News Archive

Local to Global Exhibit Reception at Pearson Lakes Art Center May 25

Wed 5-24-2017 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Reception from 5-7, program at 7 pm.

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Lakeside Lab Artists-In-Residence Open Studio May 25

Wed 5-24-2017 1838 Highway 86 Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-Free and open to public starting at 7 pm.

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SL School Board Approves Teacher Settlement For FY 2018

Wed 5-24-2017

The Spirit Lake School Board approved a contract settlement with the district's teachers for the upcoming fiscal year during a special session this (Wed.) afternoon.

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Zoning Law May Hinder Any Plans To Re-Build Adult Entertainment Business In Milford That Was Destroyed By Fire

Wed 5-24-2017

City officials in Milford say an adult caberet that was destroyed by fire will not be allowed to be re-built as such under the city's zoning ordinance.

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SL City Council Votes To Continue Ban On Fireworks Usage In City; Adopts Ordinance Regarding Sales

Wed 5-24-2017

While you'll be able to buy consumer grade fireworks in the city of Spirit Lake, you'll have to go somewhere else to shoot them off.

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Sibley Man Accused Of Trespassing, Interfering With Official Acts

Wed 5-24-2017

An alleged incident May 16th at a church in Sibley has resulted in the arrest of a Sibley man.

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Iowa Clerk Of Court Offices To Be Closed This Friday (May 26) Due To Budget Cuts

Wed 5-24-2017

Iowa court offices will be closed this Friday (May 26th) because of mid-year budget cuts that forced the Judicial Branch to reduce expenses.

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Ruthven Man Sentenced On Auto Theft And OWI Charges

Wed 5-24-2017

A Ruthven man has been sentenced to prison term not to exceed five years on charges out of Palo Alto county stemming from an incident early this year.

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Estherville Man Wanted On Bench Warrant Arrested

Wed 5-24-2017

An Estherville man wanted on a bench warrant out of Palo Alto county for a probation violation was taken into custody early Monday.

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Man Wanted On Arrest Warrant Out Of Texas Arrested In NW Iowa

Wed 5-24-2017

A man wanted on a warrant out of Texas has been arrested in Lyon county.

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Rock Rapids Man Arrested On Sex Abuse Charge

Wed 5-24-2017

A Rock Rapids man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant charging him with sexual abuse in the 3rd degree.

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SW Mn Man Arrested In NW Iowa On Drug Charges

Wed 5-24-2017

A Rushmore, Minnesota man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop this past Saturday in Sioux county of northwest Iowa.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug Charges

Wed 5-24-2017

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office has released details into a traffic stop back on May 13th that resulted in the arrest of a Spencer man on drug charges.

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Speeding Motorcyclist Arrested Following Short Pursuit

Wed 5-24-2017

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office has released details into an incident back on May 14th in which a motorcycle was observed by a deputy traveling at a high rate of speed on County Road N-14 south of Highway 9.

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IRRMA Announces 2017 Rock the Roof Concert Series

Tue 5-23-2017 91 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Volunteer Meeting slated for June 1

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Spirit Lake Man Sentenced On Child Porn Charge

Tue 5-23-2017

A Spirit Lake man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court on a charge of possession of child pornography.

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Milford City Council Accepts Resignation Of Police Chief; Takes No Action Regarding Fireworks

Tue 5-23-2017

The Milford City Council Monday evening approved the resignation of Police Chief Vernon Flack.

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Lakeside Lab Science Seminar on Beach Monitoring Program May 23

Mon 5-22-2017 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Dr. Mary Skopec to discuss "Is it Safe to Swim? History and Lessons from Beach Monitoring in Iowa."

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Camp Okoboji To Dedicate New Building

Mon 5-22-2017

Camp Okoboji is about to unveil a new 1.4 million dollar facility.

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Man Arrested On Weapons, Other Charges

Mon 5-22-2017

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released details into an incident back on May 2nd in Fostoria that resulted in the arrest of a man on weapons and other charges.

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Pickup Vs Semi Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Mon 5-22-2017

A collision this past Thursday in Clay county involving a pickup and a semi sent one of the drivers to the hospital.

