CEDAR RAPIDS — The latest strategy in the perennial battle with geese in Cedar Rapids is corn oil, and it’s being rolled out for the first time this spring. Brent Neighbor, a Cedar Rapids parks maintenance supervisor, has been out three times so far this year, with support from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, to locate nesting sites and coat recently laid goose eggs with corn oil.

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  • Trump to lift summertime limits on high-ethanol gasoline
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