News Archive

Single Vehicle Crash Results In Minor Injuries, Citations

Fri 11-27-2020

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded shortly before 7:00 pm Tuesday to a report of an unoccupied vehicle in the ditch near the intersection of 180th Street and Pierce Avenue.

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New Order From Chief Justice Of The Iowa Supreme Court Extends COVID Restrictions Through June

Fri 11-27-2020

The latest order from the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court says the high number of COVID cases will keep normal operations from resuming in the court system until at least June 30th.

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Iowa Posting Slight Decline In Virus-Related Hospitalizations

Fri 11-27-2020

1,226 hospitalizations were reported for the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 am this (Fri.) morning. That was down from 1,269 on Thursday.

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Service Of Remembrance To Be Held Virtually This Year

Fri 11-27-2020

Susan Zulk, Vice President of Marketing and Fund Development at Spencer Hospital, says the annual event is a special time to celebrate the lives of loved ones we have lost over the past year and honor their memories

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Worthington Man Wanted On Warrant For Fugitive From Justice Taken Into Custody

Fri 11-27-2020

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Kamphone Thammalong was wanted out of that county for violation of probation.

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Pursuit Through Clay & Dickinson Counties Results In Arrest Of Spencer Man

Fri 11-27-2020

Authorities say it began in Clay county where Spencer police and the Clay County Sheriff's Office were in pursuit of a 2019 Toyota Highlander driven by Tony Steece of Spencer.

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Surge In COVID Patients Has Spencer Hospital Implementing New Visitor Restrictions

Wed 11-25-2020

In a press release, the hospital says it's number of inpatients ill with COVID-19 surged to 22 Tuesday, which is triple the number of COVID-19 patients from just a week ago.

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Another Area School Transitioning To Online Learning; Staffing Issues Cited As Part Of The Reason

Wed 11-25-2020

The Martin County West School District announced Tuesday that due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Junior/Senior High School community and their ability to maintain appropriate levels of staff, they will be moving all students in grades 7-12 to full Distance Learning beginning Monday, November 30th through December 11th.

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Public Health Officials Say There Are Several Very Important Things To Do If Caring For Yourself Or A Loved One At Home With Covid

Wed 11-25-2020

Colette Rossiter, Clay County Public Health Coordinator, says one of the most important is to stay hydrated

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State Of Iowa Sets New Single Day Record For Covid-Related Deaths

Wed 11-25-2020

The Department of Public Health reported 47 Iowans died of virus-related causes in the past 24 hours ending at 10:00 am this (Wednesday) morning.

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Clay County Board Of Health Votes To Send Proposed Resolution Calling For Mask Mandate To Board Of Supervisors

Wed 11-25-2020

The Board of Health took the action following a public hearing that drew comments from both sides of the issue.

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Some Iowa Communities Will Be Getting More Than Expected In Local Option Sales Tax Revenue

Wed 11-25-2020

State chief economist Robin Anderson says it’ll be a boom to the budgets in quite a few towns and counties. 

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Hy-Vee Voluntarily Recalling Two Short Cuts Vegetable Mix Products

Tue 11-24-2020

West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee announced Tuesday it is voluntarily recalling two of its Short Cuts vegetable mix products across its eight state region due to a possible bacterial contamination.

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Investigation Into Disabled Vehicle Results In Arrest Of Woman On Drug Charges

Tue 11-24-2020

An Okoboji woman was arrested earlier this week in Lyon county on drug charges.

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SL City Council Approves 1st Readings Of Proposed Ordinance Revisions Including One That Would Outlaw The Use Of Fireworks In The City

Tue 11-24-2020

The Spirit Lake City Council Tuesday evening approved the first readings of two proposed ordinance revisions.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association launches Four Seasons Fundraiser online

Tue 11-24-2020 243 West Broadway Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum to remain open through holiday season

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charges (1)

Tue 11-24-2020

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office says a deputy pulled over a vehicle around 8:30 am November 2nd near Dolliver after noticing it had no front license plate.

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State Of Iowa Reporting 3,860 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 With 19 Additional Deaths Since Monday

Tue 11-24-2020

The number of hospitalizations over the past 24 hours increased from 1,333 Monday to 1,351 today (Tues.).

