News Archive

University of Okoboji Winter Games Registration now open

Wed 10-31-2018

(Okoboji)-39th Annual U of O Winter Games to be held January 24-27, 2019.

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Roman Catholic Priest Who Admitted To Sexually Abusing Dozens Of Boys Worked At Several NW Iowa Parishes

Wed 10-31-2018

A Roman Catholic diocese in Iowa is acknowledging that it kept quiet for 32 years about a priest's admission to having sexually abused dozens of boys.

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Fred Hubbell Brings Campaign For Governor To Spencer

Wed 10-31-2018

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Fred Hubbell was campaigning in the area today (Wed.). 

 

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Auction Raises More Than $28,000 For Camp Autumn

Wed 10-31-2018

A benefit auction of some desserts held this past Saturday in Orange City raised a little more than $28,000 for Camp Autumn near Sutherland, a therapeutic camp for children operated by Spencer-based Seasons Center for Behavioral Health.

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Lakes Area Marina Donation Kicks Off Annual Holiday Donation Campaign For UDMO

Wed 10-31-2018

A lakes area marina is kicking off its annual holiday donation campaign for the Spirit Lake office of Upper Des Moines Opportunity. 

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Black Hills Energy Says Its Customers Can Expect To Pay About The Same This Winter For Home Heating

Wed 10-31-2018

A major supplier of natural gas to the region says its customers can expect to pay about the same price for the fuel this winter as they have in previous winters.

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City Of Estherville Extending Fall Yard Waste Collection

Wed 10-31-2018

Estherville residents will have some additional time to get their fall yard work, that is if the weather allows.

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Spencer Area Jobs Trust Reimburses Six Businesses Who Participated In This Year's Summer Internship Program

Wed 10-31-2018

The Spencer Area Jobs Trust has reimbursed six employers for a portion of internship wages earned over the summer.

 

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Iowa Lakes Community College presents 27th Annual Jazz Festival October 31

Tue 10-30-2018

(Estherville)-Hundreds of area students involved in convocation, concert.

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NTSB Releases Findings Into Cause Of Union Pacific Ethanol Train Near Graettinger

Tue 10-30-2018

Federal investigators say a broken rail caused the fiery 2017 derailment in northwest Iowa that released 322,000 gallons of ethanol.

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Grow Spencer Commission To Hold Public Input Event November 5th

Tue 10-30-2018

Spencer residents are being urged to attend an economic development forum Monday, November 5th.

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Sibley Woman Accused Of Stealing Credit Cards From Assisted Living Residents And Using Them For Unauthorized Purchases

Tue 10-30-2018

A Sibley woman is accused of making unauthorized charges on credit cards she allegedly stole from two residents of an assisted living facility in Sibley.

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Iowa House District 2 Candidates Sound Off On The Issues At Forum

Tue 10-30-2018

Candidates for the Iowa House District 2 seat, Megan Jones and Ryan Odor, sounded off on the issues at a forum last (Mon.) evening in Spencer.

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Rock a La Carte to perform prior to Bohemian Rhapsody premiere in Milford

Mon 10-29-2018

(Milford)-Regional band has headlined the North American Queen Convention.

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Dickinson County & Some Local Cities Awarded Low Interest Loans To Assist With Water & Wastewater Projects

Mon 10-29-2018

The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced today (Mon.) that 58 communities throughout the state have been awarded a total of more than $171 million in low-interest loans through the State Revolving Fund to assist in water and waste water infrastructure projects. 

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Osceola County Pursuit Lands Sioux Falls Man In Jail

Mon 10-29-2018

A Sioux Falls man has been charged following a pursuit early Friday evening in Osceola county.

 

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Man Wanted On Warrants Taken Into Custody

Mon 10-29-2018

A Sanborn man wanted on some outstanding warrants out of O'Brien county was taken into custody Friday in Everly.

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Possible Injuries Reported In Single Vehicle Crash

Mon 10-29-2018

Possible injuries were reported in a single vehicle crash Saturday near Everly.

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Man Arrested In Connection With Jewelry Store Theft

Mon 10-29-2018

A theft from a Sheldon jewelry store Friday has resulted in the arrest of a Sheldon man.

