News Archive

Traffic Stop Lands Man In Jail On Drug And Other Charges

Wed 3-31-2021

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released details into a traffic stop this past Saturday that resulted in the arrest of a Spencer man.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility In Iowa About To Drastically Expand

Wed 3-31-2021

Governor Kim Reynolds announced today (Wed.) effective next week, the eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine will expand even further, with just about everyone being made eligible.

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Local Ag Expert: Planters Could Start Rolling In Some Fields Early Next Week

Wed 3-31-2021

Soil temperatures are still too cold as of now for any spring planting, but with warmer temperatures in the forecast, that will soon likely change.

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We Now Know Who The Winner Is Of This Year's IGL Rotary Car Drop Contest

Wed 3-31-2021

It's Jon Collins of Milford.

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D.O.T Officials Give Further Details Into Planned Improvements For Hwy 71 Through The Lakes Corridor

Wed 3-31-2021

The Iowa Department of Transportation Tuesday hosted an online public informational meeting to further explain plans to resurface and make some changes to Highway 71 through the lakes corridor.

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Registration getting underway for STEM Fest and Summer Camps through Dickinson County ISU Extension

Tue 3-30-2021 1600 15th Street Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-STEM & The Arts to be held at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory April 24

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Assault Investigation At A Business Near Sioux Rapids Sends One Person To Jail

Tue 3-30-2021

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to M & C Anderson Pullets regarding an assault that had taken place

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Portion Of Rohr Street Near Oar's Campground In Arnolds Park To Be Closed For Paving Beginning April 5th

Tue 3-30-2021

The closure is located between the intersection with Oak Street and Sandy Lane.

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Man Pleads Guilty To Driving Under Influence In A 2019 Crash That Claimed The Life Of Another Man

Tue 3-30-2021

The charge against 42-year-old Joshua Mahler stems from a crash in 2019 in O'Brien county that claimed the life of another man and injured two children.

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Another Reminder Of A Public Informational Meeting This (Tues.) Evening Regarding Reconstruction Of Hwy 71 Through The Lakes Corridor

Tue 3-30-2021

It starts at 5:30 pm and will be held virtually through a link at the Iowa Department of Transportation's website.

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Iowa Great Lakes officially Ice Free

Mon 3-29-2021 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Last ice on West Okoboji went out on Monday

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Royal Man Arrested Following A Brief Pursuit Early This (Monday) Morning In Clay County

Mon 3-29-2021

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says a deputy on patrol near Royal observed a vehicle turn westbound on to 410th Street from 150th Avenue.

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Woman Dies Of Injuries Sustained In House Fire

Mon 3-29-2021

The Everly Fire Department was called around 3:20 pm Tuesday to 306 North Ocheyedan.

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Two Minnesota Men On Drug Charges

Mon 3-29-2021

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office says a deputy in Armstrong observed suspicious behavior in the Casey's General Store and saw the suspects get into a vehicle.

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Suspect Arrested In Alleged Theft Of Money From An Armstrong Convenience Store

Mon 3-29-2021

Emmet county authorities say they've made an arrest following an investigation into a report of money missing from the Casey's General Store in Armstrong.

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Spencer Jaycees To Hold Easter Egg Hunt This Saturday (April 3rd)

Mon 3-29-2021

Tara Brown of the Spencer Jaycees says it will be held at the Clay County Fairgrounds, enter through Gate C. She says it's open to kids ages 1 to 11

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Gillnetting Operations Getting Underway Once Again On Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 3-29-2021

Kim Hawkins of the DNR tells KUOO news they got started this past Friday.

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Everly Man Accused Of Choking And Strangulating His Girlfriend

Mon 3-29-2021

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called around 1:00 pm Sunday to the 500 block of East St. Mary's Street in Everly after getting a report of an assault.

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Communities Awarded Grants Through 2021 Paint Iowa Beautiful Program

Mon 3-29-2021

It's a collaborative effort between Diamond Vogel paint and the Keep Iowa Beautiful program.

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Dickinson County Announces Weed Policy For 2021 Season

Mon 3-29-2021

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors last week adopted the county's policy for noxious weeds. County Weed Commissioner Douglas Todey (Todd-ee) told the board it's pretty much unchanged from last year

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3 Arrests Made in July 2020 Death of Infant in Sheldon

Sat 3-27-2021

Three northwest Iowans are charged in connection with the death of a five-month-old child last summer in Sheldon.  

