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BC-IA--Iowa Weekend Exchange Digest, IA

May 20, 2019

AP-Iowa stories for May 25, 26. Members using Exchange stories should retain bylines and newspaper credit lines. If you have questions, please contact the desk at (515) 243-3281.

For Saturday, May 25, and thereafter.


PRINCETON, Iowa _ From atop one of the highest points of the Anderson 400 near here, Marijo Anderson not only can see the entire Mississippi River valley but has a clear vision of the family farm’s future as a business park. After a rigorous process that began nearly three years ago, the Anderson 400 Green Business Park is on the verge of becoming Iowa’s second certified green business park. For Anderson, who is the driving force behind the project with her husband, Paul, the real finish line will be when a major corporation selects the site’s park-like setting to build a new environmentally-friendly development that lives up to the project’s mantra “Restored, Productive, Sustainable and Shared.” By Jennifer Dewitt, Quad-City Times. SENT IN ADVANCE: 1178 words.


DUBUQUE, Iowa _ One of Dubuque’s most picturesque thoroughfares will look a little different in 2019. City officials recently informed residents that nearly 20 large plant beds on Grandview Avenue will undergo changes over the next two years. The plan primarily involves removing perennial beds and converting them to annual flower beds or grass, effectively undoing much of the work carried out when a group of neighbors teamed up to keep the planting beds alive four years ago. Dubuque Park Division Manager Steve Fehsal said the changes were prompted primarily by safety concerns. By Jeff Montgomery, Telegraph Herald. SENT IN ADVANCE: 737 words.

For Monday, May 26, and thereafter.


SIOUX CITY, Iowa _ A new store opening at Southern Hills Mall has a unique pricing structure. At “It’s $5,” prices drop as the week goes on. Co-owners Zach Dahlgren and Ryan Wager say the store sells merchandise purchased in bulk from online retailers or brick-and-mortar stores — either overstock or returned items or the merchandise left over after liquidation. The store gets a lot of merchandise — some of it quite a bit more costly than $5 — stuff the items in bins and lets the public peruse. Prices start at $5 and go down throughout the week. By Mason Dockter, Sioux City Journal. SENT IN ADVANCE: 905 words.


DES MOINES, Iowa _ A simple swipe on a mobile app can bring an endless buffet of foods to your door. Under pressure to meet customers’ growing demand for delivery, many local restaurants are turning to third-party services like Uber Eats and Grubhub. But those services come with fees that some restaurant owners say are cutting into their bottom lines. By Linh Ta. SENT IN ADVANCE: 883 words.

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