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Southside Grill employee charged with serving alcohol to man who later died in crash
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Southside Grill employee charged with serving alcohol to man who later died in crash

A Southside Grill employee faces charges that include supplying alcohol to a 19-year-old who later that evening was one of two men who died in an accident near Dickens on April 26. Late Tuesday afternoon, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office released more details about the incident, including the charges against Jacoba Knight of Spencer. Knight...

2nd business approved for  Spencer Business Kickstarter funding
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2nd business approved for Spencer Business Kickstarter funding

A coffee shop coming to town will be the second recipient of Spencer Business Kickstarter Program funds. Spencer Main Street Director Nancy Naeve said DejaBrew, which plans to open next month at 24 West Park Street, will receive just over $4,400 in part forgivable loan, part revolving loan funding. The kickstarter program was announced in...

Southside Grill under investigation for providing alcohol to minor who died after accident
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Southside Grill under investigation for providing alcohol to minor who died after accident

Southside Grill is being investigated for providing alcohol to a minor who died following an April accident near Dickens. Before he died, 19-year-old Alfonso Adrian Maldonado of Estherville told a paramedic in the back of an ambulance that he and his friend, who also died in the accident, were at a strip club in Spencer...

Southside Grill liquor license renewal denied
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Southside Grill liquor license renewal denied

The Spencer City Council denied Southside Grill’s liquor license renewal Monday due to allegations from officials that it has served alcohol to minors and intoxicated individuals and that its dancers often expose their nipples, a state code violation. Both City Attorney Don Hemphill and Southside Grill owner Chris Burg acknowledged that there is an active...

Gas main struck near North School Park
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Gas main struck near North School Park

A contract crew struck a gas main Monday night near West 11th Street and First Avenue West, causing a large leak. Fire chief John Conyn had just finished delivering his monthly report to the Spencer City Council when the Spencer Fire Department was called to the scene. Public Works Director Mark White later told the...

DejaBrew announces Spencer coffee shop location
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DejaBrew announces Spencer coffee shop location

When Liz Hoppe saw the “For Lease” sign outside The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine Bar in Spencer, she figured she had to act quickly if she wanted that space. Hoppe recently revealed that she will be opening DejaBrew in Spencer at The Bear’s former home, 24 West Park Street. She and her husband, Colin, co-own...

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