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Truck Vs Bike Collision Seriously Injures Man

Mon 9-30-2013

(Spencer)—A Spencer man was seriously injured Friday when a bicycle he was riding was involved in a collision with a truck.

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Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Teen On Drug Charges

Mon 9-30-2013

(Emmetsburg)—A weekend traffic stop landed a Spencer teen in jail on drug charges.

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Governor Approves Proclamation Relaxing Weight Restrictions For Harvest

Mon 9-30-2013

(Des Moines)-- Iowa farmers will be able to carry heavier loads of corn, soybeans and other items for the next two months. Read More

Okoboji Foundation To Host Event For Non Profits

Mon 9-30-2013

(Arnolds Park)—The Okoboji Foundation is inviting representatives of various non-profit groups in the area to a special event next month. Read More

Officials Warn Of Extreme Fire Danger

Mon 9-30-2013

(Undated)—Authorities say low humidity, dry vegetation, warm temperatures and strong wind will combine later today (Mon.) to create a very high fire danger in northwest Iowa. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 2:00 this (Mon.) afternoon until 7:00 p.m. this (Mon.) evening as a result. Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties are included in the warning.

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SL Woman Pleads Guilty To Charge Related To Theft Of Money From A Firm

Mon 9-30-2013

(Jackson, Mn.)-- A Spirit Lake woman has pleaded guilty to stealing money from a Lakefield, Mn. firm. Read More

Man Pleads Guilty To Child Exploitation Charges

Fri 9-27-2013

(Sioux City)—A Fenton man has pleaded guilty in federal court to child sexual exploitation charges. Read More

Vehicle Hits Pole And Flips Onto Roof

Fri 9-27-2013

(Emmetsburg)—An Armstrong woman was injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash in Palo Alto county.

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No Injuries Reported In Freak Accident

Fri 9-27-2013

(Emmetsburg)—No injuries were reported in a freak accident Wednesday on Highway 18 west of Cylinder. 

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation Seeking Nominations

Fri 9-27-2013

(Spencer)—The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is accepting nominations for business awards to be presented at its annual Business Recognition Luncheon Wednesday, November 20th. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, September 27th, 2013

Fri 9-27-2013

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State Files Suit Against NW Iowa Landfill

Thu 9-26-2013

(Orange City)-- The state has filed a lawsuit against a northwest Iowa landfill alleging trash was dumped in an area without the required environmental safeguards. Read More

Lost Island Nature Center To Host Program On Rare Turtles

Thu 9-26-2013

(Ruthven)—You’ll be able to learn about some rare turtles at a special event the Lost Island Nature Center will be putting on early next week. Read More

Dickinson County Public Health To Hold Flu Shot Clinic

Thu 9-26-2013

(Spirit Lake)—It’s that time of year again: time to start thinking about getting that flu shot. Read More

Daily Almanac For Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Thu 9-26-2013

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Okoboji Elementary One Of 286 Schools Nationwide To Be Named 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools

Wed 9-25-2013

(Milford)—Okoboji Elementary School is getting some national recognition. It’s among five Iowa schools and 286 nationwide to be named 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools. Read More

CAASA Awarded Grant To Help Keep Shelter Open

Wed 9-25-2013

(Spencer)—Efforts to keep a local domestic violence shelter open are getting a financial boost thanks to a grant from a national foundation. Read More

USFWS Awards Funding For Little Sioux River Valley Prairie Restoration

Wed 9-25-2013

(Des Moines)-- A wetlands restoration project in northwest Iowa has been awarded $1 million by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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SL Council Considers Rezoning Request; Approves Contribution To County Recycling Feasibility Study

Wed 9-25-2013

(Spirit Lake)—The Spirit Lake city council Tuesday approved the 1st reading of a proposal to rezone several lots in the Matuska Subdivision from multi-family residential to Highway Commercial to allow for the construction of some storage units and a yoga studio. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Wed 9-25-2013

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Alleged Wal Mart Scammer Faces Charges

Tue 9-24-2013

(Storm Lake)—A Waterloo woman faces charges for allegedly scamming the Storm Lake and other Wal-Mart stores in the region out of money and merchandise.

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Vail, Iowa Man Pleads To Federal Meth Charge Following Local Investigation

Tue 9-24-2013

(Sioux City)—A Vail, Iowa man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. Read More

Supervisors Vote To Contribute To Recycling Feasibility Study, With A Stipulation Attached

Tue 9-24-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning approved a motion for the county to contribute $3,659 to a feasibility study for a countywide recycling facility, with the stipulation that the total amount of money needed for the study is raised.

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Supervisors Set Public Hearing On Possible Issuance Of Bonds To Assist In Expansion Of Assisted Living Facility

Tue 9-24-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) set October 22nd as the date for a public hearing on a proposal to issue not to exceed $5 million in Senior Housing Revenue Notes to assist Keelson Harbour assisted living with an expansion of its facility in Spirit Lake. Read More

Dickinson County Supervisors Continue Rezoning Hearing

Tue 9-24-2013

(Spirit Lake)—Saying they want some additional time to attach some stipulations, the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning continued a public hearing on a request to rezone a parcel of land just west of Indian Hills Golf Course, south of Highway 9. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Tue 9-24-2013

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Car Vs Guardrail Collision Injures Spencer Man

Mon 9-23-2013

(Graettinger)—A Spencer man was injured Saturday night when a vehicle he was driving collided with a guardrail on a bridge south of Graettinger. Read More

SL Police Investigate Residential Burglary

Mon 9-23-2013

(Orleans)—Authorities are investigating a residential burglary that took place last Friday at a residence on the west side of Big Spirit Lake. Read More

Search Results In Several Drug Arrests

Mon 9-23-2013

(Everly)—A search warrant executed back on September 16th on a residence in Everly resulted in several arrests on drug charges. Read More

Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of SW Minnesota Men On Drug Charges

Mon 9-23-2013

(Spencer)—A traffic stop Sunday on Highway 71 in Clay county resulted in the arrests of two southwest Minnesota men on drug charges.

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Dickinson County City Elections To Feature Some Crowded Ballots

Mon 9-23-2013

(Undated)—There will be some crowded ballots in some Dickinson county municipalities when it comes to November’s city elections.

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Car Vs Semi Collision Kills Two, Seriously Injures One

Sat 9-21-2013

(Jackson, Mn.)—A collision involving a car and a semi on Highway 71 just north of the Iowa/Minnesota border yesterday (Fri.) claimed the lives of two people.

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Daily Almanac For Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Sat 9-21-2013

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Iowa Economic Development Authority Approves Incentives For Proposed Rembrandt Enterprises Expansion

Fri 9-20-2013

(Des Moines)—The Iowa Economic Development Authority today (Fri.) approved $210,000 in assistance and tax benefits to assist Rembrandt Enterprises in a proposed expansion and relocation of its headquarters to downtown Spirit Lake. Read More

REAP Assembly Scheduled For Spencer

Fri 9-20-2013

(Spencer)—The public will have an opportunity to shape the future of Iowa’s conservation and outdoor recreation at a series of Resource Enhancement and Protection, or REAP, assemblies this fall, including one to be held in our area.

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ILCC Unveils New Swine Facility

Fri 9-20-2013

(Emmetsburg)—A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday on Iowa Lakes Community College’s new Swine Training Center near Emmetsburg. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, September 20th, 2013

Fri 9-20-2013

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Dickinson Supervisors Discuss Courthouse Airconditioning Contingency

Thu 9-19-2013

(Spirit Lake)—Air conditioners may soon be shutting off for the final time of the season, but that hasn’t stopped the Dickinson county board of supervisors from looking into a possible alternative should the courthouse air conditioning system fail in the future.

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Clay County Fair Reports Record Attendance

Thu 9-19-2013

(Spencer)—Clay County Fair officials are out with official attendance numbers for this year’s event, and it shows a record number of people made their way to this year’s fair.

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Daily Almanac For Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Thu 9-19-2013

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Land Line 911 Service Disrupted In Superior

Wed 9-18-2013

(Superior)-- There's been a disruption in land line 911 service in the Superior area late this (Wed.) afternoon. Read More

Spencer Campus Of ILCC Attains Blue Zones Designation

Wed 9-18-2013

(Spencer)—It was announced Tuesday the Spencer campus of Iowa Lakes Community College has achieved designation as a Blue Zones Project Worksite.
Mary Faber, Director of the Spencer campus of Iowa Lakes, snips the ribbon as the official announcement is made that the Spencer campus has been named a Blue Zones Project Worksite as Spencer Ambassadors and Spencer campus employees watch.

