News Archive

Construction on Pollinator Paradise moves indoors at Dickinson County Nature Center

Fri 11-17-2017 2279 170th St.,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-$1.7 Million Project expected to be complete by March 2018.

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(Jackson, Mn.)-- A Montrose, MN man is in custody in Jackson county following a reported stabbing earlier this week.

Fri 11-17-2017

A Montrose, MN man is in custody in Jackson county following a reported stabbing earlier this week.

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Authorities Say Man Who's Body Was Found In Burned Out Storage Unit Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Fri 11-17-2017

Authorities have released the cause of death of a man who's body was found in a burned out storage unit on the north side of Milford November 7th.

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Spencer Municipal Utilities Prepares To Celebrate 75 Years Of Service

Fri 11-17-2017

This coming Monday will mark a big milestone for Spencer Municipal Utilities.

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Run-Off Election For Estherville Mayor Set For December 5th

Fri 11-17-2017

December 5th has been set as the date for a run-off election in the Mayor race in Estherville.

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College Student From NW Iowa Honored For Work On Addressing World Hunger

Fri 11-17-2017

A college student from northwest Iowa has been honored by his work on addressing world hunger.

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Two Men Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Firing Numerous Shots At Vehicle

Fri 11-17-2017

Two men have been accused of trying to kill a motorist following an incident early Thursday in Palo Alto county.

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Annual Candlelight Vigil To Be Held In Spencer

Fri 11-17-2017

An annual candlelight memorial service at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer will be held Monday, November 27th at 6:30 pm.

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Erratic Driving Complaint Leads To Arrest

Fri 11-17-2017

An investigation into an erratic driving complaint November 10th in Dickinson county resulted in an arrest.

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Dickinson County Authorities Recover Stolen Equipment; Suspect Arrested

Fri 11-17-2017

Dickinson county authorities say they've made two arrests in connection with the thefts of some heavy equipment that was recovered in a field.

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Teresa Alesch to Launch New Book "Broken To Brave" November 17 in Emmetsburg

Thu 11-16-2017 14 N Lawler St,Emmetsburg,IA

(Emmetsburg)-Alesch has inspirational message for others after overcoming struggles with cancer and loss.

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American Civil Liberties Union Files Suit Against Worthington Police, Individual Officers And Drug Task Force

Thu 11-16-2017

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has filed an excessive force lawsuit in the 2016 beating of a Worthington motorist that was caught on video. 

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City Of SL Ending Green Waste Pickup For Season; Green Waste Disposal Site To Close For The Season Sunday, Nov. 19th

Thu 11-16-2017

City officials are reminding Spirit Lake residents that tomorrow (Friday 11/17) is the final day of the season for curbside pickup of green waste and branches.

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Camp Okoboji offering new "Make it, Take it" Program

Wed 11-15-2017 1531 Edgewood Drive Milford,Iowa

(Milford)-New program for kids 5 and up.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Holds Annual Business Recognition Event

Wed 11-15-2017

Several awards were presented at the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation's annual Business Recognition event held earlier today (Wednesday) in Spencer.

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Busy Intersection South Of Milford To Become Four-Way Stop

Wed 11-15-2017

A busy intersection south of Milford will soon become a four-way stop.

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Camp Autumn Receives Accreditation

Wed 11-15-2017

Camp Autumn, a therapeutic day camp for children in O'Brien county, has received accreditation through the American Camp Association.

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Montana Woman Sentenced In Federal Court For Embezzling Money From A Local Bank

Wed 11-15-2017

A Montana woman has been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to embezzling money from a local bank.

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Water Management Authority Formed For Little Sioux River

Wed 11-15-2017

A number of governmental entities are signing on to a newly formed coalition to help protect the Little Sioux River.

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Authorities Release Identity Of Man Who Died In Storage Unit Fire

Tue 11-14-2017

Authorities have released the identity of a man who's body was found in a burned out storage unit in Milford last Tuesday evening.

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Accident on Highway 9 Tuesday sends 2 to hospital, closes Highway for an hour

Tue 11-14-2017 Superior, IA

(Superior)-Two taken by Ambulence with non-life threatening injuries.

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RiseFest announces first acts, early ticket pricing

Tue 11-14-2017 Sheldon,Ia

(Sheldon)-We Are Messengers, Jordan Feliz to appear on 2018 line-up

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Man And Three Pets Die Of Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tue 11-14-2017

A Laurens man has died of what is believed to be accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. 

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Spencer, Storm Lake Schools Form Ambassador Program In Effort To Decrease Tensions Between The Two Schools

Tue 11-14-2017

An ambassador program has been formed by the Storm Lake and Spencer High Schools to help deal with tensions that have developed during sports competitions.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Request From Sheriff & Co. Attorney To Jointly Hire An Investigator

Tue 11-14-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning voted 5 to nothing in favor of a request by the Sheriff and County Attorney to jointly hire an investigator that would work strictly out of the County Attorney's Office.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug Charges

Tue 11-14-2017

A Sibley man wanted on Osceola county warrants for drug charges was taken into custody this past Saturday.

