News Archive

Estherville Man Accused In Series Of Burglaries at Rural Business

Wed 8-31-2016

An investigation into a series of burglaries at a rural business 10 miles east of Estherville has resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man.

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Juvenile Charged In Rural Emmet County Burglaries

Wed 8-31-2016

Authorities in Emmet county say a juvenile has been charged as the result of investigations into two burglaries near Ringsted.

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Milford Man Nominated As Democratic Candidate to Run for Full Term for District 3 Board of Supervisors Seat

Wed 8-31-2016

A Milford man has received the Democratic nomination to seek a full term for the district 3 seat on the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors.

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Committee Assigned With Task to Fill Vacant District 3 Board of Supervisor Seat to Meet

Wed 8-31-2016

The committee assigned with the task of filling a vacanct seat on the Dickinson county board of supervisors will meet this Friday.

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Transit Authority Returns to Pearson Lakes Art Center September 1st

Tue 8-30-2016

(Okoboji)-PLAC offering free tickets to concert with new memberships and renewals.

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Clay County Fair to Once Again Feature Numerous Art And Learning Opportunities

Tue 8-30-2016

This year's Clay County Fair will once again include an emphasis on art and education.

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Area Crops Continue To Progress Toward Maturity

Tue 8-30-2016

Development of area crops continues to vary somewhat, especially between those that were planted early and those planted late.

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Governor Branstad Says He'll Activate State Patrol To Squelch Pipeline Protests

Tue 8-30-2016

Gov. Terry Branstad says he'll authorize the Iowa State Patrol to deal with protesters who could try to stop construction of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline.

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Dakota Access Officials Ask Judge To Issue Restraining Order Against Protest Groups

Tue 8-30-2016

The company building an oil pipeline across Iowa is asking a federal judge to issue a restraining order against two protest groups and their leaders.

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Northwest Iowans to be Honored at IRRMA Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular

Mon 8-29-2016

(Arnolds Park)-Induction Ceremony and Concert slated for Sunday, September 4.

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Zach Whiting Announces Candidacy For Iowa Senate District 1 Seat

Mon 8-29-2016

A northwest Iowa native has announced his candidacy as a Republican for the District 1 Seat in the Iowa Senate.

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Hwy 71 In Southern Clay County To Be Temporarily Reopened Over Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Mon 8-29-2016

A stretch of Highway 71 in southern Clay county currently closed for an overlay project will be temporarily re-opened to traffic through the upcoming Labor Day holiday period.

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ILCC Officials To Hold Ribbon Cutting On New Beef Facility

Mon 8-29-2016

Officials with the Iowa Lakes Community College Farm Laboratory near Emmetsburg will hold a ribbon cutting on the construction of a new $400,000 Beef Facility tomorrow (Tues.).

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Clay County Fair Officials Putting Emphasis On Food This Year

Mon 8-29-2016

Food will be taking center stage at this year's Clay County Fair.

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Greenville Woman Injured In Car Vs Bicycle Collision

Sat 8-27-2016

The Clay County Sheriff's Office has released details into a car-bicycle collision that took place August 15th. Authorities say it happened shortly before 6:00 pm that evening in the 2000 mile of County Road B53.

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Single Vehicle Rollover Injures Woman

Sat 8-27-2016

A single vehicle rollover Wednesday on a county road about a half mile west of Emmetsburg injured an Emmetsburg woman.

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One Person Injured After Vehicle Winds Up In Creek

Sat 8-27-2016

A single vehicle crash early Friday in Palo Alto county sent one person to the hospital.

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King of the Tramps to Rock Preservation Plaza August 27th

Fri 8-26-2016

(Arnolds Pak)-New record, Complir con el Diablo, receiving airplay.

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ILCC Names New VP Of Administration

Fri 8-26-2016

Iowa Lakes Community College has a new Vice President of Administration.

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Algona To Construct New City Hall

Fri 8-26-2016

The mayor of Algona says the City Council has agreed to build a new City Hall and demolish the old structure.