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Southern Minnesota Arrests

Mon 10-29-2018

Three men accused of trying to break into atleast one building at the Nobles County Fairgrounds were taken into custody last week.

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Clinic Project At Lakes Regional Healthcare Going Out For Bids

Mon 10-29-2018

Plans to build a new medical clinic replacing the existing one adjacent to Lakes Regional Healthcare are moving forward.

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Okoboji Community School District STEM Program Receives Special Recognition

Fri 10-26-2018

The Okoboji Community School District's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program has been awarded funding through the Governor's STEM Advisory Council's BEST, or Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers projects.

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Costumes, Cobwebs and Critters: A Haunted Halloween Night at Iowa Lakeside Lab October 29

Fri 10-26-2018

(Okoboji)-Free, family event to include spooky tour through Historic Stone Labs.

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City Of Spencer Riverfront Design Plan Receives Special Award

Fri 10-26-2018

 The city of Spencer's Riverfront Plan has won an award from the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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Halloween Festivities abound across Region

Fri 10-26-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Several safe trick or treating options offered for children.

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Juveniles Charged In Burglary-Eluding Case

Fri 10-26-2018

Multiple charges have been filed against two juveniles in connection with an armed robbery of a Worthington business.

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Work Continues On Stretch Of Hwy 60 In Southern Minnesota

Fri 10-26-2018

Some ramp closures on the eastbound lanes of Highway 60 near St. James, Minnesota will affect traffic in that area starting next week.

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Lyon County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Graettinger Woman On Meth Charge

Fri 10-26-2018

An investigation Wednesday into an erratic driving complaint resulted in the arrests of two people, including a Graettinger woman.

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Lakes Regional Healthcare President & CEO Fears Recent Medicaid Change Could Put Some Lives At Risk

Thu 10-25-2018

Officials with area hospitals say they're deeply concerned over recent revisions in Iowa's Medicaid program that have changed the way they're paid for emergency room care.

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Traffic Stop Results In Several Charges Against Man

Thu 10-25-2018

A Sheldon man was arrested on several charges following a traffic stop Tuesday on Highway 59 in Primghar.

 

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Section Of Sidewalk Over Sea Wall At Arnolds Park Amusement Park Water Front Cordoned Off Due To Safety Concerns

Thu 10-25-2018

A stretch of sidewalk over the sea wall at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park waterfront has been cordoned off due to an erosion issue.

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Foreigner to kick off 2019 Clay County Fair

Thu 10-25-2018

(Spencer)-Classic Rockers to perform September 7, 2019.

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New Tool For Poll Workers Should Help Expedite The Voting Process

Thu 10-25-2018

A new tool for poll workers should further streamline and expedite the voting process election day. 

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Congressman Steve King Weighs In On Recent Pipe Bomb Scares

Thu 10-25-2018

Congressman Steve King is sounding off on pipe bombs sent to various Democratic party officials and those critical of President Donald Trump.

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Okoboji Foundation Launches It's 2018-'19 Youth In Philanthropy Program

Thu 10-25-2018

A program teaching high school students about the importance of philanthropy is once again underway.

 

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Dozens of Local Kids appearing in production of Sleeping Beauty at Pearson Lakes Art Center October 27

Wed 10-24-2018

(Okoboji)-Two performances on tap Saturday afternoon.

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NTSB Reportedly About To Release Findings Into 2017 Derailment Of Ethanol Train Near Graettinger

Wed 10-24-2018

We may soon know the official cause of a derailment of a Union Pacific train that took place on March 10th, 2017 southeast of Graettinger.

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Iowa Secretary Of State Meets With Local Elections Officials

Wed 10-24-2018

Iowa's Secretary of State is making the rounds talking about election integrity.

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Some Northwest Iowa Mental Health Service Areas To See Some Changes

Wed 10-24-2018

Some changes are in store for some northwest Iowa mental health service regions.

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Fire Destroys House

Wed 10-24-2018

An overnight fire has destroyed a house in Estherville.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Take Official Action Authorizing Environmental Consultant To Talk To BNSF Rail Officials

Wed 10-24-2018

Dickinson county officials say efforts by an environmental consultant that was hired to investigate oil contaminated material being disposed of at the local landfill are being stymied.

