News Archive

Crash Results In Arrest Of An Oklahoma Man

Fri 1-31-2020

An Oklahoma man was arrested Thursday evening after a vehicle he was driving crashed into a utility pole and a building in downtown Jackson.

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Iowa Lakes Community College to hold Annual Job Fairs in Emmetsburg and Estherville March 4 & 5

Fri 1-31-2020 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Fairs aim to connect students and job seekers with local employers

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Iowa Lawmakers Getting First Look At Bill That Would Increase Sales Tax By One Percent

Fri 1-31-2020

State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake, who also serves as Speaker Pro-Tem, says there are a lot of other components in the measure.

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Battle Of The Chili Pots, Postponed From Earlier In The Month, To Be Held This Sat., Feb. 1st, At The Spirit Lake Fire Station

Fri 1-31-2020

A fundraiser for several area Fire Departments that was scheduled for earlier this month but wound up getting postponed due to a blizzard will be held this weekend.

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FSA Reminds Farmers Of CRP, A-R-C Sign-Ups

Fri 1-31-2020

Yaggie says you will need to have some figures with you when you sign up for those programs.

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Collision At Hwy 18 & M-27 Results In Minor Injuries

Fri 1-31-2020

Minor injuries were reported Thursday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 18 and Clay County Road M-27, or Barb's Corner.

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Final Numbers Are In For This Year's "Battle Of The Bartenders"

Fri 1-31-2020

Final numbers have been tallied showing this year's Battle Of The Bartenders raised some $9,600 for local charities, exceeding last year's amount by about $3,000.

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Clay County Heritage to host Murder at the Mardi Gras February 15

Thu 1-30-2020 7 Grand Ave, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Event to take place at Historical Parker Museum

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Polaris Industries To Close Plant In Western South Dakota And Transfer Operations To Spirit Lake

Thu 1-30-2020

The company says production at its facility in Spearfish will be terminated in mid-February with the operations moving to the plant in Spirit Lake.

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Suspect Wanted In Jackson County Vehicle Theft Arrested In Sioux City

Thu 1-30-2020

Shortly before 5:00 pm Wednesday, a Jackson county deputy responded to a residence in Delafield Township where a 1999 Jeep Cherokee was reported missing.

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Kossuth/Palo Alto Economic Development Corp. Receives Recognition From BEST Of Iowa Program

Thu 1-30-2020

It was announced recently the Kossuth/Palo Alto Economic Development Corporation was among four such entities to receive recognition through the 2019 BEST of Iowa program.

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Three People Announce Candidacies For House District 3 Seat

Thu 1-30-2020

It was just a couple of days ago that Dan Huseman announced he would not be seeking re-election this fall to the Iowa House District 3 seat he currently holds. And already the field of candidates for the seat has grown to atleast three.

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Major Upgrade Planned For Florence Park Shelter House In Milford

Thu 1-30-2020

Mayor Steve Anderson updated the city council earlier this week on plans to expand the facility.

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Okoboji Vintage Ice Drags to be held February 1 on East Lake Okoboji

Wed 1-29-2020 394 U.S. Hwy 71 S, Arnolds Park, IA

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

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Prairie Lakes AEA Announces Hiring Of A New Chief Administrator

Wed 1-29-2020

It was announced today (Wed.) Dr. Susie Meade has been hired to the position, successing Jeff Herzberg who will be stepping down this coming June.

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Martin Co. West Student Will Be Going To Sunday's Big Game Thanks To The Minnesota Vikings

Wed 1-29-2020

Brayden Williamson was notified at a rally last week that he would be going.

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Royal Woman Arrested On Domestic Abuse & Child Endangerment Charges

Wed 1-29-2020

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called shortly after 11:00 pm to 204 1st Avenue in Royal.

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SLHS Jazz Band Finshes 2nd In 3A Competition At Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz Band Festival

Wed 1-29-2020

The Spirit Lake High School Jazz Band placed second in class 3A competition at the Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz Band Festival.

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A Man Who Represents Several NW Iowa Counties In The State Legislature Won't Seek Another Term

Tue 1-28-2020

State Representative Dan Huseman of Aurelia says he won't seek re-election in 2020 and will retire from the House at the end of his current term. 

