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Recovery: Our lives depend on it

Governor Kim Reynolds told Iowans Tuesday that she was cautiously optimistic that the surge of cases, hospitalizations and deaths from coronavirus was stabilizing and in some parts of the state decreasing, “but there is still much work to do.” As of Wednesday afternoon, Emmet County has 279 active cases of COVID-19 with 768 total cases reported since the county's first case May 13, 2020. 467 have recovered and 24 county residents have lost their lives. 214 are hospitalized and 43 are in an ICU in RMCC Region 3 of which Emmet County is part. Governor Reynolds said new admissions to the hospital and to ICUs were declining. “Experience has shown holiday events where people are gathered to celebrate contribute to an increase in cases, but we are cautiously optimistic that our mitigation steps are currently achieving what they are meant to do. I do not take these steps ...

City reports water main break

Due to a water main break on North 13th St. and 1st Ave. N., a portion of Estherville will be without water service, or have low water pressure, for a few hours this afternoon and evening while ...

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Estherville Community Christmas Project cancelled for 2020

Dear Friends, As many of you know, Emmet County has had an annual Community Christmas Project for the past 37 years. The project began in 1982 as a response to the stressful financial circumstances faced by many of our community members. The project that is sponsored by the Estherville Area ...


Estherville News Editorial – A day to give thanks

Our newsroom wanted to pause in our Thanksgiving issue to give our sincere thanks to you, the readers of the Estherville News. Despite its relatively small size, this community has things going on all the time that keep us hopping. From those times we know our coverage of local government ...

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