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POET Submits Comments to EPA on RFS Proposal

July 30, 2015 SIOUX FALLS, SD – POET submitted comments Tuesday, July 28, regarding the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Program proposal for 2014, 2015 and 2016 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2017. more »»

Supervisors Discuss Drainage Annexation

July 30, 2015 The possibility of annexing over 3,000 additional acres into a pair of drainage districts was discussed by the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors during its weekly meeting July 28. more »»

Premium Auction Concludes Palo Alto County Fair

July 30, 2015 With fewer livestock entries at this year’s Palo Alto County Fair, the All-Premium Auction Sunday afternoon raised a total of $19,550 in premiums for the for the 48 exhibitors taking part in the... more »»

City Council Puts Campground Project on Hold

July 30, 2015 Plans for a campground and marina on the shores of Five Island Lake have been put on hold while costs for the facility are evaluated. more »»

Woman Drowns In Rescue Attempt

July 30, 2015 RUTHVEN – A Carroll woman drowned after she helped rescue a youth in distress at Lost Island Lake late last week. more »»

Farm Mishap Claims Two Lives

July 30, 2015 CYLINDER - A tragic farm accident Saturday afternoon claimed the life of a Cylinder area father and son. more »»

Trustees Review Broadcast Technology

July 28, 2015 The members of the Board of Trustees of Iowa Lakes Community College had the opportunity to hear about the college’s Broadcast Technology Career Academy at the Algona Community School District durin... more »»

Fogartys Named To Iowa 4-H Hall Of Fame

July 28, 2015 A Cylinder woman and her late husband were honored Thursday night at the 2015 Palo Alto County Fair for their long-time support of 4-H and youth. more »»

2015 Palo Alto County Fair Opens With Crowning Of Royalty

July 28, 2015 Selection and crowning of royalty and honoring special people were just a couple of the events that officially kicked off the 2015 edition of the Palo Alto County Fair last Thursday evening, July 23... more »»


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City Searches For Economic Developer

July 23, 2015 Emmetsburg has begun the search for an Economic Developer. more »»

Fair Queen Coronation Opens 2015 Palo Alto County Fair

July 23, 2015 The 2015 edition of the Palo Alto County Fair gets underway today and the first day of the annual celebration of youth and summer will conclude with the crowning of the Palo Alto County Fair Queen. more »»

Emmetsburg Retail Association Goes A Little “Crazy”

July 23, 2015 Emmetsburg Retail Association is at it again -- and this time they’re getting a little “crazy.” Retail Association members got together and came up with some “crazy” ideas for this week. more »»

Feeding Our Kids

July 23, 2015 A?program targeting hunger in the community received a vote of support from the Emmetsburg Community School Board of Directors during the July Board meeting on Wednesday, July 15. more »»

Palo Alto County Fair Opens This Week

July 21, 2015 There’s nothing that says “rural Iowa” more than the annual county fair. more »»

Supervisors Address Fire Department Request

July 21, 2015 Issues ranging from utility permits to the hiring of a new county employee, kept the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors busy at their Tuesday meeting, July 14. more »»

Ayrshire Days Set For This Weekend

July 21, 2015 AYRSHIRE - Ruthven has Bully Bullhead, Emmetsburg has St. Patrick’s Day and Ayrshire has Ayrshire Days. more »»

City Council Hears Complaints on Truck Traffic

July 16, 2015 Complaints about truck traffic on the two major highways that intersect Emmetsburg’s central business district were brought to Emmetsburg City Council at their Monday meeting. more »»

Dispatch, Jail Staffing Revisited By Board Of Supervisors

July 16, 2015 For the second week in a row, staffing issues at the Palo Alto County Communications Center and Jail were a major topic of discussion at the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. more »»


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