AP City Council Assessing Space Needs At City Hall; Okoboji Middle School Property To Be Studied As Possible Option
Meeting in special session Wednesday evening, the Arnolds Park city council decided to put together an exploratory committee to look at the current Okoboji Middle School facility to see if moving city offices to that location could be feasible.
Two Area Healthcare Clinics Receive Special Recognition
Milford Family Care and Sioux Rapids Family Care, both operated by Spencer Hospital, have been named 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award winners by Press Ganey, a national company that monitors patient satisfaction.
SL Police Say There's No Reason To Believe General Public Is In Danger As Search Continues For Suspect Wanted For Attempted Murder
Spirit Lake police issued a statement early this (Tues.) afternoon saying they have no reason to believe the general public is in any danger as the search continues for a suspect wanted in a stabbing incident late Monday night in Spirit Lake.
Dickinson Supervisors Vote 4-1 To Adopt Resolution Of Intent To Move To Sioux Rivers Mental Health Services Region
The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors made it official this (Tues.) morning and voted four-to-one to adopt a resolution for the county's intent to withdraw from the Northwest Iowa Cares Connection and to join the Sioux Rivers mental health services region.
Regional Economist Predicts Slower Retail Growth Over Holiday Season
Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss predicts retail sales will grow by 3 to 4 percent this holiday shopping season, with roughly a 14 percent increase in the e-commerce sector. But, he says the outlook is not as good this year as in previous ones
Arnolds Park Also Dropping Out Of Highway 71 Corridor Study
With one member absent, the city council there voted four-to-nothing Wednesday to drop out of the study, joining the cities of Milford and Okoboji who voted at their respective meetings Tuesday evening to also opt out of the study.
The Okoboji City Council Tuesday tabled a proposal for a land swap with 17 Oak Condominiums that would help necessitate a project by the city and Imagine Iowa Great Lakes to spruce up an adjoining park, known as “East Lake Park”, on the east side of Highway 71 across from Kum 'n Go.
Some Lakes Area Cities Are Having Second Thoughts On Highway 71 Study Through The Lakes Corridor
An earlier proposal would have had the funding for the study being provided by Imagine Iowa Great Lakes and the Iowa Department of Transportation. But City Administrator Michael Meyers told the Okoboji City Council Tuesday evening that's now changed.
Portion Of Peoria Avenue In Spirit Lake To Be Closed Beginning Thursday
A portion of Peoria Avenue near Hy-Vee and Clean Slate Auto Spa in Spirit Lake will be closed to traffic starting this Thursday (Nov. 14th) for a joint project between the Dickinson County Trails Board and city of Spirit Lake.
Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hear Proposal For Additional Siren & Possible Upgrades For Others
The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) heard a proposal from Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret to add a siren near the Fed Ex facility on 255th Avenue on the northeast side of Spirit Lake.
Experts Offer Advice On Lowering Home Heating Costs
They say there are several things you can do around the house to help out as well, like using ceiling fans to push down warm air from near the ceiling; caulking, sealing and weather stripping doors and windows; and turn off ventilation fans once you're done using them.
Wet Corn, Shortage Of Propane Causing Issues For Some Farmers
Paul Kassel, an agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Clay county, says while most of the early planted corn has been coming in with favorable moisture in the teens, most of the late planted crop has levels much higher
Dates Set For Local Forums For Upcoming Iowa Legislative Session
Forums put on by the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce are scheduled for February 15th, March 7th, and March 28th, 2020. They'll be held from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji.
Winter Weather Awareness Day In Iowa Is Thursday (Nov. 7th)
Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret says now is definitely a good time to make sure that vehicle is ready for the winter conditions and that you have the proper items with you.
Dickinson County Considering Switching Mental Health Service Regions
The county currently belongs to Northwest Iowa Care Connections. However, Beth Will, Community Services Director, told the Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) O'Brien county will be leaving Northwest Iowa Care Connections and will be joining the Sioux Rivers region.
Estherville Collision Sends Two People To The Hospital
Police say 19-year-old Jennifer Vidales Mares of Estherville was driving a 2004 Buick northbound and 56-year-old Coletta Jaeger of Estherville was driving a 2015 Jeep Wrangler eastbound when the two collided at an intersection.
ISU Extension & Outreach To Offer Series Of Farm Bill Workshops In NW Iowa During December
Gary Wright, Farm Business Management Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach tells KUOO news the meetings are designed to help producers, landlords and other agri-business professions with a discussion of farm operation strategies including the 2018 Farm Bill election and enrollment process.
Dickinson Co. Conservation Board Votes To Sign 10-Year Lease Agreement To Brooks Management LLC To Run Brooks Golf
A committee of Conservation Board members, staff and Dickinson County supervisors reviewed the submitted proposals from management companies and recommended Brooks Management LLC be awarded the 10-year contract.
Area Veterans Urged To Attend "Veterans' Perspective Program" Nov. 6th At The Spencer VFW
Stephanie Horsley of Clay County Heritage tells KUOO news the free program will be held Wednesday, November 6that the Spencer VFW and will feature Sara Maniscalo Robinson, founder of the Iowa Veterans Perspective organization
Area Farmers Urged To Attend Annual Pro-Ag & Management Meeting November 11th
Gary Wright, Farm Business Management Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach tells KUOO news experts will be on hand to talk about research-based information key to best-outcome 2020 agricultural decisions