News Archive

Traffic Stop Results In Multiple Charges

Thu 5-31-2018

A traffic stop Wednesday night in Emmetsburg resulted in the arrest of a Bode man on multiple charges.

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David Johnson Comments On Decision Not To Seek Another Term

Thu 5-31-2018

State Senator David Johnson announced today (Thurs.) he won't be seeking a 5th term. Johnson, a former Republican, left the party and became an independent after 18 years. He told KUOO news he made the decision after consulting with his family recently.

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Third Cuban National Sentenced In Identity Theft & Credit Card Scam That Had Ties To NW Iowa

Thu 5-31-2018

The third of three Cuban nationals who traveled across 16 Iowa counties in 2017 and used stolen identities and card numbers to make fraudulent purchases has been sentenced in U.S. District Court.

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David Johnson Opts Not To Seek 5th Term As State Senator

Thu 5-31-2018

State Senator David Johnson announced today (Thurs.) he won't be seeking a 5th term.

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Man Faces Multiple Charges Following High Speed Pursuit Through Portions Of Osceola & Dickinson Counties

Thu 5-31-2018

Multiple charges have been filed in connection with a high speed pursuit early Wednesday that went through portions of two counties.

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City Of West Okoboji Looking To Fill Vacancies

Thu 5-31-2018

The Mayor of West Okoboji is stepping down.

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Authorities Confirm Bear Sighting In Jackson County

Thu 5-31-2018

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that a bear has been sighted in Jackson County

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Iowa National Guard To Hold Town Hall Meeting In Spencer

Thu 5-31-2018

The Iowa Army National Guard will be holding a town hall meeting in Spencer June 14th to talk about some changes.

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Primary Election Drawing A Lot Of Attention

Thu 5-31-2018

Election officials in Dickinson county say a number of hotly contested races, including those for the board of supervisors, are drawing a lot of interest in this coming Tuesday's Primary Election.

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City Of Arnolds Park Announces Changes To Parking On Lake Street In Amusement Park

Wed 5-30-2018

Officials with the city of Arnolds Park and the Arnolds Park Amusement Park have announced a change to parking regulations on Lake Street.

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Polaris Industries Announces It's Purchasing A Major Boat Manufacturer

Wed 5-30-2018

Polaris Industries is diversifying its power sports portfolio and is getting into the boat business. The company announced today (Wed.) it's purchasing Boat Holdings, Incorporated for $805 million.

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Alliant Energy Foundation Awards Grants (2)

Wed 5-30-2018

The Alliant Energy Foundation has awarded a $1,500 grant to the Iowa Lakes Corridor Initiative and the Spirit Lake High School Robotics team.

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Major Renovation Of A Senior Housing Complex In Spencer Gets Underway

Wed 5-30-2018

Ground will be broken today (Wed.) on a massive renovation project at Sunset Apartments in north Spencer.

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Group Unveils Plans For $10 Million Lakes Area Beautification Project

Tue 5-29-2018

Some preliminary plans for the first of what organizers hope will become a three-phase project to beautify and enhance the Highway 71 corridor through the Iowa Great Lakes were unveiled at a public informational meeting Tuesday evening in Okoboji.

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Car-Semi Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 5-29-2018

A collision Friday involving a semi tanker-trailer and a car in Palo Alto county sent one person to the hospital.

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Summer Intern Joins Staff At Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation (1)

Tue 5-29-2018

A new face is joining the staff this summer at the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation.

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Okoboji Foundation Announces 2018 Grant Recipients

Tue 5-29-2018

The Okoboji Foundation has announced its 2018 grant recipients.

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Sexual Assault Investigation Results In Arrest Of Estherville Man

Tue 5-29-2018

An Estherville man faces charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault last week.

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City Of SL Another Step Closer To Transitioning To Automated Garbage Pick Up System

Tue 5-29-2018

The city of Spirit Lake is another step closer to converting to an automated garbage collection system.

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Domestic Dispute Results In Arrest

Tue 5-29-2018

A Spencer man faces charges in connection with a domestic dispute that allegedly took place back in the early morning of May 17th.

