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Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
Carstens named second runner-up at national pageant (11/30/15)

Newsboys musicians return for RiseFest (11/29/15)

Young Investigators program connects nature, students (11/28/15)

Spirit Lake K of C to sponsor youth free throw championship (11/28/15)

Nominees sought for Hall Outstanding Alumni award (11/27/15)

'Shopping small' encouraged as holiday season approaches (11/26/15)

Newey, GrapeTree earn Corridor honors (11/26/15)

PLAC's executive director resigns (11/24/15)

Whatever the weather, Winter Games plans take shape (11/24/15)

State plans extra patrols for Thanksgiving travel (11/24/15)

Milford council tables apartment complex development plan (11/24/15)

County public health schedules flu shot clinics (11/24/15)

Grassley spring internship applications due Nov. 30 (11/24/15)

Catholic Daughters group honors veterans (11/24/15)

Peck receives 'Tanks of Thanks' (11/24/15)

Backhaus leads Spirit Lake past Mount Vernon for 2A title (11/23/15)

School bus seat belts endorsed by national agency (11/17/15)

Deadlines approach for Operation Christmas Child (11/17/15)

Rosendahl reaches 105 year milestone (11/17/15)

Veterans Day ceremonies include messages of service, sacrifice (11/17/15)

Petrick recognized by the Professional Photographers of Iowa (11/17/15)

Harris-Lake Park students practice watershed science (11/17/15)

Prepare to 'Hike the Wild' (11/17/15)

Area students use robotic Legos to tackle the world of trash (11/17/15)

Single-vehicle mishap delays traffic along Highway 9 (11/17/15)

Northwest Bank donates $670 to Okoboji SCRIP program (11/15/15)

Spirit Lake Middle School musicians selected for all-state (11/13/15)

Youth in Philanthropy sets $30,000 goal (11/12/15)

Quarantine lifted: Rembrandt begins restocking process (11/10/15)

Honor Flight announces Vietnam War expansion (11/10/15)

Chamber recalls 2015 events, looks forward to 2016 (11/10/15)

Community pauses to remember Bill Sackett (11/10/15)

Sanitary District embroiled in phosphorous dilemma (11/10/15)

Winter Games 36 planning meeting date announced (11/10/15)

Rock4Vets 2015 set for No. 13 (11/10/15)

Area community bands present fall concert Nov. 16 (11/10/15)

Expansion provides critical care through telemedicine (11/10/15)

Ernst representative plans Spirit Lake stop (11/10/15)

County events honor vets for national holiday (11/06/15)

Stay safe: Winter Weather Awareness Day arrives (11/05/15)

Write-in challenge wins in Milford, Fisher keeps SL seat (11/03/15)

Stolen guns, electronics recovered from Spirit Lake apartment (11/03/15)

Major improvements set for Spring Run (11/03/15)

Rules vary for snowmobilers in Dickinson County (11/03/15)

Mipso brings bluegrass to PLAC (11/01/15)

Sioux City family has questions about teen's 1971 unsolved homicide in Cedar Rapids (10/31/15)

Shooting sports enthusiasts encouraged to support range renovation (10/30/15)

Youth in Philanthropy program underway (10/30/15)


Alexander, Stevens honored at U of I (10/28/15)

Dickinson County youth enjoy Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt (10/27/15)

Incumbents dominate 2015 city election ballot (10/27/15)

Fisher, Stammer compete for Spirit Lake council seat (10/27/15)

YMCA continues family-based offerings (10/27/15)

New trustees sworn in as 'new year' begins at Iowa Lakes (10/27/15)

Spirit Lake students named to all-state ensembles (10/27/15)

Camp Foster photos offer a glimpse into the past (10/27/15)

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Festival at PLAC (10/26/15)

For a 1980 murder, investigators reach out to retired officers (10/25/15)

Fall colors emerge on Nature Center schedule (10/25/15)

Iowa high school playoff pairings released (10/24/15)

Who killed Angela Altman? (10/24/15)

Spirit of Harmony celebrates 35 years (10/22/15)

Okoboji students to help UNICEF (10/22/15)

Knights of Columbus soup and pie supper takes shape (10/22/15)

Polaris buys Spearfish building, plans to hire 80 employees (10/21/15)

