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Monday, Apr. 27, 2015
Crash organizers hope students understand their 'Power of Choice' (04/22/15)

CHOICES YOU MAKE: Okoboji graduate shares message with students, parents (04/22/15)

Local businesses make spring highlight fit any budget (04/21/15)

Local Key Club starts Autism event (04/21/15)

Local Moms and Tots organization to host 5K (04/21/15)

Three Lakes volunteers to receive Red Cross award (04/21/15)

Local YMCA hosts Healthy Kids Day (04/21/15)

Mayors Day celebrated in conjunction with Earth Day at the nature center (04/21/15)

Osceola County facility must euthanize 5.3 million hens, avian influenza brings egg production to halt (04/20/15)

Chamber announces inaugural Boji Bike Rally (04/20/15)

SLHS to host end of year dance (04/20/15)

Okoboji receives top honors at state music contest (04/20/15)

Laker Life Campus Ministry travels to Chicago (04/20/15)

Photography winners announced (04/20/15)

Spirit Lake K of C Donates to Haiti efforts (04/20/15)

LifeServe donors impact 45 lives (04/20/15)

Harris-Lake Park's worst hour -- Single decisions can shape a lifetime (04/15/15)

Grass fire burns near McClelland Beach, one suffers minor injuries (04/15/15)

Reps. Wills, Jones skip Wiccan invocation (04/14/15)

Okoboji School Board sets Sept. 8 election date (04/14/15)

Gill-netting season produces more than 3,000 walleye (04/14/15)

Gruhn remembered as dedicated, passionate leader (04/14/15)

National Public Safety Tele-Comm Week continues (04/14/15)

Local students host Holocaust Memorial Walk (04/14/15)

Petrick receives awards from PPI competition (04/14/15)

Earth Day program planned at Nature Center (04/14/15)

Arnolds Park named 'Tree City USA' recipient (04/14/15)

Area vocal Jazz groups place well at Iowa Championships (04/14/15)

The faces, hearts and souls behind Shayla Bee (04/14/15)

Voters reject Okoboji Middle School plan (04/08/15)

New GriefShare program set to begin (04/08/15)

Camp Okoboji marks 75th Anniversary (04/08/15)

Sunshine Food Stores acquires Milford Buy Rite, Lake Park store's future uncertain (04/07/15)

Sudbeck receives life sentence for Estherville murder (04/07/15)

OHS Jazz Band places second at state, bids farewell to band director (04/07/15)

Calvary United Methodist to hold groundbreaking (04/07/15)

Lightning strikes Spirit Lake home (04/07/15)

Forneys provide heart, soul to Okoboji music programs (04/07/15)

Winter Games bean bag tournament benefits OHS music (04/07/15)

Pearson Lakes Art Center adds Britney Hansen to staff (04/07/15)

Spirit Lake achieves certified Blue Zones community status (04/07/15)

Milford man wins $50,000 lottery prize (04/07/15)

Williamsen receives Iowa High School Speech Association award (04/07/15)

Service learning grows beyond the Spirit Lake Middle School (04/07/15)

Kiwanis announces egg hunt winners (04/07/15)

USDA seeking Prairie Pothole conservation applications (04/07/15)

OHS digital media production class earns high finish (04/07/15)

Wills hosts U of I students (04/07/15)

Spirit Lake students excel at state music (04/07/15)

Firefighters battle grass fire east of Spirit Lake, One injured in Wednesday evening blaze (04/02/15)

Sunshine Food Stores acquires Milford Buy Rite, Lake Park store to close (04/02/15)

Local K9 team to participate in police drug trials competition (03/31/15)

Voters to consider new Okoboji Middle School construction (03/31/15)

ACS Dickinson County Relay for Life to host kick off April 14 (03/31/15)

Digital newspaper archives give readers a look at the past (03/31/15)

Earth Day program at the Nature Center (03/31/15)

33rd annual Walleye Weekend registration now open (03/31/15)

North Spencer accident results in $5,000 damage (03/31/15)

Milford Legion sends two to Boys State (03/31/15)

Pony Express riders to raise money on Good Friday (03/30/15)

Former county attorney faces OWI charge (03/30/15)

Shayla Bee to serve 100th family (03/30/15)

O-SL debaters fare well in Carroll, Iowa City (03/30/15)

International presents from Iowa Lakes (03/30/15)

Johnson continues to build on local Y legacy (03/25/15)

Area leadership team promotes the region they love (03/25/15)

Craft breweries call Dickinson County home (03/25/15)

Lake Okoboji U.M. Camp continues growth in centennial year (03/25/15)

New Fashion Pork 'actively seeking' new location (03/24/15)

Local Easter hunt spawns thousands of eggs (03/24/15)

Former teacher's sex abuse case delayed (03/24/15)

Spirit Lake receives Blue Zones certification (03/24/15)

Casting Crowns first act announced for 2015 Clay County Fair (03/24/15)

City of Spirit Lake earns 2015 Iowa Stormwater Award (03/24/15)

Pure Fishing donates facility to local tennis teams (03/24/15)

County flag design contest announced (03/23/15)

Spirit Lake driver crashes through apartment building (03/23/15)

Thirty Okoboji students join National Honor Society (03/23/15)

Local dive team risks life and death (03/23/15)

Harris-Lake Park 4th grade class complete junior achievement (03/23/15)

Okoboji High School jazz performers excel at Coyote Festival (03/23/15)

Energy companies issue phone scam warning (03/17/15)

Local dive team hoped to assist Hancock County rescue attempt (03/17/15)

Field fire threatens nearby homes (03/17/15)

Yoga Okoboji moves to Spirit Lake (03/17/15)

Spirit Lake students construct art for city hall lobby (03/17/15)

Iowa Lakes hosts first SERTech event (03/17/15)

Students complete Spring Academy (03/17/15)

Spirit Lake competes at state academic decathlon (03/17/15)

Severe weather awareness week March 23-27 (03/17/15)

BPA students head to national conference (03/17/15)

GTRA students excel at state speech (03/17/15)

Northwest Bank donates $722 to Dickinson County Relay for Life (03/17/15)

Sign of Spring: Taco House Opens (03/12/15)

Fire danger increases with warmer temps (03/10/15)

Weekend tragedy has DNR renewing message of ice caution (03/10/15)

U.S Army's 'Ambassadors of Music' to perform in Okoboji (03/10/15)

Minds in Motion showcases students' creativity (03/10/15)

J&M Fireworks behind county's many displays (03/10/15)

Spirit Lake man wins $100,000 in 'Cash Frenzy' scratch game (03/10/15)

Northwest Region STEM Hub partnership renewed (03/10/15)

Find geocaches in Elinor Bedell State Park (03/10/15)

Lt. Gov. Reynolds plans local stop (03/10/15)

Iowa Lakes handbell choir performs in Kansas City (03/10/15)

Local banks show support for Boji Bay Ice Arena (03/10/15)

Harbor of Joy member returns from African mission trip (03/10/15)

OMS wins Augustana Jazz Festival (03/09/15)

GTRA students headed to state speech (03/09/15)

Sackett wraps up time on 'Parks and Recreation' (03/03/15)

Estherville murder case gets new sentencing date (03/03/15)

SLHS students break live broadcast world record (03/03/15)

Land donations to increase county water quality, wildlife habitats (03/03/15)

Branstad signs 10-cent fuel tax increase (03/03/15)

Spirit Lake initiates housing study (03/03/15)

Climatologist anticipates warmer April than usual (03/03/15)

Crop herbicides questioned as monarch populations slide (03/03/15)

Knights of Columbus Regional Spelling Bee Champions (03/03/15)



Odds double for 33rd Walleye Weekend (03/03/15)

Exciting day for Okoboji Jazz at the Lewis and Clark Jazz festival (03/03/15)

Branstad signs 10-cent fuel tax increase (02/26/15)

Arnolds Park readies for anniversary celebration (02/24/15)

UPDATE - Jury convicts suspect in Estherville murder case (02/24/15)

Wednesday meeting to address Lake Park vacancies (02/24/15)

Beer Can Alley to open Arnolds Park location (02/24/15)

U of I MBA students tour Polaris, work on business plan (02/24/15)

