News Archive

Seasons Center Granted Renewal Of License To Continue Providing Substance Abuse Services

Thu 10-22-2020

Seasons Center has been awarded a three-year certificate of license to continue providing substance use disorder services through the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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Emmet County Lifts Burn Ban

Wed 10-21-2020

A ban on open burning in Emmet county that had been previously in effect has been lifted effective immediately.

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Dickinson County Relay for Life launches Online Auction

Wed 10-21-2020 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Auction runs through Sunday, October 25 at 9 pm

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State Of Iowa Again Sets New Record For Hospitalizations Related To COVID-19

Wed 10-21-2020

The agency says as of this (Wed.) morning, 534 Iowans were hospitalized with the virus, up from the previous record high of 501 set just yesterday (Tues.)

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Postpones Business Recognition Luncheon; Quarterly Investor Meeting Set For Nov. 18th

Wed 10-21-2020

Petersen says the keynote speaker is no stranger to the Corridor.

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HLP School Board Has A New Member

Wed 10-21-2020

The board voted Tuesday evening to appoint Evan Bensley to fill a vacancy.

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Single Vehicle Crash On Hwy 86 North Of Lakefield Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 10-21-2020

The Minnesota State Patrol says 49-year-old Jonathan Salzer of Luverne was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Express Van northbound when he lost control of the vehicle on the snow and ice covered road.

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Lakefield Awarded $24,000 Through USDA Rural Development's Community Facility's Grant Program

Wed 10-21-2020

The money will go toward the purchase of new turnout gear for the city's Fire Department.

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Settlment Lets Closed Emmetsburg Ethanol Plant Off The Hook For Millions

Wed 10-21-2020

The plant received millions of dollars in tax incentives based on its promise to produce millions of gallons of ethanol from crop waste. 

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Dickinson County Nature Center to hold family Nature Night October 23

Tue 10-20-2020 22785 Nature Center Road Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Registration required for free, non-spooky event

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IGL Chamber Seeking Nominations For Businesses To Be Recognized In Various Categories During Annual Meeting

Tue 10-20-2020

As we reported previously this year's annual meeting of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is going to be held virtually due to COVID-19.

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Collision Claims Life Of A Lakefield Man

Tue 10-20-2020

A two vehicle collision Monday afternoon on Highway 169 near St. Peter claimed the life of a Lakefield man.

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Minor Injuries Reported When Pickup Crashes Into A Tree

Tue 10-20-2020

Minor injuries were reported Saturday when a vehicle collided with a tree in Sheldon.

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Hospitalizations Related To COVID-19 In Iowa Are Now At The Highest Levels Since The Pandemic Began

Tue 10-20-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that as of this (Tues.) morning, 501 Iowans were in the hospital with the virus.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Vote To Purchase Electronic Air Filtering System For Courthouse; Hear Interest In Some Land At A County Owned Gravel Pit

Tue 10-20-2020

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this (Tues.) morning to purchase two electronic filtration systems, one for each air handler in the courthouse, for a total cost of $71,198 as part of a COVID-19 mitigation effort for the facility.

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Major Fundraising Event For Seasons Center Will Be Held Online This Year

Tue 10-20-2020

The organization's annual Dessert Auction will be held November 6th online, with proceeds going toward the scholarship fund for Camp Autumn.

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Iowa Lakeside Laboratory and Imagine Iowa Great Lakes launch new Artist in Residence Program

Mon 10-19-2020 1838 Highway 86, Milford, IA

(Milford)-Initial application period open through November 9

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Trial For A Man Accused In A Stabbing Earlier This Year In Milford Is Being Delayed

Mon 10-19-2020

29-year-old Darrel Pounds was charged with attempted murder, willful injury and 2nd degree theft.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Early Morning Garage & House Fire In Lake Park

Mon 10-19-2020

Fire Chief Brandon Ehret says the Lake Park Fire Department was called to 604 Market Street around 3:18 am.

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Fundraiser To Benefit Lakefield Businessman Afflicted By A Serious Illness

Mon 10-19-2020

Organizer Nichole Kruse says the proceeds from the November 8th event will go to help offset medical expenses for Syd Malchow, who along with his wife Nadine, own the Hi-Lo Club in Lakefield.

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Local Health Officials Say It's Extremely Important To Get A Flu Shot This year

Mon 10-19-2020

If there was ever a year to get your flu shot, Katy Burke, Dickinson County Public Health Director of Population and Public Health says this would be it.

