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Wastewater Discharge In Rock Rapids, Lyon County

Wastewater Discharge In Rock Rapids, Lyon County

  • 10/28/2015 10:29:00 AM
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ROCK RAPIDS – The city operator noticed there was no inflow to the Rock Rapids Wastewater Treatment Plant about 4 p.m. yesterday, indicating a broken pipe or other problem.
Iowa Landowner Sentenced for Leasing Land Used in Illegal Guided Deer Hunts

Iowa Landowner Sentenced for Leasing Land Used in Illegal Guided Deer Hunts

  • 10/27/2015 8:38:00 AM
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DES MOINES - On October 21, 2015, Steven C. Miller, 63, of Russell, Iowa, was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge John A. Jarvey to four years of probation for his role in leasing land that was used in illegal guided deer hunts in Iowa, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt.
Youth Pheasant Hunters See More Birds

Youth Pheasant Hunters See More Birds

  • 10/27/2015 8:37:00 AM
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Iowa’s youth only pheasant ended Sunday with varying degrees of success but with a consistent theme from hunters who participated – they were seeing more birds.
Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

Opportunity to Submit Air Quality Client Contact Meeting Agenda Items

  • 10/23/2015 10:58:00 AM
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The Air Quality Bureau is accepting agenda topics for the next Air Quality Client Contact Meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for November 19 at 1:00 p.m., at the DNR’s Air Quality Bureau Office. A conference call option is also available for the meeting.
10 Things To Do in Iowa State Parks This Fall

10 Things To Do in Iowa State Parks This Fall

  • 10/21/2015 9:36:00 AM
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Iowa’s state parks provide the perfect getaway from fall hecticness, whether it’s a quick hour or two between soccer games, a day trip or a weekend staycation. Explore the beauty of Iowa in the fall and get out there!
Cool Things You Should Know About Bobcats in Iowa

Cool Things You Should Know About Bobcats in Iowa

  • 10/21/2015 8:42:00 AM
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At the brink of being wiped out in Iowa just a few decades ago, the bobcat has staged a major comeback in the state. Even with more cats around – mostly in southern counties – it’s still not common to see one, as they’re a pretty secretive bunch. But here are a few bobcat “secrets” you can share with your friends.
Small Manure Spill in Hardin County

Small Manure Spill in Hardin County

  • 10/21/2015 7:05:00 AM
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HUBBARD – The DNR is onsite investigating a manure spill about two miles northeast of Hubbard in Hardin County.
Why Do Leaves Change Color?

Why Do Leaves Change Color?

  • 10/21/2015 4:45:00 AM
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There is much speculation and folklore associated with the spectacular colors Iowans enjoy every fall in our hardwood forests.
Online Contour Map Available for Lost Grove Lake

Online Contour Map Available for Lost Grove Lake

  • 10/20/2015 8:16:00 AM
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An online contour map is now available for Iowa’s newest lake, Lost Grove Lake, located in Scott County. A ceremony to celebrate Lost Grove Lake’s dedication was held October 7.
Burn Bans May Affect State Park Users

Burn Bans May Affect State Park Users

  • 10/20/2015 8:15:00 AM
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Beautiful fall weather has extended park visits and camping opportunities around the state for many outdoor enthusiasts. However, conditions in several areas are very dry increasing the potential for wildfires. Currently, 12 counties are under burn bans.
Hunter Education Classes

Hunter Education Classes

  • 10/20/2015 8:13:00 AM
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Hunters who need to satisfy the hunter education requirement can search for and sign up for a course online.
Think Safety Before Opening Day

Think Safety Before Opening Day

  • 10/20/2015 8:10:00 AM
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Hunters heading to the field for the opening weekend of pheasant season are encouraged to review safe hunting practices before they head out.
Hunter Interest Growing Ahead of Iowa's Pheasant Season

Hunter Interest Growing Ahead of Iowa's Pheasant Season

  • 10/20/2015 8:07:00 AM
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Iowa’s eight year high in pheasant population is likely the reason that Todd Bogenschutz’s phone mail is filled with messages from hunters looking for more information ahead of the opening of pheasant season on Oct. 31.
 REAP County Conservation Grants Approved

REAP County Conservation Grants Approved

  • 10/15/2015 10:34:00 AM
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The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved four Resource Enhancement and Protection grants to County Conservation Boards during its October meeting. The grants totaled $1.285 million.
 REAP Public Private Cost Share Grants Approved

