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Iowa lawmakers this week reworked a line item in a budget bill (see page 18) so that a $1.5 million fund can be used for "professional sporting events."
Why it matters: Democrats contend the money is an earmark for the only sports lobbyists registered in support of the bill: Krause Group.
Iowa's coveted lil' fungi friends are ripe for the picking right now, if you're observant enough to find them.
What's happening: Morel mushrooms are popping up across central Iowa, but the state's recent cold snap will make hunting them more difficult, said Steve Roberts, head of the popular Facebook page, Iowa Morel Report.
The final phase of DSM’s Indianola Avenue reconstruction will launch next year.
Why it matters: The roadway is important for future development, especially on the city’s southeast side near Easter Lake and Carlisle.