Business Directory

966 Industries
Kevin & Jennifer Frodermann
817 26th St
Milford, IA 51351

CNC Machining & Automation

Bank Midwest
Chrisy Kaiser
1575 18th St. Ste. 100 PO Box 248
Spirit Lake, IA

Financial institution, insurance and wealth management

Boji Bark
Tim & Angela Ascherl
2404 Okoboji Ave
Milford, IA 51351

Veterinarian owned pet resort & dog day camp.   Offering upscale overnight boarding as well as grooming and daycare services.

Boji Junction Cenex
Rachel Sirola, Manager
2301 Okoboji Ave
Milford, IA 51351

Boji Junction is a convenience store.  We are determined to provide exceptional quality in our goods, services, while swiftly addressing the needs of our customer.

City Of Milford
LeAnn Reinsbach
806 N Ave PO Box 536
Milford, IA 51351

The first settler in Milford Township arrived in 1866 and a large number of homesteaders arrived three years later. On Dec. 2, 1891, a petition signed by 58 residents was filed at the Clerk of District Court’s office. It called for a special election to organize a municipal corporation to be known as Milford. The city of Milford was incorporated with a vote on Jan. 11, 1892. The first meeting of the town council was held on March 14 of that year.

Milford’s population continues to see steady growth. Residents and guests enjoy numerous city parks (Buchanan, Calkins, Florence, and Memorial), great community facilities, a high-quality school system. The proud home of the Okoboji Pioneers is a public power community, proudly served by the Milford Municipal Utility (MMU) System. MMU is proud to be serving our citizens reasonable and reliable service since 1909.

Classy Sassy Consignments
Tiffany Reiter & Sandie Dodge
612 Hwy 71 S. Unit 2
Arnolds Park IA 51331

It all started with a daughter who had a dream to open and run an upscale consignment store and a mother, who loves to shop, decorate and try her hand at making handcrafted items.  After six months Classy Sassy’s Consignments & More opened its door.  We sell men, women and children’s clothing, along with fashion accessories such as purses, hats, scarves, jewelry and shoes.  We also sell a few hand-crafted items.

Community First Broadcasting
Marty Spies
PO Box 528, 3200 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

The company has stations in Spencer, Storm Lake, Sioux Center and operates KUOO in Spirit Lake. Other stations are in Aberdeen, South Dakota and Jackson, Minnesota.

Converged Technologies
Jerry Harbst
1008 10th Street
Milford, IA 51351
Cottage Gardens
Roger and Nancy DeVries
805 21st Street
Milford, IA 51351

Retailer of annual plants, perennials and shrubs.

*Custom planting available*

Open March through October.

Creative Photography
Bobbi Schmeling
PO Box 498
Milford, IA 51351

Serving all of your photography needs including families, children, weddings and high school seniors.

Dairy Queen
Kyle Erne
1606 Okoboji Ave
Milford, IA 51351

Quick service restaurant specializing in ice cream.

Dickinson County News
Russ Mitchell (Managing Editor)
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

The Dickinson County News is a four-section weekly publication with circulation of approximately 3,500.  The Iowa Great Lakes Okobojian, weekly summer entertainment publication, and the Northwest Iowa Shopper, an advertising publication serving both Clay and Dickinson counties, are also a product of the office staff.

Drs. Pas & Toale Dentistry
Dr. Randy Pas & Dr. Joe Toale
1004 21st St.
Milford, IA 51351

Our mission statement is to provide high quality family dentistry in a caring and comfortable environment to the community of Milford and surrounding areas.

Dyno Oil Co. Inc.
John Long
602 Okoboji Avenue
Milford, IA 51351
Edward Jones Investments
Jack Walsh
2207 Okoboji Ave
Milford, IA 51351

Financial investments and services.

Farm Bureau Financial Services
Mike Thoreson
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605 18th Street, PO Box A
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712.336.3260 or 712.336.4630 (mobile)
Farmers Savings Bank
2121 Okoboji Avenue, PO Box 316
Milford, IA 51351

Family-owned community bank that has been serving our customers for over 90 years.  Commercial Bank

Good Samaritan Society / Heritage Landing
Jenn Lappegard
1305 Jeppeson Road
Milford, IA 51351

Housing with services to encourage independent living for seniors.

