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Spencer Hospital Announces Plans For Major Upgrade Of Abben Cancer Center

Thu 10-31-2019

The Spencer Hospital Board of Trustees today (Thurs.) approved a $4 million equipment upgrade which includes a new linear accelerator for radiation treatment and a new electronic health record system. 

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Governor Reynolds Signs Proclamation Suspending Certain Regulatory Provisions For Hours Of Service For Delivery Of Propane

Thu 10-31-2019

The Governor's Office says the proclamation stems from the early winter conditions we're experiencing along with the late harvest and a high demand for petroleum products throughout the Midwest that have resulted in low supplies of propane.

 

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You'll Need To Act Soon If You're Thinking About Giving Someone A Personalized License Plate This Holiday Season

Thu 10-31-2019

Dickinson County Treasurer Kris Rowley says that in order for the plate to arrive in time to be given as a Christmas gift, you'll need to place the order by November 8th

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Prairie Lakes AEA To Offer Free Mental Health First Aid Training Sessions For Those Who Work With Adolescents

Thu 10-31-2019

A series of free youth mental health first aid training sessions will be held throughout the region with the first one coming up November 15th in Pocahontas.

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Reckless Driving Complaint Results In Arrest Of Graettinger Man On Multiple Charges

Thu 10-31-2019

An investigation October 21st into a report of a reckless motorist by the Emmet County Sheriff's Office resulted in the arrest of a Graettinger man.

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Emmet County Fight Results In Three Arrests

Thu 10-31-2019

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to 5716 Highway 15 near Ringsted a little after 3:00 am.

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Lyon County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Worthington Man

Thu 10-31-2019

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says it happened a little after 10:00 pm Sunday when a deputy pulled over a vehicle on Highway 9.

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ISU Extension in Clay County to host Holiday Gathering for Women in Ag December 4

Wed 10-30-2019 110 West 4th Street, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Event is free however registration is required.

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Planning Meeting For 40th Annual U of O Winter Games Set For November 14th

Wed 10-30-2019

Chamber officials say it will be a good opportunity to share new ideas, update the schedule of events and share any new events for the 40th annual U of O Winter Games January 23rd-26th.

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Florida Man Charged In Robbery Of A Spencer Convenience Store

Wed 10-30-2019

Spencer police say they were called around 10:18 pm to the Dynos Convenience Store at 1001 South Grand Avenue. A clerk told officers he had been robbed by a man who fled in a newer white sedan heading westbound.

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Authorities Remind Everyone Of Extra Safety Precautions For Halloween

Wed 10-30-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- Spirit Lake Police Chief Jeff Hanson says trick-or-treaters and drivers alike will need to take some extra precautions.

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No Injuries Reported In Collision Of Semi & School Vehicle

Wed 10-30-2019

 No injuries were reported Tuesday in a collision in Clay county involving a school vehicle and a semi.

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CAASA Looking For Volunteers To Help With Special Event

Wed 10-30-2019

The organization's Tracy Swanson says they'll be holding their Woman's Night Out event April 17th from 5:00 until 8:00 pm and that they are looking for some help.

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Incident In Sioux County Results In Suspect Being Tasered

Wed 10-30-2019

Authorities in Sioux county say a Sheldon man had to be tasered after he allegedly confronted a deputy in a threatening manner.

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Dickinson Co. Emergency Management Drone Credited In Saving Lives Of Two Men Who Went Missing Last Week On Five Island Lake In Palo Alto County

Wed 10-30-2019

Bill Maas, Chairman of the Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission, tells KUOO news Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret got a call from Palo Alto county authorities requesting the assistance of the drone which is equipped with an infrared camera.

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Applications being accepted for Adopt a Family Program in Dickinson County

Tue 10-29-2019 1575 18th Street Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Families are encouraged to apply for program by November 22

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ILEC Awards Funding To Various Projects In The Area

Tue 10-29-2019

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative recently awarded grants of $2,000 each to several projects and entities in the region. 

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Spencer Rotary Club Gearing Up For Its Annual Book Sale Fundraiser

Tue 10-29-2019

The Spencer Rotary Club is gearing up for one of it's largest annual fundraising events.

