News Archive

No Injuries Reported In House Fire East Of Milford

Fri 11-29-2013

(Milford)-- No injuries were reported in a house fire early this (Fri.) afternoon east of Milford. Read More

Milford Collision Sends One Person To Hospital

Fri 11-29-2013

(Milford)-- A two-vehicle collision Thanksgiving Day in Milford sent one person to the hospital. Read More

SL Council Presented With Bike Boulevard Proposal

Fri 11-29-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- The Spirit Lake city council Tuesday heard a proposal that supporters say would make the community more bicycle-friendly. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, November 29th, 2013

Fri 11-29-2013

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Dickinson County Road M27 Reopens Following Bridge Project

Wed 11-27-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- Here’s another sign that the construction season is winding down. The Dickinson County Engineer’s Office announced this morning a portion of a heavily traveled county road that’s been closed the last several months has reopened. Read More

Plans For Apartment Complex On Former SL School Ground Revived

Wed 11-27-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- Plans for an apartment complex in the area of 20th Street and Jackson Avenue in Spirit Lake have been revived. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Wed 11-27-2013

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US Foods To Shut Down Fairmont, Mn. Distribution Center

Tue 11-26-2013

(Fairmont, Mn.)-- US Foods says it plans to close its plant in southern Minnesota and transfer work to other facilities. Read More

Alleged Incident At Storm Lake Business Results In Arrest Of Sutherland Man

Tue 11-26-2013

(Storm Lake)-- A Sutherland man faces charges in connection with an alleged incident Monday at a Storm Lake business. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Tue 11-26-2013

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Southern Minnesota Rural Electric Coop May Be Expanding Service Area

Mon 11-25-2013

(Jackson, Mn.)-- A southern Minnesota rural electric cooperative may be expanding its service territory. Read More

Emmetsburg Collision Injures Two

Mon 11-25-2013

(Emmetsburg)-- Minor injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision last Thursday in Emmetsburg. Read More

Traffic Stop Results In Multiple Charges Against Sutherland Man

Mon 11-25-2013

(Spencer)-- A Sutherland man faces multiple charges following a traffic stop earlier this month on Highway 18 in Clay county. Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, November 25th, 2013

Mon 11-25-2013

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Rate Study Show SMU Residential Customers Enjoyed Lowest Electric Rates In The State In 2012

Fri 11-22-2013

(Spencer)-- An electric rate study conducted in 2012 by the American Public Power Association that was released this week shows residential customers of Spencer Municipal Utilities paid the lowest rate of any residential customer in the state of Iowa...at 6.8 cents per kilowatt hour. Read More

Investigation Into Report Of Damaged Mailboxes Leads To An Arrest

Fri 11-22-2013

(Emmetsburg)-- A Curlew man has been arrested by Palo Alto county authorities on a criminal mischief complaint. Read More

Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion Of Hwy 86 Project

Fri 11-22-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- A newly rebuilt stretch of Highway 86 between Iowa Highway 9 and the Minnesota border was officially unveiled this (Fri.) afternoon during a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Lake Park City Official Vows To Make Silver Lake Restoration Project A Priority

Fri 11-22-2013

(Lake Park)-- Efforts to improve and protect the water quality of Silver Lake are getting a boost from a city official. 
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O'Brien County Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests

Fri 11-22-2013

(Primghar)-- A traffic stop earlier this week in O’Brien county landed two people in jail on drug charges and outstanding warrants. Read More

Crowd Of Near 100 Turns Out For RAGBRAI Input Meeting

Fri 11-22-2013

(Arnolds Park)-- Would there be adequate manpower and resources available in the event the route for RAGBRAI this coming summer would happen to go through the Iowa Great Lakes? That was the topic of a meeting Thursday evening hosted by the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and the Okoboji Tourism Committee. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Fri 11-22-2013

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Local 10 Year-Old To Compete In Pageant

Thu 11-21-2013

(Lake Park)—A Lake Park girl has qualified as a state finalist for the National American Miss pageant. Read More

Estherville Woman Named Realtor Of The Year

Thu 11-21-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- An Estherville woman has been named Realtor of The Year. The honor was bestowed upon Edith Clarken by the Iowa Great Lakes Board of Realtors at their annual meeting November 15th.

