News Archive

Sioux Falls man arrested in Clay County for alleged theft of firearms

Tue 8-22-2017 Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Hill allegedly in possession of firearms stolen from Spencer business.

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Iowa College Access Network to deliver Financial Aid Presentation at SAMI Center August 24

Tue 8-22-2017 2701 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Free program to offer resources for college and career planning.

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Mallard Man arrested on domestic assault charge

Tue 8-22-2017 Mallard, IA

(Mallard)-Officers responded following multiple 911 calls.

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Hundreds of hogs perish in Hog Confinement fire near Ida Grove

Tue 8-22-2017 Ida Grove, IA

(Ida Grove)-Cause of blaze remains under investigation.

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Lt. Governor accompanies Grandfather on Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Tue 8-22-2017 Sioux Falls,SD

(Sioux Falls)-85 Veterans on Tuesday's Honor Flight

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Work to begin on Gordon Drive in Okoboji

Tue 8-22-2017 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Cyclists required to walk bikes during construction.

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Heavy rain causing flooding, power outages across the region

Mon 8-21-2017 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-High water causing flooding of intersections and roadways.

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Iowa DOT announces new standard license plate design

Mon 8-21-2017 Des Moines,IA

(Des Moines)-Public voted for design in online poll.

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Iowa Great Lakes Chamber looks to increase Fall Tourism with Oktoberfest

Mon 8-21-2017 Arnolds Park,Ia

(Arnolds Park)-Chamber hopes to build on U of O Oktoberfest Bike Ride.

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Sac City Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Meth Conspiracy

Mon 8-21-2017 Sac City, IA

(Sioux City)-Wessels admitted to distribution at plea deal.

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Candidate JD Scholten to speak at Dickinson County Democrat's Monthly Meeting, August 21

Mon 8-21-2017 3301 Lake Shore Dr, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Scholten running for Iowa's Fourth Congressional District.

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Governor to visit Northwest Iowa on Tuesday

Mon 8-21-2017 24457 178th St, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Reynolds and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst both expected to attend Dickinson County Republicans Annual Picnic Tuesday evening.

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National Weather Service confirms tornados hit Northwest Iowa Friday

Mon 8-21-2017 Melvin, Ia

(Melvin)-More thunderstorm activity likely today.

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Storm Damage Assessments Getting Underway In Nobles And Osceola Counties

Sat 8-19-2017

They'll be assessing the damage and picking up the pieces today (Sat.) in parts of the area ravaged by severe weather Friday evening.

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Investigation Underway Into Burglary At Convenience Store

Fri 8-18-2017

O'Brien County Authorities are investigating a burglary at a convenience store in Primghar.

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ISU Extension & Outreach 4-H Youth Development To Hold Learning Event For Youth During Solar Eclipse

Fri 8-18-2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H and Youth Development and the Iowa Space Consortium have teamed up to provide solar eclipse camps across the state on Monday.

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Eye Experts Warning Everyone About Dangers Of Viewing Solar Eclipse

Fri 8-18-2017

While Monday's solar eclipse across northwest Iowa will only be a partial one, officials say you could still sustain serious eye damage by looking straight at it.

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Lakes Area Businessman Accused Of Sex Abuse

Fri 8-18-2017

A lakes area businessman has been arrested on a sex abuse charge.

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Historic Lakes Area Resort/Convention Center To Be Sold

Fri 8-18-2017

The for sale sign is out for a historic lakes area resort.

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Discovery Of Bats Has One Area School District Delaying The Start Of The School Year

Fri 8-18-2017

The start of the school year at one northwest Iowa school district has been delayed after a colony of bats was discovered in a second-floor high school office.

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Water To Be Turned In Part Of Royal Monday (Aug. 21st)

Fri 8-18-2017

Water will once again be turned off this coming Monday for some residents of Royal.

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American Coaster Enthusiasts To Visit Arnolds Park Saturday (Aug. 19)

Thu 8-17-2017

Members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts will be paying a visit to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park Saturday

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Polaris Industries Unveils New Indian Motorcycle Experience Center At SL Plant

Thu 8-17-2017

The new Indian Motorcycle Experience Center at the Spirit Lake Polaris Industries plant, which manufactures the bike, was officially unveiled today (Thurs.).

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Abben Golf Classic August 27 at Emerald Hills

Thu 8-17-2017 808 Hwy 71 South,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Golfers may still register for benefit tournament. 

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Iowa Great Lakes Gearing Up For Boji Bike Rally This Weekend

Thu 8-17-2017

Motorcyclists will be making their way to the Iowa Great Lakes this weekend for the annual Boji Bike Rally.

