Okoboji ice is out

The Iowa Great Lakes have shed their ice for the season. East Lake Okoboji was declared ice-free March 21st, and the last bit of ice on West Lake Okoboji went out on March 29th.

Supervisors Vote To Send Survey To Other Counties Regarding Revisions To Master Matrix System

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to send a survey to other Iowa counties asking them if they feel the Master Matrix system should be revised to give local authorities more control over the placement of large confined animal feeding operations, or CAFOS. The supervisors took the action after hearing from Jim Youngclass, a former Dickinson County Extension Director who now lives in Grinnell and serves on the board of directors of Concerned Citizens of Iowa.