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Iowa Dog Cruises Down Interstate

Iowa roads always have something weird going on with them... Usually, it's road work, but This TikToker caught an unusual sight while on 151 North while heading to Cedar Rapids from Dubuque. She saw a dog sitting on the back of a truck while going about 70 miles an hour.
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Join the bigger and better Iowa Dog Jog this year!

Get ready for the most adorable fundraiser of the year! The Iowa Dog Jog is back and better than ever, with plenty of new features for 2021. Run, walk, and wag your way to the finish line while raising money to help provide food, shelter, medical care, and much more to the over 10,000 pets who come to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa each year.
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Iowa pheasant population survey begins Aug. 1

(Iowa DNR News) – The impact that a cold and snowy Iowa winter and driest spring since 1994 had on pheasant nesting success will likely be seen when the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) conducts its annual roadside pheasant counts between Aug. 1-15. The statewide survey is conducted by...

Tips for Avoiding Deer While Driving

Iowa is currently ranked seventh in the nation for most animal collisions in 2021 and deer make up a lot of those accidents- Iowa State Patrol District 4 Resource Officer Shelby McCreedy says deer will be more on the move as we head into harvest season. She reminds motorists to be aware of your surroundings and know what to do incase of an incident.

North Iowa Outdoors: Animal Tracks and Signs Day Camp Scheduled

Do you know any 6-9 year old children who love animals and the outdoors? If so, the Winnebago County Conservation Board invites you to bring them to Thorpe Park for the Animal Tracks and Signs Day Camp. The camp will be held at the Thorpe Park shelter house on Saturday morning, August 14th, from 9:00 AM until noon. Thorpe Park is located five miles west of Forest City on 345th/”I” Street.
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Floppy ears, fuzzy tails at the 2021 Southern Iowa Fair

The bleachers filled with anticipation for the 2021 4-H & FFA Rabbit Show at the Southern Iowa Fair grounds on Wednesday evening. Floppy ears and fluffy tails filled the ring as the show began. Judge Zach Sauer conversed with exhibitors and examined animals. The result for the show are as...

Simmons opens 275,000-SF pet food plant in Iowa

The pet food company of Siloam Springs-based poultry producer Simmons Foods recently opened the first phase of a $100 million plant in Dubuque, Iowa. The 275,000-square-foot Simmons Pet Food plant is expected to provide 270 new jobs when the second phase is completed in April 2022. In December 2020, the...
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Eastern Iowans Exposed to Rabid Bat at Omaha Zoo

Some forty Iowans, including several from the Cedar Rapids area, are undergoing treatment for rabies after potentially coming into contact with a rabid bat at a zoo in Omaha, according to the Cedar Rapids Gazette. More than 180 people in all were asked to get the rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, which...

Simmons Pet Food opens new plant in Iowa

DUBUQUE, IOWA — Simmons Pet Food officially opened its new pet food cannery in Dubuque July 21, the result of a $100 million investment to amplify its total wet pet food production capacity. “Today, Dubuque, Iowa became part of the Simmons Pet Food family,” said Scott Salmon, president of Simmons...