Hot and humid conditions have caused MidAmerican Energy to issue a peak alert. It's in effect through Friday, encouraging customers to conserve energy. 

West Nile - It's Back

Jul 19, 2017

The first evidence of West Nile Virus this summer has been found in Rock Island County. The health department says one of several batches of mosquitoes it collected has tested positive for the sometimes deadly virus.

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River Action wants to know whether it's feasible to use the power of the Mississippi River to generate electricity. 

Modjeski and the Government Bridge

Jul 15, 2017


Jul 8, 2017

The Rain Barrel Ripple Effect

Jul 1, 2017

Cities in the Park

Jun 24, 2017

John Deere and the First Bridge

Jun 17, 2017

submitted / Iowa DNR, Andy Robbins

Snakes, turtles, toads, and frogs in Louisa County may not notice, but the Iowa DNR is their new landlord. This month, the Natural Resources Commission decided to buy 135 acres two miles north of Columbus Junction.

Andy Robbins is a Wildlife Management Biologist at Lake Odessa. He says the bottomland is adjacent to the Cedar River. It will become part of the only Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Area in the US. Known as the ARCA, it runs from Cedar to Lee counties.

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Risks of heat stroke and other injuries are rising with the temperature and humidity.