News Archive

Recently Retired Spirit Lake Police Lieutenant Rodney Bakker Hired To Estherville P.D.

Thu 6-30-2016

A longtime member of the Spirit Lake Police Department who recently retired is going to work for a Police Department in a neighboring city.

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DNR Monitoring Fish Kill In O'Brien County

Thu 6-30-2016

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a manure spill is causing a fish kill in a creek about five miles northeast of Sutherland.   

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Authorities Rescue Man Who Tries To Drown Himself In West Fork Of Des Moines River Near Estherville

Thu 6-30-2016

Authorities in Emmet county rescued a man Wednesday evening who tried to drown himself in the west fork of the Des Moines River near Estherville.

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Spirit Lake Protective Association to Host Red, White & Blue Pancake Feed, Spirit Lake Fireworks July 3rd

Thu 6-30-2016

(Spirit Lake)-Pancake feed at Mini-Wakan State Park Sunday morning.

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Area 4th of July Celebration Schedule

Thu 6-30-2016

Area towns will be celebrating our nation's freedom; don't miss any of the Independence Day celebrations.

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Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Announces Hiring Of New Events Coordinator

Thu 6-30-2016

A new face will soon be joining the staff at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Spencer Housing Initiative Reaches Milestone

Thu 6-30-2016

The Spencer Quality Housing initiative has exceeded $1 million in distributed grant funds.

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Sioux County ATV Fatality

Thu 6-30-2016

A crash involving an all-terrain-vehicle in Lyon county has claimed the life of an Orange City man.

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Lake Park Luau Party July 2nd to Raise Funds for 125th Anniversary

Wed 6-29-2016

(Lake Park)-Celebration to include free activities, dinner, live music and fireworks

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Prosecution Finishes Presenting Its Case In Lee Christensen Murder Trial

Wed 6-29-2016

The prosecution has rested its case in the 1st degree murder trial of Lee Christensen of Estherville, who's accused of fatally shooting Thomas Bortvit, also of Estherville, a little more than a year ago.

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68th Annual Estherville Flight Breakfast July 4

Wed 6-29-2016

(Estherville)-Black Knights Car Club, Northwest Iowa Jazz Band part of holiday tradition.

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DNR To Hold Public Meeting Regarding Permit Application From Dickinson County Trails Board For Trail In Gull Point State Park

Wed 6-29-2016

Proposed plans by the Dickinson County Trails Board to cross publicly-owned land and water under jurisdiction of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be the topic of discussion at a public meeting set for July 20th.

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Southern Minnesota Crash Injures Three

Wed 6-29-2016

A two-vehicle collision Tuesday on Highway 60 in Mountain Lake sent three people to the hospital.

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Spirit Lake Council Votes To Restore Funding To Corridor

Wed 6-29-2016

The city of Spirit Lake is restoring funding to the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation.

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Dickinson Supervisors Appoint Veterans Affairs Commissioner

Wed 6-29-2016

The Dickinson county board of supervisors today (Tues.) appointed Spirit Lake resident Ed Vos to fill a vacancy on the county's Veterans Service commission, effective July 1st.

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DNR Investigating Semitrailer Crash That Caused Chemical Spill In Lyon County

Wed 6-29-2016

Environmental specialists in Iowa are determining the effects of a semitrailer crash in the northwestern corner of the state that spilled herbicide and soybean oil into a ditch.

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Garbage Collection Changes In Store For Two Lakes Area Communities

Wed 6-29-2016

Two lakes area communities will soon be seeing some major changes when it comes to residential garbage collection.

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Additional State Witnesses Take The Stand In Lee Christensen Murder Trial

Tue 6-28-2016

Additional witnesses testified this (Tues.) morning on behalf of the prosecution in the 1st degree murder trial of Lee Christensen which continues at the Emmet county courthouse in Estherville.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Palo Alto County Rollover

Tue 6-28-2016

Minor injuries were reported Saturday in a single vehicle rollover northwest of Cylinder.

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Pickup Collides With Bicycle

Tue 6-28-2016

Minor injuries were reported Friday when a pickup collided with a bicycle in Graettinger.

