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Emmet County healthcare workers, first responders tested for Covid-19

Last Thursday, Emmet County Public Health in a collaborative effort with Avera Holy Family Hospital, Emmet County Emergency Management, and Estherville Ambulance conducted COVID-19 testing and Serology Testing for COVID-19 for Emmet County healthcare workers, first responders, and some ...

Estherville mayor, senator converse about race

Editor's Note: The U.S. Senator and Estherville mayor covered many issues in their hour together. Part I was in Monday's edition of the Estherville News; This is Part IIU.S. Senator Joni Ernst visited Estherville mayor Joseph May at city hall last week. The senator made an official visit to ...

The kids are alright

Iowa ranks in the top 10 for the well-being of children, according to the measures by the Annie E. Casey foundation, who releases data on children each year. provides legislators, public officials and child advocates with reliable data, policy recommendations and tools to advance policies that ...

Senator, mayor talk COVID-19

Senator Joni Ernst visited Estherville Mayor Joseph May Thursday morning to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on the area.Ernst was the first Iowa woman elected to the U.S. Senate in 2014 and faces Theresa Greenfield in November's election. However, unlike her trip to Dickinson County Thursday, ...

Spirit of Harmony chorus celebrating 40 years

Editor's note: The Spirit of Harmony Chorus, based in Spirit Lake, is celebrating its 40th year as a chartered chorus of Sweet Adelines International this year. The group was planning a celebration to go along with its annual fall show, but with COVID-19 that, of course, is not going to happen. ...

As Emmet County nears 100 cases of COVID-19, TestIowa has hit 100k tests

As of Sunday, Emmet County reported 97 cases of COVID-19. Emmet County ranks 22nd of 99 counties in cases per population. Sixty-three of those cases have recovered.Test Iowa has hit 100,000 tests conducted since the first test site opened on April 25th, and it is currently the number one source ...

City lands $100,000 state catalyst grant

Estherville became one of 26 Iowa communities to win $100,000 grants from the Iowa Economic Development Authority to improve buildings.Jim Thompson, who oversees the Catalyst program, said, "Catalyst grants are primarily for buildings that are underutilized that need a new life. Usually ...

Emmet County to experience a Chill

While the federal project in Estherville continues to move at the pace of federal government, the massive amount of work involved in lining up investors and initial contractors and meeting regulations has allowed local financial professional Jeff Robinson to meet company CEOs and investors from ...

Grassley letter sheds light on microelectronics

This week, a letter from U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley to three members of the Committee on Appropriations dated Dec. 5, 2019 was released. Grassley said, "I urge you to continue to support funding for Department of Defense microelectronics technology development and support, and to consider the ...

Blood drive to help with shortage during COVID-19 Pandemic

Avera Holy Family Hospital, Northwest Bank and Community Blood Bank will host the annual All American blood drive on Wednesday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Avera Holy Family Hospital. The local blood supply is at a critically low status, as the COVID-19 pandemic ...