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Wal-Mart To Limit Number Of Customers Allowed In Its Stores At One Given Time

Fri 4-3-2020

Walmart is announcing new changes to its stores' policies with the hope to encourage social distancing amongst its customers.

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Updated Proclamation By Governor Kim Reynolds Extends Further Late Penalty On Property Tax Payments

Fri 4-3-2020

Thursday's announcement by Governor Kim Reynolds to extend an emergency medical disaster proclamation originally issued March 19th will push back further the late penalty on property tax payments. 

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Dickinson County Food Pantries Continue Operations During COVID-19 Outbreak

Fri 4-3-2020

The Iowa Great Lakes Corona Relief program is reminding residents food banks throughout Dickinson county remain in operation during the COVID-19 outbreak, but with some modifications.

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Hy-Vee Implementing Additional Precautionary Methods For COVID-19

Fri 4-3-2020

Hy-Vee today (Fri.) announced additional protective measures being taken in its stores as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Both Iowa & Minnesota Reporting Continued Increases In COVID-19 Cases Today (Fri.)

Fri 4-3-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting today (Fri.) an additional 85 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, for a total of 699 positive cases since the outbreak started.

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Okoboji Foundation Establishes Disaster Recovery Fund In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Fri 4-3-2020

A disaster recovery fund has been established by the Okoboji Foundation to support those populations in the Iowa Great Lakes Community that are most negatively impacted by COVID-19.

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Dickinson Co. Recycling Center Only Accepting Green Waste Until Further Notice Due To COVID-19 Concerns

Fri 4-3-2020

The Dickinson County Recycling Center announced earlier this week it was reverting back to its winter hours due to concerns with COVID-19. Today (Fri.), Center Manager Charles Vigdal announced some additional changes that have gone into effect and will remain in place until further notice.

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Valero Industries Now Bulk Producing Hand Sanitizer At Their Hartley Ethanol Plant

Fri 4-3-2020

Valero Industries says it's plant in Harley started producing the substance Thursday.

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A 20 Mile Stretch Of Hwy 71 In Jackson & Cottonwood Counties Will Be Re-Surfaced Later This Spring & Summer

Fri 4-3-2020

Motorists on Highway 71 in Jackson and Cottonwood counties can expect some longer commutes beginning later this spring and continuing through the summer.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Extends Closure Of Non-Essential Businesses, Schools, Through End Of April

Thu 4-2-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds this (Thurs.) afternoon announced she's extending the closure of non essential businesses and schools in the state through the end of April in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Results In More Changes At LRH

Thu 4-2-2020

It was announced today (Thursday) Lakes Regional Healthcare, Lakes Family Practice and Spirit Lake Medical Center are temporarily transitioning to virtual visits instead of in-person visits.

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Residents Urged To Complete Census To Help Ensure Needed Funding Continues For A Number Of Vital Services

Thu 4-2-2020

The laborious task of counting the population and figuring out where everyone lives is underway.

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IDPH Reporting 66 New Positive Cases Of COVID-19, Including An Additional Case In Clay County

Thu 4-2-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health today (Thurs.) is reporting an additional 66 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total number of cases to 614 since the outbreak began.

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With The Number Of Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 Relatively Low So Far In The Area, Health Officials Are Warning Against Complacency

Thu 4-2-2020

While the confirmed numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in the area remain relatively small, public health officials say that's very likely to change over the next several weeks.

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City Of Spirit Lake To Begin Curbside Green Waste Pick Up April 6th

Thu 4-2-2020

The city of Spirit Lake will begin curbside pick up of green waste this coming Monday, April 6th. 

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City Of Spencer Closing Outdoor Recreational Facilities

Thu 4-2-2020

The city of Spencer has temporarily closed a number of outdoor recreational facilities due to COVID-19 concerns.

 

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Suspicious Person Investigation Results In Arrest Of Ruthven Man

Thu 4-2-2020

An incident Tuesday night in Palo Alto county resulted in the arrest of a Ruthven man.

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Accidental Shooting Injures Man (1)

Thu 4-2-2020

A Rock Rapids was injured this past Sunday in an accidental shooting.

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Authorities: Be On The Lookout For Scammers Trying To Go After Your Coronavirus Stimulus Payment

Thu 4-2-2020

We told you earlier in the week about a series of scams associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Authorities say there's another one you need to be aware of as well.

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Peterson Man Sentenced In Palo Alto County Shooting

Thu 4-2-2020

A Peterson man has been sentenced in Palo Alto county on a charge of a probation revocation on an original count of conspiracy to commit intimidation with a dangerous weapon.

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Dickinson County Recycling Center to remain open with Winter Hours for now

Wed 4-1-2020 2260 220th St., Milford, IA

(Milford)-Residents encouraged to call ahead with questions.

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Seasons Center Awarded $10K Grant To Assist With Food Distribution; Reporting An Increase In Demand For Services

Wed 4-1-2020

Officials with Seasons Center for Behavioral Health say they're seeing an increased demand for their services as the COVID-19 crisis continues.

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Iowa, Minnesota Release Updated COVID-19 Numbers

Wed 4-1-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported late this (Wed.) morning an additional 52 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state

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Dickinson Co. Entities Issue Joint Letter Urging Those Returning To The Iowa Great Lakes To Self Isolate For 14 Days

Wed 4-1-2020

Governmental entities in Dickinson county, along with several chambers of commerce, have issued a joint letter highly urging those coming back to the Iowa Great Lakes for the season to self-isolate for 14 days. 

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Restaurant In Hartley Burglarized

Wed 4-1-2020

Police in Hartley are asking for the public's help as they investigate a burglary that took place last week at a restaurant there.

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***BREAKING NEWS*** First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Reported In O'Brien County

Tue 3-31-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting this (Tuesday) evening the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in O'Brien county. 

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Polaris Industries Announces Temporary Furloughs And Pay Cuts

Tue 3-31-2020

Polaris Industries announced Tuesday some workers will be placed on temporary furloughs and that some others will experience cuts in pay and the company outlined it's new strategy in dealing with the downturn stemming from the ongoing pandemic. 

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NW Iowa Man Sentenced On Federal Meth Charge (1)

Tue 3-31-2020

A Denison man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison in a meth distribution operation in northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota.

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Dickinson County Conservation launches Adopt-a-Roadside Program

Tue 3-31-2020 22785 Nature Center Road, Okoboji, IA 51355

(Okoboji)-Individuals or groups can adopt at least a mile of county roadway to help remove litter.

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Emmet County Traffic Stop Results In Two Arrests

Tue 3-31-2020

A traffic stop Friday on Highway 4 one mile north of Estherville resulted in the arrests of two people from Spencer.

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Iowa Dept. Of Public Health Releases Updated COVID-19 Numbers

Tue 3-31-2020

The department is reporting 73 additional positive cases in the state, bringing the total to 497 since the outbreak began.

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Total Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases So Far In Minnesota Now Exceeds 600; Updated Numbers From Iowa Weren't Available

Tue 3-31-2020

The Minnesota Department of Health announced today (Tuesday) the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in the state is now at 629, with 12 deaths since the outbreak began.

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Officials Are Sounding The Alarm Over Scams Related To COVID-19

Tue 3-31-2020

The Federal Communications Commission says it's experiencing a big increase in the reports of scams stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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***BREAKING NEWS*** First Case Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Clay County

Tue 3-31-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health confirmed this (Tues.) morning a Clay county resident has tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Iowa Workforce Development Implements New Policy In Which Workers Won't Have To Use All Of Their Paid Leave Before Collecting Unemployment Benefits

Tue 3-31-2020

Iowa Workforce Development has implemented a new policy under which workers will no longer have to use all their paid leave before they collect unemployment benefits.

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