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Congressman Randy Feenstra Makes A Stop In The Iowa Great Lakes

Fri 3-26-2021

Fifth District Congressman Randy Feenstra made a stop today (Fri.) at Parks Marina where he learned about that business' solar energy system.

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Okoboji Blue Water Festival to feature Keynote Speaker Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Fri 3-26-2021 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Distinguished Group of Speakers to be featured at August Event 

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Spencer ADA Council Produces Videos To Increase Disability Awareness Among Youth

Fri 3-26-2021

Tom Rutt of the city of Spencer's ADA Council says prior to COVID, they would physically go out to the schools. Now, he says they're getting the message out through some videos they've produced with the help of Spencer Municipal Utilities.

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Okoboji High School Principal Brian Downing Named Iowa Secondary Principal Of The Year

Fri 3-26-2021

Downing tells KUOO news he's very flattered with the recognition.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week In Iowa Concludes With Final Topic Being Flooding

Fri 3-26-2021

Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret says flash floods can be especially dangerous. Yet he says it's one of the elements of severe weather most people seem to take for granted

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SMU Receives National Award For Electrical Safety

Fri 3-26-2021

The Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2020 was presented by the Public Power Association.

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Spirit Lake Attorney To Judgeship

Fri 3-26-2021

Governor Kim Reynolds has appointed Spirit Lake attorney John Sandy as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3A.

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Colbie Caillat to headline Okoboji Blue Water Festival August 7

Thu 3-25-2021 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to be Keynote Speaker at Water Quality event

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Former Manager Of A NW Iowa Grain Cooperative Sentenced To Three Months In Jail In Grain Blending Scheme

Thu 3-25-2021

76-year-old Kenneth Ehrp of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

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Local Ag Expert Gives Outlook For Farm Income

Thu 3-25-2021

Area ag producers are looking ahead to the upcoming growing season with a lot of optimism, not only as far as growing conditions, but also as to what may happen with farm income.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week In Iowa Rolls On With Today's (Thurs.) Topic On Being Prepared

Thu 3-25-2021

Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret says there are things we should be doing now, before the season starts.

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RSVP Volunteer connects with Student through Art

Wed 3-24-2021 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Volunteers have been unable to meet in person with Students since the start of the Pandemic

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Iowa Lakes Community College Establishes Scholarship In Memory Of Conservation Officer Steve Reighard

Wed 3-24-2021

The scholarship was made possible by numerous donations from friends, family and community members.

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Local Ag Official Says Recent Rain Will Go A Long Way Toward Helping Replenish Depleted Subsoil Moisture

Wed 3-24-2021

Jim Nesseth of Extended Ag Services of Lakefield says it couldn't come at a better time

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Tourism Officials In Iowa Great Lakes Are Extremely Optimistic About Prospects For Upcoming Season

Wed 3-24-2021

Rebecca Peters of Okoboji Tourism tells KUOO news they're seeing extremely encouraging results from a marketing campaign they've been running outside of the area

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Named One Of The 20 Rural And Community Hospitals In The Country

Wed 3-24-2021

Lakes Regional Healthcare was recently named a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital by the Chartis Center For Rural Health, which means LRH is among the top 20 in that top 100 list.

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City Of Estherville To Begin Picking Up Yard Waste Monday, April 5th

Wed 3-24-2021

The city of Estherville will collect yard waste on Mondays beginning Monday, April 5th continuing through Monday, May 3rd.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Topic For Wednesday Is On Tornadoes

Wed 3-24-2021

Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret tells us about the protocol for sounding sirens when a tornado warning is issued

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Osceola County Authorities Release Name Of Man Killed In A Hit And Run Collision

Wed 3-24-2021

The victim is identified as 19-year-old Tyler James Wills of Sioux Falls.

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SL City Council Hires Engineering Firm To Draw Up Specs For New Street Light Poles

Wed 3-24-2021

30 foot street light poles on Highways 9 & 71 through Spirit Lake are about to be replaced.

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City Of Okoboji To Begin 2021 Curbside Yard Waste Pick Up March 31st

Tue 3-23-2021

City Administrator Michael Meyers says grass clippings, leaves and brush must be placed in 30-gallon paper bags or marked containers for curbside pickup.

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Two Emmet County Fire Departments Battle Wildland Fire

Tue 3-23-2021

The Wallingford and Ringsted Fire Departments spent about three hours battling the fire, which was being fanned by a strong wind.