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Milford Council Discusses New Public Works Facility; Opts To Meet With County Again Regarding Lower Gar Outlet

Mon 10-28-2019

The Milford City Council Monday evening heard pitches from three architectural firms interested in submitting proposals for a new public works facility that would be constructed on the same site as the existing facility.

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Iowa Lakes Community College to host 29th Annual Jazz Festival October 31

Mon 10-28-2019 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Hundreds of area students to work with professional musicians throughout the day.

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Central Iowa Crash Injures Three People From Estherville

Mon 10-28-2019

 A two-vehicle collision Sunday in Dallas county in central Iowa injured three people from Estherville.

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Former Letter Carrier Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Mail By A Postal Employee

Mon 10-28-2019

The U-S Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 30-year-old Cassandra Rheuport entered the plea last week in federal court in Sioux City.

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Three People Escape Injury In Single Vehicle Rollover

Mon 10-28-2019

Authorities say a 16-year-old juvenile, who's name wasn't released, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet eastbound in the 2500 block of 340th Street when the vehicle went into the ditch and rolled.

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Vehicle Goes Into Ditch & Catches On Fire; Driver Escapes Injury

Mon 10-28-2019

An Everly man escaped injury Friday after losing control of a vehicle that went into the ditch and caught on fire.

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SLHS Instrumental & Vocalist Students Advance To All State Competition

Mon 10-28-2019

Spirit Lake students had a successful day at the 2019 All State Auditions, held Saturday, Oct. 26th at Le Mars High School.

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ILCC Aviation Student Escapes Serious Injury After Making An Emergency Landing

Sat 10-26-2019

 A student in the aviation program at Iowa Lakes Community College escaped serious injury Thursday evening after making an emergency landing on a rural Kossuth county gravel road near Bancroft.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Arrest Of Ringsted Man On Drug Charges

Fri 10-25-2019

The execution of a search warrant back on September 30th of this year resulted in the arrest of a Ringsted man on multiple drug charges.

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Dickinson County Recycling Center to begin Winter Hours of Operation November 1

Fri 10-25-2019 2260 220th Street, Milford, IA

(Milford)-Center accepts a wide variety of materials, offers Swap Shop for residents.

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Pheasant Season Opens Saturday (Oct. 26th) In Iowa

Fri 10-25-2019

Pheasant season opens tomorrow (Sat.) in the state of Iowa and officials say it should be a relatively good one for hunters.

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Reminder Of National Drug Take Back Day

Fri 10-25-2019

Locally, the Spirit Lake Police Department will have a drop-off at the Spirit Lake Hy-Vee from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. 

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Lakes Area Marina Once Again Offering Program To Help Less Fortunate During The Holidays

Fri 10-25-2019

Parks Marina is teaming up with Upper Des Moines Opportunity for the 11th year of the “Boatloads of Toys”.

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Free Mental Health First Aid Training For Military Members, Veterans & Their Families Set For Nov. 6th In Spencer

Fri 10-25-2019

The session will be held from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm and a lunch will be provided.

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Countdown Is On For 40th U Of O Winter Games

Fri 10-25-2019

Kiley Zankowski of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce says registration for some of the events will be getting underway very soon.

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Authorities Investigating Burglary At I-90 Expo Center In Sherburn

Fri 10-25-2019

Authorities say several long guns, pistols, Carson City Silver Dollars, Dewalt tools, wagons and other items were stolen.

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Arrowwood Resort and Minerva's to present Midnight at the Masquerade on October 26

Thu 10-24-2019 1405 US-71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Ticket price includes dinner and murder mystery show.

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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program Looking For Volunteers In Dickinson County

Thu 10-24-2019

Program Coordinator Melissa Loehr tells KUOO news CASA volunteers are assigned by the court to regularly visit children who have been taken from their homes and speak on their behalf at court hearings.

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Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Of $1.2M Pollinator Paradise Expansion At Dickinson Co. Nature Center To Be Held Next Month

Thu 10-24-2019

Community Relations Coordinator Kiley Roth says construction on the “Pollinator Paradise” addition was completed this past March.

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Jaci Hermstad Receives 7th Infusion Of Potentially Life Saving Drug

Thu 10-24-2019

A Spencer woman battling Lou Gehrig's Disease, or ALS, has received another dose of a potentially life-saving drug.

