News Archive

Dickinson Co. Officials Hear Back From Governor Regarding Contaminated Soil

Tue 7-31-2018

Dickinson county officials say they've received a response from Governor Kim Reynolds regarding a letter they sent her last week pertaining to contaminated soil contaminated being disposed of in the Dickinson County Landfill east of Arnolds Park.

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Natural Gas Leak Makes For Some Anxious Moments On East Side Of Estherville

Tue 7-31-2018

A natural gas leak made for a few tense moments earlier today (Tues.) on the east side of Estherville.

 

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21st Annual Estherville Sweet Corn Days August 2-5

Tue 7-31-2018 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Sweet Corn Days Parade one of largest parades in area. 

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Okoboji School Officials Reviewing Middle School Petition

Tue 7-31-2018

 Officials with the Okoboji Community School District are reviewing a petition regarding the process used to sell the middle school in Arnolds Park. 

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Correction To A Previous Story

Tue 7-31-2018

We have a retraction to make regarding a previous story involving Troy Hunt of Lake Park. The story was from ONE year ago and some how made it back into our system. 

We sincerely apologize for any misunderstandings.

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Expert Says Extreme Weather This Summer Should Serve As A Real Wake-Up Call

Tue 7-31-2018

Hotter temperatures, more rainfall, higher humidity and greater weather extremes are what's ahead for Iowa, according to new climate projections available from the Climate Science Special Report. 

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Execution Of Search Warrant On Okoboji Residence Results In Arrests Of Three People On Multiple Drug Charges

Tue 7-31-2018

The execution of a search warrant Monday afternoon on a residence at 1104 Depot Avenue in Okoboji resulted in the arrests of three people on multiple drug charges. 

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Petition Calling For Public Vote On Sale Of Okoboji Middle School Property Garners Some 445 Signatures

Mon 7-30-2018

A petition seeking a public vote on the process used to sell the Okoboji Middle School in Arnolds Park was delivered late this (Mon.) afternoon to the school district's central office in Milford.

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OST presents "Over the River and Through the Woods" July 31- August 5

Mon 7-30-2018 2001 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-"Stuart Little" final production of the season at Boji Bantam Theatre this week.

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Motorists On Hwy 60 In Watonwan County To Encounter Delays

Mon 7-30-2018

Motorists traveling on Highway 60 in Watonwan County will encounter traffic changes starting Monday, July 30, weather permitting.

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NW Iowa Farmer Re-Elected To National Corn Growers Association Board

Mon 7-30-2018

Delegates attending the 2018 National Corn Congress re-elected Bruce Rohwer from O’Brien County to the National Corn Growers Association Board for a three-year term.

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Spencer Man Sentenced On Various Charges

Mon 7-30-2018

A Spencer man... arrested in early May after leading police on a foot pursuit after they tried to take him into custody on a warrant... has been sentenced in Clay County District Court.

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Finalists Announced For Judicial Vacancy

Fri 7-27-2018

The list of finalists to be considered to fill a vacancy for a Magistrate Judge position for several northwest Iowa counties has been narrowed to three people.

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Friends of Lakeside Lab Science Seminar on Black Hawk Lake Restoration July 31

Fri 7-27-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-DNR Fish Management Biologist Ben Wallace to talk about ongoing project.

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YMCA Of The Okoboji's Strong Kids Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal

Fri 7-27-2018

The YMCA of the Okoboji's Strong Kids Campaign has surpassed its fundraising goal for 2018. 

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Dickinson County REAP Committee To Meet August 9th

Fri 7-27-2018

The Dickinson County REAP (Resource Enhancement and Protection) Committee will hold a public meeting at 9:00 am Thursday, August 9th at the Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji.

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Okoboji Schools Superintendent Issues Statement Regarding Petition On Sale Of Middle School Property

Fri 7-27-2018

Officials with the Okoboji School District are responding to a petition drive calling for a public vote regarding the process used to sell the middle school property in Arnolds Park.

