News Archive

Estherville Police Arrest Suspect Wanted For Domestic Abuse

Sat 4-29-2017

Estherville police say a man wanted on warrants for domestic abuse has been arrested.

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Girls Night Out in Jackson May 3

Fri 4-28-2017

(Jackson, MN)-Proceeds benefit Southwest Crisis Center, Jackson County Food 4 Kids and Chemotherapy Bags.

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Spirit Lake Post Master Retiring

Fri 4-28-2017

Today (Fri.) marks the end of an era at the Spirit Lake Post Office. It's the last day on the job for Post Master Jack Daniels.

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Estherville Police Looking For Suspect Wanted In Domestic Abuse Incidents

Fri 4-28-2017

The Estherville Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a suspect wanted on domestic abuse charges.

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Ashton Resident Arrested On Clay County Warrants

Fri 4-28-2017

An Ashton resident already in jail now faces additional charges.

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Spencer Man Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges

Fri 4-28-2017

Authorities have released details into a traffic stop last Saturday that resulted in multiple drug charges being filed against a Spencer man.

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Chris Isaak, Eric Burdon and The Animals to play 2017 Bluewater Festival

Fri 4-28-2017

Plans are being finalized for this year's Bluewater Festival Friday and Saturday, August 11th and 12th at Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park.

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Task Force Investigation Results In Arrest Of Sherburn Man On Drug Charges

Fri 4-28-2017

An investigation by the Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force has resulted in drug charges against a Sherburn man.

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SL Council Considers Revisions To Dock Permit Regulations

Thu 4-27-2017

The city of Spirit Lake is thinking about making some revisions to its regulations pertaining to the issuance of permits for docks that are on city-owned accesses.

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Wings & Wetlands Youth Events Planned at Lost Island Nature Center

Wed 4-26-2017

(Ruthven)-Youth who register by May 1 receive free T-shirt.

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Dollar General Store Under Construction In Milford

Wed 4-26-2017

Dollar General is constructing a new store on Highway 71 on the north edge of Milford.

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Trial For SL Man Accused Of Firing A Gun Toward A Neighbor Is Delayed

Wed 4-26-2017

Trial for a Spirit Lake man accused of firing a gun at a neighbor has been pushed back to July 18th, with a pre-trial conference set for July 10th in Dickinson County District Court. Scott Sidles was charged with attempted murder, intimidation with a dangerous weapon and willful injury.

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SL Tree Planting Event Rescheduled For May 10th

Wed 4-26-2017

A tree planting event along a stretch of the Dickinson County Recreational Trail in Spirit Lake that was planned for today (Wed.) had to be postponed due to the weather.

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Local Farmer In Running For $10,000 Donation To HLP FFA Chapter

Wed 4-26-2017

A Harris farmer and the Harris Lake Park FFA chapter of the National FFA Organization need your help to make a difference in the community.

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Woman Already In Jail Faces Additional Charge

Wed 4-26-2017

A Spencer woman already in the Clay county jail now faces an additional charge.

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Hartley Woman Faces Several Charges Following Alleged Incident In Spencer

Wed 4-26-2017

A Hartley woman was arrested on numerous charges Tuesday as the result of an incident in spencer.

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SL Council Takes Step That Will Result In City Retiring 94.6% Of Its Debt In 10 Years

Wed 4-26-2017

Some good financial news for the city of Spirit Lake.

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Collision On Hwy 60 In Jackson County Injures Two

Wed 4-26-2017

A two-vehicle collision late yesterday (Tues.) afternoon at the intersection of Highway 60 and a county road northeast of Brewster in Jackson county sent two people to the hospital.

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Traffic Stop On Hwy 60 In Osceola County Results In Several Arrests

Wed 4-26-2017

A traffic stop Sunday on Highway 60 in Osceola county resulted in multiple arrests.

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Area Businesses participating in Denim Day April 26

Tue 4-25-2017

(Estherville)-Campaign aims to prevent abuse through education and awareness.

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Local Implement Dealer Reports Theft Of UTV

Tue 4-25-2017

A local implement dealership is reporting the theft of a UTV.