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Clay County Authorities Arrest Man On 9 Counts Of A Sex Offender Registry Violation

Tue 1-28-2020

Clay County Authorities Arrest Man On 9 Counts Of A Sex Offender Registry Violation

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ILCC Music Department to hold auditions for Mamma Mia! February 3 & 4

Tue 1-28-2020 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Production to be the first at new Performing Arts Facility on Estherville Campus

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Northwest Iowa Man Sentenced On Federal Child Porn Charge

Tue 1-28-2020

31-year-old Raymond Painter, Jr. of Laurens was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison.

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Iowa DNR To Hold Series Of Meetings Next Month, Including One Locally, To Talk About Hunting Rules & Regulations

Tue 1-28-2020

One of the sessions will be held Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30 pm at the Dickinson County Nature Center.

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Some More School Districts In The Region Are Looking For A New Superintendent

Tue 1-28-2020

Scott Williamson has announced his resignation as Superintendent of the Sioux Central, Laurens-Marathon and Clay Central-Everly school districts effective at the end of the current school year. 

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Single Vehicle Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital (4)

Tue 1-28-2020

A single vehicle rollover Saturday afternoon in Palo Alto county sent one person to the hospital.

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Spirit Lake Woman Arrested On Multiple Charges

Tue 1-28-2020

Multiple charges have been filed against a Spirit Lake woman who was arrested Monday.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Adopt Biofuels Resolution

Tue 1-28-2020

Dickinson has become the first county in Iowa requiring the use of biodiesel in it's fleet of vehicles that are compatible for it.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Wind Up Continuing Public Hearing On Controversial Project Involving DD 15 On South Edge Of Lake Park

Tue 1-28-2020

A continued hearing at today's (Tues.) Dickinson County Board of Supervisors over a controversial project being proposed for drainage district 15 on the south edge of Lake Park wound up being continued again on a technicality.

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Dickinson County Democrats & Republicans Gearing Up For Caucuses

Tue 1-28-2020

The highlight of the Presidential nominating season for Iowa voters is coming up Monday evening, February 3rd, with Democrats and Republicans caucusing statewide.

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Milford City Council Hears Trails Update; Opts Not To Live Stream Meetings

Tue 1-28-2020

Reed updated the council on various projects currently underway, along with plans to submit grant funding requests to assist with a project to connect the Iowa Great Lakes Trails system with one from Clay county.

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Field Of Candidates In G-T/R-A Superintendent Search Narrowed To Three

Tue 1-28-2020

The field of candidates for the search of a new Superintendent for the Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayrshire school districts has been narrowed to three.

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Dickinson Co. Sheriff's Office Releases Winter Games Call Statistics

Mon 1-27-2020

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office today (Mon.) released statistics from this past weekend showing calls for service for Winter Games weekend were up slightly from last year, but jail bookings were down slightly.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Show & Jazz Choir Festival January 28-29

Mon 1-27-2020 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Festival marks the start of the Show and Jazz Choir season

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Chamber Officials Say Winter Games Were Another Huge Success

Mon 1-27-2020

Kiley Zankowski of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce says this year's Winter Games again drew thousands of people to the area.

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Authorities Report No Major Incidents Either On The Ice Or On Land Over Winter Games Weekend

Mon 1-27-2020

DNR Enforcement Officer Steve Reighard tells KUOO news everyone seemed to pay attention to the safety messages.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Minnesota Woman

Mon 1-27-2020

Authorities say a passenger in the vehicle, 31-year-old Amanda Nolette of Stuart, Minnesota, was wanted on a warrant from Palo Alto county.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre announces productions for 63rd Season

Mon 1-27-2020

Ruth Ann Burke, General Manager of OST, says the 63rd season will be highlighted by several musicals, farces, drama and light-hearted productions, some of which will be performed for the first time on the Okoboji stage.

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Jackson County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug Charges

Mon 1-27-2020

A Worthington man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop last week in Jackson county.

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Crews Making Good Progress On New Medical Clinic, Remodeling Project At Lakes Regional Healthcare

Mon 1-27-2020

LRH President and CEO Jason Harrington tells KUOO news the project remains on schedule.

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Arnolds Park Okoboji Fire & Rescue urging caution during Winter Games

Fri 1-24-2020 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Officials will set a perimeter around Polar Plunge to keep ATVs & Snowmobiles away from area.

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Palo Alto County Authorities Arrest Man Wanted On Weapons Charge

Fri 1-24-2020

A Rodman wanted on a weapons charge was taken into custody earlier this week by authorities in Palo Alto county.

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Education Advocates In Iowa Calling On Governor And Legislature For Increased Funding

Fri 1-24-2020

The Iowa legislative session is underway and school funding has become a key topic. 

