News Archive

Fire Damages Ag Partners In Sheldon

Wed 1-16-2019

 An electrical problem is believed to be the cause of a fire early this (Wed.) morning that damaged a building at Ag Partners in Sheldon.

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DNR Postpones Spencer Trout Stocking Event Due To Expected Inclement Weather

Wed 1-16-2019

Predictions for inclement weather have resulted in the Iowa Department of Natural Resources postponing a trout stocking event that had been scheduled for this weekend in Spencer. 

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Keelson Harbour to host Balance Impairments Class on January 18

Wed 1-16-2019 2810 Aurora Avenue,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Class is free and open to public, continuing education credit offered for medical professionals.

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List Of Shopko Stores Slated For Closure Continues To Grow

Wed 1-16-2019

The list of Shopko stores slated for closure continues to grow.

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No Injuries Reported In Milford House Fire (1)

Wed 1-16-2019

No injuries were reported in a house fire last (Tues.) evening in Milford.

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Head Of Iowa Court System Addresses State Lawmakers

Wed 1-16-2019

The head of the Iowa court system says technology and the need to ensure justice for everyone demands increased spending.

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Free Service Available To Help Those Looking To Quit Smoking

Wed 1-16-2019

Looking to quit smoking but need some help? It's as close as a phone call away.

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Semi Rollover Injures Hartley Man

Wed 1-16-2019

A Hartley man was injured Tuesday when a semi he was driving left the road and overturned in Sioux county.

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Single Vehicle Crash Sends Two People To The Hospital (1)

Wed 1-16-2019

A Worthington woman was injured Tuesday when a vehicle she was driving left a Nobles county road and rolled.

 

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Iowa Lakes Community College to host Jazz Band Contest January 17-18

Tue 1-15-2019 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Hundreds of students from regional middle and high schools expected to participate.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Outlines Priorities In Speech To Legislators

Tue 1-15-2019

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is proposing the Legislature pass a constitutional amendment that would no longer allow the state to strip convicted felons of their right to vote.

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Okoboji Elementary Teacher Receives 2019 Iowa STEM Teacher Award For NW Iowa

Tue 1-15-2019

An Okoboji Elementary teacher has received some special recognition for instructing students on the importance of STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

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Execution Of Search Warrant On Spencer Residence Results In Arrests Of Two People

Tue 1-15-2019

Two people were arrested on drug charges after authorities executed a search warrant last Thursday evening on a residence in Spencer. 

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Buena Vista County Authorities Investigate Shooting

Tue 1-15-2019

The Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center last Tuesday (Jan. 8) to investigate a patient with a gunshot wound.

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Additional Arrest Made In NW Iowa Drug Case

Tue 1-15-2019

A Hull man was arrested this past Saturday on multiple charges stemming from an incident back on December 26th of 2018.

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Oily Sheen In A NW Iowa Creek Traced To Leaking Tanker Truck

Tue 1-15-2019

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Spencer Field Office says an estimated 1,100 gallons of mineral oil caused a blue-colored sheen in a creek in the Boyden area.

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House Minority Leader Kicks Steve King Off Committees

Tue 1-15-2019

Veteran Republican Rep. Steve King will be blocked from committee assignments for the next two years after lamenting that white supremacy and white nationalism have become offensive terms.

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Milford City Council Accepts Resignation Of Police Officer Accused Of Providing Alcohol To Underage Person

Mon 1-14-2019

Following a closed session lasting about 20 minutes, the Milford City Council voted this (Monday) evening to accept the resignation of one of the city's police officers.

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New Events at U of O Winter Games to include Kite Festival, Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

Mon 1-14-2019 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Other new events include Comedy Shows, Winter Water Sheds.

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Northwest Bank Taking Polar Plunge To Freeze Out Cancer

Mon 1-14-2019

Some area bankers will take the plunge during this year's University of Okoboji Winter Games to raise money to help fight cancer.

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Battle Of The Bartenders To Once Again Kick Off Winter Games

Mon 1-14-2019

A major fundraising event for charity will once again help kick off Winter Games this year. 

