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The Collins Road Theaters Free Summer Kids Movie Series Returns June 8th

We've been getting a ton of calls wondering if the free summer kids movie series was coming back this year, and we can confirm, YES IT IS!!!

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What Uptown Friday Nights Are All About [GALLERY]

Friday night, a near record crowd showed up to kick off summer with the Cedar Rapids Jaycee's Annual Uptown Friday Nights.  By the time attendance was tallied, organizers realized in just over 24 hours, nearly 5000 people had been in attendance at the McGrath Amphitheater having an amazing time.

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Cedar Rapids Memorial Day Program Moved Indoors

The forecast for Cedar Rapids on Memorial Day includes a 50 percent chance of rain. That has caused the Metro Area Veterans Council to decide to move the Memorial Day program inside.

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Viral Campaign Launched For Marion Student Who’s Life Has Been Changed By One Direction

Earlier this week, we learned about a Marion student named Brett Wheeler, who's life has been changed thanks to a certain British boy band named One Direction.  It's an amazing story that had brought us to tears, and has launched a viral campaign.

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Avian Flu Forces Cancellation of All Poultry Exhibits At Iowa State Fair

The Iowa Department of Agriculture announced today that there will be no live poultry exhibits at all county fairs, and the Iowa State Fair, from now through the end of 2015 amid concerns of avian flu.

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Craziest Costume Ideas for Insane Inflatable 5k [GALLERY]

We are officially less than a month away from Insane Inflatable 5k presented by GoDaddy.  Hopefully you've registered, and possibly started training.  You may even have your team together.  The most important question now is what to wear?

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Former CRANDIC bridge
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Cedar Rapids Could Get New Pedestrian Bridge Over Cedar River

A group of businesses and property owners would like to build a new pedestrian bridge over the Cedar River in Cedar Rapids. The question is: Is it a good idea?

The former CRANDIC railroad bridge extended across the Cedar River from near the Cargill plant on the east side, to the foot of Mount Trashmore on the west

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Hiawatha Hosting Fun, Free Event for Kids Friday Afternoon

Kids, grab the bikes. Hiawatha is hosting a bike rodeo and parade this Friday afternoon (May 22nd) and they're even giving away free bike helmets.

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Experience a Different Side of Cedar Rapids at Market After Dark

The Downtown Farmers Market in Cedar Rapids is always an excellent source for summer fun and entertainment. All of the dates for this year's markets have been announced in addition to a new late-night installment.

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Cedar River under 3rd Ave Bridge in downtown Cedar Rapids 6-30 1240pm
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5 Things People who Live in Cedar Rapids Need to Stop Complaining About

I've lived in Cedar Rapids for about a year now and this is my outsider's perspective on things Cedar Rapidians complain about way too much.

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