News Archive

Dickinson County Nature Center to re-open September 9

Mon 8-31-2020 22785 Nature Center Road Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Nature Center to be open Wednesdays and Fridays, masks required to enter building

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Dickinson Co. COVID-19 Numbers Remaining Fairly Stable As Of Now

Mon 8-31-2020

Jennifer Gustafson of Lakes Regional Healthcare says as of Monday, the total number of cases since the pandemic started in Dickinson county was at 417.

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Storm Lake Night Club Fire Ruled As Arson

Mon 8-31-2020

Samples were removed from the floor of the stage where the fire is believed to have started and were taken to the State Crime Lab to be evaluated. Gasoline was found to be present in the samples tested.

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Estherville McDonalds Is Closed

Mon 8-31-2020

The closure apparently took place Sunday, according to someone who worked there.

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Burn Ban Now In Affect For Emmet County

Mon 8-31-2020

The ban in Emmet county went into affect at midnight last (Sun.) night and continues until further notice.

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Single Vehicle Crash In Fairmont Claims A Life

Mon 8-31-2020

The Minnesota State Patrol says the victim, 27-year-old Yomari Rojas Rosado of Fairmont, was driving a 2012 Dodge Durango northbound

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Traffic Stop On Hwy 71 South Of Milford Results In Several Arrests

Mon 8-31-2020

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office says a deputy initiated the stop shortly after 2:00 am Friday.

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Sibley-Ocheyedan School Officials Say A District Employee Is Confirmed To Have COVID-19

Sun 8-30-2020

In a letter to parents issued Sunday evening, Superintendent James Craig says the staff member will be quarantined at home for 14 days from the onset of symptoms.

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Seasons Center receives Emmet County COVID-19 Response Fund Grant

Fri 8-28-2020 201 East 11th Street, Spencer, Iowa

(Spencer)-Funds being used to help residents access important services

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Another Big Surge In COVID-19 Cases Being Reported In Iowa; IDPH Attributing That To Antigen Test Results Now Being Reported, Also

Fri 8-28-2020

The state of Iowa is reporting another big surge in COVID-19 cases. There were 2,663 new, confirmed cases from 10 a.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday, according to the state's dashboard.

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Man Accused Of Vandalizing Residence And Vehicles At Spencer City Hall

Fri 8-28-2020

Police say multiple cars and garage doors were spray painted with graffiti.

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Dickinson Co. To Apply For It's $218,797 Allocation Of Federal CARES Act Funds

Fri 8-28-2020

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to authorize Mike Ehret, the county's Emergency Management Coordinator, to apply for up to $218,797 in Federal CARES Act funds.

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Area Wind Farm Changes Ownership

Thu 8-27-2020

The Three Waters Wind Farm in Dickinson and Osceola Counties in Iowa and Jackson County in Minnesota has a new owner.

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ISU Extension offering "Stress on the Farm: Strategies that Help" Programs starting August 28

Thu 8-27-2020 Ames, IA

(Ames)-Free programs are available online through September 30

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Clay County 4-Her's Will Have An Alternative Way To Display Their Achievements This Year

Thu 8-27-2020

Jo Engel of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clay county says they had to think outside the box in coming up with an alternative way to display the exhibits.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Addresses Steep Increase In Covid Numbers; Issues New Proclamation Closing Bars In Six Counties

Thu 8-27-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds today (Thurs.) addressed the big increase in virus activity at a press conference, saying the largest increase continues in the 18 to 40 age range and even more so among those ages 19 to 24

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State Of Iowa Reporting Largest Single Day Increase In Covid Cases To Date So Far With 1,475 New, Confirmed Cases

Thu 8-27-2020

Dickinson was among the counties in the area reporting some of the biggest increases in cases over the 24 hour period, with seven confirmed

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Additional Details Released Into Incident Wednesday On East Lake Okoboji Near Loch Nolls

Thu 8-27-2020

Chris Yungbluth of Arnolds Park-Okoboji Fire and Rescue says they were called to the scene around 3:13 pm

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Fire Heavily Damages Large Recycling Bin

Wed 8-26-2020

No injuries were reported late this (Wed.) afternoon when fire heavily damaged a recycling bin in the parking lot at the Hy-Vee store in Spencer. 