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Daily Almanac For Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Wed 9-18-2013

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Rural Electric Co Op Officials Express Concern Over FEMA Decision To Deny Disaster Assistance

Tue 9-17-2013

(Washington, D.C.)—Representatives of Iowa’s electric cooperatives are in Washington D.C. today (Tues.) to discuss a recent decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny federal disaster aid, and potentially force them to repay millions in disaster aid previously awarded.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Approve Transfer Of Economic Development Funds

Tue 9-17-2013

(Spirit Lake)—A public hearing on a proposal to transfer $133,000 in economic development funds from the county to the Iowa Great Lakes Industrial Board drew no comment during a public hearing at this (Tues.) morning’s Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting. Read More

DNR Investigates Fish Kill In Pocahontas County

Mon 9-16-2013

(Fonda)—Another fish kill is being reported in northwest Iowa…this one in Pocahontas county.

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Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charges

Mon 9-16-2013

(Spencer)—A Pocahontas man faces drug charges following a traffic stop early yesterday (Sun.) in the 3400 miles of Highway 18 in Clay county.

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Pickup Crash Injures Everly Man

Mon 9-16-2013

(Spencer)—An Everly man was injured early yesterday (Sun.) when a pickup he was driving went into a ditch.

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SW Mn Rollover Results In Possible Injuries

Mon 9-16-2013

(Brewster, Mn.)—Possible injuries were reported in a single-vehicle rollover last (Sun.) evening on Highway 264 about a mile south of Interstate 90 near the Nobles/Jackson county line. Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, September 16th, 2013

Mon 9-16-2013

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Felon Arrested In Lake Park Faces Weapons Charges

Fri 9-13-2013

(Lake Park)-- A man wanted on a felony warrant has been arrested by authorities at a residence in Lake Park.

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Several Arrests Made In Multi County Machinery Thefts

Fri 9-13-2013

(Jackson, Mn.)-- Officials say several arrests have been made in connection with a series of machinery thefts in Jackson, Martin and Watonwan counties in Minnesota and Emmet county in Iowa.

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Goats To Assist In Silver Lake Shoreline Restoration Project

Fri 9-13-2013

(Lake Park)—Those working to restore a stretch of shoreline on Silver Lake are hoping some hungry goats will be able to help them out in their efforts. Read More

Man Sentenced On Kidnapping And Domestic Abuse Charges

Fri 9-13-2013

(Sibley)—An Ocheyedan man has been sentenced on kidnapping and domestic abuse charges in Osceola County District Court.

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Parks Marina Receives Global Recognition

Fri 9-13-2013

(Okoboji)—A marina with locations in the Iowa Great Lakes and Sioux Falls is getting some global recognition. Parks Marina has been named the 5th largest Cobalt dealer in the world based on dollar sales and the 3rd largest in units sold.

 
Pictured (from left to right): Back Row: Carina Woodward, Jamie Johnson, Dan Delperdang, Darren Anderson.
Middle Row: Megan Reuland, Marilyn Schultz
Front Row: Darin Partello, Butch Parks, Debbie Parks
Not Pictured: Nick Christensen


 

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Palo Alto County Authorities Make Another Arrest In Theft Of Copper From Irrigation Pivots

Fri 9-13-2013

(Emmetsburg)—Authorities in Palo Alto county say they’ve made another arrest in connection with the theft of copper from field irrigation pivots.

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Crowd Hears Plans For New Public Dock At State Pier

Fri 9-13-2013

(Arnolds Park)—Conceptual plans by Historic Arnolds Park, Incorporated to build a new public dock off the State Pier at the Arnolds Park waterfront were presented at a public hearing last (Thurs.) evening. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, September 13th, 2013

Fri 9-13-2013

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Rollover Claims Life Of Rural Estherville Man

Thu 9-12-2013

(Estherville)—A single vehicle rollover early Wednesday about three miles southeast of Estherville claimed the life of a rural Estherville man.

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Study Would Look Into Feasibility Of Dickinson County Taking Over Collection Of Recycling Materials

Thu 9-12-2013

(Okoboji)—Whether or not it’s feasible for the county to take over recycling collection services will be the focus of a study the Dickinson County Landfill Commission wants to have conducted. Read More

SL Council Changes Heart On Residential Development

Wed 9-11-2013

(Spirit Lake)—Some members of the Spirit Lake city council have had a change of heart since a month ago when it comes to whether or not a residential development should proceed to its next phase. Read More

Mallard Man Arrested On Multiple Charges In Alleged Domestic Assault

Wed 9-11-2013

(Ruthven)—A report of a burglary and possible domestic assault early Tuesday in Ruthven has resulted in charges against a Mallard man.

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Cleanwater Alliance Reminds Of Upcoming Deadline To Apply For Dickinson County Water Quality Grants

Wed 9-11-2013

(Spirit Lake)—Qualifying organizations are being reminded that a deadline to apply for grants through the Dickinson County Water Quality Commission is quickly approaching. Read More

Local Farmers Elected To Soybean Association Board

Wed 9-11-2013

(Sibley)—Several northwest Iowa farmers are among those that have been elected to leadership positions on the Iowa Soybean Association board of directors.

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Local Farmer Receives Special Recognition

Wed 9-11-2013

(Lake Park)—A Dickinson county farming couple is receiving some special recognition.

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Lack Of Races Results In Extremely Low Voter Turnout In School Board Elections

Wed 9-11-2013

(Undated)—Extremely low turnouts were reported throughout the region in Tuesday’s school board elections. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Wed 9-11-2013

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Operator Of Excavator Injured In Mishap While Demolishing The Old Spirit Lake City Hall

Tue 9-10-2013

(Spirit Lake)—The operator of an excavator was injured in an accident this (Tues.) morning while demolition of the old Spirit Lake city hall was taking place.
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LRH Construction Project Includes New Infrastructure

Tue 9-10-2013

(Spirit Lake)—While most of the construction of a new birthing and surgical center at Lakes Regional Healthcare is highly visible to the public, another major part of the project is not. Read More

Mau Marine Receives Special Recognition

Tue 9-10-2013

(Okoboji)—A lakes area marina is getting some special recognition.

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Daily Almanac For Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Tue 9-10-2013

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Weekend Traffic Stop And Search Of SL Business Results In Multiple Drug Charges

Mon 9-9-2013

(Spirit Lake)—Searches of a vehicle and a downtown Spirit Lake business over the weekend resulted in multiple charges against several people. Read More

Man Accused Of Shooting At Door To Door Solicitor

Mon 9-9-2013

(Orange City)—Charges have been filed against a Hawarden man accused of firing a gun at some door-to-door salespeople.

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Authorities Issue New Scam Alert

Mon 9-9-2013

(Orange City)—Authorities are warning the public of a new scam that’s been reported in the region.

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Hwy 71 Collision Injures One

Mon 9-9-2013

(Jackson, Mn.)—A two-vehicle collision Friday on Highway 71 north of Jackson sent one person to the hospital.

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I 90 Crash Injures One

Mon 9-9-2013

(Jackson, Mn.)—A single vehicle Friday on Interstate 90 near Jackson injured an Iowa teen.

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Three Vehicle Collision Results In Possible Injuries

Fri 9-6-2013

(Arnolds Park)-- Possible injuries were reported in a 3 vehicle collision around 3:45 this (Fri.) afternoon on Highway 71 in front of Casey’s in Arnolds Park. Read More

Blue-Green Algae Growth Reported On Some Of The Iowa Great Lakes

Fri 9-6-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- Blue-Green Algae Growth Reported On Some Of The Iowa Great Lakes Read More

Alliant Energy Foundation Awards Grants

Fri 9-6-2013

(Undated)—Several northwest Iowa entities will be benefited through grants that have been awarded by the Alliant Energy Foundation through its summer grant cycle. Read More

FSA Reminds Farmers Of Important Deadlines

Fri 9-6-2013

(Spirit Lake)—The USDA’s Farm Service Agency is reminding farmers of a couple of rapidly approaching deadlines.

