Mitchell Schmidt



Bids for North Liberty interchange come back favorable

NORTH LIBERTY - The construction of an interchange at Forevergreen Road and Interstate 380 in North Liberty will cost the state about $4 million less than expected.

The Iowa Department of Transportation, which opened bids for the project last mont ... »

North Liberty granted $3 million to prep road for GEICO building

NORTH LIBERTY - The state has approved $3 million in grant funds to North Liberty to help the city prepare for a new GEICO office building.

The Iowa Transportation Commission on Tuesday approved up to $3.07 million in Revitalize Iowa's Sound Econo ... »

Linn County sees big summer in road project spending

Linn County road projects this summer, at $19.1 million, will total more than twice what the county usually spends in a year and nearly triple last year's road funding.

Brad Ketels, Linn County assistant engineer, said an increase in available fun ... »

Alliant seeks $890 million wind energy proposal

CEDAR RAPIDS - Alliant Energy announced Thursday it plans to pursue another large-scale wind energy project that would add up to 500 megawatts of wind power in Iowa.

The request needs the approval of the Iowa Utilities Board. A decision is expecte ... »

Linn County rural precincts show best turnout in low voter turnout election

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County's rural precincts had the strongest showing in a special election that saw voter turnout barely surp ... »

Linn County voters stay with current representation plan

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County's representation plan - which dictates how county supervisors are elected - will remain unchanged.

At the 8 p.m. close of Tuesday's special election, in which fewer than 10,000 votes were cast, more than 71 percent of Li ... »

Solarize program hits benchmark in Cedar Rapids, Linn County

CEDAR RAPIDS - A Linn County effort to #x201c;incentivize#x201d; private solar installations throughout the county has reached its first benchmark.

James Hodina, Linn County's manager of environmental health, said this week the Solarize Cedar Rapi ... »

Voters get say today on picking Linn supervisors

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County voters decide today how future members of the Board of Supervisors are elected.

Polls for the special election will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Last November, voters chose to winnow the board from five superv ... »

Eastern Iowa Airport adds expedited TSA Pre Check option

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Eastern Iowa Airport has become the second facility in the state to offer travelers an expedited means to board their flight.

On Thursday, officials with the Transportation Security Administration unveiled their TSA Pre Check pr ... »

Linn County supervisors pledge support for Paris accord climate agreement

CEDAR RAPIDS - While President Donald Trump has said he plans to pull out of the Paris climate accord, Linn County Supervisors say they're still committed to combating climate change locally.

The Linn County Board of Supervisors on Monday unanimou ... »