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Larson resigns part of Humboldt County duties

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DAKOTA CITY — Melody Larson submitted her resignation as Humboldt County’s zoning officer, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act officer, and environmental officer to the Board of Supervisors Monday. Board Chairman Bruce Reimers said he was going through papers on his desk ...

Webster County ATV rule headed for tune-up

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Eddie Elkin, park ranger for this area with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, has asked the Webster County Board of Supervisors to change a proposed off-highway vehicle ordinance in order to keep ATVs from going through Dolliver Memorial State Park and Brushy Creek State Recreation ...

Leffler, Dencklau to run for re-election

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Webster County supervisors Keith Dencklau and Merrill Leffler, both Republicans, will seek re-election this year. Dencklau has been on the board 12 years, and represents District 1, the northeast part of the county. This will be Leffler’s sixth year on the board. He represents District 4, ...

Many ways to observe 100 days

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When you’re in prekindergarten, counting to 100 can be a challenge. It is, after all, a lot. For the students at Riverside Early Learning Center, the 100th day of school also became an opportunity to learn about a new, very big, whole number. Pre-k teacher Hilary Ronnfeldt made it ...

FD woman gets federal prison time for meth possession

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CEDAR RAPIDS — A Fort Dodge woman who fled the country after pleading guilty to a federal drug charge has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison. Lara Pineda, 33, pleaded guilty in March 2017 to one count of possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine. The guilty plea was in ...

One dead in EG fire

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EAGLE GROVE — An Eagle Grove resident is dead and another injured following a Monday night fire in a home at 222 Commercial Ave. S., according to Eagle Grove Fire Chief Tom Peterson. The name of the victims have not been released by local officials. Peterson said three people were in ...

Wastewater discharge reported in Manson

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MANSON — Wastewater discharge into East Cedar Creek in Manson has been stopped, but the Iowa Department of Natural Resources is asking that precautions be taken around the creek. The discharge was caused by a pump leak Monday night. The seals on the pump failed, which caused the pumping ...

From our files: Feb. 28, 2018

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Feb. 28, 2008 NEWS: Mark Campbell threw his hat into the race for a seat on the Webster County Board of Supervisors. SPORTS: Newell-Fonda beat Dunkerton 81-62 in girls basketball. Feb. 28, 1993 NEWS: Julie Crimmins was named director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. SPORTS: ...

News of Record: Feb. 28, 2018

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Arrivals TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER CARLSON — Marli and Todd, Duncombe, a boy, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. HARTMANN — Cassandra and Clint, Humboldt, a girl, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Police Log FORT DODGE Saturday A theft was reported in the 1600 block of First Avenue North. A ...

FD woman killed in 169 crash

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BADGER — A 42-year-old woman from Fort Dodge has been identified as the victim in a fatal crash Monday night. Amy Seward was declared dead at the scene, about four and a half miles south of Humboldt on U.S. Highway 169. Seward was driving a Honda van northbound when her vehicle ...

Terrorism threat thwarted at FD schools

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged with threats of terrorism, a class D felony, after Fort Dodge officials were made aware of a conversation on social media about a school shooting, according to Capt. Ryan Gruenberg, of the Fort Dodge Police Department. According to Gruenberg, a Fort Dodge ...

Refrigerator blamed for FD house explosion

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A refrigerator was the most likely ignition source for a house explosion that happened exactly two weeks ago in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter said Tuesday the investigation into what caused the explosion at 3015 Ninth Ave. S. has led fire officials to believe the ...

McGregors closing

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A longstanding business in downtown Fort Dodge is closing its doors, and the company’s president said that’s in part because of the presence of parking meters along Central Avenue. McGregors Furniture & Mattress, 712 Central Ave., has announced the closure of its Fort Dodge store. ...

New housing planned for eastern FD

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A proposed new housing subdivision on the eastern side of Fort Dodge would include 70 duplexes and a four-acre park, according to plans unveiled Tuesday. The neighborhood, to be called Gypsum Creek Crossing, would be south of 10th Avenue North and east of 32nd Street. The new homes would be ...

Closed door likely helped save Moorland house in fire

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MOORLAND — A closed door very likely saved a house in Moorland from being seriously burned Tuesday night after a fire started in a bedroom. Firefighters were called to 724 Grand Ave. in Moorland about 7:30 p.m., and were able to stop the fire from destroying much more than clothes and ...

Webster County Supervisors concerned about losing funds

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Counties and other local governments would no longer get the “backfill” funds provided after the commercial property tax relief of a few years ago, under a bill now being considered in the Iowa Senate. “This would put a pretty big burden on the county if they passed this,” Webster ...

Deteriorating ice factored into snowmobile crash

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STRATFORD — The man injured in a snowmobile accident Monday hit a dip while riding at the convergence of the Boone and Des Moines rivers near Stratford. Conservation Officer Bill Spece, with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, said the victim, who has not been publicly identified, ...

Dog alerts owner to fire at trailer home north of Moorland

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MOORLAND - A man who was sleeping inside of his trailer home Tuesday night may have been saved by his dog when the structure caught fire north of Moorland, according to Moorland Assistant Fire Chief Brad Hoffman. According to Hoffman, a space heater tipped over in a bathroom within the home ...

FDMS, FDSH staff basketball game Thursday

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Staff from Fort Dodge Middle School and Fort Dodge Senior High will face each other on the basketball court Thursday night for a good cause. Tip off is at 6 p.m. inside the Fort Dodge Senior High gym. Cost is $2 per person. The funds raised from the game will go towards new books for ...