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Spirit Lake Firefighters Respond To Two Calls Nearly Simultaneously

Sat 7-20-2019

Spirit Lake firefighters responded to two fire calls during this (Saturday) morning's severe weather. 

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Severe Thunderstorms Cause Widespread Damage Throughout The Region

Sat 7-20-2019

Severe thunderstorms tore through the Iowa Great Lakes and surrounding areas between about 9:30 and 10:30 this (Saturday) morning causing extensive damage in some cases. 

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Lakes Area Marina Donates To Humane Society Of NW Iowa

Fri 7-19-2019

A Lakes Area marina has donated a little more than $1,400 to the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa. 

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Alliant Energy Activates Appliance Cycling Program Due To Extreme Heat

Fri 7-19-2019

Alliant Energy has activated its appliance cycling program due to the extreme heat today (Fri. 7/19). 

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Teen Escapes Injury In Single Vehicle Crash

Fri 7-19-2019

A 16-year-old girl escaped injury in a single vehicle crash Thursday morning in the 3400 block of 460th Avenue in Palo Alto county.

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Abandoned Vehicle Investigation Results In Arrests Of Two People On Multiple Drug Charges

Fri 7-19-2019

An investigation into an abandoned vehicle in a yard at 2250 450th Avenue in Emmet county has resulted in the arrests of two people on multiple charges.

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Fraudulent Check Cashing Scheme Results In Multiple Arrests/Charges

Fri 7-19-2019

Multiple charges have been filed against six people in connection with a fraudulent check cashing scheme in Lyon county.

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Dickinson County Fair Kicks Off This Saturday July 20th

Fri 7-19-2019

It’s fair time again as the Dickinson County fair kicks into gear.

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Two Vehicle Collision In Spirit Lake Sends One Person To The Hospital (1)

Thu 7-18-2019

A two-vehicle collision this (Thurs.) afternoon at the intersection of Highways 9 and 71 and Lake Street on the east side of Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital.

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Two Vehicle Collision Results In Multiple Injuries (1)

Thu 7-18-2019

Multiple injuries were reported Wednesday in a  two-vehicle collision near Melvin.

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Long Time Food Stand At Clay County Fair Grounds Changes Hands

Thu 7-18-2019

A long time food stand at the Clay County Fair has changed ownership.

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Authorities Recover Pickup Reported Stolen From Worthington

Thu 7-18-2019

Four law enforcement agencies joined forces to locate a stolen pickup from Nobles County Tuesday night.

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No Injuries Reported In Vehicle Fire

Wed 7-17-2019

Authorities in Palo Alto county say there were no injuries in a vehicle fire late this (Wed.) afternoon on Highway 18 between Ruthven and Emmetsburg.

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Ribbon Cutting Held On New Headquarters For Grape Tree Medical Staffing

Wed 7-17-2019

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this (Wed.) afternoon on the new headquarters of Grape Tree Medical Staffing which is now located is now located in the former Boji Bay Pavilion building in north Milford. 

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Spirit Lake, E-L-C School Districts Awarded Funding To Expand Computer Science

Wed 7-17-2019

22 Iowa school districts and one area education agency have been awarded grants through the Computer Science Professional Development Initiative Fund.

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ISU Extension & Outreach To Hold Series Of Farmland Leasing Meetings

Wed 7-17-2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be holding a series of farmland lease meetings around northwest Iowa next month.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Gearing Up For 14th Annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute

Wed 7-17-2019

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is gearing up for its annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute coming up next month.

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Spencer Collision Sends Two People To The Hospital

Wed 7-17-2019

A head-on collision Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 18 and 11th street Southeast in Spencer sent two people to the hospital.

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Prairie Lakes Conference to be held August 8 & 9 in The Iowa Great Lakes

Tue 7-16-2019 1405 Highway 71 Okoboji,Iowa 51355

(Okoboji)-Scholarships are available for Conference which includes meals, outings and Speakers.

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Dickinson Co. REAP Committee To Hold Public Meeting Aug. 12th

Tue 7-16-2019

The Dickinson County Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) Committee will hold a public meeting at 9:00 am Monday, August 12th at the Dickinson County Nature Center. 

