The first plans were released for a $90 million renovation of Westdale Mall in Cedar Rapids. Linn County voters approved plans to pursue a casino in downtown Cedar Rapids, and prepare to request a gaming license. Longtime Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin announced his plans to retire. And the Iowa football team goes from a 4-8 record in 2013 to 8-4 in 2013, including a bid to the prestigious Outback Bowl.
To be sure, it’s been another dynamic year on the local news scene. But are the stories mentioned above among the top 10 news stories of 2013?
We’ve surveyed our staff members and readers for their opinions, and the results are in. Between now and Jan. 1, we’ll be unveiling readers’ choices for the top 10 news stories of the year. Then on Jan. 1, we’ll publish the entire list of staffers’ top 10 stories, along with the readers’ pick as the top story of the year.
Check back every day to see what’s new on the list. Here’s to the year that was — an eventful 2013!