News Archive

Trappers Bay State Park Topic Of Gathering In Lake Park

Wed 9-30-2015 Ia."], ["Lake Park

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources got an earful this (Wed.) afternoon from citizens concerned over the condition of Trapper's Bay State Park in Lake Park.

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Philanthropic Brothers With Ties To Lakes Area Make $100 Million Contribution To University

Wed 9-30-2015 []

Two philanthropic brothers with ties to the Iowa Great Lakes announced today (Wed.) a huge monetary donation to the University of Chicago.

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Spirit Lake City Council Gives Approval To Another Major Residential Development

Wed 9-30-2015 Ia."], ["35th St. & Sunner Ave. Spirit Lake

Meeting in special session today (Wed.), the Spirit Lake city council gave the green light for another major residential development to proceed in the city.

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Spirit Lake Man Wanted On Drug Charges Arrested In Storm Lake

Wed 9-30-2015 IA"], ["Storm Lake

A Spirit Lake man has been arrested on drug charges in Storm Lake.

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Officials Investigate Break In At Terril Bar

Wed 9-30-2015 IA"], ["Schooley St, Terril

The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance as authorities investigate a burglary this past weekend at the Outer Limits Bar in Terril.

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Bridge Replacement Project On Hwy 4 South Of Sherburn Taking Longer Than Expected

Wed 9-30-2015 Mn"], ["HWY. 4 Sherburn

A bridge replacement project on Highway 4 south of Sherburn is running behind schedule.

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Standoff Temporarily Closes Street In Windom

Tue 9-29-2015 Mn."], ["141 6th St. Windom

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a standoff that temporarily closed a street in Windom Monday night and early today (Tues.).

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Parks Marina Sales Associate Receives Top Honor

Tue 9-29-2015 []

A sales associate at Parks Marina has received a top honor.

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Okoboji Foundation Prepares For Annual Nonprofit Networking Luncheon

Tue 9-29-2015 []

The Okoboji Foundation is gearing up for its annual Nonprofit Networking Luncheon.

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DNR Investigating Two Separate Fish Kills In Northwest Iowa

Mon 9-28-2015 []

The Spencer field office of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating two fish kills in the area.

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Disturbance Investigation Leads To Arson Charge

Mon 9-28-2015 Ia."], Estherville, ["1208 3rd Ave. S.

An investigation into a disturbance at a residence in Estherville over the weekend resulted in the arrest of an Armstrong man on several charges, including arson.

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Sewer Repair To Affect Traffic On Arnolds Park Street

Mon 9-28-2015 ["Okoboji Grove RD & South Okoboji Grove RD"]

A sewer repair project has shutdown an intersection in Arnolds Park.

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IRRMA to hold benefit for Vee Kephart October 7th at Table 316

Mon 9-28-2015 IA"], ["Arnold's Park

(Arnold's Park)-Area musicians to play in support of long-time IRRMA Volunteer

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Local Radio Stations To Change Hands

Mon 9-28-2015 Mn"], ["Jackson

Some radio stations in Jackson, Minnesota will be coming under new ownership in coming days.

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Palo Alto County Authorities Nab Man Wanted For Unauthorized Use Of Credit Card

Mon 9-28-2015 []

A Ruthven man wanted on a Clay county warrant for unauthorized use of a credit card was taken into custody Sunday by the Palo Alto County Sheriff's Office.

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Loud Party Complaint Results In Citations For Underage Alcohol Possession And Consumption

Mon 9-28-2015 []

An investigation into a complaint of a loud party early Sunday in Graettinger resulted in six people being cited with alcohol violations.

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State Representative Megan Jones Receives Special Recognition

Sat 9-26-2015 []

State Representative Megan Jones was presented with the Iowa League of Cities' 2015 Legislative Service Award.

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Spirit Lake Police, Compass Pointe Offer Prescription Drug Takeback Program

Fri 9-25-2015 []

Area residents will have an opportunity Saturday (Sept. 26th) to properly dispose of any unwanted or expired prescription or over-the-counter drugs.

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Big Weekend For Bike Rides

Fri 9-25-2015 []

The upcoming weekend (Sept. 26 & 27) is a busy one for bike rides in the area.

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Southwest Minnesota Collision Injures Two

Fri 9-25-2015 []

A collision involving a Lincoln MKZ and a Freightliner tractor Thursday in Nobles county injured two people.

