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Arnolds Park Special Queen Cruises Set

Tue 6-18-2019

Arnolds Park Cruises set to begin Wednesday the 19th

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Disturbance Results In Arrest Of Dickens Man On Domestic Assault, Weapons Charges

Tue 6-18-2019

A Dickens man is accused of pulling a knife on another man during an altercation this past Thursday night.

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Roadside Altercation Results In Arrest

Tue 6-18-2019

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released details into an incident on June 12th that resulted in the arrest of a Spencer man on an assault charge.

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Utility Work Results In Closure Of Spine Trail Just South Of The Grade In Arnolds Park

Tue 6-18-2019

Some utility work has resulted in the closure of a portion of the spine trail just south of the grade (where East and Lakes Okoboji meet) in Arnolds Park. 

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Next Portion Of Imagine Iowa Great Lakes Project To Focus On Area Between East & West Lakes Okoboji

Tue 6-18-2019

The next portion of a $10 million beautification of the Iowa Great Lakes will focus on the grade area between East and West Lake Okoboji, or “Bridge Park” as its referred to in schematic plans.

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Spencer City Council Defers Action On Liquor License Renewal

Tue 6-18-2019

The Spencer City Council Monday deferred action on a liquor license renewal for Liberty Lanes, referring the matter directly to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division.

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Single Vehicle Crash Results In Charges Against Two People

Tue 6-18-2019

Charges have been filed against two people in connection with a single vehicle crash late Sunday night in Palo Alto county.

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Estherville Man Accused Of Stealing More Than $29,000 From E-L-C Booster Club

Tue 6-18-2019

A former Treasurer of the Estherville-Lincoln Central Booster Club is accused of misappropriating more than $29,000 from the organization.

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Special Events Planned To Celebrate Over 100 Years Of Service By Spirit Lake American Legion

Tue 6-18-2019

The Spirit Lake American Legion will be celebrating over 100 years of service with some special events this Saturday.

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Event Raises For Than $1,400 For Alzheimer's Association

Tue 6-18-2019

A special event earlier this month at a lakes area marina raise a little more than $1,400 for the Alzheimer's Association.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre to present Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express June 18-23

Mon 6-17-2019 2001 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Boji Bantam to open with Treasure Island on Wednesday, June 19.

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Weak Tornado Touches Down Near Terril

Mon 6-17-2019

There have been no reports of any damage or injuries after a weak tornado briefly touched down late this (Monday) morning near Terril.

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Lakeside Science Seminar to feature talk on Drone Technology June 18

Mon 6-17-2019 1838 Highway 86,Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Adam Batschelet's talk is titled, "From Crops to Curly-Leaf Pondweed:  Professional Use of Drones in Research and Industry"

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Drug Arrests (1)

Mon 6-17-2019

Four people were arrested following the execution of a search warrant Wednesday morning in Petersburg.

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Intersection Collision Results In Minor Injuries (1)

Mon 6-17-2019

Minor injuries were reported Thursday in a two-vehicle collision in Clay county.

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Man Arrested On Domestic Assault Charge

Mon 6-17-2019

A Greenville man was arrested Sunday evening after Clay county authorities were called to Spencer Hospital regarding a domestic assault that had occurred earlier in the evening.

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Single Vehicle Crash Results In Minor Injuries (3)

Mon 6-17-2019

A Ruthven man sustained minor injuries in a single vehicle crash Sunday.

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Convicted Felon Sentenced For Being In Possession Of A Handgun

Mon 6-17-2019

A convicted felon arrested last October after he was seen firing a gun at a shooting range in O'Brien County has been sentenced.

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Iowa Transportation Commission Awards Federal Funding For New Public Transit Vehicles

Mon 6-17-2019

Spencer-based RIDES is one of 18 different public transportation systems around the state awarded funding last week by the Iowa Transportation Commission for new transit vehicles.

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No Injuries Reported In Grain Elevator Explosion In Sheldon

Sun 6-16-2019

No injuries were reported Friday in an explosion and fire at the Ag Partners grain elevator in Sheldon.

