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For Busse, 100th Win is Great, But State Championship Remains Priority

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa --- "The moment I knew I got the pin, I was shocked." For him perhaps, but for the on-lookers, parents, coaches and fans, seeing Joey Busse earn his 100th win over Gabriel Rivera last week Thursday, it was probably no surprise. "I just thought of ...
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City Council to Discuss Fireworks, Irrigation Meters at Meeting Tonight

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Humboldt, Iowa --- The Humboldt City Council will meet tonight and discuss various city related items which include the firework ordinance as well as portable irrigation meters. The council had introduced the portable irrigation meters at a prior meeting. "The portable meters came about where property's are ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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AUDIO: Eagle Grove Superintendent Sheds Light on Racist Comments made by Forest City Announcer

By: Nathan Bloechl --- nathanb@977thebolt.com Eagle Grove, Iowa --- Eagle Grove Superintendent Jess Tolliver has issued a statement on the racist comments made at last weeks Forest City vs. Eagle Grove basketball game. Listen to the audio below: (Via: Radio Iowa) ...
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