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Waterloo to Spend More Money on Parking System; Morrissey Calls for Discussion on Removing Meters

Waterloo to Spend More Money on Parking System; Morrissey Calls for Discussion on Removing Meters

Waterloo (3rd Ward) Councilman Pat Morrissey last(Mon) night brought up the idea of removing downtown parking meters, during a discussion about replacing parking ramp equipment. Waterloo City Council members voted 6-1 to approve a $186,000 contract with Park-Inc. of Des Moines to provide and install a new parking control and payment collection system at the…Read more »

Hy-Vee Reduces Overnight Business Hours in Eastern Iowa Stores

Hy-Vee Reduces Overnight Business Hours in Eastern Iowa Stores

A major Midwest grocery retailer is trimming back its hours starting this month. Hy-Vee locations in Cedar Rapids, Marion, Iowa City, Waterloo, and Dubuque will be closed overnight starting next Monday.    Hours will vary somewhat by store and city, according to Christina Gayman, director of public relations for Hy-Vee. These will be the new hours…Read more »

Serious Winter Weather On its Way; Snow, Ice and Snow Again

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG Weather Lab) – Much of eastern Iowa is under a Winter Storm Warning, Winter Storm Watch and Winter Weather Advisory as another system looks to bring snow and mixed precipitation today(Fri)  into tomorrow(Sat). Several school districts around eastern Iowa have altered their schedules ahead of the snow.  First Alert Storm Team…Read more »

Developers Want Casino Complex at Des Moines Airport

Developers Want Casino Complex at Des Moines Airport

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – A development group that wants to build a $225 million casino and hotel at the Des Moines airport says the project would help pay for a planned new terminal. Highview Development Group presented the plan to the Des Moines Airport Authority board on Tuesday.  The complex would include a 350-room…Read more »

Waterloo Council Could Approve Convention Ctr. Management Contract Tonight

The Waterloo City Council will talk about it first in a 4 o’clock work session this(Mon) afternoon…then, during the regular meeting tonight(Mon), members will be asked to vote on a five-year contract with a Philadelphia-based company to run the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center, downtown.     Under the proposed deal, Spectra Venue Management would be…Read more »