News Archive

Frost-Covered Roads Result In Numerous Collisions In Southern Minnesota Friday

Sat 1-20-2018

Frost-covered roads are being attributed to numerous crashes Friday in southern Minnesota.

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U of O Winter Games Registrations filling quickly

Fri 1-19-2018 Arnolds Park,Ia

(Arnolds Park)-38th Annual Winter Games January 25-28

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Group Files Lawsuit Against Dickinson County Over Re-Zoning For East Loch Estates Project

Fri 1-19-2018

A group calling itself “Concerned Citizens of Dickinson County” has filed a lawsuit challenging action taken by county officials to approve the rezoning and a planned unit development for the East Loch Estates project just north of Chalstrom Beach.

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Fire Causes Minor Damage To Downtown Spencer Restaurant

Fri 1-19-2018

Fire this (Fri.) morning caused minor damage to a downtown Spencer restaurant.

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Construction Completed On New Spec. Building At East Lakes Industrial Park In Spirit Lake

Fri 1-19-2018

Construction has been completed on a new speculative building in the East Lakes Industrial Park on the east side of Spirit Lake

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Iowa Rock 'N Roll Music Association Receives Challenge Donation For Museum Project

Fri 1-19-2018

The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association has received a challenge donation that will go toward equipping the organization's new museum currently being constructed in Arnolds Park.

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Collision Near Fostoria Results In Minor Injuries

Fri 1-19-2018

Minor injuries were reported Thursday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 71 near Fostoria.

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Monthly Survey Of Bankers Suggests Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of Several States, Including Iowa & Minnesota

Fri 1-19-2018

Declining numbers in a new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Iowa and Minnesota.

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Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests (1)

Fri 1-19-2018

A traffic stop Thursday in George resulted in the arrests of two people on drug charges.

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Legislative Forums To Resume Saturday (Jan. 20)

Fri 1-19-2018

Legislative forums resume tomorrow (Sat.) in both Spencer and the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Major Winter Storm Likely Sunday Into Monday

Fri 1-19-2018

Forecasters say there's growing confidence over the potential for a significant winter storm for the region over the second half of the upcoming weekend lasting through the day Monday.

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Spirit Lake Chamber Issues Advisory Regarding Solicitation Calls

Thu 1-18-2018

Officials with the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce say they've been getting reports today (Thurs.) from members saying they've been getting phone calls soliciting advertising, and that they specifically mention the Chamber in the sales pitch.

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Iowa Lakes Community College to host Jazz & Show Choir Festival January 23-24

Thu 1-18-2018 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Festival designed to help area students prepare for Contest Season.

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Area Law Enforcement Agencies Team Up With IABD For I-Pledge Program

Thu 1-18-2018

Several area law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division for a program to educate retailers and to enforce the state's tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product law.

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Jazz Band Contest underway at Iowa Lakes Community College in Esthervile

Thu 1-18-2018 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-21 High School Bands competing in annual contest.

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Former Teacher Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault

Thu 1-18-2018

A former teacher has been found guilty of sexually abusing a nine-year-old boy.

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Okoboji Sailing Center teaming up with Lakeside Lab for Winter Games events

Wed 1-17-2018 1900 Manhattan Blvd,Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Partnership creating new program called "Adventure Sailing"

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Clay County Authorities Say No Charges Will Be Filed In Home Invasion Shooting

Wed 1-17-2018

Clay county authorities say no charges will be filed in connection with a home invasion shooting in Spencer that happened shortly after 12:30 am September 1st, 2017. 

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ILCC Trustees Updated On Upcoming Visit By Representatives Of Higher Learning Commission

Wed 1-17-2018

Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College Tuesday were updated on an upcoming visit from representatives of the Higher Learning Commission, which oversees an accreditation process every seven years.