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6th Annual Fright Hike at Ft. Defiance State Park October 27

Tue 10-23-2018

(Estherville)-"Lights on" hour offered from 6-7 pm for younger children.

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Emmet County Authorities Looking For Vehicle That Struck Bicyclist

Tue 10-23-2018

Emmet county authorities are asking for the public's assistance as they try to locate a vehicle that collided with a bicyclist Saturday evening on 170th Street west of Armstrong. 

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Man (1)

Tue 10-23-2018

A Mallard man was injured Sunday when a vehicle he was driving collided with a deer and then struck a field drive, coming to rest in the ditch.

 

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Underage Sex Sting Results In Arrests Of Two NW Iowa Men

Tue 10-23-2018

An undercover sting investigation by authorities in southwest Minnesota has resulted in the arrests of three people, including two men from northwest Iowa.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Vote 3 To 2 To Approve Appointment To Fill Vacancy On Board Of Adjustment

Tue 10-23-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Adjustment has a new member.

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JCC Schools Moving Forward With Whole Grade Sharing

Tue 10-23-2018

The Jackson County Central Schools are moving forward with whole grade sharing.

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Zebra Mussels Confirmed In Lost Island Lake

Tue 10-23-2018

Zebra mussels have been confirmed in another area lake.

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Car Vs Deer Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital (1)

Tue 10-23-2018

A Mallard man was injured early Sunday when a vehicle he was driving collided with a deer in the 4500 block of 390th Street near Emmetsburg.

 

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Spencer & Corridor Officials In Talks With Regional Air Carrier

Tue 10-23-2018

Commercial air service may be returning to Spencer.

 

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Lost Island Nature Center Halloween Hike October 23

Mon 10-22-2018

(Ruthven)-Reservations are required for the hike, cost is just $1 per person.

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Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order In Nobles County ICE Enforcement Case

Mon 10-22-2018

A Minnesota judge has issued a temporary restraining order that bars the Nobles County Sheriff's Office from relying on arrest warrants from immigration officials to keep individuals detained.

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Ribbon Cutting Held Friday On Final 4-Lane Segment Of Hwy 20

Mon 10-22-2018

State and local officials celebrated Friday the final work wrapping up on the 60-year project to widen Highway 20 from eastern to western Iowa.

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City Of Spirit Lake Green Waste Site Posting New Hours

Mon 10-22-2018

GREEN WASTE SITE HOURS CHANGES - weekday hours at the Spirit Lake green waste site will be changing the next couple of weeks, due to darkness.

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Spencer Hospital Ambulance Receives Donation

Mon 10-22-2018

Black Knights Car Club member Dennis Houseman (second from left) represented the car club in making a generous donation to Spencer Hospital’s ambulance service in appreciation of the emergency response team’s assistance at the clubs 10th annual airport drag race held at the Spencer Airport in September.

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Semi Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital (1)

Mon 10-22-2018

A semi crash Sunday in the Highway 60 and Oxford Street roundabout in Worthington sent one person to the hospital.

 

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Two SL Students Selected To Participate In 2018 Iowa All State Band

Mon 10-22-2018

Spirit Lake High School Senior Ruby O'Hagan and Junior Noel Roberts have been selected to participate in the 2018 Iowa All State Band.

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Crash Claims Life Of Hartley Teen

Sat 10-20-2018

A two-vehicle collision Friday in O'Brien county claimed the life of a Hartley teen.

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Electrical Malfunction Cited As Cause Of Combine Fire

Sat 10-20-2018

No injuries were reported Friday evening in a combine fire near Wallingford.

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Ribbon Cutting Held For New V-A Outpatient Clinic In Spirit Lake

Fri 10-19-2018

A ribbon cutting was held this (Fri.) afternoon on the new V-A Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Spirit Lake.

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Vehicle Travels Into Front Of Dollar Tree Store In Spencer; Two People Injured

Fri 10-19-2018

Two people were taken to the hospital Wednesday when a vehicle drove through a storefront in Spencer.

