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Area Officials Trying to Address Housing Shortages

Representatives of the Iowa Housing Finance Authority have had several meetings with local officials to explore the possibility of building new housing units in Algona. The meetings have included officials from the City of Algona, the Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation, potential builders, architects, lenders and others. According to someone with direct knowledge of the …

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PPEL Meetings to be Held in Swea City

–The North Kossuth School Board along with North Union Superintedent Travis Schueller will host a pair of informational meetings over the next 2 weeks regarding the upcoming PPEL vote in September. According to a release there will be an open house for all students at the Swea City building from 4-6pm on Monday, August 21st …

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Ayrshire Teen Facing 2nd OWI Charge

–An Ayrshire teen is facing OWI 2nd offense charges following a traffic stop in rural Palo Alto County earlier this month. According to the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Department, deputies stopped 19-year-old Ethan William Thompson about a mile NW of Ayrhsire just after 11:30pm on August 9th. As a result of the stop Thompson was …

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Supervisors Say “No” to Bids for Election Building

–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors rejected a pair of bids for a proposed construction project that would create a place for election equipment to be stored securely at their meeting Tuesday morning. Supervisors Chairmen Don McGreggor tells KLGA News that the board rejected both bids and sent the plans back to the architects for …

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Eagles Coming to Water’s Edge

–Area residents can get up close and personal with an Eagle on Sunday at the Water’s Edge Nature Center. Kossuth County Naturalist Billie Willie tells KLGA News a group from Minnesota will be coming on Sunday afternoon.       Willie says the National Eagle Center is a safe haven for the large birds.   …

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Whittemore Legion to Host Blood Drive on Monday

–The Whittemore American Legion Post #425 is teaming up with the LifeServe Blood Center of Iowa for a blood drive coming up on Monday. Dan Green is the new Commander of Post #425 and he tells KLGA News they’re looking to boost their numbers from last time.     Green says they’re looking for anyone …

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Algona Car Dealer Facing Felony Charges

–An Algona Auto Dealer is facing felony charges of theft and ongoing criminal conduct after charges were filed late last month in Kossuth County District Court. According to court records, 56-year-old Scott Allan Krause has been charged with 2 counts of 1st degree theft, 5 counts of 2nd degree theft, and 1 count of ongoing …

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NI Schools Hosting PPEL Meetings

–The North Iowa Community School District hosted the first of 4 meetings that will be held over the next week last night in Lakota to discuss the upcoming PPEL vote on September 12th. A Physical Plant and Equipment Levy is a voter-approved levy that serves as a primary revenue source for funding school infrastructure projects. …

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Algona School Board Approves Consortium

–The Algona School Board voted to join a consortium of schools in to provide a day treatment program for students who require extensive behavioral programming during a brief meeting on Monday. Superintendent Marty Fonley tells KLGA News this service had been provided by Rabiner Treatment Center.     Fonley says the partnership will benefit all …

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Iowans Can Vote on New License Plates

–Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds along with Lt. Governor Adam Gregg and Iowa Department of Transportation Director Mark Lowe unveiled three potential designs for Iowa’s new license plates this morning in Des Moines. The designs were created by Iowa DOT Graphic Artists with input from the governors’ office and several state agencies. The new plate will …

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Titonka Man Charged with Kidnapping

A Titonka man has been charged with 3rd Degree Kidnapping in connection with an alleged incident Monday.   According to Algona Police, 29-year-old Anthony Jay Countryman was taken into custody after being stopped on Kossuth County Road P44 northeast of Algona. He is accused of going to an undisclosed Algona location around 3AM Monday and …

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Bishop Garrigan Blows by North Iowa 8-1, West Bend-Mallard Upsets St. Edmond 9-8 in First Round of Districts: Tuesday’s Baseball Scores

North Iowa (6-16) scored the opening run of the game, but Bishop Garrigan (15-20) would pull away with eight unanswered runs over the course of the next six innings to secure a win in the first round of District 3 at the 1A level in Fort Dodge. The Golden Bears got a strong five innings …

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