David Johnson Comments On Decision Not To Seek Another Term
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.
Group Unveils Plans For $10 Million Lakes Area Beautification Project
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.
Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Receives Special Award
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.
ISU Extension & Outreach To Hold Informational Meetings Regarding Late Planting Options
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.
Dickinson Co. Taxpayer Association Wants Moratorium On Zoning For Any New Developments
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.
Judicial Nominating Commission Announces Finalists For Judgeship Vacancy
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.
Okoboji City Council Opts To Move With Caution On White Cap LLC Requests
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.
Dickinson Co. Supervisors Adopt 2018 Weed Policy; Take No Action On MMU Offer
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.
Annual Storm Spotter Training Seminar For Clay & Dickinson Counties To Be Held Tues. (May 8th)
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.
IGL Association Presents Check To APO Fire & Rescue
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.