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Fair Officials Say 2020 Clay County Fair Would Not Have Been The World's Greatest County Fair, By Far, If It Was To Move Forward

Fri 7-3-2020

Clay County Fair General Manager and CEO Jeremy Parsons says trying to come up with options to still hold the Clay County Fair during a pandemic were constantly being discussed all the way up until Thursday's formal announcement this year's event won't be held

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Test Iowa Clinic Will Remain In Spirit Lake Through Atleast July 17th But Will Be Moving To A New Location

Fri 7-3-2020

Jennifer Gustafson of Lakes Regional Healthcare tells KUOO news since June 22nd, 1,576 people have been tested at the site

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City Of Spencer Terminates Employee Accused Of Making A Racial Comment

Fri 7-3-2020

The city announced earlier in the week it was launching an internal investigation after a photo of the incident at the Spencer Wal-Mart store surfaced on social media.

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Clay Co. Fair General Mgr/CEO Jeremy Parsons Addresses Cancellation Of This Year's Clay County Fair During Press Conference

Thu 7-2-2020

Parsons says the decision was extremely hard to make. He says it based in part on a survey they recently conducted

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association postpones Hall of Fame Induction Celebration to Memorial Day Weekend of 2021

Thu 7-2-2020 243 West Broadway Street,Arnolds Park,IA

(Arnolds Park)-Association is hosting several outdoor concerts including Live on Lake Street featuring Jason Walsmith of The Nadas on July 3

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Illegal Sump Pump Connections Continue To Be A Concern For Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District

Thu 7-2-2020

Steve Anderson, Superintendent of the Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District, says while we've had less rain so far this season, that can always change on a moment's notice. And he says it's better to address the issues with sump pumps now rather than waiting until after the fact

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***BREAKING NEWS*** 2020 Clay County Fair Will NOT Be Held

Thu 7-2-2020

The Clay County Fair Association announced today (Thursday) the 2020 edition of "The World's Greatest County Fair" will NOT be held and has been postponed to September 11th-19th, 2021. 

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Heat, Humidity & Occasional Rains Have Crops Thriving

Thu 7-2-2020

Corn won't be knee high this year by the 4th of July. Instead, it's more like waist to chest high in many cases.

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Local Health Official Gives Update On COVID-19 Situation

Thu 7-2-2020

While the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to go up in Dickinson county, public health officials say they're encouraged the increase hasn't been as great over the past week or so compared to what it was earlier.

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Animal Experts urge Owners to take extra care with Pets during 4th of July Weekend

Wed 7-1-2020 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Experts suggest calming agents and products to assist with pet care.

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Estherville Police Say They're Getting Numerous Complaints Of Fireworks Being Illegally Discharged In That City

Wed 7-1-2020

The department is reminding residents that even though the state of Iowa passed a law allowing fireworks a few years ago, the city of Estherville has an ordinance that requires anyone shooting fireworks in the city to have a permit.

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Okoboji Foundation Once Again Holding Its July Nonprofit Challenge

Wed 7-1-2020

July is now upon us and it's time once again for the Okoboji Foundation to launch one of it's annual events that helps nonprofit organizations in the lakes area build their endowments.

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Mueske Family Foundation To Match Donations To The YMCA Of The Okoboji's Up To $100,000 Through August 1st

Wed 7-1-2020

Andrew Fisher, CEO of the YMCA of the Okoboji's says they're very grateful for the foundation's support saying it comes at a very critical time.

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Cause Of Northern Iowa Diecast Fire Traced To Ventilation Fan

Wed 7-1-2020

Lake Park Fire Chief Brandon Ehret says a rooftop ventilation fan was the likely cause of a fire this (Wednesday) morning at Northern Iowa Diecast in Lake Park.

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Two Vehicle Collision In SW Mn Sends Three People To The Hospital

Wed 7-1-2020

A two vehicle accident yesterday (Thursday) afternoon on Highway 60 near Mountain Lake has sent three people to the hospital.

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No Injuries Reported In Fire At Northern Iowa Diecast In Lake Park; Production Is Temporarily Suspended

Wed 7-1-2020

Jeff Skalbeck, President of Northern Iowa Diecast, tells KUOO news the plant was evacuated and no one was hurt.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center featuring ART Exhibit

Tue 6-30-2020 2201 Highway 71,Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Exhibit features works by Artists who will be featured in the Artisans Road Trip this fall

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Public Health & Emergency Management Officials In Clay & Dickinson Counties Issue Joint Statement

Tue 6-30-2020

Brandon Rohrig of Dickinson County Public Health says it's important everyone be responsible and do their part to help lessen any further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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University Of Okoboji Announces Postponement Of Some Additional Events

Tue 6-30-2020

The announcement affects the University of Okoboji Tennis Class scheduled for July 11th-12th; the Open Water Swim scheduled for August 1st; and the Slow Pitch Softball Tournament that was scheduled for August 15th and 16th.

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Fireworks Show Over Silver Lake To Be Held Friday Night, July 3rd, At Dusk

Tue 6-30-2020

Committee member Doug Goodell says the show will be held this Friday (July 3rd) beginning at dusk. 

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Minor Injuries Reported In Two-Vehicle Collision In Clay County

Tue 6-30-2020

Minor injuries were reported this past Saturday in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 420th Street and 270th Avenue in Clay county.

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Sioux Rapids Police Chief Suspended For Two Weeks After Posting Controversial Comment On Social Media

Tue 6-30-2020

The action was taken during a special city council meeting Monday evening.

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Spencer Police Investigate A Couple Of Accidents

Mon 6-29-2020

Spencer police investigated a couple of accidents in recent days, including one Sunday in which a motorcycle collided with bicyclist at the corner of Grand Avenue and 8th Street Southeast. 

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Spirit Lake Protective Association to hold Annual Fireworks Display July 3

Mon 6-29-2020 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Association encourages social distancing during display, will launch fireworks from center of Big Spirit Lake

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The Caretaker Of The Large American Flag At Boji Bay Property Talks About Special Protocol & Precautions They Take In Flying It

Mon 6-29-2020

Marv Fernelius is a local resident who is a caretaker of the flag. He says in order to preserve the flag they have established protocol as to when to take it down.

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SL Man Seriously Injured When A Vehicle He Was Driving Goes Off The Road And Collides With Multiple Parked Vehicles

Mon 6-29-2020

A Spirit Lake man was seriously injured Sunday evening in an accident in the area of 175th Street and 245th Avenue near Parks Marina, south of Spirit Lake.

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City Of Spirit Lake Reminds Residents Of Fireworks Ordinance

Mon 6-29-2020

City Attorney-Administrator Gregg Owens says there are only two days fireworks can be discharged during certain times of the day

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Iowa Dept. Of Public Health Reporting 298 New Cases Of COVID-19 With Three Additional Deaths

Mon 6-29-2020

Locally, Dickinson county this (Monday) morning reported a total of 238 cases so far, up four since Friday.

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City Of Terril To Flush Fire Hydrants

Mon 6-29-2020

The city of Terril will be flushing fire hydrants beginning this Wednesday (July 1st).

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South Dakota Man Catches Tagged Walleye But Wasn't Registered For Walleye Weekend Contest

Mon 6-29-2020

A South Dakota man caught a tagged walleye this past weekend but wasn't entered in the Walleye Weekend Extended Contest. 

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Two Vehicle Collision In Osceola County Sends One Person To The Hospital

Mon 6-29-2020

Osceola county authorities have released details into a two vehicle collision this past Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 60 and 100th Street.

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Hy-Vee Expands Recall To Additional Salads Due To Potential For Cyclospora Contamination

Sat 6-27-2020

Hy-Vee announced a week ago it was recalling Hy-Vee brand bagged garden salad mix out of concern it could be contaminated with the bacteria. The grocery chain today (Saturday) announced it is expanding  that to include 12 additional salad products.

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Two E-L-C Student Athletes Test Positive For COVID-19

Sat 6-27-2020

School officials say the families of the athletes were made aware of the positive test results Friday, and the athletes began their quarantine immediately upon notification they were in primary contact of another positive case.

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Marble Beach Campground To Re-Open Wednesday, July 1st

Fri 6-26-2020

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources announced today (Fri.) the newly revamped campground and facilities will open to campers Wednesday, July 1st.

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Lakes Area Young Professionals to hold Virtual 5K to Benefit CAASA July 11-12

Fri 6-26-2020 Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Registration for Lakes on the Run encouraged by July 1

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