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MnDOT To Do Some Aerial Photography Work In Southern Minnesota

Tue 3-23-2021

The affected locations include Highway 15 from Fairmont to the Iowa state line and Highway 71 from Interstate 90 through Jackson to the Iowa state line.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Discuss DD 15; Award Bids On Courthouse Roofing, Telephone System & Board Meeting Room Projects

Tue 3-23-2021

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) approved a preliminary engineer's report for a main ditch clean out for Drainage District 15, just south of Lake Park.

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Pace Of COVID-19 Vaccinations In Dickinson County Continues To Ramp Up

Tue 3-23-2021

Katy Burke of Dickinson County Public Health gave an update at today's (Tues.) Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Spirit Lake Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Two People On Drug Charges (1)

Tue 3-23-2021

A traffic stop Friday at the intersection of 35th Street and Sunner Avenue in Spirit Lake resulted in the arrests of two people.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Continues With Tuesday's Focus On Warnings

Tue 3-23-2021

Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret says it's important to have a plan in place and even more so to actually implement it when a severe thunderstorm or even a tornado warning is issued

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Milford City Council Discusses DD 50 Project; Hears Update On Millstone Park

Tue 3-23-2021

The Milford City Council Monday evening talked about concerns they have over proposed improvements to drainage district 50, a portion of which lies within city limits.

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Avera Home Medical Equipment To Open New Store At Lakes Regional Healthcare Campus

Mon 3-22-2021

LRH President and CEO Jason Harrington tells KUOO news the new 2,500 square foot store will be located in the former Lakes Family Practice clinic space on the northwest corner of the hospital's campus.

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Rotary Car Drop Contest Is History For Another Year

Mon 3-22-2021

The Iowa Great Lakes Rotary car has gone through the ice for another year, and while contest organizers know who bought the lucky ticket, they aren't releasing the person's name yet.

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Today (Mon.) Marks The Kick Off Of Severe Weather Awareness Week In Iowa

Mon 3-22-2021

Special themes have been assigned to each day through the week, with today's (Mon.) being severe thunderstorms.

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This Week Is "Poison Prevention Week"

Mon 3-22-2021

A spokesperson with the Iowa Poison Control Center in Sioux City says it's a good time to look under our kitchen sinks and storage areas when it comes to cleaners, medicine, and materials that may fall into younger hands. 

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Two People On Drug Charges

Sun 3-21-2021

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says the driver, 40-year-old Anton Alsip and a passenger, 34-year-old Pablo Marchessini, both of Sibley, were allegedly found to be in possession of two controlled substances. 

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Okoboji Summer Theatre Announces In Face Book Post Productions Will Resume This Summer

Sun 3-21-2021

The post says, however, there will be some major changes because of the ongoing pandemic.

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Jackson County Crash Claims A Life

Sat 3-20-2021

Authorities in southwest Minnesota have released details into a single vehicle crash Friday in Jackson county that claimed the life of a St. James man and injured another person.

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IGL Rotary Car Goes Through The Ice On Smith's Bay

Sat 3-20-2021

After days of leaning precariously, the Iowa Great Lakes Rotary car officially became completely submerged Saturday on Smith's Bay.

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Lake Park Man Arrested On Charges Stemming From A Fatal UTV Crash Last Year In Osceola County

Sat 3-20-2021

Charges have been filed against a Lake Park man in connection with a crash last year of a utility side by side vehicle in Osceola county that claimed the life of a passenger.

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Traffic Results In Arrest Of Sibley Man On Multiple Charges

Fri 3-19-2021

A Sibley man was arrested on multiple charges following a traffic stop Wednesday at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 8th Street in Sibley.

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Osceola County Traffic Stop Lands A Colorado Man In Jail On Drug Charges

Fri 3-19-2021

A traffic stop Wednesday on Highway 60 near exit 53 in Osceola county resulted in the arrest of a Colorado man on several drug charges. 

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Car Vs. School Bus Collision Claims The Life Of A 9-Year-Old Child

Fri 3-19-2021

According to the ISP's crash report, 9-year-old Jessica Yeaman of Inwood, Iowa was killed in a crash Friday morning when the car she was a passenger in rear-ended a school bus for the West Lyon Community School District.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces return of Maddie Poppe July 2 at the Roof Garden

Fri 3-19-2021 243 West Broadway Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-American Idol winner is an Iowa Native

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Dickinson County Employee Charged With Nonfelonious Misconduct In Office & Fraudulent Practice

Fri 3-19-2021

A worker in the Dickinson County Treasurer's Office is facing some legal trouble.

