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Palo Alto County Public Safety Center Update

The public information campaign for the Palo Alto County Public Safety Center continues, with Sheriff Lynn Schultes presenting an overview concerning the current jail portion of the structure. The entire campaign packet, complete with photographs, can be found at ...

Board Reviews Ongoing COVID Vaccine Plans

by Joseph Schany "We currently have 43 active cases of COVID-19 in Palo Alto County," said Sarah Strohman, Palo Alto County Public Health, updating the Board of Supervisors during Tuesday morning's regular session meeting. "We've had 904 total cases and there have been nine deaths as Monday, ...

Broken Insulator Causes Power Outage

A good portion of Emmetsburg was without power for 45 minutes Tuesday, Jan. 19. The power went out right at noon and was restored at about 12:45 p.m. Gabe Leonard from Mid-American Energy told The Democrat that the winds played a part in an insulator breaking and then knocking power out at ...

Registration Open For Annual Iowa Lakes Jazz Band Contest

The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department has announced open registration for the 2021 Jazz Band Competition. The two day competition is an exciting opportunity for local high school jazz bands to gather and compete. The competition will be held on the Estherville Campus, in person, ...