Alexandra Olsen


History and the holidays come together in Amana’s Christmas houses

Conni Doser started accompanying her mother to antique auctions when she was in sixth grade. It was there, in the midst of used furniture and Old World trinkets, that she discovered her passion for design and appreciation for vintage.

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Especially For You race director works to improve breast cancer detection in Eastern Iowa


For eight years, Michelle Cole has been race director of Especially for You, an annual race against breast cancer, founded by Mercy Medical Center and General Mills.

The race draws thousands of walkers and runners to downtown Cedar Rap ... »

Bodybuilders share health tips at Cedar Rapids’ Best of the Midwest

On Saturday, McKinley Middle School in Cedar Rapids was host to more than 60 freshly spray-tanned bodybuilders, who came to compete and show off their hard work at the Best of the Midwest Physique and Strength Championships, an annual show that attracts ... »

Iowa Catholics will honor 100 years since the apparitions of Fatima on Friday

On Oct. 13, 1917, three children in the village of Fatima, Portugal, claimed they were visited by the Virgin Mary for the sixth and final time. This Friday, millions of Christians around the world will celebrate the centennial anniversary of these appar ... »

6 comments you should hear from Tuesday's Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission's public hearing

Will they or won't they?

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission spent Tuesday afternoon in Cedar R ... »

WATCH: Iowa Master Naturalist shares her acorn dessert recipe for Wild Food Tasting event

As summer makes its transition into fall acorns begin to cover the ground of our local parks. Although there is an abundance of these peculiar little nuts, they can easily be ignored and quite literally stepped on by those who do not know of their poten ... »

Eastern Iowa animal rescue groups help save Hurricane Harvey dogs

CEDAR RAPIDS - James Jacobs opened the doors of a trailer Thursday in Cedar Rapids and was met with grateful gazes of 11 shivering pups.

The dogs, all rescued from Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, had come to the end of a 16-hour journey and ... »

Cedar Rapids’ Market After Dark continues to impress on its third year downtown

Even before the sun set at Market After Dark in downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday the streets were already crowded with music lovers, face-painted smiles and hungry food-truck patrons.

This popular downtown event, which drew an estimated 27,000 pa ... »

VIDEO: Linn County woman spending summer training an unwanted horse

CEDAR FALLS - Morganne Reinboldt grew up surrounded by horses at her family's hobby horse farm in the small Linn County community of Lisbon.

Her love of horses manifested itself at a very young age, after her mother promised a pony ride if she'd s ... »

VIDEO: Cornell College Summer Dance Institute offers students diverse learning experience

MOUNT VERNON - From each floor of Cornell College's Armstrong Hall a different genre of music bleeds into the halls from nearby rehearsal spaces.

Upstairs, six ballet dancers warm up to classical piano music and on the lower level a mixture of c ... »