Storm Lake Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Meth & Firearm Charges
26-year-old Jacob Hernandez admitted that from January 2020 through March 2020 he was involved in a conspiracy that distributed more than four pounds of methamphetamine in the Storm Lake and Fonda areas.
Spirit Lake Supt. Dr. David Smith Gives Update On The District's COVID Numbers & Comments On New Quarantine Guidelines From IDPH
Dr. David Smith, Superintendent of the Spirit Lake Community Schools, says today's (Tues.) announcement from the Iowa Department of Public Health pertaining to new quarantine guidelines for schools won't have much of an impact on the district's COVID-19 protocols already in place
Iowa DPH Announces New Quarantine Protocols For Schools
They agency's director, Dr. Caitlyn Pedati outlined the change during a news conference this (Tues.) morning, saying it's based on several recent studies including one they conducted among some school districts in Sioux county where a sizable outbreak of COVID-19 is currently underway
About 600-thousand Iowans have already requested an absentee ballot to vote early in this year's general election and the Legislative Council voted today (Friday) to let county election officials start opening the outer envelopes carrying those ballots on October 31st.
COVID Positivity Rate Of 30 Percent Causing Deep Concern In Sioux County
Administrators from the four Sioux County health systems met with leaders from each of the county schools and colleges via a Zoom call Friday, to discuss the current status of the coronavirus outbreak in the region.
IABD Files Complaints Against 5 More Businesses, Including One In The Lakes Area, For Allegedly Violating Gov. Reynolds' Public Health Proclamation
The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division announced Friday it has filed an additional five hearing complaints on businesses, including one in the Iowa Great Lakes, accused of violating terms of Governor Kim Reynolds' emergency public health disaster proclamation.
Iowa DNR To Hold Public Meeting Oct. 7th To Talk About Forest Stewardship Plan For Angler's Bay
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational event next month on plans to further protect a stand of bulrush and other aquatic and terrestrial plants on the northeast side of Big Spirit Lake.
Students Complete Research Project Identifying Those Buried In Previously Unidentified Plot At Site Of Abbie Gardner Cabin
A research project into the Spirit Lake Conflict of 1857 by a group of 7thgrade students from the Graettinger-Terril and Ruthven-Ayrshire Community Schools will culminate in a special event in October on the grounds of the Abbie Gardner Sharp cabin in Arnolds Park.
Covid Outbreak Results In Cancellation Of Sibley-Ocheyedan Homecoming Game
In a news release, Superintendent James Craig says the school's football team is short many players due to quarantine and that coaches were concerned they wouldn't have enough players to safely participate in the game.
Minor Injuries Reported In Two-Vehicle Collision Near Fostoria
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 82-year-old Maude Baker of Dickens was driving a 2003 Dodge Dakota eastbound on 280thStreet and 55-year-old Brian Dalziel of Spirit Lake was driving a 2013 Ford F-150 northbound on Highway 71.
Collision Of Vehicle & Horse On Hwy 86 On The West Side Of West Lake Okoboji Sends Two People To The Hospital
Authorities say David Young of Milford was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox when a horse ran out onto the road. The horse struck the right front of the vehicle, smashing out the passenger side windshield. The horse was then flipped up into the air, and landed on the highway.
Iowa Lakes Corridor Dev. Corp. Announces "Micro Grant" Program
Spokesman Brian Dalziel says the “micro grants” would be available through the Iowa Economic Development Authority's Shop Iowa program and that they don't have to be paid back. He says they could be used for various purposes, including for those businesses wanting to put product up for sale online
Sibley-Ocheyedan Community Schools Reporting Two Additional Covid Cases; 49 Students In Quarantine
The Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District this (Tuesday) evening is confirming two more students have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That's in addition to one other case confirmed earlier today (Tuesday), also in a student.
Graettinger Man Cited In Weekend Crash That Caused Significant Property Damage
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Walker Nelson was driving a 2011 Dodge Ram northbound in the 3700 mile of 280thAvenue, or County Road M54. Authorities say the vehicle crossed the center line and went into the west ditch, colliding with a fence and a utility pole before coming to rest on top of an electrical box.
Emmet County Sheriff's Office Requesting Public's Assistance In Ongoing Investigation
The Emmet County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the pickup truck and an adult male (see photos) in connection with an ongoing investigation. Both are pictured at a convenience store in Spirit Lake at 10:17 am Thursday, September 10th.
Suspect Remains At Large Following Search Thursday In Emmet County Involving Multiple Agencies
The Emmet County Sheriff's Office says it started when a deputy in the 2400 block of Highway 4 observed a southbound U-Haul with a car dolly attached matching the description of a vehicle possibly involved in a hit-and-run in Estherville minutes earlier.
Water Rates Could Be On The Way Up In Okoboji & Arnolds Park
City Administrator Michael Meyers told the City Council last (Tues.) evening Central Water, the agency from which the cities of Okoboji and Arnolds Park purchases treated water, will be increasing the rates they charge to the cities.
Two Vehicle Collision In Nobles County Claims A Life
The Minnesota State Patrol says 75-year-old Terry Meyer of Reading, Minnesota was driving a 1995 Ford pickup westbound on Nobles County Road 14 and 22-year-old Kasey Hix of Ellsworth, Minnesota was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe northbound on Highway 59 when the two collided in the intersection.
Healthcare Providers Concerned Many Are Delaying Or Cancelling Screenings & Appointments Due To Covid Concerns
Dr. Andrew Mueting of Lakes Regional Family Practice tells KUOO news not following through with those screenings and appointments could actually put you more at risk should you actually contract COVID-19.
Sewer Lift Station Project To Result In Road Closures
Grundman Hicks, the general contractor on the project for the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary Sewer District, says the intersection of 220thAvenue and 165thStreet will be closed to the north and to the east beginning shortly after sunrise Tuesday, September 8th.
Collision Of Car And Semi At North Y In Spencer Sends One Person To The Hospital
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Emily Stoneking of Spencer was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala eastbound on Highway 18 when she collided with the rear of a 2017 Freightliner semi tractor-trailer driven by 59-year-old Troy Krengel of Ankeny who was waiting to turn northbound onto Highway 71.
Spencer Woman Escapes Serious Injury In Single Vehicle Crash
The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Rachel Martinez of Spencer was driving a 2017 Infiniti eastbound on County Road B-24 near Moneta when she lost control of the vehicle after apparently falling asleep.
RE/MAX Preferred, based in Sioux City, has announced a new ownership group including Aaron Jones, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Lakes Realty in the Iowa Great Lakes along with Amy Kokacek of RE/MAX Preferred and Jeff and Rachel Carlson of Sioux City.