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Survey finds Iowa lost more than 7 milli...

Iowans lost an estimated $20 million in annual benefits from urban tree canopy damaged by the hurricane-strength derecho in August 2020, according to the results of a recently completed survey conducted by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Findings were included in a report, available online at https://www.iowadnr.gov/Portals/idnr/uploads/forestry/DerechoReport.pdf, which estimated nearly 4.5 million trees were […]

New program at NewBo City Market reduces...

By Cindy Hadish/for the Corridor Business Journal As a Black woman entrepreneur, Ashlee-Symonne Mooney felt her skills were underestimated at times, but a new program helped validate her business acumen. The Hatchery, an entrepreneurial development program that formally launched in January 2021, expands the NewBo City Market’s business incubator by reducing barriers to entry and […]

Cedar Rapids and Swisher residents plead...

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported a 6-month-long weapons and poaching investigation in Linn and Johnson counties has concluded. Related: Four Iowans convicted in yearlong poaching case The DNR issued the following on Aug. 10, 2021: Iowa Conservation Officers concluded a six-month-long investigation into felony weapons charges and wildlife poaching violations involving a deer […]

Delayed blooms offer surprise

Surprise lilies, also known as naked ladies and several other names, are typically incredibly consistent. If you see them in one person’s garden, like clockwork, you’ll see them all over town. This year has been an anomaly, with the first flowers spotted around July 24, 2021, but then none — at least of any noticeable […]