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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  • Iowa senators react to summary of Robert Mueller’s report
    Following Attorney General William Barr’s release Sunday of a summary of the Mueller report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Iowa’s Republican senators both made note that there was “no collusion” found between the Trump campaign and Russia. They also called for more details from the report to be made public.Statement from Sen. More
  • What we know so far about Chris Bagley’s death
    There are many unknowns surrounding the death of 31-year-old Christopher Bagley of Walker, who went missing for 76 days before authorities found his body buried March 1 in southeast Cedar Rapids.Authorities haven’t explained how the property where Bagley’s body was buried is connected to him or their investigation. More
  • Complaint: Tiffin man lied about his kidnapping, sent family a photo of himself bound and gagged in snowy ditch
    A Tiffin man was arrested Saturday for what Johnson County deputies say were lies about his kidnapping and being in mortal danger.According to a Johnson County criminal complaint, Frank A. Tanke, 26, of Tiffin, on March 5 sent his mother a photo of himself “bound and gagged, laying in a snow-filled ditch” and sent a friend a message stating he was “bleeding out” and only had one hour to live.Deputies conducted searches throughout the night, attempting to locate Tanke. More
  • None injured in Cedar Rapids house fire Sunday morning
    No one was injured at a northwest Cedar Rapids house fire this morning, though the heavy fire was visible upon firefighters’ arrival and smoke was visible from blocks away. The homeowner at 407 Moose Drive NW called about the fire at about 10:20 a.m. More
  • Robert Mueller does not find Trump campaign knowingly conspired with Russia
    ReutersWASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election did not find that any U.S. or Trump campaign officials knowingly conspired with Russia, according to details released on Sunday.Attorney General William Barr sent a summary of conclusions from the report to congressional leaders and the media on Sunday afternoon. More
  • DNR: Solutions to Problem Geese
    The oil blocks the pores on the eggshell and the egg becomes unviable. Nest removal with eggs present is an effective way to reduce goose reproduction and reduce the local goose population in the long-term. If the goose can be seen on the nest, remove the nest after she has been sitting on her eggs for 14 days.
    03/18/2019 - 8:09 pm | View Website
  • Park district oils goose eggs for population control; Bend ...
    F or the 10th spring in a row, Bend Park & Recreation District staff is working to control the local Canada goose population by coating their eggs in corn oil.. Jeff Amaral, natural resources ...
    03/12/2019 - 11:55 am | View Website
  • Cedar Rapids turns to egg oiling to cut goose population ...
    Cedar Rapids Geese. ... The city has tied all sorts of other methods to control the geese population since 1996, including big roundups where the geese were chased into pens and relocated. ... “The labor savings is huge and the corn oil is very cheap.” The great goose roundups evolved after several other methods failed ...
    03/11/2019 - 3:09 pm | View Website
  • I-380 Accidents
    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The Iowa DOT is holding a public information meeting on April 23 to discuss the I-80 / I-380 interchange project. The project in Johnson County is at the junction of U.S. Highway 218, I-80, and I-380.
    03/3/2019 - 8:45 pm | View Website
  • Cedar Rapids turns to corn oil to control the geese population
    CEDAR RAPIDS — The wild goose chase in Cedar Rapids could be coming to an end with a new method for dealing with an overpopulation of Canadian Geese. The Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department began using “egg oiling” this month to cut the goose population.
    01/28/2019 - 2:09 pm | View Website
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