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Tractor Rollover NE Of Sibley Claims Life Of A Man

Tue 7-16-2019

A rural Sibley man was killed Monday when a tractor he was operating rolled over on top of him.

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Clay County Authorities Asking For Assistance Into Investigation Of Vehicle That Was Vandalized

Tue 7-16-2019

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance into the investigation of a vehicle that had been vandalized while it was parked along a county road. 

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DCI Says Deaths Of Three People In Bancroft Have Been Ruled A Murder-Suicide

Tue 7-16-2019

The deaths of three people in Bancroft last week have been ruled a murder-suicide.

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Hot Temperatures & High Humidity May Produce Potentially Dangerous Conditions Wednesday Through Friday Evening

Tue 7-16-2019

The National Weather Service says a combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will likely result in very oppressive conditions beginning Wednesday afternoon and continuing through Friday evening.

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Vote By Milford City Council To Reinstate Fire Chief Fails On 2-2 Tie With One Abstention; Matter To Be Brought Back Next Week For More Discussion

Mon 7-15-2019

A special joint meeting Monday evening of the Milford City Council, Fire Department officers and township officials representing the Milford Fire Advisory Board wound up with Jim Carpenter not being reinstated as Milford Fire Chief.

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Disturbance In Moving Vehicle Results In Arrest

Mon 7-15-2019

An investigation July 7th by the Clay County Sheriff's Office into a report of a disturbance in a moving vehicle resulted in multiple charges being filed against a woman.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre to present Happily Ever After: A Wedding Comedy July 16-21

Mon 7-15-2019

(Okoboji)-Miss Electricity to open at Boji Bantam Theatre on Wednesday.

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Two Separate Traffic Results In Emmet County Result In Arrests

Mon 7-15-2019

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office has released details into a couple of unrelated traffic stops on the Fourth of July that resulted in some arrests.

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Motorcycle Vs Deer Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Mon 7-15-2019

A Superior man sustained minor injuries Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding struck a deer near Petersburg.

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Authorities Say Pre-Existing Medical Condition Suffered By A Driver Was Contributing Factor In Crash On Hwy 71 In Clay County

Mon 7-15-2019

The Clay County Sheriff's Office investigated a two-vehicle collision late Saturday afternoon in the 4600 mile of Highway 71.

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Pickup Crashes Into Convenience Store

Mon 7-15-2019

No injuries were reported Friday when a pickup collided with a convenience store in Sibley.

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Officials Remind Homeowners To Be Vigilant Of Asphalt Paving Scams

Mon 7-15-2019

It's that time of the year again when local authorities are reminding homeowners to be vigilant over asphalt paving scams.

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Man & Woman Arrested On Various Charges At A Clay County Campground

Fri 7-12-2019

Two people were arrested on various charges earlier this week at a campground in Clay county.

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Man Found Guilty On Sex Abuse Charge

Fri 7-12-2019

A Hospers man was found guilty in Sioux County District Court on charges of Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Sibley Man (2)

Fri 7-12-2019

A single vehicle crash Wednesday in Lyon county injured a Sibley man.

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Jaci Hermstad Receives Third Spinal Infusion Of Drug That Could Save Her Life

Fri 7-12-2019

Jaci Hermstad Thursday received a third spinal infusion of a drug that could save her life. 

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Tractor Rollover Claims Life Of NW Iowa Farmer

Thu 7-11-2019

A tractor rollover in O'Brien county has claimed the life of a northwest Iowa farmer.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Appoints Two NW Iowans To State Boards And Commissions

Thu 7-11-2019

Two northwest Iowans have been appointed to some state boards and commissions by Governor Kim Reynolds.

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A. J. Croce to perform "Croce Plays Croce" at the Pearson Lakes Art Center July 12

Thu 7-11-2019 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Croce released "Just Like Medicine" to critical acclaim in 2017.

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Collision Of SUV & Semi Sends One Person To The Hospital For Health Concerns Not Related To The Accident

Thu 7-11-2019

One person was sent to the hospital after a collision involving an SUV and a semi Wednesday evening in Webb.

