The Dubuque skating rink served as the backdrop for countless childhood memories. It was the venue where LaPage met his wife. And, it was the perfect place to bring his two kids for an afternoon of entertainment. "A business has to make money, but what really makes me feel good is that we've done something right," Steve Koopmann said. "The fact that they enjoyed themselves and they come back, the fact that people would want to bring their kids here, that is really rewarding."
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — More than four decades have passed since Jim LaPage first glided through Skate Country. The Dubuque skating rink served as the backdrop for countless childhood memories. It was the venue where LaPage met his wife. And, it was the perfect place to bring his two kids for an afternoon of entertainment. On Jan. 7, the Sherrill resident laces up his skates on a regular basis. “They’ve always run a first-class, family-oriented business,” LaPage said.
Speaking to about 75 people in Dubuque on Wednesday, an official with AARP in Iowa on Wednesday lambasted recent proposals to reform the American health care system.“The bottom line is, older Iowans and Americans will pay more for less coverage,” said Anthony Carroll, associate state director for advocacy for AARP in Iowa. “That is the consensus, and I have not heard anyone dispute that.”AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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