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Man Wanted For Identity Theft Turns Himself In

Mon 5-22-2017

A man wanted for identity theft turned himself in to the Clay county authorities last week.

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Single Vehicle Crash In Clay County Injures Woman

Mon 5-22-2017

A Peterson woman was injured in a single vehicle crash Friday evening on a Clay county road.

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California Company Acquires Carroll-Based Farner-Bocken

Mon 5-22-2017

A California company is acquiring the assets of Carroll, Iowa based Farner- Bocken Company.

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Two Lakes Area Cities Considering Ordinances Pertaining To Fireworks Usage

Mon 5-22-2017

Two Lakes Area cities this week will consider ordinances pertaining to the usage and sales of fireworks.

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Serious Injuries Reported In Sioux County Crash

Sat 5-20-2017

Two people were injured, one seriously, in a collision Thursday on Highway 10 one mile west of Orange City.

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Woman Seriously Injured After Getting Entangled In PTO

Fri 5-19-2017

A woman was seriously injured Wednesday after getting caught in a power take off shaft on a tender truck at the Archer Co-op Grain Company in Archer.

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Ribbon Cutting Held On Recently Completed Exterior Renovation Of Historic Downtown Spirit Lake Building

Fri 5-19-2017

A renovation of the exterior of the historic Carnegie Building in downtown Spirit Lake has brought back the structure's original lustre.

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Milford Police Chief Vernon Flack Submits Resignation Letter

Fri 5-19-2017

The longtime Police Chief of Milford is stepping down.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park to open May 20

Fri 5-19-2017 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Queen II Excursions offered Saturday & Sunday.

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Dickinson County Nature Center announces Summer Programs, New Park

Fri 5-19-2017 2279 170th St,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-"Sneak Peek" of Pioneer Park Nature Preserve on May 23.

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SL Bands In Orange City Tulip Festival Parade

Fri 5-19-2017

Spirit Lake Middle School 7th/8th Grade Band, directed by Rich Nicklay, will be participating in the Orange City Tulip Festival Parade, this coming Saturday, May 20.

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Camp Autumn Receives Donation From Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club

Fri 5-19-2017

Camp Autumn has received a donation of fishing equipment and supplies from the Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club.

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Illinois Man Escapes Injury In Semi Rollover In O'Brien County

Fri 5-19-2017

An Illinois man escaped injury when a semi he was driving overturned early Thursday in O'Brien county.

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Economic Outlook Improves For 10 Midwest And Plains States, Including Iowa

Fri 5-19-2017

More stable crop prices have improved the economic outlook for rural parts of 10 plains and western states, but bankers expect little growth in the next few months.

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O'Brien County Collision Sends Two People To The Hospital

Fri 5-19-2017 O'Brien County Road B40 and L48

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

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Worthington Man Sentenced On Federal Meth Charge

Thu 5-18-2017

A Worthington man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to more than five years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

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Ribbon Cutting Held At Studio 21 In Estherville

Thu 5-18-2017

Staff from USDA Rural Development today (Thurs.) participated in grand opening ceremonies for Studio 21, a business development center in Estherville.

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Chamber Presents Lake Protective Association Reps. With Check Of Proceeds From Walleye Weekend

Thu 5-18-2017

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce presented 4 checks from Walleye Weekend proceeds to four Lake Protective Associations in the Iowa Great Lakes Region

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Local Restaurant Turning To The Sun For Some Of Its Power

Thu 5-18-2017

A local pizza restaurant is embarking on a solar energy project.

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Governor To Issue Disaster Proclamation For Kossuth County Due To Storms

Thu 5-18-2017

Iowa's governor says he'll issue a disaster proclamation for two northern counties.

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Clay County Fair Announces This Year's Lineup Of Dirt Events

Thu 5-18-2017

Chuckwagon races, tractor pulls and auto races are among the dirt events scheduled for this year's Clay County Fair.

