Sprit Lake Officials Remind Property Owners of Building Permit Requirements
Thinking about doing some remodeling or construction in the interior of your home during the winter? If you are, you may want to check with your local city officials to see whether or not a building permit is required.
Landowners Claim Pipeline Easements Were Illegally Issued & Want Pipeline Removed From Their Land
A group of Iowa landowners forced to allow a Texas oil company to put a crude oil pipeline under their farmland is asking the state courts to throw out what they consider "illegal easements" through their land and some say if they win they want the pipeline dug up and removed.
Officials Issue Warning As Ice Begins To Form On Area Lakes
The extremely cold temperatures we've experienced the past few days is starting to catch up with area lakes. With water temperatures at or slightly below freezing, the only thing that had been keeping lakes free of ice up until now was the wind and wave action.
Several Area Fire Departments Awarded Grants Through DNR Program
Several area Fire Departments will share in slightly more than $206,000 in grants through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Volunteer Fire Assistance program, offered in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service.