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Spirit Lake Woman Arrested On Clay County Warrant Charging Her With Credit Card Fraud

Wed 1-31-2018

A Spirit Lake woman has been arrested on a Clay county warrant charging her with credit card fraud.

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Dickinson County Republicans, Democrats To Hold Respective Caucuses February 5th

Wed 1-31-2018

Dickinson county Democrats and Republicans have set the dates for their party's respective caucuses.

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Fun House Slide Moves Back To Arnolds Park

Wed 1-31-2018

The Funhouse slide began its journey back to Arnolds Park Amusement Park Tuesday.

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Emmet County Arrests (1)

Wed 1-31-2018

Emmet county authorities say an Estherville man was arrested on a drug charge after he was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.

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Storm Lake Wastewater Discharge Repaired

Wed 1-31-2018

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the city of Storm Lake say a problem with a pipe that resulted in a discharge of wastewater into Storm Lake earlier this week has been fixed.

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Joint Drug Investigation Results In Arrest Of Spirit Lake Man

Wed 1-31-2018

A joint investigation into drug trafficking by the Emmet County Sheriff's Office and Estherville police has resulted in charges against a Spirit Lake man.

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Winter Dance Party at the Surf Ballroom kicks off January 31

Tue 1-30-2018 Clear Lake, IA

(Clear Lake)-Legendary singer Brenda Lee on the lineup.

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Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Charges Stemming From Three-County Pursuit In September

Tue 1-30-2018

A Laurens man... arrested in September after a high speed pursuit that went through portions of three counties... has been sentenced to prison.

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Milford Man Sentenced In U.S. District Court On Drug Charge

Tue 1-30-2018

A Milford man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Sioux City to 15 years in prison on a drug charge.

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Friends, Neighbors Gather Forces To Help Out A Family In Time Of Need

Tue 1-30-2018

Friends and neighbors are coming together today (Tues.) to help out a family in a time of need.

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SL Native & Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey To Be In Attendance At State Of The Union Address

Tue 1-30-2018

Spirit Lake native and Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey will be in attendance at this (Tues.) evening's State of The Union Address. 

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Fire Destroys House Near Armstrong

Tue 1-30-2018

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire Friday that destroyed a house just north of Armstrong. 

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Spirit Lake Woman Appointed To Northwest Bank Board Of Directors

Tue 1-30-2018

A Spirit Lake woman has been appointed to the board of directors of Northwest Bank. 

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E'Ville Police Locate Man Wanted For Questioning In Death Investigation

Tue 1-30-2018

Estherville police say they've located a man wanted for questioning in connection with a death in that city.

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Dickinson Co. Fire, EMS Depts. To Square Off In Chili Competition

Tue 1-30-2018

A friendly competition this coming Saturday will determine which Dickinson county fire department/EMS squad can make the best chili.

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Fire Damages Building At Shine Bros. Corp. In Spencer

Tue 1-30-2018

Fire yesterday (Mon.) damaged a building at Shine Brothers Corporation in Spencer. Heavy smoke was coming from a wire chopping building when firefighters arrived.

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SLPD Participating In I-PLEDGE Program

Tue 1-30-2018

The Spirit Lake Police Department is among local law enforcement agencies participating in a program intended to keep tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor products out of the hands of youth.

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I90 Rollover Sends One Person To Hospital

Tue 1-30-2018

A single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 90 Monday near Lakefield injured a Worthington man.

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Investigation Into Disabled Vehicle Results In Arrest

Tue 1-30-2018

An investigation by the Sioux County Sheriff's Office Monday into a report of a disabled vehicle on Highway 18 a mile and-a-half west of Hull resulted in the arrest of a Primghar man.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Arrests Of Two Men

Mon 1-29-2018

Two Lakefield men are in custody on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant Friday.

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Damaged Sewer Line Results In Major Wastewater Spill To Storm Lake

Mon 1-29-2018

A damaged sewer line has resulted in major spill of wastewater getting into Storm Lake. 