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Severe Thunderstorm Damages New Beef Tech. Facility At ILCC Farm Lab

Wed 5-17-2017

High wind associated with severe thunderstorms caused extensive damage Wednesday to a portion of the newly constructed Beef Technology facility at Iowa Lakes Community College’s farm laboratory west of Emmetsburg.

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Spencer RAGBRAI Art Contest Deadline May 19

Wed 5-17-2017 1805 Highway Blvd. Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Public will have opportunity to vote on art work at RAGBRAI Town Hall Meeting May 23.

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Okoboji High School Receives Bronze Ranking From U.S. News & World Report

Wed 5-17-2017

Okoboji High School has received the Bronze Ranking in the U.S. News and World Report 2017 rankings of the best high schools in the United States.

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Milford Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison On Meth Charge

Wed 5-17-2017

A Milford man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court on a meth charge.

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Flood Warnings Issued For Ocheyedan And Little Sioux Rivers

Wed 5-17-2017

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued flood warnings for the Little Sioux and Ocheyedan Rivers.

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Ayrshire Woman Arrested On Warrants Charging Her With Neglect Of A Dependent Person & Child Endangerment

Wed 5-17-2017

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Ayrshire woman on warrants charging her with neglect of a dependent person and child endangerment.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Multiple Charges Against Minnesota Man

Wed 5-17-2017

Clay county authorities have released information into a traffic stop last month that resulted in several charges being filed against a Minnesota man.

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Spencer Man Accused Of Threatening Neighbors With A Crossbow Gets Into A Stand-Off With Police

Wed 5-17-2017

A Spencer man who allegedly threatened some neighbors with a crossbow Tuesday evening was involved in a stand-off with law enforcement that lasted into the early morning hours this (Wed.) morning.

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Spirit Lake, Lake Park Fire Depts. Battle Large Field Fire

Wed 5-17-2017

Two area fire departments battled a large field fire Tuesday evening near Montgomery.

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Numerous Calls Keep Milford Firefighters On The Run

Wed 5-17-2017

(Milford)-- Numerous calls over the past 36 hours or so have kept the Milford Fire Department on the run.

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Motor Bike Collision Results In Injuries And Charges

Wed 5-17-2017

Authorities say two people were injured in a collision of two motorbikes this past Saturday in Lyon county.

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ILCC Trustees Set Tuition, Award Bids And Approve New Master Contract

Wed 5-17-2017

Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College set tuition and fees for the upcoming school year at their meeting Tuesday in Spirit Lake.

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Traffic Stop Results In Charges

Wed 5-17-2017

A traffic stop Monday evening on Highway 71 near Spencer resulted in the arrest of a man on several charges.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre gears up for 60th Anniversary Season

Tue 5-16-2017 2001 U S 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Box Office to open June 5.

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Fire Destroys Town And Country Disposal Building In Fostoria

Tue 5-16-2017

An overnight fire has destroyed a business in Fostoria.

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Collapsing Thunderstorm Blasts Region With Winds Up To 80 MPH In Some Places

Tue 5-16-2017

A thunderstorm that literally collapsed on top of the area brought a downburst along with it, producing winds that in some cases gusted to nearly 80 mph between about 4:15 and 5:00 am this (Tues.) morning.

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Plans Presented For Proposed Enhancements Along Spencer Riverfront

Mon 5-15-2017

The public got a firsthand look Monday evening at some enhancements being proposed for the river front area of Spencer.

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Arnolds Park Man Injured After Tractor He Was Driving Was Rear-ended By A Pickup On Hwy 71 South Of Milford

Mon 5-15-2017

An Arnolds Park man was injured today (Mon.) when a tractor he was driving was rear-ended by a pickup.

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Former Spencer Pastor & Director Of Spencer Dream Center Sentenced On Sexual Exploitation Charges

Mon 5-15-2017

A former Spencer pastor who also previously served as Director of the Spencer Dream Center pleaded guilty today (Mon.) to two Class D felony counts and one aggravated misdemeanor count of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist.

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Friends of Lakeside Lab Science Seminars to kick off May 16

Mon 5-15-2017 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Free series runs Tuesday evenings through early August.

