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Fairmont man charged in hit-and-run crash with scooter

A Fairmont man has been charged in a hit-and-run crash with a scooter than left a man with serious injuries. Ethan Taylor Meixell, 21, was charged Wednesday in Martin County Court with felony criminal vehicular operation for the July 18 incident. The crash happened at the intersection of Blue Earth Ave and Grant St in Fairmont.
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Open houses to be held for Hwy 4 construction project

MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - The Minnesota Department of Transportation is asking for input on the Highway 4 construction project from Sherburn to St. James. Construction is expected to start in 2024 on the project -- which includes roadway, bridge and drainage improvements, along with resurfacing a 25-mile stretch. Two in-person...
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Elderly couple loses money in social security scam

A Windom couple lost money to a con artist, recently, in a scam that involved a supposed social security number problem. The elderly couple received a call from a man who claimed to be with the government. The man reported that one of the couple’s social security numbers had been stolen and that it had been used illegally in seveal states. The couple was then instructed to purchase gift cards and to then provide the caller with the numbers from those cards.

Ladies Night Returns

Oak Hill Outdoor hosting wine and food pairing event. After a brief summer break, Ladies Night is back at Oak Hill Outdoor. The popular monthly event took July off, but returns with a Wine and Food Pairing event scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 in Milford. Tickets are $60...

Martha Wood, 94, of Fairmont, formerly of Emmetsburg

Services for 94-year-old Martha Wood of Fairmont, formerly of Emmetsburg, will be Tuesday, August 9th, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Church in Emmetsburg with burial at Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:30 at the church. Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of the arrangements.

Working to keep Okoboji blue

Iowa Great Lakes annual lake shore cleanup event on Aug. 6. Grab a trash bag and do your part to keep Okoboji blue. It’s time again for the third annual Lakeshore Cleanup event which will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. The event is being co-sponsored by Keep...

Congressional race heats up in Minnesota’s First District

FAIRMONT, Minn. (KEYC) - At an ethanol plant in Fairmont, Congressional candidate Brad Finstad (R) made the case Thursday that he knows the issues facing Minnesotans firsthand. “We farm. I have dirt under my fingernails. I drive a John Deere tractor,” Finstad said. “I wake up in the morning trying...

Country Music Star Chris Janson Coming To Preservation Plaza For Special Friday Night Show

Arnolds Park, IA (KICD)– Preservation Plaza outside Arnolds Park Amusement Park is going to be the place to be Friday night for another big country music show. Chris Janson will be bringing his high energy show to the new stage in the Iowa Great Lakes Area and our own Rhona Wedeking got a chance to visit with Janson last week where she learned his performances are all about connecting with the crowd.
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Duane Spangler, 65

A Mass of Christian Burial for Duane Spangler, age 65, of Lehr, North Dakota, formally of Jackson, will be held on August 20th at 11:00 AM at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Jackson with Father Jonathan Fasnacht officiating. Burial will be at the Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, Jackson MN.

Annual Prairie Lakes Conference Set to Get Underway in Iowa Great Lakes

(Okoboji)—The annual Prairie Lakes Conference will be held later this week in the Iowa Great Lakes. Dickinson County Clean Water Alliance Coordinator John Wills says the conference will be held Thursday through Saturday morning at several locations around the lakes area. Wills says the conference will begin on Thursday...

ELC Reminds Parents to Register Kids for New School

(Estherville) - School will be back in session in two weeks for students, teachers and staff at the Estherville Lincoln Central School District. ELC Superintendent Tara Paul says this Friday, August 12th is the last day for parents to register their kids for the upcoming school year. Paul says parents...

DNR Offering Hunter Education Course in Emmet County

(Estherville)--The Iowa DNR will be conducting a hunter education program later this month in Emmet County. KILR Outdoors Expert Steve Weisman says kids ages 11 and older can take the class. Weisman says if you’re under 18 you must take the online course. He says the hunter education field...

Obituary- Donald A. Kuhnau, 85

Donald A. Kuhnau, 85 of Alexandria, formerly of Estherville, Iowa, died on Monday, August 1st. A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, August 11th at the Grand Arbor Community Room in Alexandria. Full military honors will be accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard, American Legion...

Iowa DNR Fishing Report For August 4th

Northwest Iowa — Here the latest fishing report for northwest Iowa from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. Lake temperature is in the lower 80s. The water level is at crest. Fish are out deeper during warm water temperatures. Trolling has been working very well. Find crappie and yellow bass in 12-17 feet of water. Try fishing weed lines where there is new vegetation growth. Black Crappie – Good: Best bite is in 10-15 feet of water along weed lines. Bluegill – Good. Walleye – Fair: Try spinners, crankbaits and long and shallow shad raps in the main basins. Best bite is an hour before and after sunset. Yellow Bass – Good.