News Archive

Radio Station Q102 to celebrate 22nd Birthday with Harley Fun Ride September 22

Fri 9-21-2018 1005 E View Ave, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Event is free and open to all.

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National Weather Service Confirms Tornado touched down in Superior

Fri 9-21-2018 Superior,IA

(Superior)-Officials say EF-1 tornado packed 99 mph winds.

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Governor Issues Disaster Proclamation For 14 Counties, Including Dickinson

Fri 9-21-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds today (Friday) issued a disaster proclamation for 14 Iowa counties hit hard by flooding earlier in the week and Thursday's severe weather. 

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Whitecap LLC Agrees To Pay $7,000 Penalty For Storm Water Discharges Into West Lake Okoboji

Fri 9-21-2018

Whitecap LLC, owner/developer of the former Inn property, will pay a $7,000 penalty for two illegal discharges of storm water into West Lake Okoboji that happened earlier this summer.

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Services offered to assist residents with Storm Clean-up

Fri 9-21-2018 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Residents should cut large limbs and branches into smaller pieces for pick-up.

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32nd Annual University of Okoboji Emergency services Conference September 22 & 23 in Spirit Lake

Fri 9-21-2018 1600 15th St,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Public welcome to stop by to see emergency vehicles, including helicopters and ambulances. 

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Storm knocks out power in Southern Minnesota Communities

Fri 9-21-2018 Jackson,Mn

(Jackson, MN)-Federated Rural Electric repairing lines.

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Severe weather causes Power Outages, Downed Trees and Structural Damage

Fri 9-21-2018 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Strong winds tore roofs off structures.

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Chain Reaction Accident near Fairmont sends Woman to Hospital

Fri 9-21-2018 Fairmont,MN

(Fairmont, MN)-Accident occurred Thursday afternoon on Highway 15

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Heavy rain causes Wastewater Discharges at area Treatment Plants

Thu 9-20-2018 Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Iowa DNR recommends staying out of floodwaters

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Iowa Food Group to revive Cherokee plant

Thu 9-20-2018 Cherokee, IA

(Cherokee)-New owners hope to start production in January.

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Prairie Heritage Center Historical Fall Festival September 22

Thu 9-20-2018 4931 Yellow Ave,Peterson,IA

(Peterson)-Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs' Iowa History 101 Trailer to be present for Festival this year.  

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Spirit Lake man sentenced in connection with Burglary Charge

Thu 9-20-2018 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Stoller received 5 year suspended sentence.

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Northwest Bank Breaks Ground on New Administrative Office in Spencer

Thu 9-20-2018 Spencer,Ia

(Spencer)-Design intended to encourage employee collaboration.

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South Dakota Surgeon denies Breach of Standard Care in response to Knapp Lawsuit

Thu 9-20-2018 Milford, IA

(Milford)-Lawsuit response acknowledged Surgeon removed Knapp’s right kidney instead of an adrenal gland. 

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Flash Flood Warning issued for many locations

Thu 9-20-2018 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Reports coming in of water covered roads, hydroplaning vehicles.

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Iowa Insurance Division cautions against scams in wake of Hurricane Florence

Wed 9-19-2018 Des Moines,IA

(Des Moines)-Division warns that scammers often take advantage of natural disasters.

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Flash Flood Watch issued for Northern Iowa, Southern Minnesota & Southeast South Dakota

Wed 9-19-2018 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Heavy rainfall expected Wednesday night into Thursday.

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J.D. Scholten kicks off 39 County Barnstorming Tour in Storm Lake

Wed 9-19-2018 Storm Lake,Ia

(Storm Lake)-Candidate to stop in Iowa Great Lakes September 25

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Storm Lake Juvenile charged after threatening Mother and Sibling

Wed 9-19-2018 Storm Lake, Ia

(Storm Lake)-15 year old allegedly armed himself with a knife.

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Spencer Homecoming Court launches Tigers Tackle Hunger Food Drive

Tue 9-18-2018 800 East 3rd Street, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Drop off points at Spencer schools and at Homecoming activities.

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Iowa Great Lakes Chamber G.O.L.F. Tournament postponed to September 26

Tue 9-18-2018 Okoboji, IS

(Okoboji)-Tournament postponed due to forecast for rainy weather.

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Livermore man enters not guilty plea in Kossuth County murder case

Tue 9-18-2018 Lu Verne,IA

(Lu Verne)-No trial date has been set for Winters.

