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DNR Seeking Bids On East Lake Okoboji Island Restoration Project & Fish Hatchery Pond Filtration System

Thu 10-22-2020

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is seeking bids on a couple of projects in the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Seasons Center Granted Renewal Of License To Continue Providing Substance Abuse Services

Thu 10-22-2020

Seasons Center has been awarded a three-year certificate of license to continue providing substance use disorder services through the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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Emmet County Lifts Burn Ban

Wed 10-21-2020

A ban on open burning in Emmet county that had been previously in effect has been lifted effective immediately.

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Dickinson County Relay for Life launches Online Auction

Wed 10-21-2020 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Auction runs through Sunday, October 25 at 9 pm

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State Of Iowa Again Sets New Record For Hospitalizations Related To COVID-19

Wed 10-21-2020

The agency says as of this (Wed.) morning, 534 Iowans were hospitalized with the virus, up from the previous record high of 501 set just yesterday (Tues.)

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Postpones Business Recognition Luncheon; Quarterly Investor Meeting Set For Nov. 18th

Wed 10-21-2020

Petersen says the keynote speaker is no stranger to the Corridor.

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HLP School Board Has A New Member

Wed 10-21-2020

The board voted Tuesday evening to appoint Evan Bensley to fill a vacancy.

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Single Vehicle Crash On Hwy 86 North Of Lakefield Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 10-21-2020

The Minnesota State Patrol says 49-year-old Jonathan Salzer of Luverne was driving a 2009 Chevrolet Express Van northbound when he lost control of the vehicle on the snow and ice covered road.

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Lakefield Awarded $24,000 Through USDA Rural Development's Community Facility's Grant Program

Wed 10-21-2020

The money will go toward the purchase of new turnout gear for the city's Fire Department.

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Settlment Lets Closed Emmetsburg Ethanol Plant Off The Hook For Millions

Wed 10-21-2020

The plant received millions of dollars in tax incentives based on its promise to produce millions of gallons of ethanol from crop waste. 

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Dickinson County Nature Center to hold family Nature Night October 23

Tue 10-20-2020 22785 Nature Center Road Okoboji,IA

(Okoboji)-Registration required for free, non-spooky event

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IGL Chamber Seeking Nominations For Businesses To Be Recognized In Various Categories During Annual Meeting

Tue 10-20-2020

As we reported previously this year's annual meeting of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is going to be held virtually due to COVID-19.

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Collision Claims Life Of A Lakefield Man

Tue 10-20-2020

A two vehicle collision Monday afternoon on Highway 169 near St. Peter claimed the life of a Lakefield man.

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Minor Injuries Reported When Pickup Crashes Into A Tree

Tue 10-20-2020

Minor injuries were reported Saturday when a vehicle collided with a tree in Sheldon.

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Hospitalizations Related To COVID-19 In Iowa Are Now At The Highest Levels Since The Pandemic Began

Tue 10-20-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported that as of this (Tues.) morning, 501 Iowans were in the hospital with the virus.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Vote To Purchase Electronic Air Filtering System For Courthouse; Hear Interest In Some Land At A County Owned Gravel Pit

Tue 10-20-2020

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously this (Tues.) morning to purchase two electronic filtration systems, one for each air handler in the courthouse, for a total cost of $71,198 as part of a COVID-19 mitigation effort for the facility.

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Major Fundraising Event For Seasons Center Will Be Held Online This Year

Tue 10-20-2020

The organization's annual Dessert Auction will be held November 6th online, with proceeds going toward the scholarship fund for Camp Autumn.

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Iowa Lakeside Laboratory and Imagine Iowa Great Lakes launch new Artist in Residence Program

Mon 10-19-2020 1838 Highway 86, Milford, IA

(Milford)-Initial application period open through November 9

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Trial For A Man Accused In A Stabbing Earlier This Year In Milford Is Being Delayed

Mon 10-19-2020

29-year-old Darrel Pounds was charged with attempted murder, willful injury and 2nd degree theft.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Early Morning Garage & House Fire In Lake Park

Mon 10-19-2020

Fire Chief Brandon Ehret says the Lake Park Fire Department was called to 604 Market Street around 3:18 am.

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Fundraiser To Benefit Lakefield Businessman Afflicted By A Serious Illness

Mon 10-19-2020

Organizer Nichole Kruse says the proceeds from the November 8th event will go to help offset medical expenses for Syd Malchow, who along with his wife Nadine, own the Hi-Lo Club in Lakefield.

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Local Health Officials Say It's Extremely Important To Get A Flu Shot This year

Mon 10-19-2020

If there was ever a year to get your flu shot, Katy Burke, Dickinson County Public Health Director of Population and Public Health says this would be it.

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New Proclamation Signed By Gov. Kim Reynolds Affects Driver's License Expirations & Temporary Tags

Mon 10-19-2020

Governor Kim Reynolds Friday issued a new Proclamation of Disaster Emergency, continuing the noncommercial driver's license expiration date suspensions through Sunday, November 15th.

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Authorities Investigating Death Of An Inmate At The Kossuth County Jail

Sun 10-18-2020

An investigation is underway into the death of an inmate at the Kossuth county jail in Algona.

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Another Area Hospital Is Sounding The Alarm As COVID Cases Continue To Soar

Fri 10-16-2020

In a post on their Facebook page, Spencer Hospital President Bill Bumgarner pleads with area residents to their part in trying to get a handle on the situation. 

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Dickinson County Treasurer's Office & Driver's License Station To Remain Closed Mon. & Tues., Oct. 19th & 20th

Fri 10-16-2020

It comes after at least one worker in the office tested positive for COVID-19. 

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Collision Involving A Pickup And Cement Truck Sends Two People To The Hospital

Fri 10-16-2020

Collision Involving A Pickup And Cement Truck Sends Two People To The Hospital

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Applications being accepted for Upper Des Moines Opportunity 2020 Adopt a Family Program

Fri 10-16-2020 1575 18th Street Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Program helps brighten the holidays for Dickinson County families in need

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Hill Avenue Near The Pump House At Orleans To Be Closed A Few Days Next Week

Fri 10-16-2020

Officials say the closure is scheduled to take place Monday (Oct. 19th) and will continue through Wednesday (Oct. 21st). 

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Okoboji Foundation Youth In Philanthropy Program Is Off & Running For Another School Year

Fri 10-16-2020

Foundation Director Mindy Gress tells KUOO news 25 students from Okoboji and Spirit Lake High Schools are involved this year.

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Iowa Lakes Community College Awarded $100,000 Employer Innovation Grant

Fri 10-16-2020

Officials with Iowa Lakes Community College say they want to enroll 100 people in 100 days in courses providing industry-recognized certifications. 

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Dickinson Co. Treasurer's Office & Driver's License Station To Be Closed Today (Fri.)

Fri 10-16-2020

Treasurer Kris Rowley says a staff member in the office has tested positive for COVID-19 and that out of an abundance of caution, the rest of the staff in the office is being tested.

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Emmetsburg Man Accused In Death Of A Washington, Iowa Man To Go On Trial In March, 2021

Thu 10-15-2020

29-year-old Allan Schwidder is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Rollin Bontrager.

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Family Fall Fun Fest October 18 to raise funds for J-Term Trip to Haiti

Thu 10-15-2020 2430 320th Street, Spencer, Iowa

(Spencer)-Event is one of several fundraisers for student trip slated for january

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YMCA Of The Okobojis Awarded $4,000 Okoboji Foundation Disaster Recovery Grant

Thu 10-15-2020

The organization plans to use the funds for supplies and sanitation supplies for youth programs.

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