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New Survey Says Farmland Prices Are Expected To Continue To Drop In A Number Of States, Including Iowa

Fri 10-19-2018

A new survey says farmland prices are expected to continue their decline in parts of 10 Plains and Western states.

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Work Along Hwy 71 Through Arnolds Park & Okoboji To Get Underway Monday (Oct. 22nd) And Could Impact Traffic

Thu 10-18-2018

You may want to think again if you thought road construction work was done for the season.

 

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Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalls Six Meat And Potato Products Due To Possible Salmonella Concerns

Thu 10-18-2018

Hy-Vee, Inc., based in West Des Moines, Iowa, is voluntarily recalling six of its meat and potato products across its eight-state region due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

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Humane Society of Northwest Iowa to host "Howl-o-Ween" Fundraiser October 20

Thu 10-18-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Event includes costume contest for pets and owners, large silent auction.

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New Numbers From Iowa Tourism Show Travel-Related Expenditures In Dickinson Co. In 2017 Totaled $286.11 Million

Thu 10-18-2018

The Iowa Tourism Office has released new data showing tourism-related expenditures in the state increased substantially in 2017 over levels posted in 2016.

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Ribbon Cutting Held For New Playground At Okoboji Elementary School

Thu 10-18-2018

Students at the Okoboji Elementary School are enjoying a new playground. Superintendent Todd Abrahamson tells KUOO news it marks completion of the first phase of projects made possible thanks to passage of a $25 million bond issue back in April of this year.

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Missouri Woman Arrested In Palo Alto County On Weapons Charge

Thu 10-18-2018

A Missouri woman was arrested Tuesday evening on a weapons charge following a traffic stop in Palo Alto county.

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Investigation Results In Arrest Of Man Accused Of Domestic Abuse Assault

Thu 10-18-2018

An investigation into an incident Monday at a residence in Ayrshire has resulted in an arrest.

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Palo Alto County Crash Sends Two People To The Hospital

Thu 10-18-2018

A single vehicle crash Monday in Palo Alto county sent two people to the hospital.

 

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Highway 71 Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Thu 10-18-2018

One person sustained minor injuries in a one vehicle accident on Highway 71 yesterday afternoon.

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Iowa House District 2 Candidates Megan Jones & Ryan Odor To Sound Off On Issues At Forum

Thu 10-18-2018

Candidates for the Iowa House District 2 seat will sound off in a public forum later this month.

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Two Men Sentenced In Separate Un-Related Cases In Osceola County

Thu 10-18-2018

A man has been sentenced in Osceola county after pleading guilty to charges of assault using or displaying a dangerous weapon and criminal mischief in the 4th degree.

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Petoberfest to benefit People for Pets October 20

Wed 10-17-2018

(Spencer)-Ticket includes food & beverages, live music from the Polka Police.

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USDA Iowa FSA Announces ARC, PLC And CRP Payments To Be Made To Farmers

Wed 10-17-2018

USDA Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, Amanda De Jong, announced that nearly $43 million will be paid to Iowa farms that enrolled in Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) for 2017 market downturns. Additionally, Iowa FSA will distribute $392 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rental payments to landowners for their commitment to conservation stewardship. 

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Bedell Family YMCA Reading Buddies Program Awarded $3,000 Grant

Wed 10-17-2018

A program at the Bedell Family YMCA that promotes youth literacy has been awarded a grant through the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

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Deadline To Nominate Businesses For Awards At Corridor Business Recognition Event Is Quickly Approaching

Wed 10-17-2018

The deadline in which to nominate businesses for some special recognition at the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation's annual Business Recognition Lunch is winding down.

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Iowa Voter Registrations Lists Being Sold Online; Secretary Of State's Says There's No Cause For Alarm

Wed 10-17-2018

The Iowa Secretary of State's Office acknowledges Iowa's voter registration lists are being sold on the internet, but says there's no call for public alarm.

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Some NW Iowa Watershed Projects Awarded Funding

Wed 10-17-2018

Some watershed projects in northwest Iowa have been awarded funding through a program offered by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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No Injuries Reported In Fire At Estherville Foods

Tue 10-16-2018

No injuries were reported today (Tues.) in a fire at Estherville Foods. 

