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Visitors love Emmet County—we can, too

August 15, 2019 This week, five travel bloggers came to Estherville and part of Emmet County to see all we had to offer with the goal of sharing it with readers and social media followers far and wide. more »»

Looking for new job in 2019?

December 13, 2018 Just over one-quarter of Iowa employers said they plan to add additional workers over the first three months of 2019. more »»

A place at the table

July 5, 2018 As we look around the fields and hillsides full of corn and beans, the orchards of fruit, the sprawling gardens, and the herds of livestock all over the county, it’s hard to imagine anyone in our... more »»

Trust in local news

February 23, 2018 I came across this article from Josh Stearns, Director of the Public Square Program at the Democracy Fund. Its motto is, "Journalism and democracy of, by and for the peopl. more »»

ALICE - the vital training we hope to never need

April 12, 2017 Wednesday, Miranda dePyper from Iowa Lakes Community College is organizing an ALICE?training at the school in Graettinger. more »»

Burgers- an all-American treat

April 9, 2017 Friday at noon, our reporter, Amy H. Peterson was fortunate enough to be part of a judging panel for the Midget Cafe students’ Best Burger competitio. more »»

Remember the USO

February 1, 2017 February 4 is USO?Day, a day to honor, and perhaps more importantly, to volunteer for or donate to the USO. USO?stands for United Service Organizations. more »»


December 7, 2016 Just 18 percent of Americans trust national news and just 22 percent trust local news, according to the Pew Research Center. more »»

Giving thanks

November 23, 2016 The turkey has basted in the oven for hours. The potatoes are creamy and mashe. more »»

Holiday spirit within the community

November 20, 2016 The magical part of this holiday season is the sincerity, concern and thankfulness that are expressed by folks. more »»

We can do something about diabetes

November 16, 2016 Monday was World Diabetes Day, and also what would have been the 125th birthday of Sir Frederick Banting. more »»

Make your voice heard on Tuesday

November 6, 2016 It’s time to show your commitment to American democracy Election Day is almost upon us. more »»

ELC Foundation makes a difference for our kids

October 23, 2016 The ELC?Foundation took in a total of $25,000 from donors, which allowed them to award Key Grants to educators at every grade level at Estherville Lincoln Central Schools. more »»

4-H Week celebrates 6 million young people worldwide

September 28, 2016 In Emmet County, as in rural counties throughout the nation, it feels like the week of the fair is 4-H Week. more »»

Welcome new neighbors, no matter where they’re from

August 17, 2016 Dr. Adrianne Westmoreland has started seeing patients at Avera Holy Family clinic this mont. more »»

Peace: is it like a river? Ocean? Fountain?

August 17, 2016 A fable I heard as a kid goes something like this:? There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. more »»

Estherville = innovation street?

August 15, 2016 New ideas in education, job training, renewable energy, and customer service are popping up in Estherville. Gov. Branstad’s visit Thursday highlighted new businesses moving in to the Excel!?Building. more »»

Building a duplex

July 20, 2016 The drills in the back of the Estherville News office sound like the dentist’s drill on hyperdrive. more »»

Buckle up and beat the heat

June 12, 2016 With the extreme temperatures, incidents of pavement buckling have been reported around the upper Midwest. more »»

Estherville: the urban center of Highway 9

June 8, 2016 Monday, Facebook lit up with the idea that throughout Highway 9, the signs show how many miles of road remain to Estherville, even from over 200 miles away. more »»

Sen. Joni Ernst did the right thing

May 29, 2016 Iowa Senator Joni Ernst stood up for military women who flew dangerous missions during WWII, saying they should not have had the honor of being qualified for inurnment at Arlington National Cemetery... more »»



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