News Archive

Festival of "Giving" Trees to Benefit Upper Des Moines Opportunity

Thu 11-30-2017 1539 18th Street,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Public encouraged to bring in non-perishable items for Food Pantry.

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President Of Okoboji Foundation To Retire In April, 2018

Thu 11-30-2017

The head of the Okoboji Foundation has announced she'll be retiring from the position in the spring

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"Grandson In Jail" Scam Bilks Elderly Estherville Man Out Of Significant Amount Of Money

Thu 11-30-2017

The so-called "grandchild in jail"Â scam is once again making the rounds.

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Clay County Fair Receives International Accolades

Thu 11-30-2017

The Clay County Fair has received some international recognition at the Annual International Association of Fairs and Expositions Convention held this week in Las Vegas.

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The Arts at St. Joseph to present A Briar Cliff Christmas December 3

Wed 11-29-2017 1305 Okoboji Ave,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Concert to include International Students and members of 3 regional Symphonies.

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New Coordinator Named For Palo Alto County RSVP Program

Wed 11-29-2017

A new Coordinator has been named for the Palo Alto county Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP.

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Dickinson Supervisors Approve Sale Of County Owned Land For Proposed Archery, Trap And Skeet Range

Wed 11-29-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors today approved the sale of some county-owned land near a gravel pit southeast of Lake Park for a proposed archery, trap and skeet range.

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Estherville Woman Previously Reported Missing Has Been Located Safe And Sound

Wed 11-29-2017

An Estherville woman previously reported missing has been located safe and sound.

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Milford Man Accused Of Burglary And Going Armed With Intent

Wed 11-29-2017

A Milford man is in the Dickinson county jail accused of breaking into a Spirit Lake residence armed with a hunting knife.

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Seasons Center Receives Transport Van

Wed 11-29-2017

Spencer-based Seasons Center for Behavioral Health is the recipient of a van from Variety-the Children's Charity.

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Vehicle Collides With Building

Wed 11-29-2017

A Luverne, Minnesota woman was injured Sunday when a vehicle she was driving collided with a building in George. 

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Authorities Looking For Missing Estherville Woman

Wed 11-29-2017

Estherville police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing woman.

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FIRST LEGO League Regional Qualifying Competion December 2 at Iowa Lakes Community College

Tue 11-28-2017 300 S. 18th Street,Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Winners will advance to Statewide Competition at Iowa State University.

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Pursuit Results In Arrest Of Spencer Man

Tue 11-28-2017

A pursuit Monday night in Spencer resulted in the arrest of a man on multiple charges. 

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Dickinson Supervisors Approve Sale Of County Owned Land For Proposed Shooting Range

Tue 11-28-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors today approved the sale of some county-owned land near a gravel pit southeast of Lake Park for a proposed archery, trap and skeet range.

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O'Brien Co. Crash Serves As Another Reminder Of Dangers Of Distracted Driving

Tue 11-28-2017

Another reminder about the dangers of distracted driving.

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Search Warrants Executed On Milford Residence And Storage Unit Results In Drug Arrest

Tue 11-28-2017

Search warrants executed last week on a residence in the 1200 block of 10th Street in Milford and a storage unit in Milford resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.

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Several Holiday Events on tap at Pearson Lakes Art Center

Mon 11-27-2017 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-PLAC adds Jingle & Mingle event with Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association December 14.

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Credit Union Merger Announced

Mon 11-27-2017

It was announced today (Mon.) the board of directors of First Federal Credit Union has approved an agreement accepting members of Eaton Employees Credit Union of Spencer.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug And Weapons Charges

Mon 11-27-2017

A traffic stop Saturday in Clay county resulted in the arrest of a Spencer man on drug and weapons charges.

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Collision Involving A Pickup And Tractor Seriously Injures One Person

Mon 11-27-2017

One person was seriously injured Friday in Clay county in a collision involving a pickup and a tractor near Sutherland.

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Clay County Drug Investigation Results In Arrest

Mon 11-27-2017

An investigation Friday by the Clay County Sheriff's Office into a report of illegal drug use landed a person in jail.

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Iowa Sees Increase In Fatal Crashes In Construction Zones

Mon 11-27-2017

Iowa officials say a surge in construction projects and an increase in miles driven by motorists have led to a high number of people dying in road construction work zone crashes this year. 

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Hwy 60 Traffic Stop Results In Arrests

Sat 11-25-2017

A traffic stop Friday on Highway 60 in Osceola county resulted in charges against three people.

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Investigation At Rural Residence In Osceola County Results In Arrest

Sat 11-25-2017

An Ashton woman was arrested Wednesday on drug charges.

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Clay County Posts Big Increase In Numbers In Participation In Live Healthy Iowa Program

Fri 11-24-2017

One northwest Iowa county has seen a significant increase in its ranking through the Live Healthy Iowa program.

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Church Investigating Missing Funds

Fri 11-24-2017

An investigation is underway after it was discovered hundreds of thousands of dollars of funds are missing from a northwest Iowa church.

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ILCC Benefitting From $1.3 M Title Three Grant

Fri 11-24-2017

Two pilot programs at Iowa Lakes Community College are the first to benefit from a $1.6 million dollar Title Three Grant.

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Fairmont, Mn. Farmer Named To United Soybean Board

Fri 11-24-2017

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named a Fairmont, Minnesota farmer to the United Soybean Board.

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Officials Offer Tips For Shopping During The Holiday Season

Fri 11-24-2017

The holiday shopping season is underway and many people are combing newspapers and flyer ads.

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Utility Customers Reminded To Be On The Lookout For Scams

Fri 11-24-2017

The Iowa Utilities Board is reminding customers to be on the lookout for a variety of payment scams involving utility service.

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IFA, DNR Award Water Quality Loans

Wed 11-22-2017

Several northwest Iowa communities are among 26 in the state to be awarded low-interest water quality loans totaling more than $82.8 million through the Iowa Finance Authority and DNR Revolving Fund.

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NW Iowa Man Pleads Guilty To Manufacturing Anabolic Steroids

Wed 11-22-2017

An Orange City man has pled guilty to one count of manufacturing anabolic steroids.

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28th Annual Tree of Love Lighting Ceremony November 26

Wed 11-22-2017 2301 Highway 71,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Hearts are available for purchase throughout holiday season.

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Illinois Man Arrested On Clay County Warrants For Drug Charges

Wed 11-22-2017

An Illinois man wanted on drug charges by the Clay County Sheriff's Office has been taken into custody.

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Chain Reaction Collision Sends Two People To The Hospital

Wed 11-22-2017

A chain reaction collision Tuesday in a construction zone on Highway 18 near Sanborn sent two people to the hospital.

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No Injuries Reported In Spencer Kitchen Fire

Wed 11-22-2017

No injuries were reported Tuesday in a kitchen fire at a residence in Spencer.

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Thanksgiving "Hike the Wild" at Dickinson County Nature Center November 22

Tue 11-21-2017 2279 170th St,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Ethno-botany hike through Kenue Park free and open to public.

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Congressman Steve King Comments On Roy Moore Sex Abuse Allegations

Tue 11-21-2017

A member of Iowa's Congressional delegation is speaking out on the recent rash of sexual abuse allegations.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Vote 4-1 To Approve Tower Agreement With IGL Teleconnect

Tue 11-21-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors voted four-to-one today (Tues.) to allow Iowa Great Lakes Teleconnect to install antennas on the county 911 tower south of the courthouse.

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Two Nominated For Judicial District 3B Judgeship Vacancy

Tue 11-21-2017

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 3B Judicial District has nominated Tod Deck and Priscilla Forsyth, a former Estherville attorney, for the judgeship created by the retirement of District Judge Edward Jacobson in October of this year.

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Incident East Of Arnolds Park Lands Spirit Lake Man In Jail On Multiple Charges; Authorities Confiscate Firearms And Ammo

Tue 11-21-2017

Multiple charges have been filed against a Spirit Lake man following an incident last (Mon.) evening just east of Arnolds Park.

