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Hearing scheduled for  Southside Grill liquor license status
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Hearing scheduled for Southside Grill liquor license status

A judge will hear arguments later this month that could determine whether Southside Grill retains its liquor license. The Spencer City Council denied Southside Grill’s liquor license renewal in June citing evidence from law enforcement that Southside Grill’s employees had served alcohol to minors and intoxicated individuals and that dancers there had exposed their nipples...

Spencer woman injured in firearm accident
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Spencer woman injured in firearm accident

A Spencer woman suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the leg Tuesday night. A news release from Spencer police stated authorities were notified of the incident at about 7:30 p.m., which had occurred at 219 East Fourth Street, Unit 1. When police arrived, they found 54-year-old Jacqueline Sorenson had accidentally shot herself in the...

Knife displayed, threats made in domestic dispute
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Knife displayed, threats made in domestic dispute

Spencer police arrested a man Tuesday evening following a domestic dispute in which he reportedly displayed a knife and threatened a woman. Police responded to the dispute at about 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of East First Street. Following an investigation, police arrested Tyler Thompsen, 20, of Spencer. In a news release, police stated...

Spencer PD K9 sniffs out drugs; arrest made
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Spencer PD K9 sniffs out drugs; arrest made

A Spencer police investigation Monday led to the arrest of a Spirit Lake woman for methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia possession. Police arrested 31-year-old Heather Ann Luehring after the Spencer Police Department K9 had alerted to the drugs during an investigation at the north Dyno’s gas station. In a news release, Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton...

Driver attempted to flee authorities, arrested for OWI
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Driver attempted to flee authorities, arrested for OWI

Clay County deputies arrested a Spencer man August 11 for OWI and other charges after he initially fled and was later found at his residence. The sheriff’s office reported a deputy was in the alley behind Pour Judgement on Grand Avenue in Spencer on a different call when a vehicle sped the wrong way down...

Traffic stop results in arrest, drug charges
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Traffic stop results in arrest, drug charges

An Aurelia man arrested Aug. 10 following a traffic stop for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia was found to also have methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe when he arrived at the Clay County Jail. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Scott Alan Engelke, 50, was arrested at 4:24 a.m. after...

Ohio man arrested for OWI, drug possession
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Ohio man arrested for OWI, drug possession

An Ohio man was arrested August 6 for OWI, drug possession and other charges after he was found unconscious in his vehicle. A report from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office stated Bryan Flowers Jr., 29, of Logan, Ohio, was found unconscious in his 2017 Dodge Ram at the 230th Avenue and 365th Street intersection. Authorities...

City council notes: August 5, 2019
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City council notes: August 5, 2019

The Spencer City Council discussed the following topics at its meeting on Monday. Spencer residents likely to see lower wastewater bills Spencer residents and other wastewater customers will likely see lower bills in the future. On Monday, the Spencer City Council voted 6-0 to approve the first filing that changes how the city bills for...

Teen cited in rear-end crash that injured 80-year-old
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Teen cited in rear-end crash that injured 80-year-old

A 16-year-old Sioux Rapids male was cited following a rear-end crash Saturday that sent the other driver involved to Spencer Hospital with minor injuries. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported the juvenile was driving a 2005 Chevy Monte Carlo north in the 4100 mile of Highway 71 when, at about 8:42 a.m., the car rear-ended...

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