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New report indicates that College Enrollment in Iowa is dropping

Tue 9-18-2018 Des Moines,IA

(Des Moines)-Enrollment down significantly since 2010

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Green Plains, Inc. states that Ethanol plants are idle, not closing

Tue 9-18-2018 Superior,IA

(Superior)-Tariff battle with China reportedly limiting export opportunities. 

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Child killed in Plymouth County Crash, others seriously injured

Tue 9-18-2018 Merrill,IA

(Merrill)-Southbound vehicle on Highway 75 left roadway and entered northbound lane.

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Young Professionals of Iowa Conference Friday in Spencer

Tue 9-18-2018 Spencer,Ia

(Spencer)-Conference is full, but Thursday's Social open to Young Professionals in the region.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to present "Bat" in Concert September 18

Mon 9-17-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Singer-songwriter's repertoire spans 60 years of music.

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Nominations being accepted for the Iowa Heroes Program

Mon 9-17-2018 Des Moines, IA

(Des Moines)-Recipients to be honored at Iowa-Nebraska Game November 23

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Buena Vista University recognized in U.S. News and World Report's College Rankings.

Mon 9-17-2018 Storm Lake,Ia

(Storm Lake)-College recognized in Best Value category as well as among Best College for Veterans.

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Clay County Authorities Arrest Man Accused Of Violating Sex Offender Registry Requirements While Working At Clay County Fair

Fri 9-14-2018

A convicted sex offender has been taken into custody by Clay county authorities for violating terms of the sex offender registry.

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Lakes Area Marina Donates Maui Mat To Family Service Networks

Fri 9-14-2018

A lakes area marina has made a donation in support of some children's mental health support programs.

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Motorcycle Crash Injures Man (1)

Fri 9-14-2018

A motorcycle crash Thursday in Mankato injured a Trimont man.

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Car Vs Semi Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Fri 9-14-2018

One person was injured Thursday in a collision involving a car and a semi on Interstate 90 in Jackson county.

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O'Brien County Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital After Spending The Night In His Vehicle

Fri 9-14-2018

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office has released details into a single vehicle crash back on Sunday night that sent one person to the hospital.

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Vintage Motorcycle Competition To Make A Stop In Spirit Lake As Part Of Nationwide Tour

Thu 9-13-2018

Some vintage motorcycles will be making their way to Spirit Lake tomorrow (Fri.).

 

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Deadline to register for Outdoor Women's Day is September 14

Thu 9-13-2018 2303 450th Ave,Wallingford,IA

(Estherville)-Emmet, Kossuth and Palo Alto Conservation team up to host annual outing.

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Former NW Iowa Coach Who Secretly Videotaped Boys Showering Sentenced In Federal Court

Thu 9-13-2018

A northwest Iowa man who secretly video taped boys of a middle school basketball team while they were showering has been sentenced in federal court.

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Jackson County Authorities Warn Of Computer Scam Making The Rounds

Thu 9-13-2018

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a Microsoft technical support scam that is making its rounds in our area. 

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Hwy 18 Crash Sends Two People To The Hospital

Thu 9-13-2018

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday on Highway 18 three miles east of Rock Valley sent two people to the hospital.

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Arnolds Park Council Hears Concern Over Upcoming Vote On Lodging Tax Increase

Wed 9-12-2018

The Arnolds Park City Council Wednesday evening heard concern over action that was taken last month to put on the ballot with the November election a proposal that if approved by voters would increase the city's hotel motel tax from 5 percent currently to 7 percent.

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Former Church Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Bethel Lutheran Church Of Graettinger Of Nearly A Half-Million Dollars

Wed 9-12-2018

A northwest Iowa man who used church funds for his own personal expenses over a 13 year period has pled guilty in federal court in Sioux City. 

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Collision On Hwy 71 In SL Sends One Person To Hospital

Wed 9-12-2018

One person was taken to the hospital following a collision that took place around 11:30 this (Wed.) morning at the intersection of Highway 71 and 165th Street (or 34th Street) in Spirit Lake.

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Shaun Johnson's Big Band Experience at the Pearson Lakes Art Center September 13

Wed 9-12-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-High-Energy Big Band set to release new album in the spring.

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Seasons Center Awarded $100,000 Grant

Wed 9-12-2018

Spencer-based Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Human Services for prevention and early intervention.

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Two Vehicle Crash Results In Serious Injuries

Wed 9-12-2018

Two people were seriously injured a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in Osceola county.