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Judge Amends Sentence For Former Spencer Pastor And Dream Center Director

Mon 11-20-2017

A District Court Judge has amended a prison sentence for a former pastor who also served as Director of the former Dream Center in Spencer.

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Families encouraged to apply for Adopt a Family Program

Mon 11-20-2017 1575 18th Street Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Program helps brighten holidays for families in need.

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Veterans Urged To Be Wary Of Scams Making The Rounds

Mon 11-20-2017

Scams targeting veterans are on the increase, according to the U-S Postal Inspection Service, so postal inspectors are teaming up with A-A-R-P's Fraud Watch Network in a new campaign called "Operation Protect Veterans".

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Local Healthcare Providers Take Measures To Address Opioid Addiction Issue

Mon 11-20-2017

Officials with Lakes Regional Healthcare say they're undertaking measures to address the growing problem with opioid addiction.

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Pollinator Paradise Expansion Receives Grant From Dickinson County Endowment Fund Board

Mon 11-20-2017

The Pollinator Paradise expansion project at the Dickinson County Nature Center is getting a financial boost.

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State Auditor Releases Report Into Findings Of Special Audit Of City Of Milford Finances

Mon 11-20-2017

State Auditor Mary Mosiman today (Mon.) issued her findings into a special audit conducted by her office into the finances of the city of Milford.

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Tickets For IGL Rotary Club Car Drop Contest Now Available On Line

Mon 11-20-2017

West Lake Okoboji hasn't even frozen yet, but you can already buy tickets for the Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Club's annual car drop contest.

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Construction on Pollinator Paradise moves indoors at Dickinson County Nature Center

Fri 11-17-2017 2279 170th St.,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-$1.7 Million Project expected to be complete by March 2018.

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(Jackson, Mn.)-- A Montrose, MN man is in custody in Jackson county following a reported stabbing earlier this week.

Fri 11-17-2017

A Montrose, MN man is in custody in Jackson county following a reported stabbing earlier this week.

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Authorities Say Man Who's Body Was Found In Burned Out Storage Unit Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Fri 11-17-2017

Authorities have released the cause of death of a man who's body was found in a burned out storage unit on the north side of Milford November 7th.

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Spencer Municipal Utilities Prepares To Celebrate 75 Years Of Service

Fri 11-17-2017

This coming Monday will mark a big milestone for Spencer Municipal Utilities.

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Run-Off Election For Estherville Mayor Set For December 5th

Fri 11-17-2017

December 5th has been set as the date for a run-off election in the Mayor race in Estherville.

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College Student From NW Iowa Honored For Work On Addressing World Hunger

Fri 11-17-2017

A college student from northwest Iowa has been honored by his work on addressing world hunger.

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Two Men Charged With Attempted Murder After Allegedly Firing Numerous Shots At Vehicle

Fri 11-17-2017

Two men have been accused of trying to kill a motorist following an incident early Thursday in Palo Alto county.

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Annual Candlelight Vigil To Be Held In Spencer

Fri 11-17-2017

An annual candlelight memorial service at Hope Reformed Church in Spencer will be held Monday, November 27th at 6:30 pm.

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Erratic Driving Complaint Leads To Arrest

Fri 11-17-2017

An investigation into an erratic driving complaint November 10th in Dickinson county resulted in an arrest.

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Dickinson County Authorities Recover Stolen Equipment; Suspect Arrested

Fri 11-17-2017

Dickinson county authorities say they've made two arrests in connection with the thefts of some heavy equipment that was recovered in a field.

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Teresa Alesch to Launch New Book "Broken To Brave" November 17 in Emmetsburg

Thu 11-16-2017 14 N Lawler St,Emmetsburg,IA

(Emmetsburg)-Alesch has inspirational message for others after overcoming struggles with cancer and loss.

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American Civil Liberties Union Files Suit Against Worthington Police, Individual Officers And Drug Task Force

Thu 11-16-2017

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota has filed an excessive force lawsuit in the 2016 beating of a Worthington motorist that was caught on video. 