Longtime LRH trustee passes away (10/20/15)

Grassley (literally) adds pork to federal program (10/20/15)

Dry conditions keep area fire departments on guard (10/20/15)

Fall Festival returns to Arnolds Park (10/20/15)

Calvary UMC's project moves ahead (10/20/15)

Grassley won't endorse before 2016 Caucus (10/20/15)

South Dickinson Community Fund Drive begins (10/20/15)

Goehring receives national grant (10/20/15)

Hass wins National History award (10/20/15)

Crystal Cross brightens Joyful Journeys (10/20/15)

Moose spotted near Milford (10/13/15)

'Explosion' of zebra mussels found on East Lake (10/13/15)

City officials break ground on townhouse complex (10/13/15)

Okoboji Foundation introduces 'next generation of leaders' (10/13/15)

Adopt-a-Dog Month continues (10/12/15)

Terril fire leaves family of six without a home (10/12/15)

Easter Seals receives Walleye Weekend check (10/12/15)

Mandelkow places second at National American Miss pageant (10/12/15)

Ernie Cupp receives Kiwanis award (10/12/15)

A million little stitches: Local group nears quilting milestone (10/12/15)

Minivan bursts through Center Lake storefront (10/08/15)

14 years later, Ila Mae Clark's murder remains a mystery (10/07/15)

Pearsons continue quest to end global conflict (10/06/15)

Okoboji graduate uses opera to travel the world (10/06/15)

Farmers anticipate an efficient harvest (10/06/15)

ISP offers harvest road safety tips (10/06/15)

Trappers Bay to undergo improvements (10/06/15)

Parks Marina receives recognition (10/06/15)

Egg facility tied to Stony Creek fish kill (10/06/15)

Lakes nonprofit networking luncheon takes shape (10/06/15)

Camp Okoboji Fall Women's Retreat: Oct. 9-10 (10/06/15)

Worldwide Photo Walk takes place (10/06/15)

Art meets nature in Okoboji (10/06/15)

Run/Walk to Remember 5K weekend arrives (10/06/15)

Iowa Army National Guard teams up with Camp Foster YMCA (10/06/15)

Smoke alarm batteries, escape plans urged during Fire Prevention Week (10/06/15)

12th annual Artisans Road Trip nears (10/05/15)

'Everything was too loud': Tragedy follows missed signs of mental illness (09/29/15)

Gone Cold: 36-year-old case remains unsolved (09/29/15)

Gone Cold: Missing Worthington woman may have been in Lake Park (09/29/15)

New dealership to sell Polaris motorcycles (09/29/15)

Nielsen's Appliance opens new Spirit Lake location (09/29/15)

Graettinger-Terril homecoming week nears (09/29/15)

Program reels in young Spirit Lake anglers (09/29/15)

Stoney Creek fish kill reported (09/29/15)

Iowa Lakes sponsors University of Okoboji EMS Conference (09/29/15)

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year (09/28/15)

Habitat for Humanity in search of next community build (09/28/15)

Tenth Breast Cancer Walk brings hope, awareness to Spencer (09/28/15)

DAR honors Spirit Lake Library director (09/28/15)

Sunday's Buddy Walk celebrates 10 years of awareness (09/25/15)

Cold Case: The unsolved murder of Linda Mayfield (09/23/15)

One injured in Highway 71 collision (09/22/15)

Oktoberfest ride rolls on Saturday (09/22/15)

330,045 'take it all in' at Clay County Fair (09/22/15)

U of I's Hansen to speak at Rotary (09/22/15)

Graettinger volunteer to help with California wildfires (09/22/15)

Wills, Jones to serve on bottle bill committee (09/22/15)

H-LP, Okoboji to celebrate homecoming (09/22/15)

Eight Dickinson County mayors meet filing deadline (09/22/15)

Fall lends to steady park activity (09/21/15)

Gone Cold: 40 years after 'Waverly Stranglings,' a renewed search for answers (09/16/15)

Thank You to IRRMA from the Castels, (09/16/15)

Vote results, crowded middle school issue greet new board members (09/15/15)

Local YMCA celebrates 10th anniversary, grand opening (09/15/15)

Students, teachers learn through outdoor classroom (09/15/15)

