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Thursday, June 30, 2022
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Community members and visitors alike are encouraged to celebrate the 4th of July holiday locally in Humboldt and Dakota City. Activities begin on Saturday, July 2, with the Humboldt Farmer’s Market at Bicknell Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come check out the selection of fresh produce and... + continue reading

Local towns have various ordinances regarding the explosion of consumer fireworks that can be purchased at local stands. Thor, Ottosen, Bode and Dakota City do not allow fireworks to be shot off. Gilmore City and Humboldt allow them to be shot off between 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3 and July 4. Renwick, Lu Verne and Bradgate require a permit from the city.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
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By KENT THOMPSON Humboldt County Sheriff Dean Kruger wants local citizens to enjoy the July 4th holiday, but to do so in a safe and responsible manner. “The state has a fireworks ordinance, but that is superseded by local ordinance. Many local towns have passed fireworks ordinances and some... + continue reading

Humboldt County secondary road workers unearthed rotting steel and an old buried box culvert and headwall along the edge of Quebec Avenue, north of 170th Street, west of Hardy. Humboldt County Engineer Ben Loots said the infrastructure was probably buried under the gravel road sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s. He said county maps showed no indication of the drainage structure. The portion of Quebec north of 170th Street is closed while repairs are being made. Submitted photo.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
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By KENT THOMPSON Humboldt County will be seeing a 46 percent jump in its general (non-health related) insurance costs in fiscal 2022-23. The new fiscal year begins this Friday, July 1. Scott Curran with the Abens, Marty, Curran Agency was the bearer of the bad news on Monday during the... + continue reading

Humboldt native Kent Mick (left), of Grinnell, teamed up with Humboldt businessman Joe Hadar to perform at the annual Pride event in Humboldt on June 25 at the fairgrounds. Independent photo by Phil Monson.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
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The pursuit of love and acceptance was the main theme at the annual Humboldt LGBTQ Pride event held at the fairgrounds last Saturday, June 25. A good-sized crowd was on hand for the event, which included music, guest speakers and silent auction items to benefit the Gay Straight Alliance... + continue reading

Ankeny magician Jonathan May (second from left) is really excited that his trick of making a handkerchief go from a tube through a hoop and into a basket, might be working (or not)! Lending a hand to the trick from left to right are: Gary Steburg, Brenna Vik and Brette Prior. May put on a magic show on June 15, part of the Humboldt Library Summer Reading program. See this and other photos at www.humboldtnews.com. Humboldt Independent by Kent Thompson.
Thursday, June 23, 2022
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By Kent Thompson The Humboldt City Council on Monday updated the job description for Humboldt Police Sergeant Erin Bennett. The language clarifies that the sergeant will work 84 hours per pay period (every two weeks). The benefits match those of other officers and are based on a 12-hour work... + continue reading

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