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Solar Powered Vehicle To Make A Stop In The Iowa Great Lakes

Tue 5-29-2018

The world's first solar-powered utility vehicle will be making a stop next month in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Lakeside Lab Science Seminar to feature talk on Diatoms with Andy Bramburger May 29

Sat 5-26-2018

(Okoboji)-Bramburger studies Diatoms in The Great Lakes

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Estherville Man

Fri 5-25-2018

A traffic stop early this (Fri.) afternoon resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man.

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Construction Projects To Begin Soon On Several Portions Of Dickinson County Trails System

Fri 5-25-2018

Several portions of the Dickinson County Trails system will be temporarily off limits starting next week due to some construction projects.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Orders Flags At Half-Staff For Memorial Day

Fri 5-25-2018

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day. 

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Area Extension Offices To Offer Master Gardener Training

Fri 5-25-2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be holding training sessions for those interested in becoming a master gardener this fall.

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Mistaken Identity Results In Clay County Auditor Accidentally Cancelling Voting Rights Of Man With Same Name

Fri 5-25-2018

A northwest Iowa county auditor says her office mistakenly cancelled the voting rights of a northwest Iowa rancher who has the same name as a felon.

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Abbie Gardner Cabin/Museum About To Open For The Season

Fri 5-25-2018

One of the area's most historic attractions will open its doors for the season this weekend.

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Firm Discontinues Paper Drop-Off Site In Estherville; Residents Now Being Told To Take It To ECOG Facility

Thu 5-24-2018

Estherville residents now have to take their recyclable paper to a different drop-off point.

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Iowa Court Of Appeals To Hear Two Cases In Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 5-24-2018

The Iowa Court of Appeals will hear a couple of cases later this month in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Curlyleaf Pondweed Management Plan being Implemented in Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 5-24-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Lake Shore Homeowners reminded to not put any chemicals into Lakes.

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Delayed Planting Workshops slated for May 29-30

Thu 5-24-2018

(Spencer)-ISU Extension and Outreach to hold several meetings across region to assist farmers.

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Spirit Lake Man drowns near Spillway on North End of East Okoboji

Thu 5-24-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Multiple agencies responded to scene.

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Republican Candidates for District 1 Senate Seat sound off at Forum in Spencer

Wed 5-23-2018

(Spencer)-Primary Election slated for June 5.

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Spirit Lake Man injured in rollover accident on I-90

Wed 5-23-2018

(Adrian, MN)-Begley treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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Imagine Iowa Great Lakes Public Meeting Slated for May 29 at PLAC

Wed 5-23-2018

(Okoboji)-Plan aims at beautification projects.

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Spencer Man arrested on charges of violating Sex Offender Registry

Wed 5-23-2018

(Spencer)-Shuck allegedly living at different address than what was provided to authorities.

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Spirit Lake City Council votes on Fireworks Ordinance, Home Rule Proclamation

Wed 5-23-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Council to consider applications for Mayor at its next regular meeting.

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Primghar Man wins Percentage of Walleye Weekend Prize Money in Extended Contest

Wed 5-23-2018

(Okoboji)-Wittrock snagged tagged Walleye on East Okoboji.

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New Medicare Cards being mailed to Medicare Participants

Tue 5-22-2018

(Des Moines)-New cards are not based on Social Security Numbers.

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Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig commented on Iowa Crop Progress May 21

Tue 5-22-2018

(Des Moines)-Northwest and North Central Iowa remain behind in planting progress report.

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Author Connie Mutel to Speak at Friends of Lakeside Lab Science Seminar May 22

Tue 5-22-2018

(Okoboji)-Mutel is Senior Science Writer at IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa College of Engineering and Author of numerous books.

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Louisiana Man Sentenced to 5 years in Prison for injuring RAGBRAI Cyclist

Tue 5-22-2018

(Sidney)-Incident occurred in July of 2016.

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Calumet Woman receives Deferred Judgment in Theft Case

Tue 5-22-2018

(Primghar)-Riedemann pled guilty to unauthorized use of a credit card and first-degree theft earlier this month.

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Volunteers needed to Assist with Flags for Memorial Day Weekend in Spirit Lake

Tue 5-22-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Representative John Wills to speak at Memorial Day Program on Monday.

