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Palo Alto County Crash Injures Two (2)

Fri 2-15-2019

A single vehicle crash Thursday in Palo Alto county sent two people to the hospital.

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Osceola County Crash Seriously Injures South Dakota Man

Fri 2-15-2019

A South Dakota man was seriously injured today (Fri.) when a van he was driving collided with a semi about a mile west of the intersection of Highways 9 and 59 in Osceola county.

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Algona Contractor Sentenced On One Count Of Violating Clean Air Work Practice Standards

Fri 2-15-2019

An Algona contractor who purchased and renovated the former Kossuth County Home without properly inspecting for asbestos has been sentenced to two years of probation.

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A Reminder To Shovel Around Fire Hydrants As Snow Piles Grow; Extra Caution Advised At Intersections

Fri 2-15-2019

Authorities are reminding everyone of the importance of digging out around fire hydrants as the piles of snow continue to get higher.

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Tubing Hill At Horseshoe Bend Opening This Weekend (Feb. 16th & 17th)

Fri 2-15-2019

If you're looking for a way to actually enjoy winter and all that snow we have, the tubing hill at Horseshoe Bend southwest of Milford will be open this weekend.

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An Inmate At The Clay County Jail Faces Additional Charges After Allegedly Trying To Make A Run For It

Fri 2-15-2019

An inmate at the Clay county jail faces additional charges after allegedly trying to make a run for it.

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Several NW Iowa Cities And Municipal Utilities Partnering For Safety Practices

Fri 2-15-2019

Officials in Sioux Center helped lead an effort to form a new safety-focused partnership that pools resources with eight other northwest Iowa communities.

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35th Annual Northwest Iowa Ag Outlook Conference & Trade Show February 19

Thu 2-14-2019 1800 West 18th Street,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Over 100 vendors and $10,000 in door prizes at this year's show.

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Jackson County Authorities Say Mis-Information On Social Media About Complaints Of Dogs Running At-Large Is Causing Concern

Thu 2-14-2019

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information regarding an investigation into complaints of dogs running at-large.

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CCE School Officials Reviewing Input From Public Meeting & Surveys

Thu 2-14-2019

The Superintendent of the Clay Central-Everly School District says he was pleased with the feedback they received at a public informational meeting held this past Friday regarding the school's future.

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Proceeds From Winter Games Bean Bag Tournament Donated To Okoboji H.S. Friends Of The Arts

Thu 2-14-2019

Proceeds From Winter Games Bean Bag Tournament Donated To Okoboji H.S. Friends Of The Arts

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Lakes Area Marina Receives Special Recognition (2)

Thu 2-14-2019

Parks Marina is ranked 7th among Boating Industry's 2018 top 100 dealers.

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Lewis Purchases Shopko Pharmacy Assets In 6 Communities

Wed 2-13-2019

Lewis Drug says it has purchased pharmacy assets from Shopko Stores in six communities in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa.

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Snowmobile Accident Seriously Injures Graettinger Man

Wed 2-13-2019

The Spencer Police Department has released details into a snowmobile accident this past Sunday that injured a Graettinger man.

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Algona Man Sentenced On Federal Firearms Charge

Wed 2-13-2019

An Algona man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court on a firearms charge.

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Iowa House Passes 2 Percent Funding Increase For Schools

Wed 2-13-2019

The Iowa House has approved an education funding measure that provides a 2 percent increase in state per-pupil funding for the budget year beginning in July.

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Clay County 4-H Seeking Nominations For 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall Of Fame Inductees

Wed 2-13-2019

Clay County 4-H is putting a call out for nominations for the 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame inductees.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Arrests Of Several People

Wed 2-13-2019

A search warrant executed on a residence this past Friday in the 1600 block of Erie Avenue in Spirit Lake resulted in the arrests of several people on drug charges.

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Broken Water Main Causes Issues In Sioux Rapids

Tue 2-12-2019

A broken water main has been causing some issues in Sioux Rapids. 

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Dickinson County Nature Center offering No School Day Camps in March

Tue 2-12-2019 22785 Nature Center Rd, Okoboji, IA

Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Funding Request For Mill Stone Park Project; Hear Proposal From Lakeside Lab To Monitor LID Projects

Tue 2-12-2019

Making sure the county is getting its best bang for the buck when it comes to low impact development projects was a topic of discussion at today's Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting. 

