Iowa state parks

As funding cuts loom, Iowa state park operations in jeopardy

MASON CITY, Iowa — In 2009, following one of the worst floods in recent state history, the state allocated about $22 million for the Iowa DNR. Now, the DNR has around $11.17 million in state funds to work with, and officials say any further cuts could drastically impact the operation of state parks, including those locally. According to the DNR’s…