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‘This is awesome’

The mask that Robert Beebe, of Jefferson, was wearing on Saturday wasn’t for public health reasons. Although he wishes the cone-shaped mask would work in the same way. Beebe sported a steampunk look at a Quad Con at Fort Frenzy. Hundreds of people attended the event, which offered fans a ...

No injuries reported in trailer home fire

At 11:41 a.m. Sunday, a passer-by reported a structure fire in the area of Eighth Avenue South and 27th Street. Fort Dodge Fire and EMS arrived to find a trailer home in Lot 27 in flames and engulfed in smoke. Fire crews extinguished the interior flames, preventing it from spreading to ...

Changing lives — one veteran at a time

ROCKWELL CITY — When a veteran walks into Rich Shinn’s office on Court Street, often it is for help with a seemingly small issue — like getting the veteran designation added to their driver’s license. But that veteran is likely to leave with much more. Not only does their visit ...

Downed tree causes power outage

A fallen tree left over 30 MidAmerican customers without power Sunday evening. Fort Dodge police responded to reports of a downed tree at the intersection of 12th Avenue North and Junior Court. Upon arrival, they discovered the tree was pinning down several utility lines, causing a hazard ...

Safety a focus for RAGBRAI

On Monday, the Fort Dodge community will be abuzz as it hosts riders of the annual RAGBRAI event. Fort Dodge will mark their second overnight stop along this year’s route. The event is expected to bring more than 15,000 riders and their support staff to Fort Dodge. As a result, the ...

Emily’s Fight — Donate Life coming up

MANSON — Aug. 15 will mark seven years since Emily Markert passed away in 2014. Just a few days after she passed, her goal of putting on a 5k in honor of organ donors and recipients was achieved with the first Emily’s Fight — Donate Life event. Markert had always wanted to hold a 5k ...