News Archive

No Injuries Reported In Single-Vehicle Rollover Crashes

Fri 11-30-2018

No injuries were reported, but there was a considerable amount of property damage in two single-vehicle rollover crashes in Clay county.

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Spencer Community Theatre to present Almost, Maine December 7-16

Fri 11-30-2018 518 1st Avenue East,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Opening night reception set for December 7.

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Potential Continues For Major Winter Storm This Weekend

Fri 11-30-2018

The region remains under the gun for what could be a major winter storm. A winter storm watch remains in effect for the region from 11:00 pm tonight through Sunday afternoon.

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Officials Urging Everyone To Stay Off The Ice On Area Lakes Until Conditions Improve

Fri 11-30-2018

If you can't see the ice, don't walk on it. That's the advice from Jeff Morrison, a Conservation Officer with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. It comes on the heels of an incident Thursday in which a man fell through the ice on Silver Lake near Lake Park.

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Spencer Jaycees Holding Tree Of Joy Project

Fri 11-30-2018

A Spencer service organization is once again involved in a longtime holiday program.

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Two Area Non-Profits Awarded Funding Through Alliant Energy Foundation

Fri 11-30-2018

Two area non-profits have been awarded funding from the Alliant Energy Foundation.

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Lakeside Lab postpones Wrapped in Waffles, deadline to register for Science on the Menu is November 30

Thu 11-29-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-NOAA Meteorologist Brad Temeyer to speak on Aspects of Winter Climate at Lakeside December 4.  

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Iowa Great Lakes Nutcracker along with American Midwest Ballet to present The Nutcracker Ballet this weekend

Thu 11-29-2018 2701 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Dozens of area kids to perform with Professional Dancers in Production.

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City Of Milford Awarded CDBG Grant For Next Phase Of "H" Avenue Project

Thu 11-29-2018

The city of Milford has been awarded a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development.

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Man Falls Through Ice On Silver Lake Near Lake Park

Thu 11-29-2018

Authorities say an incident this (Thurs.) morning on Silver Lake near Lake Park should serve as a reminder as to just how dangerous the ice is right now.

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ILCC Alumni Association Announces Ringsted Man Is 2018 Recipient Of Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award

Thu 11-29-2018

The 2018 Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award was presented to Dan Jorgensen of Ringsted during the Iowa Lakes Community College Spring Commencement.

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Crash Involving Pickup And Semi Sends One Person To The Hospital

Thu 11-29-2018

One person was taken to the hospital in a collision involving a pickup and a semi late Wednesday afternoon on Highway 18 in Clay county.

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Head-On Crash On Hwy 18 In Clay County Results In Serious Injuries

Thu 11-29-2018

Serious injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday evening on Highway 18 in Clay county.

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Clay County Fair Receives International Recognition (1)

Thu 11-29-2018

 The Clay County Fair has received some international recognition, landing some awards at the annual International Association of Fairs and Expos Convention that was held this week in San Antonio, Texas.

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Several Accidents In Area Wednesday Attributed To Icy Roads

Thu 11-29-2018

Slick roads said to be contributing factors in several accidents in the area Wednesday.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Collision Involving A Car And A School Bus

Thu 11-29-2018

Minor injuries were reported Tuesday when a car rear-ended a school bus in Palo Alto county.

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Elected Leaders, Representatives Of Protective Associations Hear Update On Iowa Great Lakes Flood Modeling Project

Wed 11-28-2018

Local elected officials, representatives of lakes area protective associations and others today (Wed.) heard a presentation on some modeling being done in an effort to prevent future flooding on the Iowa Great Lakes.

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E'ville Man Arrested After Police Investigate Report Of Man Lying In Street With A Child

Wed 11-28-2018

An Estherville man was arrested on multiple charges early this (Wed.) morning after police investigated a report of a man lying in the street with a child in the 1400 block of 4th Avenue North in Estherville.

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Many Voices Choir to perform Advent Concerts across Region

Wed 11-28-2018 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Performances slated in Jackson, Estherville and Spirit Lake.

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ILCC Receives National Recognition

Wed 11-28-2018

Iowa Lakes Community College has received the annual merit award from the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) for achieving a 100% pass rate on the Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) examination for the cycle of August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.

