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DNR conservation officer and park ranger rescue duck hunters

DNR conservation officer and park ranger rescue duck hunters

  • 11/29/2019 2:40:00 PM
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MONONA COUNTY, Iowa - DNR Conservation Officer Gary Sisco and DNR Park Ranger Katie Hoeppner responded to a stranded boat with duck hunters on West Blue Lake, a marsh off of Blue Lake in Monona County in the evening hours of November 26.
DNR Conservation Officer helps rescue duck hunters

DNR Conservation Officer helps rescue duck hunters

  • 10/20/2019 4:17:00 PM
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MONONA COUNTY, Iowa -- On Sunday October 20, at approximately 10:57 AM, Monona County dispatch received a call that Decatur Fire and Rescue was en-route to Tieville Bend Wildlife Management Area for a call of two hunters whose boat was sinking. 
DNR removes no-wake speed restriction at Blue Lake

DNR removes no-wake speed restriction at Blue Lake

  • 9/10/2019 2:27:00 PM
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MONONA COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has lifted the no-wake speed restriction, which equates to roughly 5 mph, for boating on Blue Lake at Lewis and Clark State Park.
No wake speed in place at Blue Lake

No wake speed in place at Blue Lake

  • 7/6/2019 10:35:00 AM
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Monona County, Iowa -- Boaters on Blue Lake, in Onawa, will be restricted to operating their boat at no wake speed, which equates to roughly 5 mph, while the lake level is above flood stage.
Monona stormwater meeting canceled

Monona stormwater meeting canceled

  • 10/10/2017 12:52:00 PM
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MONONA — An Oct. 11 meeting to discuss a stormwater construction permit for a facility near Monona has been canceled. 
Elk Shot In Monona County Sunday

Elk Shot In Monona County Sunday

  • 11/9/2015 9:25:00 AM
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An elk of unknown origin in west central Iowa was shot at the request of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Sunday morning to protect the Iowa deer herd and domestic livestock from the potential impacts of chronic wasting disease and other diseases.
Go Afloat with the Corps of Discovery: Lewis and Clark State Park

Go Afloat with the Corps of Discovery: Lewis and Clark State Park

  • 6/10/2015 9:51:00 AM
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“Cast away! Cast away!” With that resounding command, bellowed stem to stern o’er land and water, the stunning 55-foot reproduction of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark’s Missouri-wending keelboat, Discovery, gingerly takes leave of the shores at which the explorers’ expedition arrived on Aug. 10, 1804.
A Walk on the Wild Side: Preparation Canyon and Iowa's Loess Hills

A Walk on the Wild Side: Preparation Canyon and Iowa's Loess Hills

  • 6/3/2015 4:34:00 AM
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Visiting western Iowa’s razor-ridged Loess Hills on a hot, breezy summer afternoon that eventually succumbs to the ruling grandeur of a moonlit night is surely as intense an experience today as it was for renowned naturalist and University of Iowa professor Bohumil Shimek as he describes it in a section of the 1909 Iowa Geological Survey Annual Report.