News Archive

Milford Fire Dept. Called To Machine Shed Fire

Mon 12-17-2018

Fire this (Mon.) morning damaged a machine shed near Milford. 

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Sibley Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Mon 12-17-2018

A two-vehicle collision Friday in Sibley sent one person to the hospital.

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Arnolds Park Native Inducted Into Connecticut Veteran's Hall Of Fame

Mon 12-17-2018

Arnolds Park native Donald Maranell, who now lives in Connecticut, has been inducted into the Connecticut Veterans Hall of Fame.

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Governor, Lt. Governor To Make Several Stops In NW Iowa This Week

Mon 12-17-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg will be making appearances Wednesday in Pocahontas, Estherville and Sibley.

 

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Forum To Address Needs Of Children

Mon 12-17-2018

A legislative forum centered around the needs of children will be held later this week in northwest Iowa.

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No Injuries Reported In Minor Fire At Grand Avenue Outreach In Spencer

Mon 12-17-2018

No injuries were reported in a minor fire Saturday at Grand Avenue Outreach in downtown Spencer.

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ISU Extension offering Day Camps during Winter School Break

Fri 12-14-2018 1600 15th Street Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Youth Spa Day, Lamp Making Workshop offered for area youth.

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Hy-Vee Acquires 22 Shopko Pharmacies

Fri 12-14-2018

Hy-Vee announced today (Friday) it has acquired 22 Shopko pharmacies in 17 cities in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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Complainants About Smell From Rendering Company In Estherville Say Emmet County Leaders Need To Take Stronger Action

Fri 12-14-2018

Eight northwest Iowa families are fighting a company they blame for not doing enough to address the smell of dead, rotting hogs from a nearby rendering plant.

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Estherville Police Warning Of New Scams

Thu 12-13-2018

Police in Estherville are warning everyone of some new email scams making the rounds.

 

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Imagine Iowa Great Lakes Releases Construction Bid Documents For Arnolds Park Promenade Project

Thu 12-13-2018

Imagine Iowa Great lakes has released construction bid documents for improvements to the Promenade area, adjacent to Preservation Plaza at Arnolds Park. 

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Authorities On The Lookout For Superior Man Wanted On Arrest Warrants For Two Sexual Assaults

Thu 12-13-2018

Estherville police are asking for the public's assistance in tracking down a suspect that's wanted in connection with two sexual assaults.

 

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Traveling Nativity to be held December 16 at Lakes Area Churches

Thu 12-13-2018 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Participants may pick up Map and CD to accompany tour at Calvary United Methodist in Arnolds Park Sunday evening.

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Woman Wanted On Warrants For Theft Arrested

Thu 12-13-2018

A Royal woman was arrested by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday afternoon on theft charges.

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16 Area Residents Complete Master Gardener Training

Thu 12-13-2018

16 local residents recently completed Master Gardener training through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 12 were from Dickinson county, one from Emmet county, two from Clay county and one from O'Brien county.

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Discovery House No Show Charity Ball underway

Wed 12-12-2018 1411 Hill Avenue,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Event is primary fundraiser for the year.

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It Likely Will Soon Cost You More To Get Rid Of Old TV's, Appliances And Electronic Items

Wed 12-12-2018

It's soon going to cost more to get rid of old tv's, computers or other electronics that are either obsolete or no longer work.

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Car Vs Semi Collision In Osceola County Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 12-12-2018

A collision Monday morning in Osceola county involving a 2008 Honda Odyssey a 2019 Volvo semi sent one person to the hospital.

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Iowa Braces For Huge Increase In Cost For Children's Health Insurance Program Known As HAWK-I

Wed 12-12-2018

The cost of the children's health insurance program in Iowa is set to soar from $7 million to $37 million over the next two years because of changes approved by Congress that reduce federal funding.

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Crash On Interstate 90 In Jackson County Injures South Dakota Man

Wed 12-12-2018

A single vehicle crash Tuesday evening on Interstate 90 in Jackson county injured a South Dakota man.

 

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Multiple Charges Filed Against Primghar Woman Following Traffic Stop In Emmetsburg

Wed 12-12-2018

Multiple charges were filed against a Primghar man early Sunday following a traffic stop in Palo Alto county.

