Russ Mitchell

Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

Russ Mitchell has been covering news and sports in northwest Iowa since 1997, including 11 years as managing editor for one of the most acclaimed community newspapers in the state. He looks forward to keeping readers up to date on the growing sportsbook industry in Iowa.

Not Just The Derby: Prairie Meadows Drug Tests Its Horses, Too

Stopwatches time the fastest horses at Prairie Meadows but consult a calendar to anticipate the payouts for trainers and owners at Iowa’s only horse racetrack. As we’re learning from the Kentucky Derby controversy, the horse that finishes at the front of the pack may or may not be declared the winner. A cloudy Triple Crown […] Read More
Posted on: May 11, 2021 | News | Russ Mitchell