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Channel Catfish Strong in Saturday Morning Fishing Report

Channel Catfish Strong 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 Crawford Creek Impoundment Crappie – Slow: A few small crappies have been

Coordinates of Fish Holding Structures Added to DNR Website

Anglers searching for the hard to find rock piles, brush or stake beds in Iowa lakes now have access to the exact location of all in lake habitat. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has uploaded GPS coordinates for fish habitat as a .gpx file to its website at http://www.iowadnr.gov/Fishing/AboutFishinginIowa/HabitatLakeProjects.aspx. The format may be used

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Tractor Ride Planned in Dows

Prior to Corn Days taking place next weekend in Dows, the area will have a tractor ride beginning at 4pm. The event will begin at the school parking lot and ten make its way throughout town before returning back to the park. The evening will be capped with a community pot luck dinner which will

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President Declares Disaster for Iowa (Audio)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Iowa to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of June 14-23, 2014. The President’s action makes federal

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139 Children and Counting (Audio)

The guessing game has begun for area county officials and local governments to see if they are the home to one of the 139 illegal immigrant children that President Obama has designated for the State of Iowa. Governor Branstad is still demanding answers as to why the children are being placed in the state. Beth


The Dead are Registered to Vote in Local Iowa Counties

Counties are scrambling to try and figure out how to prevent a trend of dead people who are registered to vote continuing to show up on the rolls. Matt Schultz, Secretary of State released a total of 1,234 voters who were deceased that remained on the voting rolls. In Winnebago County, five people were reported to


Farmland Leasing Meeting Slated for August 7th in Garner

Landowners, tenants and other agri-business professionals with an interest in farmland ownership, management and leasing agreements should plan to attend the farmland leasing meeting scheduled for August 7th at the Garner Education Center. The workshops are facilitated by Iowa State University Extension farm management specialists and held all across the state.Now with more than half

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School Lunch Prices on the Rise at Northwood-Kensett

Superintendent Mike Crozier addressed the Northwood-Kensett Community School Board on school lunch pricing for the coming year. Prices for lunches will have to rise to accommodate the stricter regulations on nutrition which were imposed by the state government. Right now, the state average for school lunches is $2.65 and the state would like all districts

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Construction Proceeds on Emergency Services Center

After a formal ceremony by all the parties involved, the ground is being moved for the new Emergency Services Center in Forest City. The initial digging on the project began a week ago after all of the utility lines had been marked for excavators to avoid. So far, about three to five feet of dirt