News Archive

Meetings To Be Held Regarding Proposed Pipeline

Fri 11-28-2014 []

Landowners that would be impacted by a proposed oil pipeline through Iowa will be able to get more information at some upcoming public meetings.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Highway 18 Pileup

Fri 11-28-2014 []

Authorities say only minor injuries were reported after a seven-vehicle pileup in Kossuth county.

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No Injuries Reported In Thanksgiving Day House Fire

Fri 11-28-2014 []

Some lakes area firefighters spent part of their Thanksgiving Day battling a house fire.

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Car Vs Semi Collision Seriously Injures SW Mn Man

Fri 11-28-2014 []

A Heron Lake, Mn. man was seriously injured Wednesday when a car he was driving collided with a semi on Dickinson County Road N-14 north of Terril.

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Daily Almanac For Friday, November 28th, 2014

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27th Annual Tree of Love lighting ceremony November 30

Wed 11-26-2014

(Spirit Lake)-Alan Morphew to perform at  Lakes Regional Healthcare Sunday evening at 5 o'clock. Read More

Hwy 71 Collision Injures Two

Wed 11-26-2014

(Arnolds Park)-- A two-vehicle collision this (Wed.) morning on Highway 71 near the Ritz in Arnolds Park sent two people to the hospital. Read More

Head On Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Wed 11-26-2014

(Emmetsburg)-- Minor injuries were reported in a head-on collision shortly after 5:30 a.m. this (Wed.) morning in Palo Alto county. Read More

Ribbon Cutting Held For New SL City Hall; Former City Attorney Honored

Wed 11-26-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- History was made Tuesday evening as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held as part of an open house for Spirit Lake's new city hall.

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Corridor And Workforce Development Conducting Laborshed Survey

Wed 11-26-2014

(Spencer)-- Area employers are urged to keep an eye out for a letter from Iowa Workforce Development they'll be receiving in coming weeks requesting information for a laborshed survey. Read More

Emmet County Jailer Faces Charges

Wed 11-26-2014

(Spencer)-- An Emmet county jailer faces charges in Clay county in connection with a single vehicle crash in October of this year that claimed the life of a Spencer woman. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Wed 11-26-2014

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3rd Annual Turkey Trot at Dickinson County Nature Center November 26

Wed 11-26-2014

(Okoboji)-Two hikes offered at 1 & 4 pm, both free to public. Read More

Donations accepted for Community Christmas Project in Emmet County

Tue 11-25-2014

(Estherville)-Gift items may be dropped off on Monday, December 2 at Duhigg Center, 902 Central Avenue, Estherville. Read More

Snow And Wind Could Cause Headaches For Early Thanksgiving Travelers

Tue 11-25-2014

What could be the second measurable snowfall of the season, combined with strong wind, could cause headaches for Thanksgiving travelers looking to hit the road early. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Tue 11-25-2014

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SL City Hall Open House

Mon 11-24-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- The public is once again reminded of an open house of Spirit Lake's new city hall tomorrow (Tues., 11/25) from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. Read More

Palo Alto County Authorities Say Woman Faked Assault Reports

Mon 11-24-2014

(Emmetsburg)-- Emmetsburg police say two different assaults reported by a 22-year-old female never took place. Read More

Sting Operations Leads To Drug Arrest

Mon 11-24-2014

(Storm Lake)-- A Worthington, Mn. man faces multiple charges after an undercover officer conducted a sting operation over the weekend at a Storm Lake motel. Read More

Iowa Lakes Holiday Coffee House November 24

Mon 11-24-2014

(Estherville)-Students and community members to perform at free concert. Read More

Proposed Transmission Line Drawing Opposition

Mon 11-24-2014

(Undated)-- A proposed 500-mile transmission line to carry electricity from wind turbines in northwest Iowa to customers in Illinois is encountering significant resistance from farmers and other landowners across the state. Read More

Man Faces Multiple Charges Following Weekend Bar Brawl

Mon 11-24-2014

(Terril)-- A man allegedly involved in a fight over the weekend at a bar in Terril faces multiple charges. Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, November 24th, 2014

Mon 11-24-2014

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Corridor Recognizes Area Several Area Businesses And Industries

Sat 11-22-2014

(Spencer)-- Special recognition was given to several area businesses and industries Friday during the Iowa Lakes Corridor's annual Business Recognition Luncheon in Spencer.