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hear Call From Public Health Officials For Universal Mask Mandate

Tue 11-24-2020

Dr. Zac Borus of Dickinson County Public Health told the supervisors additional mitigation measures are becoming more and more crucial as the pandemic starts to make more of toll on healthcare workers and facilities

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More Honors For An Okoboji Teen Who Saved The Life Of A Fellow Scuba Diver Earlier This Year In The Iowa Great Lakes

Tue 11-24-2020

18-year-old Calvin Grosvenor was recently honored by the National Association of Underwater Instructors, or NAUI, with their 2020 Albert Pierce Medal of Heroism.

 

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Okoboji City Council Sets Date For Public Hearing On G.O. Bonds; Discuss Water Rates

Mon 11-23-2020

The Okoboji City Council Monday evening voted to set December 8th as the date for a public hearing on the proposed issuance of some general obligation bonds. 

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Dickinson County 4-H Youth Council launches Light Up the Town Campaign

Mon 11-23-2020 1600 15th Street Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Proceeds to be used to purchase food for local food pantries

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Dickinson Co. Public Health, LRH, Beginning To Make Preparations For COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Mon 11-23-2020

There's no word yet as to when COVID-19 vaccine will arrive locally, but officials with Dickinson County Public Health and Lakes Regional Healthcare are starting to do some planning.

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Iowa Dept. Of Public Health Reporting 1,661 New Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Since 10:00 AM Sunday With 13 Additional Deaths

Mon 11-23-2020

The state's death toll now stands at 2,205.

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Paullina Man Dies After Vehicle He Was Driving Crashed While Being Pursued By Authorities

Mon 11-23-2020

A Paullina man has died after a vehicle he was driving crashed while being pursued by authorities Friday night in Cherokee county.

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Okoboji Foundation Awards $75,000 To Dickinson County Trails For Rail Trail Project

Mon 11-23-2020

Dickinson County Trails have been awarded a $75,000 grant from the Okoboji Foundation to assist in the development of a phase of the rail trail between Spirit Lake and Highway 86.

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Collision Of Semi & S-U-V Results In Serious Injuries

Mon 11-23-2020

The Iowa State Patrol says it involved a 2014 GMC Acadia driven by 41-year-old Michelle Schwarz of Paullina and a 2015 Peterbilt semi driven by 48-year-old Ricky Obbink of Ireton.

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Water Main Repair To Result In Disruption Of Service Monday, Nov. 23rd For Some Residents Of Arnolds Park

Sat 11-21-2020

City officials in Arnolds Park say repair of a water main will result in a disruption of service for some residents of that city this coming Monday, November 23rd.

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Spencer Hospital & Avera Clinic Establish Drive Through, Appointment Only COVID Testing Site

Fri 11-20-2020

Officials with Spencer Hospital and Avera Clinic have announced plans for a covered drive-through, appointment only COVID testing site.

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Spirit Lake Chamber launches Shop Local-Motive Campaign

Fri 11-20-2020 1710 Lincoln Avenue,Suite D P.O. Box 155 Spirit Lake,Iowa,

(Spirit Lake)-Weekly and Grand Prizes to be awarded

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Mayor Of One Area Town Says There's A Fine Line Between Enforcement Of Public Health Mandates And Individual Rights; Signs Proclamation To That Affect

Fri 11-20-2020

Citing constitutional freedoms, the Mayor of one area town says his Police Chief and officers will not actively enforce public health mandates.

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Clay County Public Health To Hold Public Hearing On Proposed Face Mask Recommendation

Fri 11-20-2020

It would require appropriate face coverings be worn when a distance of six feet or greater between people cannot be maintained.

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Spencer Bank Undergoing Major Facelift & Expansion

Fri 11-20-2020

Mike Bryan, President and CEO of Farmers Trust and Savings Bank, says the 2nd phase of the project included the construction of a new drive up facility along with a secure walk-in area next to the drive up.

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Jackson County Central Schools Transitioning Entirely To Online Learning Effective Nov. 30th & Continuing Through Fri. Dec. 11th

Fri 11-20-2020

A letter released last (Thursday) night states that there will be school as normal today (Friday) and there will be no school next week, November 23-27.

