Northeast Iowa’s Centennial Flood Of 1876

The body of 10-year-old Minnie Bowers was found lodged in a pile of mud and debris. She was one of over 40 people who died in the flood of 1876 that swept through northeast Iowa wiping out the tiny hamlet of Rockdale near Dubuque.

Podcast: IowaWatch on WMT Radio Talking About Its Latest Work, And The Weather

IowaWatch executive director-editor Lyle Muller talked on WMT radio host Bob Bruce’s Thursday, Jan. 9, program about one those topics that always sparks a conversation in Iowa — the weather. But they also found time to talk about the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch, in general, and an IowaWatch story about where Iowa Lottery proceeds get spent.