Proposed Campground Draws Protest

It was standing room only in the April Dickinson County Board of Adjustment meeting as a 174-site campground was proposed at the Woodlyn Hills Golf Course.  One of the developers of the proposed campground, Brian Schmidt said this would fill a void in our community. Neighbors voiced concern over public safety, noise, aesthetics, traffic and … Read more

Melissa Etheridge Headlines Blue Water Festival

The Okoboji Protective Association announces Melissa Etheridge to headline Blue Water Fest. One of rock’s most enduring and favorite female singer-songwriters will headline the evening concert at this summer’s Okoboji Blue Water Festival on Saturday, August 13. Melissa Etheridge – the artist with the raspy, smoky voice who has remained one of America’s favorite performers … Read more

Proposed Silver Lake Development Stirs Controvery

A public hearing regarding a developer’s request to rezone land from Highway Commercial to Resort Commercial was held on Monday, Feb. 14th’s Lake Park City Council meeting.  Seth Hellinga is proposing to build 63 cabins on the south side of Silver Lake.  Water quality, safety, boat volume, noise and aesthetics were concerns posed by the … Read more

Lower Gar – City of Milford & County Continue to Work on Agreement

The Milford City Council met Monday, February 14th and reviewed a proposed agreement with Dickinson County pertaining to the Lower Gar Outlet, saying they want changes made to it.  Supervisor Tim Fairchild informed fellow supervisors of the matter at the Tuesday, February 15th supervisor’s meeting. “They want to go to a 25-year maintenance agreement.  They … Read more

Hayward’s Bay Lift Station & Force Main Project

HAYWARDS BAY LIFT STATION AND FORCE MAIN PROJECT by Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District The Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District has started a project to create more capacity for the center core system of the Sanitary District’s collection system. This project includes a new lift station that will be located north of the intersection of Lakeshore … Read more

Roof Garden Concert Series

The NEW Roof Garden will be home to world class entertainment August 2019 with this amazing lineup of acts!  Purchase tickets online at www.arnoldspark.com.

Nature Center Purchases Brooks Golf Course

An anonymous donor gifted the Dickinson County Conservation Board the funds to purchase the Brooks Golf Course.  The course, which leads up to the Nature Center property, will have a lasting impact on conservation and protection for generations to come. Click link below to read the full story from the Dickinson County News. NEWS STORY … Read more

Sanitary District Requests Refrain From Water Usage

The Iowa Great Lakes Sanitary District is requesting people refrain from using water as much as possible. Officials say the system and the treatment plant on the northeast side of Milford are under a lot of strain right now and whatever you can do to help alleviate the volume going into the system would be … Read more

Snowfall Raises Spring Flooding Concerns

As The Snow Pack Increases, So Too, Does The Concern For Flooding This Spring Wed 2-20-2019 (Spirit Lake)– As the snow pack across the region continues to increase, so too does the concern over the potential for flooding this spring. Mike Gillespie, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls tells KUOO news … Read more

Winter Games Event Benefitting IGLA

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 26th as from 10am-4pm IGLA member REMAX Lakes Realty hosts tethered hot air balloon rides for $20.  Proceeds benefit the Iowa Great Lakes Association and our mission to protect the natural environment we all cherish. This event takes place at Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji during the 39th … Read more