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56 Iowa Counties, Including Dickinson, Receive Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

Sun 3-24-2019

President Donald Trump has granted an expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 56 Iowa counties hit hard by recent flooding.

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Governor's Office launches Hotline and Website to assist Iowans with Flooding Concerns

Sat 3-23-2019 Des Moines, IA

(Des Moines)-Governor Reynolds has also requested expedited Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for 57 counties.

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Spencer Woman sentenced to Prison in connection with striking Bicyclist with Vehicle

Fri 3-22-2019 Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Willard to serve concurrent sentences.

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Thirsty Moms Events raises funds for CAASA with St. Patrick's Day Event

Fri 3-22-2019 Spencer,Ia

(Spencer)-Group of facebook friends has started holding charity events.  

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Iowa Utilities Board reminds LIHEAP Customers of April 1 deadline.

Fri 3-22-2019 Iowa Utilities Board reminds LIHEAP Customers of April 1 deadline.

(Spirit Lake)-Iowa's Winter Home Heating Moratorium ends April 1.

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Dickinson County Treasurer's Office issues reminder for Property Tax Deadline

Fri 3-22-2019 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Treasurer's Office states that extensions due to disaster declarations do not apply to property taxes.

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Northwest Iowa Musicians Advance to Final Competition in Iowa Rocks Talent Contest

Fri 3-22-2019 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Thursday's competition one of five regional contests across the state.

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Spencer begins construction on temporary sandbag berm

Thu 3-21-2019

Clay County Fair announces RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles at Grandstand September 8

Thu 3-21-2019 800 West 18th Street,Spencer,Iowa

(Spencer)-Tickets go on sale March 29.

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Okoboji Blue Water Festival announces Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with special guest Dave Mason to appear August 10

Thu 3-21-2019 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Alexandra Cousteau to be Keynote Speaker at Festival.

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Spirit Lake Man sentenced in connection with 2017 Thefts

Thu 3-21-2019 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Hassel receives suspended jail sentence, 1 year probation.

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Storm Lake School District accepts resignation of Principal Beau Ruleaux

Thu 3-21-2019 Storm Lake, Ia

(Storm Lake)-District seeking new High School Principal.

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Iowa State Patrol releases identities of 3 killed in head-on Collision March 16

Thu 3-21-2019 Holstein,IA

(Holstein)-Accident remains under investigation.

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Spencer PD Warns of new Payroll Scam

Wed 3-20-2019 Spencer,Ia

(Spencer)-Scammers requesting changes to employee's direct deposit account.

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Sandbag fill sites set up in Spirit Lake and Milford

Wed 3-20-2019 2012 Keokuk,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Sites are self-serve, residents need to bring shovels to fill bags.

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Iowa Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society to host Food Drive and Social on March 21

Wed 3-20-2019 3705 Highway 71, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Public invited to drop by Okoboji Brewing Company Thursday, short program at 6.

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Three Arrested following complaint of a Barking Dog in Spirit lake

Wed 3-20-2019 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Warrant issued after smell of marijuana noted at home.

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Iowa Department of Revenue Grants extension for Taxpayers impacted by Flooding

Wed 3-20-2019 Des Moines, IA

(Des Moines)-Emergency Declarations issued for a total of 41 Iowa Counties.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to host Iowa Rocks Talent, Teen Glow Dance this week

Tue 3-19-2019 243 West Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-"Dance the Night Away" organized by Dickinson County Students as a J-Term project.

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Larchwood Man sentenced for Unauthorized use of GPS Device

Tue 3-19-2019 Rock Rapids, IA

(Rock Rapids)-Authorities say Serck used device to monitor movements of his victim.

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Spirit Lake Police Department releases details of Drug-Related arrests

Tue 3-19-2019 1006 12th Street, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Warrant executed on March 12

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Search of Spirit Lake home results in multiple arrests on Drug Charges

Tue 3-19-2019 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Search warrant issued on suspicion of connection to recent burglary.

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The Center for Specialty Care expanding to Jackson, Minnesota

Tue 3-19-2019 Jackson, MN

(Jackson, MN)-Center to provide variety of services at new location. 

