Lang To Run for Northwestern

Northwesstern logoOrange City, Iowa —Kelsey Lang has signed a letter of intent to continue her cross country and track and field careers at Northwestern College next fall.

Lang is a three-year letter winner for both the MOC-Floyd Valley High School cross country and track and field teams. A three-year state qualifier in cross country, Lang earned all-state honors with a ninth place finish at the state meet in 2013 and placed 15th in 2014. She won the Siouxland Conference Individual championship as a senior and finished second in 2014. Lang has a personal best of 20:12 in the 5K.

A three-time state qualifier in track and field, Lang placed 11th at state and also holds the school record as a member of the 4×800 relay. She has personal bests of 2:25 in the 800m and 5:18 in the 1500m. An honor roll student and member of the National Honor Society, Lang is the daughter of Chris and Sherry.

“We are thrilled to have Kelsey running for the Red Raiders,” commented head Northwestern cross country and track and field coach Scott Bahrke. “She brings encouragement and excitement to our women’s cross country and track and field teams. Kelsey is a talented distance runner who has a huge heart and it will fun to watch her grow at Northwestern College over the next four years.”

Moser Signs With NWC Basketball

MoserOrange City, Iowa — Dalton Moser has signed a letter of intent to continue his basketball career at Northwestern College next fall.

Moser is a 6’1” shooting guard who played three years for Boyden-Hull High School. Moser ranked second in the Siouxland Conference in scoring, averaging 18.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game as senior, earning first team all-conference for the second consecutive year. He shot 43% from beyond the arc and ranked second in the conference with 68 three-pointers. Moser earned third team all-conference accolades as a sophomore while also being named to the all-Northwest Iowa Review team. Also an all-district selection in football, Moser plans to major in business at Northwestern. He is the son of Jason and Susan.

“Dalton is a hard working, tough and competitive guard,” said head Northwestern basketball coach Kris Korver. “He shoots extremely well and is an intelligent ball player. We are excited to have Dalton join us and he will be a great addition to our program and to the Northwestern campus community.”

Commission Approves Iowa Migratory Game Bird Seasons

Iowa DNRThe 2016-17 migratory game bird seasons were approved Thursday by the Natural Resource Commission of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

2016-17 Seasons

Ducks, Mergansers and Coots

North Zone: Sept. 24-Oct. 2; and Oct. 15-Dec. 4

South Zone: Oct. 1-5; and Oct. 22-Dec. 15

Missouri River Zone: Oct. 8-9; and Oct. 22-Dec. 18


Special September Teal

North Zone: Sept. 3-11

South Zone: Sept. 3-11

Missouri River Zone: Sept. 3-18


Youth Waterfowl

North Zone: Sept. 17-18

South Zone: Sept. 24-25

Missouri River Zone: Oct. 1-2


Dark Geese- Canada Geese, Brant and White-fronted Geese

North Zone: Sept. 24-Oct. 9; and Oct. 15-Jan. 4, 2017

South Zone: Oct. 1-9; and Oct. 22-Jan. 18, 2017

Missouri River Zone: Oct. 8-16; Oct. 22-Jan. 18, 2017


Light Geese – White and Blue-phase Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese

North Zone: Sept. 24-Oct. 9; and Oct. 15-Jan. 13, 2017

South Zone: Oct. 1-9; and Oct. 22-Jan. 27, 2017

Missouri River Zone: Oct. 8-16; and Oct. 22-Jan. 27, 2017



Doves: Sept. 1-Nov. 9

Woodcock: Oct. 1-Nov. 14

Snipe: Sept. 3-Nov. 30

Rail – Virginia and Sora: Sept. 3-Nov. 11


Special September Canada Goose Season in designated zones around Des Moines, Cedar Rapids/Iowa City and Cedar Falls/Waterloo: Sept. 3-11

Light Goose Conservation Order – White and Blue-phase Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese: Jan. 28-April 15, 2017

Weekly Dakota Angler Fishing Report

fishing 1Todd Heitkamp, the owner of Dakota Angler in Sioux Falls, SD, provides the latest fishing report for the Tri-State area of Minnesota, Iowa, and South Dakota.

Northeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Enemy Swim A few walleyes.
Horseshoe A few walleyes.
Pelican Slow.
Dry Lake #2(By Willow Lake) Pike fair and a few walleye.
Big Stone Lake A few walleye.
Poinsett A few walleye and pike.
Lake Hendricks Slow.
Bitter Lake Walleyes fair.
Waubay A few walleyes.
Reetz A few walleyed.
Dry Lake #3 (By Florence) A few walleyes.
Pickerel Lake Slow.
West Oakwood A few walleyes.
Swan Lake No reports.
Lake Kampeska A few walleyes.
Piyas Slow.
Blue Dog A few walleyes from shore.
Lake Cochrane No reports.
Casey’s Slough A few walleyes.
Indian Springs A few walleyes.
Lynn Lake A few walleyes and pike.
Dry Lake #1 (Clark/Garden City) A few walleyes.
Traverse Slow.
Lake Albert Walleyes fair.
Lake Henry A few walleyes.
Roy Lake Few reports.
Buffalo No reports.

Southeast South Dakota

Lake Fishing Report
Madison A few walleyes.
Vermillion Walleyes fair.
Lake Herman Few reports.
Wall Lake A few walleyes.
Lake Alvin Few reports.
Diamond A few walleyes.
Scott’s Slough A few small perch and walleyes.
Island A few walleyes.
81 Ponds A few musky and walleyes.
George WPA Walleyes fair.
Twin Lakes (by Montrose) A few walleyes.
Thompson A few walleyes and pike.
Brandt Walleyes fair.
Whitewood Few reports.
Spirit Lake (North of De Smet) Few reports.
Henry WPA A few walleyes.
Family Park (Western Sioux Falls) A few trout.
Mitchell Slow.
Menno Slow.
Beaver No reports.
Sinai Walleyes fair.
Brush Walleyes fair.
Loss No reports.
East Oakwood A few walleyes.

Northwest Iowa

Lake Fishing Report
Spirit Lake A few yellow bass.
Silver Lake No reports.
East Okoboji Few perch and bluegill.
West Okoboji A few bluegill and perch.
Lake Pahoja A few bluegill.

Southwest Minnesota

Lake Fishing Report
Shetek Few reports.
Sarah Few reports.
Benton A few pike.
West Graham Few reports.
Round Few reports.
Okabena Few reports.

Missouri River

River Fishing Report
Mobridge Fair for walleyes.
Pierre A few walleyes.
Fort Thompson Walleyes fair on jigs and minnows.
Chamberlain Walleyes fair to good. Jigs & Minnows, as well as plugs.
Platte Walleyes fair.
Pickstown Walleyes fair.
Yankton A few walleyes.

Other Rivers

River Fishing Report
James River Few reports.
Big Sioux A few walleyes at Flandreau and Spillway.

Benjamin Aberson to Join Dordt Track and Cross Country

AbersonSioux Center Iowa — Benjamin Aberson, a senior at South O’Brien High School has announced his intention to attend Dordt College and join the Defender track and cross country programs.

Aberson has personal bests of 16:32 on a 5,000 meter cross country course and has run a 2:04 in the 800 meters and 4:59 in the 1,600. He was a three-time participant at the state cross country meet and placed 38th in 2015. He was a part of a 4 x 800 district champion and that team placed sixth in 2015. He claimed the War Eagle Conference title in 2014 in the 3,200 meters and helped the Wolverines to a conference track and field title in 2015.

“We are pleased to welcome Ben to Dordt College cross country and track and field. Ben is a talented young man, excelling in the classroom, in music, and in his running. He will impact Dordt College across the entire campus. In his running, Ben has had quality high school experiences in both track and cross country at South O’Brien High School. This experience, coupled with his focus and discipline, has him positioned with his best running yet to come. I am excited to work with him the next four years,” said Dordt College cross country coach Nate Wolf.

Benjamin is the son of Tim and Michelle Aberson of Paullina, Iowa. He plans to study engineering at Dordt College.

Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC).

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,450 students.

Thompson Transfers to Northwestern

Northwestern College logoOrange City, Iowa — Britney Thompson has signed a letter of intent to continue her volleyball and tennis careers at Northwestern College next year.

Thompson comes to Northwestern after one year at Southwest Minnesota State. Thompson, a 6’0” multi-sports standout who played four years for the Le Mars Community volleyball team, earned first team all-conference honors at setter after her junior and senior years. She holds the school record for assists in a season, set during her senior season, and also started as a hitter her freshman and sophomore years, earning all-conference honors as a sophomore. Thompson helped lead her team to the state tournament in 2013 and led the team in blocks all four years at Le Mars. She totaled 1,564 assists, 475 kills, 160 blocks and 367 digs during her career.

“Britney has a huge passion for the game of volleyball,” commented head Northwestern volleyball coach Kyle Van Den Bosch. “She played multiple positions throughout her high school career and her versatility will be a great addition to our team. We are excited that Britney will be continuing her volleyball career and education at Northwestern.”