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Vehicle Collides With Deer Sending One Person To The Hospital

Sat 6-15-2019

A Sioux City man was injured Friday when a vehicle he was driving collided with a deer in southwest Minnesota.

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Investigation Into Vehicle With Expired Registration Results In Drug Arrests

Sat 6-15-2019

Several people were arrested on drug charges following an incident Friday evening in Rock Rapids.

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New Report Details Economic Impact Of Lakes Regional Healthcare On Local Economy

Fri 6-14-2019

A new report compiled by the Iowa Hospital Association shows Lakes Regional Healthcare generates 472 jobs adding about $19.3 million to Dickinson county's economy.

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Southern Minnesota Crash Injures Spirit Lake Man

Fri 6-14-2019

A single vehicle crash this (Fri.) morning in south central Minnesota injured a Spirit Lake man.

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Man Wanted On Charges Stemming From A Personal Injury Crash Turns Himself In To Authorities

Fri 6-14-2019

Charges have been filed in connection with a single vehicle crash last week in Palo Alto county.

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Crews Remain On The Scene Of SW Mn Grain Elevator Fire That Started Monday

Fri 6-14-2019

(Brewster)-Firefighters remain on the scene of a fire at the New Vision Cooperative Elevator in Brewster. 

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IRRMA Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For New Museum; Dedicates it in Honor Of John Senn

Thu 6-13-2019 243 West Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association officially unveiled its new state-of-the-art museum in Arnolds Park during a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony. 

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Ribbon Cutting/Dedication To Be Held Saturday (6/15) In Spencer For Iowa Great Lakes Trail Project

Thu 6-13-2019

A ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony will be held this Saturday, June 15th, in Spencer for the Wright Pavilion/Iowa Great Lakes Trail project. 

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Weather Issues Continue To Hamper Progress On Arnolds Park Promenade Beautification

Thu 6-13-2019

The cool, wet, spring is continuing to hamper progress on the beautification project of the promenade along the lakefront and green space at Arnolds Park.

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2019 Clay County Fair To Feature New Contests & Increased Premiums In Several Departments

Thu 6-13-2019

19 new contests are coming to this year's Clay County Fair September 7th-15th.

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Another Reminder Of Friday's (6/14) Annual Meeting Of The Dickinson County Taxpayers Association

Thu 6-13-2019

It begins with coffee and pastries being served at 8:30.

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Arnolds Park City Council Hears Request Related To Plans For Proposed Business Development

Wed 6-12-2019

The Arnolds Park City Council last (Wed.) evening heard plans for a proposed commercial development on some property between Table 316 and Beer Can Alley.

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29th Annual Hope Haven Golf Benefit June 19

Wed 6-12-2019 1201 Brooks Park Dr, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Registration deadline is June 14.

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Transportation Costs Stand In Way Of Tuition Sharing Agreement Between CCE & Okoboji

Wed 6-12-2019

Students in the Clay Central-Everly School District that wanted to attend the Okoboji Community Schools in the upcoming school year through a tuition sharing agreement won't be able to do so. 

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Estherville Voters To Vote On A Couple Of Measures In August 6th Special Election

Wed 6-12-2019

Voters in Estherville will head to the polls in a special election August 6th to decide the fate of a couple of issues.

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Crash Of Farm Tractor Results In Minor Injuries

Wed 6-12-2019

A Primghar man was injured Monday in an accident involving a tractor he was driving that was pulling a planter.

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Reggie Schive Jazz Camp Kicks off June 16th at ILCC Estherville

Wed 6-12-2019 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Jazz students from around the country to attend popular camp.

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Iowa D.O.T Commission Approves 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program; Includes Work On Hwys. 71 & 86 Locally

Wed 6-12-2019

The Iowa Transportation Commission Tuesday approved the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program.

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Jaci Hermstad Receives First Dose Of Specially Designed Drug In Her Battle Against A-L-S

Wed 6-12-2019

A Spencer woman received the first dose of an experimental drug Tuesday that doctors hope will slow the progress and perhaps even reverse some of the affects of a rare form of ALS she's suffering from.