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Spirit Lake Man Wins $10,000 In Iowa Lottery Game

Fri 3-19-2021

Sam Wedeking won the prize playing the “Extreme Green Progressive” InstaPlay game.

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Dickinson County Emergency Management Changes Procedure Used For Testing Some Of The County's Outdoor Warning Sirens

Fri 3-19-2021

Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret tells KUOO news the change effects some sirens that recently received some technology upgrades.

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Osceola County Authorities Investigating Fatal Hit & Run Collision

Fri 3-19-2021

The Sheriff's Office says it received a 911 call around 9:00 pm Thursday regarding a body that lying on the roadway on 170th Street, about two miles west of Sibley.

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Lawmakers Working On Tax Benefits For Emergency Responders

Fri 3-19-2021

A bill under consideration in the Iowa Senate calls for a big increase in the state income tax credit for volunteer firefighters, E-M-Ts, and reserve law enforcement.

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Applications Being Accepted For 2021 Clay County Fair Queen Contest

Fri 3-19-2021

Females between the ages of 16 and 21 by August 11th may apply.

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Longtime NW Iowa Gynecological Surgeon Joining Avera Medical Group Spencer

Fri 3-19-2021

Dr. Brian Wilson will have a clinic office on the second floor of the Spencer Medical Arts Building beginning the first of the month.

 

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Spirit Lake Music Boosters holding Spring Fundraiser

Thu 3-18-2021 2701 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Club was unable to hold their major fundraiser due to COVID-19 this year

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Man Wanted By Numerous Counties On Multiple Warrants Taken Into Custody

Thu 3-18-2021

A man wanted by authorities in several northwest Iowa counties on multiple warrants has been taken into custody.

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ISU Extension Dickinson County Offering Series Of Informational Programs

Thu 3-18-2021

Human Sciences and Master Gardner Coordinator Susan Boettcher says one of those is titled “On Their Own and Okay” and is geared toward younger people.

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Cardinal Field In Spencer To Get A Facelift

Thu 3-18-2021

A baseball field in Spencer that hasn't been played on for quite some time is getting some new life.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to present Rock the Roof featuring Rock a La Carte March 18

Wed 3-17-2021 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Tickets available online and at the door at the Roof Garden Thursday evening

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Test Iowa Clinic At LRH To Close April 16th; Online COVID-19 Questionnaire Being Discontinued March 22nd

Wed 3-17-2021

Jennifer Gustafson of LRH says the number of people utilizing the Test Iowa clinic has continued to decline recently

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Seven Cases Of U.K. COVID-19 Variant Confirmed In Plymouth County; Dickinson County Sees Increase In COVID-19 Cases In Recent Days

Wed 3-17-2021

Iowa health officials have confirmed seven cases of the U.K. COVID-19 variant in Plymouth County.

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Sioux Rapids Man Charged In A Dickinson County Stabbing Pleads To Lesser Charge In Plea Deal

Wed 3-17-2021

Darrell Pounds was charged in the stabbing of 22-year-old Troy Peterson at a residence in Milford.

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Improvements Planned For First Promenade Arch At Arnolds Park

Wed 3-17-2021

Michele Goodenow, Executive Director of Imagine Iowa Great Lakes, says LED lighting is being installed in the arch, which will light the signage for the entrance to the Arnolds Park Amusement Park property.

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City Of Estherville Awarded Funding To Assist With Road Projects In An Industrial Park

Wed 3-17-2021

The funding is through the Iowa Department of Transportation's RISE, or Reinvest In Iowa's Sound Economy program.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Putting Together Worker Recruitment Videos

Wed 3-17-2021

A new campaign to assist area businesses and industries looking to hire additional personnel is getting underway.

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City Officials In Estherville Say They're Pleased With The High Level Of Participation In A Community Housing Survey

Wed 3-17-2021

Data from a housing survey in Estherville has been gathered and is in the process of being analyzed. 

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Three Vehicle Collision In SW Minnesota Injures Minneapolis Man

Wed 3-17-2021

One person was injured in a three vehicle accident on Highway 60 near Mountain Lake yesterday afternoon.

