News Archive

Public Hearing On Alliant Energy Proposed Rate Increase To Be Held Wednesday In Storm Lake

Tue 4-30-2019

The Iowa Utilities Board Wednesday (May 1st) will hold a public hearing in Storm Lake on proposed rate increases for electric and natural gas rates that have been filed by Alliant Energy-Interstate Power and Light Company. 

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Pickup Vs Motorcycle Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 4-30-2019

 An Ashton man was injured Monday when a motorcycle he was operating was involved in a collision with a pickup.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department to present Spring Concerts May 5

Tue 4-30-2019

(Spirit Lake)-Handbell Concert at 2 pm, Andrew Allen with Rachelle Gewecke at 4 pm.

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Crews Conduct First Treatment Of Season For Curly Leaf Pond Weed

Tue 4-30-2019

The first phase of treatment for the season for curly leaf pond weed was done this past Friday, April 26th.

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Investigation Into Domestic Disturbance Results In Multiple Charges Against An Armstrong Man

Tue 4-30-2019

An investigation into a domestic dispute last Thursday night resulted in the arrest of an Armstrong man.

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Spencer Historic Preservation Comm. To Hold Several Events During May For National Historic Preservation Month

Tue 4-30-2019

The Spencer Historic Preservation Commission will be putting on several events next month in commemoration of the month of May being designated National Historic Preservation Month.

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JCC Announces New Superintendent

Tue 4-30-2019

The Jackson County Central School Board announced this (Tues.) morning that Barry Schmidt has accepted the position of Superintendent at JCC schools. 

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Area Cities Reminding Residents Of Ordinances Pertaining To Tall Grass & Weeds

Tue 4-30-2019

Area cities are reminding residents about ordinances pertaining to tall grass and weeds.

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Birding on the Green to begin May 6 at Brooks Golf Club

Mon 4-29-2019

(Okoboji)-Free program helps course maintain Audubon Certification.

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SW Minn. Man Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges

Mon 4-29-2019

A southwest Minnesota man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court on drug charges.

 

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Honduran Man Sentenced In U.S. Dis. Court For Illegally Re-Entering U.S. After Being Arrested In NW Iowa

Mon 4-29-2019

A Honduran man accused of illegally re-entering the U.S. has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Sioux City. 

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Seasons Center Awarded Grant For Therapuetic Resources

Mon 4-29-2019

Seasons Center has been awarded a little more than $1,200 in funding to purchase therapeutic resources.

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Clay County Crash Claims Two Lives

Mon 4-29-2019

A single vehicle crash late Friday night in Clay county claimed the lives of two people.

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DNR Official Says Its Could Be Late Summer Before Marble Beach Campground Re-opens

Mon 4-29-2019

The Marble Beach Campground on the west side of Big Spirit Lake will likely remain closed for atleast the first part of the upcoming summer. 

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Storm Spotter Training To Be Held Tuesday (April 30th) For Clay & Dickinson Counties

Mon 4-29-2019

The annual storm spotter training class for Clay and Dickinson counties will be held tomorrow (Tues.) evening at the fire station in Milford.

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Search Of Spirit Lake Residence Results In Arrests Of Two People On Multiple Drug Charges

Mon 4-29-2019

A search warrant executed on a Spirit Lake residence Friday resulted in the arrest of a Spirit Lake man and a female juvenile.

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Milford Police Requesting Public's Help In Locating A Missing Man

Fri 4-26-2019

Milford police are requesting the public's assistance in locating a missing person. 

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Vehicle Rear-Ends Semi Trailer, Sending One Person To The Hospital

Fri 4-26-2019

One person was sent to the hospital Wednesday when a car rear-ended a semi in Palo Alto county.

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Groundbreaking On New Clinic Building Adjacent To LRH Set For May 6th

Fri 4-26-2019

Monday, May 6th has been set as the date for a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new medical clinic adjacent to Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake.

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Dickinson Co. Engineer Says This Has Been One Of The Worst Winters & Springs He's Seen For Roads

Fri 4-26-2019

Deep frost followed by a quick warm-up this spring has made for a real mess on streets and roads, resulting in potholes, frost boils, and heaves.

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Man Wanted On Warrant For Failure To Appear To Serve Prison Sentence Taken Into Custody

Fri 4-26-2019

A man wanted on a Clay county warrant for failure to appear to serve a prison sentence was arrested earlier this month in Spencer.

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Late Season Winter Storm To Impact Region

Fri 4-26-2019

A late season winter storm will likely impact the region over the first half of the upcoming weekend. 

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Season Championships Of Outlaw Truck & Tractors Pulling Association To Be Held At This Year's Clay County Fair

Fri 4-26-2019

The season championships of the Outlaw Truck and Tractor Pullers Association will be held this year at the Clay County Fair in Spencer.

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Investigation Into Hit-And-Run Results In Arrest Of Woman

Fri 4-26-2019

An investigation into a hit-and-run collision Tuesday in Sibley resulted in the arrest of a woman on multiple charges.

