Linn County Area

Linn supervisors oblige critics on closed county home again

CEDAR RAPIDS - One irritant for critics who want to reduce the Linn County Board of Supervisors from five full-time members to three is the board's ... »

Cedar Rapids, soccer club reach compromise on new facility design

CEDAR RAPIDS - It has been a surprising, if instructive, dust up for a spot so nearly in the middle of nowhere on the farthest northwest edge of th ... »

GoDaddy eyes $6 million expansion

HIAWATHA - GoDaddy is eyeing a $6 million expansion and renovation of its Hiawatha facility, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance announced Thu ... »

Jindal decries ‘soap opera’ of Democratic Party

MARION - Conceding that #x201c;talking about Donald Trump is the gold standard for making news these days,#x201d; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal threa ... »

New Northwest Rec Center a last and a first for Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - City and school officials as well as residents and children in the Harrison Elementary School neighborhood broke ground Wednesday fo ... »

North Liberty to take fresh look at transit

North Liberty officials are looking to invest $50,000 into studying and implementing an experimental intracity transit program to address unmet tra ... »

Cedar Rapids puts freeze on new hires as it awaits fate of traffic cameras

CEDAR RAPIDS - Five weeks ago, the City Council emerged from a closed-door meeting with grit and certainty about suing the Iowa Department of Trans ... »

Marion bike underpass closes lanes on Highway 13

MARION - Workers closed off portions of Highway 13 this week as part of the second portion of a multiphase, long-term project to create a trail net ... »

Marion acts to preserve ash trees

MARION - The city is taking its first step toward preserving ash trees in parks, awarding a nearly $12,000 contract to a company that will apply in ... »

Unionized Linn prosecutors secure 7.45% wage boost

CEDAR RAPIDS - Fifteen assistant Linn County attorneys, who have organized into a new labor union bargaining unit to improve their pay, secured a p ... »

With growth, new study looks at passenger rail

IOWA CITY - Creating passenger rail from Iowa City to Cedar Rapids will get another look.

The Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, or CRANDIC, ... »

A year after son’s death in C.R. flash flooding, father seeks to prevent future tragedies

CEDAR RAPIDS - Today marks the last of a year of firsts for Mark Blake that no one would wish on any parent.

A first Thanksgiving and first C ... »

Cedar Rapids takes on vacant, neglected properties

CEDAR RAPIDS - Dora Lorenc and Bill Ingledue have created something of a fortress paradise with a sprawling garden, strawberry and raspberry patche ... »

Loebsack endorses Vernon for 1st District nomination

DES MOINES - A day after one of her competitors dropped out of the race, Monica Vernon landed the endorsement of next-door U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack. ... »

Linn County officials: Let us set our own pay

CEDAR RAPIDS - All five Linn County supervisors want the Legislature to get rid of county compensation boards.

Sen. David Johnson, a Republi ... »