News Archive

Apartment Building Fire Sends Two To Hospital

Thu 10-19-2017

A fire Wednesday evening forced the evacuation of an Estherville apartment building and sent two people to the hospital.

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Clay County Jail Inmate Accused Of Assaulting Jailer

Thu 10-19-2017

An inmate at the Clay county jail has been charged in connection with an assault of a jailer.

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Okoboji Foundation introduces Youth in Philanthropy team for 2017-2018

Thu 10-19-2017 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Students from Okoboji and Spirit Lake will participate in program.

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Osceola Co. Traffic Stop Results In Arrests

Thu 10-19-2017

Two people from Minnesota were arrested Monday on drug charges in Osceola county.

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Plans modified for Maritime Museum Expansion to accomodate Fun House Slide

Wed 10-18-2017 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Plans also in the works to move large stage from Boji Bay to Preservation Plaza.

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Authorities Looking For Driver Of Vehicle That Collided With Utility Pole

Wed 10-18-2017

Palo Alto county authorities are looking for the driver of a car that collided with a utility pole Tuesday in the 2900 block of Highway 4.

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Assault Investigation Results In Arrest

Wed 10-18-2017

An investigation Tuesday into a report of an assault in Ruthven resulted in the arrest of a Ruthven man.

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New Coordinator Named For Dickinson County RSVP Program

Wed 10-18-2017

The Dickinson County Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, has a new Coordinator.

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Single Vehicle Crash Results In Minor Injuries To Teen (1)

Wed 10-18-2017

A single vehicle crash Friday in O'Brien county resulted in minor injuries to a Paullina teen.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. To Hold Annual Business Recognition Luncheon

Wed 10-18-2017

A special event November 15th at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer will pay tribute to local businesses.

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Adopt a Family Program gettting underway for season

Tue 10-17-2017 1575 18th St, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Families should apply now for holiday program.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hear Request To Sell County Owned Land Near Gravel Pit For Trap-Skeet Range

Tue 10-17-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors today (Tues.) heard a request for the county to sell 28.6 acres of county-owned land near a gravel pit near Lake Park to a group that wants to build a trap/sporting clay range on the site.

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Dickinson Supervisors Vote 4-1 To Approve Plans For Former County Home Building

Tue 10-17-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors today (Tues.) voted four-to-one in favor of a proposal by the County Conservation Board to revamp the former county home building into open and closed shelters that would link the nature center to the east with Kenue Park to the west.

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Season's Center Awarded Grant To Expand Program For Children Affected By Substance Abuse

Tue 10-17-2017

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a Regional Partnership Grant from the Administration for Children and Families Children's Bureau.

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Report Of Possible Missing Child Makes For Some Tense Moments In Lake Park

Tue 10-17-2017

There were some tense moments Friday evening in Lake Park after authorities received a report of a missing boy.

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Iowa State Patrol urges caution during Harvest Season

Mon 10-16-2017 Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Large equipment traffic expected to increase substantially with dry weather in forecast.

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Two Vehicle Collision In Palo Alto County Injures Two People, One Seriously

Mon 10-16-2017

A two-vehicle collision Saturday in Palo Alto county injured two people, one seriously.

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Estherville Woman Faces Charges In Single Vehicle Crash In Clay County

Mon 10-16-2017

An Estherville woman faces charges when a vehicle she was driving Friday evening wound up in a ditch in Clay county.

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Clay County Rollover Results In Minors Injuries; Sends Driver To Jail On OWI Charge

Mon 10-16-2017

Authorities say charges are pending in connection with a single vehicle crash Saturday in Clay county that injured a Paullina woman.

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Fundraiser Planned For Palo Alto Co. Nature Center

Mon 10-16-2017

A special fundraising event will be held this coming weekend for the Palo Alto County Nature Center.

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Crash Near Lake Park Sends Three To Hospital

Mon 10-16-2017

A single vehicle crash Thursday on 170th Street near Lake Park sent three people to the hospital.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug Charges (1)

Mon 10-16-2017

A traffic stop Saturday in Sibley resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.

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Teen Collapses Following Football Game

Mon 10-16-2017

A Spencer teen was in critical condition Saturday after collapsing Friday evening following the Storm Lake-Spencer football game.

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State Sen. David Johnson Plans To Seek Audit Of DNR Manure Management Fund

Sat 10-14-2017

The former manager of a state program that regulates Iowa livestock farms and the manure they produce alleges money dedicated by law to the program has been illegally diverted for other uses by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 

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NW Iowa Woman Accused Of Abducting Three Children Pleads Not Guilty

Fri 10-13-2017

A northwest Iowa mother accused of abducting three children that she didn't have custody of has pleaded not guilty.

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Emmet County Crash Injures Minnesota Woman

Fri 10-13-2017

A Minnesota woman was injured earlier this week when a vehicle she was driving collided with a bridge near Maple Hill.

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Palo Alto County Nature Center To Hold Halloween Hike

Fri 10-13-2017

The Palo Alto County Nature Center holds its annual Halloween Hike Tuesday, October 24th.

