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Campers Ready for Labor Day Weekend

Most of the campsites with electricity in Iowa state parks available for reservation have been snapped up for weeks ahead of the Labor Day holiday. The unofficial end of the summer holiday remains one of the more popular weekends during the peak camping season. “We’ve had a good summer and I expect that to continue

Beeds Lake

Beeds Lake Remains Under Swimming Advisory

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has continued a swimming advisory for Beeds Lake State Park. The park is located near Hampton. According to officials, measurements of the water indicate a E. coli reading of 620 per 100 milliliters of water. The safe ceiling for swimming is 235 per 100 milliliters. Officials have not closed the

Lyle “Ty” Hoffman

Officials Warn Alleged Area Killer Is On The Loose

A man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover last week is probably using social media to find shelter while evading law enforcement. Officials say he could be anywhere and is considered armed and dangerous. Prosecutors have charged him with second-degree murder and issued a national warrant for his arrest. A $10,000 reward is being offered


Diesel Tech Program Gets New Facility at NIACC

The North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has had a diesel technolofy program in place since 2012. The program provides education for students to diagnose, repair, and or maintain over the road trucks, heavy duty agricultural equipment, and other diesel applications and systems. The program is believed to be a perfiect fit for the area.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning Seminar Tonight

The Rehabilitation Center of Belmond is hosting an Estate Planning Event tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Belle Haven Dining Room at 6:30 p.m. Wine and Cheese will be served at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation and question and answer period to follow at 7 p.m. by David Grooters, CPA and Juris Doctor who will

Saturday Morning Fishing Report

The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For current information, contact the district fisheries office at the phone number listed at the end of each district report.   NORTHWEST Crawford Creek Impoundment Bluegill – Fair: The bluegills being caught are

Dr. John B. Dixon

Dixon Continues Commitment to NIACC Through a $50,000 Gift

Dr. John B. Dixon (above right) has donated $50,000 to the North Iowa Area Community College Foundation. This is one of the many gifts to support student scholarships.  To date the total endowment has reached over $330,000 since its inception in 2000. “Dr. and Mrs. Dixon are the epitome of what it means to give