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New Proclamation Signed By Gov. Kim Reynolds Affects Driver's License Expirations & Temporary Tags

Mon 10-19-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds Friday issued a new Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, continuing the noncommercial driver's license expiration date suspensions through Sunday, November 15th.

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Authorities Investigating Death Of An Inmate At The Kossuth County Jail

Sun 10-18-2020

An investigation is underway into the death of an inmate at the Kossuth county jail in Algona.

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Another Area Hospital Is Sounding The Alarm As COVID Cases Continue To Soar

Fri 10-16-2020

In a post on their Facebook page, Spencer Hospital President Bill Bumgarner pleads with area residents to their part in trying to get a handle on the situation. 

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Dickinson County Treasurer's Office & Driver's License Station To Remain Closed Mon. & Tues., Oct. 19th & 20th

Fri 10-16-2020

It comes after at least one worker in the office tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Collision Involving A Pickup And Cement Truck Sends Two People To The Hospital

Fri 10-16-2020

Collision Involving A Pickup And Cement Truck Sends Two People To The Hospital

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Applications being accepted for Upper Des Moines Opportunity 2020 Adopt a Family Program

Fri 10-16-2020 1575 18th Street Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Program helps brighten the holidays for Dickinson County families in need

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Hill Avenue Near The Pump House At Orleans To Be Closed A Few Days Next Week

Fri 10-16-2020

Officials say the closure is scheduled to take place Monday (Oct. 19th) and will continue through Wednesday (Oct. 21st). 

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Okoboji Foundation Youth In Philanthropy Program Is Off & Running For Another School Year

Fri 10-16-2020

Foundation Director Mindy Gress tells KUOO news 25 students from Okoboji and Spirit Lake High Schools are involved this year.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Awarded $100,000 Employer Innovation Grant

Fri 10-16-2020

Officials with Iowa Lakes Community College say they want to enroll 100 people in 100 days in courses providing industry-recognized certifications. 

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Dickinson Co. Treasurer's Office & Driver's License Station To Be Closed Today (Fri.)

Fri 10-16-2020

Treasurer Kris Rowley says a staff member in the office has tested positive for COVID-19 and that out of an abundance of caution, the rest of the staff in the office is being tested.

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Emmetsburg Man Accused In Death Of A Washington, Iowa Man To Go On Trial In March, 2021

Thu 10-15-2020

29-year-old Allan Schwidder is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Rollin Bontrager.

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Family Fall Fun Fest October 18 to raise funds for J-Term Trip to Haiti

Thu 10-15-2020 2430 320th Street, Spencer, Iowa

(Spencer)-Event is one of several fundraisers for student trip slated for january

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YMCA Of The Okobojis Awarded $4,000 Okoboji Foundation Disaster Recovery Grant

Thu 10-15-2020

The organization plans to use the funds for supplies and sanitation supplies for youth programs.

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COVID Numbers Statewide & Locally Spiking Further

Thu 10-15-2020

COVID-19 numbers locally and statewide in Iowa continue to spike.

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Woman With A Loaded Gun

Thu 10-15-2020

70-year-old David Grethen of Mallard was arrested and charged with domestic abuse assault displaying or use of a weapon...1st offense.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Awarded $20,000 Grant To Provide Mental Health Services To Students

Thu 10-15-2020

Julie Williams, Executive Dean of Students at ILCC, says it will allow them to provide students access to mental health services through two different providers.

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Bedell Family YMCA To Participate In National Campaign To Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

Thu 10-15-2020

Cindy Rosa, Director of Development and Engagement for the local YMCA says the “Five Days of Action” will be held October 26th-30th.

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Grape Tree Medical Staffing To Hold "Trunk Or Treat" Event

Thu 10-15-2020

Erin Stevens says it's one of several events Grape Tree Medical Staffing is doing as part of their way of giving back to the community

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Some Large Power Poles In Several Areas Of Arnolds Park Will Be Coming Out

Thu 10-15-2020

The Arnolds Park City Council Wednesday approved an agreement that will result in the removal of some large power poles in several parts of town.

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Two Vehicle Collision Sends One Person To A Hospital

Thu 10-15-2020

One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday at an intersection on Highway 60 near Hospers.

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Suspects In A Convenience Store Robbery Earlier This Year In Spencer Turn Themselves In

Wed 10-14-2020

Spencer police say 31-year-old Coty Wolthuis and 40-year-old Jason Archer, both of Spencer, turned themselves in around 1:00 pm today (Wed.).

