News Archive

PLAC Speaker Series to feature RiseFest Founder Rob Roozeboom August 23

Tue 8-21-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Final talk in the series to focus on the vision of Captain Steve Kennedy August 30.

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Spencer Community School District Awarded Funding To Expand Computer Science

Tue 8-21-2018

The Spencer Community School District is among 49 school districts in the state that will receive money from a new $1 million fund to build their computer science teacher workforce.

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National American Legion Legacy Riders Converge On Spirit Lake; Visit Indian Motorcycle Plant

Tue 8-21-2018

Some 350 motorcycles with about 500 riders made their way into the Iowa Great Lakes this (Tues.) morning after spending the night in Spencer.

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Pursuit Through Portions Of Two Counties Results In Arrest Of Minneapolis Man

Tue 8-21-2018

A 30-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested after a pursuit that started in Windom and ended in Jackson County.

 

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Traffic Stop Near Vick's Corner Results In Arrests

Tue 8-21-2018

A traffic stop this past Friday morning at Vick's Corner resulted in several drug-related arrests.

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Several NW Iowa Counties Receive Presidential Disaster Declaration

Tue 8-21-2018

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster exists in Iowa following severe storms that hit the state in June and July.

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EPA Fines Ag Processing For Spill Protection Violations At Some Of It's Facilities, Including Some Locally

Tue 8-21-2018

An Omaha-based company has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine levied by federal regulators citing spill protection violations at production facilities in Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.

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DNR Investigating Fish Kill Near Sheldon

Mon 8-20-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced late this (Monday) afternoon it's investigating a fish kill on the north fork of the Floyd River about seven miles northeast of Sheldon.

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Benefit for Michelle Schwerdtfeger August 25 at Spirit Lake VFW

Mon 8-20-2018 918 Lake Street,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Fundraiser to include benefit run, food and live music.

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Governor Orders Flags At Half Staff From Friday (Aug 24th) To Sunset Saturday (Aug. 25th) To Honor Passing Of Longtime Congressman

Mon 8-20-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise Friday, August 24th to sunset on Saturday, August 25th in honor and remembrance of former Congressman Leonard Boswell, who passed away Friday. 

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St. Alban's Episcopal Church To Open Outreach Ministry In Spencer

Mon 8-20-2018

St. Alban's Episcopal Church of Spirit Lake is opening a new outreach ministry in Spencer. 

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Imagine Iowa Great Lakes To Update Public

Mon 8-20-2018

The entity overseeing a $10 million beautification project of the lakes corridor will give another public update this Wednesday on its efforts to date.

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New Combined Clinic At Lakes Regional Healthcare Is In Planning And Design Phases

Mon 8-20-2018

A new medical clinic that would replace two existing ones adjacent to Lakes Regional Healthcare is in the planning and design stages.

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New Pest Has Capability Of Decimating Soybean Fields

Mon 8-20-2018

Iowa soybean growers have a new threat to worry about, the soybean gall midge...which has been confirmed in 16 western Iowa counties including Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Ida and O'Brien counties.

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National American Legion Legacy Riders To Visit Spencer, Spirit Lake

Sat 8-18-2018

The National American Legion Legacy Riders will be making a swing through the area next week.

 

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ILCC & ELC team up for 6th Annual Back to School Bash August 22

Fri 8-17-2018 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Event to include free meal, activities for public to welcome students back to school.

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Milford Community Blood Drive slated for August 20

Fri 8-17-2018 806 North Avenue,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Walk in or make an appointment for Monday's drive.

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Approach Of Clay County Fair Has City Of Spencer Issuing Reminder Of Licensing Requirements For Peddlers, Transient Merchants & Solicitors

Fri 8-17-2018

With the Clay County Fair right around the corner, the city of Spencer is reminding transient merchants and solicitors of the city's licensing requirements.

