Category Archive: Local News

May 16

County, Engineer Come to Terms on DD #33

By: Nathan Bloechl – nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa – After a long, on-going schism, both the county and I&S Group came to terms on fixing incorrectly laid pipe in DD #33. The tile did not match up at the end of the project, it was later found out that this occurred due to incorrect elevation figures. ISG has …

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May 16

Lewis Street Storm Sewer Install to Close Sumner Avenue

Humboldt, Iowa – David Doxtad of ISG Algona informed the Humboldt City Council last evening that the Sumner Avenue will be closed down as crews continue the install of the Lewis Street Storm Sewer Project. Doxtad explained the crews will either be beginning their work on Sumner Avenue this Thursday or next Monday. They will not …

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May 15

Dakota City Man Charged After Striking Parked Cars

Dakota City, Iowa –  A Dakota City man was charged with operating while intoxicated last week when his car struck a parked vehicle in Dakota City. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office says 38-year old Michael Erickson was turning east onto 1st Avenue North when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a properly parked vehicle. …

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May 15

ATV, UTV, Golf Cart Use at Forefront of City Discussion Tonight

Humboldt, Iowa – For the second time this month the Humboldt City Council will host conversation regarding the possibility of allowing Humboldt residents to operate ATVs, UTVs and golf carts on city streets. It was announced that prior to them being street legal, the vehicle would need to be equipped with standard vehicle safety features such …

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May 15

DD #33 Once Again on Supervisors Map

Humboldt, Iowa –  The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will once again look at the dilemma drainage district #33 has presented. The board attempted to meet with I & S Group last Wednesday however none of their representatives were able to attend that meeting, sending a letter over instead. Chairman Rick Pedersen and the remainder …

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May 11

Darling Praises School Board For Constant Success

Humboldt, Iowa – May is Iowa Association of School Boards School Board Recognition Month which aims to recognize board members for their tremendous commitment to Iowa students. Humboldt School Superintendent Greg Darling glowed with pride about the work the school board has done and said the praise they deserve should be extended outside of recognition month. …

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May 11

Fireworks Now Legal For Purchase in Iowa

Humboldt, Iowa –  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced Tuesday that the sale and purchase of consumer-grade fireworks in now legal in the State of Iowa. The bill can still be altered on a local level, however. Branstad said the bill has two provisions in it that make the sale of fireworks legal for Iowans in …

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May 10

Board to Discuss DD #33 Today, I&S Group Present

Humboldt, Iowa – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors will also again hold a meeting regarding drainage concerns in DD #33 today. The district has been of hot-button concern after Holland Contracting found the pipe to not match at the end of the plan designed by I & S group of Algona. The board met with …

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May 10

Humboldt Pool Gears Up For Summer Season

Humboldt, Iowa – As the warmer months become near, the Humboldt Municipal Pool is readying for yet another busy summer. Humboldt Parks and Recreation Director Chris Shaner said yesterday (Tuesday) that the Humboldt pool is currently filling and is hoping for a Memorial Day Weekend open. The pool will have about sixty hands on deck, with …

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May 09

Board Gets Second Opinion on Drainage Concerns

Humboldt, Iowa – Per the request of ISG Algona, the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors met with McClure Engineering of Fort Dodge, Iowa, for a second opinion regarding improperly designed plans for a tile project in DD #33. At last week’s Humboldt County Board of Supervisors meeting, Kent Rode of ISG said the miscalculated plans were …

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