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Governor Kim Reynolds Addressed Mental Health Funding During A Stop In Spencer Earlier This Week

Sat 6-19-2021

Governor Kim Reynolds says a bill she signed into law this week that shifts funding for mental health services to the state level was truly monumental.

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association announces Lake Okoboji Rock Festival July 24

Fri 6-18-2021 243 West Broadway Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)- Halfloves, Elizabeth Moen and Jocelyn  to headline new Festival

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Crash In Southwest Minnesota Claims The Lives Of Two People

Fri 6-18-2021

Both drivers are dead after a head-on crash between two pickups Thursday morning on Highway 23 in southwestern Minnesota

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Iowa Supreme Court Rules Environmental Groups Cannot Sue The State Over Water Quality

Fri 6-18-2021

The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned a district court ruling that allowed environmental groups to sue the state over water quality.

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Gov. Kim Reynolds Makes Several Stops In The Area Thursday With More Planned For Today (Fri.)

Fri 6-18-2021

The Governor was on hand late Thursday afternoon for the opening reception of the sesquicentennial exhibit at the Clay County Heritage Center in Spencer where she spoke of the importance of communities celebrating their heritage

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New Trial Granted For Spirit Lake Man Previously Found Guilty Of Murder In Sioux County Case

Fri 6-18-2021

An error before his trial even got underway means a 71-year-old Spirit Lake man who was convicted of murder will get another trial. 

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Two Vehicle Collision Near North Y In Spencer Results In No Injuries But A Considerable Amount Of Property Damage And A Citation Against One Of The Drivers

Thu 6-17-2021

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the location around 12:20 pm today (Thursday).

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Welfare Check Leads To Multiple Drug Arrests

Thu 6-17-2021

A welfare check a little before 6:00 pm Wednesday at 1010 2nd Avenue North in Estherville ultimately ended in the arrests of several people on a variety of charges.

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Dickinson County Emergency Management Raising Funds For New Drone

Thu 6-17-2021

Coordinator Mike Ehret says the new one they're looking at has two cameras on it compared to the existing drone that only has one

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Motorcycle Vs Deer Collision Injures Spencer Man

Thu 6-17-2021

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says Lucas Decker was operating a 2019 Indian Motorcycle northbound in the 2800 mile of Highway 71 when he collided with the animal.

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Thunderstorms Bring Hail To Some Areas, But The Iowa Great Lakes Missed Out On Any Measurable Rain

Thu 6-17-2021

The National Weather Service says it even received a report of an inch and three quarters diameter hail near Peterson.

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O'Brien Co. Supervisors Approve Expansion Of Dairy Cattle Operation Near Sanborn

Thu 6-17-2021

The O'Brien County Board of Supervisors has approved plans for an expansion of a cattle operation northeast of Sanborn that's owned by Van Ess Dairy, LLC.

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Concern Grows Over Decreasing Funding For Program That Assists Crime Victims

Thu 6-17-2021

Iowa groups that assist survivors of domestic violence and other crimes are struggling as a key federal funding source almost evaporates.

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Milford Airport Commission To Move Forward With Feasibility Study On Airport

Thu 6-17-2021

The Milford Airport Commission has decided to move forward with a study to look into the feasibility of moving the city's airport, a process commission members say could take 10 to 15 years.

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Emmet County Water Trails Dedication to be held June 23

Wed 6-16-2021 Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Project has been in the works for over 10 years

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A Rather Unique Blogger Will Be Coming To The Region Later This Month

Wed 6-16-2021

JJ Goodwin with the Iowa Galavant will bring his Western Iowa T-Bone Trail to Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties later this month

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Ryan Krosch Getting Accustomed As He Comes On Board As Jackson County Administrator

Wed 6-16-2021

Ryan Krosch started his new position as Jackson County Administrator and has been using his first week to get aquainted with everyone

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Orleans City Council Hears Concerns Over Parking And Speed On 140th Street On South Side Of Big Spirit Lake

Wed 6-16-2021

Mayor Bill Maas says the council agreed to temporarily allow parking along the south side of the road from now until Labor Day.