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Spencer Man Escapes Injury After Losing Control Of Vehicle While Trying To Remove A Wood Tick

Mon 5-15-2017

A Spencer man escaped injury in a single vehicle rollover shortly before 9:00 am Sunday.

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Estherville Man Sentenced On Sexual Abuse, Burglary Charges

Mon 5-15-2017

An Estherville man has been sentenced on sexual abuse and burglary charges.

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Ashton Woman Accused Of Writing Bad Checks In A Number Of NW Iowa Counties Now Facing Charges In Lyon County

Mon 5-15-2017

An Ashton woman recently sentenced on forgery convictions for writing bad checks in Clay and Palo Alto counties now faces charges in another northwest Iowa county.

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No Injuries Reported In Spencer House Fires

Mon 5-15-2017

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that started in a garage and spread to a neighboring home over the weekend in Spencer.

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Governor Terry Branstad To Visit Cherokee

Sat 5-13-2017

Governor Terry Branstad will be making a stop in northwest Iowa next week.

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Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey To Make Stops In NW Iowa

Sat 5-13-2017

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey will be making several appearances in northwest Iowa next week.

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NW Iowa Woman Sentenced For Mail Fraud & Filing A False Tax Return

Fri 5-12-2017

A northwest Iowa woman has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for a scheme to defraud and obtain money through the U.S. Mail under false pretenses and filing a fraudulent tax return.

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30th Annual Fun & Wellness Day May 17 in Emmetsburg

Fri 5-12-2017 Emmetsburg,Ia

(Emmetsburg)-Kent Stock, Mike Piepel are Keynote Speakers.

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Seasons Center Awarded Grant For Prevention & Early Intervention Programs

Fri 5-12-2017

Spencer-based Seasons Center For Behavioral Health has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Lakes Area Decat Board.

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Canoers, Kayakers Reminded Of Life Jacket Requirements

Fri 5-12-2017

Nice weather is bringing more and more canoers and kayakers out onto the water.

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I 90 Bridge Work In Beaver Creek Area To Get Underway May 20

Fri 5-12-2017

Motorists are advised that Interstate 90 from the South Dakota border through the Beaver Creek area will be under construction beginning Saturday, May 20th.

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Ashton Woman Sentenced On Forgery, Identity Theft Charges

Fri 5-12-2017

An Ashton woman has been sentenced to prison for forgery after court action in several northwest Iowa counties.

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SL Letter Carriers To Hold Food Drive Saturday

Thu 5-11-2017

The National Association of Letter Carriers hold their annual food drive this Saturday.

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Search Of Lake Park Apartment Results In Multiple Drug Charges Against Several People

Thu 5-11-2017

The execution of a search warrant on an apartment in Lake Park has resulted in the arrests of several people on drug charges.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre Association Spring Dinner Meeting May 16

Thu 5-11-2017 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Reservation deadline May 13

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Wings & Wetlands Weekend brings Events across Region

Thu 5-11-2017 2279 170th Street,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Dickinson County programs include Warbler Walk and "Birdwatcher-in-Chief."

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Clay County Fair Announces Additional Grandstand Acts

Thu 5-11-2017

Justin Moore with special guests Parmalee and Jordan Rager will be kicking off the grandstand entertainment at this year's Clay County Fair.

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SL Cleanup Days Successful On Two Fronts

Thu 5-11-2017

Spirit Lake city officials say last week's citywide cleanup days were once again a big success

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Traveling To And From Sioux City To Become More Of A Challenge This Summer

Thu 5-11-2017

Getting to and from Sioux City could be more of a challenge this summer.

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Arnolds Park City Council Approves Two Permits For Fireworks Stands

Thu 5-11-2017

It was just Tuesday Governor Terry Branstad signed a bill into law legalizing the sale of bottle rockets, roman candles and most other consumer fireworks. Already two vendors have announced plans to open fireworks stands in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Local to Global: Soft Opening of New Exhibit at Pearson Lakes Art Center May 11

Wed 5-10-2017 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Photographers & Authors Mark Hirsh, Brian Peterson and David Thoreson featured.

