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Mississippi Stand pipeline protestors evicted but still standing

Activists camping near Montrose, Iowa to protest the Bakken Pipeline packed up camp Thursday after being served eviction papers. The eviction hasn’t stopped the action at the site, known as Mississippi Stand, with more arrests taking place Friday and over the weekend. The site is near construction on the pipeline’s routeĀ under the Mississippi River, most […]

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Keep cool at local pools, but beware E. coli and algae

Johnson County beach bums and pool-goers hoping to beat the heat in the last days of summer should be wary of the microscopic company they keep. “August is the peak month for the blue-green algae blooms that are an increasingly common threat to Iowa Lakes during the summer,” The Press-Citizen reports. Caused in part by […]

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