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40th Annual University Of Okoboji Winter Games Officially Underway

Fri 1-24-2020

The cheerleaders for the 40th annual University of Okoboji Winter Games helped officially kick off the weekend during our live broadcast this (Fri.) morning from the Ritz.

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Dickinson County Ranks Near The Top Of The List When It Comes To Starting Up Small Businesses In Iowa

Fri 1-24-2020

 A study by Smart Asset, a New York financial technology company, ranks Dickinson county as the third highest county in Iowa when it comes to starting up your own business

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New Social Security Scam Making The Rounds

Thu 1-23-2020

The caller states that your Social Security number is being cancelled by law enforcement and that you need to call a number to avoid that from happening.

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Spencer Police Seeking Public's Help In Burglary Investigation

Thu 1-23-2020

Authorities say the J.C. Penney store at the South Park Mall was forcibly entered around 2:00 am Wednesday and that various merchandise had been taken.

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Harris Man Accused Of Threatening People With A Hatchet

Thu 1-23-2020

Charges have been filed against a Harris man who allegedly threatened some people with a hatchet in an incident this past Saturday (Jan. 18th).

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ILCC Seeking Nominations For 27th Annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award

Thu 1-23-2020

The award is presented each year at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes exemplifying outstanding support for community, business, school, service clubs and more. 

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An Investigation Is Underway Into A Fiery Crash In Marion County That Claimed The Life Of An Arnolds Park Man

Thu 1-23-2020

Authorities are investigating after some improvised explosive devices, or IED's, were recovered from a crash of a truck earlier this month near Knoxville, Iowa that claimed the life of an Arnolds Park man.

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SL City Council Sets Feb. 11th As Date For Public Hearing On "Maximum Property Tax Dollar Resolution"

Thu 1-23-2020

City Attorney/Administrator Gregg Owens tells KUOO news it pertains to the maximum amount of property tax dollars a governmental entity could POSSIBLY levy.

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Among Top 10% Of Hospitals For Value

Thu 1-23-2020

It was announced Wednesday LRH has scored among the top 10 percent in centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Reimbursement program.

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Two Vehicle Collision Injures Everly Teen

Thu 1-23-2020

A two-vehicle collision Tuesday evening on Highway 18 a mile and-a-half east of Sheldon injured an Everly teen.

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Authorities Alerting The Public To A New Scam That They Say Is Alarming

Thu 1-23-2020

Some people have reported getting a phone call from a male claiming he has kidnapped the potential scam victim's daughter.

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7th Annual Winter Games Benefit for Humane Society of NW Iowa January 23

Wed 1-22-2020 575 US-71, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Jason Grinnen to perform plus live auction and karaoke at event.

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Arnolds Park Officials Say Construction On Boardwalk Project Won't Impact Winter Games Events In That Area, But People Are Asked To Stay Away From Roped Off Areas

Wed 1-22-2020

Those attending Winter Games events at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park are being reminded to use caution in the area of the lakefront, where construction on the boardwalk project continues.

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Icy Roads Causing Travel Difficulties & Making For A Busy Day For Law Enforcement Officers & Tow Truck Operators

Wed 1-22-2020

So far, authorities say no serious injuries have been reported.

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DNR Reminds Snowmobile, ATV, ORV Owners To Make Sure Registrations Are Up To Date Before Hitting The Ice For Winter Games

Wed 1-22-2020

Another reminder prior to Winter Games weekend for owners of snowmobiles, ATV's and other off road vehicle owners.

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Slick Roads Causing Headaches For Motorists This (Wed.) Morning

Wed 1-22-2020

Freezing rain and drizzle that fell overnight and very early this (Wed.) morning resulted in very hazardous travel across the region, especially in areas just to the south and east of the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Iowa Lakes Community College to host Annual Jazz Band Contest January 23-24

Tue 1-21-2020 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Hundreds of area High School Students to participate

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DNR: Dangerous Ice Conditions Still Exist On Some Of The Iowa Great Lakes, Even With The Recent Cold Temps.

Tue 1-21-2020

Steve Reighard, an enforcement officer with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the recent snow on top of the ice is acting as insulation and he says there are several areas that should be avoided at all cost.

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Iowa A-G Calling On Legislature To Take Action After Getting Complaints From Owners Of Manufactured Homes

Tue 1-21-2020

Miller says the complaints include significant rent increases, utility fees, arbitrary fees and fines, lack of clear title and being forced to move for no reason and then losing their homes.