Hanson’s Plumbing & Heating
Kent & Julie Hanson
101 East 5th St
Spencer, IA 51301

Commercial & Residential Plumbing and HVAC.

Furnace, A/C, New & Remodel

Plumbing, New & Remodel

Spencer & Lakes Area

Healthy Living Program Center of Milford (YMCA of the Okobojis)
Healthy Living Program Center
2207 U.S. Hwy. 71
Milford, IA 51351

The Y provides character-building programs for our community with a mission to provide services to all individuals who desire to participate, regardless of their inability to pay for membership or established program fees.  The Y will strive to provide the maximum assistance possible to all deserving individuals, youth and families.  Financial assistance applications are available through the Member Services front desk or online.

Heller Enterprises, LLC, DBA Northwest Iowa Sprinkler
Doug Heller
3006 Delia Lane Court
Milford, IA 51351

Northwest Iowa Sprinker is the Lakes Area only RainBird Select Contractor and a RainBird Authorized/Certified Service Contractor.  We are certified through the Irrigation Association.  We specialized in lawn sprinker design, installation, service and repair.  We do sprinkler startups and blowouts as part of our full service sprinkler services.  We have the longest warrantey for news sprinkler installations and as always estimates are free and references are available.   We also install landscape lighting, hidro-seeding, invisible pet fences, lake pumps and sprinkler fertilizer injectors.  We also offer lawn seed sales, oak firewood sales, snow removal and sanding services, mosquito control with Skeet-R-Gone injectors or one time applications, rainwater harvesting, custom trenching of power and gas lines and landscape and construction equipment rentals.  If you need it done right the first time call Northwest Iowa Sprinkler.  WE have competitive rates and superior installation and service.  We look forward to working with you.

Home Instead Senior Care
Mary Dean
1608 Okoboji Avenue P.O. Box 262
Milford, IA 51351

Non-medical in home care.  Light housekeeping, errands, fixing meals, laundry, help with bathing, dressing and grooming.  Stay overnight if needed.

Ingwersen Family Chiropractic, LLC
Laura Ingwersen, DC
2207 Okoboji Avenue Suite F
Milford, IA 51351

Chiropractic Clinic with special interest in helping women and children.

Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
Blain Andera - Kiley Zankowski
243 W. Broadway, PO Box 9
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
712.332.2107 or
KICD / CD 107.7 / MORE 104.9
2600 Hwy Blvc
Spencer, IA 51301

Commercial Radio (AKA: KICD – CD 107.7 – MORE 104.9)

Lakes News Shopper
Marisa Sidles
1009 22nd Street, PO Box 192
Milford, IA 51351

I am representing The Lakes News Shopper.  We are a family owned shopper that also provides local news and support the local youth and various other community organizations.  We are in our 43rd year of business and are proud to be part of the Milford Community.

Lakes Regional Healthcare Community Health Center
Jennifer Gustafson
2301 Hwy. 71 S.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Dickinson County Public Health, Home Care & Hospice services.

Land Mark Products Inc.
1007 Okoboji Ave., PO Box 188
Milford, IA 51351

Corporate headquarters for Piccadilly Circus Pizza and wholesale manufacturer of pizza crusts, bakery foods and sandwiches.

Laser Car Wash
Tom Clary
PO Box 185
Milford, IA 51351
Liberty National Bank
Tom Brown and Cari Jack
1807 Hwy 71 North P.O. Box 109
Okoboji, IA 51355
712-332-6433 and
Little Hands Childcare
Jennifer Will and Sarah Will
904 J Ave
Milford, IA 51351

Little Hands is a childcare center that takes care of children 6 weeks to 5 years old!

MaxYield Cooperative
Steve Glackin
1110 P Ave
Milford, IA 51351

Grain Elevator

Melanders TV & Appliance
Mike Houge
922 Okoboji Avenue
Milford, IA 51351

Sales of Kitchen and Laundry Appliances.  We offer several brands.  Television sales.  Delivery/Installation available.  We service all the appliances we sell

MHR Insurance
Russ Beckendorf & Carla Beckendorf
923 Okoboji Ave., PO Box 163
Milford, IA 51351

Insurance Sales

Milford American Legion Post #0384
Steve Anderson
PO Box 152
Milford, IA 51351
Milford Communications
Brenda Harmon or Josh Sandbulte
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906 Okoboji Avenue PO Box 163
Milford, IA 51351

Serving Milford with Cable TV, Internet, Landline Phone Service

Milford Electric
Milford Electric
PO Box 312 502 13th Street
Milford, IA 51351

Services: Industrial and Commercial conduit wiring systems, motor and lighting control wiring, romex wiring systems in residential applications and farm wiring in grain bins, dryers and specialty control applications.

Milford Family Care
Mindy Sylvester, Clinic Manager
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2004 Okoboji Ave., PO Box 298
Milford, IA 51351

Milford Family Care provides medical services for all ages.  Nurse practitioner Jamie Billings, ARNP, specializes in preventative care, chronic disease management, women’s health and more. Physical therapy and lab services offered.

Milford Kiwanis
Mark Wehrspann, Treasurer
2239 193rd Avenue
Milford, IA 51351

“Changing the world, one child and one community at a time”

Milford Memorial Library
Gillian Anderson
1009 9th Street
Milford, IA 51351

The first library in Milford was started in “Old Town” by the settlers. In the year 1923-1924, the Milford Federated Women’s Club established a town library as one of their projects. Club members went from house to house and solicited books to start the new library. Lumber for the bookcases was donated and the shelves were built by a manual training class. A few years later, a state law was passed allowing towns to levy a tax for libraries, and ever since the town of Milford has maintained an excellent library. The early library was located in the town hall. In 1965, a new building was built at 1020 10th Street. Today, the library is part of the Milford Community Building at 1009 9th St., a project that was completed in the Spring of 1999.

Milford Utilities
Eric Stoll
806 N Ave
Milford, IA 51351
Mill Creek Restaurant & Lounge
Julie Scadden aka Scoot (Manager), Dan & Laurie Ray (Owners)
908 9th Street
Milford, IA 51351

Restaurant and Bar.  Serving Sandwiches, Burgers, Pizza and Salad Bar.

1919 Root Beer served here!

Open Monday- Saturday, 11 AM to 10 PM

Northwest Bank
Jennifer Youngwirth - Erin Rohlfsen - Brad Jungers - Jackie Paulsen - Lauren Rosacker
1802 Okobji Ave., PO Box 144
Milford, IA 51351
712.338.2412 - - - -

At Northwest Bank, commitment is built on a personal relationship.  We are a family-owned community bank committed to giving you superior customer service and innovative products to fit your financial needs.  That’s commitment you can bank on!  Member FDIC.

Okoboji Avenue Liquor, Inc.
Randy Johnson
1610 Okoboji Avenue
Milford, IA 51351
Okoboji Schools
Todd Abrahamson
PO Box 147
Milford, IA 51351
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Kevin Wharton
2400 N Ave, PO Box 164
Milford, IA 51351

Perkins has been serving up delicious meals and catering to the needs of discerning consumers for over fifty years. With its roots tracing back to 1958 with the opening of a single Pancake House in Ohio, the Perkins Restaurant and Bakery chain now expands far beyond its breakfast heritage.

The menu of Perkins today offers consumers a comprehensive breakfast, lunch and dinner selection ranging from the traditional to the innovative. In addition, Perkins has created a competitive point of difference in the marketplace, as well as an added bonus for its guests, through the introduction of in-house bake shoppes where customers can either order or take out a wide array of delectable, freshly baked muffins, pies and cookies.

Ries Eye Care
Dr. Danielle Ries
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2213 Okoboji Avenue
Milford, IA 51351
Roof Guard Company
Aaron Maytum
806 Okoboji Ave
Milford, IA 51351

Residential and Commercial Roofing

Safari Child Care & Preschool
Cassidy Hemphill
403 P Ave
Milford, IA 51351

Safari Child Care & Preschool is for infants to kindergarten age with a QRS – level 3 certification.

