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No Injuries Reported When Auger Collides With Power Line

Tue 1-23-2018

No injuries were reported Sunday when an auger being hauled on a semi trailer collided with a power line in Palo Alto county.

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DNR Meeting To Discuss Proposed Improvements At Various Lakes Area State Parks Postponed

Tue 1-23-2018

A public meeting to discuss construction plans in the Gull Point State Park complex that was originally scheduled for this (Tues.) evening has been postponed to Thursday evening at 6:00 pm at Mahan Hall on the campus of Lakeside Lab in Wahpeton.

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Pickup Falls Through Big Spirit Lake; Snowmobile Goes Through On West Lake Okoboji Over The Weekend

Mon 1-22-2018

There were two more close calls on the ice over the weekend on the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Fire Heavily Damages SL Burger King

Mon 1-22-2018

A fire this (Mon.) morning caused extensive damage to the Burger King Restaurant on Circle Drive in Spirit Lake.

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Budget Cuts Impacting DNR

Mon 1-22-2018

A state commission told lawmakers repeated cuts to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources threatened its ability to protect the state's air and water as the reductions have forced the agency to leave more than 100 positions vacant. 

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Fairmont Police Shoot & Kill Man Who They Say Threatened Officers With Knives

Mon 1-22-2018

Police in Fairmont have shot and killed a man who authorities say confronted the officers with two knives.

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Two-Vehicle Collision At North Y In Spencer Injures Arnolds Park Woman

Mon 1-22-2018

A two-vehicle collision Sunday at the North Y on the north edge of Spencer sent one person to the hospital.

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Execution Of Search Warrant On SL Residence Results In Two Arrests

Mon 1-22-2018

Two Spirit Lake residents were arrested on drug charges Sunday after police obtained and executed a search warrant at 306 19th Street in Spirit Lake.

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Firefighters Respond To Spirit Lake Burger King

Mon 1-22-2018

Spirit Lake firefighters are battling blizzard conditions after being called shortly before 7:00 am this (Mon.) to Burger King on Circle Drive in Spirit Lake. 

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Major Blizzard Likely Late Sunday Through Early Tuesday

Sun 1-21-2018

Forecasters say they are now very certain a major blizzard will affect the region from late tonight (Sun.) through early Tuesday. 

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Frost-Covered Roads Result In Numerous Collisions In Southern Minnesota Friday

Sat 1-20-2018

Frost-covered roads are being attributed to numerous crashes Friday in southern Minnesota.

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U of O Winter Games Registrations filling quickly

Fri 1-19-2018 Arnolds Park,Ia

(Arnolds Park)-38th Annual Winter Games January 25-28

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Group Files Lawsuit Against Dickinson County Over Re-Zoning For East Loch Estates Project

Fri 1-19-2018

A group calling itself “Concerned Citizens of Dickinson County” has filed a lawsuit challenging action taken by county officials to approve the rezoning and a planned unit development for the East Loch Estates project just north of Chalstrom Beach.

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Fire Causes Minor Damage To Downtown Spencer Restaurant

Fri 1-19-2018

Fire this (Fri.) morning caused minor damage to a downtown Spencer restaurant.

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Construction Completed On New Spec. Building At East Lakes Industrial Park In Spirit Lake

Fri 1-19-2018

Construction has been completed on a new speculative building in the East Lakes Industrial Park on the east side of Spirit Lake

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Iowa Rock 'N Roll Music Association Receives Challenge Donation For Museum Project

Fri 1-19-2018

The Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association has received a challenge donation that will go toward equipping the organization's new museum currently being constructed in Arnolds Park.

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Collision Near Fostoria Results In Minor Injuries

Fri 1-19-2018

Minor injuries were reported Thursday in a two-vehicle collision on Highway 71 near Fostoria.

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Monthly Survey Of Bankers Suggests Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of Several States, Including Iowa & Minnesota

Fri 1-19-2018

Declining numbers in a new monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy remains weak in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, including Iowa and Minnesota.

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Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests (1)

Fri 1-19-2018

A traffic stop Thursday in George resulted in the arrests of two people on drug charges.

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Legislative Forums To Resume Saturday (Jan. 20)

Fri 1-19-2018

Legislative forums resume tomorrow (Sat.) in both Spencer and the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Major Winter Storm Likely Sunday Into Monday

Fri 1-19-2018

Forecasters say there's growing confidence over the potential for a significant winter storm for the region over the second half of the upcoming weekend lasting through the day Monday.

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Spirit Lake Chamber Issues Advisory Regarding Solicitation Calls

Thu 1-18-2018

Officials with the Spirit Lake Chamber of Commerce say they've been getting reports today (Thurs.) from members saying they've been getting phone calls soliciting advertising, and that they specifically mention the Chamber in the sales pitch.

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