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Okoboji City Council Reviews Conceptual Plans For Renovations To A City Park On East Lake Okoboji

Thu 7-11-2019

Some major improvements are in the planning stages for a park in Okoboji thanks to the Imagine Iowa Great Lakes group.

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Dickinson Co. Conservation Bd. Votes To Keep Brooks Golf As Golf Course

Thu 7-11-2019

It's the result of action taken at a meeting Wednesday evening of the Dickinson County Conservation Board.

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Dickinson County Authorities Looking For Suspect Wanted In Connection With A Theft In The Terril Area

Thu 7-11-2019

Dickinson county authorities are looking for a suspect wanted in connection with a theft north of Terril. 

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Arnolds Park City Council Approves Increase In Parking Fines

Thu 7-11-2019

The City Council Wednesday adopted an ordinance revision increasing the fines from $15 currently to $25.

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Sioux County Crash Injures Everly Teen

Wed 7-10-2019

A two-vehicle collision Monday evening in Sioux county injured an Everly teen.

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Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Charges Against Ocheyedan Man Accused Of Burning L-G-B-T-Q Books

Wed 7-10-2019

A magistrate is denying a request to dismiss charges against a religious activist who filmed himself burning L-G-B-T-Q books from the Orange City Public Library.

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Authorities Alerting Public To Yet Another New Scam

Wed 7-10-2019

Northwest Iowa authorities are alerting the public to yet another new scam.

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East Lake Okoboji Seeing Surge In Native Aquatic Plants

Wed 7-10-2019

While curly leaf pond weed has died off for another year, lakeshore property owners around East Lake Okoboji are now noticing some other aquatic vegetation that is thriving. 

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Okoboji City Council Hears Proposal To Build Pickle Ball Courts At Spier Park

Wed 7-10-2019

The Okoboji City Council Tuesday heard a proposal from a group of citizens interested in raising funds to build four pickle ball courts at Spier Park.

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Dickinson County Nature Center To Host Camps And Classes This Summer

Wed 7-10-2019 22785 Nature Center Rd,Okoboji,IA

The Dickinson County Nature Center will be hosting some camps and classes for people of all ages including kayaking classes and nature camps.

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Central Iowa Man Who's Trial Was Moved To Dickinson County Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping & Child Endangerment

Wed 7-10-2019

A man and woman accused of confining the man's son in a basement in central Iowa have taken plea deals.

 

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Southern Minnesota Crashes Result In Minor Injuries

Wed 7-10-2019

One person was injured Tuesday in a two vehicle collision Tuesday in Martin county of southern Minnesota.

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Spencer Man Arrested After Allegedly Trying To Elude A Deputy

Wed 7-10-2019

A Spencer man faces several charges after allegedly trying to elude a deputy who was trying to pull him over Tuesday evening.

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Okoboji City Council Considers Possible Addition Of "Conservation" Classification To The City's Zoning Ordinance

Wed 7-10-2019

A recommendation by the city's Planning and Zoning Commission to add a “Conservation District” to the zoning classifications was a major topic of discussion at Tuesday evening's Okoboji City Council meeting.

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Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation expands The North Shore Project with Acquisition of additional fields

Tue 7-9-2019 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Fields were acquired in June.

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Little Sioux Headwaters Coalition About To Hold Its First Meeting

Tue 7-9-2019

The Little Sioux Headwaters Coalition is moving forward.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hold Public Hearings On Manure Management Plans; Approve Request For Lowered Speed Limit

Tue 7-9-2019

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning held public hearings on two manure management plans for New Fashion Pork.

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Single Vehicle Crash Results In Arrest

Tue 7-9-2019

Charges have been filed in connection with a single vehicle crash Sunday near Cylinder.

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Milford City Council Approves 6 Percent Increase In Sewer Rates

Mon 7-8-2019

Milford residents will soon be paying more for sewer service. 

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Milford City Council Votes Down Recommendation To Re-Appoint Fire Chief

Mon 7-8-2019

The Milford City Council this (Monday) evening voted down a recommendation from firefighters to reappoint Jim Carpenter as Fire Chief. 

