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Latest Articles by Erin Jordan
Weather May. 6, 2022 6:00 am
B.J. Dvorak, new coordinator for the Linn County Emergency Management Agency, shares his advice about what to do before, during and after a tornado. For starters, get a weather radio and set up a phone alert.
Agriculture May. 5, 2022 4:28 pm
The Iowa Environmental Council wants to force the state's Environmental Protection Commission to adopt flood plain maps to comply with a law that says animal-feeding operations can’t be built near waterways.
Kids Articles May. 2, 2022 7:00 am
Your mom loves you and will enjoy anything special you do for her on Mother’s Day. But if you listen to these Eastern Iowa moms, you might get some new ideas for how to give your mom a one-of-a-kind day.
Environmental News May. 2, 2022 6:00 am
Tired of what they call “cropaganda,” three University of Iowa scientists created a podcast that provides an alternative voice on issues including water quality, agriculture and climate change.
State Government Apr. 28, 2022 6:00 am
Messages on electronic signs are designed to make motorists correct bad behavior and drive more safely, but they can draw a driver’s mind from the road, said Joshua Madsen, an assistant accounting professor and behavioral scientist at the University of Minnesota who co-authored the study published last week
Agriculture Apr. 26, 2022 1:28 pm
Supreme Beef wants to withdraw up to 21.9 million gallons of water a year from two wells in the Jordan aquifer near the 11,600-head facility in Clayton County. Opponents who spoke at a public hearing Monday say the feedlot will use far more water and should have new permit application.
Business News Apr. 17, 2022 10:34 am
The Amana Colonies, long known for family-style meals and Oktoberfest, is planning an agritourism venue that could include pick-your-own produce, tree houses, corn crib slides and a beer garden.
Economy Apr. 10, 2022 9:39 am
What used to be a bustling exit on I-80 in Iowa County now is studded with empty buildings since the Wasserbahn Waterpark Resort closed last month. County officials say new boutiques, restaurants and VRBO-style rentals in surrounding towns are picking up the slack.
Agriculture Apr. 8, 2022 11:48 am
A 2021 law change that allows Iowa to fine farmers when weedkiller — particularly dicamba — drifts to neighbors’ fields is on hold, at least until later this year, as the state develops new rules for private and commercial applicators.
Higher Ed Apr. 7, 2022 1:52 pm
The federal government has chosen the University of Iowa to be part of a $360 million national consortium to improve flood prediction and water quality tracking across the country. Consortium will involve 14 universities, as well as other partners, and will bring funding stability to the Iowa Flood Center.
Local Government Apr. 5, 2022 5:10 pm
B.J. Dvorak, who has been the agency’s plans and exercises officer since 2019, will start April 9. He succeeds Steve O’Konek, who is retiring after leading the agency for four years.