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Okoboji Summer Theatre announces 2018 Season

Mon 1-29-2018 2001 Highway 71 North Okoboji,Iowa

(Okoboji)-New Artistic Director, Stephen Brotebeck, also announced on Saturday.

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Spencer Man Faces Multiple Charges Following Jan. 24th Disturbance

Mon 1-29-2018

A Spencer man faces multiple charges stemming from a disturbance back on January 24th. 

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Winter Games Weekend Also A Busy One For Authorities; Snowmobile Crash Remains Under Investigation

Mon 1-29-2018

Winter Games weekend was also a busy one for authorities.

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2018 U Of O Winter Games May Be One For Record Books

Mon 1-29-2018

This year's University of Okoboji Winter Games appears to be one for the record books when it comes to the amount of people in the area and participants.

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State Auditor Issues Annual Report Into Dickinson County Finances

Mon 1-29-2018

The State Auditor's Office has released it's annual report on Dickinson county's finances.

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Second Lawsuit Filed Contesting East Loch Estates PUD

Mon 1-29-2018

An opposition group has filed a second lawsuit contesting approval of the East Loch Estates Planned Unit Development.

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Multiple Injuries Reported In I-90 Crash

Mon 1-29-2018

Multiple injuries were reported Saturday in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in southwest Minnesota.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Hartley Man

Mon 1-29-2018

One person was injured Friday in a single vehicle crash in O'Brien county.

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Fire Destroys Machine Shed

Mon 1-29-2018

Fire destroyed a machine shed late Friday afternoon east of Wallingford.

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No Injuries Reported In Incident Involving ATV On East Lake Okoboji

Sat 1-27-2018

No injuries were reported Friday evening when an all-terrain-vehicle went through the ice on East Lake Okoboji.

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

Sat 1-27-2018

A two-vehicle collision Friday in Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital.

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Spencer Schools Say They're Addressing An Incident In Which Racial Chants By Students Were Directed At A Visiting Basketball Team

Sat 1-27-2018

Officials with the Spencer School District say they're addressing the behavior of some students following a high school basketball game last week.

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Polar Plunge, Fireworks Extravaganza to Highlight U of O Winter Games on Saturday

Fri 1-26-2018 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Plunge to benefit Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire & Rescue.

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No Injuries Reported In Fire At A Spencer Apartment Complex

Fri 1-26-2018

No injuries were reported Thursday in a fire that damaged a Spencer apartment building.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Multiple Arrests On Drug Charges

Fri 1-26-2018

A search warrant executed Tuesday on a residence at 10th Street West in Sibley resulted in the arrests of five people on drug charges. 

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2018 U Of O Winter Games Officially Kicked Off

Fri 1-26-2018

Cheerleaders for the University of Okoboji Winter Games officially kicked off the weekend's activities with this cheer during our live broadcast of the morning show from Ritz in Arnolds Park.

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Investigation By Spencer Police Results In Arrest Of Man On Sex Charges

Fri 1-26-2018

An Albert City man faces felony sexual abuse and incest charges in connection with an incident that occurred earlier this month.

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Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests (2)

Fri 1-26-2018

A routine traffic stop early this (Fri.) morning in Spencer resulted in the arrests of two people on drug charges.

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DNR Holds Informational Meeting On Planned Improvements At Several Lakes Area State Parks/Campgrounds

Thu 1-25-2018

Parks personnel with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources hosted a public informational meeting Thursday evening on various improvements either currently underway or that soon will be getting started at several state parks in the Iowa Great Lakes Area.

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Nearly Head-On Crash On Hwy 71 In Okoboji Results In Minor Injuries

Thu 1-25-2018

Minor injuries were reported Wednesday when two vehicles collided nearly head-on Highway 71 in Okoboji.

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Marilyn Maye to be featured on CBS Sunday Morning January 28

Thu 1-25-2018 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-A portion of the segment was filmed at The Inn at Okoboji last summer.

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A Hard Day's Night at the Pearson Lakes Art Center January 26

Thu 1-25-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Premiere Beatles Tribute Band part of U of O Winter Games festivities.

