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Grassley, Franken go head to head after primary wins

Editor's note: Both candidates participated in a similar Q&A feature, which was published in the May 25-26 edition of the Dickinson County News. The DCN is reprinting their responses ahead of the general election for the benefit of the public.

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VFW gifted namesake's rediscovered diploma


It's unclear what happened to John W. Kidd the night of Oct. 29, 1942, and it's perhaps fitting that it's also unclear how his high school diploma came to be in Minnesota, but as of last week, it's now in the hands of the Spirit Lake VFW which was named after the fallen WWII pilot.

Breast cancer may be thwarted through early detection and prevention

Female breast cancer accounts for about 15 percent of all new cancer cases in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. That said, the death rate among those with breast cancer has been on a steady decline since 1989, according to the American Cancer Association — down by about 43 percent as of 2020.

Community organizes combine bee for Nelson family

Nearly 40 friends and neighbors of Owen, Travis and Bridgette Nelson, children of Dale and Bert Nelson who lost their lives earlier this fall, showed up on Oct. 15 to combine corn in the Nelson’s fields north of Lost Island Lake. Several friends and businesses organized the combining bee, including Ryan and Jamie Eick and Robert Von Ehwegen of DeKalb Seeds in Terril; with support from Kay Hoppe and Tweeters, Liberty National Bank, Pro Cooperative and others.

LRH announces new VP and chief nursing officer

Lakes Regional Healthcare recently announced Bryan Williams was appointed Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. Williams began his duties on Sept. 26.

Okoboji students selected for 7th and 8th grade Honor Bands

Okoboji band students have been selected to participate in the 55th annual Northwest Iowa Junior High/Middle School Honor Bands Festival. More than 300 seventh and eighth grade band students from 35 northwest Iowa schools auditioned for a position in two honor bands on Saturday, Oct. 15. Approximately 190 students were chosen. These selected students will perform a concert at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Saturday, Nov. 5.

Spirit Lake, Milford proclaim support for Operation Green Light

The mayors of both Spirit Lake and Milford recently signed proclamations in support of Operation Green Light, an effort aimed at supporting military veterans, as well as raising awareness about the specific challenges faced by many veterans and the resources that are available to assist them and their families at the local, state and federal level.

Rosenboom uses tech to move forward

National Manufacturing Month showcases the potential of modern manufacturing to those outside of the industry. Modern manufacturing combines the use of technology with new ideas.

Local cylinder manufacturer Rosenboom boasts an early adoption of CNC (computer numerical control) machines into their welding and painting.

UDMO begins annual Sharing Christmas Program

Update: As of Thursday, Nov. 3, all families listed by Upper Des Moines Opportunity had been adopted. Officials with Upper Des Moines said additional families may be added to the list in coming weeks.


Sirens 10-27-22

William Grant Hawn, age 38, of Spirit Lake was charged with violation of a no contact order at approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the 25000 block of 165th Street in Spirit Lake. A criminal complaint said he was present at the residence, which matched Hawn's listed address, when the protected party came home. He was later charged with operating while intoxicated — second offense — and open container at approximately 5:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct.

Milford Memorial Library News 10-27-22

Trick-or-Treating is almost here. Make sure to make stop at Milford Memorial from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31 to pick up a treat and to show off your amazing costume as a part of Trick-or-Treat Milford Businesses. We look forward to seeing all the ghosts, ghouls, goblins, superheroes and creatures.

Community Briefs 10-27-22

Mobile Food Pantry to return in November

Summit withdraws motion for immediate action against landowner


A company that wants to build a sprawling liquid carbon dioxide pipeline has withdrawn its court request for immediate access to private property in northern Iowa for a land survey, according to court records.

A hearing to consider Summit Carbon Solutions’ request for a temporary injunction against Hardin County landowner Kent Kasischke was set for early next week. Summit withdrew its request on Wednesday, and a judge canceled the hearing.

Spirit Lake firefighters contain in-town grass fire


Traffic was blocked along a portion of 28th Street in Spirit Lake Thursday as firefighters battled a blaze which spread quickly through several acres of reserve land.

Judge declines to postpone hearing in Lake Park murder case


Editor's note: Due to the Dickinson County News' press deadlines, the Oct. 26 hearing will be taking place as the latest edition comes off the press. Coverage of the Oct. 26 hearing can be found by clicking here.


An Iowa district court judge has denied a request to postpone an upcoming hearing in the case against Allison Marie Decker.


State Auditor samples 15 counties after Scott County overpays poll workers


Dickinson County was among 15 government bodies whose records were examined by the State Auditor's Office after concerns of overpaid poll workers arose in Scott County following the 2020 election.

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