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Local Business

Harbor Freight Tools to open in February

Harbor Freight Tools, one of America’s most popular stores for quality tools, will officially open its new store in Fort Dodge on Feb. 5 at 8 a.m. The store, located at 2950 Fifth Ave. S., is the 14th Harbor Freight Tools store in Iowa. The new store brings approximately 25-30 new jobs to ...

‘Full of flavor’

Two quarter-pound patties with creamy peanut butter, bacon onion jam and government cheese make up the PBJ burger — one of over 10 signature burgers available at Wahlburgers at Hy-Vee. It’s a favorite of Erick Bautista’s. He’s the service manager at the Fort Dodge Hy-Vee. “I ...

A Q&A with the owners of Soldier Creek Winery

How did you get involved in the wine-making industry? Megan: I first started getting involved in the wine-making industry back in college, at ISU, where I got my degree in Horticulture. When I was an intern for the Horticulture Research Station, I primarily worked in the vineyards. This is ...

Iowa Central workforce initiative to train 600-plus

Iowa Central Business & Community (ICBC) has launched a new workforce initiative, “Training Today for Tomorrow’s Workforce,” for the 2022 year in response to the local workforce shortage. ICBC is committed to enrolling 300 students in their healthcare continuing education classes, ...

‘Clean, fresh and exciting’

At C&M Apparel, someone could find a heavy duty jacket for work while the person they are with finds that new flashy handbag they have been looking for. The clothing store, owned by husband and wife Corey and Megan Harvey, is one of the newest additions to Fort Dodge’s booming ...

‘Over the moon’ for main street

A visitor to K.D.’s Over The Moon might find a colorful handmade pillow cover in the front of the gift shop. Then in the back of the shop they might create their own Christmas ornament. These are just two of many possibilities at one of Fort Dodge’s newest downtown businesses. ...