Superintendents take student safety seriously (02/24/15)


Olson steps down as DC Board of Health medical director after 22 years (02/24/15)

OSL Debate receives awards (02/23/15)

Okoboji Bicycle Club mulls weekly ride, new members (02/23/15)

Girl Scout cookies for sale (02/23/15)

Hoss anchors award-nominated broadcast at Morningside (02/23/15)

State show choir (02/23/15)

Okoboji receives top honors at NW Iowa District Jazz Festival (02/23/15)

Estherville jury finds Sudbeck 'guilty' of murder (02/19/15)

King addresses second amendment, ISIS during Fostoria stop (02/17/15)

Amusement Park seeks volunteers for 125th celebration (02/17/15)

Community comes together to remember O'Neal, Walz (02/17/15)

Lake Park Police Chief resigns (02/17/15)

Pursuit ends cemetery crash, weapon charges (02/17/15)

Rembrandt to expand in Winnebago County (02/17/15)

Donaldson begins duties at Humane Society shelter (02/17/15)

Wiesenmeyer takes Iowa Rock 'n' Roll position (02/17/15)


Knights of Columbus Awards Spelling Bee Champions (02/17/15)

Tri-State Paving wins national award (02/17/15)

J-Term collaboration assists young entrepreneurs (02/17/15)

K of C crown youth district free throw champions (02/17/15)

Still generating interest: Iowa Lakes wind turbine turns 10 (02/16/15)

Spirit Lake K of C hosts omelet breakfast for Haiti mission (02/12/15)

Wiesenmeyer takes Iowa Rock n Roll position (02/12/15)

9th annual car drop now underway (02/10/15)

'Giving and taking' helps couple endure (02/10/15)

Wagoner to resign as Lake Park administrator (02/10/15)

DCN receives fifth consecutive 'General Excellence' designation (02/10/15)

Oak Hill Marina ownership changes hands (02/10/15)

Moritz joins DCN for second semester (02/10/15)

Lawmakers field questions at area forums (02/10/15)

Iowa Lakes quartet delivers singing valentines (02/10/15)

Eaton receives second Iowa Rock Hall of Fame honor (02/09/15)


Spirit Lake academic decathlon finishes 2nd at regionals (02/09/15)

School start date questions anticipated at Saturday forum (02/03/15)

Lakes Ice Arena nears completion (02/03/15)

Red seal banknote has high value, local connection (02/03/15)

Local angler survives after falling through lake ice (02/03/15)

Silver Lake watershed discussed during joint meeting (02/03/15)

Dickens man charged following shooting on his property (02/03/15)

11th Annual Lakes Health Conference features Kutcher, Morris (02/03/15)

2015 OST summer schedule released (02/02/15)

Dickinson County high schools jazz bands perform well at state festival (02/02/15)

Parks Marina events generate more than $10,000 for charities (02/02/15)

Andera selected for national leadership position (02/02/15)

Lake Park's Frosty sees shadow (02/02/15)

Spirit Lake students advance in 'Know Your Constitution' project (01/30/15)


Okoboji School Board approves plan for new 5-8 building in Milford (01/27/15)

PLAC reveals new executive director (01/27/15)

Vos joins DCN for second semester (01/27/15)

A Look Behind the Scenes of Chili Cook-Off (01/27/15)

Bank Midwest enters Sioux Falls market (01/27/15)

Lake Park to decide fate of winter decorations (01/27/15)

Triton Jazz Festival held at Iowa Lakes (01/27/15)

Area schools take home second-place honors at Iowa Lakes (01/27/15)

Fishermen's Hospital is focus of Iowa high school students (01/27/15)

Program connects art, nature (01/27/15)

Kapco offers golf during winter months (01/27/15)

Spencer Hospital purchases Milford Clinic (01/23/15)

Come inside for more Winter Games XXXV activities (01/22/15)

Winter Games 35 has plenty of selections for food (01/22/15)

Brave the elements for Winter Games fun -- Outdoor Events (01/22/15)

Spirit Lake students take the polar plunge (01/20/15)

Local Polaris centers make room for electric motorcycle line (01/20/15)

Spirit Lake moves closer to Blue Zones certification (01/20/15)

Okoboji Schools to decide middle school project Monday (01/20/15)

Former teacher, probation officer's trial delayed (01/20/15)

Orleans housing development in the works (01/20/15)

Program connects art, nature (01/20/15)

Two Spirit Lake artists selected for Ames exhibit (01/20/15)

Spirit Lake K of C crowns youth free throw champions (01/19/15)

SLMS students selected for honor band (01/19/15)

OHS Jazz Band earns second place at ICC Triton Jazz Fest (01/19/15)

Paleo diet sees uptick in popularity (01/16/15)

New year brings new energy at area YMCAs (01/16/15)

Winter Games 35 cheerleaders revealed (01/16/15)

Events moved off ice as 35th Winter Games approach (01/14/15)

40th anniversary of the "Blizzard of the century" (01/13/15)

Okoboji Foundation 2015 grant application available (01/13/15)

Schrunk's film career includes travels around the world (01/13/15)

Winter Games prep continues, cheerleaders revealed (01/13/15)

LRH-Hey, Good Cookies! partnership reached (01/13/15)

Cherish Center to host 'No Apologies' (01/13/15)

OSL debate takes third at state (01/13/15)

Thee honors a legend with Elvis impersonations (01/12/15)

Final Winter Games meeting cancelled due to winter weather (01/08/15)

Walz family touched by community support (01/06/15)

DVD drive keeps younger students in mind (01/06/15)

County board continues work on New Fashion Pork letter (01/06/15)

Silver Lake drainage ditch focus of Jan. 28 public meeting (01/06/15)

2015 Iowa RockNRoll inductees announced (01/06/15)

Cleanup underway following Spirit Lake basement fire (01/06/15)

Christensens welcome first LRH baby of 2015 (01/06/15)

Take Care 2015: Take care of your health (01/06/15)

Hackarth earns Eagle Scout distinction (01/06/15)

Weisman captivated by ice fishing (01/05/15)

Snowmobilers rescued after falling through ice (01/04/15)

Two injured in NYE accident (01/02/15)

Top Stories of 2014: No. 1 - Hill Avenue apartment fire claims one life (12/31/14)

Top Stories of 2014: No. 2 - Iowa Great Lakes hosts RAGBRAI overnight stop (12/31/14)

Top Stories of 2014: No. 3 - Severe storm batters Dickinson County (12/31/14)

Top Stories of 2014: No. 4 -- Popular Mexican restaurant closes, draws headlines (12/31/14)

Top Stories of 2014: No. 6-10 (12/31/14)

Top Stories of 2014: No. 5 - One murder case ends as another begins (12/31/14)

Armed robbery suspects still at large (12/30/14)

Webb named to Luther College Nordic Choir (12/30/14)

Sirens 12-29 (12/30/14)

Final Winter Games organizational meeting Jan. 5 (12/30/14)

Area lost several community fixtures who left their mark (12/30/14)

12th annual NWIA home show approaches (12/30/14)

Black Hills Energy doubles donations to energy assistance program (12/30/14)

Celebrate blood donor awareness month (12/30/14)

Northey recognized by Iowa Soybean Association (12/30/14)

Iowa Lakes holiday e-card created by students (12/30/14)

Johnson introduces abortion waiting period bill (12/23/14)

Jan. 13 meeting set for trap and skeet range (12/23/14)

Newest Habitat home dedicated (12/23/14)

State growth reflected in latest census estimates (12/23/14)

Iowa Lakes employee visits Antarctica (12/23/14)

Goetzinger honored for years of service (12/23/14)

IDPH urges Iowans to get influenza vaccine (12/23/14)

SLPD's Shop with a Cop helps families (12/23/14)

Brownmed's Katzfey appointed to U.S. District Export Council (12/23/14)

U.S. Cellular rewards efforts in Terril (12/22/14)

Iowa Lakes Trustees review technology (12/22/14)

Girl Scouts visit Lake Park Care Center (12/22/14)

Iowa Lakes receives 'Military Friendly School' designation (12/22/14)

Board puts livestock plan near Superior on hold (12/17/14)

Victim identified in Spirit Lake fire (12/16/14)

Could later school starts be a $1M decision? (12/16/14)