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to present 23rd Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival October 15

Wed 10-14-2020 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Audience asked to wear masks while not seated in socially distanced setting

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Shoulder Work Next Week On Hwy 86 Through Lakefield Not Expected To Impact Traffic

Wed 10-14-2020

Motorists traveling on Highway 86 through Lakefield will see some shoulder closures starting on Monday.

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Surveillance Operation Results In Arrests Of Two People Wanted On Warrants

Wed 10-14-2020

A surveillance operation set up October 10th after an O'Brien county sheriff's deputy located a vehicle that he knew was associated with two subjects that had active warrants resulted in their arrests on multiple charges.

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COVID-19 Cases In Iowa Surging At An Alarming Rate; Hospitalizations Reach All Time High

Wed 10-14-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health today (Wed.) reported 1,180 new, confirmed cases of the virus as of 10:00 am, along with 11 additional deaths. 

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This Year's Annual Meeting Of The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber Of Commerce Will Look A Lot Different

Wed 10-14-2020

Executive Director Blaine Andera says the event will be held in a virtual setting.

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Spirit Lake Mayor Issues Statement Regarding Halloween & Trick Or Treating & Concerns Related To The Pandemic

Wed 10-14-2020

Mayor Bruce Keenan says the City of Spirit Lake does not have specific ordinances regarding Halloween and can't officially allow or "cancel" Trick or Treating on October 31st this year.

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Okoboji City Council Adopts Several New Ordinances; Sets Date For Public Hearing On Proposed Increase In Water Rates

Tue 10-13-2020

City Administrator Michael Meyers says one of them prohibits parking along one side of a busy street in the community.

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Spencer Chamber Of Commerce Unveils New Logo

Tue 10-13-2020

Executive Director Sheriffa Jones says it's symbolic of several things the organization stands for.

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Dickinson County Officials Say A Hostage Alert That Some People Received On Their Devices Was Sent By Mistake

Tue 10-13-2020

Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret tells KUOO news the alert accidentally got pushed to a twitter feed by a company demonstrating a new emergency alert system for county officials.

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SL School Bd Hears Update On COVID; Decides To Seek Bids On Former Admin. Building Site

Tue 10-13-2020

The Spirit Lake School Board heard an update on COVID-19 matters at their monthly meeting Monday evening.

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Dickinson Supervisors Adopt Trails Resolution; Hear Update On Construction Of Spirit Lake Road Maintenance Facility

Tue 10-13-2020

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) approved a resolution supporting future grant applications for a project that would connect the county's trail system to one being built north out of Clay county.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Multiple Arrests (1)

Tue 10-13-2020

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says deputies executed the warrant on October 4th after getting a report that a man was chasing his ex-girlfriend with a chainsaw, threatening her.

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Road Work On Hwy 18 Between Ruthven & Emmetsburg To Result In Delays

Tue 10-13-2020

The Iowa Department of Transportation says a shoulder widening project through that area will result in traffic being limited to one lane with a pilot car.

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Spencer Man Sentenced On Federal Meth & Firearms Charges

Tue 10-13-2020

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District Of Iowa says the sentence against 44-year-old Christopher Frerichs was handed down last week in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

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An Ongoing Project By The Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District Will Result In Additional Road Closures

Tue 10-13-2020

Motorists will notice some additional road closures over the next couple of months as a project by the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District to improve its collection system continues.

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Iowa D.O.T Seeking Public Input On Bridge Replacement Project

Tue 10-13-2020

The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking public input on a project to replace a bridge on Highway 169 4.2 miles north of U.S. Highway 18 in Kossuth county.

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Downtown SL Trick Or Treating Event Won't Be Held This Year Due To Covid-19 Concerns

Mon 10-12-2020

The Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce has announced its Halloween Trick or Treating event that was scheduled for October 31st from 2:00 until 4:00 pm has been cancelled for this year.

 

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A Former Deputy With The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office Passes Away

Mon 10-12-2020

Robert Bringle passed away this past Thursday, October 8th, at the age of 70. 

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DNR Announces New Conservation & Recreation Division Administrator

Mon 10-12-2020

Pete Hildreth began his career with the DNR in 1999. He was hired in 2004 as a Natural Resource Technician at the Prairie Lakes Wildlife Unit in Ruthven.

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The Number Of Absentee Votes Cast So Far In Dickinson County Has Already Surpassed The TOTAL Number Of Absentees In 2016 Election

Mon 10-12-2020

Jordan Moyer oversees elections for the Dickinson County Auditor's Office. She says there's been a steady volume of people voting early in person at the former Paul's Body Shop building south across the street from the courthouse in Spirit Lake.