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Daily Almanac For Friday, September 6th, 2013

Fri 9-6-2013

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Accidental Shooting Injures Arizona Man

Thu 9-5-2013

(Spencer)—An accidental shooting this (Thurs.) morning in Spencer injured an Arizona man. Read More

New City Hall Cost Estimate Has SL City Council Members Looking At Options

Thu 9-5-2013

(Spirit Lake)—Rapid increases in construction costs have Spirit Lake city council members sharpening their pencils on the city hall project. Read More

Milford Man Wins $100K In Lottery Scratch Off Game

Thu 9-5-2013

(Milford)—A Milford man is $100,000 richer after hitting it big on an Iowa Lottery scratch-off ticket.

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Deer Motorcycle Collision Injures Man

Thu 9-5-2013

(Sherburn, Mn.)—A Trimont, Minnesota man was injured yesterday (Wed.) when a motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer on Highway 4 near Sherburn. Read More

Daily Almanac For Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Thu 9-5-2013

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Highway Reopened Following Fire That Destroyed 370 Round Bales Of Hay

Wed 9-4-2013

(Spirit Lake)-- A massive hay bale fire resulted in the closure of a stretch of Highways 9 and 71 east of Spirit Lake earlier today (Wed.) Read More

Local FFA Member Selected To Serve On National Team

Wed 9-4-2013

(Milford)—An FFA member from Milford has been selected to serve on the 2013-14 National Collegiate Agriculture Ambassador team by the National FFA organization. Read More

No Injuries Reported In Semi Rollover

Wed 9-4-2013

(Spencer)—No injuries were reported yesterday (Tues.) in a semi tractor-trailer rollover at the intersection of Highway 18 and Clay County Road M-50.

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Teens Escape Injury In Rollover

Wed 9-4-2013

(Spencer)—Two teens escaped serious injury in a single-vehicle rollover Sunday near Fostoria.

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Clay County Fair Officials Say While They Aren't Keen To The Idea, They Won't Stand In The Way Of Plans For Beer Tent To Be Put Up On Privately-Owned Land Just Outside One Of Its Gates

Wed 9-4-2013

(Spencer)—Clay County Fair officials say they aren’t in favor of it, but there isn't much they can do about plans for a beer tent that will be operated on private property next to the fairgrounds, just outside one of it’s gates.

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Dickinson County School Board Elections Look To Be Uneventful

Wed 9-4-2013

(Undated)—The September 10th school board election is going to be pretty lack luster in Dickinson county, as there are no contested races in any of the districts. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, September 3rd, 2013

Wed 9-4-2013

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests

Tue 9-3-2013

(Spencer)—A traffic stop Saturday afternoon on two vehicles in Clay county resulted in charges being filed against both drivers.

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Man Visiting Inmate At Clay County Jail Winds Up Behind Bars Himself

Tue 9-3-2013

(Spencer)—A Spencer man visiting an inmate at the Clay county jail wound up becoming one himself.

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More Road Construction Getting Underway

Tue 9-3-2013

(Milford)—Fall may be just around the corner, but that isn’t stopping additional road construction from getting started. Read More

ATV Rollover Injures Rural Spencer Man

Tue 9-3-2013

(Spencer)—A rural Spencer man was injured over the holiday weekend after losing control of an all-terrain-vehicle.

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Lost Cell Phone Results In Arrest

Tue 9-3-2013

(Royal)—A dispute involving a lost cell phone landed a Royal man in jail over the holiday weekend.

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Lakeside Lab To Host Natural History Weekend

Tue 9-3-2013

(Wahpeton)—The public will have a unique opportunity to learn about the cultural and natural history of the Iowa Great Lakes at an event this coming weekend. Read More

Palo Alto County Rollover Results In Minor Injuries

Tue 9-3-2013

(Emmetsburg)—Minor injuries were reported Saturday when a vehicle left a Palo Alto County Road and rolled before striking a fence post.

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Man Wanted On Dickinson County Warrant Arrested In Palo Alto County

Tue 9-3-2013

(Emmetsburg)—A man wanted on a Dickinson County Warrant was arrested over the weekend in Palo Alto county. Read More

Domestic Incident Results In Arrest

Tue 9-3-2013

(Graettinger)—A Graettinger man faces charges in connection with a domestic incident early this (Tues.) morning in Graettinger. Read More