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Carbon Monoxide Leak Traced To Malfunction In A Furnace

Wed 1-17-2018

A faulty furnace has been cited as the source of a carbon monoxide leak in a Lake Park home that sent two people to the hospital early Tuesday with symptoms of possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Benefit for Todd & Stacie Huckfelt January 21 in Spencer

Tue 1-16-2018 2320 HIghway 71 North,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Funds raised will go to family for medical expenses.

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Nationally Known Los Angeles Vlogger Speaks In Person To Spirit Lake & Okoboji J-Term Students

Tue 1-16-2018

Beauty is so much more than skin deep. That's the message a Los Angeles You Tube blogger had today (Tues.) for some Spirit Lake and Okoboji High School J Term students who have been learning about beauty and hair at the Faust Institute for Cosmetology in Spirit Lake.

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Carbon Monoxide Leak In Home Sends Two People To Hospital

Tue 1-16-2018

A reminder of the dangers of carbon monoxide.

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Taxpayer Group To Hear Presentation On $25M Bond Issue In Okoboji School District

Tue 1-16-2018

The Dickinson County Taxpayers Association will meeting this Thursday to learn more about a $25 million bond issue that will go to the voters in the Okoboji Community School District this coming April.

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Teen Music Association to hold Glow Dance January 20

Mon 1-15-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-New group to hold free monthly events for students in 7th-12th grades.

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ILCC Unveils New High-Tech Nursing Lab

Mon 1-15-2018

A new nursing simulation lab was unveiled Friday at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.

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Big Changes In Store For West Bend-Mallard School District

Mon 1-15-2018

A big change is in the works for one area school district.

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A Close Call For Three People Who Fall Through Ice Under Hwy 71 Bridge Between East & West Lake Okoboji

Mon 1-15-2018

A close call for three people Saturday afternoon under the Highway 71 bridge between East and West Lake Okoboji.

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Pocahontas Man Accused Of Passing Fake $100 Bill

Mon 1-15-2018

A Pocahontas man has been charged for an incident last month, in which Storm Lake Police were called to Storm Lake Honda in regards to a report that someone had attempted to pass a counterfeit one-hundred dollar bill.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Two Vehicle Collision

Mon 1-15-2018

Minor injuries were reported Friday in a two-vehicle collision in Ruthven.

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Ongoing Drug Investigation Results In Two Arrests

Mon 1-15-2018

An ongoing drug investigation in O'Brien county has resulted in two arrests.

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Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival January 19-20

Fri 1-12-2018 Cherokee,IA

(Cherokee)-Festival includes concerts, jam session and student clinics.

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Fred Hubbell Brings Gubernatorial Campaign To NW Iowa

Fri 1-12-2018

A Democrat running for Iowa Governor made a stop today (Fri.) in the Iowa Great Lakes. Fred Hubbell, a former business executive, addressed a gathering at Fillenwarth Beach Resort.

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DNR To Hold Informational Meeting On Proposed Projects At Several Sites The Agency Operates In The Lakes Area

Fri 1-12-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public informational meeting later this month to discuss projects at several facilities the agency operates in the Iowa Great Lakes Area.

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Dickinson Co. Recycling Center's Swap Shop Offering Left Over Paint, Household Cleaners And Other Items For Free

Fri 1-12-2018

The Dickinson County Recycling Center is reminding the public it has a variety of left-over or unused household products that county residents can have for free.

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Spirit Lake Middle School Band Students Selected for Strong Foundations Honor Band

Fri 1-12-2018

Six band students were selected to participate in the Strong FoundationsMiddle School Honor Band Festival sponsored by Sioux City East Middle and High Schools.  

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2017 Was Another Busy Year For Operations At Dickinson County Communications Center

Fri 1-12-2018

2017 was another busy year at the Dickinson County Communications Center.

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LRH & Avera Medical Group Join Forces In Physician Recruitment Effort

Fri 1-12-2018

Officials with Lakes Regional Healthcare and Avera Medical Group have joined forces in a campaign to recruit new physicians to the area.

