News Archive

Watering Restrictions Go In Effect In Spencer

Tue 5-31-2016 IA"], ["Spencer

Watering restrictions go into effect tomorrow (Wed.) in Spencer.

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Farmers Markets Increase Food Options For Low-Income Iowans

Tue 5-31-2016 []

Iowa farmers markets are in full swing starting this week, at almost 200 locations across the state.

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Projects To Impact Traffic In and Out Of Lake Park

Tue 5-31-2016 IA"], ["HWY 9 & M27 Lake Park

Getting to and from the city of Lake Park is about to become more of a challenge for awhile.

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Collision on Hwy 86 Northwest of Milford Sends One Person To Lakes Regional Hospital

Tue 5-31-2016 IA"], ["Highway 86 MIlford

A two-vehicle collision Sunday on Highway 86 northwest of Milford sent one person to the hospital.

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Chamber Says Memorial Day Weekend Was Busy One For Lakes Area

Tue 5-31-2016 []

Now that the traditional opening weekend of the summer season is behind us, officials say it appears it was a good one for the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Single Vehicle Crash Results In Minor Injuries

Tue 5-31-2016 []

Minor injuries were reported Friday in a single vehicle crash in Lyon county.

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Hundreds Turn Out for Spirit Lake Memorial Day Program

Mon 5-30-2016 []

Keynote speaker at this year's Memorial Day Program in Spirit Lake was Colonel Greg Hapgood of the Iowa National Guard.

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Southwest Minnesota Collision Sends One Person To Hospital

Sun 5-29-2016 []

One person was injured in a two-vehicle collision Saturday on Highway 60 just west of the junction with Highway 86 in Wilder.

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Fire At NW Iowa Confinement Kills About 5,000 Hogs

Sun 5-29-2016 IA"], ["Hawarden

A blaze Saturday at a hog operation about three miles southeast of Hawarden destroyed two confinement buildings and killed about 5,000 head of hogs.

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Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charge Against Sheldon Man

Sun 5-29-2016 []

A traffic stop Saturday near Ashton resulted in a drug charge being filed against a Sheldon man.

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Jackson County Authorities Release Additional Details Into Standoff

Sat 5-28-2016 []

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has released additional details into an incident Friday at a farmhouse northwest of Jackson.

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Possible Indian Burial Site In Lyon County Results In Revocation Of Pipeline Construction Permit

Sat 5-28-2016 []

The possibility of an American Indian burial site in Iowa may require relocation of a crude oil pipeline route which would further delay the beginning of construction in the only one of four states where work hasn't yet begun.

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Boji Bay Funhouse and Event Center to host Open House June 1st

Fri 5-27-2016 IA"], Milford, ["2501 Boji Bend Drive

(Milford)-Public may tour grounds of new Legacy Park and Okoboji Harley Davidson Stage.

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Authorities Not Releasing Details Into Reported Stand-Off Near Jackson

Fri 5-27-2016 Mn"], ["Jackson

Details into what were reports earlier of a stand-off near Jackson this (Fri.) morning remain very sketchy.

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Northwest Iowa City Awarded Funding To Help Tear Down Abandoned Grain Mill

Fri 5-27-2016 IA"], ["Paullina

A northwest Iowa city has been awarded a grant through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Derelict Building Grant Program.

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DNR Urges Safety on Iowa Great Lakes Memorial Weekend

Fri 5-27-2016 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Boaters required to drain and dry boats before transporting to other lakes to combat invasive species.

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Man Wanted in California Arrested in Storm Lake

Fri 5-27-2016 IA"], ["715 Michigan St. Storm Lake

The Storm Lake Police Department arrested a fugitive wanted out of California and being sought for over four months.

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Federal Judge Plans Trial To Determine If Sex Offender Treatment Program Is Unconstitutional

Thu 5-26-2016 []

A federal judge is planning a trial to determine whether Iowa's sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional.

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Three Teens Charged In Burglary At Field Of Dreams Concession Stand Near Emmetsburg

Thu 5-26-2016 []

Three teens have been arrested as a result of a burglary at a concession stand at the “Field of Dreams” complex south of Emmetsburg.