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Execution Of Search Warrant In Milford Results In Arrests Of Two Men On Burglary & Theft Charges

Thu 8-17-2017

The execution of a search warrant Wednesday in Milford resulted in the arrests of two men on burglary and theft charges.

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Arnolds Park Council Hears From Residents Over Possible Plans For New Sidewalk On Pillsbury Point

Thu 8-17-2017

The Arnolds Park City Council last (Wed.) evening heard from residents of Pillsbury Point on West Lake Okoboji regarding possible plans by the city to put in a new sidewalk in that area.

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Heavy Rain Believed To Be Factor In Crashes On Interstate 90

Thu 8-17-2017

Heavy rain is believed to have been a contributing factor in some crashes Wednesday on Interstate 90.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to host Dr. Edmund Ghareeb at Thursday Speaker Series

Wed 8-16-2017 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Plein Air Exhibit opens Thursday, Dave Rowley & Friends perform Friday and Family Fun Day Saturday at PLAC.

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7 Candidates Vying For Two Seats On Okoboji School Board To Address Issues At Candidate's Forum

Wed 8-16-2017

Voters in the Okoboji School District will have an opportunity to learn more about the seven people running for two open seats on the school board.

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Man Accused Of Attempted Murder Back In Jail After Having Bond Revoked

Wed 8-16-2017

A Spirit Lake man charged with attempted murder who was previously free on bond is back in jail after his bond was revoked.

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Clay County Fair To Offer New Family-Friendly Facility

Wed 8-16-2017

This year's Clay County Fair will offer some new amenities.

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Pickup Collides With Utility Pole

Wed 8-16-2017

Minor injuries were reported last week in Palo Alto county when the driver of a pickup failed to negotiate a curve.

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Settlement Reached In Case Involving ELC School District

Wed 8-16-2017

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit involving the Estherville-Lincoln Central School District.

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EPC Hears Support For Petition Calling On DNR To Make Changes To Master Matrix

Wed 8-16-2017

More than 30 people attended Tuesday's Environmental Protection Commission meeting urging the Department of Natural Resources to grant a formal rulemaking petition submitted last month by Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and Food and Water Watch to strengthen the master matrix system.

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Voters In Graettinger-Terril School District To Vote Sept. 12th On $9.61 Million Bond Issue

Wed 8-16-2017

Voters in the Graettinger-Terril school district head to the polls September 12th to decide the fate of a $9.61 million dollar bond issue.

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Great White to rock Boji Bike Rally August 18 (1)

Tue 8-15-2017 2501 Boji Bend Dr,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Band released new album Full Circle in June.

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Traffic On Hwy 15 In Fairmont To Be Detoured Next Week

Tue 8-15-2017

Motorists on Highway 15 in Fairmont will have to take a bit of a detour next week.

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Man Accused Of Forgery And Theft Of Lottery Ticket

Tue 8-15-2017

Man accused of forgery and theft of a lottery ticket arrested in Dickinson county.

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Logo Contest Underway For 2018 U Of O Winter Games

Tue 8-15-2017

It may still be summer, but planning is already underway for the 2018 University of Okoboji Winter Games.

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U.S. Senator Charles Grassley To Hold Two Townhall Meetings In NW Iowa

Tue 8-15-2017

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley will be holding two townhall meetings in northwest Iowa at the end of the month.

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Man Arrested On Drug Charges (1)

Tue 8-15-2017

A man wanted on drug charges has been arrested.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug Trafficking Charges

Tue 8-15-2017

A traffic stop Saturday in Dickinson county resulted in the arrest of a man on drug and other charges.

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Trial For Woman Accused Of Child Endangerment & Neglect Set For Nov. 7th In Dickinson Co. District Court

Tue 8-15-2017

Trial for a woman charged with abandonment or neglect of a dependent person and child endangerment is tentatively set for November 7th in Dickinson County District Court.

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O'Brien Co. Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Minnesota Man On Drug Charges

Mon 8-14-2017

A traffic stop by the Iowa State Patrol Sunday in O’Brien county resulted in the arrest of a North Mankato man on drug charges.

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Man Wanted On Warrants Out Of Dickinson & Palo Alto Counties Involved In Stand-Off With Authorities

Mon 8-14-2017

A Spencer man wanted on warrants out of Dickinson and Palo Alto counties was involved Monday in a stand-off with authorities.

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Sergeant Bluff-Luton Superintendent Arrested For Alleged Drunk Driving In Okoboji

Mon 8-14-2017

The Superintendent of the Sergeant Bluff-Luton School District was arrested earlier this month in Okoboji for alleged drunk driving.

