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Dubuque and Cedar Rapids Awarded Financing for Flood Protection

A state board Wednesday authorized nearly 400-million dollars in local government financing for flood mitigation projects in six Iowa cities. The project in Cedar Rapids – referred to as the “granddaddy of them all” by the board’s chairman – is authorized for nearly 264 million in tax increment financing over the next 20 years. Cedar

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Cold Weather Returns with Snow Predicted Sunday

December started out much warmer than normal, but temperatures across Iowa are taking a nosedive. State climatologist Harry Hillaker says it all follows a November where the weather patterns brought much of the state cooler, drier conditions. Manchester received around three inches of snow and rain in November. But while some areas of the state


DNR Investigates Manure Leak Near Central City

The DNR investigated a manure leak Tuesday afternoon near Central City. Ralph Staal of Dairy Venture southeast of town reported the leak lasted about an hour. Manure traveled down a ditch along Waubeek Road about a half mile to an unnamed tributary of the Wapsipinicon River. The DNR says the producer dammed the tributary downstream


Two Injured in Clayton County Crash

Two people were injured in a rollover along Great River Road in Clayton County Sunday night. The Iowa State Patrol says a car headed south lost control and went into the ditch, hitting a roadsign and some trees before flipping over. Two people inside the car were trapped and had to be freed by emergency


Lange Wins Edgewood City Election

A special runoff election was held yesterday in Edgewood to fill a vacant seat on the City Council. Andrew Lange received 38 votes, while Nancy Burgett received 13 votes. Both were write-in candidates during last month’s City election, in which Lange received more votes than Burgett but didn’t get 25-percent of the vote as required

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Dubuque County Adopts ‘Smart’ 911 Service

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) – Dubuque County says it is the first county in Iowa to adopt a technology designed to give responders more information about families facing emergency situations. The county announced Monday it will make “Smart911″ available to residents who choose to participate by creating household profiles online at . The free profiles


Marion Man Shot In Weekend Hunting Accident

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — An eastern Iowa man was shot and injured during a weekend hunting trip in Linn County. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says 37-year-old Eric Harms of Marion was hit in the leg by shotgun pellets while pheasant hunting Sunday afternoon. Harms was hunting with 29-year-old Adam Bigley, of Cedar Rapids,

John Temeyer, Independence

John Leonard Temeyer, 84 of Independence, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Buchanan County Health Center in Independence. John was born on January 2, 1929 son of Earl and Lena Temeyer. He grew up in Independence and attended Westburg Township Country School. He was united in marriage to Louise A. Rhines on September 3,

Aldean Kuehl, Elkader

Aldean Kuehl, 91, Elkader, Iowa, died Friday, November 29, 2013, at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader, Iowa. Survivors include daughters, Jane Hallman, Rochester, MN, and Sue Stott, Elkader; grandsons, Aric (Sarah) Stott, Blaine Stott, and Craig (Shannon) Stott, Matt (Nita Khandelwal) Hallman, Stephen (Carrie) Hallman; granddaughter, Melanie (Nate) Herrington; great-granddaughters, Helayna, Hanna and Cadence Stott;

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