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Mississippi River Mayors Meet with President

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The mayors of Davenport and Dubuque met with President Trump Wednesday to talk about the Mississippi River and its possible inclusion in a future federal infrastructure bill. Frank Klipsch and Roy Buol were members of a delegation from the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative.

According to a press release from the Initiative, the five mayors want to make sure a plan they presented last year to the White House is incorporated into the administration's infrastructure plans - to keep the river clean because it's the main water source for thousands of people, to promote commercial navigation, and to pay for all necessary improvements.  

Along with Klipsch and Buol, the other mayors in the delegation came from Memphis, Baton Rouge, and Saint Gabriel, Louisiana. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.