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Fenton Woman Charged Following Early Morning Stop

–A Fenton woman is facing multiple charges following a traffic stop in Burt early Tuesday morning. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, Deputies received a driving complaint in Burt just after 12:30 AM Tuesday and after locating the vehicle, conducted a traffic stop. After conducting a brief investigation, Deputies arrested the driver, identified at …

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City Sets Permit Fees for Urban Chickens

–The Algona City Council approved the permit fee for the recently passed Urban Chicken Ordinance during their meeting Monday evening. Interim City Administrator Jacob Tjaden and Interim City Attorney Ben Ennen discussed the council’s options when it came to setting the fee. The proposed fee was $25, and Councilman Mike Sabin felt that was an …

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AHS Receives State T-Shirt Proceeds

–Iowa State Bank presented the proceeds of the sales of state softball shirts to representatives from Algona High School this week. President Tom Van Overbeke made the presentation after $1,800 was raised through the sale of nearly 200 shirts. AHS Athletic Director Andy Jacobson was on hand for the presentation along with Senior Kameryn Etherington …

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Animal Causes Power Outage in Algona

–A small animal caused the brief power outage in parts of Algona early Monday morning. AMU General Manager John Bilsten tells KLGA News that a squirrel got between 2 overhead electric feeders on a switch pole just after 7:30 AM. This caused the electric system to sense an outage and open feeders to prevent further …

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Ex-Op Celebrating 50 Years

–Exceptional Opportunities is doing their best to celebrate their 50th Anniversary in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Jean Menning tells KLGA News that despite some ideas being thrown off track, they are planning an event for early August. Menning says they will recognize another anniversary as they begin to transition their residents …

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Enrollment Up for Online Academies in Iowa

An online academy associated with a southwest Iowa school district has seen a significant increase in interest from parents exploring education options during the pandemic. Dr. James Brauer is the principal of the Iowa Connections Academy, one of two “virtual” public schools in the state. He says in July alone, 300 applications were submitted for …

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Farmland Leasing Meeting Scheduled for August

–The Kossuth County Extension office is offering a farmland leasing meeting in early August for landlords and tenants. Meredith Nelson is the Program Coordinator for the Extension office and she tells KLGA News they have a guest speaker lined up for those who attend. Nelson says the program will be delivered in a different fashion …

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