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Collision Claims Life Of Man

Fri 9-25-2015 []

A two-vehicle collision Thursday at an intersection of two Sioux county roads claimed the life of a Granville man.

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Local Chiropractor Says Iowa Officials Are Wrong About Payment Rules

Fri 9-25-2015 []

A northwest Iowa chiropractor accused of improper Medicaid billings says state officials are wrong about coverage eligibility for some conditions.

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Palo Alto County Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Thu 9-24-2015

Local Chiropractor To Pay More Than $62,000 To Resolve Allegations

Thu 9-24-2015

Authorities: Charges May Be Pending In Fiery Single Vehicle Crash

Thu 9-24-2015 []

Authorities say charges may be pending in a single-vehicle crash this past Saturday that injured a Sheldon man.

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Seasons Center Executive Director Appointed To State Work Group

Thu 9-24-2015 []

The Executive Director of Spencer-based Season's Center for Behavioral health has been appointed to a state work group.

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Emmetsburg Man Accused Of Stealing Stop Sign

Thu 9-24-2015 []

An Emmetsburg man faces charges in connection with the alleged theft of a stop sign.

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DNR Issuing Permits Allowing For Transport Of Equipment Infested With Zebra Mussels And Other Invasive Species

Thu 9-24-2015 []

Officials with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday the growing population of zebra mussels in the Iowa Great Lakes is starting to be noticed more and more, and they're encouraging lakeshore property owners and service providers to be vigilant while taking out boat hoists and docks this fall and reports any findings to the agency.

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Habitat For Humanity Of Northwest Iowa Gearing Up For Next Project

Wed 9-23-2015 []

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Iowa is gearing up for its next build.

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Clay County Sheriff's Office Investigates Garage Burglary

Wed 9-23-2015 Iowa"], ["4700 260th Ave. Clay County

The Clay County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help as authorities investigate a burglary at a garage in the 4700 mile of 260th Avenue in Clay county.

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Area Corn And Soybean Crops Nearing Maturity

Wed 9-23-2015 []

Area corn and soybean crops continue to mature, and in some cases combines have already been seen in some soybean fields.

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New AutoSmart, Polaris Dealership To Be Built In Spirit Lake

Wed 9-23-2015 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["41st Street & Hwy 71

Indian and Victory motorcycles and the Polaris Slingshot are all manufactured locally, but haven't been available for purchase for a local dealership.

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Collision At Hwy 71 & 30th Street In Spirit Lake Injures Two

Tue 9-22-2015 Ia."], ["Hwy 71 & 30th Street Spirit Lake

A two-vehicle collision this (Tues.) afternoon at the intersection of Highway 71 and 30th Street in Spirit Lake sent two people to the hospital.

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Clay County Fair Attendance Tops 330,000

Tue 9-22-2015 []

Attendance at the 2015 Clay County Fair topped 330,000 this year for only the second time in the fair's history.

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Ag Enrollment Deadlines Approach

Tue 9-22-2015 []

Farmers enrolled in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs are being reminded of a quickly approaching deadline.

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NW Iowan One Of Four Red Cross Volunteers From Iowa To Assist In California Wildfires

Mon 9-21-2015 []

A northwest Iowa man is among four volunteers from the American Red Cross of Iowa that will be assisting victims of the California wildfires.

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Traffic Stop Sends Two To Jail On Multiple Charges

Mon 9-21-2015 []

What started as a traffic stop Sunday in Ruthven landed two people in jail on multiple charges.

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NWIDC Recognizes Representatives Of Several Manufacturers In Region

Mon 9-21-2015 IA"], ["Sheldon

Several manufacturing firms and their representatives received special recognition at the 5th annual Northwest Iowa Development Partners meeting earlier this month in Sheldon.

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Motorcycle Mishap Injures Okoboji Man

Mon 9-21-2015 []

An Okoboji man was injured Sunday after losing control of a motorcycle he was operating on some old railroad right-of-way just north of 2112 15th Street in Spirit Lake.

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Local Legislator To Serve On Committee That Will Review Iowa's Bottle Bill

Mon 9-21-2015 []

A legislative committee has been appointed to review Iowa's bottle bill.

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SW Minnesota Collision Injures Two

Mon 9-21-2015 []

A single vehicle collision Sunday at the intersection of Highway 59 and a Nobles county road sent two people to the hospital.

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Man Escapes Serious Injury When Vehicle Collides With Building

Mon 9-21-2015 []

Possible injuries were reported Saturday when a car collided with a building in O'Brien county.

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Karp & Foley at Pearson Lakes Art Center September 24th

Fri 9-18-2015 IA"], ["2201 Highway 71, Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Latest collaborative album by acclaimed artists to benefit Ovarian Cancer.

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Shoplifting Complaint Leads To Arrests

Fri 9-18-2015 IA"], ["500 11th St Sw Spencer

A shoplifting incident Tuesday at the Spencer Wal-Mart store resulted in the arrests of several juveniles and adults.

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Assault Leads To Arrests And Citations

Fri 9-18-2015 IA"], ["908 7th Avenue South Estherville

An Estherville man faces an assault charge in connection with an incident Wednesday.

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Proposed New Wind Farm In O'Brien County Moving Forward

Thu 9-17-2015 []

A second wind farm project in O'Brien county is moving forward following approval in August.

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Collision Sends Two People To Hospitals

Thu 9-17-2015 []

A two vehicle collision Wednesday at the intersection of two Palo Alto county roads sent two people to the hospital.

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Palo Alto County Authorities Arrest Suspect Wanted In Connection With Recent Alleged Incidents In Ruthven

Thu 9-17-2015 []

Authorities in Palo Alto county say the arrest of a man following the execution of a search warrant on his apartment earlier this week clears their investigation into several incidents that occurred in Ruthven over the past four weeks.

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Hartley Chamber Hosting Meeting on Home Base Iowa Program September 21st

Thu 9-17-2015 IA"], ["56 2nd Street SE, Hartley

(Hartley)-Several O'Brien County communities seeking Home Base Iowa Designation.

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Two More Area Businesses Dubbed "Top Work Places"

Thu 9-17-2015 []

Two more area businesses have been named "Top Work Places" in Iowa.

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Worthington Man Arrested On Identity Theft And Forgery Charges

Thu 9-17-2015 Mn"], ["Worthington

A Worthington man has been arrested on identity theft and forgery charges.

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ILCC Offers EMT Classes at Emmetsburg Campus starting September 21st

Wed 9-16-2015 IA"], ["3200 College Dr. Emmetsburg

(Emmetsburg)-Hybrid course work offered this year, with some study available online.

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ILCC Trustees Meet

Wed 9-16-2015 []

Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College Tuesday approved a request to seek bids for a proposed beef facility at the college farm laboratory near Emmetsburg.

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Trial Set For Man Accused Of Shooting At Crop Dusting Plane

Wed 9-16-2015 IA"], ["Emmetsburg

55-year-old man accused of firing a bullet at plane in Palo Alto County.

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Registration Due for Glowing 4-H Foot Race in Emmet County

Tue 9-15-2015 IA"], ["Estherville

(Estherville)-3rd annual fundraiser to be held October 4 at Emmet County Fairgrounds.

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Local School District Awarded Sizable Grant

Tue 9-15-2015 []

A local school district has been awarded a sizable grant through the Monsanto company.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Paullina Woman

Tue 9-15-2015 []

A single vehicle crash Monday in Sioux county injured a Paullina woman.

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Southwest Minnesota Collision Injures Woman

Tue 9-15-2015 []

A two-vehicle collision Monday in southwest Minnesota injured an Aurelia man.

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New Okoboji School Board Members Sworn In; Middle School Discussed

Tue 9-15-2015 []

There was a changing of the guard so to speak at Monday's Okoboji school board meeting.

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Casting Crowns returns to the Clay County Fair September 15th

Mon 9-14-2015 IA"], ["1401 4th Ave W, Spencer

(Spencer)-Free gate admission after 5 pm on Tuesday for Family Night at the Fair.

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Ideal Weather Translates Into Good Numbers For Opening Weekend Of Clay County Fair

Mon 9-14-2015 []

Ideal weather translated into some good numbers for the opening weekend of the Clay County Fair.

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Local Company Announces Major Expansion

Mon 9-14-2015 []

A major expansion and relocation is in the works for a local company.

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Local Financial Institution Honored

Mon 9-14-2015 []

A local financial institution is getting some special recognition.

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Senator Joni Ernst To Hold Town Hall Meeting

Mon 9-14-2015 []

Car vs Semi Collision in Osceola County Injures Man

Sat 9-12-2015 []

A collision Wednesday in Osceola county involving a car and a semi sent one person to the hospital.

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Rollover Injures Teen

Sat 9-12-2015 []

A single vehicle crash Thursday in Dickinson county injured a Spencer teen.

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Bedell Family YMCA Officially Unveils New Character Center

Fri 9-11-2015 []

The Bedell Family YMCA officially unveiled its new Character Center addition at an open house Thursday evening.

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U.S. Senator Joni Ernst Speaks On Comemmoration Of 9/11

Fri 9-11-2015 []

The nation today (Fri.) is taking time to reflect on a day that would forever change our lives some 14 years ago: the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001.

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Clay County Fair To Feature Museum Exhibits

Fri 9-11-2015 []

The 2015 Clay County Fair will feature several museum displays you'll want to check out.

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Authorities Issue Citation Against Driver Of Vehicle That Crashed Into Care Center, Killing A Resident

Fri 9-11-2015 IA"], ["Railroad & Brown Street in Hull

Authorities say the driver of a car that crashed into a care facility last week in Hull killing a resident inside has now been cited in connection with the incident.

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Daily Almanac For Friday, September 11th, 2015

Fri 9-11-2015 []

Execution Of Arrest Warrant Prompts Lockdown Of Spencer Schools

Thu 9-10-2015 IA"], ["1009 West 7th St. Spencer

The arrest of a man wanted for harassment and a threat to harm his mother and kill his daughter resulted in the Spencer schools being placed on  lockdown for a brief time late this (Thurs.) afternoon.

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Burr Oak Blight Taking Toll on Oak Trees in Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 9-10-2015 IA"], ["Okoboji

(Okoboji)-Residents may consider planting a variety of resistant species.

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Daily Almanac For Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Thu 9-10-2015 []

Lakeshore Center Annual Antique Tractor Ride September 12th

Wed 9-9-2015 IA"], ["1864 Highway 86, Milford

(Okoboji)-Route will circle West Okoboji Saturday morning.

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Authorities Urge Everyone To Be On The Lookout For ATM Skimming Devices

Wed 9-9-2015 []

Authorities are telling anyone using automatic teller machines (ATM's) and card reading devices at gas stations to be on the lookout for skimming devices that could be attached to them.

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Emmet County School Board Election Results

Wed 9-9-2015 []

Arthur Pixler was elected as a director at large on the North Union school board, defeating Gene Miller 313 to 161.

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Three Of Four Candidates Elected To Emmetsburg School Board Were Write-Ins

Wed 9-9-2015 []

Three of the four candidates elected Tuesday in the Emmetsburg school board election were write-ins.

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Man Wanted For Driving Under Suspension Also Faces Drug Charge

Wed 9-9-2015 []

A Graettinger man originally wanted on a warrant for driving while suspended now also faces a drug charge.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Motorcycle Accident

Wed 9-9-2015 []

Minor injuries were reported Saturday in a motorcycle accident in Palo Alto county.

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Juveniles Sustain Minor Injuries After Being Shot By BB Guns

Wed 9-9-2015 []

Three juveniles sustained minor injuries Saturday after being shot by BB guns at a city park in Graettinger.

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Assault Results In Charge Against Teen

Wed 9-9-2015 []

A juvenile male faces charges in connection with an alleged incident Sunday at a residence in Ruthven.

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Man Arrested On Theft Charges Also Faces Drug Charge

Wed 9-9-2015 []

A Fenton man wanted on Palo Alto county warrants charging him with theft in the 4th and 5th degree was taken into custody Sunday.

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Search Of Milford Residence Turns Up What's Alleged To Be Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia and Cash

Wed 9-9-2015 IA"], ["1411 6th St. Milford

A Milford man faces drug charges after a search of his residence turned up what's alleged to be marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cash.

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Daily Almanac For Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Wed 9-9-2015 []

Okoboji Middle School Proposal Fails A Second Time

Tue 9-8-2015 []

For a second time, a proposal to build a new middle school has been defeated by voters in the Okoboji Community School District.

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Gentiva Hospice offers "Camp I Believe" for grieving youth

Tue 9-8-2015 IA"], ["1864 Highway 86, Milford

(Spirit Lake)-Free camp to be held at Lakeshore Center at Okoboji September 19.

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Spirit Lake Police Looking For Change Scammer

Tue 9-8-2015 []

The Spirit Lake Police Department is on the lookout for a scammer.

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Semi Collides With Cattle, Killing 13 Head

Tue 9-8-2015 []

13 head of cattle were killed early Friday when a semi tractor-trailer collided with the animals on Highway 75 near Rock Rapids.

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I-90 Crash Involving Car And Semi Injures Woman

Tue 9-8-2015 []

One person was injured Friday when a car rearended a semi on Interstate 90 east of Fairmont.

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I-90 Semi Rollover Injures South Dakota Man

Tue 9-8-2015 ["Interstate 90 at Minnesota Hwy 91"]

A semi rollover Monday on Interstate 90 in Nobles county injured a South Dakota man.

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Settlement Reached In Egg Plant Accident

Tue 9-8-2015 Ia."], ["Thompson

Spirit Lake-based Rembrandt Enterprises has settled a lawsuit filed by a Dutch contractor injured two and-a-half years ago in an accident at an egg processing plant near Thompson in northern Iowa.

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Clay County Fair Goers Urged To Consider Alternate Routes

Tue 9-8-2015 ["Spencer, Ia."]

Those traveling to and from this year's Clay County Fair may want to consider taking an alternate route and should be prepared for extra time.

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Estherville Man Faces Charges From Alleged Incident Early Sunday

Tue 9-8-2015 IA"], ["Estherville

An Estherville man who was threatening to harm himself early Sunday faces several charges after allegedly holding officers at bay for a time and firing a weapon.

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Daily Almanac For Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Tue 9-8-2015 []

Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Spectacular September 4-6

Fri 9-4-2015 IA"], ["Arnolds Park

(Arnold's Park)-Festivities include 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands for Iowa Youth.

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Increased Patrols with Highway 71 Mobilization Effort underway

Fri 9-4-2015 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Project coincides with national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign

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CCF Officials Expect No Shortage Of Commercial And Livestock Exhibits Again This Year

Thu 9-3-2015 []

There will be no shortage of commercial exhibitors at this year's Clay County Fair.

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Minnesota State Patrol Looking For Good Samaritan Who Assisted At Scene Of Serious Crash Near Windom

Thu 9-3-2015 ["Hwy. 60 Heron Lake, Mn"]

The Minnesota State Patrol is looking for a person who helped out at the scene of a serious crash Monday near Windom.

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Daily Almanac For Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Thu 9-3-2015 []

Dedications of Time Capsule & Harmony Park September 5th in Arnold's Park Amusement Park

Wed 9-2-2015 IA"], ["37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park

(Arnold's Park)-Capsule to be opened in the year 2040.

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Discovery House Announces Selection Of Interim Director; Search Continues For Permanent Replacement

Wed 9-2-2015 []

A Spirit Lake man has been selected to serve as Interim Executive Director of Discovery House.

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Hwy 18 Collision Sends Two People To Hospital

Wed 9-2-2015 []

The O'Brien County Sheriff's Office has released details into a two-vehicle collision Sunday evening that sent two people to the hospital.

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Nursing Home Resident Killed When Pickup Crashes Into Her Room

Wed 9-2-2015 IA"], ["Railroad & Brown Street in Hull

A resident of a northwest Iowa nursing home was killed Monday when a pickup crashed into her room.

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Daily Almanac For Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Wed 9-2-2015 []

10th Annual Bee and Butterfly Festival September 4th

Tue 9-1-2015 IA"], ["2279 170th Street Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Free event features live music from South 71 Trio.

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Authorities Believe They've Solved A Recent String Of Bar Burglaries With The Arrests Of Two Suspects

Tue 9-1-2015 IA"], ["206 Main St., Royal

Authorities believe they've solved a recent rash of burglaries in more than 10 northwest Iowa counties with the arrests of two people from Cherokee.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley Says He's Skeptical Over Iranian Nuclear Deal

Tue 9-1-2015 []

While he stopped short of saying he would vote against it, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley says he's extremely skeptical over the Iranian nuclear deal.

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Collision Of Two Semis Injures One Person

Tue 9-1-2015 ["Hwy. 60 Heron Lake, Mn"]

One person was injured Monday in a collision of two semis on Highway 60 between Wilder and Heron Lake.

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Daily Almanac For Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Tue 9-1-2015 []