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Multiple Agencies Respond To Grain Elevator Explosion In Brewster

Wed 6-12-2019

Multiple agencies responded to an explosion at the New Vision Cooperative Elevator in Brewster around 5:40pm Tuesday.

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The Brits to kick off Rock the Roof Concert Season June 13 at the Majestic Pavilion

Tue 6-11-2019 243 West Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Tribute group to also appear at Grand Opening of Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum Thursday afternoon.

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Ocheyedan Man Accused Of Burning LGBT Books Seeks To Have Criminal Charge Against Him Dismissed

Tue 6-11-2019

An Ocheyedan, Iowa, man who published a video of himself publicly burning four LGBT books from the Orange City Public Library is asking a judge to dismiss a criminal charge in the incident.

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IGL Chamber To Hold Open House/Ribbon Cutting On New Office

Tue 6-11-2019

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce will officially unveil its new headquarters to the general public at an event later this month.

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Recycling Again Takes Center Stage At Dickinson County Board Of Supervisors Meeting

Tue 6-11-2019

Recycling was again a topic of discussion at today's (Tues.) Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum Grand Opening Thursday

Tue 6-11-2019

Jaci Hermstad To Receive First Dose Of Experimental Drug

Tue 6-11-2019

Jaci Hermstad of Spencer is expected to receive the first dose of a drug today (Tues.) that doctors hope will stop and possibly reverse the effects of A-L-S. 

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Okoboji Summer Theatre to open 62nd Season with The Honky Tonk Angels June 11

Mon 6-10-2019 2001 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Musical to feature 3 powerful singer-actresses.

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Friends of Lakeside Lab Science Seminar to feature Dr. Paul Bartelt on June 11

Mon 6-10-2019 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Bartelt to discuss amphibians in restored wetlands with his talk "Toads, tigers and frogs, oh my! Amphibians and Midwestern Agriculture"

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Two-Vehicle Collision In West Central Minnesota Injures Several People From Northwest Iowa

Mon 6-10-2019

An Estherville man sustained minor injuries in a two vehicle accident in West Central Minnesota yesterday (Sunday) morning.

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IGL Chamber Raising Funds For 4th Of July Fireworks Show

Mon 6-10-2019

With the 4th of July now just weeks away, Blaine Andera of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce says they're actively raising funds for this year's fireworks display over West Lake Okoboji.

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Violating Sex Offender Registry Requirements

Mon 6-10-2019

A Peterson man was arrested Sunday night for allegedly violating sex offender registry requirements.

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Jackson, Mn. Man Wanted On Warrant For Parole Violation Taken Into Custody

Mon 6-10-2019

A Jackson, Minnesota man wanted on a Clay county warrant for a parole violation was taken into custody late last week.

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Collision Of Pickup And Rogator Seriously Injures Milford Man

Mon 6-10-2019

A Milford man was seriously injured Saturday when a vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision with a field sprayer.

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New Industrial Park Planned For Hartley

Mon 6-10-2019

A new industrial park is planned for the city of Hartley.

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Annual Event At Emerald Hills Golf Club Raises Funds Benefitting Cancer Programs at LRH And Abben Cancer Center

Mon 6-10-2019

A fundraising event last month at a lakes area golf course raised a little more than $2,500 for the cancer program at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

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Fiery Crash Claims Life Of Okabena Man

Mon 6-10-2019

An Okabena man was killed in a one vehicle accident early Friday morning.

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Collision Of Two Pickups Results In No Injuries But A Considerable Amount Of Property Damage

Sat 6-8-2019

No injuries were reported but authorities say there was a considerable amount of property damage in a two-vehicle collision this past Tuesday in O'Brien county.

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No Word Yet As To When Spencer Aquatics Center Will Be Able To Open For The Season

Fri 6-7-2019

There's still no word as to when the Spencer Aquatics Center will be able to open for the season.

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Investigation Into Suspicious Vehicle At Campground Results In Arrest Of Okoboji Woman

Fri 6-7-2019

An investigation Tuesday into a report of a suspicious vehicle at an Emmet county campground resulted in the arrest of an Okoboji woman on multiple drug charges.