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City Of SL Ending Green Waste Pickup For Season; Green Waste Disposal Site To Close For The Season Sunday, Nov. 19th

Thu 11-16-2017

City officials are reminding Spirit Lake residents that tomorrow (Friday 11/17) is the final day of the season for curbside pickup of green waste and branches.

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Camp Okoboji offering new "Make it, Take it" Program

Wed 11-15-2017 1531 Edgewood Drive Milford,Iowa

(Milford)-New program for kids 5 and up.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Holds Annual Business Recognition Event

Wed 11-15-2017

Several awards were presented at the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation's annual Business Recognition event held earlier today (Wednesday) in Spencer.

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Busy Intersection South Of Milford To Become Four-Way Stop

Wed 11-15-2017

A busy intersection south of Milford will soon become a four-way stop.

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Camp Autumn Receives Accreditation

Wed 11-15-2017

Camp Autumn, a therapeutic day camp for children in O'Brien county, has received accreditation through the American Camp Association.

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Montana Woman Sentenced In Federal Court For Embezzling Money From A Local Bank

Wed 11-15-2017

A Montana woman has been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to embezzling money from a local bank.

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Water Management Authority Formed For Little Sioux River

Wed 11-15-2017

A number of governmental entities are signing on to a newly formed coalition to help protect the Little Sioux River.

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Authorities Release Identity Of Man Who Died In Storage Unit Fire

Tue 11-14-2017

Authorities have released the identity of a man who's body was found in a burned out storage unit in Milford last Tuesday evening.

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Accident on Highway 9 Tuesday sends 2 to hospital, closes Highway for an hour

Tue 11-14-2017 Superior, IA

(Superior)-Two taken by Ambulence with non-life threatening injuries.

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RiseFest announces first acts, early ticket pricing

Tue 11-14-2017 Sheldon,Ia

(Sheldon)-We Are Messengers, Jordan Feliz to appear on 2018 line-up

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Man And Three Pets Die Of Accidental Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Tue 11-14-2017

A Laurens man has died of what is believed to be accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. 

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Spencer, Storm Lake Schools Form Ambassador Program In Effort To Decrease Tensions Between The Two Schools

Tue 11-14-2017

An ambassador program has been formed by the Storm Lake and Spencer High Schools to help deal with tensions that have developed during sports competitions.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Request From Sheriff & Co. Attorney To Jointly Hire An Investigator

Tue 11-14-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning voted 5 to nothing in favor of a request by the Sheriff and County Attorney to jointly hire an investigator that would work strictly out of the County Attorney's Office.

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

Tue 11-14-2017

A Sibley man wanted on Osceola county warrants for drug charges was taken into custody this past Saturday.

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Woman Accused Of Eluding Officers Faces A Multitude Of Charges

Tue 11-14-2017

An Ashton woman was arrested on multiple charges Saturday after eluding law enforcement officers.

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OHS Students & Staff To Participate In "Meals From The Heartland" Event

Tue 11-14-2017

Students and staff at Okoboji High School will be participating in an event this Friday that will help address hunger not only locally and in Iowa, but also across the country and even around the world.

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Estherville Holiday Parade of Lights and Chocolate Walk November 16

Mon 11-13-2017 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Area businesses to offer deals and treats Thursday evening.

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Fundraiser For Former ILCC Employee Battling A Medical Condition To Be Held This (Mon.) Evening

Mon 11-13-2017

A fundraising event to help Linda Kautz, a former employee at the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes Community College, who's now battling a medical condition, will be held this (Mon.) evening.

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Grape Tree Medical Staffing Announces New CEO

Mon 11-13-2017

Milford-based Grape Tree Medical Staffing announced today (Mon.) Steve Heeg will become its new CEO as company founder Tim Kinnetz takes a seat on the board of directors.

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Clay County Jail Inmate Accused Of Possessing Contraband

Mon 11-13-2017

An inmate at the Clay county jail faces an additional charge following an alleged incident Friday.

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No Injuries Reported In House Fire Early This (Sat.) Morning In Milford

Sat 11-11-2017

No injuries were reported in a house fire early this (Sat. 11/11) morning in Milford.

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Spirit Lake High Students to hold Comedy Night Fundraiser for trip to Haiti

Fri 11-10-2017 2701 Hill Ave,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Northwestern College improv team Black V to perform at Sami Center.

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Four Fire Depts. Battle Palo Alto Co. Structure Fire

Fri 11-10-2017

No injuries were reported Thursday in a blaze that destroyed a shop building at 2661 390th Avenue.

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I90 Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Fri 11-10-2017

A single vehicle crash Wednesday on Interstate 90 in Martin county injured a Truman woman.

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Pursuit Results In Arrest

Fri 11-10-2017

A George woman was arrested Tuesday after a Lyon County sheriff's deputy encountered a vehicle he was driving at a high rate of speed.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to present Rock 4 Vets in Spirit Lake November 11

Thu 11-9-2017 918 Lake St,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Starfire to perform at VFW Memorial Hall Saturday night.

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Woman Arrested After Getting Out Of A Moving Vehicle And Walking Naked, In Traffic, On Grand Avenue In Spencer

Thu 11-9-2017

A Spencer woman who had been driving a vehicle naked and got out of it while she was still naked and walked through traffic on Grand Avenue Wednesday was arrested on multiple charges.

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Child Abuse Investigation Results In Arrest Of Man On Multiple Charges

Thu 11-9-2017

An investigation by Estherville police has resulted in the arrest of a man on multiple charges.

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84-Year-Old Man Accused Of Sexual Assault Of 5-Year-Old Girl

Thu 11-9-2017

An 84-year-old Estherville man has been charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of a five-year-old girl.

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Historic Arnolds Park, Inc. Awarded CAT Grant For "Restore The Park" Campaign

Thu 11-9-2017

Historic Arnolds Park, Incorporated has been awarded a $935,000 grant through the state's Community Attraction and Tourism, or CAT Grant program.

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Sioux County Collision Results In Multiple Injuries

Thu 11-9-2017

Multiple injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday evening near Hospers.

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Winter Weather Awareness Day Observed Today (Thurs., Nov. 9th) In Iowa

Thu 11-9-2017

Today (Thursday 11/9) is Winter Weather Awareness Day in the state of Iowa.

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Lakes Area Establishment Honored By Statewide Tourism Officials

Thu 11-9-2017

A lakes area establishment recently received a special honor.

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Veteran's Day Programs on tap in Spirit Lake

Wed 11-8-2017 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-American Legion and VFW to visit Nursing homes on Saturday, program at Sami Center on Monday.

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Woman Escapes Serious Injury When Train Collides With Vehicle

Wed 11-8-2017

A George woman escaped serious injury Friday when a vehicle she had been driving was struck by a train near Ashton.

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Authorities Confirm A Body Was Found In Storage Unit That Caught Fire In Milford

Wed 11-8-2017

We're learning new information into a fire Tuesday evening at a storage facility on the north end of Milford.

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ILCC Honoring Veterans

Wed 11-8-2017

Iowa Lakes Community College is offering some special opportunities to pay tribute to area veterans just in time for the upcoming Veterans' Day holiday.

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New Mayor Of Spirit Lake Weighs In On Election Win & City's Future

Tue 11-7-2017

The newly elected Mayor of Spirit Lake is weighing in on his thoughts upon winning today's (Tues.) election and what his thoughts are for the city's future.

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Ed Vos Elected Mayor In Spirit Lake; Steve Anderson Elected Mayor In Milford; John Engel Elected Mayor In Lake Park

Tue 11-7-2017

Results are in from today's (Tues.) municipal elections. 

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Firefighters Battling Storage Unit Fire In North Milford (LATE BREAKING)

Tue 11-7-2017

Late breaking news this (Tues.) evening from Milford. 

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Set Date For Public Hearing On Proposed Sale Of County-Owned Land

Tue 11-7-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning set November 28th as the date for a public hearing on a proposal to sell some county-owned land near a gravel pit in the Lake Park area.

