News Archive

Spencer Man Wanted On Drug Charge Taken Into Custody

Mon 9-16-2019

A Spencer man was arrested this past Thursday on a drug charge stemming from a traffic stop that had been made previously.

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Road Work Affecting Access To Spirit Lake & Orleans Green Waste Site

Mon 9-16-2019

Road work on 140th Street is temporarily affecting access to the green waste site east of Orleans.

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Local Bank Again Receives Top Workplace Award

Mon 9-16-2019

The honor once again this year has been bestowed upon Northwest Bank.

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Much Above Normal Temps. For Mid-September Are Just What The Doctor Ordered For Late Planted Crops

Mon 9-16-2019

Paul Kassel, a Crops Specialist with Iowa State University Extension in Spencer tells KUOO news it's allowing them to catch up considerably in development..

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IGL Chamber Gearing Up For Oktoberfest

Mon 9-16-2019

Kiley Zankowski of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce says they'll be holding their annual Oktoberfest Saturday, September 28th...

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Minor Injuries Reported In Collision Involving A Car And A Bicycle

Mon 9-16-2019

Minor injuries were reported when a car collided with a bicycle over the weekend in Everly.

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Man Wanted On Warrants For Invasion Of Privacy Taken Into Custody

Mon 9-16-2019

An Emmetsburg man wanted on four counts of invasion of privacy was taken into custody September 7th.

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Physical Domestic Altercation Results In Arrest

Mon 9-16-2019

An investigation by Palo Alto county authorities last week into a domestic dispute resulted in an arrest.

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Reception To Be Held For A Couple Of Longtime City Of Spencer Employees Who Are Retiring

Sat 9-14-2019

A retirement celebration for two longtime employees of the city of Spencer will be held later this month.

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Annual Walk/Run To Remember 5K To Be Held Sept. 21st

Sat 9-14-2019

A special event honoring those who have passed away and those currently in hospice care will be held Saturday, September 21st. 

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Head-On Collision At 23rd St. & Sunner Avenue In Spirit Lake Sends One Person To The Hospital

Fri 9-13-2019

A two-vehicle collision this (Fri.) morning at the intersection of 23rd Street and Sunner Avenue in Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital.

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Dickinson Co. Driver's License Station To Be Closed Wed., Sept. 18th & Part Of The Day Sept. 19th

Fri 9-13-2019

The driver's license station at the Dickinson County Courthouse will be closed all day this coming Wednesday, September 18th and won't re-open until 11:00 am Thursday, September 19th.

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Single Vehicle Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital (3)

Fri 9-13-2019

A single vehicle crash earlier this week in Lyon county sent one person to the hospital. 

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Estherville Man Charged After Allegedly Firing A Handgun Through A Window Of An Apartment Building

Thu 9-12-2019

An Estherville man faces charges after being arrested Wednesday for allegedly shooting a hole in a window at an apartment complex.

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Officials Say Iowa's New "Blackout Plates" Are A Huge Hit And That There's A Backlog For Them, Including In Dickinson County

Thu 9-12-2019

Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation say the new blackout license plate has become extremely popular among Iowans. So much so, in fact, they say there's a shortage of them. 

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Okoboji Schools No Boundaries Program To Hold "Partner Palooza" Events

Thu 9-12-2019

The general public and area businesses will have an opportunity this coming Monday to learn more about a program involving 65 8th, 11th and 12th grade students from the Okoboji, Spencer, Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayrshire School Districts.

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Clay Co. Authorities Investigating Residential Burglary

Thu 9-12-2019

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a residential burglary that occurred on an acreage North of Peterson, Iowa, where a large safe containing cash, jewelry, and firearms was stolen.

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Arnolds Park City Council Re-Visits One-Way Traffic Near Central Emporium

Wed 9-11-2019

The Arnolds Park City Council this past spring voted to make traffic one way on Lakeshore Drive in the area of the Central Emporium under the premise it would re-visit the issue this fall to see how it worked. And that's exactly what the council did Wednesday evening.

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Man Wanted For Stalking, Harassment & Other Charges Taken Into Custody

Wed 9-11-2019

A man wanted on warrants charging him with stalking, harassment in the 3rd degree, violation of a no contact order and careless driving has been arrested by the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

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911 Mobile Exhibit Helps Us Remember What Happened 18 Years Ago

Wed 9-11-2019

It's only fitting that as we observe the somber anniversary of the 911 terror attacks that a special exhibit to remember that tragic day is at this year's Clay County Fair. 

