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Clinton School’s Royalty week comments from students & staff

In support of Clinton Schools Royalty Week, both teachers and students were asked about what makes them proud about their school or district.  Superintendent Deb Olson supplied us with some of those responses. » Read more..

State population grows slowly, paced by metro areas

From Radio Iowa – March 27, 2014  – By

The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimate shows little change in the slow growth pattern of the state. The coordinator of the State Data Center,  Gary Krob,  says a central Iowa county is once again the leader in growth. “Dallas County is the fastest growing county in the state of Iowa — had been for a number of years now — and at a significant pace too,” Krob says. He says it was “pretty significant” growth at 12.9 percent, with the next closest in growth being Johnson County at 6.3 percent.

Local numbers are included plus a link to the tables of all the details.

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Primary race set for Republicans who want to run for the Clinton County Board

There are five Republicans seeking one of the two nominations available to run for the Clinton County. Yesterday (Wednesday) was the deadline for filing nomination papers.

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Ten finalists have been named for the title of “Iowa’s Best Burger.”

This marks the fifth year for the contest run by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. This year, Iowans submitted more than 9,600 nominations naming 456 restaurants. See the finalists and more details-click ‘more’

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Alliant Energy reaches agreement to freeze base electric rate

from Radio Iowa – By Dar Danielson

 

Alliant Energy has finalized a plan to freeze its base electric rates through 2016. Alliant spokesman, Justin Foss, says the plan includes holding the rate and also an offset on electric bills. “In addition to the freeze, we’re also proposing a 70-million dollar credit this year to help customers out, to pretty much keep bills flat or just a little bit lower than what they were last year — for the rate wise,” Foss says.

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