Service Master By Rice
807 27th St, P.O. Box 201
Milford, IA 51351
712.338.4848 712.330.9241

Carpet cleaning – Water & Fire Disaster Restoration

Smith Stoneworks
William D. Smith
2702 Okoboji Ave
Milford, IA 51351
712.338.4774 or (Bill's cellphone) 712.330.4551
712.338.4774 (Call first)

Wholesale – Retail Landscaping Materials including Natural Stone, Anchor Wall Block, Borgent Pavers, 17 sizes and colors of Aggregate Landscape boulders, Flagstone, Edging Stone, Etc.


St. Joseph Catholic Church
Father Tim Johnson
1305 Okoboji Ave.
Milford, IA 51351

Catholic Church established almost 100 years ago. Current membership is 700+ families.

Stein Law Office
David and Ann Stein
926 Okoboji Ave., PO Box 537
Milford, IA 51351
Roger Miller - P.J. Miller - Ben Miller
2211 Okoboji Ave #7
Milford, IA

Quick Service Restaurant

Sunset Travel Agency
Joan Benz - Amy O'Connor
1006 10th Street
Milford, IA 51351
712.338.2814 or 1.800.221.2180

Sunset Travel Agency is a full-service travel agency selling cruises, car tours, air tickets, train, hotels and sightseeing opportunities.

Sunshine Foods
Travis Kennedy
1704 Okoboji Ave P.O Box 146
Milford, IA 51351

We are your local community connection for high quality foods, friendly service and great prices.

Our family-owned store offers a convenient one-stop shop where you can find everything you need from the everyday essentials to specialty items from around the world.

Our friendly staff is here to help you find exactly what you’re looking for and to offer you assistance regarding all the products we carry.

We take pride in our community and appreciate your business. We know that you have many options for food purchases and want you to know that we’re working hard each day to continue to earn your business.

By shopping at our store each week, you accomplish the following ten items:

1. You keep your dollars in our local economy
2. You help create local jobs
3. You nurture our local community
4. You help the environment by buying locally.
5. You invest in local ownership.
6. You create more choice in shopping.
7. You utilize the many years of our experience and expertise in food.
8. You embrace what makes us different from our larger, national competitors
9. You make our store a destination — and we appreciate it!
10. Every week you will find hundreds of specials throughout our store.

Turner Jenness Family Funeral Home
Greg and Jody Jenness
1101 10th St.
Milford, IA 51351

Honoring the life of your loved one means you value the relationship you shared. We look forward to helping you decide how to celebrate that bond, and honor the unique individual you’ve lost. We can make suggestions to enhance your tribute ideas. Together we will create a fitting and memorable event

United Community Bank
1000 Okoboji Ave, PO Box 167
Milford, IA 51351

United Community Bank is a locally owned commercial bank serving the needs of its communities, businesses and citizens with a full range of traditional and innovative financial services, while delivering the highest level of customer service available. With locations in Milford, Okoboji, Hartley, Ocheyedan and Lake Park, United Community Bank looks forward to being a part of your financial future.

United Country Iowa Lakes Reality
Rich Ortman
1009 10th Street
Milford, IA 51351

Real Estate-Residential, Farm and Lake

Village Northwest Unlimited
Ryan Haack- Director of Development
330 Village Circle
Sheldon, IA 51201

Non-profit serving Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum and traumatic brain injuries.

Walters Real Estate
Kirby Walters
1013 Okoboji Ave
Milford, IA 51351
Web Graphics, Inc.
Ken Hanson
1020 10th St PO Box 468
Milford, IA 51351
Winther Stave & Company, LLP
Lakeland Square - 1004 21st Street Unit #4 PO Box 187
Milford, IA 51351

Certified Public Accountants

Black Hills Energy
Lynn Porter
1414 W Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

For more than 70 years we have been providing safe and affordable natural gas to 134 communities in Iowa.  We also share our personal energy to strengthen our communities and support growth and development.

Blink Marketing
Jill Harms
PO Box 168
Milford, IA 51351

Design, social media, website design and photography for advertising

Cre8 Hair Salon
Mindy & Travis Schuelte

Beauty and hair care from head to toe.  Including haircuts, colors, permanent waving, permanent straightening, hi lites, waxing services, pedicures, manicures, gel and acrylic nail sets.  Tanning and nail/hair care retail to our wonderful community in Milford

First Lutheran Church of Milford
Rev. Perry Aalgaard
1525 Three Cross Road
Milford, IA 51351

Come worship with us as we share in the joy that unites us as God’s people.

We celebrate the “best of the new and the best of the old” by exploring new and creative ways to share God’s love, while also honoring our rich heritage.

Come visit us anytime as we seek to serve the growing needs of our beautiful Iowa Great Lakes Region. Hope to see you soon!

Join The First Lutheran Family!

Great Lakes Concrete
6340 180th Street
Ocheyedan, IA 51354
Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
Amy Howard - Pam Cahoth - Tresa Hussong
702 South 1st Street
Estherville, IA 51334

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative provides utility service to members in eight northwest Iowa counties.

Jensen Real Estate
J. Michael Jensen and Jim Jensen
169 N. Highway 71 PO Box 721
Arnolds Park, IA 51331

Boasting beautiful lakes extending across thousands of acres, the Okoboji area has been one of the Midwest’s favorite vacation destinations for generations. This is the kind of place that families come back to year after year and the Okoboji real estate market offers a wide range of options for interested buyers. You can opt for a luxurious lakeshore property with direct access to a beach and its own dock, classic cottages built during the early 20th century, condos and townhouses, vacant land, and more.

Whether you’re in the market for a vacation getaway, thinking about making a permanent move to the area, or you’d like to put your property on the market, the Jensen Team look forward to providing you with the exceptional service that you deserve. Browse through the site and get in touch with them today!

Jones Law Office
Carrie Jones
PO Box 247
Lake Park, IA 51347
Klemme Chiropractic
Dr. Keith Klemme
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1804 Okoboji Avenue
Milford, IA 51351

Klemme Chiropractic has been offering chiropractic care and physiotherapy for over 30 years, including pulsed magnetic therapy and Grander Water systems from Europe.

Krista Thomsen- Thomsen Mortgage Group
Krista Thomsen
605 Lake St, Suite 5
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Finance of America- Thomsen Mortgage Group

As a professional in the mortgage lending industry, I’ve built my reputation on providing outstanding products and services in home financing.



Parks Marina
PO Box 229
Okoboji, IA 51355

Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji was established in 1983 when Leo “Butch” Parks purchased the then Gibson Sporting Goods. What was once a small fishing boat sales and repair facility, has expanded into a diversified three location business, with marinas, sales, service, storage, boat rentals, pro-shops, and specialty retail stores. Parks Marina on East Lake Okoboji features the World Famous Barefoot Bar. Okoboji Boat Works on West Lake Okoboji features much of the same, along with state of the art boat slips, the world’s largest Fish House, pro-shop and clothing Boutique, and a sandy beach for families to enjoy. Parks Marina in Sioux Falls, SD features boat Sales and Service.

Resource Guide
Craig Miner
2519 1st St
West Okoboji, IA 51351


Safco Products
Nicole McDonald
909 4th Street
Milford, IA 51351

Safco offers a variety of workspace solutions to make the workday easier, more comfortable and hopefully a little more fun. For more than 50 years, Safco has been a mid-market manufacturer of workplace solutions and ancillary products. Our product portfolio and service offerings include Mayline and Focal Upright product lines. Together, these products create an extensive product line that will win workspaces over one seamlessly coordinated product at a time. And that’s not all. Safeco has expanded services to better fit your needs. So, pull up your favorite task, perch or ball chair and see how Safco can help you with your workspace needs.

Smith’s Mobile Homes & RVs Limited
Bruce W. Smith - Kory Smith
1000 Lake Shore Drive, PO Box 409
Okoboji, IA 51355

Smith’s Mobile Homes & RVs Ltd. specializes in mobile home and RV sales and operates a mobile home park.

Triple L Fishing, LLC dba Stan’s Bait & Tackle
Dennis Harman - Travis Harman
2306 Okoboji Avenue
Milford, IA 51351