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Benefit for Andrea Smook May 29th at Johnny's Pub in Lake Park

Thu 5-26-2016 IA"], Lake Park, ["121 N Market Street

(Lake Park)-Spirit Lake native battling Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Spencer Woman Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into Bench and Dock Before Coming to Rest In Big Spirit Lake

Thu 5-26-2016 IA"], ["Hill Ave. & 140th St. Spirit Lake

A Spencer woman was injured when a vehicle she was driving crashed into a dock on the south side of Big Spirit Lake near the pump house.

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OHS P.E. Teacher Named Teacher Of The Year

Thu 5-26-2016 IA"], ["901 H Ave Milford

A special honor for an Okoboji High School Physical Education Instructor Abby Goodlaxson.

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Clay County Republican Candidates for Sheriff & Board of Supervisors Square Off In Forum

Thu 5-26-2016 IA"], ["Spencer

Republican candidates for Clay County Sheriff and Board of Supervisors in the June primary squared off in separate forums Wednesday evening in the council chambers at Spencer City Hall.

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Storm Damage Assessments Under Way

Thu 5-26-2016 []

Residents in some parts of the Iowa Great Lakes are assessing the damage following a severe thunderstorms early this (Thurs.) morning that produced wind in excess of 60 mph and some large hail.

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Spirit Lake Collision on HWY. 71 Results In Minor Injuries

Thu 5-26-2016 IA"], ["Keokuk Ave. & HWY. 71 Spirit Lake

Minor injuries were reported Wednesday in a two vehicle collision in Spirit Lake, but no one was taken to the hospital.

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Court Of Appeals Denies New Trial For Estherville Man Convicted Of Murder

Thu 5-26-2016 IA"], ["Estherville

The Iowa Court of Appeals has ruled against a new trial for an Estherville man convicted of murder.

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Lakeside Artist in Residence Open Studio Series Begins Thursday May 26th

Wed 5-25-2016 []

The Open Studio series runs throughout the summer on Thursday evenings at Lakeside Laboratory on West Okoboji.  The series is free and open to the public.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Lakeside Lab for Summer Season

Wed 5-25-2016 IA"], Milford, ["1838 Highway 86

(Okoboji)-Free training provided for CLAMP program.

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I-90 Motorists Can Expect To See Increased Presence Of Law Enforcement Over Upcoming Holiday Period

Wed 5-25-2016 []

The Minnesota State Patrol along with the South Dakota State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are planning a joint I-90 Safety operation to promote highway safety this coming weekend.

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Mallard Woman Wanted for Child Endangerment and Criminal Mischief Taken Into Custody

Wed 5-25-2016 []

A Mallard woman wanted by Palo Alto county authorities for child endangerment and 3rd degree criminal mischief has been taken into custody.

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Single Vehicle Rollover Sends Man To Hospital

Wed 5-25-2016 []

A Windom man was injured Tuesday in a single vehicle crash on Highway 71 just north of the eastbound intersection of Highway 68 in Redwood county.

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ATV Crash Injures Man

Wed 5-25-2016 []

A Sheldon man was injured last week after losing control of an ATV about three miles northwest of Hospers.

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Law Enforcement to Step Up Patrols Over Memorial Weekend

Tue 5-24-2016 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Special Traffic Enforcement program to run through June 6

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Chamber Presents Lake Protective Associations Checks From Walleye Weekend Proceeds

Tue 5-24-2016 []

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce this (Tues.) morning presented checks totaling $10,000 to representatives of four lakes area protective associations, with each receiving $2,500.

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Thunderstorms Bring Heavy Rain, Hail, Even Tornado

Tue 5-24-2016 []

Severe weather struck the southwestern portion of the listening area Monday evening, bringing reports of extremely heavy rain, hail and atleast one tornado that touched down.

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Long Time Spirit Lake Police Officer Retires

Tue 5-24-2016 []

A longtime officer on the Spirit Lake Police Department has retired.

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Man Caught Riding Stolen Motorcycle Facing Theft And Drug Charges

Tue 5-24-2016 []

A Graettinger man faces charges drug and theft charges after he was caught last Friday riding a motorcycle in Estherville that had been reported stolen out of Webster city.

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Spirit Lake Man Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Mon 5-23-2016 []

After an investigation since September 2014 a Spirit Lake man is arresting and charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

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Senior Health Fair at Bedell Family YMCA May 25

Mon 5-23-2016 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["1900 41st Street

(Spirit Lake)-Free fair to be held in conjunction with National Senior Health and Wellness Day.

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Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Mon 5-23-2016 IA"], ["300th Ave. & 480th St. Clay County

Minor injuries were reported Saturday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of two county roads in Clay county.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Charges

Mon 5-23-2016 IA"], ["300th & 320th St. Clay County

A traffic stop Sunday in Clay County resulted in the arrest of an Estherville resident on drug charges.

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PLAC Announces New Executive Director

Mon 5-23-2016 []

The Pearson Lakes Art Center has a new Executive Director.

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SLMS Band Places 3rd At Tulip Festival Parade

Mon 5-23-2016 []

Congratulations to the Spirit Lake Middle School 7th/8th grade band for earning 3rd place in the 76th annual Orange City Tulip Festival Parade.

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DNR Says It Will Crack Down This Summer On Enforcement Of Invasive Species Laws

Mon 5-23-2016 IA"], Okoboji, ["West Lake Okoboji

Boaters are being reminded of Iowa’s Invasive Species Laws as they get ready to hit the water for the upcoming Memorial Day Holiday Weekend.

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Man Wanted In Domestic Incident Leads O'Brien County Authorities On High Speed Pursuit

Mon 5-23-2016 IA"], ["504 2nd Ave, Sheldon

A man wanted by authorities in O'Brien county in connection with a domestic incident last week led authorities on a high speed chase that at times exceeded 100 mph.

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Northwest Iowa Landowners File Lawsuits Over Dakota Access Pipeline Project

Mon 5-23-2016 []

Landowners have filed two lawsuits in northwest Iowa in an attempt to block construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline.

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Discovery Of Native American Site In Northwest Iowa Could Significantly Delay Pipeline Project

Sat 5-21-2016 []

Discovery of a site in Iowa that may be culturally significant to Native Americans could delay construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline if government officials require the route to be moved.

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O'Brien County Crash Injures Woman

Sat 5-21-2016 []

A two vehicle collision Tuesday in O’Brien county sent one person to the hospital.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park Opens for the Season

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], ["Arnolds Park

The gates open on another season of fun this weekend at Arnolds Park Amusement Park.

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50th Anniversary of Iowa Great Lakes Recording Company Planned July 16th

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], ["Arnolds Park

(Arnolds Park)-Book in the works to document legendary studio.

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Man Who Served As Pastor Of Church And Executive Director Of Spencer Dream Center Resigns Amid Criminal Investigation

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], ["1410 W. 18th St. Spencer

The pastor of a Spencer church who also serves as Executive Director of the Spencer Dream Center is stepping down from those positions as the result of an ongoing criminal investigation.

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Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Medical Helicopter Crash

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], ["Ventura

The parties involved apparently have settled a lawsuit stemming from a medical helicopter crash that killed three people in northern Iowa.

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Grant Writing Workshop in Dickinson County June 2nd

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["1600 15th Street

Grant Writing 101 will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications.

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Volunteers Needed to Assist with CLAMP Throughout the Summer

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], Milford, ["1838 Highway 86

Participants need to have access to a boat and be able to donate approximately 12 hours of time over the summer.

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East Okoboji Beach Work Day Saturday May 21st

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], ["256th Ave. Spirit Lake

Participants will learn how rain gardens and swales assist in the water quality process.

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DNR to Hold Hearings on Animal Feeding Operations Rule

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], Spencer, ["300 West 4th Street

The hearing for Northwest Iowa is set for 10 am Wednesday, May 25, in the board room at the Clay County Administration Building at 300 West 4th Street in Spencer.

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Milford Spring Cleanup Days May 23rd-24th

Fri 5-20-2016 IA"], ["Milford

(Milford)-Tags required for white goods, electronics. Waste from nonresidents, commercial and non-profit entities will not be accepted.

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Woman Hit By Pickup While Walking Across Hwy 71 Near Taco Johns In Spirit Lake

Thu 5-19-2016 IA"], ["23rd St. & Hwy. 71 Spirit Lake

A woman was injured after being struck by a vehicle while walking across Highway 71 earlier this (Thurs.) afternoon in Spirit Lake.

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Audit Turns Up Questionable Spending By Former City Clerk Of Boyden

Thu 5-19-2016 []

A State Audit report has turned up some questionable spending by the former city clerk of Boyden.

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Rosenboom Machine & Tool Announces Major Expansion Of Its Operations In Sheldon

Thu 5-19-2016 []

A manufacturer that has a facility in Spirit Lake is expanding.

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IRRMA Announces 2016 Rock the Roof Concert Series

Wed 5-18-2016 IA"], Arnolds Park, ["91 Lake Street

(Arnolds Park)-Schedule expanded to include 12 concerts as IRRMA gears up for 20th Anniversary Celebration.

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Registration Deadline Quickly Approaching For Manufacturing 101 Program

Wed 5-18-2016 []

The registration deadline for a popular program offered by the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is quickly approaching.

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Search Of Estherville Apartment Results In Drug Charges Against Two Men

Wed 5-18-2016 IA"], ["920 Central Ave. Estherville

A report of several people smoking marijuana Tuesday evening at an Estherville residence resulted in drug charges against two men.

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Iowa Utilities Board Delays Request by Pipeline Company To Start Construction

Wed 5-18-2016 []

Iowa utilities regulators have declined to act quickly on a request to allow a Texas company to begin construction on an oil pipeline across Iowa.

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OST Trailer, Students Arrive For Another Season

Wed 5-18-2016 []

Another rite of spring has arrived in the Iowa Great Lakes. The semi trailer loaded with equipment and rigging for the upcoming season’s production at Okoboji Summer Theatre arrived Tuesday from Stephen’s College in Columbia, Missouri, which owns and operates OST.

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Seasons Center Awarded $600,000 Community Development Block Grant

Wed 5-18-2016 []

Season’s Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant for a therapeutic camp to be located in O’Brien county.

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Ringsted Man Faces Multiple Charges Following Search Of Residence

Tue 5-17-2016 IA"], ["429 Heritage St. Ringsted

A Ringsted man is in custody on multiple drug charges as the result of an ongoing investigation.

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Spirit Lake Students to Host Food Drive May 21 & 22 at Expo Center

Tue 5-17-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-"Passion Project" aims to give back to the community.

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Collision Involving a Van And Semi Injures Sioux Falls Man

Tue 5-17-2016 []

A Sioux Falls man was injured this (Tues.) morning when a van he was driving rear-ended a semi on Highway 60 just south of Ashton.

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Unseasonably Cold-Wet Weather Causing Concern Among Some Area Farmers

Tue 5-17-2016 []

Recent wet weather has brought spring planting and fieldwork to a halt across the region.

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Search Results In Drug Charges Against Jackson Man

Tue 5-17-2016 Mn"], ["306 State St. Jackson

A Jackson man is under arrest on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant last week.

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Teen Charged With Sexual Exploitation

Tue 5-17-2016 []

A 16-year-old boy from Boyden has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Lakeside Lab's Friends Seminar Series Kicks-Off May 17th

Mon 5-16-2016 []

(Okoboji)-Series allows public opportunity to interact with Staff and Students at Lakeside Lab.

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Iowa Dept of Ag & Land Stewardship Announces Sign-Up Underway For Cost Share Program for Water Quality Practices

Mon 5-16-2016 []

A voluntary state program that aims to improve water quality practices at farms around Iowa is entering its fourth year amid growing differences about the best ways to clean up the state's waterways.

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Tagged Walleye From Walleye Weekend Caught

Mon 5-16-2016 []

One of the specially tagged walleye from Walleye Weekend has been caught by a Spencer man.

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Clean Up Days Limited To Spirit Lake Residents Only

Mon 5-16-2016 []

Anything left at the curb in Orleans this week will NOT be picked up.

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Program on Identity Theft to be Presented May 18th at The Spirit Lake Public Library

Mon 5-16-2016 IA"], ["702 16th St. Spirit Lake

It’s a problem that continues to affect more and more people, and the statistics are alarming.

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Month of May Designated As Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Mon 5-16-2016 []

Area law enforcement agencies say drivers of cars and other vehicles need to allow a motorcycle the full width of a lane at all times.

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Head On Crash Southwest of Milford Injures Three, One Seriously

Fri 5-13-2016 IA"], ["2600 190th Ave. Milford

A head-on collision Thursday in the 2600 block of 190th Avenue southwest of Milford injured three people, one seriously.

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Three Vehicle Crash On Hwy 18 At Clay County Road N14 Results In Multiple Injuries

Fri 5-13-2016 IA"], ["HWY 18 & N14 Clay County

A three-vehicle collision this (Fri.) morning at the intersection of Highway 18 and County Road N-14 in Clay county resulted in multiple injuries and tied up traffic for several hours.

