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Marion’s Legacy Manufacturing hoping to expand

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 1:04pm
MARION — Legacy Manufacturing Co. is considering an expansion to its existing warehouse in Marion. Officials credit “continued growth and success in restoring U.S. manufacturing...
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Under Armour flexes pivot foot as market evolves

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 12:36pm
Under Armour is the rare company that managed to turn a marketing slogan into a schoolyard chant: “We must protect this house” first surfaced in a 2003 television ad that ran a few years...
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Podast: On Iowa Politics talks special elections, new license plate designs, and Rep. Steve King

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 10:56am
On Iowa Politics discussed the results of the House District 82 special election, as well as potential challengers to Rep. Steve King in the 4th district. They also share their thoughts on the new...
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Things nobody tells you about starting a business

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 9:59am
When Jeff Quint was launching his first business, LiveWare 5, an education technology startup, with co-founder Bruce Lehrman, he quickly learned there are many things no one tells you before you take...
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Cyclist injured north of Marion after being hit by vehicle

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 8:22am
MARION — A cyclist was injured Friday morning after being hit by a vehicle north of Marion. According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, deputies — along with the Marion Fire...
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Friday Morning Read: Iowa State Fair kicks off, license plate designs unveiled, new Coralville cyclocross course makes its debut

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 6:53am
What to expect from this year's Iowa State Fair - The allures of the Iowa State Fair are many — the livestock shows, the legendary butter cow, the rotation of newborn piglets, chicks and...
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Fire causes $30,000 in damages to Iowa City home

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 11, 2017 - 6:04am
IOWA CITY — An Iowa City home sustained $30,000 in damages due to a fire Thursday night. According to an Iowa City Fire Department news release, crews were called to 2025 Western Road at 7:48...
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Slender Man trials’ juries will be sequestered

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 8:40pm
MILWAUKEE — Juries in the upcoming trials for two girls charged in the Slender Man stabbing case will be sequestered, the judge ordered Thursday. Defense attorneys for both Morgan Geyser and...
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Taylor Swift testifies in groping trial: ‘It was a definite grab. A very long grab’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 7:58pm
Taylor Swift testified in a Denver federal court Thursday about a 2013 incident in which she alleges former radio DJ David Mueller groped her during a meet-and-greet she held for fans before a...
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Coralville opens area’s 1st cyclocross course

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 7:47pm
CORALVILLE — An inquiry about a two-day biking event led city officials and volunteers to — in short order — convert woods and grassland on the southwest side into the...
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On a stick or in a barn, Iowa State Fair attractions captivate

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 7:16pm
DES MOINES — Five-year-old Barrett Clark stands 45 inches tall. The corn dog he wanted for lunch clocked in at 12. “Do you think you guys can handle a corn dog that big?” mom Naomi...
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Reynolds requests presidential disaster declaration for seven Iowa counties

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 4:54pm
DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a presidential disaster declaration for seven Iowa counties significantly damaged by severe storms...
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CNN cuts ties with commentator Jeffrey Lord after 'Sieg Heil' tweet

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 4:51pm
LOS ANGELES — CNN said Thursday it had cut ties with Jeffrey Lord, one of its most polarizing and ubiquitous personalities, after he used a phrase largely associated with Nazis in World War II....
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Loebsack calls Trump North Korea rhetoric ‘irresponsible’

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 3:57pm
IOWA CITY — Rep. Dave Loebsack sees North Korea as a threat to U.S. security, but the 2nd District Democrat doesn’t think the bellicose rhetoric from President Donald Trump is helping...
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Iowa City receives $50,000 grant for Riverfront Crossings Park

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 3:38pm
IOWA CITY — Riverfront Crossings Park got a financial boost Thursday in the form of a $50,000 grant to help create the park’s nature play area. The grant is from the National Recreation...
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Eastern Iowa groups sending support to Minnesota mosque after bombing

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 3:38pm
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Inter-Religious Council of Linn County and Cornell College’s Office of Chaplain & Spiritual Life are sending support to a mosque outside Minneapolis that was...
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Trump escalates rhetoric on threat from North Korea

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 3:08pm
BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Donald Trump again escalated his rhetoric about North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile programs Thursday, threatening that “things will happen to...
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Iowa City canning champ gets 100 blue ribbons at 2017 state fair

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 3:03pm
An Iowa City doctor who entered 187 canning competitions at the Iowa State Fair this week emerged from judging with 168 ribbons — 100 of them blue. Dr. Rod Zeitler, 65, an internist a Mercy...
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Trump attacks on McConnell bring rebukes from fellow Republicans

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 2:59pm
President Donald Trump aimed a fresh barrage of criticism at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday, escalating an extraordinary fight with a key Republican leader that could undermine the...
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Excitement building at new Liberty High School in North Liberty

Cedar Rapids Gazette - August 10, 2017 - 2:28pm
NORTH LIBERTY — With the first day of school less than two weeks away, Scott Kibbe says the excitement is mounting at Liberty High School in North Liberty. “It’s super...
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