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Iowa Legislature Convenes For 2019 Session

Mon 1-14-2019

The Iowa Legislature is set to convene Monday for the 2019 session with Republicans continuing to hold a majority of seats in the House and Senate.

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Area Veterans Invited To Attend V-A Town Hall Meeting Wednesday (1/16) In Spirit Lake

Mon 1-14-2019

Area veterans are urged to attend a town hall meeting Wednesday at the Dickinson County Courthouse in Spirit Lake. 

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Suspects Wanted For Theft From Rock Rapids Subway & Stealing A Pickup Taken Into Custody In Nobles County

Sat 1-12-2019

Two Minnesota men are in custody in connection with a stolen pickup and the theft of some money from a Subway store in Rock Rapids.

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Registration continues for University of Okoboji Winter Games Events

Fri 1-11-2019 Okoboj, IA

(Okoboji)-Some events filling up, registration continues for Chili Cook-off and The Chocolate Classic.

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Head Of DNR's Spencer Field Office Retires After 28 Years With The Agency

Fri 1-11-2019

The head of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' Spencer field office has retired.

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Spirit Lake Middle School 6th Grade Students Participate in Honor Band

Fri 1-11-2019

Seven Spirit Lake Middle School band students were selected to participate in the Strong Foundations Middle School Honor Band Festival sponsored by Sioux City East Middle School band. 

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Okoboji High School Announces J Term Public Presentation Night

Fri 1-11-2019

From January 7th-17th, students at Okoboji High School are learning in a very different way. 

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No Serious Injuries Reported In Crash Involving LRH Ambulance In Sioux Falls

Fri 1-11-2019

No serious injuries were reported Thursday in a crash in Sioux Falls that involved a Lakes Regional Healthcare ambulance.

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Major Ice Fishing Tournament Coming This Weekend To The Iowa Great Lakes

Fri 1-11-2019

An ice fishing tournament is coming this weekend to the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Emmetsburg Community Schools Hires New Superintendent

Fri 1-11-2019

The Emmetsburg School District has a new Superintendent.

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Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Car Drop Contest getting underway

Thu 1-10-2019 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Annual fundraiser helps with community projects.

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Local Bank Announces New President

Thu 1-10-2019

A local bank has a new leader. 

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Crash Near Ingham Lake In Emmet County Injures Man

Thu 1-10-2019

Minor injuries were reported Sunday in a single vehicle crash near Ingham Lake in Emmet county.

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Crash South Of Estherville Sends Four To The Hospital

Thu 1-10-2019

A single vehicle crash last Friday evening a mile south of Estherville sent four people to the hospital.

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Uber Service Now Available In Portions Of NW Iowa

Thu 1-10-2019

The ride-sharing service of Uber is now available in a number of northwest Iowa communities, including the Lakes Area.

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Smell Of Smoke Prompts Evacuation Of DeMoney Elementary School In Estherville

Thu 1-10-2019

A smell of smoke resulted in the evacuation of DeMoney Elementary School in Estherville for awhile this (Thurs.) morning. 

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Spencer Man Sentenced On Burglary And Drug Charges

Thu 1-10-2019

A Spencer man has been sentenced to state prison.

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Traffic Stop Results In Charges Against Hartley Man

Thu 1-10-2019

A traffic stop last Friday near Hartley resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.

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Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club To Hold Wild Game Feed

Thu 1-10-2019

The Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club will hold a wild game feed this Saturday evening at Haggy's in Royal. 

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Estherville Hometown SHOPKO Store Slated For Closure

Thu 1-10-2019

Some more SHOPKO Hometown stores, including the one in Estherville, will be closing their doors for good.

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Plans For New Municipal Pool Moving Forward In Estherville

Thu 1-10-2019

Plans are moving forward for a new municipal swimming pool in Estherville, but whether or not they become a reality will likely be up to voters.