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Spirit Lake Man Sentenced In Sioux County District Court

Thu 4-25-2019

A Spirit Lake man was sentenced today (Thurs.) in Sioux County District Court for tampering with records and driving while barred, both aggravated misdemeanors. 

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Jackson County Central Announces Top Two Finalists For Superintendent Position

Thu 4-25-2019

The Jackson County Central School Board has announced the two finalists for the open JCC Superintendent position.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Arnolds Park Woman On Drug Charges

Thu 4-25-2019

An Arnolds Park woman was arrested late Monday night on drug charges after a Storm Lake Police Officer stopped a vehicle near the intersection of West 5th Street and Vista Drive for a traffic violation.

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Six Young Women To Compete For Clay County Fair Queen Title

Thu 4-25-2019

Six young ladies will compete for the title of Clay County Fair Queen April 28th at the Clay County Regional Events Center.

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Three Area Fire Depts. Battle Field Fires Southeast Of Milford

Thu 4-25-2019

Three fire departments battled field fires Wednesday evening southeast of Milford.

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Multiple Fire Depts. Are On The Scene Of Several Fields On Fire Southeast Of Milford This (Wed.) Evening

Wed 4-24-2019

Several area fire departments are on the scene of several fields that are on fire this (Wed.) evening just southeast of Milford. 

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Fire Temporarily Displaces Some Residents Of Spirit Lake Apartment Building

Wed 4-24-2019

A fire this (Wed.) evening has temporarily displaced some residents of a Spirit Lake apartment building. 

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LRH Trustees Approve Financing For New Clinic And Other Projects

Wed 4-24-2019

The Board of Trustees of Lakes Regional Healthcare approved financing for the construction of a new clinic and some other projects at their regular monthly meeting today (Wed.).

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Another Major Expansion Planned For Sheldon Manufacturer

Wed 4-24-2019

A manufacturer in Sheldon has announced a major expansion. Maintainer Corporation will be adding a 28,800 square foot manufacturing facility to its campus, near the 2nd Avenue exit off the Highway 60 bypass on the south edge of Sheldon.

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Spirit Lake City Officials Say Pothole Filling Will Likely Begin The Week Of May 6th

Wed 4-24-2019

City crews in Spirit Lake will begin filling potholes the week of May 6th.

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Man Accused Of Bringing Controlled Substance Into Clay County Jail

Wed 4-24-2019

A Spencer man has been charged for allegedly bringing a controlled substance into the Clay county jail.

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Locator Safety Awareness Week Being Observed This Week

Wed 4-24-2019

Area utility companies are reminding everyone this week is Locator Safety Awareness Week.

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Iowa State Patrol Releases Statistics From 420 Enforcement Campaign

Wed 4-24-2019

The Iowa State Patrol has released statistics from its 420 enforcement campaign held this past Friday and Saturday.

 

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Low Interest Loans Being Made Available To Producers In A Number Of Counties Impacted By Adverse Winter Weather

Wed 4-24-2019

Low Interest Loans Being Made Available To Producers In A Number Of Counties Impacted By Adverse Winter Weather

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Long Time Staffer At NW Iowa Planning & Development Commission Offered Spencer Planning Director Job

Tue 4-23-2019

The city of Spencer has a new Planning Director, pending formal approval of the city council.

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Counties Previously Served By Compass Pointe Being Asked To Fulfill Funding Commitments

Tue 4-23-2019

The nine counties served by Compass Pointe up until the agency abruptly closed its doors earlier this month are now dealing with some of the after-affects.

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3rd Annual Cares Carnival To Be Held This Saturday (April 27th)

Tue 4-23-2019

The 3rd annual Cares Carnival will be held this Saturday, April 27th.

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Investigation Into Domestic Disturbance Results In Arrests Of Two People On Multiple Charges

Tue 4-23-2019

An investigation this past Friday into a domestic dispute in Gruver resulted in the arrests of two people on multiple charges.

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Search Of Ringsted Residence Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug Charges

Tue 4-23-2019

A search warrant executed earlier this month in Emmet county as part of a drug investigation resulted in the arrest of a Ringsted man.

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Milford City Council Awards Bids; Authorizes Airport Board To Apply For Grant

Tue 4-23-2019

The Milford City Council Monday evening held public hearings and awarded bids on a couple of projects.

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Firefighters Respond To Fire At Same Hog Confinement Twice In Less Than A Week

Tue 4-23-2019

Firefighters from Milford and Lake Park were called late Monday morning to a fire at a hog confinement about three miles west of Milford. 

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Arraignment Set For Spencer Man Accused Of Stealing Merchandise From Carroll Wal-Mart Store

Mon 4-22-2019

Arraignment for a Spencer man accused of stealing merchandise from a Wal-Mart store in Carroll is set for later this month. 

