University Of Okoboji Announces Postponement Of Some Additional Events
The announcement affects the University of Okoboji Tennis Class scheduled for July 11th-12th; the Open Water Swim scheduled for August 1st; and the Slow Pitch Softball Tournament that was scheduled for August 15thand 16th.
Hy-Vee Expands Recall To Additional Salads Due To Potential For Cyclospora Contamination
Hy-Vee announced a week ago it was recalling Hy-Vee brand bagged garden salad mix out of concern it could be contaminated with the bacteria. The grocery chain today (Saturday) announced it is expanding that to include 12 additional salad products.
Two E-L-C Student Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19
School officials say the families of the athletes were made aware of the positive test results Friday, and the athletes began their quarantine immediately upon notification they were in primary contact of another positive case.
Broken Gas Main Makes For Some Tense Moments In Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake Fire Chief Pat Daly says some residents had to be evacuated from their homes and the area cordoned off after crews working on the Erie Avenue project accidentally severed a natural gas main in the area of 20th Street and Erie Avenue.
Kossuth County Man Sentenced On Federal Meth Charge
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 30-year-old Christopher Paul Hanson of Lakota pled guilty previously to conspiracy to distribute atleast 1,500 grams of pure methamphetamine and possession of a firearm by a drug user.
Okoboji Foundation Awards Additional Recovery Fund Grants
The Okoboji Foundation has awarded a couple of more grants through its Disaster Recovery Fund program that assists local non-profit organizations that help people being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Okoboji Man Sentenced On Federal Meth And Ammunition Charges
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 26-year-old Cole Rongved pled guilty October 17th, 2019 to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and one count of illegally possessing ammunition, being subject to an order of protection in the Iowa District Court for Dickinson county.
Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Agreement With NWPDC To Update County's Comprehensive Land Use Plan
Planning and Zoning Administrator David Kohlhaase told the supervisors the agency will review the plan and make any recommendations for changes to the county's Planning and Zoning Commission, which would then go to the supervisors for final approval
Sioux City Man Escapes Serious Injury In Semi Tractor-Trailer Crash In Palo Alto County
The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office says 34-year-old Carlos Manuel Naite of Sioux City was driving a 2019 Kenworth tractor pulling a 2019 Pacer feed trailer westbound on 280thStreet and was slowing to make a right-turn onto 480thAvenue near Graettinger.
Worthington Man Arrested By Osceola Co. Authorities On Outstanding Warrants
The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Candi Jo Rethwill was wanted on the warrants charging her with kidnapping in the 3rd degree, willful injury, criminal mischief in the 5th degree and obstruction of emergency communications.
Hy-Vee Recalling 12 oz. Hy-Vee Brand Bagged Garden Salad Due To Possible Contamination
West Des Moines-based Hy-Vee announced today (Saturday) it is recalling 12 ounce bags of its Hy-Vee brand bagged Garden Salad product across its eight-state region due to the potential that it may be contaminated with Cyclospora.
Collision On Hwy 71 In SW Mn Sends Two People To The Hospital
The Minnesota State Patrol says 28-year-old Anna Zambrano of Alta, Iowa was driving a 2005 Toyota Sienna westbound and 33-year-old Melissa Gravley of Brewster was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix when the two collided.
Technical Glitch Causes Tornado Sirens To Sound In Milford & Arnolds Park
Officials say some technical issues at the Dickinson County Communications Center at the courthouse in Spirit Lake caused tornado sirens to go off in Milford around 9:30 or so last (Thurs.) evening, even though there were no warnings in effect at the time and there were no reports of funnel clouds or tornadoes in the area.
Corridor Officials Remind Everyone Of The Important Role We Can All Play In Economic Development
While one of the primary missions of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is economic development, CEO and President Kiley Miller says tips they receive from area residents are vital in assisting them in that process.
Dickinson County Supervisors Address Issues With First Phase Reopening Of Courthouse
The Dickinson County Courthouse has been open now for a couple of weeks or so on an appointment-only basis as part of the first of a three phase reopening of the facility. But the first phase has had some issues.
Spencer City Council Approves Agreement With Spencer Community Schools; Approves Sale Of Former Railroad Right-Of-Way
The Spencer City Council Monday evening approved an agreement with the Spencer Community School District allowing the district to use the upper level of City Hall for the district's “No Boundaries” program.
Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum To Close Temporarily As Local COVID Cases Mount
IRRMA Executive Director Clay Norris says they took the action after hearing today's (Friday's) announcement from the Arnolds Park Amusement Park regarding the temporary closure of the park and its museums.
Utility Companies Warn Of An Old Scam That's Once Again Making The Rounds
Area residents have reported getting phone calls threatening that their electric service will be disconnected for lack of payment and that they must pay immediately by phone with a prepaid money card to avoid disconnection.
Clay County Officials Give COVID-19 Update During Press Conference
Even though Governor Kim Reynolds has given the green light for municipal swimming pools to reopen effective tomorrow (Fri.), Spencer Mayor Kevin Robinson announced this (Thurs.) afternoon that city is going to hold off for a bit on doing that.
Governor Kim Reynolds Announces She'll Lift 50 Percent Capacity Restrictions On Restaurants & Other Businesses Effective 8:00 AM Friday (June 12)
Reynolds adds establishments will still be required to adopt measures to make sure social distancing, increased hygiene measures and other precautions are taken that are consistent with guidelines from the Department of Public Health.
Little Known Bill That Passed This Legislative Session & Signed Into Law By Governor Will Change Make-Up Of County Bds. Of Adjustment & Planning & Zoning Commissions
A bill passed in this session of the Iowa Legislature that was signed by Governor Kim Reynolds June 1stand became effective immediately will change the make up of county Boards of Adjustment and Planning and Zoning Commissions throughout the state.
Local Physician Says Big Increase In COVID-19 Cases In Dickinson County Is Very Concerning
Dr. Zach Borus of Avera Medical Group Spirit Lake Medical Center says the numbers we are seeing now are indicative of Memorial Day weekend and that the exponential increase in cases is very likely to continue for some time to come
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 4:45 pm when they received a report from a person who was northbound from Spencer on Highway 71 stating that a woman had displayed a firearm to him during the incident.
ISU Extension & Outreach To Hold Informational Meeting To Talk About Crop Damage In Last Week's Hail Storm
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold an informational meeting at 1:30 pm this (Monday 6/8) afternoon to address crop damage caused by last week's hail storm in east-central Dickinson county.
Today (Monday, June 8th), Marks A Somber Anniversary For The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office
It was around 7:15 pm on June 8th, 1973 when Deputy George O. Williamson was killed in a collision while responding to Superior after receiving reports of a four-year-old boy who had been struck by a car.
Dickinson County Continues To See Surge In COVID-19 Cases; Case Count More Than Doubles In Past Week
The Iowa Department of Public Health was reporting seven additional positive cases in Dickinson county since Saturday, with the county's total number of cases standing at 48 as of late this (Sunday) afternoon.
Hail Causes Significant Crop Damage East Of Milford
Dickinson County Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Ehret tells KUOO news he's been out assessing the damage and that the hardest hit area appears to be southeast of Milford, where some of the largest hail fell.
2020 Dickinson County 4-H & FFA Fair Is Still On...For Now
The 2020 Dickinson County 4-H and FFA Fair is still on as of right now, but fair officials say whether or not it will actually happen depends upon what guidelines may be forthcoming from the Governor and health officials.