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Linn County commission recommends denial of rezoning request for Coggon Solar project

The Linn County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-1 last night to recommend denial of a rezoning request for an industrial-scale solar project west...

City of Swisher saves more than $150,000 paying off sewer bond

The City of Swisher paid off a $1.2 million sewer bond nearly nine years early, helping the city save $144,038.73 in interest and $11,301.45...

UPDATE: Unions want Lee to fight takeover bid

The labor unions at 12 Lee Enterprises newspapers claim the newspaper publisher will be left “in ashes” if it is taken over by hedge...

New state grants available for process innovation and modernization

The state of Iowa is now offering additional grants to help manufacturers prepare for the future. The grants are part of Iowa’s strategy called...

Hy-Vee adopts seafood supplier code of conduct

Hy-Vee Inc. has announced the adoption of a new Seafood Supplier Code of Conduct (SCoC), reinforcing its commitment to environmentally and socially responsible seafood. Hy-Vee...

GoDaddy acquires Managed WordPress inventor Pagely

GoDaddy Inc., with operations in Hiawatha, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pagely, the company that invented Managed WordPress in 2009. Terms of...

MidAmerican Energy Foundation announces grants to Iowa organizations, communities

The MidAmerican Energy Foundation has released its third quarter grants, awarding more than $500,000 to 15 organizations across Iowa. The foundation, which is funded by...

Lee Enterprises fighting takeover attempt

Quad Cities-based newspaper publisher Lee Enterprises is fighting a hostile takeover attempt by New York hedge fund Alden Global Capital. The newspaper chain announced last...

Nonprofit organizations in Linn County join the global #GivingTuesday movement

Nonprofit organizations in Linn County are spreading awareness for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and...

Theatre Cedar Rapids installs hearing loop for audience members

A hearing induction loop listening assistance system from Glenwood-based Hearing Access Solutions is now installed in the Theatre Cedar Rapids auditorium, due to a...

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