February 28, 2018 - 3:01 pm - Posted in Sports

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota. Todd Heitkamp, the Owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, provides the last 2-Minute fishing report for the month of February. Hard to believe that February is already come to end. Feel free to share!

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim Bluegills fair and a few walleyes.
Horseshoe Limited reports.
Pelican Few reports.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Few walleyes and perch.
Big Stone Lake Few perch and walleyes.
Poinsett Few perch and walleye.
Lake Hendricks A few walleyes.
Bitter Lake Few walleyes and perch.
Waubay Few walleyes and perch.
Reetz N/A.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) Few walleyes.
Pickerel Lake Few walleyes and crappies.
West Oakwood Few perch.
Swan Lake Few pike.
Lake Kampeska Few walleyes.
Piyas Few perch.
Blue Dog Few walleyes.
Lake Cochrane Few Bluegill.
Fish Lake Few perch and pike.
Indian Springs Few walleyes.
Lynn Lake Few reports.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) Few walleyes.
Traverse Few walleyes.
Lake Albert Fair for perch.
Lake Henry Few walleyes..
Roy Lake Few walleyes.
Buffalo Fair for bluegills..

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison Few walleyes, perch, and crappie.
Vermillion Few walleyes.
Lake Herman Few reports.
Wall Lake Few perch and walleyes.
Lake Alvin Few perch and crappie.
Diamond Few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few walleye and perch.
Island A few perch and walleyes.
81 Ponds A few walleyes and perch.
George WPA Few reports.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) Few walleyes and perch.
Thompson Fair for crappie. A few perch & walleyes.
Brandt A few walleyes.
Whitewood Perch and walleye fair.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) A few walleyes.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few pike, bluegill, and crappie.
Mitchell A few bluegill.
Menno Iced over.
Beaver A few walleyes.
Sinai A few crappie and walleye.
Brush A few walleye.
Loss N/A
East Oakwood Few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake Perch, bluegills, crappie, and yellow bass fair.
Silver Lake Few reports.
East Okoboji Bluegills and perch fair.
West Okoboji Bluegill and crappie fair.
Lake Pahoja Bluegil fair.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek A few perch and crappie.
Sarah A few perch.
Benton Few pike..
East Twin Few Reports.
Round Few reports.
Okabena A few pike, and crappie.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge A few walleyes.
Pierre Walleye fair.
Fort Thompson A few Walleyes.
Chamberlain A few walleyes.
Platte A few Walleyes.
Pickstown A few Walleyes.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few reports.
Big Sioux A few crappie at 60th Street Bridge.
February 27, 2018 - 8:51 am - Posted in Sports

Carson Marco of Sibley has signed a letter of intent to continue his track and field career at Northwestern College next year.

Marco was a multi-sports standout who ran four years for the Sibley Ocheyedan High School track and field team. Marco, a 2016 graduate for the Generals, qualified for state all four years, finishing fifth in the shuttle hurdle relay as a senior and eighth as a sophomore. He was part of two relays (4x400m and shuttle hurdle) that hold school records and has a personal best of 15.53 in the 110m hurdles. Marco was also a three-time letterwinner in both basketball and football and plans to major in elementary education at Northwestern. He is the son of Curt and Jennifer.

“We are excited to have Carson join the hurdle crew for our men’s track and field team,” commented Northwestern head coach Scott Bahrke. “He had a standout high school career and will continue to improve under coach Vander Ploeg. Carson will also help us in the 200m and 400m races.”

The 2018 Girls All-Siouxland Conference Teams were released Monday. Unanimous selections were Lexi Toering of Sioux Center and Kallyn Stumbo of Okoboji. Megan Grimes of Sibley-Ocheyedan was named honorable mention.

For complete team listings, CLICK HERE

February 26, 2018 - 11:03 am - Posted in Sports

The 2018 Boys Siouxland All-Conference teams are out and Grant Brouwer of Sibley-Ocheyedan was named to the first team. Jaden Kleinhesselink and Kyle Boerhave of Sheldon were unanimous first team selections. Other unanimous selections include Tyus Arends of Sioux Center and Micah Meyer of West Lyon.

For the complete list of Siouxland Conference teams, CLICK HERE

February 26, 2018 - 10:00 am - Posted in News

Osceola County, Iowa — Osceola County authorities were called to the scene of a single-vehicle rollover crash late Saturday evening.

According to authorities, the crash happened around 9:20 Saturday evening. Deputies say 41-year old Ross Windorski, of Omaha, was northbound on Highway 60, and, according to authorities, lost control due to driving too fast for consitions. Deputies say Windorski’sw SUV entered the east ditch and rolled several times, coming to rest on the passenger side.

Windorski and a passenger, Kent Windorski, were take to the Osceola Community Hospital by Sibley Ambulance with what were described as “non-incapacitating” injuries.

Authorities estimate damage to Windorski’s SUV at about $5-thousand. Windorski was ticketed for No Driver’s License, No Insurance – Accident Related, Failure To Maintain Control, and No Seatbelt, according to Osceola County authorities.


February 23, 2018 - 11:44 am - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — A domestic disturbance investigation in Sibley earlier this week led to one felony and multiple misdemeanor charges against a 31-year old Sibley man.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to the domestic disturbance call at a Sibley residence, and reportedly arrested Pablo Rogelio Marchessini. According to authorities, Marchessini is charged with Assault Causing Serious Injury, a Class D Felony, as well as possession of Marijuana – 3rd Offense, an Aggravated Misdemeanor. Deputies also accuse Marchessini of Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Interference with Official Acts, all Simple Misdemeanors.

According to authorities, Marchessini also had two active warrants for Failure to Appear on charges of Driving Under Suspension and Supplying Alcohol to Person Under Legal Age.  He was booked into the Osceola County Jail where, as of late Friday morning, he was being held on a $6,300 bond.

February 22, 2018 - 3:45 pm - Posted in News

Spirit Lake, Iowa — A Spirit Lake woman plans to run for Iowa House District 1 as a Democrat. That’s the district that covers Lyon and Osceola Counties and the northern two-thirds of Dickinson County, and is held currently by Republican John Wills.

Dr. Karen A. Larson, who has her Ph.D., tells us why she decided to “throw her hat into the ring.”

We asked Larson what made her decide to run as a Democrat.

She tells us the issues that are important to her.

If you would like a chance to meet Larson, she’s going to be in the Larchwood area this weekend.

The Grand Falls Casino is on Highway 9, just before the road exits Iowa into South Dakota.

February 22, 2018 - 3:00 pm - Posted in News

Northwest Iowa — One of the seven Democratic candidates for Iowa Governor is going to be in several communities in northwest Iowa over the next few days.

According to his campaign website, John Norris “is a fifth-generation Iowan, raised on the Montgomery County family farm his Great-great grandparents settled in 1881. Educated at Red Oak Community Schools, Simpson College and The University of Iowa College of Law, [Norris] benefited from having a strong family, a close-knit rural community, and a world-class Iowa education.”

On Saturday, Norris will be at The Bear Coffeehouse and Wine Bar in Spencer at 5 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. that night, he’ll be at the Spirit Lake Public Library.

On Sunday, Norris will be in Sibley at noon at the Pizza Ranch. Later that afternoon — at 2 — he’ll be at the Grand Falls Casino Resort west of Larchwood. He’ll make two more stops on Sunday in northwest Iowa — at the Town Square Coffee House in Orange City at 4, and at the Cherokee Family Table Restaurant at 6:30.

On Monday, the candidate will visit Jays Restaurant and Lounge in Sanborn at 8 a.m. and he’ll be at a Plymouth County Democrats Forum at 6:30 that night at the Hinton Community Center.

On Tuesday, Norris will be in Le Mars at Lally’s Eastside at 9 a.m. and at the Northwest Iowa Sierra Club Gubernatorial Forum at 6:30 p.m. that evening at the First Unitarian Church of Sioux City.

February 21, 2018 - 3:31 pm - Posted in News

Sibley, Iowa — The latest chapter is about to be written in the feud over noxious odors allegedly emitted from a plant in the town of Sibley.

The problem dates back about two years, with Sibley City officials accusing Iowa Drying and Processing, or IDP, along with its parent company ChemSol, of emitting noxious orders from their processing plant, which is located in the center of Sibley.

In April of 2016 the Sibley City Council held a public hearing into the matter and gave IDP a list of options for mitigating what the City called, “the nuisance odor.”

Each side then sued the other in mid-2016, with both suits being dropped in June of last year.

Now IDP and ChemSol have filed suit in federal court against the City of Sibley, for what the lawsuit calls the City’s “arbitrary, capricious, and irrantional method of enforcing the odor ordinance.” IDPH contends that Sibley’s Nuisance Odor ordinance allows arbitrary standards as to what consitutues a noxious order.

The company also accuses the City of Sibley with Violation of Due Process under the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The suit alleges that, as a direct result of actions taken by the City of Sibley, they have incurred, and continue to incur, damages in excess of $3.5-million. In addition, the lawsuit says the City’s interference with IDP’s operations and effort to sell the facility caused the company to suffer, and continue to suffer damages in excess of $2-million.

IDP’s complaint seeks a declaratory judgement that Sibley’s City Code on noxious odors is unconstitutionally void for vagueness, an order that Sibley’s enfocement methods violates IDP’s due process rights, as well as monetary damages for IDP’s attorneys’ fees, costs, and disbursements in the action, as well as such other and further relief as the Court may deem just and reasonable.

IDP is demanding a jury trial in the case.

To read IDP’s lawsuit complaint, CLICK HERE.

February 20, 2018 - 4:03 pm - Posted in News

Sheldon, Iowa — A new Special Olympics team has been formed with athletes from our area. They’re just getting started and they are seeking funding.

Cindy Dagel is one of the people involved in the new team, and she tells us about the new group and how they got started.

Dagel says while Sheldon athletes are welcome, Village Northwest Unlimited has their own Special Olympics team. She tells us about the ways they are trying to raise funds, and what those funds would allow them to do.

She says they’ve got some fundraisers lined up with the area Pizza Ranch restaurants.

Dagel says they’re also stopping at area businesses and asking them to donate as well. She tells us about the uniform colors and team mascot.

She says for right now, the Tidal Wave will be focusing on Track and Field events and Bowling. She says they’d like to add other sports eventually, especially basketball and cheerleading.

She says they have coaches and other volunteers lined up, and that she’s been very pleased that so many people have been willing to help.

The Pizza Ranch nights are — the Sibley Pizza Ranch on March 8th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; the Sheldon Pizza Ranch on March 19th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the Sanborn Pizza Ranch on March 27th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. She says they will be on hand during those times bussing tables and to answer any questions.

For more information, you can call Dagel at 712-461-0714 or Amber at 605-661-3555.