Mayors Across The U.S. Try to Cope With Pickleball Craze

In the last five years, a craze has taken hold of the country, and it has no tolerance for tennis courts. That craze is pickleball, and the growing popularity is squashing other racquet and paddle games with reckless abandon — so says Kery Murakami with Route Fifty. It’s also leading to economic opportunity, and that

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The Fresh Economic Development Strategy Emerging in the Midwest

It’s an idea that’s been smoldering in Minot, but it hasn’t ignited, yet. But others around us have fanned the flame,  and it’s catching on like wildfire. The idea is simple: use economic development resources to improve the quality of life and place — for the people that are already here.  Get the rest of

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Cedar Rapids Lost About 670,000 Trees in a 2020 Storm, Now It Has a Plan to Replant

Trees provide a lot more value in a community than most people realize, and sometimes it takes a loss to make them aware. In Cedar Rapids, an August 2020 storm packing 140-mph winds took an estimated 670,000 trees across the city. The community mourned. It took ten months to clean up. Now there’s a plan

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