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Woman Accused Of Eluding Officers Faces A Multitude Of Charges

Tue 11-14-2017

An Ashton woman was arrested on multiple charges Saturday after eluding law enforcement officers.

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OHS Students & Staff To Participate In "Meals From The Heartland" Event

Tue 11-14-2017

Students and staff at Okoboji High School will be participating in an event this Friday that will help address hunger not only locally and in Iowa, but also across the country and even around the world.

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Estherville Holiday Parade of Lights and Chocolate Walk November 16

Mon 11-13-2017 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Area businesses to offer deals and treats Thursday evening.

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Fundraiser For Former ILCC Employee Battling A Medical Condition To Be Held This (Mon.) Evening

Mon 11-13-2017

A fundraising event to help Linda Kautz, a former employee at the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College, who's now battling a medical condition, will be held this (Mon.) evening.

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Grape Tree Medical Staffing Announces New CEO

Mon 11-13-2017

Milford-based Grape Tree Medical Staffing announced today (Mon.) Steve Heeg will become its new CEO as company founder Tim Kinnetz takes a seat on the board of directors.

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Clay County Jail Inmate Accused Of Possessing Contraband

Mon 11-13-2017

An inmate at the Clay county jail faces an additional charge following an alleged incident Friday.

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No Injuries Reported In House Fire Early This (Sat.) Morning In Milford

Sat 11-11-2017

No injuries were reported in a house fire early this (Sat. 11/11) morning in Milford.

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Spirit Lake High Students to hold Comedy Night Fundraiser for trip to Haiti

Fri 11-10-2017 2701 Hill Ave,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Northwestern College improv team Black V to perform at Sami Center.

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Four Fire Depts. Battle Palo Alto Co. Structure Fire

Fri 11-10-2017

No injuries were reported Thursday in a blaze that destroyed a shop building at 2661 390th Avenue.

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I90 Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Fri 11-10-2017

A single vehicle crash Wednesday on Interstate 90 in Martin county injured a Truman woman.

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Pursuit Results In Arrest

Fri 11-10-2017

A George woman was arrested Tuesday after a Lyon County sheriff's deputy encountered a vehicle he was driving at a high rate of speed.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to present Rock 4 Vets in Spirit Lake November 11

Thu 11-9-2017 918 Lake St,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Starfire to perform at VFW Memorial Hall Saturday night.

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Woman Arrested After Getting Out Of A Moving Vehicle And Walking Naked, In Traffic, On Grand Avenue In Spencer

Thu 11-9-2017

A Spencer woman who had been driving a vehicle naked and got out of it while she was still naked and walked through traffic on Grand Avenue Wednesday was arrested on multiple charges.

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Child Abuse Investigation Results In Arrest Of Man On Multiple Charges

Thu 11-9-2017

An investigation by Estherville police has resulted in the arrest of a man on multiple charges.

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84-Year-Old Man Accused Of Sexual Assault Of 5-Year-Old Girl

Thu 11-9-2017

An 84-year-old Estherville man has been charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old girl.

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Historic Arnolds Park, Inc. Awarded CAT Grant For "Restore The Park" Campaign

Thu 11-9-2017

Historic Arnolds Park, Incorporated has been awarded a $935,000 grant through the state's Community Attraction and Tourism, or CAT Grant program.

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Sioux County Collision Results In Multiple Injuries

Thu 11-9-2017

Multiple injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday evening near Hospers.

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Winter Weather Awareness Day Observed Today (Thurs., Nov. 9th) In Iowa

Thu 11-9-2017

Today (Thursday 11/9) is Winter Weather Awareness Day in the state of Iowa.

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Lakes Area Establishment Honored By Statewide Tourism Officials

Thu 11-9-2017

A lakes area establishment recently received a special honor.

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Veteran's Day Programs on tap in Spirit Lake

Wed 11-8-2017 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-American Legion and VFW to visit Nursing homes on Saturday, program at Sami Center on Monday.

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Woman Escapes Serious Injury When Train Collides With Vehicle

Wed 11-8-2017

A George woman escaped serious injury Friday when a vehicle she had been driving was struck by a train near Ashton.

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Authorities Confirm A Body Was Found In Storage Unit That Caught Fire In Milford

Wed 11-8-2017

We're learning new information into a fire Tuesday evening at a storage facility on the north end of Milford.

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ILCC Honoring Veterans

Wed 11-8-2017

Iowa Lakes Community College is offering some special opportunities to pay tribute to area veterans just in time for the upcoming Veterans' Day holiday.