 

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Spencer Planning & Zoning Considering Re-Zoning Request For Adult Entertainment Establishment

Wed 9-12-2018

A possible re-zoning to allow for an adult entertainment establishment in Spencer was a topic of discussion this (Wed.) morning at a meeting of the city's Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Tiny Tators Wins People's Choice In World's Greatest County Fair Food Contest At Clay County Fair

Wed 9-12-2018

We now know who this year's winner is in the People's Choice category of the World's Greatest County Fair Food contest at the Clay County Fair.

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Okoboji City Council Tables Speed Limit Proposals

Wed 9-12-2018

The Okoboji City Council Tuesday evening held a public hearing but took no action on a proposal to decrease the speed limit on Sanborn Avenue from 35 mph to 25.

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Noise Investigation Results In Drug Arrest

Wed 9-12-2018

An investigation early Sunday into a noise complaint in the 700 block of North 6th Street in Estherville resulted in an arrest.

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Search Of Estherville Residence Results In Drug Arrest

Wed 9-12-2018

An Estherville man has been arrested on felony drug charges following an investigation that resulted in the execution of a search warrant back on August 17th of this year at 426 South 9th Street in Estherville.

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Disturbance Investigation Results In Arrest (2)

Wed 9-12-2018

An investigation this past Sunday into a report of a disturbance at 204 South 13th Street in Estherville resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man.

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Cherokee Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Meth Charge

Wed 9-12-2018

A Cherokee man has pleaded guilty to a federal meth charge.

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Iowa Great Lakes Chamber G.O.L.F. Tournament September 19th at Brooks National Golf Club

Tue 9-11-2018 1201 Brooks Park Dr,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Participants encouraged to wear favorite team attire for tailgate-themed tournament.

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Six Vehicle Chain Reaction Collision Injures Two

Tue 9-11-2018

Two people were injured Monday in a six-vehicle chain reaction collision in a construction zone on Highway 18 on the east edge of Sanborn.

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Hwy 60 Detour

Tue 9-11-2018

Motorists traveling on Highway 60 near Wilder should expect to be detoured starting September 11th

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One Person Sustains Minor Injuries In Explosion At Polaris Industries/Indian Motorcycle Plant In Spirit Lake

Tue 9-11-2018

Minor injuries were reported to one person in an explosion and fire Monday evening at the Polaris Industries Indian Motorcycle plant in Spirit Lake. 

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Trial For SL Man Accused Of Attempted Murder & Willful Injury Delayed Until Later In The Month

Mon 9-10-2018

Trial for a Spirit Lake man accused of attempted murder that was scheduled to start tomorrow (Tues. 9/11) in Dickinson County District Court has been postponed to later this month.

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Screening & Discussion of Documentary Film "With a Cup of Sugar" September 11 at PLAC

Mon 9-10-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Iowa State FFA Advisor Ron Zelle to answer questions following screening.

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Milford Man Arrested On Warrant For 3rd Degree Sexual Abuse

Mon 9-10-2018

A Milford man wanted on a warrant by Palo Alto county authorities was arrested Friday.

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Crash Claims Life Of Cylinder Man

Mon 9-10-2018

A single vehicle crash over the weekend claimed the life of a Cylinder man.

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Informational Meeting For Foster Care & Adoption Set For Sept. 24th In Okoboji

Mon 9-10-2018

An informational meeting for those interested in providing foster care and adoption will be held later this month in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Man Wanted On Warrants For Drug Charges Taken Into Custody

Mon 9-10-2018

(Spencer)-- A Havelock man wanted on Clay county warrants for drug charges was taken into custody last week.

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Crash Near Larchwood Claims A Life

Mon 9-10-2018

(Larchwood)-- One person was killed Saturday in Lyon county at an intersection near Larchwood in a collision involving two pickups.

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Clay County Heritage in new permanent location at Clay County Fair

Fri 9-7-2018 7 Grand Ave,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Downtown location also open for visitors.

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Unknown Amount Of Diluted Wastewater Gets Into Storm Lake

Fri 9-7-2018

DNR officials say a blockage at a pump station caused an unknown amount of diluted wastewater to get into Storm Lake Wednesday and Thursday.

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Clay County Fairgoers Reminded Of Road Work On 4th Avenue West

Fri 9-7-2018

Clay County Fairgoers are again being reminded of some road work going on along the east side of the grounds that may impact them.