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Worthington Police Searching for Suspicious Vehicle

Fri 5-13-2016 Mn"], ["Worthington

Police in Worthington are looking for a vehicle that reportedly has been approaching several children in the city offering them rides.

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Fourth Graders Collect Clothes For African Children

Fri 5-13-2016 []

A presentation to young people at a local church resulted in a successful clothes drive for African children.

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Trial For Des Moines Waterworks Lawsuit Delayed By Nearly A Year

Fri 5-13-2016 []

The lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Waterworks in Federal Court against several upstream agriculture drainage districts has been delayed by nearly a year.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum to Celebrate Ritchie Valens' 75th Birthday May 13th

Fri 5-13-2016 IA"], ["Arnolds Park

(Arnolds Park)-Connie Valens-Anderson to speak on her brother's legacy.

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Clay County Fair Announces Three Dog Night September 17th

Fri 5-13-2016 IA"], Spencer, ["1401 4th Ave West

(Spencer)-Kory & the Fireflies to open show.

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Power Outage Results In Wastewater Discharge In Armstrong

Thu 5-12-2016 IA"], ["Armstrong

A power outage early this morning in Armstrong resulted in about 50,000 gallons of untreated wastewater getting into the East Fork of the Des Moines River.  

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City of Orleans to Flush Hydrants Starting May 16th

Thu 5-12-2016 IA"], ["Orleans

(Orleans)-Residents should run water through a faucet following operation to flush any rust residue.

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Spirit Lake Town Clean-up Days May 16th-19th

Thu 5-12-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Service will be provided on residents' regular trash pick-up days.

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Two Vehicle Collision Sends Two To Hospital

Thu 5-12-2016 IA"], ["HWY. 71 & 250th St. Milford

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 71 and 250th Street south of Milford sent two people to the hospital.

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Charges Still Pending Against Suspect In Barb's Corner Armed Robbery

Thu 5-12-2016 IA"], ["130th Ave. & HWY 18 Everly

Authorities in Clay county say charges are still pending against a suspect in the March 11th armed robbery of Barb’s Corner near Everly.

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ISU Extension And Outreach Hires New Youth Coordinator For Osceola County

Thu 5-12-2016 []

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has hired a new County Youth Coordinator for Osceola county.

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O'Brien County Pursuit Results In Charges Against Two Men

Thu 5-12-2016 []

Two people face charges in connection with a pursuit last week in O’Brien county.

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Dickinson County Conservation to Host Programs for Wings and Wetlands Weekend

Wed 5-11-2016 IA"], Okoboji, ["2279 170th Street

(Okoboji)-Programs to focus on Warblers, Great Horned Owls.

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Letter Carriers To Hold Annual Food Drive This Saturday

Wed 5-11-2016 []

The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold their annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive this Saturday.

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Bedell Family YMCA To Offer Summer Learning Program

Wed 5-11-2016 []

The Bedell Family YMCA has been selected to offer a pilot program designed to prevent children from what’s known as "summer slide".

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Seasons Center Awarded Grant For Playground

Wed 5-11-2016 []

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health in Spencer has been awarded $5,000 through the Clay County Community Foundation.

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Studios For Jackson Radio Stations To Relocate

Wed 5-11-2016 []

Sister stations KKOJ and Xtreme Country 105.7 in Jackson are moving.

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Tickets Now on Sale for IRRMA's Hall of Fame Spectacular Concert

Tue 5-10-2016 IA"], ["Arnolds Park

(Arnolds Park)-New online system to aid concert-goers in choosing seating options.

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David Thoreson exhibit at Dickinson County Nature Center

Tue 5-10-2016 []

(Okoboji)-Explorer and photographer to also instruct class June 1.

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Engineering Study To Address Drainage Issues In Francis Sites Area

Tue 5-10-2016 IA"], ["Francis Sites Spirit lake

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning approved a proposal for engineering services with Beck Engineering for a study of drainage in the Francis Sites Area.

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84-Year-Old Man Accused Of Sexual Misconduct With Child

Tue 5-10-2016 Mn"], ["Alpha

An Alpha man was arrested last week on charges of criminal sexual misconduct.

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Jackson County Single Car Crash Injures Man

Tue 5-10-2016 []

A single vehicle crash last week near the Iowa/Minnesota border sent one person to the hospital.

