NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Fishers Spotted in Iowa for the First Time in Over a Century

 The Iowa Natural Resources Department has reported a rare, confirmed sighting of a predatory mammal known as a fisher. The department says on its Facebook page that a trail camera captured an image of one in November on a wooded hillside in Allamakee County. The department says the photo is the first documented sighting of […]

New Barbarians Book on Rolling Stones Superstar Band Released Locally

In the late 1970’s the Rolling Stones were at a crossroads. Guitarist Keith Richards was busted for heroin in Canada and had serious charges hanging over his head. Meanwhile, the band enjoyed huge success with the “Some Girls” album and tour but by 1979, singer Mick Jagger had no interest in touring. At the same time, the bands […]

Area Public Employees Watch as Iowa Democrats Debate Through the Night on Bargaining Bill

 Democrats in the Republican-controlled Iowa Senate have debated through the night to delay voting on a bill that would eliminate most collective bargaining rights for public workers in the area and across the state. The minority party led an hours long effort that began Wednesday morning and continued after 5 a.m. Thursday. It’s unclear when […]