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Vehicle Fire Sends Two People To The Hospital

Mon 4-22-2019

A vehicle fire Saturday in Emmet county sent two people to the hospital.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Graettinger Man

Mon 4-22-2019

A single vehicle crash early Friday near Graettinger injured a Graettinger man. 

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Missing Vehicle Investigation Results In Arrest Of Sibley Man

Mon 4-22-2019

An investigation Saturday into a report of a missing vehicle in Osceola county resulted in the arrest of a Sibley man.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park Seeking Donations Of Memorabilia From Original Roof Garden

Mon 4-22-2019

The Arnolds Park Amusement Park is looking for donations of memorabilia for the new Roof Garden, currently under construction.

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Trail Extension Project On Northeast Side Of Big Spirit Gets Financial Boost

Mon 4-22-2019

A project to extend a trail through the Jones Pasture area on the northeast side of Big Spirit Lake is getting a financial boost.

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Eastern Iowa Man Requests Judge, Not A Jury, Hear His Case, Which Has Been Moved To Dickinson County On Change Of Venue

Mon 4-22-2019

An eastern Iowa man accused of locking his son in a basement has waived his right to a jury trial.

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Team Amy Run Set For May 11th In Estherville

Mon 4-22-2019

Registration is underway for the annual Team Amy Run, which will be held May 11th in Estherville.

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Car Vs Semi Collision Injures Estherville Man

Mon 4-22-2019

An Estherville man sustained minor injuries following a car-semi accident Saturday in Martin County.

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Man Arrested On Drug Charges (2)

Mon 4-22-2019

An investigation Sunday into an incident in George resulted in the arrest of a man on drug charges.

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Authorities Say Sprinkler System Likely Prevented A Building On The Clay County Fairgrounds From Going Up In Flames

Mon 4-22-2019

Authorities say a sprinkler system likely prevented a building on the Clay County Fairgrounds from going up in flames Sunday evening.

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NW Iowa Physician's Assistant Agrees To Give Up License For A Year

Mon 4-22-2019

A physician's assistant in northwest Iowa has agreed to give up his license for a year after admitting to having sex with a patient and other ethical violations.

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Man Arrested On Drug Charges After Behaving Oddly Along Hwy 71 North Of Jackson

Fri 4-19-2019

A rural Jackson man was arrested Wednesday night following a report of add behavior.

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New City Park Planned For Jackson

Fri 4-19-2019

The Jackson City Council this week voted to start Phase 1 of the Memorial Park project

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Dickinson County Issues Reminder Of Weed Control Policy

Fri 4-19-2019

Dickinson county officials are reminding residents of the county's weed control policy. 

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Lakes Area Author Out With New Book Detailing History Of Some Former Southern Mn. Ballrooms

Fri 4-19-2019

Spirit Lake author Tom Tourville is out with a new book that focuses on the history of some former ballrooms in the Fairmont and Sherburn areas.

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Portions Of SL That Have Gone Dark Since Some Faulty Street Light Poles Were Taken Down Could Stay That Way For A While

Fri 4-19-2019

An area of Spirit Lake that has gone dark since some faulty street light poles were taken down will likely stay that way for awhile.

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Experts: There Needs To Be More Discussion And Action In Iowa Regarding Flood Prevention

Fri 4-19-2019

Iowans are being asked to use last month's catastrophic flooding as leverage to renew conversations about prevention and state water quality, since climate-change experts warn such incidents will become more frequent.

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Additional Agency Announces Plans To Offer Substance Abuse Treatment Services

Fri 4-19-2019

Another agency has announced it plans to begin substance abuse treatment services in the area.

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Some NW Iowa Funeral Homes Change Hands

Fri 4-19-2019

Two northwest Iowa funeral homes have changed hands.

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Census Estimates Show More Than Two-Thirds Of Iowa's Counties Have Lost Population Since 2010

Thu 4-18-2019

Census estimates show more than two-thirds of Iowa's counties have lost population since 2010. 

 

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to present The Diamonds April 25

Thu 4-18-2019

(Okoboji)-Concert coincides with Spring Open House at PLAC.

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Easter Wonderland to benefit Humane Society of Northwest Iowa April 20

Thu 4-18-2019

(Spirit Lake)-Event includes Easter Egg Hunt on 10 acres and Scavenger Hunt for Golden Egg.

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Congressman Steve King To Hold Townhall Meeting In Cherokee

Thu 4-18-2019

Congressman Steve King will hold a town hall meeting Tuesday, April 23rd in Cherokee.

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Spencer Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt Is This Saturday

Thu 4-18-2019

The Spencer Jaycees hold their annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday from 9:00 am at the Goal Kick indoor soccer arena in Spencer. 

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Finalists Announced In JCC Superintendent Search

Thu 4-18-2019

The Jackson County Central School Board has announced six finalists for the Superintendent position.