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University of Okoboji Corvette Club Vettes in the Park July 28

Thu 7-26-2018 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Corvettes to be on display along Lake Street, on Green Space and inside Roof Garden.

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Iowa Great Lakes Antique & Classic Boat Society Rendevous July 28

Thu 7-26-2018 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Show runs from 10-3, followed by Boat Parade.

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Corridor Prepares For Its Annual "Prepare To Launch" Program

Thu 7-26-2018

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is getting ready once again to start up a 10-week educational program for those looking to start up their own business.

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Polaris Industries Says It Will Increase Production Of Indian Motorcycles At Its Poland Plant Due To Tariffs

Thu 7-26-2018

The maker of Indian Motorcycles said Wednesday it will increase production in Poland after President Donald Trump ordered tariffs on steel and aluminum and the European Union retaliated with with tariffs on motorcycles.

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Three Teens Accused Of Burglarizing Vacant Farm Site Near Sheldon

Wed 7-25-2018

Three teens have been charged in connection with a burglary at a vacant farm site near Sheldon.

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Petition Drive Seeks Public Vote On Procedure Used To Sell Okoboji Middle School Property

Wed 7-25-2018

A petition drive has been mounted concerning the sale of the Okoboji Middle School in Arnolds Park.

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Authorities seeking information following break-in at Spirit Lake Silver & Gold

Wed 7-25-2018 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-$5,000 cash reward offered for information leading to arrest in case.

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Emmet County Authorities File Multiple Charges In Connection With June 21st Crash

Wed 7-25-2018

Numerous charges have been filed in connection with a two-vehicle collision that happened back on June 21st in Emmet county.

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No Injuries Reported When Crop Duster Snags A Power Line In Buena Vista County

Wed 7-25-2018

No injuries were reported Tuesday when a crop duster struck a power line south of Storm Lake.

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Plans For New Park In Milford To Be Unveiled

Wed 7-25-2018

Plans for a new public park on the southeast corner of the intersection of Highway 71 and County Road A-34 in Milford will be unveiled as part of this weekend's Pioneer Days Celebration in Milford.

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State Auditor Mary Mosiman Makes A Stop In The Iowa Great Lakes

Wed 7-25-2018

A new program is being implemented to crack down on fraud by governmental officials. State Auditor Mary Mosiman was in Spirit Lake Tuesday and told KUOO news her office has been seeing an uptick in the number of fraud cases they've been looking into.

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Iowa Court Of Appeals To Reconsider Order For New Trial For Lee Christensen

Tue 7-24-2018

The Iowa Court of Appeals has issued an order granting a request from the state Attorney General to reconsider it's April 18th ruling granting a new trial for Lee Christensen of Estherville.

 

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50th Annual Pioneer Days in Milford July 27-29

Tue 7-24-2018 10th St,Milford,IA 51351

(Milford)-Talent contest added to schedule this year.

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Concern Over Contaminated Soil Being Disposed At Dickinson Co. Landfill Now Headed To The Political Arena

Tue 7-24-2018

The issue over soil contaminated by oil that was spilled in that BNSF train derailment near Doon last month being disposed of at the Dickinson County Landfill east of Arnolds Park is headed for the political arena.

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Results From Dickinson County Fair Horse Show

Tue 7-24-2018

Results from Dickinson County 4-H and FFA Fair Horse Show

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Friends of Lakeside Lab Science Seminar to focus on effects of Road Salt on Water Quality

Mon 7-23-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Rebecca Kauten's research focuses on impacts to water from winter road maintenance.

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Spokesman For Imagine Iowa Great Lakes Says Okoboji Middle School Site Opens Up Exciting Possibilities For Beautification Project

Mon 7-23-2018

Members of a group involved in a multi-million dollar beautification of the lakes corridor say the project is taking on a whole new concept now that they've entered into an agreement with the Okoboji Community School District to purchase the middle school property at the corner of West Broadway and Highway 71 in Arnolds Park.

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Dickinson Co. Fair Results: State Fair Static Exhibit Qualifiers; Rabbit, Poultry Show

Mon 7-23-2018

Some judging results are in from the Dickinson County 4-H and FFA Fair, which is underway this week in Spirit Lake.