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Spencer Festival of Trees modified due to new Public Health Measures

Thu 11-19-2020 7 Grand Ave, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Evening Gala and Tour of Homes will now be Virtual Events

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Gov. Reynolds Announces Availability Of CARES Act Funds To Long Term Care Facilities In Iowa

Thu 11-19-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds announced today (Thurs.) she is making $14 million in funding available to nursing homes through the state's allocation of the federal CARES Act

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Governor Kim Reynolds Modifies Latest Public Health Proclamation

Thu 11-19-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds has modified a Public Health Disaster Proclamation issued earlier this week as it pertains to recreational activities and fitness centers.

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Two Spirit Lake Residents Arrested On Numerous Charges Following Investigation Into A Report Of Multiple Gunshots

Thu 11-19-2020

Spirit Lake Police say officers were called to 1502 Memphis Avenue Lot 23 a little before 10:30 pm

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We Now Know The Identity Of A Victim Found In A West Okoboji House Fire

Thu 11-19-2020

He has been identified as 63-year-old Dennis Flanagan. 

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A Recently Completed Project To Increase Water Capacity In Jackson Has Already Had A Major Impact

Thu 11-19-2020

A recent City of Jackson project has already had a major payback in less than one year.

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Bars, Indoor Dining, Theatres, Bowling Alleys, Adult & Youth Sports Among Those To Temporarily Shut Down Under New COVID Restrictions In Minnesota

Wed 11-18-2020

Some new restrictions to try to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will go into affect at 11:59 pm Friday in Minnesota.

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Spirit Lake Community School District Gives Update On COVID Numbers

Wed 11-18-2020

The report shows that as of 8:00 am this (Wed.) morning, there was only one active case among the district's 1,248 students with no active cases among 202 staff members.

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Covid Restrictions Result In Changes To Some Private Pesticide Applicator Training Sessions

Wed 11-18-2020

The private pesticide applicator trainings originally scheduled for Dec. 8 in Paullina and Dec. 9 in Rock Rapids have been postponed in response to the governor’s latest COVID-19 guidance.

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A Longstanding Holiday Event In Spencer Won't Be Held This Year; Changes Being Made To Others

Wed 11-18-2020

Nancy Naeve of Spencer MainStreet says they've canceled the Grand Meander for this year.

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This Week Marks The Observance Of "Utility Scam Awareness Week"

Wed 11-18-2020

Amanda Gloyd of Spencer Municipal Utilities says they're taking the opportunity to alert the public to the various types of utility-related scams making the rounds right now.

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Head Of Polaris Industries Stepping Down At The End Of The Year

Wed 11-18-2020

Scott Wine has served as the company's Chief Executive Officer since 2008.

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BVU Awarded Online Learning Grant

Wed 11-18-2020

Buena Vista University has received nearly $75,000 in grant funds to purchase software, devices and internet connectivity to facilitate online learning.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Tue 11-17-2020

The 87-year-old Grassley says he is quarantining in accordance with orders from his doctor. 

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces cancellation of Rock the Roof Concerts

Tue 11-17-2020 243 West Broadway Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum to remain open, Online Auction slated for December

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Covid-Related Deaths In Iowa Surpass 2,000

Tue 11-17-2020

The Department of Public Health this (Tues.) morning reported an additional 33 deaths related to the virus, bringing the death toll in Iowa to 2,024.

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Dickinson Supervisors Approve Pay App & Hear Update On Francis Sites Project; Hear Request For Funding From Silver Lake Improvement Association

Tue 11-17-2020

Dickinson County Supervisors this (Tues.) morning approved a second pay application for the Francis Sites wetland & drainage project in the amount of $187,790.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Says He's Been Exposed To COVID

Tue 11-17-2020

In a statement, Grassley says he is following his doctor's orders and quarantining while waiting for test results. 

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City Facilities In Spencer Are Closed To The Public Until Further Notice Due To COVID Concerns

Tue 11-17-2020

Mayor Kevin Robinson informed the city council Monday evening the action was taken after conferring with department heads

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City Of Spencer To Contribute $100,000 Toward Housing Rehab Project

Tue 11-17-2020

City Manager Amanda Mack said a similar amount of funding will be put forth by two other participating entities, including Spencer Municipal Utilities and the SEDC.

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H-M-S School Board Adopts Mask Mandate

Mon 11-16-2020

The Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn School Board this (Mon.) evening adopted an update to the district's return to learn plan, which will now include a mandate that masks be worn when social distancing isn't possible.