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Three Vehicle Collision Sends One Person To Hospital

Tue 5-10-2016 IA"], ["370th St. & 300th Ave. Dickens

A three-vehicle collision Sunday at the intersection of two county roads near Dickens sent one person to the hospital.

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Local Habitat For Humanity Chapter Planning Next Build

Tue 5-10-2016 []

The Northwest Iowa Habitat For Humanity affiliate is getting ready for its next build, which will be held in Spencer.

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May Designated As Older American's Month

Tue 5-10-2016 []

May Designated As Older American's Month

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2nd Annual Defiance Extreme Trail Run May 14th

Mon 5-9-2016 IA"], Estherville, ["Ft. Defiance State Park

(Estherville)-Pre-registration encouraged for challenging off road 5 K at Ft. Defiance State Park.

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Walleye Weekend Falls Short Of Record Registrants, But Still Deemed A Huge Success

Mon 5-9-2016 []

Another Walleye Weekend is in the books.

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Local Lawmaker Among Those Saying A State Director Defied Legislative Intent

Mon 5-9-2016 []

Some Iowa lawmakers say a state director defied legislative intent being a $750,000 allocation to hire disabled people and that his department ignored legislators' requests to explain the actions.

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SLHS Music Students Compete In State Large Group Contest

Mon 5-9-2016 []

Congratulations to the 140 students from Spirit Lake High School that participated in the State Large Group Music Contest held at Humboldt High School on Friday night , May 6.

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2016 Walleye Weekend Results

Mon 5-9-2016 []

Walleye Weekend 2016 Results

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Pickup vs Semi Collision Injures Two

Sun 5-8-2016 []

Two people were injured Friday in a collision involving a pickup and a semi on Highway 60 at 230th Street in Osceola county.

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Student Arrested On Drug Charges

Sat 5-7-2016 []

A search for illegal drugs back on April 28th resulted in the Clay Central-Everly school being placed on lockdown and one student being arrested.

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Hwy 9 Traffic Stop Results In Arrest

Sat 5-7-2016 []

A traffic stop on Highway 9 near Harris has landed an Estherville man in jail on drug charges.

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OWI Charges Result in an Investigation of Identity Theft

Fri 5-6-2016 []

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office received a reports of an accident involving injuries. The accident was located in the 3400 block of 530th Ave. Upon investigation it was determined a 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, owned and driven by Lana Rachel Sweat, 35, of Fenton

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Host Families Needed for Exchange Students in Northwest Iowa

Fri 5-6-2016 IA"], ["Dickens

(Dickens)-EF exchange students are between 15 and 18 years old, currently being placed for fall.

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No Injuries Reported In Minor Fire At Three Sons

Fri 5-6-2016 IA"], Milford, ["902 10th St

No injuries were reported in a minor fire this morning at a longtime business in downtown Milford.

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Clay County Fair Announces Martina McBride with Brad Morgan September 10th

Fri 5-6-2016 IA"], Spencer, ["1401 4th Ave West

(Spencer)-Country Star released new album Reckless April 29

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Big Fish Await Anglers in Iowa Great Lakes for Walleye Weekend

Fri 5-6-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Walleye season officially opens at midnight on Friday.

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Arnold's Park & Okoboji Fire and Rescue's 39th Annual Pancake Feed on Walleye Weekend

Fri 5-6-2016 IA"], Arnolds Park, ["156 North Highway 71

(Arnold's Park)-Proceeds to be used for new breathing apparatus for firefighters.

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Open House at Lakeside Lab May 8th to Focus on Algae

Thu 5-5-2016 IA 51351"], ["1838 Highway 86 Milford

(Okoboji)-Open house to be hosted by group of scientists from across the U.S.

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Changes Made In Jackson Detour

Thu 5-5-2016 Mn"], ["Ashley St. & HWY. 71 Jackson

Some changes have been made to the detour for the Highway 71 bridge project in Jackson.

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2016 Youth In Philanthropy Programs Sets Three New Records

Thu 5-5-2016 []

It was another banner year for the Okoboji Foundation’s Youth In Philanthropy program.

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15,000 Gallons of Wastewater Discharged into West Lake Okoboji at Lazy Lagoon

Wed 5-4-2016 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Public urged to avoid area for 24 hours.