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Clay County Pursuit Results In Arrests Of Two Men On Multiple Charges

Wed 11-28-2018

A pursuit last (Tues.) evening on 310th Avenue in Clay county resulted in the arrests of two men on multiple charges.

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Seasons Center Receives Re-Certification

Wed 11-28-2018

Spencer-based Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has renewed its certification with the Certified Evidence-Based Organization issued by the Joyfields Institute, Society of Evidence-Based Organizations and Professions Society. 

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SL Council Clears Way For New Housing Development

Wed 11-28-2018

The Spirit Lake City Council last (Tues.) evening paved the way for a new housing project to get underway.

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NTSB Releases Final Report Into 2017 Derailment Near Graettinger

Wed 11-28-2018

Federal investigators have issued their final report on a fiery 2017 derailment in northwest Iowa that was caused by a broken rail.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Drug Arrest

Wed 11-28-2018

The execution of a search warrant last week in Estherville resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.

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Discovery House Receives Sizable Donation

Wed 11-28-2018

Discovery House in Spirit Lake has received a sizable donation.

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Palo Alto RSVP seeks Volunteers for Pen Pal Program

Tue 11-27-2018 Emmetsburg, Ia

(Emmetsburg)-Program connects Senior Volunteers with Elementary Students.

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Minnesota Man On Drug Charges

Tue 11-27-2018

A traffic stop last week in Emmet county resulted in the arrest of a Minnesota man on drug charges.

 

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Seasons Center Awarded Grant For Playground Equipment At Camp Autumn

Tue 11-27-2018

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a $7,000 grant from the O'Brien County Community Foundation/Siouxland Community Foundation for some outdoor playground equipment at Camp Autumn near Sutherland.

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JCC School Board Tables Action On Grade-Alike Sharing Proposal

Tue 11-27-2018

Discussion over a proposed grade-alike sharing proposal attracted a standing room-only crowd to last (Mon.) evening's Jackson County Central School Board meeting.  

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Signs Wishing Best Of Luck & Congratulating Okoboji Students For Accomplishments At State Appear To Be At Center Of New Sign Ordinance

Tue 11-27-2018

Signs wishing best of luck and congratulating Okoboji students for their accomplishments at various state competitions appear to be at the center of proposed revisions to the city of Milford's sign ordinance.

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Farm Accident Seriously Injures Man

Tue 11-27-2018

A Marcus man was seriously injured Sunday in a farm accident in Sioux county.

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LRH, Dickinson Co. Public Health Conducting Health Needs Assessment

Tue 11-27-2018

Officials with Lakes Regional Healthcare and Dickinson County Public Health are requesting residents complete a survey pertaining to healthcare services in the area.

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Spirit Lake Chamber announces new Holiday Promotion called "Local-Motive"

Mon 11-26-2018 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Campaign to run November 27-December 18, featuring thousands of dollars in prizes.

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Lakeside Lab to present Science on the Menu December 4 featuring NOAA Meteorologist Brad Temeyer

Mon 11-26-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Program includes dinner and reservations are required by November 30.

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Fire Destroys Shed On North Side Of Big Spirit Lake

Mon 11-26-2018

Fire this (Mon.) morning destroyed a structure on the north side of Big Spirit Lake.

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Fostoria Man Arrested On Multiple Warrants After Leading Deputy On Short Foot Pursuit

Mon 11-26-2018

A Fostoria man wanted on multiple warrants was taken into custody Saturday after leading authorities on a brief foot pursuit.

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City Of Milford Gearing Up For Holiday Fantasy Events

Mon 11-26-2018

It's Holiday Fantasy time in Milford.

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Nominations Sought For Winter Games Cheerleaders (1)

Mon 11-26-2018

Cheerleader nominations are being sought for the upcoming University of Okoboji Winter Games. 

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Residents Encouraged To Support Local Merchants During Small Business Saturday

Fri 11-23-2018

Today may be Black Friday, but if you'd prefer to spend money on your community's "Main Street"-shop tomorrow on Small Business Saturday.

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Pursuit In Osceola County Injures Sheriff's Deputy, Results In Several Arrests & Multiple Charges

Fri 11-23-2018

A pursuit Wednesday in Osceola county resulted in several arrests and injured a sheriff's deputy.