 

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ILCC Students Compete In SkillsUSA Competitions

Thu 10-24-2019

Jonathon Thomsche was awarded a gold medal by placing 1st in the nation for Marine Service Technology.

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Man Arrested On Multiple Charges After Fleeing From Authorities

Thu 10-24-2019

A Remsen man was arrested on multiple charges following an alleged incident back on October 17th.

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Man Accused Of Assaulting Sheriff's Deputy

Thu 10-24-2019

A suspect allegedly involved in a fight at an Emmetsburg bar is also accused of assaulting a Palo Alto county sheriff's deputy.

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Dickinson County Nature Center offering Family-Friendly Halloween Events

Wed 10-23-2019 22785 Nature Center Road,Okoboji,IA 51355

(Okoboji)-Events are free, however registration is requested for materials.

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Water To Be Turned Off Again In A Portion Of Wahpeton For Water Main Project

Wed 10-23-2019

City officials say water will be shut off Friday (Oct. 25th) from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm for portions of Lakeside Avenue, Harpen Street, Iowa Street, Waska Drive, Inwan Street and Arrowhead Street. 

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"Halls Of Horror, 2019" Theme For This Year's Spencer Jaycees Haunted House

Wed 10-23-2019

A Halloween tradition is once again open for business in Spencer.

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SL City Council Approves Re-zoning

Wed 10-23-2019

Some property in Spirit Lake that had been re-zoned years ago to allow a flower shop to open its doors is reverting back to its original classification.

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Crash On Hwy 60 Near Brewster Sends Two People To The Hospital

Wed 10-23-2019

A two-vehicle collision Tuesday evening on Highway 60 just east of Brewster sent two people to the hospital.

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Two-Vehicle Collision At I-90 & Hwy 71 In Jackson Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 10-23-2019

One person was injured in a pick-up/semi accident Monday morning on Highway 71 in Jackson.

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Crash Near George Injures Spirit Lake Man

Wed 10-23-2019

Authorities say strong wind may have been a contributing factor in a crash Tuesday in Lyon county that injured a Spirit Lake man.

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6th Annual Heartland Honor Choir to perform October 24 at Iowa Lakes Community College

Tue 10-22-2019 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Dr. Ryan Person from Morningside College to conduct mass choir on Thursday evening.

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Local Authorities Warning Of Yet Another New Scam Making The Rounds

Tue 10-22-2019

This one involves a letter being sent through the mail stating that the recipient has been selected to participate in a secret shopper program as part of a project to evaluate customer service.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hear Request For $25,000 To Help With Pickle Ball Court Project

Tue 10-22-2019

A group looking to raise $240,000 by next summer to build a complex of four pickle ball courts at Spier Park in Okoboji made a pitch today to the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors for some financial assistance.

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Crash At Rural Clay County Intersection Results In Minor Injury

Tue 10-22-2019

A two-vehicle collision Monday at the intersection of Highway 18 and 240th Avenue in Clay county resulted in one person going to the hospital.

 

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North Y Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 10-22-2019

A two-vehicle collision Saturday at the north Y in Spencer sent one person to the hospital.

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Jon Martin Announces He'll Retire As Dickinson Co. Attorney At The End Of The Year

Tue 10-22-2019

Jon Martin announced at today's (Tues.) Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting he'll be retiring after some 38 years either as head County Attorney or Assistant County Attorney. 

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Suspicious Vehicle Investigation Results In Arrest Of Estherville Man

Tue 10-22-2019

(Spencer)-- An investigation early Sunday by the Clay County Sheriff's Office into a report of a suspicious vehicle resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man.

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Four Iowa School Districts Agree To Pay $650,000 To Victim Of Sexual Abuse By A Teacher

Tue 10-22-2019

Four Iowa school districts have agreed to pay the victim of sexual abuse by a teacher $650,000 in a legal settlement.

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O'Brien County Collision Sends Three People To The Hospital

Tue 10-22-2019

A two-vehicle collision late Monday afternoon at the intersection of 360th Street and Vine Avenue in O'Brien county resulted in multiple injuries.