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Another Reminder Of Special Enforcement Campaign April 19th & 20th Focusing On Drug-Impaired Driving

Thu 4-18-2019

Another reminder of a special law enforcement campaign aimed at curbing drug-impaired driving.

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ATV Big Tour Coming To This Year's Clay County Fair

Thu 4-18-2019

Some high-flying entertainment is coming to this year's Clay County Fair.

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Full Entertainment Line-up Announced For Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival

Thu 4-18-2019

The full music lineup has been announced for this year's Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival June 6th-9th at Lake Okabena in Worthington.

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AP-O Fire Dept. Called To Scene Of A Very Minor Fire At McDonalds In Okoboji

Wed 4-17-2019

The Arnolds Park-Okoboji Fire Department was called to the scene of a very minor fire this (Wed.) afternoon at McDonalds in Okoboji.

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Pony Express Riders of Iowa to ride for Camp Sunnyside on Good Friday

Wed 4-17-2019

(Milford)-Riders in Northwest Iowa to ride in Lake Park, then from Spirit Lake to Milford.

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Sioux County Authorities Seeking More Info. From Public As Investigation Continues Into Body Found Last Month Near Sheldon

Wed 4-17-2019

Sioux county authorities are seeking more information from the public as they continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding a body that was found last month near the Floyd River west of Sheldon.

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Two Major Providers Of Pizza To Convenience Stores Are Combining Forces

Wed 4-17-2019

Two major suppliers of pizza to convenience stores nationwide are combining forces. Milford-based Land Mark Products and Orion Food Systems have merged.

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No Injuries Reported In Hog Barn Fire West Of Milford

Wed 4-17-2019

No injuries were reported in a hog barn fire this morning west of Milford.

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"PaddleTap" Boat Coming To Okoboji's

Wed 4-17-2019

A new type of excursion boat is coming to the Iowa Great Lakes this summer. 

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South Dakota Man Faces Multiple Charges Following Pursuit

Wed 4-17-2019

A South Dakota man faces multiple charges after leading authorities on a pursuit Tuesday through Rock Rapids.

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A Legal Battle May Be Brewing Between City Of Okoboji & DNR Over Ownership Of Dixon Beach Area & Sea Wall

Tue 4-16-2019

A legal dispute could be brewing between the city of Okoboji and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources over which entity owns some land, including a failing seawall, in the Dixon Beach area of West Lake Okoboji.

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Emmetsburg Police Investigating Intentionally Set Fires

Tue 4-16-2019

Emmetsburg police are asking for the public's assistance as they investigate several fires they say were intentionally set in some public restrooms in several city parks.

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Buena Vista County Crash Injures Spirit Lake Woman And Infant

Tue 4-16-2019

A Spirit Lake woman was seriously injured and an infant child was injured in a single-vehicle accident in Buena Vista county shortly before 3:30 pm Monday. 

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Lakeside Lab to host Climate Conversation with Citizens' Climate Lobby April 18

Tue 4-16-2019

(Okoboji)-Elli Sparks, National Director of Field Development to facilitate conversation.

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Road Work On Hwy 60 In The Heron Lake Area To Start April 29th

Tue 4-16-2019

Those traveling on Highway 60 in southwest Minnesota will encounter some road work starting later this month.

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Traveling Through The Lakes Corridor Will Become More Of A Challenge For A Few Weeks Starting This Coming Monday, April 22nd

Tue 4-16-2019

Traveling through the lakes corridor on Highway 71 will become more of a challenge starting this coming Monday, April 22nd.

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SL Chamber Gearing Up For 1st Annual "Sip & Stroll" Event

Tue 4-16-2019

The Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce has its first annual “Sip and Stroll” event coming up.

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Expert: Recent Closure Of One Provider Of Mental Health Services In Region Should Serve As Wake Up Call

Tue 4-16-2019

An expert in the field says the decline in the number of agencies providing mental health services in the region should serve as a wake-up call.

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Motor Vehicle & Tax Department At Dickinson Co. Treasurer's Office To Be Closed Tuesday, April 23rd

Tue 4-16-2019

Dickinson County Treasurer Kris Rowley says the Motor Vehicle and Tax Department at her office at the courthouse will be closed Tuesay, April 23rd to allow staff to attend a regional training session.

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DNR Investigating Manure Runoff Complaints

Tue 4-16-2019

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources say they've been investigating reports of manure run-off from four different sites in northwest Iowa.

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Another Agency Announces Plans To Offer Substance Abuse Treatment To Help Fill Void Of Compass Pointe Closing

Tue 4-16-2019

Another agency has stepped forward announcing it will provide substance abuse treatment for those impacted by the closure of Compass Pointe.

 

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Crash On Hwy 9 Near Harris Results In Multiple Injuries

Tue 4-16-2019

Multiple injuries were reported Monday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 9 near Harris.