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Probation Compliance Check Results In Arrests

Mon 7-23-2018

A Spencer man wanted on a warrant was arrested late Friday afternoon after meeting with a Clay County sheriff's deputy regarding terms of a probation agreement.

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Brief Pursuit Results In Arrest Of Terril Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 7-23-2018

A Terril man wanted on outstanding warrants was arrested Friday morning in Everly after leading authorities on a brief pursuit.

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Tues. Brings More Livestock Shows To Dickinson Co. 4-H & FFA Fair

Mon 7-23-2018

It's another full day at the Dickinson County 4-H and FFA Fair going on in Spirit Lake. 

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Congressman Steve King Defends Trade War Against China...For Now, Atleast

Mon 7-23-2018

Congressman Steve King for now is defending President Donald Trump's trade war against China.

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Pickup Vs UTV Collision Seriously Injures Teen

Mon 7-23-2018

A collision Sunday near Ayrshire in Palo Alto county involving a pickup and a UTV injured an Ayrshire teen.

 

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Palo Alto Co Crash Results In Minor Injuries

Sat 7-21-2018

The Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office has released details into a two-vehicle collision Monday evening that resulted in minor injuries.

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DNR Investigating Fish Kill On SE Side Of Big Spirit Lake

Sat 7-21-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fish kill on the southeast side of Big Spirit Lake.

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Congressman Steve King Makes Several Stops In Region Visiting Solar Installations

Fri 7-20-2018

Renewable energy has brought Congressman Steve King to the area today (Fri.).

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Finalists Announced For Judgeship Vacancy

Fri 7-20-2018

The Magistrate Nominating Commission for the 3A Judicial Sub-District has received ten applications for the judgeship vacancy created by the appointment of Charles Borth as a district court judge.

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2018 Dickinson Co. 4-H & FFA Fair About To Get Underway

Fri 7-20-2018

The 2018 edition of the Dickinson County 4-H and FFA Fair kicks off today (Fri.) with table setting judging in the afternoon and judging of clothing and static exhibits. 

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Oil Contaminated Soil From Last Month's Train Derailment Near Doon Being Disposed Of In Landfill East Of Arnolds Park

Thu 7-19-2018

KUOO news has learned oil-contaminated soil from that BNSF train derailment near Doon last month is being disposed of locally.

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41st Annual University of Okoboji Homecoming July 20-22

Thu 7-19-2018 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

O'Brien County Crash Claims A Life

Thu 7-19-2018

A two-vehicle collision Monday at the intersection of two county roads in O'Brien county has claimed the life of a Melvin man.

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Joint Meeting of Buena Vista, Cherokee & Clay County Magistrate Nominating Commissions Set For July 27th

Thu 7-19-2018

A joint meeting of the Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay and O'Brien County Magistrate Nominating Commissions will be held in the District Courtroom of the Clay County Courthouse in Spencer Friday, July 27th.

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Okoboji School Bd. Votes 3-2 To Approve Purchase Agreement With Imagine Iowa Great Lakes For Middle School Property

Thu 7-19-2018

Meeting in special session this (Thurs.) morning, the Okoboji school board voted 3 to 2 to approve an agreement with Imagine Iowa Great Lakes, the organization behind the multi-million dollar beautification project of the lakes corridor, to purchase the middle school property in Arnolds Park for $1.1 million.

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Authorities Investigating Death Of A Jackson Woman

Thu 7-19-2018

Authorities in Jackson are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in that city. 

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Silt Problem Forces Central Water To Briefly Halt Operations On The 4th Of July

Wed 7-18-2018

A lakes area water treatment facility was forced to halt operations for a few hours on the 4th of July. 

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Lakes Area Beach Tests High For Ecoli Bacteria

Wed 7-18-2018

An advisory has been posted for swimmers at the public beach at Gull Point State Park regarding high levels of Ecoli bacteria.

