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News Brief

Buttigieg campaign to open Fort Dodge office

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg’s campaign is opening an office in Fort Dodge. A celebration will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight at 12 N. 11th St.

Fireside Chat Thursday at Camp WaNoKi

Webster and Hamilton County Conservation Boards are sponsoring a Fireside Chat at 6 p.m. Thursday at Camp WaNoKi, 2401 WaNoKi Camp Road. Knapping enthusiast Pat Hashman of Story City will give a presentation on Hands-on Archaeology using rock and hammer stones to make “arrowheads.” There ...

Author James Drew book signing Thursday

Author James Drew will be signing his book, “Tough Street, the Remarkable Life of Gerald ‘Germ’ Leeman,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at River Hops Brewing, 1014 Central Ave. Gerald “Germ” Leeman is a former coach of the Fort Dodge Dodgers.

North 12 Street to be closed today

North 12th Street between Second and Third avenues north will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. today, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. The road will be closed because city crews will be replacing a fire hydrant. It will remain closed until the work is completed.

Driver unhurt when train hits trailer

A man escaped unharmed Wednesday when a train hit the trailer hitched to the truck he was driving in a collision just west of Fort Dodge. The collision happened at 12:02 p.m. near the 2100 mile of 200th Street. Webster County Sheriff Jim Stubbs said Terry Stanton, of Oelwein, was driving a ...

Utility pole catches fire

A utility pole in the 2400 block of 18th Avenue North caught fire at about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, according to Geoff Greenwood, spokesman for MidAmerican Energy Co. Crews with MidAmerican determined that an insulator on the pole failed, Greenwood reported. The insulator was replaced. One ...