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Off-road proposal

Off-road utility vehicles would be allowed on Fort Dodge streets under a proposal to come before the City Council tonight. Drivers of those machines would have to take the shortest route to and from designated utility vehicle routes, much as big trucks have to take the shortest route to ...

Moving forward in Rockwell City

ROCKWELL CITY — “As he flew over / said the crow / Rockwell City / is a place to grow.” If you’ve driven into Rockwell City from the north recently, you were likely greeted by this poem on a set of four roadside signs leading into town. The poem’s sentiment is simple, but ...

Callender standoff ends in arrest

CALLENDER — A man wanted on a domestic assault charge barricaded himself in a Callender house for two and a half hours Sunday afternoon before being taken into custody. The situation brought a large number of law enforcement officers to the area of Agnes Avenue and James Street. No one ...

Meeting President Lincoln

As the students of Community Christian School came into the school’s chapel Friday morning to meet a special visitor, they came face-to-face with history. The tall, bearded man in a black suit wearing a stovepipe hat was instantly recognizable to the older kids, and their younger ...