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Okoboji School Bd. To Meet In Special Session At 7:00 AM Thurs. To Consider Offer For Middle School Property

Wed 7-18-2018

The Okoboji School Board meets in special session at 7:00 am Thursday (July 19th) to consider a purchase agreement for the land where the Okoboji Middle School stands in Arnolds Park.

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Cooperative Energy Company To Acquire Energy Assets Of Cooperative Farmer's Elevator

Wed 7-18-2018

Cooperative Energy Company is announcing it's acquiring the energy assets belonging to Cooperative Farmer's Elevator, or CFE.

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Motorcycle Vs Deer Collision Injures Lakefield Man

Wed 7-18-2018

A Lakefield man was injured last (Tues.) evening when a motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer on Interstate 90 near Adrian in Nobles county.

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Hy-Vee Recalls Spring Pasta Salad Due To Potential Salmonella Contamination

Wed 7-18-2018

Hy-Vee is voluntarily recalling its Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad due to potential salmonella contamination.

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Registration underway for Prairie Lakes Conference to be held August 9-10

Tue 7-17-2018 1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Conference leads into Okoboji Blue Water Festival August 11

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Clay County Heritage Center Awarded Grant

Tue 7-17-2018

The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has awarded two million dollars in grants for projects across the state. 

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Crops Continue To Make Progress

Tue 7-17-2018

Warm weather and drier conditions allowed Iowa farmers 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 8th, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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Hwy 9 Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 7-17-2018

A two-vehicle collision Monday on Highway 9 in Lyon county sent one person to the hospital.

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Special Blood Drive To Be Held In Estherville

Tue 7-17-2018

A special blood drive will be held tomorrow (Wed.) in Estherville.

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Spencer To Be Host Site Of Future Ready Iowa Summit

Tue 7-17-2018

Governor Kim Reynolds has announced the schedule for a series of regional summits intended to address workforce needs and challenges.

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Mexican Man Sentenced For Illegally Entering The U.S. After Getting Arrested In Spirit Lake

Mon 7-16-2018

A man who entered the U.S illegally from Mexico was sentenced last week in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

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Recent Weather Results In Abundance Of Ticks

Mon 7-16-2018

All of the recent wet weather has resulted in a bumper crop of ticks in the region, and that has officials reminding everyone of the importance of protecting yourself.

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Clay County Fair Announces Entertainment Line-up For One Of Its Free Stages

Mon 7-16-2018

The Clay County Fair has announced the line-up of acts for this year for the Farmer's Bank Stage.

 

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Car Vs Deer Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Sun 7-15-2018

A collision Saturday evening involving a car and a deer on Interstate 90 near Jackson sent one person to the hospital.

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Pickup Collides With Excavator

Sat 7-14-2018

A Ringsted man was was injured Tuesday when a vehicle he was driving collided with an excavator in Palo Alto county.

 

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Palo Alto County Authorities File Additional Charges Against Two Ruthven Residents

Sat 7-14-2018

Additional charges have been filed against two Ruthven residents.

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Southern Minnesota Crash Injures Whittemore Woman

Sat 7-14-2018

A rear-end collision Thursday in southern Minnesota injured two people.

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Sanborn Man Sentenced On Federal Drug And Weapon Charges

Fri 7-13-2018

A Sanborn man has been sentenced on federal drug and firearms charges.

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Overdue Kayaker On Little Sioux River Found Safe And Sound In Spencer

Fri 7-13-2018

Authorities are again reminding everyone of the dangers of high water and swift currents on area rivers. Case in point: an incident early this (Fri.) morning on the Little Sioux River in Spencer.

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No Injuries Reported In Estherville House Fire (1)

Fri 7-13-2018

An investigation is underway into a fire that heavily damaged a house in Estherville early this (Fri.) morning.

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Clay County Authorities Investigating Death Of South Dakota Woman Who's Body Was Found In A Camper

Fri 7-13-2018

Clay county authorities are investigating the death of a South Dakota woman who was found deceased in a camper.

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O'Brien County Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Thu 7-12-2018

O'Brien county authorities have released details into a single vehicle crash this past Saturday that sent one person to the hospital.