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LifeServe Issues Call For Blood Donations

Thu 1-25-2018

The weather and widespread flu outbreaks have created a shortage of blood supplies in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska.

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Arch Allies to Headline 4th Annual Rock'n Bac'n Brew'n Festival April 7

Thu 1-25-2018 800 W 18th Street,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Festival to feature Craft Beer and Bacon Specialties.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Collision Of Conventional Semi & Semi Tractor

Thu 1-25-2018

A collision Wednesday involving two semis in Nobles county sent one person to the hospital.

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5th Annual Winter Games Fundraiser for UDMO January 25

Wed 1-24-2018 575 S Highway 71,Arnolds Park,IA

Second Person Announces Plans To Run For District 2 Seat On Dickinson County Board Of Supervisors

Wed 1-24-2018

A second man has announced plans to run for the district 2 seat on the Dickinson county board of supervisors.

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Suspicious Person Investigation Results In Arrest

Wed 1-24-2018

An investigation into a report of a suspicious person Tuesday evening seen by a motorist walking on Highway 60 south of Sheldon resulted in the arrest of a Sheldon man.

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State Lawmakers Sound Off Over Medicaid Privatization

Wed 1-24-2018

Issues with the state's privatized Medicaid program was a topic of discussion at Saturday's legislative forum at the Pearson Lakes Art Center

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Winter Family Fest at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory January 27

Tue 1-23-2018 1838 Highway 86,Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Soup and Pie offered from 11-1 during the U of O Winter Games.

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County Employee Announces Candidacy For District 2 Seat On Dickinson County Board Of Supervisors

Tue 1-23-2018

A county employee has announced his intention to seek election to a seat on the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors.

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Region Continues To Dig Out From Monday's Blizzard

Tue 1-23-2018

Most of the region is still feeling the after-affects of Monday's blizzard.

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Residents Requested To Remove Heavy Amounts Of Snow And Ice From Natural Gas Meters

Tue 1-23-2018

Your driveway isn't the only thing you should be digging out.

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Battle Of Bartenders To Once Again Highlight Opening Of Winter Games

Tue 1-23-2018

A charity event will once again help kick off this year's University of Okoboji Winter Games.

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Single Vehicle Crash Results In Minor Injuries To Teen (2)

Tue 1-23-2018

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released details into a single vehicle crash a week ago that injured a teen.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Teen

Tue 1-23-2018

A traffic stop last week resulted in the arrest of an Emmetsburg teen.

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No Injuries Reported When Auger Collides With Power Line

Tue 1-23-2018

No injuries were reported Sunday when an auger being hauled on a semi trailer collided with a power line in Palo Alto county.

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DNR Meeting To Discuss Proposed Improvements At Various Lakes Area State Parks Postponed

Tue 1-23-2018

A public meeting to discuss construction plans in the Gull Point State Park complex that was originally scheduled for this (Tues.) evening has been postponed to Thursday evening at 6:00 pm at Mahan Hall on the campus of Lakeside Lab in Wahpeton.

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Pickup Falls Through Big Spirit Lake; Snowmobile Goes Through On West Lake Okoboji Over The Weekend

Mon 1-22-2018

There were two more close calls on the ice over the weekend on the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Fire Heavily Damages SL Burger King

Mon 1-22-2018

A fire this (Mon.) morning caused extensive damage to the Burger King Restaurant on Circle Drive in Spirit Lake.

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Budget Cuts Impacting DNR

Mon 1-22-2018

A state commission told lawmakers repeated cuts to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources threatened its ability to protect the state's air and water as the reductions have forced the agency to leave more than 100 positions vacant. 

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Fairmont Police Shoot & Kill Man Who They Say Threatened Officers With Knives

Mon 1-22-2018

Police in Fairmont have shot and killed a man who authorities say confronted the officers with two knives.

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Two-Vehicle Collision At North Y In Spencer Injures Arnolds Park Woman

Mon 1-22-2018

A two-vehicle collision Sunday at the North Y on the north edge of Spencer sent one person to the hospital.