City election filing deadline approaches (09/15/15)

Spirit Lake homecoming arrives next week (09/15/15)

Karp, Foley to host PLAC concert (09/15/15)

Elliott to release 20th album (09/15/15)

Pierson to discuss latest hip joint treatments (09/15/15)

1,800 farmers commit $3.5 million to water quality practices (09/15/15)

New renovations to debut at the fair (09/15/15)

U of O Mutt Strut approaches (09/15/15)

Inaugural Okoboji UV Splash set for Oct. 24 (09/15/15)

Spirit Lake FD celebrates 125 years (09/14/15)

Voters say 'no' to Okoboji Middle School levy (09/08/15)

Hansen, Weaver, Dodge take Okoboji School Board seats (09/08/15)

Hot Bike Tour rolls into Spirit Lake (09/08/15)

Marching band for all ages (09/08/15)

Polaris releases 2016 model year lineup (09/08/15)

Spirit Lake company will complete bird flu cleanup by September's end (09/08/15)

Disabled car, damaged corn lead to investigation (09/08/15)

Fairgoers use Grandstand acts to mark the time (09/08/15)

National Assisted Living Week Approaches (09/08/15)

Kiwanis donates to Spenser's Underground (09/08/15)

Time Capsule dedication ceremony approaches (09/03/15)

Huckabee, Fiorina target Clinton at GOP event (09/01/15)

Six candidates seek spot on Okoboji School Board (09/01/15)

10th annual Bee and Butterfly Festival arrives Friday (09/01/15)

Middle school vote approaches, plans revealed (09/01/15)

Awards, concerts and more on Induction Spectacular Weekend (09/01/15)

Extra DWI enforcers patrol the streets through Labor Day (09/01/15)

Iowa Lakes sponsors University of Okoboji EMS Conference (09/01/15)

Authorities call arrests 'major break' in regional incidents (09/01/15)

Parsons offers highlights on upcoming fair (09/01/15)


Students at Iowa Lakes benefit thanks to planning by Computer Center (08/31/15)

Lake Park Care Center hosts annual sky lantern celebration (08/31/15)

RockNRoll Hall of Fame honors local band (08/28/15)

Dining out family style at Gingham Inn (08/28/15)

Highway 71 crash sends passenger to hospital (08/27/15)

Gone Cold: Hope persists in area homicide cold case (08/26/15)

After two accidents, caution urged around farm equipment (08/25/15)

Okoboji School Board clarifies middle school spending plan (08/25/15)

Wahpeton mayor passes away (08/25/15)

Dickinson County seeks to join Home Base Iowa list (08/25/15)

Milford pursues downtown housing complex (08/25/15)

Algae report isn't all bloom and doom (08/25/15)

Mendenhall announces plans to retire (08/25/15)

Transit Authority to perform at Pearson Lakes Art Center (08/25/15)

Preservation Plaza hosts Kat Perkins (08/25/15)

Legend Roller Coaster First Rider Returns at age 96 (08/25/15)

Okoboji to play host to disc golf tournament (08/25/15)

Time Capsule dedication ceremony approaches (08/25/15)

Polaris reduces energy usage for significant savings (08/25/15)

Students, teachers return to Dickinson County classrooms (08/24/15)

Three Dickinson County teenagers face drug charges (08/21/15)

Highway 9 crash injures Spirit Lake woman (08/20/15)

Dining Guide -- Family atmosphere, good food at Pizza Ranch (08/20/15)

Gone Cold: Burlington's oldest cold case continues to baffle investigators (08/19/15)

Local attorney hopes pipeline lawsuit will raise public awareness (08/18/15)

Free movie to celebrate Blue Zone designation (08/18/15)

Signature Care Centers to repay $415,000 for civil overpayment allegations (08/18/15)

Discovery House director to step down (08/18/15)

Spirit Lake man leads officers on high-speed chase (08/18/15)

Terril Fun Days return Aug. 21-22 (08/18/15)

The Rolling Stoners and Jacob Martin Band take the stage Aug. 21-22 (08/18/15)

Magg tastes sweet victory at the Iowa State Fair (08/18/15)

Party in the Park honors a 125-year-old friend (08/18/15)

UDMO's back to school program helps families in need (08/18/15)

