News Archive

City Of Okoboji To Pick Up Storm Debris

Sun 8-18-2019

The city of Okoboji will be picking up storm debris.

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Fire Heavily Damages Lakes Area Restaurant

Sun 8-18-2019

A lakes area restaurant was heavily damaged by fire late Saturday night and early Sunday.

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Iowa Lakeside Laboratory to present "Map of My Kingdom: Who is going to get the Farm?" at Pearson Lakes Art Center August 22

Fri 8-16-2019 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Play focuses on Farm Transfer issues.

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New Study Shows Dickinson Ranks High Among Iowa Counties For Small Business Operations

Fri 8-16-2019

A new study shows Dickinson county ranks among the top counties in Iowa for small business owners.

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Child Dies After Being Struck By Bullet

Fri 8-16-2019

A child has died after being struck by a bullet in southwest Minnesota.

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Expect To See Additional Law Enforcement Officers On The Road Now Through September 2nd

Fri 8-16-2019

Expect to see additional law enforcement officers on the road beginning today (Fri.) and continuing through September 2nd.

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Accidental Shooting Injures Spencer Woman

Thu 8-15-2019

A Spencer woman was injured Tuesday in an accidental shooting.

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Domestic Disturbance Results In Arrest Of Spencer Man

Thu 8-15-2019

A Spencer man faces charges in connection with a domestic disturbance Tuesday evening in Spencer.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association installs new sign, offers free entertainment at Iowa Rock 'n Roll Museum

Thu 8-15-2019 243 West Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-"Rock the Patio" events include live music and Kid's Karaoke.

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Man Sentenced On Federal Child Porn Charge

Thu 8-15-2019

A Storm Lake man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to one count of child pornography.

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Teens Escape Injury In Fiery Crash

Thu 8-15-2019

Four teens escaped injury in a fiery crash Sunday evening in Palo Alto county. 

 

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Ruthven Man Arrested On Warrants

Thu 8-15-2019

A Ruthven man wanted on valid warrants out of Dickinson county was taken into custody this past Sunday.

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Woman Wanted For Probation Violation Arrested

Thu 8-15-2019

A Lake Park woman wanted on a valid Palo Alto county warrant for a probation violation was taken into custody Monday.

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Crash In I-90 Construction Zone Near Fairmont Results In Minor Injuries

Thu 8-15-2019

An Iowa man sustained minor injuries in a car-semi accident yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon near Fairmont.

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Some Road Projects In Southern Mn. Are Starting To Wind Down

Thu 8-15-2019

Work on a couple of Southern Minnesota Highways will be nearing completion in the next couple weeks.

 

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Dickinson County REAP Committee Reviews Three Grant Applications

Thu 8-15-2019

The Dickinson County REAP Committee reviewed three different grant applications being submitted for various projects at their meeting Monday.

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2019 Clay County Fair To Feature 911 Mobile Tribute

Thu 8-15-2019

The countdown to the 2019 Clay County Fair is on, with the opening day now just weeks away.

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Spirit Lake Fire Dept. Gearing Up For One Of Its Biggest Fundraisers Of The Year

Thu 8-15-2019

Chief Pat Daly tells KUOO news they'll be holding their annual dance Saturday August 24 from 7:00 until 11:00 pm with music by the Senders.

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Arnolds Park City Council Reviews Conceptual Drawings For Boardwalk Project; Hears Request For Sidewalk

Thu 8-15-2019

The Arnolds Park City Council last (Wed.) evening heard a request for a sidewalk to be put in along a portion of East Broadway, where an existing sidewalk ends, and along Iowa Street.

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Hy-Vee Investigating Possible Data Breach

Wed 8-14-2019

Officials with Hy-Vee say they're investigating a possible data breach after detecting unauthorized activity on some payment processing systems.

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Investigation Into A Report Of An Out Of Control Person Lands Woman In Jail On Drug Charges

Wed 8-14-2019

An investigation Tuesday afternoon into a report of an out of control person resulted in the arrest of an Estherville woman.

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ILEC Installs One Of The First Electric Vehicle Charging Stations In The Area

Wed 8-14-2019

One of the first charging stations for electric vehicles has been installed in the region.

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Accident At Corner Of Hwy 71 & Aurora Avenue In Spirit Lake Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 8-14-2019

An accident Monday evening at the intersection of Highway 71 and Aurora Avenue in Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital.

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Spencer Chamber Announces Dates For 2020 Eggs & Issues Forums

Wed 8-14-2019

The Spencer Chamber of Commerce has set the dates for the 2020 legislative session Eggs and Issues forums.

