News Archive

OHS Jazz Band Places 1st At District; Qualifies For Iowa Jazz Championships

Thu 2-22-2018 901 H Ave, Milford, IA

(Milford)-Award-winning Jazz Band will be joined by Middle School Jazz Band for An Evening of Jazz Friday night.

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Company Sues City Of Sibley In Federal Court Over Odor Ordinance

Thu 2-22-2018

A company that's been a source of odor complaints is suing a northwest Iowa city in federal court.

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More Counterfeit Money Showing Up

Thu 2-22-2018

More counterfeit money is showing up in the area. 

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Semi Driver Leads Officers On Pursuit And Stand-Off

Thu 2-22-2018

A Charter Oak man faces multiple charges after leading authorities in Palo Alto county on a pursuit and a stand-off. 

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Minor Injuries Reported In Single Vehicle Crash In Clay County

Thu 2-22-2018

Minor injuries were reported Tuesday in a single vehicle crash in Clay county.

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Crash On I90 Near Jackson Sends One Person To The Hospital

Thu 2-22-2018

One person was injured Tuesday in a single vehicle rollover on Interstate 90 two miles east of Jackson.

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9th Annual Iowa's Best Burger Contest underway

Wed 2-21-2018 Ames,IA

(Ames)-Voting is being conducted online until March 12.

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Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club To Hold Seminar

Wed 2-21-2018

A local organization dedicated to fishing will be holding a special event tomorrow (Thurs.) evening.

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SLHS Robotics Team, "Team Terminator", Headed To Regional Competition

Wed 2-21-2018

Team Terminator, the Spirit Lake High School robotics team, has reached a new level of competition.

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YMCA Of The Okoboji's Launches Strong Kids Campaign

Wed 2-21-2018

The YMCA of the Okoboji's has launched its Strong Kids Campaign for another year.

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Businesses Urged To Be On Lookout For Counterfeit Money

Wed 2-21-2018

Local authorities are urging businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit money. 

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"Startup on a Shoestring" Class to offer tips on Entrepreneurship

Tue 2-20-2018 2111 Highway 169 N, Algona, IA

(Algona)-Free class to be taught by Michael Wampler, Regional Director of the Northwest Iowa SBDC

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Updated On East Loch Estates Litigation

Tue 2-20-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors received a brief update at their meeting this (Tues.) morning regarding litigation involving East Loch Estates.

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Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

Tue 2-20-2018

A Ruthven woman was arrested on drug charges after Palo Alto county authorities could smell marijuana coming from the woman's residence after they arrived there to serve an arrest warrant.

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Local Lawmakers Comment On Gov. Kim Reynolds Tax Reform Proposal

Tue 2-20-2018

A local lawmaker says she's somewhat skeptical over Governor Kim Reynolds' proposed tax reform plan.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Purchase Of New Mobile Command Unit

Tue 2-20-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning gave their formal approval to a request from the county's Emergency Management Coordinator for the purchase of a new mobile command center that would be used for various emergency and disaster situations.

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SL Woman Announces Intent To Run For Iowa House District 1

Tue 2-20-2018

A Spirit Lake woman is announcing her intent to run for Iowa House District 1.

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Hwy 60 Rollover Injures Driver

Tue 2-20-2018

A single vehicle rollover Monday afternoon on Highway 60 near Windom sent one person to the hospital.

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I90 Rollover Sends One Person To The Hospital (1)

Tue 2-20-2018

A single vehicle rollover Monday on Interstate 90 just east of the Round Lake exit injured one person.

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Deadline to Register for Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics February 20

Mon 2-19-2018 2105 Circle Dr W,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Public encouraged to stop by and support event with large silent auction on tap.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Single Vehicle Crash (2)

Mon 2-19-2018

Minor injuries were reported in a single vehicle crash Saturday in Sioux county.

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Aquatic Herbicide Bill Introduced In Iowa House

Mon 2-19-2018

A local legislator says he's hopefully optimistic a bill he authored will become law in this session of the Iowa Legislature. State Representative John Wills announced Saturday at a legislative forum the bill would establish a harsh penalty for anyone caught putting herbicide in the lake without the necessary certification.

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Two Men Wanted On Separate Warrants Taken Into Custody

Mon 2-19-2018

Two men wanted on warrants for separate charges were taken into custody recently by authorities in Clay county.

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I 90 Crash Injures Hartley Woman

Mon 2-19-2018

A two-vehicle collision Sunday on Interstate 90 near Beaver Creek sent one person to the hospital.

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I90 Crash Near Fairmont Sends Two People To The Hospital

Mon 2-19-2018

A single vehicle crash Sunday morning on Interstate 90 just west of Fairmont sent one person to the hospital.