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Parks Marina Awards Two Folds Of Scholarships

Fri 8-17-2018

Parks Marina has announced the recipients of two scholarships the business has awarded through the "Folds of Honor" program. 

 

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Several NW Iowans Selected To Serve On Empower Iowa Task Forces

Thu 8-16-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds has tabbed several northwest Iowans to serve on the various Empower Iowa Initiative task forces. 

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A Milford Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Against Surgeon For Removing Wrong Organ From Her Body

Thu 8-16-2018

A Milford woman is suing a Sioux Falls surgeon and his practice for removing the wrong organ from her body.

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Spirit Lake Firefighter Annual Dance August 19 at Expo Center

Thu 8-16-2018 1510 15th Street,Spirit Lake,IA

(Sprit Lake)-The Senders to perform for fundraiser.

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CCF Announces 5 Finalists For This Year's "World's Greatest County Fair Food" Contest

Thu 8-16-2018

This year's Clay County Fair will feature more than 30 new foods. That list has been pared down to five favorites for the 3rd edition of the “The World's Greatest County Fair Food” Contest.

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Fire Destroys Semi Trailer

Thu 8-16-2018

Estherville firefighters also Wednesday battled a fire involving a semi-trailer.

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Crash Near Superior Injures Two People

Thu 8-16-2018

Two people were injured Monday in a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Highway 9 and 150th Street east of Superior.

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NW Iowa Farmer Elected To Iowa Soybean Association Board

Thu 8-16-2018

A northwest Iowa farmer has been elected as a district director of the Iowa Soybean Association. 

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Fire Extensively Damages Home In Estherville

Thu 8-16-2018

Fire heavily damaged a home in Estherville Wednesday.

 

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Stargazers Program at Dickinson County Nature Center August 17

Wed 8-15-2018 2279 170th St. Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Pre-registration required for free program.

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Palo Alto County Authorities Arrest Man Wanted For Harassment And Assault

Wed 8-15-2018

An Emmetsburg man wanted on several warrants was taken into custody Tuesday evening.

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Spirit Lake Chamber To Hold Free Movie In The Park Event

Wed 8-15-2018

The Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce will hold a free "Movie In The Park" the Friday (August 17th) at Memorial Park in Spirit Lake. 

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Trial For Milford Woman Accused Of Vehicular Homicide Delayed

Wed 8-15-2018

Trial has been delayed again for a Milford woman charged in connection with a head-on crash back on June 10th, 2017 that claimed the life of a father and son from Spirit Lake.

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Report Of Test Results On Oil Contaminated Material Draws Even More Questions At Dickinson Co. Supervisors Meeting

Wed 8-15-2018

Some test results of material contaminated by an oil spill that are being disposed of at the Dickinson County Landfill have been made available to the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors and were the topic of discussion at their meeting Tuesday. 

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Registration Deadline Approaching For Prepare To Launch Program

Wed 8-15-2018

Time is starting to wind down for those thinking about signing up for a series of entrepreneur training sessions being offered by the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. 

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Sea Wall Discussion Again Highlights Okoboji City Council Meeting

Wed 8-15-2018

There was renewed discussion at last (Tues.) evening's Okoboji City Council meeting over the Dixon Beach Sea Wall.

 

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Lower Speed Limits Could Be In Store For Two Heavily Traveled Streets In Okoboji

Wed 8-15-2018

Lower speed limits could be coming to a couple of heavily traveled streets in the city of Okoboji.

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Accura Healthcare Back to School Bash slated for August 16

Tue 8-14-2018 1912 Zenith Avenue,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Free family event to offer numerous activities and prizes for kids.

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Collision Of Motorcycle And SUV Injures Alpha, Mn. Man

Tue 8-14-2018

An Alpha man was injured Sunday evening when a motorcycle he was driving collided with an SUV.

 

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Dickinson Supervisors Agree To Further Research Concept Of Countywide Comprehensive Land Use Plan

Tue 8-14-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) seemed receptive to further exploring the possibility of a countywide comprehensive land use plan. 

