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Iowa Dept. Of Public Health Reporting 38 Additional Cases Of Covid 19 As Of Today (Sunday)

Sun 3-29-2020

(Des Moines)-- The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting an additional 38 cases of COVID-19 in the state as of today (Sunday) along with one additional death related to the outbreak.

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DNR Announcing Reduced Amenities At State Parks Due To COVID-19

Sat 3-28-2020

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has announced some amenities at state parks are being reduced due to concerns with COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Related Death Reported In Martin County, Minnesota

Sat 3-28-2020

The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed a man from Martin county has died of COVID-19. 

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Iowa Dept. Of Public Health Reports 64 Additional Cases Of COVID-19 As Of This (Saturday) Morning

Sat 3-28-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health reported this (Saturday) morning an additional 64 positive cases of COVID-19 in the state since Friday.

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Jackson County Incident Results In Arrests

Sat 3-28-2020

A Sioux Falls man was arrested in Jackson county on Thursday following a report of a suspicious vehicle.

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Two-Vehicle Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Sat 3-28-2020

The Sioux County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Cody Steinkamp of Milford was driving a 2017 Dodge Ram eastbound on Log Avenue and had stopped for a stop sign when he pulled into the path of a northbound 2008 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 34-year-old April Kress of Alton.

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Clay County Residents Being Highly Urged To Stay Home If At All Possible

Fri 3-27-2020

Residents of Clay county are being highly urged to stay home if at all possible due to concern over the potential of any local spread of COVID-19.

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Spirit Lake Elementary Teachers, Like Others In The Area, Plan To Reach Out To Students In A Special Way

Fri 3-27-2020

Principal Kasey Huebner tells KUOO news they'll be doing a parade through the community.

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Plans Are Moving Forward For Extensive Improvements To The Area Of The Little League Fields In Spirit Lake

Fri 3-27-2020

Meeting in special session this (Fri.) afternoon, the Spirit Lake City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution pertaining to some extensive improvements planned for the little league fields. 

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Lakes Regional Healthcare Will Be Going To A No Visitor Restriction Effective Monday (March 30th)

Fri 3-27-2020

Lakes Regional Healthcare is about to tighten its restrictions on visitors even more now that the first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Dickinson County.

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IDPH Reports Additional 56 Positive Cases Of COVID-19 In The State, Along With Two More Deaths Associated With The Virus

Fri 3-27-2020

The number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa continues to go up.

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Private Pesticide Recertification Trainings Canceled Until Further Notice

Fri 3-27-2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has announed the private pesticide applicator recertification trainings for northwest Iowa have been canceled until further notice.

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Time To Gear Up For Severe Weather Season

Fri 3-27-2020

This week has marked the observance of Severe Weather Awareness Week in the state of Iowa.

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Avera Medical Group Spencer Develops Respiratory Clinic Physically Separated From The Main Clinic

Fri 3-27-2020

Officials with Avera Medical Group Spencer say they've developed a respiratory clinic with a separate entrance and is physically separated by a temporary wall from the rest of the clinic space, to isolate patients with potentially infectious illnesses from other patients seeking care. 

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Okoboji Foundation Announces Interim President

Fri 3-27-2020

The Okoboji Foundation has announced Holly Skopec has been selected as its interim President.

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Spirit Lake City Officials Not Sure If Clean Up Days Will Be Held This Spring; There's Also Uncertainty As To When Green Waste Disposal Site May Open

Thu 3-26-2020

City Attorney/Administrator Greg Owens says the city council discussed the matter at their meeting earlier this week, but as of now a decision hasn't been made. He says whether or not the city's green waste disposal site will be opened is also up in the air.

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DNR: COVID-19 Will Have A Direct Impact On This Year's Gillnetting Operations On The Iowa Great Lakes

Thu 3-26-2020

Mike Hawkins, a fisheries biologist with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources tells KUOO news they'll be forced to scale things back.

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SL School Bd Approves Issuance Of Bonds And Awards Bids On Construction Projects

Thu 3-26-2020

Meeting in special session via electronic means earlier today (Thursday), the Spirit Lake School Board approved the issuance of $7.38 million in school infrastructure bonds for the construction of an early childhood center along with upgrades to entrances at the high school and district offices, and renovations at the elementary and middle schools.

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Worthington Man Arrested After Pretending To Fire A Fake Gun From A Vehicle At A Drive Through Of An Estherville Bank

Thu 3-26-2020

An incident this (Thurs.) morning at an Estherville bank resulted in the arrest of a Worthington, Minnesota man.

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****BREAKING NEWS**** First Confirmed Case Of COVID-19 Reported In Dickinson County

Thu 3-26-2020

Not much information into the case was being released by officials. They only say the person is in isolation and is being treated.

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Estherville Authorities Respond To Camper Fire

Thu 3-26-2020

The Estherville Fire Department was called to 939 North 5th Street and discovered the camper was fully engulfed in flames in a driveway, where it was parked.

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Governor Kim Reynolds Extends Emergency Closure Of Retail Establishments For One More Week

Thu 3-26-2020

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is extending the emergency closure of retail establishments such as restaurants and bars for one more week. 

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Several Area Clinics Tighten Visitation Restrictions

Wed 3-25-2020

Several area clinics are tightening restrictions on visitors

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Estherville Man Arrested On Warrants For Drug Charges

Wed 3-25-2020

An Estherville man wanted on Emmet county warrants for drug charges was taken into custody Tuesday. 

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz Issues Shelter In Place Order

Wed 3-25-2020

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced this (Wed.) afternoon he is implementing a shelter in place order that will be in effect from March 27th until April 10th.

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Another Reminder Not To Be Flushing Certain Things Down The Toilet

Wed 3-25-2020

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources warns items such as flushable wipes, disinfecting wipes, surface cleaning wipes, and baby wipes, even though advertised as being flushable, are not recommended for disposal down a toilet.

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ISU Extension & Outreach Offering Additional Online Learning Opportunities

Wed 3-25-2020

Some new online learning experiences are being made available with more and more people spending more time at home these days.

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Dickinson County Supervisor Says He's Concerned Over Financial Impact COVID-19 Is Starting To Have On Some Service Providers, One In Particular

Wed 3-25-2020

A Dickinson County Supervisor says he has growing concern over the financial impact COVID-19 is having on some local service providers, one in particular.

 

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Dickinson County Supervisors Say They're Confident The Necessary Contingencies Are In Place For County Operations

Wed 3-25-2020

Dickinson county leaders say they're confident the necessary contingencies are in place for operations to continue through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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IDPH Reporting An Additional 21 Positive Cases Of COVID-19 In Iowa As Of Late This (Wed.) Morning

Wed 3-25-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health late this (Wed.) morning reported an additional 21 positive cases of COVID-19 in Iowa, for a total of 145 positive cases. 

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DNR To Conduct Prescribed Burns At Numerous Wildlife Complexes Throughout NW Iowa In Coming Weeks

Tue 3-24-2020

The agency says the burning will be done in wildlife complexes in Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, O'Brien and Palo Alto counties.

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Iowa Dept. Of Public Health Reporting 19 Additional Cases Of COVID-19 In The State As Of Late This (Tues.) Morning

Tue 3-24-2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health late this (Tues.) morning reported 19 more positive cases of COVID-19 in the state, bringing the total number so far to 124.

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New Website Launched To Help Coordinate Local Agencies Needing Volunteers And Those Who Would Like To Volunteer During This Time Of Need

Tue 3-24-2020

A new website has been launched locally to help coordinate those who would like to volunteer with services related to the coronavirus outbreak and those in need of those volunteers.

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There's Concern Over Huge Increases In Internet Traffic And Whether Networks Will Be Able To Handle It

Tue 3-24-2020

Concern over dramatic increases in internet traffic with more and more people working from their homes was brought up during today's (Tues.) Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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Milford City Council Hears From Okoboji School Board Member

Tue 3-24-2020

The Milford City Council Monday evening heard from an Okoboji School Board member expressing a desire for the two entities to sit down and iron out their differences.

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