UDMO's back to school program helps families in need (08/18/15)

Former county attorney trial date set (08/18/15)

County pays tribute to local veterans (08/18/15)

One dead in motorcycle accident (08/17/15)

Memories recalled at Higgins tribute (08/17/15)

Spirit Lake Firefighter Dance Saturday, Aug. 22 (08/17/15)

Dentists help make custom mouth guards (08/17/15)

Local DAR Chapter wins awards (08/17/15)

Airplane makes emergency roadway landing (08/14/15)

Motorcycle riders injured in Highway 71 accident (08/14/15)

Menke rides again (08/13/15)

Dining Guide - Sports atmosphere abound at The Clubhouse (08/12/15)

Gone Cold: The case of two missing cousins (08/12/15)

Lancaster to receive Spirit Award (08/12/15)

Arnolds Park Amusement Park draws national attention (08/11/15)

Ceremonies to commemorate war's end (08/11/15)

Spirit Lake man pleads "guilty" to lascivious acts with a child (08/11/15)

10th OEI class celebrates graduation (08/11/15)

Lakes Redemption closed indefinitely (08/11/15)

U of O marks 38th annual softball tournament (08/11/15)

New book showcases surf music artists (08/11/15)

Okoboji Summer Theatre ends season with 'Fiddler on the Roof' (08/11/15)

Co-conspirator in Sky Erickson murder has sentence reduced (08/10/15)

Christensen receives 2016 trial date (08/10/15)

Inaugural Boji Bike Rally begins Thursday (08/10/15)

Iowa records year's first West Nile case (08/10/15)

Gone Cold: Who killed Leota Camp? (08/06/15)

Postal delivery driver ejected, flown for care (08/05/15)

Motorcycle accident ends in fatality (08/05/15)

Hawkeye Care Center plans back-to-school event (08/05/15)

Allard uses burns as opportunity to grow (08/04/15)

Christensen enters 'not guilty' plea to murder charge (08/04/15)

School board filing period closes (08/04/15)

Busy Sunday keeps Milford FD on the go (08/04/15)

Old Irons on display Saturday (08/04/15)

SL city council approves plans for new development (08/04/15)

Jones, Wills issue Sales Tax Holiday reminder (08/04/15)

Area accidents injure locals (08/04/15)

Spirit Lake school registration set (08/04/15)

Youth in Philanthropy application online (08/04/15)

DOT North Y project to start Aug. 11 (08/04/15)

Nature Center photo contest winners announced (08/04/15)

Free outdoor concert comes to Milford (08/04/15)

Okoboji Protective Association mission continues (08/03/15)

Higgins to be honored at Museum of Money (08/03/15)

This Week at Lakeside Lab (08/03/15)

Lake Park Farmer Appreciation Days adds new events (07/30/15)

Veterans selected to lead parade (07/30/15)

Heritage Square open house, bike contest planned (07/30/15)

Iowa Great Lakes author visits Spencer library (07/29/15)

Love for horses shines at parade time (07/28/15)

Woman crusades to publicize Iowa's unsolved murders (07/28/15)

Dickinson SWCD granted $150,000 for local water quality projects (07/28/15)

One movie role changed her life (07/28/15)

New look greets Bible Conference attendees (07/28/15)

Milford crash sends four to hospital (07/28/15)

Art in the Park set for Saturday, Aug. 1 (07/28/15)

CAASA receives child abuse prevention funding (07/28/15)

Carroll woman loses life after helping to save struggling swimmer (07/28/15)

Okoboji Superintendent named 2015 'Educator of Character' (07/28/15)

University of Okoboji Point to Point Swim arrives (07/28/15)

Pioneer Days winners (07/28/15)

Rusty Wright Band comes to PLAC (07/28/15)

New Sousa Band to perform patriotic concert at Sami Center (07/28/15)

Bird flu cleanup almost complete (07/28/15)

Rock a La Carte, Bad Authority concert approaches (07/28/15)

Chase leads to 13 citations, four flat tires (07/27/15)

This Week at Lakeside Lab (07/27/15)

Expect three fun-filled Pioneer Days in Milford (07/23/15)

Wahlman brothers tabbed for Pioneer Days Grand Marshall honors (07/22/15)