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Spencer Area Jobs Trust Reimburses Six Employers Through It's Internship Program

Fri 10-13-2017

The Spencer Area Jobs Trust has reimbursed six employers for a portion of internship wages earned over the summer.

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Sen. Joni Ernst's Staff To Hold Open Office Hours

Fri 10-13-2017

Regional directors from U.S. Senator Joni Ernst's office will be holding traveling office hours throughout the region during November.

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Artisans Road Trip October 14-15

Thu 10-12-2017 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Maps available in locally distributed brochures and online.

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SLHS The Force Marching Band Earns Division 1 Rating At State Marching Band Contest

Thu 10-12-2017

The Force Marching Band earned a Division I Rating at the IHSMA State Marching Band Contest in Sheldon on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

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AP City Council Awards Bid For West Broadway Street Project

Thu 10-12-2017

Some enhancements are in the works for a stretch of West Broadway Street in Arnolds Park.

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Dickinson Supervisors Review Report On County Bridges

Thu 10-12-2017

The condition of several bridges in Dickinson county was a topic of discussion at Tuesday's board of supervisors meeting.

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Days For Historic Lakes Area Attraction Appear To Be Numbered

Thu 10-12-2017

A historic lakes area resort will apparently be closing its doors for good at the end of the year.

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2nd Annual PetOberfest to benefit People for Pets October 14

Wed 10-11-2017 518 1st Ave E,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Event to feature live music by the Polka Police, Oktoberfest food, Wine Wall, live and silent auctions.

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SL City Council Awards Bid On SLPD Renovation Project

Wed 10-11-2017

The Spirit Lake police station is about to get a facelift.

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DNR To Hold Annual Fall Trout Stocking At Scharnberg Pond

Wed 10-11-2017

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be stocking trout in an area pond next month.

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Hwy 60 Crash Injures Two

Wed 10-11-2017

A single-vehicle crash Monday on Highway 60 near Alton sent two people to the hospital.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Graettinger Collision

Wed 10-11-2017

Minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision Monday in Graettinger.

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Stolen Vehicle Investigation Lands Man In Jail

Wed 10-11-2017

An Emmetsburg man faces charges in connection with a stolen vehicle complaint.

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2nd Annual Songwriters Showcase & Workshop at PLAC October 14

Tue 10-10-2017 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Registration for free workshop ends Friday at 3 pm.

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Dickinson Supervisors Give Thumbs Up To Preliminary Design For New Horseshoe Bend Bridge

Tue 10-10-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors today (Tues.) gave the thumbs up to a preliminary design for the Horseshoe Bend bridge southwest of Milford.

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Collision Of Car & Pickup Results In Minor Injuries

Tue 10-10-2017

Minor injuries were reported in a collision Monday involving a car and a pickup in Royal.

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Officials Remind Everyone Of Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide With Start Of Home Heating Season

Tue 10-10-2017

With many people turning on their furnaces for the first time this season comes a reminder about the danger of carbon monoxide and the importance of making sure your furnace is working properly.

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Milford Mayoral Candidates To Square Off In Forum

Tue 10-10-2017

Three people running for Mayor in Milford will sound off on the issues at an event later this month.

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Registration underway for 1st Annual Chamber Games

Mon 10-9-2017 Arnolds Park,Ia

(Okoboji)-Winning team will choose which non-profit or charity will receive proceeds.

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Seasons Center Awarded Collaborations Grant

Mon 10-9-2017

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

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DL Station At Dickinson County Courthouse To Close Early Wed. (Oct. 11th) & All Day Thurs. (Oct. 12th)

Mon 10-9-2017

The Driver's License station at the Dickinson County Treasurer's Office will close at 1:00 pm Wednesday (Oct. 11th) and will be closed all day on Thursday (Oct. 12th).

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Home Heating Assistance Program Again Being Offered Through UDMO

Mon 10-9-2017

With the likelihood of furnaces being fired up for the first time of the season in coming days comes a reminder that low-income homeowners and renters can get some assistance to help them stay warm.

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Chair & Co-Chair Of 2018 U Of O Winter Games Announced

Mon 10-9-2017

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the Chair and Co-Chair of the 2018 University Of Okoboji Winter Games.

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Hwy 18 Crash Injures Two; Sends One Person To Jail

Fri 10-6-2017

A two-vehicle collision Friday at the intersection of Highway 18 and Clay County Road M44 resulted in minor injuries and sent two people to the hospital and another person to jail.

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Traffic Stop Lands Man In Jail

Fri 10-6-2017

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office has released details into a traffic stop back on September 28th that resulted in the arrest of a Minnesota man on a drug charge.

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Truck Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Fri 10-6-2017

Emmet county authorities have released details into a crash back on September 29th that injured a Wesley man.

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Home Intruder Arrested

Fri 10-6-2017

Charges have been filed against an Emmetsburg man accused of entering a residence in rural Emmet county without permission.

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Emmet County Crash Injures Man

Fri 10-6-2017

A crash Tuesday in Emmet county injured a Burt man.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Coffee House Series Kicks off October 10

Fri 10-6-2017 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Free concert series features performances by students and community members.