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Authorities Say Spencer Man Charged In A Stand-off Sunday Was Wanted For Probation Revocation

Tue 1-21-2020

21-year-old Dawson Walker was booked into the Clay county jail Sunday after allegedly threatening the occupants of a home with a gun.

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Driver Of A Vehicle That Collided With A Pedestrian Last Month In Spirit Lake Pleads Not Guilty To A Charge In The Case

Tue 1-21-2020

77-year-old James Stevens entered the plea last week in district court.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre Association's Annual Omelet Brunch January 25

Mon 1-20-2020 7 Okoboji Grove Rd, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-OST Executive Director Ruth Ann Burke to announce 63rd Season at 1 pm.

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Spencer Man Arrested On Multiple Charges Following Stand-Off

Mon 1-20-2020

A Spencer man faces multiple charges after holding authorities at bay Sunday and threatening occupants of a home with a gun.

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Winter Weather & The Flu Are Impacting Blood Supplies In The Region

Mon 1-20-2020

Officials with the American Red Cross are putting out a special call for donations of all types of blood right now, but they say the need for type “O” blood is expecially critical.

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Anglers Brave Blizzard Conditions While Participating In Tournament On West Lake Okoboji

Mon 1-20-2020

What a week it was for the competing teams on the North America Ice Fishing Circuit as they prepared for Sunday’s (Jan. 19) tournament on West Okoboji’s Emerson Bay.

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Officials Say No Serious Incidents Were Reported As A Result Of Adverse Winter Weather Friday & Saturday

Mon 1-20-2020

Authorities say most people heeded the warnings Friday and Saturday and stayed put.

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More Wintry Weather Appears Headed Our Way

Mon 1-20-2020

 Road conditions gradually improved across the region over the second half of the weekend, however it doesn't go without saying there are still a few slick spots out there, especially on secondary roads and city streets.

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Seasons Center To Hold Annual Winter Games Kids Carnival

Mon 1-20-2020

Season's Center for Behavioral Health and Autumn's Center will hold their 8th annual Winter Games Free Kids' Carnival this coming Saturday, January 25th from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Bedell Family YMCA in Spirit Lake.

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Southern Minnesota Crashes Result In Minor Injuries (1)

Mon 1-20-2020

Southern Minnesota crashes result in minor injuries.

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Graettinger Man Taken Into Custody On Warrants For Forgery, Identity Theft, Theft, & Ongoing Criminal Conduct

Thu 1-16-2020

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says 22-year-old Troy Dean Petersen was wanted for ongoing criminal activity, forgery, identity theft (under $1,500), and theft in the 3rd degree.

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Issue With A Water Heater Results In Brief Evacuation Of A Milford Apartment Complex

Thu 1-16-2020

An initial report of a possible fire at a Milford apartment complex late Thursday afternoon resulted in the building being evacuated for a short period of time.

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Pete Buttigieg Campaigns In Arnolds Park

Thu 1-16-2020

Trade and the impact on farmers and consumers was among the topics Buttigieg commented on.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to present Rock the Roof & Special Events during Winter Games

Thu 1-16-2020 243 West Broadway Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Special events planned at Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum on Saturday, January 25

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Authorities Urging Everyone To Make Necessary Preparations In Advance Of Possible Blizzard Conditions

Thu 1-16-2020

Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret says there are several things we should be doing to get ready.

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No Injuries Reported In Jackknifed Semi

Thu 1-16-2020

No injuries were reported Tuesday when a semi jackknifed in Clay county.

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Additional Charge Filed Against Suspect Accused Of Stealing A Vehicle From A Salvage Yard Near Emmetsburg

Thu 1-16-2020

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says the suspect in that case, 32-year-old Travis William Roberts of Rodman, has been additionally charged with dominion or control of a firearm by a domestic abuse offender.

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Hartley Man Injured In An Incident At A NW Iowa Feedmill

Thu 1-16-2020

(Boyden)-- An incident Wednesday at the Farmer's Cooperative Society feedmill in Boyden injured a Hartley man.

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Forecasters Say Some Potentially Dangerous Weather Could Affect The Region Friday & Saturday

Wed 1-15-2020

Forecasters say there's an increasing likelihood of a significant blizzard impacting the region Friday and Saturdayl. 