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Dakota Access Pipeline Donates Funds To Counties Through Which Its Pipeline Travels, Including Several In NW Iowa

Tue 10-22-2019

The Dakota Access Pipeline is donating $20,000 to each Emergency Management Agency across Iowa in the counties through which the pipeline travels, totaling $360,000.

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I-90 Crash At Sherburn Injures Two People

Tue 10-22-2019

Two people were injured in a three vehicle accident last (Monday) night on Interstate 90 at the Sherburn exit.

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Authorities Investigate Death Of NW Iowa Man

Mon 10-21-2019

Authorities in Sioux county are investigating the death of a Boyden man who's body was found in a house fire late last week.

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2nd Annual Howl-O-Ween to Benefit Humane Society of Northwest Iowa October 26

Mon 10-21-2019 503 Terrace Park Blvd,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Fundraiser includes Doggie Costume Contest, Live Music and Live Auction.

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Spirit Lake Police Say They're Investigating An Incident Over The Weekend In Which A Person Was Seriously Bitten By A Pitbull

Mon 10-21-2019

Officers say it's important the dog's owners be located so they can verify its vaccination status.

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National Drug Take Back Day Coming Up This Saturday, Oct. 26th

Mon 10-21-2019

You'll have a special opportunity Saturday to properly dispose of expired or unwanted prescription medications.

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SW Mn Motorcycle Crash Injures Worthington Couple

Mon 10-21-2019

The Minnesota State Patrol says 65-year-old Bruce Spidel of Worthington was driving a 2008 Yamaha northbound on Highway 91 near Adrian when he lost control, causing the motorcycle to go into the ditch.

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Jaci Hermstad Showing Signs Of Improvement

Sat 10-19-2019

Physical therapists are saying that Jaci has been showing progress with her core/hip muscles.

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Okoboji Man Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Meth & Ammunition Charges

Fri 10-18-2019

26-year-old Cole Rongved admitted at a plea hearing that he was involved in a conspiracy from May, 2018 through January 2019 that distributed more than three pounds of methamphetamine in and near Dickinson county.

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Okoboji Natives launch 2nd Kickstarter Campaign for SBOJi Sustainable Facewear

Fri 10-18-2019 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Product uses eco-friendly materials, supports beach clean-ups.

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A Northwest Iowa Funeral Home Faces More Legal Trouble

Fri 10-18-2019

The Iowa Insurance Division announced today (Friday) it's issued a cease and desist order against Andrew Joyce, Joyce Funeral Home, Inc., and Joyce-Alesch Funeral Home of Emmetsburg.

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Spirit Lake Man

Fri 10-18-2019

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office has released details into a traffic stop September 26th that resulted in the arrest of a Spirit Lake man.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Two People From Emmetsburg On Drug Charges

Fri 10-18-2019

Authorities say a deputy pulled over a vehicle on 440th Avenue near Ingham Lake and discovered what was alleged to be controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.

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Clay County Crash Results In Minor Injuries (2)

Fri 10-18-2019

Minor injuries were reported Thursday in a single vehicle crash in Clay county.

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Milford Police Looking For Burglary Suspect

Fri 10-18-2019

Police say the burglary happened early this (Friday) morning at Zen Salon and Sunset Travel Agency in Milford.

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Newly Revised Flood Plain Maps For Emmet County To Be Presented To The Public October 24th

Fri 10-18-2019

Citizens will have an opportunity to view the maps and learn about their potential change in flood risk and discuss flood insurance options.

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Iowa DNR To Hold Trout Fishing Event At Scharnberg Pond In Spencer

Fri 10-18-2019

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is planning to stock up to two-thousand rainbow trout in several lakes and ponds around the state this fall, including one in Spencer. 

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to host book signing for Author Ryan Sheeler

Thu 10-17-2019 243 West Broadway Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Sheeler has penned new book Ritchie Valens: His Guitars and Music

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Higher Than Expected Bids Forces Change In Time Frame For South Center Lake Sewer Project

Thu 10-17-2019

Steve Anderson, Superintendent of the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District tells KUOO news they've had to re-bid the piping portion of the project

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Okoboji Foundation Youth In Philanthropy Program Up & Running For Another Year

Thu 10-17-2019

Rob Waterhouse of the Okoboji Foundation tells KUOO news this marks the 10th year for Youth in Philanthropy.