 

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A Number Of Street Light Poles In Spirit Lake Are Being Taken Down Due To Corrosion Concerns

Mon 4-15-2019

A number of street light poles in Spirit Lake are being taken down out of concern they could collapse due to corrosion. City officials say two of them collapsed in strong wind last week. 

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Dickinson County Nature Center to hold Earth Day Trivia Celebration April 18

Mon 4-15-2019

(Okoboji)-Contest to be held at West O Brewery this year.

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Google Announces $1 Million Impact Challenge To Create Economic Opportunity Across Iowa

Mon 4-15-2019

Tech giant Google today (Monday) launched a statewide campaign aimed at helping nonprofits across Iowa boost economic opportunities in their local communities. The program has been dubbed “Grow With Google”.

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Grassland Fire Danger Is High Right Now

Mon 4-15-2019

Officials are urging anyone planning to do any burning of road ditches or grasslands today (Mon.) to use extra caution or maybe even delay it. 

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Construction Under Way On Final Phase Of New Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Museum In Arnolds Park

Mon 4-15-2019

Construction has started on the final phase of the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association's new museum in Arnolds Park.

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Sink Hole On Hwy 15 North Of Armstrong Results In Detour

Mon 4-15-2019

Traffic is being detoured around a large sink hole that has opened up on Highway 15 north of Armstrong.

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Execution Of Search Warrant On Residence Near Terril Results In Arrests Of Two People On Drug Charges

Mon 4-15-2019

The execution of a search warrant late Sunday afternoon on a rural Clay county residence resulted in the arrests of two people on drug charges.

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State FFA Convention This Week In Ames Is A Special One For Two GT-RA Members

Mon 4-15-2019

The state FFA convention is getting underway today (Mon.) in Ames and will run through the week. It marks a very special time for Cole Reiman of the Graettinger-Terril Ruthven-Ayrshire FFA chapter.

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IGL Chamber Holding Logo Contest For 2020 U Of O Winter Games

Mon 4-15-2019

We may be headed into the spring and summer months, but one entity is already looking ahead to next winter.

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Man Accused Of Trying To Make A Run From The Clay County Jail Sentenced

Mon 4-15-2019

An inmate at the Clay county jail who tried to make a run for it in February has been sentenced.

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Federated REA Restores Power To Remainder Of Those Affected By Last Week's Ice Storm

Mon 4-15-2019

Jackson-based Federated Rural Electric Association says power was restored to the rest of its members Sunday who had been without it since last week's ice storm.

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Man Faces Multiple Charges Following Incident Saturday Evening In Spirit Lake

Mon 4-15-2019

Multiple charges have been filed against a man as the result of an incident Saturday evening in Spirit Lake.

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Federated REA Says The Number Of Its Members Without Power Dropped Significantly Today (Sat.)

Sat 4-13-2019

Officials with Federated Rural Electric Association of Jackson say the number of its members still without power dropped significantly today (Saturday) as crews made tremendous progress in restoration efforts. 

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FEMA Announces Additional Assistance For Public Entities & Nonprofits Hit By Flooding

Sat 4-13-2019

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced additional assistance is being made available to public entities and nonprofits in Iowa that were affected by last month's flooding.

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Federated Rural Electric Association Says Crews Continue To Make Good Progress In Power Restoration Efforts

Sat 4-13-2019

Officials with Jackson-based Federated Rural Electric Association says crews made good progress Friday in restoring power. 

 

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Governor's Office Announces Extension Of Deadline To Apply For Federal Flood Assistance

Sat 4-13-2019

The Governor's Office announced Friday the deadline to apply for federal flood disaster assistance through the Individual Assistance Grant Program has been extended to May 12th.

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Authorities Say There Will Be Extra Security At ELC Prom Following Safety Concern

Fri 4-12-2019

School officials say there will be additional security on hand at Saturday's (4/13) Estherville-Lincoln Central prom after receiving and investigating a safety concern related to the event.

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Local Projects Awarded Funding Through 2019 Iowa Community Catalyst Grants

Fri 4-12-2019

Some projects to rehabilitate some buildings in two northwest Iowa communities have been awarded funding through the 2019 Community Catalyst Grant program. 

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Northwest Iowa Concert & Jazz Bands Spring Show to be held April 15

Fri 4-12-2019

(Estherville)-Bands are comprised of musicians from across the region.  

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Passing Counterfeit Bills

Fri 4-12-2019

A Sibley man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly passing some counterfeit money.

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Several Main Hwys In SW Mn Being Affected By Downed Poles & Power Lines

Fri 4-12-2019

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says several major highways in southwest Minnesota are still being impacted by downed power lines and poles.

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No Injuries Reported In Kitchen Fire

Fri 4-12-2019

No injuries were reported Thursday in a kitchen fire near Wallingford.

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Local Utility Brings In Additional Manpower To Assist In Massive Power Restoration Efforts

Fri 4-12-2019

Federated Rural Electric Association of Jackson says it's efforts to restore power are getting a boost today (Fri.) as 20 additional linemen have arrived from four Iowa electric cooperatives and a contracting firm. The utility says it now has 46 crew members working on restoration efforts.

