Final Winter Games Planning Meeting Set For Monday January 5th
(Arnolds Park)-- The final organizational meeting of the upcoming University of Okoboji Winter Games is set for this coming Monday, January 5th at 5:30 p.m. at the Hedberg Theatre of the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum building in Arnolds Park.
(Arnolds Park)-- Drop-off points for natural Christmas trees have been established at two locations in the Iowa Great Lakes: the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Spirit Lake and the parking lot at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park.
(Spencer)-- The Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Trust Fund says it's making $339,332 available to Dickinson county and is certifying the county for participation in a program that provides financial assistance to low to moderate income homeowners allowing them to make necessary repairs to their homes.
Dickinson Supervisors Vote To Object To Matrix Scoring Of Proposed Hog Operation
(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson county board of supervisors voted unanimously today (Tues.) to object to the scoring of the Master Matrix for a 4,400 head hog operation New Fashion Pork wants to locate in Superior Township in northeastern Dickinson county.
State Rep. David Johnson Submits Bill Setting Counseling Requirements For Abortions
(Des Moines)-- A Republican lawmaker will renew an effort to require waiting periods for abortions in Iowa, but it is not clear that he'll find support to pass a bill in the politically divided State Legislature.
Efforts To Locate Wanted Man Results In East Okoboji Beach Drug Arrests
(Spirit Lake)-- Efforts to track down a Spirit Lake man wanted by Emmet county authorities resulted in the Dickinson County Sheriff's office discovering an alleged drug operation at a residence in the East Okoboji Beach area.
Autopsy Rules Out Foul Play In Death Of Spencer Woman
(Spencer)-- An autopsy by the State Medical Examiner's Office has ruled out foul play in the death of a 23-year-old Spencer woman. Findings of the report say the woman's death was the result of self inflicted injuries.
Proposed 4,400 Head Hog Operation In NE Dickinson County Draws Big Crowd To Board Of Supervisors Meeting
(Spirit Lake)-- A public hearing on a proposal by New Fashion Pork to build a 4,400 head hog confinement barn in Superior Township near the Minnesota border drew a big crowd to Tuesday's Dickinson county board of supervisors meeting.
Okoboji School Board Hires Architect And Engineer To Begin Researching Middle School Costs And Options
(Milford)-- When it comes to doing something about space needs at Okoboji Middle School, Superintendent Gary Jansen is emphasizing that two options are still on the table, including one that would keep a school facility in Arnolds Park.
Dickinson County Supervisors To Hold Public Hearings On Construction Permit For New Hog Operation And Manure Management Plan
(Spirit Lake)-- New Fashion Pork has applied to Dickinson county for a construction permit that would allow the company to construct a confinement operation housing 1,760 animal units or 4.400 finishing hogs.
Nominations Sought For U Of O Winter Games Cheerleaders
Officials with the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and organizers of the 2015 University of Okoboji Winter Games are putting out a call for nomination for cheerleaders for the event to be held January 23rd-25th.