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RINGSTED —The Ringsted City Council at its Monday, June 10 meeting received an offer of $8,000 for the current city library building on Main Street from Jolene Rogers. However, the council, … more
Emmet County Auditor Heidi Goebel defended the Emmet County Auditor’s Office at Tuesday’s Emmet County Board of Supervisors meeting, saying a supervisor had cast a “shade” on her office on … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, June 11 meeting heard of a complaint of mold in the Emmet County Assessor’s Office. “It’s very predominant after it rains,” said … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, June 11 meeting finalized a request for proposals and agreed to solicit contractor/construction manager bids for the west Courthouse addition … more
Earlier this year, Jacobson-Westergard updated the city of Estherville master trail plan, and included routes that are planned for completion in a number of phases, as funds become available. The … more
Things are a poppin’ at the Emmet County Nature Center, with a full slate of youth activities scheduled, the Emmet County Nature Center Foundation and Emmet County Conservation Board learned at … more
Hearts in Ruthven sunk late Sunday afternoon, June 9th, and tons of prayers went out after a hit and run accident left 5-year-old Mackenzie Puterbaugh seriously injured. According to the Palo Alto … more
The Estherville Lincoln Central (ELC) Community School District has received a $1.2 million donation from an anonymous community donor. This significant donation is set to enhance academic and extra … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, June 11 meeting certified June 4 primary election results. Assistant Auditor Roxanne Budach presented figures showing a 13.61 percent voter … more
Last week, we reported that on the eve of its opening day, the trial of former Armstrong police officer Craig Merrill was delayed due to a stay issued by the court. On Friday, June 7, the Supreme … more
The first-degree murder trial of Kyle Lou Ricke, 43, of Algona has been set for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25 in Dickinson County District Court in Spirit Lake with Third Judicial District Judge Nancy … more
Emmet County Sheriff Mike Martens was arrested over the weekend on a charge of O.W.I.-1st offense in Dickinson County. The 61-year-old Martens was arrested at around 8:50 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at the … more
It’s not uncommon for people from Estherville to take a road trip to Fairmont, Minn. to dine somewhere different. That’s what two couples from Estherville did last Friday night. Holly and Randy … more
The Brujgeld Peterson Historic Farmstead celebrated its Founders Day on June 8 with food, fun, music, craft demonstrations and a shoot-em-up. The Brugjeld-Peterson family arrived in the U.S. on the … more
At Monday evening’s city council meeting, the council passed a resolution on the speed limit in what has become a kid zone within the city of Estherville. The speed limit starting at the start … more
In a late-morning June 3 filing, the Iowa Supreme Court ordered a stay of district court proceedings in the trial of former City of Armstrong Chief Craig Merrill which had been scheduled to start … more
Late Friday afternoon’s rains and flash floods didn’t dampen the 2024 Relay for Life, which took place for the first time at the Regional Wellness Center in Estherville. All of the elements of … more
Too much rain in a short amount of time caused travel problems on the east side of Estherville late Friday afternoon. A downpour came fast enough that the storm sewer intakes couldn’t keep up as … more
With three contested races on their ballot, Emmet County Republicans had a strong showing at the polls in the Tuesday, June 4 Primary Election. Unofficial results were sent out late Tuesday. Emmet … more
Craig Merrill, former Armstrong police chief is charged with a number of counts relating to his service as a city official. Merrill is represented by attorneys Angela Campbell and Phillip Francisco … more
SIOUX CITY — The fourth-ranked Estherville Lincoln Central Team finished a 4-0 weekend at the Bishop Heelan Softball Tournament in Sioux City last weekend. On Friday, ELC downed Boyden-Hull/Rock … more
At its Tuesday, May 28 meeting the Emmet County Board of Supervisors discussed when, to whom and how much county departments should charge for research fees. Emmet County Auditor Heidi Goebel … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, May 28 meeting agreed to leave as is a hold harmless agreement for drainage contractors doing work in Emmet County. Emmet County Auditor Heidi … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors approved a payroll software upgrade at their Tuesday, May 28 meeting. Emmet County Auditor Heidi Goebel showed the board various payroll timesheets as … more
The Emmet County Board of Supervisors at its Tuesday, May 28 meeting agreed to advertise for a contractor for the Courthouse west addition project. After declining two previous bids for $1.7 … more
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