News Archive

Collision Results In Multiple Charges

Sun 8-9-2020

Multiple charges have been filed against a Little Rock, Iowa man in connection with a collision that happened late Friday night on Highway 60 a quarter of a mile south of Hospers.

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I-90 Motorcycle Crash Injures Two People

Sun 8-9-2020

The Minnesota State Patrol says 36-year-old Nathan Frailey of Green Bay, Wisconsin lost control of a 2002 Triumph while traveling eastbound at mile post 77.

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Spirit Lake Fire Chief Pat Daly Transferred Back To LRH After Being Hospitalized In Sioux Falls With COVID-19

Fri 8-7-2020

Spirit Lake firefighters are requesting the community keep their Chief, Pat Daly, in their thoughts and prayers as he continues his personal battle against COVID-19.

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Historic Arnolds Park Wins Okoboji Foundation's July Nonprofit Challenge

Fri 8-7-2020

Officials say this year's challenge brought in more than $134,000 in gifts to the foundation's nonprofit partner funds.

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Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce to host Hometown Heroes event on August 12

Fri 8-7-2020 2701 Hill Ave, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Masks and Social Distancing guidelines encouraged for outdoor event at Spirit Lake High School

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Three People Face Drug Charges After Authorities Execute Search Warrant

Fri 8-7-2020

Drug charges have been filed against several people after authorities executed a search warrant last week on a residence in Heron Lake.

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Natural Resource Commission Of Iowa DNR To Consider Naming State Pier In Memory Of Berkley Bedell At Meeting Next Week

Fri 8-7-2020

If approved, it would become known as “The Berkley Bedell State Pier.”

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Arrest Made In West Lake Okoboji Hit & Run Boat Collision

Fri 8-7-2020

A DNR officer located the boat wanted in connection with the incident in a hoist at a private residence on the north end of West Lake Okoboji.

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Get Ready For Some More Clay County Fair Food

Fri 8-7-2020

You'll have another opportunity to indulge in more Clay County Fair Food today (Fri.) and tomorrow (Sat.).

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Motorcycle Mishap On I-90 Near Jackson Injures Wisconsin Man

Thu 8-6-2020

The Minnesota State Patrol says 71-year-old Michael Erdmann from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin was westbound at mile marker 75 when he lost control. 

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Milford Man Accused Of Sexually Abusing A Teen

Thu 8-6-2020

Court documents indicate 49-year-old Eugene Claude Penson, Jr. has been charged with sexual abuse in the 3rd degree and supplying alcohol to a person under the legal age. 

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Minnesota Man Charged In Attempted Abduction Of Children At A Local Water Park

Thu 8-6-2020

Charges have been filed against a Minnesota man accused of attempting to abduct several children last weekend at the water park at Bridges Bay in Arnolds Park.

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Area Crops Continue To Make Excellent Progress

Thu 8-6-2020

Jim Nesseth of Extended Ag Services in Lakefield says the cooler conditions earlier this week came at a perfect time.

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Mueske Family Foundation's Donation Match To YMCA Of The Okoboji's Exceeds $100,000 Goal

Thu 8-6-2020

Some exciting news today (Thurs.) from the YMCA of the Okoboji's.

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Milford Man Escapes Serious Injury In Single Vehicle Crash

Thu 8-6-2020

A Milford man escaped serious injury in a single vehicle crash back on July 30th in O'Brien county that totaled the vehicle he was driving.

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NW Iowa Woman Charged With Price Gouging During Pandemic

Wed 8-5-2020

The Iowa Attorney General's Office accuses Brenda Kay Noteboom of Orange City with selling more than 320 items on eBay at excessive prices for a two-week period in mid to late March of this year.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association to host Steve Daly Memorial Concert with Live on Lake Street August 7

Wed 8-5-2020 37 Lake Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Daly was the recipient of the 2014 Spirit Award for his Volunteer Work with the Association

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to hold Celebrate the Arts August 9

Wed 8-5-2020 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Annual Fundraiser to be held in person and online

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Clay County Fair Officials Keeping Close Eye On COVID-19 Relief Bill

Wed 8-5-2020

Clay County Fair General Manager Jeremy Parsons tells KUOO news the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act would be part of an additional COVID-19 stimulus package.

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Officials Keeping Close Eye On Growing Population Of Asian Carp In Upper Reaches Of Little Sioux River

Wed 8-5-2020

Hawkins says they're trying to get a better handle on the extent of the growing population of the fish which are known to jump into boats when spooked.