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RSVP of Dickinson County to host Open House at Iowa Lakes Community College October 18

Tue 10-16-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Come and go event to highlight volunteer opportunities in the area.

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Trial For Central Iowa Man Accused Of Locking His 8-Year-Old Son In A Basement Moved To Dickinson County

Tue 10-16-2018

A trial has been rescheduled for a central Iowa man accused of locking his 8-year-old son in a basement and will now be held in Dickinson county.

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City Of West Okoboji To Flush Hydrants

Tue 10-16-2018

The city of West Okoboji will be flushing fire hydrants as routine maintenance starting Wednesday (Oct. 17th) and continuing through Friday (October 19th).

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Hunting Accident Injures Spencer Man

Tue 10-16-2018

A Spencer man has been injured in a hunting accident.

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SLHS Marching Band "The Force" Places 4th In 3A Competition At Orange City

Tue 10-16-2018

The Force Marching Band from Spirit Lake High School placed 4th in Class 3A at the 2018 Dutchmen Field Championships in Orange City, IA.

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Spencer Jaycees Gearing Up For Annual Haunted House

Tue 10-16-2018

You can get your scare on again this Halloween season thanks to the Spencer Jaycees.

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Application Period About To Get Underway For Home Heating Assistance

Tue 10-16-2018

Income-eligible residents are being reminded that the annual application period for a program that assists with home heating costs is about to get underway.

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Spirit Lake Band Students Selected for Northwest Iowa 7th & 8th Grade Honor Bands

Tue 10-16-2018

Nine band students have been selected to participate in the ​51st annual​​ Northwest Iowa Junior High/Middle School Honor Bands Festival.

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Head-On Crash Involving A Car And Semi Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 10-16-2018

A head-on crash Monday afternoon involving a car and a semi on Highway 60 northeast of Windom sent one person to the hospital.

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Seed Collection Program at Dickinson County Nature Center October 20

Mon 10-15-2018

(Okoboji)-Environmental Education Coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman to lead tour through the Kenue Park Prairie.  

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DNR Fisheries Biologist Mike Hawkins to speak at Iowa Lakeside Lab's Science on the Menu Series October 23

Mon 10-15-2018

(Okoboji)-Reservations required for new series which includes dinner.

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Dollar General Opens New Store In Lake Park

Mon 10-15-2018

A new Dollar General Store has opened its doors in Lake Park.

 

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Jackson Awarded Infrastructure Grant

Mon 10-15-2018

Jackson is one of three cities receiving grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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Dickinson County Extension Council Members Also On The November 6th Ballot

Mon 10-15-2018

Voters November 6th in Dickinson county will also be electing five members to the county's Extension Council. 

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Ruthven Woman Arrested On Multiple Charges

Mon 10-15-2018

A Ruthven woman has been arrested on drug charges as the result of a search warrant executed on her residence back on September 15th of this year.

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First Snowfall Of Season Drops 2 To 3 Inches Of The White Stuff On Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 10-15-2018

First Snowfall Of Season Drops 2 To 3 Inches Of The White Stuff On Iowa Great Lakes

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Car Vs Semi Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital (1)

Sat 10-13-2018

A collision Friday involving a car and a semi on Highway 15 in Truman sent one person to the hospital.

 

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Hwy 60 Crash Sends Four People To The Hospital

Sat 10-13-2018

A three-vehicle collision Friday evening on Highway 60 near Bingham Lake sent four people to the hospital. 

 

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O'Brien County Authorities Ask For Public's Assistance As They Investigate Business Burglaries In Sanborn

Sat 10-13-2018

Sanborn police and the O'Brien County Sheriff's Office are investigating four business burglaries in Sanborn. 

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Ribbon Cutting On New Spirit Lake VA Medical Clinic Set For October 19th

Fri 10-12-2018

A ribbon cutting ceremony on the new VA outpatient clinic in Spirit Lake is set for Friday, October 19th at 3:00 pm. A brief program will also be held along with tours of the facility. Refreshments will also be served until 5:00 pm. 

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Lakes Area Marina Donates $750 To Abben Cancer Center

Fri 10-12-2018

Parks Marina and The Barefoot Bar have donated $750 to Abben Cancer Center in Spencer. 

