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Officials release RAGBRAI routes

July 12, 2015 It may be quicker to ride a bike to work next week as thousands of cyclists visit Fort Dodge during RAGBRAI. more »»

Stratford Bluegrass Festival plays on

July 12, 2015 STRATFORD — If the audience wants the members of the bluegrass group Lori King & Junction 63 to play a request they don’t know, singer and bass player Lori King offered an easy solution Saturday... more »»

History and a hike

July 11, 2015 ALGONA — Those celebrating Founders’ Day in Algona had a unique opportunity to learn about the town’s history from Mayor Lynn Kuec. more »»

U.S. 20 backers savor success

July 11, 2015 SIOUX CITY — With their goal of a four-lane highway all across Iowa coming increasingly closer to reality, members of the U.S. more »»

Fun in the barn

July 11, 2015 ROCKWELL CITY — Cher got herself a makeover Friday afternoon at the Calhoun County Expo in Rockwell City — Not the singer and actress — Cher the heifer. more »»

Webster County Fair celebrates 4-H kids

July 11, 2015 The Webster County Fair is more than just livestock. It’s a celebration of a year’s worth of efforts from hundreds of area 4-H’ers. more »»

Wrestling coaches’ trial continued to August

July 11, 2015 NEVADA — The trial of two former Webster City wrestling coaches accused of burglary has been continued to August. more »»

Webster Co. Fair flutters on

July 10, 2015 Visitors to the Webster County Fair Thursday had a hands-on experience with butterflies. more »»

Rabbit Hopping is new event

July 10, 2015 While Peter Cottontail is busy somewhere else hopping down the bunny trail, some of the rabbits at the 4-H Rabbit Show at the Webster County Fair did some hopping of their own Thursday morning. more »»

Fowl still ‘shown’ at Wright County Fair

July 10, 2015 EAGLE GROVE — Even with the bird flu epidemic, 4-H’ers in Wright County were still able to show their fowl at the Wright County District Junior Fair. more »»

Fiber-optic Internet planned for Pocahontas

July 10, 2015 POCAHONTAS — Two companies are joining forces to build a fiber-optic Internet system in Pocahontas that will offer upload and download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. more »»

Groups opposing pipeline gather

July 10, 2015 DES MOINES — Groups opposing plans to build an oil pipeline across Iowa submitted written statements against the project Thursday and criticized Gov. more »»

It’s Webster Co. Fair time

July 9, 2015 Smaller animals shine on the opening day of the Webster County Fair. more »»

Webster County Fair royalty crowned

July 9, 2015 Webster County Fair royalty crowned... more »»

Branstad veto hits FDCSD, ICCC

July 9, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District will lose $416,000 in potential funds following Gov. Terry Branstad’s decision last week to veto $55.7 million in one-time education funding. more »»

College loses funding increase

July 9, 2015 Iowa Central Community College will not receive a funding increase from the state this year. Gov. Terry Branstad vetoed a one-time 1.25 percent increase approved by the Legislature. more »»

Smoke passes through Iowa

July 8, 2015 An unusually thick haze of smoke from wildfires in northern Canada descended on central Iowa Monday evening, prompting air quality warnings and causing some to wonder, where’s the fire? “We actuall... more »»

County investment policy must be approved

July 8, 2015 New budgets aren’t the only thing happening at the start of the fiscal year, which began July 1 for Webster Count. more »»

A need for more child care

July 7, 2015 The Fort Dodge area needs more child care provider. more »»

‘Lead the way’

July 7, 2015 The next president of the United States will have to exert renewed leadership on domestic issues and foreign affairs, U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley told a Fort Dodge audience Monday. more »»



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