Pioneer Days Feature -- Community involvement fuels Milford Fire Department (07/22/15)

Utilities issues resolved, Okoboji Middle School plans move forward (07/21/15)

Lake Park welcomes new grocery store with open arms (07/21/15)

St. Alban's holds annual service on the Queen (07/21/15)

Everson hopes 'full Grassley' fuels presidential bid (07/21/15)

PLAC 50th celebration continues (07/21/15)

Popular boat show set for this weekend (07/21/15)


Dickinson County Fair reaches final two days (07/21/15)

Arnolds Park police investigate assault near Yesterdays (07/21/15)

Wailers to perform Saturday in Arnolds Park (07/21/15)

U of O Point-to-Point swim approaches (07/21/15)

Bike Ride and Block Party set for July 26 (07/21/15)

Great Lakes Drug Task force assists federal investigation (07/21/15)

Landmark Products earns local Farm Bureau award (07/21/15)

Economic leaders honored for spurring economic growth, creating jobs (07/21/15)

Accident in Lake Park ends in fatality (07/20/15)

Iowa Lakeside Lab combines nature, learning for local youth (07/20/15)

Ingham Okoboji hosts 28th quilt auction (07/20/15)

WILBOR becomes BRIDGES! (07/20/15)

Dining Guide -- Menu offers variety at Landmark Cafe (07/15/15)

U of O Homecoming readies for 38th year (07/14/15)

DCI rules Sibley train fatality 'accidental' (07/14/15)

Area takes steps to protect hard-to-spot riders (07/14/15)

Spirit Lake girl to compete for National Miss Amazing crown (07/14/15)

Dickinson County Public Health relocates (07/14/15)

OST presents Unnecessary Farce (07/14/15)

"Endless Summer' next up at Boji Bay (07/14/15)

Ladies of the 80s set for Preservation Plaza (07/14/15)

Little people group targeting 'midget' mascots across US (07/14/15)

Canadian haze will be ongoing problem (07/14/15)

Dickinson County Fair returns July 18-23 (07/13/15)

UPDATE: Milford accident sends four to hospital (07/10/15)

Spencer man charged with OWI -- but he wasn't in the driver's seat (07/10/15)

Milford accident sends multiple people to hospital (07/09/15)

Glenn's home jams popular with fans (07/09/15)

Pub 19 expansion pleases diners (07/09/15)

U.S. Senate vote could help Lakes Regional Healthcare (07/07/15)

King, Ernst address same-sex marriage during local stops (07/07/15)

Okoboji Color Dash back for second year (07/07/15)

Rear-end collision sends one to hospital (07/07/15)

Nature Center hosts Animal Adventures day camp (07/07/15)

Rand Paul makes campaign stop in Okoboji (07/07/15)

Arnolds Park raises money for Shevchuk family (07/07/15)

School board filing period opens (07/07/15)

Cagle to perform at Preservation Plaza (07/07/15)

U of O events continue in July (07/07/15)

Kuehl comes to Okoboji (07/07/15)

Relay for Life event set for Friday, July 10 (07/06/15)

Help paint a one room school house (07/06/15)

Trail along Pioneer Beach Road opens (07/06/15)

Pure Fishing installs energy-efficient equipment (07/06/15)


Uncle Kracker to headline Park's 125th celebration concert (07/02/15)

Los Pueblos owner spices up the palate (07/02/15)

Operation Dry Water helps promote safe boating (06/30/15)

'Marilyn Maye: By Request' comes to Okoboji (06/30/15)

Ernst tours Polaris during Spirit Lake stop (06/30/15)

Queen II receives new engines, upgrades (06/30/15)

Flea markets enjoy long history in Lakes Region (06/30/15)

Milford women claims $30,000 lottery prize (06/30/15)

Goehring named Dickinson County Fair Queen (06/30/15)

GOP presidential candidates making area stops (06/30/15)

Will 4-lane U.S. 20 benefit Corridor? (06/30/15)

Boji Bantam Presents Four Fabulous Shows (06/30/15)

Boji Bay Fun House features three acts (06/30/15)

Lakes Region skies light up for Fourth (06/29/15)

Spirit Lake K of C donates to Honor Flight program (06/29/15)

Iowa Lakes Foundation hosts scholarship luau (06/29/15)