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New Mayor Of Spirit Lake Weighs In On Election Win & City's Future

Tue 11-7-2017

The newly elected Mayor of Spirit Lake is weighing in on his thoughts upon winning today's (Tues.) election and what his thoughts are for the city's future.

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Ed Vos Elected Mayor In Spirit Lake; Steve Anderson Elected Mayor In Milford; John Engel Elected Mayor In Lake Park

Tue 11-7-2017

Results are in from today's (Tues.) municipal elections. 

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Firefighters Battling Storage Unit Fire In North Milford (LATE BREAKING)

Tue 11-7-2017

Late breaking news this (Tues.) evening from Milford. 

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Set Date For Public Hearing On Proposed Sale Of County-Owned Land

Tue 11-7-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning set November 28th as the date for a public hearing on a proposal to sell some county-owned land near a gravel pit in the Lake Park area.

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Okoboji City Council Approves Contribution To Restore The Park Campaign

Tue 11-7-2017

Another lakes area city is on board with a contribution to Historic Arnolds Park, Incorporated and it's "Restore The Park" campaign.

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Search Warrant Executed On Rural Emmet Co. Residence Results In Multiple Arrests

Mon 11-6-2017

A search warrant executed Thursday on a rural residence in southwest Emmet county resulted in the arrests of five people on drug charges.

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Heartland Honor Choir Concert November 9 at Iowa Lakes Community College

Mon 11-6-2017 300 South 18th Street Estherville,Iowa

(Estherville)-8 area High School Choirs will perform in mass choir.

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New Explore Labs To Be Unveiled Tuesday (Nov. 7th) At Okoboji Elementary And Middle Schools

Mon 11-6-2017

Some new state-of-the-art learning spaces will officially be unveiled tomorrow (Tues.) at the Okoboji Elementary School in Milford and the middle school in Arnolds Park.

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SLHS Band Members Selected For NW Iowa Honor Band

Mon 11-6-2017

10 members of the Spirit Lake High School Band have been selected to participate in the Northwest Iowa Honor Band.

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City Elections To Be Held Tuesday (Nov. 7th)

Mon 11-6-2017

Tomorrow (Tues.) is municipal election day across Iowa.

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IGL Chamber Announces There Will Be No Organizational Meetings For 38th Annual U Of O Winter Games

Fri 11-3-2017

A big change this year when it comes to getting ready for Winter Games.

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Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Dev. Corp. Receives National Recognition

Fri 11-3-2017

The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation has received the "2017 Organization Excellence Award" from the National Rural Economic Developers Association. It's the first year of the award.

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SUV Collides With Light Pole; Texas Driver Arrested On Drug Charges

Thu 11-2-2017

An investigation into an incident this past Sunday in Estherville in which a vehicle collided with a light pole resulted in the arrest of a Texas woman on drug charges.

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Lakes News Shopper launches campaign to "Turn our Community Green" for Veterans Day

Thu 11-2-2017 1009 22nd Street,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Green Bulbs available at many Lakes Area Businesses

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Two Area Communities Selected For Visioning Program

Thu 11-2-2017

Two northwest Iowa communities are among 10 in the state that have been selected to participate in Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning program in 2018.

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Sculpture Constructed By SLHS J-Term Students Being Erected At Hwys 9 & 71 Intersection

Thu 11-2-2017

Crews today (Thurs.) are installing a new sculpture welcoming people to the city of Spirit Lake at the intersection of Highways 9 and 71.

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Business Conditions Index Shows Improvement

Thu 11-2-2017

A monthly survey of business leaders suggests economic conditions continue to improve for nine Midwest and plains states, including Iowa and Minnesota. 

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Money From Convenience Store Cash Register

Thu 11-2-2017

A George man has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing money from a cash register at the Casey's General Store in George where he worked.

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MnDOT Wraps Up Construction Season

Thu 11-2-2017

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has wrapped up its 2017 construction season.

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Tibetan Monks Creating Sand Mandala At BVU

Thu 11-2-2017

The public is invited to view progress being made on a sand mandala being created at Buena Vista University by a group of Tibetan monks.

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Spencer Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Allegedly Involving A Minor

Thu 11-2-2017

A Spencer man wanted by Lyon county for sexual abuse involving a minor was arrested Tuesday at his residence in Spencer.

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Insurance Company Announces Plans To Withdraw From Iowa Medicaid Program

Wed 11-1-2017

One of three private insurance companies that help run Iowa's Medicaid program plans to withdraw in a month.

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Report Details Community Benefits Of Local Hospital

Wed 11-1-2017

The Iowa Hospital Association is out with a report showing the economic benefits hospitals have on the communities in which they're located.

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Semi Rear-Ends Gravity Wagon

Wed 11-1-2017

An Omaha man was injured Monday when a semi he was driving rear-ended a grain wagon while traveling on Highway 60 two miles northeast of Alton.

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