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Housing green light

May 10, 2016 A plan to build two apartment buildings just south of downtown Fort Dodge received the initial approval of the Fort Dodge City Council Monday despite the objections of some nearby property owners. more »»

City saves $335K with bond refinancing

May 10, 2016 Fort Dodge taxpayers will save about $335,000 in interest costs on the bond issue that paid for the aquatics center as a result of a refinancing approved by the City Council on Monday. more »»

No OK for pipeline yet

May 10, 2016 The Iowa Utilities Board wants more information before it will let construction begin on a crude oil pipeline which will stretch 346 miles across Iow. more »»

FDCSD board OKs precast panel bids

May 10, 2016 Bids for precast wall panels for the new Duncombe Elementary facility were approved Monday by the Fort Dodge Community School District board. more »»

Airport GA apron contract awarded

May 10, 2016 The Fort Dodge Regional Airport Commission awarded a contract for the reconstruction of the general aviation apron at a meeting Monday night. The contract was awarded to Concrete Foundations, Inc. more »»

Arneson gets 10 years for sexual abuse

May 10, 2016 James Arneson was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after being convicted of two counts of third-degree sexual abus. more »»

Forcible felony means mandatory prison

May 10, 2016 When James Arneson was convicted last month of two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, the judge had no choice but to sentence him to prison. more »»

FD council sets horseshoe rules for bar

May 10, 2016 Horsehoe pitching contests will be allowed to continue at the 4th Street Depot for the next five years under rules approved Monday by the Fort Dodge City Council. more »»

National treasures

May 9, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 140 veterans from 20 Iowa counties gathered as one to travel to the nation’s capital Saturday and view their war memorials as part of the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. more »»

Still goin’ strong

May 9, 2016 When Glenn Yenger retired from teaching in 2008, he didn’t want to put his hat on a hook and plop down in a recliner. more »»

Honor at last

May 8, 2016 When Air Force veteran Ron Rasmussen, of Humboldt, went to Vietnam in 1966 he got there the same way he went to Washington, D.C., Saturday on the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. more »»

Apartment plan to come before FD council

May 8, 2016 A revised plan to build a pair of apartment buildings just south of downtown Fort Dodge will come before the City Council on Monday. more »»

Johnson named FDCF warden

May 8, 2016 Bob Johnson, a longtime employee of North Central Correctional Facility, has been named the new warden at the Fort Dodge Correctional Facility. more »»

FD autism center is in the works

May 8, 2016 Opportunity Village hopes to build an autism center in Fort Dodge. Right now, though, the group is looking for the funding. “It’s still in the works,” said Jennifer Pinske, development officer. more »»


May 7, 2016 Iowa Central Community College’s 49th annual commencement honored 495 graduating students Friday. A procession extended across the Fort Dodge campus that took 20 minutes to enter John E. more »»

FD area was considered for Prestage hog plant

May 7, 2016 The Fort Dodge area was considered a potential site for a major hog processing plant recently rejected in Mason City, and it could still be of interest to meatpacking company Prestage Farms. more »»

Welcome rally set for Honor Flight veterans

May 7, 2016 Many of the American troops who went to fight World War II, the Korean War and, especially, the Vietnam War never were honored at a proper welcome home ceremony after their duty was done. more »»

Palo Alto woman ID’d as fugitive from NY, PA

May 7, 2016 EMMETSBURG — A woman originally arrested for impaired driving is now facing multiple felony charges for allegedly using a false identity while living in Iowa. In addition, Renata J. more »»



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