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Bancroft Man Sentenced in Federal Court

–A Bancroft man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison after pleading guilty back in March to one count of making a false statement to a bank. According to the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa, 36-year-old Mark Laubenthal provided false information while applying for a farm operating loan and …

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Police: NO Threats Made Against Local Schools

–Algona Police’ are putting the word out that no threat has been made against schools here in town or in Humboldt. Algona Police Chief Kendall Pals says they did investigate the matter after several social media posts indicated that a threat had been made against the school districts. Pals’ says they have plans in place …

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Parents, Students to Learn More About the Dangers of Drugs

–The group North Iowa Narcotics Education will have their mobile training trailer in Algona for the next few days to give parents an idea how drugs can be hidden without their knowledge. Wendell Stevens is the spokesperson for NINE and he tells KLGA News the trailer can be an eye-opener for parents. The mobile trailer, …

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Algona High School Welcomes Two New Members to Wall of Fame

Just before Algona High School’s Homecoming Game against Garner-Hayfield-Ventura on Friday, September 21, the Bulldogs will induct two new members to its Wall of Fame. Wayne Johnson, class of 1959, starred in track and field at both Algona and Drake. He’s joined by Denny Myers, class of 1926, who played football at Algona, Iowa, and …

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Company Says Lakota Ethanol Plant Will Stay Open

–Green Plains Energy is denying a report that they are going to shut down a pair of their ethanol production facilities in Iowa. Reuters reported on Monday, citing unidentified sources that the plants in Lakota and Superior would be shut down due to low ethanol demand. Jim Stark is Vice President of Media Relations for …

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