News Archive

Teen Charged For Illegal Tattooing

Tue 9-30-2014

(Estherville)-- An Estherville teen has been charged after allegedly tattooing atleast four other teens without a license. Read More

Authorities Release Names Of Teens Killed In BV County Collision

Tue 9-30-2014

(Storm Lake)-- Authorities have released the names of two teens killed in a collision Monday morning in Buena Vista county. Read More

Jeff Thee To Succeed Tom Kuhlman As President And CEO Of Iowa Great Lakes Chamber Of Commerce

Tue 9-30-2014

(Arnolds Park)-- A well known promoter of the Iowa Great Lakes has been selected as the next President and CEO of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Clay County Fair Sets Eggs On A Stick Record

Tue 9-30-2014

(Spencer)-- The Clay County Fair saw one new record set this year: officials say 21,888 eggs on a stick were handed out to fairgoers, breaking last year's record by more than 4,000 eggs.
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Parks Marina Honored

Tue 9-30-2014

(Okoboji)-- A prestigious honor for a lakes area boat dealer.  Read More

Community Colleges Awarded Grants

Tue 9-30-2014

(Washington, D.C.)-- Two area community colleges are among those that will share in $15 million in federal funding. Read More

Jobs Trust Internship Program Wraps Up For Another Year

Tue 9-30-2014

(Spencer)-- Four area college students recently concluded summer internship programs through the Spencer Area Jobs Trust Internship program. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Tue 9-30-2014

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ILCC Foundation hosts Korks and Kegs at Pearson Lakes Art Center

Tue 9-30-2014

(Okoboji)-Annual scholarship fundraiser benefits fine arts students at Iowa Lakes. Read More

Crash near Storm Lake claims lives of two teens

Mon 9-29-2014

(Storm Lake)- 4 others injured in head-on collision Monday  Read More

OBrien County Authorities Investigate Rash Of Business Burglaries

Sun 9-28-2014

(Sheldon)-- Authorities in O'Brien county are asking for the public's assistance as they investigate a series of burglaries to businesses in Sheldon, Sutherland and Paullina. Read More

Search Warrant Results In Drug Arrests

Sun 9-28-2014

(Emmetsburg)-- A search warrant executed Friday in Emmetsburg as part of an ongoing drug investigation has resulted in four arrests.  Read More

Smoke Forces Evacuation Of Care Center

Sun 9-28-2014

(Lake Park)-- Smoke from a small fire forced the evacuation of the Lake Park Care Center late Saturday afternoon. Read More

Another Hunting Season About To Open In Iowa

Fri 9-26-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Another hunting season opens this weekend in Iowa.
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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Woman

Fri 9-26-2014

(Worthington, Mn.)-- A Worthington woman was injured early Thursday in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 60 in Worthington.  Read More

Prescription Drug Takeback Events Planned For Spirit Lake And Emmetsburg

Fri 9-26-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Some more prescription drug takeback events will be held in the area this Saturday (Sept. 27th). Read More

Child Car Safety Seat Check To Be Held Saturday In Spirit Lake

Fri 9-26-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Another car seat safety check program will be held in the area this weekend.  Read More

Suspicious Vehicle Investigation Leads To Drug Arrests

Fri 9-26-2014

(Emmetsburg)-- An investigation into a report of a suspicious vehicle in Palo Alto county landed two men in jail on drug charges. Read More

SMU Awarded Federal Grant To Help Local Mental Health Care Provider Expand

Thu 9-25-2014

(Spencer)-- Spencer Municipal Utilities has been awarded a $300,000 grant to help Northwest Iowa Mental Health, or Season's Center for Behavioral Health, renovate an existing building and expand therapy and counseling services at its children's center. Read More

Dates Set For 35th Annual U Of O Winter Games

Thu 9-25-2014

(Arnolds Park)-- Dates have been set for the upcoming University of Okoboji Winter Games. Read More

Delayed Crop Development Resulting In Later Harvest

Thu 9-25-2014

(Spencer)-- There's growing concern over the potential for a late harvest as area corn and soybean crops are lagging in maturity thanks to a cool, wet summer. Read More