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Former Milford Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Supplying Alcohol To A Person Under Age

Wed 10-16-2019

39-year-old Richard Zalabowski entered the plea Tuesday in Dickinson County District Court. 

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People for Pets Annual Fundraiser "Petoberfest" is October 19

Wed 10-16-2019 518 1st Ave E, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Event is primary fundraiser of the year for no-kill shelter in Spencer.

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Iowa D.O.T Is Out With It's Latest Map For Bicyclists

Wed 10-16-2019

D.O.T officials say the updated version shows new paved shoulders and recreational trails completed since the last version of the map came out. 

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Seeking Nominations For Its "Community Champions" Program

Wed 10-16-2019

Spokesman Brian Dalziel says it's part of their initiative to help secure the future of small businesses in the region.

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NW Iowa Man Files Suit Against City Of Worthington And Its Police Department

Wed 10-16-2019

A northwest Iowa man is suing the city of Worthington and its police department.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces Fall Rock the Roof Concert Series

Tue 10-15-2019 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park

(Arnolds Park)-Rock a La Carte to kick off Fall Series October 17.

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Wahpeton Boil Order Lifted

Tue 10-15-2019

City officials say there will be more shut offs in coming days as crews progress in the construction of a new water main, however they say those will affect only a few residents at a time.

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Investigation Results In Arrests Of Two Men On Multiple Charges

Tue 10-15-2019

Authorities in Lyon county say an ongoing investigation has resulted in the arrests of two men on drug charges.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Announces New Executive Director

Tue 10-15-2019

It was announced this (Tues.) morning David Strohman has been hired to the position and will start in that capacity October 21st.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hear Request For Increased Funding For Public Health

Tue 10-15-2019

Brandon Rohrig of Dickinson County Public Health told the supervisors he's requesting an additional $50,000 in funding in the next fiscal year.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation Reminding Everyone Of Its Upcoming Business Recognition Luncheon

Tue 10-15-2019

It will be held November 13th from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer.

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Estherville Chamber to host "Sip the Ville" October 17

Mon 10-14-2019 620 1st Ave South, Estherville, Iowa

(Estherville)-$10 ticket includes entry into Grand Prize Drawing.

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House Boat Becomes Partially Submerged While Moored At A Dock

Mon 10-14-2019

A house boat became partially submerged over the weekend while moored at a dock at Okoboji Boat Works.

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Milford Man Escapes Injury When A Vehicle He Was Driving Collided With A Bridge

Mon 10-14-2019

A Milford man escaped injury Sunday when a vehicle he was driving collided with a bridge on Highway 18 in Clay county.

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Investigation Into Suspicious Person Reports Results In Arrest Of Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 10-14-2019

An investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office into reports of a suspicious person in Peterson has resulted in the arrest of a Newell man on multiple charges.

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Marble Beach Campground Construction Winding Down

Mon 10-14-2019

After numerous delays, work on the Marble Beach Campground on the west side of Big Spirit Lake is finally starting to wind down.

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Estherville Police Investigating Egging Incidents

Mon 10-14-2019

Police in Estherville say they received several reports of vehicles that were egged over the weekend.

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I-90 Crash Results In Minor Injuries To Two People From Hartley

Mon 10-14-2019

Two people from Hartley were injured Saturday in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 90 at Worthington.

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Lost Island Nature Center hosting several events in October

Fri 10-11-2019 3267 350th Avenue, Ruthven, Iowa

(Ruthven)-Belgian Waffles Fundraiser and Halloween Hike on tap in next two weeks.

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Water To Be Turned Off In A Portion Of Wahpeton On Monday, Oct. 14th

Fri 10-11-2019

City officials say it's for a water main replacement project, and that once the water is back on, a boil advisory will be in place for 24 hours.

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Federated REA Donates To Three Jackson County Food Shelves

Fri 10-11-2019

Jackson-based Federated Rural Electric Association announced today (Fri.) it's donating $3,333 each to the Jackson, Lakefield and Heron Lake-Okabena food shelves.