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Art Hamrick Wins Special Election To Fill Vacancy On Clay County Board Of Supervisors

Wed 12-12-2018

Art Hamrick was victorious in a special election Tuesday to fill a vacancy on the Clay County Board of Supervisors.

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Registration underway for ISU Extension's Crop Advantage Series

Tue 12-11-2018 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-14 sessions offered across state, including in Storm Lake January 8 and in Okoboji January 15.

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Clay Central-Everly In Talks With Neighboring Districts Regarding Potential Sharing Options

Tue 12-11-2018

Declining enrollment has a local school district considering its options.

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Stray Bullet, Believed To Be From A Deer Hunter, Travels Through Wall Of Metal Building, Narrowly Missing A Man Inside

Tue 12-11-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is urging hunters to use some extra caution following a number of incidents recently that remain under investigation.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Vote To Demolish Former County Home

Tue 12-11-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this (Tues.) morning to demolish the former county home after hearing from Lee Sorenson, Director of the Dickinson County Conservation Board.

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Counterfeit Money Turned Up Locally

Tue 12-11-2018

Authorities are alerting area businesses to some counterfeit money that's been showing up in the area.

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Two-Vehicle Collision In O'Brien County Sends Two People To The Hospital

Tue 12-11-2018

A two-vehicle collision Saturday in O'Brien county sent two people to the hospital. 

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Iowa Lakes Community College to premiere National Geographic Documentary, Paris to Pittsburgh December 12

Mon 12-10-2018 2421 7th Avenue South, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-The Wind Energy Program at Iowa Lakes is featured in a segment of the new film.

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FEMA denies Governor's Appeal for Disaster Assistance in regards to June Floods

Mon 12-10-2018 Des Moines, IA

(Des Moines)-Dickinson County among those affected by severe flooding last summer.

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Urbandale Man Seriously Injured in a One Vehicle Accident December 8

Mon 12-10-2018 Spencer,Ia

(Spencer)-Kenneth Petersen's SUV became airborne as it left Highway 10.

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Iowa Great Lakes declared frozen as of December 7

Mon 12-10-2018 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Kirk Ewen of Arnolds Park documents annual freezing and thawing of Lakes.

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Sioux Falls Man Faces Multiple Charges In I-90 Pursuit That Ended In Jackson County

Sat 12-8-2018

Multiple charges have been filed against a Sioux Falls man in connection with a pursuit Wednesday night on Interstate 90 at speeds as high as nearly 120 mph at times.

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Southern Minnesota Crash Injures Two

Sat 12-8-2018

A two-vehicle collision Friday evening on Highway 60 near St. James, Minnesota sent two people to the hospital.

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Pocahontas County Crash Claims Two Lives

Sat 12-8-2018

A crash Friday at the intersection of Highway 4 and County Road C15 in Pocahontas county claimed two lives.

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The Arts at St. Joseph presents The Benson Family Singers Christmas December 9

Fri 12-7-2018

Okoboji School Board Set To Act On Plans For New Middle School

Fri 12-7-2018

The Okoboji School Board is expected to sign off on the plan and design of the new middle school at their meeting Monday evening

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Proposed Revision To Flood Zone Maps Will Likely Impact Some Spencer Residents

Fri 12-7-2018

A proposed revision by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to Spencer's flood zone map means more residents in the city would likely be required to purchase flood insurance.

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SL Police To Participate Once Again In I-PLEDGE Program

Fri 12-7-2018

Spirit Lake police are once again participating in a program designed to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of young people.

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Seasons Center Awarded Regional Partnership Grant

Fri 12-7-2018

Spencer-based Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a Regional Partnership Grant to assist families suffering from the impact of abuse, trauma and substance abuse.

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State Of Iowa Changes The Way It's Notifying Potential Jurors

Thu 12-6-2018

Iowa has changed the way it's notifying potential jurors.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to present Christmas Jam December 8

Thu 12-6-2018 243 W Broadway St,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Volunteers to be Honored at Open House event at new Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum in Arnolds Park.

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Leuders Family Once Again Lighting Up The Holidays

Thu 12-6-2018

A Christmas light display that would make Clark Griswold envy is back up and running this holiday season northwest of Lake Park.