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Pursuit Results In Charges Against Little Rock Man

Mon 8-14-2017

A Little Rock man faces charges after a pursuit by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office on Saturday.

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2017 Clay County Fair To Once Again Feature Specially Themed Days

Mon 8-14-2017

This year's Clay County Fair will once again feature some specially designated days.

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No Injuries Reported In Semi Crash

Mon 8-14-2017

A Rock Rapids man escaped injury when a semi he was driving crashed in a construction zone on Highway 60 in Osceola county.

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Ribbon Cutting To Be Held Tuesday On Recently Completed Renovations To SMU Water Treatment Plant

Mon 8-14-2017

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday on an extensive renovation of Spencer Municipal Utilities water treatment facility.

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Gubernatorial Candidates Square Off In Forum At Okoboji Bluewater Festival

Mon 8-14-2017

Candidates for Iowa Governor in 2018 squared off in a forum during Saturday's Bluewater Festival in Arnolds Park.

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I90 Motorcycle Crash Injures Two (1)

Mon 8-14-2017

Two people were injured Saturday in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 90 near Jackson.

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Mosquitos Infected With West Nile Virus Found In Iowa Great Lakes Area

Fri 8-11-2017

Mosquitos carrying West Nile Virus have been found in the Iowa Great Lakes Area.

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Local Marina Raises A Little More Than $3,000 For Honor Flight Program

Fri 8-11-2017

A lakes area marina has raised has raised a little more than $3,000 for the veteran's Honor Flight program. Parks Marina donated a maui mat that was raffled off at the annual Salute to Veterans Night held August 1st at the Barefoot Bar.

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O'Brien County Authorities Investigate Theft Of Boat Motor

Fri 8-11-2017

O'Brien county authorities are investigating the theft of an outboard boat motor that was taken from off a boat it was mounted on while being stored in a machine shed southeast of Hartley.

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Work On I-90 Between Lakefield And Sherburn To Start Monday (Aug. 14th)

Thu 8-10-2017

Traffic on Interstate 90 between Lakefield and Sherburn will be reduced to one lane each direction with reduced speeds beginning this coming Monday (Aug. 14th) as crews will be applying a surface treatment to preserve the pavement. 

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Okoboji Blue Water Festival August 11-12

Thu 8-10-2017 Arnolds Park,Ia

(Arnolds Park)-Soul Asylum now set to play Saturday night following cancellation by Eric Burdon & The Animals.

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DNR Tree Specialist Says Region Needs To Prepare For Arrival Of Emerald Ash Borer & Possibly Another Pest That Would Ravage Maple Trees

Thu 8-10-2017

DNR Tree Specialist Says Region Needs To Prepare For Arrival Of Emerald Ash Borer & Possibly Another Pest That Would Ravage Maple Trees

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Spencer City Council Member & Business Owner To Challenge Steve King For Congress

Thu 8-10-2017

A Spencer city council member and business owner has announced she'll challenge Congressman Steve King.

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SL Man Pleads Not Guilty To Attempted Murder And Other Charges Stemming From June Incident

Thu 8-10-2017

Trial for a Spirit Lake man accused of assaulting a man June 22nd of this year is set for November 7th in Dickinson County District Court.

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Water To Be Off Monday (Aug. 14th) For Some Residents In The Clay County Town Of Royal

Thu 8-10-2017

Water will be off in a portion of the Clay county town of Royal this coming Monday. Residents north of Main Street will be affected.

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AP Council Hears Intersection Safety Concerns; Discusses Possible Crosswalks On West Broadway

Thu 8-10-2017

The Arnolds Park City Council last (Wed.) evening heard concerns over safety at the intersection of Iowa Street and Ackley Street.

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Former Office Manager Of Three NW Iowa Businesses Arrested On Theft Charges

Wed 8-9-2017

A former business office manager for three northwest Iowa businesses has been arrested on theft charges.

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Yet Another New Scam Targets Healthcare

Wed 8-9-2017

Officials with Avera Medical Group Spencer and Milford Family Care are alerting residents to a new scam making the rounds locally.

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Okoboji Blue Water Festival announces Eric Burdon & The Animals cancellation

Wed 8-9-2017 Arnolds Park,Ia

(Okoboji)-Replacement act to be announced in near future.

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Okoboji City Council Hears Concerns Over Parking On Portions of Lakeshore Drive

Wed 8-9-2017

Concerns over parking on portions of Lakeshore Drive were brought up at Tuesday's Okoboji City Council meeting.

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Clay County Arrests (2)

Wed 8-9-2017

Two people wanted on warrants out of Clay county have been taken into custody.

