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Southwest Minnesota Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Sat 4-17-2021

The Minnesota State Patrol says 33-year-old Fred Youboty of Sioux Falls was driving a 2010 Chevrolet and 53-year-old Lewellyn Gerard Shutz of Windom was driving a 2003 Dodge Dakota.

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Jackson County Central Breaks Ground For New Middle School

Fri 4-16-2021

Officials With the Jackson County Central School District today (Friday) broke ground for the new 84,000 square foot Pleasantview Middle School.

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"Fire on the Prairie" the Theme of Family Nature Night April 23 at the Dickinson County Nature Center

Fri 4-16-2021 22785 Nature Center Road Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Program is free, but registration is required

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YMCA Of The Okoboji's Kicking Off Strong Kids Campaign For 2021

Fri 4-16-2021

The organization's Director of Development and Engagement, Cindy Rosa, says they're hoping to raise $160,000 this year

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Three-Vehicle Crash Sends One Person To The Hospital

Fri 4-16-2021

A three-vehicle collision earlier this week northwest of Sanborn sent one person to the hospital.

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State Of Iowa Not Likely To Pass Hands-Free Driving Law This Year

Fri 4-16-2021

Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley says it is unlikely the 2021 legislature will vote to make it illegal to drive while handling a smartphone. 

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SL Council Gives Final Approval To Zoning Ordinance Change Expanding List Of Certain Construction Products Allowed For Use In The City

Fri 4-16-2021

City Attorney/Administrator Gregg Owens says it reflects some new materials that are now on the market and have a proven quality of standards

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State Auditor Releases Report On Dickinson County Finances For Year Ended June 30th, 2020

Thu 4-15-2021

It shows the county's revenues totaled slightly more than $20.6 million for the year ended June 30th, 2020, an increase of 34.4 percent over the prior year. Expenses totaled a little more than $16.9 million, up 3.5 percent from the prior year.

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ISU Extension of of Dickinson County offering Food Box drive-thru event on Saturday

Thu 4-15-2021 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Extension partnering with Hunger Coalition to distribute hundreds of boxes of food

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Officials Unveil Plans For A New Strip Mall In Jackson

Thu 4-15-2021

The Jackson Economic Development Corporation today (Thurs.) unveiled the rendering for the plans for a new strip mall in the Jackson industrial park.

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Still Time To Register For ISU Extension & Outreach Master Gardener Program

Thu 4-15-2021

Office Assistant Amy Benge says they're accepting registrations until July 15th for the program that will be starting August 1st

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Local Authorities Say There's A New Scam We Need To Be Aware Of

Thu 4-15-2021

Scammers are now using stolen identity information, which they can obtain when bigger stores have a data breach that involve millions of people, to try to cash in on the extra unemployment benefits that are part of the COVD-19 crisis.

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Special Event Planned To Honor 100th Anniversary Of A Spencer Landmark

Thu 4-15-2021

The Tangney Hotel was constructed in 1920 and opened its doors in April, 1921.

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Sign Up Continues For STEM Fest April 24th At Lakeside Lab

Thu 4-15-2021

4th through 8th grade students from throughout the area are being urged to participate in a special event dedicated to those interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Iowa DNR Investigating Two Significant Manure Spills In The Region

Thu 4-15-2021

The agency says the first was northwest of Rock Rapids. The DNR says a dairy reported spilling several hundred thousand gallons of manure after an irrigation unit got stuck.

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Get Up & Bowl for Special Olympics Fundraiser is being held Online this Year

Wed 4-14-2021 Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Facebook auction is underway and runs through April 18

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No Injuries Reported In Lakefield House Fire

Wed 4-14-2021

According to Lakefield Fire Chief Todd Baumann the fire started back by the laundry room

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Open House Being Held Today (Wed. 4/14) To Mark Completion Of Newly Renovated Shelter House At Florence Park In Milford

Wed 4-14-2021

The come and go event will be held this (Wed.) afternoon from 5:00 until 6:00 pm.