Prairie Lakes AEA Named To List Of Iowa's Top 100 Workplaces

Thu 9-25-2014

(Pocahontas)-- Add the Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency to the list of Iowa's top 100 workplaces.  Read More

Pickup Collides With Semi

Thu 9-25-2014

(Orange City)-- Minor injuries were reported to a Sheldon man when a pickup he was driving crossed the center line and collided with a semi pulling a trailer loaded with pigs. Read More

Investigation Underway Into Vandalism Of A Chapel And Stone Wall At Gull Point

Wed 9-24-2014

(Wahpeton)-- An investigation is underway into some vandalism at a chapel and a stone wall that was destroyed at Gull Point State Park.
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Pursuit Results In Charges Against Orange City Man

Wed 9-24-2014

(Rock Rapids)-- An Orange City man faces charges following a pursuit Tuesday through portions of Sioux and Lyon counties. Read More

NW Iowa Man Sentenced On Federal Drug Charge

Wed 9-24-2014

(Sioux City)-- A LeMars man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison.  Read More

Sibley Man Wanted On Warrant Arrested In Minnesota

Wed 9-24-2014

(Sibley)-- A Sibley man has been arrested on an Osceola county warrant charging him with willful injury and assault. Read More

Milford Hires Within For New City Administrator

Wed 9-24-2014

(Milford)-- The Milford City Council has opted to hire it's new City Administrator from within.  Read More

Proposed Osceola County Tax Incentive Could Leave HLP School District Patrons Holding The Bag

Tue 9-23-2014

(Sibley)-- The Osceola county board of supervisors today (Tues.) deferred action on a plan to use $6.9 million in tax breaks to improve roads around a major egg processor and rehabilitate an old school.  Read More

Dickinson Supervisors Sign Off On Letter Opposing Manure Management Plan

Tue 9-23-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson county board of supervisors this (Tues.) morning voted 4 to 1 to approve a letter of response to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources opposing a manure management plan for a 2,400 head hog operation southwest of Milford near Horseshoe Bend. Read More

Local Business Honored

Tue 9-23-2014

(Estherville)-- A local business has been recognized as a top 100 workplace in Iowa by the Des Moines Register.

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Local Bank Recognized

Tue 9-23-2014

(Spencer)-- A local bank is among 23 across the state receiving special recognition from the Iowa Finance Authority.  Read More

North Y Crash Sends One Person To Hospital

Tue 9-23-2014

(Spencer)-- A two-vehicle collision this past Friday at the North Y in Spencer sent one person to the hospital. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Tue 9-23-2014

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Men Wanted On Warrants Arrested In Sioux County

Mon 9-22-2014

(Orange City)-- Two men wanted on O'Brien county warrants for burglary were arrested last week at a residence in Hospers.
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Collision Of Semi And Mack Truck Claims A Life

Mon 9-22-2014

(Worthington, Mn.)-- A collision shortly before 12:30 p.m. Friday in Nobles county involving  a Mack truck and a Freightliner semi claimed the life of a Sioux Falls man. Read More

Incentive For Egg Processor Triggers Controversy In Osceola County

Mon 9-22-2014

(Harris)-- Residents are criticizing plans by officials in Osceola county to use $6.9 million in tax breaks to improve roads around a major egg processor and rehabilitate an old school. Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Mon 9-22-2014

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ISU Extension offers Money Talks Series for Women at ILCC

Mon 9-22-2014

(Spirit Lake) - Deadline for registration Sept. 25 Read More

DNR Closes Marble Lake Access Due To Safety Concerns

Sat 9-20-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has temporarily closed the Marble Lake Public Access as construction continues on the Marble and West Hottes Lakes Restoration Project. Read More

Severe Storms Rip Through Portions Of Region

Sat 9-20-2014

(Ruthven)-- Strong to severe thunderstorms rolled through the region Friday evening, bringing hail and damaging wind to some areas. Read More

City Of Orleans To Flush Fire Hydrants

Sat 9-20-2014

(Orleans)-- The city of Orleans will be flushing fire hydrants periodically Monday through Friday, September 22nd-29th. Read More

Daily Almanac For Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Sat 9-20-2014

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CAASA fundraiser underway to help regional victims of abuse