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Okoboji Council Approves 1st Reading Of Proposed Leash Law; Hears Request To Convey Some City-Owned Lakefront Property

Wed 8-9-2017

A law requiring dogs be on a leash may be going on the books in Okoboji.

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Chamber Staffing Discussion Highlights SL City Council Meeting

Wed 8-9-2017

Staffing of the Chamber of Commerce Office now that Blaine Andera has been named CEO of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, a position he also currently holds with the Spirit Lake Chamber, was a topic of discussion at last (Tues.) evening's Spirit Lake City Council meeting.

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Man Wanted On Warrant Stemming From Original Charge Of Sexual Assault

Wed 8-9-2017

A Graettinger man wanted on a Palo Alto county warrant for failure to report to jail due to a revocation of a pre-trial release was taken into custody around 10:30 pm this past Saturday.

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Crash Near Emmet-Palo Alto Line Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 8-9-2017

Minor injuries were reported Monday in a single vehicle rollover near the Palo Alto-Emmet county line.

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Upper Des Moines Opportunity Back to School Program Deadline August 10

Tue 8-8-2017 1575 18th St,Spirit Lake,IA 51360

(Spirit Lake)-Back to school shopping night is August 13.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Sign On To Petition Calling On DNR To Revise Master Matrix

Tue 8-8-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors voted unanimously this (Tues.) morning to sign off on a petition calling on the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to make changes to the Master Matrix system that's used in determining the location of large confined animal feeding operations.

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Drought Conditions Beginning To Have More Of An Impact On Crops

Tue 8-8-2017

Drought conditions are starting to have more of an impact on Iowa crops.

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Bicycle Collides With Pickup

Tue 8-8-2017

A male juvenile was injured Monday evening when a bicycle he was riding collided with a pickup in Little Rock.

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Woman Wanted On Multiple Warrants Arrested In Sheldon

Tue 8-8-2017

A Sheldon woman arrested Sunday evening on multiple warrants out of O'Brien county now faces an additional charge.

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Collision Of Two Pickups Sends Two People To The Hospital

Tue 8-8-2017

A collision Friday of two pickups on Highway 18 two miles east of Hull sent two people to the hospital.

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Prairie Lakes Conference August 9-11 at Arrowwood Resort

Mon 8-7-2017 1405 Highway 71 S,Okoboji,IA 51355

(Okoboji)-Free Soil Health Field Day to be held Wednesday evening.

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Okoboji Foundation Announces Winner Of July Non-Profit Challenge

Mon 8-7-2017

The Okoboji Foundation has announced the winner of this year's July Non-Profit Challenge.

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Stolen Motorcycle Found In Ditch In Clay County

Mon 8-7-2017

Authorities in Clay county have recovered a motorcycle reported stolen out of Louisa county.

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Prominent Republicans To Be On Hand For August 22nd Event In Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 8-7-2017

Some prominent Republicans will be on hand for a major party fundraising event Tuesday, August 22nd at the Barefoot Bar.

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Okoboji Community Schools To Hold Another Facility Assessment Community Workshop

Mon 8-7-2017

Another in a series of community workshops being held in conjunction with the Okoboji Community School District's Facility Assessment will be held this week.

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I90 Rollovers Of Motorcycle & Pickup Send 3 People To The Hospital

Mon 8-7-2017

Crashes Friday on Interstate 90 near Rushmore, Minnesota involving a motorcycle and a pickup sent two people to the hospital.

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Semi Rollover In Osceola County Claims A Life

Sat 8-5-2017

A rollover of semi tractor-trailer Friday in Osceola county claimed a life.

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Spencer Hospital Nurse Receives Special Recognition

Fri 8-4-2017

A nurse at Spencer Hospital is getting some special recognition.

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Iowa State Patrol To Utilize Unmarked Patrol Cars In Enforcing New Texting While Driving Law

Fri 8-4-2017

The Iowa State Patrol says it will use unmarked patrol cars as part of an effort to enforce a new distracted driving law that went on the books July 1st. 

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Some Local School Boards Will Have New Faces On Them Following Sept. 12th Election

Fri 8-4-2017

Some area school boards will have new faces on them following next month's election.

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Lakeside Science Seminar on Bur Oak Blight August 8

Fri 8-4-2017 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Dr. Thomas Harrington of ISU to speak Tuesday evening.

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Two Men Sentenced To Jail Terms In Separate Cases In Palo Alto County

Fri 8-4-2017

Two men have been transported to the Iowa Medical Classication Center after being sentenced in separate cases in Palo Alto county.

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I90 Crash Injures Worthington Man

Fri 8-4-2017

A single vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate 90 near Beaver Creek injured a Worthington man.

