Local News

8/28/14 Area Rainfall

          for the 24 hours ending at 7am Thursday.

8/28/14 Wednesday Morning Fire Calls

          Storm Lake fire-fighters were called out twice Wednesday morning, within a few minutes of each other.

8/28/14 Tyson Hillshire Purchase

          The U.S. Department of Justice says it will require Tyson Foods to divest Heinold Hog Markets, its sow purchasing business, in order to proceed with its eight-and-a-half billion dollar acquisition of Hillshire Brands.

8/28/14 Injured Boys Remain Hospitalized

          Two teenage boys injured after the car they were in rear-ended a school bus Tuesday morning near Inwood remain hospitalized.

8/27/14 Board of Adjustment BVRMC Helipad Tabled

          The Storm Lake Board of Adjustment unanimously voted to table a request for a conditional use permit from Buena Vista Regional Medical Center for a new helipad.

8/27/14 BVU Dorm Room Burglaries

          A Buena Vista University student from North Carolina has been arrested in connection with several burglaries to dorm rooms in Pierce Hall on the BVU campus. 

8/27/14 Harkin USDA Grant

          Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin has announced that the University of Northern Iowa will receive a 77-thousand dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Grant Program for the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. 

8/27/14 Wanted Persons Arrests

          A wanted person was arrested after Storm Lake Police arrived at the Arby’s restaurant on North Lake Avenue Tuesday morning around 8:30 regarding a burglary alarm. 

8/27/14 Stone Theft Arrest

          A Spencer man has been arrested after the Storm Lake Police Department responded to a reported theft at the Storm Lake Wal-Mart.

8/27/14 Clay County Drug Arrest

          An Okoboji woman has been jailed on numerous drug charges. 

8/26/14 UCHC Affordable Care Act Funding

          The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has announced that four Iowa health center and clinics, including United Community Health Center in Storm Lake, will be receiving a combined 922-thousand dollars in Affordable Care Act funding. 

8/26/14 Lake Improvement Commission

          At Monday's Lake Improvement Commission meeting, Infrastructure Director Pat Kelly said that dredging on Storm Lake is averaging 12-thousand yards a week. 

8/26/14 SLSM Enrollment Increase

                Storm Lake St. Mary’s School reports an increase of 10 students in PreK-12 enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.

8/26/14 Rebelpack Fundraising

          Nearly 11-thousand dollars has been raised through the Drive to Feed Kids initiative’s RebelPack Weekend Food Backpack Program. 

8/26/14 Cell Phones Theft

          An Alta teen was arrested after Storm Lake Police responded to a theft at the McDonalds restaurant at 800 Seneca Street Monday morning.

8/26/14 SLHS Drug Incident

          The Storm Lake Police Department responded to a reported drug-related incident at the Storm Lake High School. 

8/26/14 Wal-Mart Trespass

          Storm Lake Police were called to Wal-Mart last Friday afternoon around 2pm on a trespassing report. 

8/25/14 Planning and Zoning BVRMC Helipad

          The Storm Lake Planning and Zoning Commission today unanimously approved the recommendation of a conditional use permit for the relocation of a helipad for Buena Vista Regional Medical Center. 

8/25/14 Two Wall Lake Teens Dead In Accident

          Two Wall Lake teenagers died as a result of a two-vehicle accident early Saturday morning along the Sac and Carroll County lines. 

8/25/14 BVU Founders Day Service

          Buena Vista University will hold its 37th annual Founders’ Day memorial service on Saturday, Sept. 6 to honor nine deceased individuals who have served the institution as faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, friends and benefactors.

8/25/14 Guerra Flores Additional Charges

          A Storm Lake man, who was charged last week in a sexual assault case, has received additional charges. 

8/25/14 Bolden Disturbance Arrest

          An Alta man was arrested early Sunday morning for causing a disturbance at a Storm Lake apartment complex and refusing to leave. 

8/25/14 Almarez Arrest

          A Storm Lake man has been arrested after the Storm Lake Police Department was dispatched last Friday evening around 9pm to the Dyno’s Store at 1201 East Lakeshore Drive on a harassment report. 

8/25/14 Cruz-Rodriguez Arrest

          A Lakeside man has been arrested for a Violation of Parole. 

8/23/14 BVU Community Campaign

            Buena Vista University has announced that Josh Newhouse and Michael Rust will be the co-chairs for its 2014-2015 Community Campaign.

8/22/14 OWI Arrest

          An eastern Iowa man with eight previous OWI convictions was arrested early Friday morning in Storm Lake on another OWI charge.

8/22/14 Body Found In Estherville Alley

          Police are investigating the discovery of a body Friday morning in Estherville.

8/22/14 Area Unemployment

          Iowa's jobless rate saw a small uptick in the past month, according to Kerry Koonce at Iowa Workforce Development.

8/22/14 St. Mary's First Day Of School

            Storm Lake St. Mary’s Elementary students kicked off the 2014-15 school Thursday morning with the first day of school for grades K-5.

8/22/14 Monsivais-Cruz Sentenced

          A Storm Lake woman… arrested last November in connection with a disturbance… has been sentenced in Buena Vista County District Court.

8/22/14 New BVU Faculty

            Buena Vista University (BVU) has announced faculty changes for the 2014-15 academic year including retirements, promotions and nine new professors.

8/22/14 SL ReLeaf Tree Program

          Storm Lake residents will have a chance to plant some trees on their property through the ReLeaf Program.

8/21/14 Water Management Forum

          The City of Storm Lake will be hosting a Community Forum next week regarding water management. 

8/21/14 Area Rainfall

          for the 24 hours ending at 7am Thursday.

8/21/14 Expansion Blvd. Project

          The Expansion Boulevard storm water project is still in the final stage of design.

8/21/14 SLHS Freshmen Orientation

          Freshman orientation will be held Friday at the Storm Lake High School.

8/21/14 Gritten Sentenced

          An Albert City man has been sentenced to ten years in prison on sexual abuse charges.

8/21/14 NW Iowa Kidnapping Charges

          Kidnapping charges have been filed against a South Dakota man and his daughter from California in connection with locking the woman’s husband in a grain bin in northwest Iowa.

8/21/14 PEDV Research

            A deadly virus that’s driving up pork prices as it’s wiped out as many as one in every ten piglets in Iowa in the past year can be spread through hog feed, according to new research.

8/21/14 Speed Bump Tried In SL Alley

          Storm Lake officials hope a speed bump will solve problems with speeding traffic in an alley in the 500-block between Otsego and College Streets.

8/20/14 Donald Neunaber Autopsy

            The autospy report on a northwest Iowa man finds he was not a murder victim, though authorities believe the man's wife was killed by his adult son.

8/20/14 Sexual Abuse Arrest

          A Lytton man has been arrested on sexual abuse charges.

8/20/14 Adult Exploitation Arrest

          A Lake City man has made an initial court appearance on a exploitation charge.

8/20/14 Spencer Man Injured

          A Spencer man was seriously injured Tuesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash in Clay County.

8/20/14 SL School Welcome Back Conferences

          Welcome Back conferences for Storm Lake elementary and middle school students will be held Thursday and Friday.

8/20/14 City Council Approves Requests

          Requests for the 2014 Step Up running event on August 30th were approved this week by the Storm Lake city council.

8/20/14 NW Iowa Fish Kill

            A fish kill has grown larger since first being spotted on Saturday in northwest Iowa.

8/19/14 West Milwaukee Water Main

          Replacing a water main is being considered as part of the West Milwaukee Avenue widening project.

8/19/14 New Catholic Charities Executive Director

            The Diocese of Sioux City recently named Amy Bloch the new executive director of Catholic Charities.


8/19/14 Sexual Assault Arrest

          A Storm Lake man faces felony charges after police Monday investigated a sexual assault.

8/19/14 Animal Abuse Arrest

          A young boy has been charged after Storm Lake police Monday afternoon investigated a report of animal abuse.

8/19/14 Council Rezoning Requests

          The Storm Lake city council approved on first reading two re-zoning requests Monday afternoon.

8/19/14 Juvenile Girl Arrested

          A Storm Lake girl was arrested after police Monday evening were dispatched to the 600 block of West Ninth Street to investigate to a domestic disturbance.

8/19/14 Two Arrested After Vehicle Stop

          Two arrests were made after Storm Lake police early Sunday morning investigated a report of a vehicle that had driven over the yard in front of Puff’s Bar and continued north on Flindt Drive.

8/19/14 Weekly Crop Report

          Below-average precipitation last week across much of Iowa caused a drop in soil moisture, especially in the northeastern part of the state. 

8/19/14 DNR Investigated Two NW Iowa Fish Kills

          The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says a manure spill at a dairy has likely caused the death of thousands of fish.

8/19/14 Clay County Burglary

          The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a break-in and seeking the public's assistance to help solve the case.

8/19/14 Indian Motorcycles Sales Strong

          Sales of Indian motorcycles are strong enough to support more jobs at the Spirit Lake plant that makes them.

8/19/14 Wood Wine & Blues a Success

          Organizers are terming Wood, Wine, and Blues… held this past weekend in Storm Lake… a huge success.

8/18/14 SL Burglary Suspect Sought

          Storm Lake Police is asking the community’s assistance in locating a suspect in a weekend burglary and assault.

8/18/14 SL City Council Agenda

          The Storm Lake city council will hold two public hearings Monday afternoon… both on re-zoning requests for city property.

8/18/14 Early Frost Questions

            With the cooler temperatures that we have been experiencing, many farmers are wondering if that may mean an early frost is likely this year.

8/18/14 Bautista Arrest

          A Newton man was arrested early Sunday morning after Storm Lake police saw him staggering in the Malarky’s Night Club parking lot.

8/18/14 Emmetsburg Ethanol Plant

          Sioux Falls-based POET will take the wraps off its new cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg early next month.

8/15/14 Kruse Honored by Ducks Unlimited

          Jon and Colleen Kruse of Storm Lake will be honored by Ducks Unlimited Saturday evening in Storm Lake.

8/15/14 Ehlers 4-H Scholarship

          The Iowa 4-H Foundation this year awarded 71 college scholarships valued at over 65-thousand dollars. 

8/15/14 SL Summer School Successful

          Storm Lake school officials were pleased with this year’s summer school, held in June.

8/15/14 SLCSD New Teachers

          Storm Lake Community Schools welcomed 26 new educators at “New Teacher Days” on Thursday and Friday.

8/15/14 Lakes Conference Ticket Prices Raised

          It will cost more for students in the Lakes Conference to attend athletic events, beginning this fall.

8/15/14 SLSM New Teachers

          Storm Lake St. Mary’s School welcomed their new teachers and staff for the 2014-15 school year at in-serivce meetings Friday.

8/15/14 SLSM Savor Event

          Storm Lake St. Mary’s Savor St. Mary’s event August 14th was a huge success.

8/15/14 St. Mary's Pre-School

          Saint Mary’s school in Storm Lake is seeking some state funding for its four-year-old pre-school program.

8/15/14 Area Rainfall

          for the 24 hours ending at 7am Friday.

8/15/14 Assault & Harassment Charges

          A Storm Lake man was charged after police were dispatched Thursday night to 512 Expansion Boulevard to investigate a domestic disturbance.

8/15/14 Innovation Pavilion At Spencer Fair

            The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation will once again feature its "Innovation Pavilion" at this year's Clay County Fair.

8/15/14 Odebolt Man Injured

          One driver died… and an Odebolt man was seriously injured in a
crash Thursday night in southwest Iowa's Harrison County.

8/15/14 Passed Out Man Charged

          Storm Lake police were dispatched early Friday morning to the Trimark Clinic at 2015 West Fifth Street to investigate a report of person on the ground.

8/15/14 Clay County Arson Arrest

          A Fostoria woman faces charges for allegedly pouring gasoline on her ex-boyfriend and his residence, then trying to ignite the gasoline with a lit cigarette.

8/15/14 Welding Students All Find Jobs

            Job prospects were 100-percent favorable for the welding students completing a recent three-month course at Iowa Central Community College in Storm Lake.

8/14/14 SLHS Renovations Update

          Renovations to an area at the back of the Storm Lake High School should be ready when classes resume later this month.

8/14/14 SLHS Gay-Straight Club Request

          The Storm Lake school board took no action Wednesday night on a request for a Gay Straight Alliance Club at the high school… pending getting more information about the proposal.

8/14/14 Capsized Canoe Rescue

          Two women were rescued when their canoe capsized Monday afternoon on Storm Lake.

8/14/14 Accident Victim Announced

          The state patrol has released the identity of a man who died in a head-on collision in Cherokee County earlier this month.

8/14/14 Neunaber Pleads Not Guilty

          An Akron man accused of killing his mother has entered a not guilty plea in Plymouth County District Court.

8/14/14 Injuries In Accident Near Newell

          Four people were taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle accident southwest of Newell a week ago.

8/13/14 Early Teen Fatal Crash

          A 16-year-old girl from Early was killed Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 71 seven miles south of Early.

8/13/14 SL Cemetery Improvements

            The Storm Lake Cemetery Association would like to make improvements to the cemetery on the east side of Storm Lake… but are constrained by a lack of funds.

8/13/14 4H Robotics Camp

            Some 12 local young engineers designed and built robots at the Summer 2014 “Robots and Beyond!”

8/13/14 Cornerstone For Life New Location

          Storm Lake’s Cornerstone For Life Pregnancy Resource Center has recently moved to a new location.

8/13/14 Crop Production Forecast

          Iowa corn production is forecast at a record 2.44 billion bushels according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service Crop Production report.

8/13/14 Trott Court Ruling

          A judge has ruled the statement made by Corey Trott after his arrest can be used in court.

8/13/14 BV Supervisors Approve Culvert Agreement

          The Buena Vista County Supervisors have approved an agreement with the city of Storm Lake to replace a damaged culvert on business 71 adjacent to Wal-Mart.

8/13/14 SL School Board Agenda

          The Storm Lake school board holds their regular monthly meeting Wednesday evening.

8/12/14 M-27 Bridge Repairs Underway

          Work is underway to repair flood damage to a bridge on M-27 northwest of Alta.

8/12/14 Southwest Shoreline Sewer Update

          Needed repairs continue to be made on the Southwest Shoreline sewer system pending a lawsuit filed against the contractor.

8/12/14 Storm Lake Accidents

          People were injured in two traffic accident in Storm Lake recently.

8/12/14 Arrests After Traffic Stop

          Two people were arrested Saturday night after Storm Lake police stopped a vehicle in the 600-block of Erie Street for a traffic violation.

8/12/14 Weekly Crop Report

          It was another good week for Iowa’s corn and soybean crops.

8/12/14 Threshermen & Collectors Show

          Beautiful weather brought thousands of visitors to the 44th annual Threshermen & Collectors Show last weekend.

8/11/14 Area Rainfall

          for the 24 hours ending at 7am Monday.

8/11/`4 Meyer Resigns as UCHC CEO

          Brad Meyer… the chief executive officer of the United Community Health Center in Storm Lake… Monday announced his resignation, effective early next month.