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Emmet County ISU Extension offering Annie's Project in February

Thu 1-11-2018 3675 450th Ave,Emmetsburg,IA

(Emmetsburg)-Registration limited to 25 participants.

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IGL Chamber Legislative Forum Set For Jan. 20th

Thu 1-11-2018

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its first legislative forum of the session one week from this Saturday, January 20th, at the Pearson Lakes Art Center.

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Vehicle Collides With Snow Plow

Thu 1-11-2018

A collision of a vehicle and a snowplow Tuesday in southern Minnesota sent two people to the hospital. 

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Secretary Of State To Rollout Statewide Educational Program On Voter ID

Thu 1-11-2018

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he'll travel the state this year to inform the public about a new law requiring voter identification at the polls.

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Dedication of Nursing Simulation Laboratory at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg January 12

Wed 1-10-2018 3200 College Dr,Emmetsburg,IA

(Emmetsburg)-Upgrade to facility thanks to Federal Title III grant.

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SL Leaders Say Incentive Program Is Revitalizing City's Downtown Area

Wed 1-10-2018

Spirit Lake city leaders say a program that provides incentives to owners of buildings in the downtown area to make improvements is having a big positive impact.

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Rail To Trail Project Awarded Funding By Iowa Transportation Commission

Tue 1-9-2018

The second phase of a project to convert abandoned railroad right-of-way between Spirit Lake and Lake Park to a recreational trail has been awarded funding through a federal program. 

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Auditions for ILCC Spring Musical to be held January 16

Tue 1-9-2018 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Performances of The 1940s Radio Hour to be held March 22-24.

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Spencer Man Arrested On Multiple Charges Following High Speed Pursuit

Tue 1-9-2018

A Spencer man faces multiple charges following a high speed pursuit early this (Tues.) morning through portions of several northwest Iowa counties. 

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Dickinson Supervisors Approve Hiring Special Investigator; Approve Request To Build Communications Tower On County-Owned Land

Tue 1-9-2018

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning voted five to nothing to approve the hiring of Hillary Henningsen as an investigating deputy for the county.

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Worthington Man Charged By Clay County Authorities For Allegedly Harboring A Runaway

Tue 1-9-2018

(Spencer)-- A Worthington, Minnesota man has been charged by Clay county authorities with harboring a runaway.

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Eggs & Issues Legislative Forums About To Get Underway

Tue 1-9-2018

With another session of the Iowa Legislature officially underway comes a reminder from the Spencer Chamber of Commerce of their Eggs and Issues legislative forums.

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Milford City Council Holds First Meeting Of 2018

Tue 1-9-2018

The Milford city council Monday evening held its first meeting of the new year.

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Spirit Lake Auto Parts Store Changing Hands

Mon 1-8-2018

A Spirit Lake auto parts store is changing hands.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces 2018 Inductees

Mon 1-8-2018 Arnolds Park, Ia

(Arnolds Park)-The Nadas, Marilyn Maye and David Ellefson among honorees.

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Additional Details Released Into Fatal Snowmobile Crash

Mon 1-8-2018

Officials have released some additional details into a snowmobile crash last week that claimed the life of a Milford man.

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Estherville Man Faces Multiple Charges After Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend Twice

Fri 1-5-2018

Multiple charges have been filed against an Estherville man accused of assaulting a female in that city on New Year’s Day.

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Man Faces Multiple Charges In Domestic Assault Incidents

Fri 1-5-2018

An investigation early January 2nd by Estherville police into a report of a domestic disturbance resulted in the arrest of a Heron Lake, Minnesota man.

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Alliant Energy Foundation Awards Grants (1)

Fri 1-5-2018

Two local entities have been awarded grants totaling $3,000 from the Alliant Energy Foundation in the second of its two 2017 giving cycles.

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Lakes Area Young Professionals Group kickoff event January 9

Fri 1-5-2018 3705 Highway 71,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-New group aimed at professionals in their 20s and 30s.