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Shopko to close remaining stores Nationwide by Mid-June

Tue 3-19-2019 Sioux City, IA

(Sioux City)-Wisconsin-based company began restructuring last year, but was unable to find a buyer.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park announces the addition of "The Wild Mouse Roller Coaster" for 2019 Season

Mon 3-18-2019 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-The Wild Mouse was a popular ride in the 60s and 70s in the Park.

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Iowa DNR to begin annual Spring Burning

Mon 3-18-2019 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Prescribed burns to run through early May.

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Healthy Hometown Initiative taking aim at Smoking and Vaping in Public Places

Mon 3-18-2019 Arnolds Park, Ia

(Arnolds Park)-Arnolds Park City Council took matter into advisement last week.

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35th Annual Clay County Ag Breakfast March 19

Mon 3-18-2019 800 West 18th Street,Spencer,Iowa

(Spencer)-Free breakfast made possible by a number of organizations.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Issues Additional Disaster Proclamation Which Includes Dickinson & Several Other Counties

Sat 3-16-2019

Governor Kim Reynolds Friday issued a disaster proclamation for 15 more counties in the state hit hard by flooding this week.

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Estherville Man Back In Custody After Being Previously Released From Jail On A $75,000 Cash Bond

Fri 3-15-2019

An Estherville man is back in custody after being released from jail previously on a $75,000 cash bond. 

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Milford Officials Express Cautious Optimism As Water Levels Drop

Fri 3-15-2019

Crews are making progress in drawing down water levels in the city of Milford.

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Flooding Takes Significant Toll On Roads; Gravel Roads Especially Hard Hit

Fri 3-15-2019

Flooding has taken a significant impact on roads all across the region.

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Crews Continue To Battle Flooding In Milford, West Okoboji & Other Areas

Fri 3-15-2019

Officials are hopeful the worse of the flooding may be over, as efforts to draw down water levels continue in a number of areas.

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Strong Wind Causes Semi Trailer To Tip On I-90 Near Jackson

Fri 3-15-2019

An Illinois man was injured Thursday night when high wind caused the trailer of a semi he was driving on Interstate 90 near Jackson to tip.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Issues Disaster Proclamation For Several Counties In The Region

Thu 3-14-2019

Governor Kim Reynolds today (Thurs.) issued a disaster proclamation for a number of Iowa counties hit hard by flooding in the past 24 hours.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to present Artrageous March 17

Thu 3-14-2019 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Family event to include "Artreach" prior to the show, Meet & Greet with photo ops to follow performance.

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Weather Delays Start Of Promenade Beautification In Arnolds Park

Thu 3-14-2019

The weather is causing a delay in the start of the beautification project of the promenade along the Arnolds Park waterfront and Preservation Plaza area.

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Extensive Flooding Reported In Area Of Airport Drive In Milford; Area Is Cordoned Off

Thu 3-14-2019

One area that's being especially hit hard by flooding locally is Airport Drive in Milford. Mayor Steve Anderson tells KUOO news a number of homes in that area are taking on water.

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Arnolds Park Council Adopts Budget With A Reduced Tax Asking

Thu 3-14-2019

There's good news for property owners in the city of Arnolds Park. The city council Wednesday adopted a budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Flooding Results In Closure Of Some Major Highways In The Region

Wed 3-13-2019

Flooding has forced the closure of some major highways in the region.

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Okoboji Vodka to soon be available in Iowa Great Lakes

Wed 3-13-2019 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Founder of Templeton Rye says new brand should be available mid-April.

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National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning For All Of NW Iowa

Wed 3-13-2019

The National Weather Service has issued an aerial flood warning for all of northwest Iowa, including Dickinson county, along with Jackson, Nobles and Rock counties in southwest Minnesota. The warning is in effect until 1:00 am Thursday.

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CCE Gears Up For Next Steps Following Decision To Close Grades 7-12 At The End Of This School Year

Wed 3-13-2019

 The Clay Central-Everly school district is now moving on to the next step in the process following the school board's decision Monday evening to discontinue grades 7-12 effective at the end of this current school year. 

