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Heelan, Spirit Lake claim runner-up finishes in relays

DES MOINES | A couple of state runner-up relay performances highlighted the final day in Class 3A for Siouxland athletes at the Iowa State Track and Field Championships. Bishop Heelan boys 4x100 and Spirit Lake boys 4x400 came up just short of state title ...

Friday's Iowa Class 3A Track Results

3, Folsom, Desiree, Ia Falls-Alden, 1:08.83. 4 ...
3, Pingel, Kiki, Pella, 1:08.63. 4, McCoy, Jenna, Spirit Lake Park, 1:08.71. 5, Rindone, Teylor, Algona, 1:09.25. 6, Johnson, Eme, Greene County, 1:09.97. 7, Dickey, Kyla, Winterset, 1:10.56.

Northey encourages local producers to stay upbeat

(KMAland) -- Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey gave KMA listeners an update on the fight against Avian flu Friday morning in an interview with KMA News. In addition to updating listeners on the disposal of infected birds, the Spirit Lake native talked about ...

Voss 90th birthday

Vernon Voss, Spirit Lake, Iowa, formerly of Lakefield, will celebrate his 90th birthday May 30. Greetings may be sent to him at 1819 23rd St., Apt. 206, Spirit Lake 51360. 1. Making it pink -- WHS senior ag students paint tractor as final class project

Largest Minnesota Farm Hit By Bird Flu To Lay Off 39 Workers

All 2 million chickens there will have to be killed to ensure the complete eradication of the H5N2 virus. The Spirit Lake, Iowa-based company said Thursday that the layoffs will start around June 1. While Rembrandt plans to restart the operation ...

This Week’s Iowa DNR Fishing Report

Spirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local ...

On 53-43 vote, Iowa House passes bill to legalize fireworks

would be legal to sell and set off fireworks in Iowa if a bill that cleared the Iowa House tonight becomes law. Representative John Wills, a Republican from Spirit Lake, was among the 53 House members who voted “yes.” “We need to have people ...

Berkley Experience Trailer Headed for Fargo

Onlookers also get a glimpse inside the Berkley labs in Spirit Lake, Iowa. It's here where many of the innovative products anglers use today were first painstakingly researched and studied. There is also a timeline of key products, an updated fish biology ...

Golden age of wooden boats on display in Biloxi

It's the boat the Yukon, Okla., man had wanted most of his life. "My best friend for life's grandpa was a wildcat oil man who had a home on Spirit Lake, Iowa," he said. "He bought it -- one of only four boats built that year by Hafer. They only built four ...

James J. Egeland

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - A memorial service for James J. Egeland, 82, of Spirit Lake, will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson. A graveside service with military honors by the Jackson American Legion and VFW posts will follow the ...

Buzzzz on Over for Coffee in Spirit Lake

Bean Buzzzzzzzzzzzz Espresso All year round get your caffeine on. We have the Empire Trails now in Spirit Lake and during the winter months we have snow shoeing and cross country skiing here. So this…

Cool Spaces: Luxury lakeside living on Lake Martin

(This week, AL.com is touring various lake homes from across the state to get you in the spirit for Memorial Day weekend.) Luxury lakeside living. That’s what three of the most expensive homes current…

Spirit Lake (Etat de Washington / Etats Unis): Risque de débordement // The lake may overflow

L’un des sites les plus visités dans le Mount St Helens National Monument est Spirit Lake, avec tous les troncs d’arbres qui se sont accumulés à la surface du lac après avoir été soufflés par l’érupti&hel lip;


I first found out about Spirit Lake Cycles a few months ago during The One Motorcycle Show. One of their bikes in the show, a BMW R90/6, started showing up all over my social media feeds. I’ve seen a …

Poor in Spirit

I often struggle with understanding the Beatitudes, but most often with the first one: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” (Matt 5:3).  Mostly because I don’t know wh…

Growing risk of Spirit Lake overflow

PORTLAND, Ore. — Two Wash. senators and a congresswoman raised serious concerns about a drainage tunnel that keeps Spirit Lake from overflowing. Recent inspections show the tunnel needs emergency repa…

Pearson re-elected Spirit Lake tribal chair

Myra Pearson has won re-election as chairwoman of the Spirit Lake Tribe. She defeated former chairman Roger Yankton Sr., 583-372, in Tuesday’s election, according to results certified this week by the…

Pearson re-elected Spirit Lake tribal chair

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. — Myra Pearson has won re-election as chairwoman of the Spirit Lake Tribe. She defeated former chairman Roger Yankton Sr., 583-372, in Tuesday’s election, according to results certif…

Pearson re-elected Spirit Lake tribal chair

FORT TOTTEN, N.D. — Myra Pearson has won re-election as chairwoman of the Spirit Lake Tribe. She defeated former chairman Roger Yankton Sr., 583-372, in Tuesday’s election, according to results certif…

Pearson re-elected Spirit Lake tribal chair

FORT TOTTEN — Myra Pearson has won re-election as chairwoman of the Spirit Lake Tribe. She defeated former chairman Roger Yankton Sr., 583-372, in Tuesday’s election, according to results certified th…


Having a vegetarian diet in SPIRIT LAKE IOWA

Vegetarian diet

A vegetarian diet is a meal plan consisting mostly of plants such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. A vegetarian diet has little or no animal products. Types of vegetarian diets include:
  • Vegan: Diet consists of only foods herbal.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods plus some or all dairy products.
  • Lacto-ovovegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods, dairy products and eggs.
  • Semi- or partial vegetarian: Diet consists of plant foods and may include chicken or fish, dairy products and eggs. It does not include red meat.


A well-planned vegetarian diet can provide good nutrition. A vegetarian diet often helps to have better health.Eating a vegetarian diet can help you:
  • Reduce the likelihood of obesity.
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Lowering blood pressure.
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Compared to those who are not vegetarians, vegetarians usually eat:
  • Fewer calories from fat (especially saturated fat).
  • Fewer calories overall.
  • More fiber, potassium and vitamin C.


By following a vegetarian diet, consider the following:
  • Eat different foods, including vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, whole grains and dairy products and eggs if your diet includes.
  • Cut back on foods that are high in fat, sugar and salt (sodium).
  • No redress the lack of a nutrient overeating other. For example, do not eat much rich fat cheese to replace meat.
  • Instead, choose protein sources that are low in fat, such as beans.
  • If necessary, take supplements if your diet lacks certain vitamins and minerals.
  • Learn to read the nutrition label on food packages. The label lists the ingredients and nutritional content of the food product.
  • If you follow a restricted diet, you may want to work with a nutritionist to ensure you´re getting enough nutrients.

Alternative Names

Lacto-ovo vegetarian; Semi-; Lacto; Partial vegetarian; Vegan


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Giving Every Young Person in SPIRIT LAKE IOWA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.


The importance of local education funding in SPIRIT LAKE IOWA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



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