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Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press

Woman killed in work accident

Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.

Saturday night's accident at the Western Sugar Cooperative facility happened in a piece of equipment "quite a ways from the main factory" in a lift station that feeds water to where beets are dropped off by trucks.

The woman's name has not been released.

The cooperative, formed in 2002, includes 1,400 grower-owners who raise sugar beets in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska.

Gas plant OK'd

A natural gas processing plant could be operating in central Wyoming by the end of the year.

State environmental regulators approved a permit for the plant Dec. 12, clearing the way for construction to start.

The Converse County Natural Gas Processing Plant in Douglas will be jointly owned by Access Midstream Partners of Oklahoma City and Houston-based Crestwood Midstream Partners. An Access spokeswoman estimated that the plant will be operating by the second half of the year.

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