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NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Record Setting Spring Walleye Netting Season

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Record Setting Spring Walleye Netting Season

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ spring fish spawning season is over and Iowa’s two walleye hatcheries are filled to capacity as netting crews caught and spawned 1,021 quarts of walleye eggs at the Spirit Lake hatchery and more than 779 quarts at the Rathbun hatchery. Walleyes were caught at East and West Okoboji Lakes,

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Ernst Urges EPA to Issue Strong Renewable-Fuel Levels in RFS

U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) joined a bipartisan group of Senators urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue strong biofuels volume requirements for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and beyond. The Senators asked the EPA to reverse course on their proposed 2014 rule to achieve the long-term and renewable energy goals originally intended

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Northwood Receives Substantial Federal Grant

The new extended aeration treatment facility in Northwood is the benefactor of a new grant given to the City of Northwood. The Iowa Economic Development Authority has granted 58 communities approximately $21.8 million in Community Development Block Grants for various projects. Those include such things as infrastructure improvements, downtown revitalization, and rehabilitation of single owner-occupied