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Woman Wanted On Several Outstanding Warrants Taken Into Custody In O'Brien County

Mon 10-12-2020

A Spencer woman wanted on warrants was taken into custody Saturday by authorities in O'Brien county.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Single Vehicle Crash Near Fostoria

Mon 10-12-2020

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Taylor Ginger of Spencer was driving a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix northbound when a tire reportedly blew out.

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Waterloo Man Wanted On Warrants From Pocahontas County Taken Into Custody In Ruthven

Mon 10-12-2020

The Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old Gabriel Sanculi was wanted on a valid Pocahontas county warrant for a probation violation on three counts of domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury.

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Lyon County Traffic Stop Results In Several Arrests

Mon 10-12-2020

A traffic stop Sunday in Lyon county resulted in several arrests and citations being issued against two others in the vehicle.

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Weekend Food Drive In Milford Described As A Big Success

Mon 10-12-2020

Organizers of this past Saturday's “Scouting For Food” says the drive brought in more than 1,000 items that were donated to the Upper Des Moines Opportunity food pantry in Spirit Lake.

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Spencer Community Schools Clarifies Mask Policy

Mon 10-12-2020

The district says gaiters and face shields are not as effective as wearing a mask properly and will not keep someone from being exposed and required to quarantine for 14 days.

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Man Wanted In Connection With High Speed Pursuit Taken Into Custody On Numerous Charges

Sat 10-10-2020

A man wanted on warrants from O'Brien county in connection with a high speed pursuit has been taken into custody.

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Collision Involving A Fire Truck And Semi Sends Both Drivers To The Hospital

Sat 10-10-2020

A collision late Thursday afternoon involving a Sanborn fire truck and a semi sent both drivers to the hospital.

 

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Spirit Lake Man Accused In Boat Crash To Go On Trial Next Month

Sat 10-10-2020

20-year-old Zachary Kruse was charged with failure to provide aid at the scene of the crash. He recently pled not guilty to the charge.

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Portion Of Hill Ave. In Spirit Lake To Be Closed To Traffic Beginning Monday, Oct. 12th

Sat 10-10-2020

The road will be closed in the area of Kabeles Trading Post, or 500 Hill Avenue. 

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Some New History Was Made Today (Fri.) On The Site Of The Abbie Gardner Sharp Cabin

Fri 10-9-2020

The hard work and diligence of some Graettinger-Terril students and their teacher was culminated today (Fri.) during a special ceremony on the grounds of the Abbie Gardner Sharp cabin in Arnolds Park.

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Area Hospitals Seeing Surges In Patient Numbers, Sparking Concern Over Capacity

Fri 10-9-2020

Jason Harrington, CEO of Lakes Regional Healthcare, says while most of the increases are due to COVID-19, there are other factors driving it as well

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National Study Identifies Little Sioux River Watershed As "Resilient To Climate Change"

Fri 10-9-2020

Amy Crouch of The Nature Conservancy of Iowa tells KUOO news the multi-year assessment was conducted by scientists from around the country.

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Single Vehicle Crash Near Harris Sends Two People To The Hospital

Fri 10-9-2020

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office has released details into a single vehicle crash this past Sunday near Harris that sent two people to the hospital.

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White House Coronavirus Task Force Report Shows NW Iowa Continues To See Big Increase In COVID Transmission

Thu 10-8-2020

A White House task force report focusing on the coronavirus pandemic has told Iowa leaders that many of the deaths caused by the high level of virus spread in Iowa were preventable.

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Lakes Area Hockey Association Awarded $4,000 Grant Through Okoboji Foundation's Disaster Recovery Fund

Thu 10-8-2020

The $4,000 will be used by the association to purchase cleaning and sanitation supplies.

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Drive-in Fundraiser October 11 for Spirit Lake High School J-Term Trip to Haiti

Thu 10-8-2020 2701 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Trip is planned for the January 2021 J-Term

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Iowa Lakes Community College offering Free Help with the FASFA on October 17

Thu 10-8-2020 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Virtual appointments aimed at High School Seniors

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Spirit Lake 7th Graders Attending Classes This School Year At Lutheran Lakeside Camp

Thu 10-8-2020

Brittney Swanson, the camp's Executive Director, says she approached school officials with the idea already back in March.

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National Weather Service Warns Of Elevated Fire Danger In Coming Days

Thu 10-8-2020

Forecasters say a combination of gusty wind, low relative humidity and dry vegetation will result in elevated fire danger today (Thursday).

