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At least 200 structures have been destroyed and 1,100 damaged after a dam on an eastern Iowa lake failed, unleashing a torrent of floodwaters, a spokesman for the governor said Sunday.

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Dam fails in Iowa, causes massive floodingupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 15:58:00

Dam fails in Iowa, causes massive flooding

Dam fails in eastern Iowa, causing massive floodingupdated: Sat Jul 24 2010 19:15:00

A dam on an eastern Iowa lake suffered a "catastrophic" failure Saturday, sending a massive amount of water into nearby communities and forcing residents to flee, officials said.

Dam breaks in Iowa, town evacuatedupdated: Sat Jul 24 2010 19:15:00

A 'catastrophic' dam break in Iowa causes a nearby town to be evacuated and the National Guard to be deployed.

Hope in Cedar Rapids as Washington pushes volunteerismupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 12:12:00

As the floodwaters rose by the hour, so did Bruce Vander Sanden's worst fears.

SI.com: Lee Jenkins: Angels running away from Red Soxupdated: Sat Oct 10 2009 02:09:00

They teach it in Salt Lake City, Little Rock, Cedar Rapids and 40 miles down the road in Rancho Cucamonga, a breakneck brand of baseball known as the Angel Way. It is highly entertaining -- stolen bases, hit-and-runs, speed merchants rushing from first to third in a blur -- but come playoff time it has been highly suspect.

Doc makes more cash selling clothes on eBayupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 08:48:00

As Dr. Jennifer Lickteig examines patients at the Linn Community Care Health Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, she's also earning money from a second career that has nothing to do with medicine.

Flood leaves boulevard of broken dreamsupdated: Fri May 15 2009 11:08:00

Doug Ward drives through a subdivision made up of rows of trailers. You can hear the sadness in his voice as he says, "This just doesn't feel like home." He longs for the life he lived before devastating floods destroyed his Cedar Rapids neighborhood.

Nostalgia grips flood victimsupdated: Fri May 15 2009 11:08:00

CNN's Ed Lavandera reports on how hard economic times are making it even more difficult for flood victims in Iowa.

CNNMoney: Job cuts mount: 8,000-plusupdated: Tue Feb 03 2009 19:02:00

Thousands more workers got bad news on Tuesday as companies in fields ranging from financial services to retail announced job cuts.

Former manager of largest U.S. kosher plant arrestedupdated: Thu Oct 30 2008 18:20:00

The former manager of the largest U.S. kosher meatpacking plant was arrested Thursday on federal conspiracy charges of harboring illegal immigrants and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft, federal officials said.

Time.com: Iowa Meatpacker Fined Nearly $10M for Violationsupdated: Wed Oct 29 2008 18:00:00

Iowa on Wednesday fined a kosher meatpacking plant that was targeted by a federal immigration raid nearly $10 million for alleged violations of state labor laws

People.com: Taylor Swift Donates $100,000 to Flood Victimsupdated: Sat Aug 09 2008 19:34:00

The country star announces the gift during a concert in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Time.com: FEMA Gets Better Grades in Iowaupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 14:00:00

The post-Katrina emergency management agency is doing better in responding to the Iowa floods. But there are still some complaints

Flood pics: beginning to endupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 21:17:00

iReporter Vivian Noble shares her pictures, videos and flooding experience with Headline News.

Iowa faces potential $3 billion in crop lossupdated: Sat Jun 21 2008 21:17:00

The flood damage to Iowa crops could reach $3 billion, according to the state's agriculture secretary.

Bush visits flooded areasupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 20:00:00

President Bush speaks to Iowa officials after touring the devastation caused by flooding there.

Time.com: Bush Tours Flooded Iowa Citiesupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 16:00:00

Carrying the painful lessons of Hurricane Katrina, President Bush said on a tour of Midwest flooding on Thursday that he is listening to small-town concerns and understands the exhaustion of rescuers

Time.com: Midwest Flooding Takes Heavy Tollupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 09:00:00

Neighbors in several towns that sit on the Mississippi River are doing their best to help each other, but there has still been a great cost

Cedar Rapids: Wet and ruinedupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 14:18:00

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as families start returning to their homes damaged by floods.

