News Flash

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: September 20, 2023

The Monarch Mosaic Masterpiece


  The project was made possible by Witter Art Gallery; Valentina's Market and project donors who helped make this public art possible. The City of Storm Lake was proud to play a role in supporting the project.

   A dedic...

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Press Release
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Share your input on Storm Lake child care needs


  The City of Storm Lake has contracted with First Children’s Finance (FCF) to complete the child care study. The study will include research and analysis on: 

  • The needs of local families and children
  • The current supply of registered child...
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Press Release
Posted on: July 31, 2023

Drug seizure brings a new YumVee to Storm Lake streets

YumVee and Officer Salinas

    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: February 1, 2023

Storm Lake Fire Department presents annual honors

Firefighter awards 2023-23 (1)

  Awards were presented in January for highest rate of volunteer call responses during 2022. Assistant Chief Todd Larson recorded the highest response rate, with Firefighters Josh Brown and Francisco Vazquez tied for second. Firefighter Andres Es...

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Press Release
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Service Awards to be presented by Storm Lake Police Department

SLPD Service Awards

  “The past year has been another difficult year for our department. We realize that many of our officers have really stepped up to take on additional challenges,” Police Chief Chris Cole said. “I would like to thank...

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Press Release
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Guide to Translating City Information


* City of Storm Lake website ( It's easy - just tap the "Select Language" bar near the top of any page, and you'll be able to select from an array of languages to view all of our news and information. You&apo...

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Press Release
Posted on: January 3, 2023

Top 22 for 2022: A City Year in Review


22. ENGAGEMENT: The City ramped up its public involvement efforts, creating a new website (, tripling its social media following, and hosting interactive meetings on local issues.
21. GIVING BACK – Planning took place throughout 202...
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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: December 15, 2022

Harmony Garden Project is a GO!


  Mayor Mike Porsch announced the funding to begin the project Thursday, Dec. 15, at an Open House event held at the library. The City is receiving a T-Mobile Hometown Grant that will provide seven outdoor musical instruments, game tables, access...
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Press Release
Posted on: December 2, 2022

Storm Lake Police to 'Pay It Forward'


Starting this 2022 holiday season and continuing for the next year, the Storm Lake Police Association will donate funds to local businesses each Friday to “pay it forward” for a portion of customers' purchases.  
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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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