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Officials Warn Of New Scam Making The Rounds

Tue 6-28-2016

Some residents in Lyon county say they've been getting calls from someone purporting to be with the IRS claiming the resident is named in a lawsuit involving the agency, and that they need to make an immediate payment to avoid the litigation.

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Moped Mishap Injures Sibley Man

Tue 6-28-2016

A moped accident this past Saturday in Osceola county injured a Sibley man.

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Traffic Stop Results In OWI Arrest & Drug Charges

Tue 6-28-2016

A traffic stop this past Saturday in Osceola county resulted in OWI and drug charges against two people.

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Lyon County Crash Claims Life Of Inwood Man

Tue 6-28-2016

The Iowa State Patrol has released details into a single vehicle crash Saturday in Lyon county that claimed the life of an Inwood man.

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Lyon County Crash Claims Life Of Sibley Man

Tue 6-28-2016

A single vehicle crash Monday in Lyon county claimed the life of a Sibley man.

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Okoboji Foundation Announces July Nonprofit Challenge

Mon 6-27-2016

(Okoboji)-Foundation hopes to assist in fundraising and visibility for Lakes area nonprofits.

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Testimony Resumes In Emmet County Murder Trial

Mon 6-27-2016

Testimony resumed this (Monday) morning in the 1st degree murder trial of Lee Christensen at the Emmet County Courthouse in Estherville.

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Body of Bicyclist Found in Northwest Iowa Ditch

Mon 6-27-2016

Authorities say the body of a Cherokee man has been found in a roadside ditch north of Quimby in northwest Iowa.

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Teen Escapes Serious Injury In Single Vehicle Rollover

Mon 6-27-2016

A Ruthven teen escaped serious injury in a single vehicle rollover Friday evening in Clay county.

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Collision On Hwy 71 In Front Of Casey's In Okoboji Injures Three

Mon 6-27-2016

Three people were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of Highway 71 at the intersection with East View Avenue in Okoboji.

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Reward for Information Into Stolen Guns Is Doubled

Mon 6-27-2016

The reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever's responsible in the theft of 23 guns taken last week from a residence west of Sibley has been doubled.

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O'Brien County Collision Injures Two

Mon 6-27-2016

A two-vehicle collision Sunday at the intersection of O'Brien County Roads L54 and B40 sent two people to the hospital.

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Milford Man Formally Charged In Connection With Armed Robbery Of Barb's Corner Earlier This Year

Mon 6-27-2016

A Milford man has been officially charged in connection with the armed robbery of Barb's Corner Restaurant and Lounge that took place on March 11th of this year.

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Lakeside Lab Faculty Lecture Series on Tuesday to focus on Pueblo in Kansas

Sat 6-25-2016

(Okoboji)-Researchers to discuss mixing of Apachean and Puebloan Communities.

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Semi Tractor-Trailer Rollover Results In Minor Injuries

Sat 6-25-2016

Minor injuries were reported when a semi tractor pulling a trailer loaded with corn overturned Thursday in O'Brien county.

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Ashton Woman Charged With Bootlegging

Sat 6-25-2016

A bootlegging charge has been charged against an Ashton woman.

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Spencer Police Execute Series Of Search Warrants In Ongoing Drug Investigations

Fri 6-24-2016

A series of search warrants executed over the past week or so by the Spencer Police Department as part of an ongoing drug investigation has resulted in the arrests of several people.

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Vintage Automobiles To Line Hill Avenue In Spirit Lake For Annual Cruise In

Thu 6-23-2016

Vintage automobiles will once again line Hill Avenue tomorrow (Sat.) evening as the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce holds its annual “Cruise In”.

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Another Area Can Redemption Center To Close

Thu 6-23-2016

Another northwest Iowa can and bottle redemption center will soon be closing its doors. Sunshine Services of Spencer announced earlier this week it will be closing its redemption center September 1st.

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Semi Crash Near Superior Injures Man

Thu 6-23-2016

The driver of a semi tractor/trailer was injured this (Thurs.) afternoon when the rig he was driving overturned on Dickinson County Road N-14 just south of Highway 9.

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Local Hospital Ranks High In Study

Thu 6-23-2016

Spencer Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare analytics.

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23 Guns Reported Stolen From Residence West Of Sibley

Thu 6-23-2016

Authorities in Osceola county are investigating the theft of 23 guns from a residence west of Sibley.

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2016 Great Race to Cruise Through Northwest Iowa Saturday Morning

Thu 6-23-2016

(Sioux Falls, SD)-Vintage cars expected to cruise through Northwest Iowa Saturday morning.

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32nd University of Okoboji Cycling Classic June 25th

Thu 6-23-2016

(Milford)-Motorists urged to exercise caution near cyclists Saturday morning in Iowa Great Lakes.

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Lyon County Authorities Arrest Vandalism Suspects

Thu 6-23-2016

Authorities in Lyon county say they've arrested three teens in connection with several incidents of vandalism in recent days.

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Iowa State Patrol To Hold Special Enforcement Campaign In Lakes Area Over 4th Of July Holiday Period

Thu 6-23-2016

The Iowa State Patrol will have additional troopers on the roads in the Iowa Great Lakes during the upcoming 4th of July holiday period.

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Jury Seated In Lee Christensen Murder Trial

Wed 6-22-2016

A jury has been seated in the 1st degree murder trial of Lee Christensen of Estherville, who’s charged in the shooting death of Thomas Bortvit, also of Estherville a little more than a year ago.

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Two From Ashton Face Charges For Allegedly Growing Pot On Patio

Wed 6-22-2016

An investigation by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office into a complaint of marijuana being grown outside an apartment building in Ashton landed two people in jail on drug charges.

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Spirit Lake Man Pleads Not Guilty To 10 Counts Of Sexual Exploitation Of A Minor

Wed 6-22-2016

A Spirit Lake man has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

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Jury Selection Under Way In Lee Christensen 1st Degree Murder Trial In Emmet County

Wed 6-22-2016

Jury selection began Tuesday and was expected to continue today (Wed.) in the 1st degree murder trial of Lee Christensen of Estherville.

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Area Veterans Invited To Saturday Events At Arnolds Park

Wed 6-22-2016

Area veterans are invited to some special events this Saturday at Arnolds Park.

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New Sheriff About To Take Over The Reigns In Jackson County

Wed 6-22-2016

A new Sheriff is about to take the reigns in Jackson county.

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Boji Blowout Disc Golf Tournament June 23rd-26th

Tue 6-21-2016

(Okoboji)-Sanctioned Tournament to be held on the Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course in Kenue Park.

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Vehicle And Body Found In Creek North Of Montgomery

Tue 6-21-2016

Dickinson county authorities say they've found a vehicle in a creek and recovered a body, also in the creek, a short distance away.

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Okoboji Council Discusses Lakeshore Drive Parking Concerns In Special Session

Tue 6-21-2016

Concern over parking at a rental residence on Lakeshore Drive was a topic of discussion at a special session Monday evening of the Okoboji City Council.

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State Officials Revoke Stop-Work Order On Bakken Oil Pipeline

Tue 6-21-2016

State officials have revoked a stop-work order on the Bakken oil pipeline where tribal officials object to disrupting sacred American Indian land in northwest Iowa that includes burial grounds.

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Hwy 60 Car vs Deer Collision Injures Two

Tue 6-21-2016

Two people were injured when a car collided with a deer Sunday a mile north of Alton on Highway 60.

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Hwy 60 Collision Injures Two

Tue 6-21-2016

A two vehicle collision Saturday on Highway 60 a mile southeast of Hospers sent two people to the hospital.

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Man Wanted On Warrant For 2nd Degree Theft Arrested

Mon 6-20-2016

A man wanted on a warrant out of Clay county charging him with theft in the 2nd degree has been arrested in Palo Alto county.

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Palo Alto County Crash Injures Driver & Passenger

Mon 6-20-2016

A single vehicle crash this past Wednesday in Palo Alto county sent two people to the hospital.

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Two Vehicle Collision In Spirit Lake Sends Two People To Lakes Regional Hospital

Mon 6-20-2016

A two-vehicle collision Saturday at the intersection of Highway 71 and 22nd Street in Spirit Lake sent two people to the hospital.