Superintendent calls April 7 'probable' for OMS election (12/16/14)

Police investigate Spencer woman's death (12/16/14)

Charges dropped in Mrs. Lady's cash seizure case (12/16/14)

Wills, Jones get committee assignments (12/16/14)

Get outside with nature center events (12/16/14)

Winter Games Cheerleader nominations sought (12/16/14)

Middle School building update (12/16/14)

Principal's Christmas decorations light up community (12/15/14)

Okoboji hires architect to explore middle school options (12/11/14)

Victim in fatal apartment fire identified (12/10/14)

Victim of scam receives holiday surprise (12/10/14)

UPDATED: Fatality confirmed in SL apartment fire, cause undetermined (12/09/14)

OHS backpack ministry receives large donation, grant (12/09/14)

Christmas in Lake Park arrives Saturday (12/09/14)

Kitzinger named market president at Northwest Bank (12/09/14)

Brownmed acquires NüRoo, Inc. (12/09/14)

Ice Bowl disc golf planned (12/09/14)

Winter Games Chili Cook Off forms available (12/09/14)

Spirit Lake students share sounds of the season (12/09/14)

Three Lego League teams advance to state (12/09/14)

Leifeld named new Estherville dean (12/09/14)

Campus Women's Club hosts Secret Santa (12/09/14)

Updated -- Firefighters called to major fire in Spirit Lake (12/07/14)

Zebra mussel census includes mixed results (12/02/14)

Area lawmakers remember Rep. Alons (12/02/14)

Hitchcock named Kiwanis Citizen of the Years (12/02/14)

Firefighters leave family dinners to douse fire on Thanksgiving (12/02/14)

Milford Holiday Fantasy Dec. 5-6 (12/02/14)

Forum brings OMS space concerns into focus (12/02/14)

SLHS music department announces Christmas concert (12/02/14)

Corridor businesses recognized at business recognition luncheon (12/02/14)

2014 Garden Club scholarship awarded (12/02/14)

Bonnstetter, Rothstein join local firm (12/02/14)

Young Investigators tailored to children's interests (12/02/14)

Chamber honors Kuhlman at annual meeting (11/25/14)

Okoboji meeting to address crowded classroom concerns (11/25/14)

Estherville jailer charged after out-of-county traffic stop turns fatal (11/25/14)

Ribbon cutting and open house held at SL city hall (11/25/14)

Winter Games 35 prep begins (11/25/14)

UDMO offers assistance during winter months (11/25/14)

Caution urged around areas of thin ice (11/25/14)

Milford Holiday Fantasy weekend approaches (11/25/14)

Spirit Lake PD youth Academy (11/25/14)

Public input sought for 2015 People's Art Project (11/25/14)

Iowa Lakes to host Lego League competition (11/25/14)

GrapeTree receives Blue Zones designation (11/25/14)

(Updated) Des Moines family reunited with Sammy, the missing kennel dog (11/18/14)

Milford Santa House returns (11/18/14)

November off to cold start (11/18/14)

Work on final leg of Hwy 86 trail approved (11/18/14)

New Spirit Lake city hall set to open Thursday (11/18/14)

PLAC releases 2015 entertainment schedule (11/17/14)

Des Moines family reunited with Sammy, the missing kennel dog (11/12/14)

Holocaust education program comes to Spirit Lake (11/11/14)

Milford city attorney resigns (11/11/14)

City leaders work with Corridor to address housing needs (11/11/14)

Northwest Bank announces Spirit Lake construction plans (11/11/14)

Veterans Day celebrated at area schools (11/11/14)

Geocaching comes to the Dickinson County Nature Center... (11/11/14)

USDA Farm Bill meeting planned in Spirit Lake (11/11/14)

Winter Games 35 planning meeting approaches (11/11/14)

UDMO realeases Sharing Christmas list (11/11/14)

Iowa Department on Aging seeks ombudsman volunteers (11/11/14)

Spirit Lake students selected for music honor festival (11/11/14)

Northwest Iowa Concert Band Celebrates 30 Years (11/11/14)

Youth in Philanthropy forever grateful (11/11/14)

SL Key Club serves tacos in Sioux Falls (11/11/14)

Residents urged to stay informed during winter months (11/10/14)

May 2015 date likely to settle Mrs. Lady's case (11/04/14)

Republicans dominate local races (11/04/14)

Ernst carries Dickinson County in history-making Senate bid (11/04/14)

Veteran's Day -- A time to honor those who serve their country (11/04/14)

Velaires' Bourret starts 'Third Saturday' season (11/04/14)

Lakes Regional Healthcare says Ebola protocols in place (11/04/14)

Okoboji RAGBRAI event donates nearly $24,000 (11/04/14)

Construction underway at Marble, West Hottes Lakes (11/04/14)

Harris man injured in fatal Clay County crash (11/04/14)

SDSU students raise money on nationwide bike ride (11/03/14)

Five Okoboji High School students named to NWIBA Honor Band (11/03/14)

Farmers, firefighters limit field fire damage near Superior (10/30/14)

Long-time restaurant closes its doors (10/28/14)

Fisher named to SL city council (10/28/14)

Two candidates vie for county recorder's office (10/28/14)

King, Mowrer clash in Storm Lake debate (10/28/14)

State Bar Association gives judges high marks (10/28/14)

Loras Poll: Braley-Ernst race remains too close to call (10/28/14)

Hope Haven acquires Echo Plus (10/28/14)

OHS presents Bye Bye Birdie Nov. 14-15 (10/28/14)

'Amp Up the Music' comes to Iowa Rock NRoll museum (10/28/14)

Dickinson County Republicans schedule election 2014 activities (10/28/14)

Sholly named IGL watershed coordinator (10/28/14)

New charity event hopes to bring awareness (10/28/14)

Okoboji students earn top honors at All-State band auditions (10/28/14)

Iowa all-state music (10/28/14)

Halloween arrives in the Iowa Great Lakes (10/27/14)

2014 prep football playoff pairings announced (10/25/14)

Boji Nites owner receives 33-month prison sentence (10/22/14)

Lake Park crews called out to area fires (10/22/14)

Milford firefighters receive Sullivan award for valor (10/21/14)

UDMO kick starts annual Adopt a Family program (10/21/14)

'Laker Zombieland' planned for Iowa Lakes homecoming (10/21/14)

Rock4Vets (10/21/14)

Late harvest but bigger yields (10/21/14)

Ernst makes area stops on 99-county tour (10/21/14)

Dickinson County youth enjoy Pheasants Forever hunt (10/21/14)

Arnolds Park man earns national customer service award (10/21/14)

La Rue wins prestigious Ace Cory award (10/21/14)

Former Iowa Lakes student returns to share success stories (10/21/14)

Fall Festival returns for third year (10/21/14)

Walleye Weekend check presented (10/21/14)

Conservation board receives grant for gardens (10/21/14)

Iowa Lakes shooting sports club awarded $10,000 grant (10/20/14)

Grosvenor wins the "Tournavelt" at Des Moines Roosevelt (10/20/14)

Company gives back with roof promotion (10/17/14)

Chainsaw sculpture spruces up yard (10/17/14)

(Updated) Polaris launches Slingshot motorcycle line (10/14/14)

$3 million expansion underway at HLP (10/14/14)

Local church to feed the hungry (10/14/14)

West O Beer wins gold at beer festival (10/14/14)

Iowa Great Lakes task force assists with federal drug investigations (10/14/14)

Well-known art gallery to close its doors (10/14/14)

Hamm tabbed for open school board seat (10/14/14)

Married duo create Rythmicure rock group (10/13/14)

Local resident wins free fuel from Cenex (10/13/14)

Northwest Bank donates $500 to Pioneer Booster Club (10/13/14)

OSL dominant at Bishop Heelan Invitational (10/13/14)

Lakes area leaders tour Healthy Living Center (10/09/14)

New trial date set in Estherville murder case (10/08/14)

Family plans to rebuild after Sunday night fire (10/08/14)

Roti named Friends of Lakeside Lab exec. director (10/07/14)

Queen II set for new engines, restoration (10/07/14)

Ihrke takes new city position, steps down from council (10/07/14)

