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Treading water on job creation

October 26, 2013 President Barack Obama likes to boast that trillions of dollars in “stimulus” spending of various types has put more Americans back to work. It has not. more »»

Not a cause for alarm

October 25, 2013 You may remember that for a couple of years, severe heat waves, strong hurricanes and vicious tornadoes plagued some regions of the country. “Climate change” was to blame, some said. more »»

Let’s look into this

October 21, 2013 During the partial shutdown of the government, there wasn’t enough money to keep national parks open, but federal wildlife areas were opened to waterfowl hunting. more »»

Water quality initiative gains support

October 20, 2013 Clean, safe water is important to all living things. more »»

October is National Pork Month

October 18, 2013 October has been designated National Pork Month. That makes it an especially good time to reflect on the importance of the pork industry to this state. more »»

This doesn’t make sense

October 17, 2013 No one ought to go through the devastation suffered by hundreds of thousands of people in the Gulf States when Hurricane Katrina hit there in August 2005. more »»

Taxpayers should be outraged

October 17, 2013 Federal prosecutors say that for 12 years, Environmental Protection Agency official John C. Beale got away with ripping off taxpayer. more »»

Raid leaves major questions unresolved

October 16, 2013 U.S. special forces’ capture of a notorious al-Qaida leader in Libya has been hailed as a coup in the war against terrorists. more »»

Downtown is on the move

October 14, 2013 Downtown Fort Dodge was very much the heart of the city throughout most of our community’s histor. more »»

UW?Community Campaign deserves support

October 13, 2013 America is a land filled with compassionate people. This is a nation where charitable giving is a standard feature of community life. more »»

Newpaper carriers deserve recognition

October 12, 2013 Every day more than 53 million newspapers are delivered to readers. Those compendiums of news and community information arrive on doorsteps all across our land as if by magic. more »»

Cruise marks 30th anniversary

October 10, 2013 Americans love their cars. For just about anyone who lives in Iowa, a progression of vehicles is part of their life story. more »»

Fed up with government?

October 9, 2013 Part of the reason so many Americans are fed up with government in general is that too often, bureaucrats display a complete lack of common sense. During World War II, Joe McGrain of Rochester, N.. more »»

Newspapers make U.S. stronger

October 8, 2013 Here at The Messenger, we work diligently to put out a daily newspaper that we hope readers find both informative and useful. This is National Newspaper Wee. more »»

Ward 1: It’s time to vote

October 7, 2013 There are exciting things afoot in Fort Dodge. While the U.S. economy is still sluggish, agriculture and related industries are a bright spot. more »»

Supreme Court to visit FD

October 6, 2013 Americans are fascinated by the legal system. The success of numerous television and movie dramas with law enforcement and trials as their focus is strong evidence of that interest. more »»

4-H is about achievement

October 6, 2013 National 4-H Week is a good time to celebrate the enormous contributions 4-H makes to our community and nation. more »»

Delta Queen deserves support

October 5, 2013 After decades of steaming up and down America’s waterways, the historic Delta Queen was tied up at Chattanooga, Tenn., in 2009. There, she serves as a floating hote. more »»

Let’s celebrate Manufacturing Day

October 4, 2013 It will come as no surprise to even the most casual student of American history to learn that manufacturing has contributed mightily to our nation’s economic prosperity. more »»

Here’s why the government shut down

October 2, 2013 Americans ought to be very clear on why some sectors of the federal government “shut down” Tuesday morning. more »»



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