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Fire rips through apartment building Tuesday night

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A large fire ripped through an apartment building at 2809 10th Ave. N. on Tuesday evening. The fire, reported at 7:37 p.m., severely damaged the building, displacing several residents. The fire was contained to the northeast building of the four-building LaVista Apartments complex. ...

Fallen tree causes power outage

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A fallen tree near 733 F St. in Fort Dodge has caused a power outage for 958 MidAmerican Energy customers, MidAmerican Energy confirmed. The power outage was reported at 2:19 p.m. Callers stated that a tree went down on a power line and also hit a parked car. MidAmerican Energy crews are on ...

News of Record: Nov. 20, 2019

News of record

Police Log FORT DODGE Monday Trespassing was reported in the 400 block of Kenyon Road. Harassment was reported in the 900 block of Central Avenue. One domestic call was reported. Burglary was reported in the 400 block of 10th Avenue North. Theft was reported in the 400 block of ...

‘Does that refresh your recollection?’

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NEVADA — “Good morning, former agent Hedlund,” defense attorney Paul Rounds said to Detective Larry Hedlund, of the Fort Dodge Police Department, beginning his cross-examination of the investigator Tuesday during the trial of Tanner King. Even in the greeting that started the defense ...

Learning center to be named after Chief Justice Cady

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An interactive learning center that would highlight Iowa’s proud civil rights history among other things may one day bear the name of the late Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady. Plans for the learning center were announced Tuesday by the Iowa Supreme Court. Cady, who lived in ...

Cargill acquires land from Webster County

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Cargill has acquired more than 80 acres of property from Webster County as the company looks to expand its operations in the Iowa Crossroads of Global Innovation ag park west of Fort Dodge. The Webster County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the sale of two parcels to Cargill during ...

Supervisors approve jail staff changes

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The Webster County Board of Supervisors took action Tuesday on multiple staffing changes that will impact the operations of the jail. Supervisors accepted the resignation of Sgt. Josh Pyle, a corrections officer. His resignation becomes effective Dec. 1. In a separate motion, the county ...

Getting to Know Our Teachers: Sarah Schipper

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Name: Sarah Schipper What grade/subject do you teach at St. Edmond? I teach eighth grade math, Algebra 2, College Prep math, and Pre-Calculus. What is your favorite part of the school day? My favorite part is greeting students between classes. It gives me a chance to build ...

Blaze ravages FD home

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A blaze that sent flames leaping high above the treetops in a southern Fort Dodge neighborhood Sunday night destroyed a garage, charred a house and damaged some nearby buildings. Neighbors reported hearing small explosions as flames ripped through the house and garage at 934 S. 27th St. ...

At UnityPoint in Fort Dodge, telemedicine takes off

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UnityPoint Health — Trinity Regional Medical Center has added six new hospitalists to its staff this month. The catch is, however, that none of them will ever step foot into the Fort Dodge hospital. TRMC launched its new telemedicine program on Nov. 5 with the goal to ensure consistent ...

Fort Dodge firefighters battle apartment fire

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Fort Dodge firefighters are on scene of a structure fire at 2809 10th Ave. N. Firefighters were dispatched to a three-story apartment building at about 7:37 p.m. The Fort Dodge Police Department is also on scene. See The Messenger Facebook page for a video. https://bit.ly/2QBfXP4

Bode man killed in single vehicle crash

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BODE — One man died as a result of a single vehicle crash on a rural Humboldt County road Friday. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department identfied the man as Joel Haynes, 45, of Bode. Deputies reported that Haynes was driving east on 120th Street when he lost control of his vehicle. ...

Judge strikes defense’s motion to dismiss

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NEVADA — There were a few things that investigators couldn’t square away as they started to look into Tanner King as a suspect — points prosecutors highlighted through several hours of interview recordings as they started to wrap up their last witness in the first-degree murder case ...

Reaching 250

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Last year’s Community Christmas turned out to be a success. Under the leadership of Athletics For Education and Success, the program, formerly Operation Christmas, served more than 250 children in the community. This is the second year AFES has volunteered to run the ...

Applications being accepted for heating help

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The 2019-2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been established to help qualifying low income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. Applications are being accepted now and will be taken until April 30, ...

Students in the Arts recognizes students

Education

The Students in the Arts Foundation has announced its list of students that were recognized for the fall term. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade were chosen by their instructor for excelling in the performing and visual arts programs. The are as follows: Elementary St. Edmond ...

Honor Flight expands to peacetime veterans

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Veterans who served their country during times of peace in between World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War are now eligible to take part in the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight. “These peacetime veterans deserve the right to go,” said Ron Newsum, the chairman of the board that ...