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Gov. Reynolds Orders State Flags At Half-Staff In Honor Of Fallen Firefighter

Wed 1-9-2019

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, January 11th, 2019 until sunset on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 in honor and remembrance of firefighter Eric Hosette who died in the line of duty in Clinton, IA on Saturday, January 5, 2019. 

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New Program In Jackson Offers Incentive To Anyone Looking To Start A New Business In The Town's Central Business District

Wed 1-9-2019

If you’ve ever thought about starting your own business, or are looking at expanding a current business, a new opportunity in Jackson may be able to help.

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State Senator From NW Iowa To Seek Republican Nomination For 4th District Congressional Seat In 2020

Wed 1-9-2019

A northwest Iowa legislator today (Wed.) announced his intention of seeking the Republican nomination in Iowa's 4th Congressional District in 2020.

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Rollover Results In No Injuries But A Considerable Amount Of Property Damage

Wed 1-9-2019

No injuries were reported but there was a considerable amount of property damage in a single vehicle rollover Monday in O'Brien county.

 

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8th Annual Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics slated for February 24

Tue 1-8-2019 2105 Circle Dr W,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Fundraiser helps local athletes compete in local, regional and statewide events.

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Searches Of Two Emmetsburg Apartments Results In Drug Charges Against Several People

Tue 1-8-2019

 The execution of two search warrants Monday on two apartments in Emmetsburg resulted in drug charges against three people.

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Estherville Man Arrested On Child Abuse Charges

Tue 1-8-2019

An Estherville man has been arrested following an investigation into a report of child abuse.

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Iowa Rock 'N Roll Music Association Announces 2019 Hall Of Fame Inductees

Tue 1-8-2019

The Iowa Rock ‘n Roll Music Association has announced the 2019 inductees into it's Hall of Fame. 

 

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Milford Police Officer Accused Of Providing Alcohol To Person Under The Legal Age

Tue 1-8-2019

A Milford police officer faces potential legal trouble after being accused of supplying alcohol to a person under the legal age.

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Clay County Fair Officials Expands Free Admission To Fairgoers 12 And Under

Tue 1-8-2019

A big change is coming to daily admission charges at the Clay County Fair.

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Estherville Man Accused Of Having Sex With Underage Girl

Tue 1-8-2019

An Estherville man is accused of having sex with an underage girl.

 

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Traffic Stop Near Superior Results In Arrest Of Wisconsin Man

Tue 1-8-2019

A traffic stop Saturday on Highway 9 just east of Superior resulted in the arrest of a Wisconsin man.

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Construction on new Roof Garden progressing due to recent mild weather

Mon 1-7-2019 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-New facility expected to be operational by mid-summer.

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Hwy 60 Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Mon 1-7-2019

A Saint James man sustained minor injuries in a two vehicle accident yesterday (Sunday) near Bingham Lake.

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NW Iowa Man Wanted On Clay County Warrants Arrested In South Dakota

Mon 1-7-2019

 A northwest Iowa man wanted on warrants out of Clay county was arrested Friday in South Dakota.

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Domestic Disturbance Results In Multiple Charges Against Spencer Man

Mon 1-7-2019

An investigation early Saturday into a report of a domestic disturbance near Spencer resulted in the arrest of a man on multiple charges.

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Dickinson Co. Sheriff's Office Releases Info. On Several Unrelated Arrests Made In Recent Weeks

Mon 1-7-2019

Dickinson Co. Sheriff's Office Releases Info. On Several Unrelated Arrests Made In Recent Weeks

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Hwy 18 Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Mon 1-7-2019

A two-vehicle collision Saturday at the intersection of Highway 18 and Lily Avenue near Boyden sent one person to the hospital.

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Lakefield Man Arrested After Causing A Raucous At A Storm Lake Campaign Event For Elizabeth Warren

Mon 1-7-2019

A Lakefield man was arrested at a campaign event this weekend in Storm Lake for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

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Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber Of Commerce Announces 2019 Winter Games Cheerleaders

Sat 1-5-2019

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce today (Sat.) announced the nine people who have been elected cheerleaders for the 2019 University of Okoboji Games. 

