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City offices close

Friday afternoon, the city of Estherville announced it was closing its offices to the public as of Monday, Sept. 21. The city did not say whether any public officials or staff had tested positive for coronavirus, but stated its commitment to keep with Governor Kim Reynolds' State of Public Health Emergency Declaration that went into effect March 17, 2020. The city is requesting the general public conduct all city business by phone or email, and pay utility bills online or by check or money order in the drop box. City officials also reminded Estherville residents to practice good hygiene to further stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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ELC Valedictorian: Together we’ll overcome adversity

I'm using my column space to allow our local high school seniors to express what this journey has been like for them, finishing senior year virtually, and with sports and activities cancelled.Estherville Lincoln Central Valedictorian Lena McCoy said her senior year up until school was ...

Letters to the editor

Assessor recaps history of VFW taxes in Emmet County

To the Editor:The Emmet County Assessor's Office would like to thank all the veterans for their service to this country. I would like to make the public aware of the reason why the Estherville and Armstrong VFWs are partially taxable. This situation is in no way about dishonoring our ...


Estherville News Editorial – 9/11 and COVID-19

Nineteen years ago this past Thursday, the nation was overturned by the terrorist attacks of 9/11, and our people were never the same. The day wound up with nearly 3,000 deaths after two planes were flown into the World Trade Center in New York City, a third hit the Pentagon outside Washington, ...

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