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Natural Gas Leak Causes Some Disruptions In Downtown Spirit Lake

Wed 3-13-2019

A natural gas leak caused some disruptions for a few minutes this (Wed.) morning in downtown Spirit Lake.

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Search Warrant Executed On Spirit Lake Residence Results In Multiple Charges Against Four People

Wed 3-13-2019

Multiple charges have been filed against four people after authorities executed a search warrant Tuesday on a residence at 1006 12th Street in Spirit Lake.

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NW Iowa Corridor Habitat For Humanity To Hold Another Informational Session On Latest Project

Wed 3-13-2019

Officials with the Northwest Iowa Corridor Habitat for Humanity say they'll hold a second informational session this coming Saturday on their upcoming build.

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Informational Meeting On CRP To Be Held March 21st At Lost Island Nature Center Near Ruthven

Wed 3-13-2019

USDA Service Centers for Clay, Palo Alto, Dickinson and Emmet counties will be hosting an informational meeting pertaining to the Conservation Reserve Program Thursday, March 21st at 9:30 am at the Lost Island Nature Center near Ruthven.

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ISU Extension and Outreach offering "Journey Through Parkinson's Disease" Program

Tue 3-12-2019 1900 41st St, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-3 week series free and open to the public.

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New ways to listen to Community First Broadcasting Stations

Tue 3-12-2019

In November of 2018, Community First Broadcasting sought out to enhance and expand the ways our listeners could access our stations KUOO, Q102, Y100 and Xtreme Country 105.7 beyond the traditional FM dial.

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Iconic Lakes Area Restaurant Is Changing Hands

Tue 3-12-2019

An iconic restaurant in the Iowa Great Lakes is changing hands. Duane Zahradnik has announced he's selling Yesterday's in Arnolds Park.

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Fake Bills Again Making The Rounds

Tue 3-12-2019

Some bogus money is again making the rounds in the area.

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CCE School Board Votes To Discontinue 7th-12th Grade Education

Tue 3-12-2019

The Clay Central-Everly school board voted Monday evening to discontinue the district's 7th-12th grade programs effective next school year.

 

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Seasons Center Awarded $4 Million Grant

Tue 3-12-2019

Spencer-based Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a four million federal grant over two years to become a certified community behavioral health clinic.

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Dickinson County Authorities Make Arrest In Theft Case

Tue 3-12-2019

An arrest has been made in connection with a theft of some items from a vehicle that was stuck in the 2000 block of 130th Street in Dickinson county.

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Regional Iowa Rocks Talent Competition to be held March 21 in Okoboji

Mon 3-11-2019 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Youth Music Competition expanded to include 5 statewide competitions with group and individual components.

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Woman Arrested On Charges Of Fraudulent Practices, Tampering With Records

Mon 3-11-2019

A Spencer woman wanted on warrants for fraudulent practices and 3rd degree tampering with records has been arrested.

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Area Law Enforcement Agencies To Participate In Special Enforcement Project Over Upcoming St. Patty's Day Holiday Period

Mon 3-11-2019

Most area law enforcement agencies will be participating in a special enforcement project over the upcoming St. Patrick's Day holiday period.

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Local EMT Receives Special Recognition

Mon 3-11-2019

Some special recognition for a local EMT.

 

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Authorities Arrest Woman Wanted On Multiple Warrants

Mon 3-11-2019

A Spencer woman wanted on multiple warrants was taken into custody last week.

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Utility Shut Off Scam Again Making The Rounds

Mon 3-11-2019

MidAmerican Energy says its customers have reported another surge in phone calls from imposters posing company employees and demanding immediate payment for utility bills. 

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Sheldon Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty To Assaulting An Officer

Mon 3-11-2019

A Sheldon man arrested on multiple charges in connection with an incident in November in Sheldon has been sentenced.

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Officials Say Now Is A Good Time To Review Your Homeowner's And Flood Insurance Policies

Mon 3-11-2019

With warmer temperatures, rain and what's expected to be a rapid melt of a heavy snow pack all in the forecast comes a reminder to read and understand your homeowners and flood insurance policies.