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Execution Of Search Warrant On SL Residence Results In Two Arrests

Mon 1-22-2018

Two Spirit Lake residents were arrested on drug charges Sunday after police obtained and executed a search warrant at 306 19th Street in Spirit Lake.

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Firefighters Respond To Spirit Lake Burger King

Mon 1-22-2018

Spirit Lake firefighters are battling blizzard conditions after being called shortly before 7:00 am this (Mon.) to Burger King on Circle Drive in Spirit Lake. 

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Major Blizzard Likely Late Sunday Through Early Tuesday

Sun 1-21-2018

Forecasters say they are now very certain a major blizzard will affect the region from late tonight (Sun.) through early Tuesday. 

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Frost-Covered Roads Result In Numerous Collisions In Southern Minnesota Friday

Sat 1-20-2018

Frost-covered roads are being attributed to numerous crashes Friday in southern Minnesota.

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U of O Winter Games Registrations filling quickly

Fri 1-19-2018 Arnolds Park,Ia

(Arnolds Park)-38th Annual Winter Games January 25-28

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Group Files Lawsuit Against Dickinson County Over Re-Zoning For East Loch Estates Project

Fri 1-19-2018

A group calling itself “Concerned Citizens of Dickinson County” has filed a lawsuit challenging action taken by county officials to approve the rezoning and a planned unit development for the East Loch Estates project just north of Chalstrom Beach.

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Fire Causes Minor Damage To Downtown Spencer Restaurant

Fri 1-19-2018

Fire this (Fri.) morning caused minor damage to a downtown Spencer restaurant.

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Construction Completed On New Spec. Building At East Lakes Industrial Park In Spirit Lake

Fri 1-19-2018

Construction has been completed on a new speculative building in the East Lakes Industrial Park on the east side of Spirit Lake

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Iowa Rock 'N Roll Music Association Receives Challenge Donation For Museum Project

Fri 1-19-2018

The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association has received a challenge donation that will go toward equipping the organization's new museum currently being constructed in Arnolds Park.

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Collision Near Fostoria Results In Minor Injuries

Fri 1-19-2018

Minor injuries were reported Thursday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 71 near Fostoria.

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Monthly Survey Of Bankers Suggests Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of Several States, Including Iowa & Minnesota

Fri 1-19-2018

Declining numbers in a new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Iowa and Minnesota.

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Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests (1)

Fri 1-19-2018

A traffic stop Thursday in George resulted in the arrests of two people on drug charges.

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Legislative Forums To Resume Saturday (Jan. 20)

Fri 1-19-2018

Legislative forums resume tomorrow (Sat.) in both Spencer and the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Major Winter Storm Likely Sunday Into Monday

Fri 1-19-2018

Forecasters say there's growing confidence over the potential for a significant winter storm for the region over the second half of the upcoming weekend lasting through the day Monday.

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Spirit Lake Chamber Issues Advisory Regarding Solicitation Calls

Thu 1-18-2018

Officials with the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce say they've been getting reports today (Thurs.) from members saying they've been getting phone calls soliciting advertising, and that they specifically mention the Chamber in the sales pitch.

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Iowa Lakes Community College to host Jazz & Show Choir Festival January 23-24

Thu 1-18-2018 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Festival designed to help area students prepare for Contest Season.

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Area Law Enforcement Agencies Team Up With IABD For I-Pledge Program

Thu 1-18-2018

Several area law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division for a program to educate retailers and to enforce the state's tobacco, alternative nicotine and vapor product law.

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Jazz Band Contest underway at Iowa Lakes Community College in Esthervile

Thu 1-18-2018 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-21 High School Bands competing in annual contest.

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Former Teacher Found Guilty Of Sexual Assault

Thu 1-18-2018

A former teacher has been found guilty of sexually abusing a nine-year-old boy.

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Okoboji Sailing Center teaming up with Lakeside Lab for Winter Games events

Wed 1-17-2018 1900 Manhattan Blvd,Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Partnership creating new program called "Adventure Sailing"

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Clay County Authorities Say No Charges Will Be Filed In Home Invasion Shooting

Wed 1-17-2018

Clay county authorities say no charges will be filed in connection with a home invasion shooting in Spencer that happened shortly after 12:30 am September 1st, 2017. 