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Man dies following crash in Sutherland

Tue 5-22-2018

(Sutherland)-Wetherell was Director of local library.

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Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Programs getting underway for Summer Season

Mon 5-21-2018

(Okoboji)-Training sessions for CLAMP begin May 26.

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Ashton man arrested for Alleged Assault while Displaying Dangerous Weapon

Mon 5-21-2018

(Sibley)-Arrest followed report of a disturbance in Ashton.

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Northwestern Iowa Man sentenced for role in Fatal Nebraska Accident

Mon 5-21-2018

(Plattsmouth, NE)-Fatal accident occurred in July of 2017

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Assault Investigation Results In Arrest (1)

Fri 5-18-2018

An Emmetsburg man was arrested Tuesday as the result of an investigation into an assault that took place in Graettinger.

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No Injuries Reported In Crash In Which Vehicle Actually Went Airborne For A Short Distance

Fri 5-18-2018

No injuries were reported Thursday in a crash in which a vehicle actually went airborne for a short time.

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Parents Of Missing Two-Year-Old Taken Into Custody

Fri 5-18-2018

The parents of a missing two-year-old child have been taken into custody in northeast Iowa.

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Seasons Center Receives Grant For Scholarship At Camp Autumn

Fri 5-18-2018

Spencer-based Seasons Center for Behavioral Health has been awarded a grant of a little more than $1,100 for a scholarship for a week long stay for a camper at Camp Autumn near Sutherland.

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White Cap LLC Opts To Revise Plans For Re-Development Of Inn Site

Fri 5-18-2018

Plans by White Cap, LLC to re-develop the former Inn property are headed back to the drawing board.

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Local Law Enforcement Agencies To Participate In Click It Or Ticket Campaign

Fri 5-18-2018

Look for additional law enforcement officers out on the road beginning Monday, May 21st and continuing through June 3rd.

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Local Authorities Are On The Lookout For Missing 2-Year-Old Child From South Carolina; May Be In The Area

Thu 5-17-2018

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children along with the Camden Police Department in South Carolina are asking for the publics assistance to locate a missing 2 year-old child.

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Hwy 75 Road Construction Between Merrill & Le Mars To Result In Delays

Thu 5-17-2018

Some road construction on Highway 75 between Merrill and Le Mars will result in some delays in that area.

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Arnolds Park Renovations Result In Big Changes For IGL Maritime Museum

Thu 5-17-2018

The extensive renovation project going on at the Arnolds Park Amusement Park has resulted in some big changes at the Iowa Great Lakes Maritime Museum as well

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. To Offer Special Training Program For Area Executives

Thu 5-17-2018

A special training opportunity for local executives will be held next week in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Members Of North Dakota Farmers Union Visit Iowa Great Lakes

Wed 5-16-2018

Some 150 or so members of the North Dakota Farmers Union has been visiting the Iowa Great Lakes in separate groups since late April.

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Friends of Lakeside Lab Seminar Series to kick off May 22

Wed 5-16-2018

(Okoboji)-Author Dr. Cornelia F. Mutel, Senior Science Writer from University of Iowa to speak.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Receives Special Award

Wed 5-16-2018

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has received a special award. Kylie Miller, the Corridor's CEO and Executive Director tells KUOO news they were honored for their work in helping an existing company grow.

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ISU Extension & Outreach To Hold Informational Meetings Regarding Late Planting Options

Wed 5-16-2018

Ongoing wet conditions have made it impossible for some farmers in the area to get spring field work and planting done. And officials say the clock is ticking, now that it's mid-May. In fact, Paul Kassel, a Crops Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, says some producers, especially along the Highway 9 corridor, have yet to even turn a wheel this spring.

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Dickinson Supervisors Hear Plans For Wetland Project Near Christopherson Slough

Wed 5-16-2018

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved plans for a wetland restoration project near Christopherson Slough in the extreme northeastern corner of Dickinson county.

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ILCC Trustees Approve Tuition Increases

Tue 5-15-2018

Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College approved an increase in tuition rates for the 2018-2019 college year at their meeting Tuesday at the Spirit Lake campus. 

