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Fair Officials Say 2020 Clay County Fair Would Not Have Been The World's Greatest County Fair, By Far, If It Was To Move Forward

Fri 7-3-2020

Clay County Fair General Manager and CEO Jeremy Parsons says trying to come up with options to still hold the Clay County Fair during a pandemic were constantly being discussed all the way up until Thursday's formal announcement this year's event won't be held

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Test Iowa Clinic Will Remain In Spirit Lake Through Atleast July 17th But Will Be Moving To A New Location

Fri 7-3-2020

Jennifer Gustafson of Lakes Regional Healthcare tells KUOO news since June 22nd, 1,576 people have been tested at the site

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City Of Spencer Terminates Employee Accused Of Making A Racial Comment

Fri 7-3-2020

The city announced earlier in the week it was launching an internal investigation after a photo of the incident at the Spencer Wal-Mart store surfaced on social media.

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Clay Co. Fair General Mgr/CEO Jeremy Parsons Addresses Cancellation Of This Year's Clay County Fair During Press Conference

Thu 7-2-2020

Parsons says the decision was extremely hard to make. He says it based in part on a survey they recently conducted

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association postpones Hall of Fame Induction Celebration to Memorial Day Weekend of 2021

Thu 7-2-2020 243 West Broadway Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Association is hosting several outdoor concerts including Live on Lake Street featuring Jason Walsmith of The Nadas on July 3

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Illegal Sump Pump Connections Continue To Be A Concern For Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District

Thu 7-2-2020

Steve Anderson, Superintendent of the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District, says while we've had less rain so far this season, that can always change on a moment's notice. And he says it's better to address the issues with sump pumps now rather than waiting until after the fact

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***BREAKING NEWS*** 2020 Clay County Fair Will NOT Be Held

Thu 7-2-2020

The Clay County Fair Association announced today (Thursday) the 2020 edition of "The World's Greatest County Fair" will NOT be held and has been postponed to September 11th-19th, 2021. 

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Heat, Humidity & Occasional Rains Have Crops Thriving

Thu 7-2-2020

Corn won't be knee high this year by the 4th of July. Instead, it's more like waist to chest high in many cases.

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Local Health Official Gives Update On COVID-19 Situation

Thu 7-2-2020

While the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to go up in Dickinson county, public health officials say they're encouraged the increase hasn't been as great over the past week or so compared to what it was earlier.

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Animal Experts urge Owners to take extra care with Pets during 4th of July Weekend

Wed 7-1-2020 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Experts suggest calming agents and products to assist with pet care.

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Estherville Police Say They're Getting Numerous Complaints Of Fireworks Being Illegally Discharged In That City

Wed 7-1-2020

The department is reminding residents that even though the state of Iowa passed a law allowing fireworks a few years ago, the city of Estherville has an ordinance that requires anyone shooting fireworks in the city to have a permit.

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Okoboji Foundation Once Again Holding Its July Nonprofit Challenge

Wed 7-1-2020

July is now upon us and it's time once again for the Okoboji Foundation to launch one of it's annual events that helps nonprofit organizations in the lakes area build their endowments.

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Mueske Family Foundation To Match Donations To The YMCA Of The Okoboji's Up To $100,000 Through August 1st

Wed 7-1-2020

Andrew Fisher, CEO of the YMCA of the Okoboji's says they're very grateful for the foundation's support saying it comes at a very critical time.

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Cause Of Northern Iowa Diecast Fire Traced To Ventilation Fan

Wed 7-1-2020

Lake Park Fire Chief Brandon Ehret says a rooftop ventilation fan was the likely cause of a fire this (Wednesday) morning at Northern Iowa Diecast in Lake Park.

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Two Vehicle Collision In SW Mn Sends Three People To The Hospital

Wed 7-1-2020

A two vehicle accident yesterday (Thursday) afternoon on Highway 60 near Mountain Lake has sent three people to the hospital.

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No Injuries Reported In Fire At Northern Iowa Diecast In Lake Park; Production Is Temporarily Suspended

Wed 7-1-2020

Jeff Skalbeck, President of Northern Iowa Diecast, tells KUOO news the plant was evacuated and no one was hurt.

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