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Okoboji Summer Theatre to present Cat on a Hot Tin Roof July 9-14

Mon 7-8-2019 2001 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Special talk back with Cast, Crew and Historian Dr. Joe Martin to follow Tuesday's performance.

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ATV Crash Injures Two People

Mon 7-8-2019

Two people received minor injuries in a rollover Saturday night of an all terrain vehicle near Petersburg, Minnesota. 

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Iowa Attorney General's Office Releases Guidance On Hemp, CBD Laws

Mon 7-8-2019

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office has released guidance to help consumers, businesses and farmers understand state and federal laws on hemp and CBD and avoid misleading and possibly fraudulent claims.

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Palo Alto County Authorities Arrest Story City Man On 2nd Offense Domestic Abuse Assault Charge

Mon 7-8-2019

An investigation into a report of a suspicious person back on June 30th in Palo Alto county resulted in the arrest of a Story City, Iowa man.

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Master Gardener Training To Be Offered

Mon 7-8-2019

There's another opportunity coming up for those interested in becoming a Master Gardener.

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Spencer-Based Bank Announces New Board Member & President

Mon 7-8-2019

A Spencer-based bank has a new President.

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Jaci Hermstad To Be Featured On NBC Today Show

Mon 7-8-2019

Jaci Hermstad of Spencer... who is fighting an aggressive form of A-L-S, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease... will be featured this (Monday) morning on the Today show on

N-B-C T-V.

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Friends of Lakeside Lab Science Seminar to focus on River Otter Telemetry Project July 9

Fri 7-5-2019 1838 Highway 86 Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-River Otter Telemetry Project has been going on for about a year.

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BRASL, Bike Ride Around Spirit Lake, To Be Held Saturday (7/6)

Fri 7-5-2019

The annual Bike Ride Around Spirit Lake, or BRASL, will be held tomorrow (Saturday).

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Spencer PD Gearing Up For Annual DARE Fundraiser

Fri 7-5-2019

The Spencer Police Department is gearing up for a major fundraising event. Officer Kyle VanOterloo says they'll be holding their annual 5K run, walk and bikeride Saturday, August 3rd

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U Of O Corvette Club Makes $3,000 Donation To Okoboji Foundation

Fri 7-5-2019

The University of Okoboji Corvette Club has made a $3,000 donation to the Okoboji Foundation.

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Damon Dotson's 13th Annual Lake Affect July 6

Thu 7-4-2019 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Dotson reminding attendees to be mindful of safety, cleanliness and private property during annual festival.

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Okoboji Girls Basketball Program Puts Up Thousands Of American Flags Throughout IGL Corridor

Thu 7-4-2019

The Okoboji Girls Basketball program is helping us remember the true meaning of the 4th of July holiday again this year. 

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Early Morning Storms Plow Through Portions Of The Region; Significant Structural Damage Reported In Rock Valley

Thu 7-4-2019

A storm early this (Thurs.) morning caused a significant amount of structural damage on the west side of Rock Valley.

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2019 West Lake Okoboji Fireworks Sponsors

Thu 7-4-2019

We have a complete list of those who helped make 4th of July fireworks possible again this year on West Lake Okoboji. 

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Local Bank Teaming Up With Joy Of Life Foundation

Thu 7-4-2019

A lakes area bank will be putting on a special event this Friday to help raise funds for an organization raising awareness over skin cancer and the danger of exposure to the sun. 

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Okoboji Foundation Holding Its Annual July Nonprofit Challenge

Thu 7-4-2019

Spokesman Rob Waterhouse says all you have to do is encourage others to join you with a gift of any size to help your favorite nonprofit fund.

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Clay County Crash Results In Arrest

Thu 7-4-2019

A single vehicle crash Wednesday in Clay county resulted in the arrest of a Hartley man.

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Tons of Curly-Leaf Pondweed removed from Iowa Great Lakes this season

Wed 7-3-2019 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Chemical treatment earlier this year deemed largely effective.

