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City council notes: May 20
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City council notes: May 20

Drivers traveling north on Grand Avenue will eventually see new street signs and light poles thanks to private fundraising by the Grand Avenue Improvement Corporation. At Monday’s city council meeting, the council to approve a memo of agreement with the Grand Avenue Improvement Corporation (GAIC) on the installation of “historic street poles and street signage,”...

City partnering with county to collect delinquent parking ticket fines
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City partnering with county to collect delinquent parking ticket fines

People late to pay fines from parking tickets from the Spencer Police Department may have to pay up before they can register vehicles. That’s under a new cooperative agreement with Clay County approved Monday night by the Spencer City Council. “It’s similar to how we handle nuisance issues, as well as snow and grass,” City...

City council approves two road work contracts, reviews manhole rehab bid
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City council approves two road work contracts, reviews manhole rehab bid

It’s that time of year again – construction and road work season. On Monday, the Spencer City Council approved contracts for two upcoming street projects and reviewed a bid for a manhole rehabilitation project. The latter was the first discussed at the council’s meeting. Council members approved a $61,300 contract with Dependable Drain and Plumbing...

Motorcycle accident sends rider to hospital
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Motorcycle accident sends rider to hospital

A Spirit Lake man riding a motorcycle in the 1000 mile of Highway 18 late Thursday afternoon was transported to Spencer Hospital with possible injuries after his jacket got caught in the rear tire sprocket and caused him to crash. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Allen Tewes, 34, was riding a black 2016 Victory...

Spencer City Council notes: May 6
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Spencer City Council notes: May 6

Flood plain map update discussions ongoing Discussions continue on flood plain map updates that could affect parts of Spencer. Planning Director Kirby Schmidt said he and department staff met over the phone with engineers advising staff on the updates. He said he also met with a flood insurance representative a couple weeks ago. “The council...

Woman arrested for domestic abuse assault
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Woman arrested for domestic abuse assault

A woman was arrested Monday morning in Dickens for domestic abuse assault following an investigation by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. According to a report, Cara Anders, 28, of Dickens, was arrested for domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury, first offense. The sheriff’s office was dispatched to a Dickens address on South Drive at about...

Disturbance call leads to arrest
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Disturbance call leads to arrest

A Spencer man was arrested Monday night after he reportedly disobeyed Clay County Sheriff’s deputies’ orders to return to his home and then attempted to grab one deputy’s arm. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Ismael Leon Rodriguez, 36, was seen yelling obscenities at a neighbor’s home near 1810 350th Street at about 8:45 p.m....

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