Yesterdays Restaurant opens for the season

One of the official marks that the Okoboji summer season has arrived is the opening of some of our favorite seasonal businesses. Yesterdays, the area’s premier seafood restaurant for more than 25 years, opened its doors for the season on Thursday, April 26. The restaurant is located on Broadway Street in Arnolds Park. Owners Duane … Read more

DNR Issues update on Asian carp situation

Mike Hawkins, Fisheries Management Biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, issued an update this week on the Asian carp situation in the Iowa Great Lakes. Following are his findings: The commercial angler has been keeping our office updated on catch each day they work on the area lakes and are required to provide … Read more

Earth Day event celebrates life and impact of Rachel Carson’s work

Supporters of Earth Day and the Dickinson County Nature Center were treated with a special Earth Day event this year as actress and playwright Kaiulani Lee performed her one woman play “A Sense of Wonder” Saturday evening, April 14 at the Pearson Lakes Art Center. The show was sponsored by the Maser Family Foundation, Wildwood … Read more

Further evidence supports need for electric fish barrier

The discovery of additional silver carp and big head carp in East Lake Okoboji this week is further evidence supporting the need for an electric fish barrier. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issued a news release on Wednesday stating that a commercial fishing company caught 55 silver carp and 82 big head carp in … Read more