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Authorities Called To Scene Of What Was Reported As A Possible Drowning On East Lake Okoboji

Wed 8-26-2020

Authorities were called around 3:30 pm today (Wed.) to what was initially reported as a possible drowning just off the Loch Nolls area, near Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji.

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Pipe Bomb Found At An Area Lake

Wed 8-26-2020

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called at 8:19 pm August 14th to Okamanpedan State Park at Tuttle Lake.

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Multiple Charges Filed Against Man Accused Of Leading Officers On A High Speed Chase While Driving A Motorcycle

Wed 8-26-2020

Multiple charges have been filed against a Sibley man who led authorities on a pursuit earlier this month through portions of Lyon and Osceola counties.

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Crews Begin Clean-Up Following Tuesday's Explosion At Ag Partners Elevator In Royal

Wed 8-26-2020

Crews have started removing corn and beans from the badly damaged elevator after an assessment by a structural engineer.

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Extreme Heat And Lack Of Rain Causing Crops To Rapidly Deteriorate

Wed 8-26-2020

Jim Nesseth of Extended Ag Services in Lakefield says crop conditions have deteriorated quite a bit in many areas over the past week

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Algona Man Sentenced On Federal Firearms Charges

Wed 8-26-2020

38-year-old James Patrick Murphy was sentenced in U.S. District Court to more than five years in federal prison after admitting to illegally possessing stolen and loaded guns.

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Spirit Lake City Council Approves Bond Re-Financing

Wed 8-26-2020

Officials say the move will save the city about $427,000 in interest over the next eight years.

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Man Seriously Injured After Being Accidentally Struck By A Dump Truck

Wed 8-26-2020

A man was seriously injured Tuesday after being struck by a dump truck in Pocahontas county.

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Authorities Asking For Public's Assistance Into Attempted Burglary/Vandalism At A Business Near Sheldon

Wed 8-26-2020

The Sheriff's Office says someone entered the Northwest Iowa Landfill Center near Sheldon shortly after 5:00 am Monday

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Courthouse Disturbance Results In Arrest

Wed 8-26-2020

A disturbance Tuesday at the Lyon County Courthouse resulted in the arrest of a George woman on multiple charges.

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***BREAKING NEWS*** Fire & Rescue Crews Are On The Scene Of A Grain Elevator Explosion In Royal

Tue 8-25-2020

Fire and rescue crews are on the scene of a grain elevator explosion at Ag Partners in Royal. It happened around 3:20 pm this (Tues.) afternoon.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to present The Everly Set September 2

Tue 8-25-2020 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Outdoor concert to utilize new sound equipment at Art Center

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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Makes Several Stops In The Region

Tue 8-25-2020

Among them was an outdoor stop at Okoboji Physical Therapy in Milford where he was presented with an award for his work in passing federal legislation on behalf of physical therapists nationwide.

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Pursuit Results In Multiple Charges Against 14-Year-Old

Tue 8-25-2020

Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens says deputies were called to Forest Ridge School in Gruver shortly after 1:00 pm August 10th after getting a report of a runaway juvenile.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Woman On Drug Charges

Tue 8-25-2020

A Graettinger woman was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop earlier this month in Emmet county.

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A Dramatic Sign Of How Dry It's Been Lately: For The First Time In Five Years, Water Is Not Flowing Out Of The Iowa Great Lakes Chain

Tue 8-25-2020

The lack of rain this summer is having a stark impact on water levels on the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Approve Land Transaction

Tue 8-25-2020

Disposition of some county-owned land south of the fire station in Lake Park was once again a topic of discussion at today's (Tues.) Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Report Of Possible Intoxicated Driver Lands Two Men In Jail On Multiple Charges

Tue 8-25-2020

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says it stems from a report they received shortly after 1:30 pm of a possible intoxicated driver on Highway 71 near Rossie.