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Greenville Man Faces Charges Stemming From Pursuit In Emmet & Dickinson Counties

Tue 5-15-2018

A Greenville man faces charges stemming from a pursuit Tuesday that went through portions of Emmet and Dickinson counties.

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Teen Music Association presents Pampering with a Purpose May 24

Tue 5-15-2018

(Okoboji)-Event to be followed by Live Band Karaoke at PLAC.

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Dickinson Co. Taxpayer Association Wants Moratorium On Zoning For Any New Developments

Tue 5-15-2018

An organization that represents Dickinson county property tax payers is requesting county officials put a freeze on any zoning changes for new residential developments in the unincorporated areas of the county.

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City Of Spirit Lake To Begin Curbside Pick Up Of Green Waste Friday (May 18th)

Tue 5-15-2018

The city of Spirit Lake will begin curb-side pick up of green waste this Friday, May 18th, and will continue curbside pick up each Friday through October. 

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ISU Extension & Outreach Dickinson Co. To Offer Summer Youth Programs

Tue 5-15-2018

Area youth in grades kindergarten through high school will have several opportunities this summer to learn and have fun at the same time.

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Jackson County Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 5-15-2018

One person was sent to the hospital Monday in a collision involving a semi and sport utility vehicle on Highway 60 at Jackson County Road 9, near Heron Lake.

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YMCA Of The Okoboji's Awarded Grant Through Good Neighbor Fund

Tue 5-15-2018

The YMCA of the Okoboji's has been awarded a grant from the Good Neighbor Fund for programs at the Bedell Family YMCA and Camp Foster.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre Production Truck arrives for 61st Season

Mon 5-14-2018

(Okoboji)-61st Season to kick off with Godspell June 12

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Judicial Nominating Commission Announces Finalists For Judgeship Vacancy

Mon 5-14-2018

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 3A Judicial District has nominated District Associate Judge Charles Kenneth Borth of Spencer and attorney Conrad Francis Meis of Algona for the judgeship created by the retirement of Judge Patrick Carr in July of last year.

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Man Wanted For Not Appearing For Sentencing On Sex Offender Registry Violation Arrested

Mon 5-14-2018

A man wanted in Kossuth county for failure to appear for sentencing on a sex offender registry violation was arrested Sunday by authorities in Palo Alto county.

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Republican Candidates For Iowa Senate District 1 To Participate In Forum

Mon 5-14-2018

Republican candidates for the Iowa Senate District 1 seat will sound off in a forum scheduled for 7:00 pm Tuesday, May 22nd at the Spencer City Council Chambers. 

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Spencer Man Sentenced To Lesser Charges In Shooting Incident

Mon 5-14-2018

A Spencer man… charged after an incident near Ruthven last October… has been sentenced in Palo Alto County District Court.

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2nd Annual Boji Brew Fest Set For August 4th

Mon 5-14-2018

The date has been set for this year's Boji Brew Craft Beer Festival.

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Two Dickinson Co. Sheriff's Deputies Compete In Sniper Competition

Mon 5-14-2018

Two deputies with the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office turned in some top finishes in the 7th annual Sniper Competition recently held in Hibbing, Minnesota.

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Arnolds Park Street Closure Planned For Monday, May 14th, Weather Permitting

Sat 5-12-2018

Road construction continues on West Broadway Street in Arnolds Park. 

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31st Annual Fun & Wellness Day May 16 in Emmetsburg

Fri 5-11-2018

(Emmetsburg)-Author Al Batt to be Keynote Speaker.

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Two Men Charged With Attempted Murder Plead Guilty To Lesser Charges

Fri 5-11-2018

Two men… arrested last November after the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of shots fired… have been sentenced.

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Newly Designed Iowa License Plates Start Hitting The Roads In Dickinson County

Fri 5-11-2018

Newly designed Iowa license plates are now hitting the roads in Dickinson county.

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Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests (3)

Fri 5-11-2018

A traffic stop Thursday just west of Rock Rapids resulted in the arrests of two people on multiple charges.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Two Terril Residents

Thu 5-10-2018

Two people from Terril were injured in a single vehicle crash today (Thursday) on Highway 4 two miles north of the Iowa-Minnesota border in Martin county. 

