Cedar Rapids Gazette: After two years, multiple tries and bitter resistance, one of Cedar Rapids’ major employers — Cargill — has the green light to build a 12-track, 200-car rail yard that the company says will allow it to remain competitive and protect jobs. After hearing 90 minutes of testimony largely from neighbors opposed to Cargill’s $6.5 million project on 28 acres of city-owned land, the Cedar Rapids City Council approved a third and final reading of a rezoning ordinance to allow industrial use in a residential neighborhood. That was the rail yard’s last major hurdle.