EPA, Shine Bros. Corp. settle on stormwater violations (10/07/14)

Federal grant to benefit Iowa Lakes (10/07/14)

Dickinson County Endowment Fund Awards 2014 Grants (10/07/14)

Okoboji FFA's annual pumpkin patch returns (10/06/14)

OHS homecoming court announced (10/03/14)

OHS homecoming court announced (10/03/14)

IGL Chamber names new CEO (09/30/14)

YMCA ready to cut ribbon at Healthy Living Center (09/30/14)

Pate brings Secretary of State bid to Spirit Lake (09/30/14)

Harvest off to slow start, but growers expect big yields (09/30/14)

Mau Marine plans Wharf changes (09/30/14)

Okoboji set to begin homecoming week (09/30/14)

Okoboji Gold Disc Golf Course to host first tournament (09/30/14)

Plymouth County man sentenced to prison for meth conviction (09/30/14)

Two teens die, four injured in head-on accident near Storm Lake (09/30/14)

Campgrounds, lakes still have plenty to offer (09/29/14)

Rembrandt opens new headquarters (09/23/14)

Supervisors draft letter opposing livestock expansion near Milford (09/23/14)

Milford Council selects Houge to fill city administrator opening (09/23/14)

Early general election voting begins Thursday (09/23/14)

Oktoberfest ready for 23rd ride (09/23/14)

Vandalism reported at Gull Point Chapel (09/23/14)

Currell steps down from SL School Board (09/23/14)

G-T/R-A to begin homecoming week (09/23/14)

PLAC host short film festival entries (09/23/14)

Alzheimer's event spreads awareness (09/23/14)

Car seat safety checks to be held at Okoboji Motor Company from 1-4 p.m. (09/23/14)

Blood donors support the fight against cancer (09/23/14)

U of O Mutt Strutt approaches (09/23/14)

IGL Chamber releases Fall Fest details (09/23/14)

Constitution event includes many words, many readers (09/23/14)


Rembrandt Foods to showcase new corporate office (09/16/14)

Fire damages unoccupied Spirit Lake home (09/16/14)

Livestock plan draws more comment, letter from county board (09/16/14)

DJ found dead after show at hotel (09/16/14)

Grape Escape returns for third year (09/16/14)

Molloy offers solution to zebra mussel woes (09/16/14)

HLP gears up for homecoming (09/16/14)

Narcisse bid for governor comes to Spirit Lake (09/16/14)

Commodores greet new Sackett Law Firm branch (09/16/14)

New recycling center director named (09/16/14)


Spirit Lake mayor signs poppy day declaration (09/16/14)

Local third graders enjoy Ag-citing program (09/15/14)

Hill Ave. collision sends one to LRH (09/11/14)

Livestock expansion near Horseshoe Bend draws passionate discussion (09/09/14)

Iowa Lakes levy receives resounding support (09/09/14)

Dead bacteria could help reduce zebra mussel infestations (09/09/14)

Iowa Lakes rolls out new robotics program (09/09/14)

Geo-caching picks up among outdoorsmen (09/09/14)

Resource officer provides sense of security (09/09/14)

Spirit Lake homecoming approaches (09/09/14)

Sky Lantern celebration at LPCC (09/09/14)

Kiwanis members complete ALS challenge (09/09/14)

Great Okoboji Lakes Finale Golf Tournament (09/09/14)

Sixth graders participate in outdoor classroom (09/09/14)

Tips lead to firearms charges, arrest of local teenagers (09/07/14)

Utility pole toppled following Highway 86 crash (09/05/14)

Milford motorcycle crash injures one (09/04/14)

Mother arrested for playing 'pass out' game with kids (09/04/14)

Lawsuit: Okoboji woman spent 280 days in isolation cell (09/04/14)

ATF, firearms industry offer reward in Spencer firearms theft (09/03/14)

Puppy mills concern pet shelter supporters (09/02/14)

College cuts ribbon on $4.5 million sustainable energy building (09/02/14)

Arnolds Park veteran's ashes returned to family (09/02/14)

Voters to consider renewal of Iowa Lakes equipment replacement levy (09/02/14)

Brownmed named Inc. Magazine top-growing company (09/02/14)

SLPD to implement body worn cameras (09/02/14)

Corridor, community honors Evert (09/02/14)

Northwest Bank's Conover named regional president (09/02/14)

Hilltop staff takes ice bucket challenge (09/02/14)

Lake Park flag raising ceremony held (09/02/14)

Bee & Butterfly Festival Friday, Sept. 5 (09/02/14)

Memories of Vern & Coila's for Hall of Fame band Spectrum 70 (08/29/14)

Streit tapped for Hall of Fame honors (08/29/14)

Daly's volunteerism garners him Spirit Award (08/29/14)

Some missing property located, burglary investigation continues (08/28/14)

Okoboji woman faces cocaine, mushroom charges (08/28/14)

Inductees lured to Lakes Region for Hall of Fame weekend (08/26/14)

Search for veteran's stolen ashes continues (08/26/14)

Reinsbach, Pederson cruise to special election wins (08/26/14)

Branstad tours Lake Park data center (08/26/14)

VAC names new executive director (08/26/14)

Branstad visits nature center (08/26/14)

Lake Park announces second treasure hunt (08/26/14)

OHS music students take talents to East Coast (08/26/14)

College to open new S.E.R.T. building in Estherville (08/26/14)

Local entries fare well on grand stage (08/26/14)

Milford interim city administrator submits resignation (08/22/14)

Campers ready for Labor Day weekend (08/21/14)

Branstad, Ernst headline GOP event (08/20/14)

Lake Park announces treasure hunt (08/20/14)

Milford candidates prepare for special election (08/20/14)

Area schools set to begin classes (08/19/14)

Spirit Lake to host free outdoor movie (08/19/14)

Shine to be honored for contributions (08/19/14)

Polaris hiring as it expands line of motorcycles (08/19/14)

Hall of Fame Induction Spectacular approaches (08/19/14)

Branstad plans series of area stops (08/19/14)

Chalkstock winners announced (08/19/14)

Local Dollar General employee receives honor (08/19/14)


OHS student embarks on ambassador trip (08/18/14)

Fostoria woman accused of trying to set ex-boyfriend on fire (08/14/14)

Superb dining with stellar view at Maxwell's (08/14/14)

Family fun and nostalgia enhance dining options (08/14/14)

Maye's journey from talk shows to Okoboji continues (08/12/14)

Girl Scouts visit founder's birthplace in Georgia (08/12/14)

Civil War vets long dead but not forgotten (08/12/14)

9th annual OEI comes to a close (08/12/14)

35th Annual Winter Games chair & co-chair announced (08/12/14)

Wohlfarth arrested for cocaine possession (08/12/14)

Accurate Coats opens in Milford (08/12/14)

Iowa Lakes students presented Outstanding Service Award (08/12/14)

Smoke on the Water returns Aug. 16 (08/11/14)

Motorcycle-squad car collision injures one (08/08/14)

Micro-mini Nationals set for Aug. 8-9 (08/07/14)

Buffalo and wine mix well at Little Swan Lake (08/07/14)

Accident on Hwy 71 diverts traffic (08/06/14)

Immigration activist presses King at Okoboji event (08/05/14)

Possible presidential hopeful stumps for King in Okoboji (08/05/14)

Dickinson County cities see population growth (08/05/14)

Dollar General to close after 22 years (08/05/14)

OEI participants join the 18th TAI event (08/05/14)

Taste of Italy supports local humane society (08/05/14)

Living History Rendezvous calls on a simpler era (08/05/14)

Judges named for upcoming Chalkstock (08/05/14)

Hess appointed to government oversight committee (08/05/14)

Patrick Fisher (08/05/14)

Two candidates meet Milford election deadline (08/01/14)

Lake Park celebration marks 30 years (08/01/14)

City of Lake Park remembers past, looks to future (08/01/14)

Lake Park natives chosen to lead parade (08/01/14)

Wyman arrested on drug, domestic abuse charges (07/30/14)

Okoboji Bible Conference marks 80th Anniversary (07/30/14)

Spirit Lake city hall ahead of schedule (07/29/14)

Woman works to build five-county bike trail (07/29/14)

Stores gear up for tax free weekend (07/29/14)

