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Morel mushroom search tips

morel mushrooms/Cindy Hadish

Morel mushrooms, the elusive delicacies found during springtime in wooded areas, are already being discovered in Iowa, as well as neighboring Nebraska and other states. The proper amount of moisture and soil temperature allows the spongelike mushrooms to “pop,” and that combination appears to be just right as of early April in some areas. Learn […]

Youth rescued from Iowa lake

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported March 23 that a Marion teen was pulled from Lake Darling after his kayak sank. Lake Darling is located in Washington County, in southeastern Iowa. Related: Safety urged in wake of Iowa drownings The incident happened Friday, March 19, 2021. Read more from the Iowa DNR: A 17-year-old […]

Gov. Reynolds opens vaccine to all Iowan...

UPDATE March 18, 2021: Iowa reported no nursing home outbreaks as of March 18, the first time since COVID-19 outbreaks were initially reported in the state in March 2020. Two additional deaths connected to nursing home outbreaks were reported, bringing the total to 2,224. Iowa’s total death toll increased to 5,666. Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds […]