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Iowa Outdoors | Season 5 Preview (#408)

Iowa Outdoors | Season 5 Preview (#408)

posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:36 PM

A sneak peek at a few of the stories you'll see in Season 5. 01:50 Read More »
Color the Wind Kite Festival (#408)

Color the Wind Kite Festival (#408)

posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

This annual festival draws kite aficionados and spectators to Clear Lake every February for the splash of color and floating spectacle in the sky. It’s an event that thrives on wind, snow and ice. 07:22 Read More »
Northern pike winter research (#408)

Northern pike winter research (#408)

posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Fish researchers with the Iowa DNR use a hovercraft to navigate the frozen backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River, collecting valuable habitat and movement data on radio-tagged northern pike. 04:58 Read More »
Ice scuba diving (#408)

Ice scuba diving (#408)

posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:21 PM

We jump into a frozen lake to explore the dangerous adventure of scuba diving…underneath the ice. There are few locations in Iowa to dive below the ice line and even fewer ice scuba divers. 08:13 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#408) (#408)

Iowa Outdoors (#408) (#408)

posted on December 11, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Full Program: On this winter edition of Iowa Outdoors...Go under the ice on an Iowa lake with some adventurous scuba divers. Learn how DNR researchers are gathering valuable information about northern pike through the ice on the Upper Mississippi. And see the... 26:59 Read More »
Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day (#4011)

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day (#4011)

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. 04:25 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#407) (#407)

Iowa Outdoors (#407) (#407)

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Full Program: On this autumn edition of Iowa Outdoors...explore the Middle River water trail among the covered bridges of Madison County, learn about the turkey vulture and its role in our wildlife ecosystem, go rock climbing at one of Iowa's best and most... 28:46 Read More »
Turkey vultures (#407)

Turkey vultures (#407)

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Not many people like or admire turkey vultures. But we may take for granted the role of turkey vultures in our wildlife ecosystem. 07:22 Read More »
Rock climbing (#407)

Rock climbing (#407)

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:11 PM

You may not think of Iowa as a rock climbing destination, but there are several great places in Iowa to climb and a growing community of climbers working to expand opportunities. 06:26 Read More »
Middle River water trail (#407)

Middle River water trail (#407)

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Explore how an Iowa DNR water trail project is rejuvenating a paddling adventure underneath some of the landmark covered bridges of Madison County. 04:51 Read More »
Mississippi River aerial photographry (#407)

Mississippi River aerial photographry (#407)

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Photographer Bob Hurt captures the vivid beauty of the Upper Mississippi River Valley from a plane hundreds of feet above the watery wilderness. 04:40 Read More »
Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday (#4010)

Balance of Power in Play on Tuesday (#4010)

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

The balance of power in the U.S. Senate is in play next week when 36 of the seats are up for grabs. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to take control of the chamber. Additions could be made in states like Iowa with the retirement of Tom... Read More »
Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory (#4010)

Per-Cow Milk Production Soars into Record Territory (#4010)

posted on October 31, 2014 at 5:46 PM

California likes to claim it has happy cows, but Colorado’s ladies set the per-animal pace in milk production recently, handily breaking the 2,000 pound mark. Read More »
Just-Approved Enlist Duo Herbicide Subject of Lawsuit (#4009)

Just-Approved Enlist Duo Herbicide Subject of Lawsuit (#4009)

posted on October 24, 2014 at 6:24 PM

It took less than a week for a lawsuit to arise in response to the government’s Oct.15 approval of a new herbicide that combines two existing weed killers. Read More »
Crop Harvest Delayed by Wet Weather (#4008)

Crop Harvest Delayed by Wet Weather (#4008)

posted on October 17, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Nationally, only 24 percent of America’s corn is in the bin. That’s up 7 percentage points from last week, but still well behind the 5-year average pace of 43 percent. Read More »
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