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Iowa DPH Reporting Additional COVID-19 Cases & Deaths

Sat 5-30-2020

According to Iowa's COVID-19 dashboard, as of 10 a.m. Saturday there had been eight more COVID-19 deaths and 343 new positive cases since Friday morning.

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Head-On Collision On Hwy 71 In Clay County Involving A Car And A Semi Claims A Life

Fri 5-29-2020

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 24-year-old George Skyler Ellsworth Cole of Cedar Rapids was driving a 1987 Pontiac southbound in the 4800 mile of Highway 71 when he swerved into the northbound lane and collided head-on with a 2003 Peterbilt semi driven by 46-year-old Stoney Ray Burris of Livingston, Tennessee.

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YMCA Of The Okoboji's Announces Permanent Closure Of Its Healthy Living Program Center In Downtown Spirit Lake

Fri 5-29-2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant negative financial impact on the YMCA of the Okoboji's, which announced today (Fri.) it will be permanently closing its Healthy Living Program Center in downtown Spirit Lake. 

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Iowa DPH Reports Additional COVID-19 Cases And Deaths

Fri 5-29-2020

According to Iowa's COVID-19 website, as of 10 a.m. Friday there had been 20 more COVID-19 deaths and 290 new positive cases since Thursday morning.

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Local Teen credited with saving Man's Life after near-drowning on West Okoboji

Fri 5-29-2020

We have since learned the name of the person who pulled the man out of the lake. He is 17-year-old Calvin Grosvenor of Okoboji.

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Joint Meeting Of Dickinson Co. Supervisors And Some City Officials Generates A Push For More Unified Building Codes & Zoning Regs.

Thu 5-28-2020

Supervisor Tim Fairchild, who organized the meeting, said the lack of uniformity is something he finds concerning

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Rescue Crews Respond To Report Of Near Drowning On West Lake Okoboji

Thu 5-28-2020

There were some tense moments this (Thurs.) afternoon when an unresponsive person was pulled out of West Lake Okoboji.

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Iowa Lakes Community College encouraging students to complete FASFA application to qualify for the Last Dollar Scholarship Program

Thu 5-28-2020 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Students need to file FASFA by June 30th to be eligible for State grant

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Estherville City Hall To Remain Closed Indefinitely

Thu 5-28-2020

Residents are still being encouraged to conduct business via phone or email.

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Another Lakes Area Little League Association Announces it's Canceling Its Season

Thu 5-28-2020

The Okoboji Youth Baseball and Softball Association has announced the cancellation of its 2020 season.

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IDPH Reporting Additional COVID-19 Cases & Deaths; Confirms Outbreak At Tyson Pork Plant In Storm Lake

Thu 5-28-2020

According to Iowa's COVID-19 website, as of 10 a.m. Thursday there have been 15 more COVID-19 deaths bringing the state's total to 500.

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No Injuries Reported In Spencer House Fire (1)

Thu 5-28-2020

Deputy Spencer Fire Chief Mark Stover says firefighters were called around 2:30 pm to 307 East 4th Street.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park Announces June 3rd As New Opening Date

Thu 5-28-2020

Park officials originally had planned to open May 30th but had to reschedule that as a proclamation by Governor Kim Reynolds that allows amusement facilities to reopen doesn't go into affect until June 1st.

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Emmet Co. Sheriff's Office Receives $5,000 Grant From ILEC "Operation Round Up" Program

Thu 5-28-2020

A news release says the money will go toward the purchase and training of a new K-9 and for the training of a handler.

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Drive-Up Food Distribution Set For June 5th In Worthington

Thu 5-28-2020

It will be held that day from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the Nobles County Fairgrounds.

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Estherville Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests And Seizure Of 15 Pounds Of Pot, THC, "Molly", And Cocaine

Thu 5-28-2020

A traffic stop this past Saturday in the 300 block of Central Avenue in Estherville resulted in authorities finding 15 pounds of marijuana, THC products, THC vaping cartridges, MDMA...also known as "MOLLY", and cocaine with a combined estimated street value of $160,000.

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Sioux County Authorities File Amended Charge Against Spirit Lake Man Accused In Shooting Death Of A Cleghorn Man

Thu 5-28-2020

70-year-old Gregg Winterfeld of Spirit Lake was originally charged with 2nd degree murder in the case.

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Okoboji Foundation Awards More Than A Quarter Of A Million Dollars In Grants

Wed 5-27-2020

Requests this year totaled $878,000. 

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UTV Crash Sends Two People To The Hospital

Wed 5-27-2020

A crash around 3:30 pm Monday in O'Brien county involving a utility vehicle sent two people to the hospital.

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IDPH Reporting 21 Additional COVID-19 Deaths & An Additional 595 Cases For Previous 24 Hrs. Ending At 10:00 AM This (Wed.) Morning

Wed 5-27-2020

It brings the total number of Iowans who have died from the virus to 485.

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Spirit Lake Man Sustains Minor Injuries In Clay County Crash

Wed 5-27-2020

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says Robert Peters of Spirit Lake was driving a 2011 Silverado eastbound on 350th Street when he failed to negotiate a curve.

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Deadlines For Property Taxes, Motor Vehicle & Driver's License Transactions Change With Extension Of Gov. Kim Reynolds Public Health Disaster Emergency Proclamation

Wed 5-27-2020

Tuesday's announcement by Governor Kim Reynolds that she's extending portions of a proclamation of Public Health Disaster Emergency to June 25th, 2020 is resulting in more changes on deadlines for paying property taxes and for motor vehicle and driver's license transactions. 

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Emmet County Sheriff's Office Asking For Public's Help In Locating Missing Man

Wed 5-27-2020

Authorities say 52-year-old Joseph Gries hasn't been heard from since this past Friday after speaking with a family member by telephone. 

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Number Of COVID-19 Cases In Buena Vista County Skyrockets

Wed 5-27-2020

Information on the state's coronavirus website shows 414 people in Buena Vista county tested positive for the virus Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases in that county to 662.

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Single Vehicle Crash In Osceola County Results In Minor Injuries

Wed 5-27-2020

Authorities say 22-year-old Mark Buley of Rock Valley was driving a 2006 Ford Taurus southbound on County Road L36 at 230th Street when he lost control of the vehicle while rounding a curve.

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Woman Accused Of Seriously Injuring Man After Allegedly Striking Him In The Head Several Times With Two Different Blunt Objects

Tue 5-26-2020

Estherville police say they were called around 6:15 am Sunday after getting a report of a man who was found unresponsive in a shed at a back yard of a residence at 315 South 8th Street in Estherville.

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SL City Council Discusses Possible Permitting Process For Food Trucks; Sets Date For Clean Up Days

Tue 5-26-2020

The Spirit Lake City Council Tuesday evening directed City Attorney/Administrator Gregg Owens to move forward with the drafting of an ordinance pertaining to the licensing of food trucks operating in the city.

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Northwest Iowa RSVP volunteers making and distributing thousands of masks

Tue 5-26-2020 Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Volunteers also making children's masks, ear guards and gowns

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COVID-19 Pandemic Results In Lake Affect Being Canceled For This Year

Tue 5-26-2020

It was announced today (Tues.) this year's "Lake Affect" concert in Little Miller's Bay on West Lake Okoboji is being canceled due to COVID-19. 

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Governor Kim Reynolds Announces Additional Businesses Will Be Allowed To Re-Open June 1st

Tue 5-26-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds today (Tues.) announced some additional Iowa businesses will be allowed to re-open June 1st

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Minnesota COVID-19 Cases Approaches 21,000 With 18 Additional Deaths As Of Today (Tues.)

Tue 5-26-2020

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Minnesota neared 21,000 with 652 new positive cases reported this morning.

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State Of Iowa Reporting 104 More COVID-19 Cases For Previous 24 Hours As Of 10:00 AM This (Tues.) Morning

Tue 5-26-2020

It brings Iowa's total to 17,661 confirmed cases with a death toll of 456.

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Dickinson Supervisors Discuss Concerns With Damaged Drainage Tiles; Talk About COVID-19 Concerns

Tue 5-26-2020

The supervisors also today (Tues.) talked about the possibility of tougher penalties against utility company contractors who damage tile lines.

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Clay County Authorities Recover Stolen Pickup

Tue 5-26-2020

Authorities in Clay county say they have recovered a pickup that was reported stolen Sunday from a residence on Highway 18 west of Ruthven. 

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Spencer Man Accused Of Assaulting Motel Clerk And Sheriff's Deputy

Tue 5-26-2020

A Spencer man was arrested on multiple charges Saturday following an incident at the Days Inn motel in Spencer.

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