 

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ILCC Website Receives International Award

Fri 10-12-2018

Iowa Lakes Community College is getting some special recognition for its website. 

 

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Authorities Issue Warning About New Scam Making The Rounds

Fri 10-12-2018

Authorities are alerting the public to yet another scam that's making the rounds.

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Martin County, Minnesota Authorities Make Two Arrests In Drug Overdose Death Case

Thu 10-11-2018

Authorities in Martin county, Minnesota say they've arrested two suspects in connection with a drug overdose death that happened on August 19th of this year.

 

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Iowa Lakes Community College to host Financial Aid Workshop October 13

Thu 10-11-2018

(Emmetsburg)-Parents and students should bring 2017 taxes to Emmetsburg Campus Saturday.  

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Ringsted Man Wanted On Warrants Taken Into Custody

Thu 10-11-2018

A Ringsted man wanted in connection with the theft of a motor vehicle was taken into custody earlier this month.

 

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Disaster Proclamation Issued For 19 Iowa Counties, Including Buena Vista, Emmet & Kossuth

Thu 10-11-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds today (Thurs.) issued a disaster proclamation for 19 Iowa counties hit with severe weather since October 4th.

 

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Two Men Sentenced On Weapons Charges

Thu 10-11-2018

Two men arrested by Storm Lake Police in May on weapons charges have been sentenced.

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Fire Heavily Damages Sioux Rapids Restaurant-Lounge

Thu 10-11-2018

Fire has heavily damaged a restaurant in downtown Sioux Rapids.

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REALTOR Foundation Of Iowa Donates $1,500 To Dickinson Co. Sheriff's Office

Wed 10-10-2018

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office has received a $1,500 contribution from the REALTOR Foundation of Iowa to purchase lifesaving equipment for officers. 

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Pink Ribbon Luncheon to benefit Relay for Life October 12

Wed 10-10-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Inspirational speaker Karen Schwaller to talk at annual event.

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No Injuries Reported In Collision Of Two Semi's

Wed 10-10-2018

No injuries were reported following a collision of two semi's Tuesday near Alpha.

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SLHS Graduate Retires From Navy

Wed 10-10-2018

Navy Capt. Wyatt Chidester, a Spirit Lake High School graduate and Spirit Lake, Iowa, native with hometown ties to Boone, Iowa, walked ashore for the final time during a retirement ceremony held on October 5 hosted by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT) located onboard Naval Station Mayport, Florida.

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Iowa Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Lee Christensen Case

Wed 10-10-2018

Affirm, reverse or remand. That’s the decision the Iowa Supreme Court has to make after hearing oral arguments about a northwest, Iowa man convicted of second-degree murder.

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Speed Limits, Zoning Revisions Highlight Okoboji City Council Meeting

Wed 10-10-2018

The Okoboji City Council Tuesday evening gave final approval to a change in the speed limit on a portion of a heavily traveled road in the town.

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Jackson Native & Megadeth Star David Ellefson Returns Home For Visit

Wed 10-10-2018

Jackson native David Ellefson was back in town yesterday (Tues.) for a very special honor.

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Dickinson Co. Driver's License Station To Close Early Oct. 16th And All Day Oct. 17th

Wed 10-10-2018

The driver's license station at the Dickinson County Courthouse will close at 1:00 pm Tuesday, October 16th and will remain closed the entire day on Wednesday, October 17th.

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Mill Stone Park Organizers Looking For Items To Be Placed In Four Time Capsules

Wed 10-10-2018

Organizers of the Mill Stone Park project in Milford are requesting items for four time capsules that will be placed at the attraction to be located on the southeast side of the intersection of Highway 71 and County Road A34. 

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15th Annual Artisans Road Trip October 13-14

Tue 10-9-2018

(Spirit Lake)-28 Artists in a wide variety of mediums are featured on the tour this year.

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Two Ruthven Residents Sentenced On Burglary Charges

Tue 10-9-2018

Two Ruthven residents have been sentenced to prison in connection with a burglary in June.