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ILCC Trustees Updated On Upcoming Visit By Representatives Of Higher Learning Commission

Wed 1-17-2018

Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College Tuesday were updated on an upcoming visit from representatives of the Higher Learning Commission, which oversees an accreditation process every seven years.

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Carbon Monoxide Leak Traced To Malfunction In A Furnace

Wed 1-17-2018

A faulty furnace has been cited as the source of a carbon monoxide leak in a Lake Park home that sent two people to the hospital early Tuesday with symptoms of possible carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Benefit for Todd & Stacie Huckfelt January 21 in Spencer

Tue 1-16-2018 2320 HIghway 71 North,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Funds raised will go to family for medical expenses.

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Nationally Known Los Angeles Vlogger Speaks In Person To Spirit Lake & Okoboji J-Term Students

Tue 1-16-2018

Beauty is so much more than skin deep. That's the message a Los Angeles You Tube blogger had today (Tues.) for some Spirit Lake and Okoboji High School J Term students who have been learning about beauty and hair at the Faust Institute for Cosmetology in Spirit Lake.

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Carbon Monoxide Leak In Home Sends Two People To Hospital

Tue 1-16-2018

A reminder of the dangers of carbon monoxide.

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Taxpayer Group To Hear Presentation On $25M Bond Issue In Okoboji School District

Tue 1-16-2018

The Dickinson County Taxpayers Association will meeting this Thursday to learn more about a $25 million bond issue that will go to the voters in the Okoboji Community School District this coming April.

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Teen Music Association to hold Glow Dance January 20

Mon 1-15-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-New group to hold free monthly events for students in 7th-12th grades.

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ILCC Unveils New High-Tech Nursing Lab

Mon 1-15-2018

A new nursing simulation lab was unveiled Friday at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.

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Big Changes In Store For West Bend-Mallard School District

Mon 1-15-2018

A big change is in the works for one area school district.

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A Close Call For Three People Who Fall Through Ice Under Hwy 71 Bridge Between East & West Lake Okoboji

Mon 1-15-2018

A close call for three people Saturday afternoon under the Highway 71 bridge between East and West Lake Okoboji.

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Pocahontas Man Accused Of Passing Fake $100 Bill

Mon 1-15-2018

A Pocahontas man has been charged for an incident last month, in which Storm Lake Police were called to Storm Lake Honda in regards to a report that someone had attempted to pass a counterfeit one-hundred dollar bill.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Two Vehicle Collision

Mon 1-15-2018

Minor injuries were reported Friday in a two-vehicle collision in Ruthven.

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Ongoing Drug Investigation Results In Two Arrests

Mon 1-15-2018

An ongoing drug investigation in O'Brien county has resulted in two arrests.

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Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival January 19-20

Fri 1-12-2018 Cherokee,IA

(Cherokee)-Festival includes concerts, jam session and student clinics.

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Fred Hubbell Brings Gubernatorial Campaign To NW Iowa

Fri 1-12-2018

A Democrat running for Iowa Governor made a stop today (Fri.) in the Iowa Great Lakes. Fred Hubbell, a former business executive, addressed a gathering at Fillenwarth Beach Resort.

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DNR To Hold Informational Meeting On Proposed Projects At Several Sites The Agency Operates In The Lakes Area

Fri 1-12-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold a public informational meeting later this month to discuss projects at several facilities the agency operates in the Iowa Great Lakes Area.

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Dickinson Co. Recycling Center's Swap Shop Offering Left Over Paint, Household Cleaners And Other Items For Free

Fri 1-12-2018

The Dickinson County Recycling Center is reminding the public it has a variety of left-over or unused household products that county residents can have for free.

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Spirit Lake Middle School Band Students Selected for Strong Foundations Honor Band

Fri 1-12-2018

Six band students were selected to participate in the Strong FoundationsMiddle School Honor Band Festival sponsored by Sioux City East Middle and High Schools.  

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2017 Was Another Busy Year For Operations At Dickinson County Communications Center

Fri 1-12-2018

2017 was another busy year at the Dickinson County Communications Center.