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Dickinson Co Supervisors Considering Request From Emergency Management For Purchase Of New Mobile Command Unit

Sat 2-17-2018

A new mobile command unit may be in the works for Dickinson County Emergency Management.

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Justin Roberts & The Not Ready for Naptime Players at the Pearson Lakes Art Center February 17

Fri 2-16-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Award-winning Roberts recently nominated for his latest album Lemonade.

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Legislative Forums Resume Saturday (Feb. 17th)

Fri 2-16-2018

Legislative forums put on by the Spencer and Iowa Great Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce resume Saturday (2/17). 

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Spencer Hospital Receives Special Recognition For 3rd Consecutive Year

Fri 2-16-2018

A local hospital is getting some special recognition. Spencer Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the U.S.

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Minor Injuries Reported When Ratchet Smashes Into Windshield

Fri 2-16-2018

There were no injuries but a citation was issued in an incident Wednesday in Lyon county in which a ratchet strap on a semi broke and went into the windshield of another vehicle.

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Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charges Against Four Teens

Fri 2-16-2018

A traffic stop Wednesday in Rock Rapids resulted in drug charges against four teens.

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Okoboji Jazz Band earns Top Honors in recent Competitions

Thu 2-15-2018 901 H Ave,Milford,IA 51351

(Milford)-Award-winning Band travels to UNI & District Competition before Evening of Jazz Concert February 23.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Orders Flags Flown At Half Staff Out Of Respect For Florida School Shooting

Thu 2-15-2018

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Monday, February 19, 2018, to honor the murdered and injured in Wednesday’s tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Lake Park Man Sentenced On Charge Connected To 2017 House Fire Near Montgomery

Thu 2-15-2018

A Lake Park man has been sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge stemming from a fire in February of last year that destroyed a house near Montgomery.

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Okoboji School Bd. Adopts Resolution Setting April 3rd As Date For Election On $25M Bond Issue

Thu 2-15-2018

It's official. Voters in the Okoboji School District will head to the polls this spring to decide the fate of a $25 million bond issue.

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Authorities Warn Of New Scam

Thu 2-15-2018

Police in Estherville are alerting the public to another new scam making the rounds.

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Man Faces Drug Charges After Being Taken Into Custody On Warrant

Wed 2-14-2018

A Spencer man faces drug charges after being taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. 

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Suspicious Person Investigation Results In Arrest Of Teen On Multiple Drug Charges

Wed 2-14-2018

An investigation into a report of a suspicious person Tuesday resulted in the arrest of a Spencer teen on multiple drug charges. 

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Jail Assault Results In Additional Charge Against Inmate

Wed 2-14-2018

An inmate at the Clay county jail faces an additional charge in connection with an assault that happened in the evening of Friday, February 5th at the jail. 

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Traffic Stop Sends Two People To Jail

Wed 2-14-2018

A traffic stop Monday in Sibley sent two people to jail.

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SL Council Approves Engineering Agreement For Generator Project; Reviews Annual Audit Report

Wed 2-14-2018

The Spirit Lake City Council last (Tues.) evening approved a professional services agreement with the HR Green engineering firm for a back-up generator project.

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1st Annual "Shake the Lakes" Show & Jazz Choir Competition February 17

Tue 2-13-2018 2701 Hill Ave,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Schools from across the State to compete on Saturday.

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Dickinson Supervisors Express Support On Behalf Of City Of Milford For Application For Federal Funding For Improvements To County Road A-34

Tue 2-13-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) expressed their support for an application by the city of Milford for $1.6 million in federal funding for proposed improvements to County Road A-34 in that city from Highway 71 west to 213th Avenue, or the Clark Museum Road.

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Primghar Resident Sentenced On Drug Charges

Tue 2-13-2018

A Primghar resident has been sentenced on drug charges in O’Brien County District Court.

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Crash Injures Teens; Charges Filed Against Owner Of Vehicle

Tue 2-13-2018

Two teens were injured in a one-vehicle accident south of Storm Lake last Friday afternoon.

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Spencer Man Sentenced On Theft Charge

Tue 2-13-2018

A Spencer man… arrested last July in connection with a stolen boat… has been sentenced in Clay County District Court.

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Cause Of Fire That Destroyed House Near Sioux Valley Listed As Undetermined

Tue 2-13-2018

The cause of a fire last week that destroyed a house near Sioux Valley, Minnesota is being listed as undetermined.

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Okoboji City Council Hears Plans For What Is Currently The Site Of The Inn

Mon 2-12-2018

Future plans for what currently is the site of The Inn were unveiled at a special meeting Monday evening of the Okoboji City Council, ending months of rumors and speculation. 