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Orleans City Council Discusses Speed Limits, Possible Hotel/Motel Airbnb Tax

Wed 8-14-2019

A proposed reduction in the speed limit in a large part of Orleans is off the table for now.

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Dickinson Supervisors Discuss Final Cost Of Environmental Study

Wed 8-14-2019

A scientific study into material contaminated in a train derailment in June of 2018 near Doon that was taken to the landfill east of Arnolds Park has now been completed, but what exactly will be done with the findings isn't known yet.

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Public Informational Meeting On Updated FEMA Flood Plain Maps For Dickinson County Set For August 28th

Wed 8-14-2019

A public informational meeting on revised FEMA flood plain maps for Dickinson county will be held later this month.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Several Clarifications To County Zoning Ordinance

Wed 8-14-2019

Dickinson County supervisors Tuesday approved several revisions to the county's zoning ordinance as recommended by the county's Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Okoboji City Council Approves Letter Of Support For Hwy 71 Study

Wed 8-14-2019

The Okoboji City Council last (Tues.) evening voted in favor of a resolution supporting a traffic study on Highway 71 through the lakes corridor from Highway 9 to Highway 86.

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Congressman Steve King To Hold Town Hall Meeting Tues., Aug. 20th In Spencer

Tue 8-13-2019

Congressman Steve King will be holding a town hall meeting next week in Spencer.

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Tentative Date Set For JCC Bond Referendum

Tue 8-13-2019

Voters in the Jackson County Central School District will likely head to the polls in November to decide the fate of a bond issue that's slightly more than $35 million. 

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Investigation Into Counterfeit Bill Results In Arrest Of Spirit Lake Woman

Tue 8-13-2019

An investigation into a report of a counterfeit bill has resulted in the arrest of a Spirit Lake woman on drug charges.

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Moratorium On New Sewer Hook-ups Temporarily Puts Halt To Development In Parts Of The Iowa Great Lakes

Tue 8-13-2019

A moratorium that's currently in place barring any new connections onto parts of the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary Sewer District system was a topic of discussion at today's (Tues.) Dickinson County Board of Supervisor's meeting.

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Dave Rowley & Friends return to Pearson Lake Art Center August 16

Tue 8-13-2019 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Local talent draws fans from across the country each year.  

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Vote To Meet In Joint Session With Milford City Council Regarding Lower Gar Outlet

Tue 8-13-2019

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today (Tues.) to meet in a joint session with the Milford City Council regarding the Lower Gar Outlet and what, if anything, should be done about increasing outflow capacity.

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Geologist Ryan Clark to speak at Lakeside Science Seminar on Northeast Iowa Intrusive Complex August 13

Tue 8-13-2019 1838 Highway 86 Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-Series of Intrusions in Northeastern Iowa may contain precious metals.

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Spirit Lake Chamber to hold Hometown Heroes Event and Community Gathering August 14

Tue 8-13-2019 2701 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Over 30 Businesses and Services to be represented.

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Milford Man Accused Of Violating A No-Contact Order While Being Held In Jail

Tue 8-13-2019

A Milford man has been accused of violating a no-contact order while he was incarcerated in the Clay county jail.

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Clay County Man To Be Inducted Into The 2019 Iowa 4-H Hall Of Fame

Tue 8-13-2019

Greg Lear will be inducted during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair at 1:30 pm Sunday.

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Milford City Council Gets An Ear Full From South Shore Estates Residents Regarding Lower Gar Outlet

Tue 8-13-2019

The Milford City Council Monday evening heard from residents in the South Shore Estates Area opposed to any plans to increase outflow capacity at the Lower Gar Outlet.

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Iowa Transportation Commission To Meet Next Month In The Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 8-12-2019

The Iowa Transportation Commission will be meeting next month in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Milford Airport Awarded State Funding For Runway Overlay Project

Mon 8-12-2019

The Iowa Department of Transportation Commission today (Mon.) awarded funding for various projects at several airports in the region.

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Joint Investigation By Palo Alto & Emmet County Authorities Results In Arrest Of Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 8-12-2019

An investigation by the Palo Alto and Emmet County Sheriff's Offices into a 911 call Saturday evening from a residence in Graettinger resulted in the arrest of a Graettinger man.

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Registration Now Open For Farm And Agribusiness Workshop August 29th

Mon 8-12-2019 1600 15th Street,Spirit Lake

The Farm and Agribusiness Workshop will be looking to help farmers new and old to succeed in their field both financially and through planning.

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Traffic Stop Results In Multiple Charges (1)

Mon 8-12-2019

A traffic stop early Saturday in the 4300 mile of Highway 71 in Clay county resulted in the arrest of an Aurelia man.