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CCF Grandstand Concertgoers Being Told To Be Diligent When Purchasing Tickets

Fri 4-12-2019

Those purchasing tickets for grandstand shows at this year's Clay County Fair are being told to use some diligence. 

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IUB Scheduled Procedural Hearings For Alliant Energy-Interstate Power & Light Proposed Rate Increases

Fri 4-12-2019

The Iowa Utilities Board will hold procedural hearings this fall into Alliant Energy-Interstate Power and Light Company's proposed increases for electric and natural gas rates. 

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Millstone Park Project Awarded CAT Grant

Thu 4-11-2019

The Millstone Park project in Milford has been awarded a grant through the Iowa Economic Development's Community Attraction and Tourism, or CAT Grant program. 

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Seasons Center Announces Plans To Take On Additional Clients After Compass Pointe Closes April 15th

Thu 4-11-2019

Officials with Spencer-based Seasons Center for Behavioral Health have announced plans to take on many clients that will be displaced by the April 15th closing of Compass Pointe.

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Utility Officials: It Could Be Days Before Some Have Power Restored

Thu 4-11-2019

Officials with atleast one local power utility say it could be days before some get their power restored, due to the magnitude of the damage. 

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Gillnetting Operations Start, Then Suspend On The Iowa Great Lakes Due To Weather

Thu 4-11-2019

An annual rite of spring in the Iowa Great Lakes has gotten started, but the inclement weather has temporarily halted it.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Two-Vehicle Collision At North Y

Thu 4-11-2019

Minor injuries were reported Wednesday in a two-vehicle collision at the North Y in Spencer.

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Clay Central-Everly School Bd Votes To Close Everly Building

Thu 4-11-2019

The Clay Central-Everly School Board earlier this week voted to close the building in Everly.

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IGL Sanitary District Trustees Adopt Stricter Penalties For Ordinance Violations

Thu 4-11-2019

Trustees of the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District voted Tuesday to increase penalties for ordinance violations, making them subject to municipal infractions or misdemeanors. 

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Three Nurses Receive Special Recognition

Thu 4-11-2019

Three nurses from Spencer Hospital are among Iowa's 100 Great Nurses for 2019 and will be honored May 5th in Des Moines.

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Power Outages, Downed Poles And Power Lines Being Reported

Thu 4-11-2019

There are reports of scattered power outages in parts of the area this (Thurs.) morning as 50 mph wind is causing problems with tree limbs coming into contact with power lines in some cases, and in other cases lines and poles being brought down.

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Car Vs Semi Collision Injures Woman

Thu 4-11-2019

Slick roads were a factor in a car – semi accident yesterday in Worthington that injured a Round Lake woman.

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Science on the Menu Series at Lakeside Laboratory to feature Dr. Lori Biederman April 17

Wed 4-10-2019

(Okoboji)-Biederman to discuss her recent work with Historic Collections at Lakeside Lab.

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Spirit Lake, Arnolds Park-Okoboji Fire Depts. Respond To Polaris Industries

Wed 4-10-2019

A fire this morning resulted in the evacuation of Polaris Industries in Spirit Lake.

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Single Vehicle Crash In Palo Alto Co. Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 4-10-2019

Single Vehicle Crash In Palo Alto Co. Sends One Person To The Hospital

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Possible Injuries Reported In Collision Of A Vehicle And A Deer On Hwy 18 In Clay County

Wed 4-10-2019

Possible minor injuries were reported Tuesday when a vehicle collided with a deer in the 1000 block of Highway 18 in Clay county.

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Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign Planned For April 19th & 20th

Wed 4-10-2019

Impaired driving will be the focus of a special enforcement effort the Iowa State Patrol will be conducting the weekend of April 19th and 20th.

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Financial Woes Forcing Compass Pointe To Close Its Doors

Wed 4-10-2019

An agency that provides treatment services in northwest Iowa for those affected by various addictions is closing its doors. The board of directors of Compass Point voted in a teleconference meeting Tuesday afternoon to cease operations and disband.

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Spirit Lake Music Boosters holding Omelet Brunch Fundraiser April 14

Tue 4-9-2019

(Spirit Lake)-Proceeds will help to support music trips for students.

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Fundraiser Set For NW Iowa Woman Recently Diagnosed With ALS Disease

Tue 4-9-2019

A fundraiser for Storm Lake native Jaci Hermstad will be held in Spencer on Saturday (April 13th). 

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Potential Impacts Of Incoming Storm Causing Concern

Tue 4-9-2019

Much of the region remains on course for what could be a major spring storm that could last upwards of a couple of days.

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Spencer ADA Council Produces Video On How To Make Businesses & Public Places More Accessible To Those With Disabilities

Tue 4-9-2019

The Spencer ADA Council, an advisory board of the Spencer City Council, has put together a website and video for area business owners and community leaders in an effort to encourage making public spaces more accessible for persons with disabilities.