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Alliant Energy Awards $25,000 Grant To Historic Arnolds Park, Inc.

Thu 7-12-2018

It was announced today (Thurs.) Alliant Energy has awarded a $25,000 grant to Historic Arnolds Park, Incorporated.

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Clay County Fair Announces Theme Days For 2018 Run

Thu 7-12-2018

The Clay County Fair has announced themes for this year's fair, September 8th-16th.

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AP City Council Addresses Drainage Issue; Reviews 2017 Statistics From AP-O Fire And Rescue

Thu 7-12-2018

The Arnolds Park city council last (Wed.) evening took action to address a drainage issue at 537 West Okoboji Road.

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Two Men Accused Of Trying To Distribute Drugs At Underage Drinking Party

Thu 7-12-2018

Two men have been accused of trying to distribute drugs at an underage drinking party last week in Rock Rapids.

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Collision At I90 & Hwy 86 Interchange Sends One Person To The Hospital

Thu 7-12-2018

A two-vehicle collision Wednesday at the Interstate 90 and Highway 86 exit near Lakefield injured a Storm Lake man.

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Clay County Heritage to host Parker Museum Open House July 15

Wed 7-11-2018 300 East 3rd Street,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Open House from 1-4 Sunday to include tours.

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Lakes Area Marina Donates Proceeds From Special Event To Humane Society Of NW Iowa

Wed 7-11-2018

A lakes area marina has donated $1,140 raised in a special event earlier this summer to the Humane Society of Northwest Iowa.

 

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Area Farmers, Especially Those Affected By Flooding, Are Reminded Of Assistance For Planting Cover Crops

Wed 7-11-2018

Area farmers, especially those affected by the recent storms and flooding, are being reminded of some assistance that's available to plant cover crops.

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Representative Of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley To Make Several Stops In The Region July 18th

Wed 7-11-2018

A representative of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be making several stops in the area Wednesday, July 18th.

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Okoboji City Council Grants Approvals For Re-Development Of Former Inn Site

Wed 7-11-2018

The Okoboji city council Tuesday evening gave the green light allowing the re-development of the former Inn property to proceed.

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Proceedings In Lawsuit Contesting East Loch Estates Development Put On Hold

Wed 7-11-2018

Proceedings in a lawsuit contesting the re-zoning of some land for the proposed East Loch Estates development north of Chalstrom Beach are on hold pending a decision from the Iowa Supreme Court.

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Campus Video To Close; Owner Hopes To Replace It With Can Redemption Center

Tue 7-10-2018

It's the end of an era for a Milford Business.

 

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"Our Neighbors, The Amish" to be presented at Milford Memorial Library July 12

Tue 7-10-2018 1009 9th Street,Milford,IA

(Milford)-Don and Dianne Kramer to discuss various aspects of the Amish Tradition.

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Storms Destroy Crops In Parts Of The Area

Tue 7-10-2018

Strong to severe thunderstorms that moved through portions of the region this (Tues.) morning brought strong wind and in some cases hail that decimated crops in some places. 

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Dickinson Co. Emergency Management Comm. Votes To Relax 5 Mph Limit On Lakes

Tue 7-10-2018

With one abstention, the Dickinson County Emergency Management/911 Commission voted in a special meeting early this (Tues.) afternoon to relax the 5 mph limit currently in effect on all portions of the Iowa Great Lakes along with Silver Lake and Center Lake.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Vote 4-1 To Rename Portion Of 170th Street Near Nature Center

Tue 7-10-2018

A roughly one mile stretch of 170th Street that goes past the Dickinson County Nature Center is about to get a new name.

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Spencer Man Arrested On Warrants After Walking Away From Training Facility

Mon 7-9-2018

A Spencer man who walked away from a regional training facility was arrested Friday on warrants out of Palo Alto county.

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Sale Of Okoboji Middle School Land Put On Hold After Another Interested Party Comes Forward

Mon 7-9-2018

Sale of the land where the current Okoboji Middle School is located in Arnolds Park is on hold.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre to present The Miracle Worker July 10-15

Mon 7-9-2018 2001 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Signing master and interpreters assisting with production.