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to present Cupid's Ball February 14 at The Barn at Okoboji

Mon 2-12-2018 2325 41st St,Spirit Lake,IA

(Okoboji)-New event to feature The Lake Patrol on Valentine's Day.

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Snowmobile Crash Injures Two Juveniles

Mon 2-12-2018

Two juveniles were injured Sunday when a snowmobile collided with a dumpster near Sheldon. 

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Landowner Files Countersuit In East Loch Estates Case

Mon 2-12-2018

A countersuit has now been filed in connection with litigation pertaining to the East Loch Estates development proposed on some 66 acres of land just north of Chalstrom Beach near East Lake Okoboji.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Arrests Of Four People On Drug Charges

Mon 2-12-2018

The execution Saturday of a search warrant on a residence in George resulted in the arrests of four people on drug charges. The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says the search was conducted at 305 Indiana East Avenue.

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Osceola Co Traffic Stop Results In Arrest

Sat 2-10-2018

A traffic stop earlier this week in Osceola county resulted in the arrest of an Orange City man on a drug charge.

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Sheldon Man Pleads Not Guilty To Charges In Fatal ATV Crash

Sat 2-10-2018

A northwest Iowa man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to an all-terrain-vehicle crash last July that killed a woman in O'Brien county.

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Cinema at the Lakes Series to feature Oscar Nominated Short Films February 11

Fri 2-9-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Attendees will have opportunity to vote for their favorite films.

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Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Car Drop Contest underway

Fri 2-9-2018 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Ticketholder with closest time to actual car drop will win $1000.

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SW Mn Fire Dept. Purchases New Truck Thanks To USDA/Federated REA Loan

Fri 2-9-2018

A southwest Minnesota fire department has a new truck thanks to a loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Federated Rural Electric of Jackson.

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Everly Man Arrested On Contempt Of Court Charge

Fri 2-9-2018

An Everly man wanted on a warrant charging him with contempt of court was taken into custody Thursday.

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Lakefield Man Arrested On Warrant

Fri 2-9-2018

A Lakefield man wanted on a warrant for failure to appear for a pre-trial conference was taken into custody Thursday by the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

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NW Iowa Church Awarded $2.4M In Judgement Against Former Treasurer Accused Of Embezzling Money

Thu 2-8-2018

A northwest Iowa church has been awarded a judgment of a little more than $2.4 million after a former treasurer was accused of embezzling thousands of dollars from the place of worship.

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Fire Destroys House Near Sioux Valley

Thu 2-8-2018

No injuries were reported in a fire this (Thurs.) afternoon that destroyed a house near Sioux Valley, Minnesota.

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Power Outage To Affect Entire Town Of Graettinger Feb. 21st

Thu 2-8-2018

A planned power outage will affect the entire town of Graettinger on Wednesday, February 21st. 

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Artists encouraged to register for 15th Annual Artisans Road Trip

Thu 2-8-2018 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Deadline for application February 16.

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Nomination Of SL Native & Iowa Ag Sec. Bill Northey To USDA Post Remains In Limbo

Thu 2-8-2018

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says he's seeking unanimous consent from his Senate colleagues to confirm President Donald Trump's appointment of Spirit Lake native Bill Northey to serve as Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Snowmobile Operator Seriously Injured After Sled Collides With A Semi On North Edge Of Milford

Wed 2-7-2018

A Milford man was seriously injured today (Wed.) when a snowmobile he was operating was involved in a collision with a semi on the north side of Milford.

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Deadline To Remove Ice Houses From Area Lakes Quickly Approaching

Wed 2-7-2018

The deadline to remove permanent ice shelters from lakes is quickly approaching.

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Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics February 25

Wed 2-7-2018 2105 Circle Dr W,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Registrations and Silent Auction items currently being accepted.

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Minor Injury Reported In O'Brien County Crash

Wed 2-7-2018

One person sustained a minor injury in a single vehicle crash Monday in O'Brien county.

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ILCC Music Department offering Singing Valentines on February 14

Tue 2-6-2018 300 S. 18th Street,Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Men's and Women's Quartets from Estherville Campus to deliver on Valentine's Day.

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Emmetsburg Bank Shares, Inc. Announces Acquisition

Tue 2-6-2018

Emmetsburg Bank Shares, Inc. announced today (Tues.) it's acquiring the Panora State Bank of Panora, Iowa. 

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Officials Say Victim Who Died In House Fire In George Was A Child

Tue 2-6-2018

Authorities say the victim who died in a house fire Sunday in George was a child. Officials say Riley Meyer was a 3rd grader at Central Lyon Elementary in Rock Rapids.

