Pork Congress Considers Move Due To DMWW Lawsuit

January 29, 2016

The lawsuit by the Des Moines Water Works against Buena Vista, Sac, and Calhoun Counties over nutrient run-off prompted talk about whether to move the Iowa Pork Congress, but finding a new location could be a challenge.

Bird Flu Compensation Changes

January 29, 2016

The USDA is revising its response to avian influenza outbreaks and it will use a flat reimbursement rate for all depopulation and virus elimination efforts.

Three Sentenced On Theft Charges

January 29, 2016

Three people arrested in August after Storm Lake police investigated a report of a lost wallet have been sentenced on reduced charges.

Bainbridge Sentenced

January 29, 2016

A Carroll man arrested in Storm Lake in September for driving while intoxicated while armed with a handgun has been sentenced.

BVU Student Selected For Medical Internship

January 29, 2016

The Undergraduate Rural Medicine Education and Development program selected a Buena Vista University student for its January 2016 scholars program, which included a white coat ceremony and a three-week internship.

Mild Weather, But Snow Coming

January 29, 2016

Mild temperatures are expected to continue today promoting additional melting.

Spencer Police Look For Stolen Car

January 28, 2016

Spencer police are seeking the public’s assistance as they look for a stolen vehicle.

Pork Producers ‘Cautiously Optimistic’

January 28, 2016

Hog farmers are concerned about over-expansion, but an industry leader says he hopes it can be avoided.

Iowa Holdout On Pipeline Approval

January 28, 2016

Officials with the Dakota Access Pipeline are working to secure the needed easements in preparation for construction of the 11-hundred-plus-mile crude oil pipeline.

Home Base Iowa Ceremony

January 28, 2016

A ceremony for Buena Vista County becoming a “Home Base Community” was held Thursday morning.

No One Injured In Spencer Fire

January 27, 2016

No injuries were reported in a house fire early Tuesday in Spencer.

Federal Money For Clean Water, Flood Control

January 27, 2016

The $97 million grant announced Friday for Iowa from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will go toward flood reduction, but it will also be used for water quality improvement.

Nitrite Reduction Plan Presented

January 27, 2016

A rural Storm Lake resident has a plan he hopes will help reduce nitrates in Buena Vista County drainage ditches.

Storm Lake 7th Grader Wins State Essay Contest

January 27, 2016

A Storm Lake Middle School student is the statewide winner of the “If I Were Mayor” essay contest, sponsored by the Iowa League of Cities. 

Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Charges

January 27, 2016

A traffic stop by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office leads to the arrest of a Sheldon man on narcotic and traffic charges.