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Several NW Iowa Counties Declared Primary Natural Disaster Areas Due To Drought

Sat 9-19-2020

Buena Vista, Ida, and Pocahontas are among them. Producers in contiguous counties, including Cherokee, Clay, O'Brien and Palo Alto counties, are also eligible to apply for assistance.

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Two People From Melvin Arrested On Child Abuse Charges

Sat 9-19-2020

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old Donna Rae Reisdorfer and 36-year-old Derek Michael White were taken into custody following an investigation.

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Restoration at Riverside Cemetery slated for Saturday, September 26

Fri 9-18-2020 1701 W 4th St, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Approximately 150 Civil War era markers in need of restoration

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Estherville City Hall To Once Again Close To The Public Due To Surging COVID Case Counts

Fri 9-18-2020

The Estherville City Hall will once be closed to the public effective Monday, September 21st, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the community. 

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Minor Injuries Reported In Single Vehicle Crash In Palo Alto County (1)

Fri 9-18-2020

The Sheriff's Office says a juvenile lost control of a 2012 Toyota 4Runner after swerving to avoid an animal while rounding a curve.

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Minnesota Dept. Of Health Conducting Random Surveys In Response To COVID-19 Pandemic

Fri 9-18-2020

The Minnesota Department of Public Health is conducting a voluntary, in-person survey to understand the effect COVID-19 is having on the state's communities.

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Authorities Say Charges Are Pending In Collision Involving A Car And A Semi

Fri 9-18-2020

Authorities in Palo Alto county say charges are pending in connection with a collision Thursday involving a car and a semi in the 300-block of Amin Street in Cylinder.

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Spencer Woman Accused Of Assaulting A Jailer

Fri 9-18-2020

Authorities say 40-year-old Johnette Dodds was arrested around 6:40 pm Thursday on a valid Palo Alto county warrant for failure to appear on an original charge of assault causing bodily injury

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Spike In Alzheimer's-Related Deaths May Be A Ripple Effect Of The Pandemic; Findings Are Resonating In States Like Iowa

Fri 9-18-2020

The C-D-C's chief of mortality statistics says deaths attributed to Alzheimer's and dementia were 20-percent above normal this summer.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Two-Vehicle Collision Near Fostoria

Fri 9-18-2020

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says 82-year-old Maude Baker of Dickens was driving a 2003 Dodge Dakota eastbound on 280th Street and 55-year-old Brian Dalziel of Spirit Lake was driving a 2013 Ford F-150 northbound on Highway 71.

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Iowa COVID-19 Update: Sioux, Lyon, Plymouth & Osceola Counties Among Seven Counties With Positivity Rate Over 15 Percent

Thu 9-17-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting 918 new positive tests for COVID-19, increasing the state's total to 76-thousand-968 cases. 

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Spirit Lake Public Library to re-open with some restrictions September 21

Thu 9-17-2020 702 16th St,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Masks will be required for entry, curbside hours to remain in effect.

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Algona Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Thu 9-17-2020

An Algona, Iowa, man has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say he fired a shotgun at another person.

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Collision Of Vehicle & Horse On Hwy 86 On The West Side Of West Lake Okoboji Sends Two People To The Hospital

Thu 9-17-2020

Authorities say David Young of Milford was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Equinox when a horse ran out onto the road. The horse struck the right front of the vehicle, smashing out the passenger side windshield. The horse was then flipped up into the air, and landed on the highway.

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Cherish Center Announces New Executive Director (1)

Thu 9-17-2020

The organization has announced Shantel Pausley has been selected to fill the vacant position.

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Spirit Lake Public Library to launch Brainfuse HelpNow next week

Wed 9-16-2020 702 16th St,Spirit Lake,IA

(Spirit Lake)-Program to be accessible from anywhere with Library Card

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Another Area School Confirms Positive COVID-19 Case

Wed 9-16-2020

Tara Paul, Superintendent of the Estherville-Lincoln Central School District, put out a notification to staff, parents and the community this (Wed.) afternoon. 

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Spirit Lake Man Pleads Not Guilty To Firearms Charge

Wed 9-16-2020

A Spirit Lake man arrested August 11th on a weapons charge following an investigation by police into a report of a suspicious person in the Center Lake area has pled not guilty.

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Suspect In Milford Stabbing Pleads Not Guilty

Wed 9-16-2020

29-year-old Darrel Pounds entered the plea last week in Dickinson County District Court. A jury trial is set for November 17th.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Dev. Corp. Announces "Micro Grant" Program

Wed 9-16-2020

Spokesman Brian Dalziel says the “micro grants” would be available through the Iowa Economic Development Authority's Shop Iowa program and that they don't have to be paid back. He says they could be used for various purposes, including for those businesses wanting to put product up for sale online

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IGL Chamber Gearing Up For Oktoberfest & Announces Return Of Fall Festival

Wed 9-16-2020

The Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for this year's Oktoberfest celebration Saturday, September 26th

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Several NW Iowa Counties Reporting COVID Positivity Rates Of More Than 15 Percent

Wed 9-16-2020

They include Sioux, Lyon, Plymouth and O'Brien

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Sibley-Ocheyedan Community Schools Reporting Two Additional Covid Cases; 49 Students In Quarantine

Tue 9-15-2020

The Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District this (Tuesday) evening is confirming two more students have been diagnosed with COVID-19. That's in addition to one other case confirmed earlier today (Tuesday), also in a student.

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Northwest Iowa Advanced Manufacturing STEM Festival offered in October

Tue 9-15-2020 300 S 18th St, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Free festival offered to Students in Grades 5-8

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Lake Park Police Issue Warning To Those Climbing On Top Of Basketball Hoops

Tue 9-15-2020

Police Chief Tony Urwin says he's been made aware that individuals are hanging, sitting and having photos taken of them on top of the hoops, damaging them in the process. 

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Estherville Police Charge Two Juveniles In Thefts Of Campaign Signs

Tue 9-15-2020

Estherville Police Chief Brent Shatto announced this (Tuesday) afternoon two juvenile males have been charged in the thefts of some campaign signs.

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Spencer Man Sentenced On Federal Firearms Charge

Tue 9-15-2020

21-year-old Isaiah Mixon was sentenced last week after pleading guilty previously to possession of a firearm by a drug user.

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Okoboji Foundation Disaster Recovery Fund Continues To See Demand & Growth

Tue 9-15-2020

Foundation President Mindy Gress says they remain committed to growing the fund which was established in early April.

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Spencer School District Confirms Positive COVID-19 Case At Fairview Elementary

Tue 9-15-2020

A statement released by the district doesn't say whether it is in a student or a staff member.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Adopt Vehicle Noise Ordinance; Postpone Action On Proposed Agreement With Arrowwood Resort For Use Of Some Of Their Facilities For Upcoming Trial

Tue 9-15-2020

Supervisor Kim Wermersen helped draft the ordinance. He says it was based on complaints and a petition with more than 60 signatures on it calling for something to be done.

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Sibley-Ocheyedan Community Schools Confirm Positive Case Of COVID-19; Affected Students & Staff Now In Quarantine

Tue 9-15-2020

A letter to district patrons doesn't say what grade level the affected student is in

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Clean Up Days In Milford To Be Held For The First Time This Fall Since 2016

Tue 9-15-2020

The Milford City Council Monday evening finalized details for the clean up.

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Estherville Police Investigating Thefts Of Political Signs

Tue 9-15-2020

Police say 16 Biden for President signs have been stolen from yards in recent days.

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NW Iowa Elevator Heavily Damaged In Explosion Last Month Should Be Available For Fall Harvest

Mon 9-14-2020

The company that owns an elevator in Royal that was damaged in an explosion in August says the facility will be available for use during the upcoming harvest. 

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Spencer Chamber of Commerce holding Halloween Decorating Contest

Mon 9-14-2020 1805 Hwy Blvd, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Prizes to be awarded in both Residential and Business Categories

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