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Spencer Schools Implementing A Mask Mandate

Thu 10-8-2020

The Spencer Community School District will be implementing a mask mandate effective Monday, October 12th.

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Ribbon Cutting Held For New Okoboji Middle School

Thu 10-8-2020

Superintendent Todd Abrahamson says the $20 million project took just 18 months to complete, adding that it came in on time and on budget

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NW Iowa Businessman Originally Charged For Stealing Campaign Sign Also Charged In Thefts Of Newspapers From Stores

Thu 10-8-2020

70-year-old Peter De Yager, owner of the Foreign Candy Company in Hull, was charged in mid-September with 5th degree theft after being identified from security video stealing newspapers from atleast one of the stores.

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Milford Man Arrested In Connection With Vehicle Burglaries

Wed 10-7-2020

Estherville police say they were notified in the early morning of September 27th that three vehicles had been entered and that wallets, identification cards, money and other items had been taken.

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Efforts By Organization To Acquire Land For Habitat, Recreation & Water Quality In Iowa Great Lakes Receive A Financial Boost

Wed 10-7-2020

The Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Foundation has announced it's contributing $750,000 to Ducks Unlimited to help protect some 160 acres of land.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Addresses Increased COVID Hospitalizations, Which Are Reaching New Highs In Iowa

Wed 10-7-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds today (Wed.) addressed increasing hospitalization rates in Iowa as COVID-19 infections continue to increase, especially in northwest Iowa. 

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Milford Boy Scouts Holding Annual Scouting For Food Event This Saturday (Oct. 10th)

Wed 10-7-2020

Milford Boy Scouts will be doing their part to help stock the local food shelf at the Spirit Lake Upper Des Moines Opportunity location

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Another NW Iowa County Puts A Burn Ban In Place

Wed 10-7-2020

Add O'Brien county to the list of counties in northwest Iowa that have banned open burning until further notice.

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Six Area Counties Reporting Two-Week Covid Positivity Rates Above 15 Percent

Wed 10-7-2020

They include Emmet, Lyon, O'Brien, Osceola, Plymouth and Sioux counties.

 

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No Injuries Reported In Collision Of Two Semis

Wed 10-7-2020

Two semis were totaled in a collision Monday on Highway 9 at Jay Avenue in Lyon county.

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Single Vehicle Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital (6)

Wed 10-7-2020

A single vehicle crash this past Friday in Palo Alto county sent one person to the hospital.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces Fall Rock the Roof Concert Series (1)

Tue 10-6-2020 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Limited ticketing, mask requirements will be part of safety precautions implemented at Roof Garden Ballroom

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IGL Chamber Announces Cancellation Of Fall Festival

Tue 10-6-2020

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce announced today (Tues.) the cancellation of this year's Fall Festival, which had been scheduled for Saturday, October 17th. 

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hear Update From New Owner Of Three Waters Wind Farm Project

Tue 10-6-2020

As we reported previously, NextEra Energy recently acquired the Three Waters Wind Farm from Scout Clean Energy, which has turbines in Dickinson, Jackson and Osceola counties.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Grant Application For Phase 2 Of Francis Sites Drainage Project

Tue 10-6-2020

John Wills of the Cleanwater Alliance told the board this will be the second attempt at applying for some federal funding for the second phase of that project.

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Clay County Pheasants Forever Holding Alternative Fundraisers Following Cancellation Of Annual Banquet Due To Covid Concerns

Tue 10-6-2020

Paul Daniels of the Clay County Pheasants Forever says it's forced them to cancel their annual banquet for this year. He says they'll be holding a membership drive and raffled in its place.

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Okoboji School Board Adopts Mask Mandate During Three Hour Plus Meeting

Tue 10-6-2020

The Okoboji School Board last (Mon.) night unanimously approved a measure requiring faculty and students in 1st through 12th grades, as well as visitors, when within six feet of another during the school day, wear an approved face mask.

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Assault Investigation Lands Man In Jail On Multiple Charges

Tue 10-6-2020

An investigation Sunday by Estherville police into a report of an assault has resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man on multiple charges.

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In- Person Early Voting Now Underway In Iowa; Absentee Ballots Also Now Going Out In The mail

Mon 10-5-2020

Today (Monday) is the day Iowa election officials begin mailing out absentee ballots for the November presidential election.  It is also the first day you can go to your county auditors’ offices  – or, satellite locations – to vote early in person.

