Study: Cedar Rapids could attract visitors with white-water course and recreation options on river

The Cedar River flows Tuesday at the 5-in-1 Dam in downtown Cedar Rapid. Recommendations from a River Recreation Feasibility and Impact Study include modifying the dam to create white-water and flat-water channels. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Boaters, paddlers and spectators from around the state and potentially the region may eventually enjoy an ambitious slate of recreational amenities in the Cedar River through the 5-in-1 Dam below Interstate 380.

The city is exploring a $14.6 million project to modify the dam to offer white-water and flat-water features in separate channels, with complementary amenities such as zip lining and an

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Two men arrested after fatal stabbing in Cedar Rapids hotel room

CEDAR RAPIDS – Two men are in custody following a fatal stabbing in a Cedar Rapids hotel room.

According to Cedar Rapids police, officers were called to the Residence Inn, 1900 Dodge St. NE, just after midnight Monday for a report of a stabbing. Police and first responders found a 33-year-old man there suffering from a stab wound to his upper torso. First responders tried unsuccessfully to provide care to the man, whose identity is being withheld at this time, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said several people were in the room at the time of

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Take a tour of new ‘dog-friendly’ hotel in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Morton Hotel is offering a unique experience for dog lovers in downtown Grand Rapids.

“We are very excited for this new opportunity to promote this dog-centric, dog-friendly, pet-forward hotel,” said Ross Bartlett, Regional General Manager for The Morton Hotel.

Bartlett said they identified a need for a comfortable place to travel with dogs in Grand Rapids. The 25-room “pup-perfect” residential style hotel opened on March 15 in the nearly century old, 13-story Morton building at the corner of Ionia Avenue NW and Monroe Center.

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