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Spencer Officials Find 51 Unvaccinated Cats In A One Bedroom Apartment Said To Be In Deplorable Condition

Fri 6-7-2019

Authorities in Spencer Wednesday found 51 unvaccinated cats in a one bedroom apartment after executing a search warrant at 106 West 1st Street, apartment A. 

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Ocheyedan Boil Advisory No Longer In Effect

Fri 6-7-2019

A boil advisory that was in effect for a portion of Ocheyedan has been lifted.

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Spencer Man Arrested On Criminal Mischief Charge

Fri 6-7-2019

A Spencer man wanted for criminal mischief was taken into custody shortly after 4:00 pm Thursday in Spencer.

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Iowa Supreme Court Denies Request For New Trial In Lee Christensen Case

Fri 6-7-2019

The Iowa Supreme Court today (Fri.) issued a ruling denying a request for a new trial for an Estherville man who was found guilty of 2nd degree murder in the death of Thomas Bortvit, also of Estherville.

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Staff Members Of U.S. Senator Charles Grassley To Hold Office Hours In The Region

Fri 6-7-2019

Staff members of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be holding office hours in 47 Iowa counties in coming weeks, including several in northwest Iowa.

 

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Mexican Man Arrested In NW Iowa Sentenced In Federal Court For Unlawful Use Of Identification Documents

Fri 6-7-2019

A Mexican man who came to the attention of ICE officials after he was arrested in Orange City for driving without a valid license and admitted to purchasing a counterfeit Social Security card has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to four months in prison.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Washington State Man

Fri 6-7-2019

A traffic stop around 10:30 pm Thursday in Rock Rapids resulted in the arrest of a Washington state man on multiple charges.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre to open 62nd Season with "The Honky Tonk Angels" June 11

Thu 6-6-2019 2001 US-71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Boji Bantam Children's Theatre to open June 19 with Treasure Island

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Governor Kim Reynolds Examined After Experiencing Chest Pain

Thu 6-6-2019

Governor Kim Reynolds today (Thurs.) made a trip to the emergency room after experiencing chest pain.

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DNR Says Wastewater Discharge Into Little Sioux River In Cherokee County Has Ended

Thu 6-6-2019

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a discharge of wastewater into the Little Sioux River near Quimby has ended as of today (Thursday). 

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Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles Sends One Person To The Hospital

Thu 6-6-2019

Authorities say charges are pending in connection with a crash involving multiple vehicles this (Thurs.) morning on Highway 71 on the north side of Spencer.

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Another Man With A Gun

Thu 6-6-2019

An investigation this past Saturday into an incident at 1806 Washington Street in Ruthven in which a man was allegedly threatening another man with a gun has resulted in an arrest.

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George Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing A Child

Thu 6-6-2019

A George man faces four felony charges following his arrest by the Lyon County Sheriff's Office. 

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City Officials In Spencer To Conduct Tree Trimming Assessments Beginning Monday (June 10th)

Thu 6-6-2019

City officials in Spencer say beginning next week they'll be surveying properties for trees and or branches that hang out over the public right-of-way in the area of town on the east side of Grand Avenue and north of the railroad tracks.

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Live at the Lake Concert Series to kick off with Free Fallin' - Tribute to Tom Petty June 8

Wed 6-5-2019 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Parking will not be allowed on Green Space due to construction.

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Ocheyedan Water Supply recommending boiling water following repair work

Wed 6-5-2019 Ocheydan, IA

(Ocheyedan)-Work conducted on distribution system raises concern about bacterial contamination.

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Rushmore, Mn. Man Catches A Tagged Walleye

Wed 6-5-2019

A Rushmore, Minnesota man has won a little more than $3,500 after catching a specially tagged walleye in the extended Walleye Weekend contest.

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Options To Address High Water Levels On The Iowa Great Lakes To Be Presented To Public June 26th

Wed 6-5-2019

The public will have an opportunity to hear firsthand a report on options to prevent future flooding threats on the Iowa Great Lakes at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 26th at 1:30 pm at the Sami Bedell Center for the Performing Arts at Spirit Lake High School.