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Media Gets Sneak Peek At 2016 Clay County Fair

Fri 8-26-2016

With the start of the Clay County Fair now just a couple of weeks away, members of the media this (Fri.) afternoon got a sneak peek at what changes are in store for fairgoers this year when the gates open September 10th.

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Authorities Remind Motorists Of School Bus Stop Arm Law

Fri 8-26-2016

Motorists are being reminded of the school bus stop arm law now that schools have started around the area.

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Interview with Trump Senior Advisor Tana Goertz

Fri 8-26-2016

(Okoboji)-Trump to campaign in Iowa this weekend.

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IRRMA Announces Two New Board Members

Fri 8-26-2016

The board of directors of the Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association has two new members on it.

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Dollar General Store To Open In Sherburn

Thu 8-25-2016

A Dollar General Store will be opening its doors for the first time in Sherburg on Saturday, September 3rd at 8:00 a.m.

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Dave Rowley & Friends at PLAC August 26th

Thu 8-25-2016

(Okoboji)-Special guests to make an appearance.

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Dickinson County Refinancing Bonds

Thu 8-25-2016

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors Tuesday took action to refinance a couple of bond issues to take advantage of lower interest rates.

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Jami Jam V Charity Poker Run August 27th

Wed 8-24-2016

(Terrill)-Proceeds to benefit the Campership Fund at Camp High Hopes

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JCC Voters To Decide Fate Of Levies

Wed 8-24-2016

Voters in the Jackson County Central School District will decide the fate of two levies when they head to the polls November 8th.

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Lightning Strike Causes Estimated $20,000 In Damage

Wed 8-24-2016

Dickinson county officials are tallying the damage following a recent lightning strike at the courthouse in Spirit Lake.

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No Injuries Reported In I90 Semi Fire

Wed 8-24-2016

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a semi on fire just west of Jackson Wednesday morning.

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Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charges Against E'Burg Man

Wed 8-24-2016

A traffic stop this past Saturday in Emmetsburg landed a man in jail on drug charges.

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Sibley Man Arrested On Drug Charges

Wed 8-24-2016

A Sibley man was arrested on drug charges after being pulled over Saturday for a seatbelt violation by authorities in Lyon county.

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Milford Man Appointed To Fill Vacancy On ILCC Board Of Trustees

Wed 8-24-2016

The trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College filled a vacancy on their board created by the recent passing of David Gottsche.

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Crash Results In Injuries And Charges

Wed 8-24-2016

An Estherville man was injured and now faces charges as the result of a crash this past Saturday.

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Morning Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests

Wed 8-24-2016

A traffic stop early Saturday sent two people to jail on various charges.

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Spirit Lake Firefighter Annual Dance August 27th

Tue 8-23-2016

(Spirit Lake)-The Senders will return to perform for annual benefit.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Approve New Chairman, Vice-Chair

Tue 8-23-2016

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors has a new Chairman and Vice Chair.

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Sioux City Man Charged In Burglary Of Estherville Power Plant

Tue 8-23-2016

A Sioux City man has been charged in connection with a burglary last week at the Estherville electric plant.

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Former Boyden City Clerk Sentenced

Tue 8-23-2016

The former city clerk of Boyden in northwest Iowa has been placed on probation after pleading guilty to stealing money from the city.

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Man Accused Of Stealing From Grocery Store Storage Area

Tue 8-23-2016

Charges have been filed against a man accused of stealing some items from a storage area at Sunshine Foods in Rock Rapids.

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Man Accused Of Illegally Firing Gun

Tue 8-23-2016

An investigation this past Saturday into a report of shots being fired in Little Rock resulted in an arrest.

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Burglary Investigation Results In Four Arrests

Tue 8-23-2016

Four men have been charged in connection with a burglary investigation in Osceola county.

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IRRMA Announces Schedule for Iowa Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular

Mon 8-22-2016

(Arnolds Park)-Weekend festivities include Battle of the Bands, Induction Ceremony and Concert.