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Authorities Release Name Of Man Killed Wednesday On Hwy 71 In Buena Vista County

Sat 1-5-2019

The names of those involved in a two-vehicle fatality accident on Highway 71 near Rembrandt on Wednesday morning have been released.

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Partial Government Shutdown Impacting Farmers

Sat 1-5-2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets. 

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Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalling Cheesecake Due To Salmonella Concern

Sat 1-5-2019

West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee has announced a voluntary recall of its cheesecakes made with Diamond Crystal Brands cheesecake mix due to possible salmonella contamination. 

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Northwest Bank Employees to take the Polar Plunge to "Freeze Out Cancer" during Winter Games

Fri 1-4-2019 46 N Highway 71,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Bankers plan to take the plunge to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.

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Woman Charged For Allegedly Breaking Water Pipe In Jail Cell

Fri 1-4-2019

A Mallard woman who was being held at the Palo Alto county jail has been charged after allegedly damaging a water pipe in the cell she was being held in.

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Traffic Stop Results In Drug Arrest (2)

Fri 1-4-2019

A Ruthven woman was arrested on drug charges Thursday following a traffic stop on Highway 9 near Ocheyedan.

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Express Registration at Iowa Lakes Community College January 7 & 8

Thu 1-3-2019 300 S. 18th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Express registration offered at Emmetsburg, Estherville and Spencer Campuses.

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Head-On Collision On Hwy 18 Near Dickens Results In Serious Injuries

Thu 1-3-2019

Serious injuries were reported in a head-on crash Saturday on Highway 18 near Dickens.

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Anticipated Construction Of New Clinic Making For Some Big Changes In Traffic Flow At LRH

Thu 1-3-2019

Anticipated construction of a new medical clinic is making for some big changes in traffic flow at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

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Broken Water Main Affecting Some Spirit Lake Residents

Thu 1-3-2019

 Some Spirit Lake residents were without water this (Thurs.) morning as the result of a broken water main. 

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Crash On Hwy 71 In Buena Vista County Claims A Life

Thu 1-3-2019

One person was killed in a two-vehicle accident yesterday (Wednesday) morning on highway 71 near Rembrandt.

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Public invited to Winter Water Sheds Informational Session at PLAC January 3

Wed 1-2-2019 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Lakeside Lab, Okoboji Sailing Center and Pearson Lakes Art Center teaming up to create new Winter Games event.

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Execution Of Search Warrant On Spencer Apartment Results In Several Arrests

Wed 1-2-2019

The execution of a search warrant on an apartment in Spencer Friday evening resulted in the arrests of several people.

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Survey Suggests Improving Business Conditions In Midwest

Wed 1-2-2019

Business conditions improved last month in nine Midwest and Plains states despite shortages of skilled workers, according to a monthly survey report issued Wednesday.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Approve 3% Wage Increases For County Employees, Both Elected And Non-Elected

Wed 1-2-2019

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors met for the first time in 2019 this (Tues.) morning, with two new board members officially assuming their seats on the board.

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DNR To Hold Trout Stocking Event Later This Month In Spencer Pending Weather, Ice Conditions

Wed 1-2-2019

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be releasing trout at seven locations around Iowa later this month, including one locally.

 

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Dickinson Co. Board Of Supervisors To Hold First Meeting Of 2019 Wednesday (Jan. 2nd)

Tue 1-1-2019

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors will hold their first meeting of the new year Wednesday (January 2nd).

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Head-On Crash Sends Two People To The Hospital

Tue 1-1-2019

Two people were injured Monday in a head-on collision in Murray county of southwest Minnesota.

 

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Rollover Crash Near George

Tue 1-1-2019

There was no immediate word of any injuries in a single vehicle crash Friday east of George.

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I90 Crash In Nobles County Injures Two

Tue 1-1-2019

A single vehicle crash Monday on Interstate 90 in Nobles county sent two people to the hospital.

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