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Additional Law Enforcement To Be On Roads Starting Friday And Continuing Through Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Tue 8-14-2018

Don't become a statistic. That's the message from public safety officials as we head toward the end of summer and one of the busier travel times.

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Experts Warn Of Potential Health Impacts Associated With Nitrates & Other Contaminants In Some Drinking Water Sources In Parts Of Iowa

Mon 8-13-2018

Some water quality experts who spoke at a forum Saturday in the Iowa Great Lakes had some dire warnings about potential health impacts associated with long-term exposure to nitrates and phosphorous in drinking water. 

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Legendary Singer Marilyn Maye to perform two sold-out shows at the Pearson Lakes Art Center

Mon 8-13-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Singer to be honored at 90th Birthday Celebration.

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PRCA Rodeo To Be Featured At 2018 Clay County Fair

Mon 8-13-2018

The PRCA Rodeo is returning to this year's Clay County Fair.

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Two People Charged In Separate Drug-Related Arrests In Osceola County

Mon 8-13-2018

Two people were charged in separate drug-related arrests in Osceola county.

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Forum Participants Sound Off Over Water Quality Issues At Blue Water Festival

Sun 8-12-2018

Funding for water quality projects and Iowa's voluntary nitrogen reduction plan were a couple of the main topics experts sounded off on at a forum during Saturday's Blue Water Festival at Arnolds Park.

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Reckless Driver Complaint Results In Arrest

Sat 8-11-2018

An investigation Thursday by Palo Alto county authorities into a report of a reckless driver resulted in the arrest of a Ruthven man.

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City Of Spencer Receives Exceptional Credit Rating

Fri 8-10-2018

Some good financial news for the city of Spencer. 

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Private Practice Attorney In Storm Lake Appointed To Vacant Judgeship

Fri 8-10-2018

The District Court Judges of the 3A Judicial District met today (Friday) and appointed Andrew J. Smith to fill a vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Charles Borth to the district court bench. 

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Express Registration at Iowa Lakes Community College August 13-14

Fri 8-10-2018 300 S. 18th Street,Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Fall Classes start August 21

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New Events added to Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular Weekend

Fri 8-10-2018 243 Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Music Workshops and Family-Friendly Festival among additions to Labor Day Weekend Celebration.

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BNSF Official Acknowledges Iowa Derailment Was Flood Related, As Federal Investigators Point Out In Preliminary Report

Fri 8-10-2018

BNSF Railway acknowledged Friday that flooding played a role in a derailment that loosed thousands of gallons of oil into northwest Iowa floodwaters.

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Two NW Iowans Honored With Governor Lifesaving Awards

Fri 8-10-2018

Two area residents are recipients of the Iowa Governor's 2018 Lifesaving Awards.

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New Physician To Join Staff At Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice

Fri 8-10-2018

A new physician will be joining the staff at Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice next month. Bradley Meyer, D.O., will begin seeing patients September 4th.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report Into Derailment Of BNSF Train Near Doon

Fri 8-10-2018

The National Transportation Safety Board has released it's preliminary report into the June 22nd derailment of a BNSF train near Doon that spilled some 230,000 gallons of crude oil.

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5 Time Grammy Winner Michael McDonald to headline Okoboji Blue Water Festival Concert August 11

Thu 8-9-2018 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Opening acts include The Firm out of Omaha, and special guests The Atlanta Rhythm Section.

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Young Professionals Of Iowa Gearing Up For State Conference In Spencer

Thu 8-9-2018

The 2018 Young Professionals of Iowa State Conference will be held September 21st at the Clay County Events Center in Spencer.

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AP Council Hears Update From Imagine Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 8-9-2018

The Arnolds Park City Council Wednesday reviewed updated plans from Imagine Iowa Great Lakes for beautification of the amusement park waterfront and promenade areas. 

