May 23, 2024 - News

The Ear: Catch up on the news

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๐Ÿ’ก A $50 million hydroelectric project to power as many as 4,800 homes would be built at the Saylorville dam under a proposal federal regulators agreed to consider. (Des Moines Register ๐Ÿ”’)

๐Ÿ— Microsoft will build its sixth data center in WDM under an agreement approved by City Council. (Business Record)

๐Ÿš— Beep, beep: A study about converting downtown's Grand Avenue and Locust Street into two-way trafficways will be unveiled at a meeting that starts at 5:30pm tonight at Central Library.

  • The projects were paused last year due to concerns about emergency response vehicles being able to make turns on the converted streets.

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