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Long Time Okoboji Police Officer Receives Special Recognition Upon Retiring

Wed 9-11-2019

A longtime police officer for the city of Okoboji who’s retiring received some special recognition at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

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Federal Judge Denies Request For Additional Time For Company To File An Appeal Against City Of Sibley

Tue 9-10-2019 []

A northwest Iowa company fined thousands of dollars for a stink that came from its plant will not get more time to file an appeal in a lawsuit against the City of Sibley, Iowa.

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Voters In Spirit Lake, Okoboji & Spencer School Districts Approve "SAVE" Measures

Tue 9-10-2019 []

Voters in three area school districts have approved renewals of the Local Option Sales Tax, or "SAVE" measures, also known as revenue purpose statements.

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D.O.T Commission Awards Funding For Local Rail To Trails Project At Meeting In Arnolds Park

Tue 9-10-2019 []

The Iowa Transportation Commission approved $1.5 million for four state recreational trail projects at their meeting today (Tues.) in Arnolds Park.

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Iowa Lakeside Lab to host Science on the Menu Program September 17

Tue 9-10-2019 ["1838 Highway 86 Milford, IA"]

(Okoboji)-Dr. Mary Skopec to speak on Blue-Green Algae in the Iowa Great Lakes in first event of Fall Series.

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Voters In Several School Districts Head To The Polls Today (Tues. 9/10)

Tue 9-10-2019 []

Voters in several area school districts are headed to the polls today (Tues., Sept. 10th) to vote on revenue purpose statements, or what basically amounts to an extension of a one cent local option sales tax for schools.

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BVU Singled Out In Study As Being Among Best In Midwest For Value

Tue 9-10-2019 []

A northwest Iowa college is ranked 4th in the 2020 U.S. News and World Report Best Value Schools Among Regional Universities in the Midwest.

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Car Vs Deer Collision Results In Minor Injuries (1)

Tue 9-10-2019 []

A Worthington woman was injured last (Mon.) night when a vehicle she took evasive action to avoid colliding with a deer.

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Grain Truck Crash Injures Milford Man

Mon 9-9-2019 []

A crash last week in Palo Alto county involving a grain truck injured a Milford man.

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Congressman Steve King To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Palo Alto County

Mon 9-9-2019 []

Congressman Steve King will be holding another in what's been a series of town hall meetings he's been hosting in the region.

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Lyon County Crash Claims Life Of A South Dakota Woman

Mon 9-9-2019 []

A single vehicle crash Sunday evening in Lyon county claimed the life of a South Dakota woman.

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Clay County Fair To Refund Foreigner Concert Tickets After Cancellation Of Concert

Mon 9-9-2019 []

Clay County Fair officials say they'll be issuing refunds to holders of tickets for the Foreigner Concert that was scheduled for the opening night of the fair Saturday but wound up getting cancelled. 

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4th District Congressional Candidate J.D. Scholten Visits Clay County Fair

Sun 9-8-2019 []

A Democrat running for Iowa's 4th District Congressional seat made an appearance Sunday at the Clay County Fair.

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Clay County Fair Goers Will Notice More Changes At Centennial Plaza Area

Fri 9-6-2019 []

Fair General Manager Jeremy Parsons says the additions will help preserve the memories of what once stood at that location.

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17th Annual Prairie Winds Kite Fly To Be Held Sat. (9/7) At The Jackson Airport

Fri 9-6-2019 []

For the 17th year, giant kites will take over the skies above the Jackson Municipal Airport for the annual Prairie Winds Kite Fly.

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Motorcycle Crash Injures Jackson Man (1)

Fri 9-6-2019 []

A Jackson man was injured Thursday evening after losing control of a motorcycle he was operating on Highway 71 near Jackson County Road 21.

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City Of Lake Park Awarded Community Development Block Grant

Fri 9-6-2019 []

Lake Park is among seven cities in the state that have been awarded a Community Development Block Grant for infrastructure projects.

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Sioux Falls Man Faces Multiple Charges Following An Incident That Started In Worthington And Ended SW Of Sibley

Thu 9-5-2019 []

Authorities say it started when police in Worthington tried to pull over a vehicle for a traffic violation but the driver refused to stop and went southbound into Osceola county.

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Foreigner to rock opening day of Clay County Fair September 7

Thu 9-5-2019 IA"], Spencer, ["800 W 18th St

(Spencer)-Iconic rockers to kick off Grandstand entertainment at 2019 Fair.