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Clay County Sheriff's Office Says Deputy Was Forced To Shoot Dog Out Of Self-Defense

Thu 8-9-2018

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says a deputy shot a dog out of self-defense after the dog lunged and bit him.

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Okoboji Blue Water Festival to include Water Quality Panel Discussion at 1:30 Saturday

Wed 8-8-2018 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Festival to include a full schedule of activities followed by concert featuring Michael McDonald.

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Clay & Dickinson Counties Approved For Emergency Haying And Grazing Of CRP Acres

Wed 8-8-2018

Clay and Dickinson counties have been approved for emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres due to the excessive rain that occurred this spring and early summer.

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Prairie Lakes Conference To Be Held August 9th-10th

Wed 8-8-2018

The Prairie Lakes Conference is about to get underway at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Okoboji. 

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Speaks At Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute

Wed 8-8-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds this (Wed.) morning addressed a number of college students aspiring to become entrepreneurs.

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Man Faces Charges After Colliding With Low Hanging Power Line While Driving A Motorcycle

Wed 8-8-2018

A Hospers man faces charges in connection with a motorcycle accident that took place a little before 8:00 am Monday about four miles southwest of Sheldon.

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Woman Wanted On Clay County Warrants For Forgery And Theft Taken Into Custody

Tue 8-7-2018

An Okoboji woman wanted on warrants out of Clay county has been taken into custody. 

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Jackson Woman Arrested After Crashing Vehicle Into Building

Tue 8-7-2018

A Jackson woman was arrested after crashing a vehicle into a building. 

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Investigation Into Traffic Hazard Results In Arrest

Tue 8-7-2018

An investigation last week into a vehicle that was parked on the roadway just south of the intersection of Highway 9 and 430th Avenue in Emmet county resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man on drug charges.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Again Discuss Deposit Of Oil Contaminated Material In Local Landfill

Tue 8-7-2018

There was another very lengthy discussion at this (Tues.) morning's Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting regarding oil-contaminated soil and vegetation being disposed at the Dickinson County Landfill east of Arnolds Park.

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Friends Of Lakeside Lab Wins Okoboji Foundation's 2018 July Nonprofit Challenge

Mon 8-6-2018

The Okoboji Foundation announced Monday Friends of Lakeside Lab was the winner in its 2018 July Nonprofit Challenge. 

 

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Chief Administrator Of Prairie Lakes AEA Appointed To Serve On Children's System State Board

Mon 8-6-2018

The Chief Administrator at the Prairie Lakes Education Agency based out of Pocahontas has been appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to serve on the Children's System State Board.

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Paleoclimatologist Dr. Beth Caissie to speak at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory August 7

Mon 8-6-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Caissie to be joined by Colleagues from International Polar Marine Diatom Workshop.

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Arnolds Park City Council Meets In Special Session To Adopt Statement Supporting Efforts Of Imagine Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 8-6-2018

Meeting in a special session this (Monday) morning lasting less than 10 minutes, the Arnolds Park city council adopted a statement supporting efforts of Imagine Iowa Great Lakes, the organization involved a multi-million beautification of the lakes corridor.

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D.O.T Seeking Public Comment On Hwy. 18 Bridge Project In O'Brien County

Mon 8-6-2018

The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a project to replace the Highway 18 bridge over Waterman Creek in O'Brien county, about 1.3 miles west of County Road M-12.

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Keelson Harbour Open House & Celebration slated for August 7

Sat 8-4-2018 2810 Aurora Avenue,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-"National Night Out" event to include First Responders, Food, Live Music and Family Activities.

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Iowa Reports First Death From West Nile Virus For 2018

Sat 8-4-2018

Authorities say Iowa's first reported 2018 death associated with the West Nile virus has occurred.

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Man Accused Of Firing Shots At Boater On West Lake Okoboji

Fri 8-3-2018

 A Milford man has been charged in connection with an incident late this (Friday) morning on West Lake Okoboji.

