Morning Minutes: Utilities urge Koster to fight carbon limits, Menards to build Sullivan facility

Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, O'Reilly Development Co., and Menards
Photos courtesy of (clockwise from top left) Wikimedia Commons, O’Reilly Development Co., and Menards

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

Missouri utilities urge Koster to fight federal carbon limits

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has not said whether he will fight the Obama administration’s carbon limits, but the state’s utilities are encouraging him to mount a legal challenge. Read more

Menards to build $29 million Sullivan facility, eyes more Midwest growth

Menard Inc., the Wisconsin-based hardware and home improvement retailer, announced it will spend $29.1 million on a new manufacturing and distribution center in Sullivan. The 185,000-square-foot facility, located about 65 miles southwest of St. Louis, is expected to create 129 new jobs. Read more

$35.8-million senior citizen development planned for northwest St. Charles

Site work is expected to begin next month for a $35.8-million senior living complex planned for northwest St. Charles by Springfield, Mo.-based O’Reilly Development Co. Read more

With declining enrollment, Drury cuts 12 full-time faculty, reassigns others

Overall prescription costs spiked nearly 14 percent from 2014 to 2015, rising to $374 billion last year. That’s double the growth rate over the previous five years. Read more

Runners sprint across Ikea lot for place in line days before store opening

On Monday, days before Ikea’s opening in St. Louis, dozens of would-be shoppers sprinted several hundred feet across Ikea’s parking lot to secure a coveted position in line. Read more

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