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Spencer Man Facing Charges In Two-County Pursuit

Tue 8-25-2020

The Pocahontas County Sheriff's office reports that 32-year-old Jordan Walbaum of Spencer, Iowa led deputies on a pursuit from Laurens to Marathon Monday between 3 and 4 p.m.

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Milford City Council Again Discusses Clean Up Days And Funding Concerns

Tue 8-25-2020

City Administrator Leann Reinsbach requested the council re-visit the issue saying she was concerned over a potential hit to the city's budget

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Dickinson County Nature Center to host Dee's Bee & Butterfly Festival September 1-4

Mon 8-24-2020 22785 Nature Center Rd, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Families should sign up in advance for a time slot.

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Stolen Vehicle Investigation Results In Multiple Charges Against Alta Man

Mon 8-24-2020

Spencer police say officers responded a little before 12:30 pm to the 300 block of West 6th Street.

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Emmet County, ILCC Receive Special Recognition For Wind Energy

Mon 8-24-2020

They were recently named recipients of the Gold County Seal Award through the American Wind Energy Association.

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Estherville Pool Project Awarded CAT Grant

Mon 8-24-2020

A project to construct a new swimming pool in Estherville has been awarded a $250,000 Community Attraction and Tourism, or CAT Grant.

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Lyon County Crash Claims A Life

Mon 8-24-2020

A two-vehicle collision Sunday in Lyon county claimed the life of one of the drivers involved.

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Some More Fake Money Reportedly Making The Rounds In NW Iowa

Mon 8-24-2020

Authorities in Sioux county say they've received reports of counterfeit money with pink Chinese letters that's been circulating in the region.

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Mason City Man Arrested Last Year Following Pursuit In Dickinson County Sentenced On Federal Charges

Fri 8-21-2020

The case was investigated by the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Arnolds Park Police Department, Iowa Department of Narcotics Enforcement and Iowa DCI.

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Arts on Grand's Summer Classic Backyard Bach & Blues to be held August 29

Fri 8-21-2020 1125 East 18th St Spencer, IA 51301

(Spencer)-Annual fundraiser to be held in-person and virtually this year

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Federal Disaster Designation Being Sought For Some NW Iowa Counties Impacted By Aug. 10th Derecho

Fri 8-21-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds announced today (Fri.) she's seeking a federal disaster designation from U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue for 57 Iowa counties impacted by the derecho earlier this month.

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Spirit Lake Test Iowa Clinic Will Be At New Site Beginning Aug. 31st; Overall Trend Of COVID-19 Cases In Dickinson County Continues To Decline But Officials Worry That Could Change Soon

Fri 8-21-2020

The overall trend of COVID-19 cases in Dickinson county has been on a downward trajectory recently, but there's concern that could change in the near future given the time of year we're going into

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Spencer Schools Ready For Resumption Of In-Person Learning

Fri 8-21-2020

Superintendent Terry Hemann says he's confident they have the necessary precautions in place for the start of classes Monday.

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Area Law Enforcement Agencies Participating In Special Traffic Enforcement Campaign Now Through Labor Day

Fri 8-21-2020

You can expect to see an increased presence of law enforcement on Iowa roads now through September 7th.

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Lakes Area Resort Cited In DNR Consent Order For Siltation From A Construction Site

Fri 8-21-2020

The order accuses JR, Land LLC, Bridges Bay Resort, LLC of violating terms of a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit during construction of a condominium complex on the east edge of Arnolds Park.

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Clay County Fair Officials Offering Some Additional Opportunities To Get Your "Fair Fix", Including "Fair In A Box"

Fri 8-21-2020

Officials with the Clay County Fair are providing a rather unique substitute for this year's event. For $150, you can get this year's fair in a box...literally.