Bicyclist identified in Tuesday night fatality, fund established (06/26/15)

Campus Bike Ride offers a tour of the Lakes (06/26/15)

Classic cars line Spirit Lake street (06/26/15)

Delicious dining found in Marina District (06/26/15)

Okoboji man pulls a knife in Storm Lake bar (06/25/15)

STEM, party politics bring governor to area (06/23/15)

Branstad requests presidential disaster designation for avian flu (06/23/15)

Thunderstorm causes damage throughout Dickinson County (06/23/15)

Director films movie in Okoboji, her childhood playground (06/23/15)

Christensen bail increase hearing planned (06/23/15)

Morris emerges from her '600 pound life' (06/23/15)

Parks Marina celebrates with air show (06/23/15)

University of Okoboji 31st annual Cycling Classic Saturday (06/23/15)

Color Dash back for second year (06/23/15)

'Animal Adventures' day camps approach (06/23/15)

Robby Vee to perform next Boji Bay outdoor concert (06/23/15)

Illusionist, two bands kick-off July at the PLAC

Dickinson County Museum tells the tale of a rich history (06/22/15)

Church in the Park set for Sunday, June 28 (06/22/15)

This Week at Lakeside Labs (06/22/15)

Milford's Nelson honored for foster grandparent work (06/22/15)

Spirit Lake recognized as 'Healthy Iowa' winner (06/22/15)

Corvettes shine in weekend spotlight (06/18/15)

Okoboji Summer Theatre presents 'Last Train to Nibroc' (06/18/15)

Boji Bantam opens with musical (06/18/15)

Dining Guide -- Winery has it all (06/18/15)

Apartment fire causes scare (06/17/15)

'People just kept coming' in search for Estherville man (06/16/15)

Whittenburg settling in as Arnolds Park CEO (06/16/15)

One last time for OSL's Stevens (06/16/15)

Locals, animal shelter help find exotic cats a home (06/16/15)

Long-time Arnolds Park city administrator to retire (06/16/15)

Local farms host Ag Day for Camp Imagination (06/16/15)

Movie Nights in the Park on Preservation Plaza begin June 17 (06/16/15)

Hall award winner has local ties (06/16/15)

Branstad to make area stops (06/16/15)

Fifth Okoboji Bead & Jewelry Splash set for July 25-26 (06/16/15)

Boji Bay announces next free outdoor concert (06/16/15)

The Arts at St. Joseph presents The Iowa Music Festival Concert (06/16/15)

OST season opener set in Okoboji (06/16/15)

DAR launches children's chapter (06/16/15)

Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home receives award (06/16/15)

Former teacher's sex abuse case put on hold (06/11/15)

Treasure Village Theatre prepares to entertain (06/10/15)

Dining Feature -- Bob's offers summer-long quality food, service, view (06/10/15)

Georgia Satellites to perform Live at the Lakes (06/10/15)

Lakeside Lab artists explore nature's sights and sounds (06/10/15)

Keelson Harbour unveils $5.5 million expansion (06/09/15)

Lawmakers wrap up 145-day session (06/09/15)

Search for missing Estherville man ends with murder charge (06/09/15)

Arnolds Park hosts 125th anniversary parade Sunday (06/09/15)

Hot Bike Tour to visit Iowa Great Lakes (06/09/15)

IGL Drug Task Force efforts lead to conviction (06/09/15)

U of O Vette Club makes donation (06/09/15)

Tea time arrives for Arnolds Park Amusement Park (06/09/15)

Search for missing Estherville man ends with murder charge (06/09/15)

Westport Schoolhouse open for the season (06/09/15)

Winter Games 36 logo contest announced (06/09/15)

Michael Kutcher shares story of disease, heart surgeries (06/08/15)

Free fishing weekend approaches (06/03/15)

Dining Guide -- Casual family dining describes Spillway (06/03/15)

King calls bird flu epidemic a 'national calamity' (06/03/15)

Zebra mussels discovered in Big Spirit Lake (06/03/15)

Contractor escapes Lakeside Camp house fire without injury (06/02/15)

Biker's Sunday brings riders to area (06/02/15)

PLAC celebrates anniversary Saturday (06/02/15)

