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20 years

February 6, 2016 It was a celebration at the Iowa State Patrol’s District 7 office Friday as the agency marked 20 years in its location near U.S. Highway 20. District 7’s headquarters, located at 2437 235th St. more »»

Q: What does the law say about UAVs?

February 6, 2016 DES MOINES — As the Federal Aviation Administration gradually moves toward issuing regulations that govern the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial uses, others are studying a... more »»

Allowing UAVs for ag use

February 6, 2016 DES MOINES — Since the Federal Aviation Administration is way behind schedule in releasing final rules regulating the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, the organization started taking applications fo... more »»

Angels for veterans

February 5, 2016 Three Fort Dodge women who make up the Alpha and Omega Bible study group are donating their time and resources to create and hand deliver Angels of Hope to wounded veterans. more »»

How to keep nitrates on the farm

February 5, 2016 In a perfect world, food-producing farms would mimic nature’s sustainable ways and surface water would be running clear and potable, carrying small amounts of nitrates that happen naturally. more »»

Want to build a wetland? Funds are available

February 5, 2016 Matt Helmers, an Iowa State University agriculture and biosystems engineer, told members of the ag committee of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Thursday that of all the practices available fo... more »»

Vazquez gets 15 years for abuse

February 5, 2016 A Fort Dodge man has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to charges in connection to a sexual abuse case from last year. Benjamin Vazquez Jr. more »»

Events center planned at Briggs Woods

February 5, 2016 WEBSTER?CITY?—Organizers are hoping that a new expansion project at Briggs Woods Golf Course Clubhouse south of Webster City could bring more conventions, business gatherings and weddings to Hamilto... more »»

The day after

February 4, 2016 The first big snow of 2016 brought a foot of snow down on the Fort Dodge area, with blizzard-like winds throughout Monday night and Tuesday. Snowfall was reported at 12. more »»

No injuries reported

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Blizzard halts events

February 3, 2016 Tuesday’s blizzard hit right on schedule, closing down roads and public offices. “It’s bad and it’s going to get worse,” said Iowa State Patrol Lt. Kelly Hindman of the roads Tuesday morning. more »»

Fort Dodge Library closed Wednesday

February 3, 2016 The Fort Dodge Public Library will remain closed Wednesday due to snowfall from Tuesday's storm. The library is scheduled to reopen Thursday at 9 a.m. more »»

Bond issue vote postponed

February 3, 2016 It’s very unusual for an election to be postponed. But Tuesday’s blizzard was enough to do the trick. more »»

Trump edges out Cruz in Webster Co.

February 3, 2016 A record crowd of more than 1,600 people filed into the Fort Dodge Senior High gymnasium to take part in the Webster County Republican caucus Monday night. more »»

Clinton prevails locally

February 3, 2016 Hillary Clinton prevailed in Webster County during Monday’s Democratic presidential caucus. The former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York won 54. more »»

Humboldt supervisors get day care money requests

February 3, 2016 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Supervisors were asked to consider funding for two child day care centers at Monday’s meeting. One center is already operating; another is being planned. more »»

Humboldt supervisors say Gilmore City must pay road repair bill

February 3, 2016 DAKOTA CITY – The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors met with representatives of Gilmore City about a street repair bill on Southeast Second Street on Monday. more »»

The home stretch

February 2, 2016 • FD hosts Huckabee again as GOP faces big choices There was no shortage of choice when the Webster County Republicans gathered at Fort Dodge Senior High to caucus Monday night. more »»

Clinton prevails in Webster County

February 2, 2016 Hillary Clinton prevailed in Webster County during Monday’s Democratic presidential caucus. The former secretary of state and U.S. senator from New York won 54. more »»


Art class for kids February 6, 2016

FORT DODGE — Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., is holding “Tissue Paper Art” classes Saturday. There is a 10 a.m. to noon class for ages 6 to 9 and 1 to 3 p.m. class for ages 10 to 14. Fees are $10 for Blanden members and $15 for nonmembers. more »

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