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Holding back field tile water

December 7, 2014 STANHOPE — One year it’s too dry, the next too wet, the next it’s too wet then turns too dry. It plays havoc with a field’s water table, not to mention the farmer’s nerves. more »»

Sassy Strawberry is about desserts

November 30, 2014 Fort Dodge’s eastside commercial district added a new business early this month that is certain to please anyone who loves desserts. Sassy Strawberry, 2913 Fifth Ave. . more »»

Four cowboys making rodeo history

November 30, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Although Iowa is not known as a hot-bed of professional-grade rodeo talent, four of its native cowboys are making state history by qualifying for the Wrangler National Rodeo Finals, in La... more »»

Engineered tobacco finding place in Ebola treatment

November 30, 2014 Perhaps it’s agriculture to the rescue. Researchers in the U.S. are now looking at a relative of tobacco, Nicotiana benthamiana, as part of a cure in treating Ebola. more »»

U.S. Cellular opens new FD store

November 23, 2014 U.S. Cellular has moved into a brand new, bigger location it hopes will give customers a better shopping experience. more »»

The Bon-Ton Stores announce dividend

November 23, 2014 The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. more »»

Thanksgiving: Round two

November 23, 2014 AMES — For anyone lucky enough to have leftovers after Thanksgiving, the feast doesn’t have to end. more »»

‘How It’s Made’ to bring fame to braid

November 16, 2014 WEST BEND — For anyone who’s ever purchased a Country Maid’s Butter Braid brand braided pastry to support some fundraising effort and wondered how the braids got there, the answer will be soon be... more »»

Aldi reopens FD store

November 16, 2014 Aldi, the discount food store, celebrated its years in Fort Dodge at a grand reopening ceremony Thursday. The store had been closed for three weeks of renovations. “Aldi wants to be relevant. more »»

Ag’s future, markets topics for ag show

November 16, 2014 How to manage markets in 2015, the future of agriculture and farming application for better water quality are three of the seven topics to be explored during the Farm News’ 13th annual ag show on Dec. more »»

ILF sets Nov. 19 cover crop workshop

November 16, 2014 KANAWHA — Iowa Learning Farms and Practical Farmers of Iowa, as part of the Iowa Cover Crops Working Group, will host a cover crop workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.. more »»

FD businesses will honor veterans

November 9, 2014 Veterans Day is a time for memories. Across America, solemn ceremonies will honor those who served in the nation’s armed forces. more »»

ALDI reopens Fort Dodge store

November 9, 2014 ALDI will offer grocery shoppers an assortment of discounted products starting Thursday when the grocer reopens its expanded Fort Dodge store Thursday. The local ALDI is at 2736 First Ave. . more »»

Farm News’ 13th Ag Show set Dec. 3-4

November 9, 2014 The 13th annual Farm News Ag Show is set for Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 in Fort Dodge. The show will be held at Iowa Central Community College’s east campus at 2031 Quail Ave. more »»

Barn preserved for 3rd, 4th generations

November 9, 2014 LAURENS — A barn on what is known as “The ol’ McCormick place,” has been given the chance to remain a part of that farm for years to come. more »»

Holiday Inn Express and Suites opens this month

November 2, 2014 This month, one of the largest and most widely recognized hotel brands will be added to the local lodging world. A Holiday Inn Express and Suites is nearly ready to open at 300 S. 31st St. more »»

The unique, unusual

November 2, 2014 Orange pumpkins have long reigned as an autumn staple, but in the last few years their place as decoration and displays has been challenged by the rise in popularity of the textured, oddly colored... more »»

Farm bill program workshop set

November 2, 2014 Farmers and landowners will learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 at a free informational meeting conducted by Iowa State University Extension and local U.S. more »»

Two national brands arrive in FD

October 26, 2014 Two major national brands will be added to the retail mix in Fort Dodge’s booming eastside commercial district this week. more »»

Farmers file suits on Syngenta over Viptera GMO corn release

October 26, 2014 CHICAGO — In 2012, China turned back a consignment of U.S. corn because trace amounts of a genetically modified corn trait — MIR 162 — it had not approved for importing was found in the shipmen. more »»



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