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Remains Of Sailer Killed In Japanese Attack Of Pearl Harbor Being Returned To Kossuth County

Wed 5-10-2017

The remains of an Iowa sailor killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor are being returned for burial in Kossuth County.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Turns Up What's Alleged To Be Marijuana

Wed 5-10-2017

A traffic stop this past Saturday in Clay county resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.

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Governor Terry Branstad Signs Bill Legalizing Sale Of Several Types Of Fireworks In Iowa

Wed 5-10-2017

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has legalized the sale of bottle rockets, roman candles and most other consumer fireworks, sparking enthusiasm from vendors eager to expand into the state.

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Morton Buildings Becomes Employee Owned

Wed 5-10-2017

Morton, Illinois-based Morton Buildings, Incorporated announced Tuesday 100 percent of the company is now owned by employees.

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Spirit Lake & Orleans Residents May Soon See Increase In Water Rates

Tue 5-9-2017

Spirit Lake residents may soon be seeing an increase in their water rates.

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Okoboji Community Schools Officially Unveil New Slogan/Brand Tag Line

Tue 5-9-2017

“Pioneering Pathways for Every Student”. That's the new brand tagline for the Okoboji Community Schools.

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Autumn's Center serves 1000th Child

Tue 5-9-2017 120 East 5th Street Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Applications still being accepted for Camp Autumn.

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Estherville House Fire

Tue 5-9-2017

No injuries were reported in a house fire earlier today (Tues.) in Estherville.

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Multi Million Dollar Improvement Project, "Restore The Park", Planned For Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Tue 5-9-2017

A multi-million dollar upgrade of the Arnolds Park Amusement Park is in the works.

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Disaster Exercise To Be Held As Part Of Statewide Emergency Management Conference At Camp Okoboji

Tue 5-9-2017 1531 Edgewood Drive Milford, Iowa

Emergency management personnel from throughout Iowa will converge on the Iowa Great Lakes tomorrow (Wed.) for their annual seminar which will run through Saturday.

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Local Teen Receives National Recognition For Volunteering

Tue 5-9-2017

An Emmetsburg teen received some national recognition last (Mon.) evening for outstanding volunteer service.

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Fundraising Underway To Purchase New Jaws Of Life Equipment For Lakes Area Extrication Unit

Tue 5-9-2017

Fundraising is underway to purchase new jaws of life equipment for the Lakes Area Extrication Unit.

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Dirt Bike Crash Seriously Injures Sibley Man

Tue 5-9-2017

A Sibley man was seriously injured Sunday after losing control of a dirt bike.

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Welfare Check Results In Arrest Of Sibley Man

Tue 5-9-2017

A Sibley man was arrested on several charges Sunday following a welfare check.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Collision Of Two Pickups

Tue 5-9-2017

Minor injuries were reported Friday in a collision involving two pickups at the intersection of two county roads.

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Milford City Council Looking At Possible Incentives For Economic Development And Housing

Tue 5-9-2017

The city of Milford is looking into incentive programs to spur economic development and housing opportunities.

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Jeremy Parsons receives Honor from International Association of Fairs and Expositions

Mon 5-8-2017 1401 4th Avenue West, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Parsons one of nine to be named Certified Fair Executive.

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Cutting Of Curly Leaf Pondweed On North Side Of East Okoboji Tentatively Set To Start May 15th

Mon 5-8-2017

Crews plan to begin cutting curly leaf pond weed on the north end of East Lake Okoboji one week from today, Monday, May 15th, weather permitting.

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Trial For Woman Accused Of Sexual Exploitation By A Counselor Or Therapist Tentatively Set For July

Mon 5-8-2017

Trial for a Harris woman accused of having sex with a 28-year-old male client of Echo Plus is tentatively now set for July in Dickinson County District Court.

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ILCC Program Assists Students Looking To Transfer To 4-Year Colleges

Mon 5-8-2017

Iowa Lakes Community College is making the public aware of a program designed to assist students who are looking to transition from Iowa Lakes to a 4-year college.

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Ames Teen Lands Tagged Walleye

Sat 5-6-2017

It's official. One of the 10 specially tagged walleye in the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Walleye Weekend contest has been caught.

