News Flash

Posted on: February 27, 2024

Child care community conversation March 11

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  The event will be an important opportunity for parents, employers, providers – and everyone who is interested in the future of child care in the community.

  Addressing a child care shortage is a top goal set by the Storm Lake...

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Press Release
Posted on: February 20, 2024

Discounted trees available this spring at Storm Lake distribution


  Alliant Energy customers can purchase up to two trees to be picked up at five locations around the state. The local distribution will be Thursday, April 25, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Awaysis Park (1409 E Lakeshore Drive) in Storm Lake). &...

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Press Release
Posted on: February 14, 2024

Help keep the public spaces clean – scoop that poop

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  The “Bag It, Pitch It, Protect It” campaign for 2024 notes that pet waste contains harmful bacteria and nutrients that can pollute water bodies such as the lake. Plus, sharing our public spaces means doing your part to keep ...

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Press Release
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Volunteer aids GPS mapping of park furnishings


.  Student volunteer Joseph Rice from Storm Lake High School will be conducting the survey, working through the Silver Cord community service program. A side-by-side utility vehicle will be used for the work, and the volunteer will be wearing a y...

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Press Release
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Memorial Road project planning progresses

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  A proposed commercial development is expected to notably increase vehicle traffic within the Memorial Road corridor, particularly at and north of its intersection with Lakeshore Drive (Highway 7). Most of the roadway is curr...
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Press Release
Posted on: January 19, 2024

City weighs proposed capital expense plan


  The plan reflects the priority goals set by the City Council during a Strategic Planning session in December, as well as infrastructure and equipment needs, economic development and recreation efforts, and other anticipated expenditures and inv...

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Press Release
Posted on: January 16, 2024

City Council Adopts 2024 Strategic Goals


  Among the top 2024 goals as determined by the Council:

* Day Care, including ongoing work with a current Child Care Task Force and establishing a community foundation for potential fundraising.

* Housing, including a potential housing development...

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Press Release
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Fairness in Housing

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  It is illegal to discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status or national origin:

* In the sale or rental of housing or residential lots

* in advertising the sale or rental of housing.

* in the...

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Press Release
Posted on: January 5, 2024

Sunrise Campground reservations and fees for 2024


 The online reservation system will open on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 8:00 AM. 

  The website can be found in the following location:

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Press Release
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Storm Lake Tourism Annual Report released

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The annual report reflects what the City is currently doing to encourage tourism, and perhaps most important, the current research that can help guide the efforts into the future. The full reports can be viewed here:

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Press Release
Posted on: December 27, 2023

KNOW YOUR SNOW: Winter preparedness and Storm Lake snow removal policies

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We would like to take this opportunity to remind residents of Storm Lake snow policies and the snow removal process – when the inevitable snow falls, you’ll know the drill.



  Most importantly, stay...

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Press Release
Posted on: December 26, 2023

Open Burning is Not Permitted in the City of Storm Lake: Please be Considerate of Your Neighbors


The City of Storm Lake reminds residents that open burning is not legal within city limits.
  Recent nuisance complaints have been received from residents concerning burning of garbage or construction waste materials.
  Intentional outdo...
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Press Release
Posted on: December 5, 2023

Storm Lake Strategic Plan report released

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The report details progress made on the goals that had been set for the year, including infrastructure, economic development, tourism, recreation, community outreach and much more. We're happy to also share that report with the public.  ...

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Press Release
Posted on: October 4, 2023

Storm Lake Library hosts new Service Navigators program


  Hours for the program are 3-5 p.m. on Mondays. There is no cost to utilize the service, which is funded by the University of Iowa in cooperation with the local SALUD multicultural health coalition.

  Five navigators have completed or ar...

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Press Release
Posted on: September 29, 2023


community connect

  The program helps rural libraries offer internet access and financial education for their patrons. 

  Selected through a competitive application process, Storm Lake Public Library joins a group of 30 libraries across the countr...

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Press Release
Posted on: July 31, 2023

Drug seizure brings a new YumVee to Storm Lake streets

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    A 2021 drug investigation that began with a traffic stop by Officer Dulce Salinas has led to the seizure and forfeiture of a 2005 Hummer H2.

   The vehicle has undergone a delicious transformation and will be rolling...

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Press Release
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Storm Lake Downtown Master Plan Adopted

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 The purpose of the Storm Lake Downtown Master Plan is to take a longterm approach, looking out 10–20 years, and create an aspirational, yet implementable vision for downtown Storm Lake. With input from the community and downtown busine...
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Press Release
Posted on: April 16, 2023

Water Quality Report available


The City of Storm Lake would like to notify all residents that the 2022 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) - known as Drinking Water Quality Report - is available to view online at

Press Release
Posted on: March 24, 2023

King's Pointe wins top Iowa tourism honors


The Storm Lake resort was named the Outstanding Lodging Property in Iowa for the metro category, which includes all Iowa communities of over 10,000 population.
  The Iowa Tourism Office hosts the annual awards during the Iowa Tourism Conference, &...
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Press Release
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Local authorities take anti-sexting message to the classrooms


Storm Lake Police Detective Bre Nieland and juvenile court officer Audra O’neill spoke frankly with classes, after seeing an increase in such cases in the local system.

  In one national survey cited, over 40 percent of children had been...

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Press Release
Posted on: December 29, 2022

Storm Lake Fire Department introduces Community Connect


 The Storm Lake Fire Department has launched a Community Connect program, a new online tool to help keep the community safe.

  Storm Lake residents and business owners can log onto the new service at

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Press Release
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Keys locked in car?


 Storm Lake Police officers no longer offer vehicle unlocking service.
  The change is necessary due to staffing levels in the department, as calls to assist with lockouts can take officers away from other public safety duties. Also, rece...
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