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Okoboji Blue Water Festival announces return of Boz Skaggs

Wed 1-15-2020 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-JD McPherson to open concert August 8

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Registration still open for 40th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games

Wed 1-15-2020 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Officials encourage registration over the next few days.

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Forest Ridge Incident Results In Six Staff Members Being Assaulted And Charges Against Four Juveniles

Wed 1-15-2020

Authorities in Emmet county say six staff members were assaulted after the next thing to a riot broke out late last month at the Forest Ridge Youth Services facility near Ingham Lake. 

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O'Brien County Crash Lands Man In Jail On Drug Charges

Wed 1-15-2020

A single vehicle crash Tuesday on Highway 18 near Sanborn resulted in the arrest of a man on multiple drug charges.

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3rd Annual "Battle Of The Chili Pots" Coming Up This Saturday (Jan. 18th)

Wed 1-15-2020

Dickinson county fire departments will once again be vying for bragging rights as to who makes the best chili.

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NW Iowa Regional Housing Authority Awarded $273,539 From Iowa Finance Authority

Wed 1-15-2020

The Iowa Finance Authority today (Wed.) awarded more than $6.4 million to 27 local housing trust funds

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Homeowners Reminded To Keep Natural Gas Meters Protected Of Snow And Ice

Wed 1-15-2020

Homeowners are being reminded to keep natural gas and other utility meters clear of snow and ice. 

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Battle Of The Bartenders Will Once Again Be Among The Activities Kicking Off Winter Games

Wed 1-15-2020

The "Battle of the Bartenders" will once again be among the activities kicking off this year's University of Okoboji Winter Games. 

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Corridor Gearing Up For Interviews Of Major Employers

Wed 1-15-2020

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is getting ready once again to interview major employers in its four-county service area.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Lakefield Woman

Wed 1-15-2020

A single vehicle crash Tuesday on Highway 60 near Windom sent one person to the hospital.

 

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Snowmobile Crash Seriously Injures Teen

Tue 1-14-2020

The Sheriff's Office says a 15-year-old was driving a 2001 Arctic Cat snowmobile westbound in the ditch along 340th Street. 

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Head On Crash Involving A Semi And A Pickup Results In Minor Injuries

Tue 1-14-2020

Minor injuries were reported when a pickup and a semi tractor/trailer collided Monday in the 4100 mile of Highway 71 in Clay county.

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Iowa Transportation Commission Approves $1.38 Million In Funding For Trails Projects, Including One Locally

Tue 1-14-2020

Locally, the Dickinson County Trails Board was awarded $221,750 for the fourth phase of the "Tatonka Ska Trace" project, a trail being constructed on former railroad right-of-way between Spirit Lake and Lake Park.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hear Updates From UDMO & Okoboji Tourism

Tue 1-14-2020

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) heard updates from a couple of different agencies.

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Milford City Council Adopts Resolution Supporting Study Of Lower Gar In Efforts To Get It Removed From Impaired Waters List

Tue 1-14-2020

Mayor Steve Anderson tells KUOO news the study would feed off one conducted by Hydrologist Doctor Larry Weber.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Appoints Several Northwest Iowans To Various State Boards & Commissions

Tue 1-14-2020

Several northwest Iowans have been appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to serve on various boards and commissions.

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Orleans City Council Votes To Pursue Recycling Talks With Dickinson County

Tue 1-14-2020

The Orleans City Council Monday evening voted to pursue talks about expanding its public recycling drop-off site to help accommodate residents in the nearby unincorporated area of the county.

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Clay County Fair Announces Opening Act For 2020

Tue 1-14-2020

 It was announced this (Tues.) morning the two-time Grammy Award-nominated multiplatinum quartet from Wisconsin, “Skillet”, will perform in front of the grandstand the opening night of this year's Clay County Fair, Saturday, September 12th at 7:30 pm.

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Several events to benefit Humane Society of Northwest Iowa

Mon 1-13-2020 607 28th St,Milford,IA

(Milford)-SNOGA & Winter Dog Show benefits added to U of O Winter Games schedule this year

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Stolen Vehicle Investigation Results In Arrest Of Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 1-13-2020

Authorities in Palo Alto county say an arrest has been made in a case involving a 2007 Chevrolet pickup that had been stolen back in November of last year from Wickman's Auto Salvage near Emmetsburg.

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Okoboji High School J-Term Presentation Night To Be Held Thursday (Jan. 16th)

Mon 1-13-2020

You'll be able to see firsthand what some students at Okoboji High School have been learning over the past couple of weeks at an event later this week. 

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Kite Flying Event Coming Back To This Year's U Of O Winter Games, Will Be Taking On An International Flare This Year

Mon 1-13-2020

The kite flying event got it's start at last year's Winter Games, and one of the organizers, Jim Hussong, says it will be even bigger and better this year.

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Clay County Authorities Make Arrest In Sexual Abuse Case

Mon 1-13-2020

A man accused of sexual abuse in the 2nd degree was taken into custody over the weekend by authorities in Clay county.

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Local Lawmaker: 2020 Iowa Legislative Session Starting Off On Good Note Financially

Mon 1-13-2020

State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake says the session is starting off on a positive note when it comes to the state's finances.

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I-90 Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Sat 1-11-2020

A single vehicle crash early this (Saturday) morning on Interstate 90 at Worthington sent one person to the hospital.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug Charges (2)

Sat 1-11-2020

A traffic stop Friday in Lyon county in the area of Highway 9 and 130th Street resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.

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We Have Updated Information Into The Investigation Of A Dog That Was Found Earlier This Week With Shotgun Wounds

Fri 1-10-2020

New details are emerging into a dog that was found earlier this week with shotgun wounds, and a citation has been filed in the case.

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Dickinson County Nature Center to hold Family Nature Night "Winter Camouflage" January 24

Fri 1-10-2020 22785 Nature Center Road,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Program is free, however registration is requested.

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Dateline NBC Program To Feature Cold Case That Has A Local Tie To It

Fri 1-10-2020

Dateline NBC will air a two-hour long program on January 17th regarding the 1992 cold case murder of Corey Wieneke of West Liberty, Iowa.

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New Report Says Climate Change Will Bring More Flooding To Iowa

Fri 1-10-2020

An updated guide from the National Wildlife Federation says Iowa remains vulnerable to flooding brought on by climate change. 

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Seasons Center Announces Availability Of Enhanced Mobile Crisis Services In Emmet County

Fri 1-10-2020

Emily Rohlk, a Crisis Intervention Specialist, says it was made possible through funding from County Social Services Mental Health Region.

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State Senator Zach Whiting Of Spirit Lake Weighs In With His Priorities For The Upcoming Legislative Session

Fri 1-10-2020

Another state lawmaker from the area is weighing in on the upcoming Iowa Legislative session which gets underway next week. 

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Keelson Harbour Under Different Management Effective Immediately

Thu 1-9-2020

It was announced today Keelson Harbour is now being operated by Cedar Rapids-based Senior Housing Management.

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Update On Dog Shooting Case

Thu 1-9-2020

KUOO news has learned the owners of the dog contacted the veterinary clinic that's caring for it, saying it is their dog.

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Iowa Utilities Board Issues Final Decision & Order In Alliant Energy Electric Rate Increase Case

Thu 1-9-2020

The I-U-B also cited evidence in the rate case that Alliant has not efficiently managed customer relations and is requiring the company to file an improvement plan and review its internal processes.

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State Rep. John Wills: Workforce Related Issues & Sales Tax Increase Likely To Highlight Upcoming Iowa Legislative Session

Thu 1-9-2020

With the beginning of another session of the Iowa Legislature now just days away, local lawmakers are weighing in with what they see will be priority issues.

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Multiple People Arrested In Separate Drug-Related Cases In Osceola County

Thu 1-9-2020

Multiple people have been arrested on drug charges over the past couple of days in Osceola county.

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Pete Buttigieg To Make Campaign Appearance In Arnolds Park

Thu 1-9-2020

Buttigieg is scheduled to be at the Waterfront Thursday, January 16th.

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Search Warrant Executed On Sibley Residence Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug And Theft Charges

Thu 1-9-2020

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says the search was conducted at 520 10th Street in Sibley.

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ISU Extension offering Farm Couple Getaway February 21-22 in Iowa Great Lakes

Wed 1-8-2020 1864 IA-86, Milford, IA

(Milford)-Program is free, however preregistration is required.

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Plymouth Co. Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Men From Spencer & Hartley On Drug And Other Charges

Wed 1-8-2020

A traffic stop Sunday west of Merrill in Plymouth county resulted in the arrests of two men on multiple charges.

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First Baby Of 2020 Born At Lakes Regional Healthcare

Wed 1-8-2020

Octavia Lynn Strong was delivered at 4:15 pm Monday (Jan. 6th) weighing five pounds, 12.9  ounces and 18.5 inches long. The proud parents are Kathleen Weltlin and Josh Strong of Estherville.

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Authorities Are Looking For Whoever Shot A Dog That Was Found Badly Injured Tuesday Near Superior

Wed 1-8-2020

Arin Miller Kohn, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa tells KUOO news a sheriff's deputy found the border collie mix Tuesday morning near Superior.

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Health Officials Say They're Now Seeing A Surge In Flu Cases

Wed 1-8-2020

Health officials say flu activity has increased dramatically just in the past week or so, and that it's now widespread in Iowa.

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Clay & Dickinson Co. ISU Extension And Outreach Offices Remind Everyone Of Upcoming "Annie's Project"

Wed 1-8-2020

Another reminder of a program that starts later this month that's intended to assist women involved in agriculture.

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New Policy Effective This Coming March 1st Will Require A Bill Of Sale When Transferring Motor Vehicle Titles Between Private Parties

Wed 1-8-2020

Dickinson County Treasurer Kris Rowley tells KUOO news it's an extension of a policy that is already required for vehicles purchased from a dealership.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Announces 2020 Inductees

Tue 1-7-2020 243 West Broadway Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)- Phil Christy, Alan Morphew and Connie Valens among Northwest Iowans to be honored on Labor Day Weekend

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Again Discuss Recycling Options Now That Another Lakes Area City Has Discontinued Its Public Drop-Off Site

Tue 1-7-2020

Dickinson county supervisors are again assessing their options for recycling drop-off sites now that another city, Spirit Lake, has discontinued it's public drop-off site, joining Milford which did the same thing recently.

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Efforts Are Underway To Establish Another Watershed Management Authority Along Another Stretch Of The Little Sioux River

Tue 1-7-2020

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning heard a proposal to form what would be known as the “Upper Little Sioux Watershed Management Authority”.

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Crews Making Good Progress On Boardwalk Project At Arnolds Park Waterfront; Plans To Revamp The State Pier Finalized

Tue 1-7-2020

The relatively mild winter weather has allowed crews to make progress on construction of a boardwalk along the waterfront at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park.

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Clay County Authorities Make Arrests In Residential Burglary Investigation

Tue 1-7-2020

Clay county authorities say several arrests have been made in connection with an investigation into a residential burglary back in August of last year at an acreage north of Peterson.

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Spirit Lake Fire Department Responds To Structure Fire

Tue 1-7-2020

Fire Chief Pat Daly says they got the call shortly after 6:30 pm Monday.

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Clay County Fair & Events Center to present PJ Masks Live January 11

Mon 1-6-2020 800 W 18th St., Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Musical is based on popular animated series

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Broken Water Main Results In Boil Advisory For Portion Of Wahpeton

Mon 1-6-2020

It's recommended some residents of Wahpeton boil water following a water main break this (Monday) morning in the area of Burr Oak Road. 

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Dickinson County, Northwest Financial Named Finalists In Healthiest State Initiative For 2020

Mon 1-6-2020

It was announced today (Mon.) Dickinson county is one of seven finalists for the Healthy Hometown Community Award through the Healthiest State Initiative.

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Woman Wanted On Theft And Burglary Charges Taken Into Custody

Mon 1-6-2020

A woman wanted on active Clay county warrants for theft in the 1st degree, burglary in the 3rd degree and criminal mischief has been taken into custody.

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Major Fundraising Event To Be Held February 7th For Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation

Mon 1-6-2020

This year's “Grape Escape” will be held Friday, February 7th at the Waterfront Event Center. 

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Weekend Accidents In SW Minn. Send Several People To The Hospital

Mon 1-6-2020

Crashes over the weekend in southwest Minnesota sent several people to hospitals.

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Okoboji Foundation Now Accepting 2020 Grant Applications

Sat 1-4-2020

The application deadline is March 1st, 2020.

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New Year's Eve Traffic Stop In Emmet County Results In Two Arrests

Sat 1-4-2020

Authorities say a deputy conducted the stop in the 5200 block of Highway 9 after the driver failed to dim the vehicle's headlights.

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Everly Man Wins $100,000 In Iowa Lottery Scratch Game

Fri 1-3-2020

Scott Schlichte recently won $100,000 playing the "$100,000 Happy Holidays Crossword" game.

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Autopsy Results Show Smoke Inhalation As Cause Of Death In Spencer House Fire

Fri 1-3-2020

Autopsy results say smoke inhalation was the cause of death of a man who died in a house fire in Spencer November 4th of last year.