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Worthington Man Sentenced In Federal Court On Meth Charge

Sat 5-6-2017

A Worthington man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to five years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

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Friends of Lakeside Lab to host Open House May 9 for Dr. Mary Skopec

Fri 5-5-2017 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-New Executive Director brings strong background in water quality issues.

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Governor Orders Flags Flown At Half Staff On Monday To Honor Deputy Mark Burbridge

Fri 5-5-2017

Governor Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday (May 8th) to honor Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Deputy Mark Burbridge, who was killed in the line of duty on Monday of this week.

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DCI Releases Name Of Officer Involved In Milford Shooting

Fri 5-5-2017 26 Westview Drive,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Autopsy shows Robert Brunner sustained fatal self-inflicted shot to the head, second shot to the torso.

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Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Donates Slightly More Than $3,500 To Youth In Philanthropy

Thu 5-4-2017

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has donated a little more than $3,500 to the Youth in Philanthropy program.

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Area Residents Urged To Show Support For Local Law Enforcement Officers

Thu 5-4-2017

Saying how they know how much local citizens support the military and veterans, the Milford American Legion is urging area residents to show that same support to local law enforcement officers.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Named Green Ribbon School

Thu 5-4-2017

Iowa Lakes Community College is getting some special recognition.

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Okoboji Foundation's Youth In Philanthropy Program Raises More Than $45,000

Thu 5-4-2017

The Okoboji Foundation's Youth In Philanthropy program has wrapped up another very successful season.

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Countdown Is On To Walleye Weekend

Thu 5-4-2017

The countdown is on to the official start of the walleye season on the Iowa Great Lakes.

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APO Fire & Rescue 40th Annual Pancake Fundraiser May 5 & 6

Thu 5-4-2017 156 North Highway 71 Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Popular event coincides with Walleye Weekend in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Projects Moving Ahead At ILCC Campuses

Thu 5-4-2017

Construction is already underway, or soon will be, on various improvements at the campuses of Iowa Lakes Community College.

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Three Area Nurses To Be Honored This Sunday At Event In Des Moines

Thu 5-4-2017

Special honors for three area nurses.

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ILCC Student Working To Increase Awareness Of World Hunger

Thu 5-4-2017

A student at Iowa Lakes Community College is raising awareness about world hunger.

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NW Iowa Man Sentenced On Federal Meth Charge

Thu 5-4-2017

A Sioux Center man has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute methampehtamine.

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Greenville Man Arrested On Domestic Abuse Charge

Wed 5-3-2017 Greenville, Iowa

A Greenville man has been arrested in connection with an assault that allegedly took place Friday in that town.

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Sioux Rapids Woman Arrested On Warrant, Also Charged With Possession Of Prescription Drug

Wed 5-3-2017

A Sioux Rapids woman arrested back on April 28th on a warrant for domestic abuse assault also now faces a drug charge.

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Police Officer Witnesses Drug Transaction While On Routine Patrol; Two Men Arrested

Wed 5-3-2017

An investigation Tuesday of two suspicious men in Estherville resulted in them being arrested on drug charges.

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Spencer City Manager Bob Fagen Announces Resignation

Wed 5-3-2017

Spencer City Manager Bob Fagen is stepping down.

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Execution Of Search Warrants Results In Drug Arrests

Wed 5-3-2017

Four people have been arrested on drug charges stemming from a search warrant that was executed April 28th at 560 Hayes Avenue in Primghar.

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O'Brien County Authorities Arrest Four Suspects In Burglary Investigations

Wed 5-3-2017

Authorities in O'Brien say they've made four arrests stemming from six burglaries in the Sutherland area that took place back in March and April.

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Dickinson County Residents Told To Be On Lookout For Suspicious Vehicle And Two Men

Wed 5-3-2017

Dickinson county authorities are investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle and two suspicious men.

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First Thursday Gallery Days kick off May 4

Tue 5-2-2017 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Guest Artists to be on hand at area galleries and studios.

