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News Brief

Lane restriction set on South 22nd Street

The 1400 block of South 22nd Street will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. It will be reduced to one lane for about two weeks. Drivers should stop and alternate going down the one open lane.

Fort Dodge to start early garbage collection

The Fort Dodge Public Works Department will begin picking up residential garbage, recycling materials and yard waste as early as 5 a.m. beginning Monday. Residents are asked to have their garbage and recycling carts and their yard waste placed by the curb the night before the scheduled ...

Vaccinations available in Webster County

The Webster County Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations at the following locations and dates: Wednesday • Dayton: 9 to 10 a.m. at Dayton Community Center • Harcourt: 10 to 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church • Lehigh: Noon to 1 p.m. at Lehigh Community Center • ...

City Hall to close on Monday

Fort Dodge City Hall and the Fort Dodge Public Library will be closed for staff development on Monday. It will reopen on Tuesday at 8 a.m. As a reminder, citizens are encouraged to continue doing business online or contactless as much as possible. A utility payment drop box is available in ...

Rock N’ Rail canceled for 2021

The annual Rock N’ Rail 1850 competitive bike races in Fort Dodge have been canceled for 2021, Meg Beshey, the organizer of the event announced on Wednesday. Beshey said a combination of factors led to the cancellation. She said there’s sponsors and volunteers who remain concerned ...

Road closure announced on North Third Street

Effective immediately, until work is completed, Public Works crews have closed North Third Street between Ninth and 10th avenues north for concrete patching repairs. This road closure will be in effect through Thursday. The street will be closed to through traffic until work is completed. ...