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New MPD to cost 13.75M

March 10, 2015 Marshalltown city residents will have a chance to vote yes or no on a new Marshalltown Police Department building costing $13,750,000. That vote is set for May 5. more »»

‘No tax increase’ in Marshalltown

March 10, 2015 Citing a need to “hold the line,” the Marshalltown City Council voted not to increase taxes on Marshalltown property owners at its Monday night meeting. more »»

Area cities to see increase in state road funding

March 10, 2015 Marshalltown is due to receive an additional $496,936 as a result of a recent state fuel tax hike. more »»

Book savvy champs

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‘Bach in A Day’

March 10, 2015 The fourth annual “Bach In A Day” cantata workshop is taking applications for singers and instrumentalists for its March 21 concert featuring the music of Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach. more »»

US Justices won’t block trial in law school dispute

March 10, 2015 The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The U.S. more »»

More than 300 trees cleared for I-74 bridge project

March 10, 2015 BETTENDORF — More than 300 trees have been removed in Bettendorf as part of a project to build a new Interstate 74 bridge connecting the city with Moline, Illinois. more »»

GOP tries to undercut deal with warning to Iran

March 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers warned the leaders of Iran on Monday that any nuclear deal they cut with President Barack Obama could expire the day he leaves office. more »»

Chad and Niger troops attack Boko Haram extremists

March 10, 2015 N’DJAMENA, Chad — Soldiers from Chad and Niger launched the largest international push to defeat Nigeria’s Islamic extremists whose war has spilled over into neighboring countries, officials and... more »»

50th anniversary of Vietnam ground war marked

March 9, 2015 Sunday was the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the ground war in Vietnam with the deployment of 3,500 Marines. more »»

Sixth grader gears up for ‘Battle of the Books’

March 9, 2015 Avid reader Amaya Lauer, 12, will be competing in the “Battle of Books” bash today at the Marshalltown Public Library. more »»

Jeb Bush jumps into retail politics of Iowa’s caucuses

March 9, 2015 CEDAR RAPIDS — Since announcing on Facebook his plan to explore running for president, Jeb Bush has courted high-dollar donors in private rooms and luxury resorts, and delivered weighty speeches in... more »»

Iowa WWII veteran prepares to return to Iwo Jima

March 9, 2015 DES MOINES — A 90-year-old Iowa veteran will soon have the chance to return to the volcanic beaches of Iwo Jima where he fought with the Marines during World War II. more »»

Justice Department’s Ferguson report resonates across the US

March 9, 2015 By GENE JOHNSON The Associated Press SEATTLE — Felix Vargas read the Justice Department’s report on Ferguson, Missouri, and thought some of it sounded awfully familiar: a mostly white police... more »»

Russia charges 2, detains 3 in killing

March 9, 2015 MOSCOW — Five men were behind bars Sunday either charged or suspected in the killing of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, but details remained unclear in the case that has shaken Russia’s marginalized... more »»

Police headquarters building deficient, unsafe

March 8, 2015 At first glance, the modest brick building at 22 N. Center St. blends in with other structures throughout Marshalltown’s central business district. more »»

Legislators review session thus far

March 8, 2015 Proposed changes to Iowa’s weapons law as well as concerns about the state’s mental health care options dominated the discussion at a legislative town hall meeting Saturday. State Re. more »»

Budget finalized at council meeting

March 8, 2015 Significant decisions regarding the budget for the fiscal year ending 2016, and the proposed new police station are scheduled for the city council at its 5:30 p.m. meeting Monday. more »»



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