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Deputy Who Was Shot & Wounded By Escaped Jail Inmate In Pottawattamie County Once Worked For Spencer PD

Tue 5-2-2017

The inmate who escaped from a western Iowa jail Monday managed to steal a sheriff's deputy's gun as he was returning from a court appearance and shot two deputies.

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Nearly Head-On Crash Sends Both Drivers To The Hospital

Tue 5-2-2017

A nearly head-on collision Sunday evening on Highway 4 about 9 miles north of Pocahontas sent both drivers to the hospital.

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Area Farmers Reminded To Stay Out Of County Right-Of-Way When Planting This Spring

Tue 5-2-2017

Farmers are being reminded to stay away from the right-of-way along county roads while planting crops this spring.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Dev. Corp. & BVU Team Up For Entrepreneurial Center

Tue 5-2-2017

An entrepreneurial center will be established on the Buena Vista University campus in association with Iowa Lakes Corridor Development.

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Dickinson County Emergency Management Purchases Drone

Tue 5-2-2017

The Dickinson County Emergency Management Agency has a new tool: a drone.

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Lands Man In Jail On Drug Charges

Mon 5-1-2017

A traffic stop early Sunday in Emmet county resulted in the arrest of a Buffalo Center man on drug charges.

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Suspicious Person Investigation Results In Arrest Of Man On Weapons & Drug Charges

Mon 5-1-2017

An investigation into a report of a suspicious man near a convenience store in Armstrong Sunday morning resulted in the arrest of a Fairmont man on drugs and weapons charges.

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Police Charge Juvenile In Connection With Threat Posted On Social Media

Mon 5-1-2017

Spencer police now say a juvenile has been charged in connection with a threat posted on social media involving Spencer Community Schools.

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Teen Leads Emmet County Authorities On High Speed Pursuit

Mon 5-1-2017

A 17-year-old led authorities on a high speed pursuit early Saturday in Emmet county that caused tens of thousands of dollars in property damage.

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ILCC to Present Several Concerts this Week

Mon 5-1-2017 300 South 18th Street,Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Final Coffee House of season to feature Cinco de Mayo theme, with free tacos, ice cream.

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Osceola County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Hinton Man

Mon 5-1-2017

A Hinton man who was arrested during a traffic stop this weekend in Osceola county on an outstanding warrant now faces drug charges as well.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Everly Man

Mon 5-1-2017

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released details into a traffic stop April 22nd that resulted in the arrest of a man wanted on a drug charge.

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Two Crashes Within 24 Hours Of Each Other At The Same Intersection Send Multiple People To The Hospital

Mon 5-1-2017

The Minnesota State Patrol investigated two crashes over the weekend in Heron Lake that sent multiple people to the hospital. They occurred within 24 hours of each other at the intersection of 10th Street and Highway 60.

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DCI Releases Details Into Shots Fired Incident In Milford

Mon 5-1-2017

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has released additional details into a report of shots fired in Milford Sunday night.

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IGL Rotary Club Recognized For Support Of "End Polio Now" Campaign

Mon 5-1-2017

A local Rotary club is getting some special recognition for it's support of a program to end Polio internationally.

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Bedell Family YMCA And Spencer Family YMCA's Announce Collaborations

Mon 5-1-2017

The Bedell Family YMCA and the Spencer Family YMCA are announcing today (Mon.) plans to collaborate on several fronts.

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Mid American Energy Sets Goal Of Producing 100% Of Its Energy From Renewable Sources

Mon 5-1-2017

Iowa's largest utility is in the midst of a $3.6 billion investment in wind power and intends to keep spending on the towers with a goal of producing 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources.

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Police Make Arrest After Investigating An Unspecified Threat On Social Media Against Spencer Community Schools

Mon 5-1-2017

Officials say an arrest has been made after an unspecified threat was made against Spencer Community Schools on a social media site.

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Details Into Reports Of Gun Shots Being Fired At A Milford Apartment Complex Remain Sketchy

Mon 5-1-2017 26 Westview Drive Milford, Iowa

Officials have not yet released any details into an incident last (Sun.) evening in Milford in which gun shots were reportedly fired.

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