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Dancing With Local Stars Event To Benefit Clay County ILCC Foundation

Tue 10-9-2018

Rehearsals and final preparations are underway for a major fundraising event next month for the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation in Clay county.

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Ruthven Woman Wanted For Failure To Appear On Original Charges Of Unauthorized Use Of Credit Card Taken Into Custody

Tue 10-9-2018

A Ruthven woman wanted on two valid Clay county warrants for failure to appear on original charges of unauthorized use of a credit card has been taken into custody.

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Six Local Women Successfully Complete Annie's Project Course Offered Through ISU Extension & Outreach

Tue 10-9-2018

Six women successfully completed the six-week Annie’s Project course that was offered in Armstrong.

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Volunteers Needed For Spencer Tree Planting Event

Tue 10-9-2018

Volunteers are needed this Saturday (Oct. 13th) to assist in planting 36 trees at the Spencer Dog park in DeWolf Park.

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Emmet County Officials To Hold Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Tue 10-9-2018

Emmet county authorities say they'll be conducting an emergency preparedness exercise this week at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Estherville.

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Spenser's Underground to present Anti-Bullying Program featuring Nationally known speaker Keith Deltano

Mon 10-8-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Deltano uses comedy to engage students, teachers and parents to address issue of bullying.

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Man Arrested On Harassment, Malicious Prosecution and False Reports Charges

Mon 10-8-2018

A Webb man has been arrested on harassment and other charges following an investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

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Iowa Lakeside Lab Receives Grant From Okoboji Foundation's Youth In Philanthropy Program

Mon 10-8-2018

Iowa Lakeside Laboratory was recently presented a check for $30,000 from a grant awarded through the Okoboji Foundation's Youth In Philanthropy program. 

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Early Voting Now Underway For Nov. 6th Election

Mon 10-8-2018

Early voting for the November 6th election offcially started today (Mon.).

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This Week (Oct. 7th-13th) Is National Fire Prevention Week

Mon 10-8-2018

This week marks the observance of National Fire Prevention Week.

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SLHS Marching Band "The Force" Receives Division I Superior Rating In State Competition

Mon 10-8-2018

The Force Marching Band from Spirit Lake High School on received their fourth consecutive Division I Superior Rating at the IHSMA State Marching Band Competition over the weekend in Sheldon.

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Disaster Declaration Issued For 7 SW Minnesota Counties

Sat 10-6-2018

A USDA Secretarial Disaster Declaration has been issued for seven Minnesota counties impacted by excessive rain, flash flooding and flooding that occurred from June 17th through July 3rd, 2018. 

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Palmer Amaranth Confirmed In Jackson County

Sat 10-6-2018

Palmer Amaranth has now been confirmed in Jackson county.

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Advanced Nurse Practitioner Joins Staff Of Milford Family Care

Fri 10-5-2018

A new practitioner has joined the staff of Milford Family Care.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to present Iowa Songwriters Workshop & Showcase October 13

Fri 10-5-2018

A songwriter's workshop is on the way at the Pearson Lakes Art Center next weekend

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Start Of The Heating Season Has Officials Reminding Everyone About Dangers Of Carbon Monoxide

Fri 10-5-2018

Chances are you've already turned on that furnace for the first time of the season. Along with that comes a reminder about the dangers of carbon monoxide, which can come from a malfunctioning furnace or one that's not properly vented. 

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Ladies Of The Lake DAR Chapter To Hold Special Event For Women Interested In Joining The Organization

Fri 10-5-2018

One of the oldest chapters in Iowa of the Daughters of the American Revolution, or D-A-R, is looking to expand its membership.

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Single Vehicle Crash Near Fostoria Results In Minor Injuries And Charges Against Driver

Fri 10-5-2018

A Spencer man sustained minor injuries last (Thurs.) evening in a single vehicle rollover near Fostoria.

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Driver Escapes Injury In Semi Tractor-Trailer Rollover

Thu 10-4-2018

An Algona man escaped injury Wednesday when a semi tractor-trailer he was driving overturned at an intersection in Palo Alto county.

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Lakeside Lab introduces new "Science on the Menu" Speaker Series

Thu 10-4-2018

(Okoboji)-New series to kick off October 23 with a presentation by Joseph Otto.