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Chamber Officials Issue Alert Over Apparent Phone Scam

Tue 4-25-2017

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce says it's getting reports of calls being made to area businesses from someone purporting to be with the entity, asking for information to update a data base.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hold Hearing On Manure Management Plan Amendment

Tue 4-25-2017

A public hearing on an amended manure management plan for the application of 3,900 gallons of hog manure per acre on an additional 80 acres of land about two miles southeast of Terril was held at this (Tues.) morning's Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Milford City Council Approves Professional Services Agreements For 3rd Phase Of "H" Avenue Project

Tue 4-25-2017

The Milford city council last (Mon.) evening approved professional service agreements for the design of the sanitary and storm sewer portions of the 3rd phase of the “H” Avenue project, along with a proposal for soil testing for the same project.

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Humboldt Man Arrested On Charges After Traffic Stop In Clay County

Mon 4-24-2017

A Humboldt man faces several charges after a Clay County Sheriff's deputy clocked him going 90 mph on Highway 18.

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Polaris Industries To Phase Out Operations At Milford Plant

Mon 4-24-2017

Polaris Industries announced today (Mon.) it will be discontinuing manufacturing at its Milford plant and will be transferring production there to existing facilities in Huntsville, Alabama; Roseau, Minnesota and Anaheim, California.

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NW Iowa Man To Receive Special Recognition For Mentoring Youth

Mon 4-24-2017

A Storm Lake man is getting some special recognition. Buzz Paterson is one of five people from throughout the state to receive the 2017 Excellence in Mentoring Award.

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Accidental Shooting Injures Man

Mon 4-24-2017

A Little Rock man was injured in an accidental shooting early Sunday.

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I 90 Motorcycle Vs Deer Collision

Mon 4-24-2017

A Sioux Falls man was injured Saturday when a motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer on Interstate 90 near Worthington.

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Nearly Two Month Long Investigation Results In Two Arrests

Mon 4-24-2017

A nearly two month long investigation has resulted in charges against two women

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Pursuit Results In Arrest Of Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 4-24-2017

A Doon man faces multiple charges stemming from a pursuit Friday night in Lyon county.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Rock Rapids Man

Mon 4-24-2017

A single vehicle rollover shortly before 10:00 am Saturday in Lyon county injured a Rock Rapids man.

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Tom Gustafson's new book features Drone Photography of Okoboji

Fri 4-21-2017

(Spirit Lake)-Above Okoboji features stunning aerial views of Iowa Great Lakes.

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Earth Day and Science Event at Dickinson County Nature Center April 22

Fri 4-21-2017

(Okoboji)-Family-oriented event to include educational scavenger hunt.

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Investigation Into Report Of Suspicious Persons Results In Several Teens Being Cited For Curfew Violations

Fri 4-21-2017

Several juveniles have been cited with curfew violations stemming from an incident early Thursday in rural Clay county.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Woman Wanted On Warrants

Fri 4-21-2017

A Hartley woman wanted on warrants was arrested earlier this month.

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Congressman Steve King Says Healthcare Reform Is Likely To Once Again Come Before Congress

Fri 4-21-2017

A member of Iowa's Congressional delegation says it's likely congress will once again consider healthcare legislation when they go back into session next week.

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Head On Collision Claims A Life

Fri 4-21-2017

A head on crash on Highway 71 early yesterday (Thurs.) in Buena Vista county claimed a life.

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SL Collision Sends Two People To Hospital

Thu 4-20-2017

A two-vehicle collision this (Thurs.) morning at the intersection of Highways 9 & 71 and Gary Avenue in Spirit Lake sent two people to the hospital.

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Many Voices Choir to present Spring Concert "I Will Sing"

Thu 4-20-2017

(Spirit Lake)-Singers from Northwest Iowa and Southwest Minnesota to perform.

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Spencer Man Arrested On Drug Charges (1)

Thu 4-20-2017

An investigation into an incident last week in the 3400 mile of 140th Avenue in Clay county resulted in the arrest of a Spencer man on drug charges.

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Rear-end accident totals vehicles, drivers released.

Wed 4-19-2017

Minor injuries were reported Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 270th Avenue and Highways 9 & 71 just east of Spirit Lake.

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CARES Carnival to offer Activities, Inflatables and Silent Auction

Wed 4-19-2017

(Spirit Lake)-Proceeds from event support CAASA & FCC

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Water Quality Funding Bills Remain Alive In Iowa Legislature

Wed 4-19-2017

Separate bills that would fund water quality initiatives remain alive in the Iowa Legislature.

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ILCC Trustees Set Bid Openings On Construction Projects At Estherville & Algona Campuses

Wed 4-19-2017

Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College Tuesday heard updates regarding construction projects at the Emmetsburg and Algona campuses.

