Messenger Newshttp://www.messengernews.netTop Headlinesen-usFri, 19 Dec 2014 10:55:40 EDTFri, 19 Dec 2014 10:55:40 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssDennis Plautz expects more growth in FDhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581917.htmlThroughout downtown Fort Dodge, storefronts that were vacant a year or two ago have been filled with a growing number of specialty shops. New restaurants and stores have debuted on the Fifth Avenue South/Kenyon Road Corridor of Commerce.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTDowntown offers shoppers unique gift choiceshttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581918.htmlBusiness owners in downtown Fort Dodge are offering unique gifts this holiday season. Christmas cactuses are popular this year at Lilly's Floral & Gifts, said Alice Schmidt, the store's owner.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTIowa Specialty Hospital honoredhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581919.htmlCLARION - Iowa Specialty Hospital has been named a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates Inc.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTNEW Co-op named Ag Retailer of Yearhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581920.htmlNEW Cooperative was named the Agricultural Retailers Association Retailer of the Year for 2014. The award was presented to NEW Cooperative Director of Operations Frank Huseman on Dec. 3 during the ARA annual conference in New Orleans.Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTCrop Advantage Series to provide latest crop production informationhttp://www.messengernews.net/page/content.detail/id/581921.htmlAMES - Iowa State University Extension will present the 2015 Crop Advantage Series from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Jan. 21, in the Best Western Quality Inn and Suites-Starlite Village, Junction of Iowa Highway 7 and U..Sun, 14 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT