Brewster, MN

Man, 72, killed in crash on Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- A 72-year-old man died Friday in a crash on Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 10 p.m. on the interstate's eastbound lanes near Fairmont Township, which is about 60 miles east of Worthington. Investigators say a Buick sedan crashed into a Chevrolet sedan. The driver of the Buick, Gary Roland Peterson of Granada, was killed. He was not wearing a seat belt. The other driver, a 45-year-old Iowa man, was hospitalized with injuries that were described as "non-life-threatening." Road conditions were dry at the time the crash.
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Joan Resch, 80, of Spirit Lake

A Mass of Christian Burial for 80-year-old Joan Resch of Spirit Lake will be Wednesday, July 6th, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spirit Lake with burial at St. Margaret’s Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Schuchert-Lentz Funeral...
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Community reacts to changing Sibley-Ocheyedan curriculum

SIBLEY—Chemistry reactions dominated the public forum of the Sibley-Ocheyedan School District Board of Education meeting on Monday, June 20. Concerns about continuing the chemistry requirement for graduation surfaced during last month’s meeting as well with Heather Kleinwolterink speaking on behalf of several parents asking to drop the requirement and have other options for students to take for their third science credit. This topic previously arose in 2014.

Home On East Lake Okoboji Heavily Damaged By Thursday Fire

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)– A home on East Lake Okoboji was heavily damaged by a fire that required attention from multiple Dickinson County fire departments Thursday evening. Spirit Lake fire crews got the initial call just before six o’clock from 404 8th Street where flames could be seen coming from the lake side of the structure which led to the Arnolds Park/Okoboji Fire Department being called in with a fire boat to pump water from the lake to other responding units.

Gary Goldschmidt

Gary Goldschmidt age 67, of Saint James, MN died on June 29, 2022, near Slayton, MN as the result of an automobile accident. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home, St. James Chapel and will continue on Wednesday from 10 until 11 am at the church.

Music on the Water

Annual Lake Affect concert slated for Saturday, July 2. There isn’t much that says summer more than enjoying some sun on the water or catching some great music in an outdoor setting. Damon Dotson’s annual concert combines the best of both ideas into one big, blowout event: Lake Affect....

Where Can You Find Fireworks Displays? Look Here.

Northwest Iowa — It’s almost time to celebrate the nation’s independence. The United States is 246 years old this year, and festivities are getting underway. One of the ways we celebrate is with fireworks. Several towns have fireworks displays for Independence Day. We have confirmed the schedules,...

Seven for 7: For a Good Cause

Meet and learn about seven area organizations doing good. “Do well by doing good,” advised Benjamin Franklin. And there are plenty of people dedicated to “doing good” in the Iowa Great Lakes. There are a number of nonprofits working to help fundraise, care for people, kids and animals in times of need and so much more.
Lakefield Standard

Progress being made on new middle school space

Progress continues to be made on the new middle school addition to Pleasantview Elementary School in Lakefield. “The building seems to be going well,” Barry Schmidt, superintendent of schools at ...

Seven for 7: Pitch a Tent

Visitors enjoying the Iowa Great Lakes do so from a variety of vantage points. Summer homes and condos dot the shoreline while hotels and resorts fill up with folks flocking to the lake. Still others prefer a different base of operations for their vacation. For those looking to pitch a...

Comedy debuts to appreciative crowd at Okoboji Summer Theatre

Physical comedy, Italian passions prevail in season opener. The Okoboji Summer Theatre has opened for another season, and they did so with a lively and beautifully executed comedy. Director Stephen Brotebeck proves once again his talent for timing, blocking and physical comedy. The cast assembled for “A Comedy of Tenors”...
Sioux City Journal

MALE TRACK ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Spirit Lake senior Jack Latham had a hunch about special season

Jack Latham knew from the beginning of the season his senior campaign would be an unforgettable one. The Spirit Lake High School senior — and this year’s Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year — ran a fast time at an indoor meet. He saw how quickly he ran the 60-meter hurdles and later this season, he made history on track’s biggest stage.