News Archive

Man Faces Charges In Connection With Southern Minnesota Fire

Thu 3-31-2016 Mn"], ["Madelia

Authorities have accused a man of interfering with efforts to fight a fire that destroyed eight buildings in the business district of the southern Minnesota town of Madelia.

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Iowa State University 4-H Extension & Outreach Announce 2016 Dickinson Co. Fair Schedule

Thu 3-31-2016 []

The 2016 Dickinson County Fair 4-H schedule has been released.

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Registration open for Lakeside Lab Summer Camps

Thu 3-31-2016 IA 51351"], ["1838 Highway 86 Milford

(Okoboji)-A variety of camps offered for ages Pre K through 12th grade.

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Man Wanted On Warrant Arrested In Palo Alto County

Thu 3-31-2016 []

A man wanted on a valid warrant out of Palo Alto county for violation of a no-contact order was arrested late Wednesday afternoon.

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Single Vehicle Crash Results In Charges Against Driver

Thu 3-31-2016 []

An Emmetsburg man faces several charges following a single vehicle crash Wednesday on a Palo Alto county road.

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Juveniles Charged In Library Break-Ins

Thu 3-31-2016 IA"], ["1301 Gowrie St. Ruthven

Two juveniles face charges in connection with some recent break-ins at the Ruthven Public Library.

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Local Manufacturer Honored

Thu 3-31-2016 []

A northwest Iowa-based plastics manufacturer is getting some special recognition.

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Clay County Fair Hires New Marketing Director

Thu 3-31-2016 []

The Clay County Fair has a new Marketing Director.

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Registration Underway for 34th Annual Walleye Weekend

Wed 3-30-2016 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Iowa DNR to tag 10 walleye this year, Grand Prize $34,000

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Caseys General Stores Contributes To Scenic Byway Art Project

Wed 3-30-2016 []

Efforts to hire artists to develop one-of-a-kind public art pieces along 10 Iowa Scenic Byways, including one in northwest Iowa, are getting a financial boost.

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Congressman Steve King To Sign Meals On Wheels Proclamation

Wed 3-30-2016 []

U.S. Congressman Steve King will be making a stop in the area later this week.

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Southwest Minnesota Water Quality Summitt Under Way

Wed 3-30-2016 []

Governor Mark Dayton and key cabinet members are visiting Edgerton today (Wed.) to discuss water quality challenges facing southwestern Minnesota.

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Fire Heavily Damages Southern Minnesota Church

Wed 3-30-2016 Mn"], ["108 S James St, Fairmont

A historical church in a small southern Minnesota community has been heavily damaged by fire.

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6th Annual Team Amy Run May 7th in Estherville

Tue 3-29-2016 IA"], ["Estherville

(Estherville)-Pre-registration encouraged by April 15.

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Grassley Defends Decision To Not Hold Hearings On Supreme Court Cominee

Tue 3-29-2016 []

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley used to appearances Monday in northwest Iowa to defend his decision as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee to not hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

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Jimmy John's To Open Spirit Lake Location

Tue 3-29-2016 IA"], ["Keokuk Ave. & 18th St. Spirit Lake

There's going to be a new Jimmy John's in Spirit Lake.

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Upper Des Moines Opportunity Seeks Non-Perishable Items

Mon 3-28-2016 IA"], ["1575 18th Street Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Canned goods, soup and boxed meals encouraged. 

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Arnolds Park Getting Ready For Another Season

Mon 3-28-2016 IA"], ["243 W Broadway St Arnolds Park

Work on getting the historic Arnolds Park Amusement Park ready for another season of operations is about to kick into high gear.

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Hy-Vee Awards Grants To Various Community Garden Projects

Mon 3-28-2016 []

Hy-Vee announced today (Mon.) it’s awarded $164,000 in grants through its One Step program to help support community garden projects.

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Dickinson County Pheasants Forever Banquet Quickly Approaching

Mon 3-28-2016 []

The Dickinson County Pheasants Forever chapter holds its major fundraising event of the year this coming Saturday.

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DNR Says Spill In Storm Lake Should Not Have Significant Impact On Water quality

Mon 3-28-2016 []

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says the impact of a spill of an industrial cleaner late last week into Storm Lake is believed to have had only a very minimal effect on the lake.

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Possible Injuries Reported In O'Brien County Crash

Mon 3-28-2016 []

Possible injuries were reported Sunday in a two-vehicle crash in O’Brien county.

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High Speed Pursuit Goes Through Three Counties

Mon 3-28-2016 []

A Fort Dodge man wanted for questioning in a harassment case is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through three Iowa counties.

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I-90 Construction To Resume Monday, Weather Permitting

Sat 3-26-2016 []

Construction on Interstate 90 between Lakefield and Round Lake is scheduled to resume Monday, weather permitting.

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Pony Express Holds Traditional Good Friday Fundraiser

Sat 3-26-2016 []

The Pony Express of Dickinson county raised $3,142 on Friday for Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines.

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Industrial Cleaner Gets Into Storm Lake

Sat 3-26-2016 []

State officials say an unknown amount of industrial cleaner has gotten into Storm Lake.

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Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics Raises Over $16,000

Fri 3-25-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Funds to be used for transportation, lodging and uniforms.

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Gillnetting Operations May Get Into Full Operation Next Week

Fri 3-25-2016 IA"], ["122 252nd Ave. Spirit Lake

Gillnetting operations on the Iowa Great Lakes could get into full swing next week if the conditions are right.

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Routine Audit Report Into Spirit Lake School District Finances Released

Fri 3-25-2016 []

A routine audit into finances of the Spirit Lake Community School District shows revenues totaled a little more than $15.1 million for the year ended June 30th, 2015, a 6.8 percent decrease from the prior year.

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Additional Naturalist Hired At Dickinson County Nature Center

Fri 3-25-2016 []

An additional naturalist has been hired at the Dickinson County Nature Center.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley To Make Stops In Northwest Iowa Next Week

Fri 3-25-2016 []

U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be making some appearances in northwest Iowa next week.

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Latest U.S. Census Report Shows Dickinson County's Population Continues To Grow

Fri 3-25-2016 []

Unlike most other rural counties in Iowa, Dickinson county continues to buck the trend of losing residents.

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Easter Brunch Benefit at The Ritz to Benefit Lakes Area Dog Park

Thu 3-24-2016 Arnold's Park, IA"], ["394 N. Okoboji Grove Road

(Arnold's Park)-Funds needed to finish new park located at Methodist Camp.

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Northwest Iowa Farmer Wins Corn Yield Contest

Thu 3-24-2016 []

A northwest Iowa farmer has been honored for being among the nation’s highest-producing farmers in the 2015 National Corn Growers Association National Corn Yield Contest.

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Rural Everly Woman Appointed To Fill Vacancy On Spencer Hospital Board Of Trustees

Thu 3-24-2016 []

A rural Everly woman has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Spencer Hospital Board of Trustees.

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Heavily Traveled Road East Of Spirit Lake About To Get Major Upgrade

Thu 3-24-2016 IA"], ["140th St. & 255th Ave. Orleans

The fact there’s nearly eight inches of snow on the ground and temperatures are well below normal may make it seem like the road construction season is months away.

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I-90 Collision Injures Woman

Thu 3-24-2016 []

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday on Interstate 90 in Rock county sent one person to the hospital.

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Pickup Rollover Results In Minor Injury

Thu 3-24-2016 ["HWY 59 O’Brien Co. IA"]

Minor injuries were reported Tuesday in a single vehicle crash on Highway 59 in O’Brien county.

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The Lake Patrol to Host Blues Jam at Boji Bay March 24th

Wed 3-23-2016 IA"], ["Milford

(Milford)-Popular Lakes Area event moves to new venue.

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Rock Rapids Man Arrested On Warrant

Wed 3-23-2016 []

A Rock Rapids man faces drug charges after being arrested this past Sunday on an outstand warrant in Lyon county.

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Two Vehicle Collision Injures Sibley Woman

Wed 3-23-2016 []

A single vehicle late Monday afternoon in O’Brien county injured a Sibley woman. The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Jill Wasmund lost control of a northbound 2011 Mitsubishi on Highway 60 when she lost control while sending a text.

