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Minnesotan headed to USDA: Dealing with climate change a priority

Steve Censky, who grew up near the southwest Minnesota town of Jackson, did not use the term "climate change," but in Tuesday, Sept. 19, testimony to the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee he made it clear that dealing with the controversial issue could be key to agriculture's success. "Our agricultu

WORTHINGTON DAILY GLOBE - 2017-09-19 19:50:59

Indians, Pioneers run at Chris Smith Invite

Spirit Lake and Okoboji cross country runners hit the road again Thursday, as the Indians and Pioneers competed at the Chris Smith Invitational hosted by Sioux Central. Spirit Lake earned a team and an individual championship on the afternoon, as the boy's squad led by Aidan Bauermeister's runner-up

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Family Glow Walk/Run set for Oct. 7

So many of my favorite summer experiences happen outside in the evening: roasting marshmallows around a campfire, listening to coyotes howl while camping, relaxing in the breeze of the lake as the sun sets and night takes over. Yet, after summer, when night hits, I tend to hole up inside. Instead of

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Wolves win GT/RA volleyball tourney

Blake Gunderson Harris-Lake Park came out on top Saturday at a volleyball tournament hosted by Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire. The 15th-ranked (1A) Wolves defeated West Hancock (21-10, 21-6), GT/RA (18-21, 24-22, 16-14) and West Bend-Mallard twice (21-16, 21-16 and 21-16, 21-15) to take top hon

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Wolves fall to Jays in WEC battle

Blake Gunderson Junior Taylor Meyer led the Wolves with nine kills. She also had 19 digs, two blocks and an ace. Senior Blake Gunderson had six kills, 12 digs and an ace. Junior Madison Brevik dished out 15 assists and had eight digs and a block. Sophomore Kilyn Forbes had six digs. Junior Bri Ihnen

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Moving ahead with Gods plans

Greetings to you in the renewing name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. One of the most thought provoking books I have read lately is Reggie McNeal's "The Present Future." "New Reality Number Five: The Shift from Planning to Preparation" was the title of a chapter. This chapter has got me thinki

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 01:25:00

New law allows approved cartridges for use in rifles to hunt deer

Iowa hunters will have a new option this fall while hunting deer during the youth season, disabled hunter season and both shotgun seasons rifles that are capable of shooting straight walled cartridges. The new straight wall cartridge law was passed without dissent by the Iowa Legislature, and then s

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Time for Iowans to act

Not long ago, I shared information about how the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) receives its funds each year. Basically, there are two areas of revenue: (1) General Fund money from the Iowa legislature (2) the Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund. The Fish and Wildlife Trust Fund is generated th

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Investigation into Spirit Lake fatal pursuit continues

The Spirit Lake Police Department has released more details regarding a pursuit that ended in a fatality early Tuesday morning. Police confirmed an officer tried to pull over a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup near the intersection of Keokuk Avenue and Lake Street in Spirit Lake. The driver, now identified as

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

PLAC presents Shakespeares Titus Andronicus

The Performing Arts Series returns to the Pearson Lakes Art Center with the Royal Shakespeare Companys Titus Andronicus at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21. When a society is oppressed, it becomes violent. How do we govern ourselves? In the chaos and disorder of 2017, Titus Andronicus is a commentary on

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

IDNR plans curlyleaf summit at Sami Center

Members of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will address harvests and herbicides as area municipalities try to get the invasive curlyleaf pondweed under control. The public will have a chance hear about mitigation options at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. The hearing will take place at the Sa

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Of Mice and Men tickets go on sale

Spencer Community Theatre welcomes audiences to the first show of its 58th Anniversary season: Of Mice and Men. Of Mice and Men opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, followed by an opening night reception. Performances run Sept. 29- Oct. 1 and Oct. 6-8 with Friday-Saturday evening performances at 7:

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Sether helps restore power in Irmas aftermath

Lineworkers from at least seven Iowa communities were recently deployed to help restore power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The major hurricane struck Florida on Sept. 10 and left more than 6.5 million electric customers nearly two-thirds of the state without power. As part of a national mutua

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Johnson visits Bedell Family YMCA

Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation designating September 2017 as Iowa YMCA Appreciation Month, in recognition of more than 100 years of helping build a healthy Iowa. As a result, the Iowa YMCAs initiated a statewide effort to engage community leaders with their local Ys to share the organizatio

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

LRH introduces trainer for local athletes

Lakes Regional Healthcare (LRH) and several other local hospitals have had a partnership for several years called Sports Medicine Northwest. (The program is under the medical direction of an orthopedic surgeon from Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeons.) Through this partnership, area high sc

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Sidles case sees another delay

The courtroom set aside for Tuesdays attempted murder trial in Dickinson County went unused and attorneys are talking about the possibility of cancelling the need for a jury to hear the Scott Sidles case. The 55-year-old Spirit Lake man was charged with attempted murder after authorities were called

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Process continues for Chalstrom Beach development plan

The phrase come to the meeting has been uttered by county officials and people on both sides of a potential development near Chalstrom Beach Plantation in Center Grove Township. The Dickinson County Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed a request, during its Aug. 21 meeting, from contract purchase

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Pioneers select 12 to homecoming court

The Okoboji High School auditorium erupted with applause, and cheers as well as a singular reference to the film "Mean Girls" as this year's homecoming court was announced. (From left to right) Grace Wintz, Izic Brouwer, Ali Goehring, Austin Heuck, Lindsay Kujanson, Elle Olthoff, Logan Abrahamson, K

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Northwest Iowa music lovers taking part in vinyl resurgence

To some, vinyl records are a thing of the past. However, sales of the analog format of music have been picking up consistently throughout the past few years and local record stores have been seeing an increase in appreciation for the music format many thought died with the eight-track tape. Were see

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Parks Marina donates to Abben Cancer Center

Photo submitted Parks Marina and The Barefoot Bar in Okoboji is proud to announce the donation of $520 to the Abben Cancer Center in Spencer. Proceeds were a result of sales of a limited addition Pink Barefoot for Boobies T-shirts sold at Parks Marina. The Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital hou

DICKINSONCOUNTYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 05:00:00