Since IBM opened a service center in Dubuque, Iowa, the town has seen major changes. Local businesses have thrived and incoming workers have swooped up most of the rental properties available, but the company's presence also introduces new challenges to the city's real estate sector.
The incentives packages offered by Columbia and Dubuque, Iowa, were mainly in the form of tax credits and exemptions and promises to assist IBM with setup processes, such as recruitment and new employee training.
Traces of asbestos found in Parkade Elementary is cause for some of the school's students and staff to move for the summer.
Students played dodgeball during a field trip. Teacher Kari Schuster said it's a great opportunity to see a different side of the students.
The Rev. Dick Blount is working with Columbia Hope Episcopal Church to plan an interfaith community worship service that coincides with the Mid-Missouri Pridefest.
A man is suspected of threatening a group of children with a rifle Wednesday night.
The state treasurer's office now can process most claims for $250 or less using paperless forms.
The Summer Food Service Program reimburses community agencies for offering free meals to children from low-income families when school is not in session.
The center is expected to create hundreds of jobs for the St. Louis County-based business.