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Cinco de Mayo Coffee House at Iowa Lakes May 5th

Wed 5-4-2016 IA"], ["300 S. 18th Street, Estherville

(Estherville)-Final Coffee House of the season to include free tacos, ice cream.

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Car vs Pickup Collision Sends Two To Hospital

Wed 5-4-2016 IA"], ["2900 & 11th Ave. SW Spencer

Two people were injured, one seriously, in a collision Tuesday involving a car and a pickup in the 2900 block of 11th avenue Southwest in Spencer.

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Palo Alto & Kossuth Counties Officially Recognized As Home Base Iowa Communities

Wed 5-4-2016 IA"], ["Emmetsburg

Two more area counties have been officially recognized for achieving status as Home Base Iowa Communities.

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Texting Death Threats

Wed 5-4-2016 Mn"], ["Trimont

A Trimont man was arrested last week by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on threats of violence.

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Free Child Car Seat Safety Check Offered in Spencer May 7th

Tue 5-3-2016 IA"], Spencer, ["10 Grand Avenue

(Spencer)-Certified technicians will check car seats for recalls and damage.

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Supervisors Approve Paving Funding Agreement With City Of Spirit Lake

Tue 5-3-2016 260th Ave. & 140th St. Spirit Lake,IA

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning approved a funding agreement with the city of Spirit Lake for a paving project.

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Minnesota State Patrol Assists In Birth Of Baby On I-90 Near Jackson-Nobles County Line

Tue 5-3-2016

A Minnesota State Patrol trooper assisted in the delivery of a baby this past Sunday evening on Interstate 90 near the Jackson-Nobles county line.

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Teacher Resigns After Showing Up At Okoboji H.S. Prom Drunk; School Board Takes Disciplinary Action In Special Session

Tue 5-3-2016

An Okoboji High School teacher who showed up at the school’s prom this past Saturday drunk has resigned.

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Maxyield Completes Acquisition Of The Andersons, Inc. NW Iowa Assets

Tue 5-3-2016 []

MaxYield Cooperative announced today (Tues.) it has completed the purchase of The Andersons, Inc., northwest Iowa assets.

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Wind Energy Project Looking To Expand From NW Clay County Into SW Dickinson County

Tue 5-3-2016 []

A wind energy project currently being developed in northwest Clay county may be expanding to southwest Dickinson county. Brenna Gunderson, a Representative of Apex Clean Energy, was at today’s (Tues.) Dickinson county board of supervisors meeting.

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Sibley Man Arrested On Drug And Theft Charges

Tue 5-3-2016 IA"], ["Sibley

An investigation by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office has resulted in drug and theft charges being filed against a Sibley man.

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Investigation Results In Assault And Drug Charges

Mon 5-2-2016 []

An Estherville man faces assault and drug charges following an alleged incident last week at a residence in that city.

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6th Annual Team Amy Run Scheduled for May 7th in Estherville

Mon 5-2-2016 IA"], Estherville, ["21 North 7th Street

(Estherville)-Volunteers still needed to assist with Saturday morning event.

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Lakes Area Establishment Again Makes List Of Top 10 Burgers In Iowa

Mon 5-2-2016 []

A Lakes Area establishment has once again made the top 10 list for having the best burger in the state. The Ritz in Arnolds Park once again made the list.

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Local Teen Selected To Receive Conservation Districts Of Iowa Scholarship

Mon 5-2-2016 []

A local teen has been selected to receive $3,000 as the State 2nd Place Winner of the Conservation Districts of Iowa Scholarship.

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50 MPH Plus Wind Saturday Wreaks Havoc With Boats, Hoists And Docks On Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 5-2-2016 []

Lakeshore property owners in the Iowa Great Lakes are out today (Mon.) surveying damage from Saturday’s wind storm.

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Flood Warnings Remain On Area Rivers

Mon 5-2-2016 []

Flood warnings remain in effect for several rivers in northwest Iowa after a week of rain.

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Man Leads Authorities On Pursuit In Stolen Vehicle

Mon 5-2-2016 []

A Sioux City man faces charges after leading authorities in O’Brien county in a high speed pursuit last week while driving a stolen vehicle.

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Historic Lakes Area Attraction Changes Hands

Sun 5-1-2016 IA"], Arnolds Park, ["144 Lake Shore Dr

A historic lakes area attraction is changing hands.

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