 

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Area Utilities Remind Everyone April Is National Safe Digging Month

Wed 4-14-2021

Brad Henningsen, Damage Prevention Coordinator with Black Hills Energy, says there are several things they want people to be aware of

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Colder Weather Dashes Hopes Of Area Farmers For Early Planting, But Local Ag Experts Says There's Still Plenty Of Time

Wed 4-14-2021

While the recent rain was welcome by farmers, the cold weather that came in its wake was not.

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SL City Council Votes To Permanently Move Clean Up Days To The Fall; Approves Project For Gilbert Park

Wed 4-14-2021

Citywide Clean Up Days in Spirit Lake will be permanently moving to the fall as the result of action taken at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

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Okoboji City Council Holds Second Reading On Proposed Addition Of Conservation District To Zoning Classifications; Council Meetings To Move Back To City Hall

Wed 4-14-2021

On a vote of three-to-two, the Okoboji City Council Tuesday evening approved the second reading of a proposal that would a “conservation district” to the city's zoning classifications.

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Clay County 4-H seeks nominations for Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame

Tue 4-13-2021 110 West 4th Street, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Nominations must be received by May 3 

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Extension Week Continues With Focus On Important Role Volunteers Play In Youth Programs

Tue 4-13-2021

Madeleine Brete-Smith is the County Youth and Ag Coordinator for ISU Extension and Outreach, Dickinson County. She says they're using the opportunity in part to say thank you to their volunteers who play a vital role in making various youth programs, including the fair, possible

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NW Iowa Woman Appointed Co-Chair Of Governor's STEM Advisory Council

Tue 4-13-2021

Diane Young of Cherokee was appointed by the Governor to succeed Accumold President and CEO Roger Hargens, who served as STEM Council co-chair for three years.

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State Health Officials Ask Providers to Pause Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

Tue 4-13-2021

The move by state health officials comes after the C-D-C and F-D-A called for a pause in the use of the single-dose vaccine.

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Endowment Put Into Place At Camp Foster YMCA Honors Memory Of John Hinn

Tue 4-13-2021

Josh Carr of Camp Foster YMCA says in lieu of flowers or gifts to the family, John's request was that people give to Camp Foster to help support scholarships for campers.

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Okoboji School Bd. Adopts Certified Budget For FY 2022; Acts On Proposed Expansion Of Siouxland Conference

Tue 4-13-2021

Superintendent Todd Abrahamson says the district's tax rate will be reduced to $9.24 per one thousand dollars of valuation

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Estherville Police Mourn The Unexpected Passing Of The Department's K-9, Max

Mon 4-12-2021

Police in Estherville are mourning the loss of the department's K-9, Max, who suddenly passed away of a medical condition Friday.

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Spirit Lake Community Schools Moving Ahead With Construction Of New Bus Barn

Mon 4-12-2021

Superintendent Dr. David Smith tells KUOO news the School Board has awarded a bid on the construction of a facility that will house the district's buses

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This Week Marks The Observance Of Extension Week

Mon 4-12-2021

Sue Boettcher, Human Sciences Program Coordinator for ISU Extension Dickinson County, says food trucks will be parked each day through Friday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the fairgrounds. A different truck will be featured each day. Boettcher says they'll also have a number of informational displays

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MnDOT Plans To Reconstruct Some Problematic Roundabouts In Worthington

Mon 4-12-2021

MnDOT officials say the improvements will better accommodate large trucks, minimizing load shift as they travel through the roundabouts.

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Investigation By Clay County Authorities Into Report Of A Vehicle In The Ditch Results In Arrest Of A Fort Dodge Man

Mon 4-12-2021

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called Sunday to the 3600 mile of 330th Avenue where they met with the driver of the vehicle, identified as 31-year-old Justin Diggs of Fort Dodge

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Okoboji City Council To Hold Second Reading Of Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment That Would Add A "Conservation District" To Classifications

Mon 4-12-2021

A first reading of the proposed change was made at the council's meeting back in February.

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Plans Are Kicking Into High Gear For 2021 Clay County Fair

Mon 4-12-2021

CEO Jeremy Parsons says they are extremely optimistic about the prospects of holding a fair this year.

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