Legislators meet voters at Eggs and Issues

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It was a packed house at Iowa Central Community College’s Triton Cafe on Saturday as the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance hosted another in its session of Eggs and Issues, bringing together local citizens with area legislators. Kelly Hindman moderated the session that included state ...

One person dead in Eagle Grove shooting

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EAGLE GROVE — A fatal shooting was reported early Saturday morning in Eagle Grove, according to a media release from the Eagle Grove Police Department. At approximately 2:35 a.m. Saturday, the Eagle Grove Police Department received a 911 call in reference to a shooting incident which ...

‘Impossible Dream’

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Recruiting qualified candidates for certain healthcare positions can be challenging in today’s world. Kerrie Schmidt, laboratory manager at Van Diest Medical Center, experienced that challenge as she tried to hire additional medical lab technologists. Ultimately, she reached halfway ...

Pedal to the metal

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When Duane Olson got a John Deere 9430T tractor about a year ago, it was a switch from the CAT Challenger tractors he was used to driving. There was one component that he just couldn’t get used to — the deceleration switch. “After the first night of ripping with the new-to-us 9430T, ...

Black History Celebration set for Tuesday

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A Black History Celebration hosted by the Pleasant Valley Awareness Committee will be held at 6 p.m. in the conference room of the Fort Dodge Public Library, 424 Central Ave. Sherry Washington said, “Celebrating Black History is an important time of reflection. We’ve come a long way, ...