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Governor's New Order Has Bedell Family YMCA & Milford HLPC Suspending Some Programs

Mon 11-16-2020

New restrictions announced Monday evening by Governor Kim Reynolds in response to the worsening pandemic is resulting in the suspension of a number of programs offered by the Bedell Family YMCA and the Healthy Living Program Center it operates in Milford. 

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GT/RA Schools Transitioning To Hybrid Learning

Mon 11-16-2020

The Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayrshire School Districts are transitioning to a hybrid learning model due to increasing COVID numbers.

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Concerned Iowa Hospitals Are Nearing Their Breaking Point, Gov. Reynolds Issues Additional Mandates

Mon 11-16-2020

The Governor's new order prohibits indoor gatherings of 15 or more people. It includes social, community, business and leisure gatherings. Outdoor gatherings of more than 30 people are also prohibited.

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Vehicle Collides With Postal Drop Box Sending It Through A Window At The Mallard Post Office

Mon 11-16-2020

No injuries were reported in a crash Saturday afternoon at the Mallard Post Office.

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State Of Iowa Sets Yet Another Record For Daily Hospitalizations Related To COVID-19

Mon 11-16-2020

The Department of Public Health reported that for the previous 24 hours ending at 10:00 am this (Mon.) morning, 1,392 Iowans were hospitalized due to the virus, up from 1,279 in Sunday's report.

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Water To Be Off Intermittently Today (Mon. 11/16) In Part Of Orleans For Emergency Replacement Of Fire Hydrant

Mon 11-16-2020

An emergency involving a fire hydrant means water will be turned off intermittently today (Monday 11/16) in a portion of Orleans.

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The Pandemic Has Been Going On Now Since March, But The Head Of One Area Healthcare Provider Says Some Still Aren't Taking It Seriously Enough

Mon 11-16-2020

The head of one area healthcare provider says some residents in the area still aren't taking COVID-19 seriously enough, equating it with the flu.

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Okoboji Foundation's Youth In Philanthropy Program Sets Fundraising Goal

Mon 11-16-2020

Mindy Gress of the Okoboji Foundation says the 25 high school students will be raising the money now through early March

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Fire Destroys Jackson Burger King

Sat 11-14-2020

Multiple fire departments, including Spirit Lake, battled the blaze.

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Deadline extended to apply for Adopt a Family Program

Fri 11-13-2020 1575 18th Street Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Families are encouraged to apply to help brighten their Holiday Season

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Storm Lake Man Dies Of Injuries Sustained When A Vehicle Collided With A Motorcycle He Was Operating

Fri 11-13-2020

The Iowa State Patrol says a Storm Lake man who was seriously injured after a pickup collided with a motorcycle he was driving has died.

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Clay Co. Officials Address Local COVID Concerns At Press Conference

Fri 11-13-2020

They pleaded with the public to take the necessary public health measures, including wearing masks and social distancing, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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State Of Iowa Reporting More Than 5,000 New Cases Of Covid For Previous 24 Hrs. Ending At 10:00 AM This (Fri.) Morning

Fri 11-13-2020

Iowa has set yet another daily record for coronavirus infections.

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Vehicle Narrowly Misses Colliding With A Stopped School Bus That Was Dropping Off A Student

Fri 11-13-2020

Multiple citations were issued against a Paullina man after a vehicle he was driving narrowly missed colliding with a school bus Thursday afternoon.

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Man Wanted On Dickinson County Warrant Taken Into Custody In Lyon County

Fri 11-13-2020

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to an apartment in Inwood to investigate a domestic incident.

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Surging COVID-19 Cases Has One Area School District Transitioning Some Grade Levels To Hybrid Learning

Thu 11-12-2020

As of Wednesday, the Emmetsburg Community School District had over 100 students and staff in quarantine or isolation

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Northwest Iowa STEM to host Virtual Coffee on November 20

Thu 11-12-2020 Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Discussion to focus on Education and Business Partnerships

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Man Charged With Obstruction In Milford Stabbing Pleads Not Guilty

Thu 11-12-2020

Online court records show 42-year-old Patrick Miles of Milford entered the plea November 1st in Dickinson County District Court.

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Tuesday's Proclamation Signed By Gov. Kim Reynolds Extends Noncommercial Driver's License Expiration Dates

Thu 11-12-2020

A proclamation of Disaster Emergency signed by Governor Kim Reynolds on Tuesday of this week also extends noncommercial driver's license expiration dates

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Representatives Of Various Clay County Governmental Entities To Hold A Joint Address On Worsening COVID Situation

Thu 11-12-2020

Spencer Mayor Kevin Robinson, Clay County Supervisor Chairman Dan Skelton, Spencer School Superintendent Terry Hemann and Hospital CEO Bill Bumgarner will address the public and media.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Denies Reports Hospitals In Some Areas Of The State Are Nearing Capacity As COVID Cases Continue To Soar

Thu 11-12-2020

The state of Iowa today (Thurs.) is reporting 4,337 new cases of COVID-19 along with 30 additional deaths related to the virus with the state's death toll at 1,988.

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A Portion Of Rohr Street In Arnolds Park To Be Closed To Traffic Several Weeks Starting Monday (Nov. 16th)

Thu 11-12-2020

The closure will be between the intersections with Oak Street and Sandy Lane, in the vicinity of Oar's Campground.

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SLHS Band Students Selected For NWIBA Honor Band

Thu 11-12-2020

The Honor Band Festival which would normally be held early January in Sioux City has been cancelled for this year but that in no way diminishes the accomplishments of these amazing student musicians.

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Alliant Energy Foundation Awards Funds To Several Area Nonprofits

Thu 11-12-2020

Several area nonprofits have been awarded funding through the Alliant Energy Foundation.

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Van Crash Results In Minor Injuries

Thu 11-12-2020

A single vehicle rollover Tuesday near George sent one person to the hospital.

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Festival of Trees gets underway November 17 in Spencer

Wed 11-11-2020 7 Grand Ave, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Festival of Trees also includes a Christmas Tea, Evening Gala, Morning with Santa and Tour of Homes

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ILEC Announces Power Has Been Restored To All Its Customers

Wed 11-11-2020

Officials with Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative say power was restored to all of their customers as of earlier this (Wed.) afternoon. 

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Local Authorities Warn Of Gift Card Scam

Wed 11-11-2020

Arnolds Park police say they've had reports from people over the last couple of days that have received calls trying to get them to purchase gift cards to pay for goods over the phone

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State Of Iowa Reporting 4,764 New Cases Of COVID-19 As Of This (Wed.) Morning; Dickinson Co. Reporting 43 New Cases

Wed 11-11-2020

26 additional deaths related to the virus were reported.

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Officials Pleading For Donations Of Convalescent Plasma As COVID-19 Hospitalizations Continue To Increase Substantially

Wed 11-11-2020

Danielle West, Director of Public Relations and Marketing for LifeServe Blood Center tells KUOO news supplies of convalescent plasma are getting critically low in the region.

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Just Released Book Highlights Local Man Who Was Killed In Action In WWII On His 34th Birthday

Wed 11-11-2020

Cynthia Davis of the Spirit Lake Public Library tells KUOO news they played an integral role in assisting the author of the book on Private Sydney Weaver who was from Spirit Lake

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Spencer Schools Reporting Positive COVID Cases In Several Buildings Over Last Two Days

Wed 11-11-2020

District officials say the cases were reported Monday and Tuesday at Johnson, Fairview, the Spencer Middle School and Spencer High School.

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Iowa Supreme Court Suspends All Jury Trials Until Feb. 1st Due To Surging COVID Cases

Wed 11-11-2020

The high court is also postponing grand jury proceedings until February.

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Water To Be Turned Off Thurs. In Portion Of Arnolds Park

Wed 11-11-2020

The area that will be affected includes Oak Street, Sandy Lane and Fehrway Drive.

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ILEC Warning Some Of Its Customers May Experience Power Outages Due To Ice Build Up On Lines

Tue 11-10-2020

Officials with Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative are warning some of their customers of the potential for power outages due to heavy amounts of ice on power lines and transmission equipment.

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Spirit Lake City Council Tables Action On Proposed Ordinance Revisions

Tue 11-10-2020

With two members absent, the Spirit Lake City Council Tuesday evening tabled action on proposed changes that could link fireworks violations with the city's disorderly house ordinance.