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Car Vs Motorcycle Collision In Spirit Lake Injures Jackson Man

Fri 8-3-2018

A collision involving a car and a motorcycle this (Fri.) afternoon on Highways 9 and 71 at Keokuk Avenue in Spirit Lake sent the driver of the motorcycle to the hospital.

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Reaction Coming In To Decision By Imagine Iowa Great Lakes To Withdraw Its Offer On Okoboji Middle School Property

Fri 8-3-2018

Reaction is coming in from this (Fri.) morning's announcement that Imagine Iowa Great Lakes is withdrawing its $1.1 million offer to purchase the Okoboji Middle School property in Arnolds Park.

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Imagine Iowa Great Lakes withdraws bid for Okoboji Middle School Property

Fri 8-3-2018 Arnolds Park,Ia

(Arnolds Park)-Group says it will support potential new buyer for property.

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Spencer Man Sentenced After Leaving Regional Training Facility Without Court Approval

Thu 8-2-2018

A Spencer man has been sentenced to a prison term of not more than 10 years for intimidation with a dangerous weapon and a term not to exceed 5 years for going armed with intent.

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Investigation Into Alleged Violation Of No-Contact Order Results In Multiple Arrests

Thu 8-2-2018

An investigation Wednesday by authorities in Palo Alto county into a possible violation of a no-contact order resulted in the arrests of several people on multiple charges.

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Clay County Man Arrested On Multiple Charges

Thu 8-2-2018

An investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office last week into a trespassing complaint resulted in the arrest of a Greenville man on multiple charges.

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Woman Pleads Guilty To Second Degree Burglary As Part Of Plea Deal In Dickinson Co. District Court

Thu 8-2-2018

An Okoboji woman has pleaded guilty to second degree burglary in Dickinson County District Court as part of a plea deal in a case involving a forced break in of a residence in Wahpeton and taking a man from the residence against his will.

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Woman Faces Charges After Crashing Through Restaurant Window

Thu 8-2-2018

A Jackson woman has been charged after a vehicle she was driving earlier this week crashed through a window of the Santee Crossing-Embers restaurant in Jackson.

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DNR Proposing Increase In Hunting, Fishing Licenses & Fees; Agency Will Hold Local Public Input Session

Thu 8-2-2018

The cost of hunting and fishing licenses in Iowa may be about to go up.

 

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Pearson Lakes Art Center presents Art in the Park August 4

Thu 8-2-2018 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Juried Show includes Best of Show and Best New Artist Awards.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Seeks Presidential Declaration For 30 Counties Hit By Severe Weather & Flooding, Including Dickinson

Thu 8-2-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds is seeking a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 30 Iowa counties, including several in northwest Iowa, where significant damage was sustained from severe storms and flooding from June 6th through July 2nd.

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Iowa Great Lakes Rotary presents 2nd Annual Boji Brew Fest August 4

Wed 8-1-2018 84 Dewey Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Proceeds to help improve Shelby's Playground at Elinor Bedell State Park.

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Dickinson Co. Water Quality Commission Now Accepting Applications For Its Upcoming Grant Cycle

Wed 8-1-2018

The Dickinson County Water Quality Commission today (Wed.) began accepting applications for its upcoming grant cycle.

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Vehicle Collides With Retaining Wall At Entrance To Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Wed 8-1-2018

A single vehicle crash this (Wed.) morning on Highway 71 at the entrance to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park sent one person to the hospital.

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Applications Now Being Accepted For 2018-'19 Youth In Philanthropy Program

Wed 8-1-2018

The Okoboji Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018-19 Youth in Philanthropy program.

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Latest Report Shows Midwest Economy Still Growing, But At A Slower Pace

Wed 8-1-2018

A monthly survey report suggests economic growth is still slowing in nine Midwest and Plains states. 

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Three-Vehicle Chain Reaction Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Wed 8-1-2018

Multiple injuries were reported Monday in a three-vehicle chain reaction collision in a construction zone on Highway 15 near Truman.

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