Cedar Rapids Gazette: After nearly two years of stops and starts, Cargill finally appears to have a lock on constructing a rail yard in a defiant southeast Cedar Rapids neighborhood. The Cedar Rapids City Council reversed course Tuesday night after previously rebuffing a bid for the rail yard at another nearby location. This time, council members favored two key measures related to changing the land use designation to allow industrial uses. The council heard nearly four hours of testimony, mostly from opponents pleading with the city not to allow a rail yard near their homes. Two more council votes on rezoning are required; they likely will be Dec. 3 and Dec. 17.