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ILCC Music Students To Participate In Honor Flight Concert

Tue 4-9-2019

Some music students from Iowa Lakes Community College will make the trip to Fort Dodge next month to participate in a concert honor veterans returning from a trip to Washington, D.C.

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Milford City Council Awards Bid On Phase 3 Of "H" Avenue Project

Tue 4-9-2019

The next phase of a major street project in Milford has the green light to proceed.

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O'Brien County Authorities Investigating Fire That Destroyed Vacant Farm House

Tue 4-9-2019

Authorities in O'Brien county say the cause of a fire Sunday that destroyed a vacant farm house east of Paullina is suspicious in nature and they're investigating.

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Iowa Lakeside Laboratory hosting events focused on Farmland Transfer April 11 & 12

Mon 4-8-2019

(Okoboji)-Mary Swander's Map of My Kingdom: Who is Going to Get the Farm? to show at PLAC Thursday, Workshop at Lakeside Lab on Friday.

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It's Official: The Ice Is Out Of The Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 4-8-2019

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

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Some Local Attractions Will Get Spruced Up Thanks To Paint Donations

Mon 4-8-2019

Several attractions around the region will be getting spruced up thanks to awards made through the 2019 Paint Iowa Beautiful program.

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With Construction Season Comes Reminder Of Safe Digging Practices

Mon 4-8-2019

Construction season is about to get into full swing and that has area utilities reminding everyone about the importance of safe digging.

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Major Winter Storm, Possibly Even Blizzard, Appearing More And More Likely Later This Week

Mon 4-8-2019

Hopefully you haven't put away the snow shovels and blowers just yet. Chances are we'll be needing them later this week.

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Local Healthcare Providers Say They're Getting A Lot Of Questions Over Departure Of Another Medicaid Contractor

Mon 4-8-2019

Healthcare providers in the region say they're getting bombarded with questions and concerns following recent news that United Healthcare will no longer be providing Medicaid coverage in Iowa.

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Motorcycle Crash Injures Spencer Man

Mon 4-8-2019

Minor injuries were reported Saturday in a motorcycle accident on the north side of Milford.

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Spencer Woman Accused Of Intentionally Striking Bicyclist Sentenced

Mon 4-8-2019

A Spencer woman... arrested last September after a vehicle collided with a bicyclist near Wal-Mart in Spencer... has been sentenced to prison.

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Special Honor For Okoboji High School Mock Trial Team

Sat 4-6-2019

Special recognition for the Okoboji High School Mock Trial Team.

 

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Authorities Release Identity Of Body Found Last Month In Sheldon

Fri 4-5-2019

A body found in Sheldon last month has been identified.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park announces Roof Garden Grand Opening Concert Series

Fri 4-5-2019

(Arnolds Park)-Tommy James & The Shondells, Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Romantics and Head East to headline August series. 

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Ruthven Man Wanted On 13 Warrants For Allegedly Violating A No-Contact Order Taken Into Custody

Fri 4-5-2019

A Ruthven man wanted on 13 warrants for violation of a no contact/protective order has been taken into custody.

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Some Major Road Projects Are Scheduled For This Summer In SW Minnesota

Fri 4-5-2019

Several major road projects are on the docket for this summer in portions of southern Minnesota. 

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Deadline To Apply For Clay County Fair Queen Is Quickly Approaching

Fri 4-5-2019

The deadline to apply for Clay County Fair Queen is coming up this Monday, April 8th. 

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Former U.S. Olympic Medalist And Cancer Survivor To Speak At 2019 ILCC Health Conference

Fri 4-5-2019

Iowa Lakes Community College has announced a former U.S. Olympic medalist and cancer survivor will be among those speaking at their 15th Annual Health Conference in June.

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Man Arrested For Sex Offender Registry Violation

Thu 4-4-2019

A man accused of being in violation of sex offender registry requirements was arrested this (Thurs.) morning at a residence in Spencer. 

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Former Milford Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Providing Alcohol To A Minor

Thu 4-4-2019

A former Milford police officer has pleaded not guilty to a charge of providing alcohol to a minor. 

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Winner Announced In Rotary Car Drop Contest

Thu 4-4-2019

Officials with the Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Club this (Thurs.) morning announced the winner of their car drop contest.

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City Of Spencer Launches Incentive Program To Bring New Retail Businesses To The City

Thu 4-4-2019

Officials in Spencer are launching an incentive program they hope will bring additional retail offerings to the city. 

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Dickinson Co. Attorney's Office Announces Crack Down On Illegal Sale Of CBD Oil

Thu 4-4-2019

The Dickinson County Attorney's Office says it will be cracking down on the illegal sale of cannabidal oil.

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Some ILCC Students Spend Their Spring Break On A Humanitarian Mission

Thu 4-4-2019

Some students at Iowa Lakes Community College recently spent their spring break on a humanitarian mission.

