Though the weather isn't as Spring-like as we'd wish it to be, if you look around you'll see many signs of Spring in the Quads. Here are just five...


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    Getty Images

    Free Cones at Dairy Queen

    The re-opening of Dairy Queen has always been a sure sign of Spring. To celebrate the Vernal Equinox on March 20, DQ will be offering up free cones.

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    U.S. Army Corp of Engineers webcam

    Barges on the River

    One sure sign of Spring is the return of the barges that carry tens of millions of tons of cargo annually on the Mississippi River.  That means we're back to waiting for the Government Bridge to be available while barges pass through Lock & Dam 15.

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    Craig Michaels / TownsquareMedia

    River Bandits Baseball returns

    The Quad City River Bandits will take the field at Modern Woodmen Park to open their season defending their Midwest League championship on April 5.

    The Cedar Rapids Kernels will be here for two games as the boys of summer return to action in the minor leagues most beautiful ballpark.

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    Daniel Loretto

    Severe Weather Alerts

    With Spring comes severe weather. The National Weather Service will hold a statewide tornado drill in Iowa on March 28. Get details here.

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    Quad City Music Guild

    Theatre returns to Prospect Park

    Quad City Music Guild will celebrate 70 years of producing musical theatre in Prospect Park in Moline this summer.

    Their 70th season opens with the musical adaptation of the Stephen Spielberg film 'Catch Me If You Can.'

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