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STEM Backpacks Now Available For Check Out At Several Area Libraries

Mon 7-9-2018

A new tool is available to help teach stem...science, technology, engineering and math skills to young children.

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Clay County Authorities Investigating Theft Of Firearm And Fuel

Mon 7-9-2018

Clay county authorities are investigating the theft of a firearm and some fuel from a residence near Ruthven.

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Iowa College Aid Awards Local College Access Network Grant To Estherville

Mon 7-9-2018

Iowa College Aid announced today (Mon.) it's awarded $280,000 in Local College Access Network Grants to six Iowa communities.

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Osceola County Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests

Sun 7-8-2018

A traffic stop Sunday in Osceola county resulted in the arrests of two people from Jackson.

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Sibley Man Arrested On Child Endangerment, Public Intox. Charges

Sun 7-8-2018

 A Sibley man was arrested over the weekend on two counts of child endangerment and public intoxication.

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Rear End Collision Sends Two People To The Hospital

Sat 7-7-2018

A rear-end collision earlier this week in O'Brien county sent two people to the hospital.

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Woman Dies Of Injuries Sustained In Collision Of Pickup And Semi

Sat 7-7-2018

A Worthington woman has died of injuries sustained Friday when a pickup she was driving collided with a semi in Nobles county.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center announces second Hotel California show

Fri 7-6-2018 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Wednesday night concert by the Eagles tribute band nearly sold out.

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Unanswered Questions Swirl Around New Digital Licenses

Fri 7-6-2018

Iowa bartenders and police want to know more about how the state's new digital driver's licenses will work when the licenses reach smartphones next year.

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Worthington Crash Injures Milford Woman

Fri 7-6-2018

Multiple injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision Thursday at the intersection of Highway 59 and Prairie Drive in Worthington.

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Damon Dotson's 12th Annual Lake Affect July 7

Thu 7-5-2018 Little Miller's Bay,West Okoboji,Iowa

(Okoboji)-Dotson urging boaters to take extra time to get to and from concert due to No Wake Rule.

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Little Miller's Bay Clean Up Slated for July 8

Thu 7-5-2018 1838 Highway 86 Milford,IA

(Okoboji)-Volunteers should contact Lakeside Laboratory prior to weekend.

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I-29 Crash Injures Spencer Residents

Thu 7-5-2018

Two Spencer residents were injured in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 shortly after 6:00 this (Thurs.) morning in Pottawattamie county. 

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Semi Carrying Wind Turbine Tower Section Fails To Make Turn, Disrupting Traffic On Hwy 86 At Vick's Corner

Thu 7-5-2018

A jackknifed semi has resulted in the closure of both north and southbound lanes of Highway 86 at Vick's Corner, or the Highway 9 intersection west of Spirit Lake.

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City Of Spencer Opening Temporary Tree Disposal Site

Thu 7-5-2018

The city of Spencer is opening up a temporary tree site for residents needing to dispose of trees and branches damaged in yesterday's (Wed.) storm.

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Okoboji Foundation Once Again Holding Its July $5,000 Nonprofit Challenge

Thu 7-5-2018

A program intended to boost philanthropy during the summer is once again underway in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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West Lake Okoboji Fireworks Show Postponed

Wed 7-4-2018

The 4th of July fireworks display on West Lake Okoboji has been postponed and is now re-scheduled for Saturday evening, July 7th. 

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Mother Nature Brings Her Own 4th Of July Fireworks With Heavy Thunderstorms

Wed 7-4-2018

Mother nature put on her own 4th of July fireworks show late this (Wed.) morning. 

 

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Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Thanks July 4th Fireworks Donors

Wed 7-4-2018

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is recognizing a number of businesses, individuals and organizations that helped make this year July 4th fireworks display possible. 

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Animal Experts: Don't Take Pets To Fireworks Displays

Wed 7-4-2018

Animal experts are urging pet owners to take extra care with pets during fireworks. 

