House Fires Thursday in Independence, Waterloo

Firefighters extinguished a fire at an Independence home late yesterday(Thur) afternoon.  Crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the first floor of the home when they were called to the 800 block of Eighth Avenue NE at about 4:40 p.m.  They searched the house but were unable to find any residents or pets inside,…read more »


General Mills RWDSU Local-110 Reveals New Contract Details

Local 110 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), announced that over 500 workers at the General Mills processing plant in Cedar Rapids have ratified their first union contract.   The General Mills contract was ratified after three voting sessions that took place yesterday(Thurs). The General Mills contract will be in effect for three…read more »

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