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In Colombia, Catholic faith runs deep at Christmas
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Blood drive set for Dec. 29 in Adrian
Prep boys hockey: Worthington looks for better fortunes in 2015
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Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
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Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
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December 27, 2013
Dickinson County fires 911 dispatcher caught sleeping
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa sheriff has fired a 911 dispatcher who was caught sleeping on the job twice in three months, the second time in such a deep slumber that she missed repeated messages from co-workers, according to state records. Marianne Lynch, who worked the overnight...
December 27, 2013 - 10:00pm
June 10, 2012
Estherville, Iowa, woman drowns in Okoboji
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- A 26-year-old Estherville, Iowa, woman was found dead early Sunday as a result of a drowning on East Lake Okoboji. The Dickinson County Communications Center received a 911 call at 1:52 a.m. Sunday reporting a person missing from a boat in East Lake Okoboji.
June 10, 2012 - 11:05pm
June 5, 2012
Weber victorious in Osceola County sheriff's race
SIBLEY, Iowa -- After winning his third election, Osceola County Sheriff Douglas Weber is pleased with the amount of support he got from citizens of the county. Weber emerged victorious Tuesday after a primary election against fellow Republican opponent Matt Block, who announced...
news / politics
June 5, 2012 - 11:37pm
January 1, 2012
Significant turnout is expected in region for Iowa's caucuses
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Mike Koenecke is expecting such a large showing for Tuesday's caucuses, the Dickinson County Republican co-chair had to find a bigger space. "On the big elections, we get big turnouts," Koenecke said. "If it's an off year and non-presidential, it's not as big...
news / politics
January 1, 2012 - 10:28pm
July 19, 2011
Branstad approves disaster assistance after storms
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gov. Terry Branstad has announced individual disaster assistance programs for residents dealing with damage in four counties hit by recent storms. Branstad on Tuesday approved proclamations for Marion, Marshall, Tama and Dickinson counties. The program provides...
July 19, 2011 - 12:28pm
September 20, 2010
Grant OK'd for Mini-Wakan committee
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The Dickinson County Endowment Fund has approved a grant of $15,000 for the Spirit Lake Protective Association's Mini-Wakan Committee. Established in 2005, the Dickinson County Endowment Fund is a nonprofit foundation that supports projects and programs that...
September 20, 2010 - 10:37pm
July 22, 2010
Flood warnings issued for O'Brien, Dickinson counties; flash flood watch for Friday for region
3:06 p.m. Update
July 22, 2010 - 3:08pm
May 23, 2010
New trails on the way
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Northwest Iowa will trade some of its rails for trails after a landmark purchase of almost 40 miles of abandoned railroad land in Osceola and Dickinson counties, which will eventually be reworked into a biking and walking trail connecting the two counties just...
May 23, 2010 - 9:28pm
May 7, 2010
Brothers arrested on drug charges in Dickinson County
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Two East Okoboji Beach brothers are in custody after a stabbing led to the discovery of a marijuana grow operation. According to the Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call was received Tuesday regarding a stabbing in the 25000 block of Teresa Avenue. Mark...
news / crime
May 7, 2010 - 10:48pm
March 22, 2010
Update: Dry conditions mean road near Milford will not be breached
2:45 p.m. Update
March 22, 2010 - 11:06am
August 14, 2009
New rec trail coming to region
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The old railroad that runs from Allendorf to Superior isn't really an economic driver. But it could be. The Osceola County Conservation Board and Dickinson County Trails Board have partnered to turn the 37-mile stretch of railway near Iowa 9 into an interim...
news / outdoors / sports
August 14, 2009 - 12:00am