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Emmetsburg man faces jury trial over 2017 drug investigation in Spencer
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Emmetsburg man faces jury trial over 2017 drug investigation in Spencer

A jury trial date has been set for an Emmetsburg man who faces multiple charges connected to a September 2017 drug search at an apartment in Spencer. Documents filed in district court state 29-year-old Mark Keniston faces charges of manufacturing, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture or deliver methamphetamine; manufacturing, delivering or possessing with...

City council gives manager more power over employee salary increases
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City council gives manager more power over employee salary increases

The Spencer City Council on Monday night approved a resolution that gives the city manager more power over employee salary increases and changes vacation benefits from annual to monthly accrual. Council members voted unanimously to approve the resolution and make both changes to the city’s employee handbook to reflect the new policies. With the changes,...

Everly parent arrested after incident with referee at basketball game
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Everly parent arrested after incident with referee at basketball game

An Everly man was arrested last Friday night following an incident with a high school basketball referee. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office reported Corey Hofmeyer was arrested for simple assault after, according to a report, the parent ran his shoulder into a referee at a basketball game at Clay Central-Everly High School. The report stated...

Art Hamrick wins Clay County Board of Supervisors special election
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Art Hamrick wins Clay County Board of Supervisors special election

Art Hamrick has won Tuesday’s special election for the open Clay County Board of Supervisors seat. Unofficial results from the Clay County Auditor’s Office show Hamrick won convincingly with 57.8 percent of the votes cast by county residents. The special election was held Tuesday to fill a vacancy created by Joe Skow’s resignation. Hamrick received...

Clay County Board of Supervisors election today
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Clay County Board of Supervisors election today

Residents head to the polls today for a Clay County Board of Supervisors special election. On today’s ballot are three candidates looking to take over for resigning supervisor Joe Skow, who announced a move to Florida.   Who’s running: The three candidates are: Kevin Brown (Republican) Art Hamrick (Independent) Bill Zinn (Independent)   How and...

Italian restaurant in limbo; building for rent again
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Italian restaurant in limbo; building for rent again

The fate of a new Italian restaurant that had been expected to open in Spencer is in limbo. Building owner Bill Muller said Friday morning that Italy Pasta and Pizza, the restaurant that was to move into the former Pizza Hut location at 723 South Grand Avenue, may not open after all. A sign on...

Rep. Megan Jones named chair of Administrative Rules Review Committee
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Rep. Megan Jones named chair of Administrative Rules Review Committee

Rep. Megan Jones has been appointed by House Speaker Linda Upmeyer to serve as chair of the Administrative Rules Review Committee in the upcoming legislative session. The committee is a bipartisan, joint body with representatives and senators that meets once a month during and in between sessions. It reviews administrative rules put forth by the...