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DNR Investigating Hit & Run Boat Collision On West Lake Okoboji That Injured Spirit Lake Man

Wed 8-5-2020

Officials were called around 10:35 pm to the area of Manhattan Point. 

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Signs Executive Order Restoring Voting Rights Of Some Convicted Felons

Wed 8-5-2020

It happened in a ceremony late this (Wed.) morning at the statehouse in Des Moines.

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Local Bank Executive Honored

Wed 8-5-2020

Mary Kay Bates of Bank Midwest has been elected Chair of the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Announces Counties, Cities To Receive Federal CARES Funding

Tue 8-4-2020

The Governor announced $125 million of the $1.25 billion allocated to the state will go to local governments

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Renovations Continue On Two Wetlands In The Region

Tue 8-4-2020

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says water levels at Dan Green Slough and Burr Oak Lake have been drawn down for the rest of the summer to eliminate rough fish and reestablish emergent vegetation.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Signing Onto Francis Sites Grant Application; Vote To Expedite Bridge Replacement Project

Tue 8-4-2020

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today (Tues.) to sign on as a sponsor for a grant application through the NRCS for the Francis Sites Wetland project.

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Spencer City Council Upholds P & Z Recommendation To Deny Re-Zoning Request On North Grand Avenue

Tue 8-4-2020

The Spencer City Council Monday upheld a Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation to deny a re-zoning request for 1018 North Grand Avenue from residential to commercial.

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Local Lawmaker Expresses Concern Over Eminent Domain Authority Of Iowa Utilities Board

Tue 8-4-2020

Three Republican members of a key committee say they plan to block state regulators from expanding their authority to turn over private property for wind energy developments.

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Spirit Lake School Bd. Discusses Preparations For Start Of School & COVID-19 Protocols

Mon 8-3-2020

While there was some discussion over the debate on whether or not to require face masks, the board will hold off on a final decision until their meeting August 10th.

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Public Health Officials In O'Brien County Reporting Outbreak Of COVID-19 At A Long-Term Care Facility

Mon 8-3-2020

Officials with O'Brien County Public Health say they have identified 14 cases of the virus at Prairie View in Sanborn.

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Registration now open for G.O.L.F. Tournament to be held September 4

Mon 8-3-2020 1665 IA-86, Spirit Lake, IA

(Okoboji)-18 Hole Tournament to be held at Okoboji View Golf Course

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Alliant Energy Foundation Accepting Applications For Its Next Round Of Grants

Mon 8-3-2020

Grants are available for local programs and projects benefiting residents in communities served by Alliant Energy.

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Single Vehicle Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital With Possible Injuries

Mon 8-3-2020

Clay county authorities say 33-year-old Elizabeth Johnson of Spencer was driving a 2008 Ford Taurus southbound in the 4600 mile of 200th Avenue when the vehicle dropped onto the shoulder and went into the west ditch.

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Details Released Into Weekend Stabbing In Milford

Mon 8-3-2020

Milford police say they were called around 6:30 am Saturday for a man that was being driven to the hospital with a chest injury, and that they had stopped at Boji Junction.

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A Reminder Of Some Special Opportunities To Get Some Clay County Fair Food Beginning Tuesday (Aug. 4th)

Mon 8-3-2020

You'll have your first chance to get some Clay County Fair food tomorrow evening with the first "Takeout Tuesday" event at the Clay County Fairgrounds.

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Crash Lands Man In Jail On Multiple Charges

Sun 8-2-2020

A Sibley man faces multiple charges after a vehicle he was driving collided with a sign Saturday.

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Authorities Investigate Reported Stabbing Saturday In Milford

Sun 8-2-2020

Authorities have not released any information, but we've learned police and medical personnel were called to Boji Junction a little before 6:30 am.

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Ruthven Man Charged In Domestic Assault Case

Sat 8-1-2020

Charges have been filed against a Ruthven man in connection with an investigation into a domestic assault this past Wednesday (July 29th).

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Palo Alto County Authorities Recover Body From A Lake

Sat 8-1-2020

The Sheriff's Office says they received a report around 1:16 pm July 22nd of a possible body in Virgin Lake, south of Ruthven.

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DNR Not Recommending Swimming Right Now At Emmerson Bay State Recreation Area

Sat 8-1-2020

Officials say the advisory was issued for the Emmerson Bay State Recreation area on the west side of West Lake Okoboji due to elevated levels of E-coli bacteria.

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