Okoboji Yacht Club kicks off 80th season

The Okoboji Yacht Club kicked off its 80th season on Friday, June 1 with it’s first Friday social of the season. The current Okoboji Yacht Club is located on South Manhattan Beach. The yacht club leases the facility from the Okoboji Sailing School. Construction started on the current sailing facility in September, 1997 and was … Read more

Chuck Gipp discusses new job as DNR director

Gov. Terry Branstad has named former state lawmaker Chuck Gipp of Decorah as director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, replacing Roger Lande, who resigned Friday.

Temporary Fish Barrier installation in progress

Local efforts have been instrumental in the continued fight against invasive species in the Iowa Great Lakes. This week, a temporary fish barrier is being installed at the Lower Gar Outlet to protect the area from further Asian carp infestation.