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 »


Child Porn Convictions Land Two Iowa Men in Federal Prison

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) – Two Iowa men have been sentenced to federal prison in separate child pornography cases. Federal prosecutors for Iowa say 34-year-old Ryan Budde of Clinton was sentenced Tuesday to more than 10 years in prison for receiving and distributing child pornography. Budde pleaded guilty to the county in July.  Investigators say they…read more »


UNI Receives $10-Million Gift from David & Karen Takes

CEDAR FALLS – University of Northern Iowa President Nook has announced a $10 million gift to the university at today’s(Thurs) meeting of the Iowa Board of Regents.     David Takes is a current member and past chair of the UNI Foundation’s Board of Trustees and a 1981 alumnus of the university. The couple’s gift will support…read more »


Waterloo Discussing Return of Downtown Business Tax

Waterloo may be going back to the days of the special downtown taxing district, to help support the Main Street Waterloo organization.   The subject was brought up Tuesday night, as the City Council agreed to sign a new, two-year contract with Main Street and the Iowa Economic Development Authority.   Right now, the downtown promotional organization…read more »

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