News Archive

Contest Announced for 2016 Peoples Art Project

Mon 11-30-2015 IA"], Milford, ["1838 Highway 86

(Okoboji)-Participants to take shape of selected image during 2016 Winter Games.

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Clay County Authorities Investigating Hit And Run Collision Involving A Train Signal

Mon 11-30-2015 Ia."], ["2400 350th St. Clay County

Clay county authorities are investigating a report of a hit and run in which a vehicle collided with a railroad signal.

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Man Wanted On Minnesota Warrants Arrested In Graettinger

Mon 11-30-2015 Ia."], ["Graettinger

 A man wanted on valid warrants out of Minnesota was arrested this (Monday) morning in Graettinger.

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Rollover Injures One

Mon 11-30-2015 Ia."], ["4200 420th St. Palo Alto county

A single vehicle rollover Friday east of Ayrshire injured an Ayrshire man.

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Everly Incident Lands Man In Jail On Weapons Charges

Mon 11-30-2015 Ia."], ["204 W 3rd St. Everly

An incident Sunday outside a residence in Everly has landed a man in jail on weapons charges.

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Iowa Grown Christmas Trees A Million Dollar Business

Mon 11-30-2015 []

Iowa-grown Christmas trees are worth a million dollars annually to Iowa's economy.

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Seasons Center Awarded Grant

Mon 11-30-2015 []

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a grant of a little more than $35,000 from the Iowa Department of Public Health to recruit and retain a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

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Collision Of Two Semis Injures Man

Mon 11-30-2015 Mn."], ["Hwys 60 & 86 Windom

 A collision of two semis Sunday evening at the intersection of Highways 60 and 86 in Windom sent one person to the hospital.

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Extension Agent Honored

Sat 11-28-2015 []

A Clay County Extension Agent is getting some special recognition.

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I-90 Rollover Injures Teen

Sat 11-28-2015 []

A single vehicle rollover Friday on Interstate 90 just east of Jackson injured a Fairmont man.

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Judge Rules Racial Profiling Case Can Proceed

Fri 11-27-2015 IA"], ["Orange City

 A highway stop in northwest Iowa in which officers pointed weapons at an innocent man and his six-year-old son has prompted a federal lawsuit and racial profiling claims.

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Fight Early Thanksgiving Day Lands Man In Jail

Fri 11-27-2015 []

A fight early Thanksgiving Day at an apartment complex in Sibley has landed a man in jail.

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Additional Charge Filed On Man Wanted For Assault And Identity Theft

Fri 11-27-2015 []

 A man wanted on warrants out of Sioux county for assault and identity theft now also faces drug charges.

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Milford Council Votes Down Resolution To Sell City Owned Land To Housing Developer

Wed 11-25-2015 IA"], ["901-999 10th St Milford

Three Men Sentenced In Scheme To Defraud Local Bank

Wed 11-25-2015 []

Three men have been sentenced in U.S. District Court for their roles in a scheme to defraud the Iowa Trust and Savings Bank in Emmetsburg.

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Suspicious Persons Investigation Results In Arrests Of Three Men On Burglary Charges

Wed 11-25-2015 Ia."], ["602 25th St SW Spencer

An investigation Tuesday by Spencer police into a report of suspicious persons landed three men in jail.

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30th Anniversary Observed Of Plane Crash That Killed Several Members Of Iowa State Cross Country Team

Wed 11-25-2015 []

It's been 30 years since a fiery plane crash killed much of Iowa State's women's cross country team, just hours after a surprising second place finish at a championship meet.

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Special Traffic Enforcement Operation To Focus On Seatbelt Usage

Wed 11-25-2015 []

Expect to see an increased presence of law enforcement officers on the roads over the Thanksgiving holiday period.

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PLAC Executive Director Resigns

Wed 11-25-2015 []

The Pearson Lakes Art Center is looking for a new Executive Director.

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28th Annual Tree of Love LIghting Ceremony November 29th

Tue 11-24-2015 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Mrs. Iowa, Jill Barr of Spencer, to make keynote speech on volunteerism. 

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Milford Council Temporarily Shelves Proposed Downtown Housing Development

Tue 11-24-2015 []

The Milford city council Monday evening received another option for some city owned land that was originally being planned for a housing development.

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U.S. Congressman Steve King Addresses Townhall Meeting On ISIS, Syrian Refugee Crisis

Tue 11-24-2015 []

Defeating ISIS and how to deal with the Syrian refugee crisis were among the topics addressed Monday at a townhall meeting in Spirit Lake hosted by U.S. Congressman Steve King.

