Pat Bjorkgren with grandchildren and son Nate Bjorkgren in Minneapolis in April.

Bjorkgren set coaching goal in Storm Lake Middle School Mom: Nate always was a team player BY DOLORES CULLEN “Congratulations! I’m so proud of you! I love you!” was the text Pat Bjorkgren of Lakeside sent to her son Nate last Thursday night. The assistant coach of the...
Guest euphonium soloist Vince Kenney played circles around the tune “The Yellow Rose of Texas” impressing the audience gathered for Sunday afternoon’s municipal band concert. Vince is assistant director of bands and assistant professor of low brass at Drake University. The Storm...

Cory steering truck as Fireman of the Year. Times photo by Jen Olson

He is fireman of the year, and finds out it’s a boy BY DOLORES CULLEN Wow, Cory Flanigan of Albert City had a good weekend. Friday evening he learned that he and his wife Heather are going to have a son. To find that out he smacked a special gender-reveal baseball pitched to him...

Jack cut down the beanstalk in “Into the Woods,” and the giant, at least his glasses, dropped from the sky. They’re made of Hula-hoops, even the bows.

Set pieces by David Walker are stars of Witter show BY DOLORES CULLEN How do you make a fish you can slap a person in the face with? Storm Laker David Walker is challenged with this sort of question all the time with his job as Buena Vista University resident designer and technical director...
Storm Lake United’s Lighthouse Summer Concert Series continues this Saturday with free live music featuring the band IV Play. Based out of Mankato, Minn., you may have seen the name playing most of their dates in the upper mid-west, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota...

Local News

06/19/2019 - 10:00am
Customers have hard time finding daytime slots Tenants urged to use city lots BY TOM CULLEN Parking on Lake Avenue and surrounding side streets will be banned during the early morning hours pursuant to an ordinance change the Storm Lake City Council...

Sports

Nate Bjorkgren (left) and Nick Nurse teamed up to win an NBA title in their first season together in Toronto. Nurse is a native of Carroll.

06/19/2019 - 11:12am
Helps Toronto Raptors win league title as an assistant coach Journey began as head coach at Sioux Central Storm Lake native Nate Bjorkgren is an NBA champion. The 1993 graduate and son of Keith and Pat Bjorkgren was sitting on the bench as an...

Family & Friends

Emma Bloom holds one of her favorite children’s books, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!”

06/19/2019 - 10:35am
MY FAVORITE RECIPES BY MARY CULLEN Buena Vista University junior Emma Bloom of Frederick, Md. is conducting the Summer Reading Program at the Storm Lake Public Library. Emma, a history major and English minor, has programs for children from...

Opinion

06/19/2019 - 9:02am
EDITORIALS BY ART CULLEN Lost in much of the Iowa political discussion of late is the deep red hue that the capitol has taken. Gov. Kim Reynolds looks strong in her position, having soundly defeated Fred Hubbell. The GOP enjoys a strong majority in...

Obituaries

06/19/2019 - 8:51am
Ronald Joseph Keenan was born Dec. 9, 1933 in Fonda and passed away June 14, 2019 in Des Moines. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery...

Times TV