IPTV features Okoboji Yacht Club

The IPTV (Iowa Public Television) Series, “Iowa Outdoors”,  featured the Okoboji Yacht Club’s 80th Anniversary recently on its television station.  The IPTV crew filmed club races on a windy day, Sunday, July 22.  The coverage continued Sunday evening when the club hosted a picnic for families involved in the No Tears West Regatta.  Monday, July … Read more

Camp Foster celebrates 100 years

YMCA’s Camp Foster celebreated 100 years in the Lakes area with an array of events Sept. 21-22. [nggallery id=32]

Zebra Mussel collected in Iowa Great Lakes

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa – The Iowa DNR recently collected a single live juvenile zebra mussel from Upper Gar Lake on a sampling plate used to monitor for the presence or absence of zebra mussels. Additional sampling was immediately conducted in Spirit Lake, West Okoboji Lake, East Okoboji Lake, Upper Gar Lake, Minnewashta, and Lower Gar … Read more

Clay County Fair kicks off

The Clay County Fair is the biggest county fair in the world and over 300,000 people are expected this year! People can enjoy buildings full of exhibits, fair food, retailers, animals, rides, the train, farm machinery, homes, and so much more! You can easily spend an entire day at the fair, whether it’s wandering around … Read more

Little Swan Lake Winery hosts grape festival

The Little Swan Lake Winery, located by Superior and along the Little Swan Lake, hosted it’s annual grape festival on Saturday, Sept. 1. Visitors had the pleasure of listening to several bands, grape spitting, grape stomping, buffalo burgers and lots more. You could see the grapes growing in the fields and buffalo in the pasture. … Read more

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame hosts inductions

What a weekend it is for rock ‘n roll enthusiasts in the Iowa Great Lakes! It began today, Saturday, Sept. 1 with food, an auction, vintage cars, and an opportunity to meet some of the hall of fame inductees. Saturday evening, the Preservation Plaza was packed with people listening to the concert and Sunday marked … Read more