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    Cedar Rapids casino would have been rare “interior” casino
    A Creighton University economist who has studied the nation’s gambling industry says casinos like the one that had been proposed for Cedar Rapids are a rarity, because it would have been an “interior” casino. Economist Ernie Goss is co-author of a book titled: “Governing Fortune: Casino Gambling in America” and he says “a high proportion” […]
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    Iowa remains top egg producer
    Many Iowans will celebrate Easter this weekend by dunking eggs in colored dye and hiding them for young ones to find and place in their baskets. Katie Coyle, spokeswoman for the Iowa Poultry Association, says it’s one the busiest weekends of the year for Iowa’s egg producers.  “We see an increase in egg sales during […]
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    Microsoft to build second data center in West Des Moines
    Microsoft has been identified as the company behind another big economic development project in West Des Moines. The company will build a $1.1 billion data center on a 154 acre site in Polk County. Governor Terry Branstad was in West Des Moines for the announcement, made shortly after the Iowa Economic Development Authority approved just […]
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    Lawmaker objects to use of eminent domain for high-voltage transmission line project
    A retired utility engineer who is a member of the Iowa House of Representatives is raising concerns about a proposed high-voltage transmission line that is to be constructed across Iowa. Representative Ralph Watts, a Republican from Adel, objects to the use of the government’s “eminent domain” authority to seize property along the 500-mile route for […]
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    Iowa faces Minnesota to start second half of baseball season
    The Iowa Hawkeye baseball team opens the second half of the Big Ten race on today in a three game series against Minnesota in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes are 5-7 in the league race and coach Rick Heller says they need a more consistent effort out of their bullpen. “That’s where we’ve had some games […]
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