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School Threat Results In Arrest Of Teen On Terrorism Charges

Tue 2-6-2018

A Storm Lake teen was charged after police Friday afternoon were dispatched to the Storm Lake High School to investigate a theft.

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Local Marina Raises Funds For Several Charities During Winter Games

Tue 2-6-2018

A lakes area marina raised funds for several charities during the 2018 University of Okoboji Winter Games. 

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Ribbon Cutting & Dedication Ceremonies Set For Manzer Family Early Childhood Center At Sacred Heart In Spencer

Tue 2-6-2018

Ribbon cutting and dedication ceremonies for the Manzer Family Early Childhood Center at Sacred Heart School in Spencer have been scheduled for next month.

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Emmetsburg Man Announces He's Running As A Republican For Senate District 1

Tue 2-6-2018

An Emmetsburg man has announced his candidacy for the Iowa Senate. Jesse Wolfe is running as a Republican for the seat currently held by David Johnson of Ocheyedan.

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I90 Crash Near Worthington Injures South Dakota Man

Tue 2-6-2018

A single vehicle crash Monday night on Interstate 90 west of Worthington injured a Rapid City, South Dakota man.

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34th Annual Northwest Iowa Ag Outlook Conference & Trade Show February 20

Mon 2-5-2018 800 West 18th Street Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Over 90 Vendors expected for annual show.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest (2)

Mon 2-5-2018

A traffic stop last week in the 700 block of South Grand Avenue in Spencer resulted in the arrest of a West Des Moines man on drug charges.

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Clay County Authorities Bust Underage Drinking Party (1)

Mon 2-5-2018

Clay county authorities say charges have been filed against several people in connection with an underage drinking party they broke up over the weekend.

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NW Iowa House Fire Claims A Life

Mon 2-5-2018

One person has died in a house fire in the small northwest Iowa city of George.

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IRS Alerting Public Of Yet Another Tax Scam

Sat 2-3-2018

Another tax scam has surfaced, prompting alerts from the Iowa Department of Revenue (IDR) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Fire Destroys House Near Ruthven

Sat 2-3-2018

A fire late Friday afternoon destroyed a house northeast of Ruthven.

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The Drive for Lee Anderson, Benefit Auction and Concert February 3

Fri 2-2-2018 314 S 1st St,Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-The Nectorines to perform at fundraiser to help purchase specialized transportation.

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Palo Alto County Crash Results In Minor Injuries

Fri 2-2-2018

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office has released details into a single vehicle crash back on January 24th that resulted in minor injuries. 

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Spirit Lake Police Investigating Burglary

Fri 2-2-2018

Authorities are asking for the public's assistance as they investigate a burglary at a Spirit Lake business. 

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Pearson Lakes Art Center announces tickets on sale for Marilyn Maye performances

Fri 2-2-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Gala planned for August 14 to celebrate Legendary Singer's Birthday

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Iowa Corn Growers Association & Corn Promotion Board To Hold Event Feb. 7th In NW Iowa

Fri 2-2-2018

Area farmers are being encouraged to attend an event next week in Paullina.

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Feed Truck Crash Shuts Down County Road M-27 On South Side Of Lake Park; Sends Driver To Jail

Fri 2-2-2018

A crash involving a feed truck early this (Fri.) morning shut down a portion of Dickinson County Road M-27 just south of Lake Park for several hours.

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Iowa DNR Extending Muskrat Trapping Season On Trumbull Lake

Fri 2-2-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced today it's extending the muskrat trapping season on Trumbull Lake near Ruthven until April 1st.

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New But Familiar Faces Joins Staff At ISU Extension & Outreach Dickinson County

Fri 2-2-2018

A new but familiar face has joined the staff at the ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County office.

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I90 Semi Crash Injures Nebraska Man

Fri 2-2-2018

A semi crash Thursday evening on Interstate 90 in Jackson county injured a Nebraska man.

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Okoboji Ice Drags to feature New and Vintage Snowmobile Races February 3

Thu 2-1-2018 394 N Hwy 71,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Spectators encouraged to watch fast-paced races.

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DNR Official: Curly Leaf Pond Weed May Be Even Worse This Coming Season On Some Of The Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 2-1-2018

Officials say it isn't a question IF curly leaf pond weed will be back in some of the Iowa Great Lakes this coming season, but how bad it will be.

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Two Sibley Men Arrested On Warrants For Drug Charges

Thu 2-1-2018

Two Sibley men have been arrested on warrants for drug charges.

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Walleye Season Starting To Wind Down On Several Of The Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 2-1-2018

The walleye season is winding down on several of the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Applications Now Being Accepted For 2018 Clay County Fair Queen Competition

Thu 2-1-2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Clay County Fair Queen Contest.

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