Sunshine Foods transition continues in Milford (06/02/15)

STATE IMMUNIZATION REPORT RELEASED -- Dickinson County shows high immunization levels (06/02/15)

Spirit of Harmony Chorus names 2015 Sweet Adeline of the Year (06/02/15)

Summer Jazz Camp concerts announced (06/02/15)

For Omaha soccer teams, the goal is to have fun (06/02/15)

Firefighters respond to structure fire at Lakeside Camp (06/01/15)

Uncle Kracker to headline Park's 125th celebration concert (06/01/15)

Business as usual at area state parks (05/29/15)

State orders bird ban at 2015 county fairs (05/28/15)

PLAC hosts Eagles tribute performers (05/28/15)

Scavenger Hunt to include history lesson (05/27/15)

Curly leaf pondweed causing headaches on area lakes (05/26/15)

Camp Okoboji celebrates 75 years (05/26/15)

Historic Okoboji Store returns, with modern twist (05/26/15)

Messages of honor, sacrifice shared at Memorial Day services (05/26/15)

County pleased with CAFO survey return rates (05/26/15)

Tuition, salaries set as Spirit Lake hosts Iowa Lakes meeting (05/26/15)

Team WAVE supports planting efforts (05/26/15)

Holden named 'State Outstanding Genealogist' (05/26/15)

Research buoy topic of first Lakeside Lecture Series (05/26/15)

Shayla Bee visits Lake Park family (05/20/15)

PLAC exhibit reception, open house approaches (05/20/15)

Water conservation efforts continue amid impaired waterbodies listing (05/19/15)

DNR urges caution on area lakes (05/19/15)

Avian flu prompts 231 temporary layoffs at Rembrandt (05/19/15)

Facelift to bike trail begins (05/19/15)

Okoboji students enjoy trip to the Grade (05/19/15)

Area cities commemorate Memorial Day (05/19/15)

Veterans answer the call for Military Funeral Honors (05/19/15)

Students plant milkweeds to encourage monarch growth (05/19/15)

Farmers market news (05/18/15)

Okoboji students selected to All-Academic team (05/13/15)

Harris-Lake Park students selected to All-Academic team (05/13/15)

Spirit Lake students selected to All-Academic team (05/13/15)

Graettinger-Terril students selected to All-Academic team (05/13/15)

Dickinson County Community Garden season begins May 19 (05/13/15)

The Inn at Okoboji unveils changes along Lakeshore Drive (05/12/15)

Census numbers show continued Lakes growth (05/12/15)

Polaris presents $74,000 grant to OHS (05/12/15)

$100,000 investment -- Great Lakes Cinema 7 installs new seating (05/12/15)

Youth in Philanthropy raised $32,400 for 2015 grants (05/12/15)

Prairie conservation planting planned (05/12/15)

Dickinson County Endowment Fund to accept applications (05/12/15)

Orleans Beach shelter dedication set for Saturday (05/12/15)

SLES raising funds for new, innovative playground equipment (05/11/15)

New effort benefits area seniors, Meals on Wheels (05/08/15)

Spirit Lake student wins financial literacy contest (05/08/15)

Turkey hunters cautioned about avian flu (05/08/15)

Arnolds Park Amusement Park opens May 16 (05/08/15)

Iowa Lakes hosts inaugural aviation day (05/07/15)

'Lake Park Foods' to fill Buy Rite void (05/05/15)

Karnes added to Iowa Great Lakes Chamber team (05/05/15)

AP/O Fire and Rescue dispatched to Charlstroms Beach Condos (05/05/15)

Jones hosts Mrs. Iowa International (05/05/15)

Pearson Lakes Art Center 2015 Speaker Series announced (05/05/15)

Tornado flirts with Terril city limits, no damage reported (05/05/15)

SL council mulls possible housing development (05/05/15)

Walleye Weekend 2015 results (05/05/15)

Scott, Rosemore to co-chair 125th parade (05/04/15)

Iowa Lakes announces spring recital (05/04/15)

Okoboji jazz band booked for PLAC appearance (05/04/15)

Wings and Wetlands celebrates 20 years (05/04/15)

Digital productions program approved (05/04/15)

Spirit Lake K of C Donates to SLHS Robotics Program (05/01/15)

