SRF Loan Recipients To See Savings Through Lower Interest Rates
The Iowa Finance Authority and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that 29 Iowa communities with current state Revolving Fund loans for water quality projects will save a total of more than $1.3 million in interest over the remaining life of their loans as a result of their interest rate being reduced from 3% to 1.75%.
Spirit Lake City Council Awards Project to Protect Water Intakes from Zebra Mussels
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The Spirit Lake City Council last (Tues.) evening awarded the low bid of slightly more than $2.1 million dollars for a project designed to keep zebra mussels from interfering with the city's water supply, which comes from Big Spirit Lake.
Spencer Native Participates In 2016 Winter Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps
Navy Midshipman Jack Randall from Spencer, Iowa participated in the 2016 winter Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) ship selection draft as a future member of the U.S. Navy’s Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) community.
Okoboji Planning & Zoning to Revisit Proposed Revisions to Lakeshore Landscaping Ordinance
Proposed revisions to the city of Okoboji's Lakeshore Landscaping and Development regulations are headed back to the city's Planning and Zoning Commission for further revision following a public at hearing at last (Tues.) evening's city council meeting
Spencer Eaton Plant To Permanently Close In September 2017
Officials with Eaton Corporation announced today (Wed.) the Spencer manufacturing facility will be closing for good in September of 2017, at the conclusion of the 3rd quarter of 2017, putting some 140 people out of work.
Governor Orders Flags Flown At Half Staff For Slain Officers
Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered all flags in Iowa be flown at half-staff from sunrise on Monday, Nov. 7 to sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to honor Des Moines Police Sgt. Tony Beminio and Urbandale Police Officer Justin Martin, who were both killed in the line of duty in the early morning hours of Nov. 2.
Northwest Iowa Dog Kennel Operator Sentenced In Federal Court
A northwest Iowa man who owed a monetary penalty to the United States for violations of animal welfare regulations at a kennel he operated has been sentenced to three years' probation for lying to the government about his assets and income.