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Month Of October Designated To Increase Awareness Of Breast Cancer

Thu 10-4-2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer affects about one in eight women, and officials say early detection is key.

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Milford Woman Pleads Guilty To Two Counts Of Vehicular Homicide Stemming From Crash That Killed A Father & Son From Spirit Lake

Thu 10-4-2018

(Sibley)-- A Milford woman has pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide in Osceola County District Court.

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Convicted Felon Arrested After Being Seen Firing A Gun At A Shooting Range

Wed 10-3-2018

A convicted felon was taken into custody Tuesday after he was seen firing a gun at a shooting range in O'Brien county.

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O'Brien County Pursuit Results In Arrest Of Sheldon Man On Multiple Charges

Wed 10-3-2018

A pursuit Tuesday in O'Brien county landed a Sheldon man in jail on multiple charges. 

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Spirit Lake Man Charged With Attempted Murder Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charges In Plea Deal

Wed 10-3-2018

A Spirit Lake man charged with attempted murder and willful injury has pleaded guilty to lesser charges as part of a plea deal.

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Spencer Community Theatre to open 59th Season with Brigadoon October 5

Wed 10-3-2018

(Spencer)-Opening Reception to be held following Friday's show.

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Some Services At Lakes Regional Healthcare Have Been Moved To New Temporary Locations In Advance Of Major Construction Project

Wed 10-3-2018

Some services at Lakes Regional Healthcare have been temporarily relocated as part of plans to construct a new medical office building, which we reported on previously.

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Okoboji Foundation To Hold Annual Non-Profit Summit

Wed 10-3-2018

The Okoboji Foundation will hold its annual “Lake Non-Profit Summit” Tuesday, October 30th at 9:30 am at the Hedberg Theatre in the Maritime Museum Building in Arnolds Park.

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Dickinson Supervisors Still Considering Options Following East Loch Estates Rulings

Wed 10-3-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took no action following a closed session to discuss a judge's ruling in the East Loch Estates case.

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Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests (4)

Wed 10-3-2018

A traffic stop Monday in Lyon county resulted in two arrests.

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Danielle Clouse Gast Exhibit to open at Dickinson County Nature Center October 4

Tue 10-2-2018

(Okoboji)-Opening reception from 5-7 Thursday evening.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Seeking Nominations For Annual Business Awards

Tue 10-2-2018

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is putting out a call for nominations for its annual business awards.

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Disturbances Lead To Charges Against Estherville Man

Tue 10-2-2018

An Estherville man faces charges after allegedly causing several disturbances.

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Man Accused Of Assaulting Two Family Members

Tue 10-2-2018

An Estherville man faces charges for allegedly assaulting two members of his family.

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Search Warrant Executed On Residence Results In Arrests Of Two People On Drug Charges

Tue 10-2-2018

Two people were arrested following the execution of a search warrant in Alpha last Friday.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors To Meet In Closed Session To Discuss East Loch Estates Ruling

Mon 10-1-2018

A portion of Tuesday's (Oct. 2nd) meeting of the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors will be conducted in closed session to discuss a judge's ruling on a lawsuit involving East Loch Estates.

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Iowa Young Birders event at Lost Island Nature Center October 6

Mon 10-1-2018

(Ruthven)-Event is free, however preregistration is required.  

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Man Arrested In High Speed Chase Sentenced; Woman Sentenced On Assault, Harassment & Child Endangerment Charges

Mon 10-1-2018

A Spencer man arrested in April following a high speed pursuit has been sentenced in Clay County District Court. 

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Cool, Wet Fall Resulting In Challenging Harvest Conditions

Mon 10-1-2018

Harvest activity so far across the area is being described as sporadic.

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Crash On Hwy 9 Near KUOO Studios Sends Three People To The Hospital

Mon 10-1-2018

A two-vehicle crash on Highway 9 on the west edge of Spirit Lake Sunday sent three people to the hospital.

 

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SLHS Marching Band "The Force" Places 2nd At Sioux City

Mon 10-1-2018

The Force Marching Band from Spirit Lake High School finished in 2nd Place in Class 3A at Starfest in Sioux City, IA.

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