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It was a Gouda Time at Mac and Cheese Fest

It's not every day when you get to check an item off of your Bucket List, but that is what happened last night at the Mac and Cheese Fest held at the Grand River Center in Dubuque. Listen: Interview with Mac and Cheese Fest Organizer Tom Rauen. Foodie Dreams Do...
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Dubuque’s Got A Sharp New Date Night

Free night? Check. Group of friends or a date? Check. Ice-cold Beverages? Check. Closed-toed shoes? Check. Hey, wait. Where are we going with this? Axes? Check… Wait. Seriously though! If you haven’t heard of Dubuque’s coolest new experience; it's Bustin’ Axe on Central Avenue in Dubuque. Think darts, but with axes, and knives, and saws, and cards? Yup! You can do it all with several different packages to choose from; all offering you an hour of throwing and enjoyment starting at just $20 and ranging up to $30 for some black light axe throwing. That sounds wicked cool.

Dubuque’s Mac & Cheese Fest Made a Delicious Return!

Thursday, May 19th, 2022 marked the return of a delicious event that has gone by the wayside the last two years in lieu of the pandemic. The Dubuque Mac & Cheese Fest came back with a roar last night with hundreds flooding the Grand River Conference Center in pursuit of some mouthwatering mac and cheese, great local beers, and exactly the kind of camaraderie that was sorely missed over the past couple years.

18th Annual High School Rodeo in Dubuque This Weekend(May 20-22)

See the rodeo stars of tomorrow this weekend at the Dubuque County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena. The 18th Annual Dubuque River Rodeo rides into town. See High School and Junior High cowboys and cowgirls compete during 3 days and nights of rodeo action. It all starts Friday night at 6pm with Jackpot roping followed by Open 4D barrels at 8pm.

Special Celebration at Dubuque Farmers Market This Saturday

The Dubuque Farmers Market will happen again this Saturday May 21, With a little something extra taking place. "Touch a Truck" The City of Dubuque is celebrating National Public Works Week, May 15-21, 2022. The week recognizes the contributions of public works professionals to the communities they serve. Public works...

Sampling Local Beers on Craft Beer Week (Part Two)

It's now come time for part two of my special Craft Beer Week piece. Earlier this week, I tried three different local beers, two from Iowa, one from Wisconsin. Now, I've successfully finished off the custom six pack I purchase in honor of this glorious week. After trying a Mexican...

Free Admission to Eagle Point Park in Dubuque This Saturday

The City of Dubuque has joined the National Park Trust and communities across the country in proclaiming this Saturday, May 21, as national “Kids to Parks Day.” In celebration, all vehicle entrance fees to Eagle Point Park in Dubuque this Saturday will be waived. Other opportunities to celebrate...

Did You Catch Dubuque on John McGivern’s Travel Show?

If you're a fan of travel shows, you absolutely should make a note to watch John McGivern's Main Streets. McGivern is a Milwaukee based actor/personality, who recently launched his own program dedicated to exploring the various quaint towns in the Midwest. He's probably best known for his role as Bruce McIntosh in the Disney movie The Princess Diaries, but he has also done commercials for the likes of Kohl's and Sears.

Planting Season: Keeping Yourself AND Farmers Safe on Roads

It’s that time again throughout the Midwest, and really any agricultural hub. As spring planting season begins, myself, and the Iowa Department of Transportation, is urging motorists and farm vehicle operators to exercise caution during the on-road operation of slow-moving equipment in Iowa. In case you haven’t notice, a 5-ton tractor and planter combo do NOT travel 65 miles per hour; but many farmers need to use those road ways to move between home and fields.

Dubuque Experimental Aircraft Association Guest Speaker

The Dubuque Experimental Aircraft Association has invited Doug Rosenthal as a guest speaker. This event will take place at Airport Hangar 80, 11052 Airport Road, Dubuque, IA. All Tri-State Area Veterans are invited to attend tonight (Tuesday May 17th) at 7 pm. The event is free to attend and so is parking.

Dubuque’s Riverview Park Provides Spectacular Views & Affordable Camping

The Mississippi Valley is as reposeful as a dreamland, nothing worldly about it...nothing to hang a fret or a worry upon." Life along the Mississippi River remains as Twain described it 139 years ago. While the river and the towns lining its bank may be tamer today than in Twain's time, there remains a calming allure to resting on the riverbank and watching it flow.

3 Women Injured by Knife at Large Disturbance in Downtown Dubuque Sunday

On Sunday morning, a large disturbance in Downtown Dubuque has left 3 people with knife wounds. According to the Telegraph Herald, Police Lieutenant Ted McClimon says 25-year-old Carteasia L. Carpenter, and 30-year-old Catrice S. Carpenter, both of 504 W. 17th St., and 19-year-old Jashonna J. Vaughn, of 2639 University Ave., all were taken by ambulance to MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center, where they were treated for their lacerations and released.

Current Dubuque Road Closures/Detours

The City of Dubuque must occasionally reroute traffic in order to facilitate infrastructure improvement projects or to respond to public safety issues. Upcoming and current Dubuque road closures will/are impact(ing) travel times, business, and residential traffic in these areas;. Pennsylvania Avenue will have an eastbound lane closure near Embassy West...

Water Leak Survey Planned for Dubuque Iowa Now Thru June 3rd

Dubuque residents will see their neighborhood fire hydrants receiving a “check-up” over the next few weeks as a leak detection survey of Dubuque’s water distribution system is conducted. The City of Dubuque has contracted with Westrum Leak Detection Inc. of Stratford, Iowa, to perform the survey, which...