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News Minute: Here is the latest Missouri news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ameren Missouri plans to build a 400-megawatt wind farm in rural northeast Missouri, creating enough power to serve 120,000 homes within two years. The St. Louis-based company said Monday that its High Prairie Wind Farm near Kirksville will be the largest in Missouri. Ameren Missouri officials call it a significant step toward the company's goal of reducing carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050.

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a man's body was found in southeast Missouri and the case appears to be a homicide. Butler County Sheriff Mark Dobbs says the body was found Sunday near a rural road in the eastern part of the county. KFVS reports Dobbs said the deceased was the victim of an apparent homicide.

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri University of Science and Technology student has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the shooting death of her fiancé who was just a week away from graduating from the Rolla school with an engineering degree. Meghan Werner was sentenced Friday for a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter in the December 2015 killing of 22-year-old Curt Marzolf in the home they shared in Rolla.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A citizens' panel is offering two options for Kansas City to honor Martin Luther King Jr. The panel said Sunday it supports renaming Kansas City International Airport after King, with a second option of renaming 63rd Street, which runs east to west through both wealthy and impoverished neighborhoods. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is gathering signatures to rename the Paseo, a north-west boulevard that runs through the heart of the city's mostly black east side.

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