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Three Men Sentenced On Charges Stemming From Convenience Store Burglary

Thu 5-10-2018

Three Cherokee men arrested last December on burglary charges in connection with a burglary at the Pro-Go Convenience Store in Primghar in August have been sentenced. 

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Golf Event Raises $2,800 For Abben Cancer Center

Thu 5-10-2018

This year's "Golf For A Cure" event raised $2,800 for the Abben Cancer Center in Spencer. 

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Emmet County Traffic Results In Two Arrests

Thu 5-10-2018

A traffic stop shortly after noon Wednesday in Emmet county resulted in two arrests. 

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City Of Estherville Awarded Grant To Assist Low Income, Elderly Or Disabled Homeowners Paint Their Homes

Thu 5-10-2018

The city of Estherville has been awarded a grant to assist low income, elderly or disabled homeowners paint their homes.

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Domestic Disturbance Sends One Person To Jail

Thu 5-10-2018

An investigation by Spencer police into a report of a domestic disturbance early Wednesday sent one person to jail. 

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Iowa Great Lakes Citizens Climate Lobby to meet May 12

Thu 5-10-2018

(Okoboji)-Meeting will include national conference call with VP of Ocean Conservancy.

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Wings & Wetlands Festival features Warbler Walks in several Northwest Iowa Counties this Weekend

Thu 5-10-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Dickinson County Warbler Walk Saturday morning at Kettleson Hogsback.

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Late Snow Storms And Now Rain Has Area Farmers Lagging Well Behind Those In Other Areas In Field Work & Planting

Thu 5-10-2018

Planting and fieldwork in the area continues to lag well behind that in areas about 40 miles or so to our south.

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Crash On Hwy 60 At Worthington Sends Several People To Hospital

Thu 5-10-2018

Multiple injuries were reported Wednesday in a collision on Highway 60 in Worthington.

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26th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 12

Wed 5-9-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Donations go directly to local food bank.

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City Of Spencer To Begin Inspecting Properties For Tall Grass And/Or Weeds

Wed 5-9-2018

Spencer city officials say they'll soon be making the rounds surveying properties for weeds and grass the exceed the city's 8 inch height rule. 

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Clay County Fairgrounds Bustling With Construction

Wed 5-9-2018

Those attending this year's Clay County Fair in September will notice even more improvements.

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SL Council Considering Lifting Ban On Usage Of Some Types Of Fireworks In The City

Wed 5-9-2018

Some of the discussion at last (Tues.) evening's Spirit Lake City Council meeting was centered around fireworks.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrests

Wed 5-9-2018

A traffic stop this past Saturday in Clay county resulted in the arrests of two men wanted on multiple warrants.

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Suspicious Person Investigation Results In Arrest (1)

Wed 5-9-2018

An investigation into a suspicious person report Monday in Ruthven resulted in the arrest of a Sioux City man.

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Severe Thunderstorms Bring Torrential Rain, Hail To The Size Of Golfballs To Portions Of The Iowa Great Lakes

Wed 5-9-2018

Severe thunderstorms that rolled through the region between 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm Tuesday produced hail and torrential rain. 

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Okoboji City Council Opts To Move With Caution On White Cap LLC Requests

Wed 5-9-2018

It likely will be awhile yet before the city of Okoboji grants any final approvals that would allow White Cap LLC to proceed with its plans to convert the site where the Inn once stood to a residential development and for a nature park where the former resort's golf course is located.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center announces Personnel Changes

Tue 5-8-2018

(Okoboji)-Dave Rowley named new Performing Arts Director.

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The Quebe Sisters to perform at Pearson Lakes Art Center May 10

Tue 5-8-2018

(Okoboji)-Award-winning trio features dazzling fiddles and tight vocal harmonies.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Adopt 2018 Weed Policy; Take No Action On MMU Offer

Tue 5-8-2018

It's been a late spring across the region, and that's also meant a late start to the weed season. But it will just be a matter of time before they're an issue again. That has Dickinson county reminding landowners of the county's laws pertaining to control of noxious weeds.

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Early Voting Underway For June 5th Primary

Tue 5-8-2018

Early voting is underway for Iowa's June 5th primary. 