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Iowa Lakeside Laboratory announces Scientist in Residence began duties August 1

Thu 8-20-2020 1838 Highway 86, Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-Dr. Rebecca Kauten's Fellowship will focus on recreational pressures in the Iowa Great Lakes and multi-use resource management

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Appoints Lyon County Attorney As 3A District Court Judge

Thu 8-20-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds announced today (Thursday) she has appointed Shayne Mayer as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3A.

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Collision Involving A Car And A Golf Cart Results In Serious Injuries

Thu 8-20-2020

Authorities say it involved a 2018 Ford Fusion driven by 26-year-old Jordan McCuddin of Sibley and a golf cart, driven by 17-year-old Kristyn Johnson of Sibley. 

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Start Of Classes At Okoboji Middle School Being Delayed

Thu 8-20-2020

In a statement, Superintendent Todd Abrahamson announced the delay is based on a need to re-visit return to learn plans for middle school students and staff. 

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Burn Ban Now In Effect For Clay County Until Further Notice

Thu 8-20-2020

It went into effect at 9:00 am this (Thurs.) morning and will continue until further notice.

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There's Concern The Increasing Drought Conditions Could Start Cutting Into Yields When Harvest Time Rolls Around

Thu 8-20-2020

Drought concerns continue to grow with each passing day of no rain.

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Two Vehicle Collision Results In Minor Injuries To Both Drivers

Thu 8-20-2020

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office says 59-year-old Susanne Janssen of Hospers was driving a 2014 Ford Fusion westbound on a crossover and 24-year-old Austin Hayenga of George was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado southbound on Highway 60.

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California Woman Pleads Guilty In NW Iowa Meth Conspiracy

Thu 8-20-2020

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 33-year-old Marissa Weisbly of Los Osos, California, entered the plea Wednesday to a charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces Iowa Rock & Roll Music Festival September 3-5

Wed 8-19-2020 243 West Broadway Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Labor Day Weekend Festival to feature variety of outdoor concerts

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to open Ginny Butcher Exhibit, An Artist's View of the Barnyard, August 20

Wed 8-19-2020 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-A new Exhibit featuring the work of Beverly Pearson also on display 

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Corridor Study Shows Exciting Results

Wed 8-19-2020

The organization's CEO Kiley Miller says they're especially pleased with what took place with their entrepreneur program

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Work On A Railroad Crossing Will Affect Traffic Next Week On Hwy 18 West Of Hull

Wed 8-19-2020

The Iowa Department of Transportation says the work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 24th and will continue through Wednesday, August 26th, weather permitting.

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DNR To Conduct Aerial Spraying At Several Local Wildlife Management Areas

Wed 8-19-2020

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be doing some aerial spraying of some local wildlife management areas beginning next week and continuing into early September.

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NW Iowa Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Meth Charge

Wed 8-19-2020

A northwest Iowa man has pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

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Five ILCC Students Selected As Recipients Of John P. "Jack" Kibbie Outstanding Service Award

Wed 8-19-2020

The awards were presented to Trevor Friesner, Lucas Garnder, Calvin Hart, Faith Lutat and Hannah Seil during summer commencement July 24th.

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Court Documents Divulge Additional Details Into Death Of Man Who's Body Was Found In A Lake Near Ruthven

Tue 8-18-2020

According to a criminal complaint filed in Palo Alto County District Court on August 14, Dr. Dennis Klein, who performed the autopsy at the State Medical Examiner's office in Ankeny, Iowa, determined the victim, Rollin Bontrager, suffered multiple lacerations on the head consistent with being beaten with a bolt cutter tool.

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Boil Advisory No Longer In Effect For Lakefield

Tue 8-18-2020

City officials say tests show the water is safe

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Local Election Officials Say They're Getting Bombarded With Questions/Concerns

Tue 8-18-2020

Jordan Moyer oversees elections at the Dickinson County Auditor's Office. She tells KUOO news they're fielding about 100 calls a day right now

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Vote In Favor Of Letter Of Support For Grant Application On Behalf Of City Of Lake Park For Significant Wastewater Project

Tue 8-18-2020

Lake Park City Administrator Marie Mathiesen tells KUOO news it would go toward building a wastewater treatment facility that would replace the current lagoon system.