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Incident In Alley Results In Arrest Of Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 8-12-2019

An incident early Sunday in downtown Spencer landed a Spencer man in jail on multiple charges.

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Man Found Unconscious In Vehicle Arrested On Multiple Charges

Mon 8-12-2019

Multiple charges have been filed against an Ohio man in connection with an incident this past Tuesday in Clay county.

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Boat Congestion On Iowa Great Lakes Topic Of Forum Held Saturday At Arnolds Park

Mon 8-12-2019

Congested boat traffic on the Iowa Great Lakes, specifically Miller's Bay on West Lake Okoboji, was a topic at a forum held Saturday at Arnolds Park.

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Lake View man perishes in Grain Bin accident

Fri 8-9-2019 Lake View, IA

(Lake View)-Leonard pulled into bin while trying to remove clotting.

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The Okoboji Blue Water Festival features a Full Day of Water-Themed Activities, Concert at night August 10

Fri 8-9-2019 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-All events, including concert are free to public.

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Second Annual Touch-A-Truck Being Hosted By Kiwanis At Clay County Fairgrounds

Fri 8-9-2019 800 W 18th St, Spencer, IA 51301

Seconds Annual Touch-A-Truck will include the popular Avera Helicopter and food on site. 

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Clay County Fair New Online Daily Maps And News On Entertainment

Fri 8-9-2019 800 W 18th St,Spencer,IA 51301

Lots of exciting and new things coming to the Clay County Fair this year, from September 7th-15th. 

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Alexandra Cousteau cancels Okoboji Blue Water Festival appearance due to Medical Emergency

Fri 8-9-2019 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Okoboji)-Clean Water Experts to hold panel discussion at 3 pm slot on Saturday

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18 Year Old Woman arrested in Sioux City in connection with alleged online threat at Storm Lake High School

Fri 8-9-2019 Storm Lake, Ia

(Storm Lake)-Storm Lake PD called in January in reference to threat

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Road closures, Detours to begin on Highway 75 in Plymouth County on Monday

Fri 8-9-2019 Le Mars, IA

(Le Mars)-Pavement resurfacing to continue through next week

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association launches "Preserving the Legacy" Capital Campaign for new Museum

Thu 8-8-2019 243 West Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Thursday's Rock the Roof Concert to feature Tribute to Co-Founder John Senn.

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Iowa Lakeside Laboratory to present several performances of Nature: A Walking Play

Thu 8-8-2019 1838 Highway 86, Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-Shortened version of Play to be presented at Okoboji Blue Water Festival on Saturday.

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Okoboji Foundation announces Youth in Philanthropy Application now available

Thu 8-8-2019 243 West Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Applications to be accepted through September 10.

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Buena Vista County Jail to begin housing Federal Prisoners in September

Thu 8-8-2019 411 Expansion Blvd,Storm Lake,IA

(Storm Lake)-Sheriff has completed negotiations with U.S. Marshall's Office.

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Sioux City Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

Thu 8-8-2019 Sioux City, IA

(Sioux City)-Drug sales took place near a Sioux City elementary school and two other protected locations.

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O'Brien County EDC To Host Western Iowa Tourism Meeting In September

Wed 8-7-2019 106 Eastern St,Sanborn,IA 51248

The annual meeting goes over everything from reinvigorating of old tourist destinations to how to start up a new one.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center Speaker Series to feature David Bernstein August 8

Wed 8-7-2019 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Co-owner of State Steel and Co-founder of Sioux City's annual Saturday in the Park to discuss behind the scenes stories to successful projects.

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Okoboji Foundation announces Friends of Lakeside Lab as winner of July Non-Profit Challenge

Wed 8-7-2019 243 West Broadway,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Dickinson County Trails and Spirit Lake Community School Foundation Agency Fund also to receive funds.

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Estherville Voters approve Pool Bond Issue in Special Election

Wed 8-7-2019

(Estherville)-Gary Heckard defeats Incumbent Cindy Hood in contest for Ward 1 City Council Seat

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Paul Door Convicted and Sentenced in Book Burning Case

Tue 8-6-2019 Orange City, Ia

(Orange City)-Dorr live-streamed video of himself burning LGBTQ books from the Orange City Public Library last October.

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The Colton Baschke Foundation offers programs to help with Pet Costs for those in need

Tue 8-6-2019 22785 Nature Center Rd, Okoboji, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Trails for Tails event slated for September 28

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Road Construction underway along Highway 71 near new Kwik Star location

Tue 8-6-2019 3200 US-71, Spirit Lake, IA 51360

(Spirit Lake)-Construction expected to take about 3 weeks

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Keelson Harbour to host National Night Out event Tuesday evening

Tue 8-6-2019 2810 Aurora Avenue,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Public invited for free meal, social time.

