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Next 48 hours crucial as Cedar Rapids braces for second biggest flood in its history

With the Cedar River already above major flood stage on Monday morning, Cedar Rapids is facing a dangerous period — watching the waters rise and eyeing temporary flood protections for any potential weaknesses needing repair or reinforcement. “If it works, we will have saved the city,” Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett said during a Monday […]

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LV Recommends: Sauce Bar & Bistro

When people ask me to recommend Italian food in Iowa, it prompts a string of questions that usually culminates in, “Do you mean real Italian, or, like, sickly sticky cream sauce and overcooked pasta like you’d get at a chain Italian restaurant?” Usually, thankfully, they mean the former, in which case, I often send them […]

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LV Recommends: Sauce Bar & Bistro

If there is a grapefruit-infused beverage, I’m probably going to order it. Overtly fruity beers should be illegal, yet I’ll drink an IPA with hints of grapefruit all day long. So it was with great rejoicing that I discovered my new favorite drink at Sauce Bar & Bistro: Rosemary’s Salt of the Dog features Hendrick’s […]

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