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Worldwide Photo Walk Event To Be Held Locally Saturday (10/7) At Gull Point State Park

Fri 10-6-2017

If you're a photographer or interested in the hobby, you'll want to check out a special event tomorrow (Sat.) at Gull Point State Park.

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Grapetree Medical Staffing Purchases Boji Bay Fun House & Pavilion; Slide, Sugar Bowl & Barrel To Be Donated To Arnolds Park

Fri 10-6-2017

Another major announcement this (Fri.) morning from a Milford company. Grape Tree Medical Staffing CEO Tim Kinnetz announced his company is purchasing Boji Bay Fun House and Event Center

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Palo Alto Co Crash Seriously Injures Woman

Fri 10-6-2017

A Lone Rock woman was injured early Sunday in a crash on a Palo Alto county road.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Okoboji Woman

Thu 10-5-2017

A single vehicle crash Wednesday on Highway 18 near Everly injured an Okoboji woman. 

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Veterans Administration Announces Plans To Build New Community Based Outpatient Clinic In Spirit Lake

Thu 10-5-2017

A major announcement late today (Thurs.) from the Director of the Sioux Falls Veterans Healthcare System.

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Juvenile charged in text threat case in Estherville

Thu 10-5-2017 Estherville,IA

A 15-year-old male juvenile has been charged in connection with a threatening text message that resulted in additional security measures being taken at the Estherville-Lincoln Central schools. 

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Family Glow Walk October 7

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

(Okoboji)-Family fun event to begin at Pearson Lakes Art Center.

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Arraignment Set For Woman Accused Of Abducting Children From Residence In Royal

Thu 10-5-2017

A court date has been set for a northwest Iowa woman accused of abducting her three daughters for which she does not have custody.

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Lakeside Lab To Host Conference On Climate Change

Thu 10-5-2017 1838 Highway 86,Milford,IA

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory will be the site of a regional conference October 13th-15th talking about climate change.

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Fund Established To Assist Family Of Sutherland Woman Who Died In Las Vegas Shooting

Thu 10-5-2017

A fund has been established to assist the family of a Sutherland woman who died of injuries sustained Sunday during the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas. 

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Local Entity Awarded IFA Grant

Thu 10-5-2017

The Iowa Finance Board of Directors Wednesday approved more than $3.6 million in homeless assistance grants to assist 49 agencies during the 2018 calendar year.

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Threat Has ELC Schools Taking Additional Security Measures

Thu 10-5-2017

A threatening text message shared by a student with a school resource officer and administration Wednesday has the Estherville-Lincoln Central School District implementing some additional security measures. 

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Saving Brinton to screen at the Pearson Lakes Art Center October 5

Wed 10-4-2017 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Filmmakers to answer questions following the film.

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National 4-H Week Being Observed This Week

Wed 10-4-2017

It's national 4-H week this week.

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Jackson Co. Authorities Recover Stolen Items; Arrest Suspect

Wed 10-4-2017

Jackson county authorities say they've made an arrest in connection with a rash of burglaries and thefts in the area.

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Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Jackson Native Nominated For USDA Post

Wed 10-4-2017

A hearing before the full U.S. Senate for a Jackson native who's been nominated by President Trump for Deputy U.S. Agriculture Secretary was held Monday evening.

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Field Of Candidates Narrowed For Spencer City Manager Position

Wed 10-4-2017

The Spencer city council has narrowed the list of candidates for the City Manager position.

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ILCC To Hold Ribbon Cuttings At Emmetsburg & Spencer Campuses

Wed 10-4-2017

(Estherville)-- Iowa Lakes Community College will hold ribbon cutting ceremonies Friday on projects at its campuses in Emmetsburg and Spencer.

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Sutherland Woman Confirmed As Among Those Killed In Las Vegas Attack

Wed 10-4-2017

Family members of Carly Kreibaum, a Sutherland woman who had been reported missing following Sunday night's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, have confirmed she was killed in the attack. 

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Spirit Lake VA Outpatient Clinic to host Open House

Tue 10-3-2017 1310 Lake St,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Clinic celebrating 10th anniversary this year.

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Wet weather slowing harvest for Iowa Farmers

Tue 10-3-2017 Des Moines, IA

(Des Moines)-Iowa Crop Progress Report released October 2

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Storm Lake schools evacuated Monday following apparent bomb threat

Tue 10-3-2017 621 Tornado Drive, Storm Lake, Iowa

(Storm Lake)-All clear was given Monday afternoon.

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Okoboji 200 to present program October 4 in Spirit Lake

Tue 10-3-2017 3501 Hill Ave,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Founders and Directors to discuss efforts to curb sex trafficking.

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Antarctica Expert to share Environmental Information at Iowa Lakes October 3

Mon 10-2-2017

(Spencer)-Dr. Andrew Klein to speak on long-term monitoring program at McMurdo Station.

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Spencer Man faces multiple charges after early morning incident near Ruthven

Mon 10-2-2017 Ruthven,IA

(Ruthven)-Multiple agencies searched for hours along Highway 18 before arrest of suspect.

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