News Archive

Investigation underway after Swea City Man dies from Head Injuries

Fri 4-9-2021 Algona, IA

(Algona)-Casey Tobin was found on a road Saturday night 

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Dickinson County Public Health Officials say increase in COVID-19 Positivity rate due to more cases in Younger People

Fri 4-9-2021 2301 Hwy 71 South Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-New cases in 18 to 29 year old population making up a third of all of the cases in Dickinson County

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Senator Chuck Grassley discusses Current Projects, Ethanol during stop at Okoboji High School

Fri 4-9-2021 901 H Ave, Milford, IA

(Milford)-Senator made comments during stop at Okoboji High School on Thursday

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Upticks in Dickinson County COVID-19 Positivity Rates prompting changes to the Test One Iowa Clinic

Thu 4-8-2021 2301 Hwy 71 South Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Clinic was set to close April 16

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Spring Planting Outlook is Good following recent Warm Temperatures and Several Days of Rain

Thu 4-8-2021 Lakefield,Mn

(Lakefield, MN)-Soil temperatures warming into the 50s this week

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Estherville Man charged with Attempted Murder following arrest on Wednesday

Thu 4-8-2021 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Reyes faces multiple charges following incident at residence on Wednesday

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Winterfeld found guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Killing of Grant Wilson

Thu 4-8-2021 Orange City, Ia

(Orange City)-Spirit Lake man originally charged with First-Degree Murder in connection with May 2020 shooting

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Estherville Man dies in Motorcycle Crash Wednesday night

Thu 4-8-2021 Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Collision with Pick-up Truck occurred at South 8th Street and 2nd Avenue South in Estherville

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Sioux County Authorities seeking information in apparent Hit-and-Run

Thu 4-8-2021 Sioux Center, IA

(Sioux Center)-Incident allegedly occurred Wednesday morning on Highway 75

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Sioux City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Armed Carjackings

Thu 4-8-2021 Sioux City,IA

(Sioux City)-Shortenhaus was apprehended after leading police on a high-speed chase in a vehicle stolen from one of his victims

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Dickinson County has highest positive COVID-19 rate in the State of Iowa

Thu 4-8-2021 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Cases spiking in 18-29 year old age group

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Spirit Lake Drama and Vocal Music to present Bye Bye Birdie April 9 & 10

Wed 4-7-2021 612 28th Street, Spirit Lake, Iowa

(Spirit Lake)-Tickets available Thursday evening or at the door prior to performances at the Sami Center

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Governor Kim Reynolds voices opposition to Vaccine Passports during Wednesday's Press Conference

Wed 4-7-2021 Johnston, IA

(Johnston)-Reynolds says she will take action either thru Legislation or Executive Action

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ISU Extension and Outreach Week is April 12-17

Wed 4-7-2021 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Dickinson County Extension plans to have Food Trucks set up at Fairgrounds next week

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Wills honored with Circle of Excellence Award from the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

Wed 4-7-2021 Ankeny, IA

(Ankeny)-Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance Coordinator honored for 2nd year in a row

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Winter Games/Chamber Officials Present Checks

Tue 4-6-2021

Checks made possible through proceeds from two of the 41st annual University of Okoboji Winter Games events were recently presented to two non-profit groups.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Give Go-Ahead For Restructuring Of County Attorney's Office; Approve Resolutions To Connect With Clay County Trail System

Tue 4-6-2021

County Attorney Amy Zenor recommended eliminating an investigator's position in the office that was created back in 2018 and reallocating that funding for an additional attorney who would work part-time in the office.

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Lake Park Man Pleads Not Guilty To Vehicular Homicide Charge

Tue 4-6-2021

48-year-old Christopher Bosma was charged in the death of 34-year-old Kelsie Sturm in the incident that took place near Harris in July of 2020.

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Event Will Pair Up Employers Looking For Summer Help With Teens Looking For Summer Jobs

Tue 4-6-2021

Brian Downing, Principal at Okoboji High School, says they'll be putting on a “summer job fair” Friday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at both the Pavilion and the Roof Garden in Arnolds Park.

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Officials With City Of Spencer Express Concern Over Reports Of Foul Language And Vandalism At East Leech Park

Tue 4-6-2021

Police Chief Mark Warburton told the council they'll be keeping a close eye out for those violating park rules and will penalize violators.

