Seasonal coverage of the land we live on:

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Pushing hard on the heels of a retreating winter, migrating trumpeter swans are again moving northward.

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While fortunately no tornadoes befell the Mason City area this week, the conditions that can create severe weather were there.

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Luther College’s Center for Sustainable Communities, in partnership with the Northeast Iowa chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby, is hosting a we…

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The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation is hosting a hike and tour of the 40-acre Kothenbeutel Prairie preserve this weekend, where North Iowa residents can try to see one of the earliest blooming flowers in the state. 

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After receiving reports of discolored water in a Chelsea Creek tributary, the Iowa DNR has traced the issue back to Martin-Brower, a McDonald's distribution Center in Mason City.

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The app-based rides could be in town as early as next week.

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The annual Clear Lake Earth Day 5k/10k run took place Saturday morning at City Park, drawing a crowd spanning every age group.

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Mason City's city-wide Earth Day cleanup will take place from April 19 to May 6.

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From April 19 to 24, Clear Lake is hosting an Earth Day Trash Bash community cleanup. 

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As Earth Day arrives, a quick drive around the Mason City and Clear Lake areas will reveal just how much of a litter problem North Iowa faces.