Pipeline safety program set for farmers

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Alliant Energy is encouraging farmers, land owners, tiling companies and contractors to attend a series of pipeline safety programs scheduled in March in four locations around the state.

The program is designed to inform those who work in agriculture about digging and operating safely near pipelines. It a partnership between Iowa One Call, the service that locates and marks underground pipes and wires, and the Iowa Pipeline Association, a utilities industry group that focuses on pipeline safety.

Meetings are scheduled for March 3 in Fort Dodge, March 4 in Mason City, March 5 in Williamsburg and March 11 in Glenwood.

They include a free dinner. Participants should sign up at the website: iowaonecall.com.

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