Time.com: Illinois Breach Forces Evacuationupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 07:00:00

Floodwaters breached another levee in Illinois and threatened more Mississippi River towns in Missouri after inundating much of Iowa for the past week

Flooding worries spread to other towns along the Mississippiupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 23:04:00

Iowa officials are concerned about towns along the Mississippi River as floodwaters in the state's eastern counties began to drain toward the river.

Time.com: Iowa: After the Flooding, the Waitingupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 19:00:00

As the waters crest and begin to recede in some spots, the state's beleaguered residents brace for what they may find

Floodwaters breach sandbags in Iowa college townupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 14:53:00

Floodwaters inundated Iowa City and the University of Iowa arts campus on Sunday despite what one official called a "Herculean effort" to hold back the water with sandbags.

Time.com: Iowa City New Front Line For Floodsupdated: Sun Jun 15 2008 11:55:00

Floodwaters were receding Saturday in Cedar Rapids, but as the Cedar retreated, waters in Iowa City had already invaded parts of the University of Iowa campus and weren't expected to crest until sometime Monday

Time.com: Iowa's Floods: A Midwestern Katrina?updated: Sat Jun 14 2008 15:00:00

Days after it rose out of its banks on its way to record flooding in Cedar Rapids, the Cedar River has forced at least 20,000 people from their homes

Extreme weather pounds U.S.updated: Fri Jun 13 2008 22:49:00

CNN's Susan Roesgen reports on a year of wicked weather and what may be behind it.

Time.com: Living Through the Iowa Delugeupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 18:00:00

TIME's reporter in Des Moines reports on the calamities of seemingly biblical proportions that have pushed the stoic state to the breaking point

Nature unforgiving on Midwestupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 11:01:00

The Midwest has dealt with all kinds of weather this week, from lightning to tornadoes to flooding.

Flooding batters Iowa, forces evacuationsupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 04:45:00

The worst flooding in 15 years has paralyzed large sections of eastern Iowa, with heavy rains and brutal storms leaving their marks from one end of the state to the other.

Time.com: Cedar Rapids Battles Historic Floodupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 20:00:00

The Cedar River poured over its banks here Thursday, forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 homes, causing a railroad bridge to collapse and leaving cars underwater on downtown streets

Time.com: Evacuations Ordered Along Iowa Riverupdated: Wed Jun 11 2008 19:00:00

Residents were ordered to evacuate low-lying sections of towns along the overflowing Cedar River on Wednesday

FSB: Mining profits from bleak broadcastersupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 14:54:00

Talk about going from media hero to digital zero. Broadcasters just can't seem to get any love.

FSB: Hollywood on the Plains: No. 21, Iowa Cityupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 09:57:00

When Stephen Jennings landed in California, he quickly shed his Iowan roots. His first job carried the only-in-L.A. title of "assistant flame artist."

Time.com: The U.K. Takes Green to the Extremeupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 17:00:00

With a wildly popular $100 million eco-education theme park, and citizens who self-inflict carbon-emissions caps, Britain aims to show the world how green living is done

What to Call Elsewherians and whyupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 13:21:00

While the meanings of monikers like Ethiopian, Hobokenite, and Earthling aren't hard to suss out, it's a little tougher to guess where to find a Moonraker or a Zonie. And why the heck are Oklahomans called "Sooners," anyway?

Dems reach out to Latinos in Iowa, but activists say not enoughupdated: Sun Aug 26 2007 21:46:00

Democratic presidential candidates say they are reaching out to Hispanics -- a group that could play a key role in Iowa's caucuses.

SI.com: Pop Quiz: Zach Johnsonupdated: Mon May 21 2007 13:24:00

Who would play you in the movie about your life? "From what other people say, based on looks, Joaquin Phoenix. Based on talent, Corey Haim."

