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The Humboldt County Conservation Board is recommending a lowering of the Reasoner Dam for safety, recreational and financial concerns after studying three alternatives and reviewing public comment on a study completed this past fall. The recommendation will be presented to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors at its Monday meeting. Humboldt Independent photo.
Friday, January 21, 2022
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By KENT THOMPSON The Humboldt County Conservation Board is recommending alternative 2 for the Reasoner Dam on the West Fork of the Des Moines River in Humboldt. Alternative 2 would lower the crest of the concrete spillway by seven feet and create a rock ramp across the width of where... + continue reading

Preston and Jadie Peterson stand in front of the former ShopKo building, which is currently being remodeled to be the new home of their business, Northland Auto. The Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram auto dealer plans to be open at the new location by March 1. Humboldt Independent photo by Jeff Gargano.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
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The former Shopko building next to Hy-Vee on Highway 3 in Humboldt will soon become the new location for Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram auto dealer Northland Auto. Northland owners Preston and Jadie Peterson said remodeling is underway with the move to the new location happening by March 1... + continue reading

Humboldt Community School District maintenance supervisor Michael Duffy uses a pickup and blade to clear snow Saturday at the Humboldt Middle School. See this and other photos at www.humboldtnews.com. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
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By Phil Monson Last month the Humboldt School Board gave their approval to begin the process of upgrading the district’s facilities and infrastructure. Now a series of planning and design meetings are set to take place starting this week, according to a report by Humboldt School... + continue reading

Humboldt County Supervisor Rick Pedersen made a motion at this week's meeting requesting the Humboldt County Compensation Board reconvene to consider additional financial information. Last week, the Comp Board recommended to the Supervisors an 18 percent raise for the county sheriff and 6 percent raises for all other elected officials.
Thursday, January 20, 2022
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By KENT THOMPSON The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors has the final say over the salaries of elected officials in the county. After a decision made by the Compensation Board last week to recommend an 18 percent raise for County Sheriff Dean Kruger and a 6 percent raise for... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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Humboldt County is one of the rural counties in the state that continues to be hit hard by the novel coronavirus and the highly contagious Omicron strain. On Monday, Humboldt County Memorial Hospital/Humboldt County Public Health reported that between Jan. 4 – Jan. 14, 229 new positive... + continue reading

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