News Archive

Estherville Chamber to host "Sip the Ville" October 17

Mon 10-14-2019 620 1st Ave South, Estherville, Iowa

(Estherville)-$10 ticket includes entry into Grand Prize Drawing.

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House Boat Becomes Partially Submerged While Moored At A Dock

Mon 10-14-2019

A house boat became partially submerged over the weekend while moored at a dock at Okoboji Boat Works.

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Milford Man Escapes Injury When A Vehicle He Was Driving Collided With A Bridge

Mon 10-14-2019

A Milford man escaped injury Sunday when a vehicle he was driving collided with a bridge on Highway 18 in Clay county.

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Investigation Into Suspicious Person Reports Results In Arrest Of Man On Multiple Charges

Mon 10-14-2019

An investigation by the Clay County Sheriff's Office into reports of a suspicious person in Peterson has resulted in the arrest of a Newell man on multiple charges.

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Marble Beach Campground Construction Winding Down

Mon 10-14-2019

After numerous delays, work on the Marble Beach Campground on the west side of Big Spirit Lake is finally starting to wind down.

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Estherville Police Investigating Egging Incidents

Mon 10-14-2019

Police in Estherville say they received several reports of vehicles that were egged over the weekend.

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I-90 Crash Results In Minor Injuries To Two People From Hartley

Mon 10-14-2019

Two people from Hartley were injured Saturday in a single vehicle crash on Interstate 90 at Worthington.

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Lost Island Nature Center hosting several events in October

Fri 10-11-2019 3267 350th Avenue, Ruthven, Iowa

(Ruthven)-Belgian Waffles Fundraiser and Halloween Hike on tap in next two weeks.

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Water To Be Turned Off In A Portion Of Wahpeton On Monday, Oct. 14th

Fri 10-11-2019

City officials say it's for a water main replacement project, and that once the water is back on, a boil advisory will be in place for 24 hours.

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Federated REA Donates To Three Jackson County Food Shelves

Fri 10-11-2019

Jackson-based Federated Rural Electric Association announced today (Fri.) it's donating $3,333 each to the Jackson, Lakefield and Heron Lake-Okabena food shelves.

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ILCC Trustees Vote To Proceed In Applying For Grants For Some Projects

Fri 10-11-2019

The funds would go toward improvements to the audio-visual systems for the auditorium at the Emmetsburg campus and for the meeting room at the Iowa Lakes College Farm, and for improvements to the Community Room between the Emmetsburg Public Library and the Smith Wellness Center.

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Lakes Area Hockey Association Received $50,000 Check From Okoboji Foundation

Thu 10-10-2019

The Lakes Area Hockey Association was recently presented with a $50,000 check from the Okoboji Foundation to assist with the 3rd phase of a construction project.

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Central Bank To Open Central Mortgage In Okoboji

Thu 10-10-2019

Central Bank announced today (Thurs.) it will be opening Central Mortgage in Okoboji this coming Monday at 1003 Highway 71 South, or in the Okoboji Plaza.

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3rd Annual Joy of Life Foundation Fundraiser October 12

Thu 10-10-2019 1600 15th Street, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Event includes live music by The Senders and Silent Auction

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MnDOT Opens Highway 60 J-Turns At Heron Lake

Thu 10-10-2019

All three J-turns on Highway 60 in Heron Lake opened to traffic late yesterday (Wednesday, October 9).

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest (1)

Thu 10-10-2019

Authorities say upon making the stop a deputy discovered what's alleged to be marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

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Authorities Arrest Man Wanted On DCI Warrant

Thu 10-10-2019

The Lyon County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Michael Scheidt was arrested on a warrant charging him with two counts of purchasing or possessing a depiction of a minor in a sex act...1st offense.

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Osceola County Semi Crash Injures Montana Man

Wed 10-9-2019

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says 54-year-old Byron Sharp of Whitehall, Montana was driving a 2007 Volvo and was turning northbound onto Monroe Avenue from 140th Street.

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16th Annual Artisans Road Trip October 12-13

Wed 10-9-2019 Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-More than 2 Dozen Artists Participating in self-guided tour.

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Harvest Gets Underway; Initial Soybean Yields Look Better Than First Thought

Wed 10-9-2019

The recent warmer, drier weather has allowed farmers to start combining soybeans.

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Okoboji City Council Addresses Hwy 71 Concerns; Moves Ahead With Seawall Repair

Wed 10-9-2019

City Administrator Michael Meyers says city officials and council members have been hearing concerns following the release of a conceptual video by Imagine Iowa Great Lakes.

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Presidential Hopeful Corey Booker & 4th Dist. Congressional Candidate JD Scholten Make Appearance In Spirit Lake

Wed 10-9-2019

Democratic Presidential hopeful Corey Booker and J.D. Scholten who's opposing Republican Steve King for the 4th District Congressional seat appeared today (Wed.) at a forum in Spirit Lake addressing healthcare, food insecurity and the Older Americans Act.

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Administrative Law Judge Upholds Action By Spencer City Council To Deny Renewal Of Southside Bar & Grill Liquor License

Wed 10-9-2019

An administrative law judge has upheld action taken by the Spencer City Council to deny the renewal of a liquor license for Chris Burg, owner of Southside Bar and Grill, an adult entertainment business in Spencer.

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Newest Scam Making The Rounds Involves People Getting Calls Telling Them They've Won A Cash Prize And A Car

Wed 10-9-2019

The victims are then told to wire money through local businesses to different recipients to pay for taxes on the prize and storage of the car. In some cases, victims have even mailed cash to the thieves.

 

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Vehicle Collides With Gravity Wagon Resulting In Minor Injuries

Tue 10-8-2019

Minor injuries were reported Monday when a van collided with the rear of a gravity wagon in Osceola county.

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Clay County Heritage Center seeking Artifacts for Exhibit

Tue 10-8-2019 7 Grand Avenue,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-Center seeks to expand current Cold War exhibit.

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Lake Park Is First Community In Dickinson County With Pickle Ball Courts

Tue 10-8-2019

A ribbon cutting on the new pickle ball courts was held this past Friday.

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A Long Time Member Of The Estherville Police Department Is Stepping Down

Tue 10-8-2019

A post on the department's Facebook page says Captain Paul Budach is retiring after serving more than 28 years on the department.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Review Preliminary Engineering Reports For Proposed Projects In Drainage Districts 15, 48 And 50

Tue 10-8-2019

Public hearings on preliminary engineering reports for proposed projects in several drainage districts highlighted today's (Tues.) Dickinson County Board of Supervisors meeting.

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IGL Chamber Gearing Up For Annual Meeting/Celebration

Tue 10-8-2019

Executive Director Blaine Andera says it will be held at 5:00 pm Monday, November 4th at Snappers and they're encouraging people to pre-register for the event

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O'Brien County Collision Claims A Life

Mon 10-7-2019

A collision Sunday in O'Brien county involving a Chevrolet Blazer and a Polaris Ranger claimed the life of a Primghar man.

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Dickinson County Nature Center offering No School Day Camps in October

Mon 10-7-2019 22785 Nature Center Road, Okoboji, IA 51355

(Okoboji)-Spirit Lake Day Camp is full, still room in Okoboji Camp October 14.

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Secretary Of State Paul Pate Appoints Working Group To Help Address Election-Related Issues

Mon 10-7-2019

Clay County Auditor Margie Pitts and Emmet County Auditor Amy Sathoff are among those that will serve on the working group.

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Local Lawmaker Among Those Elected To Iowa House Leadership Team

Mon 10-7-2019

It was announced this (Mon.) morning State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake has been elected as the body's next Speaker Pro Tem.

 

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National 4-H Week Being Observed This Week (Oct. 6th-12th)

Mon 10-7-2019

This year's theme is “inspire kids to do”, and Hannah Brockshus, County Youth Coordinator for Iowa State University Dickinson County says they're encouraging youth to take part in hands-on learning experiences.

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DNR Reminding Hunters Of Upcoming Informational Meeting

Mon 10-7-2019

 The DNR says they'll be talking about the proposed waterfowl season and and zone structure for the 2021-2025 seasons.

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This Week Marks The Observance Of Fire Prevention Week

Mon 10-7-2019

Arnolds Park-Okoboji Fire Chief Chris Yungbluth says the theme this year is “Not Every Hero Wears A Cape”.

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Fairmont, Mn. Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

Mon 10-7-2019

A Fairmont, Minnesota woman was arrested on drug charges Sunday in the parking lot of the Grand Falls Casino near Larchwood.

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Hwy 60 Crash Injures Three People

Mon 10-7-2019

A two-vehicle collision Sunday on Highway 60 in Windom sent three people to the hospital.

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Seasons Center to host Harvest Festival and Kids Carnival in Estherville October 8

Fri 10-4-2019 3705 170th Street, Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Seasons Center received funding from the Emmet County Community Foundation to host event.

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Estherville Residents Being Asked To Participate In Survey

Fri 10-4-2019

City Administrator Penny Clayton says it's being conducted by Excel Estherville.

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Spencer Man Wanted On Warrants Turns Himself In

Fri 10-4-2019

A Spencer man wanted on several warrants turned himself in to authorities Thursday.

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Policy Discussion On Food Security In Spirit Lake To Feature A Couple Of Political Candidates

Fri 10-4-2019

It's scheduled for 10:00 am Wednesday, October 9th at the Spirit Lake Public Library.

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Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corp. Accepting Nominations For It's Annual Business Recognition Program

Fri 10-4-2019

Kiley Miller, CEO of the Corridor, says they're accepting nominations in four different categories.

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Jackson County Collision Sends Two People To The Hospital

Fri 10-4-2019

The Minnesota State Patrol says 27-year-old Trevor White of Worthington was driving a 2001 Pontiac Montana northbound on a county road and 63-year-old Jenne Holck of Jeffers was driving a 2015 Ford Escape eastbound on Highway 60.

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Spencer Businessman Arrested On Multiple Charges During Traffic Stop

Thu 10-3-2019

Police say 36-year-old Christopher Burg was served an arrest warrant charging him with seven counts of fraudulent sales practices over $10,000; three counts of fraudulent sales practices under $10,000; 10 counts of sales tax evasion, four counts of sales tax violation-permit revoked, and one count of ongoing criminal conduct.

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Another Pharmacy Announces It's Pulling Zantac From Its Shelves

Thu 10-3-2019

Lewis Drug made the announcement Thursday.

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Spencer Chamber Of Commerce Has A New Director

Thu 10-3-2019

It was announced today (Thurs.) at the organization's annual celebration that Sheriffa Jones has been hired to the position, succeeding Bill Campbell, who was recognized for his many years of service.

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Wild Rose Casino and Resort to offer Sports Betting starting October 4

Thu 10-3-2019 777 Main Street,Emmetsburg,IA

(Emmetsburg)-NFL Star Dallas Clark to place ceremonial first bet on Friday afternoon.

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Greg Post Named President Of Northwest Financial Corporation

Thu 10-3-2019

Post will also continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer of Northwest Bank.

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Special Event Planned To Mark Expansion Of Little Foote Forest West Of Milford

Thu 10-3-2019

A grand opening will be held later this month on the expansion of a little known county park west of Milford.

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Boil Advisory Lifted

Thu 10-3-2019

A boil advisory that had been previously in effect for some areas on the east side of East Lake Okoboji has been lifted.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Walk To Be Held Sunday (Oct. 6th) In Spencer

Thu 10-3-2019

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help commemorate the designation, Spencer Hospital will be holding its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk.

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Little Information Is Being Released So Far Regarding A Manhunt Earlier Today (Wed.) In West Okoboji

Wed 10-2-2019

Authorities are being tight-lipped about a manhunt that took place earlier today (Wed.) in West Okoboji.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to present Manhattan Short Film Festival October 3

Wed 10-2-2019 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Attendees have an opportunity to  vote for their favorite Film and Actor.  

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Arnolds Park In Running For "Home Town Water Tower Contest"

Wed 10-2-2019

The city of Arnolds Park is involved in a contest designed to promote water quality and hometown pride.

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Two Local Communities Awarded SRF Loans For Wastewater Projects

Wed 10-2-2019

Locally, Lake Park was awarded a loan of $440,000 for planning and design of a sewer project. Peterson, in Clay county, will get a loan of $116,000 also for planning and design of a sewer project.

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Spencer & Iowa Great Lakes Young Professionals To Hold Emerging Leaders Summit

Wed 10-2-2019

Jennifer Von Ehwegen says the leadership training session will be held at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer.

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Milford Municipal Utilities Advises Customers Of Violation Of A Drinking Water Standard Due To Equipment Malfunction

Wed 10-2-2019

In a letter to its customers, the utility says there was a malfunction of some equipment on March 31st of this year that resulted in a lack of water quality monitoring for about 30 minutes.

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O'Brien Co. Collision Sends One Person To The Hospital

Wed 10-2-2019

A two-vehicle collision this past Saturday in O'Brien county sent one person to the hospital.

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3rd Annual Family Glow Walk to be held October 5

Tue 10-1-2019 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Preregistration is requested by October 3.

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SW Minnesota Man Sentenced On Federal Meth & Firearms Charges

Tue 10-1-2019

47-year-old Raul Flores Marin of Bigelow, Minnesota, was convicted on April 25th of this year following a four-day jury trial in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Review Detailed Findings Of Study Into Landfill East Of Arnolds Park

Tue 10-1-2019

 The review was conducted during a conference call with the firm that conducted the study

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Iowa Attorney General's Office Seeking Receivership Of Northwest Iowa Funeral Home

Tue 10-1-2019

The Iowa Attorney General's Office is seeking receivership of the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg following an investigation into it's insolvency. The A-G's Office says it's filed the request in Polk County District Court in order to protect funds being held in a trust.

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Man Wanted On Multiple Charges By Clay County Sheriff's Office Taken Into Custody In Spirit Lake

Tue 10-1-2019

The Clay County Sheriff's Office says it received a tip from a concerned citizen indicating 32-year-old Nathan Tesch was staying at the Super 8 Hotel in Spirit Lake. 

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Hy-Vee Joins Other Retailers In Temporarily Pulling Zantac From Store Shelves

Tue 10-1-2019

It stems from a Food and Drug Administration report the products contain a very low level of a substance that could cause cancer.

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City Of Milford Reminds Residents Of Laws Pertaining To Placement Of Campaign Signs

Tue 10-1-2019

In Milford, city officials say it's illegal to place such signs on any public right-of-way or property owned by the city.

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