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Corridor Recognizes Area Several Area Businesses And Industries

Sat 11-22-2014

(Spencer)-- Special recognition was given to several area businesses and industries Friday during the Iowa Lakes Corridor's annual Business Recognition Luncheon in Spencer.

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Pickup Collides With Generator

Fri 11-21-2014

(Hull)-- One person was injured in a freak accident Wednesday on Highway 18 east of Hull. Read More

Aeration Systems Starting Up On Several Area Lakes

Fri 11-21-2014

(Undated)-- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says aeration systems are now in operation on several area lakes. Read More

Farm Bill Informational Meetings Scheduled

Fri 11-21-2014

(Undated)-- Informational meetings on the new Farm Bill will be held next week in Spirit Lake and Estherville. Read More

Orleans Residents Reminded About Mailboxes

Thu 11-20-2014

(Orleans)-- A special announcement for Orleans residents who's mailboxes were displaced by construction on Pioneer Beach Road. Read More

John Rahn Retires As Chairman Of Spencer Hospital Board Of Trustees

Thu 11-20-2014

(Spencer)-- John Rahn is retiring as chairman of the Spencer Hospital Board of Trustees, after 14 years of service. Read More

Spencer Police Make Arrest In Bomb Threat Case

Thu 11-20-2014

(Spencer)-- An arrest has been made in connection with a bomb threat Wednesday that resulted in the evacuation of Spencer High School and resulted in officials calling off classes early for the rest of the day. Read More

Lakes Residents Say Farewell To Trumpeter Swans

Thu 11-20-2014

(Okoboji)-- Two trumpeter swans that spent this past spring and summer in the Iowa Great Lakes are headed south. But not as far as you might think.

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Program That Teaches Manufacturing Skills Adds New Component

Thu 11-20-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- A program that teaches area high school students skills for the manufacturing sector is about to take on a new component. Read More

Rollover Injures Spencer Woman

Thu 11-20-2014

(Primghar)-- A Spencer woman was injured Monday in a single-vehicle rollover in O'Brien county. Read More

Daily Almanac For Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Thu 11-20-2014

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Thu 11-20-2014

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Adopt A Family Program underway in Dickinson County

Thu 11-20-2014

(Spirit Lake)-Lists available by clicking Adopt A Family badge on exploreokoboji.com Read More

Spencer High School Evacuated

Wed 11-19-2014

(Spencer) At 11:25am the Spencer High School was evacuated due to a bomb threat on a bathroom wall. Read More

Area Law Enforcement To Participate In Thanksgiving Click It Or Ticket Campaign

Wed 11-19-2014

(Undated)-- Expect to see more law enforcement on the road over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period. Read More

Snow Removal Reminders

Wed 11-19-2014

(Undated)-- Area cities are reminding property owners and snow removal contractors that snow from private property cannot be pushed onto streets and highways. Read More

Several Holiday Concerts on tap at Pearson Lakes Art Center

Wed 11-19-2014

(Okoboji)-Two popular groups return for the holiday season. Read More

Crews Putting Finishing Touches On New Spirit Lake City Hall

Tue 11-18-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Crews are putting the finishing touches on Spirit Lake's new city hall.

A worker puts finishing touches on front office area of new city hall.
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Swan Program at Dickinson County Nature Center Nov. 19

Tue 11-18-2014

(Okoboji)-Rehabilitated trumpeter swans to be moved for winter. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Tue 11-18-2014

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SL Council Signs Off On Application For State Assistance For Rembrandt Foods Expansion

Mon 11-17-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- More jobs are coming to Rembrandt Enterprises and its new headquarters and R & D center in Spirit Lake.
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Management Of Clay County Regional Event Center To Transition To Clay County Fair

Mon 11-17-2014

(Spencer)-- A major announcement today (Mon.) regarding future management of the Clay County Regional Events Center. Read More

SCT Receives Grant To Kick Off Fundraising For Children's Theatre Endowment Fund

Mon 11-17-2014

(Spencer)-- The 25th anniversary of the Spencer Community Theatre's Children's Theatre kicked off on a bright note Saturday evening.

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Car Vs Snow Plow Collision Injures Man

Mon 11-17-2014

(Adrian, Mn.)-- A Rock Rapids man was injured over the weekend when a vehicle he was driving rearended a snowplow on Interstate 90 in Nobles county of southwest Minnesota. Read More

Clay County Crash Claims Life Of Hartley Woman

Mon 11-17-2014

(Spencer)-- A two-vehicle collision Saturday on Clay County Road B24 west of Country Club claimed the life of a Hartley woman. Read More

Estherville Holiday Parade of Lights November 20

Mon 11-17-2014

(Estherville)-Chocolate Walk precedes annual event on Thursday. Read More

Sibley Collision Results In Possible Injuries To A Child

Sat 11-15-2014

(Sibley)-- A two-vehicle collision Thursday at an intersection in Sibley sent a child to the hospital. Read More

Investigation Into Vandalism Of Mailboxes And Street Signs Results In Charge Against Spencer Man

Sat 11-15-2014

(Spencer)-- A Spencer man has been charged in connection with an investigation into vandalism done to some street signs and mailboxes in Ruthven. Read More

Kossuth County Crash Claims Lives Of Husband And Wife

Fri 11-14-2014

(Bancroft)-- An 88-year-old man and his 84-year-old wife have been killed in collisions with two semitrailers at an intersection in Kossuth county. Read More

IRRMA's Third Saturday at the Museum Series POSTPONED

Fri 11-14-2014

(Arnold's Park)-Saturday's program will be rescheduled at a date to be determined. Read More

Projections For Future Enrollment Growth Have Okoboji School Officials Looking At Options

Thu 11-13-2014

(Milford)-- Growing pains have one lakes area school district looking at its options. Read More

Arnolds Park Council Takes On Stray Cat Issue

Thu 11-13-2014

(Arnolds Park)-- In an effort to head off a problem with an over-population of stray or feril cats, the Arnolds Park city council Wednesday evening voted to adopt an ordinance banning the night time feeding of cats and wild animals in the city and to utilize a trap, neuter and release program through the Humane society of Northwest Iowa.
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Several NW Iowa Counties Experience 911 Outage

Thu 11-13-2014

(Estherville)-- A cut in a fiber optic cable knocked out phone, internet and 911 service Wednesday to residents of Emmet, Palo Alto and Sioux counties.
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Woody's Charities Auction Nov. 15 in Estherville

Thu 11-13-2014

(Estherville)-Annual event raises funds for those with degenerative diseases in Emmet County. Read More

Four NW Iowans Sentenced In Conspiracy To Obstruct Justice

Wed 11-12-2014

(Sioux City)-- For northwest Iowans have been sentenced in U.S. District Court for their roles in a conspiracy to obstruct justice. Read More

Two Okoboji Elementary Students Raise Funds For Haiti Housing

Wed 11-12-2014

(Milford)-- Two 10-year-old boys from the lakes area have raised $7,407 for the James 1:27 Widows and Infants Village in Haiti through Compassion Network, surpassing their goal of $6,700.

