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Spring into Fort Dodge is a splendid event

May 28, 2015 As the local economic boom accelerates, more and more new people are becoming part of our community. more »»

Iraq strategy requires a reappraisal

May 27, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Procrastination harms the nation

May 26, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Take the time to remember

May 25, 2015 Today is Memorial Day. For many people, it is a time to welcome the summer season by taking advantage of a three-day holiday weekend to spend relaxing time with friends and family. more »»

Out-of-towners can help FD prosper

May 24, 2015 It’s often difficult to appreciate blessings close at hand. Hawkeye State tourism may well be in that category for many Iowan. more »»

Let’s take special care on the roads

May 22, 2015 All across the Hawkeye State, people will be taking advantage of this holiday weekend to pursue fun summer activities. more »»

EPA actions overstep its authority

May 21, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

GAO report raises important issues

May 20, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

Buena Vista University is a huge asset

May 19, 2015 Buena Vista University — known as Buena Vista College until 1995 — has been part of the higher-education world in the Hawkeye State since 1891. more »»

Obama shows support for Clinton

May 18, 2015 Presidents often claim they do not want to influence their political parties in selecting nominees to succeed the. more »»

Graduates are a source of pride

May 17, 2015 All across Iowa, this is the time of year when high schools celebrate at commencement exercises an important milestone in the lives of seniors — graduation. more »»

Let’s move ahead with Yucca Mountain

May 16, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Lake City shows its can-do spirit

May 14, 2015 Iowans look forward to the warm weather spring brings. Unfortunately, powerful storms are also part of the reality of this time of year. more »»

Report says IRS has corrected problems

May 13, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of nonprofit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. That was Lois Lerner, who was not fired but instead retired. more »»

Iowa leads nation in egg production

May 12, 2015 Egg production is big business in Iowa. The Hawkeye State has more than 50 major egg producers. The state’s nearly 60 million layers generate a remarkable 1. more »»

Protecting our liberties is crucial

May 11, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist hatred. more »»

Mothers deserve our thanks

May 10, 2015 If you think that Mother’s Day is one of those holidays created by the greeting card industry, you may be in for a surprise. more »»

Rachel’s Challenge is making FD better

May 9, 2015 The Rachel’s Challenge initiative is achieving great things in Fort Dodge. In 2013, both the Fort Dodge Community School District and St. more »»

Safe at Home law makes sense

May 8, 2015 Protecting victims — and potential victims — of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking from people who would do them harm is an important but sometimes difficult challenge. more »»



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