News Archive

Officials Say Curly Leaf Pond Weed Control Efforts Show Some Promising Results, For The Most Part

Thu 6-21-2018

Officials say preliminary findings indicate increased efforts to control curly leaf pond weed on East Lake Okoboji have been fairly successful this season.

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Heavy Rains Causing Extensive Flooding In Many Areas

Thu 6-21-2018

Heavy rain Wednesday and Wednesday night has resulted in extensive flooding in many parts of the region this (Thurs.) morning. 

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Rock the Roof Concert Series kicks off June 21

Wed 6-20-2018 91 Lake St,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Thursday evening concert series gets underway with Daybreak and a Tribute to Roy Orbison and Bobby Goldsboro.

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Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to be on display in Estherville June 22-24

Wed 6-20-2018 1520 Central Avenue Estherville,Iowa

(Estherville)-Wall slated to arrive in Estherville Thursday afternoon.

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Clay County Convention & Visitor's Bureau Accepting Tourism Grant Applications

Wed 6-20-2018

The Clay County Convention and Visitor's Bureau is accepting applications for the Clay County Tourism Grant. 

 

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O'Brien County Flash Flood Victims Urged To Apply For Assistance

Wed 6-20-2018

O'Brien county residents that experienced damage in last week's flooding are being urged to apply for help through the state's Individual Assistance program.

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Spencer To Host Young Professionals Annual Conference

Wed 6-20-2018

Young Professionals of Iowa has announced it will hold its 2018 conference in Spencer September 20th and 21st.

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Dickinson County Ranks Much Higher Than State Averages When It Comes To Immunization Rates

Wed 6-20-2018

Dickinson county ranks much higher than state averages when it comes to immunization rates.

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Osceola Co. Crash Injures Orange City Woman

Wed 6-20-2018

An Orange City woman was injured last week in a single vehicle crash in Osceola county.

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Corridor Intern Surveying Other Interns

Wed 6-20-2018

A new face has joined this staff this summer at the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation.

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ILCC Trustees Approve New Master Contract; Set 2019 Operational Budget

Wed 6-20-2018

Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College approved the college's 2019 operational budget of just over $21 million at their meeting Tuesday at the Spencer campus.

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Seasons Center Awarded $7,000 Grant

Wed 6-20-2018

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a $7,000 grant through the O'Brien County Community Foundation/Siouxland Community Foundation.

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Tourville, Peters to offer Presentation on Roof Garden at Book Signing June 20

Tue 6-19-2018 1000 Sanborn Avenue,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Authors to offer updated edition of their book on the legendary venue.  

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Flooding Results In Temporary Closure Of A NW Iowa Post Office

Tue 6-19-2018

Flooding has resulted in the temporary closure of the post office in Ashton.

 

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Golf For Cure Raises Nearly $3,000 For LRH Foundation

Tue 6-19-2018

The Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation recently received a gift of $2,872 for Lakes Regional Healthcare's cancer program.

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Local Marina To Attempt To Set A New World Record

Tue 6-19-2018

A lakes area marina will be attempting to set a new world record this weekend. 

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DNR Monitoring Diesel Spill In Lyon County

Tue 6-19-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has been monitoring a diesel spill that happened Monday in a semi crash in Lyon county.

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Wisconsin Man Escapes Serious Injury In Crash That Totals Pickup

Tue 6-19-2018

A Wisconsin man escaped serious injury in a single vehicle crash that happened in a torrential downpour last Thursday in O'Brien county.

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A Night of Roses to benefit CAASA June 21

Mon 6-18-2018 314 South 1st St,Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-10 Local Women to be featured in Performance Art Show.

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Single Vehicle Crash Sends Two People To The Hospital

Mon 6-18-2018

A single vehicle crash Saturday in Palo Alto county sent two people to the hospital.

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Pursuit Through Portions Of Two Counties Results In Multiple Charges Against Man

Mon 6-18-2018

A West Bend man faces charges following a pursuit Sunday that started in Palo Alto county and ended in Pocahontas county.

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Collision Involving A Pickup And Tractor Injures Sibley Man

Mon 6-18-2018

An Iowa man sustained minor injuries in a farm equipment-vehicle accident Saturday in Nobles County.