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Sioux County Authorities Release Additional Details Into Death Of Man Who's Body Was Found In Burned Out Vehicle In A Cornfield

Mon 10-5-2020

Sheriff Dan Altena identifies the victim as 78-year-old Rudolph Martinez of Hawarden.

 

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Jackson County Attorney Appointed District Court Judge

Mon 10-5-2020

Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Jackson County Attorney Sherry Haley as a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District yesterday.

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Okoboji School Board Will Consider Mask Mandate During Special Meeting This Evening (Mon. 10/5)

Mon 10-5-2020

The board will consider a proposal that would require all students and staff to wear a face covering when six feet or more of social distancing can't be maintained, such as on a bus and during the school day.

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National Fire Prevention Week Is Being Observed This Week

Mon 10-5-2020

Jason Simpson of the Milford Fire Department says the theme this year is "Serve Up Fire Safety in The Kitchen".

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Sibley-Ocheyedan School Bd. Approves New Mask Requirement

Sat 10-3-2020

Meeting in special session Friday, the Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board voted to revise the district's return to learn policy. It now includes a requirement that all students in grades 7-12 wear face masks whenever social distancing isn't possible.

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Promenade Arches at Arnolds Park Amusement Park to be lit October 13 for National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Fri 10-2-2020 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Lighting of the Arches one of more than 115 lightings across the country that day

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Palo Alto County Crash Results In Minor Injuries (1)

Fri 10-2-2020

Authorities say 36-year-old Andrew Beenken of Emmetsburg was driving a 1998 Jeep Wrangler westbound on 380th Street when he became distracted and failed to see a semi ahead of him which had slowed to turn onto 470th Avenue.

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Two Men Arrested On Various Charges Following A Physical Altercation

Fri 10-2-2020

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called shortly before 1:30 am Tuesday to the 300 block of South Jackson Avenue in Graettinger.

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Parks Marina & Barefoot Bar Donate To Abben Cancer Center

Fri 10-2-2020

The funds were raised through the sales of a limited edition t-shirt and drink that was sold at Snappers Turtle Bay Cafe in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Local Physician Talks About The Importance Of Mammography Screenings Now That Breast Cancer Awareness Month Is Underway

Fri 10-2-2020

Dr. Craig Cunningham, a physician at Lakes Regional Healthcare, says one in eight women will be diagnosed with the disease over their lifetime, and that it's the second leading cause of cancer death among women

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Seasons Center Awarded $4,100 Grant From Emmet County Community Foundation

Fri 10-2-2020

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health say they've been awarded a grant from the Emmet County Community Foundation that will allow them to hold two special events for children and their families in Emmet county.

 

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Local Election Official Says There's A Real Important Item To Remember If You've Requested A Ballot In The Mail, But Decide Instead To Vote In Person

Fri 10-2-2020

In person early voting for the November election gets underway Monday, October 5th and continues through November 2nd

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Nobles County I-90 Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Fri 10-2-2020

A single vehicle crash late Thursday afternoon on Interstate 90 in Nobles county sent one person to the hospital.

 

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Two Vehicle Collision Sends Two People To The Hospital (1)

Thu 10-1-2020

The Minnesota State Patrol says 69-year-old Carolyn Paulson of Windom was driving a 2014 Buick southbound on 470th Avenue and 69-year-old Sandra Torke of Lakefield was driving a 2017 Ford eastbound on Highway 60 when the two collided.

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Alliant Energy Announces Milestone In Renewable Energy Production

Thu 10-1-2020

The utility announced Thursday construction of its 130 megawatt Richland Wind Farm in Sac county is now complete and in operation. 

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Governor Kim Reynolds Makes Stop In Spirit Lake As Part Of A Swing Through Northwest Iowa

Thu 10-1-2020

The Governor spoke with staff members and clients at Lakes LifeSkills, which provides behavioral health therapy services and counseling. 

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park to present Boji Scare, A Haunting Experience throughout October

Thu 10-1-2020 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-New event to feature Haunted Mirror Maze, Tormented Tipsy House, Demon Falls, Haunted Chamber, and Terror on the Tracks

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Sioux County Authorities Trying To Figure Out Who Hung Items From A Railroad Overpass

Thu 10-1-2020

Authorities say someone intentionally hung some boards, steel and rocks from the BNSF Railroad bridge over Highway 18 about two and-a-half miles west of Hull.

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Several Area Fire Departments Respond To Field Fire

Thu 10-1-2020

Several area fire departments responded to a field fire Wednesday evening near the Iowa-Minnesota border north of Lake Park.

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