In Kimmswick, located about 25 miles downriver from St. Louis, two major festivals were canceled due to the pandemic, which account for 80% of the city budget. Mayor Phil Stang said the city will run out of money at the end of December.
(I am super happy to get this story published. I was responsible for writing the audio script and editing the main piece for the Kimmswick story in the news cycle. I want to thank everyone, especially my teammates, who spent so much time on the story.)