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Hunter Education Classes Slated for Next Week

Hunter Education Classes Slated for Next Week

With squirrel, deer, and rabbit season now in full swing, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be holding a hunter safety course for those who are born after January 1st 1972. Iowa state law requires that they be certified in taking the course before getting an Iowa hunting license. The course can be complete

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Walleye and Bluegill Good In Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Yellow Smoke Park Lake Expect panfish angling opportunities to increase in

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NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Lake Sugema and Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Becoming a Bird Conservation Area

A public ceremony to dedicate Lake Sugema Wildlife Management Area, Lacey-Keosauqua State Park, Shimek State Forest Keosauqua Unit, and a portion of the Fox River watershed as Iowa’s newest Bird Conservation Area (BCA) will take place on October 15 at 1:30 pm. at the Lacey-Keosauqua State Park Lodge. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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Iowa Cattle Industry Convention Scheduled for Dec. 8 & 9

The Iowa Cattle Industry Convention will bring together producers and industry partners for educational sessions, policy discussions, and a trade show Dec. 8-9 at the Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport Conference Center. The convention will provide educational opportunities to all Iowa cattle producers: seedstock, cow-calf, backgrounders and feeders, as well as a sold-out trade show that


Diabetes Issue Growing Among Us

As state health officials strive to make Iowa the nation’s healthiest state, a new study finds more than half of all Americans are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. Dr. ViJay Shivaswamy, an endocrinologist in Omaha-Council Bluffs, says 14-percent of study participants had the disease while another 38-percent were growing dangerously close. What does it mean to


Caucus 101 Released to Schools

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate introduced a brand new curriculum for Iowa high school students. The course, entitled Caucus 101, is aimed at involving students, parents and the community in civic engagement while educating them about Iowa’s unique role in the political process. “We want to encourage participation of all Iowans in our electoral

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Ernst Statement on Nationwide Suspension of WOTUS

Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, ruled to suspend implementation of the final “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule nationwide, stating among other things, that defendants of the rule have not “…identified specific scientific support substantiating the reasonableness” of certain parts of this rule.  By issuing a “stay” (a suspended implementation of