The Iowa State Fair drew fewer people in 2016 but its overall revenue grew by more than 5 percent, thanks mostly to Grandstand and concessions sales, a state audit released this week shows. Overall, the fair reported operating revenues of $25.5 million in the fiscal year that ended Oct. 31, 2016, the audit shows. That’s $1.2 million more than was generated in fiscal 2015. But while revenue grew, so did expenses — by nearly 7 percent, the audit shows.
When rap and rock musician Kid Rock closes out this year's Iowa State Fair with a Grandstand concert, he will pocket $600,000 for his performance. The fee is the most ever paid a Grandstand performer, and concert-goers will bear the expense with higher ticket prices, forking over $62 to $90 to see the rocker.
A program that twice daily tests drunken drivers to determine whether they are sober will be piloted in western Iowa’s Woodbury County, likely beginning in January, The Des Moines Register has learned. “If someone has an issue with drinking and then driving, they need to be constantly monitored,” said Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew, who for several years has lobbied for implementing the 24/7 sobriety program in Iowa. “That constant monitoring protects the community," he said.
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Selecting a term
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