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Several Airports In The Region Awarded Funding For Various Projects

Tue 8-18-2020

Several airports in the region were awarded funding for various projects through the 2021 State Aviation Program that was approved Monday by Iowa Department of Transportation Commissioners.

 

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Major Housing Development Planned For Former Trailer Park In Spencer

Tue 8-18-2020

A new housing development is being proposed for the former Jacobsen Trailer Park in Spencer.

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Cruise Around West Lake Okoboji to benefit Shayla Bee Fund August 23

Mon 8-17-2020 810 Jeppeson Rd, Milford, IA

(Okoboji)-Cruise being held in place of Annual Black Tie Black Leather Fundraiser.

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Authorities Respond To Structure Fire Near Peterson

Mon 8-17-2020

Firefighters from multiple departments were called to the scene this morning of a structure fire northwest of Peterson.

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Louisiana Man Sentenced In Federal Court For Sexually Enticing A 12-Year-Old In A Case With Ties To NW Iowa

Mon 8-17-2020

23-year-old Christopher White of Lettsworth, Louisiana plead guilty to the charge in U.S. District Court and was sentenced last week.

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Jackson County Authorities Arrest Suspect In Connection With Some Garages That Had Been Entered

Mon 8-17-2020

The Sheriff's Office says it received a report over the weekend from a homeowner on the west side of Jackson who found an intruder in their garage around 1:30 in the morning rummaging through a vehicle.

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Boil Advisory In Effect For Lakefield

Sun 8-16-2020

A loss of water pressure after the town's water tower ran dry earlier today (Sunday) has resulted in the issuance of a boil advisory for those living in Lakefield.

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Arrest Made In Connection With Body Found In A Palo Alto County Lake

Sat 8-15-2020

29-year-old Allan Michael Dean Schwidder of Emmetsburg was arrested Friday evening at a residence in Lake Park and was charged with 1st degree murder.

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Outdoor Vendor Show added to University of Okoboji Oktoberfest September 26

Fri 8-14-2020 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Registration now open for vending and activities

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Ribbon Cutting/Dedication Of Newly Renovated State Pier Set For September 5th

Fri 8-14-2020

The iconic lakes area attraction will also officially be named the “Berkley Bedell State Pier” during the event.

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Eldora Man Faces Charges In Pursuit Involving A Vehicle Stolen From Milford

Thu 8-13-2020

Charges have been filed against an Eldora, Iowa man following a pursuit that started in Dickinson county and ended in Jackson county. 

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Okoboji Foundation now accepting applications for Youth in Philanthropy program

Thu 8-13-2020 243 West Broadway Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Area High School Students are eligible to apply online by September 10th

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Northwest Iowa Planning & Development Commission Awarded $400,000 Through Federal CARES Act

Thu 8-13-2020

The agency plans to use the funds to help in its regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DNR Natural Resource Commission Votes To Name State Pier In Memory Of Berkley Bedell

Thu 8-13-2020

It will now be known as “The Berkley Bedell State Pier”.

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Burglary Investigation Results In Charges Against Teen

Thu 8-13-2020

A 17-year-old male juvenile from Sheldon was charged with burglary and theft in connection with a burglary at a residence southwest of Hospers in which two handguns were taken.

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Spencer Resident Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges

Thu 8-13-2020

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old Jaykie Harrington of Spencer was arrested this past Saturday

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Arnolds Park City Council Adopts Leash Law On 4-1 Vote

Wed 8-12-2020

A law requiring dogs be on a 10 foot leash will be going on the books in Arnolds Park.

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Crash Near Hartley Claims Life Of Man

Wed 8-12-2020

The O'Brien County Sheriff's Office says it received a report around 11:10 pm of a vehicle that had driven through around some "road closed" signs and some fencing at a bridge construction site about one mile west of Hartley on Highway 18 and that the vehicle had started on fire. 

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Public Health Officials Confirm 7 Cases Of COVID-19 At A Local Assisted Living Facility

Wed 8-12-2020

Seven cases of COVID-19 are being reported at an assisted living center in Spencer. 

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces Concert Line-up into early September

Wed 8-12-2020 243 West Broadway Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-This Friday's "Live on Lake Street" concert will be held at Preservation Plaza

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Spirit Lake Man Charged In A Crash That Knocked Out Power To Ocheyedan Tuesday

Wed 8-12-2020

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Bradley Johnson of Spirit Lake lost control of a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo that struck an electrical transformer box near the feedmill in Ocheyedan.

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Suspicious Person Investigation Results In Arrest Of Spirit Lake Man On Multiple Charges

Wed 8-12-2020

An investigation Tuesday evening into a report of a suspicious person at the Center Lake Village mobile home park in Spirit Lake resulted in the arrest of a man on multiple charges.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Everly Man

Wed 8-12-2020

Minor injuries were reported Monday in a single vehicle crash in Clay county.

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Results In From Minnesota Primary Elections

Wed 8-12-2020

Primary elections were held yesterday across Minnesota as party voters helped set the ballot for the general election in November.

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Minor Injuries Reported In O'Brien County Crash (1)

Wed 8-12-2020

Authorities say 19-year-old Charity Muller of Hartley was driving a 2003 Buick when she lost control of the vehicle in the area of Tyler Avenue and 330th Street.

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Okoboji City Council Approves 1st Reading Of Proposed Ordinance Banning Parking On Odd Numbered Side Of Lakeshore Drive, Fairfield Street

Wed 8-12-2020

It followed a public hearing that drew a comment from a man who often travels Lakeshore Drive, citing safety concerns.

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Lyon County Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 8-12-2020

Authorities say 68-year-old Bernard VandeWeerd of Sibley was driving a 2009 Honda CRV southbound on Highway 9 and 17-year-old Jonah Davis of Larchwood was driving a 1990 Mercury eastbound on a county road. 

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Award Bid On 1st Phase Of Francis Sites Wetland Project

Tue 8-11-2020

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) approved the low bid of $504,603 for the first phase of the Francis Sites wetland project to Spring Lake Construction of Polk City, Iowa.

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Supervisors Hear Update On Dickinson County's Poor Rate of Return On 2020 Census

Tue 8-11-2020

If you haven't filled out your census form yet you can expect a knock on your door very soon. Dickinson county remains last in the state of Iowa when it comes to the rate of return for the 2020 census.

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Water To Be Turned Off Wednesday & Thursday (Aug. 12th & 13th) On Portions Of Erie Avenue In Spirit Lake

Tue 8-11-2020

City officials in Spirit Lake say water will be turned off on portions of Erie Avenue Wednesday and Thursday, August 12th and 13th. 

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Fire Heavily Damages A Storm Lake Night Club

Mon 8-10-2020

A fire late Sunday night caused an estimated 100-thousand dollars in damage to the Oasis Night Club in Storm Lake.

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Nebraska Man Sentenced On Federal Charges For Trying To Entice 13-Year-Old For Sex In A Case With Ties To NW Iowa

Mon 8-10-2020

Nebraska Man Sentenced On Federal Charges For Trying To Entice 13-Year-Old For Sex In A Case With Ties To NW Iowa

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SL School Board Adopts Covid Policy That Will Require Students Wear Masks In Certain Situations

Mon 8-10-2020

The Spirit Lake School Board Monday evening officially adopted protocol to reopen schools on a face-to-face basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park's Party in the Park to be held virtually August 19

Mon 8-10-2020 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Annual Fundraiser to feature clips from concerts, online auction

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Single Vehicle Crash Lands Two People In Jail On Multiple Charges

Mon 8-10-2020

Multiple charges have been filed against two people in connection with a single vehicle crash last (Sun.) night in the area of 240th Avenue and 390th Street in Clay county.

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Water To Be Turned Off Tuesday (8/11) In A Portion Of Lake Park Due To Construction

Mon 8-10-2020

City officials say water will be turned off on Beachcomber Drive beginning at 8:00 am.

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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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