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Authorities Investigate Death Of Baby Girl Who's From Jackson

Mon 8-22-2016

State authorities are helping local officers investigate the death of a baby girl in northwest Iowa's Sac City.

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Dickinson County Supervisors To Appoint New Chairman; Process Outlined To Fill Vacancy For District 3 Supervisor Seat

Mon 8-22-2016

The Dickinson county board of supervisors will meet tomorrow (Tues.) for the first time since their longtime Chairman, David Gottsche, passed away.

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Badlands House Band to Rock Boji Bike Rally Saturday night

Fri 8-19-2016

(Arnolds Park)-Debut single, Ghostriders in the Sky produced by Henry Paul of The Outlaws.

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Officials Warn Of New Scam Targeting Back To School Season

Fri 8-19-2016

Scammers are taking advantage of the back-to-school season in a new scheme to try to rip us off.

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Melvin Collision Injures One

Fri 8-19-2016

A collision Wednesday in Melvin involving three vehicles sent one person to the hospital.

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Jackyl and Head East to Rock Boji Bike Rally

Thu 8-18-2016

(Milford)-Head East's Roger Boyd shares early memories of the band in Arnolds Park.

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Fairmont Man Accused Of Assaulting Teen

Thu 8-18-2016

An investigation into an assault early Wednesday by Estherville police resulted in the arrest of a Fairmont man.

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Man Arrested For Child Endangerment For Allegedly Smoking Meth In Presence Of 3-Month-Old

Thu 8-18-2016

A joint investigation by the Estherville Police Department and the Iowa Department of Human Services has resulted in the arrest of an Estherville man for child endangerment.

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Milford's Pioneer Theatre Reopens

Thu 8-18-2016

The screen has come back to life at the Pioneer Theatre in downtown Milford.

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Former Director Of Spencer Dream Center Charged With Sexual Exploitation

Thu 8-18-2016

Charges have been filed against the former Executive Director of the Spencer Dream Center and pastor of DaySpring Assembly of God Church in Spencer.

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Scam Reports On The Increase

Thu 8-18-2016

Authorities urge everyone to be vigilant as the number of scam complaints continues to increase.

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Boji Bike Rally August 19-20 in Iowa Great Lakes

Wed 8-17-2016

(Okoboji)-Concerts by Jackyl & Head East as well as The Badlands House Band highlight weekend's festivities.

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Three Month Investigation Results in Arrest & Drug Charges

Wed 8-17-2016

A 3 1/2 month investigation conducted by the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office & the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office results in arrest and multiple drug charges.

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1st 2016 Human Case Of West Nile Virus Confirmed In Northwest Iowa

Wed 8-17-2016

Authorities have reported 2016's first confirmed human cases of West Nile virus in Iowa.

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Investigation Leads To Drug Charges

Wed 8-17-2016

An investigation into an incident Tuesday in the 400 block of South Cedar Avenue in Graettinger landed a man in jail on drug charges.

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Vehicle Collides With Utility Pole Sending One Person To Hospital

Wed 8-17-2016

A Ruthven woman was injured this past Saturday when a vehicle she was driving collided with a utility pole.

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Palo Alto County Authorities Say Charges Are Pending In Single Vehicle Crash That Injured A Woman

Wed 8-17-2016

Palo Alto county authorities say charges are pending in a single vehicle crash this past Saturday that injured an Emmetsburg woman.

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Motion Filed Seeking New Trial For Lee Christensen

Wed 8-17-2016

Motions have been filed seeking a new trial and a poll of jury members in the case of 19-year-old Lee Christensen of Estherville.

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New Faces Join Iowa Lakes Corridor Board Of Directors

Wed 8-17-2016

The Board of Directors of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation has some new faces on it.

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35th Anniversary of Urban Cowboy: Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee at Wild Rose

Tue 8-16-2016

(Emmetsburg)-Soundtrack to 1980 film spawned hits for both country stars.

