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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Public Notice
Sirens 6-22 (06/21/16)
Tad Michael Lynch, 27, of Marshall, Minnesota, was charged with failure to have a motor vehicle license, possession of drug paraphernalia and for using a vehicle to house controlled substances at 11:32 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at 250th Avenue and Highway 9 and 71 in Spirit Lake...

Robert Tackett
June 23, 1938 -- June 18, 2016 A memorial service for Robert Tackett, age 77, of Milford and formerly of Sac City was held Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Harbor of Joy Lutheran Church in Milford. Robert D. Tackett was born June 23, 1938 to William H and Dessie E (Gilstrap) Tackett in Laconna, Iowa. The youngest of 15 children. He died peacefully June 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family...

Mary Lou Haugland
June 7, 1938 -- June 21, 2016 A funeral service for Mary Haugland was held on Monday, June 27, 2016, at Crosswinds Church in Spirit Lake. Interment was at Lakeview Gardens Cemetery. Mary Lou Haugland, the daughter of Clarence and Gertrude (Fisher) Scott, was born June 7, 1938 in Estherville, Iowa. She graduated from Estherville High School...
Kevin Kelly
Kevin Duane Kelly, 56, of Eaton, Colorado passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016, at the North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Kelly home, 38246 CR 43, in Eaton. An online guestbook is available at www.moserfuneralservice.com...
The Harris-Lake Park softball team struggled to one win in six games this past week, as the Wolves saw their overall record dip to .500 for the first time this season. The Wolves dropped a double-header to Remsen St. Mary's...
University of Okoboji Cycling Classic Campus Bike Ride

The weekend started in Milford, where the University of Okoboji Cycling Classic Campus Bike Ride took place. Riders had route choices: 25, 50 or 100 miles and finished their trek with a barbecue picnic.

Cruise In event

Spirit Lake hosted an evening of food, fun and classic cars Saturday night at the annual Spirit Lake Cruise-In. Iowa State University Extension in Dickinson County welcomed Cy the Cyclone mascot. He was on hand to celebrate the organization's...

LOCASH at Preservation Plaza

Preservations Plaza near Arnolds Park Amusement Park was packed Saturday night for LOCASH with opening act Casey Muessigmann. The country performers were part of the Live at the Lake concert series near the State Pier at West Lake Okoboji.

U of O soccer tournament

University of Okoboji holds annual soccer tournament PHOTOS BY WILL MUSGROVE The 39th annual University of Okoboji Youth Soccer Classic was held Saturday and Sunday at the Okoboji High School fields in Milford. The event featured 43 teams. Teams...

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Hall Pass
Hall Pass Spring 2016

Discover Storm Lake
Discover Storm Lake

Portraits of Okoboji
Experience Okoboji 2016

Bridal Visions
Bridal Visions 2016

Northwest Iowa Shopper
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Volunteer Trees: What to do?
By Steve Weisman - Outdoor Editor
 ~ 06/22/16
For close to 30 years, our family has owned a tract of farmland near Graettinger. Way back when we purchased it, we determined that except for maybe a third of it, the land should never be row cropped again. It's simply too hilly to do that. The hilly slopes gave it a very high rating in competition to get it into the Conservation Reserve Program, and when we prepared the soil we could see the lighter soil on the hills and sidehills, where runoff had taken most of the good soil and deposited it on the bottom ground.. ...
King responds to Texas abortion access ruling
U.S. Rep. Steve King on June 28 released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Texas abortion access law, Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: Today, the Supreme Court voted 5-3 to strike down a Texas law which placed reasonable restrictions on abortions, creating another example of gross overreach by the Court to further entrench a radical, progressive, godless agenda on the American people and cut down the power of the states,...
Faith in Tragedy

'Now You See Me 2': Magical 'Robin Hoods' back for more misdirection misadventure

Showing compassion, co-suffering with our neighbor