A new alcohol free bar opened in downtown Cedar Rapids on Friday, marking it’s second location. Unimpaired Dry Bar first opened in Iowa City in 2020. The business is now hiring amid it’s recent expansion.
The Dubuque Police Department is working to build trust and improve de-escalation tactics by building emotional intelligence in its officers.“ You’re not just a police officer. You’re a human being who has real emotions, right, real reactions to these situations,” Lieutenant Rick Fullmer said. “We know that there’s a compounding effect of all these critical instances that you respond to.”
A new railroad merger could bring more train traffic to Dubuque. The Surface Transportation Board has approved Canadian Pacific Railway’s purchase of the Kansas City Southern Railway Company. The board says it would help the economy, increase competition in the railroad industry and improve safety.
“We don’t have to go to Hollywood. Don’t have to go anywhere else. You can build a star here,” Will Martel, owner of Dragon Whip Entertainment, said. That is Martel’s dream for Dubuque — to build an all-inclusive film studio. He says his visit to Tyler Perry Studios in 2008 inspired him to bring Perry’s playbook to Iowa.