Category: Local News

Permit Needed to Use Fireworks in Algona

-Fireworks stands are popping up in Algona as the 4th of July is now two weeks away. Algona Police Chief Kendall Pals tells KLGA News that when the law was changed to allow the purchase of fireworks in Iowa, cities did maintain some control. Pals says anyone who wants to shoot off commercial fireworks in …

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Worker Killed on Construction Site Near Lakota

–An investigation is underway after a construction worker was killed in Northern Kossuth County Wednesday. According to the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, an ambulance was requested at a construction site near Lakota around 2:20 PM Wednesday. When law enforcement and medical personnel arrived, 51-year-old Lee Gruver of Daisetta, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene. …

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Repairs to Lotts Creek Approved

–The Kossuth and Palo Alto County Board of Supervisors have begun the process of making repairs to Lotts Creek. Supervisors from each county took part in a public hearing last week to go over the engineers report for the project and take comments from the public. Kossuth Supervisors Chairman Jack Plathe tells KLGA News the …

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Council to Discuss Combining Parks and Recreation Departments

–The Algona City Council set the date and time for a public hearing to discuss combining a couple of city departments during their meeting Monday. Public Works Director Ron Covert told the council that idea came about when it was revealed 2 different city employees, including Recreation Department Director Shelby Curry, would soon by leaving …

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Council Approves Land Purchases for Runway Project

–The Algona City Council approved a pair of purchase agreements for land around the Algona Municipal Airport during their meeting Monday. Mike Bearden with the engineering firm Clapsaddle Garber spoke to the council about the acquisitions, which are needed for the ongoing runway relocation project at the airport. The cost of this permanent easement for …

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Algona Man Facing Felony Count of Domestic Abuse

–An Algona man is facing multiple charges, including a felony count after being arrested over the weekend. According to the Algona Police Department, officers were called by an employee of the Super 8 motel after a guest reported hearing an altercation in another room just before 6 PM Saturday. Officers responded and located 30-year-old Roderick …

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Estherville Man Charged with Stealing Money from Booster Club

Authorities have arrested an Estherville man for allegedly stealing funds from the Estherville-Lincoln Central Booster Club. According to the Estherville Police Department, officers recently completed an eight-month-long investigation into allegations an Estherville man misappropriated more than 29-thousand dollars from the E-L-C Booster Club from August of 2015 until his removal in November of last year. …

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