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COVID May Have Impacts On Plowing Operations In Spirit Lake

Tue 11-10-2020

Speaking during this (Tues.) evening's Spirit Lake City Council meeting, councilman Jerry Harbst said he wanted to make sure residents are aware of the impacts the virus is currently having on the city's Street Department

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Several American Red Cross Blood Drives scheduled in Northwest Iowa in November

Tue 11-10-2020 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Need traditionally increases during Holiday Season

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Extends Public Health Proclamation; Adds New Restrictions As Cases & Hospitalizations Continue To Surge

Tue 11-10-2020

The new restrictions come as the state of Iowa today (Tues.) reported 4,441 new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the 24 hour period ending at 10:00 am.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Request From Emmet County To Join Sioux Rivers Mental Health Services Region; Canvass Election Results

Tue 11-10-2020

The addition of Emmet county is dependent upon the approval of a majority of the other member counties also approving the request

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Possible Injuries Reported In Single Vehicle Crash (1)

Tue 11-10-2020

Citations have been filed in a single vehicle crash in O'Brien county this past Saturday.

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Iowa Senate Republicans Announces Leadership For 89th General Assembly

Tue 11-10-2020

Senator Zach Whiting of Spirit Lake is among four Senators selected as Assistant Majority Leaders.

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Milford City Council Meets In Joint Session With MMU Trustees

Tue 11-10-2020

Among the topics discussed was the possibility of city crews mowing and spraying MMU properties

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Spirit Lake High School's Newsbreak producing special Veterans Day Video

Mon 11-9-2020 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Deadline to submit photos extended to Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock

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New Cases & Hospitalizations Associated With COVID-19 Continue To Surge In Iowa

Mon 11-9-2020

The Department of Public Health today (Mon.) is reporting 4,212 new cases of the virus with three additional deaths for the previous 24 hours ending at 10:00 am this (Mon.) morning.

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ILCC Veteran's Day Program To Be Held Virtually This Year

Mon 11-9-2020

Tim Ireland, Career/Veteran/Military Services Coordinator says the program will be made available starting at 11:00 am Wednesday through a link on the college's website.

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Car Vs. Bicycle Collision Claims Life Of An Estherville Teen

Mon 11-9-2020

An Estherville teen has died of injuries he sustained after being struck by an automobile while riding a bicycle Friday evening.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Sheldon Woman

Mon 11-9-2020

A single vehicle crash Friday morning on Highway 18 two miles west of Boyden injured a Sheldon woman.

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Vehicle Crashes Into River

Mon 11-9-2020

A single vehicle crash Friday night near Alton injured an Orange City man.

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Truck Vs Motorcycle Collision Results In Multiple Injuries

Mon 11-9-2020

Multiple injuries were reported Saturday in a collision of a truck and a motorcycle at the intersection of O'Brien County Road B-40 and Highway 59 in Primghar.

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The Roof Garden Ballroom and Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to present Maddie Poppe's Acoustic Christmas December 15

Fri 11-6-2020 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)- American Idol Season 16 Winner to perform at The Roof Garden Ballroom

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Death Of Kossuth County Jail Inmate Ruled A Suicide

Fri 11-6-2020

Authorities say 44-year-old Mark Brunsvold of Wesley, Iowa was found unresponsive in his jail cell around 7:12 am October 17th, 2020

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Hwy 71 Bridge Beautification Between East & West Lakes Okoboji Put On Hold

Fri 11-6-2020

Plans for another major beautification project in the Iowa Great Lakes are temporarily being put on hold

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Clay County RSVP Program Has A New Coordinator

Fri 11-6-2020

Dorothy DeGroot begins in that capacity this coming Wednesday, November 11th and will be working out the office located on the Spencer campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.

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Ribbon Cutting Held On East Lake Park In Okoboji

Fri 11-6-2020

The project was a joint effort of Imagine Iowa Great Lakes, the city of Okoboji, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and the 17 Oaks Condominium Association.

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State Of Iowa Reporting Another Record High Of New Confirmed Cases & Hospitalizations Of COVID

Fri 11-6-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health today (Fri.) is reporting 3,533 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 for the previous 24 hour period ending at 10:00 am, along with 14 additional deaths related to the virus. The state's death toll now stands at 1,815.

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RSVP seeks Volunteers for Pen Pal Program

Thu 11-5-2020 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Program connects Senior Volunteers with Elementary Students

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Iowa Coronavirus Cases Soar To New Record Levels

Thu 11-5-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health today (Thurs.) is reporting the largest single day increases in covid cases since the pandemic began.