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Jon Pardi To Perform At 2019 Clay County Fair

Thu 4-4-2019

It was announced this (Thurs.) morning Jon Pardi with special guest Jake Rose will be performing in front of the grandstand Friday, September 13th at this year's Clay County Fair.

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Country Group "Parmalee" To Headline 2019 Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival

Thu 4-4-2019

Organizers of this year's Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival in Worthington have announced the country band “Parmalee” will be the headliner at this year's event.

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Iowa Lakes Community College announces Music Hall of Fame

Wed 4-3-2019

(Estherville)-Induction Celebration slated for April 12, reservations required by April 9.

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MnDOT, City Of Windom To Hold Open House To Answer Questions Regarding Reconstruction Of Hwy 60

Wed 4-3-2019

The public will have an opportunity to review and ask questions about the planned reconstruction of Highway 60 through Windom at an event scheduled for later this month.

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Senior Housing Project In Spencer Awarded Assistance Through Iowa Finance Authority

Wed 4-3-2019

A senior housing project in Spencer will be getting some assistance through the Iowa Finance Authority.

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Semi Crash Results In Considerable Amount Of Property Damage (2)

Wed 4-3-2019

No injuries were reported but there was considerable amount of property damage reported in a crash Tuesday involving a semi in Palo Alto county.

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SL Fire Dept. To Hold Annual Pancake Feed This Saturday, April 6th

Wed 4-3-2019

The Spirit Lake Fire Department will be holding one of its major fundraising events of the year this weekend.

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Okoboji High School Jazz Band Successfully Defends Its Class 2A Champion Title At Iowa Jazz Championships

Wed 4-3-2019

The Okoboji High School Jazz Band placed 1st in class 2A competition Tuesday at the Iowa High School Jazz Championships.

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Iowa Great Lakes Rotary Car drops through ice on West Okoboji April 2

Tue 4-2-2019

(Okoboji)-Official time of the drop will be determined once car is retrieved from the icy waters.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Finalize Purchase Of Former Paul's Body Shop

Tue 4-2-2019

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) gave formal approval to the purchase of the former Paul's Body Shop property, just to the south of the courthouse, for a little more than $162,000.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Management Agreement For Brooks Golf Course

Tue 4-2-2019

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning approved a management agreement for the Brooks Golf Course property for the upcoming season, now that ownership of the property has transitioned to the county's Conservation Board.

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Semi Rear-Ends Car On Hwy 71 Near Clay/Dickinson County Line Sending One Person To The Hospital

Tue 4-2-2019

One person was taken to the hospital Monday when a semi collided with the rear of the car he was driving.

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IUB Announces Extension Of Utility Shut-off Moratorium

Tue 4-2-2019

The Iowa Utility Board has issued an emergency order extending the end of the winter utility shut-off moratorium from April 1st to May 13th.

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City Officials In Spencer Announce Sale Of Spec Building

Tue 4-2-2019

City officials in Spencer say a spec building in the city's Green Industrial Park has been sold to MWI Components of Spencer, which plans to expand.

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Keelson Harbour to host Compassion Fatigue program on April 5

Mon 4-1-2019

(Spirit Lake)-Free program aimed at caregivers to be presented by Heather Huff, R.N.

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Palo Alto Co. Authorities Arrest Man Wanted In Connection With An Incident March 8th At A Bar In Ayrshire

Mon 4-1-2019

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says a suspect has been arrested in connection with an incident March 8th at a bar in Ayrshire. 

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Legislators Hear Call For State To Get Involved Over High Water Levels On Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 4-1-2019

There was a call at a legislative forum Saturday for the state to intervene in the issue with high water levels on the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Traffic Stop Lands Woman In Jail On Drug Charges

Mon 4-1-2019

A traffic stop Friday in Clay county resulted in the arrest of a Sioux Rapids woman on drug charges.

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South Dakota Man Wanted On Clay County Warrants Taken Into Custody

Mon 4-1-2019

A Sioux Falls man already incarcerated in South Dakota was served with four Clay county warrants Friday.

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Disturbance Investigation Results In Arrest Of Milford Man

Mon 4-1-2019

An investigation Friday by Clay county authorities into a report of a disturbance resulted in the arrest of a Milford man.

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Federated REA Announces Scholarship Winners

Mon 4-1-2019

Jackson-based Federated Rural Electric Association has announced the winners of two $1,000 scholarships. 

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Bill That Would Affect Public Land Acquisition Topic Of Discussion At Legislative Forum

Mon 4-1-2019

A bill that would curtail state funding for the acquisition of public land was a topic of discussion at Saturday's legislative forum at the Pearson Lakes Art Center.

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Fire At Okoboji Apartment Complex Leaves Several People Without A Home

Mon 4-1-2019

A fire has temporarily left some residents of an Okoboji apartment complex without a place to live.

 

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