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Okoboji Foundation's 2018 Youth In Philanthropy Sets Fundraising Record

Tue 5-8-2018

It was another highly successful year for the Okoboji Foundation's Youth In Philanthropy group.

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Newell Brands Selling Pure Fishing

Tue 5-8-2018

A Spirit Lake manufacturer is on the selling block.

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Lakes Area Dog Park temporarily closed for Entrance Construction

Mon 5-7-2018

(Spirit Lake)-Park to reopen May 21

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2018 Walleye Weekend Draws 3rd Largest Number Of Registrants

Mon 5-7-2018

Ideal weather drew thousands of anglers to the Iowa Great Lakes for Walleye Weekend this past weekend.

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Suspects Wanted For Armed Home Invasion In Hartley Arrested In Storm Lake

Mon 5-7-2018

Two men wanted by Hartley authorities were apprehended by Storm Lake police Saturday afternoon. 

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DNR To Begin Treatment For Curly Leaf Pond Weed On Portions Of East Lake Okoboji & Lower Gar Mid-Week Or So

Mon 5-7-2018

Crews with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will begin chemical treatment of curly leaf pond weed on the north end of East Lake Okoboji around the middle of the week, if conditions allow.

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Dickinson County Endowment Fund Accepting Applications For 2018 Grant Cycle

Mon 5-7-2018

The Dickinson County Endowment Fund is now accepting applications for their 2018 grant cycle.

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Annual Storm Spotter Training Seminar For Clay & Dickinson Counties To Be Held Tues. (May 8th)

Mon 5-7-2018

Those interested in severe weather, especially storm spotters and those interested in becoming one, are invited to an event tomorrow (Tues.) evening at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer.

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Search of SL Residence Results In Drug Arrests

Sat 5-5-2018

The execution of a search warrant Thursday at a Spirit Lake residence Thursday resulted in the arrests of two suspects on drug charges.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Spirit Lake Man

Sat 5-5-2018

A traffic stop early Thursday resulted in the arrest of a Spirit Lake man. 

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Black Hills Energy Announces Plan To Pass Tax Savings On To Natural Gas Customers

Fri 5-4-2018

Officials with Black Hills Energy say their natural gas customers in Iowa will soon see benefits of the federal tax cuts and jobs act. 

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Dickinson County Recycling Center offering Free Compost, Mulch to Area Residents

Fri 5-4-2018

(Milford)-Small loading fee for large truck loads.

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City Of Okoboji To Flush Fire Hydrants May 7th-11th

Fri 5-4-2018

Officials in Okoboji say the city will be flushing fire hydrants May 7th through the 11th.

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IGL Association Presents Check To APO Fire & Rescue

Fri 5-4-2018

The Iowa Great Lakes Association has presented a check for $100 to Arnolds Park-Okoboji Fire and Rescue, which is holding its annual pancake fundraiser today (Fri.) and Saturday at the station in Arnolds Park.

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Water Main Project To Result In Street Closure In Estherville

Fri 5-4-2018

Work on a water main will result in a street closure in Estherville. 

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DNR: Expect To Wait Longer At Boat Ramps This Weekend On Iowa Great Lakes

Fri 5-4-2018

Expect to wait a lot longer to launch your boat this weekend...especially on Big Spirit Lake.

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Clay County Fair Queen Contest Postponed From Last Month Rescheduled For This Sunday, May 6th

Fri 5-4-2018

The Clay County Fair Queen competition that was postponed last month due to a snow storm will be held this Sunday at the Spencer Community Theatre.

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Motorcycle Crash Seriously Injures Spencer Man

Thu 5-3-2018

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released details into a motorcycle crash back on April 29th that seriously injured a Spencer man.

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Wild Rose Casino & Resorts presents Guys in Ties May 4

Thu 5-3-2018

(Emmetsburg)-Improv Comedy Troupe part of One Wildly Funny Weekend at The Wild Rose.

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Urban Water Quality Demo Projects Awarded Funding

Thu 5-3-2018

Two urban water quality demonstration projects in the region have been awarded funding through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

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Arnolds Park Fire & Rescue Pancake Fundraiser To Be Held Friday & Saturday (May 4th & 5th)

Thu 5-3-2018

The Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire and Rescue Association holds one of their major fundraisers of the year tomorrow (Fri.) and Saturday.

