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Teen dies in UTV crash in Spirit Lake

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — A 15-year-old died Sunday in a utility vehicle crash in rural Spirit Lake. The crash occurred at about 2:28 p.m. in the East Lakes North neighborhood. The Dickinson County Sheriff's Office said a 14-year-old lost control while driving a Polaris Ranger 800 owned by Scott Groeneweg, of Orange City, Iowa, south on Basswood Lane. The UTV rolled onto its side and struck a tree. The driver and a 15-year-old passenger both were ejected from the vehicle.
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Trial Date Delayed For One of Two Suspects in Estherville Murder Case

Estherville, IA (KICD)– The first degree murder trial date for one of two people charged in a 2021 Estherville murder case has been pushed back. 19-year-old Connor Uhde was scheduled to go in front of a jury later this month but online court records show that date has now been pushed back to October making him the second person to go to trial in the case.
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DrugCharges Filed Following Emmet County Traffic Stop

Estherville, IA (KICD)– Drug charges have been filed against an Estherville teen following a late July traffic stop in rural Emmet County. Sheriff Mike Martens tells us a deputy initiated the stop on Highway 9 just outside of town shortly after two o’clock on the morning of July 30th where an investigation determined 18-year-old Cristian Lopez-Bartolon was allegedly in possession of an illegal substance.

Okoboji Council Discusses Current Projects and Issues

Okoboji, IA (KICD) — What might have been the big news from a typical Okoboji city council meeting received scant attention Tuesday night. The ordinance to amend the zoning code to require approval to establish RV campgrounds passed on all three readings without discussion. A larger story came as...

Iowa DNR Treating More Sites of Invasive Plant In Lakes Area

Okoboji, IA (KICD) — Last week KICD reported on the discovery, and rapid Department of Natural Resources response, of Eurasian watermilfoil in Lost Island Lake. The plant has now been discovered in both Lower and Upper Gar, East Okoboji and Minnewashta Lakes. Fishery biologist Mike Hawkins says frequent surveys...

Muniz Named ILCC Women’s Wrestling Coach

Estherville, IA (KICD)–The Iowa Lakes Community College Athletics Department has added a women’s wrestling program. Now the program has it’s first head coach. Pending Board approval, Corey Muniz will lead the new program as the search begins for qualified female wrestlers. Muniz is looking forward to working...

Teen Passenger Dies After Accident In Side-By-Side UTV Owned By Orange City Man

Spirit Lake, Iowa– One teen was killed and one was injured after a side-by-side UTV accident near Spirit Lake on Sunday, August 7, 2022. The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 2:30 p.m., a 14-year-old was driving a 2012 Polaris Ranger 800 side-by-side, owned by Scott Groeneweg of Orange City, southbound on Basswood Lane in East Oaks North (that’s between Camp Foster and The Narrows on the east side of East Lake Okoboji), or about 3.3 miles up into East Lake from the East/West crossover.

Area Airports To Receive State Funding As Part Of 2023 State Aviation Program

Ames, Iowa — Two airports in our area have received part of $8.3 million from the fiscal year 2023 State Aviation Program. The Iowa Transportation Commission says the grants that were given as part of the State Aviation Program are in both the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) and the Aviation Vertical Infrastructure programs.