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Decorah eagle dies after electrocution

DECORAH (AP) - Researchers monitoring a young eagle in Decorah said the bird died after being electrocuted by a power line.The Raptor Resource Project said the male eaglet was near a utility pole Tuesday when it was electrocuted. He suffered burns to a wing and the feathers on its feet were ...

‘Field of Dreams’ sculpture in butter

DES MOINES (AP) - The Iowa State Fair will feature a "Field of Dreams" butter sculpture this year along with its iconic butter cow.Fair officials said the sculpture will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Iowa-based movie filmed at the Lansing Family Farm in Dyersville.The molded butter ...

Burke hosts ‘Coffee with the Candidate’

Webster County recorder candidate Shari Burke will host a "Coffee with the Candidate" meeting at 9 a.m. today at Central Perk, 14 S. 14th St.Burke, a Republican, is running against Democrat Lindsay Boeckman in the November election to replace Judy Cosgrove, who is retiring this year.

Street closings announced in FD

Parts of two Fort Dodge streets will be closed today and Friday for repaving, according to the city engineering staff.Those streets are: South 19th Street between 12th Avenue South and 21st Street. 13th Avenue South between 21st Street and Oleson Park Avenue.Fort Dodge Asphalt will be repaving ...

Officials set schedules for harvesting hay

AMES (AP) - Iowa transportation officials have set two schedules for harvesting hay within state-maintained highways.The Iowa Department of Transportation said cool season grasses and forage legumes can be harvested between July 15 and September 1. Warm season native grasses can be harvested ...

chool district worker accused of stealing

WELLMAN (AP) - A former business manager for an Iowa school district has been accused of stealing about $8,000 through an employee credit card.The Mid-Prairie School District said Cindy Steege, of North Liberty, faces second-degree theft charges in connection to unauthorized charges on the ...

Hail hits Fort Dodge

Large hail has hit Fort Dodge from a Monday morning thunderstorm, some considerably larger than a quarter.

Boil order in Moorland

MOORLAND - A boil order has been issued for Moorland.According to Emergency Management Coordinator Tony Jorgensen, some contractors were working in Moorland when they struck a 6-inch pipe.Jorgensen said it was unknown how long the order would be in effect.Boiled or bottled water should be used ...

10th Avenue North to close Tuesday

Weather permitting, Fort Dodge Asphalt will be closing 10th Avenue North from North 32nd Street to the city limits to through traffic.A detour will be in place directing traffic to Fifth Avenue South.

Elmhurst to close on Monday

Weather permitting, Fort Dodge Asphalt will be closing Elmhurst Avenue to through traffic from North 25th Street to Cooper Drive on Monday.The intersections will be open to through traffic.

FDCSD board to meet Monday

The Fort Dodge Community School District board will have its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Central Administration Building, 104 S. 17th St.The board will consider a resolution authorizing a loan from the capital projects fund to the physical plant and equipment fund of up to $105,000 ...

UPDATE: Fire was arson, officials say

Saturday afternoon's fire was deliberately set, officials say.The cause of the fire has been determined to be arson after an investigation by the Fire Department, State Fire Marshal's office, Fort Dodge Police and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, said Fire Chief Kent Hulett.The ...

Veterans Appreciation Concert is June 28

HUMBOLDT Country singer Ricky Lynn Gregg will perform at a free June 28 concert in Humboldt to benefit veterans.The Veterans Appreciation Concert will be held at Joe Sheldon Park. The gates will open at 4:30 p.m.An opening ceremony will be held at 6 p.m.In addition to Gregg, the scheduled ...

Breakfast to feature RAGBRAI speakers

The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance will hold a RAGBRAI rally and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Friday at Willow Ridge Golf Course.Veteran local RAGBRAI participants Kelly and Tina Hindman will be joined by official RAGBRAI spokesman T.J. Juskiewicz as keynote speakers.The cost is $5 for breakfast, ...

Frontier outage in west Fort Dodge

Frontier Communications is experiencing a service outage affecting approximately 500 residential and business customers on the west side of town including the Deerwood-Spilka, Shekker, and Village Green areas.Frontier has people on site assessing the situation and will be working to restore ...

Rhoads teams with Alzheimer’s group

Coach Paul Rhoads and the Alzheimer's Association have scheduled their 5th annual A Ride to Remember motorcycle event for 1 p.m. June 22 at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. This event raises funds to support the local programs, services and research efforts provided by the Alzheimer's ...

Landfill disposal rates announced

Effective July 1, the disposal rate for regular garbage at the landfill known as the North Central Iowa Regional Solid Waste Agency, will be $35/ton with a minimum of $20 per vehicle.All open vehicles must be tarped and the tailgate used to avoid loss of waste or the driver will be charged an ...

Little Miss contest offered at fair

New to the Webster County Fair this year will be a Little Miss contest. It is open to all girls 5 to 8 years old who live in Webster County.The entry deadline is June 20; judging will be on June 22.Entry forms can be found at: webstercountyfairgroundsia.com. Click on the shows.The Little Miss ...

2014 Frontier Days parade awards

The Frontier Days Committee has announced the 2014 Frontier Days Parade awards from among the more than 150 entries.The theme was "Frontier Days - Thank you for your service."The winners are:Best theme float - First, Grace Lutheran Church; second, Moose Lodge, Fort Dodge; third, Fort ...