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New York City Man Charged In E'Ville Drug Investigation

Wed 3-23-2016 IA"], ["300 South 18th Street Estherville

An investigation into a complaint of marijuana use at an apartment at 300 South 18th Street in Estherville Monday evening resulted in the arrest of a New York City man on drug charges.

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Boji Bay Announces 2016 Concert Lineup

Wed 3-23-2016 []

One of the most common attractions in the Iowa Great Lakes is out with its lineup of outdoor concerts for the 2016 season.

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National Weather Service Issues Winter Storm Warning for Wednesday Into Thursday.

Tue 3-22-2016 ["Sioux Falls, South Dakota"]

(Sioux Falls)-Heavy snow and strong winds expected Wednesday afternoon.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Statewide Tornado Drill to be Held Thursday

Tue 3-22-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Drill postponed largely due to forecast of Thunderstorms in southern Iowa.

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Two Empty Buildings On Lakefield's Main Street May Soon Be Filled

Tue 3-22-2016 Mn"], ["Main St. Lakefield

The Lakefield Economic Development Authority took action at their Monday (3/21) meeting to continue the process to sell the former Almost New Consignment building and the former Bakery building, both located on Main Street in Lakefield.

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E'Burg ILCC Campus Awarded Gaming Grants

Tue 3-22-2016 IA"], ["3200 College Dr. Emmetsburg

The Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College has been awarded several grants through the Palo Alto County Gaming Development Corporation, which recently held its annual awards event.

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Statewide Tornado Drill Postponed For Wednesday

Tue 3-22-2016 []

The statewide tornado drill has been postponed due to threatening winter weather.

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Area Towns Show Up On Best Place To Retire List

Tue 3-22-2016 []

Several northwest Iowa communities show up on a list of The Best Places To Retire.

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Palo Alto County Crash Injures Woman

Tue 3-22-2016 []

A single vehicle crash early Sunday in Palo Alto county injured a Fenton woman.

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Authorities Release Identities Of Men Injured In Hinton Grain Elevator Explosion

Tue 3-22-2016 []

Authorities have identified two men who were injured in a northwest Iowa grain elevator explosion.

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Storm Lake Dredge Continues To Leak

Tue 3-22-2016 IA"], ["Storm Lake

Iowa officials say vegetable-based oil continues to leak from a Storm Lake dredge.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week - Have a Plan, Stay Informed

Mon 3-21-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Emergency Management suggests signing up for free DickinsonAlert or similar system.

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Iowa Great Lakes Declared Ice Free...For Now

Mon 3-21-2016 []

It’s official: the ice has gone out of the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Minnesota Woman Escapes Injury In Single Vehicle Rollover

Mon 3-21-2016 []

A Minnesota woman escaped injury in a single vehicle rollover Friday evening in Osceola county.

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Investigation Into Stolen Checks Results In Arrests

Mon 3-21-2016 []

An investigation into a report of some checks stolen back last month from an Emmetsburg residence has resulted in some arrests.

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Investigation Into Residential Burglaries Leads To Search, Arrests

Mon 3-21-2016 []

An investigation by Spencer police into two residential burglary complaints reported back on March 13th has resulted in the arrest of a Rock Rapids man.

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Report Of Armed Man Results In School Lockdown In Little Rock

Mon 3-21-2016 []

A report of a possibly suicidal man armed with a gun led to a lockdown Friday at a school in Little Rock.

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Northwest Iowa Egg Farm Faces Legal Action

Mon 3-21-2016 []

One of the nation's largest egg farms, which lost millions of hens in last year's bird flu outbreak, is defending itself against legal action by the state over a wastewater spill that killed 163,000 fish.

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Spencer Community Theatre Announces Rusty Ruth New Executive Artistic Director

Sat 3-19-2016 IA"], ["518 1st Ave E Spencer

(Spencer)-Current Director Connie Goeken to step down in May.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week March 21st - 25th

Sat 3-19-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Statewide tornado drill to be conducted on Wednesday, March 23.

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Dickinson County Easter Egg Hunt at Bedell Family YMCA March 19th

Fri 3-18-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Event is free and open to all area kids thanks to Spirit Lake Noon Kiwanis.

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Governor's Office Commends FEMA's Decision on Disaster Assistance for Northwest Iowa

Fri 3-18-2016 ["(Des Moines, IA)"]

(Des Moines)-Devastating ice storm occurred in April of 2013.

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Linder Farm Network to Broadcast Live from the Jackson Farm & Home Show

Fri 3-18-2016 []

(Jackson, MN)-Broadcaster Lynn Ketelsen returns to 35th Annual event.

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Jackson Lions Club to hold 54th Annual Pancake Fiesta March 20th

Fri 3-18-2016 Mn"], ["Jackson

(Jackson)-Club holding several fundraisers this weekend.

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2nd Annual Doggie Easter Egg Treat Hunt Saturday in Milford

Fri 3-18-2016 IA"], ["Milford

(Milford)-All dogs welcome, must be on leash.

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Regional Students Attend STEM Women in Science Event in Estherville

Thu 3-17-2016 ["Estherville"]

(Estherville)-Spirit Lake Middle School PIE helped organized the event for girls.

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Emmetsburg St. Patrick's Day Celebration March 17th-20th

Thu 3-17-2016 IA"], ["Emmetsburg

(Emmetsburg)-Festivities include Around the Loch Scholarship Run, St. Patrick's Parade and Langer's Ball

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Jackson Lions Club Soles to Souls Fundraiser at Jackson Farm and Home Show March 19

Thu 3-17-2016 Mn"], ["Jackson

(Jackson, MN)- Gently used shoes will be accepted.

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35th Annual Jackson Farm & Home Show March 19th

Wed 3-16-2016 Mn"], ["1128 North Hwy, Jackson

(Jackson, Minnesota)-Show to feature free pie, ice cream and shuttles from parking lot.

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Law Enforcement to Step Up Patrols for St. Patrick's Holiday March 16th-19th

Wed 3-16-2016 IA"], ["Des Moines

(Des Moines)-Use of designated driver, safe rides encouraged.

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Voter Registration Data Released by Iowa Secretary of State

Wed 3-16-2016 IA"], ["Des Moines

(Des Moines)-Increased registration attributed to Iowa Caucuses.

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Clay County Authorities Release Name of Robbery Suspect

Tue 3-15-2016 []

The Clay County Sheriff's Office responded to a reported armed robbery at Barb’s Corner near Everly, IA. Contact was made with a suspect vehicle approximately 15 minutes later in the 2200 mile of 160th Avenue, leading to contact with Joshua Emerson Mandelkow

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The Ritz in Arnold's Park Makes Iowa's Top 10 Burger List Again

Tue 3-15-2016 IA"], Arnolds Park, ["394 N Okoboji Grove Rd

(Arnold's Park)-Winner of statewide contest to be announced May 2nd.

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End It For Autumn Rally to be Held April 1st in Orange City

Tue 3-15-2016 IA"], ["Orange City

(Orange City)-Event coincides with Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Spirit Lake Park Okoboji Soccer Teams Launch Can Drive

Tue 3-15-2016 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Residents may call for pick up Saturday.

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Humboldt County Authorities Seek Help in Locating Man Wanted on Meth Charges

Tue 3-15-2016 IA"], ["Humboldt

(Humboldt)-Anyone with information asked to contact law enforcement.

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Osceola County Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of 20-Year Old George Man

Mon 3-14-2016 IA"], ["Ashton

(Ashton)-Authorities say fatal injuries appear to be from a fall.

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Winner of Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Car Drop Contest Announced

Mon 3-14-2016 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Jan McDonald of Spirit Lake purchased ticket with time closest to car dropping into West Okoboji.

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Two People Face Multiple Charges After Storm Lake Police Discover Meth Lab

Mon 3-14-2016 IA"], ["709 Lake Ave. Storm Lake

(Storm Lake)-4 year old child found in home with active meth lab.

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Whittemore Man Sentenced to 5 Years for Shooting at Crop-Dusting Plane

Mon 3-14-2016 IA"], ["Whittemore

(Whittemore)-Incident occurred July 31, 2015.

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32nd Annual Clay County Ag Breakfast March 15th

Mon 3-14-2016 IA"], ["Spencer

(Spencer)-Free event celebrates business community's support of agriculture.

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Random Power Outages Expected in Lake Park March 15-18th

Mon 3-14-2016 IA"], ["Lake Park

(Lake Park)-Work on Power Plant expected to cause outages.

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Green Waste Site to Open March 24th for Spirit Lake and Orleans Residents

Mon 3-14-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Residents need to present driver's license to bring yard waste to site.

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Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds To Make Several Stops In The Area Next Week

Sat 3-12-2016 []

Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds will be making several stops in northwest Iowa this week. Reynolds Wednesday will be making stops in Cherokee, Sibley and Rock Rapids.

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Estherville Man Faces Charges In Hit And Run

Fri 3-11-2016 IA"], ["West 1st & Central Ave. Estherville

Charges have been filed against an Estherville man stemming from a hit-and-run collision Thursday in Estherville

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Suspect In Armed Robbery At Barb's Corner Shoots Himself During Pursuit

Fri 3-11-2016 Ia."], ["1290 Hwy 18, Everly

A suspect in an armed robbery this (Fri.) afternoon at Barb's Corner near Everly was seriously injured after shooting himself in a pursuit with authorities.

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Veteran Farm Broadcaster To Be On Hand At Farm And Home Show March 19th In Jackson

Fri 3-11-2016 Mn"], ["1128 North Hwy Jackson

A veteran farm broadcaster will be among those attending this year’s Farm and Home Show coming up Saturday, March 19th at Jackson County Central High School in Jackson.

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Iowa Medical Examiner Releases Autopsy Report On Death Of Spencer Wrestler

Fri 3-11-2016 IA"], ["Spencer

The Iowa Medical Examiner's Office has concluded that the death of a Spencer High School wrestler who collapsed at a December match was likely caused by a congenital heart defect.

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Dredge Leaking Oil Into Storm Lake

Thu 3-10-2016 IA"], ["Storm Lake

Crews are doing some scrambling in Storm Lake where a dredge is leaking hydraulic oil into the lake.

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State Officials Approve Permit For Dakota Access Pipeline Project

Thu 3-10-2016 []

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has approved a permit for the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline project to cross publicly-owned land in the state. Officials add, however, the permit is still conditional on authorization from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Random Electric Outages To Occur In Lake Park

Thu 3-10-2016 IA"], ["Lake Park

Residents and businesses in Lake Park can expect some periodic power outages next week.

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Rotary Car Drops Through Ice into West Okoboji

Thu 3-10-2016 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Car to be retrieved at 5:30 pm on Friday.

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Spirit Lake Woman Arrested On Drug Charges After Accidentally Flushing Rental Vehicle Keys Down Toilet

Thu 3-10-2016 []

A Spirit Lake woman has been arrested on drug charges in South Dakota after she contacted authorities because she had accidentally flushed down the toilet the keys to her rental vehicle.

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IRRMA announces 2016 Battle of the Bands for Iowa Youth

Wed 3-9-2016 Arnold's Park, IA"], ["91 Lake Street

(Arnold's Park)-Preliminaries at Drake University, with finals held Labor Day Weekend in Iowa Great Lakes.

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Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative Warns Of Meter Replacement Scam

Wed 3-9-2016 []

Some electric customers in the area are being told to be on the lookout for a new scam making the rounds.

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Spirit Lake Council Sets Conditions For Non-Resident Property Owner To Connect To Sanitary Sewer

Wed 3-9-2016 []

The Spirit Lake City Council last (Tues.) evening adopted a resolution setting terms and conditions that will allow a property owner outside of city limits connect to a city sanitary sewer line.

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Officials Scrap Plans To Chemically Treat Curly Leaf Pond Weed In East Okoboji; New Option To Be Explored

Wed 3-9-2016 []

Plans to use a chemical to partially eradicate curly leaf pond weed on the north side of East Lake Okoboji have been scrapped in favor a new option.

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Two People for Pets benefits on Tap in March

Tue 3-8-2016 IA"], Spencer, ["2312 Highway Blvd.

(Spencer)-Fundraisers set for March 12 and 19 to assist Spencer shelter.

