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Naig talks derecho aftermath, export markets in FD visit

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig said his department is still trying to get its head around the heavy damage that was left in the path of Monday’s derecho storm in the middle third of the state, laterally. “It’s not that we’re not used to dealing with weather events, but ...

Water shut off announced to repair water main leak

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Weather permitting, beginning today at 7 a.m. until work is completed, city crews will be repairing a water main leak at 312 Ninth Ave. NW. The water main will be shut off no sooner than 8 a.m. and remain off until the repair is completed. Citizens on Ninth Avenue Northwest between ...

News of Record: Aug. 13, 2020

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Police log FORT DODGE Tuesday Six domestic calls were reported. A suspicious person was reported in the 2700 block of Fifth Avenue South. A suspicious vehicle was reported in the 400 block of South 17th Street. A burglary in progress was reported in the 300 block of Avenue F. A ...

Zoning switch OK’d for mall area

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The zoning change needed for the transformation of Crossroads Mall into the diversified Corridor Plaza development was approved by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. The council switched the 30.1-acre site’s designation from arterial commercial and shopping center commercial to planned ...

Webster County adds 24 new COVID-19 cases

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Webster County Public Health reported 24 new COVID-19 cases between the end of Monday and Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 847. At the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility, 331 of 354 positive cases have recovered. In the broader county, 95 of 493 cases remain active. The cases fall ...

Runway project nears completion

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The runways at the Fort Dodge Regional Airport are smoother and darker in color than they were before. That’s because a project to rehabilitate the surface is nearing completion. “We are almost completed, we are ahead of schedule on the project,” said Rhonda Chambers, director of ...

FD council moves to support projects

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Creation of an upscale housing area near a golf course and the construction of a warehouse for a garage door company both received a boost from the Fort Dodge City Council Monday. The council declared its intent to support the construction of single family houses and twin townhomes in an ...

Investigators: Explosion caused by homemade device

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Fort Dodge Fire Chief Steve Hergenreter has reported initial findings from the State Fire Marshal’s Office’ investigation into an explosion that seriously injured a man on Tuesday night. Hergenreter said investigators believe the blast, which was reported at about 6:52 p.m., was caused ...

‘Residents should start a plan for ash trees’

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Fort Dodge residents with ash trees may want to soon consider whether to have them treated for emerald ash borer or removed altogether. EAB is an invasive insect that feeds under the bark of ash trees. It disrupts the transport of nutrients and water throughout the tree, which ultimately ...

Getting their hands dirty

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Though Friendship Haven resident Joan Doster has been a gardener all her life, it’s the days during a pandemic when the intrinsic value of a dirt plot really comes alive to her. Thanks to a plot in the communal garden, the Kenyon Place apartment senior can continue to do something ...

‘Significant explosion’ sends man to hospital

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An explosion is under investigation at a Fort Dodge home after the Tuesday evening blast shattered a basement window and sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries. First responders were dispatched to 809 S. 16th St. at 6:52 p.m. Once on scene, a Fort Dodge police officer and Fort ...

Webster County road intersection to be closed

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The intersection of Webster County roads D20 and P71, east of Fort Dodge, will be closed from 7 a.m. today until 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the Webster County Road Department. This closure is prompted by the ongoing repaving of Webster County Road D20.

News of Record: Aug. 12, 2020

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Police log FORT DODGE Monday Three domestic calls were reported. Theft was reported in the 100 block of Lincoln Street in Otho. A fire was reported in the 10 block of South 11th Street. A burglary in progress was reported in the 30 block of North 18th Street. Loud music was ...

Burres recognized for ag leadership

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HUMBOLDT — Filling leadership roles almost seems to come second nature for Reed Burres. Burres, 24, has a resume full of leadership positions that range from serving as district officer for the North Central District FFA chapter while in high school, to serving as president of his ...

Doodlebugs delayed

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WEBSTER CITY — September usually means that Webster City is abuzz with the sounds of Doodle Bug engines humming around town. But not this year. The annual Doodle Bug reunion was scheduled to take place Sept. 16 -19, but officials with the Doodlebug Club of America announced Monday that the ...

Storm cleanup is underway in Fort Dodge

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The city of Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department will be working over the next several days to collect any downed branches and limbs from trees located in the city right-of-way (between the sidewalk and street). If you have anything meeting this criteria and you want to be sure ...

Iowa Central to help staff balance their schedules

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Faculty and staff at Iowa Central Community College will be offered some schedule flexibility to help balance work and family or personal responsibilities this fall. Because of circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, some staff may need flexibility to handle child care and other ...