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Clay Co. Heritage Center To Hold Opening Reception For Time Capsule Exhibit

Wed 6-16-2021

An opening reception will be held Thursday evening for a very special exhibit at the Clay County Heritage Center.

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Upper Des Moines Opportunity accepting Donations and Applications for Annual Back to School Program

Tue 6-15-2021 1575 18th Street Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Program helps low income families purchase school supplies

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Estherville Man Arrested In Armstrong Tire Flattening Cases

Tue 6-15-2021

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office says an investigation resulted in an arrest warrant being issued for a suspect in the case, 49-year-old Theodore West of Estherville. 

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Five Juvenile Females Face Rioting Charges Following Incident That Severely Damaged Forest Ridge Youth Services Facility

Tue 6-15-2021

The Emmet County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrived on the scene shortly after 9:30 pm Monday, June 7th and found the facility had sustained severe damage as a result of the incident.

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Area Crops Beginning To Show Signs Of Stress From Ongoing Drought Conditions

Tue 6-15-2021

Iowa State University Extension crop specialist Joel DeJong says northwest Iowa crops are showing signs of stress from the dry conditions.

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Des Moines Man Faces Charges In Clay County After Being Pulled Over For Going 98 MPH In A 55 Mph Zone

Tue 6-15-2021

The Sheriff's Office says a deputy pulled over a 2013 Nissan Altima around 6:00 pm in the 2400 mile of 380th Street in Clay county.

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Fundraising For IGL Chamber 4th Of July Fireworks Show Is In High Gear

Tue 6-15-2021

President and CEO Blain Andera says individuals and businesses alike are encouraged to donate.

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Mayo Clinic Health System Announces Plans To Cover Southern Minnesota Towns Where Clinics Were Recently Closed

Tue 6-15-2021

Earlier this year the Mayo Clinic Health System decided to close down their clinics in Armstrong as well as Lake Crystal, Sherburn, Trimont and Truman.

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Milford City Council Sets Date For Public Hearing On Proposed Expansion Of An Urban Renewal Area

Tue 6-15-2021

City Administrator Leann Reinsbach told the council it would help with some street improvements

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Governor Kim Reynolds To Visit The Area Later This Week

Tue 6-15-2021

Governor Kim Reynolds will be making a couple of stops in the area this Thursday.

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Estherville Man Dies Of Injuries Sustained In A Weekend Motorcycle Accident

Tue 6-15-2021

According to Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens, a 2003 Harley Davidson driven by Michael Schubert age (64) was eastbound in the 4300 block of 230th Street, when the motorcycle failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway and entered the road ditch. 

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Humane Society of NW Iowa to host Wags & Whiskers Fundraiser June 16

Mon 6-14-2021 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA

(Arnolds Park)-Dinner, live music and auction to highlight event at the Roof Garden Ballroom

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Flags In Iowa Being Flown At Half Staff To Pay Respect To A Fallen Soldier From NW Iowa Who's Remains Were Recently Identified

Mon 6-14-2021

Flags are being flown at half-staff on this flag day across Iowa to pay respect to a fallen soldier from northwest Iowa who died in the Korean war. His remains were just recently identified.

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Storm Lake Man Found Guilty In Shooting Of Des Moines Child

Mon 6-14-2021

Investigators say 20-year-old Reath Yak of Storm Lake was one of the men who fired more than 20 shots at a Des Moines home last March.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Unanimously Approve Preliminary & Final Plats For Egralharve Club Subdivision

Mon 6-14-2021

It consists of five lots on 10 acres of land between 168th Street and North Inner Lane on the west side of West Lake Okoboji.

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Entry Deadline For 2021 Dickinson Co. 4-H & FFA Fair Is Quickly Approaching

Mon 6-14-2021

Madeline Smith of the ISU Extension and Outreach Dickinson County office says they're also looking for volunteers to help out with this year's fair.

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CREST Senior Services Are Available In The Martin County Area

Sat 6-12-2021

If you or a family member could benefit from CREST's services, feel free to call 507-235-3833. 

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