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Okoboji Foundation Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

Wed 6-5-2019

The Okoboji Foundation has awarded $230,000 in grants to five non-profit organizations for 2019.

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Clay County Authorities Release Additional Details Into Double Fatality Crash In April Of This Year Near Dickens

Tue 6-4-2019

Clay county authorities have released additional details into a double fatality crash that occurred April 26th of this year near Dickens.

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Child Dies After Being Struck By Pickup

Tue 6-4-2019

A child has died after being struck by a pickup Monday about three miles north of Little Rock.

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Couture for a Cause aims to raise funds for Alzheimer's Awareness June 6

Tue 6-4-2019 24457 178th Street,Okoboji,Iowa

(Okoboji)-Fashion Fundraiser coincides with Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

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Up To 71 More Wind Turbines Planned To Go Up In Jackson County

Tue 6-4-2019

Already one of the leading counties for wind energy in Minnesota, Jackson County looks to grow some more.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of A Man On Multiple Charges

Tue 6-4-2019

A traffic stop Friday of last week in Clay county resulted in the arrest of a Palo, Iowa man on drug charges.

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Farmers Facing Challenges With Bad Weather; Tariffs

Tue 6-4-2019

The U.S. is coming off the wettest 12 months on record, and Iowa farmers are being encouraged to boost conservation practices to help them adapt.

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Multiple Injuries Reported In Single Vehicle Crash On I-90 Near Worthington

Tue 6-4-2019

Multiple injuries were reported Monday evening in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 90 near Worthington.

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Spencer City Council Denies Liquor License Renewal For Gentlemen's Club

Tue 6-4-2019

The Spencer City Council Monday evening voted to deny a liquor license renewal for Southside Grill. The former restaurant was converted to a Gentlemen's Club in 2018.

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Broken Gas Line Makes For Some Tense Moments In Spencer Monday Evening

Tue 6-4-2019

A broken natural gas line resulted in the evacuation of a Spencer neighborhood last (Mon.) evening.

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Single Vehicle Crash Claims Life Of Armstrong Man

Mon 6-3-2019

A single vehicle crash today (Monday) in Emmet county has claimed the life of an Armstrong man.

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Broken Sewer Force Main In Quimby Results In Ongoing Discharge Of Waste Water Into Little Sioux River

Mon 6-3-2019

A broken sanitary sewer force main in Quimby is resulting in an ongoing discharge of wastewater into the Little Sioux River in Cherokee county.

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Dickinson Co. Taxpayers Association To Hold Annual Meeting June 14th

Mon 6-3-2019

The Dickinson County Taxpayers Association will hold their annual meeting Friday, June 14th at the Maritime Museum in Arnolds Park.

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New Scam Targets Iowa Medicare Recipients

Mon 6-3-2019

State officials are sounding the warning of a new scam that targets Iowa Medicare recipients. 

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Dr. Paula Noble to speak at Friends of Lakeside Lab Science Seminar June 4 (1)

Mon 6-3-2019 1838 Highway 86 Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-Free talk to begin at 7 pm Tuesday.

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Registration underway for 2nd Annual Okoboji Bike-n-Bite to be held June 8

Mon 6-3-2019 1602 15th St, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Preregister online through June 5.

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Two-Vehicle Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Mon 6-3-2019

A two-vehicle collision Saturday evening in Primghar sent two people to the hospital.

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Osceola County Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Two People On Drug Charges

Mon 6-3-2019

Two Minnesota residents face drug charges following a traffic stop Sunday in the 2600 mile of Highway 60 in Osceola county.

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Speed And Alcohol Said To Be Factors In Motorcycle Crash

Sat 6-1-2019

Authorities say speed and alcohol were contributing factors in a motorcycle crash Friday afternoon in Jackson county that injured a Round Lake man.

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Little Sioux River Flooding Results In Some Changes For Flagfest Activities

Sat 6-1-2019

This coming week will be a busy one for folks in Spencer. The annual Flag Fest celebration is coming up June 7th-9th

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Logo Unveiled For 40th U Of O Winter Games

Sat 6-1-2019

A logo has been selected for the 40th annual University of Okoboji Winter Games scheduled for January 23rd-26th, 2020.

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