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LRH & Avera Medical Group Join Forces In Physician Recruitment Effort

Fri 1-12-2018

Officials with Lakes Regional Healthcare and Avera Medical Group have joined forces in a campaign to recruit new physicians to the area.

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Emmet County ISU Extension offering Annie's Project in February

Thu 1-11-2018 3675 450th Ave,Emmetsburg,IA

(Emmetsburg)-Registration limited to 25 participants.

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IGL Chamber Legislative Forum Set For Jan. 20th

Thu 1-11-2018

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its first legislative forum of the session one week from this Saturday, January 20th, at the Pearson Lakes Art Center.

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Vehicle Collides With Snow Plow

Thu 1-11-2018

A collision of a vehicle and a snowplow Tuesday in southern Minnesota sent two people to the hospital. 

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Secretary Of State To Rollout Statewide Educational Program On Voter ID

Thu 1-11-2018

Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says he'll travel the state this year to inform the public about a new law requiring voter identification at the polls.

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Dedication of Nursing Simulation Laboratory at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg January 12

Wed 1-10-2018 3200 College Dr,Emmetsburg,IA

(Emmetsburg)-Upgrade to facility thanks to Federal Title III grant.

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SL Leaders Say Incentive Program Is Revitalizing City's Downtown Area

Wed 1-10-2018

Spirit Lake city leaders say a program that provides incentives to owners of buildings in the downtown area to make improvements is having a big positive impact.

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Rail To Trail Project Awarded Funding By Iowa Transportation Commission

Tue 1-9-2018

The second phase of a project to convert abandoned railroad right-of-way between Spirit Lake and Lake Park to a recreational trail has been awarded funding through a federal program. 

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Auditions for ILCC Spring Musical to be held January 16

Tue 1-9-2018 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Performances of The 1940s Radio Hour to be held March 22-24.

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Spencer Man Arrested On Multiple Charges Following High Speed Pursuit

Tue 1-9-2018

A Spencer man faces multiple charges following a high speed pursuit early this (Tues.) morning through portions of several northwest Iowa counties. 

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Dickinson Supervisors Approve Hiring Special Investigator; Approve Request To Build Communications Tower On County-Owned Land

Tue 1-9-2018

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning voted five to nothing to approve the hiring of Hillary Henningsen as an investigating deputy for the county.

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Worthington Man Charged By Clay County Authorities For Allegedly Harboring A Runaway

Tue 1-9-2018

(Spencer)-- A Worthington, Minnesota man has been charged by Clay county authorities with harboring a runaway.

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Eggs & Issues Legislative Forums About To Get Underway

Tue 1-9-2018

With another session of the Iowa Legislature officially underway comes a reminder from the Spencer Chamber of Commerce of their Eggs and Issues legislative forums.

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Milford City Council Holds First Meeting Of 2018

Tue 1-9-2018

The Milford city council Monday evening held its first meeting of the new year.

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Spirit Lake Auto Parts Store Changing Hands

Mon 1-8-2018

A Spirit Lake auto parts store is changing hands.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces 2018 Inductees

Mon 1-8-2018 Arnolds Park, Ia

(Arnolds Park)-The Nadas, Marilyn Maye and David Ellefson among honorees.

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Additional Details Released Into Fatal Snowmobile Crash

Mon 1-8-2018

Officials have released some additional details into a snowmobile crash last week that claimed the life of a Milford man.

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Estherville Man Faces Multiple Charges After Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend Twice

Fri 1-5-2018

Multiple charges have been filed against an Estherville man accused of assaulting a female in that city on New Year’s Day.

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Man Faces Multiple Charges In Domestic Assault Incidents

Fri 1-5-2018

An investigation early January 2nd by Estherville police into a report of a domestic disturbance resulted in the arrest of a Heron Lake, Minnesota man.

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Alliant Energy Foundation Awards Grants (1)

Fri 1-5-2018

Two local entities have been awarded grants totaling $3,000 from the Alliant Energy Foundation in the second of its two 2017 giving cycles.

