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Iowa DNR Uses Chemical Treatment To Remove Fish From Lake

Sat 11-17-2018

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is using a pesticide that has reportedly been linked to Parkinson's disease to eliminate undesirable fish from a Des Moines lake as part of a decade-long effort to improve the habitat and water quality. The agency says the same chemical has been used in our area.

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Man Wanted On Warrant For 1st Degree Theft Taken Into Custody

Fri 11-16-2018

A man wanted out of Pocahontas county on a warrant charging him with 1st degree theft was taken into custody earlier this week by authorities in Palo Alto county.

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Execution Of Search Warrant Results In Arrests Of Two Men On Drug Charges

Fri 11-16-2018

Two men were arrested on drug charges after authorities executed a search warrant on a residence near Emmetsburg last (Thursday) evening.

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Disturbance Results In Two Arrests

Fri 11-16-2018

A disturbance Monday at a city park in Sibley resulted in the arrests of two people.

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Iowa's Unemployment Rate Continues To Drop

Fri 11-16-2018

Iowa's unemployment rate has dropped slightly to 2.4 percent in October, the lowest in the state in more than 18 years.

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Two Men Sentenced In Separate Cases In Federal Court In Sioux City For Illegally Re-Entering The U.S.

Fri 11-16-2018

A man who entered the U.S illegally from Guatemala was sentenced earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

 

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Intersection Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Fri 11-16-2018

Minor injuries were reported in a collision of two vehicles late Thursday afternoon at the intersection of 490th Street and 320th Avenue in Clay county.

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No Injuries Reported In Mobile Home Fire

Fri 11-16-2018

Fire pretty much destroyed one mobile home and damaged another Thursday in Spencer.

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Spencer Man Among Those Injured Thursday In Chain Reaction Collision On Hwy 18

Fri 11-16-2018

A Spencer man was among those injured Thursday morning in a three-vehicle chain reaction collision on Highway 18 about two miles west of Hull.

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Area Fire Departments Kept Busy Thursday With Grass Fires

Fri 11-16-2018

Area fire chiefs are warning of a high fire danger right now.

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RiseFest announces Grammy-nominated band Skillet to perform for 2019 Festival

Thu 11-15-2018 Sheldon,Ia

(Sheldon)-Band to perform at Festival Friday, June 21, 2019.

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Man Accused Of Firing Shotgun Toward A School Bus & Sheriff's Deputy's Residence

Thu 11-15-2018

A Maurice man accused of firing a shotgun toward a school bus and sheriff's deputy's residence faces multiple charges following an incident Wednesday afternoon in O'Brien county.

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Survey Of Bankers In 10 States, Including Iowa & Minnesota, Shows Regional Rural Economy Is Shrinking

Thu 11-15-2018

For the first time this year, a monthly survey of bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states indicates the regional rural economy is shrinking.

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$3.5 Million Renovation Of Marble Beach Campground At Standstill; Progress Behind Schedule

Thu 11-15-2018

Work on a $3.5 million renovation project at the Marble Beach Campground on the west side of Big Spirit Lake is at a standstill, and progress has been much slower than expected. 

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Local Hospital Recognized For Overall Excellence

Thu 11-15-2018

A local hospital is getting some special recognition.

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Improv Comedy Night on November 16 to raise funds for Student Trip to Haiti

Wed 11-14-2018 2701 Hill Ave,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Trip is planned as a special J-Term Project for Spirit Lake Students.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Holds Its Annual Business Recognition Luncheon

Wed 11-14-2018

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation today (Wed.) announced its 2018 Business Recognition award recipients during the organization's annual luncheon in Spencer.

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Okoboji City Council Discusses Possible Parking Restrictions & Additional Signage On Lakeshore Drive

Wed 11-14-2018

Lakeshore Drive was a topic of a couple discussions at last (Tues.) evening's Okoboji City Council meeting.

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Expiration Of 2014 Farm Bill Impacting Some CRP Contracts

Wed 11-14-2018

U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Amanda De Jong announced Tuesday payments will soon be issued to landowners whose Conservation Reserve Program contracts require modifications.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Authorize Applying For Grant To Assist With Francis Sites Drainage Project

Tue 11-13-2018

Meeting in a rare afternoon session today (Tues.) the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors gave the go-ahead to apply for $125,000 grant through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewarship's Water Quality Initiative program.

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Estherville Annual Chocolate Walk and Parade of Lights to be held November 15

Tue 11-13-2018 Estherville,IA

(Estherville)-Families encouraged to meet Santa following parade to light up Library Square.

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State Rep. John Wills Elected House Majority Whip

Tue 11-13-2018

It was announced today (Tues.) State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake has been elected by fellow House Republicans as House Majority Whip.

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