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Major Changes Will Highlight 2018 Clay County Fair

Fri 9-7-2018

While a number of changes have been made to the grounds for this year's Clay County Fair, some of the biggest fairgoers will likely notice include additional commercial exhibitors on the east end of the grounds.

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Wahpeton Voters To Decide In November Whether To Adopt An Increase In The City's Hotel-Motel Tax

Fri 9-7-2018

Voters in another lakes area community will decide in November on a proposal that would increase the rate of its hotel/motel tax.

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Iowa Lakeside Lab announces creation of new Wetland

Thu 9-6-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-Two ponds were recently completed on the NW Corner of the Lakeside property.

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Special Kite Flying Event To Be Held Saturday (Sept. 8th) In Jackson

Thu 9-6-2018

Go fly a kite! That's exactly what they'll be doing this Saturday (Sept. 8th) in Jackson.

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Jackson Man Charged In The Murder Of His Mother

Thu 9-6-2018

A Jackson man is in custody following an investigation in a death in Jackson in July.

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Free Entertainment Line-Up This Year At CCF To Feature Something All New

Thu 9-6-2018

A wide variety of free entertainment will once again be featured at this year's Clay County Fair.

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Single Vehicle Crash Results In Minor Injuries To Lake Park Woman

Thu 9-6-2018

A single vehicle crash Wednesday in Clay county resulted in minor injuries to a Lake Park woman.

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Independent Candidate Files For District 2 Seat On Dickinson County Board Of Supervisors

Thu 9-6-2018

A man who ran as a Republican candidate who lost in the June Primary Election has filed papers to run as an Independent in the November 6th General Election.

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Bee & Butterfly Festival September 7 at Dickinson County Nature Center

Wed 9-5-2018 2279 170th Street,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-New events added for this year's festival.

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Spencer Police Arrest Suspect Accused Of Intentionally Striking a Bicyclist With A Vehicle

Wed 9-5-2018

Spencer police say they've made an arrest in connection with an incident back on August 30th in which a vehicle collided with a bicyclist near Wal-Mart in Spencer.

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Dickinson Soil & Water Conservation District To Hold 40th Annual Outdoor Classroom

Wed 9-5-2018

Some Dickinson county middle school students will have a special opportunity to learn about the environment tomorrow (Thurs.) in a unique setting: the outdoors.

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Man Wanted By Texas Authorities On Nationwide Warrant Arrested In Graettinger

Wed 9-5-2018

A Graettinger man wanted by authorities in Texas has been taken into custody.

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Ribbon Cutting Held For Recently Completed Trail Projects

Wed 9-5-2018

All of the recent wet weather didn't dampen a ribbon cutting ceremony this (Wed.) morning marking completion of a new segment of the Dickinson County Recreational Trails and the reconstruction of an adjoining portion of the trail.

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Martin County Crash Claims A Life

Wed 9-5-2018

A single vehicle crash shortly after 2:30 pm Sunday in Martin county claimed the life of a rural Fairmont man.

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Estherville Teen Sustains Possible Injuries In Single Vehicle Crash

Wed 9-5-2018

Possible injuries were reported Sunday night in a single vehicle crash in O'Brien county.

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Tuesday's Heavy Rains Impacting Set-Up For Clay County Fair

Wed 9-5-2018

Tuesday's heavy rain is impacting set-up for this year's Clay County Fair.

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Benefit Concert to be held for Andrew Ryker September 6

Tue 9-4-2018 Milford,IA

(Milford)-Many talented musicians coming together to assist former classmate.  

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Vote To Hire Environmental Consultant

Tue 9-4-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) voted to hire an environmental consultant. 

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Man Arrested On Weapons, Public Intoxication

Tue 9-4-2018

A Spencer man was arrested over the weekend on weapons and public intoxication charges.

 

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest

Tue 9-4-2018

An investigation into a vehicle in a ditch along a Clay county road Saturday resulted in the arrest of a Newell man.

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Two Lakes Area Marinas Make List Of Top 100 Dealers

Tue 9-4-2018

Two lakes area marinas have made the list of Boating Industry Magazine's 2017 Top 100 dealers.

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Trial For Spirit Lake Man Accused Of Attempted Murder Now Set To Start September 11th

Tue 9-4-2018

Trial for a Spirit Lake man accused of attempted murder is now set to begin September 11th in Dickinson County District Court.

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Pursuit Results In Arrests

Tue 9-4-2018

Two people were arrested Sunday following a high speed pursuit in Osceola county.

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