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Trial Set For Suspect In Lottery Fraud Case

Tue 8-16-2016

A Sioux Rapids man is scheduled for trial next month for what prosecutors say was his role in an Iowa lottery ticket fraud.

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New Okoboji Superintendent Getting Acquainted with the Community

Tue 8-16-2016

The new Superintendent of the Okoboji Community School District has been on the job now a little more than a month.

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ILCC Breaks Ground On New Student Services Facility At E'Burg Campus

Tue 8-16-2016

Ground was broken Monday on a new student services facility at the Emmetsburg campus of Iowa Lakes Community College.

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Grassley Representative To Visit Buena Vista, Clay & Pocahontas Counties

Tue 8-16-2016

A representative of U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley will be in the area next week.

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Paving Project To Shut Down HWY 71 South Of Spencer

Tue 8-16-2016

A paving project will shut down a portion of Highway 71 south of Spencer beginning next week and continuing through the end of September.

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Longtime Fixture In Dickinson County Government Passes Away

Tue 8-16-2016

A longtime fixture in Dickinson county government has passed away.

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The Alley Cats return to Pearson Lakes Art Center August 16th

Mon 8-15-2016

(Okoboji)-Acclaimed group has been touring world, new album in works.

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So-Called IRS Scam Re-Surfaces

Mon 8-15-2016

A scam we've reported on several previous times is once again making the rounds in the area.

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Congressman Steve King Says It's Time To Act Regarding Zika

Mon 8-15-2016

The Zika virus and efforts to try to control and erradicate it was a topic of discussion KUOO news had with Congressman Steve King during a stop he made in the area late last week.

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Panel Of Experts Discusses Water Quality Issues At Blue Water Festival

Mon 8-15-2016

A panel discussion on water quality issues was one of the highlights of this past weekend's Blue Water Festival in Arnolds Park.

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Blues Jam Returns August 15th at Boji Bay

Fri 8-12-2016

(Milford)-Popular event will be held outdoors on patio at Clubhouse Restaurant.

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The "We Pedal Clean Water" Bike Ride Around Big Spirit Lake Saturday August 13th

Fri 8-12-2016

(Spirit Lake)-Event is part of Clean Water Week activities.

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Congressman Steve King Speaks Out On His Endorsement Of Donald Trump As President

Fri 8-12-2016

Congressman Steve King made a sweep through the region today (Fri.), including a stop at the KUOO studios.

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Early Morning Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Woman On Drug Charges

Fri 8-12-2016

An early morning traffic stop in Spirit Lake has resulted in the arrest of a suspect on drug charges.

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I-90 Crash Injures Four

Fri 8-12-2016

A single vehicle crash Thursday on Interstate 90 east of Fairmont sent four people to the hospital.

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Camp Okoboji to Auction Craft Building August 14th

Thu 8-11-2016

(Okoboji)-Construction of new DISCOVER Activity Center to begin in September.

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Smith Family Donates Original Manuscript Of History Of Dickinson County To State Historical Society

Thu 8-11-2016

The original manuscript of the History of Dickinson County by R.A. Smith was officially donated today (Thurs.) to the Iowa Historical Society in a ceremony held in the visitor's center at the Abbie Gardner Cabin Site in Arnolds Park.

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Governor Terry Branstad Addresses Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute Students

Thu 8-11-2016

Governor Terry Branstad this (Thurs.) addressed students attending this year's Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute which is wrapping up its week-long program at Lakeside Lab on West Lake Okoboji.

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Groundbreaking On ILCC E'Burg Campus Student Center Set For Monday

Thu 8-11-2016

Officials with Iowa Lakes Community College will break ground Monday on a Student Services addition at its Emmetsburg campus.

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I-90 Motorcycle Crash Injures Two

Thu 8-11-2016

A motorcycle crash Wednesday on Interstate 90 in Rock county injured two people.

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Okoboji Blue Water Festival August 13

Wed 8-10-2016

(Arnolds Park)-Full day of festivities to conclude with Boz Skaggs in concert.

