Employees of an eastern Iowa steel mill want to help the less fortunate residents of their community. Tuesday SSAB Iowa will pledge 80,000 dollars to the United Way of Muscatine. 

Crucial repairs to the Muscatine Art Center will be completed on time, thanks to a successful fund raising campaign. The Center has raised 350,000 dollars for the more than 2 million dollar project to replace windows and update the heating and air-conditioning.

Sales and profits fell for HNI Corporation during the 3rd quarter. This week the Muscatine-based manufacturer of office furniture and hearth products reported its results for July through September.

Muscatine Center for Social Action

Thanks to a company in Britain, a homeless agency in Muscatine will get a much-needed make-over. This weekend, volunteers will re-paint the shelter run by the Muscatine Center for Social Action with chalk paint provided by Annie Sloan Interiors.

Center director Charla Schafer says to celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Annie Sloan company donated paint to 25 projects around the world. And her center is one of just three in the US.

Map of RAGBRAI route overnight cities in Iowa, starting in Glenwood, ending in Muscatine / RAGBRAI

Thousands of bike riders are traveling in southern Iowa this week. RAGBRAI began on Saturday in Glenwood, and today, they're pedaling from Shenendoah to Creston.

Map of RAGBRAI route from Washington, IA to Muscatine / RAGBRAI

This weekend, RAGBRAI officials will end their test ride along this year's route. The Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa will begin on July 24th in Glenwood and end six days later in Muscatine. Ride Director, T.J. Juskiewicz, says tomorrow, the group will spend the night in Washington, Iowa before heading for the Mississippi River in Muscatine.

National Weather Service

Updated 7:25 a.m. Monday, March 28.

National Weather Service

The Mississippi River is rising in the Quad Cities.

The National Weather Service says Wednesday's level was two to three feet below flood stage, and it will probably go up two feet by Saturday.

The river is now forecast to go over flood stage Tuesday, by about a foot and a half.

Upstream at Fulton, the crest is expected Monday, at a foot above flood stage. And downstream at Muscatine, the Mississippi will reach 18 feet by Wednesday — that's two feet above flood stage.

Muscatine County Attorney

After serving one prison term for attacking a woman, a Muscatine man faces a second prison term following her death. Tuesday 51 year old Hiram Serrano pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and burglary, and agreed to accept a 20 year sentence.

China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra

After months of planning and preparation, Muscatine will host a special group of international visitors this week. On Tuesday, the China Broadcasting Chinese Orchestra will arrive in the city - to perform a concert and spend two days with American families.