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Estherville Police Mourn The Unexpected Passing Of The Department's K-9, Max

Mon 4-12-2021

Police in Estherville are mourning the loss of the department's K-9, Max, who suddenly passed away of a medical condition Friday.

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Spirit Lake Community Schools Moving Ahead With Construction Of New Bus Barn

Mon 4-12-2021

Superintendent Dr. David Smith tells KUOO news the School Board has awarded a bid on the construction of a facility that will house the district's buses

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This Week Marks The Observance Of Extension Week

Mon 4-12-2021

Sue Boettcher, Human Sciences Program Coordinator for ISU Extension Dickinson County, says food trucks will be parked each day through Friday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the fairgrounds. A different truck will be featured each day. Boettcher says they'll also have a number of informational displays

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MnDOT Plans To Reconstruct Some Problematic Roundabouts In Worthington

Mon 4-12-2021

MnDOT officials say the improvements will better accommodate large trucks, minimizing load shift as they travel through the roundabouts.

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Investigation By Clay County Authorities Into Report Of A Vehicle In The Ditch Results In Arrest Of A Fort Dodge Man

Mon 4-12-2021

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called Sunday to the 3600 mile of 330th Avenue where they met with the driver of the vehicle, identified as 31-year-old Justin Diggs of Fort Dodge

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Okoboji City Council To Hold Second Reading Of Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment That Would Add A "Conservation District" To Classifications

Mon 4-12-2021

A first reading of the proposed change was made at the council's meeting back in February.

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Plans Are Kicking Into High Gear For 2021 Clay County Fair

Mon 4-12-2021

CEO Jeremy Parsons says they are extremely optimistic about the prospects of holding a fair this year.

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Spencer Man Escapes Serious Injury In Semi Tanker Accident

Mon 4-12-2021

A Spencer man escaped serious injury this past Thursday when a semi he was driving overturned in Sioux county.

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Investigation underway after Swea City Man dies from Head Injuries

Fri 4-9-2021 Algona, IA

(Algona)-Casey Tobin was found on a road Saturday night 

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Dickinson County Public Health Officials say increase in COVID-19 Positivity rate due to more cases in Younger People

Fri 4-9-2021 2301 Hwy 71 South Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-New cases in 18 to 29 year old population making up a third of all of the cases in Dickinson County

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Senator Chuck Grassley discusses Current Projects, Ethanol during stop at Okoboji High School

Fri 4-9-2021 901 H Ave, Milford, IA

(Milford)-Senator made comments during stop at Okoboji High School on Thursday

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Upticks in Dickinson County COVID-19 Positivity Rates prompting changes to the Test One Iowa Clinic

Thu 4-8-2021 2301 Hwy 71 South Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Clinic was set to close April 16

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Spring Planting Outlook is Good following recent Warm Temperatures and Several Days of Rain

Thu 4-8-2021 Lakefield,Mn

(Lakefield, MN)-Soil temperatures warming into the 50s this week

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Estherville Man charged with Attempted Murder following arrest on Wednesday

Thu 4-8-2021 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Reyes faces multiple charges following incident at residence on Wednesday

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Winterfeld found guilty of Second-Degree Murder in Killing of Grant Wilson

Thu 4-8-2021 Orange City, Ia

(Orange City)-Spirit Lake man originally charged with First-Degree Murder in connection with May 2020 shooting

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Estherville Man dies in Motorcycle Crash Wednesday night

Thu 4-8-2021 Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Collision with Pick-up Truck occurred at South 8th Street and 2nd Avenue South in Estherville

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Sioux County Authorities seeking information in apparent Hit-and-Run

Thu 4-8-2021 Sioux Center, IA

(Sioux Center)-Incident allegedly occurred Wednesday morning on Highway 75

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Sioux City Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Armed Carjackings

Thu 4-8-2021 Sioux City,IA

(Sioux City)-Shortenhaus was apprehended after leading police on a high-speed chase in a vehicle stolen from one of his victims

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Dickinson County has highest positive COVID-19 rate in the State of Iowa

Thu 4-8-2021 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Cases spiking in 18-29 year old age group

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Spirit Lake Drama and Vocal Music to present Bye Bye Birdie April 9 & 10

Wed 4-7-2021 612 28th Street, Spirit Lake, Iowa

(Spirit Lake)-Tickets available Thursday evening or at the door prior to performances at the Sami Center

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Governor Kim Reynolds voices opposition to Vaccine Passports during Wednesday's Press Conference

Wed 4-7-2021 Johnston, IA

(Johnston)-Reynolds says she will take action either thru Legislation or Executive Action

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ISU Extension and Outreach Week is April 12-17

Wed 4-7-2021 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Dickinson County Extension plans to have Food Trucks set up at Fairgrounds next week

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Wills honored with Circle of Excellence Award from the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance

Wed 4-7-2021 Ankeny, IA

(Ankeny)-Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance Coordinator honored for 2nd year in a row

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Winter Games/Chamber Officials Present Checks

Tue 4-6-2021

Checks made possible through proceeds from two of the 41st annual University of Okoboji Winter Games events were recently presented to two non-profit groups.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Give Go-Ahead For Restructuring Of County Attorney's Office; Approve Resolutions To Connect With Clay County Trail System

Tue 4-6-2021

County Attorney Amy Zenor recommended eliminating an investigator's position in the office that was created back in 2018 and reallocating that funding for an additional attorney who would work part-time in the office.

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Lake Park Man Pleads Not Guilty To Vehicular Homicide Charge

Tue 4-6-2021

48-year-old Christopher Bosma was charged in the death of 34-year-old Kelsie Sturm in the incident that took place near Harris in July of 2020.

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Event Will Pair Up Employers Looking For Summer Help With Teens Looking For Summer Jobs

Tue 4-6-2021

Brian Downing, Principal at Okoboji High School, says they'll be putting on a “summer job fair” Friday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am at both the Pavilion and the Roof Garden in Arnolds Park.

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Officials With City Of Spencer Express Concern Over Reports Of Foul Language And Vandalism At East Leech Park

Tue 4-6-2021

Police Chief Mark Warburton told the council they'll be keeping a close eye out for those violating park rules and will penalize violators.

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Okoboji Music Masters to present "The Sounds of Summer" in the Iowa Great Lakes this Summer

Mon 4-5-2021 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Auditions to be held in mid-May for new ensemble

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Fire Damages Machine Shed Near Sheldon

Mon 4-5-2021

The Sheldon Fire Department was called to 3071 Marsh Avenue. Upon arriving they found smoke coming from the building along with some nearby grass and a wood pile also on fire.

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Spirit Lake Green Waste Site Currently Scheduled To Open For Season Saturday, April 10th

Mon 4-5-2021

City officials say site preparations are currently underway.

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Another Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Is Planned For The Region

Mon 4-5-2021

This one is scheduled for this Saturday, April 10th at the Spencer Field House at Spencer High School.

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Fire Destroys Machine Shed, Tractors & Other Farm Equipment

Mon 4-5-2021

Firefighters were called around 12:01 am to 4250 230th Street in Emmet county and found the building completely engulfed along with some trees that were on fire.

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Spirit Lake Fire Dept. To Hold Pancake Feed This Saturday, April 10th

Mon 4-5-2021

Chief Pat Daly says COVID-19 precautions will be in place

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Gearing Up For Its Summer Junior Volunteer Program

Mon 4-5-2021

Jennifer Gustafson, LRH Vice President of Marketing and Retail Services, says they are now taking applications for this summer's program, which will run from June 7th through July 30th

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