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Former 5th Grade Teacher At Sibley-Ocheyedan Sentenced To Prison For Sexually Abusing Student

Tue 2-12-2019

A former 5th grade teacher in the Sibley-Ocheyedan School District has pleaded guilty to an amended charge of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree.

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City Of Sanborn Has New Mayor

Tue 2-12-2019

The city of Sanborn has a new Mayor.

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Rear-End Collision Results In Minor Injuries & Citations

Tue 2-12-2019

Minor injuries were reported last Thursday in a rear-end collision on Highway 4 in Palo Alto county.

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Investigation Into Stolen Pickup Results In Arrest Of Estherville Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 2-11-2019

An investigation into a stolen pickup and trailer has resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man on multiple charges.

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Criminal Mischief Complaint Leads To Arrest Of Estherville Man

Mon 2-11-2019

An investigation into a criminal complaint has resulted in charges being filed against an Estherville man.

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Lost Island Nature Center holding Family Events during Ruthven Cabin Fever Weekend

Mon 2-11-2019 3267 350th Ave,Ruthven,IA

(Ruthven)-Youth Ice Fishing Clinic and Chili Cook-off slated for Saturday, February 16

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Fire Destroys Mobile Home In Sanborn

Mon 2-11-2019

A weekend fire destroyed a mobile home in Sanborn.

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Man Accused Of Using Stun Gun In Domestic Assault Sentenced

Mon 2-11-2019

A Gillette Grove man arrested last June after Clay county authorities investigated a domestic assault has been sentenced. 

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DNR To Hold Meeting On Possible Hunting Rule Changes

Mon 2-11-2019

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a series of meetings around the state to recap hunting seasons and discuss possible rule changes.

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Clay Central-Everly School Officials Hold Community Meeting To Discuss Possible Options For The District

Mon 2-11-2019

A northwest Iowa school district continues to weigh its options.

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Ringsted Man Escapes Injury After Vehicle Rear-Ends Semi He Was Driving

Fri 2-8-2019

A Ringsted man escaped injury today (Fri.) when a vehicle collided with the rear of a semi he was driving.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department to deliver Singing Valentines

Fri 2-8-2019 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Men's and Women's Quartets available to sing on February 14

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Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission Revises High Water Rule

Fri 2-8-2019

The Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission recently approved a revision to high water rules on the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Regulator Rejects Alliant Request For Smart Meter Charge

Fri 2-8-2019

An Iowa regulatory board won't let Alliant Energy charge customers who decline to have smart meters used to track how much electricity they use.

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ShopKo To Close Additional Stores In Iowa

Thu 2-7-2019

 ShopKo has announced it will be closing additional stores in Iowa, including one in Emmetsburg.

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State Lawmakers Get An Ear Full From School Officials

Thu 2-7-2019

More than 100 superintendents representing school districts across the state of Iowa combined forces in Des Moines on Tuesday to rally for legislative support for education. 

 

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Spencer Man Convicted Of Attempted Burglary & Going Armed With Intent Sentenced In Federal Court

Thu 2-7-2019

A Spencer man... convicted last year of attempted burglary and going armed with intent... has now been sentenced in federal court for illegal re-entry.

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Youth In Philanthropy Students Tour Incident Command/Mobile Medical Unit

Thu 2-7-2019

Some Youth In Philanthropy students recently had an opportunity to see firsthand the impact they're having on the community. 

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Estherville Man Arrested On Two Counts Of Child Endangerment

Thu 2-7-2019

An investigation into a report of child abuse has resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man.

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SHOPKO Store In Worthington To Close

Thu 2-7-2019

The ShopKo store in Worthington is one of 39 new scheduled closures following an announcement Thursday.

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Country Gold Tour To Perform At 2019 Clay County Fair

Thu 2-7-2019

The Clay County Fair has announced the “Country Gold Tour” will be performing in front of the grandstand Monday, September 9th at 7:30 pm.

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Spirit Lake Music Boosters to present 2nd Annual Shake the Lakes Show & Jazz Choir Competition February 15 & 16

Wed 2-6-2019 2701 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Competition to include more than 700 students this year.