Arnolds Park releases 2015 summer concert schedule (04/30/15)

A weekend for the walleye -- Annual Chamber tournament set to begin (04/28/15)

Community to get second look at OMS construction plans (04/28/15)

GT high school principal takes Prairie Lakes AEA position (04/28/15)

Red Cross honors local Heroes of the Heartland (04/28/15)

Bird flu found in 5 more northwest Iowa poultry farms (04/28/15)

Inti-Illmani comes to Okoboji (04/28/15)

Nursing careers highlighted at trustees meeting (04/28/15)

Iowa Lakes Criminal Justice Spring Break in Colorado (04/28/15)

SLMS students selected for honor choir festiva (04/28/15)

Brooks to host 'Birding on the Green' (04/28/15)

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

Crash organizers hope students understand their 'Power of Choice' (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)

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

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

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

Pony Express riders to raise money on Good Friday (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)

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

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

DVD drive keeps younger students in mind (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)

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

Victim identified in Spirit Lake fire (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)

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

New trial date set in Estherville murder case (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)


Carstens named second runner-up at national pageant (11/30/15)
Okoboji fifth grader, Carly Carstens, was the 2015 Miss Iowa Preteen Sweetheart. She went to Nashville, July 29-Aug. 2 to compete at the National America's National Teenager Pageant. Carly placed second runner-up in the preteen sweetheart division which is ages 9-12...
Newsboys musicians return for RiseFest (11/29/15)
RISE Ministries, the organization behind the Christian music festival RiseFest, is announcing the first artists on the 2016 lineup. Grammy-Nominated, Dove Award-winning Newsboys will be RiseFest 2016's Friday night headliner. Returning after a record-setting performance last year, Newsboys are back to offer the same energetic show on the festival's opening night. ...
Young Investigators program connects nature, students (11/28/15)
How does water change into snow? Why do worms crawl out of the ground? Why do trees have so many branches? What helps a seed grow? These are but a sampling of student questions that develop into full scale nature investigations each year in nearly 100 classrooms in Dickinson County and across northwest Iowa, thanks to an Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP) grant...
Spirit Lake K of C to sponsor youth free throw championship (11/28/15)
All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2016 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship. The local contest will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10 in the Spirit Lake High School west gymnasium, on Hill Avenue in Spirit Lake. Registration and practice begins at 12:30 p.m. And now: 9-year-olds are welcome to participate...
Nominees sought for Hall Outstanding Alumni award (11/27/15)
The Iowa Lakes Community College Alumni & Friends Association is once again seeking nominations for the 23rd annual Jim Hall Outstanding Alumni award. This award is presented annually at spring commencement to prior graduates of Iowa Lakes who exemplify outstanding support for community, business, school, service clubs, etc...
'Shopping small' encouraged as holiday season approaches (11/26/15)
Some of the nation's largest retailers will be offering deep discounts and special Thanksgiving Day hours. But Dickinson County's business advocates hope area residents keep locally-owned businesses in mind as well. Jen Johnson-Ross of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce finds hidden treasures along the highways and throughout the business districts of Dickinson County...
Newey, GrapeTree earn Corridor honors (11/26/15)
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation honored area business leaders and innovators at the Sixth Annual Business Recognition Luncheon on Nov. 12 at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer. "The scope of business activity in the Iowa Lakes Corridor is amazing -- purely and simply amazing," said Kiley Miller, President and CEO of the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation. ...
PLAC's executive director resigns (11/24/15)
The Pearson Lakes Art Center Board of Directors on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of its executive director, Timothy Hoheisel. Hoheisel arrived as director at the Pearson Lakes Art Center on Jan. 19. He succeeded longtime director Tom Tourville in the position...
Whatever the weather, Winter Games plans take shape (11/24/15)
They're conspiring once again at the canary-colored building near Arnolds Park Amusement Park. Hedberg Theatre in the Maritime Museum was the venue as Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce updated volunteers on the return of old favorites and new wrinkles for the University of Okoboji Winter Games...
State plans extra patrols for Thanksgiving travel (11/24/15)
Law enforcement agencies will have extra cars on patrol as Iowans travel for their turkey dinners and Black Friday deals. Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest travel event of the year for American motorists, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety...