Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usSat, 1 Nov 2014 02:17:50 EDTSat, 1 Nov 2014 02:17:50 EDT'You will be just as dead as Brandyn' Derrick McElroy was sentenced to life in prison Friday, his victim's stepmother took the opportunity to tell him the family hopes he suffers the way Brandyn Preston did.Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe home stretch economic successes in Iowa were repeatedly touted by state Sen. Joni Ernst, Gov. Terry Branstad and other Republican candidates as they rallied with a group of cheering supporters Friday morning in Fort Dodge.Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTVet, 82, 'pinned' and honored - U.S. Air Force veteran Carl Cook, a resident of the Stratford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was recognized for his service Friday afternoon by state Sen.Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTPate plans voter ID system Pate, the Republican candidate for Iowa secretary of state, said Friday that he wants to implement a system for checking the identity of voters that will have little impact on people going to the polls.Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDTApartment fire intentionally set Thursday night fire at a Fort Dodge apartment house was intentionally set, according to Fort Dodge Police Chief Kevin Doty. While a suspect has been identified, Doty said charges have not been filed.Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDT