News Archive

Okoboji City Council Reviews Lakeshore Drive Parking/Traffic Study

Wed 12-11-2019

The council is forming a committee to further review the information and come up with a formal recommendation.

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Suspicious Vehicle Investigation Results In Arrest Of Missouri Man On Multiple Charges

Wed 12-11-2019

Authorities in Sioux county an Orange City police officer was checking on a vehicle at a park around 2:17 am about a half mile south of Alton.

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Kazarelli's BBQ Steakhouse on the River now open in Spencer

Tue 12-10-2019 24 West Park Street, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-Restaurant offering casual dining in restored church.

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Dickinson Co. Supervisors Table Action On 28E Agreement

Tue 12-10-2019

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) tabled action on a 28E agreement with the Sioux Rivers mental health region.

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Upcoming U Of O Winter Games To Feature Several New Events

Tue 12-10-2019

Several new events are being added to this year's lineup for the University of Okoboji Winter Games.

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Car/Deer Collision Results In Minor Injuries

Tue 12-10-2019

A Larchwood man sustained minor injuries last week when a vehicle he was driving collided with a deer in Clay county.

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Jury Convicts Man In Meth Conspiracy Case That Spanned NW Iowa & SW Minnesota

Tue 12-10-2019

31-year-old Jose Carlos Ramirez-Martinez of Denison was convicted by a jury Friday following a trial in U.S. District Court in Sioux City.

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No Injuries Reported In Collision Involving A School Bus And Car

Mon 12-9-2019

 No injuries were reported this (Mon.) morning when a car collided with a school bus in O'Brien county.

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Iowa Lakes Handbell Choir to perform Holiday Concert December 10

Mon 12-9-2019 3501 Hill Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA

(Spirit Lake)-Choir to be joined by First Presbyterian and Lakes Area Handbell groups.

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Palo Alto County Authorities Arrest Man Wanted On Several Warrants

Mon 12-9-2019

A man wanted on warrants for burglary in the 2nd degree, one count of assault and one count of criminal mischief in the 3rd degree was taken into custody by Palo Alto county authorities this past Thursday.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Emmetsburg Teen

Mon 12-9-2019

A single vehicle crash Friday in Palo Alto county injured an Emmetsburg teen.

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City Of Spencer To Hold Reception For Outgoing Council Members

Mon 12-9-2019

The city of Spencer will be holding a reception next week honoring outgoing city council members Steve Bomgaars, Leann Jacobsen and Rich Prentice. 

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Water To Be Off In Dickens Tuesday (Dec. 10th)

Mon 12-9-2019

Water will be turned off in Dickens tomorrow (Tues.) to fix a leak.

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Clay County Traffic Stop Results In Arrest Of Central Iowa Man On Drug Charges

Mon 12-9-2019

A traffic stop last week in Clay county resulted in the arrest of a central Iowa man on drug charges.

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Authorities Alerting Public To New Scam

Mon 12-9-2019

This one consists of a letter that claims the recipient has won a sizable amount of money from the “North America Consumer Promotion Draw”.

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Founder Of One Of The Area's Largest Employers & A Former U.S. Representative, Berkley Bedell, Passes Away

Sat 12-7-2019

KUOO news has learned Berkley Bedell passed away Friday of a stroke. 

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Fire Heavily Damages Estherville Business

Sat 12-7-2019

An Estherville business was heavily damaged in a fire Friday afternoon.

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DNR Investigating Manure Discharge In Cherokee County

Fri 12-6-2019

Officials with the Spencer field office of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are investigating a manure discharge near Cleghorn in northern Cherokee county.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to host Music After Hours December 12

Fri 12-6-2019 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Scott Larsen to perform in Pomerantz Hall Thursday night.

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Deadline To Sign Up For SBA Disaster Loans Quickly Approaching

Fri 12-6-2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding nonprofit organizations of a January 6th deadline in which to apply for federal disaster loans for economic injury caused by adverse weather conditions that occurred from March 12th through June 15th of this year.

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Iowa D.O.T Conducting Online Planning Study On U.S. Hwy. 18 Between Spencer And Garner

Fri 12-6-2019

Those viewing the site can scroll through the information and provide feedback.

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YIP Students Help Brighten The Holidays For Less Fortunate Children

Fri 12-6-2019

Students in the Okoboji Foundation's Youth in Philanthropy program are helping make the holidays brighter for some area children.

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Several Businesses With Ties To The Region Honored With Iowa Venture Awards

Fri 12-6-2019

They include M & C Anderson Pullets of Sioux Rapids, Iowa Select Farms, GrandStay Hotel and Suites in Rock Valley and Stensland Family Farms and Creamery of Larchwood.

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Single Vehicle Crash Injures Milford Man (1)

Fri 12-6-2019

A single vehicle crash Thursday on Highway 71 near Fostoria injured a Milford man.

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Festival of Lessons & Carols to be held December 8 in Spencer

Thu 12-5-2019 1111 4th Ave W, Spencer, IA

(Spencer)-"Brass Buddies" Quintet to perform at Concert

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Authorities Release Name Of Suspect In Fatal Shooting In Lu Verne

Thu 12-5-2019

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation identifies the suspect as 35-year-old Valentino Williams of Coralville, Iowa.

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City Of Estherville Implements New Snow Removal Ordinance

Thu 12-5-2019

The Estherville City Council earlier this week adopted a new ordinance regarding parking during snow events.

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Lu Verne, Iowa Shooting Victim Originally From Jackson, Mn.

Thu 12-5-2019

43-year-old Jessica Weishaar was a 1995 graduate of Jackson High School. Her parents still reside in Jackson.

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Last Weekend's Winter Storm Kept Things Busy For Jackson County Authorities

Thu 12-5-2019

The first round of severe winter weather this past weekend made for some hazardous driving conditions and a busy weekend for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.

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Clay County Fair Takes Home Top Honors In Several Categories In International Competition

Thu 12-5-2019

The Clay County Fair took home 14 awards this year, the most in its history, including four first-place honors.

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Pearson Lakes Art Center to host Holiday Open House December 5

Wed 12-4-2019 2201 Highway 71, Okoboji, IA

(Okoboji)-Festivities include evening program to honor Supporter of the Year.

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Spirit Lake Man Accused Of Stealing Items From A Downtown Restaurant

Wed 12-4-2019

A Spirit Lake man has been charged in connection with a burglary Friday night at a downtown business.

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Man Wanted For Burglary And Other Charges Taken Into Custody

Wed 12-4-2019

A man who was wanted on charges out of Clay county has been into custody.

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Raccoon River Lawsuit Could Have Statewide Implications

Wed 12-4-2019

A lawsuit over nutrient pollution in a portion of Iowa's Raccoon River will stretch into 2020 as arguments are heard by the Iowa Supreme Court. 

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Estherville Residents Elect New Mayor

Wed 12-4-2019

Unofficial results from Tuesday's run-off election show Joseph May the winner, with 371 votes. 

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The Arts at St. Joseph to present The Browns Classic Christmas December 8

Tue 12-3-2019 1305 Okoboji Avenue Milford, Iowa

(Milford)-A reception with the performers to follow the free concert on Sunday.

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Iowa State Patrol Trooper Escapes Injury After Colliding With A Deer

Tue 12-3-2019

Not even is a State Trooper immune from hitting a deer. The very thing happened late Monday night in Palo Alto county.

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Dickinson County Supervisors Approve Zoning Change

Tue 12-3-2019

The Dickinson County Board of Supervisors today (Tues.) approved a recommendation from the county's Planning and Zoning Commission to rezone a little more than 40 acres of land southwest of Milford from Heavy Industrial to Agricultural.

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Crash Lands Woman In Jail On Multiple Charges

Tue 12-3-2019

A single vehicle crash back on November 25th in Osceola county resulted in the arrest of a Minnesota woman on multiple charges.

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Dickinson County Engineer Dan Eckert Gives A Reminder On Policy For Plowing Secondary Roads

Tue 12-3-2019

Snow removal on secondary roads was a topic of discussion at today's (Tues.) Dickinson County Board of Supervisors.

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Candlelight Service Of Remembrance To Be Held Thurs. (Dec. 5th) In Spencer

Tue 12-3-2019

A special event later this week in Spencer is intended to help those who have lost a loved one recently. 

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Some Area Farmers Are Eligible For Low Interest Loans Due To Severe Weather In August Of This Year

Mon 12-2-2019

Some local ag producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans.

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Many Voices Choir to perform several Holiday Concerts

Mon 12-2-2019 Estherville, IA

(Estherville)-Choir comprised of members from across the region

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Strong Wind & Ice-Covered Power Lines Resulted In Scattered Power Outages Over The Weekend

Mon 12-2-2019

Strong wind and ice-covered lines combined to cause scattered power outages across the region over the weekend.

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Spencer Public Meeting About Revised Flood Maps December 11th

Mon 12-2-2019 300 W 4th Street Spencer,IA

There will be an informational meeting for the public about revised flood plain maps in Spencer on December 11th.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Single Vehicle Crash In Palo Alto County

Mon 12-2-2019

Minor injuries were reported early Sunday in a single vehicle crash near Emmetsburg.

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Dickinson County Endowment Fund Awards Slightly More Than $94,000 In Grants For 2019

Mon 12-2-2019

The awards were officially presented to the organizations at an event earlier this fall in Terril.

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Run-Off Election To Be Held Tuesday (Dec. 3rd) For Estherville Mayor

Mon 12-2-2019

Voters in Estherville head back to the polls tomorrow (Tues.) to vote in a run-off election for Mayor.

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Arnolds Park Amusement Park To Hold "Gift A Smile" Party

Mon 12-2-2019

The Arnolds Park Amusement Park will be holding a special event tomorrow (Tues., Dec. 3rd) evening to help raise funds for their “Gift A Smile” program.

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I90 Rollover At Jackson Injures Wisconsin Woman

Mon 12-2-2019

A Wisconsin woman was injured in a single vehicle crash Sunday on Interstate 90 near Jackson.

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