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Fort Dodge Utility Billing office closed on Tuesday

The city of Fort Dodge Treasurer’s Office and Utility Billing Office will be closed for ongoing construction on Tuesday. All other offices at the Municipal Building, 819 First Ave. S., will be open by appointment.

Otho July 4 parade will go on

OTHO — Otho’s annual Fourth of July parade and fireworks show are still set to happen on Independence Day, according to City Clerk Sherry Simmons. “We’re still doing our parade, but with social distancing,” she said. “No candy is being thrown. The parade will kick off at 1:30 ...

Wright County hits 300 COVID-19 cases

Wright County hit 300 COVID-19 cases Thursday, less than two weeks after it surpassed 200 cases. It had 310 cases by the end of Thursday. Webster County added five new cases, totaling 108 Thursday. Hamilton County went from 124 Tuesday to 140 Thursday as it continues to outpace Webster ...

COVID-19 increases continue

Webster County added three COVID-19 cases Wednesday, ending at a total of 103 by the end of the day. The vast majority of the cases in the county have come in the last month. On May 18, the county’s total was 13. On June 3, the total was 47, less than half of what it is now. June 4 was ...

Webster County hits 100 COVID-19 cases

Webster County has entered triple-digits with its total of COVID-19 cases, passing 100 on Tuesday. Webster County Public Health confirmed 100 cases. The Iowa Department of Public health has tallied 101, as of Tuesday at 3 p.m. Of those, 75 have recovered. The cases fall into the following ...

Blanden announces hours change

The Blanden Memorial Art Museum, 920 Third Ave. S., is temporarily changing its hours for visitors during COVID-19. The museum will be closed Sunday through Tuesday. Hours will be 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays until further notice. For more information, visit www.blanden.org.