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Lakes Area Young Professionals Group kickoff event January 9

Fri 1-5-2018 3705 Highway 71,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-New group aimed at professionals in their 20s and 30s.

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NW Iowa Casino Sustains Estimated $500,000 To $1 Million In Damage After Water Pipes Freeze And Burst

Fri 1-5-2018

Water from frozen water pipes that burst has damaged a northwest Iowa casino/resort.

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2018 U Of O Winter Games Cheerleaders Announced

Fri 1-5-2018

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the eight people who have been elected cheerleaders for this year's University of Okoboji Winter Games.

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Snowmobile Crash Claims Life Of Milford Man

Fri 1-5-2018

A snowmobile crash in Clay county has claimed the life of a Milford man.

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Reports Good Financial News

Thu 1-4-2018

There's some good news to report when it comes to finances at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

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Youth Coordinator For ISU Extension & Outreach, Osceola County, Receives Special Recognition

Thu 1-4-2018

The Youth Coordinator for the ISU Extension and Outreach, Osceola county, has received some special recognition.

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Fundraising Campaign For New Early Childhood Center Surpasses Goal

Thu 1-4-2018

A fundraising campaign to build a new early childhood center at Sacred Heart in Spencer has exceeded its goal thanks to a $200,000 gift.

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Okoboji School District Remains On Track For April 3rd Vote On $25M Bond Proposal

Thu 1-4-2018

The Okoboji School Board is continuing to work through the process of bringing a $25 million bond issue for a new middle school and other improvements to the district's voters this coming April 3rd.

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Two Suspects Accused Of Shooting At Two Houses In Rural Lyon And Sioux Counties Arrested

Thu 1-4-2018

Authorities in Lyon and Sioux counties say two arrests have been made in connection with an investigation into incidents in which shots were fired at two residences in the two counties.

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Juvenile Arrested On Drug-Related Charge

Wed 1-3-2018

A Spencer teen has been transferred to the custody of the Youth Emergency Services Center in Cherokee on a drug-related charge.

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First Baby Of 2018 Born At Lakes Regional Healthcare

Wed 1-3-2018

The first baby of 2018 has been born at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

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Voting Underway For 2018 U Of O Winter Games Cheerleaders

Wed 1-3-2018

Voting is underway for cheerleaders for the 2018 University of Okoboji Winter Games.

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Larry Lago Retires As FSA Exec. Dir. For Dickinson & Emmet Counties

Wed 1-3-2018

The Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency for Dickinson and Emmet counties has retired. Larry Lago's last day on the job was December 29th.

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First Baby Of 2018 Born At Spencer Hospital

Wed 1-3-2018

The first baby of 2018 has been born at Spencer Hospital.

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Express Registration at Iowa Lakes Community College January 8-9

Tue 1-2-2018 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Classes start January 10 at ILCC.

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Okoboji Foundation Now Accepting 2018 Grant Applications

Tue 1-2-2018

The Okoboji Foundation is now accepting grant applications for vital capital project in the Lakes Community for 2018.

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Domestic Assault Investigation Results In Arrest

Tue 1-2-2018

An investigation early Monday into a report of a domestic assault in progress at a residence near Ruthven resulted in an arrest.

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Officials In One Area City Vowing To Crack Down On Those Who Don't Remove Snow & Ice From Sidewalks In A Timely Manner

Tue 1-2-2018

The city of Spencer is vowing to crack down on downtown property owners who don't remove snow and ice from their sidewalks in timely manner.

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Spencer Woman Sentenced On Assault And Meth Charges

Tue 1-2-2018

A Spencer woman... arrested by police in July and August... has been sentenced in Clay County District Court.

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Fatality Statistics Suggest Iowa Roads Were Safer In 2017

Tue 1-2-2018

State statistics on traffic-related deaths suggest Iowa roads were safer last year than in 2016. 

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Report On Midwest Economy Shows Continued Improvement

Tue 1-2-2018

An economist says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states, including Iowa and Minnesota, rose over the past month, pointing to continuing improvement in regional economic conditions. 

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