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Congressman Steve King Says It's Anybody's Guess As To What The Upcoming Congressional Session Holds In Store

Fri 11-23-2018

A member of Iowa's congressional delegation says it's anybody guess as to what lies ahead as the landscape in the U.S. House is about to undergo a dramatic change.

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Prepare To Launch Has Another Successful Run

Fri 11-23-2018

A program that teaches people the ins and outs of starting up their own business recently concluded its latest run.

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Youth In Philanthropy Sets Fundraising Goal

Fri 11-23-2018

The Okoboji Foundation's Youth In Philanthropy initiative has announced its fundraising goal for the year.

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No Injuries Reported In Fiery Crash Of Car And Terra-Gator

Fri 11-23-2018

No injuries were reported Tuesday in fiery crash in Palo Alto county that involved a terragator and a car.

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Meeting Next Week To Review Recommendations On Preventing Future Flooding On Iowa Great Lakes

Wed 11-21-2018

Representatives of lakes area protective associations and some elected officials next week will hear from experts regarding some recommendations to attempt to prevent future flooding in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Legislative Forum To Be Held Nov. 28th In Storm Lake

Wed 11-21-2018

An event next week in Storm Lake will focus on priorities for the upcoming legislative session, specifically those related to economic development.

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Audit Raises Issues Over Handling of Fund To Help Oversee Livestock Farms And Their Manure

Wed 11-21-2018

A state audit says the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has been mismanaging a multimillion-dollar fund set up to help oversee Iowa livestock farms and their manure.

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Authorities Reminding Everyone To Buckle Up & Use Extra Caution On The Roads Over The Thanksgiving Holiday Period

Wed 11-21-2018

Additional law enforcement officers are on the road this Thanksgiving holiday period and they're reminding everyone to buckle up.

 

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Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce announces new Holiday Event

Tue 11-20-2018 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Downtown Lighting Event to be held in conjunction with Shop Small Saturday, November 24

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Congressman Steve King Tours SL V-A Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Tue 11-20-2018

Congressman Steve King paid a visit today (Tues.) to the new Veterans Administration Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Spirit Lake. 

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DNR Official Says Some Concern Over Use Of Pesticide Used In Lake Restoration Projects Is Being Blown Out Of Proportion

Tue 11-20-2018

Officials say there's no need to be overly concerned over the use of a pesticide that's used to help control invasive species and rough fish in lakes.

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Longtime Radiation Oncologist At Abben Cancer Center To Retire At The End Of The Year

Tue 11-20-2018

Dr. Donald Nordstrom has announced he'll be stepping down at the end of the year after 20 years of caring for patients.

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Ongoing Drug Investigation Results In Arrest Of Rural Sanborn Man

Tue 11-20-2018

A rural Sanborn man was arrested at his home Saturday as part of a lengthy drug investigation.

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Collision On Hwy 9 Near Little Rock Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 11-20-2018

A collision Monday involving two pickups at the intersection of Highway 9 and Marsh Avenue near Little Rock sent one person to the hospital.

 

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Woman Sentenced In Vehicular Homicide Case

Mon 11-19-2018

A Milford woman charged with vehicular homicide in Osceola county has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

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Iowa Lakeside Lab offering free family events during the Holiday Season

Mon 11-19-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Hike Lakeside November 23, Wrapped in Waffles December 1.

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UDMO Reminds Low Income Residents Of Heating Assistance; Seeking Donations Of Coats, Non-Perishable Food & Other Items

Mon 11-19-2018

Upper Des Moines Opportunity is encouraging low income residents needing assistance with home heating bills to contact them.

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Hill Ave. Crashes Sunday Evening In Spirit Lake Results In Arrest Of Nebraska Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 11-19-2018

A Nebraska man faces multiple charges in connection with some crashes last (Sun.) evening on Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake that caused a significant amount of property damage.

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Ice, Snow Results In Weekend Crashes On I-90

Mon 11-19-2018

A single vehicle crash Saturday morning on Highway 60 north of Bigelow sent one person to the hospital.

