Messenger News Briefen-usFri, 6 May 2016 18:29:20 EDTFri, 6 May 2016 18:29:20 EDT elected to affirmative action chair Washington was elected the state affirmative action chair at the Iowa Democratic Party Fourth District Convention in Ames Saturday.Fri, 6 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTOpening weekend begins Saturday at Fort Museum Fort Museum and Frontier Village opening weekend begins on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continues on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Fri, 6 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTFD intersection to close Monday intersection of 10th Avenue North and 14th Street will be closed Monday and will remain closed for about 10 days, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. This closure is part of the Soldier Creek improvement project.Sun, 1 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTSouth Seventh Street to close Seventh Street between Fourth Avenue South and Meriwether Drive will close Monday and be closed for about 14 days, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. The road will be closed for repaving.Sun, 1 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTSwedish Club to meet Saturday - The Swedish Club will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Stratford Lutheran Church. Please note the time change. The program will be a Swedish exchange student. Everyone is welcome to attend. There will be a potluck lunch.Sun, 1 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT