City Seeking $31-million
9:26 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Burlington Finalizes Flood Protection Application

Burlington hopes a large flood wall will prevent the need for these temporary barricades in the future.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Burlington's plan to hold back the mighty Mississippi River moves forward.

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6:11 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Early Voting Open for Burlington Election

Early voting is underway for Burlington's special city council election on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

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Improvements Delayed Several Years
2:59 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Restoration of Downtown Burlington Back On Track

Jefferson Street in Burlington Iowa.
Credit forum.skyscraperpage.com

An effort to restore more than a dozen buildings in downtown Burlington is back on track.

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The City Will Continue Its Efforts To Deter Damage
7:29 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Burlington Battles Emerald Ash Borer

Credit emeraldashborer.info

So far, nearly 150 trees have been removed throughout the city of Burlington because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

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Additional Recreational Opportunities
2:24 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Des Moines County Conservation Adding Land

Big Hollow Recreation Area.
Credit tspr.org

The Des Moines County Conservation Department hopes its newest addition will provide more recreational opportunities for residents.

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Mural Painting In His Honor
12:28 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Downtown Burlington Building Honors Former Resident

Mural painting on the Preservation Station building.
Credit Heritage Trust

A nonprofit group in Burlington is promoting building restoration and preservation and has dedicated a mural to a former board member.

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Crest Expected This Weekend
7:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Flood Protection in Southeast Iowa

Large barriers are being placed around Memorial Auditorium in Burlington to hold back the Mississippi River.
Credit Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio

Cities and counties along the Mississippi River are preparing for a surge of high water.

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Focus on Middle School
9:51 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Burlington Schools to Add Another Officer

Burlington's new school resource officer will rotate between Edward Stone Middle School and Aldo Leopold Middle School.

The Burlington School District's current officer is based at the high school.  The second officer will rotate between the district’s two middle schools and attend extracurricular activities as needed.

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Requirement of Federal Grant
7:51 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Flint River Trail: Archeological Study

An archeological study is underway on the portion of the Flint River Trail highlighted in pink.

The exact route for a 20-mile hiking/biking trail being built through Des Moines County is still being determined.

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Targeting Downtown District
11:33 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Burlington Ponders New Incentive

Downtown Burlington

Burlington might offer a new financial incentive to boost housing in and around the city’s downtown district.

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