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Residential Clean Up Week May 6-10

April 30, 2013 $19 permit required - Purchase in advance of pick up day - No Refunds Display permit facing normal garbage pick up area Pickup day corresponds with normal solid waste pick up day This is the only da... more »»

City Council Debates

April 25, 2013 Emmetsburg City Council debated several issues Monday and came to conclusions with split-votes of the members. more »»

Optimism On Drainage Issue

April 25, 2013 After several months of uncertainty over a major drainage project in the northern portion of the county, Palo Alto County Supervisors are feeling a bit more optimistic about the outcome of some... more »»

G/T Looking For New Leader

April 25, 2013 GRAETTINGER - The “Help Wanted” sign isn’t posted in front of the building, but the Graettinger-Terril Community Schools are in the market for a new Superintendent. more »»

Drainage Problem Area Troubling Supervisors

April 18, 2013 An ongoing drainage issue kept the Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors occupied during their weekly session on Tuesday, April 16. more »»

School Concerns Raised At Legislator’s Meeting

April 18, 2013 Concerns about the current state policy on school open enrollment were raised to a pair of state lawmakers at a community meeting on Saturday in Emmetsburg. more »»

Disaster Declaration Includes Local Area

April 18, 2013 With winter refusing to go quietly, recent storms and their effects in neighboring counties have led to federal disaster declarations being issued for several Northwest Iowa counties, including Pal... more »»

Blessing of the Bikes

April 18, 2013 WEST BEND -- “Blessing of the Bikes” rally at the Grotto of the Redemption in West Bend is rite of spring. The annual event will be held Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m. more »»


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New Fire Truck For Emmetsburg In The Works

April 16, 2013 Emmetsburg Fire Department will take delivery of a 2014 Freightliner Fire Pumper next May 2014. Contract for the new pumper was awarded last week at the April 8 meeting of Emmetsburg City Council. more »»

Three Bids For School Addition

April 16, 2013 The Emmetsburg School Board held a special meeting Wednesday evening to approve construction bids for the West Elementary School addition and renovation project. more »»

Rick Olesen Selected as Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative’s New President/CEO

April 16, 2013 ESTHERVILLE -- Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative’s board chairman announced Saturday during the Cooperative’s 2013 annual meeting that Rick Olesen has been selected as the Cooperative’s new president... more »»

Telecommunications Week Honors Operators

April 11, 2013 If you ask any peace officer or emergency responder what one of their most important tools might be, the answer will be quick – the dispatcher on the other end of the radio. more »»

County, City Receive Joint Grant Award

April 11, 2013 The Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors learned the county and city will be receiving nearly $600,000 for a joint road project on the north edge of Emmetsburg. more »»

Reclassification Earns Approval At Hearing

April 11, 2013 Imagine you held a public hearing for a drainage project and nobody showed up. more »»

POET-DSM Comments On Proposed Cellulosic Biofuel Volume

April 11, 2013 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels and its parent companies POET and DSM submitted comments Monday to the U.S. more »»

Legislative Town Hall Meeting This Saturday

April 11, 2013 State Senator David Johnson and State Representative Megan Hess will be at a Town Hall Meeting in Emmetsburg this Saturday, April 13. The 8:30 a.m. more »»

Trees, Trees And More Trees

April 9, 2013 “There are so many trees on the ditch that we couldn’t evaluate what dirt work would be needed. more »»

Ruthven Community Care Center Receives $47,000 Grant

April 9, 2013 The Ruthven Community Care Center has been awarded a Civil Money Penalty Quality Improvement Initiative grant in the amount of $47,03. more »»



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