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Spencer City Council Tables Bid On Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

Wed 3-17-2021

The engineer's estimate was $3.275 million. Only one bid was received and it came in well over that

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Man Pulled Over For Speeding Also Faces Drug Charges

Wed 3-17-2021

A traffic stop back on March 11th on Highway 9 west of Armstrong resulted in the arrest of an Armstrong man.

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Mexican Man Living In Storm Lake Sentenced For Illegally Reentering The U.S.

Wed 3-17-2021

A Mexican man who had been living in Storm Lake has been sentenced for illegally reentering the U.S after having been deported twice previously.

 

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Emmetsburg's 61st St. Patrick's Day Celebration to be held March 18-21 this year

Tue 3-16-2021 1001 Broadway Emmetsburg , IA

(Emmetsburg)-Social Distancing and Masks encouraged during festivities

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Carbon Monoxide Leak Results In Evacuation Of Clay County Administration Building

Tue 3-16-2021

A carbon monoxide leak resulted in the evacuation this (Tues.) morning of the Clay County Administration Building. 

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Spirit Lake Community Schools Unveil Recently Completed Improvements At Elementary & Middle Schools

Tue 3-16-2021

The improvements were completed in about a year's time, and it happened during a pandemic. But Superintendent Dr. David Smith says the multi-faceted project was a huge success given the challenges.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Looking At Establishing Committee To Establish IRVM Guidelines

Tue 3-16-2021

Supervisor Steve Clark represents the supervisors on the Conservation Board. He says action taken last year to remove a stretch of 252nd Avenue from the program after some nearby property owners complained may affect the program's future

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Jackson Man (1)

Tue 3-16-2021

A Jackson man was injured in a one vehicle rollover north of Jackson early this (Tuesday) morning.

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E'Ville City Council Approves Development Agreement For Apartment Building Project; Approves Citywide Cleanup Days

Mon 3-15-2021

The proposed construction of a new 64 unit apartment complex in Estherville has cleared another hurdle.

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Lutheran Lakeside Camp Awarded Funding Through Alliant Energy's Branching Out Program

Mon 3-15-2021

Alliant Energy's Branching Out program has awarded more than $200,000 in grants to assist cities and other entities in planting new trees.

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Applications being accepted for the STEM BEST Program

Mon 3-15-2021 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Program brings Schools and Businesses together to provide workplace experience for Students

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State And Local Authorities Plan To Step Up Traffic Enforcement For St. Patrick's Day

Mon 3-15-2021

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says state and local officers will be focusing on seatbelt usage and impaired driving as part of their yearlong campaign to reduce traffic fatalities in the state.

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Minor Damage Reported In Roof Fire

Mon 3-15-2021

Minor damage was reported Sunday when a fire broke out on the east side of the roof of the South T Motel in Spencer.

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Major Changes Planned For Highway 71 In Portions Of The Lakes Corridor; Public Informational Meeting Set For March 30th

Mon 3-15-2021

Dakin Schultz, a planner with the Iowa Department of Transportation's regional office in Sioux City tells KUOO news it's part of a major reconstruction of the thoroughfare through the lakes corridor between East View Avenue in Okoboji and 202nd Street in Arnolds Park.

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Man Pleads Guilty In Palo Alto County Murder Case

Sun 3-14-2021

A man charged in the death of a Washington, Iowa man who's body was found last summer in Virgin Lake near Ruthven has pled guilty in the case.

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Controlled Burn Of Structure On Okoboji Bible Conference Grounds Provides Valuable Training For Arnolds Park-Okoboji Firefighters

Sat 3-13-2021

APO Fire Chief Chris Yungbluth says the training is especially valuable for the newer members on the department.

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Registration underway for Family Nature Night to be held March 26

Fri 3-12-2021 22785 Nature Center Rd,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Event to be held at new Maser Monarch Lodge

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Further Rolls Back COVID Restrictions

Fri 3-12-2021

Beginning Monday, bars and restaurants can go up to 75 percent capacity, fitness centers and pools can allow 50 percent capacity, and entertainment venues can have half capacity with up to 250 customers.  

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Iowa DNR Schedules Additional Prescribed Burns In The Region

Fri 3-12-2021

The burns are done to improve wildlife habitat, control invasive plant species, and maintain native plant communities.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Announces Appointment To Fill District Court Judgeship In Judicial Election District 2B

Fri 3-12-2021

Governor Kim Reynolds has announced her appointment of Jennifer Miller as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 2B.