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LIHEAP Reminder

Wed 11-12-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Given the fact the area is already experiencing conditions similar to those of January and it's only November means many will likely be faced with higher costs to heat their homes again this winter. Read More

Mid Term Election Brings Out Large Number Of Dickinson County Voters

Wed 11-12-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Turnout in Dickinson county was high in last week's mid-term elections. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Wed 11-12-2014

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Late Nite Catechism at Pearson Lakes Art Center Nov 13

Wed 11-12-2014

(Okoboji)- One woman interactive comedy an international hit.
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Dickinson Supervisors Award Bid On Final Segment Of Hwy 86 Trail

Tue 11-11-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- The way has been paved for construction to get underway on the final segment of the trail along Highway 86 on the west side of West Lake Okoboji. Read More

Highway 59 Semi Crash Injures Florida Woman

Tue 11-11-2014

(Worthington, Mn.)-- A crash Monday involving a semi in southwest Minnesota sent one person to the hospital. Read More

O'Brien County Crash Injures Man

Tue 11-11-2014

(Primghar)-- A single-vehicle crash Monday in O'Brien county injured a Lake Park man. Read More

Milford Mayor Apologizes For Action Taken During A Closed Council Session

Tue 11-11-2014

(Milford)-- The Milford city council Monday evening voted unanimously to proceed with the purchase of a former gas station at the corner of Highway 71 (Okoboji Avenue) and County Road A-34 for $57,000. Read More

Milford Once Again Looking For A City Attorney

Tue 11-11-2014

(Milford)-- The city of Milford is once again looking for a City Attorney. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Tue 11-11-2014

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Veteran's Day Program set for Sami Center in Spirit Lake

Tue 11-11-2014

(Spirit Lake)-Community invited to school program at 9:45 am Tuesday. Read More

Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Drug Arrests

Mon 11-10-2014

(Spencer)-- A weekend traffic stop in Clay county resulted in the arrests of two adults and one juvenile on drug charges. Read More

Woman Accused Of Assaulting Boyfriend

Mon 11-10-2014

(Rossie)-- A Rossie woman faces charges for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend. Read More

Street Signs And Mailboxes Vandalized

Mon 11-10-2014

(Ruthven)-- An investigation is underway into the vandalism of some streets signs and mailboxes in Ruthven. Read More

Assault Suspect Arrested

Mon 11-10-2014

(Emmetsburg)-- Authorities in Palo Alto county have arrested a suspect in connection with an assault reported early Sunday in Graettinger. Read More

KTIV Channel 4.1 Partially Restores Signal

Mon 11-10-2014

(Sioux City)-- Officials with KTIV television announced Sunday engineers have restored channel 4.1's signal to SOME areas following a burnout of transmission cable on its 2,000 foot tower east of Hinton. Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, November 10th, 2014

Mon 11-10-2014

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Dickinson County Snowhawks Membership Drive November 14

Mon 11-10-2014

(Spirit Lake)-Snowmobile club hopes to become largest in the state. Read More

KTIV Experiencing Transmitter Troubles

Sat 11-8-2014

(Sioux City)-- Transmitter problems have forced KTIV, channel 4.1 in Sioux City, to temporarily move it's signal to another station. Read More

Northwest Bank To Build New Location In Spirit Lake

Sat 11-8-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Officials with Northwest Bank have announced plans to build a new location in Spirit Lake on Highways 9 and 71 between Keokuk and Jackson Avenues. Read More

Significant Snowfall Possible Late Sunday Into Monday

Fri 11-7-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- The National Weather Service says the first significant snowfall of the season is possible late Sunday into Monday. Read More

Nominations Sought For Citizen Of The Years

Fri 11-7-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- The Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis club is looking for nominations for its "Citizen of The Years". Read More

First Organizational Meeting For 2015 U OF O Winter Games Set For November 24th

Fri 11-7-2014

(Arnolds Park)-- The first organizational meeting for the 35th Annual University of Okoboji Winter Games will be held Monday, November 24th at 5:30 p.m. in the Hedberg Theatre at the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum building in Arnolds Park.