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ILCC Receives Green Ribbon School Postsecondary Sustainability Award

Thu 8-3-2017

Iowa Lakes Community College has received a special accolade for reducing its impact on the environment, improving health and wellness and teaching effective environmental education.

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Director Of Sioux Falls VA Medical Center Visits Spirit Lake

Thu 8-3-2017

There's still nothing new to report on where the Veteran's Administration plans to locate a community-based outpatient clinic that will replace the existing on in Spirit Lake.

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Art in the Park at Preservation Plaza August 5

Thu 8-3-2017 243 West Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Over 75 Artists expected for juried show.

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Vehicle Collides With Three Bicyclists On Dickinson County Road M56 South Of Camp Foster, Then Flees

Thu 8-3-2017

An investigation is underway into an incident last (Wed.) night on Dickinson County Road M56 in which a vehicle collided with three bicyclists south of Camp Foster, then fled the scene.

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Spencer Police Arrest Man Found Hiding In Trunk Of A Vehicle

Thu 8-3-2017

A Spencer man faces charges in connection with an incident late yesterday (Wed.) in Spencer.

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ILCC Students Honored

Thu 8-3-2017

Three distinguished students of Iowa Lakes Community College are this year's recipients of the 6th annual John P. “Jack” Kibbie Outstanding Service Award.

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Semi Collides With Bridge Rail & Concrete Barrier In Construction Zone On Hwy 60 In Osceola County

Thu 8-3-2017

A Colorado man was injured Wednesday after losing control of a semi tractor-trailer in a construction zone near Ashton on Highway 60 in Osceola county.

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Grandson-In-Jail-Scam Has New Twist To It

Thu 8-3-2017

The so-called grandson-in-jail-scam has a yet another new twist to it.

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Joy of Life Concert to feature 3 bands August 6

Wed 8-2-2017 2501 Boji Bend Dr,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Lake Patrol, Rock ala Carte, and Element to perform between 4-8 pm.

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Authorities Arrest Two People Wanted On Clay County Warrants

Wed 8-2-2017

Two people wanted on warrants out of Clay county have been taken into custody.

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Two Men Wanted On Warrants Arrested In Palo Alto County

Wed 8-2-2017

A Laurens man wanted on warrants out of Clay and Buena Vista counties was taken into custody Monday in Palo Alto county.

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Spencer Man Faces Charges In Convenience Store Incident

Wed 8-2-2017

A Spencer man faces charges in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred July 26th at a convenience store in Everly.

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83rd Annual Okoboji Bible Conference Kicks Off Saturday (Aug. 5th)

Wed 8-2-2017

The Okoboji Bible Conference gets underway this Saturday and continues through August 13th on the grounds on Broadway Street in Arnolds Park.

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Former Tax Return Preparer Sentenced In Federal Court

Wed 8-2-2017

A former tax return preparer has been sentenced in U.S. District Court for filing fraudulent federal returns.

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Jury Rules SL Daycare Must Pay $100,000 In Alleged Incident In Which Two-Year-old Child Was Injured

Wed 8-2-2017

A Spirit Lake daycare center must pay $100,000 to a child who was allegedly injured at the facility.

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New Physician Joins Staff At Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice

Wed 8-2-2017

A new physician has joined the staff at Avera Medical Group Lakes Family Practice in Spirit Lake.

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Monthly Survey Of Business Leaders Shows Mixed Results

Wed 8-2-2017

A monthly survey of business leaders suggested a drop in business conditions but still indicated the economy will pick up over the next few months in nine Midwest and Plains states, including Iowa and Minnesota.

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Tyson Foods Settles Class Action Lawsuit

Wed 8-2-2017

Tyson Foods has settled a 10-year-old class-action lawsuit and will disburse nearly $6 million to more than 3,900 current and former employees a northwest Iowa pork plant.

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Isolated Storms Bring Badly Needed Rain, But Also Something Not Wanted: Hail

Wed 8-2-2017

Scattered thunderstorms that moved through parts of the area late Tuesday afternoon and early evening brought some badly needed rain, but most areas were left high and dry.

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Humane Society of NW Iowa to hold Hoedown August 3

Tue 8-1-2017 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Evening to include entertainment, food and silent auction.

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Thousands Of Iowa's Bridges Deemed Structurally Deficient

Tue 8-1-2017

A decade after a deadly freeway bridge collapse in Minneapolis, a study has found that thousands of Iowa's bridges are deemed structurally deficient.

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Dickinson County Water Quality Commission Accepting Grant Applications (2)

Tue 8-1-2017

The Dickinson County Water Quality Commission is now accepting applications for its next grant cycle.

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