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Hands-on learning

While it might not cut it on a construction site, a Minnie Mouse shirt and skirt worked just fine for Cali Ascherl, 3, of Fort Dodge, as she got to try operating a small excavator Thursday. Asherl began her new career during a Fort Dodge Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department learning ...

Pork producers converge on future of local economy

The Iowa Pork Producers Association was presented Thursday with new opportunities through partnership with the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance and Iowa Central Community College to continue to anchor agriculture in the future of Iowa’s economy. “We all work together as a system,” ...

Terrance Foy wanted on multiple charges

WEBSTER CITY — Webster City police are looking for a man wanted on multiple charges, including domestic abuse assault and criminal mischief. On Thursday at about 3:30 a.m., police were called to assist a bail bondsman in apprehending Terrance Michael Foy, 32, of Fort Dodge. The bail ...

Wild Rose announces partnerships for sports betting

Wild Rose Entertainment announced on Thursday two partnerships to offer newly legalized sports betting at its casinos in Emmetsburg, Jefferson and Clinton. Wild Rose will partner with DraftKings, a global sports technology and entertainment company headquartered in Boston, Mass., and Rush ...

Underwood to run for council at-large seat

Jim Underwood has entered the race for the at-large seat on the Fort Dodge City Council. He is a Fort Dodge native who has not run for public office before. The candidate said that if he is elected he would ‘‘listen to the people and try to do the best for the community as a ...

Road closures for Rib Ruckus on Saturday

The Rural Iowa Barbeque Society will be holding its Rib Ruckus barbecue event on the north side of the City Square and Fort Dodge Public Library on Saturday. The event is expected to last from approximately 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. During the event, the 400 block of Central Avenue along the north ...

Go and Do: Aug. 23, 2019

In Fort Dodge FORT DODGE — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. TODAY and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. SATURDAY at 1018 First Ave. N. The sale will be held every weekend in August. Proceeds go to the charities of the organization and to the ...

Recycling rules

Some Fort Dodge residents might walk out to their curb on recycling day to find their recycling bin hasn’t been emptied and a bright orange “Oops!” sticker has been stuck to it. What does it mean? The city of Fort Dodge Public Works Department, along with the Regional Recycling ...

Junior senator needed at checkout

GOWRIE — Jamboree Foods shoppers saw what was perhaps a familiar face at the checkout line on Wednesday evening — U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst. The Red Oak Republican toured the small grocery store, kept alive by owner Nick Graham, learning how grateful those in Gowrie and nearby communities ...

Wild Rose announces partnership with DraftKings

Wild Rose Entertainment announced today a partnership with DraftKings to offer sports betting at its casinos in Clinton, Emmetsburg and Jefferson. In the agreement, DraftKings will serve as the Wild Rose retail and mobile partner. Wild Rose is the only Iowa casino company working with ...

‘The fires are not going away’

Paul Hemann waited as long as he could to vacate his log cabin home south of Talkeetna in Alaska. But the smoke and flames from wildfires ultimately became too much on Sunday, destroying the cabin he built himself three years ago. Hemann, a Fort Dodge native, has been living in Alaska ...

Foy wanted on multiple charges

WEBSTER CITY - Webster City police are looking for a man wanted on multiple charges, including domestic abuse assault and criminal mischief. On Thursday at about 3:30 a.m., police were called to assist a bail bondsman in apprehending Terrance Michael Foy, 32, of Fort Dodge. The bail ...

Baumann arrested in Humboldt

After a motorcycle chase and foot pursuit, Humboldt County authorities have arrested a man wanted by Fort Dodge police for alleged multiple car thefts in the area. Bradley Baumann Jr., 34, of Fort Dodge, was spotted Tuesday at about 3:20 p.m. by a Humboldt Police Department officer, on a ...

Fort Dodge man jailed after high-speed pursuit

GOWRIE — A Fort Dodge man is in jail after he led police on a high-speed pursuit through rural Webster County, according to Gowrie Police Chief Patrick Monaghan. Anthony Gray, 33, is charged with eluding, driving while barred, and interference with official acts. Monaghan said he saw Gray ...

Van full of teens crashes in Fort Dodge

A 15-year-old has been referred to juvenile court after driving away from police in a van full of other teenagers before crashing the vehicle into a tree in Fort Dodge early Wednesday, according to officials. No injuries were reported. The pursuit began on East Second Street in Webster ...

Sparking a flame

SAC CITY — Justin Rupnow, a 16-year-old 4-H’er in Sac County, knew he wanted to help as he looked pensively at the “Raise the Roof” sign on display at the show ring during the Sac County Fair. “But when you’re a kid, you can’t just write a check,” as his mother, Larissa ...

Humboldt deputy captures wanted Baumann

After a motorcycle pursuit and foot chase, Humboldt County authorities have arrested a man wanted by Fort Dodge Police for multiple alleged car thefts in the area. Bradley Baumann, 34, of Fort Dodge, was spotted Tuesday afternoon at about 3:20 by a Humboldt Police Department officer, on a ...

‘Changing and saving lives’

Jennifer Ulie-Wells knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle with mental health as a middle school student. Ulie-Wells, who is the executive director of the Please Pass the Love organization, struggled with her mental health as a child and young adult, and credits her teachers and her ...

Supervisors approve clock tower restoration

Webster County Supervisors voted Tuesday to proceed with one of several clock tower and skylight restoration options at the county courthouse, after hearing from the public in multiple information sessions. Supervisors unanimously approved an option for the project that will cost an ...

Kayla Jones Memorial Ride continues growth

The 11th annual Kayla Jones Memorial Scholarship Ride will be held Saturday at Lefti’s Bar & Grill, 2001 Second Ave. N. The motorcycle ride, which saw the attendance of about 400 people last year, honors the memory of Kayla Jones, who died in a car accident in 2007 at age 15. Thanks ...