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Plugged Sewer Main Results In Untreated Wastewater Getting Into River

Tue 3-8-2016 []

A plugged up sewer main in Sheldon resulted in an unknown quantity of untreated wastewater getting into the Floyd River.

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Polaris Industries Acquires Manufacturer Of Electric Industrial Vehicles

Tue 3-8-2016 []

Polaris Industries has acquired a California firm that manufactures electric industrial vehicles that transports people around products around factories, warehouses and work sites.

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Ruthven Incident Leads To Charges Against Juvenile And Man

Tue 3-8-2016 []

Charges have been filed against a Ruthven man and a juvenile in connection with an incident last (Mon.) evening in Ruthven.

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Dickinson County Nature Center Photo Contest

Tue 3-8-2016 []

You might want to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and grab your camera and start snapping away.

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Additional Charges And Arrests Made In Ongoing Drug Case

Mon 3-7-2016 []

Additional arrests have been made in a drug investigation in Storm Lake that started back in late February following a traffic stop.

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Fire Damages House In Spencer

Mon 3-7-2016 IA"], ["105 1st Ave. East Spencer

One person was checked over for possible smoke inhalation in a house fire late yesterday (Sun.) in Spencer.

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I-90 Crash Injures Worthington Woman

Mon 3-7-2016 []

A Worthington woman was injured Friday in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 90 in Olmsted county.

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Suspicious Vehicle Investigation Results In Drug Charges

Mon 3-7-2016 IA"], ["Lost Island Lake

A Spencer man faces drug charges after authorities in Palo Alto county found what’s alleged to be marijuana and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle he was in.

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Car vs Semi Collision Injures Ruthven Man

Mon 3-7-2016 []

One person was sent to the hospital early Sunday when a car collided with a semi on Highway 18 west of Emmetsburg.

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Hy-Vee Warns Customers Of Social Media Giveaway Scam

Fri 3-4-2016 []

Hy-Vee is warning its customers to be on the lookout for a fraudulent grocery giveaway post that's circulating on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms.

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest

Fri 3-4-2016 IA"], ["Gruver

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office has released details into a traffic stop early this past Sunday that resulted in the arrest of a Spencer on drug charges.

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Star Trekking Program at Dickinson County Nature Center March 8th

Fri 3-4-2016 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["2279 170th Street

(Spirit Lake)-The planet Jupiter the focus of program Tuesday evening.

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Man Faces OWI Charge In Connection With Fiery Single Vehicle Crash

Fri 3-4-2016 []

No injuries were reported in a fiery single vehicle crash early this (Fri.) morning just east and southeast of Emmetsburg.

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Test Results Confirm Large Canine Shot In Osceola County Was Wolf

Fri 3-4-2016 IA"], ["Sibley

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced today (Fri.) test results of two large canines shot this winter in Osceola and Van Buren counties confirm the animals were wolves.

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March Declared Red Cross Month In Iowa

Fri 3-4-2016 []

Iowans are familiar with chapters of the American Red Cross in the state responding to calls for help in their communities, whether it's due to a natural disaster like a tornado, or a house fire that affects a single family.

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Court Appearances Set For Another Suspect In Recent Rash Of Burglaries

Fri 3-4-2016 []

Court appearances are set for another suspect arrested in connection with a series of burglaries in Dickinson and Emmet counties involving the theft of money, antiques and other items.

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Final Legislative Forums Of Season To Be Held This Saturday (March 5th)

Fri 3-4-2016 IA"], ["418 2nd Avenue West Spencer

The final legislative forums of the session sponsored by the Spencer and Iowa Great Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce will be held tomorrow (Sat.).

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Early Childhood Iowa: Lakes Region Seeking Proposals For Programs And Services

Fri 3-4-2016 []

A program that offers services to assist young families in several northwest Iowa counties continues to address the various areas of early childhood and is offering various services to assist.

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Man Charged In Sexual Assault

Fri 3-4-2016 Mn"], ["Worthington

A Worthington man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault on Monday.

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Audit Turns Up Improper Disbursements By Former City Clerk Of Harris

Fri 3-4-2016 IA"], ["Harris

A special report by the State Auditor’s Office into the finances of the city of Harris has turned up some discrepencies.

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Emmet County Pursuit Lands Sibley Man In Jail on Multiple Charges

Thu 3-3-2016 IA"], ["420th Ave. & 160th St. Estherville

A Sibley man faces multiple charges after leading officers on a high speed pursuit Thursday in the Estherville area.

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Utility Bill Scams Continue

Thu 3-3-2016 []

Area utilities are again sounding the alarm over scams that continue to make the rounds.

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Emmetsburg Police Investigate Rash Of Vehicle Vandalism Cases

Thu 3-3-2016 []

Police in Emmetsburg are investigating a number of incidents in which vehicles were vandalized.

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Nominations Sought For "Public Champion Of Economic Development Award"

Thu 3-3-2016 []

An economic development group is looking for nominations for an award honoring local elected officials who have gone above and beyond the line of duty.

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Spirit Lake Police To Conduct Tobacco Compliance Checks

Thu 3-3-2016 []

The Spirit Lake Police Department and several other area law enforcement agencies are again participating in a program to keep tobacco and simulated tobacco products out of the hands of youth.

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Storm Lake Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting

Thu 3-3-2016 IA"], ["227 Oneida St. Storm Lake

No injuries were reported Tuesday evening in a drive-by shooting in Storm Lake.

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Hy-Vee Issues Recall On Blue Cheese

Thu 3-3-2016 []

Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling Maytag Raw Milk Blue Cheese out of concern it may be contaminated with a form of listeria bacteria.

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Several Local Communities Awarded Grants To Plant Trees

Wed 3-2-2016 []

Several area cities and entities have been awarded grants through MidAmerican Energy’s “Trees Please” energy efficiency program.

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Candy Company To Cease Operations

Wed 3-2-2016 []

The candy company that makes Lemonheads, Red Hots and Atomic Fireballs plans to close its plant in Winona, Minnesota.

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Flood Warnings Continue Along Portions Of Little Sioux River

Wed 3-2-2016 []

Flood warnings remain in effect along portions of the Little Sioux River in northwest Iowa.

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Governor Appoints Several NW Iowa Residents To Various Boards And Commissions

Wed 3-2-2016 []

Some area residents have been appointed to various state boards and commissions by Governor Terry Branstad.

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Dickinson Supervisors Deadlock On Donating Money To Curley Leaf Pond Project

Tue 3-1-2016 []

(Spirit Lake)-- A request for funding from Dickinson county that would go toward a pilot project to partially eradicate curly leaf pond weed from the north side of East Lake Okoboji failed today (Tues.) on 2 to 2 tie vote

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Authorities Say They're Confident Whoever's Responsible In CCE Bomb Threat Will Be Caught

Tue 3-1-2016 IA"], ["306 E 2nd St Everly

Some tense moments earlier today (Tues.) when a bomb threat resulted in the evacuation of the Clay Central Everly school in Everly.

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Estherville Farm, Home and Living Show March 4th & 5th

Tue 3-1-2016 IA"], Estherville, ["415 S 18th St

(Estherville)-Free admission to show and Legislative Forums at Regional Wellness Center.

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Plans To Build A Dog Park In The Lakes Area Move Forward

Tue 3-1-2016 []

Plans to build a dog park in the lakes area are moving forward.

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Leap Year Baby Born At Spencer Hospital

Tue 3-1-2016 IA"], ["Spencer

A leap day baby has been born at Spencer Hospital.

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Public Informational Meeting Held On Bridge Replacement Project In Jackson

Tue 3-1-2016 Mn"], ["Jackson

The Highway 71 bridge replacement project over the West Fork of the Des Moines River at Jackson was the topic of a come-and-go public informational meeting late Monday afternoon in Jackson.

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Southwest Minnesota Woman Accused Of Identity Theft, Forgery

Tue 3-1-2016 []

Charges have been filed against a Worthington woman accused of using someone else’s identity to get a job.

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Emmetsburg Traffic Stop Results In Drug Arrest

Tue 3-1-2016 []

A traffic stop Saturday in Emmetsburg landed an Emmetsburg man in jail on a warrant and on separate drug-related charges.

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