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Tailoring knowledge

July 7, 2014 LAURENS — Some people go into a career that they’ve been interested in for a long time and that they’ve learned about for years. more »»

Ekstrom sentenced to prison

July 7, 2014 Holly Ekstrom has been sentenced to prison after Judge Kurt Wilke rejected the recommended probation sentence as part of a plea agreement Monday. more »»

UPDATE: 8-year-old sent to hospital after truck/bike collision

July 7, 2014 An 8-year-old girl was sent to the hospital after she collided with a pickup while riding her bike Monday afternoon. more »»

Historic newspaper archive is now online

July 7, 2014 Searching for historical information just got a lot less tedious. The online newspaper database created by the Fort Dodge Public Library is now available and ready to search. more »»

Marian Home fireworks postponed

July 7, 2014 The fireworks display scheduled at the Marian Home Monday evening has been postponed due to rain in the weather forecast. The display will be held Tuesday beginning around 9:45 p.m. more »»

Movie on the Monster postponed

July 7, 2014 The Movie on the Monster scheduled for Monday night has been has been postponed until Wednesday. more »»

Two dead in Graettinger house fire

July 7, 2014 GRAETTINGER — Two children died Monday as the result of injuries sustained in a house fire in Graettinger. more »»

Algona Police seek stabbing suspect

July 7, 2014 ALGONA — Investigators are seeking to identify the person who stabbed an Emmetsburg man at an Algona bar Saturday night. A “special music event” was being held at After Life, 212 East State St. more »»

FD gardens shine

July 6, 2014 Barb and John Kilmer’s stop on the 13th annual Fort Dodge Area Federated Garden Club Garden Tour is billed as “Kilmertown — his and her hobbies.” Their backyard garden is split into half. more »»

Lake Cornelia games include melons, frogs

July 6, 2014 LAKE CORNELIA — Bob Powers, who helped organize an afternoon of children’s games as part of the Lake Cornelia Independence Day weekend, had a little trouble obtaining frogs for the frog race. more »»

The Messenger adds additional ways to read the newspaper

July 6, 2014 Since 1856, The Messenger has delivered valuable news and information to people in north central Iowa. more »»

DCA invites Iowans to Community Conversations

July 6, 2014 Fort Dodge will be the site of one of a series of Community Conversations this month being held through the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. more »»

Lubinus dies in motorcycle accident near Gilmore City

July 6, 2014 POCAHONTAS — John Lubinus, 57, of Pocahontas, was killed Friday night when the motorcycle he was riding went into a ditch approximately 5 miles north of Gilmore City. more »»

Gowrie proves it’s a great place to be independent

July 5, 2014 GOWRIE — Of the many things needed for a truly great Independence Day celebration, at least one person must dress up as Uncle Sam — whether waving from a float, walking the parade or simply watchin. more »»

Humboldt goes for the horses

July 5, 2014 HUMBOLDT — Hooves flew rather than fireworks as the annual Independence Day harness horse races were held at the Humboldt County Fairgrounds Friday. more »»

In Otho, games for kids return

July 5, 2014 By DAWN BLISS OTHO — Nostalgia can be a powerful thin. more »»

Water parade

July 5, 2014 By HANS MADSEN TWIN LAKES — The annual Twin Lakes Boat Parade made its way around the lake Friday evening with a group of craft decorated in various holiday themes. more »»

The ride’s the thing

July 4, 2014 ALGONA — For Jon Zahner, one of the participants in the motorcycle pull at the 30th annual A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education Freedom Rally at the ABATE Freedom Park, pulling the weighted sled all... more »»

FDCSD earns award for its reports

July 4, 2014 The Fort Dodge Community School District has won the Excellence in Financial Reporting Award. “We’re really proud of it,” Brandon Hansel, FDCSD director of financial services, said. more »»

Weather swamps usual route, but ride prevails

July 4, 2014 GOWRIE — It was the perfect day for a tractor ride. And that’s fortunate, given the weather that preceded i. more »»



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