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Bill Legalizing Sale Of Fireworks In Iowa Heads To Governor

Wed 4-19-2017

Expect a few more pops and flashes this July Fourth thanks to a final vote on legislation allowing fireworks sales in Iowa.

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Weekend Incident Results In Multiple Charges Against Two People

Wed 4-19-2017

Multiple charges have been filed against two suspects stemming from an incident this past weekend.

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U.S. Congressman Steve King Makes Stop In Spirit Lake

Wed 4-19-2017

A member of Iowa's congressional delegation made a swing through the area Tuesday.

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Dickinson County Conservation & Pearson Lakes Art Center to present Earth Day Program April 21

Tue 4-18-2017

(Okoboji)-Storyteller Brian Ellis to portray John James Audubon.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Award Bid On Bridge Replacement Project On Old Hwy 71 SE Of Milford

Tue 4-18-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning awarded a bid on a project to replace a bridge on old Highway 71 southeast of Milford with a box culvert.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hear Update From Iowa Drainage District Association

Tue 4-18-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors learned this (Tues.) morning a rule revision that would have placed even non-navigable waters under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is likely a thing of the past.

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Proposed R-V Park Sparks Controversy

Tue 4-18-2017

Plans for a proposed R-V park on the south side of Center Lake may still be alive, even though the Dickinson County Board of Adjustment last month voted to deny a conditional use permit for the proposed project.

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IRRMA's Record Store Day April 22 at Roof Garden

Mon 4-17-2017

(Arnolds Park)-Vinyl albums in a wide variety of genres to be on display and offered for purchase.

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Maintenance Work About To Get Under Way On A Stretch Of Dickinson County Trail System In Okoboji

Mon 4-17-2017

A portion of the Dickinson County Recreational Trail System will be temporarily off limits to users beginning later this week.

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Reinstatement Of City Clerk Has Mayor Of Armstrong And Several City Council Members At Odds

Mon 4-17-2017

A decision by three city council members in Armstrong to reinstate the City Clerk who had been on Administrative leave has resulted in the Mayor of that town issuing a directive.

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SW Mn. Collision Results In Multiple Injuries

Mon 4-17-2017

A two-vehicle accident yesterday (Sunday) afternoon just north of Heron Lake resulted in multiple injuries.

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Iowa Corn Promotion Board To Hold Elections

Mon 4-17-2017

Iowa corn growers will cast ballots July 18th to decide who will represent them on the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

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Former Sibley-Ocheyedan Football Coach And M.S. Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault

Mon 4-17-2017

Sexual abuse charges have been filed against a former Sibley-Ocheyedan football coach and middle school teacher.

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CARES Carnival April 22 to raise funds for CAASA and FCC

Fri 4-14-2017

(Spirit Lake)-Group seeking Volunteers, Silent Auction items.

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Fertilizer Spill Shuts Down Road

Fri 4-14-2017

A fertilizer spill Tuesday in Graettinger resulted in a road being shut down.

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Bridge Replacement Project About To Get Underway On Hwy 169 Near Bancroft

Fri 4-14-2017

A bridge replacement project on Highway 169 just north of Bancroft is about to get underway.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charges Against Wisconsin Man

Fri 4-14-2017

A traffic stop last (Thurs.) evening in Clay county landed a Wisconsin man in jail on drug charges.

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8th Grader Receives Special Recognition

Fri 4-14-2017

An 8th grade student at Emmetsburg Catholic School has received a special honor.

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RiseFest announces final acts for 2017 lineup

Thu 4-13-2017

(Sheldon)-Love and the Outcome, Illusionist Joshua Jordan and Speaker Kelly Lantz round out 2017 festival.

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Pony Express Ride To Once Again Planned For Good Friday

Thu 4-13-2017

A Good Friday tradition will be taking place tomorrow (Fri.): the annual Pony Express Ride, a major fundraiser each year for Camp Sunnyside near Des Moines.

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Area Law Enforcement Agencies Raise Funds For Camp Autumn

Thu 4-13-2017

Several area law enforcement agencies have raised a little more than $3,500 in funds for a new therapeutic day camp for youth in the region.

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ILCC President Valerie Newhouse Receives Special Recognition

Thu 4-13-2017

The President of Iowa Lakes Community College is getting some special recognition.

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Hwy 86 Rollover Injures Jackson Man

Thu 4-13-2017

A single vehicle crash early Wednesday on Highway 86 just north of Interstate 90 resulted in minor injuries to a Jackson man.

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Additional Improvements Planned For Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Thu 4-13-2017

The Arnolds Park City Council last (Wed.) evening paved the way for more improvements to be made at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park.

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Fundraiser for Jostand Family April 22

Wed 4-12-2017

(Spirit Lake)-Live music to include Clint Riedel and J. Jeffrey Messerole & The Stone Horses.

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LRH Awarded $400,000 Grant To Purchase New CT Scanner

Wed 4-12-2017

Lakes Regional Healthcare is the recipient of a $400,000 grant through the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

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SL Man Running For State Senate Sounds Off On Revenue & IWILL Funding

Wed 4-12-2017

A Spirit Lake man who's running for the seat currently held by State Senator David Johnson is sounding off over the state's ongoing revenue shortfalls and the associated cuts being made to the budget.

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I90 Construction About To Start In Sherburn Area

Wed 4-12-2017

Work on Interstate 90 between Sherburn and Fairmont is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 24th.

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Des Moines Waterworks Opts Not To Appeal Dismissal Of Lawsuit Against Three NW Iowa Counties

Wed 4-12-2017

Des Moines Water Works' board has decided not to appeal the dismissal of the utility's lawsuit against three counties, including Buena Vista.

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SL Council Addresses Parking On Pioneer Beach Road

Wed 4-12-2017

Parking on the east side of Pioneer Beach Road was a topic of discussion at last (Tues.) evening's Spirit Lake city council meeting.

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Estherville Man Arrested On Weapons, Drug Charges

Wed 4-12-2017

An Estherville man has been arrested on weapons and drug charges.

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Lake Park Players to present The Odd Couple April 21-22

Tue 4-11-2017

(Lake Park)-Reserved seating available in advance at The Savings Bank.

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Gillnetting Operations On Iowa Great Lakes Starting To Wrap Up For Another Year

Tue 4-11-2017

Gillnetting operations on the Iowa Great Lakes are wrapping up for another year.

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Additional Details Released Into Fire That Destroyed Two Milford Businesses Sunday Evening

Tue 4-11-2017

We have additional details into a fire Sunday evening that destroyed the Zipper's Gentleman's Club and the 2nd Hand Depot Antique Store in Milford.

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Collision Involving Semi Tanker-Trailer And Utility Truck Seriously Injures One Person

Tue 4-11-2017

Serious injuries were reported Monday when a semi pulling a tanker trailer and a utility truck collided near Sheldon.

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City Of Milford Threatens To Withhold Funding From Okoboji Tourism Committee

Tue 4-11-2017

Conflict of interest allegations had the Milford City Council Monday evening considering a proposal to withhold funding to the Okoboji Tourism Committee.

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Free Coffee House Concert at ILCC April 11

Mon 4-10-2017

(Estherville)-Free admission and refreshments at informal concert.

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Art Cullen, Editor of The Storm Lake Times, wins Pulitzer Prize.

Mon 4-10-2017

A small-town Iowa newspaper editorial writer has won the Pulitzer Prize for taking on powerful agricultural organizations after a water utility sued the paper's home county and two others over farm pollution.

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Water main break sent wastewater into Des Moines River north of Estherville

Mon 4-10-2017

(Estherville)-Iowa DNR says little impact expected.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park announces Live at the Lake Concert Series

Mon 4-10-2017

(Arnolds Park)-Eric Burdon and the Animals slated for August 12.

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Authorities Investigate Rural Burglary

Mon 4-10-2017

Clay county authorities are investigating a burglary in rural Clay county that was reported back on March 29th.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Rock Rapids Man On Drug Charges

Mon 4-10-2017

A traffic stop Sunday in Osceola county resulted in the arrest of a Rock Rapids man on drug charges.

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Teens Face Charges Following High Speed Pursuit

Mon 4-10-2017

Two teens face charges in connection with a high speed pursuit Saturday in Lyon county.

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Fire Destroys Zippers Gentleman's Club

Mon 4-10-2017

A fire Sunday evening destroyed the Zipper's Gentlemen's Club on Highway 71 on the north edge of Milford.

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7th Annual Team Amy Run slated for May 13

Fri 4-7-2017

(Estherville)-Pre-register by April 18.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center announces upcoming Summer Events

Fri 4-7-2017

(Okoboji)-Hotel California, The Headliners and The Second City to return.

