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Room with a view

January 16, 2015 When Aaron Rider, of Webster City, stepped back from the wall of the west gallery at the Blanden Memorial Art Museum after helping to hang the first photo in the upcoming photography show “Aperture,... more »»

Experts echo Cady call for safety

January 16, 2015 Local law enforcement and judicial officials are echoing Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady’s sentiments on the issue of courthouse safety in the wake of his State of the Judiciary speech. more »»

Weather bursts FD water lines

January 16, 2015 A series of water main breaks kept Fort Dodge public works employees busy through the overnight hours of Wednesday and Thursday, but water service was fully restored Thursday morning. more »»

Witnesses crucial to criminal prosecution

January 16, 2015 When a crime occurs, the person responsible for committing it is generally expected to face charges. In order for that to happen, witnesses are necessary. more »»

Landing in Fort Dodge

January 15, 2015 A LifeFlight helicopter will be based in Fort Dodge beginning in May, according to an announcement from Trinity Regional Medical Center. more »»

Water main breaks bring brown water to areas of FD

January 15, 2015 The City of Fort Dodge has experienced three water main breaks in the past 24 hours. One of those was a large break that has caused rusty water to impact a large portion of the city. more »»

$20K in property stolen in county

January 15, 2015 Two burglaries that led to more than $20,000 in property being taken are being investigated by the Webster County Sheriff’s Department. more »»

Fort Dodge Middle School fight posted online

January 15, 2015 An altercation between two students at Fort Dodge Middle School on Dec. 16 was resolved by school administrators, but not before the conflict was recorded and posted online. more »»

Cady: More security needed at courthouses

January 15, 2015 DES MOINES — Iowa needs more security at its courthouses, the state’s chief justice said Wednesday, citing an incident last fall in which a man angry about his property taxes opened fire. more »»

Court upholds $7M lawyer fee in D.M. class-action case

January 15, 2015 DES MOINES — A team of lawyers who won a class-action lawsuit against the city of Des Moines for charging improper franchise fees should be paid $7 million instead of the requested $15 million, a... more »»

Hospital to pay over suicide

January 15, 2015 IOWA CITY (AP) — The University of Iowa’s hospital will apologize and pay $250,000 to the family of a psychiatric patient who committed suicide in 2009 while on a short-term leave, under a legal... more »»

Bills approved by City Council

January 15, 2015 This is a summary of major bills approved for payment by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. To: Wicks Construction In. more »»

Warm walking

January 14, 2015 The mall walkers at the Crossroads Mall are easy to spot — they’re usually the people zipping along the corridor that aren’t wearing the coats piled up on benches and chairs awaiting their owner’s... more »»

24 hours or towed

January 14, 2015 Drivers who park their vehicles on Fort Dodge streets for more than 24 hours could end up getting their vehicles towed due to an ordinance enforced by the Police Department. more »»

Becker hired as assistant co. attorney

January 14, 2015 The Webster County Attorney’s office is fully staffed once again after the Board of Supervisors approved hiring of another assistant county attorney Tuesday. more »»

ICCC board readying for expansion bids

January 14, 2015 The Iowa Central Community College board of directors is readying for its bookstore expansion project. more »»

Budget talks continue

January 13, 2015 By BILL SHEA State money to help pay for replacing a 94-year-old bridge and to create a riverfront master plan was accepted by the Fort Dodge City Council on Monday. more »»

City considers new funding source for 911

January 13, 2015 The property tax rate in Fort Dodge is expected to rise as city officials move to a new source of funding for an expanding 911 dispatch service in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. more »»

FD Middle School building approved

January 13, 2015 The Fort Dodge Community School District board Monday approved final acceptance of the Fort Dodge Middle School building from Construction Services Inc., of Des Moines. more »»



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