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A Long Time Superintendent Of The Spirit Lake Community School District Has Passed Away

Thu 9-5-2019 []

A longtime Superintendent of the Spirit Lake Community School District has died. Harold Overmann passed away Wednesday evening in Marion, Iowa at the age of 83.

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Paving, Re-Surfacing & Bridge Projects About To Get Under Way In Dickinson County

Thu 9-5-2019 []

Dickinson County Engineer Dan Eckert tells KUOO news nine different asphalt and four bridge projects will be done yet this fall throughout the county.

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Dickinson Soil & Water Conservation District Holds 41st Annual Outdoor Classroom

Thu 9-5-2019 []

Fourth grade students from several schools in the area will head to the great outdoors today (Thurs.) to learn about the environment.

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September Is Voter Registration Month

Thu 9-5-2019 []

If you plan to vote in upcoming school or other elections, now is a good time to make sure your voter registration is up to date. 

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Voters In Several Area School Districts To Vote September 10th On Revenue Purpose Statement Measures

Thu 9-5-2019 []

Terry Heman, Superintendent of the Spencer Community Schools, says it basically amounts to a renewal of a local option sales tax.

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Okoboji Foundation Awards $8,000 Grant To Dickinson Co. Agricultural Society

Wed 9-4-2019 []

The money will go toward the purchase and installation a new sound system on the Dickinson county fairgrounds, inside and out. 

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Lakes Area Marina Raises More Than $7,000 For Honor Flights Program

Wed 9-4-2019 []

The funds were raised during the annual "Salute To Veterans" event held Saturday, August 3rd the Barefoot Bar at Parks Marina.

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Several Bridge Projects In NW Iowa, Including Two In Dickinson County, Awarded Federal Funding

Wed 9-4-2019 []

A federal grant awarded to the Iowa Department of Transportation will go toward several bridge projects in northwest Iowa...including two in Dickinson county. It includes bridges at 195th Avenue and 140th Street, both of which cross the Little Sioux River.

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There Will Be Plenty To See And Do This Year At The 4-H Auditorium At The Clay County Fair

Wed 9-4-2019 []

Jill Engel of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tells KUOO news the displays will cover the gamut

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Clay County Fair To Offer Free Admission To Kids 12 & Under

Wed 9-4-2019 []

The Clay County Fair this year will be offering a special incentive to get more families through the gates.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Teen (4)

Wed 9-4-2019 []

A Primghar teen was injured in a single vehicle crash Saturday in O'Brien county.

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Crash On Hwy 86 At Treasure Village Sends One Person To The Hospital With Possible Serious Injuries

Wed 9-4-2019 []

A rear-end collision Saturday on Highway 86 sent one person to the hospital.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Collision On Hwy 86 On West Side Of West Lake Okoboji

Wed 9-4-2019 []

Minor injuries were reported in a crash Saturday morning on Highway 86 on the west side of West Lake Okoboji.

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Dickinson County Nature Center to host Bee & Butterfly Festival September 6

Tue 9-3-2019 Okoboji, Iowa"], ["22785 Nature Center Road

(Okoboji)-Event is free and open to public, concessions will be available for purchase.

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High Speed Pursuit That Started In Spencer Winds Up With Suspect Driver Being Arrested In Milford

Tue 9-3-2019 []

An Iowa City woman faces multiple charges following a high speed pursuit this past weekend that started in Spencer and resulted in the suspect being taken into custody in Milford.

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Man Escapes Injury In Vehicle Fire

Tue 9-3-2019 []

A Cherokee man escaped injury Friday evening when a vehicle he was driving caught on fire.

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This Year's Clay County Fair To Feature 50 Food Vendors

Tue 9-3-2019 []

You'll soon be able to satisfy that craving for Clay County Fair food.

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Dubuque Band Wins Finals In Iowa Rocks Talent Competition At Arnolds Park

Tue 9-3-2019 []

A band from Dubuque called “Riding Atlas” is the winner of the final round of this year's Iowa Rocks Talent Competition.

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Single Vehicle Crash Claims Life Of A Sibley Man

Sun 9-1-2019 []

A single vehicle crash Friday in Osceola county claimed the life of a Sibley man.

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Osceola County Traffic Stop Results In Multiple Charges Against Two People From Wisconsin

Sun 9-1-2019 []

Two people from Wisconsin were arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop Saturday at the intersection of Highway 60 and 130th Street in Osceola county.

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