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Report Of Missing Boaters On Little Sioux River In Clay County Makes For Some Anxious Moments

Mon 6-18-2018

A report Friday evening of some missing boaters on the Little Sioux River in Clay county made for some tense moments.

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Dr. Lori Biederman to Speak at Lakeside Lab on the Western Prairie Fringed Orchid

Fri 6-15-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Protected orchids should not be moved from native habitat.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation For O'Brien County

Fri 6-15-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds Friday issued a disaster proclamation for O'Brien county as a result of flooding that took place Thursday.

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Announcement Of Additional Tariffs On Chinese Products Sparks Renewed Concern Of Possible Impact On Farmers

Fri 6-15-2018

Today's (Fri.) announcement by the White House it's moving forward with 25 percent tariffs on up to $50 billion of chinese products imported into the U.S is sparking renewed concerns in the ag community. 

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Predictions Of High Heat, Humidity Through Weekend Have Healthcare Officials Issuing A Reminder

Fri 6-15-2018

Healthcare providers are reminding everyone of the dangers of heat-related illness, with hot, humid conditions in the forecast through the upcoming weekend.

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Okoboji School Bd. Sets Date For Public Hearing To Consider Sale Of Middle School Building & Land

Fri 6-15-2018

The Okoboji School Board earlier this week set July 9th as the date for a public hearing to consider the sale of the middle school building and land.

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Longtime Activist Of Dickinson County Republican Party Honored

Fri 6-15-2018

A long time activist of the Dickinson County Republican Party was recently honored. 

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No Serious Injuries Reported In Collision Of Pickup And Semi On Hwy 18 In Palo Alto County

Fri 6-15-2018

Authorities have released details into a collision Tuesday on Highway 18 about six miles west of Emmetsburg.

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Syngenta To Locate Seed Distribution Center In What Is Currently The Eaton Corp. Building In Spencer

Fri 6-15-2018

We now know who will be occupying the current Eaton Corporation building in west Spencer.

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Flood Clean Up Under Way In Areas Hard Hit By Heavy Thunderstorms; Hartley Especially Hard Hit

Thu 6-14-2018

Residents in several northwest Iowa counties are cleaning up following this morning's thunderstorms that dumped large amounts of rain in a relatively short time. Especially hard hit was Hartley

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Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig Visits Spencer

Thu 6-14-2018

Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig was in Spencer today (Thurs.) where he spoke at a ribbon cutting ceremony on a recently completed wetland project on 4th Avenue Southwest, south of Wal-Mart. 

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Iowa DNR receiving reports of Swimmer's Itch in area Lakes

Thu 6-14-2018 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Itch is most prevalent from Father's Day until the 4th of July.

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DNR Says Several Factors Could Combine To Make For Poor Air Quality Over The Next Several Days

Thu 6-14-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a combination of clear skies, hot temperatures and high humidity could bring poor air quality to most of the state starting Friday and continuing through the upcoming weekend.

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Arnolds Park City Council Hears Request To Rescind Action Making Lakeshore Drive A One-Way Street

Thu 6-14-2018

The Arnolds Park City Council Wednesday evening took no action on a request to re-consider making a portion of Lakeshore Drive near the Central Emporium a one-way street.

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Lower Speed Limits Likely For Some Heavily Traveled Streets In Okoboji

Thu 6-14-2018

Some lower speed limits could be in the works for a couple of heavily traveled streets in Okoboji.

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Intense Thunderstorms Dump Flooding Rains On Portions Of Area

Thu 6-14-2018

Intense thunderstorms early this (Thursday) morning dumped flooding rains on portions of the region. 

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Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz Camp June 17-21

Wed 6-13-2018 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-The Headliners to perform several concerts next week.

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Palo Alto County Authorities Arrest Two People On Forgery And Other Charges

Wed 6-13-2018

Two people wanted on warrants for forgery and other charges were arrested early this (Wed.) morning by authorities in Palo Alto county. 

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It Was 50 Years Ago Today, June 13th, 1968, A Large Tornado Ripped Through The Heart Of The Iowa Great Lakes

Wed 6-13-2018

Today (Wed.) marks a very somber anniversary for the Iowa Great Lakes and most of Dickinson county. 

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Future Of Spirit Lake Airport May Hinge On Some Trees

Wed 6-13-2018

The future of the Spirit Lake Airport, located in the city of Okoboji, could now hinge on some trees. 

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Okoboji Council Again Addresses Development Of Former Inn Site

Wed 6-13-2018

Making sure the T's are crossed and the I's are dotted. That was the message Mayor Mary Vanderwoude had at Tuesday's Okoboji City Council meeting for the general public and White Cap LLC, the new owner/developer of the former Inn site.

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SL City Council Appoints New Mayor; Adopts Fireworks Ordinance

Wed 6-13-2018

The city of Spirit Lake has a new Mayor.

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Iowa Secretary Of Agriculture To Visit Clay County

Tue 6-12-2018

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig will be making some stops later this week in Clay county. 

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RiseFest to feature For King and Country, Mercy Me June 15-16 in Sheldon

Tue 6-12-2018 Sheldon,Ia

(Sheldon)-Participants encouraged to stay hydrated with very warm temperatures expected for the weekend.

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest (2)

Tue 6-12-2018

A traffic stop this past Saturday in Emmet county resulted in the arrests of two people on drug charges.

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Cornerstone Ceremony To Be Held On New Iowa Great Lakes Masonic Center

Tue 6-12-2018

A special ceremony marking completion of the new Iowa Great Lakes Masonic Center in Spirit Lake will be held this Saturday.

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Community First Broadcasting Launches Digital Marketing Division

Tue 6-12-2018

Community First Broadcasting, LLC announced today (Tues.) the company is launching a new division that offers digital marketing services.

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Repair Of Broken Water Main Results In ILRW Issuing A Boil Advisory For Some Of Its Service Area

Mon 6-11-2018

A boil advisory for some customers of Iowa Lakes Regional Water customers on the northwest side of Big Spirit Lake, Little Spirit Lake and the Loon Lake area will go in affect Tuesday. 

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Iowa State University's PrISUm Solar Car to be on display in Iowa Great Lakes June 12

Mon 6-11-2018 1838 Highway 86,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Presentation on Solar Car at Lakeside Lab Tuesday evening.

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SL Council To Hold 2nd Reading Of Proposed Ordinance That Would Allow Use Of Fireworks During Certain Times

Mon 6-11-2018

The Spirit Lake City Council is still considering an ordinance that would allow consumer-grade fireworks to be shot off in the city between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm on July 3rd and 4th on private property and permission of the private property owner.

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Single Vehicle Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital (2)

Mon 6-11-2018

A single vehicle crash Saturday on Interstate 90 near Luverne sent one person to the hospital.

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Authorities Recover Stolen Vehicle From Little Sioux River Near Milford

Fri 6-8-2018

A vehicle that was reported stolen out of Palo Alto county was recovered Friday afternoon from the Little Sioux River just west of Milford.

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New Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum now open for the Season

Fri 6-8-2018 91 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Capital Campaign continues effort to furnish new space.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Appoints Charles Borth Of Spencer As District Court Judge For Judicial District 3A

Fri 6-8-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds today (Fri.) announced the appointment of Charles Borth as a district court judge in Judicial District 3A.

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Flagfest Underway In Spencer

Fri 6-8-2018

They'll be celebrating the red, white and blue this weekend in Spencer.

 

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Jury Returns Not Guilty Verdict In The Case Of Lakes Area Man Accused Of Inappropriately Touching A Teen

Fri 6-8-2018

A jury has acquitted a lakes area man who had been accused of inappropriately touching a teen.

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Some new competitions are being added to the lineup this year at the Clay County Fair

Fri 6-8-2018

Some new competitions are being added to the lineup this year at the Clay County Fair. 

 

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Jury Deliberating Fate Of SL Man Accused Of Inappropriately Touching A Teen

Fri 6-8-2018

Jury deliberations are underway following a trial earlier this week for a lakes area man accused of inappropriately touching a teen.

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Authorities Investigating Circumstances Surrounding Death Of An Estherville Infant

Thu 6-7-2018

Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of an Estherville infant.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Okoboji Woman On OWI & Drug Charges

Thu 6-7-2018

An Okoboji woman was charged after the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle for speeding Tuesday night.

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Two Vehicle Collision Sends Two People To The Hospital

Thu 6-7-2018

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 71 and 30th Street in Spirit Lake sent two people to the hospital.