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ILCC Trustees Vote To Proceed In Applying For Grants For Some Projects

Fri 10-11-2019

The funds would go toward improvements to the audio-visual systems for the auditorium at the Emmetsburg campus and for the meeting room at the Iowa Lakes College Farm, and for improvements to the Community Room between the Emmetsburg Public Library and the Smith Wellness Center.

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Lakes Area Hockey Association Received $50,000 Check From Okoboji Foundation

Thu 10-10-2019

The Lakes Area Hockey Association was recently presented with a $50,000 check from the Okoboji Foundation to assist with the 3rd phase of a construction project.

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Central Bank To Open Central Mortgage In Okoboji

Thu 10-10-2019

Central Bank announced today (Thurs.) it will be opening Central Mortgage in Okoboji this coming Monday at 1003 Highway 71 South, or in the Okoboji Plaza.

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3rd Annual Joy of Life Foundation Fundraiser October 12

Thu 10-10-2019 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Event includes live music by The Senders and Silent Auction

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MnDOT Opens Highway 60 J-Turns At Heron Lake

Thu 10-10-2019

All three J-turns on Highway 60 in Heron Lake opened to traffic late yesterday (Wednesday, October 9).

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest (1)

Thu 10-10-2019

Authorities say upon making the stop a deputy discovered what's alleged to be marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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Authorities Arrest Man Wanted On DCI Warrant

Thu 10-10-2019

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Michael Scheidt was arrested on a warrant charging him with two counts of purchasing or possessing a depiction of a minor in a sex act...1st offense.

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Osceola County Semi Crash Injures Montana Man

Wed 10-9-2019

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Byron Sharp of Whitehall, Montana was driving a 2007 Volvo and was turning northbound onto Monroe Avenue from 140th Street.

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16th Annual Artisans Road Trip October 12-13

Wed 10-9-2019 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-More than 2 Dozen Artists Participating in self-guided tour.

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Harvest Gets Underway; Initial Soybean Yields Look Better Than First Thought

Wed 10-9-2019

The recent warmer, drier weather has allowed farmers to start combining soybeans.

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Okoboji City Council Addresses Hwy 71 Concerns; Moves Ahead With Seawall Repair

Wed 10-9-2019

City Administrator Michael Meyers says city officials and council members have been hearing concerns following the release of a conceptual video by Imagine Iowa Great Lakes.

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Presidential Hopeful Corey Booker & 4th Dist. Congressional Candidate JD Scholten Make Appearance In Spirit Lake

Wed 10-9-2019

Democratic Presidential hopeful Corey Booker and J.D. Scholten who's opposing Republican Steve King for the 4th District Congressional seat appeared today (Wed.) at a forum in Spirit Lake addressing healthcare, food insecurity and the Older Americans Act.

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Administrative Law Judge Upholds Action By Spencer City Council To Deny Renewal Of Southside Bar & Grill Liquor License

Wed 10-9-2019

An administrative law judge has upheld action taken by the Spencer City Council to deny the renewal of a liquor license for Chris Burg, owner of Southside Bar and Grill, an adult entertainment business in Spencer.

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Newest Scam Making The Rounds Involves People Getting Calls Telling Them They've Won A Cash Prize And A Car

Wed 10-9-2019

The victims are then told to wire money through local businesses to different recipients to pay for taxes on the prize and storage of the car. In some cases, victims have even mailed cash to the thieves.

 

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Vehicle Collides With Gravity Wagon Resulting In Minor Injuries

Tue 10-8-2019

Minor injuries were reported Monday when a van collided with the rear of a gravity wagon in Osceola county.

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Clay County Heritage Center seeking Artifacts for Exhibit

Tue 10-8-2019 7 Grand Avenue,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Center seeks to expand current Cold War exhibit.

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Lake Park Is First Community In Dickinson County With Pickle Ball Courts

Tue 10-8-2019

A ribbon cutting on the new pickle ball courts was held this past Friday.