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Clay County Authorities Release Additional Info. Into Possible Attempted Child Abduction

Fri 4-7-2017

Authorities have released additional details into a possible attempt at a child abduction.

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SW Minnesota Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Fri 4-7-2017

A two-vehicle collision Thursday on Highway 71 north of Windom sent one person to the hospital.

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Spirit Lake Music Boosters Omelette Breakfast April 9

Thu 4-6-2017

(Spirit Lake)-Proceeds from event help send students on trip to Florida.

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Teen Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Single Vehicle Crash

Thu 4-6-2017

A single vehicle crash Wednesday evening in Humboldt county fatally injured a West Bend teen.

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Frontmen Of Country To Perform At Clay County Fair

Thu 4-6-2017

Another grandstand act has been announced for this year's Clay County Fair.

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IUB To Hold Public Hearings On Proposed Alliant Energy Electric Rate Increases

Thu 4-6-2017

The Iowa Utilities Board will hold a series of hearings around the state in May and June pertaining to a proposed increase in electric rates by Alliant Energy.

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PLAC Spring Open House April 6

Wed 4-5-2017

(Okoboji)-Short program at 7 o'clock will reveal upcoming classes and concerts.

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Trial For Lake Park Man Accused Of Armed Robbery At Barb's Corner Pushed Back

Wed 4-5-2017

Trial for a Lake Park man accused in the March 11th, 2011 armed robbery at Barb's Corner near Everly has been pushed back.

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Texas Man Leads Jackson Co. Authorities On Pursuit While Driving Vehicle Stolen From Milford

Wed 4-5-2017

A Texas man is under arrest following a chase through Jackson County.

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Curly-leaf Pondweed meeting draws crowd

Wed 4-5-2017

(Spirit Lake)-The Iowa Great Lakes Association hosted an informational meeting on Curly-leaf Pondweed Tuesday afternoon at the Rolling Oaks Barn.

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Bridge Replacement Project On Hwy 71 South Of Spencer About To Get Underway

Wed 4-5-2017

A bridge replacement project on Highway 71 south of Spencer is about to get underway.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Approve 5-Year Road Plan

Wed 4-5-2017

The Dickinson county board of supervisors today (Tues.) approved the county's five road program.

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$16.25 Million Measure To Build New Elementary School At HMS Falls Just Short Of Passage

Wed 4-5-2017

A third attempt at passing a measure to build a new elementary school in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn school district Tuesday fell just short of getting the needed 60 percent support needed from voters.

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Cookin' for Canines Thursday evening at Supreme Kitchens in Spirit Lake

Mon 4-3-2017

(Spirit Lake)-Fundraiser for Lakes Area Dog Park to assist with parking lot, water stations and shade.

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Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Board Announces Interim Leader While Search For Permanent President/CEO Is Underway

Mon 4-3-2017

Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Board Announces Interim Leader While Search For Permanent President/CEO Is Underway

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High Honors For SLHS Vocalists

Mon 4-3-2017

Iowa D.O.T Plans Several Road Projects In The Area For This Spring & Summer

Mon 4-3-2017

Another season is about to get underway: road construction.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Two People

Mon 4-3-2017

A traffic stop Friday night in Clay county resulted in the arrests of two people on drug charges.

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Man Wanted On Theft Charges Arrested In Palo Alto County

Mon 4-3-2017

A man wanted on theft charges was arrested this past Friday by authorities in Palo Alto county.

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Okoboji Student Job Fair Set For Thursday, April 6th At Arnolds Park Pavilion

Mon 4-3-2017

There will be a unique opportunity later this week for some area students and businesses.

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Osceola County Traffic Stops Result In Drug Arrests

Mon 4-3-2017

Two unrelated traffic stops Friday in Osceola county resulted in the arrests of several people on drug charges.

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Semi Crash Results In Considerable Amount Of Property Damage

Mon 4-3-2017

A crash last week in Osceola county involving a semi caused a considerable amount of property damage.

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Teens On Drug Charges

Sat 4-1-2017

A traffic stop in Emmet county resulted in drug charges being filed against two teens.

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Man With Ties To Okoboji Sentenced To Federal Prison Term For Wire Fraud

Sat 4-1-2017

A former executive of a western Iowa transportation company has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for wire fraud.

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