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Klobuchar set to make announcement upon return to Iowa Wednesday

Tue 8-6-2019 1600 15th St, Spirit Lake IA

(Spirit Lake)-Senator to attend Iowa Dems "Summer Sizzler" in Spirit Lake

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Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg making stops in Northwest Iowa

Tue 8-6-2019 Des Moines, IA

(Des Moines)-Lawmakers touring Heritage Prairie Center in Peterson and CFE in Ocheyedan this afternoon.

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Registration still open for Prairie Lakes Conference to be held August 8 & 9

Tue 8-6-2019 1405 Highway 71 N, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Registration fee includes meals, some scholarships still available.

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Search results in Arrest of Estherville Man

Tue 8-6-2019 Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-K-9 Max helped locate 2.5 ounces of Meth

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Fostoria Man faces Drug Charges following Traffic Stop Sunday

Mon 8-5-2019 Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Heinrichs had three valid Clay County Warrants for his arrest at time of stop.

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Waukee man perishes after Boating Incident at Clear Lake

Mon 8-5-2019 Clear Lake, IA

(Clear Lake)-Authorities say Linderman may have had a medical condition.

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Le Mars Man dies after being struck by Train

Mon 8-5-2019 Le Mars, IA

(Le Mars)-Conductors reportedly spotted Kyle Beach lying on tracks but were unable to stop.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to present Rock the Roof: A Tribute to John Senn August 8th

Mon 8-5-2019 243 W Broadway St,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Event to be first Rock the Roof Concert at new Roof Garden.

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J.D. Scholten launches bid for Iowa's 4th Congressional District

Mon 8-5-2019 Sioux City,IA

(Sioux City)-Scholten launches campaign with video narrated by actor Kevin Costner.

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Billy McGuigan's Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience August 6, Billy & The Downliners August 7

Sat 8-3-2019 Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Multi-talented McGuigan just opened his latest production Rock Twist in Omaha this weekend.

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ATV Rollover Injures Sheldon Man

Sat 8-3-2019

A rollover of an all-terrain-vehicle Thursday in Sioux county injured a Sheldon man.

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Ribbon Cutting Held On New Roof Garden

Fri 8-2-2019

History was made Friday evening as a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new Roof Garden at Arnolds Park.

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So Called Grandson Scam Again Making The Rounds

Fri 8-2-2019

The so-called “grandson” scam is again making the rounds.

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Dickinson County Property Tax Statements Will Have A Different Look To Them

Thu 8-1-2019

Coming soon to a mailbox near you: your property tax statement.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park to hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Roof Garden August 2

Thu 8-1-2019 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Tommy James & The Shondells to kick off Roof Garden Concert Series Friday Night 

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AP City Council Votes To Apply For REAP Grant For Walkway Project; Approves Parking Lot Agreement

Thu 8-1-2019

Meeting in special session this (Thurs.) afternoon, the Arnolds Park City Council gave the go-ahead for city staff to apply for a $50,000 grant through the Iowa Department of Natural Resources' REAP program. 

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The Hartley Summer Celebration Is Starting With The Moving Wall And 100th Veterans Anniversary

Thu 8-1-2019 Hartley,IA 51346

The Moving Wall is a scaled down Vietnam Veterans Memorial and everyone is excited to get the Summer Celebration started!

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Emerald Ash Borer Discovered In Nobles County

Thu 8-1-2019

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is placing Nobles County under emergency quarantine after emerald ash borers were discovered in Worthington.

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Rock the Roof to feature Iowa Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame All-Stars The Reunion Band August 1

Thu 8-1-2019 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Band to perform two sets tonight.

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Investigation Into Missing Money Results In Arrest Of Lakefield Woman

Thu 8-1-2019

A Lakefield woman has been charged with burglary following a report of money going missing.

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Numerous Motions Filed In Book Burning Case

Thu 8-1-2019

An Ocheyedan man scheduled to go to trial in Sioux County District court next week for allegedly burning LGBTQ books that were borrowed from the Orange City public library has filed several motions with Sioux County District court.

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Authorities On The Scene Of Another Train Derailment In Sioux County

Thu 8-1-2019

The cleanup continues following a derailment Wednesday evening in Sioux county of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train.

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East Okoboji Lakes Improvement Corporation To Hold Annual Meeting

Thu 8-1-2019

The East Lake Okoboji Improvement Corporation will hold its annual meeting this Saturday (Aug. 3rd) at the Dickinson County Nature Center. 

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