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A 1957 Farmall tractor reportedly drove itself back home after a man fell from it about a quarter mile away from this machine shed, according to Trooper Brenda Rinard, of the Iowa State Patrol.

Man injured after fall

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CALLENDER — A man was injured after being thrown from a tractor about a quarter-mile from his home south of Fort Dodge Thursday afternoon, according to Trooper Brenda Rinard, of the Iowa State Patrol. The tractor, which was still in gear, continued driving itself until ultimately ...

From our files: June 23, 2017

From Our Files

June 23, 2007 NEWS: The Fort Dodge Police Department began using Tasers. SPORTS: Fort Dodge beat Waterloo West 5-1 in softball, then lost 4-3. June 23, 1992 NEWS: Donna Hill, of Fort Dodge, won a $1,000 gift certificate to McGregor’s Furniture Co. SPORTS: Algona Garrigan beat Fort ...

News of Record — June 23, 2017

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Police Log FORT DODGE Wednesday 6:53 a.m. — Criminal mischief was reported in the 1500 block of 12th Avenue Southwest. 6:57 a.m. — A theft was reported in the 200 block of South 12th Street. 8:03 a.m. — A theft was reported in the 1300 block of A Street West. 8:56 a.m. — A ...

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Local officials to head for Kosovo

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Three local leaders will journey to the European country of Kosovo this weekend, where they will spend several days exchanging ideas with people in Gjakova, the community that is a sister city to Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge Mayor Matt Bemrich said he expects the trip will ‘‘really open up ...

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Robbery suspect arrested

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A Fort Dodge man has been arrested in connection with a Wednesday afternoon robbery that injured another man, according to a press release from the Fort Dodge Police Department. Darwin Laquell Green, 21, was arrested Thursday at 233 N. 12th St. Green is charged with first-degree ...

Pipeline court case continues

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An appeal of a lawsuit challenging the Dakota Access Pipeline won’t be heard until after August. The Iowa Utilities Board heard an update on the ongoing case during its monthly meeting Thursday. Those challenging the issuance of the permit for the pipeline, and use of eminent domain in ...

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A Fort Dodge sanitation truck lowers a garbage can after dumping its contents into the back. A new law, taking effect July 1, will require drivers passing sanitation and recycling vehicles to slow down or they will receive a citation.

Slow down for sanitation

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The lives of sanitation and recycling workers across the state will become a little easier next week when a new law that requires drivers to slow down takes effect. The law, which is Iowa’s version of the Slow Down to Get Around law, takes effect July 1. It requires drivers to slow ...

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Four-vehicle accident reported in Manson

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MANSON - Multiple people have been transported to hospitals following a four-vehicle accident in Manson Friday afternoon. According to Lt. Mark Miller, of the Iowa State Patrol, three vehicles were stopped on Iowa Highway 7 due to a one-lane road. A minivan didn't slow down, for reasons ...

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Nick Greb and Cheyene Robertson, of Des Moines, at right, look on after helping to rescue a woman involved a single-vehicle rollover crash on National Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Greb broke out a window in the vehicle and helped get the woman out, according to Lt. Kevin Kruse, of the Webster County sheriff's office.

Couple saves woman involved in rollover

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A Des Moines couple helped rescue a woman after she rolled her car on a gravel road northwest of Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon. Chyanne Porter, 23, of Fort Dodge, was the driver of the car. Porter was apparently traveling alone when she crashed the car on a National Avenue, according ...

More than 2,200 left without power

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More than 2,200 MidAmerican Energy Company customers were left without power Wednesday afternoon after a power outage in Fort Dodge. The outage was caused by an equipment failure, according to Adam Jacobi, a spokesman for MidAmerican Energy. He said the power was lost at 2:43 p.m. and it ...

From our files: June 22, 2017

From Our Files

June 22, 2007 NEWS: Fort Dodge held summer classes for the first time in five years. SPORTS: St. Edmond beat Webster City 9-1 in softball. June 22, 1992 NEWS: Lori Paul had a non-speaking part in “Graced Land,” a made-for-TV movie starring Tom and Roseanne Arnold. SPORTS: Gregg ...

News of Record: June 22, 2017

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Arrivals TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER MAGERS — Leah and Chase, Webster City, a boy, Saturday, June 17, 2017. CRIMMINS — Marissa and Mike, Clare, a girl, Sunday, June 18, 2017. MCCULLOUGH — Heidi and Joe, Thor, a girl, Monday, June 19, 2017. VORLAND — Michelle and Brandon, ...

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Fort Dodge firefighter Meghan Spears, at left, along with another firefighter, treat the victim of an apparent assault at 1248 Fifth Ave. N. in Fort Dodge Wednesday afternoon. The victim was alleged to have been struck in the head with a gun by a suspect who fled north.

Man hurt in FD robbery

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A man was injured at a Fort Dodge home Wednesday afternoon in what police are calling a robbery. Fort Dodge Police are investigating after receiving a report of shots being fired. They were dispatched to 1248 Fifth Ave. N. at 1:35 p.m. Fort Dodge Police Sgt. Ryan Gruenberg said it was also ...

City permit office closed on July 3

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The Business Affairs, Community Growth and Engineering Office at the Fort Dodge Municipal Building will be closed on July 3 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This includes the office that issues building permits.

Des Moines woman dies in Algona house fire

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ALGONA — A Des Moines woman is dead following a house fire in Algona Tuesday morning, according to the Kossuth County sheriff’s office. Jessica Lierley Southard, 29, of Des Moines, was pronounced dead at the scene, 211 Brookridge. The Algona Fire Department was called to the home at ...

Showing the way

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LAURENS — Some new signs will be placed along the Prairie Park Trail in Laurens thanks to a recently awarded $5,000 grant. The Laurens Hometown Pride Committee and Keep Iowa Beautiful were awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Community Trail Grant to pay for the signs. There will be ...

Prichard calls for free community college, minimum wage hike

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A plan to make a community college education essentially free and an increase in the minimum wage are part of state Rep. Todd Prichard’s blueprint to bring more prosperity to Iowa if he is elected governor. “What I want to see is opportunity all across the state,” the Democrat from ...

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FD man arrested in connection to Wednesday robbery

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A Fort Dodge man has been arrested in connection with a Wednesday afternoon robbery that injured another man, according to a press release from the Fort Dodge Police Department. Darwin Laquell Green, 21, was arrested Thursday at 233 N. 12th St. Green is charged with first-degree robbery, a ...