REAP Public Private Cost Share Grants Approved

  • 10/15/2015 10:30:00 AM
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The Natural Resource Commission for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved three Resource Enhancement and Protection Public Private Cost-share grant requests from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation at its October meeting. The projects were awarded more than $440,000.
5 Things to Do at Honey Creek Resort State Park This Fall

5 Things to Do at Honey Creek Resort State Park This Fall

  • 10/15/2015 10:14:00 AM
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Fall weather has been gorgeous in Iowa this year. If you are looking for new ways to get outside and experience autumn, look no further than Honey Creek Resort and these five fall events.
5 Fishing Hot Spots for Fall

5 Fishing Hot Spots for Fall

  • 10/15/2015 9:12:00 AM
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One of Iowa’s best kept secrets is excellent fall fishing. Many Iowa anglers love to fish this time of year simply because it’s a relaxing time to enjoy being on the water, with smaller crowds and picturesque views. But just as importantly, cooler temperatures trigger fish to actively search for food, and that means a lot more action on Iowa lakes and streams.
Missouri River Group to Meet Oct 29 in Riverton

Missouri River Group to Meet Oct 29 in Riverton

  • 10/15/2015 8:36:00 AM
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RIVERTON – Flood control and levee accreditation will be discussed at a meeting of the State Interagency Missouri River Authority (SIMRA) on Oct. 29 in Riverton.
Producer Acted Quickly in Allamakee County Fish Kill

Producer Acted Quickly in Allamakee County Fish Kill

  • 10/15/2015 8:33:00 AM
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NEW ALBIN – When a pipe coupler on manure application equipment broke Monday southwest of New Albin, the quick thinking of landowner and hog producer David Weymiller contained manure preventing a much worse situation.
REAP City Parks and Open Spaces Grants Approved

REAP City Parks and Open Spaces Grants Approved

  • 10/15/2015 7:06:00 AM
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The Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources approved Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) grants to 24 cities for use in parks and open spaces during its October meeting. The projects were awarded nearly $2.4 million.
 Fish Kill and Manure Release in Allamakee County

Fish Kill and Manure Release in Allamakee County

  • 10/13/2015 10:41:00 AM
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NEW ALBIN – A pipe coupler on manure application equipment broke Monday, allowing manure to reach Clark Creek about 1.5 miles above where the creek flows into the Upper Iowa River southwest of New Albin.
Iowa's Youth Enjoy Special Pheasant Season Oct 24-25

Iowa's Youth Enjoy Special Pheasant Season Oct 24-25

  • 10/13/2015 10:35:00 AM
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Participants this year may experience higher success than in year past based on two factors: the crop harvest is running ahead of schedule and the pheasant population is its highest in the last eight years.
Online Hunting Atlas Offers Pheasant Hunters Places to Go

Online Hunting Atlas Offers Pheasant Hunters Places to Go

  • 10/13/2015 10:31:00 AM
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Des Moines – Iowa hunters have been using the interactive Iowa hunting atlas to find new places to go hunting. The hunting atlas features more than 600,000 acres of public hunting land that is owned by the state, county or federal governments. It’s available online.
Early Muzzleloader Deer Season Begins October 17

Early Muzzleloader Deer Season Begins October 17

  • 10/13/2015 10:26:00 AM
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Iowa’s popular early muzzleloader deer season is an opportunity for hunters to pursue deer using muzzle loading rifles or pistols. The early muzzleloader deer season runs from Oct. 17-25.
Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons Underway

Fall Turkey Hunting Seasons Underway

  • 10/13/2015 10:24:00 AM
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Fall turkey seasons are often passed over while hunters pursue deer, ducks and pheasants, but it provides a good opportunity to bring kids into the sport because being noisy is one of the ways to hunt them.
On the Hunt for Fall Mushrooms

On the Hunt for Fall Mushrooms

  • 10/9/2015 12:00:00 PM
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When it comes to hunting mushrooms, the spring morel mushroom is king of the woods. Yet fall is a fabulous time to be outdoors, and a great time to take your family mushroom hunting. The days are cooler, the colors beautiful and the still-warm earth and September rains produce a riot of mushrooms. While it is true you won’t stumble upon the prized morel, there are plenty flavorful fungi to be found.
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