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Daily Almanac For Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Thu 11-21-2013

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Corridor Recognizes Businesses And Entrepreneurs

Wed 11-20-2013

(Spencer)-- Several area businesses and an entrepreneur were recognized Wednesday at the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation’s annual Business Recognition Luncheon in Spencer. Read More

US Senate Candidate Visits Lakes Area

Wed 11-20-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs made a campaign stop this (Wed.) morning in Spirit Lake. Read More

Arnolds Park Police Investigate Theft Of Tools Valued In The Thousands Of Dollars

Wed 11-20-2013

(Arnolds Park)-- Arnolds Park police are requesting the public’s assistance as they investigate a theft of thousands of dollars of batteries and air and cordless tools. Read More

Ribbon Cutting For Highway 86 To Be Held Friday; Road To Reopen Thursday (11/21)

Wed 11-20-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- After nearly seven months, Highway 86 between Highway 9 and the Minnesota border is about to reopen to traffic. Read More

Lake Park Community Leaders Looking Into Possibility Of Building Shooting Range

Wed 11-20-2013

(Lake Park)-- Community leaders in Lake Park are looking into the possibility of constructing either a local or regional shooting range which would be capable of hosting trapshooting competitions. Read More

Palo Alto County Voters Head To Polls To Fill Vacant District 2 Supervisor Seat

Wed 11-20-2013

(Emmetsburg)-- Voters in Palo Alto county went to the polls yesterday (Tues.) to fill a vacant district 2 seat on the county’s board of supervisors held by the late Jerry Hofstad. Read More

NW Iowa Fire Department Awarded Grant Through DNR Forestry Bureau

Tue 11-19-2013

(Ames)-- The Sutherland Fire Department is among 90 in the state that will share in nearly $195,000 in grants being awarded by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Forest Service.
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Area FFA Chapters Awarded Grants For Various Projects

Tue 11-19-2013

(Undated)-- Two area FFA chapters are being awarded $2,500 each in “Be The Seed” Grants through the Iowa Food and Family Project in cooperation with DuPont Pioneer and the Iowa Soybean Association. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Tue 11-19-2013

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Fort Dodge Woman Faces Charges Following Estherville Traffic Stop

Mon 11-18-2013

(Estherville)-- A Fort Dodge woman faces several charges following a traffic stop this past Thursday in Estherville. Read More

Sheldon Man Faces Vehicular Homicide Charge

Mon 11-18-2013

(Sheldon)-- Charges have been filed against a Sheldon man in connection with a collision this past spring that claimed the life of a Sheldon woman. Read More

Plans To Build New Electric Transmission Line Face Growing Opposition

Mon 11-18-2013

(Undated)-- A group of Iowa landowners are organizing to oppose plans to build a $2 billion electric transmission line that would provide a boost to wind power in the state. Read More

Thrift Store Donates To Holiday Charity Programs

Mon 11-18-2013

(Spencer)-- A charitable store in Spencer that re-sells donated items is making donations to two programs designed to make the holidays a little brighter for the less fortunate. Read More

Informational Meeting Will Gauge Whether Or Not There's Enough Interest To Encourage RAGBRAI Committee To Consider A Route Either Through Or Close To The Iowa Great Lakes

Fri 11-15-2013

(Arnolds Park)-- While a decision on a route is still far off, local officials say they want to see if there’s support among community members, law enforcement and others who would play a critical role in the event RAGBRAI should happen to eye a route that would either go directly through the Iowa Great Lakes, or near the lakes. Read More

Longtime Pillar Of Dickinson County Government Announces Retirement

Fri 11-15-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- A longtime pillar in Dickinson county government has announced she’ll be stepping down soon. Read More

Early Morning Traffic Stop In SL Results In Arrests Of Two Teens On Drug Charges

Fri 11-15-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- A traffic stop early this (Fri.) morning in Spirit Lake resulted in the arrests of two teens on drug charges. Read More