Party in The Park helps Arnolds Park thrive (07/29/14)

Pets, pasta featured at upcoming event (07/29/14)

Cowgirls preview show featured for August First Friday (07/29/14)

Spirit Lake releases school registration information (07/29/14)

27th annual quilt auction approaches at Ingham Okoboji (07/29/14)


Art in the Park is Saturday, Aug 2 (07/28/14)

Pioneer Days tradition continues (07/25/14)

Tom and Sheri Arends tabbed for Grand Marshall honors (07/25/14)

Pioneer Days debuts new BBQ competition (07/25/14)

New events greet Pioneer Days visitors (07/25/14)

U of O Homecoming results announced (07/23/14)

RAGBRAI director says 'we'll certainly get them back' to Okoboji (07/22/14)

RAGBRAI overnight stop dubbed a success (07/22/14)

Safety groups give RAGBRAI visit high marks (07/22/14)

Ribbons still up for grabs at Dickinson County Fair (07/22/14)

Senators support Dickinson County disaster relief (07/22/14)

Area police investigation leads to federal sentences (07/22/14)

34th boat rendezvous set for Saturday (07/22/14)

Vierkants honored as Special Olympics Family of the Year (07/22/14)

Shine receives award from Armed Forces Foundation (07/22/14)

Osprey-cam back online (07/22/14)

Great Lakes Marine announces Bryant Boats agreement (07/22/14)

Corridor elects new board members and officers (07/22/14)

RAGBRAI team, local police department plant tree in Speier Park (07/21/14)

University of Okoboji Homecoming arrives (07/18/14)

RAGBRAI riders, volunteers reminded to be sun-safe (07/17/14)

Rand Paul plans Okoboji stop (07/17/14)

Okoboji RAGBRAI committee gears up for guests on two wheels (07/16/14)

Dickinson County Fair returns July 19-24 (07/15/14)

Stopping in Terril -- a RAGBRAI experience (07/15/14)

How to get around during RAGBRAI (07/15/14)

RAGBRAI stop features many menu options (07/15/14)

Milford sets Aug. 26 special election date (07/15/14)

Headeast, Hairball to perform this weekend (07/15/14)

RAGBRAI briefs (07/15/14)

Souvenirs plentiful at Roof Garden Expo (07/15/14)

Spirit Lake community picnic (07/15/14)

Wadsworth's art showcased at PLAC (07/15/14)

Carlson to hang up stethoscope (07/15/14)

On To State (07/15/14)

Milford brothers have taken us to school all these years (07/14/14)

Spencer man charged with burglary, possession of throwing knives (07/14/14)

U of O World Tennis Classic approaches (07/10/14)

Maciuba workshop showcases landscapes (07/10/14)

Updated: Highway 71 crash ends in fatality (07/09/14)

Milford files petition for council, mayor special election (07/08/14)

Seaplane causes local stir with Sunday arrival (07/08/14)

Possible fatality reported in north Milford (07/08/14)

Popular 'Picker' makes northwest Iowa stop (07/08/14)

Spirit Lake Days set for Saturday, July 12 (07/08/14)

Inaugural Color Dash kicks off Saturday (07/08/14)

House fire claims lives of two G-T elementary students (07/08/14)

Splash pad opens for season (07/08/14)

George man linked to high speed chase in Arnolds Park (07/07/14)

Annual Relay For Life event set for Friday, July 11 (07/07/14)

DINING GUIDE: Bob's in Arnolds Park (07/03/14)

Pedersen steps down from IRRMA post (07/01/14)

Lakes Redemption opens doors (07/01/14)

Iowa Lakes Corridor names new President and CEO (07/01/14)

Local community preps for 38th annual picnic (07/01/14)

Adams, Tourville join Parks Marina (07/01/14)

Wedebrand denied parole at latest hearing (07/01/14)

Cast of the Broadway hit musical "13" announced (07/01/14)

Choose a Pea or a Frog! (07/01/14)

Emergency crews respond to car fire at Wal-Mart (07/01/14)

Donations drive annual fireworks displays (06/30/14)

Bicycle Adventurers pedaling 3,600 miles for affordable housing (06/30/14)

Dickinson County Endowment Fund grant supports Lake Park (06/30/14)

Fundraiser planned for Legacy Museum Project (06/26/14)

Rumbles return for Plaza show (06/26/14)

Kory and the Fireflies return for Independence Day concert (06/26/14)

Electric fish barrier now active (06/24/14)

Local drive-in weathers storm (06/24/14)

Okoboji Foundation set to announce $2 million milestone (06/24/14)

Recent rains revive most of state from drought conditions (06/24/14)

Spirit Lake Cruise In Weekend arrives (06/24/14)

University of Okoboji 30th Annual Cycling Classic arrives (06/24/14)

Reinsbach appointed as Milford mayor, Pederson fills council seat (06/23/14)

Corvette culture holds true 60 years later (06/23/14)

Cherish Center celebrates 15 years (06/23/14)

Golke to take on 100-mile ride (06/23/14)

JUST IN: Mayor, council appointments on Milford agenda (06/20/14)

Emergency crews respond to car fire at Polaris (06/20/14)

Stop and smell the roses (06/19/14)

Residents begin cleanup on land and lake (06/17/14)

UPDATED: Smoke on the Water postponed (06/17/14)

Elser chosen to fill H-LP school board spot (06/17/14)

IRRMA joins Backpack Program (06/17/14)

New dock built at State Pier (06/17/14)

Former BV court worker, local teacher accused of trading court favors for sex (06/17/14)

U of I mobile museum makes visit celebrating natural history (06/17/14)

Area destinations play host to Vettes in the Park (06/13/14)

PLAC to welcome famous songwriter (06/13/14)

Updated: Milford mayor, council member resign (06/11/14)

U of I president trumpets impact of college offerings (06/11/14)

It's greener pastures for Cisco these days (06/10/14)

Motivational speaker overcomes cancer (06/10/14)

Antique tractor riders go Silver to Silver (06/10/14)

'Survivor' headlines Boatstock 2014 (06/10/14)

HLP to fill open school board position (06/10/14)

County officials still mulling over can redemption (06/10/14)

ECHO Plus Special Olympics team (06/10/14)

'Imagine No Malaria' ride includes Spirit Lake stop (06/10/14)

Fostoria shooting range announced (06/10/14)

'Frog Prince' opens at Treasure Village (06/10/14)

This week at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory (06/10/14)

'Ace of Cakes' star to speak at Seasons' annual fundraiser (06/10/14)

Okoboji RAGBRAI announces Roof Garden expo plans (06/10/14)

Professionals team with students for 57th OST season (06/09/14)

Single car mishap reported near Milford (06/05/14)

Great Lakes Chamber issues fraud alert (06/05/14)

37th annual University of Okoboji Youth Soccer Classic (06/05/14)

Summer concerts bring variety to music lovers (06/05/14)

Dickinson County 4-H dues decreased (06/04/14)

Wills secures GOP nomination (06/03/14)

Johnson wins nomination for District 4 County Supervisor seat (06/03/14)

Ernst wins Iowa Republican primary for US Senate (06/03/14)

New Arnolds Park restaurant set to open (06/03/14)

RAGBRAI inspection team makes Okoboji stop (06/03/14)

Pearson Lakes Art Center CEO announces resignation (06/03/14)

Hartley man snags tagged Walleye (06/03/14)

Buy Rite promotes Starr, Bastman (06/03/14)

Lake Park selects new city seal (06/03/14)

Lake Park City Clerk retiring (06/03/14)

Spirit Lake residents arrested on multiple drug charges (06/02/14)

Inspection team to pre-ride RAGBRAI route across Iowa June 1-7 (05/30/14)

Pure Fishing receives Blue Zones designation (05/29/14)

Perkins arrested following high speed pursuit (05/29/14)

Cottage construction begins on OST campus (05/29/14)

Spirit Lake native spearheads monument drive (05/29/14)

Early morning fire destroys garage in Spirit Lake (05/28/14)

Open statehouse seat draws three candidates (05/28/14)

Local band inducted into South Dakota RnR Hall of Fame (05/27/14)

Hussong appointed to Arnolds Park mayor's seat (05/27/14)

Two seek spot on county board (05/27/14)

DNR presents Marble Lake, West Hottes Lake, updates (05/27/14)

VFW hosts inaugural home brewer's contest (05/27/14)

Hwy 71 accident sends three to LRH (05/27/14)

Woodley retires from zoning office (05/27/14)

152 species found during Bird-A-Thon (05/27/14)

Polar Plunge proceeds donated (05/27/14)

'Big Bangs Cost Big Bucks' campaign continues (05/27/14)

Water fountain installed in Iowa's Silver Lake (05/27/14)

Farm meets the playground: OES students learn the importance of ag, 4-H (05/26/14)

State line field fire draws Spirit Lake assistance (05/26/14)

Celebrate EMS Awareness Week (05/22/14)

Memorial Day launches season of boating concerns (05/20/14)

Bedell Family YMCA announces expansion plans (05/20/14)

State agrees to fund Polaris expansion (05/20/14)

Sites hard to find as camping season begins (05/20/14)

End of year nears for local school districts (05/20/14)

SLFD extinguishes two Sunday house fires (05/20/14)

Ribbon cutting held for LRH expansion (05/20/14)

Residents can help with courthouse flags (05/20/14)

A Piece of Work, Inc. announces new glass artists (05/20/14)

Winter Games 35 logo contest announced (05/20/14)

Roof Garden 'Beach Blast Off' concert to feature DC & The Drifters (05/20/14)

Area cities commemorate Memorial Day (05/19/14)

Lake Park 'water-breaking' ceremony moved to Tuesday (05/19/14)

UPDATED Life sentence stands, but Wedebrand granted parole possibility (05/16/14)

Performing arts shine on Spirit Lake campus (05/15/14)

New nature center bee hive exhibit (05/15/14)

Spring Bird-A-thon planned at nature center (05/15/14)

Blues/Rock & Roll Jam arrives (05/15/14)

Marble and West Hottes Lake open house announced (05/14/14)

Voter pre-registration deadline Friday, May 23 (05/14/14)

LRH east wing construction complete (05/13/14)

State to consider additional Milford Polaris funding (05/13/14)

Ex-Iowa Juvenile Home resident's claim rejected (05/13/14)

'More smoke than fire' Monday night at Spirit Lake factory (05/13/14)

Woodward named Okoboji Tourism Committee director (05/13/14)

Phase III completed at St. Joseph (05/13/14)

Plants to provide photo processing style (05/13/14)

Epic Iowa Road Trip makes stop in Iowa Great Lakes (05/13/14)

Arnolds Park Amusement Park readies for 124th season (05/12/14)

Lake Park contestant crowned pageant queen (05/12/14)

H-LP students to perform national anthem at state track (05/12/14)

32nd annual Walleye Weekend results (05/09/14)

Hey, Good Cookies! ready for summer season (05/09/14)

Arnolds Park moves ahead to fill mayor's office vacancy (05/06/14)

Great Lakes Communication Corp. constructs data center near Lake Park (05/06/14)

RAGBRAI committees focused on planning (05/06/14)

DePalma group to maintain Inn at Okoboji operations (05/06/14)

Spirit Lake carrier food drive readies for 16th year (05/06/14)

40 acres burn at Hales Slough (05/06/14)

Protective Association marks a century of preservation (05/05/14)

Judge to review Wedebrand life sentence (05/05/14)

Wings and Wetlands celebrates 20 years (05/05/14)

Sternitzke arrested on drug charges (05/01/14)

Spirit Lake educator named semifinalist in national Teacher Search (04/29/14)

SL School District hires new principals (04/29/14)

Community taking a dive for young cancer patient (04/29/14)

32nd annual Walleye Weekend set for May 3-4 (04/29/14)

Trial date set in Estherville murder case (04/29/14)

Primary election early voting underway (04/29/14)


Iowa Navy Commodores visit local businesses (04/29/14)

Iowa Lakes instructor earns national certification (04/28/14)

Well-known Lakes businessman passes away (04/25/14)

Cosby finds humor in the world around him (04/24/14)

Polaris cancels 2014 American Victory Rally (04/23/14)

Terril school building celebrates centennial (04/22/14)

King targeted in Zuckerberg immigration reform ad (04/22/14)

Milford hosts Public Safety Open House (04/22/14)

Counties approve Silver Lake improvement study (04/22/14)

Plea agreement closes Spirit Lake murder case (04/21/14)


Police pursuit ends in OWI charge (04/21/14)

Terril Elementary 100-year anniversary (04/18/14)

Milford Fire Department to host safety open house (04/16/14)

Don't tell the fish -- Walleye Weekend no longer a 'live' tournament (04/15/14)

Arraignment date set in Estherville murder case (04/15/14)

Local officials mark Tele-Communicators Week (04/15/14)

City Seal design contest announced (04/15/14)

YMCA to host spring Special Olympics (04/15/14)

Construction planned for Highway 9 east of Spirit Lake (04/15/14)

Highway crossings approved for ATVs in Spirit Lake (04/15/14)

State fines Spirit Lake assisted living center (04/14/14)

Sheriff's Office announces several area arrests (04/14/14)

Earth Day activities held at nature center (04/14/14)

Fast-growing Rembrandt announces new headquarters (04/09/14)

Simulation provides glimpse into lives of struggling families (04/09/14)

Okoboji takes runner-up spot at jazz championships (04/09/14)


Okoboji RAGBRAI logo and theme revealed (04/08/14)

Annual Easter egg hunt set for Saturday, April 12 (04/08/14)

Residents split car drop prize (04/08/14)

IGHSAU announces girls soccer rankings (04/08/14)

OHS students to perform Charlotte's Web (04/07/14)

Five charged following apartment investigation (04/04/14)

Heavy snowfall causing public works headaches in Lake Park (04/04/14)

Okoboji voters approve revenue purpose statement (04/02/14)

Spirit Lake girl receives successful liver transplant (04/01/14)

Census: Dickinson County growth continues (04/01/14)

Okoboji RAGBRAI logo, theme to be revealed (04/01/14)

Spirit Lake splash pad faces uncertain start date (04/01/14)

Florian concert approaches at PLAC (04/01/14)

Middle schooler joins dad on mission trip (03/31/14)

SLPD search turns up gun charge (03/28/14)

Twetten's ownership changes hands after almost 60 years (03/26/14)

Community members come together for poverty simulation (03/26/14)

Severe Weather Awareness Week continues (03/26/14)

Les Mis comes to northwest Iowa (03/26/14)

Long, harsh winter could impact fish population (03/25/14)

Okoboji School sales tax vote approaches (03/25/14)

Popular scoutmaster, parade marshal passes (03/25/14)

Candle near footstool triggers Spirit Lake fire (03/24/14)

Students try hand at Minds in Motion (03/24/14)

Hwy 71 collision results in injuries (03/20/14)

Milford Churches come forward in time of need (03/20/14)

'Picking Cotton' authors forever linked by 1984 events (03/18/14)

Spirit Lake man shares gambling story (03/18/14)

Fireworks expansion draws mixed reviews in area (03/18/14)

Long winter could impact fish populations (03/18/14)

'Hey, Good Cookies!' ownership to change hands (03/18/14)

Lt. Gov. attends area town hall meeting (03/18/14)

Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 24-28 (03/17/14)

City of Okoboji receives stormwater award (03/14/14)

Milford churches unite to benefit Philippines typhoon relief (03/14/14)

RAGBRAI route to take riders through Terril (03/12/14)

SL mock trial moves on to state (03/12/14)

RAGBRAI planning meeting held, call for volunteers increases (03/11/14)

Nine years later, wind turbine still generates benefits (03/11/14)

CrossFit takes region by storm (03/10/14)

(UPDATED) Fire destroys Arnolds Park home (03/04/14)

RAGBRAI informational meeting date arrives (03/04/14)

World Day of Prayer kicks off ecumenical services (03/04/14)

(UPDATED) Two-vehicle crash results in injuries (03/04/14)

Treasure Village staff looks ahead to 2014 season (03/04/14)

(Updated) Estherville man charged in shooting death (02/27/14)

Details still sketchy regarding Estherville shooting (02/27/14)

Sky Erickson case brings Wedebrand back to court (02/25/14)

(Not the last picture show after all) Pioneer Theatre owner readies for another season (02/25/14)

THE GIVING SPIRIT Local residents step up for baby on life support (02/25/14)

Steady stream is key to safe water lines (02/25/14)

G-T schools ready for 2nd annual Feb Fest (02/25/14)

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW Road crews work long hours, dodge motorists to clear streets (02/24/14)

Stolen generator case leads to charges (02/21/14)

Local manager, prolific volunteer steps down after 38 years (02/19/14)

TAKE A GUESS? Tickets on sale for 8th annual Car Drop (02/19/14)

Little successes add up; Okoboji's Stevens reaches career milestone (02/18/14)

Owens to succeed Stevens as Spirit Lake City Administrator (02/18/14)

Smith announces plans to leave office; Sibley man makes District 1 House bid (02/18/14)

NOT ALONE Shayla Bee helps out Spirit Lake family (02/18/14)

Head-on collision sends pair to LRH (02/17/14)

Compass Pointe offers support to residents in need (02/12/14)

Evert announces plans to leave Corridor (02/11/14)

OST schedule announcement warms winter months (02/11/14)

DCN wins second-consecutive 'General Excellence' trophy at INA convention (02/11/14)

Blue Zones Project announces YMCA as a designated worksite (02/11/14)

Hess announces re-election plans (02/11/14)


EXPLORING THE TROPICS SLHS students spend J-term in Florida (02/10/14)

SLPD to partner with Iowa ABD (02/10/14)

RAGBRAI volunteers needed (02/05/14)


Say 'I love you' with a song (02/05/14)

Iowa's ag secretary responds to farm bill passage (02/04/14)

It's been cold ... but has it been record cold? (02/04/14)

Legend Roller Coaster renovations near completion (02/04/14)

Spirit Lake officials award city hall bid (02/04/14)

Okoboji Classic Car contribution helps generate $1.1 million for veterans (02/04/14)

THE HAND IS QUICKER THAN THE EYE Spencers Magic duo primed for Okoboji performance (02/03/14)

Apartment search turns up drug charges (01/31/14)

AN EYE IN THE SKY local 'team' makes People's Art project possible (01/29/14)

Propane prices crunch family heating budgets (01/29/14)

(Updated) Okoboji, Lakes Area selected for RAGBRAI overnight stop (01/29/14)

Sprinkler system causes heavy damage at Bridges Bay (01/28/14)

Hospers man arrested on Dickinson County warrant (01/28/14)

Updated Unstable ice causes havoc on Iowa Great Lakes (01/25/14)

Spirit Lake trailer fire causes extensive damage (01/25/14)

Court date set in Spirit Lake murder case (01/22/14)

Legislative session begins on optimistic note (01/22/14)

SO MANY MEMORIES, SO LITTLE SPACE RockNRoll Museum eyes new home (01/22/14)

BEWARE OF THICK ICE? Frozen lakes still require caution (01/22/14)

Milford loses longtime fire chief (01/22/14)

Bedell home hits real estate market at $14.9M (01/22/14)

Fire displaces local family (01/22/14)

SPIRIT TIME - WG 34 cheerleaders announced, event nears (01/15/14)

Fire has another Lakes family starting from scratch (01/15/14)

Boji Bay ice arena unveils upgrades (01/15/14)

UPDATED: SL family displaced after house fire, gains community support (01/15/14)

WINTERTIME FUN Families enjoy Horseshoe Bend sports facility and tubing hill (01/15/14)

UPDATED: Omelet meal added to help Zemler family (01/10/14)

SL family displaced after house fire (01/10/14)

Roof Garden alumni remember Phil Everly (01/08/14)

Pioneer Theatre future remains uncertain (01/08/14)

Please help us remember Michael Fischer (01/08/14)

Spirit Lake woman knocked off bridge near Waterloo (01/08/14)

Central Bank acquires Des Moines Liberty locations (01/08/14)

FOR THE KIDS SLHS ushers in first Dance Marathon (01/08/14)

Spirit Lake woman knocked off bridge near Waterloo (01/03/14)

STORIES OF THE YEAR - no. 1: Court cases (12/31/13)

STORIES OF THE YEAR - no. 2: Highway 86 construction (12/31/13)

STORIES OF THE YEAR - no. 3: Lake Park ice storm (12/31/13)

STORIES OF THE YEAR - no. 4: The year in politics (12/31/13)

STORIES OF THE YEAR - no. 5: Clean water concerns (12/31/13)

The next five (STORIES OF THE YEAR 6-10) (12/31/13)

SLFD battles morning house fire (12/31/13)

Dickinson County fires 911 dispatcher caught sleeping (12/27/13)

Judge appointed, arraignment set in local murder case (12/24/13)

PEACE ON EARTH Pearson spirit of giving continues (12/24/13)

Spirit Lake considering bike boulevard (12/24/13)

Locals support Relay Life through polar plunge (12/24/13)

Okoboji School District unveils new logo (12/23/13)

PRESS ON Clothing drive supports SL girl's cancer battle (12/18/13)

Has Milford's Legion Post served its last meal? (12/18/13)

Robotic Engineering (12/18/13)

ROOM AT THE TABLE Calvary's Christmas dinner marks 14th year (12/18/13)

Local resident issues warning about veteran's charity (12/18/13)

Attorneys with local ties apply for judicial opening (12/18/13)

Spirit Lake accepting contract bids for new city hall (12/18/13)

Okoboji to finalize high school entrance construction plans (12/18/13)

Parole granted for parent in Duis abuse case (12/17/13)

UPDATED: Spirit Lake man faces murder charge (12/11/13)

Ready for ice? Be careful in some areas (12/11/13)

OES unveils Blue Ribbon award (12/11/13)

Spirit Lake considering bike boulevard (12/11/13)

Echo Plus to close redemption center (12/11/13)

IT'S ALL IN THE FAMILY Alexander brothers are just having fun (12/11/13)

BREAKING: Spirit Lake man faces murder charge (12/09/13)

THE RESULTS ARE IN County's top election official counts last ballot (12/04/13)

Brown named Kiwanis Citizen of the Years (12/04/13)

National award has Okoboji students thinking blue (12/04/13)

THE JOY OF OUTDOORS Nature Center hires new naturalist (12/04/13)

Lake Park targets shooting range concept (12/04/13)

State Patrol christens new driving simulators (12/04/13)

Dickey Lee joins Senders for New Year's Eve bash (12/04/13)

Residents voice support for Lakes RAGBRAI visit (11/27/13)

HIGHWAY 86 UPDATE 'Old Goat Trail' reopens (11/27/13)

Winter Games 34 prep underway (11/27/13)

Winter Games 34 planning meeting announced (11/20/13)

RAGBRAI meeting planned in Arnolds Park (11/20/13)

Arnolds Park adopts ATV ordinance (11/20/13)

Grieving families learn to endure the holidays (11/20/13)

TURKEY TROT Nature Center offers plenty of offseason activities (11/20/13)

Lake Park dedicates Freedom Rock/Veterans Memorial (11/13/13)

Okoboji staff discusses the unthinkable (11/13/13)

Records: Spirit Lake veteran died after alarms shut off (11/13/13)

DEFINE YOURSELF Aaron Thomas speaks to SLHS students (11/13/13)

Inn ownership could be changing hands (11/13/13)

THE COLD IS HERE Winter weather awareness hits Iowa (11/13/13)

Hunting duo pulled from West Hottes Lake (11/06/13)

PART III: BULLYING AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL Sticks and Stones author shares views on Bullying (11/06/13)

Vander Woude wins fifth term as Okoboji's mayor (11/05/13)

Football: Indians' furious comeback effort falls short (11/05/13)

Football: Six Podraza TDs powers Newell-Fonda past Titans (11/05/13)

Incumbents retain seats in close Orleans council race (11/05/13)

Milford residents name three new council members (11/05/13)

Mau Andres, Mendenhall join Robinson on Okoboji Council (11/05/13)

Mitchell nabs mayor's spot, city council seats filled in Arnolds Park (11/05/13)

UPDATE: Norem convicted of kidnapping, sexual abuse (11/01/13)

Football: Titans pull playoff upset (10/31/13)

