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NW Iowa Sheriff's Deputy Injured While Pursuing A Vehicle

Fri 2-26-2021

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office says the deputy tried to pull over 26-year-old Dustin Rosewall of Cherokee but he refused to stop. 

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Southern Minnesota Semi Crash Injures Sheldon Man

Fri 2-26-2021

The Minnesota State Patrol says 35-year-old Thomas Vanhorsen was driving a 2018 Freightliner tractor/trailer eastbound on Highway 60 near Madelia when the rig left the road and crashed into a ditch.

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Hwy 71 Crash Injures Fairmont Woman

Thu 2-25-2021

The Minnesota State Patrol says 27-year-old Glorisel Rojas was driving a 2008 Toyota Yaris northbound when she lost control of the vehicle on the snow and ice covered road.

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Armstrong City Official Enters Plea Agreement

Thu 2-25-2021

Tracie Lang was among five current and former city officials who were arrested and charged in a corruption investigation. Online court records show Lang entered into a plea deal

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Spencer Officials Unveil Plans For That Community's 150th Anniversary Celebration This Summer

Thu 2-25-2021

Speaking at a press conference today, Mayor Kevin Robinson said a lot people in the community have already been busy putting together plans.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Gives Update On Vaccination Progress

Thu 2-25-2021

Governor Kim Reynolds today (Thurs.) gave an update on the status of COVID vaccinations in Iowa.

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Estherville Man Sentenced On Federal Meth Charge (1)

Thu 2-25-2021

The U.S. Attorney's Office says as part of a plea deal, 26-year-old Chance Wetter admitted he and others distributed meth in the lakes area from October 2019 through February of 2020.

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Two Spirit Lake Attorneys Selected As Finalists For Upcoming Vacancy Of A Judgeship

Thu 2-25-2021

The 3A Judicial Nominating Commission has nominated Matthew T.E. Early and John M. Sandy, both of Spirit Lake.

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Another NW Iowa County

Thu 2-25-2021

Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in Cherokee County for the first time.

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Three Vehicle Collision At Intersection Of Hwy 71 & 34th Street In Spirit Lake Sends One Person To The Hospital

Thu 2-25-2021

The Spirit Lake Police Department says Diane Ringhofer of Okoboji was driving a 2015 GMC Yukon northbound and was attempting to turn left onto 34th Street when she pulled into the path of a southbound 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Kathleen Brown of Arnolds Park.

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One Of The Five Current & Former City Officials Charged In Armstrong Investigation Enters Plea Deal

Wed 2-24-2021

The current City Clerk of Armstrong has entered a guilty plea to at least one of the charges filed against her. Connie Lang was among five current and former city officials who were arrested and charged in the investigation.

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Seasons Center For Behavioral Health Offering Suicide Prevention Training Sessions

Wed 2-24-2021

Taylor Prather, Prevention and Education Coordinator with Seasons Center, says two different types of training will be available..

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Iowa Rock 'n Roll Music Association Announces Rock The Roof Concert Lineup

Wed 2-24-2021

Executive Director Clay Norris tells KUOO news they'll be kicking off the season March 18th with the group “Rock a la Carte”.

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Northwest Iowa Community College Has A New President

Wed 2-24-2021

In a unanimous decision, the Northwest Iowa Community College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Dr. John Hartog III of Boyden, as the 10th president of NCC

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Iowa Senate Passes Election Bill

Wed 2-24-2021

The Iowa Senate has passed legislation to reduce the early voting period in Iowa by nine days and move up the deadline for getting absentee ballots to a county auditor's office.

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SL City Council Adopts Revised FEMA Policy

Wed 2-24-2021

A revised purchasing policy pertaining to funds received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency was on the agenda for Tuesday evening's Spirit Lake City Council meeting.

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Additional Details From Monday's Armstrong City Council Meeting

Tue 2-23-2021

Mayor Greg Buum submitted his resignation and the council accepted it.

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LRH Foundation Helping You Make Someone's Day A Little More Special While Raising Funds For An Important Project

Tue 2-23-2021

Sonja Hamm, Vice President of Human and Foundation Resources at LRH tells KUOO news this is the second year for their “Roses Just Because” program

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Hear Engineer's Report For DD 23; Hold Public Hearing On Maximum Levy

Tue 2-23-2021

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors this (Tues.) morning held a public hearing on the preliminary engineer's report for a tile repair on a couple of branches in Drainage District 23.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrests Of Two People On Multiple Charges

Tue 2-23-2021

A traffic stop late Monday afternoon at the intersection of 270th Street and 320th Avenue in Clay county resulted in the arrests of two people on multiple charges.

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Okoboji School Board Opts Not To Take Any Action For Now Over Middle School Construction Issues; Review Cost Projections For Phase 2 Projects

Tue 2-23-2021

Board members last month indicated they would look into the possibility of legal action to address construction deficiencies at the new middle school

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Temperatures Are Warmer But Utility Officials Say We Still Need To Take Precautions To Keep Pipes From Freezing

Mon 2-22-2021

It's recommended to continue to run a stream from a faucet that's the width of a pencil lead.

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City Of Spirit Lake Reminding Property Owners To Make Sure Sidewalks Are Clear Of Snow And Ice

Mon 2-22-2021

City Code requires the entire width and length of sidewalks be cleared completely. City officials say even the smallest amount of snow or ice will trigger enforcement of the ordinance.

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Temperatures Are Finally Above Freezing But There Are Travel Issues Today (Monday)

Mon 2-22-2021

A gusty southwest wind has been causing issues in some areas with snow blowing and sticking to the road pavement, then melting and re-freezing.

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ISU Extension Clay County To Hold Free Story Walk For Families

Mon 2-22-2021

ISU Extension of Clay County is inviting families with preschool and elementary children to participate in a family story walk on March 6th.

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City Of Spencer To Remove Snow Tonight (Mon. 2/22) From Downtown Area

Mon 2-22-2021

City officials say all vehicles will need to be out of that area by midnight.

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Broken Water Main To Result In Service Disruption For Spirit Lake Residents On Gary Ave. Between 14th & 16th Streets

Mon 2-22-2021

A broken water main will result in a temporary disruption of service today (Mon. 2/22) for some Spirit Lake residents living on Gary Avenue between 14th and 16th Streets. 

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First Cooperative Association Acquires Some Of The Assets Of Farm Nutrients, LLC

Mon 2-22-2021

Farm Nutrients has been owned by Rembrandt Enterprises, and headquartered in Spirit Lake.

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Spencer Chamber Gearing Up For Second Legislative Forum Of The Session

Mon 2-22-2021

Due to COVID-19 precautions, attendance by the general public will be limited to 15 people and is by reservation only. Those attending will be required to wear a mask and social distance.

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Four Of The Five Current & Former City Officials Charged In Armstrong Corruption Investigation Are Free After Posting Bond

Fri 2-19-2021

Online records show Mayor Greg Buum, Police Chief Craig Merrill and former City Clerks Connie Thackery and Mary "Kate" Staton were released earlier this week.

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The Head Of A Local Rural Electric Cooperative Says The Rolling Blackouts They Were Forced To Implement Earlier This Week Was Truly Historical

Fri 2-19-2021

Rick Olesen of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative tells KUOO news it was the first time in the 80 year history of the Southwest Power Pool that that's happened

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Seasons Center To Hold Snowman Building Contest This Saturday (Feb. 20th)

Fri 2-19-2021

Seasons Center is hosting a snowman building contest Saturday (Feb. 20th) outside of Spencer Hospital. 

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Minor Injuries Reported In Collision In O'Brien County Involving A Car And A Semi

Fri 2-19-2021

Deputies say the semi was attempting to pass the car when the two collided.

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Senate Republican Committee Approves Shortening Early Voting in Iowa

Thu 2-18-2021

Republicans on a Senate committee voted to shorten Iowa’s early voting period from 29 to 18 days today (Thursday) and make other absentee balloting changes. 

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City Of Spencer Reminds Property Owners They're Responsible For Removing Snow/Ice From Sidewalks

Thu 2-18-2021

City officials are reminding property owners they are responsible for removing snow and ice from sidewalks within 24 hours of when the snowfall ends, regardless of how much falls.

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