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A Long Time Member Of The Estherville Police Department Is Stepping Down

Tue 10-8-2019

A post on the department's Facebook page says Captain Paul Budach is retiring after serving more than 28 years on the department.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Review Preliminary Engineering Reports For Proposed Projects In Drainage Districts 15, 48 And 50

Tue 10-8-2019

Public hearings on preliminary engineering reports for proposed projects in several drainage districts highlighted today's (Tues.) Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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IGL Chamber Gearing Up For Annual Meeting/Celebration

Tue 10-8-2019

Executive Director Blaine Andera says it will be held at 5:00 pm Monday, November 4th at Snappers and they're encouraging people to pre-register for the event

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Authorities Alerting The Public Of A New Scam Making The Rounds

Tue 10-8-2019

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says residents have reported getting emails that look like they're from the U.S. Postal Service advising the recipients that the Postal Service is unable to deliver a package to their residence.

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O'Brien County Collision Claims A Life

Mon 10-7-2019

A collision Sunday in O'Brien county involving a Chevrolet Blazer and a Polaris Ranger claimed the life of a Primghar man.

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Dickinson County Nature Center offering No School Day Camps in October

Mon 10-7-2019 22785 Nature Center Road, Okoboji, IA 51355

(Okoboji)-Spirit Lake Day Camp is full, still room in Okoboji Camp October 14.

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Secretary Of State Paul Pate Appoints Working Group To Help Address Election-Related Issues

Mon 10-7-2019

Clay County Auditor Margie Pitts and Emmet County Auditor Amy Sathoff are among those that will serve on the working group.

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Local Lawmaker Among Those Elected To Iowa House Leadership Team

Mon 10-7-2019

It was announced this (Mon.) morning State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake has been elected as the body's next Speaker Pro Tem.

 

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National 4-H Week Being Observed This Week (Oct. 6th-12th)

Mon 10-7-2019

This year's theme is “inspire kids to do”, and Hannah Brockshus, County Youth Coordinator for Iowa State University Dickinson County says they're encouraging youth to take part in hands-on learning experiences.

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DNR Reminding Hunters Of Upcoming Informational Meeting

Mon 10-7-2019

 The DNR says they'll be talking about the proposed waterfowl season and and zone structure for the 2021-2025 seasons.

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This Week Marks The Observance Of Fire Prevention Week

Mon 10-7-2019

Arnolds Park-Okoboji Fire Chief Chris Yungbluth says the theme this year is “Not Every Hero Wears A Cape”.

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Fairmont, Mn. Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

Mon 10-7-2019

A Fairmont, Minnesota woman was arrested on drug charges Sunday in the parking lot of the Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood.

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Hwy 60 Crash Injures Three People

Mon 10-7-2019

A two-vehicle collision Sunday on Highway 60 in Windom sent three people to the hospital.

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Seasons Center to host Harvest Festival and Kids Carnival in Estherville October 8

Fri 10-4-2019 3705 170th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Seasons Center received funding from the Emmet County Community Foundation to host event.

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Estherville Residents Being Asked To Participate In Survey

Fri 10-4-2019

City Administrator Penny Clayton says it's being conducted by Excel Estherville.

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Spencer Man Wanted On Warrants Turns Himself In

Fri 10-4-2019

A Spencer man wanted on several warrants turned himself in to authorities Thursday.

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Policy Discussion On Food Security In Spirit Lake To Feature A Couple Of Political Candidates

Fri 10-4-2019

It's scheduled for 10:00 am Wednesday, October 9th at the Spirit Lake Public Library.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Accepting Nominations For It's Annual Business Recognition Program

Fri 10-4-2019

Kiley Miller, CEO of the Corridor, says they're accepting nominations in four different categories.

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Jackson County Collision Sends Two People To The Hospital

Fri 10-4-2019

The Minnesota State Patrol says 27-year-old Trevor White of Worthington was driving a 2001 Pontiac Montana northbound on a county road and 63-year-old Jenne Holck of Jeffers was driving a 2015 Ford Escape eastbound on Highway 60.

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Spencer Businessman Arrested On Multiple Charges During Traffic Stop

Thu 10-3-2019

Police say 36-year-old Christopher Burg was served an arrest warrant charging him with seven counts of fraudulent sales practices over $10,000; three counts of fraudulent sales practices under $10,000; 10 counts of sales tax evasion, four counts of sales tax violation-permit revoked, and one count of ongoing criminal conduct.