No. 7 Indians topple MOC-Floyd Valley (10/31/13)

Candidates vie for three Okoboji City Council seats (10/30/13)

Milford voters to decide three council seats (10/30/13)

Vander Woude, Parks vie for Okoboji mayor's position (10/30/13)

Council seats and Mayor's office contested in Arnolds Park (10/30/13)

Orleans residents to vote on three-way city council race (10/30/13)

Traffic slows to one-lane during Hwy 71 construction (10/30/13)

ENTER IF YOU DARE G-T middle school students host haunted house (10/30/13)

Kidnapping, sex abuse trial underway (10/29/13)

2013 Area Football Standings (10/24/13)

BUSINESS IS FOAMING West Okoboji brewery plans expansion (10/23/13)

PART I Social media: A new outlet for bullying (10/23/13)

G-T community school adds new facilities (10/23/13)

Plagge takes American Bankers Association gavel (10/23/13)

A 'SPOOK'TACULAR TIME IGL Chamber hosts second Fall Festival (10/23/13)

'Legend' construction begins second phase (10/16/13)

Lakeside Lab group receives statewide honor (10/16/13)

Shayla Bee helps 74th area family (10/16/13)

East Lake Industrial Park makes headway (10/16/13)

ARE YOU READY? Business professionals speak to SLHS students (10/16/13)

JACK-O-LANTERNS AND HAY RACK RIDES Family Fall Fest set for Saturday, Oct. 19 (10/16/13)

Central Bank acquires seven Liberty Bank branches (10/09/13)

Area beans half done, corn at 25 percent, yields could bring mixed bag for growers (10/09/13)

A NEW CHURCH HOME Milford's Harbor of Joy on the move (10/09/13)

Spirit Lake Schools to host Healthiest State Walk (10/09/13)

IS IT HAUNTED? Group investigates the paranormal, educates public (10/09/13)

Milford Library announces new executive director (10/09/13)

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE ... Milford FD visit Okoboji Elementary for Fire Prevention Week (10/09/13)

A meal on the go: Lake Park uses goats to clear away unwanted plants (10/02/13)

Okoboji Elementary receives national recognition (10/02/13)

Lake Park woman pleads guilty in theft case (10/02/13)

CAASA adds domestic violence advocate (10/02/13)

West Lake trail loop nears completion (10/02/13)

Even weather impacted by federal shutdown (10/02/13)

Artisans Road Trip returns for 2013 (10/02/13)

Johnson sees trials, triumphs during military service (09/25/13)


City election ballot takes shape (09/25/13)

LRH expansion set for spring completion (09/25/13)

IRRMA names new executive director (09/25/13)

Oktoberfest Ride gears up for 22nd year (09/25/13)

State, local groups discuss public dock plans at State Pier (09/18/13)

15th Street in Spirit Lake set for reconstruction (09/18/13)

COLORFUL SEASON Fall great for camping, fishing (09/18/13)

Minnesota Supreme Court upholds Castillo-Alvarez verdict (09/18/13)

Highway 86 nears completion (09/18/13)

Federal charges possible following Lake Park arrest (09/18/13)

Electric co-ops, Iowa delegation meet over disaster aid (09/18/13)

This week in sports (09/12/13)

Update: Toppled excavator pulled from city hall basement (09/11/13)

THE WORLD'S LARGEST SCIENCE CLASS Iowa Lakes and CCF gear up for world record attempt (09/11/13)

Voters fill area school board seats (09/11/13)

SLPD introduces new K9 (09/11/13)

Rising costs alter city hall construction plans (09/11/13)

Multiple suspects nabbed for drug possession at Spirit Lake business (09/11/13)

Iowa Lakes focuses on continuing education (09/11/13)

RELYING ON NATURE Local contractor builds energy-efficient home (09/11/13)

UPDATED: Fire near Superior destroys more than 300 hay bales (09/04/13)

A NIGHT OUT Grape Escape supports Lakes Regional Foundation (09/04/13)

Grassley makes Spirit Lake, Okoboji stops (09/04/13)

Voters to fill school board seats Tuesday (09/04/13)

California theatre bears Spirit Lake grad's name (09/04/13)

Clean Water petition questions answered (09/04/13)

RSVP and the Voluntary Action Center (09/04/13)

A GIFT OF LOVE Shayla Bee Foundation supports Spirit Lake Family (09/04/13)

Massive building upgrades nearing completion for Spirit Lake schools (08/28/13)

Donovan named new RSVP coordinator (08/28/13)

20 YEARS LATER Remembering the flood of '93 (08/28/13)

Stars coming to PLAC in 2014 (08/28/13)

Van goes up in flames in Lake Park (08/28/13)

Rockin' weekend in the Iowa Great Lakes (08/28/13)

Spencer Invite postponed due to heat (08/27/13)

LENDING A HELPING HAND Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for Dickinson County family (08/21/13)


Crash organizers hope students understand their 'Power of Choice' (04/22/15)
Laura Manwarren is a hospital emergency department supervisor who doesn't want to see teenagers on the operating table. Amy Sievers is a drivers license supervisor who hopes young motorists don't encounter a drunk driver on area roads. For the past six years, they've orchestrated a tragedy...
CHOICES YOU MAKE: Okoboji graduate shares message with students, parents (04/22/15)
One split-second decision changed Alex Watters' life forever. A diving accident in the fall of 2004 left the Okoboji alumnus with a broken neck and paralysis from the chest down -- all because he chose to chase after a hat that had gone astray. Today, Alex Watters tries to share the lesson he's learned. ...
Local businesses make spring highlight fit any budget (04/21/15)
It's rare to see high school students wearing anything other than jeans or sweatpants, let alone a formal tuxedo or a fully beaded dress. That's why prom night remains one of the most enjoyable high school experiences for both high school alumni and returning students...
Local Key Club starts Autism event (04/21/15)
Students from Spirit Lake and Okoboji High School key club members have joined forces to organize an event for Autism Awareness Month. From 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, kids all over the county are invited to stop by the YMCA for a day of collaboration and socialization...
Local Moms and Tots organization to host 5K (04/21/15)
In many villages in India, the nearest clean water source is several miles away -- and the only way to reach it is by covering the distance on foot while lugging around a heavy jug. In an effort to shed light on how scarce water is in other countries, a local Moms and Tots group has organized a 5K walk for water. Proceeds from the event Saturday, May 2, in the Preservation Plaza will go toward constructing a well in India...
Three Lakes volunteers to receive Red Cross award (04/21/15)
The American Red Cross of North and Western Iowa has announced its recipients for the 2015 Heroes of the Heartland award. Steve Hopkins of Lake Park joins Herman Richter and Emil Richter of Milford as area recipients of the award. They will be honored from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Spencer School Administration Building. Those attending should RSVP to Tammy Lee at 712-269-6300...
Local YMCA hosts Healthy Kids Day (04/21/15)
Superman, Spider-Man and Batman will show off their skills in a superhero flight simulator as part of the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 25. From 9-11 a.m. local children ages 3-8 are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superheroes and get moving at the Bedell Family YMCA. Among the activities throughout the morning will be a bouncy house, which will double as a flight simulator...
Mayors Day celebrated in conjunction with Earth Day at the nature center (04/21/15)
Several Dickinson County mayors joined other mayors across the country for the third annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service Friday, April 17, at the nature center -- a nationwide bipartisan effort to highlight the impact of national service in tackling city problems. The Dickinson County Nature Center also celebrated Earth Day with many activities run by volunteers in the surrounding area...
Osceola County facility must euthanize 5.3 million hens, avian influenza brings egg production to halt (04/20/15)
The Iowa Department of Agriculture, the USDA and an area egg producer are developing a plan to destroy 5.3 million egg-laying hens after a confirmed presence of avian influenza in Osceola County. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey's office confirmed the avian flu outbreak on Monday. ...
Chamber announces inaugural Boji Bike Rally (04/20/15)
With the American Victory Rally traveling throughout the United States, why not continue this amazing tradition started by Polaris with a motorcycle rally here in the Iowa Great Lakes? Many of the tried-and-true events that our community and motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country have come to enjoy will be taking place, as well as events that are already on the books for this exciting weekend:...