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School board OKs remote teacher contracts

Students may be back in the classroom this fall, but for some classes students won’t see their teacher in person. That’s because those teachers will be providing instruction remotely through video conferencing. The Fort Dodge Community School District Board of Education on Wednesday ...

Strawberry field forever

EAGLE GROVE — The strawberries at Backyard Berries in Eagle Grove aren’t planted on the ground like one might expect. These strawberries are planted in bags and are suspended 4 feet into the air. “They are easier to work with,” said Jake Wilde, a 2014 Eagle Grove High School ...

No injuries reported in house fire

The Fort Dodge Fire Department responded to a house fire Wednesday morning at 212 S. 16th St. According to a press release from the department, home owner Roger Peterson noticed smoke coming from a second-floor bedroom and called 911 at about 9:41 a.m. Fire crews arrived on scene and ...

5G, data and privacy

James Rose, senior manager of wireless solution architects for UScellular, believes that before he retires, astronauts on the moon will be able to FaceTime with someone on Earth. “Just before the pandemic hit, NASA made an announcement that they awarded Nokia with a contract with a 4G ...

After RAGBRAI

The thousands of RAGBRAI riders that rolled into Fort Dodge on Monday departed almost just as quickly on Tuesday. But their impact on Fort Dodge stayed behind. Local RAGBRAI Committee members and volunteers worked hard to put on a successful event. “As normal, we had some day-of ...