SI.com: Master of the Elementsupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 10:48:00

From Arnold Palmer to Phil Mickelson, the Masters has a long history of decisive final-hole dramatics, but this year's tournament was a Masters unlike any other, and so the ending was destined to be a little messy. After four days of exasperating golf, it figured that Zach Johnson would win his green jacket while slouched in the locker room, averting his eyes from a television because he couldn't bear to watch his fate unfold.

SI.com: Iowans are beaming over Johnson's winupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 07:38:00

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Asked to describe himself shortly after his Masters victory Sunday, Zach Johnson said, ``I'm from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. That's about it. I'm a normal guy.''

From the campaign trail: Iowans basking in '08 loveupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 11:26:00

A backyard barbecue with more than 200 guests, an event center bustling with loyal Republicans at noon and a high school gym at capacity by 5 p.m.: It must be Iowa with presidential contenders in town.

Rising STD rate sparks online dating sitesupdated: Tue Feb 27 2007 16:44:00

When John got divorced after 12 years of marriage, he took a deep breath and launched into the dating scene.

SI.com: Ageless wonderupdated: Wed Feb 07 2007 11:25:00

While driving an 18-wheeler more than a million miles during his 52-year career, Charlie Ohman constantly dreamed of being a high school varsity basketball coach. At 74 that dream finally came true this season as he is currently in the midst of his first season as head coach at Westmoor (Daly City, Calif.) High.

A federal court puts the 'public' In 'public restrooms'updated: Wed Feb 09 2005 14:29:00

In United States v. Hill, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit recently held that under some circumstances, there is no continuing Fourth Amendment right to privacy in a public restroom.

Candidates sweep Iowa in final pushupdated: Sun Jan 18 2004 20:11:00

Across Iowa on Monday, Democratic presidential hopefuls stormed restaurants, fairgrounds, high schools and just about any place they could find an audience in an effort to bring supporters out to the evening caucuses.

Express Line dispatch: Can politics heat up Cedar Rapids?updated: Thu Jan 15 2004 10:35:00

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Express Line dispatch: On the bus in Iowaupdated: Wed Jan 14 2004 10:06:00

From Bob Franken, CNN correspondent:

Fortune: A Big Maker Of Tiny Batches Rockwell Collins thrives on a thick catalog of avionics products and up-and-down orders.updated: Mon May 27 2002 00:01:00

It's very low-tech stuff at a very high-tech company. On the wall of a meeting room off the mezzanine of Rockwell Collins' factory in Coralville, Iowa, Cindy Mingo and a half-dozen fellow workers a...

Fortune: TAX PREPARERS TO THE RICH AND FAMOUSupdated: Mon Apr 18 1994 00:01:00

Most CEOs may know how to run their companies, but when it comes to taxes, they run for help. With the notable exception of Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett, who for the most part does his own t...

Money Magazine: Women and Social Security; a clip-it-out form for your broker; advice for fliers; charity infomercials A JURY DECIDES GIVENS' ADupdated: Sat May 01 1993 00:01:00

A Cedar Rapids, Iowa jury has found that Charles J. Givens Jr., the flamboyant financial guru and author of the Simon & Schuster bestsellers Wealth Without Risk and More Wealth Without Risk, made 2...

Fortune: SERVICEMASTER PIETY, PROFITS, AND PRODUCTIVITYupdated: Mon Jun 29 1992 00:01:00

FIRST-TIME VISITORS to ServiceMaster's annual meeting last month could be forgiven for thinking they had stumbled into a revival. Held in a large tent, the gathering featured a Scripture reading, a...

Fortune: EARLY-BIRD WHITE HOUSE HOPEFULS?updated: Mon Jul 30 1990 00:01:00

The Iowa caucuses won't kick off the 1992 presidential season for another 18 months, but a few early-bird Democrats have already visited the state to press the flesh of party faithful and other vot...

Fortune: LOVE ME, I'M LITTLEupdated: Mon Apr 14 1986 00:01:00

Below the Big Three long-distance phone carriers -- AT&T, MCI, and Sprint -- some 400 smaller companies fight over the remaining scraps of the market. Most are doomed, and competition for survival ...

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