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Another Pharmacy Announces It's Pulling Zantac From Its Shelves

Thu 10-3-2019

Lewis Drug made the announcement Thursday.

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Spencer Chamber Of Commerce Has A New Director

Thu 10-3-2019

It was announced today (Thurs.) at the organization's annual celebration that Sheriffa Jones has been hired to the position, succeeding Bill Campbell, who was recognized for his many years of service.

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Wild Rose Casino and Resort to offer Sports Betting starting October 4

Thu 10-3-2019 777 Main Street,Emmetsburg,IA

(Emmetsburg)-NFL Star Dallas Clark to place ceremonial first bet on Friday afternoon.

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Greg Post Named President Of Northwest Financial Corporation

Thu 10-3-2019

Post will also continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bank.

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Special Event Planned To Mark Expansion Of Little Foote Forest West Of Milford

Thu 10-3-2019

A grand opening will be held later this month on the expansion of a little known county park west of Milford.

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Boil Advisory Lifted

Thu 10-3-2019

A boil advisory that had been previously in effect for some areas on the east side of East Lake Okoboji has been lifted.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Walk To Be Held Sunday (Oct. 6th) In Spencer

Thu 10-3-2019

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help commemorate the designation, Spencer Hospital will be holding its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

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Little Information Is Being Released So Far Regarding A Manhunt Earlier Today (Wed.) In West Okoboji

Wed 10-2-2019

Authorities are being tight-lipped about a manhunt that took place earlier today (Wed.) in West Okoboji.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to present Manhattan Short Film Festival October 3

Wed 10-2-2019 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Attendees have an opportunity to  vote for their favorite Film and Actor.  

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Arnolds Park In Running For "Home Town Water Tower Contest"

Wed 10-2-2019

The city of Arnolds Park is involved in a contest designed to promote water quality and hometown pride.

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Two Local Communities Awarded SRF Loans For Wastewater Projects

Wed 10-2-2019

Locally, Lake Park was awarded a loan of $440,000 for planning and design of a sewer project. Peterson, in Clay county, will get a loan of $116,000 also for planning and design of a sewer project.

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Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes Young Professionals To Hold Emerging Leaders Summit

Wed 10-2-2019

Jennifer Von Ehwegen says the leadership training session will be held at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer.

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Milford Municipal Utilities Advises Customers Of Violation Of A Drinking Water Standard Due To Equipment Malfunction

Wed 10-2-2019

In a letter to its customers, the utility says there was a malfunction of some equipment on March 31st of this year that resulted in a lack of water quality monitoring for about 30 minutes.

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O'Brien Co. Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 10-2-2019

A two-vehicle collision this past Saturday in O'Brien county sent one person to the hospital.

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3rd Annual Family Glow Walk to be held October 5

Tue 10-1-2019 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Preregistration is requested by October 3.

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SW Minnesota Man Sentenced On Federal Meth & Firearms Charges

Tue 10-1-2019

47-year-old Raul Flores Marin of Bigelow, Minnesota, was convicted on April 25th of this year following a four-day jury trial in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Review Detailed Findings Of Study Into Landfill East Of Arnolds Park

Tue 10-1-2019

 The review was conducted during a conference call with the firm that conducted the study

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Iowa Attorney General's Office Seeking Receivership Of Northwest Iowa Funeral Home

Tue 10-1-2019

The Iowa Attorney General's Office is seeking receivership of the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg following an investigation into it's insolvency. The A-G's Office says it's filed the request in Polk County District Court in order to protect funds being held in a trust.

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Man Wanted On Multiple Charges By Clay County Sheriff's Office Taken Into Custody In Spirit Lake

Tue 10-1-2019

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says it received a tip from a concerned citizen indicating 32-year-old Nathan Tesch was staying at the Super 8 Hotel in Spirit Lake. 

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Hy-Vee Joins Other Retailers In Temporarily Pulling Zantac From Store Shelves

Tue 10-1-2019

It stems from a Food and Drug Administration report the products contain a very low level of a substance that could cause cancer.

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City Of Milford Reminds Residents Of Laws Pertaining To Placement Of Campaign Signs

Tue 10-1-2019

In Milford, city officials say it's illegal to place such signs on any public right-of-way or property owned by the city.

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