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Cedar Rapids City Council kills a proposed Cargill rail yard through inaction, but the company isn’t giving up on the project

Mayor Brad Hart said the proposal to allow Cargill to build an 18-track railyard would be the “most controversial decision” the Cedar Rapids City Council has faced in the last year and a half, but that decision never happened. The council never voted on the proposal that would have declared the rail yard an “essential service,” when it was […]

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Adopt or shop: The specter of puppy mills looms over local debates about pet stores

How does a dog become a pet? The ways in which an owner may meet their new best friend are as varied as dog breeds, ranging from a meticulous, months-long quest to claim a corgi from a rescue organization states away, to a neighbor casually asking if you want to pick a pup from their mutt’s latest litter. But debates around dog ownership […]

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Cedar Rapids City Councilman Dale Todd ‘gets shit done’

Dale Todd would rather not talk about himself. Sitting in Parlor City Pub and Eatery, one of his favorite places to grab lunch, he matter-of-factly acknowledged making history in 1997, when he became the first black person elected to the city commission in Cedar Rapids […]

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