Man Wanted On Dickinson County Warrants Taken Into Custody In Palo Alto County
The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Thomas Wright of Ruthven was wanted on charges from Dickinson county for domestic abuse assault...2ndoffense, child endangerment and contempt for allegedly violating terms of a no-contact or protective order.
Iowa Great Lakes Seeing Increase In Native Aquatic Plants This Season
Mike Hawkins, a Fisheries Biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, says those include native species such as coon tail, sagel pond weed and wild water celery, to name a few, which are extremely beneficial to a lake's ecosystem.
Area Crops Continue To Develop At A Good Pace, Even With Lack Of Rain
Jim Nesseth is a local crops specialist with Extended Ag Services in Lakefield. He tells KUOO news growing degree days continue to run quite a bit ahead of normal with pretty much all of the corn tasseled now.
South Dakota Woman Sentenced In Federal Meth Case That Has Ties To The Iowa Great Lakes
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 45-year-old Ruby Blankenship of Brandon, South Dakota was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court to more than 5 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in November of last year to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
An Incident Early This Past Thursday Lands Milford Man In Jail On Multiple Charges
James Jenkins was charged with going armed with intent, carrying a weapon...a knife, assault while displaying a dangerous weapon, criminal mischief in the 3rddegree, public intoxication, criminal mischief in the 5thdegree and trespassing.
Iowa Dept. Of Transportation Warning Of Possible Scam
The D.O.T's Driver's License and Identification Services Bureau says they've become aware of Iowans receiving text messages under the guise of confirming information related to your driver's license or driving record. The agency says the messages are misleading and that they are not the ones sending them out.
Arnolds Park & Okoboji Moving Ahead With Grant Application For Stop Light Networking Project
Two lakes area cities are applying for a grant for a project they say would better coordinate the flow of traffic on Highway 71 between 202nd Street (just south of Emerald Hills), and Stakeout Road in Okoboji.
Plea Deal Reached In Case Involving A Man Accused Of Leading Authorities On A High Speed Chase Last December In Two NW Iowa Counties
A plea deal has been reached in a case involving a Sutherland man who was the subject of a high speed pursuit involving a stolen vehicle that went through portions of Osceola and O'Brien counties in December of last year.
Collision Near Lakefield Sends One Person To The Hospital
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says Carrie Wieres of Lakefield was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox eastbound on County Road 14 and Tyler Holmes was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am northbound on County Road 17 when the two collided in the intersection.
Hospitals Being Required To Abide By New COVID-19 Mandates From OSHA
Jason Harrington, President and CEO of Lakes Regional Healthcare, says among the requirements in the 44-page document is a mandate that patients and staff, even those that have been fully vaccinated, are still required to wear masks
Clay County Fairgrounds Will Be Off Limits To The General Public July 19th-25th For National Convention That Will Be Taking Place There
Fair General Manager Jeremy Parsons says the National Trappers Convention will be going on, and that the organization will be using the entire fairgrounds, including the north parking lot and north campgrounds.
Armstrong Man Sentenced For Defrauding Federal Govt. Out Of $1.3 Million In Scheme Involving The Paycheck Protection Program
57-year-old Donald Trosin was sentenced Monday to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty in February of this year to one count of major fraud against the United States and one count of money laundering.
O'Brien County Traffic Stop Results In Charges Against An Estherville Man
The O'Brien County Sheriff's Office says a deputy pulled over a vehicle for an equipment violation around 3:40 am Saturday near the intersection of Highways 18 and 60. The driver was identified as 34-year-old William Bingen of Estherville
Okoboji School Board Wants Legislature To Address A Funding Inequity They Say Is Unfairly Impacting The District's Property Tax Payers
Board members want the Iowa Legislature to extend the uniform per student funding to include Okoboji. That is currently at $5.40 per student but Abrahamson says Okoboji doesn't get that full amount because of the district's high property valuation
16-Year-Old Charged With Drunk Driving, Other Offenses, After Being Pulled Over Going 90 Mph In 65 Mph Zone
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says the 16-year-old male, who's from Emmetsburg, was charged with operating while intoxicated...1stoffense, possession of alcohol under the legal age, excessive speed, no seat belt, and violation of a graduated drivers license condition.
Kingsley Man Injured When Motorcycle He Was Driving Collided With A Semi Trailer In Clay County
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 29-year-old Dakota Nelson was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson northbound on County Road M-27 and 43-year-old Booker Bell of Sioux Falls was driving a 2014 Freightliner semi eastbound on 270th Street.
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 32-year-old Jared Wolthuis conspired to distribute more than three pounds of pure meth from July, 2018 through about March of 2020 in Dickinson county.
Iowans no longer have to get a permit to purchase or carry a handgun under a new state law that takes effect today (Thursday). You still have to undergo a background check to buy a gun from a federally-licensed dealer.