Voters in Marshalltown rejected a plan for a new police station. The turnout was brisk for a special election but it turned out to be a majority of a no vote to spend $13.7 million on a new police station to replace an aging facility in downtown Marshalltown, in use since the early 1980s.
The tally was 2,137 no versus 1,165 yes. Marshalltown Mayor Jim Lowrance accepted that the people have spoken and city officials will go back to the drawing board.
(Reporting by Chuck Shockley, KFJB, Marshalltown)