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Browns of Armstrong fined $76,000 for stormwater runoff

Thursday, a judge ruled in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, fining Josh and Tony Brown of Armstrong a $76,000 penalty for violating the federal Clean Water Act. The Browns do business as Riverview Cattle and were found to have discharged pollutants from their ...

Legislators get to work

U.S. Representative Randy Feenstra, Republican of Hull unlocked his office at 1440 Longworth in Washington D.C for the first time this week, and was sworn in to the 117th Congress with his wife, Lynette at his side. Due to social distancing requirements, freshman members of Congress were ...

Rioters storm U.S. Capitol

UPDATE: A veteran and a Capitol police officer are among five people who lost their lives in what was called a March to Save America, which turned into rioting and vandalism at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon. Iowa public officials offered statements denouncing the rioters, but stopped ...

Grant Cycle Open for Emmet County

The Emmet County Community Foundation's 2021 grant application is now open. The online grant application may be found on the Community Foundation's website at emmetccf.org. The deadline to submit grant applications is 11:59 p.m. on March 1, 2021. Grants may be awarded to projects in the ...

Council sells property, abates taxes

The Estherville City Council Monday evening approved the sale of city owned property at 220 West 1st Ave. South to Regina Robinson for $5,000. The city had acquired the property through an abatement. No one spoke at a public hearing on the sale. In other business, the council approved ...

A shot in the arm

The vaccine for COVID-19 is in Emmet County. Due to the limited supply, the Iowa Department of Health has designed numbered phases so individuals will know when the vaccine will be available to them. Phase 1A includes health-care workers and skilled nursing ...

Lifestyle Challenge postponed

Tina Bauermeister, registered dietician nutritionist and coordinator of the Lifestyle Challenge announced this week that the Lifestyle Challenge will be postponed due to the 17 percent positivity rate for COVID-19 in Em-met County. “Things look a little different this year due to the ...

Protest mob storms U.S. Capitol

Thousands of protestors have stormed the U.S. Capitol, breaking in and interrupting the certification of electoral votes in both houses of Congress. Senators Ernst and Grassley and new U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra all issued statements on Twitter condemning the protests, in which a mob began ...

Fire engulfs home, claims life

A neighbor called 911 just before 4 a.m. Saturday morning reporting a large fire in the area. Estherville firefighters arrived to find 1414 N 6th Street engulfed in a fire with flames shooting out the windows. The two-story yellow home was owned by ...

COVID-19 cases top one in 10 in county

Emmet County reported 1,022 cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday. Recoveries reached 826 cases. State-wide 1,121 new positive cases were reported by the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for a total in the state of 284,265. While the number of active ...