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Emmet County Public Health & Estherville Pharmacy To Hold Large COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Saturday

Fri 3-12-2021

Emmet County Public Health and Estherville Pharmacy are teaming for the clinic, which will be held for any patient in the previous tiers 1A or 1B or anyone 16 and older with a health condition defined by the CDC as having a greater risk of severe COVID-19 disease.

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State Training To Result In Closure Of Dickinson Co. Treasurer's Tax & Motor Vehicle Office Between 10:30 AM & 11:30 AM March 16 & 18th

Thu 3-11-2021

The Dickinson County Treasurer's Tax and Motor Vehicle Office will be closed between 10:30 am and 11:30 am Tuesday, March 16th and again on Thursday, March 18th.

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Iowa Senate Committee Votes To Phase Out State Inheritance Tax

Thu 3-11-2021

A bill passed by Republicans on an Iowa Senate committee would phase out the state inheritance tax. 

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Man Charged In Stabbing In 2019 At A Spirit Lake Convenience Store Pleads Guilty

Thu 3-11-2021

Teangelo Grice entered the plea back on March 2nd of this year to charges of attempted murder and domestic assault, 3rd or subsequent offense.

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Truck Vs Pedestrian Collision Claims Life Of A Woman

Thu 3-11-2021

A Windom woman was killed in a truck-pedestrian accident early yesterday (Wednesday) morning in Windom.

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Suspect Wanted In January, 2020 Burglary At The JC Penney Store In Spencer Taken Into Custody

Thu 3-11-2021

Spencer police requested arrest warrants for 61-year-old Michael Loring of Phoenix, Arizona back on June 16th of last year as the result of an investigation into the incident.

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Planned Improvements For A Park At Pillsbury Point To Get Boost From Imagine Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 3-11-2021

John Frankin of Imagine Iowa Great Lakes told the Arnolds Park City Council Wednesday evening they have agreed to reimburse the city $90,000 for the project.

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Spirit Lake Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Federal Prison On Child Porn Charge

Wed 3-10-2021

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 65-year-old Paul Hicks was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty in September of last year to one count of possession of child pornography. 

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Governor Kim Reynolds Announces Formation Of Task Force To Address Worsening Shortage Of Childcare In The State

Wed 3-10-2021

An already critical shortage of childcare in Iowa has gotten even worse since the pandemic and has been identified as a major impediment by the Governor's Economic Advisory Board.

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Sioux Central Enters Strategic Partnership With BVU

Wed 3-10-2021

The partnership will give Sioux Central teachers a chance to obtain a masters degree and more.

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Bill That Would Do Away With Requirement That License Plates Be Attached To Front Bumpers Of Some Vehicles Clears Iowa Senate

Wed 3-10-2021

A bill approved in the Iowa Senate would remove the requirement that license plates be attached to the front bumpers of some vehicles.

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Two Vehicle Collision West Of Milford Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 3-10-2021

The Iowa State Patrol says 20-year-old Johannah McKibben of Mapleton was driving a 2010 Buick westbound on County Road A-34 when she pulled into the path of a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado driven by 77-year-old Dennis Nurse of Hartley, who was northbound on County Road M-27.

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Okoboji Council Adopts Budget For Upcoming Fiscal Year; Expands The Lakeshore Drive Project To Include Some Work On Country Club Drive

Wed 3-10-2021

The Okoboji City Council Tuesday evening adopted a budget for the upcoming fiscal year following a public hearing that drew no comments.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to present Dickinson County All School Art Show March 12-April 17

Tue 3-9-2021 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Center will also feature works of younger students as part of Youth Art Month 

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Additional Information Released Into A Crash Sunday In Spirit Lake

Tue 3-9-2021

The Iowa State Patrol has released additional details into a crash that took place Sunday near Lewis Drug in Spirit Lake.

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Orleans Water Leak Expands In Scope

Tue 3-9-2021

Mayor Bill Maas says as a result, Orleans water customers living north of St. Margaret's Cemetery on the West Side of Big Spirit Lake may temporarily experience an interruption in service this (Tues.) afternoon.

