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County traffic routes during RAGBRAI set

The Webster County engineer has announced special traffic routes during RAGBRAI.On Monday, from approximately 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., traffic will not be allowed to enter or exit Webster County Road D22, also known as Parker Drive, immediately to the west of the interchange at U.S. Highway ...

FD garbage route changed for RAGBRAI

Due to the RAGBRAI event that will take place Monday the sanitation department will collect garbage in some areas earlier than normal. This includes the areas around St. Edmond School, Fort Dodge Senior High, Fort Dodge Middle School and Sixth Avenue North between 15th Street and Martin Luther ...

Barnum sets tractor ride Saturday

BARNUM - A tractor ride is set from Barnum on Saturday.Signup will be from 8:30 to 9 a.m.; the ride begins at 9 a.m.According to Evelyn Ayala, an event coordinator, the ride will leave Barnum for Clare, Palmer, Manson, Knierim and back to Barnum. Riders can have a choice of making their lunch ...

Smart Driver Program set for Aug. 7

A program designed to improve the driving knowledge and skills of people 50 and older will be offered in Fort Dodge from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Citizens Central, 617 Central Ave.Developed by AARP, the Smart Driver Program is geared to the specific needs of older motorists. The course ...

Wild Rose will feature Kenny Rogers

JEFFERSON - Wild Rose Jefferson has announced Kenny Rogers will headline the casino's grand opening entertainment beginning Aug. 7.A year after construction began in July 2014, Iowa's newest casino will hold a three-day celebration starting with a "Token of Our Appreciation Giveaway" at 10 a.m. ...

Jury convicts man in stabbing death

(AP) - A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of a woman nearly two years ago in northern Iowa.Jurors Tuesday found 41-year-old Tyrone Washington Jr. guilty in the killing of 30-year-old Justina Smith in a park in Northwood.The trial was moved to Webster County ...

Templeton Rye reaches settlement

DES MOINES (AP) - The makers of Templeton Rye have agreed to settle three class-action lawsuits that disputed claims the company made about the origin and production of its whiskey.Documents filed in Polk County District Court show that the settlement agreement requires the company to change ...

FD City Council to meet Monday

The Fort Dodge City Council will address a variety of issues Monday evening.The council session will begin at 5 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., with a series of workshop discussions. Issues to be covered include corridor landscaping, efforts to combat the insect pest called ...

DCSD board to meet Monday

The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Central Administration Office, 104 S. 17th St. The board will renew contracts for the district's PRIDE, CARES and STARS programs, and hear from Stacey Cole, director of curriculum, instruction and ...

Brief filed in Corey Trott appeal

ROCKWELL CITY - The Iowa attorney general's office has filed an appeal brief in the case of Corey Trott.Trott, 34, of Rockwell City, is serving a life sentence after being convicted of killing Rockwell City Police Officer Jamie Buenting.Trott was found guilty of first-degree murder in September ...

Judge declines to dismiss jury pool

(AP) - An Iowa judge who agreed to dismiss a jury pool earlier this year because of a lack of racial diversity has declined to do so the second time around.Tyrone Washington Jr. is charged with murder in the 2013 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, Justina Smith, in Northwood.District Judge ...

Federal disaster declaration denied

DES MOINES (AP) - Governor Terry Branstad's request for a federal disaster declaration to respond to the bird flu outbreak has been denied.The governor had sought a major disaster declaration from President Barack Obama for the four counties most impacted by the virus. In a letter from federal ...

Police search for stabbing suspect

A Fort Dodge man was stabbed Saturday afternoon at the Village Green Trailer CourtPolice responded at 1:23 p.m. to Village Green Trailer Court Lot 65 after someone stabbed Andy Trusty, 34, inside his trailer home, according to the police department.Trusty was taken to Trinity Regional Medical ...

Ex-guard pleads not guilty in mall shooting

CORALVILLE (AP) - A former security guard has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old coworker shot dead inside a busy Iowa mall.Court records show 22-year-old Alexander Kozak entered the plea in writing on Thursday through his attorney.Investigators say Kozak ...

Man takes plea in providing beer

SAC CITY (AP) - A 21-year-old man has made a plea deal on charges that he had provided alcohol to an underage youth who later was involved in a collision that killed two teenage girls.The Sioux City Journal reported that Matthias Stork, of Breda, is scheduled to be sentenced on July 15. He's ...

County zoning board to discuss 2-acre rule

The Webster County Planning and Zoning commission will hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. today at the courthouse. Among the items to be discussed is the 2-acre rule regarding non-farm homesteads located in prime farmland.