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'Market After Dark' returns to downtown Cedar Rapids after year off

It’s fall, and that means it’s the season for fun fall treats. Fareway dietitian Whitney Hemmer has a recipe for apple crisp and more apple facts. Benton Community beats Mount Vernon in a thriller 20-13, and extends their win streak to four. Tomorrow, Iowa will have exactly 12-hours of daylight...
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Cedar Rapids Schools Release Info About Ending Mask Mandate

Last week, the Cedar Rapids School District decided to reinstate their mask mandate. This followed an Iowa judge temporarily halting the state of Iowa's ban on schools being able to issue such mandates. The issue of masks in schools has continued to be a hot button topic this school year, with many parents coming down on both sides of the issue. Many wondered what it would take for the district to no longer require masks. Today, the school district sent out a letter to families outlining what would need to happen for the mandate to end.

One Of America’s “Youngest” Cities Is In Iowa

Who would have guessed a city in Iowa could be one of the "youngest" out there. A team at Coventry Direct wanted to know which cities are populated with younger individuals versus which cities are populated with older individuals. They decided to have this study take a look at Census data across the 50 major U.S. cities. Two Iowa cities made it in the top 20, and one made it into the top 4.
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Construction to Begin on New Cedar Rapids Medical Building

The ground has been broken on a new medical building in Cedar Rapids, which is expected to be the largest and most comprehensive of its type in Linn County. Mercy Cedar Rapids has long planned an advanced heart and vascular care center in the city, and it will be a reality sometime in 2023, thanks in large part to a family that made a donation.

Attorney reveals terms of Title IX settlement with University of Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa - (Iowa's News Now) — Iowa's News Now has learned what exactly has been agreed upon in a settlement between the University of Iowa and several female athletes. Attorney Jim Larew, who represented four Iowa women's swimming and diving who sued the university claiming Title IX violations,...

Iowa’s Largest Hospital Reports Staffing Shortages, Burnout Due To COVID

Statewide Iowa — As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations continues rising in Iowa, the CEO of the state’s largest hospital says he’s dealing with staffing shortages and burnout. Suresh Gunasekaran who heads the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, says the staff is straining with the jump in both COVID...

COVID-19 takes its toll on Halloween products

'Market After Dark' returns to downtown Cedar Rapids after year off. Thousands are expected to return to downtown Cedar Rapids Saturday night for the return of the Market After Dark. What apples, a favorite fall item, can do for your health. Updated: 9 hours ago. It’s fall, and that means...

Indianola Mayor and Council Release Statement Regarding City Manager

Indianola City Manager Ryan Waller has been named as a finalist for the job of City Manager for the City of Marion. Indianola Mayor Pam Pepper and the Indianola City Council released a statement regarding Waller’s candidacy. “The only downside of having a city manager of Ryan Waller’s caliber is...

Hinson, who considered run for Senate, says she’s behind Grassley 100%

MARION — First District Congresswoman Ashley Hinson has publicly stated she would consider a run for the U-S Senate if fellow Republican Chuck Grassley decided not to run again. Grassley announced early this morning he is running, and Hinson says she supports that decision. “I’m on Team Grassley, we need...

Some of the Oldest Stores in the State are Here in Eastern Iowa

Here in Iowa, there are quite a few general stores that have been around a LONG time. Some of them you may have already visited!. According to an article from Only in Your State, one of the oldest general stores in the state is the Amana General Store. Located at 4423 220th Trail in the Amana Colonies, the historic store has been in operation since the late 1850s! The Amana Colonies website reads: