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Mallard Man Arrested On Multiple Charges

Thu 10-31-2013

(Emmetsburg)-- A Mallard man wanted on numerous charges has been arrested by authorities in Palo Alto county. Read More

Lost Island Program To Feature Well Known Bird Watcher

Thu 10-31-2013

(Ruthven)-- Area bird lovers will want to check out a program coming up at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Palo Alto County Nature Center near Ruthven. Read More

Another Lakes Area Restaurant Achieves Blue Zones Status

Thu 10-31-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- Another lakes area restaurant has achieved Blue Zones status. Read More

Okobooji Foundation To Host Financial Advisors Luncheon

Wed 10-30-2013

(Arnolds Park)-- A review of Lakes Community Nonprofit survey results is among the topics to be discussed at a special event this coming Tuesday in Arnolds Park. Read More

Plea Hearing Set For Man Charged In Death Of Spencer Man

Wed 10-30-2013

(Spencer)-- A plea hearing has been set for a Spencer man charged in connection with the robbery and eventual death of 59-year-old Edward Kitto of Spencer. Read More

Toilet Scammer Faces Charges

Wed 10-30-2013

(Storm Lake)-- Storm Lake police say they arrested a Waterloo woman suspected of trying to scam Wal-Mart stores by claiming clogged toilets damaged her property. Read More

Investigation Under Way Into Burglary Of Sheldon Jewelry Store

Wed 10-30-2013

(Sheldon)-- An investigation is underway into a burglary last week of a Sheldon jewelry store. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Wed 10-30-2013

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Several NW Iowa Electric Cooperatives To Contest FEMA Ruling

Tue 10-29-2013

(Des Moines)-- Several northwest Iowa rural electric cooperatives and one municipal utility have filed a formal appeal with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Read More

Graettinger Man Wanted On Mittimus Also Faces Drug Charge

Tue 10-29-2013

(Emmetsburg)-- A man wanted for an outstanding mittimus now also faces a drug charge. Read More

Clay County Fair Eyes Big Changes For The Future

Tue 10-29-2013

(Spencer)-- “Only At The Fair” is the theme for the 2014 Clay County Fair. Jeremy Parsons, the fair’s General Manager, made the announcement during the Clay County Fair Association’s annual meeting Monday evening. Read More

Estherville Take Back Nets Over 100 Pounds Of Expired And Unused Drugs

Tue 10-29-2013

(Estherville)-- A prescription drug take back program in Estherville this past Saturday took in more than 100 pounds of unused, expired or unneeded drugs.

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Daily Almanac For Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Tue 10-29-2013

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Work On Hwy 71 Through Arnolds Park To Continue Through Early November

Mon 10-28-2013

(Arnolds Park)-- City officials in Arnolds Park say they've been informed that repairs to the pavement of Highway 71 through that city are likely to continue into early November...weather permitting. Read More

Clay County Authorities Investigate Theft Of Items From Garage

Mon 10-28-2013

(Spencer)-- Clay county authorities are investigating the theft of numerous items from a garage. Read More

Woman Faces Drunk Driving, Child Endangerment Charges

Mon 10-28-2013

(Spencer)-- An Alton woman faces charges following a traffic stop early Saturday in Clay county. Read More

Vandals Strike Shooting Range

Mon 10-28-2013

(Emmetsburg)-- The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to an arrest of whoever’s responsible for damaging some back stops at a rifle range near Cylinder. Read More

Several Area Students Selected For All State Music Festival

Mon 10-28-2013

(Milford)-- Several area students have earned the rite to perform in the 2013 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival. Read More

County Roads Closed For Paving Reopen

Fri 10-25-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- Here’s a sign that road construction season is starting to wind down. Read More

Bicycle Vandal Turns Out To Be Squirrel

Fri 10-25-2013

(Estherville)-- A squirrel roaming a community college has become the number one suspect in a vandalized bicycle incident. Read More

West O Beer Announces Expansion Plans

Fri 10-25-2013

(West Okoboji)—A lakes area microbrewery is expanding its operations. Read More

Authorities Release Additional Info Into I90 Van Rollover

Fri 10-25-2013

(Worthington, Mn.)—Authorities have released additional details into a van rollover Thursday on Interstate 90 near Worthington that resulted in multiple injuries. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, October 25th, 2013

Fri 10-25-2013

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Multiple Injuries Reported In I-90 Van Rollover

Thu 10-24-2013

(Worthington, Mn.)—Multiple injuries were reported early this (Thurs.) morning in a single-vehicle rollover on Interstate 90 near Worthington.

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Southern Minnesota Collision Injures One

Thu 10-24-2013

(Truman, Mn.)—A two-vehicle collision Wednesday evening on Highway 15 near Truman sent one person to the hospital.

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No Injuries Reported In Collision Involving A Train And Semi Trailer

Thu 10-24-2013

(Ruthven)—No injuries were reported Wednesday when a grain truck and a train collided in Ruthven.

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Daily Almanac For Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Thu 10-24-2013

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Authorities Offer Reward For Information In Funny Money Case

Wed 10-23-2013

(Ruthven)—Clay county authorities are now offering a reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of whoever put two fake $20 bills in a payment box at Rohan’s Firewood and Pumpkin stand near Ruthven. Read More

Drivers Escape Injury In Lyon County Collision

Wed 10-23-2013

(Rock Rapids)—Officials say it’s a wonder no one was hurt when a car and a semi collided Tuesday on Highway 9 about three miles east of Rock Rapids. Read More

Corridor Extends Dream Big Grow Here Deadline

Wed 10-23-2013

(Spencer)—The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has extended the entry deadline for it’s Dream Big Grow Here competition to Monday, October 28th. Read More

Iowa State Patrol Receives Driving Simulators

Tue 10-22-2013

(Spirit Lake)—The Iowa State Patrol is the recipient of three driving simulators it plans to use as part of a public education campaign. Read More

No Injuries Reported In Baler And Field Fire

Tue 10-22-2013

(Wallingford)—No injuries were reported this past Saturday in a baler and corn field fire east of Wallingford. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Tue 10-22-2013

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Four Suspects Arrested In Shoplifting Spree

Mon 10-21-2013

(Spencer)—Four people from the Twin City metropolitan area face charges for allegedly shoplifting merchandise from Wal-Mart stores in Spencer and Spirit Lake and re-selling the items. Read More

Operator Of Motorcycle Injured In Collision With Pickup

Mon 10-21-2013

(Sibley)—A Sioux City man was injured Saturday when a motorcycle he was driving collided with a pickup on Highway 60 south of Ashton.

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Weekend Traffic Stop In Spirit Lake Results In Two Arrests

Mon 10-21-2013

(Spirit Lake)—A weekend traffic stop in Spirit Lake resulted in two arrests. Read More

Fake Twenty Dollar Bills Show Up Locally

Mon 10-21-2013

(Ruthven)—Some fake 20 dollar bills have shown up at a local pumpkin stand.

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Prescription Drug Take Back Scheduled For Palo Alto County

Mon 10-21-2013

(Emmetsburg)—Residents of Palo Alto county will have an opportunity this coming Saturday, October 26th, to properly dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Read More

Lakes Area Event Receives Special Recognition

Mon 10-21-2013

(Waterloo)—A new event that’s become quite a hit in the lakes area received some special recognition last week at the 2013 Iowa Tourism Conference in Waterloo.

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Campaign Signs Go Missing In Okoboji

Mon 10-21-2013

(Okoboji)— An investigation is underway into the theft of campaign signs over the weekend in Okoboji. Read More

Another Wind Farm Planned For SW Minnesota

Fri 10-18-2013

(Windom, Mn.)-- Another wind farm is in the works for southwest Minnesota. Read More

Local Start Up Company Awarded State Assistance

Fri 10-18-2013

(Terril)—A local start-up company has been awarded state assistance.

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Iowa Supreme Court Suspends License Of Local Trial Lawyer

Fri 10-18-2013

(Des Moines)-- A veteran northwest Iowa trial lawyer will have his license suspended for one year. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, October 18th, 2013

Fri 10-18-2013

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Traffic Stop And Search Results In Arrests Of Two People On Drug Charges

Thu 10-17-2013

(Wahpeton)—Two people were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop earlier this month in Dickinson county. Read More

Hwy 9 Traffic Stop Results In Drug Arrest

Thu 10-17-2013

(Spirit Lake)—The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office has released details into a  traffic stop October 10th on highway 9 that resulted in the arrest of a Spirit Lake man on drug charges. Read More

Hwy 86 Reconstruction Enters Final Phase

Thu 10-17-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- Reconstruction of Highway 86 between Highway nine and the Minnesota state line is starting to wind down. Read More

House Search Results In Drug Charges Against Two People

Thu 10-17-2013

(Primghar)—A search of a residence in Calumet Tuesday sent two people to jail on drug charges.

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Hwy 60 Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charges

Thu 10-17-2013

(Orange City)—Two Wisconsin men face drug charges following a traffic stop Tuesday night in Sioux county.

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Daily Almanac For Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Thu 10-17-2013

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Palo Alto County Authorities Arrest Man Wanted On Firearm Charge

Wed 10-16-2013

(Emmetsburg)-- Palo Alto county authorities have arrested a man wanted on a firearm charge. Read More

Oath Of Office Administered To Newly Elected ILCC Trustees

Wed 10-16-2013

(Estherville)—Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the board of trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College saw the oath of office being administered to newly elected members of the board. Read More

Okoboji View Project To Improve Water Quality For West Lake Okoboji

Wed 10-16-2013

(Spirit Lake)—Officials say installations of some wetlands at a golf course will help improve and protect water quality of West Lake Okoboji. Read More

Arrest Made In Sexual Assault Case

Wed 10-16-2013

(George)—A Le Mars man has been charged in connection with a sexual assault that allegedly took place in George this past weekend.

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Officials Release Name Of Man Killed In Southern Minnesota Collision

Wed 10-16-2013

(Fairmont, Mn.)—Authorities have released the name of a man killed in a collision last Friday in southern Minnesota. Read More

Farmers Take Advantage Of Recent Dry Weather

Tue 10-15-2013

(Spencer)—Ideal weather conditions recently have allowed area farmers to make serious headway in the harvest. Read More

Collision Results In Minor Injuries To One Year Old Child

Tue 10-15-2013

(Emmetsburg)—A child sustained minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision Friday in Emmetsburg. Read More

DCI Issues Arrest Warrant For Attorney

Tue 10-15-2013

(Spencer)-- Arrest warrants have been issued for an Iowa attorney who once was contracted by the state public defender's office. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Tue 10-15-2013

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Legend Roller Coaster Renovation Continues

Mon 10-14-2013

(Arnolds Park)-- Renovation of The Legend roller coaster at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park continues. Read More

With Home Heating Season Comes Increased Risk For House Fires

Mon 10-14-2013

(Spirit Lake)—The start of the home heating season is bringing a new threat along with it—house fires. Read More

DNR Reminds Deer Hunters It's Illegal To Bait

Mon 10-14-2013

(Spirit Lake)—DNR enforcement officers say they’re seeing somewhat of a disturbing trend from deer hunters—baited deer stands. Read More

Local Marina Makes Donations

Mon 10-14-2013

(Okoboji)—Two lakes area non-profit organizations are benefiting through fundraisers conducted by a local marina.

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Milford Firefighters Battle Grass Fire

Mon 10-14-2013

(Milford)—Milford fire fighters spent part of their Sunday battling a grass fire.

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City Of Arnolds Park Awarded Sizable REAP Grant

Sat 10-12-2013

(Arnolds Park)-- The city of Arnolds Park has been awarded a sizable REAP Grant through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Read More

Collision Involving Bus And Pickup Claims A Life And Seriously Injures Four Year Old Passenger On Bus

Sat 10-12-2013

(Sherburn, Mn.)—A collision Friday involving a pickup and a bus just east of the Jackson-Martin county line claimed the life of the driver of the pickup. Read More

Daily Almanac For Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Sat 10-12-2013

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World Record Confirmed

Fri 10-11-2013

(Spencer)—It’s official. Guiness World Record executives have declared that the world record for the largest practical science lesson belongs to Iowa Lakes Community College, the Northwest Iowa Regional STEM Hub, the Clay County Fair, and those who participated in the event.

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Winter Games Co Chairs Announced

Fri 10-11-2013

(Arnolds Park)—Co-chairs for the upcoming University of Okoboji Winter Games have been announced.
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SL WalMart Holds Ribbon Cutting And Presents Checks To Various NonProfits

Fri 10-11-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- The Spirit Lake Wal-Mart store held a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday on its newly renovated store and presented donations to several area non-profit groups.

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Daily Almanac For Friday, October 11th, 2013

Fri 10-11-2013

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Emmetsburg Community Center Project Awarded State Funding

Thu 10-10-2013

(Emmetsburg)—The Vision Iowa Board has awarded a $350,000 grant toward the construction of a community center at Five Island Lake in Emmetsburg. Project organizers had requested $357,000.

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Highway Four Bridge Replacement Projects In Emmet County To Be Topic Of Public Meeting

Thu 10-10-2013

(Graettinger)—Plans to replace two bridges on Highway 4 in Emmet county will be presented at a public information meeting the Iowa Department of Transportation will be holding Thursday, October 24th.

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Car Vs Pedestrian Collision Injures Elderly Man

Thu 10-10-2013

(Spencer)—A car-pedestrian collision Wednesday in the parking lot of the Spencer Wal-Mart store sent one person to the hospital.

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DNR Urges Those Removing Docks And Hoists To Keep An Eye Out For Zebra Mussels

Thu 10-10-2013

(Okoboji)—In addition to falling leaves and football, another fall ritual is taking place in the Iowa Great Lakes: the removal of docks and boat hoists. Read More

Daily Almanac For Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Thu 10-10-2013

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Investigation Into Noise Complaint Results In Drug Arrests

Wed 10-9-2013

(Spirit Lake)—What started as an investigation into a noise complaint resulted in Spirit Lake police making two drug-related arrests earlier today (Wed.).

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Minor Injuries Reported In Car Vs Semi Collision

Wed 10-9-2013

(Sherburn, Mn.)—Minor injuries were reported when a car collided with a semi last (Tues.) evening on Highway 4 in Martin county.

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SL Council Approves Rezoning And Right Of Way Vacation Requests

Wed 10-9-2013

(Spirit Lake)—The Spirit Lake city council last (Tues.) evening approved a request to rezone several lots in the Matuska Subdivision and to vacate some street right-of-way in the same area.

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Search Warrants Executed On Two Residences In Fostoria

Tue 10-8-2013

(Fostoria)—Authorities aren’t saying what was behind the execution of a search warrant that took place this past Thursday on residences at 312 and 314 Northwest 1st Street in Fostoria.

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Spencer Police Arrest Two Burglary Suspects

Tue 10-8-2013

(Spencer)—Spencer police say they’ve arrested two suspects in connection with two residential burglaries.

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Serious Injuries Reported In Van Vs Semi Collision

Tue 10-8-2013

(Fairmont, Mn.)—One person was seriously injured in a collision yesterday (Mon.) involving a van and a semi on Highway 15 about two and-a-half miles north of the Iowa-Minnesota border in Martin county. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Tue 10-8-2013

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Winners Of $1 Million Powerball Ticket Come Forward

Mon 10-7-2013

(Des Moines)—The winners of a Powerball ticket good for a $1 million dollar prize have stepped forward.

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Graettinger Man Arrested On Warrants

Mon 10-7-2013

(Graettinger)—A man wanted on warrants out of Emmet county has been arrested in Palo Alto county.

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Gas Station Break In Under Investigation

Mon 10-7-2013

(Ruthven)—Palo Alto county authorities are investigating a break-in at a Ruthven gas station that was reported early this (Mon.) morning.

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SL Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Paullina Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 10-7-2013

(Spirit Lake)—Multiple charges have been filed against a Paullina man following a traffic stop Friday in Spirit Lake.

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Clay County Crash Results In Possible Injuries

Mon 10-7-2013

(Spencer)—A two-vehicle collision Saturday at the intersection of Clay County Road M-54 and 450th Street near Webb sent one person to the hospital.

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Boys Charged In Attempted Burglary

Mon 10-7-2013

(Spencer)—Two boys face charges in connection with an attempted burglary in Rossie September 26th.

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$1 M Powerball Ticket Sold In Sheldon

Mon 10-7-2013

(Sheldon)-- A Powerball ticket worth $1 million has been sold at a gas station in northwest Iowa. Read More

Truck Rollover Injures Woman

Mon 10-7-2013

(Fairmont, Mn.)—A single vehicle rollover Friday near Sherburn injured a Truman, Minnesota woman.

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Southern Minnesota Crash Injures Two From Estherville

Mon 10-7-2013

(Mankato, Mn.)—A three-vehicle collision Saturday in Mankato injured two people from Estherville.

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Man Arrested On Warrant For Alleged Violation Of Sex Offender Registry

Fri 10-4-2013

(Estherville)—An Armstrong man wanted on an Emmet county warrant for allegedly violating terms of the sex offender registry has been arrested in Fairmont, Minnesota.

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Central Bank Purchases Seven Liberty Bank Locations

Fri 10-4-2013

(West Des Moines)-- Storm Lake-based Central Bank has announced a deal to buy seven branches from Liberty Bank, which is based in West Des Moines. Read More

Bicyclist Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Collision With Truck

Thu 10-3-2013

(Spencer)—A Spencer man who was riding a bicycle that was involved in a collision with a truck has died of his injuries. Read More

Minor Injuries Reported In Hwy 18 Collision

Thu 10-3-2013

(Spencer)—Minor injuries were reported in a collision Wednesday on Highway 18 in Clay county involving a school van and a semi tractor-trailer.

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Suspicious Vehicle Report Results In Drug Charges Against Estherville Man

Thu 10-3-2013

(Estherville)—An investigation Saturday night into a suspicious vehicle southeast of Gruver has resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man on drug charges. Read More

Revised Plans Bring City Hall Project Back Within Budget

Thu 10-3-2013

(Spirit Lake)—A major plan revision for Spirit Lake’s new city hall has brought the project back within budget. Read More

Drug Investigation Results In Arrest

Thu 10-3-2013

(Primghar)—A drug investigation back on September 23rd has resulted in the arrest of a Sanborn man.

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Investigation Results In Arrests Of Three Sioux City Residents On Theft And Forgery Charges

Thu 10-3-2013

(Primghar)—Three people face theft and forgery charges following an investigation in O’Brien county.

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Daily Almanac for Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Thu 10-3-2013

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DNR Keeping Close Eye On Large Manure Spill In Osceola County

Wed 10-2-2013

(Melvin)—Officials say more manure than first thought was spilled Sunday night near Melvin in Osceola county.

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Supervisors Unanimously Approve Rezoning Request

Wed 10-2-2013

(Spirit Lake)—The Dickinson county board of supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a proposal to rezone a portion of some land west of Indian Hills Golf Course and south of Highway 9 from Agricultural to Highway Commercial. Read More

Church Building Changes Hands

Wed 10-2-2013

(Milford)—A church building in Milford has changed hands. Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church has purchased the building that was formerly home to First Lutheran Church and most recently Shepherd of the Lakes. Read More

Two Area Fire Departments Respond To Baler Fire

Wed 10-2-2013

(Wallingford)—More proof as to how dangerous harvest season can be. The Wallingford and Estherville Fire Departments were called Tuesday to a baler fire southeast of Wallingford.

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Traffic Stop Results In Drug Arrest

Wed 10-2-2013

(Spencer)—A traffic stop Tuesday in Clay county landed a Minnesota man in jail on drug charges.

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Vehicle Nearly Winds Up In River

Wed 10-2-2013

(Spencer)—A Peterson man sustained minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash that took place this past Saturday in the 2500 mile of Highway 18 in Clay county.

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Construction Accident Seriously Injures North Carolina Man

Tue 10-1-2013

(Emmetsburg)—A North Carolina man was seriously injured this (Tues.) morning in a construction accident at the Project Liberty construction site near Emmetsburg.

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Partial Federal Government Shutdown Impacting Some Local People Who Aren't Even Federal Employees

Tue 10-1-2013

(Spirit Lake)—The partial shutdown of the federal government is also affecting some local people who aren’t even federal employees. Read More

Partial Federal Government Shutdown Not Impacting Veteran Benefits, Atleast For Now

Tue 10-1-2013

(Spirit Lake)—Benefits to veterans as of right now are not being impacted as a result of the partial shut down of federal government. Anne Miller, Dickinson County Veteran’s Affairs Coordinator, tells KUOO news that could change though if things drag on… Read More

Partial Federal Government Shutdown Impacting UDMO

Tue 10-1-2013

(Graettinger)—Some local residents are already feeling the impacts of the partial shutdown of the federal government. Read More

ILCC Officials Waiting On Verification For World Record Attempt

Tue 10-1-2013

(Spencer)—Officials with Iowa Lakes Community College say it could be several weeks yet before they receive official verification from the Guiness Book of World Record regarding the college’s attempt September 14th to set a new world record for the largest practical science lesson.

Photo Identification:  A student has his eyes fixed on the beach ball which was ‘suspended’ in air as part of the science lesson given during the attempt to break a GuinnessTM record. Brian Bristow, Associate Professor, assists the student.




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Date Set For Spencer Chamber Annual Meeting

Tue 10-1-2013

(Spencer)—The Spencer Chamber of Commerce has set Monday, October 14th as the date for its annual meeting. Read More