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Storm Lake Man Charged in Humboldt County Accident

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — A Storm Lake man has been charged with three separate counts of vehicle related crimes following a December 2nd accident. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Otoniel Ruiz, of Storm Lake was the lone vehicle in the accident. The report states Ruiz was westbound on Highway 3 east …

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AUDIO: Portable Irrigation Meters at Top of City Discussion Next Week

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — City Administrator Travis Goedken said the Humboldt City Council will examine portable irrigation meters at their meeting on Monday. Listen to the full story below:    

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County Officially Accepts Jacobson’s Resignation

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors officially accepted the resignation of county engineer Paul Jacobson at their meeting Monday. The decision comes from the board deciding earlier this year to not renew the contract of Jacobson, who’s tenure ran out at the end of this year. Supervisors Carl …

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Wrestling Earns Third-Place Finish at Ogden

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Ogden, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling earned a third-place finish Saturday at the 2017 Ogden Dual Invitational. Humboldt dominated in all but one matching, compiling a 4-1 record. The Cats opened the morning up with a 55-17 win over Greene County, then followed with a 51-21 win over North Butler-Clarksville. In …

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Supervisors to Hold Open Forum on Wind Energy in County

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will host a public forum next week on wind energy in the county next week. County Auditor Peggy Rice announced the public meeting late Monday afternoon. Wind energy has been a topic of discussion that has brought forth many differing opinions between local …

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Basketball Returns to Face Rival St. Ed’s at Home

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat girl’s and boy’s basketball teams will be back in action this evening at home as they battle their rival to the south in Fort Dodge St. Edmond. The Wildcat girls are coming their first victory of the 2017-18 season, defeating Webster City 34-31. Freshman Jori Hajek …

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W&H Coop Set for Open House Today

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — W&H Coop will host their open house today at their new location at 1021 16th Avenue North, in Humboldt. W&H was previously located on Highway 169. Their old location is now being managed by Northland Auto and Marine, who was also on Highway 169 North. The public is invited …

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Supervisors Consider Library Funding Request

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors heard a funding request for the Renwick Library, Monday morning. Library Director Jan Thompson explained to the board that “books and technology [prices] are constantly going up” and state funding is already being sliced. Thompson told the supervisors that the Renwick Library …

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Wrestling Opens NCC Action with Home Triangular Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat wrestling team will open North Central Conference wrestling action this evening as they play host to the Algona Bulldogs and the Iowa Falls-Alden Cadets. The Cats are off to a fast start in 2017-18, after returning many from a 23-9 team last year. Humboldt had Wednesday …

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County Agrees to Terms for Renting Animal Shelter

By: Nathan Bloechl — nathanb@977thebolt.com Dakota City, Iowa — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors may be able to breathe a little easier. Talks with Denise Johnson to allow the county and city to rent the kennels on her property have neared total agreement. Johnson, who was — and still is — looking to sell her …

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