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Algona and LuVerne Will See Contested Races for School Board

–The Algona and LuVerne School Districts will both have a contested election this November while the North Kossuth School District will not have a contested race this year. In the Algona School District, 5 people have filed nomination papers for At-Large spots on the board. They include incumbents Dr. Brent Owen and Tom Nugent, along …

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Plenty of Contested Races in Kossuth County Set for November

–There will be a 3-way battle for Mayor and 1 contested City Council race in Algona this November as the candidate filing period ended on Thursday. Stacy Besch, Rick Murphy and Bill Weig have all filed paperwork to become Algona’s next Mayor, as Lynn Kueck announced earlier this summer that he would not seek reelection. …

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Council Tables Study on 2-Way State Street

–The Algona City Council tabled a resolution at their meeting Tuesday that would have approved a study to look at converting State Street from 1-way to a 2-way  through downtown. During a work-session prior to the meeting, City Administrator Curt Wiseman told the council this subject has been discussed on more than one occasion recently. …

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Traffic Stop Nets Drug Charges Against Algona Man

–A traffic stop near Kossuth Regional Health Center Saturday night has led to multiple charges being filed against an Algona man. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, Deputies conducted a traffic stop along HWY 169 just south of KRHC around 8:30 PM Saturday. Following a brief investigation, Deputies arrested the driver, 23-year-old Brady Anthony …

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Iowa Lakes Announces Area Scholarship Recipients

–Iowa Lakes Community College has announced local recipients of scholarship funds for the 2019/2020 school-year. The Alumni and Friends Association has funded scholarships for Iowa Lakes students since 1989. Requirements include full-time enrollment, child of an ILCC alum and students must have earned at least 30 credits at Iowa Lakes as of the upcoming semester. …

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Local Athletic Schedule and Results for the Week of 9/16-9/22

Fall athletic season continues this week, as football, volleyball, cross country, and swimming enter the middle stages of the fall campaign. For a schedule of this week’s athletic events for area schools and Hometown and Home Country Radio’s broadcast schedule, see below. Monday, September 16th: Bishop Garrigan girls and boys cross country meet at Emmetsburg, …

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Two men in custody, gun shot reported.

Two men were taken into custody after gunshots were reported in downtown Algona early Saturday morning. According to the Algona Police Department, multiple 911 calls came in just before 1am,  reporting possible gun shots in the downtown area. Officers also had received a report of a vehicle leaving the scene heading south out of town. …

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