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No Injuries Reported In Semi Trailer Rollover

Tue 3-9-2021

No injuries were reported Monday when a semi left the road in Palo Alto county.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Again Discuss Sign Regulations; Bump Up Swan Lake Culvert Project

Tue 3-9-2021

There was additional discussion this (Tues.) morning by the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors into a recommendation from the county's Planning and Zoning Commission that would limit signs to one per parcel.

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Recognized As A Top 100 Rural And Community Hospital For Third Year In A Row

Tue 3-9-2021

The assessment is based on several factors, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial efficiency.

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Spencer Woman Sustains Minor Injuries After A Vehicle She Was Driving Collided With A Deer

Tue 3-9-2021

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Kayla Farrell of Spencer was driving a 2012 GMC Terrane northbound on Highway 60 when she collided with the animal.

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Milford City Council Adopts Ordinance Revisions; Approves Vacating Unused Alley

Mon 3-8-2021

One does away with licensing requirements for dog owners; another removes council approval of members serving on the Fire Department; while yet another makes a change to the city's dangerous and/or vicious animals ordinance.

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Milford City Council Awards Bid On Major Street Project

Mon 3-8-2021

The council awarded the low bid of a little more than a million dollars on the P Avenue project to Beck Excavating of Spirit Lake.

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Water Main Leak to cause intermittent service for some Residents in the City of Orleans

Mon 3-8-2021 Orleans,Ia

(Orleans)-Residents in the area of 240th Street south of Templar Park could be affected

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Congressman Randy Feenstra Selected To Serve On Two House Ag Subcommittees

Mon 3-8-2021

Fourth District Congressman Randy Feenstra of Hull says he's been selected to serve on two House Agriculture Subcommittees, including the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture and Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.

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Pursuit Sunday Ends In Crash In Spirit Lake; Details Still Sketchy

Mon 3-8-2021

The Iowa State Patrol tells KUOO news it stemmed from a pursuit initiated by the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office.

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Interim Director Of IDPH Says Every Adult Iowan Should Be Able To Get COVID Vaccinations By End Of May

Mon 3-8-2021

I-D-P-H Interim Director Kelly Garcia says she believes there will be enough vaccines to get that done. 

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Man Wanted For Violation Of Probation Taken Into Custody

Mon 3-8-2021

A man wanted for violating terms of his probation was taken into custody this past Saturday.

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Iowa Rock 'N Roll Music Association Announces Two New Board Members

Mon 3-8-2021

They are Jeff VerSteeg, a CPA from Estherville, and Jill Brees Barr, a northwest Iowa native who serves as Project Coordinator at Seasons Center for Behavioral Health.

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A Number Of Public Hearings Are On The Docket For This (Monday 3/08) Evening's Milford City Council Meeting

Mon 3-8-2021

One pertains to a major street project the city plans to undertake this spring and summer. 

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Some Motor Vehicle-Related Extensions Remain In Place Following Gov. Kim Reynolds Latest Update Of Proclamation Of Disaster Emergency

Mon 3-8-2021

Two state motor vehicle-related extensions remain in place after Governor Kim Reynolds last week updated her Proclamation of Disaster Emergency related to COVID-19.

 

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No Injuries Reported After Vehicle Crashes In A Field

Sun 3-7-2021

Two people escaped injury Friday when a vehicle crashed in a field in Clay county.

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ISU Extension & Outreach To Hold Additional Informational Meetings This Week On The Farm Bill

Sun 3-7-2021

Gary Wright of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach says they'll be held Tuesday (March 9th) at 9:30 am in the Community Room at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds, and Thursday (March 11th) at 9:30 am at Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

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Fire Early Sunday Morning Heavily Damages House On East Side Of East Lake Okoboji

Sun 3-7-2021

Chief Pat Daly says they responded around 4:20 am to a house fire at 15540 250th Avenue, or County Road M56, on the East side of East Lake Okoboji

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Iowa Department of Public Health expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine

Fri 3-5-2021 2301 Hwy 71 South Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Starting Monday vaccine distribution can begin to those 64 and younger with medical conditions 

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Imagine Iowa Great Lakes announces Call for Artists and Locations in Painted Furniture Project

Fri 3-5-2021 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Artists will be commissioned to paint furniture during Art in the Park

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Remsen Woman charged with Insurance Fraud

Fri 3-5-2021 Remsen,IA

(Remsen)-Investigation stemmed from claims on two collisions in 2019

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Le Mars Man sentenced to more than 3 years in Federal Prison

