NE part of county has high quality ‘frac’ sand

Thursday, February 12, 2015
The presence of sand highly suitable for fracking is “amazingly consistent” at sample locations in the northeast corner of Winneshiek County, according to Dr. Emily Finzel. Researchers conclude NE Winneshiek County has "high suitability" for frac sand mining

Monday, February 9, 2015
Graduate students and professors at the University of Iowa who have been studying the frac sand issue in Winneshiek County on Monday presented another program on the results of their studies. University of Iowa graduate student Austen Smith presented maps showing the location of St. Peter sandstone throughout the county. Smith also studied how far below the surface the sand is located and how... Frac sand-related presentation Monday at the Courthouse

Sunday, February 8, 2015
As part of a two-year partnership between Winneshiek County and the University of Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities, students and faculty across six different departments at the university are doing extensive research on the potential for frac sand mining in Winneshiek County. At noon Monday in the large courtroom at the Winneshiek County Courthouse, preliminary results on the location...

Suitability of Winneshiek County sand for fracking will be discussed during Monday’s supervisor meeting at noon

Friday, February 6, 2015
A university of Iowa professor and student will give a presentation during the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors’ Monday, Feb. 9, meeting at noon. The title of their talk is St. Peter sandstone in Winneshiek County: Subsurface Geology and Suitability for Mining. The presentation will take place in the large courtroom of the Winneshiek County Courthouse.

Leeds study will address aging infrastructures, businesses

Sunday, January 25, 2015
A study conducted by University of Iowa graduate students into Sioux City’s Leeds neighborhood aims to preserve and revitalize the community’s aging business corridor.

UI recognized for community commitment

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The University of Iowa has been recognized nationally for its commitment and involvement to the community.

Sustainable Iowa

Friday, November 21, 2014
University of Iowa students have a hand in supporting the viability of a number of Iowa communities for years to come through the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities (IISC.)

UI project aims to restore a sense of community

Monday, November 17, 2014
When 53-year-old Ron Beals was a boy growing up in the Leeds neighborhood in northeast Sioux City, folks could walk the area’s main strip and purchase just about everything they needed for a simple, small-town life.

Graduate students from the University of Iowa focus on Sioux City for thesis projects

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Graduate students from the University of Iowa school of Urban and Regional Planning are focused on Sioux City's future.

U of I researcher informs supervisors about frac-sand impact

Monday, October 6, 2014
Scientists have known for centuries crystalline silica is a carcinogen, according to Dr. Peter Thorne. The head of the University of Iowa’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Health was in Decorah making a presentation at the Winneshiek County Board of Supervisors’ meeting last week. The University is currently conducting an Environmental Health Sciences Research Center (EHSRC) project...