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Hwy 60 Crash Results In Multiple Injuries (1)

Mon 3-11-2019

Multiple injuries were reported Saturday in a single vehicle rollover on Highway 60 near Brewster.

 

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Power Restored

Sat 3-9-2019

(Spirit Lake)-- Power has been restored to areas affected by the outage from earlier this (Saturday) morning.

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Power Outage Affecting Good Deal Of Iowa Great Lakes

Sat 3-9-2019

An extensive power outage is affecting a large part of the Iowa Great Lakes Area this (Saturday) morning.

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Emmetsburg Man

Fri 3-8-2019

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office has released details into a traffic stop last month that resulted in the arrest of an Emmetsburg man on drug charges.

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Sanborn Woman Sentenced On Federal Drug Charge

Fri 3-8-2019

A Sanborn woman has been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine within a thousand feet of the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Middle School.

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Estherville Man Sentenced On Federal Meth & Firearm Charges

Fri 3-8-2019

An Estherville man has been sentenced in federal court on meth and firearm charges.

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Search Of Rural Emmet County Residence Results In Drug Arrests

Fri 3-8-2019

A search warrant that was executed last month on a rural Emmet county residence resulted in the arrests of two people on drug charges.

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Fire Heavily Damages Garage

Fri 3-8-2019

No injuries were reported in a fire this (Fri.) morning that heavily damaged a garage in Estherville.

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Dickinson Co. Conservation Board Purchases Brooks National Golf Club Thanks To $3 Million Anonymous Donation

Fri 3-8-2019

An iconic golf course in the Iowa Great Lakes has been sold. The Dickinson County Conservation Board announced this (Fri.) morning it has purchased Brooks National Golf Club in Okoboji. 

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Friends of Lakeside Lab seeking performers for the play "Nature"

Thu 3-7-2019 1838 Highway 86 Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-Walking play to be presented in August.

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Tonic Sol-Fa to perform Two Shows in Northwest Iowa

Thu 3-7-2019 518 1st Ave E, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Award-winning A Cappella Group to perform at Spencer Community Theatre March 8, HMS High School March 15

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Several Drug Arrests

Thu 3-7-2019

The execution of a search warrant last (Wed.) evening in Spencer resulted in the arrests of several people on drug charges.

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Marilyn Maye to perform at Pearson Lakes Art Center June 25 & 26

Thu 3-7-2019 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Tickets go on sale to Members March 15, General Public April 5.

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Another Spencer Manufacturer Will Be Shutting Down Operations

Thu 3-7-2019

Another Spencer manufacturer will be shutting down operations. It was announced today (Thurs.) Thurston Manufacturing will be ceasing production in Spencer and moving those operations to the company's main facility in Thurston, Nebraska.

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Online Registration Now Underway For 2019 Walleye Weekend

Thu 3-7-2019

Here's a sign that spring is right around the corner: online registration is now underway for this year's Walleye Weekend in the Iowa Great Lakes. 

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One Area School District Will Extend Days To Make Up For Time Lost So Far Due To Weather

Thu 3-7-2019

One area school district says it will use extended days to help make up for time lost due to weather.

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Christian Artist Michael W. Smith To Perform At This Year's Clay County Fair

Thu 3-7-2019

A well known Christian artist will be performing in front of the grandstand at this year's Clay County Fair.

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Ag Education Day to feature Distinguished Speakers March 13 in Emmetsburg

Wed 3-6-2019 777 Main St, Emmetsburg, IA 50536

(Emmetsburg)-Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig to present via Skype.

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Jackson City Council Hears Update On Trail Project; Approves Request For Partial Payment Of Accident Deductible For EMT

Wed 3-6-2019

The Jackson City Council Tuesday evening heard an update on plans for the Belmont Park Bike Trail Project.

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Cherokee Man Sentenced On Federal Meth Charges (1)

Wed 3-6-2019

A Cherokee man has been sentenced in federal court on meth charges.

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Jackson City Council Declares Local Snow Emergency; Limits Parking On One Side Of City Streets

Wed 3-6-2019

The Jackson City Council declared a local snow emergency at their meeting Tuesday evening.

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Spencer, Iowa Great Lakes Chambers To Hold Legislative Forums This Saturday (March 9th)

Wed 3-6-2019

The Spencer and Iowa Great Lakes Area Chambers of Commerce will hold legislative forums this Saturday.

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Several Bills That Could Have Far-Reaching Affects Clear Hurdles In The Iowa Legislature

Wed 3-6-2019

Several Bills That Could Have Far-Reaching Affects Clear Hurdles In The Iowa Legislature

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ILCC Alumni & Friends Association Seeking Nominations For Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni Award

Tue 3-5-2019

Iowa Lakes Community College's Alumni and Friends Association is seeking nominations for it's annual Jim Hall Outstanding Award

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NW Iowa Man Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Child Porn Charge

Tue 3-5-2019

A Storm Lake man has pleaded guilty in Federal Court to one count of receipt of child pornography.

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Plowing Crews Facing Almost Daily Battle Of Keeping Roads Open

Tue 3-5-2019

The harsh winter continues to pose some real challenges to keeping lesser traveled roads open.

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Registration underway for 2019 Summer Camps at Dickinson County Nature Center

Mon 3-4-2019 22785 Nature Center Road, Okoboji, Iowa

(Okoboji)- New Partnership with Kindermusik and Pearson Lakes Art Center to offer Rhythm of the Lands Camp.

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Dickinson Co. Authorities Looking For Semi & Driver Wanted In Hit And Run

Mon 3-4-2019

Dickinson county authorities are looking for the driver of a semi involved in a hit-and-run incident that occurred this past Thursday at Vick's Corner.

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Single Vehicle Rollover Results In Minor Injuries (2)

Mon 3-4-2019

Minor injuries were reported in a single vehicle crash early this (Mon.) morning in O'Brien county.

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Candidates Being Sought For 2019 Clay County Fair Queen

Mon 3-4-2019

The search is underway for candidates for this year's Clay County Fair Queen. The winner will be crowned April 28th and will preside over this year's Clay County Fair and will compete for title of State Fair Queen.

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NW Iowa Corridor Habitat For Humanity Looking For Partner Family In Its Latest Project

Mon 3-4-2019

The Northwest Iowa Corridor Habitat For Humanity is looking for a partner family for it's latest project. 

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Extreme Cold Causing Issues With Frozen Pipes

Mon 3-4-2019

We're hearing more and more reports of frozen pipes as a result of the extreme cold.

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Several NW Iowans Appointed By Gov. Kim Reynolds To Serve On Various State Boards & Commissions

Mon 3-4-2019

Several northwest Iowa residents have been appointed to various state boards and commissions by Governor Kim Reynolds.

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O'Brien County Authorities Investigating Stabbing Incident

Mon 3-4-2019

Authorities in O'Brien county are investigating a stabbing that took place Friday in Calumet.

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Iowa Lakes Community College to host 1st Annual Health Care Exploration Day March 9

Fri 3-1-2019 3200 College Drive, Emmetsburg, IA

(Emmetsburg)-Event open to High School Students in 5 County area who are interested in Health Care Professions.

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Two People From Sanborn Arrested On Clay County Warrants

Fri 3-1-2019

Two people from Sanborn wanted on Clay county warrants were taken into custody Tuesday night.

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Estherville Farm, Home & Living Show Going On This Weekend

Fri 3-1-2019

The Estherville Farm, Home and Living Show is going on this weekend at the Regional Wellness Center. 

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Semi Crash Results In Considerable Amount Of Property Damage (1)

Fri 3-1-2019

A considerable amount of property damage was reported when a semi overturned Tuesday evening in Palo Alto county.

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Woman Faces Several Charges In Connection With Two Separate Incidents

Fri 3-1-2019

A Curlew woman was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges following two separate incidents in Palo Alto county.

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Survey Suggests More Economic Growth For Midwest, Plains

Fri 3-1-2019

A new report says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index in February hit its highest level since September, signaling solid economic growth over the next three to six months for nine Midwest and Plains states.

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