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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 »»

Miller joins call for special session

July 7, 2015 State Rep. Helen Miller is among those pressing for a special session of the Iowa Legislature, but other lawmakers serving the Fort Dodge area don’t think the effort will be successful. more »»

Humboldt sups set date for special election

July 7, 2015 DAKOTA CITY — The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved an Aug. 11 date for a special election to fill a board vacancy Monday. more »»

Humboldt discusses water main repair

July 7, 2015 HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt City Council set a public hearing date to consider plans and specifications for the emergency replacement of a water main along Fifth Avenue South. more »»

Fort Dodge celebrates Independence Day

July 6, 2015 The Fourth of July weekend ended with a bang at Fort Frenzy on Sunda. more »»

Smoke from Canadian wildfires moves into Iowa

July 6, 2015 A large area of smoke from wildfires in northern Canada descended to ground level and moved into Iowa Monday evening. more »»

Painting downtown for RAGBRAI

July 6, 2015 Downtown businesses are asking for help in painting their windows to welcome thousands of RAGBRAI riders to Fort Dodge on July 20. more »»

Second career

July 6, 2015 Career paths are not always perfectly straight. For years, Kathy Becker worked as a tutor, helping college students pursue their education. more »»

Wind energy and bat preservation

July 6, 2015 The Iowa wind energy industry faces a bizarre problem. It is killing bats, and the demise sometimes comes in a gruesome way. more »»

USDA has taken on economic development

July 6, 2015 DES MOINES — The U.S. more »»

Gowrie turns out for July Fourth festivities

July 5, 2015 GOWRIE — The state’s longest-running Independence Day celebration drew thousands of people to Gowrie Saturday. more »»

Speed, accuracy matter in West Bend

July 5, 2015 WEST BEND — Strategy was needed to celebrate Independence Day Saturday afternoon in West Bend, especially when it came to the firemen’s water fights where competitors said speed and accuracy mattered. more »»



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