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Clay County Heritage Center announces New Exhibits in 2020

Fri 1-3-2020 7 Grand Ave, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-New interactive display on Spencer Fire now open, 2nd half of Cold War Exhibit to open January 14

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Execution Of Search Warrant In Osceola County Results In Several Arrests

Fri 1-3-2020

The execution of a search warrant today (Fri.) on a residence in Ashton resulted in the arrests of several people on drug charges. 

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Democratic Presidential Hopeful Tom Steyer Makes Stop In Spirit Lake For Grand Opening Of Campaign Office

Fri 1-3-2020

One of the issues he addressed is the situation right now in the middle east and the U-S ordered killing of Iran's military leader.

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Former JCC Student Accused Of Threatening To "Shoot Up The School" Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charges

Fri 1-3-2020

20 year-old Jaleel Carr pled guilty Tuesday to disorderly conduct. Carr had been charged with threats of violence following a report from other students that he planned to “shoot up the school” in February of 2018.

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Putting Out A Call For Volunteers As We Head Into The New Year

Fri 1-3-2020

Jennifer Gustafson, Vice President of Marketing and Retail Services, says help is needed in several areas, including the hospital's gift shop.

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We Now Know Who This Year's U Of O Winter Games Cheerleaders Will Be

Thu 1-2-2020

Voting was held throughout the day today (Thurs.) for this year's University of Okoboji Winter Games cheerleaders, and we now know who they will be.

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New Coordinator Named For Dickinson County RSVP

Thu 1-2-2020

The Dickinson County RSVP (Retired, Senior Volunteer Program) has a new coordinator. 

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1st Day Hikes At Iowa State Parks, Including One At Gull Point, Draw Good Crowds

Thu 1-2-2020

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say 4,358 hikers took part in First Day Hikes Wednesday (New Year's Day) in 49 Iowa state parks, including Gull Point on West Lake Okoboji.

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First Baby Of 2020 Born At Spencer Hospital

Thu 1-2-2020

The first baby of 2020 has been born at Spencer Hospital. 

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Amy Zenor Sworn In As Dickinson County Attorney

Thu 1-2-2020

Amy Zenor was officially sworn in today (Thurs.) as Dickinson County Attorney.

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Lakes Area Game Fest to be held January 4 & 5 in Okoboji

Thu 1-2-2020 1405 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Weekend to include gaming, tournaments, exhibitors and swap.

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Video Game Developer Shares Advice On The Industry

Thu 1-2-2020

John Staats, the first level designer on popular game World of Warcraft, has advice and valuable knowledge for those trying to make a splash in the industry.

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Spencer City Administrator Receives ICMA Certification

Thu 1-2-2020 Spencer,Ia

City Administrator of Spencer Amanda Mack got her credentialed manager status recently.

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Clay County Authorities Arrest Man Wanted On Active Warrant For Several Charges

Thu 1-2-2020

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Tylor Igou was arrested on the warrant charging him with domestic assault, false imprisonment, obstructing emergency communications and contempt of court.

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Linn Grove Man Arrested On Multiple Charges Following Incident In Clay County New Year's Eve

Thu 1-2-2020

A Linn Grove man faces multiple charges following an alleged domestic incident New Year's Eve near Webb.

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ISU Extension & Outreach To Offer Several Programs Later This Month (Jan.)

Thu 1-2-2020

Sara Diercks says one of those is a series for those 60 and over in the region helping them remain independent

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S'mores & Blazing Pines Event To Be Held Saturday Evening (Jan. 4th) In Spencer

Thu 1-2-2020

Organizers are hoping people will warm to a new event that will be held this Saturday in Spencer.

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Spirit Lake Police Participating In I-PLEDGE Program

Thu 1-2-2020

Spirit Lake police will once again be participating in a program intended to help keep tobacco and vape products out of the hands of those not of age.

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Voting For Winter Games Cheerleaders Going On Today (Thurs., Jan. 2nd)

Thu 1-2-2020

A reminder that voting for this year's University of Okoboji Winter Games cheerleaders is being held today (Thurs.) in person only at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce office in Arnolds Park. Voting will be taking place from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm.

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Underage Drinking Party In Emmet County Results In Numerous Citations

Wed 1-1-2020

An investigation by the Emmet County Sheriff's Office into a tip of an underage drinking party east of Ringsted resulted in numerous citations being issued.

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