Co Author Of Vikings Stadium Bill Speaks At PLAC

Fri 11-15-2013

(Okoboji)-- A co-author of the Minnesota Vikings Stadium Bill says putting the highly controversial measure together was a lot like making sausage, with the beginning product not being all that great, but with the end product being something spectacular. Minnesota State Senator Julie Rosen of Fairmont was the keynote speaker Thursday evening in the latest installment of the Pearson Lakes Art Center’s Grow Iowa and the Midwest Economy speaker’s series. Read More

Local City Scrutinized For Gender Equity

Fri 11-15-2013

(Sanborn)-- The city of Sanborn is coming under fire from state officials who say local authorities are flouting rules that mandate gender balance on all boards and commissions. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, November 15th, 2013

Fri 11-15-2013

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Officials Confirm Zebra Mussel Infestation On Iowa Great Lakes; Zebra Mussels Found On Large Number Of Boat Hoists

Thu 11-14-2013

(Orleans)-- Officials say additional zebra mussels have been found on the Iowa Great Lakes and that fears of an actual infestation are now being realized. Read More

Lake Park Man Accused Of Possessing Stolen Chainsaw

Thu 11-14-2013

(Fostoria)-- A Lake Park man has been accused of possessing a chainsaw that was reported stolen back in July of this year from a location in Fostoria. Read More

Historic Lakes Area Resort May Have Potential Buyers

Thu 11-14-2013


(Okoboji)-- A historic lakes area resort may be changing hands.
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Search Of Spencer Residence Turns Up Missing Teen

Thu 11-14-2013

(Spencer)-- A Spencer teen who’s been missing since July of this year has been found as the result of a search warrant that was conducted last (Wed.) evening on a residence in Spencer. Read More

Pro Ag Outlook Set For November 20th In Spencer

Thu 11-14-2013

(Spencer)-- Area farmers, ag-related vendors and others will be converging on Spencer next week for the annual Pro-Ag Outlook forum. Read More

FSA Reminds Farmers Of Reporting Deadlines

Thu 11-14-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- The Farm Service Agency is reminding farmers of some upcoming crop reporting deadlines. Read More

Daily Almanac For Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Thu 11-14-2013

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Local Organization Pitches In To Build Wheelchair Ramp

Wed 11-13-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- A local organization has made it easier for a Spirit Lake woman to get in and out of her house.
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Palo Alto County Rollover Injures Six

Wed 11-13-2013

(Emmetsburg)-- A single-vehicle rollover this past Sunday in Palo Alto county injured six people. Read More

Incident At A Casino Hotel In Emmetsburg Results In Arrests

Wed 11-13-2013

(Emmetsburg)-- Two people face drug charges following an incident this past Sunday at the hotel at an Emmetsburg casino. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Wed 11-13-2013

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14 year old arrested on assault charges in Storm Lake

Tue 11-12-2013

Incident occurred at Storm Lake High School Monday Read More

SW Mn Rural Electric Cooperative Awards Grants

Mon 11-11-2013

(Jackson, Mn.)-- A southwest Minnesota rural electric cooperative has distributed nearly $14,500 in funds to various non-profit entities in its service area. Read More

Investigation Into Stranded Vehicle Results In Arrest

Mon 11-11-2013

(Armstrong)-- An investigation last week into a stranded vehicle near Armstrong resulted in the arrest of a woman on drug charges. Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, November 11th, 2013

Mon 11-11-2013

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Cities With Loans Through State Revolving Fund To Realize Significant Savings

Fri 11-8-2013

(Des Moines)-- Several area cities that previously received loans through the state’s Revolving Fund for various water projects will be seeing a significant savings in interest rates. Read More

Serious Injuries Reported In Palo Alto County Rollover

Fri 11-8-2013

(Emmetsburg)--Serious injuries were reported in a single-vehicle rollover Thursday in Palo Alto county. Read More

Dickinson County Attorney Elected Director At Large Of Iowa County Attorneys Association

Fri 11-8-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- A special honor for a local County Attorney. Read More

Clay County Rollover Results In Minor Injuries

Fri 11-8-2013

(Spencer)-- Minor injuries were reported Tuesday in a single-vehicle rollover in Clay county. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, November 8th, 2013

Fri 11-8-2013

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Sentencing Set For Harris Man Convicted Of Kidnapping And Assault

Thu 11-7-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- Sentencing for a Harris man convicted of detaining and attacking a woman nearly a year ago is set for December 2nd in Dickinson County District Court. Read More