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Hunting, Fishing & Trapping Fees About To Go Up In Iowa

Mon 11-19-2018

It will soon cost more to hunt, fish and trap in Iowa.

 

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Iowa DNR Uses Chemical Treatment To Remove Fish From Lake

Sat 11-17-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is using a pesticide that has reportedly been linked to Parkinson's disease to eliminate undesirable fish from a Des Moines lake as part of a decade-long effort to improve the habitat and water quality. The agency says the same chemical has been used in our area.

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Man Wanted On Warrant For 1st Degree Theft Taken Into Custody

Fri 11-16-2018

A man wanted out of Pocahontas county on a warrant charging him with 1st degree theft was taken into custody earlier this week by authorities in Palo Alto county.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Arrests Of Two Men On Drug Charges

Fri 11-16-2018

Two men were arrested on drug charges after authorities executed a search warrant on a residence near Emmetsburg last (Thursday) evening.

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Disturbance Results In Two Arrests

Fri 11-16-2018

A disturbance Monday at a city park in Sibley resulted in the arrests of two people.

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Iowa's Unemployment Rate Continues To Drop

Fri 11-16-2018

Iowa's unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 2.4 percent in October, the lowest in the state in more than 18 years.

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Two Men Sentenced In Separate Cases In Federal Court In Sioux City For Illegally Re-Entering The U.S.

Fri 11-16-2018

A man who entered the U.S illegally from Guatemala was sentenced earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

 

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Intersection Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Fri 11-16-2018

Minor injuries were reported in a collision of two vehicles late Thursday afternoon at the intersection of 490th Street and 320th Avenue in Clay county.

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No Injuries Reported In Mobile Home Fire

Fri 11-16-2018

Fire pretty much destroyed one mobile home and damaged another Thursday in Spencer.

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Spencer Man Among Those Injured Thursday In Chain Reaction Collision On Hwy 18

Fri 11-16-2018

A Spencer man was among those injured Thursday morning in a three-vehicle chain reaction collision on Highway 18 about two miles west of Hull.

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Area Fire Departments Kept Busy Thursday With Grass Fires

Fri 11-16-2018

Area fire chiefs are warning of a high fire danger right now.

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RiseFest announces Grammy-nominated band Skillet to perform for 2019 Festival

Thu 11-15-2018 Sheldon,Ia

(Sheldon)-Band to perform at Festival Friday, June 21, 2019.

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Man Accused Of Firing Shotgun Toward A School Bus & Sheriff's Deputy's Residence

Thu 11-15-2018

A Maurice man accused of firing a shotgun toward a school bus and sheriff's deputy's residence faces multiple charges following an incident Wednesday afternoon in O'Brien county.

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Survey Of Bankers In 10 States, Including Iowa & Minnesota, Shows Regional Rural Economy Is Shrinking

Thu 11-15-2018

For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates the regional rural economy is shrinking.

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$3.5 Million Renovation Of Marble Beach Campground At Standstill; Progress Behind Schedule

Thu 11-15-2018

Work on a $3.5 million renovation project at the Marble Beach Campground on the west side of Big Spirit Lake is at a standstill, and progress has been much slower than expected. 

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Local Hospital Recognized For Overall Excellence

Thu 11-15-2018

A local hospital is getting some special recognition.

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Improv Comedy Night on November 16 to raise funds for Student Trip to Haiti

Wed 11-14-2018 2701 Hill Ave,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Trip is planned as a special J-Term Project for Spirit Lake Students.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Holds Its Annual Business Recognition Luncheon

Wed 11-14-2018

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation today (Wed.) announced its 2018 Business Recognition award recipients during the organization's annual luncheon in Spencer.

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Okoboji City Council Discusses Possible Parking Restrictions & Additional Signage On Lakeshore Drive

Wed 11-14-2018

Lakeshore Drive was a topic of a couple discussions at last (Tues.) evening's Okoboji City Council meeting.

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Expiration Of 2014 Farm Bill Impacting Some CRP Contracts

Wed 11-14-2018

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Amanda De Jong announced Tuesday payments will soon be issued to landowners whose Conservation Reserve Program contracts require modifications.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Authorize Applying For Grant To Assist With Francis Sites Drainage Project

Tue 11-13-2018

Meeting in a rare afternoon session today (Tues.) the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead to apply for $125,000 grant through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewarship's Water Quality Initiative program.

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Estherville Annual Chocolate Walk and Parade of Lights to be held November 15

Tue 11-13-2018 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Families encouraged to meet Santa following parade to light up Library Square.

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State Rep. John Wills Elected House Majority Whip

Tue 11-13-2018

It was announced today (Tues.) State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake has been elected by fellow House Republicans as House Majority Whip.

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Ruthven Woman Escapes Injury In Rollover Crash

Tue 11-13-2018

No injuries were reported in a single vehicle rollover early Saturday in Palo Alto county.

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No Injuries Reported In Crash That Totals Vehicle

Tue 11-13-2018

No injuries were reported in a single vehicle rollover Friday night in O'Brien county.

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Spencer Young Professionals, Jaycees, To Host Bags Tournament

Tue 11-13-2018

Two Spencer organizations have teamed up to put on a bags tournament later this month. 

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Hartley Woman Escapes Injury In Single Vehicle Rollover

Tue 11-13-2018

A Hartley woman escaped injury Friday in a single vehicle rollover at the intersection of 240th Avenue and 420th Street in Clay county.

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Local Attorney Faces 30 Day License Suspension Due To Alleged Violations Of Professional Conduct

Tue 11-13-2018

The Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board has suspended the license of a Spirit Lake attorney for 30 days for alleged violations of professional conduct.

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Independent Candidate Files Papers To Run For Clay Co. Board Of Supervisors Seat

Tue 11-13-2018

A registered independent is the first to officially file papers to run for a seat on the Clay County Board of Supervisors.

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Man Faces Charges In Connection With Skirmish With Police Officer

Tue 11-13-2018

A Sheldon man faces multiple charges in connection with an incident Sunday night in Sheldon.

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Ice-Covered Bridge Results In Collisions

Tue 11-13-2018

Two people were injured Thursday evening in a collision on Highway 18 between Sheldon and Sanborn.

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Spencer Hospital to host Diabetes Fair November 15

Mon 11-12-2018 919 Grand Avenue Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Event is free, however reservations are requested for light meal.

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Busy Fall For SL Vocal Music Department

Mon 11-12-2018

The fall has been very busy but very successful for the Spirit Lake Vocal Music Department.  

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Woman Sustains Minor Injuries When Vehicle She Was Driving Collides With A Deer

Mon 11-12-2018

A Sheldon woman was injured when a vehicle she was driving collided with a deer last (Sun.) evening on Highway 60 one mile south of Sheldon.

 

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Iowa Housing Market Levels Out

Mon 11-12-2018

The new president of the Iowa Association of Realtors says the housing market in the state has evened out.

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New Director Hired At Humane Society Of NW Iowa

Mon 11-12-2018

The Humane Society of Northwest Iowa has a new Director. 

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Graettinger Man Sentenced On Sex Charge

Mon 11-12-2018

A Graettinger man has been sentenced to ten years in prison on a sex abuse charge.

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Conversation By Students Results In Lock Down At JCC High School

Fri 11-9-2018

A conversation by students about a social media post regarding a gun resulted in a lock down today (Fri.) at Jackson County Central High School.

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Arts on Grand and Clay County Heritage to host Festival of Trees November 15-30 in Spencer

Fri 11-9-2018 7 Grand Ave,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Gala and Silent Auction set for November 30.

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Clay Co. Republicans Select Nominee To Run In Special Election To Fill Vacancy On Board Of Supervisors

Fri 11-9-2018

Clay county Republicans have selected Kevin Brown as their nominee to run in a special election to fill a vacancy on the board of supervisors.

 

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Snow & Ice-Covered Roads Said To Be Factor In Atleast One NW Iowa Rollover

Fri 11-9-2018

A Sheldon man sustained minor injuries last (Thurs.) evening after losing control of a 2001 Ford Explorer he was driving on Highway 60

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Man Wanted On Multiple Drug-Related Warrants Taken Into Custody

Thu 11-8-2018

An Emmetsburg man wanted by Spencer police on multiple drug-related warrants was taken into custody late this (Thursday) morning.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Sioux City Man On Multiple Charges

Thu 11-8-2018

A traffic stop shortly after 8:00 this (Thursday) morning resulted in the arrest of a Sioux City man on multiple charges.

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Collision At Hwy 9 & 71 Intersection In Spirit Lake Sends One Person To The Hospital

Thu 11-8-2018

One person was taken to the hospital when a van collided with a semi tanker last (Wed.) night at the intersection of Highways 9 and 71 in Spirit Lake.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association presents Rock 4 Vets in Spirit Lake November 10

Thu 11-8-2018 914 Lake St,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Program features live music from Galaxy.

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Veterans Urged To Attend Meal And Program

Thu 11-8-2018

This Sunday, November 11th, marks the official observance of Veteran's Day.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Orders Flags Flown At Half Staff In Honor Of California Shooting Victims

Thu 11-8-2018

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset on Saturday, November 10, 2018, to honor the murdered and injured in Wednesday’s tragedy in Thousand Oaks, California.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Student Leaders plan Veteran's Day Activities

Wed 11-7-2018 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Activities planned on all campuses Monday.

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Newell Brands Announces Sale Of Pure Fishing To New York City Firm

Wed 11-7-2018

A Spirit Lake manufacturer of fishing line and equipment is changing hands.

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Thursday (11/8) Is Winter Weather Awareness Day In The State Of Iowa

Wed 11-7-2018

With the colder weather and the first snowfall of the season that's already occurred, it's only appropriate that Winter Weather Preparedness day is tomorrow (Thurs.).

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Plans To Improve Water Quality In Silver Lake To Be Presented At November 14th Meeting In Lake Park

Wed 11-7-2018

A public informational meeting regarding plans to improve water quality and recreational opportunities at Silver Lake will be held next week in Lake Park.

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Local Master Gardeners Work To Increase Food Security In Northwest Iowa

Wed 11-7-2018

Northwest Iowa Master Gardeners donated nearly 1,400 pounds of food to 10 different organizations in Lyon, O'Brien, Sioux and Osceola counties during the summer and this fall.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Multiple Arrests

Wed 11-7-2018

Three people were arrested this past Thursday evening after police executed a search warrant on a residence in Estherville.

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Election Results

Tue 11-6-2018

Results are in from Tuesday's election.

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Spirit Lake Music Boosters accepting Used Instrument Donations

Tue 11-6-2018 2701 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Instruments may be donated at performances of The Music Man November 9-10 or by special arrangement.

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Woman Faces Charges In Connection With Fiery Crash In Clay County

Tue 11-6-2018

A Royal woman faces charges in connection with a fiery crash that took place back in the afternoon of October 18th in Clay county.

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Grow Spencer Commission Holds Public Informational Event

Tue 11-6-2018

Members of the Spencer community gathered at City Hall Monday evening for an informational forum hosted by the Grow Spencer Commission and David Toyer or Toyer Strategic Consulting.

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Vehicle Vs Pedestrian Accident In Downtown Spirit Lake Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 11-6-2018

One person was injured after being struck by a vehicle last (Mon.) evening in downtown Spirit Lake.

 

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Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Holds Its Annual Meeting

Tue 11-6-2018

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated another successful year at its annual membership meeting last (Mon.) evening.

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Pickup Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 11-6-2018

A single vehicle crash Saturday in Lyon county sent one person to the hospital. 

 

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Pumpkin & Rock Throwing Incident Results In Charges

Tue 11-6-2018

An investigation this past Friday into an incident in George in which some rocks and pumpkins were being thrown at cars resulted in an arrest.

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Man Sentenced In Fatal ATV Crash

Tue 11-6-2018

A man accused of driving recklessly has been given three years of probation in an all-terrain vehicle crash in northwest Iowa that killed his passenger.

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Applications being accepted for Upper Des Moines Opportunity Adopt a Family Program

Mon 11-5-2018 1575 18th Street Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Deadline extended to November 26, however families are encouraged to apply now.

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Crash Near Ruthven Sends One Person To The Hospital

Mon 11-5-2018

A single vehicle crash early Saturday near Ruthven sent one person to the hospital.

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Hy-Vee Alerting Customers Of Scam Making The Rounds On Social Media

Mon 11-5-2018

Hy-Vee is alerting its customers of a scam that's making the rounds on social media.