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Several Northwest Iowa Cities Ranked Among Top 20 Safest Cities In Iowa

Thu 5-3-2018

A safety and security research council is out with its list of the 20 safest cities in Iowa. Several northwest Iowa cities made the top ten

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Record Late Ice-Out Results In Much Abbreviated Gillnetting Season

Thu 5-3-2018

The record late ice-out on the Iowa Great Lakes resulted in a much abbreviated gillnetting season.

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A Former Long Time Deputy With The Dickinson Co. Sheriff's Office Passes Away

Thu 5-3-2018

A former deputy with the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office has passed away.

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Man Wanted On Warrant Arrested After Leading Police On Foot Chase And Locking Himself In His Residence

Wed 5-2-2018

A Spencer man was arrested Tuesday after leading police on a foot pursuit after they tried to take him into custody a warrant while he was walking on a sidewalk in front of his residence.

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Iowa Films Series continues at Pearson Lakes Art Center May 3

Wed 5-2-2018

(Okoboji)-New series highlights films which feature Iowa Actors, Directors, Producers and Locations.

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Texas Man Sentenced In Clay County For Unauthorized Use Of A Credit Card

Wed 5-2-2018

A Texas man wanted by Clay county authorities for unauthorized use of a credit card has been sentenced. 

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Informational Program On Identity Theft To Be Held In Lake Park

Wed 5-2-2018

An informational program on identity theft will be held tomorrow (Thurs.) at the Lake Park Community Center.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Award Bid On Shop Grading Project; Approve LED Stop Sign For Intersection In Terril

Wed 5-2-2018

The Dickinson county board of supervisors Tuesday awarded a bid on a grading project for the site of a new secondary road facility that is to be constructed just east of Spirit Lake.

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Spirit Lake/Orleans Green Waste Site To Open Saturday, May 5th

Wed 5-2-2018

The green waste site just east of Orleans operated by the city of Spirit Lake will open for the season this Saturday, May 5th. 

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Mortgage Professionals Recognized

Wed 5-2-2018

Several local mortgage professionals from Northwest Bank have received special recognition from the Iowa Mortgage Association. 

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O'Brien County Crash Injures South Dakota Man

Wed 5-2-2018

O'Brien county authorities have released details into a single vehicle crash back on April 22nd that injured a Sioux Falls man.

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Two Men From Spirit Lake & Milford Arrested On Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop On I-29 In South Dakota

Wed 5-2-2018

Two area men were arrested last week in South Dakota on drug charges.

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Iowa Jr. High & High School Rodeo in Estherville May 5-6

Tue 5-1-2018

(Estherville)-Contestants from Iowa and neighboring states to compete.

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"Granson Scam" Again Surfaces In The Region

Tue 5-1-2018

The so-called “grandson scam” has surfaced again in the region, and it's cost a woman $8,000. She nearly lost an additional $8,000 on top of that.

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Pickup Stolen From Jackson Business Recovered In O'Brien County

Tue 5-1-2018

Authorities are investigating a reported theft at a downtown Jackson business.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Adopt Resolution Pertaining To Issuance Of Fireworks Permits

Tue 5-1-2018

The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning adopted a resolution that reflects changes made by the Iowa Legislature related to fireworks laws.

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Governor Reynolds Appoints Several Women From The Region To Judicial Nomination Commission

Tue 5-1-2018

Several women from the region have been appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds to serve on the Judicial District 3A Nomination Commission.

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Hwy 18 Collision Seriously Injures Motorcyclist

Tue 5-1-2018

Two people were injured, one seriously, in a collision Monday involving a car and a motorcycle at the intersection of Highway 18 and 280th Avenue near Dickens.

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IGL Fishing Club To Hold Kid's Fishing Clinic

Tue 5-1-2018

The Iowa Great Lakes Fishing Club will hold a free fishing clinic for area kids ages 6 to 15 tomorrow (Wed.) evening from 5:00 until 8:00 pm at Stolley's Pit near Spencer.

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