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.

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New Nebraska Casinos Could Put Iowa Infrastructure Budget ‘In Serious Jeopardy’

As racetrack casinos gain foothold in Nebraska, concerns over gaming revenue begin to shift to the Iowa side of the Missouri River. Nebraska’s desire for new revenue prompted 65% of voters to allow six racetracks to become “racinos.” Though Nebraska’s rule-making effort remains at the committee level, Iowa casinos should expect to see fewer Nebraska […] Read More
Posted on: February 23, 2021 | News | Russ Mitchell