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Small Business Saturday November 28th

Mon 11-23-2015 IA"], ["Estherville

Estherville is one of many communities encouraging locals to shop locally this weekend.

 

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Man Wanted On Drug Charges Turns Himself In

Mon 11-23-2015 []

A Spencer man wanted on drug charges has turned himself in.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Vehicle vs Trailer Collision

Mon 11-23-2015 []

Minor injuries were reported Friday when a vehicle collided with a trailer in Lyon county.

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Vehicle Crashes Into Stream

Mon 11-23-2015 []

 An Algona woman escaped serious injury Saturday after losing control of a vehicle on a snow and ice-covered road.

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I-90 Crash Injures Teen

Mon 11-23-2015 []

A Luverne teen sustained minor injuries in a single vehicle crash Saturday on Interstate 90 near Luverne.

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Milford Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charges

Sat 11-21-2015 Ia."], ["2000 Highway 71 Milford

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office has released details into a traffic stop in the early morning of November 14th that resulted in the arrest of a Jackson man on drug charges.

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Rollover Injures Estherville Couple

Sat 11-21-2015 Ia."], ["2800 220th St. Dickinson County

A single vehicle rollover during Friday's snowstorm injured an Estherville couple.

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Search Of Rural Dickinson County Residence Results In Drug Arrest

Sat 11-21-2015 Ia."], ["2141 250th Ave. Dickinson County

A search warrant executed earlier this month on a residence in Dickinson county resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.

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U of O Winter Games planning meeting November 23rd

Fri 11-20-2015 Arnold's Park, IA"], ["243 West Broadway

(Arnold's Park)-Public encouraged to attend meeting at Hedberg Theater Monday evening.

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Congressman Steve King To Make Stops In Laurens, Estherville & Spirit Lake

Fri 11-20-2015 []

U.S. Congressman Steve King will be making several appearances in the region Monday.

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Rock Island Clean Line Project Suspended

Fri 11-20-2015 []

 Regulators are suspending review of a proposed 500-mile, $2 billion transmission line that would take electricity produced by wind turbines in northwest Iowa to customers in Illinois.

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First Major Winter Storm Of Season Could Dump A Foot Of Snow On Portions Of Northwest Iowa

Fri 11-20-2015 []

The first major winter storm of the season could dump upwards of a foot of snow on portions of northwest Iowa.

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Beatlemania Live at Clay County Regional Events Center November 20th

Thu 11-19-2015 Spencer, Iowa"], ["800 West 18th Street

(Spencer)-Multi-media production to dazzle with Broadway-style lights and sound, authentic costumes & music.

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Oak Hill Marina Recognized

Thu 11-19-2015 IA"], ["176 HWY. 71 Arnolds Park

A lakes area marina is getting some special recognition.

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Collision Results In Multiple Injuries

Thu 11-19-2015 Mn"], ["HWY 59 Nobles County

Multiple injuries were reported Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 59 in Nobles county.

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Influenza Cases Confirmed Locally

Thu 11-19-2015 []

The first cases of influenza of the season are being reported locally.

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First Major Winter Storm Of The Season Taking Aim On Northwest Iowa

Thu 11-19-2015 []

What looks to be the first major winter storm of the season is taking aim on northwest Iowa.

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Damon, Dave & Ryan Holiday Show November 19th at PLAC

Wed 11-18-2015 IA"], ["2201 Highway 71, Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Special guests to include Joe Cuttell and Brian Moore.

 

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Late Utility Payment Scam Again Making The Rounds

Wed 11-18-2015 []

 The old "you're late with a utility payment" scam is making the rounds again.

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LIHEAP Applications Being Accepted

Wed 11-18-2015 []

Low-income renters and homeowners are being reminded that applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, are being accepted between now and April 30th, 2016.

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ILCC Seeks Nominations For Jim Hall Oustanding Alumni Award

Wed 11-18-2015 []

 The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni and Friends Association is accepting nominations for the 23rd annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award.

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Estherville Parade of Lights and Chocolate Walk November 19th

Tue 11-17-2015 IA"], ["Estherville

(Estherville)-This year's parade theme is Holiday Movie Magic.

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Community Table North to launch November 19th

Tue 11-17-2015 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["1900 41st Street

(Spirit Lake)-Free community meal to be served the third Thursday of each month at Bedell Family YMCA.

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Dickinson County Water Quality Commission Awards Grants (2)

Tue 11-17-2015 []

 The Dickinson County Water Quality Commission has awarded slightly more than $266,000 toward clean water projects in the county.