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U Of O Corvette Club Makes Donation To Arnolds Park

Wed 7-3-2019

The University of Okoboji Corvette Club today (Wed.) presented a donation of $1,600 today (Wed.) to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park.

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Spencer Man Sentenced To 19 Years In Federal Prison On Meth And Gun Charges

Wed 7-3-2019

A Spencer man has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison on meth and gun charges.

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Hwy 18 Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Woman

Wed 7-3-2019

A traffic stop this past Sunday in Clay county resulted in the arrest of a Ruthven woman.

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Arraignment Set For Man Accused Of Misappropriating More Than $29,000 From E-L-C Booster Club

Wed 7-3-2019

An Estherville man accused of stealing more than $29,000 from the Estherville-Lincoln Central Booster Club is due in court later this month.

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Bartender Accused Of Serving Alcohol To An Underage Man Who Later Died In A Crash, Along With A Passenger, Makes Court Appearance

Tue 7-2-2019

A bartender who is allegedly served alcohol to an underage man who later died in a car crash, along with his passenger, has pleaded not guilty in the case.

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Ribbon Cutting Held On Promenade Project

Tue 7-2-2019

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Tuesday evening on the recently completed beautification of the promenade along Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park. 

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Spirit Lake Protective Association to host Independence Day Celebration July 3

Tue 7-2-2019 24490 100th St,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Pancake Feed Wednesday morning from 8-10 at Mini-Wakan State Park, Fireworks over Big Spirit Lake at 10 pm.

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Prairie Lakes Chapter Delta Waterfowl Free Hunter Education Program July 12th And 13th

Tue 7-2-2019

The Prairie Lakes Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will be having its 2019 Free Hunter Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation program on July 12th and 13th, registration is due by July 5th. 

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Fire Consumes Large Portion Of A Newly Constructed Assisted Living Facility In Rock Valley

Tue 7-2-2019

Fire has destroyed a portion of a newly constructed assisted living facility in Rock Valley.

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Authorities Warn Of Several New Scams Making The Rounds

Tue 7-2-2019

Area authorities are alerting the public to some new scams making the rounds.

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Fireworks Cause Heavy Damage To Playground

Tue 7-2-2019

A Spencer playground has been heavily damaged by fireworks.

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Archer Man Pleads Not Guilty To Kidnapping And Domestic Abuse Assault Charges

Tue 7-2-2019

An Archer man accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and domestic abuse assault.

 

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Body Of Missing Emmetsburg Teen Recovered

Mon 7-1-2019

The body of a missing Emmetsburg teen has been found.

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Northwest Bank Announces New President

Mon 7-1-2019

It was announced today (Mon.) Joe Conover has named as President of Northwest Bank.

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The Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Is Looking For Donations For The Fireworks Show

Mon 7-1-2019

The IGL Chamber is looking for donations as we get closer to the Fourth of July Fireworks Show to mark yet another great, memorable year.

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Area Law Enforcement Agencies To Participate In Special Enforcement Project Over 4th Of July

Mon 7-1-2019

Law enforcement agencies throughout Iowa will be participating in the national Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, July 7th.

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Pres. & CEO Of NW Financial Corp. Appointed By Gov. Kim Reynolds To Serve As Supt. Of The Iowa Division Of Banking

Mon 7-1-2019

Pres. & CEO Of NW Financial Corp. Appointed By Gov. Kim Reynolds To Serve As Supt. Of The Iowa Division Of Banking

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No Serious Injuries Reported When A Vehicle Goes Through A House In Spirit Lake

Mon 7-1-2019

A considerable amount of property damage was reported when a vehicle collided with a house this (Mon.) morning in Spirit Lake.

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Collision Involving A Deer And Motorcycle Results In Serious Injuries

Mon 7-1-2019

A Paullina man was injured late Friday afternoon when a motorcycle he was operating collided with a deer in Osceola county.

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Crash Injures Lakefield Woman

Mon 7-1-2019

A single vehicle crash Sunday in Madelia injured a Lakefield woman.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest (3)

Mon 7-1-2019

A traffic stop Sunday night in Rock Rapids resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.

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