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Governor Terry Branstad Orders Review Of Alcohol Laws

Wed 8-10-2016

Governor Terry Branstad has ordered a review of Iowa's alcohol laws, first written in 1934.

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Spencer Parks Deptartment & Spencer Community Theatre to Unveil New Outdoor Performance Area

Wed 8-10-2016

A new performance space at West Memorial View Park in Spencer will be unveiled to the public during a ceremony at 2:00 pm this Sunday.

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Okoboji City Council Approves 6-Month Moratorium On Issuance Of Lakeshore Landscape Permits

Wed 8-10-2016

The Okoboji City Council Tuesday voted to implement a six month moratorium on the issuance of any lakeshore landscaping permits.

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Trial Delayed For Barb's Corner Armed Robbery Suspect

Wed 8-10-2016

Trial for a Lake Park man charged in the March 11th armed robbery of Barb's Corner Restaurant has been pushed back to October 18th.

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Gaelic Storm Returns to PLAC August 10th

Tue 8-9-2016

(Okoboji)-Band's latest release, Matching Sweaters, featured as "Best of 2015" on the iTunes World Albums page.

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Prairie Lakes Conference About To Get Underway

Tue 8-9-2016

Water quality advocates and experts are converging on the Iowa Great Lakes for the Prairie Lakes Conference which gets started tomorrow and runs through Saturday.

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Juveniles Face Charges For Allegedly Burglarizing And Damaging Church

Tue 8-9-2016

An investigation into ongoing burglaries and damage at a church in Ruthven has resulted in charges being filed against five juveniles.

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Blue Water Bash Raises $100,000 For Renovations At Boys Town Camp

Tue 8-9-2016

A recent event to raise funds for ongoing renovations of the Boy's Town Camp at West Okoboji brought in more than $100,000.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre Looking Forward To 60th Anniversary

Tue 8-9-2016

The Okoboji Summer Theatre is wrapping up it's 59th season of productions this week with the hit musical “The Sound Of Music”.

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Authorities Release Name Of Victim Of Fatal Weekend Crash

Mon 8-8-2016

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office has released the name of a woman killed in a car crash this past weekend northeast of Spirit Lake.

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Dredging Incident Results In Oil Spill In Storm Lake

Mon 8-8-2016

An incident stemming from a dredging operation resulted in about two gallons of oil getting into Storm Lake Sunday.

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Iowa Finance Authority Awards Housing Grants

Mon 8-8-2016

Two entities that serve counties in northwest Iowa have been awarded federal grants to assist with Homeless Prevention and assistance.

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Suspect Arrested In Alleged Assault

Mon 8-8-2016

A Ruthven man faces charges in connection with an alleged assault last Thursday evening at a residence in Ruthven.

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Manuscript Of History Of Dickinson County By R.A. Smith To Be Presented To State Historical Society

Mon 8-8-2016

A very important piece of Dickinson county history will be changing hands later this week.

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Governor Branstad To Make Area Appearances Thursday

Mon 8-8-2016

Governor Terry Branstad will be making a couple of appearances in the area on Thursday of this week.

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Dickinson County Authorities Investigate Fatal Crash

Mon 8-8-2016

A crash over the weekend in Dickinson county has claimed a life.

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Upper Des Moines Opportunity's Back to School Program Registration Underway

Fri 8-5-2016

(Spirit Lake)-Registration deadline August 10 at 4 pm.

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Okoboji Foundation Announces $5,000 July NonProfit Challenge Winner

Fri 8-5-2016

A Lakes Area philanthropical group has announced the winner of its inaugural $5,000 July Nonprofit Challenge.

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Lake Park Farmer Appreciation Days August 5th -7th

Fri 8-5-2016

(Lake Park)-Parade at 10:30 Saturday.

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Okoboji Yacht Club to Host Inter-Lake Regatta August 5th & 6th

Fri 8-5-2016

(Okoboji)-Motor boat operators asked to slow down near sailboat races.

