Three Vehicle Collision At Intersection Of Hwy 71 & 34th Street In Spirit Lake Sends One Person To The Hospital
The Spirit Lake Police Department says Diane Ringhofer of Okoboji was driving a 2015 GMC Yukon northbound and was attempting to turn left onto 34thStreet when she pulled into the path of a southbound 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Kathleen Brown of Arnolds Park.
One Of The Five Current & Former City Officials Charged In Armstrong Investigation Enters Plea Deal
The current City Clerk of Armstrong has entered a guilty plea to at least one of the charges filed against her. Connie Lang was among five current and former city officials who were arrested and charged in the investigation.
Head Of Iowa Utility Commission Says They Continue To Closely Monitor Power & Natural Gas Supplies
Utility officials in Iowa say while some of the demand for electricity and natural gas has eased somewhat, that they remain deeply concerned as conditions in other parts of the country, especially the southern U.S., remain extremely challenging.
Two Vehicle Collision In Ruthven Sends One Person To The Hospital With Possible Injuries
The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says Gary Jones of Ruthven was driving a 2020 Toyota southbound on West Street and was rounding a curve when he collided with an oncoming 2009 Ford Fusion driven by Trevor Halder of Ruthven.
Alliant Energy Says It's Distribution System Isn't Being Affected By Challenges Other Utilities Are Experiencing
Alliant Energy spokesman Mike Wagoner says their electricity distribution is through an organization known as "MISO" and not the Southwest Power Pool, which has been experiencing issues with supply and a huge demand brought on by the extreme cold.
ILEC Officials Say Power Supply Situation Has Improved Somewhat But Remains A Major Concern
Officials with Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative announced late this (Monday) afternoon the region's power supply has improved and that their transmission operator, Southwest Power Pool, downgraded from an emergency level 3 to emergency level 2.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 31-year-old Ernesto Soto of Hawarden was sentenced Thursday to more than 4 years in prison after pleading guilty in August of last year to possession with intent to distribute meth.
Final Phase Of Restoration Of Anglers Bay Wildlife Area About To Get Underway
Mike Hawkins, a fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, tells KUOO news a contractor will soon begin removing invasive and non-target trees along a 17-acre section of the shoreline.
No Serious Injuries Reported In Two-Vehicle Collision
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 61-year-old Shelly Nelson of Dickens was driving a 2004 Dodge Ram westbound 65-year-old Leslie Bruns of Spencer was driving a 1999 Chevrolet pickup northbound when the two collided at the intersection of Highway 18 and 240th Avenue.
Dickinson Co. Supervisors Adopt Ordinance Revision For Hotel-Motel Tax; Approve New Health Insurance Incentives
The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) voted 5-0 to approve the first reading of an ordinance revision pertaining to a change in allocation of hotel-motel tax proceeds. They voted by the same margin to waive the 2ndand 3rdreadings of the revision and adopted it.
3A District Court Judicial Nominating Commission To Conduct Interviews Of 5 Applicants To Fill A Vacancy
The 3A District Court Judicial Nominating Commission will hold interviews February 24th of five finalists for an upcoming vacancy that will be created when District Judge David A. Lester retires March 2nd.
LRH COVID-19 Dashboard Is Showing Some Promising News For Dickinson County
The Lakes Regional Healthcare dash board shows the county's 14 day positivity rate has dropped to just over seven percent, and that there were no covid related hospitalizations at Lakes Regional as of Friday.
A Man Who Was Illegally In The U.S. & Was Living In Milford Has Been Sentenced On Federal Charges
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 33-year-old Emmanuel Nieto-Trenado was sentenced recently to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in September of last year to one count of illegal re-entry and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
South Dakota Man Sentenced In Grain Blending Scheme With Ties To NW Iowa
60-year-old Calvin Diehl of Aberdeen, South Dakota, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Sioux City after pleading guilty in June of last year to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Clay County Public Health Announces It Has Received An Increase In Allocation Of COVID-19 Vaccine
Clay County Public Health announced today (Wed.) that county's allocation was updated from 100 doses of the Moderna vaccine announced last week, to 300 doses that were shipped to its office in Spencer this week.
Corridor & NW Iowa Planning & Development Commission Announces Availability Of Microgrant Program For Businesses
Brian Dalziel, Interim President and CEO of the Iowa Lakes Corridor tells KUOO news the Corridor COVID-19 Business Recovery Grant Program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Chamber Officials Say Winter Games Weekend Was Another Huge Success In Spite Of The Cancellation Of Some Highly Popular Indoor Events
Blain Andera, CEO of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, says it was very apparent there were more people in the area this year for Winter Games compared to last year, even in light of the pandemic.
COVID Vaccinations In Iowa Moving To Next Phase Beginning Today (Feb. 1st) But Progress Locally Expected To Remain Very Slow With Limited Supplies
Dr. Zac Borus of Lakes Regional Healthcare says they're hopeful promises for additional vaccine supplies actually do come true. But until that happens, he says those who can get vaccinated locally will continue to be very limited
The Northwest Iowa Retired Senior Volunteer Program, or RSVP, has been awarded a grant of nearly $93,000 to support volunteer efforts of more than 300 people 55 and older in Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth and Palo Alto counties.