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Storm Damage Assessments Under Way

Thu 5-26-2016

Residents in some parts of the Iowa Great Lakes are assessing the damage following a severe thunderstorms early this (Thurs.) morning that produced wind in excess of 60 mph and some large hail.

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Spirit Lake Collision on HWY. 71 Results In Minor Injuries

Thu 5-26-2016 Keokuk Ave. & HWY. 71 Spirit Lake, IA

Minor injuries were reported Wednesday in a two vehicle collision in Spirit Lake, but no one was taken to the hospital.

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Court Of Appeals Denies New Trial For Estherville Man Convicted Of Murder

Thu 5-26-2016

The Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled against a new trial for an Estherville man convicted of murder.

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Lakeside Artist in Residence Open Studio Series Begins Thursday May 26th

Wed 5-25-2016

The Open Studio series runs throughout the summer on Thursday evenings at Lakeside Laboratory on West Okoboji.  The series is free and open to the public.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Lakeside Lab for Summer Season

Wed 5-25-2016 1838 Highway 86,Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Free training provided for CLAMP program.

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I-90 Motorists Can Expect To See Increased Presence Of Law Enforcement Over Upcoming Holiday Period

Wed 5-25-2016

The Minnesota State Patrol along with the South Dakota State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are planning a joint I-90 Safety operation to promote highway safety this coming weekend.

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Mallard Woman Wanted for Child Endangerment and Criminal Mischief Taken Into Custody

Wed 5-25-2016

A Mallard woman wanted by Palo Alto county authorities for child endangerment and 3rd degree criminal mischief has been taken into custody.

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Single Vehicle Rollover Sends Man To Hospital

Wed 5-25-2016

A Windom man was injured Tuesday in a single vehicle crash on Highway 71 just north of the eastbound intersection of Highway 68 in Redwood county.

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ATV Crash Injures Man

Wed 5-25-2016

A Sheldon man was injured last week after losing control of an ATV about three miles northwest of Hospers.

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Law Enforcement to Step Up Patrols Over Memorial Weekend

Tue 5-24-2016 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Special Traffic Enforcement program to run through June 6

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Chamber Presents Lake Protective Associations Checks From Walleye Weekend Proceeds

Tue 5-24-2016

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce this (Tues.) morning presented checks totaling $10,000 to representatives of four lakes area protective associations, with each receiving $2,500.

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Thunderstorms Bring Heavy Rain, Hail, Even Tornado

Tue 5-24-2016

Severe weather struck the southwestern portion of the listening area Monday evening, bringing reports of extremely heavy rain, hail and atleast one tornado that touched down.

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Long Time Spirit Lake Police Officer Retires

Tue 5-24-2016

A longtime officer on the Spirit Lake Police Department has retired.

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Man Caught Riding Stolen Motorcycle Facing Theft And Drug Charges

Tue 5-24-2016

A Graettinger man faces charges drug and theft charges after he was caught last Friday riding a motorcycle in Estherville that had been reported stolen out of Webster city.

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Spirit Lake Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Mon 5-23-2016

After an investigation since September 2014 a Spirit Lake man is arresting and charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

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Senior Health Fair at Bedell Family YMCA May 25

Mon 5-23-2016 1900 41st Street,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Free fair to be held in conjunction with National Senior Health and Wellness Day.

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Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Mon 5-23-2016 300th Ave. & 480th St. Clay County, IA

Minor injuries were reported Saturday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of two county roads in Clay county.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Charges

Mon 5-23-2016 300th & 320th St. Clay County, IA

A traffic stop Sunday in Clay County resulted in the arrest of an Estherville resident on drug charges.

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PLAC Announces New Executive Director

Mon 5-23-2016

The Pearson Lakes Art Center has a new Executive Director.

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SLMS Band Places 3rd At Tulip Festival Parade

Mon 5-23-2016

Congratulations to the Spirit Lake Middle School 7th/8th grade band for earning 3rd place in the 76th annual Orange City Tulip Festival Parade.

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DNR Says It Will Crack Down This Summer On Enforcement Of Invasive Species Laws

Mon 5-23-2016 West Lake Okoboji, Okoboji, IA

Boaters are being reminded of Iowa’s Invasive Species Laws as they get ready to hit the water for the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.

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Man Wanted In Domestic Incident Leads O'Brien County Authorities On High Speed Pursuit

Mon 5-23-2016 504 2nd Ave, Sheldon, IA

A man wanted by authorities in O'Brien county in connection with a domestic incident last week led authorities on a high speed chase that at times exceeded 100 mph.

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