Supervisors draft letter opposing livestock expansion near Milford

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to send a certified letter to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that will call on the state agency to reconsider and deny the application for a hog building construction project near Horseshoe Bend Park.

Molloy Zebra Mussel Visit

In their continued effort to keep the Lakes community informed of Aquatic Invasive Species, the Iowa Great Lakes Association (IGLA) hosted zebra mussel expert and research scientist, Dr. Daniel Molloy in Okoboji on September 11 and 12. Dr. Molloy, the patent inventor of Zequanox, spent two days in meetings with representatives from the Iowa Department … Read more

Supervisors Hold Workshop To Draft Hog Lot Letter

Story courtesy Explore Okoboji Wed 9-17-2014 (Spirit Lake)– The Dickinson county board of supervisors meet this (Wed.) morning for a workshop on writing a letter to the Department of Natural Resources regarding a proposed manure management plan for a proposed 2,400 head confined feeding operation near Horseshoe Bend southwest of Milford. It comes on the heels … Read more

Dead bacteria could help reduce zebra mussel infestations

By Russ Mitchell, Managing Editor Dickinson County News Local officials think a population explosion for zebra mussels may be inevitable. A research scientist from New York will be in the area Thursday and Friday to discuss potential solutions. DNR officials and ecology watchdogs have been bracing for an explosion of zebra mussels — the imported … Read more

Important Zebra Mussel Meeting Friday

The Iowa Great Lakes community has been concerned about the spread of zebra mussels ever since the first signs of zebra mussels were found two years ago. Although the numbers of zebra mussels have not been huge so far, we could be on the verge of witnessing a major explosion in their population and the … Read more