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Arrests Made In Lyon County Assault Case

Tue 11-17-2015 []

A search warrant executed last Wednesday on a residence in Boyden resulted in the arrests of a couple of suspects wanted in connection with an assault that took place November 7th in George.

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Congressman Steve King To Hold Town Hall Session In Spirit Lake

Mon 11-16-2015 []

U.S. Congressman Steve King will be making a couple of appearances in the region next week.

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Storm Lake Woman Faces Three Counts Of Child Endangerment

Mon 11-16-2015 Ia."], ["700 East 1st St. Storm Lake

A Storm Lake woman has been arrested on three counts of child endangerment after police investigated a report of possible neglect they received from the Iowa Department of Human Services.

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Palo Alto County Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charges

Mon 11-16-2015 []

A weekend traffic stop in Palo Alto county landed a Lone Rock woman in jail on drug charges.

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Storm Lake Woman Accused Of Hitting Child In Head With Cell Phone

Mon 11-16-2015 Ia."], ["Storm Lake

A Storm Lake woman has been charged with child endangerment causing bodily injury...a class "D" felony.

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Emmetsburg Police Make Arrest In Stolen Gun, Tire Slashing Cases

Mon 11-16-2015 []

 An investigation by Palo Alto county authorities into a revolver than was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College has led to the arrest of a West Des Moines man.

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Spirit Lake, Orleans Landscape Waste Site To Close For Season

Mon 11-16-2015 []

 If you live in the cities of Spirit Lake and Orleans and have not yet finished your fall yard work, you may want to do so in the next few days.

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Teens Face Alcohol And Drug Charges

Mon 11-16-2015 []

Two Minnesota teens face charges related to underage alcohol possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Collision Of Vehicle With Guardrail

Mon 11-16-2015 []

A Sheldon man sustained minor injuries early Friday when a vehicle he was driving collided with a guardrail, went into the ditch and rolled.

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O'Brien County Collision Injures Man

Mon 11-16-2015 []

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

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Public Meeting on Puppy Mills November 19th at Hedberg Theater in Arnold's Park

Fri 11-13-2015 Arnold's Park, IA"], ["243 W. Broadway

(Arnold's Park)-Mills are prevalent in NW Iowa.

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Worthington Man Arrested On Identity Theft, Forgery Charges

Fri 11-13-2015 Mn"], ["Worthington

A Worthington man has been arrested on identity theft and forgery charges.

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Armstrong Man Announces Candidacy For House District 7 Seat

Fri 11-13-2015 []

 Army veteran and Armstrong native Dave Grussing has announced he'll run for State Representative in House District 7

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Authorities Investigate ATM Burglary

Fri 11-13-2015 IA"], ["Sheldon

O'Brien county authorities are asking for the public's assistance as they investigate a burglary that happened between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. Monday, November 2nd, on the campus of Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon.

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Two Spirit Lake Men Held On Burglary Charges May Also Face Charges Out Of Minnesota

Fri 11-13-2015 []

Two men being held in the Dickinson county jail on burglary, firearms and drug charges may now also be facing charges out of Minnesota.

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Main Street Community Theater presents 'Marvin's Room'

Thu 11-12-2015 IA"], Emmetsburg, ["2206 19th Street

(Emmetsburg)-Production runs November 13-15 and 20-22

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Algona woman to Chair SBDC State Advisory Board

Thu 11-12-2015 IA"], ["Algona

(Algona)-Maureen Elbert to begin her term January 1.

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Clay County Authorities Investigate Another Attempted Burglary

Thu 11-12-2015 Ia."], ["Langdon

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating another attempted burglary at an elevator.

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Boji Bay Fun House And Pavilion Names CEO

Thu 11-12-2015 []

It was announced today (Thursday) that Tom Golden of Spencer has been named CEO of the Boji Bay complex on the north side of Milford.

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Additional Charges Filed Against Men Previously Arrested On Charges By Spirit Lake Police Department

Thu 11-12-2015 Ia."], ["2708 Keokuk Ave. Spirit Lake

Two men already in the Dickinson county jail on burglary, firearms and drug charges face some additional legal trouble.

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Search Of Milford Residence Results In Drug Arrests

Thu 11-12-2015 Ia."], ["1612 L Avenue Milford

Drug charges have been filed against two Milford residents after authorities obtained and executed a search warrant last Friday on a residence at 1612 "L" Avenue in Milford.