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NW Iowa Casino Sustains Estimated $500,000 To $1 Million In Damage After Water Pipes Freeze And Burst

Fri 1-5-2018

Water from frozen water pipes that burst has damaged a northwest Iowa casino/resort.

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2018 U Of O Winter Games Cheerleaders Announced

Fri 1-5-2018

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the eight people who have been elected cheerleaders for this year's University of Okoboji Winter Games.

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Snowmobile Crash Claims Life Of Milford Man

Fri 1-5-2018

A snowmobile crash in Clay county has claimed the life of a Milford man.

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Reports Good Financial News

Thu 1-4-2018

There's some good news to report when it comes to finances at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

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Youth Coordinator For ISU Extension & Outreach, Osceola County, Receives Special Recognition

Thu 1-4-2018

The Youth Coordinator for the ISU Extension and Outreach, Osceola county, has received some special recognition.

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Fundraising Campaign For New Early Childhood Center Surpasses Goal

Thu 1-4-2018

A fundraising campaign to build a new early childhood center at Sacred Heart in Spencer has exceeded its goal thanks to a $200,000 gift.

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Okoboji School District Remains On Track For April 3rd Vote On $25M Bond Proposal

Thu 1-4-2018

The Okoboji School Board is continuing to work through the process of bringing a $25 million bond issue for a new middle school and other improvements to the district's voters this coming April 3rd.

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Two Suspects Accused Of Shooting At Two Houses In Rural Lyon And Sioux Counties Arrested

Thu 1-4-2018

Authorities in Lyon and Sioux counties say two arrests have been made in connection with an investigation into incidents in which shots were fired at two residences in the two counties.

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Juvenile Arrested On Drug-Related Charge

Wed 1-3-2018

A Spencer teen has been transferred to the custody of the Youth Emergency Services Center in Cherokee on a drug-related charge.

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First Baby Of 2018 Born At Lakes Regional Healthcare

Wed 1-3-2018

The first baby of 2018 has been born at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

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Voting Underway For 2018 U Of O Winter Games Cheerleaders

Wed 1-3-2018

Voting is underway for cheerleaders for the 2018 University of Okoboji Winter Games.

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Larry Lago Retires As FSA Exec. Dir. For Dickinson & Emmet Counties

Wed 1-3-2018

The Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency for Dickinson and Emmet counties has retired. Larry Lago's last day on the job was December 29th.

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First Baby Of 2018 Born At Spencer Hospital

Wed 1-3-2018

The first baby of 2018 has been born at Spencer Hospital.

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Express Registration at Iowa Lakes Community College January 8-9

Tue 1-2-2018 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Classes start January 10 at ILCC.

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Okoboji Foundation Now Accepting 2018 Grant Applications

Tue 1-2-2018

The Okoboji Foundation is now accepting grant applications for vital capital project in the Lakes Community for 2018.

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Domestic Assault Investigation Results In Arrest

Tue 1-2-2018

An investigation early Monday into a report of a domestic assault in progress at a residence near Ruthven resulted in an arrest.

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Officials In One Area City Vowing To Crack Down On Those Who Don't Remove Snow & Ice From Sidewalks In A Timely Manner

Tue 1-2-2018

The city of Spencer is vowing to crack down on downtown property owners who don't remove snow and ice from their sidewalks in timely manner.

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Spencer Woman Sentenced On Assault And Meth Charges

Tue 1-2-2018

A Spencer woman... arrested by police in July and August... has been sentenced in Clay County District Court.

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Fatality Statistics Suggest Iowa Roads Were Safer In 2017

Tue 1-2-2018

State statistics on traffic-related deaths suggest Iowa roads were safer last year than in 2016. 

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Report On Midwest Economy Shows Continued Improvement

Tue 1-2-2018

An economist says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states, including Iowa and Minnesota, rose over the past month, pointing to continuing improvement in regional economic conditions. 

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