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Early Morning Drug Bust in Spirit Lake Lands Four In Jail

Mon 6-20-2016

A report of a disturbance Friday morning in Spirit Lake resulted in the arrests of four people on drug charges.

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Southern Minnesota Motorcycle Crash Injures Woman

Mon 6-20-2016

A motorcycle crash in southern Minnesota's Watonwan county has injured a Butterfield woman.

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Authorities Release Information in Two Vehicle Crash Last Week on North Edge of Milford

Mon 6-20-2016

Authorities have released information into a two-vehicle collision this past Thursday at the intersection of Highways 71 and 86 on the north edge of Milford that sent one person to the hospital.

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Superior Shed Fire

Mon 6-20-2016

No injuries were reported in a shed fire Sunday afternoon on Highways 9 and 71 west of Superior.

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Lakeside Faculty Lecture to Focus on Algal Blooms June 21st

Fri 6-17-2016

(Okoboji)-Grace Wilkinson to speak on early warning signs of large changes in lakes.

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Wallingford Fire Department Gears Up For Annual Fundraising Event

Fri 6-17-2016

The Wallingford Fire Department holds one of its major fundraising events of the year tomorrow (Sat.).

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park to Host Two Free Concerts this Weekend

Fri 6-17-2016

(Arnolds Park)-Damon Dotson and The Buckinghams to perform.

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U of O Corvette Club Autocross at Rosenboom June 18th

Fri 6-17-2016

(Spirit Lake)-Lundberg Drive to be closed on Saturday.

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Former City Clerk Of Boyden Arrested After State Audit Turned Up Questionable Expenses

Thu 6-16-2016

The former City Clerk of Boyden has been charged with 1st degree theft following an investigation into improper money disbursements that took place while she held the position.

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DNR Traces Osceola County Manure Discharge To Hog Confinement

Thu 6-16-2016

Authorities say some manure that has gotten into a creek in Osceola county is coming from a hog confinement.

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ILCC Jazz Camp June 19-23

Thu 6-16-2016

(Estherville)-Several concerts with students and The Headliners scheduled.

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I-90 Car vs Semi Collision Injures Woman

Thu 6-16-2016

A Fairmont woman sustained minor injuries in a two vehicle accident this (Thursday) morning on Interstate 90 near Welcome.

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Dickinson County Republican Party Central Committee Elects Officers

Thu 6-16-2016

The Dickinson County Republican Party Central Committee recently met for its biennial election of officers.

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City Of Hartley And Former Police Chief Reach Settlement In Lawsuit

Thu 6-16-2016

A former police chief who sued the city of Hartley over his firing has settled the lawsuit.

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Area Cities Offering Tree Debris Pick Up

Thu 6-16-2016

When it comes to storm clean-up, residents of Okoboji are asked to have leaves, limbs and other landscape waste from the storm on the curb until clean-up is complete.

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Norm Johnson, CEO Of YMCA Of The Okobojis, To Accept Similar Position With YMCA Of Greater Louisville, Ky.

Thu 6-16-2016

The head of the YMCA of the Okoboji's says he's moving on. Norm Johnson, longtime CEO of the organization, says he's accepted a new role with the YMCA of Greater Louisville.

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The Nadas to Rock Boatstock June 18th

Wed 6-15-2016

(Okoboji)-New album ICYMI includes 20 fan favorites and 1 new track, Born Bad.

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Storms Keeping Insurance Agents Busy

Wed 6-15-2016

The recent storms are also keeping insurance agents busy these days.

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Storm Damages Hoists, Boats; Boaters Need To Use Extreme Caution In Days Following

Wed 6-15-2016

Tuesday's storm caused considerable damage to boats and hoists on the Iowa Great Lakes, depending upon which side of the lake you are on.

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Estherville Police Looking For Vehicle That Struck Apartment Complex

Wed 6-15-2016

Estherville police are looking for the driver of a vehicle that collided with an apartment building Friday.

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Complaint Of Drug Use At Apartment Leads To Arrest

Wed 6-15-2016

An investigation into a report of illegal narcotics usage at an apartment in Estherville has resulted in the arrest of a West Bend man on drug charges.

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Authorities Bust Southwest Minnesota Prostitution Ring

Wed 6-15-2016

Investigators say they’ve broken up a prostitution ring that was based out of southwest Minnesota.

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Another Round Of Severe Weather Sends Lakes Area Residents Scrambling

Wed 6-15-2016

Lakes area residents once again find themselves today cleaning up from storm damage.

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Storm Lake Man Charged In 2013 Burglary And Fires At Business

Tue 6-14-2016

An investigation into a burglary and fire at a business in downtown Storm Lake has resulted in the arrest of a Storm Lake.

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Iowa Great Lakes; Additional Storms Could Be Severe

Tue 6-14-2016

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Clay, Dickinson, O'Brien and Osceola counties in northwest Iowa and Cottonwood, Jackson and Nobles in southwest Minnesota until 10:00 p.m. this (Tues.) evening.

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Motorcycle Crash Results In Minor Injuries, OWI Charge

Tue 6-14-2016

Minor injuries were reported Saturday when a Graettinger man lost control of a motorcycle on Highway 4 south of Graettinger.

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Spencer Marketing Company Receives Special Honor

Mon 6-13-2016

A Spencer company specializing in marketing and brand naming has received a special honor.

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Single Vehicle Crash Seriously Injures Jackson Man

Mon 6-13-2016

A Jackson man was seriously injured in a single vehicle crash Saturday near Tyler.

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Erratic Driver Arrested On Drug Charges

Mon 6-13-2016

A Lester man faces drug charges following an incident last (Sun.) evening.

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O'Brien County Authorities Seeking Information In Vandalism Case

Mon 6-13-2016

The O’Brien County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance as it investigates damage done to a vehicle.

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Warrant Check Results In Arrest Of Man On Drug Charges

Mon 6-13-2016

A check by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office for a man wanted for a warrant out of Sioux county has resulted in the arrest of a Sioux Center man on drug charges.

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IGLA Hosts Informational Gathering on Bur Oak Blight

Sun 6-12-2016

(Okoboji)-Injection method being used to combat contagious fungus.

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Weekend Traffic Stop In SL Results In Arrest Of Minnesota Man

Sun 6-12-2016

A weekend traffic stop in Spirit Lake resulted in the arrest of a Minnesota man accused of driving a pickup that had been stolen from Arnolds Park.

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Two Firefighters Sustain Minor Injuries Battling House Fire In Spirit Lake

Sat 6-11-2016

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries battling a house fire today (Sat.) in Spirit Lake.

 

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Severe Thunderstorms Bring 60 To 80 MPH Wind, Torrential Rain And Hail; Tree And Structural Damage Reported

Sat 6-11-2016

Residents in many parts of the region will spend the rest of their weekend cleaning up from storm damage.

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39th Annual University of Okoboji Youth Soccer Classic

Fri 6-10-2016

The tournament will be played on the five fields and will be hosting 43 youth soccer teams.

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Splash Pad Reopens

Fri 6-10-2016

The splash pad at Memorial Park in Spirit Lake has reopened after being closed for repair.

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Lakeside Lab's Free Public Programs getting Underway for the Summer

Fri 6-10-2016

(Okoboji)-Wild Wednesdays kick off June 15

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Hot Weather Causing Issues With Pavement Buckling Or Blow-ups

Fri 6-10-2016

Motorists are being told to be on the lookout for buckling pavement during the extreme heat.

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Man Wanted On Warrants For 5 Counts Of Sexual Abuse Taken Into Custody

Fri 6-10-2016

A Graettinger man wanted on warrants charging him with five counts of sexual abuse in the 3rd degree and assault with intent to commit sexual abuse was arrested early Thursday.

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O'Brien County Single Vehicle Crash Injures Woman

Fri 6-10-2016

An Archer woman was injured in a single vehicle crash Tuesday in O’Brien county.

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Car vs Deer Collision Injures Jackson Man

Fri 6-10-2016

A Jackson man was injured when a vehicle he was driving collided with a deer Thursday evening on Interstate 90 and mile post 78 in Jackson county.

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Construction Starts On Pipeline Project

Fri 6-10-2016

Work has begun in Iowa on an oil pipeline despite repeated attempts by landowners and environmental groups to stop it.

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Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival in Worthington June 10-12th

Thu 6-9-2016

(Worthington, MN)-Free concerts include Drake White, Kat Perkins.

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Spirit Traffic Stop Results In Drug Arrests

Thu 6-9-2016

A traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Highways 9 and 71 and County Road M-56 resulted in the arrests of two Minnesota men on drug charges.

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No Injuries Reported In Hay Baler Fire Near Lake Park

Thu 6-9-2016

No injuries were reported Wednesday afternoon when a hay baler caught on fire near Lake Park.

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No Injuries Reported In East Milford House Fire

Thu 6-9-2016

No injuries were reported Wednesday in a structure fire in Milford.

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Rock the Roof Concert Series Kicks Off June 9th

Wed 6-8-2016

(Arnolds Park)-Series expanded to include 12 concerts at the Roof Garden.

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Longtime Clay County Supervisor Honored For Economic Development Efforts

Wed 6-8-2016

A longtime champion of economic development in Clay county has received a special honor.

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Boat Ramp Incident Results In Drug And Alcohol Charges Against Teens

Wed 6-8-2016

An investigation into a report of several intoxicated males trying to pull a boat out of East Lake Okoboji Tuesday evening resulted in several arrests on drug and alcohol charges.

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Longtime Northwest Iowa State Senator Changes Party Affiliation from Republican to "No Party"

Wed 6-8-2016

A senior member of the Iowa Senate says he has suspended his Republican Party membership to protest "racist remarks" made by the party's presumptive nominee Donald Trump.

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Primary Election Results

Wed 6-8-2016

Shane Bush has won a 3-way race in the Republican Primary and will take on long time Democrat David Gottsche in the race for the District 3 seat on the Dickinson county board of supervisors.

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"Sting" Ray Anthony Returns to Pearson Lakes Art Center June 8th

Tue 6-7-2016

(Okoboji)-Tribute artist endorsed by Ritchie Valens estate.

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O'Brien County Crash Results In Serious Injury

Tue 6-7-2016

A Larrabee man was injured Sunday when he lost control of a 1996 Ford pickup that collided with a guardrail.

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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Garner Woman on Multiple Charges

Tue 6-7-2016

A traffic stop Monday by authorities in Osceola county county resulted in the arrest of a Garner woman.

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Crash North Of Jackson Results In Serious Injuries

Tue 6-7-2016

A rural Jackson woman sustained serious injuries in a two vehicle accident Sunday morning in Belmont Township.

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Pipeline Co. Given OK To Start Construction In Areas Outside Of U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Jurisdiction

Tue 6-7-2016

The Iowa Utilities Board says a Texas company may begin construction on an oil pipeline in areas for which the company has approval.

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Primary Election Day Across State Of Iowa

Tue 6-7-2016

It's primary day in Iowa, and voters in the state that kicked off the presidential nominating season now are set to choose general election candidates for state offices.

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Lakes Area Native Appointed To Prestigious Position In Governor's Administration

Tue 6-7-2016

A Milford native has been appointed to a prestigious position in Governor Terry Branstad’s administration.

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Car vs Semi Collision at Intersection of Hwy 86 & Wahpeton Turn-Off Injures Three

Tue 6-7-2016

Three people were injured in a collision late Monday afternoon involving a semi tractor-trailer and a car near the intersection of Highway 86 and Edgewood Drive in Wahpeton.

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Public Health Official: Zika Virus Not Much Of A Concern Locally, But Not To Let Our Guard Down On Mosquitoes

Mon 6-6-2016

All of the rain we’ve been experiencing this spring may soon be causing another problem: mosquitoes.

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State Archaeologist: Bakken Oil Pipeline Should Avoid Native American Burial Site In Lyon County

Mon 6-6-2016

The state archaeologist says the planned Bakken oil pipeline should avoid a sacred Native American burial site in northwest Iowa's Lyon County.

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High Water Causing Some Concern On Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 6-6-2016

While high water on the Iowa Great Lakes has been prevalent recently due to all the rain we’ve received, officials say the water levels are nowhere near the historic ones of 1993.

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Disturbance Results In Arrest Of Mallard Man

Mon 6-6-2016

An investigation into a disturbance in Mallard Saturday landed a man in jail.

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IUB to Hold Hearing on Request from Pipeline Company to Begin Construction in Areas Where it has Approval

Fri 6-3-2016

The Iowa Utilities Board has scheduled a meeting for Monday to discuss allowing a Texas company to begin construction on an oil pipeline in areas for which the company has approval.

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Collision at Intersection of Hwy71 & 36th St. in Spirit Lake Injures Woman

Fri 6-3-2016

A two-vehicle collision today (Fri.) over the lunch hour on Highway 71 in Spirit Lake sent two people to the hospital.

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Lakeside Faculty Lecture on Amphibians June 6th

Fri 6-3-2016

(Okoboji)-Free series begins at 7:30 at Mahan Hall at Lakeside Lab.

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New Provider Joins Milford Family Care

Fri 6-3-2016

A new provider has joined the staff at Milford Family Care.

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Nature Center to Offer New Family Nature Night Programs

Fri 6-3-2016

(Okoboji)-Programs encourage fun family activities outdoors.

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Picnic Tables Stolen from City Park in Royal

Fri 6-3-2016

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is asking help from the public after receiving a theft complaint from the City of Royal on June 2.

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Dickinson County Taxpayers Association Annual Meeting June 10th

Fri 6-3-2016

(Arnolds Park)-Public invited to attend.

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Okoboji Foundation

Thu 6-2-2016

The Okoboji Foundation today (Thurs.) announced it’s awarded a little more than $204,000 in grants for vital capital projects in its latest round of funding.

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Estherville Police Seek Public's Assistance In Burglary Investigation

Thu 6-2-2016

Estherville police are requesting the public’s assistance as they continue to investigate a burglary that took place back on May 8th at the Outlet Store in Estherville.

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Boji Bay to kick off season at Legacy Park June 3

Thu 6-2-2016

(Milford)-New state-of-the-art stage largest of its kind in region.

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Corridor Reacts To Eaton Layoffs

Thu 6-2-2016

Among those reacting to Wednesday’s announcement by Eaton Manufacturing is Kylie Miller, Executive Director of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation

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Major Local Employer To Eliminate 70 Jobs

Thu 6-2-2016

A major manufacturer in Spencer has announced another round of layoffs.

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Okoboji And Arnolds Park Clean Up Days Set For June 6th

Thu 6-2-2016

The cities of Okoboji and Arnolds Park will hold its annual city-wide clean up day this coming Monday, June 6th.

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IUB Clearing Way For Work To Begin In Certain Areas On Pipeline Project

Thu 6-2-2016

The Iowa Utilities Board is preparing an order that would allow a Texas oil pipeline company to begin construction in Iowa in areas for which it has landowner approval and permits.

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FSA County Committee Nominations About To Get Underway

Thu 6-2-2016

Nominations to local FSA County Committees gets underway June 15th and runs through the month of July.

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Man Arrested in Burglary Cases Also Charged in Domestic Abuse Case

Thu 6-2-2016

A local man with an extensive history of arrests in the past is once again in trouble with the law.

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Spencer Collision Injures Woman

Wed 6-1-2016

A two-vehicle collision Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 71 and 13th Street southwest near Menards in Spencer sent one person to the hospital.

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Juveniles Charged In Credit Card Theft Case

Wed 6-1-2016

Two juvenile males from Estherville face charges following an investigation into a report of a stolen credit card that had been used at several area businesses.

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Motorcycle Accident Injures Estherville Man

Wed 6-1-2016

An Estherville man was injured this past Saturday after losing control of a motorcycle he was driving in Terril.

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Motorcycle Collision Near Minnesota-Iowa Border Sends One Person To Hospital

Wed 6-1-2016

A collision of two motorcycles Saturday near the Iowa-Minnesota border sent one person to the hospital.

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Survey Indicates Midwest Economy is on the Upswing

Wed 6-1-2016

Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and Plains states have risen, suggesting economic growth ahead.

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