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Okoboji Music Masters to present "The Sounds of Summer" in the Iowa Great Lakes this Summer

Mon 4-5-2021 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Auditions to be held in mid-May for new ensemble

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Fire Damages Machine Shed Near Sheldon

Mon 4-5-2021

The Sheldon Fire Department was called to 3071 Marsh Avenue. Upon arriving they found smoke coming from the building along with some nearby grass and a wood pile also on fire.

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Spirit Lake Green Waste Site Currently Scheduled To Open For Season Saturday, April 10th

Mon 4-5-2021

City officials say site preparations are currently underway.

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Another Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Is Planned For The Region

Mon 4-5-2021

This one is scheduled for this Saturday, April 10th at the Spencer Field House at Spencer High School.

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Fire Destroys Machine Shed, Tractors & Other Farm Equipment

Mon 4-5-2021

Firefighters were called around 12:01 am to 4250 230th Street in Emmet county and found the building completely engulfed along with some trees that were on fire.

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Spirit Lake Fire Dept. To Hold Pancake Feed This Saturday, April 10th

Mon 4-5-2021

Chief Pat Daly says COVID-19 precautions will be in place

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Gearing Up For Its Summer Junior Volunteer Program

Mon 4-5-2021

Jennifer Gustafson, LRH Vice President of Marketing and Retail Services, says they are now taking applications for this summer's program, which will run from June 7th through July 30th

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Iowa DNR To Begin Restoration Of A NW Iowa Lake This Spring

Mon 4-5-2021

Restoration efforts are getting underway this spring on Pickerel Lake near Laurens, on the Clay and Buena Vista county line.

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Northwest Iowa Man Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Acts With Minors

Sat 4-3-2021

Twenty-one-year-old Hunter Gentry of Estherville pleaded not guilty to charges including kidnapping, enticing a minor, third-degree sexual abuse, lascivious acts with a child and indecent contact. 

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George Man Arrested On Warrants

Sat 4-3-2021

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says 31-year-old Robert Camack was arrested Thursday on an outstanding warrant charging him with two counts of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree...both class “C” felonies, and two counts of indecent contact with a child...aggravated misdemeanors.

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Dickinson County Nature Center announces Spring Photo Contest

Fri 4-2-2021 22785 Nature Center Rd, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Deadline for entry is May 1

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Construction Work To Result In Some Road Closures In Okoboji

Fri 4-2-2021

Officials say 220th Avenue from 165th Street to Lake Shore Drive, and Lakeshore Drive to Alexander Street will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, April 19th.

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Bridge Replacement Project To Result In Road Closure On Hwy 59 South Of Primghar Beginning Monday, April 5th

Fri 4-2-2021

The Iowa Department of Transportation says the road will be closed in that area with traffic being detoured onto O'Brien county Roads B-40 and L-54.

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Two NW Iowa Airports Awarded Funding For Improvements

Fri 4-2-2021

The funding is included in a $627 million infrastructure and safety projects made possible by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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National Weather Service Warning Of Elevated Fire Danger Across The Region

Fri 4-2-2021

Forecasters say very low humidity, sunshine, wind and warm temperatures will combine to create an elevated fire danger across the region.

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Spencer Hospital named one of the Nation's Top Rural and Community Hospitals

Thu 4-1-2021 Spencer,Ia

(Spencer)-Spencer Hospital is the only mid-size hospital in Iowa that has earned that designation in each of the six years it has been awarded 

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RSVP honors Regional Volunteers during National Volunteer Month

Thu 4-1-2021 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Volunteers found creative ways to be of help during pandemic

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New Report Details Impact Hospitals Have On Local Economies

Thu 4-1-2021

Locally, the report shows Lakes Regional Healthcare generates 941 jobs that add $21.3 million to the local economy. In turn, it shows LRH employees spend $7.1 million on retail sales and contribute $429,000 in state sales tax revenue

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Date Set For Armstrong Mayoral Election

Thu 4-1-2021

The Emmet County Auditor's Office has announced May 11th has been set as the date for a special election to decide who will be the next mayor of Armstrong.

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Sioux County Sheriff's Deputy Fired For Not Following Policy & Training Guidelines

Thu 4-1-2021

A deputy sheriff for the Sioux County Sheriff's Office has been fired after an incident that occurred on March 20 in Boyden, Iowa.

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Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic To Be Held Saturday, April 10th At Spencer High School Fieldhouse

Thu 4-1-2021

The event is being put on by Clay County Public Health, Avera Medical Group Spencer, Spencer Hospital and Estherville Pharmacy, which acquired 1,170 doses of Pfizer vaccine for the clinic.

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