Missouri Minute: Developers plan $300 million hockey redevelopment in KC; Ameren building new solar field in St. Louis

Here are today’s top headlines from across Missouri:

Developers plan $300 million project with hockey arena in KC suburb

Developers want to convert the site in suburban Kansas City that once housed the Great Mall of the Great Plains into a $300 million mixed-use project featuring a 4,000-seat hockey arena. The Salt Lake City-based Woodbury Corp. announced Tuesday that it is under contract to purchase the 100-acre site for the new development, called Mentum. Read more

Ameren building new solar field near St. Louis airport

Ameren Missouri is constructing a solar facility near St. Louis Lambert International Airport that will allow small businesses and residential customers to use renewable energy without having to install their own solar panels. The St. Louis-based utility will construct a one-megawatt facility that could be operational as soon as next summer, according to a Wednesday announcement. Read more

Survey: Missouri near top of ranking for doctors accepting Medicare

With open enrollment for Medicare plans starting this week, Missourians are more likely than residents of most states to find physicians that accept all Medicare plans. About 86 percent of Missouri doctors accept all Medicare plans, according to a survey from health care firm Merritt Hawkins. That’s the sixth-highest rate nationally.Read more

Parent company of St. Louis communications firms cutting 7,000 jobs

The parent company of two St. Louis-based communications firms is cutting about 7 percent of its global workforce. New York-based Omnicom, which owns public relations firm FleishmanHillard and advertising agency Rogers Townsend, announced Tuesday that it’s shedding about 7,000 employees worldwide. Read more

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