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Okoboji City Council Approves Contribution To Restore The Park Campaign

Tue 11-7-2017

Another lakes area city is on board with a contribution to Historic Arnolds Park, Incorporated and it's "Restore The Park" campaign.

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Search Warrant Executed On Rural Emmet Co. Residence Results In Multiple Arrests

Mon 11-6-2017

A search warrant executed Thursday on a rural residence in southwest Emmet county resulted in the arrests of five people on drug charges.

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Heartland Honor Choir Concert November 9 at Iowa Lakes Community College

Mon 11-6-2017 300 South 18th Street Estherville,Iowa

(Estherville)-8 area High School Choirs will perform in mass choir.

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New Explore Labs To Be Unveiled Tuesday (Nov. 7th) At Okoboji Elementary And Middle Schools

Mon 11-6-2017

Some new state-of-the-art learning spaces will officially be unveiled tomorrow (Tues.) at the Okoboji Elementary School in Milford and the middle school in Arnolds Park.

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SLHS Band Members Selected For NW Iowa Honor Band

Mon 11-6-2017

10 members of the Spirit Lake High School Band have been selected to participate in the Northwest Iowa Honor Band.

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City Elections To Be Held Tuesday (Nov. 7th)

Mon 11-6-2017

Tomorrow (Tues.) is municipal election day across Iowa.

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IGL Chamber Announces There Will Be No Organizational Meetings For 38th Annual U Of O Winter Games

Fri 11-3-2017

A big change this year when it comes to getting ready for Winter Games.

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Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Dev. Corp. Receives National Recognition

Fri 11-3-2017

The Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation has received the "2017 Organization Excellence Award" from the National Rural Economic Developers Association. It's the first year of the award.

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SUV Collides With Light Pole; Texas Driver Arrested On Drug Charges

Thu 11-2-2017

An investigation into an incident this past Sunday in Estherville in which a vehicle collided with a light pole resulted in the arrest of a Texas woman on drug charges.

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Lakes News Shopper launches campaign to "Turn our Community Green" for Veterans Day

Thu 11-2-2017 1009 22nd Street,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Green Bulbs available at many Lakes Area Businesses

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Two Area Communities Selected For Visioning Program

Thu 11-2-2017

Two northwest Iowa communities are among 10 in the state that have been selected to participate in Iowa's Living Roadways Community Visioning program in 2018.

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Sculpture Constructed By SLHS J-Term Students Being Erected At Hwys 9 & 71 Intersection

Thu 11-2-2017

Crews today (Thurs.) are installing a new sculpture welcoming people to the city of Spirit Lake at the intersection of Highways 9 and 71.

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Business Conditions Index Shows Improvement

Thu 11-2-2017

A monthly survey of business leaders suggests economic conditions continue to improve for nine Midwest and plains states, including Iowa and Minnesota. 

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Money From Convenience Store Cash Register

Thu 11-2-2017

A George man has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing money from a cash register at the Casey's General Store in George where he worked.

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MnDOT Wraps Up Construction Season

Thu 11-2-2017

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has wrapped up its 2017 construction season.

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Tibetan Monks Creating Sand Mandala At BVU

Thu 11-2-2017

The public is invited to view progress being made on a sand mandala being created at Buena Vista University by a group of Tibetan monks.

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Spencer Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Allegedly Involving A Minor

Thu 11-2-2017

A Spencer man wanted by Lyon county for sexual abuse involving a minor was arrested Tuesday at his residence in Spencer.

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Insurance Company Announces Plans To Withdraw From Iowa Medicaid Program

Wed 11-1-2017

One of three private insurance companies that help run Iowa's Medicaid program plans to withdraw in a month.

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Report Details Community Benefits Of Local Hospital

Wed 11-1-2017

The Iowa Hospital Association is out with a report showing the economic benefits hospitals have on the communities in which they're located.

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Semi Rear-Ends Gravity Wagon

Wed 11-1-2017

An Omaha man was injured Monday when a semi he was driving rear-ended a grain wagon while traveling on Highway 60 two miles northeast of Alton.

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