IBM brings big business, new challenges to Dubuque, Iowa, economy

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.

Cities gave financial incentives to IBM

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.

Parkade summer school students will move to Derby Ridge after asbestos found

Traces of asbestos found in Parkade Elementary is cause for some of the school's students and staff to move for the summer.

Smithton's sixth grade plays at Cosmo Park

Students played dodgeball during a field trip. Teacher Kari Schuster said it's a great opportunity to see a different side of the students.

BLOG: Retired reverend works to support LGBT community in Columbia

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.

Weapons assault on Hackberry Boulevard involves children

A man is suspected of threatening a group of children with a rifle Wednesday night.

State Treasurer Zweifel develops paperless system for claiming assets

The state treasurer's office now can process most claims for $250 or less using paperless forms.

New website shows free meal spots for Missouri children

The Summer Food Service Program reimburses community agencies for offering free meals to children from low-income families when school is not in session.

Express Scripts to open new technology center

The center is expected to create hundreds of jobs for the St. Louis County-based business.