Fri 9-19-2014

(Spirit Lake) - Online fundraiser runs through October 3. Read More

Rembrandt Foods To Unveil New Headquarters

Thu 9-18-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- A northwest Iowa company specializing in egg products is operating out of its new headquarters in Spirit Lake. Read More

Palo Alto County Drug Arrest

Thu 9-18-2014

(Graettinger)-- An investigation into a report of  an intoxicated male late Wednesday night in Graettinger landed a man in jail on drug charges. Read More

Construction begins on Marble Lake restoration project

Thu 9-18-2014

(Spirit Lake)-Caution urged in the area while work continues this fall.

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New Corridor Head Settling In

Wed 9-17-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- The new President and CEO of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is settling into his new job. Read More

CCF Announces Final Attendance Figures For 2014

Wed 9-17-2014

(Spencer)-- Final attendance figures for this year's Clay County Fair are in. Read More

Emmet And OBrien Counties Make Top 10 List Of Counties Nationally In Growth Of Income Equality

Wed 9-17-2014

(Ames)-- A new study by a sociologist at Iowa State University found three rural Iowa counties were among the top 10 in the nation in growth of income equality over more than a decade. Read More

Child Safety Seat Program To Be Held September 27th

Wed 9-17-2014

(Spencer)-- Spencer Hospital, the Spencer Police Department and Spencer Fire Department are teaming up to bring a special program to the area. Read More

Lake Park Man Appointed To State Board

Wed 9-17-2014

(Des Moines)-- A Lake Park man who also serves as Dickinson county's 911 and Emergency Management Coordinator has been appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to serve on the Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board of Directors. Read More

Supervisors Hold Workshop To Draft Hog Lot Letter

Wed 9-17-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- The Dickinson county board of supervisors meet this (Wed.) morning for a workshop on writing a letter to the Department of Natural Resources regarding a proposed manure management plan for a proposed 2,400 head confined feeding operation near Horseshoe Bend southwest of Milford. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Wed 9-17-2014

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Nominations sought for Spencer's Jack Wedel Award

Wed 9-17-2014

(Spencer)-Annual award honors volunteers in the community. Read More

Further study required to combat invasive Zebra Mussels

Tue 9-16-2014

(Okoboji) - Officials say more will be learned as docks and hoists are removed from the water this fall.   Read More

SL School Board Member Resigns

Tue 9-16-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- The Spirit Lake school board has a vacancy. Read More

SW Mn Crash Claims Two Lives

Tue 9-16-2014

(Fulda, Mn.)-- A two-vehicle collision Sunday in southwest Minnesota claimed two lives. Read More

Dickinson County Conservation Board Hires Manager To Oversee Recycling Facility

Tue 9-16-2014

(Milford)-- The Dickinson County Conservation Board has hired a manager to oversee its recycling center operations east of Milford.

Sawyer Marco
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Controversy Continues To Rage Over Proposed Hog Confinement

Tue 9-16-2014

(Milford)-- A capacity crowd was on hand Monday evening at the Milford Community Building for a public hearing continued from last Tuesday into a manure management plan for a proposed 2,400 head hog operation near Horseshoe Bend southwest of Milford. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Tue 9-16-2014

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Collision Of Mini Vans Sends One Person To Hospital

Mon 9-15-2014

(Spencer)-- A collision of two mini vans Saturday near Dickens sent on person to the hospital. Read More

Search Of Spencer Apartment Results In Arrests Of Two People

Mon 9-15-2014

(Spencer)-- The execution of a search warrant last week on an apartment in Spencer landed two people in jail on drug charges.  Read More

Trucks Collide In Osceola County

Mon 9-15-2014

(Sibley)-- A collision last week involving a straight truck and a pickup sent one person to the hospital. Read More

Democratic Candidate For Governor Campaigns At Clay County Fair

Mon 9-15-2014

(Spencer)-- Senator Jack Hatch, Democratic candidate for Governor, campaigned Friday at the Clay County Fair.  Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, September 15th, 2014

Mon 9-15-2014

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Extensive Damage Reported In Weekend House Fire

Mon 9-15-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- No injuries were reported in a weekend house fire in Spirit Lake. Read More

Mention Of Frost In The Forecast Has Farmers Concerned

Fri 9-12-2014

(Spencer)-- Area farmers are keeping a close eye on the weather, as the first frost of the season is in the forecast for late tonight (Fri.) and early tomorrow (Sat.).  Read More

Trial For Man Accused Of Attempted Murder Delayed

Fri 9-12-2014

(Storm Lake)-- Trial for a Sioux Rapids man charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of a Spencer teen has been postponed. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, September 12th, 2014

Fri 9-12-2014

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Estherville Ambassador's Appreciation Dinner September 16

Fri 9-12-2014

(Estherville)- Public encouraged to attend, purchase tickets for first responders. Read More

Collision Injures Okoboji Woman

Thu 9-11-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- A two-vehicle collision Wednesday evening near the Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake sent one person to the hospital. Read More

Martin County Crash Injures Teen

Thu 9-11-2014

(Sherburn, Mn.)-- A three-vehicle collision Tuesday near Sherburn injured a teen. Read More

EPC To Meet In NW Iowa

Thu 9-11-2014

(Sioux Center)-- The Iowa Environmental Protection Commission will consider recommendations from a stakeholder group on changes to topsoil preservation for construction sites at a meeting next week in Sioux Center. Read More

Daily Almanac For Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Thu 9-11-2014

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Proposed Hog Operation SW Of Milford Sparks Controversy

Wed 9-10-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- A proposed livestock operation southwest of Milford drew some controversy at a public hearing at Tuesday's Dickinson county board of supervisors meeting. Read More

ILCC Levy Passes

Wed 9-10-2014

(Estherville)-- Unofficial results from Tuesday's Iowa Lakes Community College levy vote show the measure passed overwhelmingly. Read More

Water Off In Orleans

Wed 9-10-2014

(Orleans)-- Water will be off in Orleans on the east side of Big Spirit Lake today (Wed. 9/10) beginning at 9:00 a.m. and lasting for about two hours or so... Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Wed 9-10-2014

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Iowa Corn Day at Clay County Fair September 10

Wed 9-10-2014

(Spencer)- Activities include showing of the film Farmland, Corn Maze and ethanol fuel coupons. Read More

Search For New Milford City Administrator In Its Final Phase

Tue 9-9-2014

(Milford)-- We may soon know who Milford's next City Administrator will be.  Read More

Long Time Milford City Employee Stepping Down

Tue 9-9-2014

(Milford)-- A longtime employee with the city of Milford is stepping down. Read More

Voters In ILCC Service Area Vote On Levy Renewal

Tue 9-9-2014

(Estherville)-- Voters in the Iowa Lakes Community College service area head to the polls today (Tues. 9/9) to decide whether or not to renew an equipment replacement levy. Read More

Daily Almanac For Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Tue 9-9-2014

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PLAC presents Growing Iowa's Economy Speaker Series Thursday

Tue 9-9-2014

(Okoboji)- Financial Expert Jeff Plagge to talk at Art Center's Pomerantz Hall. Read More

Zebra Mussel Specialist To Visit Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 9-8-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- An expert on zebra mussels will be in the Iowa Great Lakes later this week.  Read More

Man Wanted On Palo Alto County Warrant Arrested In Sioux City

Mon 9-8-2014

(Emmetsburg)-- A man wanted on a warrant out of Palo Alto county has been arrested in Woodbury county. Read More

Fairmont House Fire Claims A Life

Mon 9-8-2014

(Fairmont, Mn.)-- Authorities say one person has died in a house fire in Fairmont, Minnesota. Read More

Highway 86 Crash Injures Two

Mon 9-8-2014

(Windom, Mn.)-- A single-vehicle crash Saturday on Highway 86 in Jackson county injured two people from Redwood Falls. Read More

Monday Marks Day Three Of Clay County Fair

Mon 9-8-2014

(Spencer)-- It's day three of the Clay County Fair. It's also Veteran's Appreciation Day and Iowa Soybean Day at the Fair. Read More

Proposed Crude Oil Pipeline To Extend Across Iowa From NW To SE

Mon 9-8-2014

(Sioux City)-- Iowa landowners want to see the details of a proposed oil pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota across the state to Illinois. Read More

Daily Almanac For Monday, September 8th, 2014

Mon 9-8-2014

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Arrests Made In Lakes Area Burglaries

Sun 9-7-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Several suspects have been arrested in connection with some recent burglaries in the lakes area. Read More

Another Hunting Season Opening In Iowa

Fri 9-5-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Another hunting season is about to open in the state of Iowa. Read More

Q102 Presents Cheap Trick at the Clay County Fair Saturday

Fri 9-5-2014

(Spencer) - Here Comes the Mummies to open show for legendary rockers. Read More

SW Minnesota Woman Arrested On Identity Theft And Forgery Charges

Fri 9-5-2014

(Orange City)-- A Worthington, Minnesota woman has been charged with identity theft and forgery following an investigation by authorities in Sioux county. Read More

Okoboji Woman Sues Over Isolation Cell At State Juvenile Home

Fri 9-5-2014

(Des Moines)-- A northwest Iowa woman has filed a lawsuit claiming she was kept in an isolation cell at a state juvenile home for a total of 280 days. Read More

Daily Almanac For Friday, September 5th, 2014

Fri 9-5-2014

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Pearson Lakes Art Center presents The Alley Cats in concert

Thu 9-4-2014

(Okoboji)-  Group is considered one of the best
A cappella groups in today's music scene.
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Area 6th Graders Participate In Outdoor Classroom

Thu 9-4-2014

(Spirit Lake)-- Sixth grade students from the Harris-Lake Park, Okoboji and Spirit Lake school districts will have an opportunity today (Thurs.) to explore the great outdoors and learn a few things in the process. Read More

Noise Complaint Result In Underage Drinking Arrests

Thu 9-4-2014

(George)-- A noise complaint early Saturday at a residence in George resulted in multiple arrests for underage drinking. Read More

Daily Almanac For Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Thu 9-4-2014

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ATF And National Shooting Sports Foundation Offer $10K Reward For Info In Firearms Theft From Local Business

Wed 9-3-2014

(Spencer)-- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with the Spencer Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms industry, today (Wed.) announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for theft of firearms from Southern Archery, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Spencer. Read More

Altercation Results In Drug Arrest

Wed 9-3-2014

(Estherville)-- An altercation Sunday between a man and woman at an Estherville convenience store landed one person in jail on drug charges. Read More

Motorcycle Crash East Of Milford Seriously Injures Indiana Man

Wed 9-3-2014

(Milford)-- A motorcycle crash late Tuesday afternoon east of Milford seriously injured an Indiana man. Read More

Good News For Iowa Pheasant Hunters

Wed 9-3-2014

(Des Moines)-- Iowa wildlife officials say the pheasant population is high ahead of the hunting season.
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Non-Profits encouraged to submit Okoboji Foundation survey

Wed 9-3-2014

(Okoboji) - Survey results to be presented at Non-Profit Summit in October. Read More

Governor Appoints Two NW Iowans To STEM Council

Wed 9-3-2014

(Des Moines)-- Two northwest Iowans have recently been appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the state's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM Advisory Council. Read More

New Officer Joins Estherville Police Department

Wed 9-3-2014

(Estherville)-- A new officer is joining the ranks of the Estherville Police Department. Read More

Suspicious Activity At Campsite Results In Arrests Of Five People

Wed 9-3-2014

(Spencer)-- A report of suspicious activity early this past Sunday at a campsite at Kindelspire Park near Spencer resulted in the arrests of five people on drug charges. Read More

Daily Almanac For Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Wed 9-3-2014

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Traffic stop results in drug charge against Spirit Lake woman

Tue 9-2-2014

(Spirit Lake) - Anna Reed arrest on meth charges Sunday morning. Read More

POET DSM to hold Project LIBERTY Grand Opening Celebration

Tue 9-2-2014

(Emmetsburg) - Free parking and shuttles will run from the Wild Rose Casino to the project on Wednesday. Read More

American Red Cross opens shelters in Sioux City area

Tue 9-2-2014

(Sioux City) - Emergency managements officials requested assistance after Sunday's severe weather.  Read More