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Another Reminder Of A Special TEDxYouth Event Fri. (Nov. 6th) At Superior Drive In Theatre

Thu 11-5-2020

It's being held in conjunction with the No Boundaries program at the Okoboji Middle School

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AP City Council Discusses Special Zoning District; Approves Architectural Agreement For Design Of New Stand Alone Fire Station

Thu 11-5-2020

The city of Arnolds Park is looking at establishing a special zoning district that would allow so-called “tiny houses” to be located in certain areas of the city.

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Additional Details Being Released Into Body That Was Found In A House In West Okoboji Following A Fire

Wed 11-4-2020

The fire was brought under control around 8:43 am and a deceased male was located in the residence.

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Spencer Chamber Announces Dates For 2021 Eggs & Issues Legislative Forums

Wed 11-4-2020

The first of the session is set for Saturday, January 23rd, 2021, and officials say there will be a major change in that there will NOT be an audience.

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Iowans Set All-Time Record For Turnout In Tuesday's Election

Wed 11-4-2020

More than 1,697,000 Iowans voted, smashing the previous record of 1,589,951 set in 2012. 

 

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Investigation Is Underway Into A House Fire In West Okoboji; Body Found In Residence

Wed 11-4-2020

Assistant Milford Fire Chief Doug Hanna tells KUOO news firefighters were called to 1213 Okoboji Boulevard, just east of Boys Town in the Terrace Park area, a little after 8:30 this (Wed.) morning.

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Unofficial Results Are In From City & School Elections In SW Minnesota

Wed 11-4-2020

(Jackson, Mn.)-- Voters in southwest Minnesota Tuesday decided races for city council and school boards.

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Single Vehicle Crash In SW Minnesota Sends Two People To The Hospital

Wed 11-4-2020

Two people were injured in a single vehicle crash Tuesday in Nobles county.

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Jeff Thee Elected To Dickinson Co. Bd. Of Supervisors District 5 Seat

Tue 11-3-2020

Thee received 1,558 votes while Angela Kofoot received 750

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Spencer High School to present Fall Production "Upstaged by a Pandemic" November 6-8

Tue 11-3-2020 800 E 3rd St, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Performances can be viewed in person or on live stream

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Woman On Multiple Charges

Tue 11-3-2020

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office says a deputy observed a vehicle a little before 3:00 pm Thursday being operated by a person believed to have a suspended driver's license.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Vote To End Engineer Sharing Arrangement With Osceola County; Hear Update On Endowment Fund

Tue 11-3-2020

Dickinson county supervisors say they want the county's engineer back working full time in Dickinson county, and they passed a motion to that affect at today's (Tues.) meeting.

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Local Election Officials Remind Voters Of Some Things To Keep In Mind Before Heading Out To Polling Sites

Tue 11-3-2020

Jordan Moyer of the Dickinson County Auditor's Office says those voting today (Tues.) will need to do so at their respective precinct polling site

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Election Day 2020 Arrives

Tue 11-3-2020

Polls are open until 9:00 tonight (Tues.) statewide in Iowa.

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Estherville City Council Authorizes G.O. Bond & Awards Bid On Pool Project

Mon 11-2-2020

The council received some good news on the bonds in that the interest rate will be much lower than originally thought.

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Spencer Rotary Club Book Sale November 5-8 at Clay County Regional Events Center

Mon 11-2-2020 800 W 18th St., Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Precautions being taken to help keep event safe this year

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Iowa Secretary Of State's Office Releases Voter Registration Numbers

Mon 11-2-2020

A record number of Iowans are registered to vote in this election, according to information released today (Mon.) by Secretary of State Paul Pate. 

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Local Habitat For Humanity Chapter Looking For Help With Its Latest Build

Mon 11-2-2020

The Northwest Iowa Corridor Habitat for Humanity is looking to complete work soon on its latest build in the area

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Erratic Driving Complaint Leads To Pursuit, Arrest On I-90 Near Sherburn

Mon 11-2-2020

A driving complaint on Interstate 90 in Jackson County led to the arrest of a Sioux Falls Man.

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Ribbon Cutting On East Lake Park Project To Be Held Friday (Nov. 6th)

Mon 11-2-2020

Imagine Iowa Great Lakes is wrapping up another project.

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Spirit Lake Public Library Closing To Public Until Further Notice Due To Rising COVID Numbers

Sun 11-1-2020

The Spirit Lake Public Library is closed to the public effective immediately due to rising COVID numbers.

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