlines from across Missouri:

Regulators approve move by St. Louis-area hospital

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital received regulatory approval to relocate from downtown Belleville, Ill., to O’Fallon, Ill., in suburban St. Louis. The hospital plans to build a 144-bed, $253 million facility in O’Fallon to replace its 303-bed hospital in Belleville.

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Bayer HealthCare to close St. Joseph plant, idle 130 workers

Bayer Corp. plans to shutter its animal health products manufacturing plant in St. Joseph and idle 130 employees. All operations except for a distribution center will close this summer.

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Senator proposes toll road option for I-70

A Missouri Senate committee on Tuesday heard another plan to address the state’s looming transportation budget woes.

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Recycling spotty, but showing growth, in St. Louis area

As the U.S. marks the 45th Earth Day today, there are big disparities in recycling rates between different parts of the St. Louis region, and the area as a whole lags behind other parts of the country in the prevalence of recycling services.

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Aramark officials address KC stadium food safety concerns

Officials from Aramark — the company that operates concessions at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City — visited Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday to address food safety concerns following the company’s second public issue with food quality at the stadiums in the last several months.

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