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Collision At Intersection Of Hwy 9 And Dickinson Co. Rd. M-27 Results In Injuries

Wed 11-11-2015 ["Dickinson County Road M27 And Highway 9"]

 Serious injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 9 and Dickinson County Road M-27 south of Lake Park.

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Milford Council Votes To Extend "H" Avenue Project

Wed 11-11-2015 IA"], ["H Avenue Milford

The Milford city council Monday voted to extend the "H" Avenue improvement project an additional block.

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Investigation Into Fiery Crash Concludes With OWI Charge

Wed 11-11-2015 Ia."], ["Sheldon

Sioux county authorities say alcohol was a factor in a fiery crash in September that injured a Sheldon man.

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Six NW Iowa Counties Embark On Collaborative To Improve & Promote Local Attractions

Wed 11-11-2015 []

Six northwest Iowa counties, including Clay and Dickinson, are embarking upon a new state initiative designed to improve and promote various attractions in the region.

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IRRMA presents Rock 4 Vets to honor Veterans through music

Tue 11-10-2015 IA"], ["Arnold's Park

(Arnold's Park)-Three Rock 4 Vets concerts to be held across the state this week.

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City Of Spirit Lake Reminds Residents Of Snow Removal Ordinance

Tue 11-10-2015 []

With the possibility of what could be the first measurable snowfall of the season in the forecast, the city of Spirit Lake is reminding residents of its snow removal ordinances.

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HEAT Tactical Team To Train Wednesday In Spirit Lake

Tue 11-10-2015 []

A regional law enforcement tactical team will be doing some training Wednesday (11/11) in Spirit Lake.

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Thunderstorms, Damaging Wind And First Accumulating Snowfall Of Season Possible Wednesday And Wednesday Night

Tue 11-10-2015 []

What the National Weather Service says will be a very large and powerful storm will affect the region Wednesday and Wednesday night.

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Northwest Iowa Corridor Habitat For Humanity Seeks Applicants For Upcoming Home Build

Tue 11-10-2015 []

The Northwest Iowa Corridor Habitat for Humanity is seeking applicants for its 2016 home build in Spencer.

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Milford City Council Sets Date For Public Hearing On Downtown Housing Project

Tue 11-10-2015 Iowa"], ["Milford

Plans to build a housing development on the former Smith Lumber site in downtown Milford continue to move forward.

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Underage Drinking Results In Disorderly House Charges

Tue 11-10-2015 IA"], ["300 South 18th Street Estherville

An incident this past weekend in Estherville has led to disorderly house charges against numerous individuals.

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Stolen Electronics Lead To Harassment And Assault Charges

Tue 11-10-2015 IA"], ["Estherville

An investigation into some stolen electronics has resulted in assault and harassment charges against some Estherville men.

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Risefest Announces Return of the Newsboys for 2016 festival

Mon 11-9-2015 IA"], ["Sheldon

(Sheldon)-Newcomer Jordan Feliz also on line-up.

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Rides offers free transportation for Veterans on November 11th

Mon 11-9-2015 IA"], ["Spencer

(Spencer)-Free rides offered in 9 county area.

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OHS Music Students Selected For Northwest Iowa Bandmaster's Honor Band

Mon 11-9-2015 []

Six Okoboji High School musicians auditioned for the Northwest Iowa Bandmaster's Association Honor Band, and all six were selected.

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Iowa Lakes Regional Water Utility Awarded Federal Funds

Mon 11-9-2015 []

Iowa Lakes Regional Water Utility is one of three entities in Iowa to receive federal money to help pay for upgrades to water and sewer systems.

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Clay County Authorities Request Public's Assistance In Investigation

Mon 11-9-2015 IA"], ["Everly

Clay county authorities are asking for the public's assistance for information into a break-in at an elevator in Everly.

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Sibley Man Faces Multiple Charges

Mon 11-9-2015 Ia."], ["Sibley

A Sibley man faces a host of charges in connection with an incident this past Thursday.

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SLHS Music Students Selected To Northwest Iowa Bandmaster's Association Honor Band

Mon 11-9-2015 []

 Some Spirit Lake High School musicians have been selected to play in the Northwest Iowa Bandmaster's Association Honor Band.

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Bird Flu Quarantine Lifted On Commercial Poultry Farms

Fri 11-6-2015 []

State agriculture officials have lifted the quarantine on all 72 commercial poultry farms in Iowa affected by the bird flu clearing them to restock.

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Ladybugs Causing Headaches For Wineries

Fri 11-6-2015 []

An abundance of ladybugs is creating headaches for Iowa's wine industry.

