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News Brief

Traffic to be restricted on Veterans Bridge

Veterans Bridge on First Avenue South will be limited to one lane of traffic today and Wednesday, according to the Fort Dodge city engineering staff. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic to alternate using the one open lane of the bridge. The bridge will be closed to pedestrians.

Part of Charles Street to be closed for storm sewer work

The 400 block of Charles Street will be closed beginning at 7 a,m. Tuesday, according to the Fort Dodge Public Works Department. Crews will be repairing a damaged storm sewer. When the work is done, the trench will be filled, but the asphalt won’t be replaced until late June or early July.

Police investigate apartment incident

Fort Dodge police are working to identify suspects after a man in the 300 block of Avenue M West claimed he was assaulted and robbed Thursday morning. Officers were dispatched to Avenue M West around 10:15 a.m. to respond to the report at Westridge Townhomes. “It was evident that the male ...

Charges filed in Stanhope shooting incident

STANHOPE— Charges have been filed in a Dec. 28, 2019, incident in which Jacob Elliott, 19, was shot during an attempted robbery. Police Chief Steve Butler of the Ellsworth/Jewell/Stanhope Police Department said that Olnario Rodriguez-Ruffridge, 17, has been charged with attempted murder, a ...

COVID-19 cases hit 90

Webster County and Hamilton County each gained two new COVID-19 cases between Wednesday and Thursday, ending at 90 and 106, respectively. Wright County gained four new cases, ending Thursday at 267. Statewide, another nine COVID-19 patients died, the state reported Thursday, bringing ...

Hamilton County enters triple digits for COVID-19

Hamilton County’s COVID-19 count continued to keep pace above Webster County as it broke 100 cases Wednesday, the second county surrounding Webster to do so. Hamilton County ended Wednesday at 104 cases. Webster County ended the day at 88 cases, up one from Tuesday — a relative reprieve ...