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Man Accused Of Using Stun Gun In Domestic Abuse Case

Thu 6-7-2018

An investigation by Clay county authorities into a domestic assault that allegedly took place Sunday has resulted in the arrest of a Gillette Grove man.

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Man Sentenced For Allegedly Striking Another Man With Exhaust Pipe

Thu 6-7-2018

A 21-year-old Primghar man... arrested last November after he allegedly struck another man in the head with an exhaust pipe... has been sentenced.

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Dickinson Co. Taxpayers Association To Hold Annual Meeting

Thu 6-7-2018

The Dickinson County Taxpayers Association will hold their annual meeting Friday (June 8th) at the Hedberg Theatre in the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum building in Arnolds Park. 

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Teen Escapes Serious Injury In Single Vehicle Rollover (1)

Thu 6-7-2018

Minor injuries were reported Tuesday in a single vehicle crash in Palo Alto county.

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Iowa Film Series to feature Blood Road at PLAC June 7

Wed 6-6-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Documentary directed by Spirit Lake Graduate and Award Winning Director Nicholas Shrunk.

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Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival June 8-10

Wed 6-6-2018 Worthington,MN

(Worthington)-National Recording Artist Neal McCoy to headline Saturday night.

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Dickinson Co. Emergency Management Commission Adopts Lake Level Management Plan

Wed 6-6-2018

The Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission has adopted a lake level management plan for the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Indiana Firm Acquires Eaton Manufacturing Building In Spencer

Wed 6-6-2018

The building that formerly housed Eaton's Manufacturing in Spencer has a new owner. Western Iowa Associates, LLC of Fort Wayne, Indiana has purchased the 330,000 square foot building for $2.55 million.

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Primary Results Are In For Republican Nominations For Districts 1, 2 & 4 Dickinson Co. Supervisor Seats

Tue 6-5-2018

Unofficial results are in from Tuesday's Republican primary races for the district 1, 2 and 4 seats on the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors.

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Open Jam returns to Pearson Lakes Art Center June 6

Tue 6-5-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Musicians encouraged to play with House Band, Sly James & The New City Council

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Okoboji Summer Theatre to open 61st Season with Godspell June 12

Tue 6-5-2018 2001 Highway 71 North,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Boji Bantam Children's Theatre to begin June 20.

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Primary Election Day In State Of Iowa

Tue 6-5-2018

There's a crowded field of candidates on the ballot for today's Primary Election in Dickinson county. 

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Milford Man Charged In Stolen Truck Case

Tue 6-5-2018

A Milford man has been charged in connection with the theft of a truck from North Lake Truck Repair in Storm Lake.

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Nearly Head-On Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 6-5-2018

Authorities have released details into a nearly head-on crash May 28th on a gravel road in O'Brien county that sent one person to the hospital.

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Friends of Lakeside Lab Science Seminar to feature talk by Lisa Dill June 5

Mon 6-4-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Dill's new book inspired by 750 mile trip down Missouri River.

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Motorcycle Vs Deer Collision Injures Emmetsburg Man

Mon 6-4-2018

An Emmetsburg man was injured Friday when a motorcycle he was operating collided with a deer.

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Collision At Hwy 4 & I90 Injures Three

Mon 6-4-2018

Three people were injured in a two vehicle accident on the Highway 4 and Interstate 90 interchange in Sherburn Sunday afternoon.

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Fire Makes Pikes Point Shelter House Off Limits Until Further Notice

Sun 6-3-2018

Fire this (Sunday) evening caused extensive damage to the shelter house at Pikes Point State Park on West Lake Okoboji.

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Collision Involving Farm Equipment And Motorcycle Claims Life Of Spirit Lake Man

Sat 6-2-2018

A collision late Friday night just west of Vick's Corner involving some farm equipment and a motorcycle claimed the life of a Spirit Lake man.

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New Design Coming To Iowa Driver's Licenses Starting Monday

Fri 6-1-2018

Iowa driver's licenses are about to take on a new look. Dickinson County Treasurer Kris Rowley tells KUOO news the licenses will have a new design starting Monday.

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Crash North Of Jackson Sends One Person To The Hospital

Fri 6-1-2018

A single vehicle crash Thursday evening on Highway 71 in Jackson county sent one person to the hospital.

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