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News in Linn County, Iowa
OFF THE MAP: Buffalo Creek Park ‘somewhat hidden’
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:33:13 -0700
Editor’s note: Each week we target a town on a map of Eastern Iowa and go there in search of a story. We hope to discover and share stories of people and places we might not ordinarily take note of, but who make our communities special. Nature lovers in Linn County have a number of places to go. One of those places is Buffalo Creek Park, just west of Coggon on County Road D26, The park is 128 ...
Cedar Rapids school levy increase barely passes
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:23:14 -0700
A recount shows the Cedar Rapids school tax levy increase was approved by only a 31-vote margin, Linn County officials said.
Farmland rental rates rise in Iowa
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:24:02 -0700
Farmers leasing land to grow corn and soybeans are paying more this year in Iowa than they did a year ago. The average rent for non-irrigated cropland is $260 per acre this year, up $5 from 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rents ranged from an average of $149 per acre in Appanoose County to $322 per acre in Grundy County. In the ...
Former Cedar Rapids council memberseeks Linn County supervisor seat
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:47:53 -0700
CEDAR RAPIDS — Tom Podzimek, a former two-term, at-large Cedar Rapids City Council member, is running for the District 1 seat on the Linn County Board of Supervisors. Unlike city offices in Iowa, campaigns for county office are partisan, with Democrats holding three of the five supervisor seats in Linn County and all the other elected county offices: sheriff, county attorney, auditor, treasurer ...
Linn County trial involving HIV-related charge on hold
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:54:16 -0700
CEDAR RAPIDS — A judge granted a motion of stay and delayed a trial set to start Monday for a man accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 2011, which will allow his attorneys to file an interlocutory appeal with the Iowa Supreme Court. Last week, a different judge ruled a prosecutor could amend charges against Eddie Jones, 37, of Cedar Rapids, initially filed in 2012 of the now repealed ...
Linn sales-tax change makes for winners and losers
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:33:55 -0700
CEDAR RAPIDS — Getting voters to approve the 1 percent local-option sales tax in the metro area here has been no picnic. When in place, though, the tax has delivered a pretty predictable, stable stream of annual income to cities in Linn County and to the Linn County Board of Supervisors. Until now. A little noticed change in how the revenue is distributed among Linn County jurisdictions suddenly ...
Iowa railroad bridge damaged in Linn County fire
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:15:21 -0700
COGGON, Iowa (AP) — A railroad spokesman says a historic Iowa bridge that ignited this week is now in need of repair. Canadian National Railway spokesman Mark Hallman told KCRG-TV (http://bit.ly/1u3P6GS ) Thursday that the repairs to the Buffalo Creek bridge aren't expected to delay traffic.
Liquid propane experts don’t expect a repeat winter shortage in Iowa
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:43:34 -0700
CEDAR RAPIDS — Iowa Department of Agriculture experts don’t think customers will see a repeat of high liquid propane prices. A wet harvest and cold winter last year created a shortage in the supply of liquid propane, sending the statewide average price to nearly $5 per gallon. State officials say this fall’s harvest, expected to be at least a double-digit percentage increase from last year. will ...
Linn County authorities announce robbery arrest
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:31:04 -0700
Authorities in eastern Iowa on Monday announced the arrest of a 20-year-old suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint.
Man injured in motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:32:54 -0700
A man has minor injuries after a motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids.