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New restaurants offer varied fare

February 3, 2013 There are dozens of restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines in Fort Dodge for diners to choose from, and during the course of the past year, several have been added to that list, giving the... more »»

U.S. Highway 20 expressway moves along

February 3, 2013 The debut of 26 more miles of four-lane U.S. Highway 20 on Nov. 21, 2012, prompted a celebration by officials and transportation advocates, including Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. more »»

Downtown sees fresh investment, growth

February 3, 2013 The top floors of the old McQuilken Building in downtown Fort Dodge have been unused for 30 years. Rich Seltz, of Fort Dodge, hopes to fill those floors with something someday. more »»

Corridor is the site of growth spurt

February 3, 2013 People who haven’t been in Fort Dodge for awhile may notice some significant changes the first time they cruise down the Fifth Avenue South corrido. more »»

GFDGA sets framework for future

February 3, 2013 The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance did some growing of its own during 2012 as the relatively new organization assumes its role in economic development. more »»

Some real estate buyers will get 2013 boost

February 3, 2013 Some first-time home buyers will get a boost in 2013 due to a new tax credit, according to Mary Little, regional retail manager at Northwest Bank. more »»

Construction companies see boom

February 3, 2013 Lots of construction workers using big machines are busy in the North Central Ag Industrial Park where the Cargill plant is being renovated and the CJ Bio America facility is being built. more »»

Grocers stay health-minded in 2013

February 3, 2013 For those who are looking to cook with health in mind, they need to look no further than two of Fort Dodge’s major grocers to find nearly any product they need. more »»

BIVI begins making new vaccine in FD

February 3, 2013 Workers at the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. main plant in Fort Dodge have begun making a new low-dose vaccine for dogs, according to company officials. more »»

New businesses reshape Fort Dodge

February 3, 2013 The economy remains sluggish nationally, but a proliferation of new business ventures in Fort Dodge during the last 12 months demonstrates great confidence in the commercial potential of the... more »»

New airline, runway job are highlights

February 3, 2013 A new airline debuted at Fort Dodge Regional Airport last year, and its planes promptly began using a runway that was rebuilt in a $5.5 million project. more »»

Crossroads Mall sees an active 2012

February 3, 2013 Crossroads Mall had another strong year, with many stores providing goods and services and the mall itself hosting many events. more »»

Major changes reshape local financial world

February 3, 2013 As 2013 unfolds, two familiar banking names are no longer part of the Fort Dodge financial world. more »»

Car dealers experience successful 2012

February 3, 2013 When it comes to the world of cars, the dealerships in Fort Dodge experienced a successful 2012 and look forward to the new opportunities in 2013. more »»

Cargill, CJ projects see intensive construction

February 3, 2013 At CJ Bio America, winter weather has been no impediment to progress. Construction has continued apace at the plant-in-progress west of Fort Dodge, said general affairs manager Luke Palmer. more »»

Home furnishings sales are on the rise

February 3, 2013 When it comes to furnishing homes, sales are up in energy efficiency, high quality goods, and things made in the U.S.A. Area store owners say the economy is on the rise. more »»

2013 Progress consists of 5 editions

January 24, 2013 The 2013 annual Progress edition published by The Messenger will consist of 5 editions published over five Sundays in January and February. more »»



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