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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 ...

No injuries reported in Wednesday morning 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 ...

RAGBRAI rides again

With an excessive heat warning and temperatures already rising at 9 a.m. Monday, Ed Movic decided it was the perfect time to cool off with a cherry sno cone as he walked around Callender. Movic, of Hendersonville, North Carolina, was one of more than 15,000 cyclists making their way across ...

End of meters could be near

A plan to remove the parking meters from downtown streets will be considered by the Fort Dodge City Council tonight. The proposal calls for pulling out the meters, and then allowing people to park in those on-street spots for free for up to two hours. People can actually park in those ...

Ride brings out humor, determination in bicyclists

Monday brought thousands of bicyclists to Fort Dodge with tents popping up all over town. These camps were full of interesting people from all over the country, each with their own stories. One camp housed the “Donner Party” whose camp sign promised they would “Eat the slow ...