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News Brief

Sanitation schedule changed for Memorial Day holiday

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, refuse collection routes for the city of Fort Dodge will be as follows: Refuse normally collected on Monday will be collected on Tuesday. Refuse normally collected on Tuesday will be collected on Thursday. Refuse normally collected on Thursday will be ...

Second Baptist drive-thru dinner is Saturday CANCELED

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to weather. Second Baptist Church, 1827 Fourth Ave. S., will be offering drive-thru barbecue dinners to the community on Saturday. The dinners will include sides and a dessert. Cost of the meal is $8 or a free will donation. About 100 meals will ...

Absentee ballot requests due to auditor’s office by Friday

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the June 2 primary election is 5 p.m. Friday. All registered voters should have received an absentee ballot request form from the Iowa Secretary of State in the mail in recent weeks. Those wishing to request an absentee ballot will need to fill ...

Iowa in top three for Census response rate

Iowa and Webster County are showing promising response rates for the 2020 United States Census so far, officials say. Iowa’s response rate of 66.6% is the third-highest among all states, with about 980,000 households in the state counted already. The national average is currently ...

FD street projects announced

Parts of some Fort Dodge streets will be closed beginning this week for various repairs. Eighth Avenue North between Fourth and Seventh streets will be closed beginning today for repairs to a storm sewer intake. Martin Luther King Drive between Fourth Avenue North and Sixth Avenue North ...

Police contract on FD council agenda tonight

A new one-year contract for unionized police officers is among the items on the agenda for the Fort Dodge City Council tonight. The council will meet at 6 p.m. Because of ongoing restrictions on public gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be an electronic meeting. To ...