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Dickinson County Polling Sites For Tuesday's Election

Mon 11-5-2018

Tuesday's (11/06) mid-term election is being described by many as one of the most significant in recent years.

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Man Wanted On Warrant For Theft Arrested Over The Weekend

Mon 11-5-2018

An Emmetsburg man wanted on a warrant for theft was taken into custody over the weekend.

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Domestic Dispute Results In Arrest (1)

Mon 11-5-2018

An investigation over the weekend into a domestic dispute in Dickens resulted in an arrest.

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SLHS Band Students Selected To Participate In NWIBA Honor Band

Mon 11-5-2018

A special honor for some Spirit Lake High School band students.

 

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Investigation By Lakefield Police Results In Arrest Of Windom Man On Criminal Sexual Conduct Charge

Mon 11-5-2018

A Windom man is under arrest following a month long investigation.

 

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Primghar Voters To Vote On A Couple Of Special Measures Tuesday

Mon 11-5-2018

Voters in Primghar will find a couple of special measures on the ballot when they head to the polls tomorrow (Tues.).

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Incident At A Sheldon Convenience Store Results In Arrest Of South Dakota Man On Multiple Charges

Sat 11-3-2018

A South Dakota man was arrested on multiple charges following an incident early Friday at a Sheldon convenience store.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association's Rock 4 Vets Programs to begin with event in Merrill on Saturday

Fri 11-2-2018 243 West Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Program continues to grow with more events statewide.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Art Cullen to speak at Lakeside Lab's Science on the Menu Series November 13

Fri 11-2-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Cullen's talk to Focus on Bringing Lake Communities Together.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Two Men Wanted On Warrants

Fri 11-2-2018

A traffic stop early Thursday in Emmet county resulted in the arrests of two men on drug charges and warrants.

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Emmet County Traffic Stops Result In Arrests

Fri 11-2-2018

Recent traffic stops in Emmet county have resulted in several arrests for alleged marijuana possession.

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Domestic Assault Investigation Results In Arrest (1)

Fri 11-2-2018

An investigation by Palo Alto county authorities into a domestic assault Thursday near Curlew resulted in the arrest of a Mason City man.

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City Of Spirit Lake Revises Hours At Green Waste Disposal Site East Of Orleans

Fri 11-2-2018

The following information was submitted by the city of Spirit Lake regarding updated hours at the Green Waste site just east of Orleans:

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Special Election To Be Held In December To Fill Vacant Seat On Clay County Board Of Supervisors

Fri 11-2-2018

Voters in Clay county will head to the polls in a special election next month to fill a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors.

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Judge Denies Change Of Venue Request In Trial Against Sibley-Ocheyedan School District

Fri 11-2-2018

A judge has denied a request for a change of venue in an upcoming trial involving the Sibley-Ocheyedan School District. A former teacher and football coach in the district, Kyle Ewinger, is accused of sexually abusing a student while he worked there. The student's mother is suing the district, claiming it should not have allowed a teacher with a questionable background to work there.

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Single Vehicle Crash Results In Minor Injuries To Teen (3)

Thu 11-1-2018

A Royal teen sustained minor injuries Wednesday in a single vehicle crash in Clay county.

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ISU Extension offering "Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series" November 2 through December 7

Thu 11-1-2018 2810 Aurora Ave,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Free five week series to be held at Keelson Harbour

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Montana Men Arrested In Worthington On Weapons And Drug Charges

Thu 11-1-2018

Two men from Montana were arrested Sunday night in Worthington on weapons and drug charges.

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Rehearsals And Preparation Continues For Local Dancing With The Stars Event

Thu 11-1-2018

Rehearsals and final preparations are underway for a major fundraising event next month for the Iowa Lakes Community College Foundation in Clay county.

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Woman Wanted For Probation Violation Taken Into Custody

Thu 11-1-2018

A Hartley woman wanted for allegedly violating terms of her probation was taken into custody Wednesday during a traffic stop on Highway 18 in Clay county.

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Crash Injures Two People From Sherburn

Thu 11-1-2018

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday in Mankato sent two people from Sherburn to the hospital.

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