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A committee that’s tasked with mitigating flooding on the Little Sioux River will now meet in open session, after jawboning from the Iowa Freedom of Information Council.  Dickinson …

A light shower rained on our parade, but came nowhere near spoiling Thursday’s Star Spangled Spectacular. “We are so thankful the weather held off and we had a beautiful day,” …

Sights and sounds from a Star Spangled celebration! 

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is unlikely to make whole the hundreds of residents in Buena Vista and Cherokee counties who suffered flood-related damages.  Officials in both …

“They would have been better off having a tornado or a fire instead of a flood,” said Kirsten Case Fuller, Regional Director of SBDC Iowa, who helped Sioux Rapids business people apply …

Joe Vannatta pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with allegedly grooming a student while still employed as a Cherokee band teacher.  The plea agreement filed July 1 by …

Why hasn't Storm Lake flooded? Because it’s among the highest spots in the state with a relatively small (20,000-acre) watershed, according to former Buena Vista County Drainage …

A few weeks ago, the Storm Lake Times Pilot and the Cherokee Chronicle Times moved to new web hosts and offered complimentary online access to all our content. Our new websites launched with …

A Storm Lake woman was arrested on the Fourth of July for striking a motorcyclist on Lakeshore Drive.  Tracy Carlson, 56, was booked into Buena Vista County Jail Thursday night on charges …

A Denison man pled guilty to three separate counts of illegal gun and silencer possession on July 2. Ian Ward, 37, pled guilty to prohibited possession of a firearm, possession of a …

Cherokee, Buena Vista and O’Brien Counties have been approved for individual assistance under the FEMA Major Disaster Declaration. Governor Kim Reynolds announced the approval Friday …

The Storm Lake City Council recently approved increasing the City’s contribution toward taxi rides for those in need of transportation, for the fiscal year that began July 1. Coupons for $2 off …

Everyone who survived the Spencer flood has a story,  including Storm Lake native Brian Dirkx who along with his family, found themselves helping people at Lincoln Elementary escape the …

Support for families flooded out in Sioux Rapids takes many forms. Emma Hogrefe of Albert City used a Sharpie.  Emma, 11, was moved when her dad Tim Hogrefe showed her pictures of the …

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Iowa staff teamed up with the Iowa Cubs on June 27 to recognize MADD Hero Award winners who went above and beyond to save lives through enforcement and education of …

The city will be completing critical work to the sanitary sewer infrastructure in Scout Park and the sewer piping downstream. To facilitate this work, a temporary piping system needs to be installed …

An hourlong secret meeting at the Dickinson County Courthouse on Tuesday yielded a series of proposed improvements to the Little Sioux River and the Lower Gar outlet that’ll improve flooding …

Iowa’s highest court ruled last Friday to prohibit abortions after six weeks.  In a 4-3 decision, the Iowa Supreme Court permitted a six-week abortion ban to take effect, adding to a …

“We’ve had a couple complaints regarding pigeons in town,” Scott Oleson, building and code compliance director, told the Storm Lake City Council Monday. Oleson hopes that adding a …

A Storm Lake man was sentenced to 75 days in jail for a series of offenses dating back to last September.  Associate Buena Vista County District Court Judge Andy Smith sentenced Apollo …

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