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Official: Lakes Area Cities, County, Could Do More To Limit Lakeshore Erosion During High Water Events

Tue 7-3-2018

One member of the Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission says the shoreline erosion that's currently ongoing on the Iowa Great Lakes due to the high water should serve as a wake-up call to governmental entities.

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Extremely High Water Levels On Iowa Great Lakes Likely To Continue For Some Time

Tue 7-3-2018

Extremely high water levels on the Iowa Great Lakes will likely continue for some time to come.

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Dickinson Co. Emergency Management Commission Votes To Implement 5 MPH Limit For All Portions Of All Lakes In Dickinson Co. Effective IMMEDIATELY

Tue 7-3-2018

Meeting in special session this (Tues.) afternoon, the Dickinson County Emergency Management Commission voted to impose a 5 mph speed limit on ALL PORTIONS of ALL lakes in Dickinson county effective IMMEDIATELY.

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Boaters Reminded To Keep Their Distance From Fireworks Barge

Tue 7-3-2018

Boaters are being urged to exercise extreme caution before, during and after fireworks displays tonight (Tues.) on Big Spirit Lake and tomorrow (Wed.) night on West Lake Okoboji.

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Motorists Reminded To Allow Extra Time With Heavier Traffic Over 4th Of July Holiday Period

Tue 7-3-2018

The fact the 4th of July lands in the middle of the week this year is resulting in some interesting traffic patterns.

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Cement Truck Crash Sends Man To The Hospital

Tue 7-3-2018

A Truman man was injured Saturday when a cement truck he was driving overturned on Interstate 90 two miles east of Fairmont.

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I 90 Motorcycle Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Tue 7-3-2018

A motorcycle crash Monday on Interstate 90 near Sherburn sent one person to the hospital.

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70th Annual Estherville Flight Breakfast July 4

Mon 7-2-2018 1672 425th Avenue,Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Annual event includes Kid's Activities, Black Knight Classic Car Show.  

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Plans Announced For Construction Of Travel Plaza At Intersection Of Hwys 60 & 18 In Sheldon

Mon 7-2-2018

 Officials announced Monday plans to build a travel plaza at the intersection of Highways 60 and 18 in Sheldon.

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State Patrol Reminds Motorists Of Extended "Move Over" Law

Mon 7-2-2018

Motorists are being reminded of a new law that went into effect Sunday statewide in Iowa. 

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July 4th Holiday Period Has Officials Again Reminding Everyone Of Emergency Rule In Place On Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 7-2-2018

The busy 4th of July holiday period and the influx of people it's bringing to the Iowa Great Lakes has officials again reminding everyone of the 600 foot 5 mph speed limit that's in place due to extremely high water on the area lakes. 

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Immigration Protest In Lakes Area Draws Attention

Mon 7-2-2018

A group of local people opposed to President Donald Trump's immigration policies protested for an hour or so Saturday on the Highway 71 causeway area between Arnolds Park and Okoboji.

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Two Vehicle Collision Results In Multiple Injuries

Mon 7-2-2018

Three people were injured last week in a two-vehicle collision at an intersection in Palo Alto county.

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Applicants Sought To Fill Vacant District Associate Judgeship Position in Sub-District 3A

Mon 7-2-2018

The Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay and O'Brien County Judicial Magistrate Appointing Commissions will meet in the district court room at the Clay County Courthouse at 10:00 am July 27th to interview and nominate three applicants to fill the vacant position of District Associate Judge in Sub-District 3A. 

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A Number Of New Laws Went Into Effect July 1st In Iowa

Mon 7-2-2018

A number of new laws went into effect July 1st in the state of Iowa. 

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Assault Results In Arrests; Sends One Person To The Hospital

Mon 7-2-2018

An investigation Friday evening into an assault in Graettinger resulted in the arrests of two people.

 

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Several Area Cities Remind Residents About Ordinances Pertaining To Fireworks Usage

Mon 7-2-2018

Several area cities are reminding residents about ordinances regarding the use of fireworks in their city limits.

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