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Rock 4 Vets to be held at Village West on Veteran's Day

Fri 11-7-2014

(Okoboji)-Veterans to be honored, admitted free at annual IRRMA event. Read More

Time To Get Ready For Old Man Winter

Thu 11-6-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Today (Thur. 11/06) is Winter Weather Awareness Day in Iowa.  Read More

SW Minnesota Rollover Injures Woman

Thu 11-6-2014

(Worthington, Mn.)-- A single vehicle crash Wednesday on Highway 60 in Jackson county injured a woman. Read More

Mallard Man Arrested On Warrants Charging Him With Sexual Abuse

Thu 11-6-2014

(Emmetsburg)-- A Mallard man has been arrested on a valid Palo Alto county warrant charging him with two counts of second degree sexual abuse. Read More

Spencer Rotary Book Club to auction Book of Martyrs at annual sale

Thu 11-6-2014

(Spencer)-Sale runs through Sunday in the Ballroom at the Clay County Regional Events Center. Read More

Daily Almanac For Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Thu 11-6-2014

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Iowa Lakes Corridor And Area Lenders Launch Lakes Corridor Hounsing Fund

Wed 11-5-2014

(Spencer)-- A local economic development organization is hoping the establishment of a new program will help spur construction of affordable housing within the area it serves. Read More

Ditsworth ReElected Dickinson County Recorder

Wed 11-5-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Locally there was just one contested race on the ballot in Dickinson county when it came to county offices in Tuesday's election. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Wed 11-5-2014

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Dickinson County Election Results

Wed 11-5-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- For a complete rundown on unofficial results from Tuesday's election for Dickinson county, click on the election night returns to see full results.
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Blues and Rock Jam returns to PLAC in Okoboji November 6

Wed 11-5-2014

(Okoboji)-Popular show is free and open to musicians and the public. Read More

Hwy 60 Collision Injures One Person

Tue 11-4-2014

(Worthington, Mn.)-- A two-vehicle collision Monday on Highway 60 in Nobles county sent one person to the hospital. Read More

Voter Turnout

Tue 11-4-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- If it wasn't for the hotly contested U.S. Senate race, officials say turnout for today's (Tues.) mid-term election would likely be very low in Dickinson county. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Tue 11-4-2014

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Cozy Coats for Kids Campaign ends Nov. 12

Tue 11-4-2014

(Spirit Lake)-Coat drive expanded to include teen sizes. Read More

Investigation Into Gunshots Results In Drug Arrest

Mon 11-3-2014

(Estherville)-- An investigation into a report of gunshots early Sunday landed one person in jail on drug charges. Read More

Noise Complaint Leads To Alcohol And Disorderly House Charges

Mon 11-3-2014

(Estherville)-- An investigation early Sunday by Estherville police into a noise complaint resulted in disorderly house charges being filed against more than a dozen people.  Read More

Authorities Investigate Two Assaults On 22 Year Old Woman

Mon 11-3-2014

(Emmetsburg)-- Emmetsburg residents are being told to take some extra precautions as authorities investigate two assaults on a woman that have taken place in recent days. Read More

Everly Man Arrested On Warrants

Mon 11-3-2014

(Everly)-- An Everly man wanted on five Clay county warrants for failure to appear was arrested last week at his home. Read More

Five OHS Students Selected For NW Iowa Honor Band

Mon 11-3-2014

(Milford)-- Five Okoboji High School students have been selected to participate in the Northwest Iowa Honor Band Festival.

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Nobles County Crash Injures Man

Mon 11-3-2014

(Worthington, Mn.)-- A single-vehicle crash over the weekend in Nobles county injured a Brewster man. Read More

Meeting To Focus On Interest Of Bird Conservation Area In O'Brien County

Mon 11-3-2014

(Sutherland)-- A proposal that would designate the Waterman Prairie Wildlife Management Area in O'Brien county as a state Bird Conservation area will be the topic of a public meeting November 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the O'Brien County Prairie Heritage Center about four and-a-half miles southeast of Sutherland. Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Mon 11-3-2014

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Pursuit Results In Arrest

Sat 11-1-2014

(Sibley)-- Charges have been filed against a Worthington, Minnesota man in connection with a pursuit Thursday that began in Nobles county and ended in Osceola county. Read More

Standoff Leads To Charges Against Cherokee Man

Sat 11-1-2014

(Cherokee)-- A Cherokee man is in jail after a six-hour standoff with police. Read More