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Various Holiday Events To Be Held This Weekend In Everly

Thu 12-6-2018

A special holiday event is coming up this weekend in Everly.

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Youth In Philanthropy Students Spread Holiday Cheer

Thu 12-6-2018

The Okoboji Foundation's Youth In Philanthropy program is busy as well during the holidays.

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Spirit Lake Man Named Citizen Of The Years

Thu 12-6-2018

John Senn of Spirit Lake has been selected as “Citizen of The Years” by the Spirit Lake Kiwanis Club.

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Water Projects Awarded Funding

Thu 12-6-2018

The USDA is investing $1.2 billion to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure, and 10 projects in Iowa are receiving funding, including two in northwest Iowa.

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Spencer Woman Among First To Be Inducted Into Special Olympics Iowa Hall Of Fame

Thu 12-6-2018

A Spencer woman is among the first six people to be inducted into the newly founded Special Olympics Iowa Hall of Fame. 

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Clay County Man Wins $50K In Lottery Scratch-Off Game

Thu 12-6-2018

A Clay county man is $50,000 richer after winning in an Iowa Lottery scratch off game.

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Downtown Spirit Lake to be transformed into Santa's Village December 8

Wed 12-5-2018 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Full day of festivities to include Music on the Balcony featuring Spirit Lake Students.

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American Red Cross Accepting Nominations For 2019 Heroes Of The Heartland

Wed 12-5-2018

The American Red Cross of Greater Iowa is looking for nominations for its 2019 Heroes of the Heartland.

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Another Area City And Postal Service Reminds Residents To Clear Sidewalks Of Snow And Ice

Wed 12-5-2018

Another area city is reminding its residents about snow removal policies and procedures.

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Innovative Classroom Initiative Brings Unique Learning Experience

Wed 12-5-2018

Students at a local elementary school are getting some unique learning experiences.

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IUB Approves MidAmerican Wind Energy Wind XII Project

Wed 12-5-2018

The Iowa Utilities Board has given its stamp of approval to Mid American Energy Company's proposed “Wind XII” project that will allow the company to build up to 591 megawatts of new wind electric generation in Iowa.

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Lost Island Nature Center Holiday Open House December 5

Tue 12-4-2018 3267 – 350th Avenue,Ruthven,Iowa

(Ruthven)-"Celebration of Trees" to mark 25th Anniversary of Nature Center near Ruthven.

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City Of Spirit Lake Issues Reminder Of ATV, ORV, Utility Vehicle Ordinance

Tue 12-4-2018

Officials in Spirit Lake are reminding operators of ATV's, UTV's and other off-road vehicles of ordinances that need to be followed. 

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Dickinson Co Supervisors Discuss Francis Sites LID Maintenance; Set Public Hearing For Sale Of County-Owned Building

Tue 12-4-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning discussed a proposed agreement with the Dickinson County Conservation Board to oversee maintenance of low impact development features that will be associated with a project in the Francis Sites area.

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Milford Holiday Lighting Contest Judging Re-Scheduled For Thursday Evening (12/6)

Tue 12-4-2018

Saturday's winter storm caused judging for the house and business Christmas lighting contest in Milford to be postponed.

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Residents Reminded To Clear Natural Gas Meters Of Snow And Ice

Tue 12-4-2018

Area residents are being reminded to clear snow and ice from natural gas meters.

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Man Escapes Injury In Semi Crash (1)

Tue 12-4-2018

No injuries were reported Saturday in a crash involving a semi in O'Brien county.

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Holiday Coffee House at Iowa Lakes Community College December 4

Mon 12-3-2018 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Hand Bell Concert slated for December 13 in Spirit Lake.

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Shortage Of Skilled Workers Impacting Midwest Economy

Mon 12-3-2018

The economy continued to expand in nine Midwestern and Plains states last month but was hampered by shortages of skilled workers, according to monthly survey results released Monday.

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Grand Meander Coming Up This (Mon. 12/03) Evening In Spencer

Mon 12-3-2018

A longstanding holiday tradition will be held this (Mon.) evening in downtown Spencer.

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City Of Spirit Lake Reminds Residents Of Snow Removal Ordinances

Mon 12-3-2018

The first significant snowfall of the season has area cities reminding residents of snow removal ordinances.

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