Fri 3-5-2021 Sioux City, IA

(Sioux City)-Jacobs entered guilty plea in September 2020 

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Iowa DNR to start Annual Spring Burning

Fri 3-5-2021 Spencer,Ia

(Spencer)-Annual burning helps to improve habitat and control invasive plant species

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19 year old Spencer Man faces numerous charges after Officers respond to report of Suspicious Vehicle in Dickens

Thu 3-4-2021 Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Choac arrested after incident Wednesday 

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Elk sighted in Iowa Great Lakes area on Tuesday

Thu 3-4-2021 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Elk was spotted crossing highway near Vick's Corner

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Iowa Workforce Development adds Remote & Work From Home Jobs to Website

Thu 3-4-2021

(Des Moines)-New section created in response to more individuals working from home during Pandemic

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Youth in Philanthropy Students continue to fundraise toward their goal of $55.000 for the 2021 YIP Grant Season

Thu 3-4-2021 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Students are able to raise funds through the end of March

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Dickinson County Health Officials have received Thousands of online COVID Questionnaires

Thu 3-4-2021 2301 Hwy 71 South Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Officials working to determine most vulnerable residents

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Bank Midwest earns 2021 Top Workplaces USA Award

Wed 3-3-2021 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)- Award issued by Energage, an organization that develops solutions to build and brand Top Workplaces

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Farm Program deadline for Enrollment is March 15

Wed 3-3-2021

(Lakefield, MN)-USDA's Spring Price for Crop Insurance set March 1

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Clay County Board of Health lifts Mask Mandate

Wed 3-3-2021 Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Health Officials are reminding citizens that many businesses and organizations still require masks

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Dickinson County Public Health to hold Vaccination Clinics during the week of March 8

Wed 3-3-2021 2323 Highway 71 South, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Health Officials hoping to ensure vaccination of County's most vulnerable residents during clinics

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Clay County Authorities Arrest Suspect In High Speed Pursuit That Took Place Back In January

Tue 3-2-2021

Clay County Authorities Arrest Suspect In High Speed Pursuit That Took Place Back In January

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Dickinson County Supervisors Approve Re-Zoning, Consider Clarifications To Various Portions Of Zoning Ordinance

Tue 3-2-2021

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved the rezoning of some land between the south city limits of Milford and Old Town from residential to commercial.

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Lake Park Man Sentenced to more than 2 Years in Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Tue 3-2-2021 Sioux City, IA

(Sioux City)-Dustin Noble received the prison term on Friday after entering guilty plea in October of 2020 

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Okoboji Schools celebrating Respect Week through March 5

Tue 3-2-2021 901 H Ave, Milford, IA

(Milford)-Unified Champion School program emphasizes inclusion of all students

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Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire & Rescue retrieve Ranger Passengers after Icy Mishap near Ft. Dodge Point

Tue 3-2-2021 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Officials urge caution on ice with rapidly changing conditions due to warmer weather

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Armstrong Official charged with Corruption Pleads Guilty

Tue 3-2-2021 Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Staton entered her plea Monday in Emmet County District Court

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Estherville City Council Awards Bid On Street Projects, Re-Visits Rezoning For Apartment Building Project

Mon 3-1-2021

The Estherville City Council Monday evening awarded a bid on several street projects to be done in the upcoming spring and summer months. 

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Storm Lake Man taken into Custody on Several Drug related charges

Mon 3-1-2021 (Storm Lake, IA)

(Storm Lake)-Warrants stemmed from a traffic stop in September of 2020

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Clay County Sheriff's Office releases information on arrest of Michael Homan

Mon 3-1-2021 Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Warrants were issued last year in connection with an alleged incident in 2012

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Spencer Flagfest and Sesquicentennial Committee announce Call for Entries in Period Clothing Contest

Mon 3-1-2021 Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Video entries now being accepted

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Tyson Foods offering free COVID-19 Vaccination to Front Line Workers

Mon 3-1-2021 Storm Lake, Ia

(Storm Lake)-Company expects vaccinate some 13,000 workers this week

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Estherville Man arrested on Multiple Charges including Kidnapping and Sexual Abuse

Mon 3-1-2021 Spencer,Ia

(Spencer)-Hunter Gentry charged with Kidnapping, Sexual Abuse and Enticing a Minor

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park announces 2021 Live at the Lake Concert Series

Mon 3-1-2021 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Outdoor Concert Series to kick off June 5 with Free Fallin'

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