Sibley Man Charged With Mail Fraud

Thu 11-7-2013

(Sibley)-- A northwest Iowa business owner has been charged with filing false claims with the U.S. Postal Service on insurance meant to cover damage to shipped packages. Read More

Planned Reconstruction Of 15th Street Topic Of Public Meeting In SL

Thu 11-7-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- The planned reconstruction of 15th Street between Hill Avenue and Hudson Avenue was the topic of a public informational meeting the city of Spirit Lake hosted Wednesday evening. Read More

Daily Almanac For Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Thu 11-7-2013

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Sen. David Johnson of Ocheyedan to seek re-election

Wed 11-6-2013

Osceola Republican announces bid for reelection Read More

Applications being taken for LIHEAP

Wed 11-6-2013

Applicants should contact their nearest Upper Des Moines Opportunity Center Read More

ILCC recipient of Iowa Education Department Intermediary Grant

Wed 11-6-2013

Grant to connect High School Students with Business and Industry in Iowa Great Lakes Area Read More

Snowstorm sets records in South Dakota

Wed 11-6-2013

Portions of Minnesota receive 10 inches of snow Read More

Municipal Election Results

Tue 11-5-2013

(Undated)-- Turnout in Tuesday's Municipal Elections was described as being very light for the most part. But there were a few exceptions in towns that had contested races.

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Echo Plus Receives Donation From Knights Of Columbus

Tue 11-5-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- Echo Plus of Spirit Lake and Estherville is the recipient of a $3,728 donation from the Spirit Lake Knights Of Columbus.

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Suspect In Death Of Edward Kitto Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charges

Tue 11-5-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- One of the suspects charged in the death of 59-year-old Edward Kitto has pleaded guilty to reduced charges as part of a plea bargain. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Tue 11-5-2013

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Close Call For Duck Hunters Sunday On Two Area Lakes

Mon 11-4-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- Some close calls Sunday for duck hunters on two area lakes. Read More

Vandals Damage Farm Tractor

Mon 11-4-2013

(Spencer)-- The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information into an incident in which a tractor was vandalized last week to come forward. Read More

Single Vehicle Crash Injures Teen

Mon 11-4-2013

(Spencer)-- A single-vehicle crash Saturday in Clay county resulted in minor injuries to a Greenville teen. Read More

First Significant Snowfall Of Season Likely Tuesday Into Early Wednesday

Mon 11-4-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- The first significant snowfall of the season is likely Tuesday into early Wednesday across a good deal of the region. Read More

Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Drug Arrest

Mon 11-4-2013

(Estherville)-- A traffic stop last week in Emmet county landed a Ringsted woman in jail on drug charges. Read More

Ongoing Drug Investigation Results In Two Arrests

Mon 11-4-2013

(Primghar)-- O’Brien county authorities say an ongoing drug investigation has resulted in the arrests of two Paullina men suspected of distributing methamphetamine. Read More

Hwy 9 And County Road N14 Collision Results In Possible Injuries

Mon 11-4-2013

(Superior)-- Possible injuries were reported last Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 9 and Dickinson County Road N-14. Read More

Three Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School Football Players Face Bullying Charges

Mon 11-4-2013

(Sibley)-- Three Sibley-Ocheyedan Middle School football players face criminal charges for allegedly bullying a teammate before a game in Rock Rapids last month. Read More

Weekend Blaze Destroys Machine Shed

Mon 11-4-2013

(Milford)-- A weekend fire destroyed a machine shed south of Milford. Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, November 4th, 2013

Mon 11-4-2013

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Child Dies Of Injuries Sustained At Daycare

Fri 11-1-2013

(Orange City)-- A child who police say was physically abused at a northwest Iowa daycare provider has died. Read More

Car Rearends Tractor

Fri 11-1-2013

(Worthington, Mn.)-- Minor injuries were reported Thursday when a car rearended a tractor on Highway 59 about a mile and-a-half north of Worthington. Read More

Spencer Man Arrested On Warrant

Fri 11-1-2013

(Spencer)-- A Spencer man wanted on a warrant has been arrested. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, November 1st, 2013

Fri 11-1-2013

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