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A Blizzard Now Appears Likely For Portions Of The Region, Including The Iowa Great Lakes, Thursday and Thursday Night

Wed 2-6-2019

A blizzard now appears likely for portions of the region, including the Iowa Great Lakes, Thursday and Thursday night.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces Iowa Rocks Talent Competitions

Wed 2-6-2019 243 W Broadway St,Arnolds Park,IA 51331

(Arnolds Park)-Regional competitions to be held in Okoboji, Dubuque, Mason City, Shenandoah & Des Moines

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DNR Extending Muskrat Trapping Season In Several Areas Of NW Iowa

Wed 2-6-2019

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is extending the trapping season for muskrat in several areas of northwest Iowa until April 1st.

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Suspicious Case Results In Evacuation, Closure Of Some Streets In Storm Lake

Wed 2-6-2019

A suspicious package caused some concern Tuesday in Storm Lake, but it turned out to be safe.

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Possible Tragedy Averted On Storm Lake Early This (Wed.) Morning

Wed 2-6-2019

Authorities say tragedy may have been averted early this (Wed.) morning thanks to the quick action of a Storm Lake police officer.

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Two Vehicle Collision In Spencer Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 2-6-2019

A two-vehicle collision Tuesday at the intersection of Grand Avenue and 18th Street in Spencer sent one person to the hospital.

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Students At One Area Elementary School Chipping To Help Kids In The Hospital

Wed 2-6-2019

Some students at West Elementary School in Emmetsburg are doing their part to help out kids in the hospital.

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Spencer, Iowa Great Lakes Legislative Forums Set For Feb. 16th

Tue 2-5-2019

The first legislative forums of the session will be held Saturday, February 16th in Spencer and the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Deadline To Remove Permanent Ice Shelters Is Approaching

Tue 2-5-2019

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that permanent ice shelters must be removed from all state-owned lands and waters by February 20th.

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ILCC Alumni & Friends Association Accepting Nominations For Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award

Tue 2-5-2019

The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni and Friends Association is seeking nominations for their 26th annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award, which honors graduates of ILCC who exemplify outstanding support of the community, business, school, service clubs and so on.

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Dickinson Supervisors Approve LID Maintenance Agreement; Approve Purchase Of Real Estate With Contingency Attached

Tue 2-5-2019

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning voted to approve a 28E agreement with the county's Conservation Board to maintain various low impact development projects around the county as well as the Francis Sites Wetland area, once that project is completed.

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SW Mn. Crash Injures Two Omaha Men

Tue 2-5-2019

Two people were injured in a single vehicle rollover Monday on Highway 60 at Bingham Lake.

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Possible Injuries Reported In Two-Vehicle Collision In Downtown Spencer

Mon 2-4-2019

Possible injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision Friday at the intersection of 4th Street and Grand Avenue in Spencer.

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Multiple Crashes Reported In SW Minnesota Over The Weekend

Mon 2-4-2019

Multiple crashes over the weekend in southwest Minnesota sent multiple people to the hospital.

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Inmate Who Escapes From Emmet County Jail Re-captured A Short Time Later

Sat 2-2-2019

An inmate who escaped Friday evening from the Emmet county jail was re-captured a short time later.

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Crews Retrieve Vehicle From Storm Lake That Fell Through The Ice, Killing A Man And Child

Sat 2-2-2019

On January 22nd, an S-U-V went through the ice on Storm Lake, killing 40-year-old Zackary Newlon, of Anthon, and one of his children, eight-year-old Blair.

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10 Ways to Love your Brain: Alzheimer's Association offering free class at Keelson Harbour February 8

Fri 2-1-2019 2810 Aurora Avenue,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Class to be facilitated by Amanda Brophy, Program Specialist with the Alzheimer's Association, Iowa Chapter.

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Investigation Into Fight Results In Multiple Drug Arrests

Fri 2-1-2019

An investigation by Estherville police into a fight early Sunday morning resulted in the arrests of multiple people on drug charges. 

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Pursuit Results In Arrest Of Man On Meth Charge

Fri 2-1-2019

A Marcus man was arrested on drug charges Thursday after leading authorities in Lyon county on a brief pursuit.

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Survey suggests solid economic growth ahead for Midwest

Fri 2-1-2019

A January survey of business supply managers is signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwestern and Plains states despite a slight decline in business confidence, according a report issued Friday.

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