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Sioux County Collision Claims Life Of A Teen

Fri 1-15-2021

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office says 18-year-old Josiah Gonzalez of Granville was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu westbound on Highway 10 about three miles east of Alton.

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Reports Of Neglected Animals Lead Kossuth County Authorities To A Residence In Whittemore

Fri 1-15-2021

The Sheriff's Office says eight dogs and 10 chickens were removed earlier this month from 407 Clay Street after getting a complaint of possible animal abuse.

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Murder Trial For Emmetsburg Man Accused Of Killing Another Man With A Bolt Cutter Tool Is Pushed Back To June

Fri 1-15-2021

Allan Schwidder was charged with 1st degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Rollin Bontrager of Washington, Iowa. His body was found July 22nd of last year in Virgin Lake near Ruthven.

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Authorities Say Many More People Heeded Advice This Time Around Compared To Last Month's Blizzard

Fri 1-15-2021

Law enforcement and rescue crews were kept extremely busy in the December 23rd storm rescuing stranded motorists. They say things have been very quiet so far, atleast, in that regard when it comes to this blizzard. 

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Local Authorities Are Advising No Travel As A Blizzard And Whiteout Conditions Continue

Fri 1-15-2021

Local authorities say they want everyone to STAY OFF THE ROADS due to whiteout conditions which will continue through the day today (Friday). 

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Hy-Vee To Begin Offering COVID-19 Rapid Antibody Testing At 250 Of Its Pharmacy Locations

Thu 1-14-2021

Hy-Vee has announced it will be offering COVID-19 rapid antibody testing at more than 250 of its pharmacy locations beginning Monday, January 18th.

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Lake Okoboji United Methodist Camp/Lakes Area Dog Park Renew Partnership

Thu 1-14-2021

The Lake Okoboji United Methodist Camp and the Lakes Area Dog Park have renewed their partnership for another 10 years. 

 

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Spencer Chamber Announces Cancellation Of This Year's Ag Outlook

Thu 1-14-2021

The Spencer Chamber of Commerce and the Ag Outlook Committee have announced the cancellation of this year's Ag Outlook due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Martin County Sheriff Issues Stern Warning For Anyone Who Travels When Roads Are Closed

Thu 1-14-2021

Martin County Sheriff Jeffrey Markquart says if you're caught out in that county after roads are closed, you better have your wallet handy

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Brian Dalziel To Become Interim CEO Of Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Effective Next Month

Thu 1-14-2021

Dalziel tells KUOO news he's honored by the appointment.

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Predicted Blizzard Has One Area Sheriff's Office Issuing A Warning About Travel

Thu 1-14-2021

With a possible blizzard in the forecast, one area Sheriff's Office is urging those with travel plans, especially tonight (Thurs.) and tomorrow (Fri.) to reconsider them.

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New Full Time Physician Joins E-R Staff At Lakes Regional Healthcare

Thu 1-14-2021

A new full time physician as joined the Emergency Room staff at Lakes Regional Healthcare.

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We're Starting To Learn More About The Impacts COVID Had On Tourism This Past Season In The Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 1-14-2021

Rebecca Peters of Okoboji Tourism told the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors earlier this week that the lakes area actually fared better than the state as a whole.

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Changes Being Made To SMU Cable T.V. Lineups

Thu 1-14-2021

Spencer Municipal Utilities cable television subscribers are noticing some changes in their lineups.

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A Collision Involving A Pickup And Pedestrian In Jackson Sends One Person To The Hospital

Thu 1-14-2021

A man was injured after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday in Jackson.

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Project To Connect Trail Systems In Clay & Dickinson Counties Awarded Funding

Wed 1-13-2021

The Iowa Transportation Commission today (Wed.) approved $285,690 in funding through that program for the first phase of a project connecting the Clay county trail system with Dickinson county's.

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Registration deadline looms for University of Okoboji Winter Games activities

Wed 1-13-2021 Arnolds Park, Ia

(Arnolds Park)-Registrations starting to fill up for various events

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No Injuries Reported In Jackson, Mn. Apartment Fire

Wed 1-13-2021

The Jackson Fire Department responded around 7:45 pm Monday to 113 5th Street.

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Some Dixon Beach Residents & City Of Okoboji Are At Odds With DNR Over Dock Regulations

Wed 1-13-2021

Some Dixon Beach property owners on West Lake Okoboji and the city of Okoboji are at odds with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources over the spacing of some docks in that area.

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Mason City Lawyer & Businessman Elected To Seat On Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Board Of Directors

Wed 1-13-2021

Vance Jorgensen was elected to an at-large seat on the board.

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Iowa DNR Announces Assignment Of A New State Conservation Officer To Dickinson County

Wed 1-13-2021

The agency says Blake Mills has been assigned to Dickinson county.

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Okoboji City Council Decides To Proceed With Lakeshore Drive Project & To Refinance Some Existing Debt

Wed 1-13-2021

Lakeshore Drive was once again a major topic of discussion at last (Tues.) evening's Okoboji City Council meeting.

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SL City Council Gives Final Approval To Ordinance Banning Usage Of Fireworks In The City; Approves Wage Increases For City Employees

Tue 1-12-2021

The Spirit Lake City Council Tuesday evening gave final adoption to a couple of ordinance revisions pertaining to fireworks. One bans the use of fireworks altogether in the city while another pertains to who can be held responsible for violating that ordinance.

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Storm Lake Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Meth Charge

Tue 1-12-2021

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Iowa says 31-year-old Christian Javier Ramirez entered the plea today (Tues.) to a charge of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. 

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2021 University of Okoboji Winter Games Cheerleaders announced

Tue 1-12-2021 Arnolds Park, Ia

(Arnolds Park)-Eight Cheerleaders selected via online voting this year

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Funeral Procession This Fri. (Jan. 15th) Between Estherville & Okoboji To Result In Lengthy Traffic Delays

Tue 1-12-2021

Area law enforcement agencies say a funeral procession this Friday (Jan. 15th) for DNR Officer Steve Reighard will likely result in some lengthy traffic delays on Highways 9 and 71.

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Sudden Increase In Volume Has City Of Orleans Re-Evaluating A Recycling Agreement With Dickinson County

Tue 1-12-2021

The city of Orleans is re-visiting an agreement it has with Dickinson county regarding a recycling drop-off site the city operates.

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Lack Of Snow So Far This Season Resulting In Significant Savings To Dickinson County Secondary Roads Dept.

Tue 1-12-2021

County Engineer Dan Eckert says the savings on wear and tear with equipment, fuel and materials has been very significant

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Northwest Financial Corp. Announces New President And CEO

Tue 1-12-2021

It was announced Monday Greg Post will serve in that capacity.

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Officials Now Say A House Fire Jan. 2nd In Estherville Claimed The Life Of A Man

Mon 1-11-2021

In a press release this (Monday) evening, Estherville police say the victim of the January 2nd fire has been identified as 69-year-old Paul Ostendorf, who was in the house at the time.

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Milford City Council Hears From City Attorney Regarding Donation Agreements With Non-Profit Groups

Mon 1-11-2021

The Milford City Council Monday evening decided to go along with a recommendation from City Attorney David Stein, Jr. when it comes to the city making contributions to non profit entities.

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Okoboji School Bd. Approves Adding Esports As An Extra Curricular Activity

Mon 1-11-2021

A new program is joining the offerings of extra curricular activities at Okoboji High School.

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RSVP seeking Volunteers for Pen Pal and Virtual Programs

Mon 1-11-2021 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Volunteers opportunities offered for those who wish to work from home

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Single Vehicle Crash On I-90 At Fairmont Sends Two People To The Hospital

Mon 1-11-2021

Two people were injured in a one vehicle accident this morning on Interstate 90 in Fairmont.

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Dickinson County Named A Finalist For 2021 Community Award Through The Heathiest State Initiative

Mon 1-11-2021

The Healthiest State Initiative has announced Dickinson county is among seven finalists for its 2021 Community Award.

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