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Country Maid Holding Food Drive

–Country Maid Inc. in West Bend is conducting a food drive through the end of the week as a part of their charitable giving organization Country Maid Cares. Katelyn Helgevold serves as a Marketing Project Coordinator for Country Maid, and she tells KLGA News they are supporting efforts to feed those in need in both …

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Fair Auction Canceled, Fundraiser Planned

–One of the events that’s been a bookend at the Kossuth County Fair over the years will not be taking place this year. Kossuth County Extension Youth Coordinator Chyann Koppen spoke with KLGA’s Al Lauck about the changes for this year. Koppen says they have something else planned for those who are showing their animals. …

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Lightning Strike Damages HWY 169

–The severe weather that moved through Kossuth County Thursday morning provided high winds and plenty of rain, but it also took a chunk out of US HWY 169. According to the Iowa Department of Transportation, a lightning strike just south of Burt caused a massive pothole in the highway that had to be patched. Roy …

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Nature Center to Host Kid’s Day Camps

–The Kossuth County Conservation Board is hosting some nature themed day-camps for area youth over the next few weeks. Assistant County Naturalist Julie Fosado tells KLGA News they are teaming up with ISU Extension and the Algona Rec. Department to offer a program next week called Nature Detectives. Fosado says registering for the camps is …

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Union Slough Set to Open Tour Route

–The Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge will be opening their Auto-Tour route next week. Assistant Refuge Manager Erich Gilbert tells KLGA News that they were unable to open the route like they normally do in May. Gilbert says some unique visitors that made an appearance at the refuge last year are back once again.   …

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Algona Schools Submit Return to Learn Plan

  –The Algona School District sent a draft of their Return to Learn plan to parents and students throughout the district earlier this week. Superintendent Joe Carter spoke with KLGA News about how the plan came together and where they go from here. The Return to Learn plan has outlines for what school will look …

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City Adopts Housing Ordinance

–The Algona City Council adopted an ordinance Monday night that removes restrictions on Family home separation distances and references to Elder homes. Acting City Attorney Ben Ennen tells KLGA News the city was not in compliance with the federal Fair Housing Act. The council passed both the 2nd and 3rd readings and officially adopted the …

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Minnesota Teen Suffers Only Minor Injuries Following Rollover Accident in Kossuth County

–A Minnesota teen suffered only minor injuries after a rollover accident in far northern Kossuth County over the weekend. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, 18-year-old Alexis Owens of Faribault, Minnesota was eastbound on County Road A16 around 7:15 PM on Saturday, when the 2008 Honda Civic she was driving dropped off the shoulder …

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Medical Episode Suspected in Weekend Crash Near Fenton

–A Minnesota woman reported only minor injuries following a 1-vehicle accident over the 4th of July weekend near Fenton. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, 62-year-old Pamela Mikkalson of Eagan, Minnesota was westbound on County Road B14, around 3 miles NW of Fenton just before midnight on July 4th. The 2008 Saturn Wagon that …

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