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.
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Iowa Lottery Facts And Tips For That Huge Mega Millions Jackpot

The lines are begginning to form at Iowa convenience stores and customer service counters as the $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot awaits Friday’s drawing. Technically, the estimated jackpot is at $1.1 billion as of Thursday night, according to an Iowa Lottery and Mega Millions update: “When the jackpot reaches this level, it becomes harder to predict […]
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Iowa Casino Concerts: Here’s What To Do For The Rest Of 2022

Iowa Casino Concerts: Here’s What To Do For The Rest Of 2022

Amy Grant or Slaughter? An American Idol winner or an America’s Got Talent winner? Pat Benetar or Lita Ford? The brothers from Hanson or the Bellamy Brothers? Don’t overlook Iowa casino concerts when you’re looking for a night of entertainment. It’s not just big-name concerts at the Iowa casinos either. The list below includes free […]
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Iowa’s Dollar Game, Lotto America, Adds Another Drawing

In less than two weeks, Iowa’s throwback lotto game will add a drawing. Starting July 18, Lotto America will hold its first Monday drawing, according to Iowa Lottery officials in Clive. The game already has Wednesday and Saturday drawings. If the Monday–Wednesday–Saturday schedule sounds familiar, Powerball holds drawings on the same nights. Iowa Lottery officials […]
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New Law Keeps Horse Betting Simulcasts At Three Iowa Casinos

Customers in Clinton, Emmetsburg and Jefferson can still plan get-togethers to watch a simulcast and bet on horse racing at the local Iowa casinos. For awhile in 2022, future weekends watching the Kentucky Derby or a routine schedule of races seemed in doubt. Here’s why: The three Wild Rose casinos had an agreement with the […]
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