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Cherokee Standoff Ends Peacefully

Fri 11-6-2015 Ia."], ["Cherokee

Authorities say a standoff in Cherokee ended peacefully when a man who barricaded himself inside a house surrendered to police.

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Two Vehicle Crash East Of Estherville Injures Both Drivers, Sends One To Jail

Fri 11-6-2015 Ia."], ["Hwy 9 & 410th Ave. Emmet county

A two-vehicle collision early Wednesday east of Estherville sent the drivers of both vehicles to the hospital. One would eventually wind up in jail.

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Youth in Philanthropy group sets 30K fundraising goal

Thu 11-5-2015 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Okoboji Foundation program for students helps area non-profits.

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Estherville Pursuit Lands Man In Jail On Multiple Charges

Thu 11-5-2015 Ia."], ["1515 7th Ave. South Estherville

The Estherville Police Department has released details into a high speed pursuit this past Saturday evening that landed a man in jail on multiple charges.

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Horizons Redemption Center To Remain Closed Until Nov. 16th

Thu 11-5-2015 []

A local can redemption center is going to stay closed longer than expected as it continues to deal with a surplus of cans.

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Representative Of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst To Hold Open Office Hours

Thu 11-5-2015 []

A representative of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst will hold open office hours in several area communities later this month.

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Officials Say Failing Septic Systems Likely Contributing To Water Quality Issues In Center Lake

Thu 11-5-2015 Ia."], ["Center Lake Dickinson County

Water quality officials in the Iowa Great Lakes say there's growing evidence failing septic systems are likely contributing to water quality degradation in Center Lake.

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Semi Trailer Roll Over Dumps Hog Remains

Thu 11-5-2015 Ia."], ["200th Street and 300th Avenue Dickinson county

The Dickinson County Sheriff's office has released details into an incident this past Saturday in which a semi trailer loaded with hog remains rolled over and dumped its contents.

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Osceola County Authorities Make Drug Arrest

Thu 11-5-2015 Ia."], ["Ashton

An Ashton woman faces drug charges following an investigation by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office.

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Mipso to perform at Pearson Lakes Art Center November 5th

Wed 11-4-2015 IA"], ["2201 Highway 71, Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Band's new album Old Time Reverie debuted at #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Chart last month. 

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Cement Truck Crash Results In Minor Injuries

Wed 11-4-2015 []

Minor injuries were reported Monday when a cement truck rolled over in Osceola county.

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Municipal Election Recap

Wed 11-4-2015 []

Unofficial results are in from Tuesday's municipal elections.

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Deadline to nominate children for Secret Santa Project November 6th

Tue 11-3-2015 IA"], Milford, ["922 Okoboji Avenue

(Milford)-Program helps brighten holidays for kids in Okoboji School District.

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Head Of IGL Sanitary District: Meeting New DNR Wastewater Requirements Is Going To Be Very Costly

Tue 11-3-2015 []

Meeting stricter requirements from the DNR for treating wastewater won't come cheaply.

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Motorcycle Crash Injures Man

Tue 11-3-2015 []

A motorcycle crash Sunday south of Emmetsburg injured a Havelock man.

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State Settles Claims Filed By Okoboji Woman

Tue 11-3-2015 []

Iowa's Executive branch agreed Monday to spend $235,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a former resident of the now-shuttered Iowa Juvenile Home who claims she was held in prison-like cells for 280 days.

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Hancher Auditorium brings 'Out of Bounds' to Northwest Iowa students

Mon 11-2-2015 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Play addresses issue of cyberbullying.

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Search Of Spirit Lake Residence Turns Up Stolen Electronics, Firearms And Marijuana

Mon 11-2-2015 Ia."], ["2708 Keokuk Ave. Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake police say the weekend search of an apartment has closed a number of open burglary cases in the area. 

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Tuesday Municipal Elections Will See Some New Faces For Mayor And Council Seats In Dickinson County

Mon 11-2-2015 []

 Iowa residents head to the polls Tuesday (Nov. 3rd) to vote in municipal elections.

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Paullina Woman Faces Charges In Traffic Stop

Mon 11-2-2015 Ia."], ["Rock Rapids

Charges have been filed against a Paullina woman in connection with a traffic stop Sunday in Rock Rapids.

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Nobles County Collision Injures Three

Mon 11-2-2015 Mn."], ["Worthington

A two-vehicle collision Saturday on Highway 59 north of Worthington sent three people to the hospital.

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