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DNR Investigating Fish Kill Near Superior

Thu 8-4-2016

Environmental and fisheries staff of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are investigating a fish kill east of Superior

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Iowa Great Lakes Music Festival August 7th & 12th

Thu 8-4-2016

(Milford)-Top classical musicians from across the country to perform.

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Art in the Park August 6th

Thu 8-4-2016

(Arnolds Park)-Over 90 artists expected in various mediums.

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Northwest Iowa Woman Accused Of Stealing Winning Lottery Scratch Game Ticket Pleads Not Guilty

Thu 8-4-2016

A northwest Iowa woman accused of stealing a winning lottery scratch game ticket has pleaded not guilty.

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The California Guitar Trio at PLAC August 4th

Thu 8-4-2016

(Okoboji)-CGT celebrating 25th anniversary this year.

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Swimming Accident on Sisseton Lake in Fairmont has Claimed the Life of a Fairmont Youth

Thu 8-4-2016

A swimming accident on Sisseton Lake in Fairmont has claimed the life of a Fairmont youth.

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IGL Association Hires Community Development Manager

Thu 8-4-2016

The former Program Director at the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce has been hired to a position on a lakes area protective association.

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19th Annual Estherville Sweet Corn Days August 4th - 7th

Wed 8-3-2016

(Estherville)-Sweet Corn Parade one of largest in Northwest Iowa

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Healthcare Provider Pleads Not Guilty To Stealing From Client

Wed 8-3-2016

A Paullina woman who worked as a home health care provider has pleaded not guilty to charges she stole from an elderly client.

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Accident closes Highway 86, sends 2 men to hospital

Tue 8-2-2016

(Spirit Lake)-Highway closed for about an hour Monday evening.

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Humane Society of Northwest Iowa Hoedown August 4th

Tue 8-2-2016

(Spirit Lake)-Fundraiser to be held at Rolling Oaks Barn this year.

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Kossuth County Fair in Full Swing Through August 7th

Tue 8-2-2016

(Algona)-19th Annual Fair Parade downtown Tuesday evening.

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Dickinson County Water Quality Commission Accepting Grant Request Applications

Tue 8-2-2016

The Dickinson County Water Quality Commission is now accepting applications for its upcoming round of grant awards.

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Area Crops Varying In Progress

Tue 8-2-2016

Area crops tend to vary somewhat in progress.

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Okoboji City Council To Hold Hearing On Proposed Changes To Lakeshore Architecture Ordinance

Tue 8-2-2016

The Planning and Zoning Commission for the city of Okoboji has scheduled a public hearing for one week from today, Tuesday, August 9th, to talk about proposed revisions to a portion of zoning code pertaining to lake shore architecture.

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Minor Injuries Reported in I-90 Rearend Collision

Tue 8-2-2016

Minor injuries were reported Monday in a rear-end collision on Interstate 90 in Nobles county.

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Okoboji Summer Theatre presents The Odd Couple August 2-7

Mon 8-1-2016

(Okoboji)-Top-shelf actors team up for Neil Simon's classic comedy.

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Passenger Falls Off Motorcycle

Mon 8-1-2016

A motorcycle accident Friday evening on Highway 71 at 30th Street in Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital.

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Motorcycle Mishap Injures Fairmont Minnesota Man

Mon 8-1-2016

A Fairmont, Minnesota man was injured over the weekend in a motocycle accident on the north side of Swan Lake, north of Superior.

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ATV Crash Claims A Life

Mon 8-1-2016

Authorities say one person has died after the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in northwest Iowa.

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Drug Investigation Results In Three Arrests

Mon 8-1-2016

A drug investigation this past Thursday resulted in the execution of a search warrant on a residence at 1886 Kingbird Avenue in George.

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Single Vehicle Crash In Osceola County Claims A Life

Mon 8-1-2016

A single vehicle crash Saturday morning in Osceola county claimed the life of a George man.

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